Ground Punch’s Best of 2016 – Game Awards

It is impossible to deny how impressive the set pieces in Uncharted can be, with Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’s action sequences being especially impressive to watch. Naughty Dog knows how to craft an immersive experience that is alluring to soak in as a bystander, as one absorbing the information, and these action sequences seem to stand the test of time.

Written by Jeremy Winslow

Dark Souls 3 is a great example of what makes a strong action game. It’s fast paced, takes skill, and is one hell of a challenge. The RPG elements help to provide a great variety to how the game is played as well. The armor and classes have such a diverse affect on the game that it provides endless replay value. Playing as a tank is vastly different than playing Dark Souls 3 as a high dexterity character. Dark Souls 3 took everything good from the SoulsBorne games that came before, and improved upon anything that was lacking.

Written by John Murray

The core of DOOM’s gameplay is all the action and excitement you will ever need. Customizable alternate fire for each weapon, over the top glory kills, and an abundance of Red Barrels mean that no fan of 90’s action will be left wanting when it comes to gore and explosions. Add to that level design that actually requires thought and exploration to find everything, and you have a shooter that isn’t just fun and great to play, but also doesn’t feel the need to hold your hand every step of the way.

Written by Jordan Leendertsen

Runners-Up: Cluster Truck, Final Fantasy XV, Furi, Gravity Rush Remastered, Hyper Light Drifter, LEGO MARVEL’s Avengers, Mafia 3, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Ratchet and Clank, The Walking Dead: Michonne, WATCH_DOGS 2.

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