List of New PC Games Coming Out in 2016

Because 2016 is just right around the corner!
Because 2016 is just right around the corner!

2016 is going to be an enormous year for PC gaming, and we have proof!

In this article, we present to you all the new PC games coming out in 2016. We have arranged them according to genre, then by release date. Those titles whose release dates have yet to be revealed are then arranged alphabetically.

So what are you waiting for? Read on, and enjoy!

First-Person Shooter

Descent: Underground

Release date: March 8

The critically acclaimed Descent franchise is back with Descent: Underground. In it, you’ll be piloting a spaceship and tearing your way through swarms of robotic enemies in dark, subterranean mazes. Because the gameplay will resemble the classic games’, you’ve also have complete freedom of movement, meaning you can go in any direction you wish.

Battleborn

Release date: May 3

Guns, swords, magic, explosives… there’s more than one way to slaughter the opposition, and in the zany first-person shooter Battleborn, there’s a character for every playstyle. And because this is from the creators of the Borderlands series, expect unprecedented levels of mayhem and insanity. We’re also loving the kooky art style!

Superhot

Release date: Q1

First-person shooters are rather samey these days, unless you take into consideration Superhot, which boasts one of the most unique mechanics in gaming. In Superhot, you see, time only progresses normally when you’re moving. When you’re stationary, time crawls, slowing bullets and enemies down. This enables you to evaluate the situation before committing to an action, injecting a much welcome dose of strategy and tactics into the gameplay. Now that’s what you call inventive!

Overwatch

Release date: Q1/Q2

Blizzard’s Overwatch boasts charming visuals and 21 amazing characters, including the time-travelling adventurer, Tracer, and D.Va, a South Korean ex-pro gamer who now rides a giant mech into battle.

Story-wise, the game revolves around a now-defunct task force Overwatch, which came into being to fight for humanity during a global robotic uprising known as the Omnic Crisis. Another hard-rockin’ competitive first-person shooter to look forward to!

Homefront: The Revolution

Release date: Q1/Q2

In this first-person shooter, the Greater Korean Republic has invaded the USA, and it’s your job to lead a resistance movement. That means peppering baddies with bullets, as well as liberating a heavily policed Philadelphia, which is an open world that’s much larger than the predecessor’s Montrose. Get ready to take up arms against the enemy in this action-packed title!

Doom

Release date: To be announced

What’s impressive about Doom is that it really takes inspiration from the original 1993 video game of the same name, from the monster design down to the violence. None of that silly automatic health regeneration that dumbed down so many first-person shooters; expect guns so powerful they can melt the flesh off your face, gore so hideous you’ll be seeing red for days, and over-the-top action rivalling even what the original Doom had in spades.

Get Even

Release date: To be announced

It’s like real life! A tale centering on the memories of its two protagonists, Get Even employs real-world scanning to create photorealistic visuals. The result? An alarmingly beautiful game world that pushes the technological boundaries of the first-person shooter genre.

Killing Floor 2

Release date: To be announced

If you enjoy your zombie slaughter fast, hard, and gory, Killing Floor 2 is your game. After selecting one of many perks that can be likened to combat classes, you join a team of six to pulverize wave after wave of zombie-like creatures called Zeds. Every wave introduces new enemy types and increases the enemy number, with the final wave pitting you against a boss. Talk about exhilarating action and unrelenting amounts of bloodletting!

LawBreakers

Release date: To be announced

Team-based and competitive first-person shooter LawBreakers boasts a roster of cool heroes, such as an assassin who can swing between buildings using a rope made of light, a mercenary who can fly, and a melee warrior with a devastating ground pound attack. Leave your knee-jerk gunplay expectations at the door; this game’s all about skillful shooting, baby!

Overkill's The Walking Dead

Release date: To be announced

This co-op first-person shooter is set in Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead universe, but will explore characters and storylines new to the franchise. As you can guess, it’ll be one heck of a gory experience, one that’ll combine RPG and survival horror elements with the shooting action. So sharpen those blades – there are zombie brains that need chopping up!

Paladins

Release date: To be announced

This science fiction fantasy title is a competitive multiplayer first-person shooter centering on extraordinary Champions, whose special abilities bring something fresh to every match. In the spirit of innovation, Paladins also comes with a clever deckbuilding Cards System that players can use to further enhance each character. From the creators of hit MOBA Smite!

Shadow Warrior 2

Release date: To be announced

As Lo Wang, you’re a badass modern ninja who isn’t above using firearms to decorate the house with brain wallpaper. Unlike its predecessor, Shadow Warrior 2 has a 4-player co-op mode. Levels are also more non-linear and less restrictive, while new traversal techniques, such as double jumping and climbing, ensure environment interaction is as thrilling as the fluid, bloody combat. Time to send giant, tumor-ridden samurai demons back to hell, Lo Wang-style!

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3

Release date: To be announced

This tactical first-person shooter is set in a large open world, and involves a bloody conflict between three factions. As a modern-day sniper, you’ve got a box full of nifty, high tech toys, such as drones which you can use to spy on your enemies, and hacking devices which can seriously mess up their equipment. Maps are huge and allow players to approach their objectives in various ways, paving the way for creativity, freedom, and replayability.

Space Hulk: Deathwing

Release date: To be announced

A first-person shooter set in the ultra-violent Warhammer 40k universe? That could only mean fanatical giant warriors in badass power armor, a range of guns so lethal they can turn bad guys into paste, and aliens so viciously hideous they make the Predator look like a kitten. Take our money, now!

Strafe

Release date: To be announced

Strafe is an homage to the first-person shooters of the ‘90s, down to the pixelated 3D graphics. The other remarkable thing about it? The levels are procedurally generated, and even the enemies themselves and items are randomized. This will ensure variety and replayability beyond your typical video game.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Release date: To be announced

In the gaming industry, Tom Clancy’s name is synonymous with quality realistic, tactical shooting. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands is everything you’d expect from a Tom Clancy game, except now players are set loose in a large open world – a crime-ridden version of Bolivia. You can count on real-world conditions such as a day/night cycle and dynamic weather, and real-life military tech such as drones, to make things way more interesting!

Umbrella Corps

Release date: To be announced

A competitive multiplayer shooter set in the Resident Evil universe? Say hello to Umbrella Corps. And because this is Resident Evil, you don’t only have to eliminate the other team; you’ve got zombies to deal with, too! Aside from maps infested with the undead, the game also boasts a cover system, classes, and a host of weapons you can use to dismember all opponents, both living and the dead.

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