When it comes to gaming, we can’t help but think that more of the best means better, right? While this might be true in some cases, it doesn’t work out so well when you’re trying to narrow down a list of top 5 games in the world. With the sheer volume of games on the market, it makes it hard to say one game is definitively better than another. To make things easier, here are our picks for the top 5 games you should be playing right now.
When it comes to battle royal games, Fortnight is king. In a little over two years, Epic Games has turned its free-to-play title into a phenomenon that made over $1 billion in profit during 2018 alone. With content coming out consistently every week, including new modes like 50 vs 50 and exciting limited time modes like Cube Gun where you can wield your opponents’ weapons against them, there’s always something to keep you playing Fortnite for hours on end.
H1Z1, sometimes referred to as The Z-One is an intense zombie survival game, originally made available on PC. However, it’s now also available on consoles and mobile devices. There are three main modes that players can choose from: Free for All (FFA), Battle Royale, and Solo. Each mode has a different feel and requires players to try something a little different to succeed!
#3: Apex Legends
For Battle Royale fans, Apex Legends might feel a little too similar to Fortnight. That being said, it is fun enough on its own that you should be playing it if you want to play Battle Royale games. It’s free to play as well, which is another bonus! If you want some tips on how to get started and improve at Apex Legends you can check out our guide here: How To Get Started And Improve At Apex Legends (All Basic Tips) for more information. Also please note that since Apex is so new, there are still a few bugs and glitches within it.
Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (or PUBG) is a game that has gone from obscurity to near-ubiquity over the course of 2018. The premise is simple: 100 players parachute onto an island, scavenge for supplies, and try to be among the last group standing. It sounds familiar—after all, it’s a Hunger Games-esque twist on battle royal shooters like H1Z1 or Fortnight—but PUBG differs because it relies less on twitchy mechanics and more on pure strategy.
#5: Rainbow Six Siege
Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege came out of nowhere last year to become one of 2015’s biggest success stories. For me, it was also one of last year’s most-played games—I spent over 300 hours with it. That probably says more about my life than anything else, but still: It’s rare for a competitive shooter to pull me back in repeatedly, but Siege managed to do just that.