2016 VIDEO GAMES RECAP AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

2016 WAS A BIG YEAR FOR VIDEO GAMES AND VERSUS PLAYER

Welcome to the 2016 Video Games Recap. We hope you have all had a fantastic year and played some amazing games.

2016 saw the creation of VERSUS PLAYER by Jono, Joe and Jase as well as our bi-weekly cast PODCAST VS. PLAYER. VP is first and foremost a passion project for the three of us where the name of the game is fun and we sure are having a lot of it. We would like to thank our loyal  readers and listeners for being part of our little startup and are looking forward to an even bigger year in 2017. Below we’ve included a 2016 recap in gaming from Wikpedia.

From all of us at VERSUS PLAYER, we love you.

Game on!

EVENTS

MonthDay(s)Event
January4Activision Blizzard announced that they had acquired Major League Gaming.[2]
6Square Enix closed cloud gaming subsidiary Shinra Technologies.[3]
8Marc Laidlaw, lead writer of the Half-Life series, retired from Valve Corporation.[4]
David Brevik, the CEO of Gazillion Entertainment, left the company.[5]
12Electronic Arts introduced Origin Access, a new subscription service for Microsoft Windows.[6]
13Leslie Benzies, producer and president of Rockstar North, left the company after a 16-month sabbatical. His positions were taken up by Aaron Garbut and Rob Nelson.[7]
16Brian Horton, director of Rise of the Tomb Raider, left Crystal Dynamics for Infinity Ward.[8]
22David Gaider, lead writer of Dragon Age, left BioWare.[9]
28Bungie announced that Pete Parsons had replaced Harold Ryan as the company’s president.[10]
GOG.com launched Games in Development, their own early access program.[11]
Sumo Digital announced their plan of establishing a new studio in Nottingham.[12]
29–31PAX South 2016 held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.[13]
February8Blizzard Entertainment celebrated its 25th anniversary.[14]
GameTrailers video game website was closed.[15]
27The Pokémon franchise celebrated its 20th anniversary.[16]
UnknownRyan Barnard, game director of Tom Clancy’s The Division, left Massive Entertainment for IO Interactive.[17]
March7Press Play, the developer of Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Kalimba was closed by Microsoft Studios.[18]
9Nexon acquired Big Huge Games, the developer of DomiNations.[19]
Riot Games acquired Radiant Entertainment, the developer of Rising Thunder.[20]
14–18Game Developers Conference 2016 held in San Francisco, California.[21]
15Jagex was acquired by Chinese mining company Shandong Honda.[22]
22Bigpoint Games was acquired by Youzu Interactive.[23]
Evolution Studios, the developer of MotorStorm and Driveclub, was shut down by Sony Computer Entertainment.[24]
The Resident Evil franchise celebrated its 20th anniversary.[25]
24Sony Computer Entertainment announced that they had founded a new studio, ForwardWorks to develop mobile games.[26]
31n-Space, the developer of Sword Coast Legends, was closed.[27]
Sega completed its acquisition of Atlus. Future Atlus-developed titles localized for America will be published by Sega.[28]
April1Sony Computer Entertainment was merged with Sony Network Entertainment to form Sony Interactive Entertainment.[29]
5Karthik and Guha Bala, founders of Vicarious Visions, left the company.[30]
11Codemasters announced the company had employed the majority of Evolution Studios‘ employees.[31]
14Leonard Boyarsky left Blizzard Entertainment to join Obsidian Entertainment.[32]
18GameStop announced GameTrust, a new publishing division.[33]
20Microsoft announced the discontinuation of the production of Xbox 360.[34]
22Tatsuya Minami, president of PlatinumGames, left the company.[35]
22–24PAX East 2016 held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.[36]
25Patrice Desilets gained back the rights to 1666 Amsterdam and settled the lawsuit with Ubisoft.[37]
26NIS America announced that they had cut ties with Atlus after Sega’s acquisition of Atlus.[38]
SNK Playmore was restructured to form SNK.[39]
29Lionhead Studios was closed by Microsoft Studios.[40]
May10Avalanche Software was shut down by parent company Disney Interactive Studios. Disney decided they would not self-publish any titles in the future, and instead rely on external partners.[41]
13Yahoo! Games was shut down by Yahoo!.[42]
18Electronic Arts announced that they had formed a new studio called Frostbite Lab.[43]
The creator of the Madden NFL series, Rich Hilleman, left Electronic Arts.[44]
IGN purchased assets of GameTrailers from Defy Media.[45]
30Starbreeze Studios acquired the Payday franchise from 505 Games.[46]
June1Vivendi succeeded in Gameloft‘s hostile takeover, seizing control from the Guillemot brothers.[47]
2Techland established a new publishing label called Techland Publishing.[48]
3Aaron Linde, the writer of Battleborn, left Gearbox Software.[49]
6Future Publishing purchased Imagine Publishing, the owner of GamesTM.[50]
10Ubisoft Casablanca was closed by Ubisoft.[51]
12-14Electronic Arts held their first fan-orientated public event named EA Play.[52]
14–16E3 2016 was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.[53]
21Supercell, the developer of Clash of Clans, was acquired by Tencent for $8.6 billion.[54]
23The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise celebrated its 25th anniversary.
July1Josh Mosqueira, the director of Diablo III, announced that he had left Blizzard Entertainment.[55]
5Sega announced that they had acquired Endless Space developer Amplitude Studios.[56]
8Adam Boyes, VP of third party relations & developer technology group of Sony Interactive Entertainment, departed from the company.[57]
11Splash Damage, the developer of the two Enemy Territory games, was acquired by Chinese chicken meat company Leyou.[58]
19Dino Patti, co-founder of Playdead, departed the company.[59]
August3–13The International 2016, the highest paying eSports tournament in history, was held at the KeyArena in Seattle.[60]
4–7QuakeCon 2016 was held in Hilton Anatole in Dallas.[61]
5Relentless Software, the developer of the Buzz! series, shut down.[62]
12Nordic Games, the company that acquired most THQ‘s franchises, rebranded to THQ Nordic.[63]
15–16Game Developers Conference Europe 2016 was held in Cologne, Germany.
17–21Gamescom 2016 held in Cologne, Germany.[64]
29Independent developer Renegade Kid was replaced by two companies: Atooi (who owns all of Renegade Kid’s 2D IPs) and Infinitizmo (which owns all of Renegade Kid’s 3D IPs).[65]
September2–5PAX West 2016 held at the Washington State Convention Center.
13Microsoft Studios launched Xbox Play Anywhere, a cross-play program between Windows 10 and Xbox One.[66]
Chris Metzen announced his departure from Blizzard Entertainment.[67]
15-18Tokyo Game Show was held and celebrated its 20th Anniversary
21Blizzard Entertainment announced that they would be phrasing out their online system Battle.net.[68]
28Ubisoft acquired Ketchapp, the developer of 2048.[69]
October12-13Steam Dev Days held in Seattle, Washington.[70]
17United Front Games, the developer of Sleeping Dogs, shut down.[71]
25The Tomb Raider franchise celebrated its 20th anniversary.
November4-5BlizzCon 2016 held in Anaheim, California.[72]
December1Annapurna Pictures establish gaming division Annapurna Interactive.[73]
The Game Awards 2016 held in Los Angeles, California.
3–4PlayStation Experience 2016 held in Anaheim, California.
16Shinji Hirano, the former president of Konami Europe, became the CEO of Kojima Productions.[74]
20Atlus formed a new development studio called Studio Zero.[75]
Crytek closed its studio in Bulgaria, Hungary, Turkey, South Korea, and China.[76]

GAME RELEASES

MonthDayTitlePlatform(s)Source(s)
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4Pony IslandWin, Mac, Lin[77]
5AmplitudePS4[78]
Hardware: RivalsPS4[79]
VolumePSVita[80]
8Punch ClubWin[81]
Lovely PlanetXBO[82]
12Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: IndiaWin, PS4, XBO[83]
Gemini: Heroes RebornXBO[84]
Gone Home: Console EditionPS4, XBO[85]
TharsisWin, PS4[86]
The Banner SagaPS4, XBO[87]
That Dragon, CancerWin, Mac, Droid[88]
15Dragon’s Dogma: Dark ArisenWin[89]
Echoes of AetheriaWin[90]
OxenfreeWin, Mac, XBO[91]
19AttractioWin, PS4, Mac, Lin[92]
A Boy and His BlobWin, PS4, PSVita, XBO[93]
Blade & Soul[B]Win[94]
Darkest DungeonWin, Mac[95]
Gemini: Heroes RebornWin, PS4[84]
Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty!PSVita[96]
Resident Evil Zero HD RemasterWin, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO[97]
The Deadly Tower of MonstersWin, PS4[98]
World of TanksPS4[99]
20Homeworld: Deserts of KharakWin[100]
21Minecraft: Story Mode: Episode 1 — The Order of the StoneWiiU[101]
The Westport IndependentWin[102]
Yakuza Kiwami[A]PS3, PS4[103]
FNaF WorldWin[104]
22Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam3DS[105]
Death by Game ShowWin, Mac, Lin[106]
26Final Fantasy Explorers[B]3DS[107]
Lego Marvel’s AvengersWin, X360, XBO, PS3, PS4, PSVita, WiiU, 3DS[108]
The WitnessWin, PS4[109]
28Dragon Quest Builders[A]PS3, PS4, PSVita[110]
Rise of the Tomb RaiderWin[111]
ImscaredWin[112]
29AIPD – Artificial Intelligence Police DepartmentWin, PS4, XBO[113]
BombshellWin[114]
Sébastien Loeb Rally EvoWin, PS4, XBO[115]
This War of Mine: The Little OnesPS4, XBO[116]
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2American Truck SimulatorWin, Mac, Lin[117]
CobaltWin, X360, XBO[118]
Digimon Story: Cyber SleuthPS4, PSVita[119]
DreiiWin, iOS, Droid[120]
Gravity Rush RemasteredPS4[121]
Megadimension Neptunia VIIPS4[122]
Not A HeroPS4[123]
Sorcery!Win, Mac[124]
Tales of Symphonia HDWin[125]
3FortifiedWin, XBO[126]
Great Detective Pikachu[A]3DS[127]
4Adventures of ManaiOS, Droid[128]
Agatha Christie: The ABC MurdersWin, PS4, XBO[129]
5XCOM 2Win, Mac, Lin[130]
9Arslan: The Warriors of LegendWin, PS3, PS4, XBO[131]
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: RussiaWin, PS4, XBO[83]
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy PackWin, PS4, XBO[83]
Dying Light: The FollowingWin, PS4, XBO[132]
Final Fantasy IXiOS, Droid[133]
FirewatchWin, Mac, Lin, PS4[134]
Lovers in a Dangerous SpacetimePS4[135]
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4Win, PS4, XBO[136]
UnravelWin, PS4, XBO[137]
10Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse[A]3DS[138]
Valkyria Chronicles Remaster[A]PS4[139]
11Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City StoriesDroid[140]
Oddworld: New ‘n’ TastyWiiU[141]
16Elite Dangerous: ArenaWin[142]
Layers of FearWin, PS4, XBO[143]
Pillars of Eternity: The White March — Part 2Win[144]
Project X Zone 23DS[145]
Street Fighter VWin, PS4[146]
The Escapists: The Walking DeadPS4[147]
Tron RUN/rWin, PS4[148]
17CaliforniumWin, Mac[149]
Rocket LeagueXBO[150]
18Danganronpa: Trigger Happy HavocWin[151]
Plague Inc: EvolvedWin, Mac, Lin[152]
I Am Setsuna[A]PS4, PSVita[153]
RaymaniOS[154]
19Fire Emblem Fates[B]3DS[155]
23Far Cry PrimalPS4, XBO[156]
Hitman Go: Definitive EditionWin, PS4, PSVita[157]
Ninja Senki DXWin, PS4, PSVita[158]
One Upon LightWin, Mac[159]
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2Win, PS4, XBO[160]
The Walking Dead: Michonne: Episode 1 — In Too DeepWin, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO[161]
24Disgaea PCWin[162]
Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm AlienPS4[163]
The Flame in the FloodWin, Mac, XBO[164]
25SuperhotWin, Mac, Lin[165]
Grim DawnWin[166]
Assassin’s Creed IdentityiOS[167]
26Stardew ValleyWin[168]
The Town of LightWin, Mac, Lin[169]
We Are The DwarvesWin, Mac, Lin[170]
28Slashy SoulsiOS, Droid[171]
29Soul AxiomWin, Mac[172]
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1Alekhine’s GunWin, PS4, XBO[173]
BroforcePS4[174]
Deponia DoomsdayWin, PS4, XBO[175]
Far Cry PrimalWin[176]
Gears of War: Ultimate EditionWin[177]
Heavy RainPS4[178]
The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival EditionPS4[179]
Tron RUN/rXBO[148]
Xblaze Code: EmbryoWin[180]
2BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma ExtendWin[181]
3Black Desert OnlineWin[182]
4Action HenkPS4, XBO[183]
Into the StarsWin[184]
Momodora: Reverie Under the MoonlightWin[185]
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HDWiiU[186]
8KholatPS4[187]
Mind ZeroWin[188]
ShardlightWin[189]
Tom Clancy’s The DivisionWin, PS4, XBO[190]
9TeslagradXBO[191]
10DeathsmilesWin[192]
Moon HuntersWin[193]
The GuestWin[194]
11Hitman: Intro PackWin, PS4, XBO[195]
WWE 2K16Win[196]
15EA Sports UFC 2PS4, XBO[197]
Need for SpeedWin[198]
Salt and SanctuaryPS4[199]
ShelteredWin, PS4, XBO[200]
16Dungeon of the EndlessXBO[201]
Shadow Complex RemasteredXBO[202]
Shantae and the Pirate’s CurseXBO[203]
17Pharaoh Rebirth+Win[204]
18Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games3DS[205]
Pokkén TournamentWiiU[206]
21Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action UnleashedWin[207]
XCOM: Enemy UnknownPSVita[208]
22Catlateral DamagePS4[209]
Day of the Tentacle RemasteredWin, Mac, Lin, PS4, PSVita[210]
RépubliqueWin, Mac, PS4, iOS, Droid[211]
Stranger of Sword CityXBO[212]
Trackmania TurboWin, PS4, XBO[213]
23Way of the Samurai 3Win[214]
24Atari VaultWin[215]
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3[A]PS4, PSVita[216]
LostWindsWin[217]
LostWinds 2: Winter of the MelodiasWin[217]
Samorost 3Win, Mac[218]
Slain!Win[219]
25Hyrule Warriors Legends[B]3DS[220]
28AdriftOculus Rift[221]
Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head GamesOculus Rift[222]
BlazerushOculus Rift[222]
ChronosOculus Rift[223]
Dead SecretOculus Rift[222]
Eve GunjackOculus Rift[224]
Eve: ValkyrieOculus Rift[223]
Fly to KumaOculus Rift[222]
Keep Talking and Nobody ExplodesOculus Rift[222]
Lucky’s TaleOculus Rift[224]
Radial-GOculus Rift[222]
Smashing the BattleOculus Rift[222]
WindlandsOculus Rift[222]
29Killer Instinct: Season 3Win, XBO[225]
Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 5 — Order Up!Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO, iOS, Droid[226]
MLB 16: The ShowPS3, PS4[227]
NightCryWin[228]
Nights of Azure[B]PS4[229]
No Time to ExplainPS4[230]
Resident Evil 6PS4, XBO[231]
The Walking Dead: Michonne: Episode 2 — Give No ShelterWin, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO[161]
Trillion: God of DestructionPSVita[232]
UnepicPS4, PSVita[233]
30Epistory – Typing ChroniclesWin, Mac, Lin[234]
31Ashes of the SingularityWin[235]
Hyper Light DrifterWin, Mac[236]
Sleeping Dogs: Definitive EditionMac[237]
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness[A]PS4[238]

 

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1Adam’s Venture: OriginsWin, PS4, XBO[239]
Stikbold! A Dodgeball AdventureWin[240]
51979 Revolution: Black FridayWin, Mac[241]
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy PackPSVita[83]
Dirt RallyPS4, XBO[242]
Dead StarWin, PS4[243]
Enter the GungeonWin, Mac, Lin, PS4[244]
Job SimulatorHTC Vive[245]
Hover JunkersHTC Vive[246]
Quantum BreakWin, XBO[247]
Skullgirls 2nd EncorePSVita[248]
Sorcery! Part 3: The Seven SerpentsWin, Mac[249]
Stikbold! A Dodgeball AdventurePS4[240]
The Gallery: Episode 1 — Call of the StarseedHTC Vive[250]
8Stikbold! A Dodgeball AdventureXBO[240]
12Dark Souls IIIWin, PS4, XBO[251]
Ratchet & ClankPS4[252]
Stories: The Path of DestiniesWin, PS4[253]
14Code of PrincessWin[254]
Everybody’s Gone to the RaptureWin[255]
Final Fantasy IXWin[256]
PhantasmalWin[257]
15Bravely Second: End Layer[B]3DS[258]
18Battlezone 98 ReduxWin[259]
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye DespairWin[260]
Stephen’s Sausage RollWin, Mac, Lin[261]
19Axiom VergePSVita[262]
Invisible, Inc.PS4[263]
KOIPS4[264]
Loud on Planet XWin, PS4[265]
Melty Blood: Actress Again Current CodeWin[266]
SpeedRunnersWin[267]
The Banner Saga 2Win, Mac[268]
20Masquerade: The Baubles of DoomWin, PS4, PS3, XBO, X360[269]
PollenWin[270]
21Battlefleet Gothic: ArmadaWin[271]
Loud on Planet XiOS, Droid[265]
Rogue StormersWin[272]
22Crown and CouncilWin[273]
Rugby Challenge 3PS4, PS3, XBO, X360[274]
Star Fox ZeroWiiU[275]
Star Fox GuardWiiU[276]
26AlienationPS4[277]
Hitman: SapienzaWin, PS4, XBO[278]
Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black HeartWin[279]
King’s Quest: Chapter 3 — Once Upon a ClimbWin, PS4, PS3, XBO, X360[280]
Rocketbirds 2: EvolutionPS4, PSVita[281]
Sega 3D Classics Collection3DS[282]
SeveredPSVita[283]
Stranger of Sword CityPSVita[284]
The Walking Dead: Michonne: Episode 3 — What We DeserveWin, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO, iOS, Droid[285]
28Mini Mario & Friends: Amiibo Challenge3DS, WiiU[286]
Lost ReaversWiiU[287]
Offworld Trading CompanyWin, Mac[288]
Angry Birds Action!Droid, iOS[289]
29DC Universe OnlineXBO[290]
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3BattlebornWin, PS4, XBO[291]
Ray Gigant[B]PSVita[292]
Shadow Complex RemasteredWin, PS4[202]
SuperhotXBO[293]
The ParkPS4, XBO[294]
5Kathy RainWin, Mac[295]
Uncharted: Fortune HunteriOS, Droid[296]
9StellarisWin, Mac, Lin[297]
10TASTEE: Lethal TacticsWin[298]
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s EndPS4[299]
11Raiden VXBO[300]
12Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD RemasterWin[301]
GoliathWin, Mac[302]
Super Meat BoyWiiU[303]
13DoomWin, PS4, XBO[304]
Disney Art Academy3DS[305]
16Smashing the BattleWin[306]
17Homefront: The RevolutionWin, PS4, XBO[307]
Salt and SanctuaryWin[308]
Shadow of the BeastPS4[309]
ShadwenWin, PS4[310]
Soft BodyWin, PS4[311]
Valkyria Chronicles Remastered[B]PS4[312]
18DuskersWin[313]
htoL#NiQ: The Firefly DiaryWin[314]
19LastfightWin[315]
Sengoku Jidai: Shadow of the ShogunWin[316]
Time Machine VRHTC Vive, Oculus Rift[317]
24Not A HeroXBO[318]
OlliOlli2: Welcome to OlliwoodXBO[318]
OverwatchWin, PS4, XBO[319]
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in ManhattanWin, PS4, PS3, XBO, X360[320]
Total War: WarhammerWin[321]
26OmniBusWin[322]
Table Top Racing: World TourWin[323]
31Dead Island: Definitive EditionWin, PS4, XBO[324]
Hitman: MarrakeshWin, PS4, XBO[325]
One Piece: Burning BloodPS4, PSVita, XBO[326]
SmitePS4[327]
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1Pool Nation VRHTC Vive[328]
Senran Kagura Shinovi VersusWin[329]
TurnOnWin, Mac, XBO[330]
2BrigadorWin, Mac, Lin[331]
3Assetto CorsaPS4, XBO[332]
Dangerous GolfWin, PS4, XBO[333]
Hard Reset ReduxWin, PS4, XBO[334]
6Hearts of Iron IVWin, Mac, Lin[297]
Edge of NowhereOculus Rift[335]
7Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious BookPSVita, PS4[336]
Guilty Gear Xrd -Revelator-PS3, PS4[337]
Mirror’s Edge CatalystWin, PS4, XBO[338]
Odin Sphere LeifthrasirPS3, PS4, PSVita[339]
SteamWorld Heist HDWin, Mac, Lin, PS4, PSVita[340]
The Solus ProjectWin, XBO[341]
10Kirby: Planet Robobot3DS[342]
Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s DaughterWin[343]
13Trials of the Blood DragonWin, PS4, XBO[344]
14Dead by DaylightWin[345]
17Dreamfall Chapters: Book 5 — ReduxWin, Mac, Lin[346]
21AsemblanceWin, PS4[347]
Deadlight: Director’s CutWin, PS4, XBO[348]
Mighty No. 9Win, Mac, Lin, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, XBO, WiiU[349]
Pac-Man 256Win, PS4, XBO[350]
Umbrella CorpsWin, PS4[351]
VA-11 HALL-AWin, Mac, Lin[352]
24Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic GamesWiiU[353]
Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE[B]WiiU[354]
287 Days to DiePS4, XBO[355]
God Eater: Resurrection[B]PS4, PSVita[356]
Grand KingdomPS4, PSVita[357]
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven[B]PS4[358]
Lego Star Wars: The Force AwakensWin, X360, XBO, PS3, PS4, PSVita, WiiU, 3DS[359]
Prison ArchitectPS4, XBO[360]
Resident Evil 5PS4, XBO[361]
Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness[B]PS4[362]
TerrariaWiiU[363]
The TechnomancerWin, PS4, XBO[364]
Zero Time DilemmaPSVita, 3DS[365]
29InsideXBO[366]
Lost SeaXBO[367]
30BoxBoxBoy![B]3DS[368]
Crypt of the Necrodancer Pocket EditioniOS[369]
Super Robot Wars Original Generation: The Moon Dwellers[A]PS3, PS4[370]
Zero Time DilemmaWin[371]

 

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1HawkenXBO[372]
The Banner Saga 2XBO[373]
5Lost SeaWin, PS4[367]
FuriWin, PS4[374]
Megadimension Neptunia VIIWin[375]
Romance of the Three Kingdoms 13Win, PS4[376]
The Banner Saga 2PS4[373]
6Pokémon GoiOS, Droid[377]
7InsideWin[366]
8Carmageddon: Max DamagePS4, XBO[378]
HawkenPS4[372]
127th Dragon III Code: VFD[B]3DS[379]
AnarcuteWin[380]
Assault Suit LeynosPS4[381]
GhostbustersWin, PS4, XBO[382]
Kerbal Space ProgramPS4[383]
Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS ForcePSVita[384]
NecropolisWin, Mac, Lin[385]
Poly BridgeWin, Mac, Lin[386]
Song of the DeepWin, PS4, XBO[335]
TumblestoneWin, PS4, WiiU[387]
Under Night In-Birth Exe:LateWin[388]
VideoballWin, PS4, XBO[389]
14Batman: Arkham UnderworldiOS[390]
Fallout ShelterWin[391]
Push Me Pull YouWin, Mac, Lin[392]
15Adr1ftPS4[393]
Monster Hunter Generations[B]3DS[394]
ObliteracersPS4, XBO[395]
16TumblestoneXBO[387]
18Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New DespairWin[396]
1910 Second Ninja XWin, PS4, XBO, PSVita[397]
Aegis of Earth: Protonovus AssaultWin[398]
I Am Setsuna[B]Win, PS4[399]
Kentucky Route Zero Act 4Win[400]
Sword Coast LegendsPS4, XBO[401]
The AssemblyWin, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive[402]
22Death Road To CanadaWin, Mac, Lin[403]
Human Fall FlatWin[404]
StarboundWin, Mac, Lin[405]
25Phantom Brave PCWin[406]
Quadrilateral CowboyWin[407]
26A.W.: Phoenix FestaPSVita[408]
Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark ForcePS4[409]
HeadlanderWin, PS4[410]
Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 7 — Access DeniedWin, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO, iOS, Droid[411]
Hyper Light DrifterPS4, XBO[412]
Marvel: Ultimate AllianceWin, PS4, XBO[413]
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2Win, PS4, XBO[413]
Mutant Mudds: Super ChallengeWin, PS4, PSVita[414]
28Blade Arcus from Shining EXWin[415]
Toukiden 2[A]PS3, PS4, PSVita[416]
29Stardew ValleyMac, Lin[417]
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2AbzûWin, PS4[418]
Batman: The Telltale Series — Episode 1: Realm of ShadowsWin, Mac, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO, iOS, Droid[419]
This Is The PoliceWin[420]
Tricky TowersWin, PS4[421]
3Mobius Final Fantasy[B]iOS, Droid[422]
OvercookedWin, PS4, XBO[423]
4Etrian Odyssey V[A]3DS[424]
5Little King’s StoryWin[425]
8Transformers: Fall of CybertronPS4, XBO[426]
9Bears Can’t Drift?!Win, PS4[427]
Blade BalletWin, PS4[428]
BrutalPS4[429]
Caladrius BlazePS4[430]
Heart&SlashWin, Mac, Lin[431]
No Man’s SkyPS4[432]
UnoWin, PS4, XBO[433]
10Ray GigantWin[434]
11Meridian Squad 22Win[435]
ReignsWin, iOS, Droid[436]
Xblaze: Lost MemoriesWin[437]
12No Man’s SkyWin[432]
16Absolute Drift: Zen EditionWin, PS4[438]
BoundPS4[439]
Conception II: Children of the Seven StarsWin[440]
Grow UpWin, PS4, XBO[441]
The Huntsman: Winter’s CursePS4[442]
InversusWin, PS4[443]
18Deus Ex GoiOS, Droid[444]
OkhlosWin, Mac, Lin[445]
Savage ResurrectionWin[446]
Tales of Berseria[A]PS4, PS3[447]
The Girl and the RobotWin[448]
19F1 2016Win, PS4, XBO[449]
Metroid Prime: Federation Force3DS[450]
Style Savvy: Fashion Forward3DS[451]
22TempestWin, Mac[452]
23Alone with YouPS4, PSVita[453]
Deus Ex: Mankind DividedWin, PS4, XBO[454]
HueWin, PS4, PSVita, XBO[455]
InsidePS4[456]
Madden NFL 17PS3, PS4, X360, XBO[457]
Metrico+Win, PS4, XBO[458]
The King of Fighters XIVPS4[459]
Worms W.M.DWin, PS4, XBO[460]
24ObductionWin, Mac, Oculus Rift[461]
ValleyWin, PS4, XBO[462]
25Master of Orion: Conquer the StarsWin, Mac, Lin[463]
Mugen Souls ZWin[464]
N++Win[465]
Pan-PanWin[466]
26Steins;Gate 0[A]Win[467]
30ArmelloXBO[468]
Assault Suit LeynosWin[469]
Attack on TitanWin, PS4, PS3, PSVita, XBO[470]
Champions of AnteriaWin[471]
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA XPS4, PSVita[472]
God Eater: Resurrection[B]Win[356]
God Eater 2: Rage Burst[B]Win, PS4, PSVita[356]
One Way TripPS4[473]
Resident Evil 4PS4, XBO[474]
Strike Vector EXPS4[475]
The Final StationWin, PS4, XBO[476]
The Turing TestWin, XBO[477]
VerdunPS4, XBO[478]
World of Warcraft: LegionWin, Mac[479]
31ShinyWin, XBO[480]
Tahira: Echoes of the Astral EmpireWin, Mac, Lin[481]
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1Earthlock: Festival of MagicXBO[482]
Lumines: Puzzle & MusiciOS, Droid[483]
One Piece: Burning BloodWin[484]
2RedoutWin, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift[485]
5Mother Russia BleedsWin, Mac, Lin[486]
Space Rangers: QuestWin[487]
6Just SingPS4, XBO[488]
Star Trek OnlinePS4, XBO[489]
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II[B]PS3, PSVita[490]
7Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted SeasPS4, XBO[491]
UnboxWin[492]
8Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice3DS[493]
Project HighriseWin, Mac[494]
9Halcyon 6: Starbase CommanderWin[495]
Inferno ClimberWin[496]
ToxikkWin[497]
13BioShock: The CollectionPS4, XBO[498]
Dead RisingWin, PS4, XBO[499]
Dead Rising 2PS4, XBO[499]
Dead Rising Triple PackPS4, XBO[499]
Feral RitesOculus Rift[500]
MeiQ: Labyrinth of DeathPSVita[501]
Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 8 — A Journey’s End?Win, X360, XBO, iOS, Droid[502]
Mystery Chronicle: One Way HeroicsWin[503]
NASCAR Heat EvolutionWin, PS4, XBO[504]
NHL 17PS4, XBO[505]
Pac-Man Championship Edition 2Win, PS4, XBO[506]
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO[507]
Psycho-Pass: Mandatory HappinessPS4, PSVita[508]
ReCoreWin, XBO[509]
RiveWin, PS4[510]
The WitnessXBO[511]
14Avadon 3: The WarbornWin, Mac[512]
Conga MasterWin[513]
Event 0Win, Mac[514]
Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 8 — A Journey’s End?PS3, PS4[515]
15BioShock: The CollectionWin[516]
Persona 5[A]PS3, PS4[517]
16Diaries of a Spaceport JanitorWin[518]
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[B]3DS[519]
20Batman: The Telltale Series — Episode 2: Children of ArkhamWin, Mac, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO, iOS, Droid[520]
Cossacks 3Win[521]
Dear Esther: Landmark EditionPS4, XBO[522]
NBA 2K17Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO[523]
SeraphWin[524]
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse[B]3DS[525]
Slain: Back from HellPS4[526]
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak: Special GigsPS3, PS4, PSVita[527]
The BunkerWin, PS4[528]
Wheels of AureliaWin[529]
ZenithWin, PS4[530]
21FirewatchXBO[531]
PankapuWin[532]
Toy Odyssey: The Lost and The FoundWin, XBO[533]
22KlangWin[534]
VirginiaWin, PS4, XBO[535]
23PavilionWin[536]
Warhammer 40,000: Eternal CrusadeWin, Mac, Lin[537]
24The BunkerXBO[528]
27ClustertruckWin[538]
Darkest DungeonPS4, PSVita[539]
FIFA 17Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO[540]
Forza Horizon 3Win, XBO[541]
Gal Gun: Double PeaceWin[542]
King’s Quest: Chapter 4 — Snow Place Like HomeWin, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO[543]
LichtspeerWin, Mac, Lin, PS4[544]
Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice3DS[545]
XCOM 2PS4, XBO[546]
29Burly Men at SeaWin, Mac, iOS, Droid[547]
Demon Gaze II[A]PSVita[548]
Hybrid WarsWin[549]
The MetronomiconWin, Mac[550]
30Azure Striker Gunvolt 23DS[551]
Masquerada: Songs and ShadowsWin[552]
XenoraidWin[553]
Yo-kai Watch 2[B]3DS[554]

 

MonthDayTitlePlatform(s)Source(s)
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3MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS ZombiesWin[555]
4AragamiWin, PS4[556]
Atlas ReactorWin[557]
NecropolisPS4, XBO[558]
Rocksmith 2014 Edition – RemasteredWin, PS4, XBO[559]
ShuWin, PS4[560]
Viking SquadWin, PS4[561]
Warhammer: End Times – VermintidePS4, XBO[562]
5ButcherWin[563]
Slain: Back from HellXBO[526]
Wheels of AureliaPS4, XBO[529]
6Duke Grabowski: Mighty Swashbuckler!Win, Mac[564]
Invisible, Inc.iOS[565]
SyndromeWin[566]
The Silver CaseWin[567]
7BeglitchedWin[568]
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister LocationWin[569]
Mafia IIIWin, PS4, XBO[570]
Paper Mario: Color SplashWiiU[571]
WRC 6Win, PS4, XBO[572]
10100ft Robot GolfPS4, PlayStation VR[573]
ClockworkWin[574]
ThumperWin, PS4, PlayStation VR[575]
11Criminal Girls 2: Party FavorsPSVita[576]
Dragon Quest Builders[B]PS4, PSVita[577]
Duke Nukem 3D 20th Anniversary Edition World TourWin, PS4, XBO[578]
Manual SamuelPS4[579]
Gears of War 4Win, XBO[580]
ReusPS4, XBO[581]
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year CelebrationPS4[582]
Valkyrie Drive: BhikkhuniPSVita[583]
WWE 2K17PS3, PS4, X360, XBO[584]
12GonnerWin, Mac, Lin[585]
Mantis Burn RacingWin, PS4, XBO[586]
13Ace BananaPlayStation VR[587]
Batman: Arkham VRPlayStation VR[588]
Battlezone VRPlayStation VR[589]
DriveClub VRPlayStation VR[590]
EVE: GunjackPlayStation VR[591]
Eve: ValkyriePlayStation VR[591]
Harmonix Music VRPlayStation VR[591]
Here They LiePlayStation VR[592]
Hustle Kings VRPlayStation VR[593]
Job SimulatorPlayStation VR[591]
Keep Talking and Nobody ExplodesPlayStation VR[591]
Loading HumanPlayStation VR[591]
PlayStation VR WorldsPlayStation VR[594]
RIGS: Mechanized Combat LeaguePlayStation VR[595]
Rez InfinitePS4, PlayStation VR[596]
Shadow Warrior 2Win[597]
SportsBarVRPlayStation VR[598]
SuperHyperCubePlayStation VR[591]
Super Stardust Ultra VRPlayStation VR[593]
The AssemblyPlayStation VR[599]
Until Dawn: Rush of BloodPlayStation VR[591]
Wayward SkyPlayStation VR[591]
World War ToonsPlayStation VR[591]
14DoDonPachi ResurrectionWin[600]
Disney Magical World 23DS[601]
FarabelWin, Mac, Lin[602]
Manual SamuelWin, XBO[579]
16Skylanders: ImaginatorsPS3, PS4, Wii U, X360, XBO[603]
18Batman: Return to ArkhamPS4, XBO[604]
Crazy Machines 3Win[605]
Eagle FlightOculus Rift[606]
Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky[B]PS4, PSVita[607]
Mordheim: City of the DamnedPS4, XBO[608]
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard GirlsPSVita[609]
19HoPiKoPS4, XBO[610]
20Mad MaxMac, Lin[611]
Macross Delta Scramble[A]PSVita[612]
Pixel GearPlayStation VR[587]
21Battlefield 1Win, PS4, XBO[613]
Civilization VIWin[614]
Lego Harry Potter CollectionPS4[615]
24KimWin, Mac[616]
25Batman: The Telltale Series — Episode 3: New World OrderWin, PS4, XBO[617]
Corpse Party3DS[618]
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2PS4, XBO[619]
Exile’s EndPS4, PSVita[620]
Hide and ShriekWin[621]
Ginger: Beyond the CrystalWin, PS4, XBO[622]
Just Dance 2017Win, PS3, PS4, Wii, WiiU X360, XBO[623]
King’s Quest: Chapter 5 — The Good KnightWin, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO[624]
Mark McMorris Infinite AirWin, PS4, XBO[625]
TetheredPlayStation VR[626]
World of Final FantasyPS4, PSVita[627]
Yomawari: Night AloneWin, PSVita[628]
26Clockwork EmpiresWin, Mac[629]
27Alice VRWin, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift[630]
Berserk[A]PS3, PS4, PSVita[631]
Crows: Burning Edge[A]PS4[632]
Neo Atlas 1469[A]PSVita[633]
Through the WoodsWin[634]
Weeping DollPlayStation VR[587]
28Carnival Games VRHTC Vive, PlayStation VR[635]
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2Win[619]
Titanfall 2Win, PS4, XBO[636]
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim — Special EditionWin, PS4, XBO[637]
31Franchise Hockey Manager 3Win, Mac[638]
Hitman: HokkaidoWin, PS4, XBO[639]
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1BlazBlue: Central FictionPS3, PS4[640]
Earth’s DawnPS4, XBO[641]
OwlboyWin[642]
Root LetterPS4, PSVita[643]
SeraphPS4[644]
Super Dungeon BrosWin, PS4, XBO[645]
2House of the Dying SunWin[646]
3Xanadu NextWin[647]
4Call of Duty: Infinite WarfareWin, PS4, XBO[648]
Football Manager 2017Win, Mac, Lin[649]
Mario Party: Star Rush3DS[650]
Moto Racer 4Win, Mac, PS4, XBO[651]
7The Silver CaseMac[652]
Trillion: God of DestructionWin[653]
8Cartoon Network: Battle CrashersPS4, XBO, 3DS[654]
Eagle FlightPlayStation VR[606]
Harvest Moon: Skytree Village3DS[655]
Lethal VRHTC Vive[656]
Robinson: The JourneyPlayStation VR[657]
Small Radios, Big TelevisionsWin, PS4[658]
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization[B]PS4, PSVita[659]
Transport FeverWin[660]
9BeholderWin, Mac, Lin[661]
10Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star[A]PS4, PSVita[662]
Motorsport ManagerWin[663]
Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit! Full CourseWin[647]
TyrannyWin[664]
Yesterday OriginsWin, PS4, XBO[665]
11CandleWin, Mac, Lin[666]
Dishonored 2Win, PS4, XBO[667]
15Assassin’s Creed: Ezio CollectionPS4, XBO[668]
Ittle Dew 2Win, PS4, XBO[669]
LanternHTC Vive, Oculus Rift[670]
MekazooWin, PS4, XBO[671]
SilenceWin[672]
Watch Dogs 2PS4, XBO[673]
16RollerCoaster Tycoon WorldWin[674]
17IslandsWin[675]
Little Briar RoseiOS, Droid[676]
Planet CoasterWin[677]
Shenzhen I/OWin, Mac, Lin[678]
18Killing Floor 2Win, Lin, PS4[679]
Pokémon Sun and Moon3DS[680]
RunbowWin[681]
22The Amnesia CollectionPS4[682]
Batman: The Telltale Series — Episode 4: Guardian of GothamWin, Mac, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO, iOS, Droid[683]
Darksiders: Warmastered EditionPS4, XBO[684]
Dragon Ball Fusions3DS[685]
Total War: WarhammerLin[686]
23Samurai Warriors: Sanada Maru[A]PS3, PS4, PSVita[687]
28BladeShieldHTC Vive[688]
29Darksiders: Warmastered EditionWin[684]
Steins;Gate 0[B]PS4, PSVita[689]
Final Fantasy XVPS4, XBO[690]
Watch Dogs 2Win[691]
30TownsmenWin[692]
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1Apollo Justice: Ace AttorneyiOS[693]
MaizeWin[694]
Rad Rodgers: World OneWin[695]
The DwarvesWin, Mac, Lin, PS4, XBO[696]
2Dungeon SoulsWin[697]
FuriXBO[698]
Little Briar RoseWin[676]
SteepWin, PS4, XBO[699]
Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS3DS[700]
3Lara Croft GoPS4, PSVita[701]
Let It DiePS4[702]
Mother Russia BleedsPS4[703]
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3PS4[704]
4Lara Croft GoWin, Mac, Lin[701]
6AbzûXBO[705]
Arizona SunshineHTC Vive, Oculus Rift[706]
Carnival Games VROculus Rift[707]
Dead and BuriedOculus Rift[707]
Dead HungryOculus Rift[707]
Dead Rising 4Win, XBO[708]
DexedOculus Rift[707]
Enigma SphereOculus Rift[707]
Fantastic ContraptionOculus Rift[707]
Final ApproachOculus Rift[707]
HoloBallOculus Rift[707]
I Expect You To DieOculus Rift, PlayStation VR[709]
Oculus First ContactOculus Rift[707]
Pierhead ArcadeOculus Rift[707]
Quar: Battle for Gate 18Oculus Rift[707]
RipcoilOculus Rift[707]
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the ShogunWin, Mac, Lin[710]
Sports Bar VROculus Rift[707]
The ClimbOculus Rift[707]
The Last GuardianPS4[711]
The UnspokenOculus Rift[712]
VR Sports ChallengeOculus Rift[712]
Werewolves WithinHTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR[606]
7Bully: Anniversary EditioniOS, Droid[713]
Her Majesty’s SpiffingWin, Mac, Lin, XBO[714]
ROM: ExtractionHTC Vive, Oculus Rift[715]
8Apollo Justice: Ace AttorneyDroid[693]
Arcade SagaHTC Vive[716]
Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite DuelWin[717]
Yakuza 6[A]PS4[718]
9OneShotWin[719]
Starly Girls: Episode Starsia[A]iOS, Droid[720]
12BastionXBO[721]
Filthy LucreWin[722]
13Batman: The Telltale Series — Episode 5: City of LightWin, Mac, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO, iOS, Droid[723]
Drive! Drive! Drive!Win, PS4[724]
FeistPS4, XBO[725]
PerfectPlayStation VR[726]
Stardew ValleyPS4[727]
The Little AcreWin, PS4, XBO[728]
14Guilty Gear Xrd: RevelatorWin[729]
Space Hulk: DeathwingWin[730]
Stardew ValleyXBO[727]
15Akiba’s Beat[A]PS4[731]
BotoloWin, Mac[732]
SaGa: Scarlet Grace[A]PSVita[733]
Super Mario RuniOS[734]
16PerfectHTC Vive[726]
20Eagle FlightHTC Vive[606]
Halo Wars: Definitive EditionWin, XBO[735]
Shantae: Half-Genie HeroWin, PS4, PSVita, WiiU, XBO[736]
The Walking Dead: Season Three — Episode 1 & 2: Ties That BindWin, Mac, PS4, XBO, iOS, Droid[737]
Wild Guns ReloadedPS4[738]
22Don Bradman Cricket 17PS4, XBO[739]
Rollercoaster DreamsPS4, PlayStation VR[740]

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Jase is a certified gamer, technology enthusiast and media consumer. He is responsible for the upkeep of the website, podcast and strives to make VERSUS PLAYER a contender in the busy video game content industry. Sometimes he writes stuff too.

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