2016 is a fantastic year for PC gaming. The titles that came out were nothing short of stellar and we still have a few months left in the year. We saw the release of Overwatch, XCOM2, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Street Fighter V, and even the latest expansion to World of Warcraft, Legion. And we still have Mafia 3, Gears of War 4, Battlefield 1, Civ 6, Watchdogs 2, and Dishonored to look forward to before the year ends. There’s a whole lot more than that coming out, but we’re sure you know or pre-ordered most of them already.
The coming year will be a lot like this one, title-wise. The titles alone would make any PC and gaming laptop aficionados excited enough to upgrade their rig or an entirely clueless wannabe gamer to buy one for themselves.
So, what are the games that you should look into getting for yourself by 2017?
Resident Evil 7
RE7 will be going back to its roots as a survival horror game that the last two sequels forgot that Resident Evil is supposed to be. RE7 showed a lot of promise and generated a lot of excitement with the E3 2016 trailer that was shown.
It shows us the Resident Evil that started it all. It’s all about being unprepared for the horrors to be encountered, supplies running dangerously low, and scary monsters shambling around, looking for something to kill.
One thing that is a visible but welcome change is the fact that the game is now in First-Person mode. This was done to accommodate the VR support that Capcom promises for the game.
Halo Wars 2
Halo is one of the biggest video game franchises in history. It’s been said that you can make any Halo game and it would be a hit. 2010 saw the release of Halo Wars, a real-time strategy game set in the Halo universe. It was immediately loved. Ten years later, we will be treated to the sequel and introduced in that part of the Halo lore once more.
Halo Wars 2 will be developed by the guys behind the famous RTS series, Total War. Meaning a great title/franchise handled by a team that specializes in RTS game. We obviously have high hopes that this game will be a big hit.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands
Another great game that is getting rid of the “play with levels” concept, Ghost Recon Wildlands will have an enormous open-world system that will be set in the Bolivian drug cartel war. The single-player campaign looks like it will be a fun game, with all the exploring and possible random encounters headed towards your goal.
But what players are eagerly anticipating about it is the multiplayer co-op where you and friends can go on raids and chase down drug lords trying to get away from your squad.
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Welcome to a new galaxy. The iconic Action RPG trilogy, Mass Effect, is leaving the Milky Way galaxy and moving on our neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy. That means new planets, new alien races, new intrigue, but still more action.
The only sad thing about this game is that since it’s set centuries after the first trilogy, Commander Shepard (and Garrus) won’t be there anymore. All in all, everyone is still hyped and excited for this game.
The game that started the multiplayer FPS madness is back, and it will try to teach the younguns (Overwatch, Call of Duty, and Battlefield) how it’s done. Well, at least, that’s what they hope it will do when it comes out. If any FPS can do it, Quake just might be it.
The aesthetics look stylish and well-made. This newest entry is looking a lot like the best game in the series, Quake 3 Arena.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to 2017’s PC game offerings. There will be a lot of games from different genres, both new and part of a franchise coming out. It will be overwhelming. It’s best to prepare yourself and either get or upgrade to the best gaming laptop or PC that you can afford.