Tom Clancy's The Division
Tom Clancy’s The Division
Online gaming continues to be one of the most important modes of entertainment for people worldwide. Taking gamers into virtual worlds, placing them in circumstances that challenge their grit, online games offer an experience unlike anything else.

That’s why fans of online games are anticipating the next big releases of 2016. We looked high and low to find out the scoop on the next best releases of 2016 and compiled our top 5 below.

The truly exciting part of it all is that next year is setting out to provide for a varied stream of gaming experiences, catering to all types of gamers from all genres. Get ready to be entertained; find out what you’ll be playing in the coming year!

Tom Clancy’s The Division
Take back NYC in this highly anticipated and, incredibly visionary, game in 2016

The premise of this game is as such: a horrible virus spreads across the United States on Black Friday, tarnishing its people and the government itself. The Division is a unified organization which sets out to maintain order within the country and appease further impending chaos due to the events.

This open world experience takes you through the landmarks, streets and boroughs of New York City as an agent of The Division, with your own mission to take back the country’s most beloved city.

This game is sure to provide for an emotional, edge-of-your seat gameplay, with loads of strategy and memorable moments. The official launch date for this sought after game is set for March 8, 2016.

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
This cult classic comes back in full force with what will be an unforgettable gaming experience

This classic comes into 2016 with its second chance at thrilling gaming fans. Although the original launch, in 2008, achieved great heights in critical acclaim, only a niche group of people took to it. Developed by DICE, this newly revamped and unique parkour adventure game is a huge improvement from its original launch.

This first person adventure game takes you on a journey with Faith Connors, through a virtual city called Glass. If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, but no less thrilling, try this one out. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst hits stores May 24, 2016.

Amplitude Reboot
Amplitude Reboot will provide a gaming experience like no other, mixing elements of musicality with adventure and strategy

Amplitude originally launched on Playstation 2 in 2003 and garnered itself a cult following of gamers. Developed by Harmonix, this controller-based music-and-rhythm game will take you through an intriguing space world, featuring incredible electronic music and more. Morphing music into a first shooter strategy theme is a genre in and of itself; you’ll want to see what the fuss is all about. Amplitude Reboot launches soon, in January 2016.

Fighting brutal aliens in a sequel to the critically acclaimed original XCOM game is what XCOM 2 is all about

XCOM 2 serves as a sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, which was released in 2012, taking place 20 years after the events of the original game. Players will be tasked with giving commands to squad members in war sequences to fight aliens. This upgrade will feature exciting new gadgets and technologies to help assist players in completing their missions. Launching February 5, 2016.

Spinata Grande
The upcoming new year proves to be a great one for fans of online casino games as well, featuring Spinata Grande

For fans of games from other genres such as new online casinos, comes Spinata Grande. This 5 reel, 40 line video slot game features fun pinatas and festive features for all fans of online casino slot games.

Developed by NetEnt Entertainment, Spinata Grande will re-launch in 2016 with fun new spin features and special bonuses, so even those of you who aren’t regular slot game fanatics can jump on the opportunity to enjoy the massive payouts this one has to offer.

Whether you’re a regular gamer or not, you’ll want to check out these exciting games in 2016!