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Biggest Video Games Hits of 2016

Lovisa Alvin
September 9, 2016
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As a video gamer, you've got to admit it has been an excellent year for gamers. The year has been overflowing with amazing games, which have sold like wildfire. This is great for the gaming industry and will help to promote the development of better games in the future. So, which games led the way? Deus Ex: Mankind Divided proved to be a major hit with critics and fans alike. The game scored 8s and higher with the mass majority of critics. Despite a few racial controversies, the game managed to sell well within the United States. The Japanese role-playing game, Monster Hunter Generations was also a major hit. The game was originally released in Japan in 2015, while it was made available in the Western world and Australia in July of 2016.

Again, the game managed to score 8s and higher with all major critics. And, the game sold over 1.5 million unit within its first two days on the market. As of December 24, 2015, the game has sold more than 3 million copies. And, that was before it even entered the English markets. Suffice to say, Capcom scored a major success with Monster Hunter Generations. Blizzard Entertainment is widely known for delivering hit after hit. The company's World of Warcraft is one of the most popular games of all time. Their follow up is Overwatch.

The game is available on Microsoft Windows computers, Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. It was officially released in May of 2016. And of course, critic reception for the game was amazing, with the mass majority of critics giving the game a 9! The game entered an open beta state months before its official release. During that period of time, the game drew in nearly 10 million players. Now, the game has even more players and online casinos are even considering opening a line of betting for the game.

How about Doom? All gamers should be familiar with the other games within the Doom series. There hadn't been a Doom release since 2004, so gamers were incredibly excited for the game's May 2016 release. The first-person-shooter was developed by id Software and published by Bethesda Softworks. During the game's beta, it received a lot of harsh criticism. Nonetheless, the game became the best-selling game within the United States and UK during its first week and first month. By the end of May 2016, the game had already sold 500,000 copies. The good news for Doom fans is that the future is very bright and another Doom game is easily justified.

Tom Clancy and Ubisoft are widely known for producing some amazing FPS gamers. Tom Clancy's The Division was released in March of this year. The game is set within New York City during the aftermath of a smallpox pandemic. According to sources, the game brought in 330 million dollars from consumers around the world. And, the year isn't even over year. A new Final Fantasy and Civilization are on the way. This year could be one of the most profitable ever for video game developers.

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