This year has yet to end but there are already personal computer video games which are making a buzz for being mostentertaining and surprising. Those who love to turn their PCs into a video game machine may want to check out which games are most popular among gamers this year.The following list contains the best PC games of 2016 as rated by the editors and writers of leading online publications:
- Alien: Isolation ($49.99)
In the horror department, “Alien: Isolation” is one notable game inspired by Ridley Scott’s 1979 fantasy thriller, “Alien.” The game focuses on subterfuge and evasion, instead of gunning and running. It is dark, oppressive and smart in the right way where the gamer must explore the world of survival horror alone, with his wits and tools.
- Back to the Future: The Game ($19.99)
Not all popular movie-based video games are disappointing. One of them is adventure game, “Back to the Future: The Game.” This title from Telltale Games proves to be so engaging that it can become another tale from the classic franchise.
- Baseball Stars 2 ($9.99)
PC games have a huge library and “Baseball Stars 2” stands out among the few ball games and puts itself as one of the best PC games of 2016. It is an old-school fun with charm, incredible cut scenes and simple controls that highlight tense moments.
- Batman: Arkham City ($10.75)
Rocksteady Studios’ “Batman: Arkham City” inherits the thrill fighting and voice acting of “Batman: Arkham Asylum.” This “Arkham Asylum” derivative is likewise packed with goon-busting fun.
- Blade & Soul (Free)
“Blade & Soul” is making a name in the massively multiplayer online games category. This Korean role-playing game is inspired by Asian mythology and martial arts. It stands out with its combo-centric action, bombastic artwork, Asian fantasy locales and well-balanced fights. The game looks and runs well and it offers lots of stuff to enjoy, making it in the list of the best PC games of 2016.
- Bejeweled 3 ($4.99)
“Bejeweled 3” is an impressive puzzle game with fresh enhancements and features. Gem-swapping comes with objective-oriented modes, such as shattering ice, saving butterflies, hiding a poker hand or digging for gold.
- Dark Souls II ($39.99)
In the rouge-like games department, “Dark Souls II” is a title that does not deserve an oversight. It lets the gamer focus on the gloomy, rich and fantastic world of action-RPG with such an unforgiving gameplay. It is flooded with demonic foes that will test every gamer’s reflexes and patience.
- F1 2016 ($59.99)
Codemasters’ “F1 2016” comes with better artificial intelligence and physics. The flaws of its predecessors gave the title initial skepticism but has overcome it with its authentic recreation of Formula One.
- Forza Horizon 3 (52.99)
“Forza Horizons 3” is among the best PC games of 2016 when it comes to racing, with a big Australian playground and more than 350 gorgeous cars. Published by Microsoft Studios, the game is only available on Windows Store.
- Overwatch ($40)
Popular among many gamers, “Overwatch” is a competitive multiplayer shooter that features characters with personality, such as Swiss medic angel Mercy, Swedish dwarf mechanic Torbjorn and French sniper Widowmaker. This game is loved by many as among the best PC games of 2016 that any gamer would likely see other gamers playing it every night.