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Top 10 Games of the Year 2016

By Greg Burke, Dec 30, 2016 4:30pm PST

Greg Burke is back with the final Top 10 list of 2016. Here are our Top 10 Games of the Year 2016.


"WATCH DOGS 2 featured at the start of the video but didn't make the cut? I'm not surprised about ..."

- MatthewPhillips see all 23 comments

Chattycast Special Edition: Game of the Year 2016

By Steve Watts, Dec 30, 2016 3:00pm PST

With the Shacknews top 10 Games of the Year revealed, we're here with a special extra-long podcast to match.


(Some of) The Top Gaming Stories of 2016

By David Craddock, Dec 30, 2016 1:00pm PST

From Pokemon Go to Nintendo finally revealing its next console, we look back at some of the biggest stories of the year.


"I've never seen a game penetrate the mainstream market the way Pokemon Go did. Virtually ..."

- The Gorilla Bear see all 4 comments

Chatty Community's 2016 Games of the Year

By Steve Watts, Dec 30, 2016 10:00am PST

With the Shacknews Game of the Year revealed, it's time to take a look at our Chatty Community's favorite games, and how their votes impacted the site's overall list.


"I'm the opposite, I just couldn't get into it during the beta because it seemed so slow compared ..."

- Vorlonesque see all 36 comments

Game of the Year 2016 #1: Doom

By Shack Staff, Dec 30, 2016 9:00am PST

For its combination of breathless gameplay, goofy gore, and respect for its roots, Doom is Shacknews' Game of the Year 2016.


"I mean, even the credits are fucking awesome! How could it not be GoTY!?"

- johnny rotten see all 144 comments

Friends of Shack GOTY 2016: Bryan Carr

By Bryan Carr, Dec 30, 2016 8:00am PST

As the Shacknews Game of the Year countdown rolls on, we enlist a "Friend of Shack" to tell us about some of his favorites from the last year.


"I don't like the MP. Guns feel inconsistent in terms of killing. Never know if I'll get the kill ..."

- Redwall45 see all 18 comments

Game of the Year 2016 #2: Overwatch

By Cassidee Moser, Dec 29, 2016 12:00pm PST

Blizzard's newest team-based shooter is one of the most popular games of the year, and with good reason.


"I totally agree. It's fun enough, but in no way is it game of the year, or close to it. I like ..."

- Brittany Vincent see all 113 comments

Steve's Overlooked Gems of 2016

By Steve Watts, Dec 29, 2016 11:00am PST

I loved Overwatch and Titanfall as much as the next guy, but my favorites included a shocking number of 3DS games this year too.


"I played all the 3DS games except Pocket Card Jockey and I'm on staff! Great stuff, just wasn't ..."

- Brittany Vincent see all 3 comments

Game of the Year 2016 #3: Dishonored 2

By Shack Staff, Dec 29, 2016 10:00am PST

As a sequel that had a lot to live up to, Dishonored 2 did its job and then some.


"I'm comfortable with top 5 - there were a ton of good games this years and there's solid ..."

- Conan see all 15 comments

Top 10 VR Games of 2016

By Asif Khan, Dec 28, 2016 4:30pm PST

Our CEO and Chief VR Evangelist, Asif Khan, has compiled his list of the 10 Best VR Games that were released in 2016. Please take a look.


"My post on this was eaten by latestchatty, and I was too lazy to re-type it on my mobile. I was ..."

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Brittany's Overlooked Gems of 2016

By Brittany Vincent, Dec 28, 2016 1:00pm PST

Not every game is GOTY material, but these underappreciated games still deserve your attention.


"It was a lot of fun, but it felt like it squandered the potential it did have. That said, I ..."

- Brittany Vincent see all 6 comments

Game of the Year 2016 #4: Final Fantasy XV

By Shack Staff, Dec 28, 2016 12:00pm PST

The greatest role-playing game to come from Japan in years comes in at number four on our list. 


"Also, this and the Pokemans articles veered from the format (it threw me off). The titles are ..."

- fire00f1y see all 3 comments

Jason's Overlooked Gems of 2016

By Jason Faulkner, Dec 28, 2016 11:00am PST

Here are some of Jason's favorite games of 2016 that didn't make the Games of the Year cut.


"I've never played anything having to do with Pokémon or monster training. I wonder if I'd still ..."

- creepjacked see all 12 comments

Game of the Year 2016 #5: Pokemon Sun and Moon

By Shack Staff, Dec 28, 2016 10:00am PST

Pokemon Sun and Moon brought new life to the franchise's main titles with a plethora of small, yet important changes.


Best Mods of 2016

By Jason Faulkner, Dec 27, 2016 3:00pm PST

Check out our picks for some of the best mods of 2016. 


"I'll have to check this out. I followed and tinkered with the peoples soup mods for a long, long ..."

- jasoncrowley see all 10 comments