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.
Ubisoft owns the rights to the Tom Clancy brand, and as such have been releasing games in his name that haven’t been based on books or needing his estate’s approval. This doesn’t mean the games that have been released have been bad, the recently released Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege proved that. With Tom Clancy’s The Division, it is set in a post-apocalyptic New York that’s been ravaged by a virus spread through money that’s plausible as a game, and an idea hatched from the mind of the late Tom Clancy himself.