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Rob Harris

This year we saw the Arkham Knight (somewhat disappointingly) unmasked, witnessed Big Boss' momentous return, and forced Geralt to lie with every willing wench under Nilfgaar's sun. But what interactive treats lie in wait next year?

5. 'The Witness'

Release date: January, 26

Jonathan Blow's fitst game since his Xbox Live Arcade hit Braid has a heck of a lot to live up to. Set on a deserted island and taking influence from exploratory PC adventure games like Myst, The Witness is an ambitious puzzle game featuring little more to interact with other than hundreds of digital mazes. Little more is known about this mysterious title, but with Blow behind it you can be sure it'll be anything but uninteresting.

4. 'Uncharted 4'

Release date: April, 26

Yes it looks like more Uncharted. Yes Naughty Dog has delayed it...again. And yes, it's still set to be absolutely outstanding. Nathan Drake's final (maybe?) adventure is set to be the big graphical test Sony's new console has been wating for. Introducing Nate's long lost brother this time round, Uncharted 4 is set to continue the franchise's pulpy narrative fans fell in love with, but with an added darker twist from the creative leads behind The Last of Us. Will Drake's story end in tragedy?

3. 'Mass Effect: Andromeda'

Release date: Holiday 2016

If I'm being completely honest with myself, it's actually quite hard to see Andromeda hitting its prospective 2016 release date. The speculatory anticipation surrounding this mysterious title paints it as both mysteriously promising and worryingly unfinished. Nevertheless, I'm more than ready to return to the fraught Mass Effect universe. Just don't make me drive a Mako or mine planets for minerals.

2. 'No Man's Sky'

Release date: June

What more can be said about Hello Games' ludicrously overhyped space colonizer sim? I feel for the developers as they've always tried to resist overexaggerating the game's capabilities -- it does indeed have 18 quintillion planets that will take 5 billion years to play. No Man's Sky seemingly limitless cosmic expanse is no lie, I'm just hoping it will be fun to explore.

1. 'The Last Guardian'

Release date: 2016

Could there be any other winner in this catergory? This hugely anticipated successor to Ico and Shadow of the Colossus has been in development since 2007, but looks -- finally -- to be released this year! If it turns out to have half the charm, beauty and mystical allure that the developer's first two games had then we're in for an unforgettable experience...unless it gets delayed of course.


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