Ryan Gibbs’ Top 5 Video Games of 2016
I don’t own any consoles, I don’t have the world’s best computer for gaming and I’m not huge on “Triple A” titles, so my list is largely going to be indie PC games. Most of these games are titles that I first saw being livestreamed by various Something Awful LPers (Slowbeef, TieTuesday, Chip Cheezum, Voidburger, etc.), who I find to be more chill, way funnier and considerably more entertaining to watch than pretty much all of the big-name LPers (after all, Slowbeef basically invented the things.) “Death Road to Canada” is a particular highlight. I saw TieTuesday stream it a few months ago and loved it so much that I bought it before he even finished playing the thing. If you’re not subscribing to him on Twitch, you totally should.
- Death Road to Canada (PC)
- Parkitect (PC)
- Odallus: The Dark Call (PC)
- Enter the Gungeon (PC)
- Tricky Towers (PC) (PC)
Honorable mentions: As The Young Folks’ resident retro game writer, here’s my five most played older games from the past twelve months: Streets of Rage II (Sega Genesis), Saint Dragon (TurboGrafx-16), Klax (multiple platforms, but I prefer the Lynx version), Pokemon FireRed (Game Boy Advance), DoDonPachi (Arcade)