Top 10 Games of the Year 2016

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


This was a tremendous year for video games. We saw Nintendo make a splash on smartphones with Pokemon Go and Super Mario Run. We saw the dawn of virtual reality with the launch of multiple consumer head mounted displays. We also saw one of the finest lineups of games in recent memory. Join us as we look back at our Top 10 Games of the Year 2016.

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    December 30, 2016 4:30 PM

    Greg Burke posted a new article, Top 10 Games of the Year 2016

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      December 30, 2016 10:30 PM


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        December 30, 2016 11:02 PM

        Agreed, It's why nothing tied in my video

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      December 30, 2016 10:36 PM

      The only single player game was ranked #1? I didn't play DOOM so I guess I can't vote but GOTY seems like a stretch. Maybe if it had mod tools or so kind of lasting buzz. Its a throwback right? Like Wolfenstein?

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        December 30, 2016 10:38 PM

        Only single player game? What?

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          December 30, 2016 10:41 PM

          Also, calling DOOM (or even Wolfenstein: The New Order) a throwback is really doing the game a disservice.

          You need to play DOOM if you claim to like shooters, or especially if you used to like shooters.

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        December 30, 2016 10:59 PM

        It only won because of Shack nostalgia.

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          December 30, 2016 11:17 PM

          I don't think that's necessarily true. It was toward the top of most GOTY lists from all sites wasn't it? I didn't like it at all but seems like a LOT of people did.

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        December 31, 2016 12:28 AM

        What was your #1?

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          December 31, 2016 12:48 AM

          Overwatch is my GOTY. I want to try Doom eventually but Overwatch has no equal.

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            December 31, 2016 12:52 AM

            you should probably try doom sooner rather than later

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            December 31, 2016 5:37 AM

            Overwatch doesn't need any awards, just like Star Wars doesn't need Oscars. It's amazing, everybody knows it, and it's going to be around for years.

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            December 31, 2016 6:18 AM

            Overwatch was my GOty, too. Until I played DOOM.

            It's $19.79 right now on Steam. Stop being fucking dumb and play it.


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            December 31, 2016 9:02 AM

            Nothing can equal this game. Not even games I've never played!

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          December 31, 2016 8:30 AM

          Legion or Overwatch

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            December 31, 2016 8:34 AM

            Legion is World of Warcraft?

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            December 31, 2016 9:10 AM

            It's the best WoW expansion for years but it's still hamstrung by that receptive MMO formula. If it works for you I guess Legion was amazing, I was impressed by how generous it was with content and trying new things but I went cold turkey once the grind set in again at max level.

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              December 31, 2016 9:57 AM

              Played for a month or two and enjoyed the game so much. No need to play it after that.

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                December 31, 2016 10:33 AM

                I've always hated the grind, but I was captured enough that I just recently finished maxing out one of my artifact weapons. I needed to do that to feel like I completed the game... or something.

                Also, I found the Suramar story fairly engaging and kind of wanted to see how that turned out. I may maintain a subscription until I can run through the Suramar City raid on raidfinder.

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            December 31, 2016 10:19 AM


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      December 31, 2016 7:07 AM

      Looks like I better finish Doom

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      December 31, 2016 8:31 AM

      Uncharted 4 didn't even make the list?! Wow

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      December 31, 2016 1:04 PM

      WATCH DOGS 2 featured at the start of the video but didn't make the cut? I'm not surprised about the omission but maybe it just squeaked into the top 11? Got t for Christmas and can't wait to check it out.

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