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Will You Be Able to Guess Our 10 Most Anticipated Games Of 2016?

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The last year has seen a host of exciting and games be released across all platforms. Titles such as Far Cry 4, Halo 5, Star Wars Battlefront and Rainbow 6 Siege made headlines and captured the attention of millions of gamers around the world. However, 2016 is set to outdo that significantly, with a wide range of blockbuster games expected to release during the next 365 days.

10. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Uncharted 4 A Thief’s End

The Uncharted series has grown to become one of the biggest franchises on the PlayStation platform over the past decade, with the Naughty Dog developed series gaining fans for its platforming and adventure gameplay. Set three years after Drake’s Deception, it will conclude the story of Nathan Drake, the hero who has retired from fortune hunting and is now living in comfort with his wife. It is set to release on the PlayStation in April, 2016.

9. Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Difter

Hyper Light Drifter first grabbed attention in 2013 when developer Alex Preston launched a Kickstarter campaign asking for $27,000. He had been working on the game for several years but wanted extra money in order to finish it and release it on as many platforms as possible. The crowdfunding proved incredibly successful, rising more than $600,000, allowing Preston to hire additional staff and greatly expand upon the initial concept. Although it is an indie title rather a AAA game it is still one of the most anticipated of 2016, with the 2D action role-playing game based largely on older titles such as Zelda: A Link to the Past.

8. Persona 5

Persona 5

Despite its name, Persona 5 is actually the sixth installment in the series and will focus on a 16-year-old character who has been transferred to a new high school in Tokyo. Like other Persona titles, this game will be a RPG that utilizes turn-based combat as well as a slightly altered Social Link system from the previous two entries in the franchise. Unlike many other games that are due out this year, Persona 5 will be available for both the PlayStation 4 and the older PlayStation 3. It is due for the release in the second half of the year.

7. The Legend of Zelda

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With Nintendo’s latest console expected to release sometime in 2017, the Japanese company still has plenty of time to support of struggling Wii U. One of the biggest games that will release for the platform in 2016 is the newest The Legend of Zelda game. Currently without a title, it will follow the same formula as other installments as a single player action-adventure game and is set to become available later in the year.

6. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

2016 Deus Ex Mankind Divided

The last major entry in the Deux Ex franchise came in 2011 with the reboot that was Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Now Square Enix are set to release a direct sequel entitled Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, with the game releasing in August. Featuring a strong role-playing element like its predecessor, the story will pick up just two years later with Adam Jensen having access to a host of new abilities and skills thanks to the new technology available to him.

5. No Man’s Sky

No Man's Sky

When No Man’s Sky was first shown at E3 during Sony’s press conference, it immediately caused a stir due to its large scope, unique gameplay and distinctive visual style. Releasing in June, it puts players in the role of an explorer as they search a procedurally generated galaxy that includes countless planets with different life forms on them. It will launch simultaneously on the PlayStation 4 and PC.

4. Horizon: Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn

Developed by Guerrilla Games, the studio behind the popular first-person shooter franchise Killzone, Horizon: Zero Dawn is an action role-playing game. It has been written by John Gonzalez, who was responsible for the story of Fallout: New Vegas, and features a primary focus on exploration and understanding the role of humanity in a post-apocalyptic world. The protagonist is a hunter and archer known as Aloy who will fight against a variety of enemies, such as robotic dinosaurs. It is due to release at an unspecified point in 2016 on the PlayStation 4.

3. Dark Souls III

Dark Souls III

From Software gained notoriety with the release of Dark Souls in 2011 following the earlier Demon’s Souls on the PlayStation 3. Last year, they departed from the franchise to create a similar title for the PlayStation 4 called Bloodborne but will return with Dark Souls III on April 12. It has been directed by series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki, who did not take part in the development of Dark Souls II, and will feature similar gameplay to the other installments with a number of refinements and additions. Like previous games, it will be available for multiple platforms, including PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

2. The Last Guardian

The Last Guardian

Many people had lost hope that The Last Guardian would ever be released. It had been in development as a spiritual successor to Ico and Shadow of the Colossus for several years and many believed that it had entered development hell. That was until Sony revealed the game was almost completed and would in 2016 during their E3 conference last year. Using gameplay elements from its predecessors, the action-adventure game will feature a large number of puzzles as the player manipulates its animal companion to overcome obstacles. It is also expected to rely heavily on the atmosphere and story as the protagonist develops a strong relationship with the griffin-like creature that travels with him.

1. Mass Effect: Andromeda

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While Mass Effect 3 effectively ended the story of Commander Shepard, BioWare were never likely to abandon the hugely popular franchise. The developer has since decided to create a separate game entirely that will set players the task of exploring a brand new galaxy as they try to find a new home for humanity centuries after the events of Mass Effect 3. Andromeda will see the return of the Mako vehicle and new gameplay mechanics as the game focuses away from an apocalyptic threat and to the politics of founding new worlds.