Throughout the year, many video games have been created and given many entertainment and a relief from everyday life. This list contains just a few of the amazing games that have been created this year.
1. Red Dead Redemption 2
After 8 years, Red Dead Redemption has finally made a sequel and it’s a detailed masterpiece. This game is set in the vast landscape of the American wild west of 1899 toward the end of an era. You control the outlaw and gang member, Arthur Morgan, making choices and exploring the world. I mentioned that this game was detailed and in my opinion that is an understatement. The game seems to have not missed a single detail that would make it more realistic and visually impressive. It was worth the 8 year wait!
Celeste is a platforming gem. It is a challenging game that sucks the player in as you help your character, Madeline, on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain. It’s an intense challenge that is very rewarding once you finally complete a level. After you beat the game, you get another set of challenges that are even more difficult than the main game levels. There are many techniques you can use and things to do in this simple but visually appealing 2D platformer.
3. God of War
God of War features the relationship of father and son with Kratos being a mentor and protector to his son throughout the game. Featuring a new setting, characters, monsters, and gods in the gameplay of the game. The story within this game is masterfully crafted and allows the player an enjoyable experience.
4. Marvel’s Spider Man
In this game, you play as an experienced Peter Parker balancing his life as the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and as Peter Parker. This game has hours upon hours of content allowing you to experience the story, explore, and fight. The swinging through the city is more than satisfying. It is visually appealing and has expertly crafted boss fights. Insomniac Games brings the world of Marvel and Spider-Man beautifully into your hands, making it worth for this list.
5. Dragon Ball FighterZ
This 2D Dragon Ball fighting game follows up the success of the Xenoverse series. It has endless spectacular fights with high end anime graphics. The gameplay is easy to learn yet difficult to master. The amount of entertainment due to the endless nature of the fights and the incredible anime graphics created in a partnership with the talent at Arc System Works earn it this spot on the list.
6. Super Smash Brothers Ultimate
Although it has not released yet, this game deserves a spot on this list. With 71 characters and 103+ stages, the possibilities are endless. This game has so much hype around it that the hype alone makes it a top game of the year. Story mode of this game will not be the end with the multiplayer of this game testing the limits of Nintendo’s new online service. The only thing that could make this game better would be Waluigi.
7. Dead Cells
This action-platformer is tough yet fair game where you explore a large ever-changing castle. There are many ways to build your character and choice the path that best fits you. This game has the personality and the hours of entertainment. The speedy combat, amazing system for progression, and great music make this game worthy of being called one of the best of the year on this list.
8. Pokémon Let’s Go: Eevee and Pikachu
Many seasoned Pokémon players were skeptical about this game from before its release. The main worries were that this game would be too easy or the new Pokémon go style catching mechanics were not the same as the wild Pokémon battles of the past. This games main plot is in fact easy, however post game and player created goals create a larger level of difficulty. With master trainers sprinkling the land and shinies to be found this game is enjoyable with a large amount of time to be spent in the Kanto region. On top of all of this, the game is just flat out ridiculously adorable.
9. Super Mario Party
Super Mario Party takes its mechanics back to the days before Nintendo introduced the car that bused players around the board. The boards are not as imaginative as they potentially could be and the online component is fairly underwhelming. However, the team boards are interesting and add a great addition to this party game. It is a great game to play with friends and family over the holidays or just in general. The simple mechanics make it easy for anyone to understand and the minigames included in this title are fun while maintaining the awkward nature of motion controls.
10. Return of the Obra Dinn
This mystery game is set in 1809. You play as an insurance claim agent investigating a bit that washed up to shore empty one day. Throughout the game, you make insurance claims of the boat while piecing together the story of the boat and what happened to the crew. The story of this mystery game is has an incredible narrative and surprising art style. This game is a true surprise and thematically wonderful earning it a spot on this list.