With the temperature dropping and the heavens opening now is the perfect time to sit back, relax and rock some games. But what if you don’t have anything to play? Or you’re keen for a change of pace? Well luckily, we’ve got your covered with our list of top 10 games!
Number 10: Hearthstone
If you grew up playing Yu-Gi-Oh in the school yard then Hearthstone is the spiritual successor you’ve probably already played. Free-to-play and filled to the brim with decks galore Hearthstone offers those classic trading card game tropes with a delicious virtual spin. Feel the power of the light, command the forces of the dead, summon mighty dragons and cast wicked spells to destroy your enemies; all from the comfort of your own home!
Number 9: League of Legends
If you’ve ever been on a computer you’ve probably heard of this bad boy. League of Legends is the biggest MOBA in the world and its plain to see why, with a massive community, hundreds of champions to choose from and cosmetics galore it’s a slam dunk. Get your friends together, download League for free and go forth to crush any who would stand against your mighty team!
Number 8: Minecraft
As fun as competitive games are they can become tiresome. Luckily, the ultimate chill game does exist in the form of Minecraft. Awake in a world where the only limit is your tenacity as you mine, chop, harvest and craft your way towards your dream base. Build mighty towers, deep dwelling citadels and beautiful delicate works of art all for the simple fun of it! Also, it has more mods then you can shake a stick at so enjoy that.
Number 7: PUBG
We couldn’t make this list without having one of the heavy hitter’s on here. There’s a good chance even if you don’t play PUBG you’ve heard the name of this massive success. Set in the popular battle royal format players are thrown right in the deep end. Scramble, clamor and desperately claim what’s rightfully yours as you slay any potential usurpers. After all, to quote Highlander; “there can only be one”.
Number 6: Final Fantasy XIV
Final Fantasy XIV is one of the most played MMORPGs in the world circa 2019 and with its old school grit and new era graphics it’s no surprise. FFXIV combines the beautiful art style expected of any Final Fantasy game with classic holy trinity mechanics expected in any quality MMO. Some of the boss mobs are so powerful they can only be defeated after 18 hours of continuous raiding! If you’re over the WoW style but want to keep that classic MMO challenge FFXIV is the game for you.
Number 5: Europa Universalis IV
This list wouldn’t be complete without the king of all real-time-strategy games, Europa Universalis IV. Dive right into the history of your favourite nation any year between 1444AD – 1821AD with specialised missions, units, rulers, ideas and game play styles each nation offers a unique experience all based on historical fact. Want to change the victor of the War of the Roses from Tudor to York? Done. Want to unite Japan and colonise America before Europe did? Done. Want to make sure the Yuan dynasty never falls? Done. All this and so much more is at your fingertips with EU and it is sure to improve your history knowledge too!
Number 4: Halo 1-3
The game series that made the Xbox console takes the fourth place on our list today and we couldn’t be happier about it. The first three Halo games have a special place in many people’s hearts and for good reason. Play as the iconic master chief as you slay the evil covenant who would dare to attack humanity. With high stakes and a dark new enemy on the horizon lead the charge of humanity’s resistance. All the while jumping to make that hit box harder to target of course.
Number 3: Need for Speed Most Wanted
The game that let you climb to the top of the blacklist makes an appearance at number 3 on our list. Need for Speed is a classic series but Most Wanted took it in an exciting new direction, even if the odd fusion of live acting with green screen back drops was terrifying. Race against fellow ne’er-do-wells, all the while dodging the long arm of the law all to reclaim your lost super car that was stolen from you. It’s a high-octane experience that’ll have you zigging and zagging like a pro in no time.
Number 2: Fallout New Vegas
Widely considered the best of the entire Fallout series, Fallout New Vegas is the ultimate post-apocalyptic survival experience. Civilisation has just begun to return to the Mojave Desert and through your actions you’ll decide what path it takes. Through quests, epic battles, duplicitous dealings and more you’ll choose which power comes to rule over New Vegas and all of its many resources. Prepare yourself, for the earth of tomorrow…today!
Number 1: Pokémon
For decades they have dominated the lives of millions, what else could it be aside the Pokémon games? Equipped with the best original theme song out the Pokémon games are always a great wet weather idea. The originals are also available on PC if you can’t get your hands on a Gameboy. Conquer the elite four, defeat whichever team is coming at you and catch that legendary from the cover art that you always stared at. After all, you’ve got to be the very best right?
We hope our list has given you a few new options and ideas for those delicious rainy-day game sessions. With hand held, PC and console options you’ve got as many choices in location as you do in games, so enjoy yourself and keep warm!