Top 10 Games of 2016 that I ended up buying but haven't gotten around to play yet
The Stack of Shame. We all have it. All those games we've accumulated and somehow haven't gotten around to playing yet. In these digital times, I bet even have acquired some games on a sale that are just sitting there in Steam or GoG. Maybe you have some "free" ones as part of your PlayStation+ or Xbox Live subscription that you downloaded and then never touched? As a physical collector it's even worse as they sit there on your shelf and as you see them every day you think "I should probably play these before buying new games".
There were some games I had sitting around from last year which I finally got around to playing in January and they were great. Undertale and Life is Strange was some of the best games I've played this year and it makes I glad I bought them, even if it took a while to get to them.
2016 ended me up with many, many more games that I haven't played. Most of them are even still sealed, because I don't see any reason to unpack them until I wanna play them, but before we move on to the list, I just wanna give a shoutout to da real MvP of this year who has kept me entertained for hours and probably one of the reasons why I haven't played other stuff:
Old Game of the Year: Star Wars Battlefront
Star Wars Battlefront is great. I don't care what anyone says, it just encapsulates the sights and sounds of Star Wars so well. It also runs super smoothly on PS4 and it's quite a technical marvel. The reason why I like it so much is probably because of the simple mechanics. Many modern games get more and more complex, but an old man like me can keep up and stay competitive easily without having to worry about weapon attachments or weird helicopter controls. After the first two months and 60+ hours of game time, I got a little worn out with the core game, but in June I picked up the Season Pass (which I knew I was gonna do once they added Lando to the game) and I've played at least 150 hours more of Battlefront. The latest VR mode and Scarif DLC as hype for Rogue One was just icing on the cake. The way they've structured playlists is super smart as well, so even with a ton of new maps and modes you always find full games of people to play with. It is a fantastic game and I hope EA is gonna do a new Battlefront game soon with even more content.
Anyway, on to the list