Some video games are targeted toward a niche interest, but there are other games that everyone should try. What these types of games have in common is their playability.
They’ve all got the ‘it’ factor when it comes to a nice balance of interesting characters and exciting gameplay. This is something anyone that plays video games wants regardless of their niche interests.
So we’ve looked into video games that fit that bill. We looked at the playability, graphics, storyline, and skill level required for each game. Up next we have a list of video games that everyone should try.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is probably one of the strongest entries in the Star Wars franchise in terms of its game after Knights of the Old Republic. The game heavily features precise combat and ramping difficulty.
The game is set shortly after the famous Order 66 has been announced by the Emperor. It follows a young Padawan’s journey to becoming a Jedi as he also unravels more about himself and the fight against the evil Empire.
Never has been a Star Wars game this intricate when it comes to its combat and skill progression. While the difficulty of the game can be challenging, there is still plenty more to experience.
The game offers sprawling worlds, new enemies, a compelling lead character that you can always root for. For all of these reasons, this is one of those video games everyone can enjoy.
Super Mario Bros. 3
There might be over a hundred Mario games released to date and some might have even been forgotten. However, there is still one Mario game that has stood the test of time and is still playable to this very day.
The original Super Mario Bros. 3 is considered the best in the series and proudly so. The platformer game innovated itself from its previous version by introducing a flying and gliding Mario and added diverse worlds for players to take on.
Why should you play this game? Apart from the fun yet challenging way to beat each level, you also get to play a cute little plump Italian plumber who just wants to have a happy ending by rescuing the princess who seems to always be in another castle.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The list would not be complete if there wasn’t any Zelda game involved for you to try. However, not all Zelda games are equal. Some have floundered but Ocarina of Time is considered the best entry of the series ever.
Released by Nintendo, it was the first Zelda game to be in 3D graphics. The game was widely praised by critics and fans and has led to winning a lot of awards during the time.
You might be thinking about why you should be playing an old game in this modern age? This game innovated the thing we know now as the expansive environment, it was ahead of its time for this.
It also allows you to use other weapons besides your sword and shield, unlike previous games. Apart from that, the gameplay mechanics, the level design, the cinematics, and even the dialogue is worth praising.
The Last of Us
The Last of Us is a 2013 action-adventure game that took the world by storm. Its popularity should be enough of a reason for you to play the game at least once.
The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world. In this world, fungus-infected individuals have taken over the world and have caused anarchy and chaos. The story follows Joel as he takes a young girl under his wing.
He believes that she might be the key to humanity’s survival in all of the madness that the infection has brought. The well-paced story and the believable subversive characters are highly praised by critics and fans up to this very day.
If you want a game that offers good gameplay and most importantly, a game that has strong believable characters, The Last of Us should be on your list to try at least once.
Heroes of Might and Magic III
The Heroes of Might and Magic franchise may not have reached the levels of popularity as some of the games mentioned above but it has a cult following up to this very day. Heroes is a turn-based strategy game.
It is much like playing chess however, all your pieces are recruited units based on the affiliation you have chosen. You can choose to play a Necromancer, a Knight, a Battle Mage, an Overlord, a Warlock, and more.
The goal of the game is simple – conquer the land and vanquish all of your enemies. The game plays out like a real-time strategy game but fuses it with turn-based mechanics. You gather resources and recruit units within your turn and replenish them every week.
Heroes of Might and Magic III fully display the franchise’ charm with 8 different factions to choose from, making the game very diverse. Each faction also has different strategies to win. The game also boasts an addictive storyline.
With so many genres within the gaming industry, there isn’t enough time to perfect your technique in all of the games mentioned above. But they are definitely video games everyone can enjoy regardless of anyone’s specific gaming interest.
Our list includes everything from medieval games to classics like Super Mario. The key thing about all of the games is that they’ve got vibrant characters and fun gameplay. So it doesn’t your genre of choice, it’s all about having fun.