It’s always a great year for gaming since the video games coming out every year keep getting better. So which new games should you be excited about?
Everyone is a gamer nowadays — whether you play mobile games like Candy Crush on your phone, a.k.a. the casual gamers, or you play on a console for a minimum of 12 hours a day, a.k.a. the hardcore gamers. Playing video games offers some form of escapism that most people need these days to cope with all the stress happening from all the lockdowns, social distancing, and the “stay at home, save lives” movement that the pandemic made necessary.
So, if you’ve been gaming for a long time or only recently started, then you probably noticed how good console video games have become that you could consider this generation of video games as the golden age of gaming. From storytelling, acting, character arcs, world-building, graphics to gameplay, video games have come a long way from the Pac-Man and Super Mario days. Now, you have games like The Last of Us, Red Dead 2 Redemption, Ghost of Tsushima, etc., which takes gaming to a whole new level of awesomeness.
If you get confused about which to play as there are tons of amazing new and emerging games, then check out this list of the highly anticipated video games you can pre-order online, which gives you a chance to earn some rebates and incentive points.
Video Games You Should Be Excited For
75% of American houses have one or more gamers among the family members, proving that gaming is no longer just an acquired taste of a hobby or a pastime of men who don’t like going out and interacting with their friends. Anyone can be a gamer, making the activity rise to the level of watching TV series and movies as one of the leading hobbies that people enjoy. So, if you’re a gamer and you need some help with which game to play next, check out these newest and upcoming releases:
- Just Dance 2022
The thirteenth game in the Just Dance video game franchise, Just Dance 2022, was recently released on November 4, 2021, to positive critic reviews with a score of 80% on Metacritic. If you were one of the kids who enjoyed playing this game in the arcade or at home, you’d feel some nostalgia dancing to new songs on your PS4 or PS5. It’s a form of exercise that is entertaining to do alone or with your friends and family.
- Jurassic World Evolution 2
Jurassic World Evolution 2 is the companion to Jurassic World Evolution, which is Frontier’s critically and financially successful game. It is an immersive, simulation, and strategy game that players highly anticipated as the first game’s graphics and gameplay were groundbreaking. Fortunately, it was released on November 5, and some players are already raving about it.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 10th Anniversary Edition
The Elder Scrolls is one of the few games that has achieved a massive fan base and cult following, which has spawned numerous games, memes, and other media adaptations. This gives players the nostalgia they need from the decade-long influence of The Elder Scrolls franchise with some new content that would allow players to play and thoroughly enjoy the game more.
- Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy
Of course, one of the most highly-anticipated games is Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy, which is expected since superhero movies, comic books, and TV shows are all the rage these days. So, a video game where players can play as the superheroes they love seeing on print and onscreen is definitely something many players and geeks are excited about.
- Horizon Forbidden West
Critics and gamers alike considered Horizon Zero Dawn one of the best games released in 2017 for its captivating story, character, gameplay, music, and world-building. The sequel Horizon Forbidden West will still be an open-world game, with the story taking off six months from the first game’s events. Based on the interviews of the game’s creators and some trailers they have released, the sequel will become more immersive and action-packed; they also fixed some bugs and game features that many players complained about.
So, if you liked the first game, then you should get excited for February 2022, when the sequel will be released. Of course, you will still be controlling Aloy, one of the most iconic video game characters from recent years, but this time, you’ll have more weapons and armors that could make the game a more fun experience.
Let The Games Begin
Gaming has evolved into something more immersive and cinematic that it has become a totally new experience for many gamers. If this trend continues, then the future of gaming is looking promising.