The year has not yet ended, yet it has already brought out a bunch of games which all have a unique premise. These are the best single player games of 2016, and the graphics and game play shows you why. On top of that, the games were chosen for their one of a kind premise, and distinct style of graphics.
Set 200 years in the future, Stellaris is a 4X strategy game. You explore and conquer planets, and build up an empire. Its premise is like any other world-building strategy game, only this time, you can command a space fleet of warships, and trade is between different planets. The graphics capture the beauty of organized battle in outer space. The controls for the 3D engine works well and fast. This is one game which strategy geeks should look into.
- Total War: Warhammer
As a turn based strategy game, Total War: Warhammer has iconic videos and gameplay. The game moves fast and furious in a set piece game. Moving armies of different races can be chaotic. With different weapons, creatures, heroes and generals, the fight sequences are worth the price of admission. Total War: Warhammer is loads of fun in moving around army units all around the battlefield. There are few games which are as impressive while viewing on a bird’s eye view. It can be dizzying as you zoom from one end of the battlefield to another. However, that also happens to be part of the allure of the game. The graphics are rich in detail and in spectacular explosions.
- No Man’s Sky
No Man’s Sky is a unique planetary exploration game with a strategic approach to winning the game. The background and scenery are clean, clear and sharp. The action is dizzying and it takes a lot of concentration to win the missions. Although technically categorized in the action-adventure survival genre, the game has a lot to offer. The battle scenes take a lot of intelligence, but even without those, the colors are gorgeous, and lends a distinct flavor to the game.
- Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Medieval RPGs are quite common, as they usually fall under the high fantasy or D&D category. Kingdom Come: Deliverance, however, stakes a claim for historical accuracy. The scenes are lush, as well as the costumes, armor and weapons. The game play is also distinct, as it uses a classless character system. That means that there is no single designated wizard, thief, warrior or berserker. This gives the player leeway in choosing how to play and develop his character and the game.
- Dishonored II
Dishonored II is a stealth based action-adventure game where the main protagonist is a supernatural assassin. As a stealth based game, it uses a fair amount of Steampunk contraptions. This is not a mishmash of genres and game plays, but a deliberate use of ingenuity and creativity. Before playing this game, give it a lot of thought, especially how your character would move through the shadows while moving in for the kill. At some point you have to move out of stealth, and attack with all your might. The gameplay is swift and dangerous. However, the third person point of view gives you enough view of the territory to plot your moves. This is definitely better than the original Dishonored.