List of New PC Games Coming Out in 2016: Page 5 of 13

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

Strategy (Real-Time, Turn-Based, etc.)

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

Release date: January

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is the prequel to the hallowed Homeworld series. As such, it takes place on the arid, dust-chocked world of Kharak, where you take control of the Kushan as they explore enemy territories. So steel yourself for the upcoming perils – because if the raging sandstorms don’t rip your cheeks off your face, alien laser fire surely will!

XCOM 2

Release date: February 5

In XCOM 2, the aliens have conquered Earth. The remnant of XCOM, now traveling in a mobile base called Avenger, is the humanity’s last hope for freedom. Like in the first game, you control a squad of soldiers as you try to capture aliens, or introduce their brains to the floor. Success will require the strategic exploitation of the environment, the timely use of your tools, and using the enemy’s own strengths against them.

Stars Beyond Reach

Release date: March

A sci-fi 4X strategy game set on a distant planet, Stars Beyond Reach allows you to employ a diversity of strategies in the building of your empire. Interact with over a dozen alien civilizations, and survive through four distinct acts, each offering its own unique challenges. Prepare to get addicted.

Police Tactics: Imperio

Release date: March 23

A strategy game in which you control a city’s police force. To uphold the law, you’ll have to fight crime, which means hunting down perps, adrenaline-pumping car chases, and dealing with organized crime. You’ll also have to coordinate a vast array of police units, improve and unlock precincts and units, and more.

Total War: Warhammer

Release date: April 28

The latest entry in the hallowed Total War series will be set in the dark Warhammer universe, where fantasy races such as orcs and vampires are locked in constant battle. The game will combine titanic real-time battles with turn-based empire-building campaigns. Expect lots of deadly magic, monsters such as dragons and giants, oodles of blood, and lots and lots of severed heads.

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada

Release date: Q1

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada is a real-time strategy game in which players command fleets of huge battleships to wage war in space. Did we mention it’s set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe? Now you know!

Halo Wars 2

Release date: Q3/Q4

A real-time strategy game set in the Halo universe, Halo Wars 2 should please Master Chief and strategy fans alike.

Ashes of the Singularity

Release date: To be announced

Engage in large-scale wars in the sci-fi real-time strategy game, Ashes of the Singularity. From a single home base on a single planet, you will grow in power to expand and take control of several worlds, building a mighty army and advancing your technology in the process. Epic.

Factorio

Release date: To be announced

A real-time strategy game, Factorio tasks you with gathering resources and building machines to survive the alien planet you have crashed on. You can eventually automate some aspects of the manufacturing process factory-style. And as your technologies advance, the more amazing things you can build.

The Guild 3

Release date: To be announced

Little is known about The Guild 3, but judging from its predecessors, it will be a single-player and multiplayer strategy game set in the medieval world, with various references to real history. It will also probably feature aspects of the economic and life simulator genres, allowing you to take on various jobs, engage in politics, start a family dynasty, and more. Nothing like raising the kids while razing the opposition’s castle. Let the time-sucking commence!

Hearts of Iron IV

Release date: To be announced

The fourth installment of the renowned Hearts of Iron series, Hearts of Iron IV is a turn-based grand strategy game set in World War II.

Hex Heroes

Release date: To be announced

Part cooperative party game, part real-time strategy, Hex Heroes is set on a board game-like world which you can explore and do battle in. Many of the characters you can play as hail from other video game franchises, such as Shovel Knight and Trine.

Little King’s Story

Release date: To be announced

Little King’s Story merges the life simulation and real-time strategy genres. You play as a little king who, thanks to a magical crown, has the ability to make people do whatever he wants. But because you’re a benevolent ruler, you’re going to build a kingdom that will make people happy, and that means dealing with the economy, giving your subjects what they need to survive, and other considerations. Also includes an adventuring mode that advances the story and boasts satisfying combat. Originally for consoles, Little King’s Story will be available for the PC this 2016.

Offworld Trading Company

Release date: To be announced

An economic real-time strategy game where victory is measured not by how many enemies you crush using weapons of mass destruction, but by how effective you are at running a business. It’s a sci-fi game that’s all about watching the market, making the right investments, and, sometimes, engaging in a little corporate espionage or piracy.

Roller Coaster Tycoon World

Release date: To be announced

The seminal construction and management game is back with Roller Coaster Tycoon World. This time, you can even plan the minute details of your coaster prior to building courtesy of the Architect mode. And once the rides have been built, you can try them out yourself in first-person for that extra boost of adrenaline!

Tharsis

Release date: To be announced

With your ship severely damaged, Mars will have to wait. You and your crew will need to survive hunger, the dangers of space, and yes, cannibalism in the turn-based strategy game, Tharsis.

Worms W.M.D

Release date: To be announced

The latest entry in the popular Worms franchise, which revolves around a bunch of militaristic worms bombing the crap out of each other.

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