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Darkstation 2016 Game of the Year - Genre Awards

Each year the Darkstation staff gather around our virtual conference room table and deliberate the best games of the year. 2016 has been one of the more challenging years with one of the most diverse lineup of games to choose from. Unlike in years paste there hasn't been a single stand-out clearly defined winner for any category. Without further ado here is the first part in the three part Darkstation Game of the Year 2016 award winners. 

Darkstation 2016 Game of the Year - Genre Awards

Jonathan P Top 5 Games of 2016

2016 has been a strong year for the gaming industry. There’s been a lot of AAA titles and smaller indies titles I’ve played this year so it’s hard to narrow it down, but these are my Top 5 games of 2016. 

Jonathan P Top 5 Games of 2016

Mark's Top 5 Games of 2016

After nearly twelve years of reviewing games, I took a six month hiatus from writing about them. I resold my new Oculus Rift without even opening the box and just gave gaming a little lower priority for a while. I picked a great time to jump back in, though, with most of my "year's best" coming out in this past quarter. The list that follows is really in no particular order; I think they're all great and on any given day, any one of them could rise to the top spot.

Mark's Top 5 Games of 2016

Mike T's Top 5 Games of 2016

2016 saw the release of a number of prominent titles from a variety of genres.  Perhaps most surprisingly, first-person shooters have begun breaking out of their previously-established mold.  Battlefield 1 sought out World War I as a setting in contrast to the increasingly futuristic settings of shooters.  Titanfall 2 built on a strong foundation and stayed committed to its focus on mechs, despite being such a rare sight in western titles.  Even Blizzard took a risk with Overwatch, a MOBA-style first-person shooter.  Finally, DOOM stood out as a brilliantly-crafted blend of the new and old, to the surprise of many.

Mike T's Top 5 Games of 2016