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Top Ten FPS Games For 2016


It is that time of year when we give you our selection of the Top Ten First Person Shooters for 2016.

2016 in the Gaming world has yielded many truly amazing First-Person Shooters and many games that promised the world and just fell short.

Our selection for this year includes many different themes, from Fantasy to Hardcore Battles, to Heavy Machinery, even medieval Warfare for good measure.

Without further ado here are our Top Ten FPS games for 2016:

Deus Ex Mankind Divided (PS4, PC, Xbox One, Linux, macOS):

This game is an ARPG developed by Eidos Montréal and published worldwide by Square Enix in August 2016.

It is the fourth game in the Deus Ex series, and a sequel to the 2011 game Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The gameplay combines first-person shooter, stealth, and role-playing elements, features exploration and combat in environments connected to the main hub of Prague, and quests that grant experience and allow customization of the main character’s abilities with Praxis Kits.

Mankind Divided opens two years after The Incident — where a sudden uncontrolled psychosis in every cybernetically augmented human on the planet was triggered deliberately, causing them to violently lash out at anyone around them.

There were bloodshed and unrest all over the planet, and once the dust cleared, the augmented who remained were looked at with distrust by the world around them. In the middle of it all is Adam Jensen, a former Detroit cop turned augmented government agent.

Homefront: The Revolution (PS4, PC, Xbox One):

Developed by Dambuster Studios and published by Deep Silver, and takes place in 2029 in an alternate timeline, following the protagonist Ethan Brady as he joins a resistance movement against the army of a North Korean occupation in the city of Philadelphia.

 As you creep around the city’s desolate ruins you’ll be forced to stick to the shadows as KPA forces frequently patrol the area and drones scan for your presence. As you would expect, the invading forces are suited with much tougher armour and carry around more powerful weapons and technology. This adds more realism to the situation and prevents you from storming in and taking on enemy armies head on. Ammunition and crafting resources remain scarce throughout, requiring you to scavenge the bodies of fallen soldiers for supplies to increase your chances of survival.

All in all, a great game even though it did fall short in a few areas, such as the fact that the map is partitioned off into eight main districts that require you to sit through a lengthy loading screen to access. Besides scouting for ammunition and additional crafting resources we felt very little incentive to veer off the main path as there exists very little in the way of collectibles to reward your exploratory efforts.

Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare (PS4, PC, Xbox One ):

This FPS was developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. It is the thirteenth installment in the Call of Duty series and it  introduces a new setting, outer space, and new gameplay mechanics, such as zero-gravity environments.

Players are equipped with a boost pack, and a grappling hook, which allows players to move in these zero-gravity environments easily. As the game is set in space, players can visit different planets, satellites, and asteroids in the solar system.

You play as Captain Nick Reyes, a Tier 1 Special Operations pilot, you will engage in aerial combat with enemies using your transforming fighter, the Jackal. Aerial combat is not on-rail, as players can freely control the Jackal with few limitations. Infinity Ward is said to have kept the “Boots on the ground” gameplay as its main focus for the game and that Transition between space combat and boots-on-the-ground combat is seamless with no loading screen.

Killing Floor 2 ( PS4, PC, Xbox One):

Killing Floor 2 is a first-person shooter video game that can be played alone or cooperatively with up to six players. The game is based on events from Killing Floor, in which bio-tech firm Horzine attempted to create military clones and was hijacked by an insane researcher who unleashed the clones across the UK.

The clones have now rapidly spread across Europe, paralyzing the response from the European Union. In Killing Floor 2, taking place a month after the first game, the outbreak has spread beyond Europe, causing governments to collapse and communication systems to fail. Gameplay consists of players fighting through waves against Zeds.

Titanfall 2 (PS4, PC, Xbox One):

In Titanfall 2, players control Titans, mecha-style exoskeletons, and their pilots, who are agile and equipped with a variety of skills ranging from wall-running to cloaking.

Set in a science fiction universe, the single-player campaign follows the story of Jack Cooper, a rifleman from the Frontier Militia, who bonds with his mentor’s Titan BT-7274 after his mentor is killed in action. Together, they embark on a quest to stop the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation (IMC) from launching a superweapon that is threatening to destroy the Militia planet Harmony.

Battleborn (PS4, PC, Xbox One):

Battleborn is a hero shooter with elements of multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBA). Players select one of several pre-designed characters with different attacks and skills and participate in either single-player, cooperative matches, or competitive matches with other players.

During matches, players gain experience to advance their character along the Helix Tree, selecting from one of two new abilities or buffs with each advancement step that allows the player to create a custom loadout for that character for the duration of that match.

Furthermore, as the player completes matches, they earn randomized gear (generated similarly to the Borderlands series’ randomized weapon feature) that can also be equipped as part of the loadout to provide further buffs and abilities, or purchased through microtransactions.

Battlefield 1 (PS4, PC, Xbox One):

Battlefield 1 is the fifteenth installment in the Battlefield series. Battlefield 1 is a first-person shooter game that emphasizes teamwork. It is set in the period of World War I and is inspired by historical events. Players can make use of World War I weapons, including bolt-action rifles, submachine guns, automatic and semi-automatic rifles, artillery, flamethrowers, and poison gas to combat opponents. Melee combat was reworked, with DICE introducing new melee weapons such as sabres, trench clubs, and shovels into the game.

Superhot (PS4, PC, Xbox One, Linux):

Superhot is an independent first-person shooter and though the game follows traditional first-person shooter gameplay mechanics, with the player attempting to take out enemy targets using guns and other weapons. Time within the game progresses at normal speed only when the player moves; this creates the opportunity for the player to assess their situation in slow motion and respond appropriately, making the gameplay similar to strategy video games.

The game is presented in a minimalist art style, with enemies in red and weapons in black, in contrast to the otherwise white and grey environment. Though this game is set in a minimalistic style it has been compared to a “Matrix” type game style and has proved to be very popular.

Overwatch ( PS4, PC, Xbox One):

Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter. It is described as a “hero shooter”, and the game assigns players into two teams of six, with each player selecting from a roster of over 30 characters, known as “heroes”.

Each with a unique style of play that is divided into three general roles that fit their purpose. Players on a team work together to secure and defend control points on a map or escort a payload across the map in a limited amount of time. Players gain cosmetic rewards that do not affect gameplay, such as character skins and victory poses, as they play the game.

Overwatch offers a unique and enjoyable gameplay experience. It blends MOBA-like heroes into an objective-based first-person shooter. The game has a steep learning curve and offers hours of entertainment for those who can break the entry barrier.

DOOM (PS4, PC, Xbox One):

Players take the role of an unnamed space marine as he battles demonic forces from Hell that have been unleashed by the Union Aerospace Corporation within their energy-mining facility on Mars.

The gameplay returns to a faster pace with more open-ended levels, closer to the first two games than the slower survival horror approach of Doom 3. It also features environment traversal, character upgrades, and the ability to perform executions known as “glory kills”. The game also supports an online multiplayer component and a level editor known as “Snap Map”.

This new Doom is fast, loud, and super brutal which makes it the most fun FPS of 2016…in our opinion of course.

There you have it, these are the 10 FPS shooters you should make sure you play in one way or another from this year. We made sure to add a variety of storylines and differing gameplay styles.