On this page, you will find the best PC games 2016. For all gamers and the many newcomers to PC gaming. The year 2016 was a very interesting year. While most of the best PC games 2016 were multiplatform games. There was still a few PC exclusives that satisfied gamers’ needs. As well as some awesome new games being released, there was also a few “collections”.
2016 has been a good year for all kinds of games. Ranging from action games, first-person shooters, third-person action, sports and adventure games.
Most of the big PC games in 2016 were also available on PS4 and Xbox One. The good thing about this is that developers seem to be not having a hard time doing this. While some people may choose to focus on games like Mortal Kombat X and Batman Arkham Knight. Games that were plagued with problems. For the most part, big PC releases that were also on consoles. Such as Doom and Overwatch, proves that when handled right. A PC game can outshine what even the most powerful current game consoles can do.
Battlefield 1 is a World War 1 first-person shooter by EA DICE.
The sequel to Battlefield 4 and the 5th game in the fantastic Battlefield series. The game is heavily focused on teamwork. Whilst players have access to several impressive historical weapons of the WW1 era.
Genre(s): First-person shooter
Developer: EA DICE
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release date: October 21, 2016
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a first-person shooter by Infinity Ward.
Infinite Warfare takes the Call of Duty series to a whole new level… As now the solar system is what is at stake! With a ton of multiplayer modes, a great single player campaign and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (if you pay a little extra). This is sure to be one of the best PC games in 2016.
Genre(s): First Person Shooter
Developer: Infinity Ward
Release date: November 04, 2016
Civilization VI is a turn-based real-time strategy game by Firaxis Games.
This is the latest game in the Civilization series and is one of the best PC games of 2016. You need to start with early man as you progress through the ages. In order to make your civilization a true world super power. Are you ready for turn-based strategy at its very best?
Genre(s): Turn-based real-time strategy
Developer: Firaxis Games
Release date: October 21, 2016
Doom is a sci-fi first-person shooter by id Software.
The new Doom game is an action-packed first-person shooter set on Mars. It is the 4th game released in the long-running Doom series and the sequel to Doom 3 (2004). Doom is an absolute essential for all sci-fi/Mars shooter fans. And most definitively one of the best PC games 2016.
Genre(s): Sci-fi first-person shooter
Developer: id Software
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Release date: May 13, 2016
FIFA 17 is sports football/soccer simulation game by EA Canada.
The long-awaited and latest game in the FIFA series. FIFA 17 is the best PC sports game of 2016 and new to this year’s game was The Journey. A new story mode where you play as a young up and coming player looking to become a soccer superstar.
Developer: EA Canada
Publisher: EA Sports
Release date: September 26, 2016
Gears of War 4 is a sci-fi third-person shooter by The Coalition.
The 4th game in the series is set 25 years after the story of Gears of War 3. It features a sophisticated weather system, such as heavy breeze to windstorms. Which can have an affect on the player’s combat and weapon performance throughout the game.
Genre(s): Sci-fi third-person shooter
Developer: The Coalition
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Release date: October 11, 2016
Hitman: Episode 6 – Hokkaido is an action and stealth game by IO Interactive.
Hokkaido is the last entry in the first season of the rebooted Hitman franchise. The last episode is a lot of fun to play and it rounds off the story very well. While the way the new Hitman game was released was a little unorthodox. Most people who played it say it came out better than expected.
Developer: IO Interactive
Publisher: Square Enix
Release date: October 31, 2016
Just Dance 2017 is a dance game by Ubisoft.
The latest installment in the very popular Just Dance series. With 41 different songs from modern stars like Justin Bieber and classics from Queen. This game has something for everyone and is one of the most popular PC games in 2016.
Genre(s): Dance, rhythm
Release date: October 25, 2016
Mafia III is an action-adventure third-person shooter by Hangar 13 and 2K Czech.
Set during the 1960’s in a fictional recreated New Orleans, USA. Players take the role of a Vietnam war veteran, Lincoln Clay. If you have played the original Mafia (2002) and Mafia II (2010). Then check out this newest release. Like with the previous games in the Mafia series. An excellent, deeply immersive story awaits you.
Genre(s): Action-adventure third-person shooter
Developer: Hangar 13, 2K Czech
Publisher: Take-Two Interactive
Release date: October 7, 2016
Mantis Burn Racing is a top-down racing game by VooFoo Studios.
More than just another top down racer! Featuring a mix of RPG style elements, fun arcade style gameplay, and amazing graphics. This is by far one of the best PC racing games this year. If you want a bit of depth in your arcade style racer this is the game for you.
Genre(s): Top-down racing
Developer: VooFoo Studios
Publisher: VooFoo Studios
Release date: October 12, 2016
Rise of the Tomb Raider is an action-adventure game by Crystal Dynamics.
It is the sequel to and set one year after the events of Tomb Raider (2013). For all Lara Croft fans or newcomers to the Tomb Raider series. You will find that this game will not disappoint.
Genre(s): Third-person action-adventure
Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Publisher: Square Enix
Release date: January 28, 2016
Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO is a rally racing game by Milestone S.r.l.
Featuring and based on one of the greatest rally drivers of all time, Sebastien Loeb! This is fantastic rally game that just has a ton of content. There is a vast number of cars and tracks to race. The game, in general, is just an absolute blast to play. This is a must for all fans of rally games.
Developer: Milestone S.r.l.
Publisher: Milestone S.r.l.
Release date: January 29, 2016
Shadow Warrior 2 is a first-person shooter by Flying Wild Hog.
Set 5 years after the events of the original reboot of a classic 1990’s game, Shadow Warrior (2013). You take control of Lo Wang. A modern-day ninja who must defeat hordes of demons sent to the world from a different dimension.
Genre(s): First-person shooter
Developer: Flying Wild Hog
Publisher: Devolver Digital
Release date: October 13, 2016
Street Fighter V is a fighting game by Capcom.
It may not have had the best launch but by the end of the year. This was the best PC fighting game 2016. With outstanding graphics and well-balanced gameplay. Street Fighter V is a great fighting game. The added story mode did a great job in fleshing out the characters. And there is still hope that an arcade mode will be added soon.
Release date: February 16, 2016
Syndrome is a sci-fi survival horror game by Camel 101 and Bigmoon Entertainment.
You are waking up in a drifting spaceship with no memory. Everyone is dead and it is up to you to figure out what happened. All the while you are doing this. You need to do whatever it takes in order to survive. Be it run, hide or fight!
Genre(s): Sci-fi, Survival Horror
Developer: Camel 101, Bigmoon Entertainment
Publisher: Square Enix
Release date: October 06, 2016
Through the Woods is a survival horror game by Antagonist.
A terrifying survival horror game that sees you playing the role of a mother looking for her son. An old being called Old Erik has taken her son. And now you must guide her through the creepy and scary woods to try and find him.
Genre(s): Survival Horror
Release date: October 27, 2016
Titanfall 2 is a sci-fi first-person shooter by Respawn Entertainment.
The sequel to an already good game is one of the best first-person shooters this year. Prepare to take control and pilot a powerful agile mech. What makes this one of the best PC games 2016 is the way it has a great singleplayer campaign. But also offers one of the best multiplayer experiences in recent years.
Genre(s): First person shooter
Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Release date: October 28, 2016
WRC 6 is a rally racing game by Kylotonn.
The official game of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship and features the cars and the tracks from the season. For rally fans, this is one of the best PC games 2016. It offers some fast and exciting racing action and has some incredible visuals as well.
Publisher: Bigben Interactive
Release date: October 07, 2016
2016 in PC gaming has been a great year. While there has not been as many huge triple-A games released as in some other years. There have still been some huge games that were a lot of fun. Today we are looking at what we consider to be the best PC games of 2016!
As you would expect first-person shooters were very popular in 2016. Call of Duty kept things futuristic with Infinite Warfare. And included a new version of Modern Warfare with the special edition. Battlefield looked to the past for its inspiration. With Battlefield 1 being set during World War 1. It is regarded as the best Battlefield game in years.
Titanfall 2 is a game that many people were looking forward to. The first Titanfall was a fun game and with all the bells and whistles that have been added. Titanfall 2 certainly stands out from the other shooters.
Two of the biggest first-person shooters were something old and something new. First, we have the reboot of Doom which is such a fantastic game. It took many of the things that made gamers fall in love with the original Doom. Added enough new things into it to make it well worth a spot on our best PC games 2016 list.
Overwatch from Blizzard is another game we were impressed by this year. Overwatch was a huge success and Blizzard has another massive hit on their hands here. Overwatch is just so much fun to play and no matter what your skill level with first-person shooters is. You will be in for a great time.
We also saw the release of some fantastic third-person games this year. Gears of War 4 turned out great and was the start of a whole new series in the Gears franchise. One of the coolest things about Gears of War 4 was how if you bought it on PC. You could also play it on Xbox One and vice versa. Another great third-person game was Mafia III which is a game that had a fantastic and hard hitting story.
Some impressive PC exclusive games were also released in 2016. First of all, we have Civilization VI which added many new things to the series. Many of which gamers felt were for the best and did a good job in rejuvenating the series.
World of Warcraft: Legion is another PC exclusive we were very impressed by. This was a fantastic entry to the series and it certainly reignited peoples’ interest again in World of Warcraft. Many gamers felt that Legion served as a great entry point for PC newcomers looking to get into the World of Warcraft series.
XCOM 2, while not a full on PC exclusive, was a timed exclusive. It was first released on PCseveral months prior to the consoles version. It is an awesome turn-based tactical/shooter game where you need to stop aliens taking over the world.
Of course one of the biggest gaming stories of 2016 is one of the most disappointing games this year. That game is No Man’s Sky. This game promised so much but ultimately left many gamers feeling disappointed. Although some did still have a lot of fun with No Man’s Sky. Many felt the game did not live up to what was promised.
A vast amount of incredible games was released in 2016. We hope you had a great time checking out our list of best PC games 2016. We feel that PC gaming in 2016 was a year dominated by action games. But we do not think that is a bad thing at all.