Here we are again, a year is coming to it’s end.
I wanted to share my most played Games in 2016 , as well as a short list of Games that surprised me the most this year. (You can call them Hidden Gem’s). This is not a “Best Games of 2016” List, because I do not have the time needed to play all the Games released in 2016.
Please keep in mind that my “Pile-of-Shame” is huge, and therefor you’ll probably notice that most games on this list have been released last year or even prior to that .
Maybe you’ll find a game or two in this list which you may have missed playing.
Colored Game Title link to Steam Game Page or Developper Site. (Not affiliated)
Most played (any systems)
Best. Action-Adventure/RPG.Game ! Go for the GOTY Edition and experience 2 of the best Story DLC ever made.
If Nintendo doesn’t want to do classic Metroid Games anymore, someone else steps in and delivers the best Metroid-like Game I have ever played.
Be the Batman! (with the Tumbler) Even if many people had Issues with this one, I had a blast playing it! A great conclusion of the Batman Arkham Trilogy (Leaving Origins aside …)
A great Open-World Game with lots of Stuff to explode. Where else can you ride a Plane and fire RPG’s ?
Another Open-World Game, this time set in the Apocalyptic World of Mad Max. The Game captures the Look ‘n Feel of the Movies, and provided me tons of fun driving around in my V8 looking for Upgrades.
Although Critics were pretty hard on this one, I enjoyed it playing it together with my son, helping out the (silly&dumb) Toad Rescue Squad.
Even if I prefer it’s direct predecessor, Rise of the Tomb Raider gave me exactly what I was expecting, a great Action-Adventure packed Game.
My favourite Genre has always been 2D Action-Platformers. It’s been a long time since I enjoyed a 2D Action-Platformer like Pharao Rebirth+. Great Gameplay, great Leveldesign, great Soundtrack, everything about this Game is just….great !
Fire up your ray guns, crystal swords, and laser whips, and get ready for thrills and chills! With three incredible movie stars playing out decidedly B-level sci-fi exploits, Dick Starspeed, Scarlet Nova, and Robot will have you ready to jump off the side of the tower—right into adventure!
This game really caught me by surprise. A very fun Game!
Dirt Rally is the best Rally Simulation Game ever made. It’s really tough, but once you master the techniques, it becomes a rally dream come true. Think of it like the Dark Souls of Racing Games.
Discoveries of the year (Hidden Gems)
A great Asteroids-like Game! Very addictive and challenging Gameplay.
70s giant robot anime-inspired side-scrolling shmup. If Goldorak had it’s Video Game, this would be it!
A great 2D Action-Platformer inspired by Ghost ‘n Goblins, by spanish Indie-Developer Locomalito. (From which many of these hidden Gems are from)
Although a Freeeware version is available,I purchased the EX version to support the Developper.
Locomalito again, this time with an 2D Action-Platfromer inspired by Castlevania.
This game is released as freeware, but feel free to donate the very talented developer.
Now this time Locomalito has had his inspiration from Gradius, and released an excellent 2D Shmup with a great Soundtrack.
As The Curse of Issyos, this Game is available as freeware from the developer’s Website.