2016 is the year of the shooters. This is by far the best year for the genre since the mid-2000’s. Many blockbuster franchises rose from the ashes to go back to their roots or helped drive their current series forward in new and unique ways.
This is the one of the toughest awards I’ve ever had to give, but Battlfield 1 pulls it off by bringing gamers back to the series’ roots and presenting a new historical war that most games havne’t touched: World War I. Battlefield 1 not only looks fantastic but offers short campaigns in various theaters of the war that offer interesting characters and something to care about. Each campaign lasts just long enough to tell a short story and it’s over. Battlefield 1 has some of the most unique realistic weapons in any game and a fantastic multiplayer suite to top it all off.