Video gaming – a time that allows for an easy escape from reality, one that transports us geeks into a different dimension. No matter your preference, there is a world that has been designed for each partiality whether it is action, strategy, building or athletics. Video gamers can become who they want to be, challenge their own and in layman’s terms…rule the cyber world! Thankfully there are hundreds of games to choose from so there is no room for boredom and each New Year holds the promise of an innovative release or a sequel to the trendiest game on the market. But there are those gems, the ones we simply can’t get rid of, the ones that impacted our lives and when a new rocking version is released we just HAVE to know about it. Below is a list of trending video games, a sort of guide for the geek gamer, one that has been designed for that gamer who really should know all this but let’s just say has been on leave for a while and visiting the real world.
The war between PC gamers, Xbox and PlayStation gamers has been an ongoing one for at least a decade, what unites each one is the passion for gaming. So as not to discriminate, the below list has a bit of something for each fanatic and will hopefully provide a little respite amongst the gaming warriors defending their turf.
Far Cry 5
Released in 2018, Far Cry 5 has taken the gaming industry by storm. Ranking amongst the most popular of video games this action-packed shooter game delivers satisfaction like no other. Designed for Xbox one users, Microsoft and PlayStation 4 both PC and video gamers can enjoy the first player game. Just recently released in March, the game is still packing heat and avid gamers are already awaiting the release of the next Far Cry hit.
This sequel of Far Cry involves an occult preacher, Joseph Seed, leading his flock to Eden’s Gate and as a junior deputy sheriff; it becomes the work of freeing the people and redeeming them from the resistance.
Ubisoft created the game with additional features that grants players their money’s worth. Three regions are available for gameplay, so where one road ends another begins. This allows players to explore different valleys, rivers, and mountains depending on the gameplay mode they have selected. When they have completed one level they can choose the next version of the game. There are several activities that will need to be mastered during the game some of which include hunting, fishing, and crafting. Now the intriguing feature if the game is the ‘For Hire’ option. This allows players to bring in other players, choose canine companions to aid them in their mission or use other gunslingers that are available in the open world, really delivering a unique spin on the game.
The one thing we do know is that Far Cry 5 will not have any loot boxes. This has been a major trend in the industry to bulk up revenues, but critics have compared it to gambling at online casinos. The exploitive nature of loot boxes is no different than casino games at enticing players to spend real money for merely a chance to obtain loot.
Metal Gear Survive
Now, this is an interesting one considering that Metal Gear Solid’s Creator, Hideo Kojima, departed from the series of top rated games back in 2015. Released in February 2018, Metal Gear Survive was developed and published by Konami Digital Entertainment, providing loyal Metal Gear fans with a new outlet. The game itself renders a similar terrain as the follow-ups leading to this rendition of Metal Gear also delivers the survival action based that Metal Gear Fans are familiar with.
The game can be played in multiplayer mode which allows for unique challenges amongst up to three parties. PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft enthusiasts can access the game equally.
God of War
Developed by SCE Santa Monica this PS 4 release is based on Greek Mythology of Norse Gods and slasher antics. The action-packed game delivers some of the most enthusiastic reviews that all boast about the special features and number of various characters that add action to this bloodbath of a game. The combat combined with exploring the terrains and various levels is most probably one of the most spectacular features of the game, which in turn has earned its spot as one of the most played PS 4 games of the year.
Dragon Ball FighterZ
It’s no surprise that with the release of the mobile game; Pokemon, Anime games were bound to take the market by storm. With that being said, Dragon Ball FighterZ had both time and luck on their side when the hit game entered the market. With a more than familiar feel akin to Tekken and the Pokemon series, players can expect to encounter high-end graphics that pack a punch with added features that boast an in-depth gameplay unique to the fighting style.
Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Console, almost all console warriors can enjoy the fighting gameplay that is entirely unique to Dragon Ball FighterZ.
Call of Duty Black Ops 4
So it hasn’t been released as of October 2018 and no reviews have yet to be released, BUT this one is most certainly going to hit the gaming world like no other. For all these gamers familiar with Call of Duty, when has any series of the game been a disappointment? Already the critics are going crazy waiting in anticipation for the release and when it hits the shelves, every gamer will be releasing their review. Here is the trick – play it and then play it again. So far here is what we know about the game;
You will be able to play the game on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, so if you don’t have one…go get one!
And well, that’s all we know!
The above-listed games are perhaps not for all genres of geek gamers; however, they certainly stand apart from their competition thanks to latest gaming technology that enhances graphics, gameplay, gaming interaction and additional features. Thanks to these attributes, whether it’s your kind of game or not, perhaps stepping into unfamiliar territory is just what is needed to open up a whole new realm of gaming!
Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Nerd Stash. An avid gamer since I could walk and can be found in Ashland, KY, where he hopes to find inspiration and uniqueness in life by meeting awesome people, development friendships with companies, and become more nerdy.