Top 5 Most Recent Games

The most recent games aren’t necessarily the ones that are the best of the year. However, they’re the ones that stood out the most. You’ll still be talking and playing them long after they’ve come out, whether it’s because of their captivating stories, their enthralling environments or their relentless gameplay.

While many sequels are iterative improvements on a formula, XCOM 2 rises above its predecessors thanks to an original perspective and revamped combat system which offers an unlimited ceiling for experienced players. It’s among the few games to be both kid-friendly and mature at the same time, with a savvy approach that doesn’t impede its inherent fun factor.

Brutal Legend, the first non-Squaresoft title that uses Unreal Engine 4, proves that old school action can still be extremely powerful. The game is awash with nostalgia from every crevice, and has an aesthetic that combines the brutal beauty of PS1 classics with the stunning elegance of modern action games.

Spec Ops The Line is an excellent shooter with a compelling story that’s more important than ever. It’s also the most interesting installment in the series to date, with an intriguing sci-fi setting as well as characters that are both relatable and hard to empathise with.

Despite the absence of any new content, Final Fantasy XIV has found itself firmly back in the good graces of fans after a low point with Warlords of Draenor. The game’s revival is due to a renewed focus on storytelling, as well as a constant commitment by the development team to improve the basic experience by adding a variety of expansions that make it one of the few subscription MMOs that you’ll be able to stick with.