What Have Been Your Favourite Games For 2016 So Far?

What Have Been Your Favourite Games for 2016 So Far?

Can you believe we're just days away from June? We're almost to the halfway point of this crazy year. Where did the time go? And why haven't I made a noticeable dent in my backlog yet? Oh that's right. Too many new, shiny games.

This year I'm making an effort to spend time with my gaming backlog. It doesn't mean I'm actually succeeding. So far for 2016, I've finished these: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, and Trails of Cold Steel, Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam, Danganronpa 2, Bastion, Uncharted 4 and... I guess that's it? Ouch.

I've started some others (and I'd really like to try Doom! If I didn't get so sick playing FPS games) but it's not looking too good for me. How can I help myself though?! So many great games have been released so far. With E3 coming up, there'll be more news on things I'll want to get my hands on! At least I got Uncharted 4 done. That was something. It was great!

So tell us, Kotaku readers. What games have you played so far in 2016? They don't have to be new. Many of us feel your backlog pain. I know I do. Which did you love? Which did you hate?


    Definitely Overwatch so far followed by Uncharted 4.

    Worst this year: homefront.

    Witcher 3. But I felt a little let down at the ending.

    Uncharted 4 really didn't do it for me. It's getting ebayed this week. Combat ain't that good. Climbing feels like a chore. Story ain't that good. Puzzles are actually ok. But when you've done them the mystique is gone.

    Dark Souls 3, but mainly because I have not played Overwatch, Uncharted 4, Doom...

    Edit: wait, I forgot Heart of Iron 4, REALLY excited about this one

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    Trying to think what 2016 games I've actually played. Just Doom I guess. And boy have I enjoyed it.

    Stellaris (any game where I can take over the Universe as The Trump Collective will get my vote), but really enjoying Overwatch too.

    Cryptark, somehow i have logged the most hours on it so far even though it feels like i have only done short sessions.

    Getting into totalwar warhammer, 2nd playthrough as vampires
    Wouldn't say its "fun" in a traditional fps shooter kind of sense but its proving to be alot better than shogun or similar games

    So far Salt & Sanctuary and now Overwatch have been my favourites this year with Valkyria Chronicles Remastered being a runner up.

    The Witness is still up there in my Top 3 of 2016 so far, along with XCOM 2 and Stellaris.

      Ooh, forgot about Stardew Valley... My Top 3 just got overcrowded :(.

        Me too! On release though, I did practically nothing else for four days. Can't wait for multiplayer.

    Only new release game I have played this year is Overwatch. Spending alot of time on PS3 games I have missed.

    Doom- Sis got me the Uncharted 4 PS4 bundle along with Doom. Uncharted didn't get opened for a week. Man I love the single player in this.
    Enter the Gungeon- If I didn't just get a shiny new PS4, I'd still be on it.
    Duelyst- This one surprised me.

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    Dark souls by far the best this year if only witcher 3 has come out the same year that would of been a epic showdown

    1. Doom - Pretty much a 90's fps with 2016 graphics.
    2. Overwatch - If Pixar made an FPS
    3. Stardew Valley - I hate farming IRL.

    Overwatch so far. Its very very good. Even just playing with a friend against AI is really fun. Great game.

    Definitely has to be The Division, epic PvP that is balanced to a tee, plenty of non-repetitive quest and PvE content...

    Alright, jokes aside it's between Stardew Valley and Enter the Gungeon. Both are great games that sort of came out of no-where...although I knew about Gungeon about a year prior to release, just didn't expect it to be as good as it is.

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    Star Fox Zero.

    I mean, it's kind of the result by default since it's basically the only game of 2016 I've played. But I'd probably choose it anyway.

      When the bar is so low that you can crawl over it...

        Nah it's actually great. Most reviewers just need to actually get good.

        Though switching screens does make it much more playable.

    Sonic Racing Transformed
    Outrun 2006 Coast to Coast
    Elder Scrolls Online
    Resident Evil 2

    This year is nuts for games. I need more time. And money. But getting more of one normally means less of the other! Dammit!

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      Did you reply to me & it disappeared?

        Oh, pre-edit I was listing upcoming stuff I was interested in, and mentioned I was apparently looking forward to Persona 5 if Jimu can be trusted. CAN HE?!

          Not really, he likes bullshit shit for shit shitters.

    Overwatch, Witcher 3, Age of Empires 2: African Kingdoms and Rayman Legends. Good stuff

    Equal tie for me - Uncharted 4, the Division & the Witcher 3. All great games!!

    Close tie between Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and Dark Souls III.

    I'm currently playing through DOOM. Not worthy of Game of the Year, but it's still awesome.

    I'm hoping to be blown away by The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's final DLC piece, Blood and Wine.

      I'd give DOOM Game of the Year without question. It's actually reminding people that FPS games can (and should) be FUN.

      Seriously, we've been given so much wall-hugging, regenerating health, two weapon, corridor driven, stop-start, cutscene driven tedious unfulfilling narrative in our FPS games that we'd begun to forget what a fun game actually was. Skip that Halo-like multiplayer and the console-limited mediocrity that is SnapMap and just give us a balls-to-the-wall FPS.

    This year has been so good for games! Man.

    - The Witness
    - Stardew Valley
    - That Dragon, Cancer
    - Firewatch
    - Stories, The Path of Destinies

    Also played this year:
    - Undertale
    - To the Moon
    - FTL
    - Shadow of Mordor
    - Xenoblade Chronicles X

    That's just the ones I've played - still really want to get to Uncharted 4, Ratchet and Clank, Doom, Oxenfree, Stelaris...

    Best time to be playing games.

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