Honorable Mention: Battlefield 1
It’s award season here at Twinfinite! Starting with a few runner ups, let’s look back at the best FPS games from this year and our 2016 winner!
This is a tough freaking year for first person shooters wanting to stand out among the crowd. Battlefield 1 is an awesome game, yet it’s just an honorable mention on our list of the best of 2016.
Battlefield 1 earns serious brownie points though for rolling the dice and creating a game that takes place during World War I, one of the most notoriously deadly (but also slow) wars of all time. The campaign is entertaining though at times just downright silly, but where it lacks in historical accuracy, Battlefield 1 makes up for in spades in atmosphere, sound, and visual effects. If there is a game that you would want to play in 4K with headphones, this is the one.
Battlefield 1’s multiplayer offerings continues the series’ tradition of epic battles taking place on huge maps, and ups the ante with its new mode, Operations. Operations plays out like a massive game of Conquest across several maps, with a dash of historical significance to give some meaning to what you’re doing. Attackers try to take over territory while defenders hold out as long as they can. Matches can take over an hour, and it certainly feels like a war. Victory is sweet, and defeat is super disheartening.