Over the past year, we’ve seen a range of video games come out across all platforms including PlayStation, Xbox and PC. 2021-2022 has not wasted any time with the release of consistent video games for players to emerge themselves. Video games are at an all-time high with a larger volume of people being in their homes over the past few years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this opened up a significant window for video game makers who have released a steady flow of exciting games for consumers to get their hands on through the first 6 months of the year. Today, we delve into the best video games of the past year for you to get your hands on. It’s worth mentioning that there is no better way to enjoy all of these video games other than on a large TV screen, click here for TV wall mounting services.
Dying Light 2 Stay Human
This prequel from the original Dying Light, first released in 2015 is the perfect game to play, with over 70 hours of gameplay for people to enjoy. It’s the perfect balance of action and horror, as you play as main character Aiden Caldwell, on a quest through the city of Villedor, trying to find his sister Mia. The game is a friendly action adventure during the day where you use your parkour skills to get through the apocalyptic, zombie-filled town, but at night things get very different. After nightfall, zombies become much stronger, faster and chase you through the city of Villedor, with the only way not to be seen is using your parkour skills to navigate through the city at night, but beware, one run turn and the angry volatiles will hunt you through the map. The game also has an open-world map, with plenty of side quests for players to get involved in along with the captivating main story, making this game one of the best video games of the past year so far.
A game that always divides opinions each year, FIFA 22 is the latest edition of a long line of FIFA games that have come out each year. For a lot of gamers, FIFA is a big no-go, but for all the football fans out there, who each year, devotedly buy FIFA and play it consistently, it’s safe to say this game still has a huge marketplace for consumers, making it one of the best video games of the past year to come out. The game looks more realistic than ever on the new-gen consoles and allows players to play as their favourite football stars across a variety of gameplay modes. The most popular one by far is the FIFA Ultimate Team, which allows people to build their own fantasy team, by opening packs and pulling players, including legendary ex-players such as Ronaldinho and Zidane. Ultimate Team again divides opinions as consumers need to make extra in-game purchases to open packs and better their teams with people often suggesting it’s a play to win system. If this sort of thing doesn’t interest you FIFA also offers other game modes such as career mode, where you take control of a teams transfer business, build your team and play the games, getting your team to reach glory, one of FIFA’s best single-player game modes, with other multiplayer online modes that aren’t pay to win being pro-clubs and volta.
This highly anticipated game, released on the 25th February 2022, is an action role playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game is played in a third-person perspective with players freely roaming its interactive open world. Elements of the game include combat featuring several types of weapons, magic spells, horseback riding, summons, and crafting. The game received critical acclaim from experts with praise for its fantasy setting, and evolution of the souls game, a series related to Elden Ring and developed by the same company. Elden Ring sold more than 13.4 million copies within five weeks of its release.
This 2022 interactive horror game is filled with drama and decisions to make as the player which will affect the end outcome of the game. The player controls 9 teenage counsellors who must survive their last night at Hackett’s Quarry summer camp amongst supernatural creatures and violent locals with a number of potential endings and outcomes for the 9 counsellors for you to choose between, this is a fun and interactive play through with a good story, which released on the 10th of June 2022, making it one of the best video games of the past year and deserving of a place on the list.