BEST AC­TION GAME

PCPOWERPLAY - - Game of the Year 2016 -

JAMES O’CON­NOR

BAYONETTA

Bit of a cheat here, of course, but how do you go past Bayonetta? Per­haps more to the point, why would you? It re­mains the pin­na­cle of its genre. ADAM RORKE

WOLFENSTEIN II: THE NEW COLOS­SUS

Like any other game even came close to beat­ing this one for best ac­tion game. Shoot them Nazi’s dead! BOOM! BANG! KABOOM! DANIEL WILKS

NIER AUTOMATA

The way the cam­era shifts and changes the game­play in Nier Automata is ge­nius, and it does all styles of game­play well. Cam­era moves to the side and sud­denly you’re in a tight, well de­signed ac­tion/plat­former, it moves over­head and you’re in a well­paced twin­stick shooter. Be­hind the shoul­der and it’s hack and slash, but some­times it’s also bul­let­hell. Amaz­ing. KOSTA ANDREADIS

AS­SAS­SIN’S CREED: ORI­GINS

The year off was a wise move. As­sas­sin’s Creed Ori­gins rein­vig­o­rates the fran­chise and re­it­er­ates its place in the land­scape as one of the most in­ter­est­ing open world ac­tion ti­tles in a his­tor­i­cal set­ting. DAVID WILDGOOSE

HOB

It’s not re­ally an ac­tion game. Hob’s more an ex­plo­rationfo­cused ac­tion/ad­ven­ture with some neat en­vi­ron­men­tal puz­zles and a light up­grade sys­tem. It’s so good though that I had to find a cat­e­gory for it.

NIER AUTOMATA

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