There are tons of great-looking video games coming out each year. Many of these are western releases, but a huge number of fantastic titles are coming out from the Asian side. In fact, many of my most hotly-anticipated games are Japanese this year. In any case, here’s a list of all the best video games available for your console:
Top 14 Video Games for Console
Scrambling across the idyllic vistas of Nintendo’s vast new fantasy sandbox The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it’s easy to see the action adventure’s sunken structures, plaintive artifacts of a vanished golden age waiting to get restored. It was like nothing else the company has made, an experience so simultaneously prodigious and accomplished that it feels like a mic drop to the sort of open world games.
A realistic, first-person Medieval RPG. No magic, no dragons, no fantasy. The game is designed to immerse players in a gritty European world that eschew the fantastical for the historical. The Echoes of Mount & Blade with much better-looking graphics.
3. Injustice 2
The premiere DC Comics fighting game returns to modern consoles with bigger and better graphics and a whole bunch of superheroes and villains to choose from making it one of the best.
New characters and a new battle mode, plus 1080p resolution, make this a deluxe version of the game that came out for Wii U. You will be excited to play the new battle mode with Splatoon characters.
5. Persona 5
If you’ve ever played a Persona game you’ll already know how excited you should be about the release of Persona 5. Between the almost mundane management of day-to-day stuff and the demon-slaying and dungeon-crawling, this is just a wholly unique JRPG.
The 3DS version of Yoshi’s Woolly World has all that game’s levels but familiarizes more Poochy gameplay.
A cross between the Half-Life 2 and Alien, Prey looks fantastic. It’s a sci-fi thriller shooter set in a spine-chilling space station that looks like it has as much puzzling as it does shooting. Very excited about this one.
The first modification of pace for the Resident Evil franchise, Biohazard is a first-person horror game with little in the way of shooting guns, and masses of running away and hiding. It looks scary, too, and has a VR game mode.
Once a PS4 exclusive, Rime is now a multi-platform adventure and puzzle game. The indie game looks and sounds stunning. If you don’t even care what it’s about, just visit the world and feel the experience of the game.
Hey, speaking of the devil! inXile’s enormous crowd-funded game based on Monte Cook’s pen-and-paper RPG is finally upon them. The comprehensively story-driven game (prepare to read a bunch) is the mystical successor to Planescape: Torment. And it is a fascinating indeed.
A cute platformer that hearkens back to the best platformer games of Ye Olden Times, Yooka-Laylee looks pretty gorgeous and fun and is completed by developers who worked on Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country.
Finally a fully open-world Dynasty Warriors game. Dynasty Warriors 9 is said to be the biggest, best-looking in the long-running epic action franchise.
Fresh off the heels of the fantastic Dragon Quest Builders, Dragon Quest Heroes 2 define itself as a hack-and-slash, field-roaming action RPG that sends players on a new adventure to restore order in a once peaceful world filled with hordes of monsters and battles of epic proportions. The game sounds great because of it more cartoony, less-serious style there. It’s a nice contrast to something like Final Fantasy.
One of the Nintendo Switch’s first releases, Arms is a boxing game that uses both button and motion controls. Fighters have boxing gloves and long, spring arms and duke it out in a ring. It looks novel, as far as fighting games go, and exactly the sort of quirky little game that Nintendo always make.