There have been some epic games that have made gamers throughout the world go gaga over various elements. We have 20 of the most popular video games that have taken the gaming world by storm this year. Let’s have a look at them.
The gaming world is not restricted to consoles or Pcs hence we are incorporating the most popular Video games across the most popular gaming platforms. The list has some of the most anticipated games of the year, they have games that have been there for as long as half a decade but are still going strong. Let us have a look at the games that have made it to this list.
The Call of Duty franchise has been the most popular first-person shooting game in the history of the genre. Activision has the most promising franchise when it comes to this genre and the introduction of Warzone simply added to its popularity. Adding to the classic Battle Royale, there are multiple game modes that have the players glued to their systems. It is available on consoles as well as on PCs. The mobile version of Call of Duty has gained a lot of popularity as well and hence it made its way to our list of top video games.
One of Nintendo Switch’s most defining games is Animal Crossing. The epic Role Playing Game has had players of all ages glued to their screens. The gameplay is similar to the RPGs Nintendo has always been known for but the unique features and aspects add to the fun. Especially with the pandemic making it difficult for people to meet up, Animal Crossing’s multiplier feature made it easier for gamers to stay in touch. The game has been around for a while now and with its popularity, it is not going to go down any time soon either.
For all the stealth fanatics out there, Metal Gear Solid V is one of the definitive open-world stealth games if not the definitive one. The game is set in an era that is marauded with war and jeopardy. The main character who had taken up the mantle of Snake post the aftermath of Ground Zeroes is who we play with. The main purpose of the game is to primarily apply stealth tactics to accomplish missions in an otherwise open world. The timeline of the game is that of 1984. Konami and Kojima Productions have done extremely well to take the legacy of Metal Gear forward with this game. Steam is even offering a limited-time discount on Metal Gear Solid V. Gamers are already enjoying this third-person stealth game. Hence, it is one of the highly recommended video games.
Who is not aware of Minecraft? Available for consoles, PC, and now even for mobiles, the survival first-person Role Playing Game has some of the most basic graphics yet some of the most epic gameplay mechanics. Players survive through the hostilities of their world and then travel to the Nether world and fight the Ender dragon. The game also has multiplier co-op features that enable players to work together in a common world. Minecraft surely has become more and more popular with time. It is amongst the top 10 most played games of all time as well.
With Dota, Valve developed one of the most historic games ever. The legacy continues with Dota 2. This is one of the elite online video games that brings together the thrill of Online gaming along with the intricacies of strategic action gameplay. Dota 2 is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game that happens to be the direct sequel to Defense of the Ancients (DotA). The gameplay is similar to that of DotA with some tweaks and upgrades. The myriads of elements that are involved in the gameplay make it complex yet intriguing. The online gaming experience that DotA brought had been unparalleled for a long time and the same can be said for DotA 2 by far.
This one is an android game that has been getting a lot of attention lately. Dreamotion Inc. has brought a splendid samurai game to android platforms. It revolves around the life of a Samurai. The Ink and wash painting style graphic design of the game along with vastly customizable characters make it addictive. There is a surreal experience that awaits the user in this fighting game.
This action-packed Role Playing Game (RPG) developed by Capcom is one fine fantasy ride every gamer should experience. The gameplay is similar to and rather is based on previous versions of the game. The player can customize the main character and control him/her from a third-person perspective. The main character is aided by an assistant and aids him/her in most situations. The plot revolves around an unknown land populated with monsters and magical beasts. The main quest involves defeating the evil Elder Dragon who keeps wreaking havoc. On completion of the main storyline, which in itself is gripping and pretty interesting, the player can choose the fate of their character. Once the knowledge of elder dragons is attained, players can stay back and research the land.
The game has several elements to offer right from strategic thinking to a far-sighted approach.
The first installment of Dying Light had the gaming world drooling over the sheer masterpiece it was. The sequel is going to be more promising than the first one itself. The early leaks, trailers, and concept arts show that the game is on its way to being a bestseller.
Game mechanics have been enhanced from that of the previous installment. Like most games today, Dying Light 2 is an open World First-Person Action RPG. The game is based in a world suffering from a Zombie Apocalypse. The primary objective of the player is to survive and save as many as he can. Several side missions can be taken up as well. Though there is still time for the game to hit Steam, it’s surely one of those games you should keep an eye out for.
Another Android game that has been doing the rounds this year. Ubisoft games have brought a complete delight for South Park fans. Experience South Park live you never have in this strategy-based PvP game with loads of characters and arcs. The story mode is what makes it amazing and true South Park fans call this game nothing less than Nirvana.
For all those gamers who have been wondering whether any games set multiple game modes have their hearts racing, we have Drift21. This immersive racing simulation game has the right elements to provide a holistic gaming experience. Drift21 has some of the most desired cars in the contemporary world, The graphics and the design give it a larger-than-life experience for the gamers. The experience has even been defined to compete with some of the greats like Forza and Need For Speed.
The game has officially licensed cars and one of the most popular racing circuits: Japan’s EBISU circuit. Released last year, the game has been accepted widely and accepted well by almost all users throughout the world. It has got a 5-star rating from almost 98% of users on steam.
Walkr is another addition to the more popular games on the android platform. For those of you who are into simulation and adventure games, Walkr is just the right game. Fourdesire has come up with a unique game where an astronaut has to go about completing tasks in outer space. The gameplay is engrossing and is hard to resist once you’ve begun.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a direct sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest, which was released back in 2015. The game is set in a 2D Metroidvania world, basically the kind of setting which was made popular by games like Metroid and Castlevania. The gameplay is more enthralling but involves more elements to it. The story continues from where the predecessor left off and continues with the journey of Ori via means of exploration and puzzles. The game has been critically acclaimed by many and should be on your list of top video games. Steam sales seem to favor this game less since it’s one of the bestsellers. Therefore, grab it while the discount is still on.
n of the game. There is a cross-platform online gaming mode called the Online Leagues. The game supports 1-4 players on local co-op modes. Players can even import teams from the previous version of the game. Another new feature is the franchise mode which lets players play the way baseball is played at a professional level.
If you are into android gaming and are really into action-packed fighting games with a touch of superpowers, Super Action Heroes Stick Fight might just be the game for you. The figures might appear to you like regular stickmen but they have a lot more than what meets the eye. The wide range of superpowers and gameplay elements make this game a must-have especially if you’re low on storage.
Android games that are rip-offs of popular console and PC games are also quite popular. Cyberika developed by Kefir! is a captivating adaptation of the Cyberpunk 2077 game available on PCs and Consoles. Though the RPG style is similar, the level of action, story, and other aspects need not be as good as the original game itself. The game, however, does a great job to mimic its original version that too on a platform that can offer gameplay experience at a different level altogether.
Pro Evolution Soccer has been one of the most popular football games in the contemporary gaming world. Konami mobile brought this game to android and IOS devices in 2017. Since then, it has seen a rise in downloads on Playstore. It has also been nominated as the editor’s choice game on Playstore and has crossed 50 million downloads. eFootball PES 2021 is perhaps the most ambitious soccer game for android devices. The android version has somewhat become more popular than the console and PC versions of the game.
Though this game is yet to roll out, the pre-registration kicked off a few weeks back and is sure to be the most talked-about game of this year. Replacing Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), Battlegrounds Mobile India has been developed by Krafton Mobile and has claimed to abide by the guidelines of the Government. It is just a matter of time before the internet is taken by storm courtesy of this game.
Far Cry has been a franchise Ubisoft has only improved with time. The fascinating part is that it wasn’t bad in the first place. Since the release of the first installment, Far Cry’s position in the gaming industry has become stronger with time. The 6th installment to the franchise was declared a hit even before it was released. Voice casts including that of Giancarlo Esposito and Troy Baker add to the stirring storyline of the game. The classic First Person shooter game doesn’t deviate from its original story type and in the course adds more elements in the latest edition.
Right from survival tactics to controlling heavy-weight weaponry, Far Cry 6 has all the elements to make it one of the greatest First-Person Action-Adventure games. Telling anything about the plot would be like spoiling the experience for the player. Since Steam’s sale is on, there is a discount on Far Cry 6 as well. You may call it a sincere recommendation on our top video games list to try it yourself. You surely won’t regret it.
The newest installment in the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil Village takes the Horror survival game further. The gameplay and the mechanics are mindblowing just like its predecessor Resident Evil 7. The game seems to be set in what is being termed as the Snowy Victorian Era. The plot has similar elements to what gamers have always loved about the franchise. The First Person survival mechanics add to the holistic gaming experience it has to offer.
Sony Interactive’s Horizon: Forbidden West continues the adventure of Horizon: Zero Dawn. The open-world third-person perspective game will explore the titular forbidden west and the map will be larger in the latest edition of the game. The success of the previous game made Sony expedite the development of this game.
Halo Infinite is going to be Xbox’s most ambitious project this year. The game has been another First-Person Shooting game that has had generations of gamers play it across platforms. The game would be available on all leading platforms like consoles and PCs. The game is being speculated to be the last installment of the Halo series but all speculations and doubts will be put to rest when it hits stores this year.
These were our top video games across platforms this year. If there are any games that you think should have featured on this list do let us know. The games we have considered have either been on the basis of the anticipation or the number of active players. What is your favorite game from the above list?