Looking for the best PC action games of 2016? Well, don’t look any further! You’ve arrived at the right post. Here we’ve picked a collection of 10 best PC action games, which are dominating the PC gaming market this year. Let’s have a look:
Best PC action games of 2016
Here are the best PC action games of 2016:
Release Date: May 24, 2016
This smash-hit multiplayer first-person shooter from Blizzard Entertainment manages to steal user’s heart quite effectively. The game’s USP lies in its smooth controls and mind-boggling graphics. A variety of characters are available in the game to choose from. Moreover, Blizzard has used its decades of storytelling experience to give depth to the characters that compliments the fun of this objective-based combat.
OverWatch has been highly appreciated by users and the game currently resides in top charts of the best PC action games 2016.
Release Date: March 11, 2016
Hitman, the sixth iteration and prequel to the famous stealth ‘em up series, manages to maintain the magic of earlier installments. This episodic action-adventure uncovers the mystery behind previous games and reveals 47’s recruitment into the ICA and his first meeting with Diana.
Hitman simply manages to win gamers’ heart with its smooth controls, well defined objectives and intense plot. With its engaging controls and jaw dropping graphics, the game successfully re-creates the same aura its earlier editions had created.
Overall, it is one of the best PC action games of all the time!
3. Assassins Creed Chronicles: India, Russia
Release Date: January 12, 2016 (India) & February 9, 2016 (Russia)
This year was great for Assassins Creed game series fans! The publisher, Ubisoft released two new installments to its 2.5D spin-off, Assassins Creed Chronicles namely India and Russia, following last year’s China version.
These two versions take place in two different eras and explore two different styles. India, explores the adventures of the protagonist Arbaaz Mir in the 1841 Bharat streets. While on the other hand, Russia depicts a Soviet propaganda style, narrating Nikolai Orelov’s story set in 1918.
4. XCOM 2
Release Date: February 5, 2016
A sequel to 2012’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown, XCOM 2 narrates the events 20 years after the first part’s decisive battle between Aliens and Humans. It is told that humans lost the battle and the world is not the same as it used to be. However, there are few people who are still standing against aliens.
In the game you assume the role of a commander and try to protect your team, along with gathering resources. If you’ve played the first part, you’ll like the second part too. After all, it is more intense and filled with enough challenges to master.
Release Date: May 13, 2016
If you’re hard-core fan of science fiction-horror first person shooters, you’ll definitely love this game. Its USP lies in its smooth gameplay, graphics, mesmerizing visuals and the single player campaign.
In the game, you take the role of an unnamed marine, as he battles against the demonic forces from hell unleashed by the Union Aerospace Corporation on a future-set colonized Mars.
The game also features character upgrades, environment traversal, and ability to perform executions on enemies known as glory kills. It also comes up with online multiplayer components and a level editor known as Snapmap.
The beta-version of Doom was highly criticized, however well received later on by the players and critics.
6. Dark Souls III
Release Date: April 12,2016
Dark Souls II is one of the best PC action games that keeps pushing you beyond the limits and continuously implores you to get good. The game is punishing and cost you souls after you die (You’ve one chance to collect these souls back), and what’s so twisty is that you can’t avoid dying. You die many times, but end up improving over time.
However, this is not the only thing so special about the game. You get to choose from a variety of characters, with their own abilities and skills. Moreover, you can choose from a variety of weapons.
Also the graphics and visuals are stunning, you’ll come across many views and sceneries you can’t get your eyes off. So unlike its name and earlier versions. The game also offers a world that’s awesome and filled with realistic details.
So if you want to play games of this kind, but want to try something different, you must try this game. You’ll certainly love it!
7. Far Cry Primal
Release Date: March 1, 2016
With Far Cry Primal, Ubisoft abandons all political pretenses and takes you to a completely different world. Here, you play as a Stone age hunter named Takkar, whose goal is to secure a safe haven for your people, the wandering Wenja tribe, in the prehistoric realm of Oros.
What sets Far Cry Primal apart from its past iterations are Melee combat and beast companions. However, the story is quite simple and straight forward. The game might not be the ultimate one, yet it’s definitely worth to be a part of the best PC action games in 2016. However, if you’re hoping for eccentric villains and outlandish melodrama, you’ve to be disappointed.
8. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine
Release Date: May 31,2016
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine is the second and final expansion pack for 2015 video game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt that takes the fantastic gameplay and epic storyline from game to a completely new location. Now the usual locales of the game are replaced by sunshine and vineyards, a pastiche of southern France with a Witcher twist.
Coming in at around 20-25 hours the expansion is practically a standalone game, just like Fallout 4’s massive Far Harbor expansion. It takes you to a completely new place.
If you’re a fan of The Witcher series, you’ll definitely like the expansion!
9. Rise of the Tomb Raider
Release Date: January 28, 2016
The reboot to the 2013’s smash hit action-adventure is exactly the same as we were expecting it to be. Graphics are amazing! The gameplay is decent! And the story is thrilling as happens in Lara Croft’s tomb-raider series.
Overall, the game is so much fun to play and is a decent consolation if we can’t afford to play Uncharted 4 on the PC.
10. Fallout 4: Far Harbor
Release Date: May 18, 2016
How can we forget Fallout 4: Farbor? Bethesda’s larger than life expansion to Fallout 4. Even if it is just a DLC, still it offers you a complete new map, thus letting you explore a new locations and dialogue based solutions. The DLC has got everything to rank among the best PC action games, you can crave for: the new story, radioactive fog and not to mention the very, very large monsters that are looking forwards to tear you apart in pieces.
The DLC is a little pricey. Still it is worth it!
Our list of the best PC action games of 2016 ends here. So if you’ve not played these above-mentioned best PC action games yet, it’s the time to play them. All the games are amazing you must try them once!