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Poll 3/4 through 2016 GOTY Poll (679 votes)

Dark Souls III 8%
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 1%
Doom 30%
Firewatch 2%
Overwatch 16%
Stardew Valley 8%
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End 9%
The Witness 9%
X-Com 2 2%
*other* 16%

I've looked over a bunch of best/favourite/GOTY threads from this year and decided to make a poll out of the games I've seen mentioned most frequently. I feel like this will pretty much cover most people's favourites, but, hey, there's an 'other' option if not.

Personally, for me, it's still The Witness. But I've yet to play Doom.

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#1  Edited By csl316

Probably Doom, we'll see if the Dark Souls III DLC rekindles the flame for that game.

I fucking loved Quantum Break, though.

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Voted Other for Tokyo Mirage Sessions. My closely-contested top 3 at this point are:

  1. Tokyo Mirage Sessions
  2. DOOM
  3. Dark Souls III
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#3  Edited By ajamafalous

1. The Witness
2. Obduction
3. Factorio

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1. Inside

2. Doom

3. Virginia

4. The Division

That's literally I've played that has been released this year. I go back and forth between Doom and Inside. They both are incredible.

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#5  Edited By CrimsonJesus

1. FH3

2. FH3

3. FH3

4. FH3

5. FH3

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Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 2.

Can't think of anything else that comes close.

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1. FH3

2. FH3

3. FH3

4. FH3

5. FH3

My Game of the Year continues to be DOOM, but FH3 is high up on the list as well and definitely should have been an option in this poll.

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Kentucky Route Zero. If that doesn't count, Inside.

Of the ones on the list, Overwatch. Kind of a weird shortlist with some glaring omissions.

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Doom will be hard to dethrone for me. The only game yet to come out that may is Dishonored 2.

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1) The Witness

2) Uncharted 4

3) Everything else (Maybe Inside, I've yet to play that game)

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All this list does is remind me that I really need to play Uncharted 4 and Doom.

Other than those, I played Stardew Valley, Dark Souls III, Overwatch and Firewatch.

Among those, Dark Souls III is king.

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Hitman. I probably will need a new GPU before I play Doom.

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It's still probably Doom, though a couple of other games (XCOM, Fire Emblem, maybe Tokyo Mirage Sessions) come pretty close for me.

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Where'd Hitman go :'(

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@cirdain: Still hasn't finished being released.

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#16  Edited By StarvingGamer

Street Fighter V

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Been a pretty shite year imo. I'm gonna struggle to think of 3 games let alone 10...

Fire Emblem Fates is the only game from 2016 I've played I think. Unless Transformers and Assassins Creed Syndicate were released in 2016.

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  1. DOOM
  2. Hitman
  3. Rec Room (paintball specifically)
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Probably Overwatch. Even though it's been a solid year there have been quite a few games that were super disappointing. Deus Ex HR, Xcom and Fire Emblem Awakening were all games I was a huge fan of in the years they came out but their sequels this year were all a bummer. No Mans Sky was also a big disappointment and I didn't even have high expectations like everyone else.

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#20  Edited By NTM

Honestly, if not Deus Ex, ironically (and I say ironically, because I am not a fan of MMO's) The Division. The game to me plays really well to me, albeit not that original, and I thought the New York setting was great, with great sound design and great visuals. I also felt the story, though not amazing, was pretty good for the kind of game it was. When I played about 60 hours of it around release to get through it all solo, I thought it was a really fun experience, though the latter half of it (getting to the far right part of the map) did become a bit too repetitious with the lack of variety in side missions, and me just wanting to finish it made it a little less entertaining.

After I was done, I didn't really want to go back, and so it wasn't until I beat Deus Ex: Mankind Divided that I went back, and thought, yeah, this was a great experience, and probably the funnest I had all year. For a sequel to have me even more into it, all it'd have to do is take the always online focus out; put a little more emphasis on the story, and have much better variety in side content. I played all but Stardew Valley, X-Com 2, and have, but did not play any of Overwatch. The games disappointed me one way or another, and not only because of that, but I wouldn't want to consider any of them game of the year material.

I am definitely done with The Division now, and perhaps not the other ones, but still, it's the one I'll probably look back on with the fondest memories from this year (of the games we've played so far).

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  1. DOOM (pretty much a lock since it's one of my favourite games ever by now)
  2. Overwatch (could drop if lets say Titanfall 2 is good. The game is kinda dropping the ball atm when it comes to ranked mode and such)
  3. Devil Daggers (really good small game)
  4. The Division (I just keep playing this for some reason)
  5. Enter the Gungeon (could go up in the ranking. I need to put more time in it)

Would be my list so far. The only two other new games I played this year are No Man's Sky and Stellaris. Both enjoyable games, but not good enough (yet) to be on a GOTY list. Looking forward to Forza Horizon 3 (want a demo or at least a good patch for PC first before I buy), Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1. Games like Inside, The Bunker, Furi and Salt and Sanctuary are interesting, but waiting on a sale for those.

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#22  Edited By amafi

Hitman, steamworld heist and poolnation VR are my favorite games of the year so far. No idea how to rank'em though.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is real good too, not done with that one yet though.

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#23  Edited By dagas

Only game I've played on that list is Stardew Valley and that was for 30min.

Not many games these days I feel I have to buy the first year because I'm not willing to spend much on them. Persona 5 and Mass Effect Andromeda are the only exceptions and they won't be out until next year. This year I've been spending mst time with Yakuza 5 which game out in December 2015. SWTOR which is from 2011. Dragon Age Inquisition from 2014. And Recently Skyrim from 2011. I guess the only game from this year I've spend any amount of time with is Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 so it would have to be that even if I don't really think it is GOTY quality.

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Battlefield 4 is my GOTY

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Overwatch. Not only my game of the year but also one of my all time favourites. Top 5 all time easily.

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#26  Edited By ADarkMatter

For me it has to be The Witness, I always liked the sense of wonder I used to get when playing games as a kid, and with The Witness I felt like a kid again, discovering every mechanic of the different puzzles and their solutions. I've always loved me my puzzle games.

One thing I'll say: 2016 has been a damn fine year for videogames

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It's definitely still Hitman for me. If I didn't have an essay to write, I'd have spent all of yesterday playing on the new map. I have nearly achieved mastery on every map so far, it's a lot of fun.

Overwatch might be second, but I like Doom and Dark Souls III as well.

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I mean it's probably between Dark Souls 3 and Tokyo Mirage Sessions right now, but I kinda hope neither of those are my actual GOTY because I've played a bunch of way better games from my backlog recently (that didn't come out in 2016), and it's bumming me out. Most of the big stuff is pretty out of my wheelhouse this year.

If World of Final Fantasy and FFXV are both garbage then I'll probably just say fuck it and give it to the second half of Yakuza 5, the best game I have played in 2016 so far.

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It's DOOM vs. Overwatch for me and everyone else is competing for third (my third place game right now is probably Severed with XCom 2, Inside, DS III, and The Witness trailing). I feel like it's a real Mass Effect II vs. Red Dead year with those two games. This could very well decide my Game of the Generation, at least to date.

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Alas poor options.

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Right now it's Overwatch just a smidge ahead of DOOM for my GotY, but then again I haven't touched The Witness, Hitman, Forza Horizon 3, Inside, and probably quite a few more that I haven't even considered yet. Ask me again this time next year and I might have played through most of these. :-P

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Without having played a single one of these games DOOM is the easy choice. I've never played the Full House 3 game I'm sure it's good and all.

Rip and Tear until the GOTY is done

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I have to go with Steins Gate but I doubt any other person on this website will have that on a list.

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Of the games listed, DOOM is the clear winner.

Hitman is a very close second for me.

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#36  Edited By BabyChooChoo

So far, my top 5 is:

  1. 7th Dragon III Code VFD
  2. Final Fantasy XIV
  3. Pokken Tournament
  4. Abzu
  5. Tokyo Mirage Sessions

TMS would be much higher, but the lack of any real memorable music hurts it a lot for me because I consider music to be a very important part of rpgs. Still haven't touched SMT4: Apocalypse or Xrd Revelator, but assuming those live up to my expectations, those will rank pretty high. Gravity Rush 2 though. Like...I mean...I understand what people say about buying into hype and all that bullshit, but this game has to be spectacularly bad for it not to skyrocket to the top of my list.

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#37 fisk0  Moderator

This has been the year my PC officially has fallen behind the times, so I haven't played any of the major releases this year.

My current top 5 would probably be:

  1. Evochron Legends
  2. 8-Bit Armies
  3. Master of Orion
  4. Stellaris
  5. Cossacks 3

I haven't gotten around to playing Obduction, Meridian: Squad 22 or Worms W.M.D. yet though.

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You know people love these kinds of questions and Polls, I wonder if there should be just an official Game of the Quarter Thread @beachthunder (e.g. Game of Q3 2016 etc)? Back in the day it didn't make sense since most of the best stuff came out in Q4, but these days games come out whenever.

Anyhoo atm

  1. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
  2. Overwatch
  3. Doom
  4. XCOM 2
  5. TBD

I like a lot that's come out this year, but somehow it's felt....underwhelming a bit. Most of what is good this year doesn't do a whole that feels new, just takes old ideas and does them slightly better or a little different. I guess they may be our new norm going forward solid iterative games played on now iterative hardware.

Unless VR comes in and changes everything.

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1. FH3

2. FH3

3. FH3

4. FH3

5. FH3

I will counter you with my list.

  1. FH3
  2. FH3
  3. FH3
  4. FH3
  5. FH3
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Hitman!

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My GOTY list, so far. I hope Trackmania Turbo gets some love. The online community has shriveled up quickly (I play on PS4), but the controls and physics are near perfection and I still get a kick out of the inventive user-created stages.

1. Overwatch
2. Uncharted 4
3. The Witness
4. Dark Souls 3
5. Inside
6. Trackmania Turbo
7. Ratchet & Clank (2016)
8. DiRT Rally
9. Firewatch
10. Downwell

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DOOM.

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I've really, really enjoyed The Division and XCOM 2 this year.

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#44  Edited By planetfunksquad

1. Tokyo Mirage Sessions

2. Overwatch

3. Kentucky Route Zero act 4 (yes, it counts)

4. Doom

Thats it so far. I'd say SFV but lol no. I fully expect Pokemon Sun and Moon to top my list, and maybe Mafia 3 and Watch_Dogs2 will do some work. We'll see.

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For me right now, it is far and away Overwatch. I've played that game far more than basically anything else this year, and can't imagine slowing up anytime soon.

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DOOM I think. DS3 is kind of been there done that, even if it's super good. And for some reason I struggle to give it to Overwatch because it's purely a MP game. I always feel like multiplayer transcends years in a way that make them meaningless on goty lists.

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#47  Edited By mrcraggle

2016 games I've played:

DOOM
SUPERHOT
Reigns
Killer Instinct Season 3
Forza Apex
Super Mutant Alien Attack

For the most part I've just been playing Rocket League, GTA V and Gang Beasts.

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INSIDE

close second: Overwatch

Still haven't played Doom though

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I have to go with Steins Gate but I doubt any other person on this website will have that on a list.

I expect Steins;Gate 0 will be on my list whenever I can get around to playing it.

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The lack of SUPERHOT on this vote is a tragedy we, as a people, will never recover from.