Get lost in the digital-world with these new gaming favorites
The year 2018 was a rewarding one for gamers. With the release of promising games, like the sequel to Red Dead Redemption and the fourth installment of God of War series, there is plenty to keep our hands full. Of all the game releases, a few stand out from the rest. We have listed the top five video games that you should try.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2) took years to develop but the wait was worth it. The developers of this game can be compared to that of Witcher 3’s developers for the detailing and effort that went into building the game. RDR2 is finely detailed where the player can interact with almost everything, even more so than what was possible in Witcher 3 or the Grand Theft Auto series. The game has received a multitude of awards, perfect scores, and favorable reviews.
Celeste is a platforming video game, where your final aim is to climb a mountain. The game is designed to convey an arcade-like appeal. The controls are minimalist – jump, dash, and climb – even with over 14 hours of game-play. It has won several accolades and receives perfect ratings from gamers and testers. Kevin Mersereau from destructoid.com said he had “absolutely nothing to complain about” regarding the game.
God of War
If you love a brutal, gory, and grotesque game, get God of War right now. God of War, the eighth installment in the God of War series, puts you back in the shoes of Kratos. After killing several gods in his past, Kratos is now on his way to mercilessly slaughter the gods from Norse mythology. After Kratos’ second wife dies, he and his son Atreus are on their way to the nine realms to scatter her ashes. If not for RDR2, God of War could have been the highest rated PS4 game in 2018. Now it stands in the second spot.
Monster Hunter: World
In Monster Hunter: World, you play a hunter with the task of hunting down monsters from a particular setting. The game can be played alone or in a CoOp mode. The game was praised for keeping the original formula of the series intact while allowing new players to become its part. The developers spent much time perfecting the environment and the physics, as players are able to use the environment to their advantage in order to avoid or hunt the monsters.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
This game is the 12th entry of the Tomb Raider series. It follows up on the narrative of the 2015 game, Rise of the Tomb Raider. You play as Lara Croft again, who is trying to stop a Mayan apocalypse that was unleashed by her. The game was nominated for many awards and received favorable reviews.