A friend of mine who is active on this subreddit did something like this, and I think it’ll be pretty fun. Here goes.
• Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: Where do I even start? This game’s option for tackling missions is second to none. The sheer number of gadgets, tools and weapons at your disposal is almost overwhelming. This game is a stealth player’s magnum opus, but there were a few cons. The two main gripes I had with this game is the lackluster buddy choices and the pointlessness of some mechanics. I normally just went with the sniper buddy, Quiet, and the basic sneaking suit with a silenced rifle and tranq pistol. A lot of things in the game that I developed with the R&D division went unused for my entire play through. Despite these things, the game is definitely and overall 9/10 and I recommend it to anyone who loves stealth.
• Sniper Elite 4: This is one game that I had played before but replayed it recently. The main star of this game is (obviously) the sniping. The iconic x-ray kill cams that show the extent of the damage you’ve done to a guy’s face never get old. The stealth mechanics aren’t really special or revolutionary, but they didn’t really need to be. This game is all about sniping and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone who’s looking for a deep story with super well written characters. Overall, 8.5/10.
• Resident Evil 7 Biohazard: This is a great horror action game. The Baker family are absolutely terrifying antagonists and each have their own special boss fight and map sections. I wouldn’t say the game is as scary as something like Outlast or even Resident Evil 2, but it is bound to give anyone some good frights here and there. If you’re looking for a very horrifying game, I wouldn’t recommend this. It’s more of an shooter game than a horror game. I’m not a huge fan of horror in general, so I was okay with it not being as scary as something like Outlast. Overall, 9/10.
• Deep Rock Galactic: Easily the best co-op game I’ve played right next to Left 4 Dead 2. It came to Game Pass pretty recently and I would recommend this to anyone who’s looking for a game to play with friends. There are four basic classes to choose from: Driller, Engineer, Scout, and Gunner. Each one of those classes has different uses and abilities to face the onslaught of alien bugs you have to fight (yes, alien bugs). All you have to do is get a team together, select a game mode, get dropped into a procedurally generated cave, and shoot the bugs while you complete your objective. This game has so much heart and soul put into it by a great dev team backed by an active, positive community. Overall, 10/10.
• Little Nightmares: Another great horror game on this list. In this game, you okay as a little, yellow raincoat wearing girl named Six as you make your way past grotesque, terrifying “people”. My biggest grievance with this game is the 3D side-scrolling style of it. These two things put together lead to me messing up jumps and platforming because if the odd depth to the game. Despite this, it is a great game with a lot of lore and story to unravel as you play. Overall, 9.8/10.
• Frostpunk: This is a super difficult survival game. You play as the leader of small civilization during a catastrophic, Ice Age like event. You have to sign laws to keep your people happy and assign people to jobs. Warmth and temperature are very important. Without warmth, your people get sick, then you have to build medical posts using wood to keep them happy. To get wood, you have to have people go out to scavenge. If everyone is sick, there’s nobody to go out to scavenge and you eventually lose. One small mistake like leaving people out working when a cold front happens can decimate your run. I recommend it to anyone who loves survival/base management games. Overall, 9/10.
• Wolfenstein Trilogy (not Youngblood): I had played every game except The Old Blood in the Wolfenstein Trilogy. With Microsoft acquiring Bethesda, Wolfenstein The Old Blood and The New Order were put on game pass. I owned The New Colossus on disc so I decided to play all of them in order. They are all solid games. The gameplay in each are similar with basic shooting and stealth mechanics. The story and setting with the N*zis winning WW2 is a great one. I definitely recommend playing each game in order as I did. The Old Blood, 8.5/10; The New Order, 9.5/10; The New Colossus, 9/10.
• Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: One of the best open world games ever. I know I’m a little late to the BOTW train, but I had to put this in here just to state the obvious fact that this game is amazing. The sandbox like nature to the open world and great combat kept me hooked all the way through. The simplistic music that plays whilst exploring that contrasts with the epic battle themes that pairs with stellar boss fights is beautiful. I’m not one for puzzles, but the puzzles in this game were still engaging while doing them. If you haven’t picked this one up yet, I implore you to. Overall, 10/10.
• The Last of Us One and Two: I had preordered the collectors edition of TLOU2 months before it came out and in that time, I decided to replay TLOU1 to recap the story. Now that I’ve played both I can confidently say that they are both in my top 3 games of all time (3. TLOU2, 2. TLOU1, 1. RDR2). The extremely well written characters and story in both games is some of the best I’ve ever seen in media, period. The gameplay, graphics and attention to detail shocked me on the first play through of each game. These are two games that everybody should experience as I believe them to be the cream of the crop for video games. I do not understand the hate the sequel gets. I’m very glad I kept my pre-order despite the backlash the devs got. I respect anyone’s opinions on this game and I hope everyone will respect mine. Overall, TLOU1 gets an 11/10 and TLOU2 also gets an 11/10.
Thank you for reading my reviews! As I said in every review, I recommend all of these games. I hope to hear your opinions and discussion in the comments.
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