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TA Top Five: Games With Gold Games for 2016

  • EurydaceEurydace623,932
  • Posted on 31 December 16 at 18:21
    This year was pretty good for GWG titles. However, from the rating on Zheros, I take it most people didn't go back after the patch that made the game playable, and somewhat fun. I'm a bit surprised Borderlands didn't squeeze in the top 5, but then again, with the titles there, it would be hard to decide what game would have to be replaced for it. For me personally, probably wouldn't put in X-com, but then again, I'm not a huge fan of turn based strategy.
    My personal top 5:
    5. The Wolf Among Us
    4. Forza Horizon
    3. Borderlands
    2. Saints Row IV
    1. Sunset Overdrive
  • Legohead 1977Legohead 19771,815,902
    Posted on 31 December 16 at 18:29, Edited on 31 December 16 at 20:02 by Legohead 1977
    Some great games...the biggest disappointment to me was Forza, I really wanted to try that game but poor connection to the servers, a season pass that gives you access to nothing and now unobtainable achievements mean it cost me £3.99 for nothing. A real shame!
    Legohead 1977
  • WebManWebMan1,059,589
    Posted on 31 December 16 at 18:37
    Great article. It's very interesting to look back on the year and see all of the free games and the variety across the genres. From reading the comments each month when the GwG games are announced, you would not expect such good games. Thanks for the info!
  • KingyOwlKingyOwl563,732
    Posted on 31 December 16 at 18:53
    The Wolf Among Us, Dirt Showdown and Sunset Overdrive are the three best games which I hadn't already played.
  • Removed Gamer

    Removed Gamer

    Posted on 31 December 16 at 19:03
    The Crew.............
  • GuruThaGreatGuruThaGreat1,116,567
    Posted on 31 December 16 at 19:07
    Borderlands might be my personal favorite of all these games, but I have no objection to Sunset Overdrive being number 1 on the list. It's definitely one of the most purely entertaining games I've ever played. The gameplay is fun and it's also one of the funniest games I've ever played. The dialogue in the game, particularly from the player character, is hilarious. The devs had a clear understanding on what they wanted to achieve and had great execution of their vision.
  • Irondan316Irondan316954,566
    Posted on 31 December 16 at 19:09
    As a whole, it's hard to argue how the list turned out, but I would have added Super Meat Boy as an honorable broken thumbs/controller award.
  • pezboybenpezboyben996,538
    Posted on 31 December 16 at 19:11
    The best game for me excluding the games I had already owned was Forza Horizon. I had never played the series but fell in love with it and now own all three of the Horizon games...Amazing!
  • Posted on 31 December 16 at 19:19
    Really enjoy sleeping dogs so far and excited to get to outlast soon
  • Red HysteriaRed Hysteria810,320
    Posted on 31 December 16 at 19:53
    Great article. I really enjoyed the thoughtfulness and taking advantage of all the statistics on the site to breakdown the scores. I also didn't realize how diverse the GWG titles have been, which is nice to see that they are trying to branch out as much as possible.
  • JMJimmyJMJimmy587,870
    Posted on 31 December 16 at 19:58
    And the trying too hard to make award names from game titles goes to Kevin!
    Life, it's funny that way.
  • LuckyKantLuckyKant935,133
    Posted on 31 December 16 at 20:02
    Eury, I really enjoy your articles this year. There is a lot of substance to them. Keep it up.
  • Posted on 31 December 16 at 20:08
    Flappy Goat best minigame.
  • MugenKairoMugenKairo288,902
    Posted on 31 December 16 at 20:14, Edited on 31 December 16 at 20:14 by MugenKairo
    Sunset Overdrive is one I missed out on by it is on sale right now...
    'Life begins beyond the edge of your comfort zone'
  • Posted on 31 December 16 at 20:42
    I used to see Sunset Overdrive in local stores here (WTF is this cover? laugh ) and never thought of buying / playing it till GWG. Definitely fun and deserved to be top 1. clap
  • BlackxRyanBlackxRyan915,850
    Posted on 31 December 16 at 20:45
    Sunset Overdrive is just awesome. It's about fun, fun and fun, I loved it.

    That was a great gift of Microsoft.
  • EurydaceEurydace623,932
    Posted on 31 December 16 at 21:05
    MugenKairo said:
    Sunset Overdrive is one I missed out on by it is on sale right now...
    Buy it.

    LuckyConquerer2 said:
    Eury, I really enjoy your articles this year. There is a lot of substance to them. Keep it up.
    redface

    smile
  • KanchanaburiKanchanaburi1,285,215
    Posted on 31 December 16 at 21:12
    Zheros. Was. A. Piece. Of. Shit.

    even listing it on here helps those loosers at RImlight.

    I hope that team never makes another game in their entire life.

    I still cannot wait to play Sunset! Maybe now that I reminded I will start it!
  • Posted on 31 December 16 at 21:14
    FrozenFireStone said:
    Flappy Goat best minigame.
    Urggghhhh....that was commitment
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