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Published on March 17th, 2016 | by Chris Scott

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2016 Video Game Power Rankings: March

Welcome to the Critically Sane monthly Power Rankings for March 2016. As always the list is based on a mix of our opinions of what we’ve played this year, as well as conjecture on what we think is going to be awesome in the months to come. The six of us each submit a list of 10 titles which are given a point total in reverse order (so 1st place gets 10 points, while 10th gets one), and then the totals are combined to come up with this monthly list. Last month’s rankings.

10t. Stardew Valley (11 points, new) – Coming out of nowhere, Stardew Valley gives Pete and Fozzy the farm they’ve always wanted.

10t. Firewatch (11 points, -1 position change) – Drunk girls in bikinis. Creepy guys stalking the forest. Sounds like a fun time.

10t. The Legend of Zelda Wii U (11 points, -1 position change, 1 first place vote) – Oh Jeff.

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7t. Horizon Zero Dawn (12 points, +2 position change) – Space Nazis to robot dinosaurs might not sound like that big of a change but this is huge for developer Guerrilla.

7t. Doom (12 points, +1 position change) – Get your demon shooting on this May.

7t. XCOM 2 (12 points, -2 position change, 1 first place vote) – It’s more XCOM. What else could we want?

6. Ratchet & Clank (14 points, -1 position change) – Sure to be better than the movie.

5. Gears of War 4 (18 points, +2 position change, 1 first place vote) – Marcus is an old man. This is his son’s franchise now. Let’s hope he lives up to his father’s legacy.

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4. Tom Clancy’s The Division (20 points, returning, 1 first place vote) – It’s here and the guys seem to like it.

2t. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (25 points, +2 position change) – The Jense returns in August. People call him that right?

2t. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (25 points, +1 position change, 1 first place vote) – Sony’s top franchise returns for what may be its last ride.

1. Final Fantasy XV (33 points, +1 position change) – It is make or break for the Final Fantasy franchise. These guys are holding out hope that it returns to form and prominence.

If you had to predict your top 10 list at the end of 2015, what would it look like? Let us know in the comments below.


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