Sometimes all you want is a night in but choosing what to do can waste more time than it’s worth! If you want to have a fun night in but don’t know what to do, why not play a video game?
Video games have amazing storylines, are interactive and can be played online with other people around the world. With so many to choose from, you want to play one that will be fun, fast-paced and worth your time.
If you don’t know what to choose, read on to find out about the 7 biggest games to ever come out.
The Top Picks
1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Old but gold, this game is worth the hype for any old-school game lovers. Available to play on Nintendo 64, Nintendo DS and other platforms. The story follows the main character, Link, through a medieval world. Link wakes up in his home village that is tucked behind the Lost Woods. He sets on a quest to save Princess Zelda which leads the game into dark dungeons, lakes, volcanoes and deep into the magical forest. This game means that the player gets to see amazing detail. It is designed in a way that the player is never bored. With so much design, every time you find a new area, you can spend hours exploring, talking to the people who live there, playing games and looking for hidden prizes. For those who prefer story to straight-up action, this is the game for you.
2. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
This is considered to be one of the greatest video games of all time. And for good reason, it is in the top 3 highest-rated games on Metacritic. The game can be played on PlayStation, Xbox or on your PC. It allows you to skate in different cities, like Philadelphia, New York, Tokyo. It encourages creativity, as you can skate as Tony Hawk or create your own skater. The multiplayer modes include 1-Player, Career and Free Skate modes, as well as 2-player modes such as Horse, Graffiti Tag and more. Originally released in 2000, the game was revamped and remastered in 2020 for new and old fans alike to enjoy.
3. Grand Theft Auto V
Available on PlayStation, Xbox 360 and your PC, the Grand Theft Auto series had a hit with the fifth game. Set in Los Santos, the game can be played from the perspective of 3 different characters. Franklin, a hustler of the streets looking for more money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement isn’t as fun as he thought it would be; and Trevor, a violent man looking for his next big score. In the story mode, become involved in heists that could set them up for life, or have fun just driving around the city causing havoc and getting yourself into car chases and trouble.
4. Super Mario Galaxy
This is a fun and interactive game from Nintendo’s hero on the Wii console. Perfect for games nights with friends. Mario is on a mission to rescue Princess Peach, but this time it is in space. He explores planets all across the galaxy to find her. It is a game that uses all of the Wii remote qualities, where you can press buttons, swing the Wii remote and use the Nunchuck as well. As it is set in space, Mario has new moves like never before.
5. Red Dead Redemption 2
From the creators of ‘Grand Theft Auto V’, this is a game that took the gaming world by storm. Available only on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life at the end of the Wild West era. Available to play online with multiplayer, the possibilities for exploring are endless in this world as you attempt to survive.
6. Halo 2
Available on Xbox and Xbox One, this is the perfect sci-fi game. The alien race is back again to destroy all of humankind, and the only thing that is standing in their way is Master Chief, the super-soldier. This time Master Chief has new weapons and vehicles. In this Halo game, you can use 2 weapons at once, steal and board the alien’s vehicles or if you wanted to, change sides and play the game as the Covenant Elite. Multiplayer options are also available through Xbox Live.
7. The Last of Us
A story mode game is available on both PlayStation 3 and 4. The story involves a pandemic that transforms civilization. Infected people are ruling the streets, and those who aren’t infected are trying to get any weapon they can get their hands on. Joel is hired to smuggle a fourteen-year-old girl, Ellie, from a military quarantine. What was meant to be a simple job turns into a cross country journey of fighting.