It’s time for spectacular sound effects, a gripping plot, top-notch graphics, and a lot of action. Yes, we’re going to explore some of the best action games of recent years. So load up your ammo and be ready to give them a shot with all guns blazing.
Red Dead Redemption 2
No one knows better what gamers are looking for than Rockstar Games. And if you happened to play GTA, you probably get the picture. Their 2018 masterpiece, Red Dead Redemption 2, continues to amaze players all over the world.
Set in 1899, the story of Arthur Morgan, an outlaw on the run, is truly every gamer’s “must-play.” Horseback riding, hunting, heists, moral choices, and shoutouts are some of the game’s elements.
So what are you waiting for? Join the Van der Linde gang in the Wild West, embark on picturesque gun battles, and roam the open-world as if you own it.
God of War (2018)
Are you into mythology and games packed with action? In that case, you have to check out the latest SIE Santa Monica Studio’s release; God of War is a continuation of the famous saga.
The main character, Kratos, leaves ancient Greece and heads north. We can assume it’s the Norse kingdom. There, he meets his wife and starts a family. But gods had different plans for Kratos. His wife dies, and he’s left to his own devices.
Not only does he embark, what should instead be called a journey full of obstacles than a pleasant adventure, but he also has to take care of his son – Atreus.
All in all, God of War is a title you cannot miss.
Dark Souls 3
Another game about mythology, seriously? Well, don’t hold to that thought for too long because Dark Souls offers a slightly different approach. There is a lot of mystery, small hints, secrecy, and the player is expected to build their image of the world. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?
Dark Souls 3 is set in the kingdom of Lothric, and the main characters are on a mission to stop the flame from dying out. Action, battles, different types of enemies and souls make you feel like you’re inside the game.
If you’re a dark fantasy fan and you enjoy playing in a third-person perspective, Dark Souls 3 is the way to go.
Far Cry 3
You may wonder why we picked this 2012 game instead of much more recent ones such as Far Cry 4 (2014) or Far Cry 5 (2018). The truth is, and most players will agree, the last two sequels didn’t come out as great as Far Cry 3, and it’s all due to a poor story.
Far Cry 3 offers a fantastic storyline, a sense of progression, and many side missions. The main character, Jason Brody, and his friends arrive on an island in the Pacific. What looks like a paradise at first soon turns out to be a place claimed by pirates. Everyone is abducted, and only Jason manages to escape. He needs to learn his ways to survive and rescue his friends.
This first-person shooter won numerous awards in 2013 for being the best action game, the best dialogues and audio mix, the best technology, the best gaming moment (The Definition of Insanity), or the best new character (Vaas Montenegro).
Fortnite: Battle Royale
Launched in 2017 with 2 chapters and 15 seasons so far, Fortnite has been an unbeatable free-to-play video game. The concept starts with 100 players skydiving onto a map and scavenging it searching for weapons and other items. The winner is the last one standing.
You can play in a solo, duo, or squad mode. Battle Royale is very cartoony, offers bright graphics, a vibrant world, and fun combat. And it’s a game you can play with your kids.
A few cybersecurity tips for gamers
Don’t forget to think about your safety before playing games. Hackers might be trying to get their hands on your accounts or other valuable information. Thus, it’s important to be aware of these cyber threats and stay protected.
- Always download games from official websites.
- Turn on multi-factor authentication if possible.
- Use a VPN both while playing and looking for information about various games.
- Be aware of malware and phishing – never open a suspicious link or email, let alone download attachments.
- Establish strong passwords, and avoid using your personal details.
- Try to avoid public networks. Use mobile data instead if necessary.
- Keep your system and software up-to-date.
- Install a good antivirus and firewall.
- Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth if you don’t use your device.
- Encrypt sensitive files.
- Spread awareness and educate other players.