Okay so while I didn’t get to play a whole lot of games that came out this year (due to a certain 2011 themed project!) the ones I did get time with were all really good! And so I’m just going to get straight to the point and list my three favorites from the year! Because that's what gaming websites do :P
Once again, these games are MY PERSONAL favorites of the few games I got to play from this year. So if your favorite game from the year isn't on this list, it's because I most likely didn't play it. Unless it was No Man's Sky. Which I played. And if that's your favorite, then play these instead!
3 - Let it Die
Basically Dark Souls meets Blood Dragon. This 3rd person, dungeon crawler RPG, with an 80s Heavy Metal Sci-Fi theme was the only reason my PS4 ran something other than Netflix this year. Despite being 100% free to play, I never once felt limited by the games payment options. I was more than able to enjoy the game without spending a dime. This game definitely wins in the soundtrack department for me as well. Reaching out to over a hundred unique metal artists in Japan, the game's music director was able to create a truly astounding mix of something epic and wholly fun at its core. Perfectly reflective of the game itself. If you have a PlayStation you owe it to yourself to give this game a download.
2 - Grim Dawn
1 - SUPERHOT
Thanks for checking out my three best games of 2016! But I want to give a quick honorable mention to Overwatch. A Game that would easily have made my list if it still existed today. Of course you can still play it. But unique ideas and twists on the genre that I fell in love with have been muffled in an intense way in recent patches.
Regardless, I still love SUPERHOT every time I open it up to kill half an hour or so. Grim Dawn calls me at this very moment, and I'll never stop listening to that Let It Die soundtrack. Happy Gaming everyone!