The developer’s decision to divide the first Hitman into episodes stirred up a lot of controversy and brought heavy flak from the fans, who associated the move with business practices in the vein of early access or DLC. In hindsight, however, the episodic model appears to fit the premise of the game very nicely and abandoning it in the sequel may not be as great as some may have expected.
Some games don’t need an introduction or even too much of a marketing effort – they fare well on their own. But among the flashy franchises and smash hits productions get overlooked that are worthy of our attention, many of them inventive and fresh, luring us with great atmosphere or a movie-like soundtrack. Here’s the catch, though: we must know first that they even exist. To make your lives easier we’ve prepared a list of 20 games of 2016 that for some reason might have missed your radars. Our picks include various genres and bigger titles as well as niche indie gems. We hope you’ll find something to your liking!