SelectButton's Best Games of 2016 Nominees

Dishonored 2

"Dishonored 2 is a better game than its predecessor in every form, building upon its award-winning formula, regardless if you stick to the shadows or spill the blood of your enemies. It's a rewarding and satisfying experience, although the game culminates the same more or yes regardless of your choices. The game's epilogue will paint an optimistic or disastrous picture of the future based on your choices, but the game's narrative doesn't hold up as well as the actual gameplay."

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Doom

Until the release, old-time fans of the fast-paced demon shooter were concerned that a modern day take on Doom wouldn't work. Since releasing, everyone has been singing the praises of the best single-player campaign to release in 2016 for a shooter, resurrecting the series from the disappointing release of Doom 3. The multiplayer portion (and the creation tool) are pretty standard, adding modern mechanics with tons of unlockable customization options, but play second fiddle to the campaign.

Hitman

The episodic release of Hitman may have had initial issues due to troublesome servers at launch, but it has turned into one of the most clever and enjoyable chapter in the series. Every mission sets Agent 47 into a new location, allowing you to experiment and change your approach for assassinating your target.

Overwatch

Online multiplayer only shooters have a certain stigma in the gaming industry, and yet, Overwatch has achieved something that no game has down before. Even without a long list of maps or game modes, Overwatch has limitless replay value thanks to the highly stylized characters, solid shooting mechanics, and cooperative focused gameplay.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

While Nathan Drake has been the center point in each of the Uncharted games currently released, it was the supporting cast that propelled the emotional narrative to new heights. The third act may feel a tad too lengthy, but the dramatic set-pieces the series is known for didn't disappoint.

SelectButton's Best Games of 2016 Winner

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

While Nathan Drake has been the center point in each of the Uncharted games currently released, it was the supporting cast that propelled the emotional narrative to new heights. The third act may feel a tad too lengthy, but the dramatic set-pieces the series is known for didn't disappoint.

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