Bored at home? Want to try something new? Quarantined because of the new Coronavirus? Why not play a video game? What’s that? You don’t know what video game to play? Well, guys and gals, Adrian and Stefan got you covered!
These two guys have been gamers for as long as they know. Stefan says he feels quite experienced in this field, because of the sheer amount of games he played. Adrian says he started gaming 18 years ago and hasn’t lost his flame ever since.
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So, together they join forces today and present you 10 games that you don’t want to miss out on!
Naturally, they couldn’t settle on a common top 10, so instead, they came up with two different ones. Stefan, the multiplayer enthusiast, will talk to you about the games you’ll get the best of if you’re joined by a friend or two. Adrian, on the other hand, will try to hypnotize you with some mesmerizing single-player experiences.
Stefan and his multiplayer experiences
Currently, the gaming industry is among the most profitable in the world, being appreciated by everyone, from amateurs to pro gamers, who earn their living from gameplays. I have played a lot of games so far and, because of that, I managed to create a top of the recently released games, which I have played and found quite interesting. If you’re a multiplayer type of person and you want to unleash your competitive instinct, you should check out these gems!
5. Rocket League
If you like action and multiplayer experiences, then Rocket League could be a very good choice for you. It was released for the public on July 4, 2015, on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation and Microsoft Windows of course. In 2016, 505 Games distributed a physical retail version with Warner Bros. Actually, Rocket League represents a soccer game, but the players are cars powered by rockets. In this game I really like the optimization and the good graphics and of course, the cars. I can say that I was pretty addicted to this game and when I have some spare time, I still enjoy playing multiplayer with my friends or with other people.
4. Forza Horizon 4
Forza Horizon 4 is a very special game for me. It was released in 2018 on the 2nd of October, by Playground Games and Microsoft Studios. It can be played on the Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. I have recently played this game and I remained surprised by the very detailed graphics. Another important aspect that pleased me was the diversity of cars and the fact that they looked like they were real. A negative aspect of the game would be the bugs that appear frequently, most of them when you hit something big, for example. But I can say that the multiplayer feature works very well and I never had any lag when playing on multiplayer. For those who like racing games and need a very realistic experience, I believe that Forza Horizon 4 would be the perfect choice for them.
3. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
I can feel the Call of Duty… trust me, you will feel the same when you’ll try this game. Anyway, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was developed by Treyarch and published by Activision on 12th of October 2018 on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. You may wonder why I like this game because there are better FPS games like CS:GO. Call of Duty attracted me ever since I was a kid, and I lived with this game… But the main feature that this game has is that it is the first Call of Duty without traditional single-player missions. Also, there is a battle royale mode with the name Blackout, which features up to 100 players in each match. There are so many things that make me believe this game has lots of potential for the world of gamers…
As a 6 vs 6 multiplayer game, Overwatch was developed by Blizzard Entertainment and launched in May 2016 on PS4, Xbox One and Windows and in October 2019 on the Nintendo Switch. I first played this game at a friend and since then I’ve been playing it when I have free time. I think that it is a very good game to play when you get bored or have nothing to do. This game reached a very high point in the gaming industry, being one of the best FPS games alongside CS:GO, Fortnite (whose graphics look similar to Overwatch) APEX Legends and others.
In this game, the main aspect that attracted me were the characters, each one with their story and abilities. I actually enjoy playing with Pharah or Genji and my favorite game modes are the team deathmatch and capture-the-flag. To make a verdict, I think that you should try this game because you will never get bored playing it…
1. GRAND THEFT AUTO V
Ah, GTA… I still remember when I was 7 years old and played GTA San Andreas for the first time. No day would pass without me playing it. This streak ended only when I completed the game. I did the same with GTA IV and I still enjoy playing it. But when GTA V was officially released by Rockstar in 2015 on PC (on Xbox One and PS4 it had been released earlier), I bought it and started playing it.
The main aspect that really surprised me was the multiplayer feature, which gave you the ability to connect to lots of servers worldwide, including my country. In them, I had lots of interesting things to do like get a job as a policeman, go to the gym, buy houses, cars, rob a bank or roleplaying with other people on the server. The very detailed graphics, the vehicles and machines, the intense storyline and the stunts you can do in this game… these factors make it for me the best game.
Adrian and his single-player adventures
Ah, I miss the good old days. I would boot up my old PC that was running Windows XP and start a session of Spider-Man 2 back in 2005. It’s 2020, and I’m still grabbing my mouse and keyboard, holding my controller close, and playing some games. Naturally, I’ve played tons of them, old and new, good or bad. Even though I play multiplayer as well, those solo adventures and stories are still my soft spot. So, here’s a few I recommend from the bottom of my heart.
5. Far Cry Primal
This is more of an honorable mention, but I kind of fell in love with this game from the Far Cry series. Although I love the old ones (3, 4 and 5) there’s this twist with Primal that makes it unique. You’re just a caveman in 10.000 BCE, somewhere in Central Europe, and literally just try to survive. The elements that made Far Cry what it is are still there, but the experience leans more towards survival gameplay. Especially if you choose the Survivor Mode. When you press that Survivor Mode button, your minimap disappears, and you better have a headset, because you’ll have to focus a lot on the noises around you. You’ll have to keep an open ear for predators and enemies, and eyes wide open because you need to be aware of your surroundings. At night, you should light your torch because all kinds of beasts roam around and they’re bloodthirsty…
4. Assassin’s Creed Origins
They say that one cannot fail a history exam if they’ve played the Assassin’s Creed series. Although my personal favorite is the Ezio trilogy, I say you should start with Origins. Not only that it is a more recent game, being released in 2017, but it’s also a sort of rebirth for the tired series that already produced countless games.
It’s set in ancient Egypt, and you’ll meet Cleopatra and Caesar, among other actual historical figures. With your trusty steed or camel, you’ll explore tombs of pharaohs, roam the desert, slide down the pyramids, all while uncovering the truth behind your son’s murder. The desert has lots of secrets to uncover, and there’s more than meets the eye… Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.
3. Metro Series (2033, Last Light and 2019’s Exodus)
This post-apocalyptic book series inspired three games so far, and they’re some of the best games of this genre for me. Imagine crawling through the Moscow’s metro tunnel system, where the last survivors of the nuclear war managed to take shelter and live on. The eerie feeling you get when Artyom’s breath (the protagonist) is getting more and more intoxicated and you need to swap gas mask filters is… special. You feel like you need to do anything you can to survive the fallout. All while battling humans and mutated monsters alike. Then, in Exodus, you take the Aurora, your train, and see Russia’s countryside… or what’s left of it, anyway.
2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
I’m proud to announce that I was here before Netflix’s adaptation. Seriously now, this is one of the best games ever. It’s no wonder it has 251 awards under its belt. Tell me, who doesn’t want to slay monsters, beasts, and humans, so others can toss a coin to the witcher who saved them? This game will play with your emotions, and you’ll need to carefully weigh your choices. I’ll not even start with all that Slavic folklore and an awesome soundtrack. When Banana Tiger kicks in (Oy Lazare for newcomers) you know IT’S ON! Tell me, gamer, are you ready to put on that Sign, drink that potion, oil your blade, and let your sword taste some Wild Hunt flesh? I would have given it the #1 spot, as most people do, but honestly, that title goes to…
1. Red Dead Redemption 2
I’m a sucker for anything western. But then again, I’m more of a sucker for GREAT games. Rockstar really did a tremendous job with bringing the Wild West era to life. This is more than just a game. It’s a story, it’s a movie, it’s a cult, it’s a way of life. I could play RDR2 for eons and still, it would entertain me. Can you get bored in a game where almost EVERYTHING reacts to your presence or your absence? You can suck the venom out of a traveler’s leg and later find him in a random village. He’ll remember you and offer you something! And don’t let me start with Arthur Morgan, the protagonist. If he’d be a real person, I would go all fangirl on him if I’d meet him. He’s like a father, a brother, a friend, and a God at the same time.
We assure you: investing time in any one of these games won’t go to waste. Gaming is wonderful, it connects people from all over the world, it tears barriers and enriches your own mind and soul. Gaming is such an experience that few other things can offer.
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Authors: Stefan Neculau & Adrian Muntean