The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2016!



  • DOOM. My GOTY. It's pure joy to kill demons, and it made me smile. I easily recommend it to everyone. If you're still doubtful, try the demo, which is available on all platforms this is on.



  • Doom was easily GOTY 2016. such a masterpiece i could say.

    I go ahead and call it best game in series. its better than 3 and 1 and 2 are not age well so today its better than them too, making it best in series.



  • I really enjoyed Doom but found it got really repetitive towards the end. Also the boss battles were pretty weak and broke the flow of the game for me.
    Still it is worth picking up if you have yet to play it. It is surprisingly good.



  • As much as I believe the game is great, I'm tired of shooting zombies (and other undead creatures). Glad that such prominent franchise came back though.


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    Cool with Ratchet and Clank making the list! I remember watching the EZA review and I was really close to picking up this game! I just need to get through my large backlog and then I will pick this up as Ive mainly heard good stuff about it.



  • I'm sorry, but I have to down play Ratchet & Clank. Its minor improvements in controls and graphics I don't believe match what it lost overall. I enjoyed it a lot, but found it a rather poor remake, especially with the way it integrated its story with the movie.



  • @Brannox Damn straight man. Ratchet and Clank was awesome and it contained all of the great humour Insomniac is known for whilst being super slick!

    Also, fuck yes for Doom making it in now. As someone who grew up on those 90s run-n-gun shooters, it was great to see them nail that old school feel whilst adding in modern flourishes. Also, the secret old school Doom maps were great fun to play.



  • DOOM!!! This was such a great return to form. From the moment you start to the time you kill the final boss, you're always on the move, there's secrets galore, and oh yeah, the various tools of gore and demon-slaying. And I really dug the soundtrack.

    If you haven't seen the musical performance at the Game Awards, I thought that was the best overall part of the show, and a HUGE shoutout to the NoClip doc series on DOOM. Good stuff.

    @jipostus, @MiserablePerson, @Sazime, @DMCMaster, @Churchy, @Browarr, @Ruaidhri18, @Farsendor, @ACardAttack, and @Sheria : My thanks for believing enough in DOOM's resurgence to stand out to you to make your lists.



  • DOOM was definently in my honorable mentions. If we would have submitted our top 10, it would have probably ranked number 6 for me. The best single player FPS campaign I played all year, that's for sure.



  • Before I reveal the next game, I'll just state a couple facts:

    • The Top 4 is wayyy ahead of the rest of this list, #4 received almost twice the points #5 got. Those are very clearly the 4 favorite games of the EZA community for 2016.
    • Among the Top 4, it was a very, very tight race, their positions kept switching with every list I counted. Just one additional list could have seen #4 end up at #2, but so it is.

    Now without further ado...



  • Overwatch

    #4. Overwatch - 61 points

    Votes

    #1: 5 (SabotageTheTruth, Fridge-man, inustar, Stephleref, Swordfish00830)
    #2: 5 (tokeeffe9, Exist 2 Inspire, Excalibruh, Browarr, ObbyDent)
    #3: 4 (TokyoSlim, DeweyDTruman, Kaminski, DizBomber)
    #4: 2 (Brandon_Reister, DisturbedSwan)
    #5: 0

    Information

    Release date: May 24 [US/EU]
    Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
    Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
    Genre: First-person shooter
    Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

    Links

    Trailer
    Wikipedia
    EZA Review



  • while overwatch isnt really my type of thing, i may jump on the band wagon when i can pick the base game up for like 20 bucks



  • I'll probably never play Overwatch, but I'm looking forward to getting around to Doom one of these days



  • Overwatch placing so is not surprising, but I AM stunned its fourth. I thought for SURE it would first or second. Either way, despite its design, its not a game for me, but with so many votes, it can not be denied its appeal and impact.

    @Axel Thanks for the stats!



  • I love Overwatch as an outsider. I think I would have a lot of fun with it but I just don't feel like I could commit the time to becoming any good at it so I'm content to watching other people play for now! Definitely thought it would be higher than 4 on the list.



  • If I were to play a multiplayer game at the moment, it would definitively be between Overwatch and Rocket League, I tried both during trial periods last year, and both were a blast, however I'm really not interested in investing time into any multiplayers for now, so it remains as something I wish I could dedicate more time to.



  • I'm glad at least one of my games made the list, though it isn't like I had any doubt that three of them (only put in a top 4) wouldn't make the cut and that OW wouldn't be in the top 5.



  • Happy that so many people love Overwatch, but I can't get into competitive MP games any more. Love everything about the aesthetic, however. :)



  • I'm not into multiplayer shooters, (unless it's Unreal Tournament GOTY edition, then I'm in) but I would like to check out Overwatch at some stage.



  • Just a disclaimer: I only played Overwatch on the free weekends last year and never bought it. It's literally just the third best game I played that came out last year. I was too busy playing Sleeping Dogs and The Witcher III all of last year to worry about too many "new" games.