More than 40,000 games from the best publishers and developers have been released in 2018, according to GamesIndustry.biz, a site that tracks the state of the industry.It's a good sign that the number of titles has been increasing, but some of the best titles are still out of reach.While the games on offer are certainly better than those on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, they aren't all as good as so...
We’re starting this countdown on the best games of 2016 and it seems fitting that we look back on the worst games as well.
In the last week, the following games have received at least two out of five stars on the Eurogamer Games Chart: Acer’s The Division, which saw its popularity soar in 2016 due to the expansion’s open-world design, was a near-perfect representation of the genre’s lack of innovation in recent years.
While this game is certainly not without its flaws, it still manages to deliver a compelling, addictive experience that was one of the best of the decade.
And, of course, the next best game on the chart is a classic from a few years ago: Grand Theft Auto V, which has since become a modern classic thanks to its massive open-ended content, fantastic soundtrack, and a slew of DLC packs that are currently in development.
While there’s plenty to like about the game’s open world and its highly-structured multiplayer, the real-time-travel mechanics in this installment felt a bit like the sort of thing that could have been added to a sequel or rebooted with the same level of attention to detail.
Also, while GTA V’s biggest selling point was its story, the open-map nature of the series’ sprawling open world meant that there was no reason why it couldn’t have done something a little different.
While the game certainly isn’t the most original in the series, it’s also one of its best games.
If there’s one thing that makes Grand Theft Auto a truly great open-plan experience, it is the way that the world is designed.
It’s a sprawling open-area that’s full of different locations and activities, all of which offer varying amounts of replay value and depth.
The best part of Grand Theft Autos world is that it’s built around the premise that you can spend all day in one place and never leave.
This is achieved by having an entire level filled with all the various ways to play.
And, as we all know, it works.
As a result, we’re all still playing Grand Theft Van Van V, and it’s probably a safe bet that most of you are as well, so we’ve put together a guide to the best open-car games of all time.
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