The PC Games Of 2016

Action games

Lots of games feature explosions, but there is a difference between ordering a unit of soldiers to create that explosion from high above the battlefield and creating that explosion yourself then walking away from it without looking back. This section is for the latter kind.

Alekhine’s Gun

Official site

Genre
Stealth, Third Person, Action
Release date
February 9th 2016
What is it?
Formerly known as Death To Spies 3 before changing its name, Alekhine’s Gun follows a similar stealth-spy-Hitman-esque format to its spiritual forerunners. Set primarily in the 1960s with flashbacks to World War II, levels take place around the globe and are based upon real historical events such as the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Kennedy assassiantion.

All Alekhine’s Gun posts.

Hitman


Official site

Genre
Stealth, Action
Release date
March 11th 2016
What is it?
The sixth entry and prequel to the stealth ‘em up series that aims to recapture the wonder of earlier instalments. Adam was impressed by its Prequel and sixth entry to the longstanding stealth ‘em up series which aims to recapture the creative magic of earlier instalments. This time round, the linear levels of most recent entry Absolution have been axed with the larger, more imaginative mini-sandboxes of Blood Money set to return. Adam was impressed with the segment he saw mid-last year.

Hitman Interview.
All Hitman posts.

Dishonored 2

Official site

Genre
Stealth, Action RPG
Release date
TBA 2016
What is it?
First-person action, stealth, murder, supernatural skill, brutal weaponry and quirky gadgets galore. Set 15 years after its predecessor, you’ll explore coastal city Karnaca as either familiar protagonist Corvo Attano or young/now not so young Emily Kaldwin with a host of new Outsider abilities. Expect a nuanced take on what worked so well previously.

All Dishonored 2 posts.

Dungeon Defenders 2

Official site

Genre
Tower Defense, Co-op, Third person, Early Access
Release date
TBA
What is it?
A tower defence-meets-action RPG blend with a heavy focus on co-op multiplayer. Think Orcs Must Die with less in the way of intuitive trap setting; yet shedloads more in the shameless chaos department. Dungeon Defenders 2 currently resides in Early Access – where it’s been since late 2014 – although full release is expected anytime now.

Dunegon Defenders 2 hands on.
All Dunegon Defenders 2 posts.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India, Russia

Official site

Genre
Stealth, Action-Adventure
Release date
January 12 2016, February 9 2016
What is it?
The second and third instalments of AssCreed’s 2.5D spin-offs that follow last year’s China. With each entry taking place in a different era with different heroes boasting different art styles, India follows a brightly coloured Arbaaz Mir – a character from an AC graphic novel – as he takes to the Bharat streets in 1841. Russia, on the other hand, depicts a Soviet propaganda style, telling Nikolai Orelov’s story set in 1918.

All Assassin’s Creed Chronicles posts.

Mafia III

Official site

Genre
Open world, Action, Third Person, Shooter
Release date
Q1 2016
What is it?
Mafia III has a new city – New Orleans; a new time period – the 60s; and a new protagonist – Vietnam war veteran Lincoln Clay. Series creators 2K Czech/Illusion Softworks are taking a backseat to debutants Hangar 13 – the latter of which promise a more engaging open world. Plus shootouts, obviously. Loads and loads of shootouts.

All Mafia III posts.

Strength of the Sword Ultimate

Official site

Genre
Third-person, Action, Brawler
Release date
TBA
What is it?
A third person action RPG and Kickstarter remake/PC port of PlayStation-exclusive Strength Of The Sword 3 from two-man studio Ivent Games. Imagine if MediEvil and Dark Souls conceived some sort of weird robotic-inspired offspring – from what I’ve seen so far, Strength Of The Sword MIGHT resemble that child.

All Strength of the Sword Ultimate posts.

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr

Official site

Genre
Action-RPG
Release date
TBA 2016
What is it?
Billed as a “persistent sandboxed action-RPG”, the tongue-twisting Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr marks Games Workshop’s first foray into action-RPG-isms. It’s being made by NeocoreGames, though, who – off the back of the Incredible Adventures Of Van Helsing trilogy – are a dab hand at the genre, thus expect considered and calculated battles with mobs of Chaos heretics while working for the Inquisition – the sacrosanct secret police of the Imperium.

All Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr posts.

Escape From Tarkov

Official site

Genre
MMO, First Person, Third Person, Shooter, Simulation, RPG(MMOFTSSRPG)

Release date
Q1 2016
What is it?
This story-oriented, survival shooter sees fictional Russian city Tarkov ravaged by war and brought to ruin, before becoming locked in military conflict. Only by exploring its 16 square kilometer open-world can you hope to escape as you seek to avoid angry factions, life-threatening injuries and illnesses, exhaustion and radiation poisoning.

Crashlands

Official site

Genre
2D, Action-RPG
Release date
January 21st
What is it?
Intergalactic delivery driver Flux Dabes has crash landed on an alien planet following the theft of an important shipment. In a bid to restore her goods, not to mention return home, she’s made to quest, fight and essentially “dominate” her new surrounds in this 2D action-RPG craft-a-thon.

All Crashlands posts.

Rise of The Tomb Raider


Official site

Genre
Action-Adventure
Release date
January 29 2016
What is it?
Once upon a time Xbox One exclusive, Rise Of The Tomb Raider sees Lara Croft making a welcomed return to PCs in the sequel to 2013’s reboot Tomb Raider. This means more crafting, improvised weaponry, acrobatic puzzle platforming, and incredulous acts of murder; with a nifty new weather cycle to boot.

All Rise of The Tomb Raider posts.

Hyper Light Drifter

Official site

Genre
Action
Release date
Q2 2016
What is it?
A favourite of Graham’s, we’d hoped Hyper Light Drifter might’ve lived up to its tentative “TBA 2015” tag this time last year but, alas, it wasn’t to be. It’s Zelda-inspired exploration is neatly complemented by intuitive combat and sewn together by its uber cool pixelated aesthetic. “2016” reads the ETA now.

Hyper Light Drifter preview.
Hyper Light Drifter interview.
Hyper Light Drifter feature.
All Hyper Light Drifter posts.

Beyond Good & Evil 2

Official site

Genre
Action-Adventure
Release date
TBA
What is it?
Another we’d hoped might’ve landed in 2015 but sadly slipped further still. Perhaps that was wishful thinking, however Ubisoft bosses did suggest they were working with Beyond Good & Evil mastermind Michel Ansel at last year’s E3 conference. Hmm, is 2016 the year we return to Jade?

Hellraid

Official site

Genre
First-Person, Action
Release date
On hold.
What is it?
First person co-op slasher Hellraid was first scheduled for release in 2013, then Early Access the following year, and now, sadly, it’s been put “on hold”. The delay might point to more sinister outcomes, but it might also mean Techand are re-tuning the fun to be had while smashing skeletons to smithereens in Elder Scrolls-inspired dungeon crawling.

Hellraid interview.
All Hellraid posts.

Bombernauts

Official site

Genre
Online, Action, Early Access
Release date
TBA
What is it?
Bombernauts is like Bomberman if it washed down a pack of Pro Plus with a case of Red Bull as it swings a baseball bat above its head while strapped to a jet pack: it’s self-indulgent online multiplayer carnage. Oh, and it’s also got customisable maps. Since July 31 last year, it’s lived on Early Access where it hopes to reside for “about six months. But it could go longer and probably will.” We’re hoping that translates to some point in 2016.

All Bombernauts posts.

Heat Signature

Official site

Genre
Roguelike, Space, RPG
Release date
TBA
What is it?
Tom Francis’ follow-up to Gunpoint is about boarding procedurally generated spaceships, sleuthing around inside them, offing the crews that run them, and stealing the gear that fills them. In doing so you’ll manipulate interconnected systems, be forced to rely on smart and timely strategy, and bash folk upside the head with spanners.

Heat Signature interview.
Heat Signature preview.
All Heat Signature posts.

Tangiers

Official site

Genre
Stealth
Release date
TBA
What is it?
An Avant Garde-influenced surrealist stealth sim that’s as dark as it is desirable. Development unfortunately hit some obstacles towards the end of last year, however lead man Alex Harvey remains decidedly positive it’ll release as soon as it’s ready.

Tangiers interview.
Tangiers feature.
All Tangiers posts.

Hidden Asset

Official site

Genre
Stealth, Action
Release date
TBA
What is it?
Drawing inspiration from X-com and Syndicate, Hidden Asset is an isometric stealth-a-thon with puzzle-like level design. Sabotage the unscrupulous corporate spectrum in a world where the assassination of character and/or life goes hand-in-hand.

All Hidden Asset posts.

No Man’s Sky

Official site

Genre
Survival Game, Space
Release date
June 2016
What is it?
For a while there, it looked like No Man’s Sky might not find its way to our PCs by way of console *gasp* exclusivity. Luckily, the universe-exploring sim – with its seamlessly transitioning space-to-planet surface mechanics – will land on desktops at launch this summer.

No Man’s Sky Sean Murray interview.
No Man’s Sky procedural generation interview.
No Man’s Sky feature.
All No Man’s Sky posts.

CrossCode

Official site

Genre
Action, 2D, RPG, Early Access
Release date
Q2 2016
What is it?
CrossCode is a retro looking, 16-bit era-inspired ARPG set in the distant future within the bounds of an in-game MMO. If that doesn’t sound unusual enough, Marsh enjoyed “slapping a hedgehog to death with [his] balls” during his pre-release playthrough. Another from the Early Access vault that’s aiming for release in the first half of the year.

All CrossCode posts.

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers

Official site

Genre
Creative, Action-Adventure
Release date
January 26 2016
What is it?
The second game to come from the Lego/Marvel crossover that not only follows the plots of the movies but also includes the likes of Jessica Jones. It looks hella fun and lets you free roam in several spots across the globe with Manhattan taking centre stage.

All LEGO Marvel’s Avengers posts.

Orcs Must Die! Unchained

Official site

Genre
Free to Play, Multiplayer, MOBA
Release date
TBA 2016
What is it?
The third OMD series instalment and its first MOBA outing. Like its forerunners, Unchained offers plenty in the way of traps and weapons designed to thwart enemy progress, maintains much of its tower defence heritage, while it also adds deck-building elements to facilitate character and stat progression. Unlike its series forerunners, though, it’s free-to-play.

Orcs Must Die! Unchained preview.
All Orcs Must Die! Unchained posts.

Hellblade

Official site

Genre
Hack ‘n’ Slash, Third Person
Release date
TBA 2016
What is it?
As a typical hack ‘n’ slasher, Hellblade lives up to its name: there’s loads of blades giving hell to whoever dares cross ‘em. Beyond the obvious, though, lies what appears to be sophisticated tale about mental illness; about the psychosis, anxiety and depression of protagonist Senua. Developers Ninja Theory have even consulted with a University of Cambridge psychiatrist on how to best implement such sensitive themes.

All Hellblade posts.

Dad By The Sword

Official site

Genre
Action, Swordfighting, Dad
Release date
Q1
What is it?
A first-person sword fighting adventure about a dad – YOUR dad, apparently – who fights in jeans against anti-dad monsters and…dancing hot dogs. Eh? “It’s like Gone Home meets The Walking Dead meets Heavy Rain meets Twin Peaks except you’re decapitating or otherwise chopping through armies of worm-wizards and Shorts-men and evil hot dogs,” reads the Dad By The Sword press kit. Nice.

All Dad By The Sword posts.

Death’s Gambit

Official site

Genre
Action, RPG, Platformer, Dark Souls
Release date
TBA 2016
What is it?
An impressive mix of Castlevania, Dark Souls, Strider and Shadow Of The Colossus – Death’s Gambit is a 2D sword-wielding side-scroller that looks wonderful. You’ll cautiously march through dungeons with your shield held aloft, gallop across snow-covered plains on horseback, and grapple with screen-dominating monsters – all the while marvelling at the game’s beautifully crisp pixel art.

All Death’s Gambit posts.

The Deadly Tower of Monsters

Official site

Genre
Action
Release date
January 19th 2016
What is it?
If every sci-fi B-movie was rolled into one and interpreted as a stop-motion videogame, we’d arrive at something sort of similar to ACE Team’s Deadly Tower Of Monsters. Guide protagonist Dick Starspeed towards the top of a vast tower in order to escape a foreign planet while fighting an array of cliched sci-fi movie monsters en route – nuclear ants, lizard men, giant gorillas etc. – it’s as bonkers as it most definitely sounds.

All The Deadly Tower of Monsters posts.

103 Comments

  1. Cockie says:

    No “No Man’s Sky”? Or did I miss it? It’s coming in June this year after all iirc…
    Glad to see Limit Theory make the list though :D

    • Cockie says:

      Also, great work on the list!

    • Andrew says:

      It’s in Action section.

      • Cockie says:

        Ah, I looked in Exploration, Space, Survival and Adventure. It’s listed as “Survival Game, Space” after all.
        Oh well, thanks!

        • Hedgeclipper says:

          Some of the classifications looked a bit odd to me – Mirror’s edge under shooters for example. Still there’s enough games to make assembling a list like this quite a job.

    • TillEulenspiegel says:

      Can that game really tolerate any more extremely vague hype?

      I mean, it could be super amazing, but we really don’t have the slightest clue.

      • Cockie says:

        You mean NMS? I agree, but it definitely belongs on a list of possibly interesting games coming out this year, I’d say.

    • legopirate27 says:

      Limit theory is actually coming out? I assumed that had quietly died along the way. I backed LT on kickstarter, so cool news! :D

      • Cockie says:

        It is! Josh disappeared for some months due to a stress-related breakdown, got professional help, changed his working method to a healthier one and things are now looking great.
        Source: link to kickstarter.com

        • Jay Load says:

          Well…yes, that was a great post to see. However, he’s done little visible since then…October seems to be the last thing I can find of his. Doesn’t mean he’s not busy beavering away, of course, but I do worry there’s been some kind of relapse.

  2. Agnosticus says:

    Haven’t seen the Dying Light expansion The Following in any of the lists, maybe because it’s an expansion.

    I really liked Dying Light, but merging it with mad-maxy car combat sounds like a lot of fun. Also they’re revamping the vanilla game.

  3. unraveler says:

    No Darkest Dungeon?

  4. Yachmenev says:

    Three games and one expansion on my own list:

    XCOM2
    The Witcher III: Blood and Wine
    Headlander
    Day of the Tentacle: Special Edition

    The later two seem to be missing in ther articles list?

    • Haggard4Life says:

      I didn’t see Full Throttle: Remastered either. Did they forget about the Double Fine games?

      • Yachmenev says:

        Full Throttle Remastered is a 2017 title, but the others should be there, when it’s a list of 308 titles. Hope they add them.

        • Hedgeclipper says:

          There’s some odd shoehorning with games for 2016 going on though. I’d be shocked to see a full release of Dwarf Fortress before 2030 and quite surprised to see a lot of those early access games with TBA release dates this year.

  5. rustybroomhandle says:

    XCOM 2!!!! *loud shriek, followed by a thud… foul smell to follow in a few days*

  6. Kallenar says:

    The game that I’m looking forward to the most in 2016 has to be “Stardew Valley”! A pixel art farming RPG, similar to “Harvest Moon” and “Animal Crossing”, but for PC.

    The remastered version of “Full Throttle”.
    Played it as a child, before I even had a grasp of the English language. And the intro still gives me goosebumps after all these years.

    “American Truck Simulator”. Spent more than 100 hours in ETS2, but I’ve always thought American trucks looks alot nicer.

    I really hope the Warhammer 40k games they’re working on turns out great. But leaning on past releases, I won’t hold my breath.

  7. Dodj33 says:

    Great list- i look forward to browsing through at leisurely pace very soon. I would like to echo Unraveller regarding Darkest Dungeon.

    Also Mirror’s Edge seems to have been placed accidentally in the Shooter Category.

  8. pringles says:

    Of the titles on these lists, I’m mildly hyped about Legion, System Shock 3, Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, ATS and XCOM 2.

    I am, however, naming Live for Speed S3 as my contender for the game of the year of 2016. ;O.

  9. TheWhippetLord says:

    Although they haven’t set a release date, I’ll be surprised if the delightful-looking evil dead god simulator ‘That Which Sleeps’ doesn’t rise in some form this year.

  10. PopeRatzo says:

    I object to MOBAs and multiplayer gasbags being included in the “Shooter” category.

    • Hedgeclipper says:

      But then it’d be nearly empty… though I do agree; I got to the shooter page and thought there hasn’t been much activity with shooters lately, then I read on and realised I just wasn’t interested in most of what’s being called a shooter now.

  11. Dodj33 says:

    Some other games that look promising from my Steam Wishlist-apologies if they are included and I’ve missed them

    The Solus Project (Survival/ Exploration)
    Worlds Adrift (MMO)
    Goliath (Action)
    Formula Fusion (Racing)
    RIOT- Civil Unrest (Simulation)
    Bombshell (Action)
    Agatha Christie – The ABC Murders (Adventure)
    Block’hood (Simulation)
    Brigador (Action)
    Secrets of Grindea (RPG)
    Gemini: Heroes Reborn (Action)

    • Dodj33 says:

      Also Randomly

      GRIP (Racing)
      That Dragon, Cancer (Exploration)
      Allison Road (Horror/ Exploration)

  12. Turkey says:

    Beyond Good and Evil 2 is my most anticipated game on the PC games of 2017 list.

    • moisan4 says:

      I had no idea they were making a sequel, I am so happy.

      • Arkayjiya says:

        They were not as far as I remember. It was teased then scrapped then never heard again. Did something change in the meantime?

  13. Anthile says:

    I think my wallet just had a panic attack.

  14. suibhne says:

    Daunting list, but also odd omissions like The White March Part 2 and Blood and Wine.

  15. Herr_C says:

    It seems 2016 will be a bit of a let down after 2015. I haven’t been interested in this many games in one year since 2004.

    I just hope 2016 will fix the lack of good MP FPS games in 2015.

  16. Eight Rooks says:

    Small correction: Dragon’s Dogma is exactly the same, content-wise, as the original release. Bitterblack Isle is the new area that was added as an expansion when Dark Arisen first came out – it was just viewed as mildly odd/confusing at the time because Capcom basically sold it as a physical release (for 360 and PS3) which had the original game on and the expansion seamlessly integrated. If you bought it as a download that was what you got as well – there was no option to just pay for the new content (though IIRC it was priced significantly lower than usual). AFAIK there is nothing PC-exclusive about the port besides resomolutions and what have you.

  17. Kitsunin says:

    Ooh I forgot about Ladykiller in a Bind. Weird thing to be excited about, I suppose, but darn it there aren’t enough good visual novels! All the stuff getting localized from Japan lately has been pretty damn mediocre, too, but next year we’ve got this and Zero Escape 3! One would hope for a new Ace Attorney game too, but Capcom is so damn disrespectful with spin-offs.

  18. aircool says:

    I vote to change the term ‘survival game’ to ‘tree puncher’.

  19. Biaxident says:

    So many games I’m looking forward to. Will be better than 2015 if anything for me if the ones I’m really looking forward to do come out this year.

    In particular Torment, HoI4, Stellaris, XCOM 2, Mount and Blade 2, Kingdom Come: Deliverance… I could go on. New Far Cry looks really cool too, big fan of setting it in prehistoric times.

    • jonahcutter says:

      I really like the setting of Far Cry Primal too. Prehistoric, but without human + dinosaur fantasy. And the series’ hunting-for-crafting system finally won’t seem wildly out of place.

      Unfortunately, the melee combat looks really poor so far. Mouse click, stab animation, blood decal. It seems really flat and weightless.

      Even if there are bows, there will probably still be a lot of melee fighting. I hope they can come up with something far more engaging than they’ve shown so far.

  20. ChromeBallz says:

    Why no mention of Black Desert in the MMO section?

    • photoheathen says:

      Black Desert and Blade & Soul are two MMOs releasing (in the west) in 2016.

  21. SuddenSight says:

    I don’t see Hat in Time on this list, so I have now mentioned it. Technically TBA, but it seems about as likely to be released in 2016 as half the games on this list.

  22. TheComputerGamer says:

    Didn’t see Trackmania Turbo for the racer section; which will have a campaign mode and some odd coop; two people control the same car mode.

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    Grizzly says:

    Automobilista, a racing sim that is itself build upon the Game Stock Car Extreme thingy everybody keeps overlooking, releases later this month. Among it’s upgraded features is a dynamic track system, which means it can butt heads with Rfactor 2 now.

  24. Themadcow says:

    XCOM 2 just needs to be a bit more x-com to become #1 on my watch list. Just replaying Enemy Within now and it really could have been great if they’d retained the Base and map creation from the original game.

    Bards Tale 4 won’t be released in 2016, it’s slated for a 2017 release and will be produced by a new inXile office that hasn’t begun yet.

    • bills6693 says:

      Obligatory Xenonauts mention :P

      Hopefully 2016 will see Goldhawk (the devs) announce what it is they’ve been working on!

      I think XCOM 2 will be interesting but not back to old X-COM in terms of map/strategy layer. But hopefully a bit more choice than XCOM 2012 (i.e. hopefully not the 3 abductions choose 1 from 2012), but more of a ‘these will expire’ but you can do more than one if you stretch your resources

      • Themadcow says:

        Ah,yeah. Need to try Xenonauts again – haven’t really played it since early beta.

        As for those pick one from three missions – those would definitely be the first thing I’d get rid of. It’s was stupidly annoying and frankly quite improbable that the world’s foremost defence against the alien invasion was so limited.

        • bills6693 says:

          Ah yes, definitely try Xenonauts again then, it very much is worth it! Play with the ‘community edition’ too, I’d say.

          Yeah, I kind of wish I could have a bit more of the Xenonauts campaign map/design with the XCOM visuals (though Xenonauts does look good still). The multiple bases (or for me, one main base and a few air bases), the ability to shoot down as many UFOs as you can manage with your aircraft available, to send out as many ground missions as you can manage and bomb the other crash sites – all great stuff!

          • Hedgeclipper says:

            Funny, I finally got round to XCOM recently and I’m finding the cartooniness off putting – between the art style and the pick from two missions thing I’m struggling to enjoy it. I loved Xenonauts though – I’d love to see them tackle TFTD.

      • Arona Daal says:

        I hope they replace their bizzare Shitpile of Combat Mechanics.Especially the LOS and Cover System.

        As someone who has played pretty much every X-com , and X-com Clone, only “Ufo Extraterrestrials Gold” hat a worse Rule System.

        Without the gorgeous Graphics & Animations,Xcom EU would be just another failed Attempt at creating a UFO Game.
        And i expect Xcom 2 do be just more of the same.

  25. Stupoider says:

    The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine, America Truck Simulator, and Mount & Blade Bannerlord are the games I’m most looking forward to in 2016.

  26. Sebioff says:

    The screenshot on the Planet Coaster entry actually is a fairly recent Parkitect screenshot, while the screenshot on the Parkitect entry is very outdated :)

  27. ninjapirate says:

    Classifying “Spy Party” as a “shooter” seems a bit odd…

  28. Anthile says:

    Well, there’s also Kentucky Route Zero. The fourth episode will come out very likely this year and with a bit of luck it might even seen completion. I certainly consider that more likely than Overgrowth being released in 2016.

  29. dbemont says:

    That Which Sleeps tops my list. Surprised it didn’t make this list.

  30. Doomsayer says:

    HALF-LIFE 3

  31. Pulstar says:

    Wasn’t more than half of your 2015 list delayed?
    *applies copious amounts of salt*

  32. Doomsayer says:

    Hey RPS: You accidentally forgot to give VR its own page. Halfway down page 15 is a header for a VR section and a bunch of games that are decidedly not survival games. And it’s not listed on the index page.

    Hey adventure game fans: Obduction is a game you should look forward to this year.

  33. Daryl says:

    Inner Chains looks fantastic.

  34. Ahuizolt says:

    Like last year, no presence of Space Engineers in your list. You put Medieval Engineers, which is less advanced in dev, and miss SE… With darkest dungeon, it’s quite big omission… Otherwise, nice list !

  35. neshi says:

    No Automation (The Car Company Tycoon Game) in the sim list? It’s the one I am most looking forward to!

  36. notcurry says:

    So Hitman aims to recapture the wonder of earlier instalments and aims to recapture the creative magic of earlier instalments. Interesting.

    Also, glad to know that Adam was impressed by its Prequel and Adam was impressed with the segment he saw mid-last year.

    You could have waited for the hangover to wear off, guys. We are an understanding community.

  37. Urthman says:

    Firewatch and The Witness have been my top two most anticipated games for a long time. Hard to believe they’re both coming out within a week of each other.

  38. DevilishEggs says:

    Asylum, the next adventure game from Scratches designer Agustin Cortes, could come out in 2016.

    Twitter indicates maybe.

    The subject matter is a bit dated but only because he’s been working on the game for so long.

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    teije says:

    Thanks for putting this together. Some great games in there, including some I hadn’t heard of before – time to update my wishlist…

    I’ll add to the other commentators a plug for That Which Sleeps as looking very promising and definitely being released this year.

  40. DanMan says:

    I feel rather nun-plussed about most of what’s on offer here. I guess I’m getting too old for this s***.

  41. PhilBowles says:

    Great to see Cossacks 3 picked up in the list – and with a release date, no less. Looks to be a very good year for strategy.

    As for other genres, the second Diablo 3 expansion is rumoured for 2016 as well.

    • PhilBowles says:

      Also, there’s a Homeworld game on this list, but not Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak, which is planned for release this month. Is this the same game under a different name?

  42. Hedgeclipper says:

    and Factorio out on 25th Feb

  43. brucethemoose says:

    Did I miss Megaton Rainfall anywhere on this list?

    It’s still coming to PC in spite of the PS4 VR announcement, and it looks like a very promising superhero game that could possibly be coming in 2016.

  44. GWOP says:

    I had totally forgotten about Radio the Universe. How do you guys even remember all these games?

    Great list! Thanks for all the hard work!

  45. pasports31 says:

    No Yooka-Laylee?

  46. AngoraFish says:

    I find it curious that so few, if any, of the games on the “Roguelike” list actually have anything whatsoever in common with actual Roguelikes.

    Seriously, we’re calling a fully 3D space dogfighting sim a “Roguelike” now? The mind boggles… the term truely has become debased to meaninglessness.

    • Kyzrati says:

      I’d say that Cogmind is absolutely a traditional roguelike despite its many innovations :). It’s even completely designed in ASCII, with an optional tileset layered on top for those who just can’t do ASCII.

      I agree on the dogfighting one, though–I remember that one getting posted to /r/roguelikes and then being rather quickly removed by the mods, for good reason.

  47. Darth Gangrel says:

    Well, I’m definitely looking forward to playing through “the Kennedy assassiantion” in Alekhine’s Gun (page 2).

  48. dethtoll says:

    XCOM2, Doom, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Dishonored are my targets for the year.

  49. Eleriel says:

    Not a single mention of ABZÛ?
    good list either way.

  50. davec1 says:

    X-COM 2 is definitely high on the list, but I’m, perhaps naturally, most excited about my own game, the beat-synced ambidextrous arcadey mindf…hug that is MODSORK!

    link to youtu.be

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