10 Most Anticipated PC Games of 2016 - #1 Mass Effect: Andromeda

Space... the final frontier...

This is it. The moment you've all been waiting for: the most anticipated PC game of 2016 according to Choicest Games! It should come as no surprise considering my love for the Mass Effect series that this game would be on the top of my list, but it's also the only game on the entire list of 67 games we looked at where all judges voted for it, receiving a score of 6 out of 8 votes.

There have only been a couple of teaser trailers released so far but the preliminary information on Mass Effect: Andromeda suggests it will be set a long time after the original Mass Effect trilogy in (no surprises here) the Andromeda galaxy. The player will be able to play as a human male or female character and a new Mako (the six-wheeled buggy that you either loved or hated from the original Mass Effect) will also feature in the game.

The only thing I'm slightly worried about is if the game becomes a Dragon Age: Inquisition in space. While I still haven’t finished Dragon Age: Inquisition (and I will leave ultimate judgement on the game once that’s done) my first impressions of it made me feel like they were channelling open world, sandbox RPGs like Skyrim a bit too much, potentially at the expense of more meaningful story and quests. The game is already promising multiplayer (which I was never a big fan of in Mass Effect 3) and Bioware has stated that they want to "expand the definition of what you should expect from a Mass Effect game".

Let's hope they remember what Mass Effect is all about and that they don't lose sight of it!

6 out of 8 votes

Voted by:
Mark, Lanna, Choona and Luke

Release Date:
Q4 2016

[ LINK: Official Mass Effect Website ]