Video games are a part of video game culture. The video game industry has grown into an entertainment empire, with revenues that total $90 billion in the U.S. alone and 1.2 billion video gamers worldwide (about one-sixth of the world’s population).
Video games create an immersive environment to control avatars who perform various tasks, ranging from simple button presses to complex physical movements like dancing or sports activities. There are different types of video games for people of all ages and tastes, including video game genres such as action video games, adventure video games, role-playing video games, shooting video games, and strategy video games among many others.
1. Fortnite: Save the World (Fork Knife)
Fortnite: Save the world, also called Fork Knife, is a cooperative action building game that was released on July 25, 2017, and is free to play with microtransactions (purchases of in-game items using real money). The player builds forts and defends them from dangerous creatures (zombies, husks, and storms). The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world where 98% of the Earth’s population suddenly disappears while chaos reigns. The player can team up with other players to fight against the zombified hordes.
2. Call of Duty: WWII (Battlefield 1)
Call of Duty: WWII is an online multiplayer first-person shooter game, also known as BF1. It was released on November 3, 2017, for Microsoft Windows, XBOX One, and PlayStation 4. The game follows the story of Ronald Daniels during World War II. The player takes control of Private First Class Ronald “Red” Daniels of the 1st Infantry Division as he fights through key battles in Western Europe, beginning with the Invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944.
3. Super Mario Odyssey (Mario 64)
Super Mario Odyssey is a 3D platformer released on October 27, 2017, for XBOX One and PlayStation 4. It follows the story of Mario, who is on a mission to save Princess Peach from villain Bowser. He uses his new companion Cappy, who possesses special abilities that help him reach places he normally couldn’t go.
4. Assassin’s Creed Origins (Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag)
Assassin’s Creed Origins was released on October 27, 2017, and is a 3rd-person action-adventure game with stealth elements. It’s the eleventh major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series and takes place in Ptolemaic Egypt during the 1st century BC. The player takes on the role of Bayek as he fights against corrupted pharaohs by using an eagle named Senu as a reconnaissance tool. Senu can identify enemy locations, which are used to create new assassination missions.
5. Rise of the Tomb Raider (Tomb Raider 2013)
Rise of the Tomb Raider was released on November 10, 2015, for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 by publisher Square Enix. The game follows the main protagonist Lara Croft as she embarks on a journey to the legendary city of Kitezh.
6. Tom Clancy’s The Division (Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist)
Tom Clancy’s The Division is an open-world, action role-playing video game with survival elements released on March 8, 2016, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and XBOX One. The player takes on the role of an agent in a dystopian New York City that has been plagued by a plague. The game is set in the same universe as Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands.