To say that 2016 has been an interesting year would be a drastic understatement. The year has put us through our paces, bringing with it an unrelenting series of cultural events great and terrible that are sure to leave a lasting mark for decades to come. If the year’s events were a sine wave, both its frequency and amplitude would stand out amongst those of other recent years. Happily, I’d say that most of the big things to hit the gaming scene in 2016 were perched atop the peaks of those waves. It feels like those of us in the gaming community say this every year, but it truly has never been a better time to be a gamer. We’ve had some really excellent titles to sink our teeth into, a surprising number of which were deliveries on development promises that have been keeping us hungry for over five or even as much as ten years.
Klein has actually had more time for games this year, and has rounded-up a powerful Top 10 Games he’s played in 2016. Yes, a few of them are from his 2015 list, but that doesn’t mean those games haven’t done something worthwhile to earn a place onto this year’s list – though, there sure is a lot of shooting on this list.
Let’s not pretend that those in the gaming world have no knowledge of the Elder Scrolls series and the latest game they released in the long running franchise. Skyrim, when originally released back in 2011 was huge. I was overseas, lots of free time on my hands, and I had many adventures in this wonderful world. I’ll admit, it’s been awhile since I’ve returned, while it’s showing its age a bit more than some games, Skyrim Remastered does a few things to bring a better console experience than before and provide the ultimate edition for this generation of consoles.