Honorable Mention: Alienation
It’s award season here at Twinfinite! Starting with a few runner ups, let’s look back at the best Sony games from this year and our 2016 winner!
The twin stick shooter genre has a storied history filled of lots of classic games, both from yesteryear, and recently as well. In 2016, we were fortunate enough to see another great one released in the form of Alienation.
The folks at Housemarque have openly stated that their game is influenced by Dark Souls-style titles, and it certainly shows. While it’s not as crushingly difficult as Souls games can be, it nearly gets there at points, for both good and ill, such as not being able to pause your game. Even with that though, the smoothness of the controls and blasting away aliens with your friends online is a blast. It’s just too bad that couch co-op didn’t make it in.
There are plenty of games full of four player co-op, sure, but Alienation’s brilliant design and leveling system make it one of the best to own.