Finding the right video game isn’t always easy. Everyone has their own individual tastes when it comes to playing, so this year’s top rated games are a varied assortment of wide-ranging themes and locations. Here’s a few of the best of the best:
Celeste, from Nintendo Switch. This is masocore platforming to the max. The game is definitely not just for nerds, but the main theme of combating depression and gaining self-confidence can seem a bit nerdy at first — until gamers get into the real significance of the death count.
Warhammer: Vermintide 2. Look out for bile trolls and hookrats. This sequel to the earlier platform is just getting better, with an especially fantastic loot box loop that keeps gamers on the edge of their seats for hours on end.
Iconoclasts uses awesome retro pixel art to create nostalgia for even a 6 year old. But it’s got enough puzzle elements embedded deep in the game to give the most mature and astute gamer a run for their money.
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit just came out three months ago, but already is considered the ‘boss’ game of the summer. The protagonist is 10 year old Chris, who has a dysfunctional relationship with his family and so begins to daydream about becoming Captain Spirit — and from there the player is off to multidimensional worlds where anything can, and will, happen.