Published On: Sat, Dec 31st, 2016

Wccftech’s Best Action/Adventure Games of 2016 – The Most Popular Genre?

Other entries in a ‘Best of 2016’ series: Strategy, RPG, Shooter, Racing

When we started looking during a best action/adventure titles expelled in 2016, it was immediately transparent to me that this had been nonetheless another good year for this genre.

But there’s some-more to it. In fact, it seems like action/adventure with a brew of scrutiny and fight competence unequivocally good be a many renouned genre these days, alongside roleplaying games (RPGs). Just cruise that in a final few years, usually Telltale’s The Walking Dead (Season One, expelled in 2012) managed to mangle a prevalence of RPGs and action/adventure games when it comes to Game of a Year Awards picks.

RPGs won in these past dual years interjection to The Witcher III: Wild Hunt (2015) and Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014), yet we reckon an action/adventure could unequivocally good win many 2016 Game of a Year Awards given there hasn’t been a truly good RPG this year. The Last of Us (which competence be a quintessential action/adventure game) ruled 2013 and while RPGs got 2011 with Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, a action/adventure genre snatched dual wins in a quarrel with Red Dead Redemption (2010) and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009).

Without serve ado, here’s a list of best action/adventure titles launched this year.

Dishonored 2 (9/10)

Possibly a best one expelled this year. The usually transparent shortcomings conspicuous in a examination were performance, that has been mostly bound now around updates, and a fact that it is utterly identical to a predecessor.

Other than that, it’s a shining supplement to an already illusory action/adventure game. It facilities extraordinary turn design, a conspicuous and singular art character as good as some truly noted characters and missions. Dishonored 2 shouldn’t be blank in your diversion library, that’s for sure.

Dishonored 2 was one of a few games lacking a Season Pass this year, yet it’s a protected gamble that Arkane and Bethesda will release at slightest a few DLCs in 2017, giving us additional chances to get behind to a Empire of a Isles.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (9.4/10)

Betting opposite Naughty Dog isn’t unequivocally advisable during this point. They’ve been pumping out widely acclaimed diversion releases ever given Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (2007) and a final entrance in a Uncharted authorization is no exception.

While it competence not have characters with a same romantic impact of Ellie and Joel in The Last of Us, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is a ideally wise final journey for Nathan Drake and his companions. The tract is enthralling from commencement to end, a gameplay offers plain fun and a graphics are simply a new benchmark for Sony’s PlayStation 4, expected to be surpassed only by Naughty’s Dog unequivocally possess The Last of Us Part II.

In a meantime, Uncharted fans are removing an engaging DLC spin-off journey with The Lost Legacy, scheduled to launch in 2017.

Quantum Break

Remedy’s latest plan was as expected as Uncharted 4 and Dishonored 2. Overall accepting wasn’t as positive, yet we still enjoyed a diversion a lot while personification it on Steam (where opening is significantly softened over a Windows Store release).

I found a brew of TV array and diversion to be fascinating, yet maybe that’s partly given I’m a vast fan of both media. Gamers who aren’t as lustful of TV array competence have yawned during a episodes (though they were skippable), yet it was really an engaging examination and one that was value doing.

Despite a linear gameplay, we enjoyed all a science tidbits diluted by a levels around in-game documents, that eventually extended a story for me. Even a gameplay is substantially underrated to this day; fight can be unequivocally fun once we learn how to brew adult Jack Joyce’s time powers. I’d suggest picking it adult during a sale if we haven’t already.

Watch Dogs 2 (9/10)

The initial Watch Dogs was a outrageous success in terms of sales, yet it unhappy some-more than a few fans who got hyped with that overwhelming E3 2012 exhibit trailer. With a second game, though, Ubisoft managed to repair many superb issues as good as expanding core facilities like a hacking system.

The diversion is set in a hugely minute practical distraction of San Francisco that feels unequivocally many alive and wholly explorable interjection to a built-in parkour transformation system. Players are means to penetrate many of a NPCs roaming around and in a lot of cases, there are engaging stories to be detected that way.

Even side activities are a lot some-more sundry and fun than in a initial Watch Dogs. This supplement also facilities seamless mild multiplayer, that is a good activity if we have friends to play with. Watch Dogs 2 is a good choice if you’re looking for an open universe action/adventure launched in 2016.


Danish studio IO Interactive had a good quip this year with their episodic deteriorate of HITMAN. The diversion facilities large, pleasing levels that are also unenlightened with dozens of opportunities to kill your targets in humorous and definitely uncanny ways.

The synthetic comprehension in HITMAN is also a noted alleviation over progressing titles. This helps with a game’s longevity, that mostly consists of how replayable a sandbox levels are; thankfully, IO Interactive knocked it out of a park in this area. Franchise fans are still removing Elusive Targets to this day, while a developers ready a unavoidable second season. It helps that a full initial deteriorate can now be found with large discounts.

The Last Guardian (8.8/10)

At prolonged last, we can embody Fumito Ueda’s The Last Guardian among a best action/adventure games expelled in 2016 rather than a many expected titles for subsequent year. After many years of development, genDESIGN and Sony Japan Studio delivered a diversion estimable of all a hype.

The Last Guardian is a unequivocally opposite diversion when compared to a others mentioned above. Not usually is it many lighter on a movement side while relying roughly wholly on a journey elements, The Last Guardian also focuses on a attribute between a child and a fabulous quadruped Trico, a attribute that’s rarely surprising given it’s voiced in actions rather than words.

If we suffer romantic games, we only can’t skip this one.

Special Mentions

While these were a choices for best action/adventure games of 2016, there are a few some-more value mentioning. Of course, feel giveaway to post your possess choices in a comments and opinion in a Reader’s Awards 2016 check (scheduled to tighten tomorrow)!

  • Mafia III
  • ReCore (8/10)
  • Dead Rising 4 (8/10)
  • Far Cry Primal
  • Song of a Deep (8.8/10)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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