Video games have come quite a way since they were first released in the 1950s. No longer are they confined to entertainment consoles; today, you can play games on your phone or tablet computer, or even on your desktop computer!
As technology continues to improve, video games are evolving as well, which means that there are plenty of new and exciting games to discover! Here are some trending games you haven’t heard of yet. You might be surprised at how much fun you’ll have with them!
Probably one of my favorite games, Geometry Dash is a game based on precise movements and timings. The idea behind it is to get through obstacles as quickly as possible in order to receive high scores. Another benefit to playing Geometry Dash is that it’s a pretty fun way to exercise your spatial reasoning skills!
So if you’re looking for something new to play or just want to kill some time while waiting for class, I’d definitely recommend giving Geometry Dash a try. And don’t worry if you’re not very good at it right away; practice makes perfect!
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is an extremely popular game. However, as a first-person shooter, it is almost never played by women due to sexist marketing and female exclusion in eSports. If you’re looking for a fun FPS that welcomes players of all genders and offers unique features not found in other games, look no further than Paladins: Champions of Realm.
This free-to-play game has been gaining popularity rapidly since its release last year, and with good reason. With over 20 playable characters (called Champions) who can be customized with different weapons and abilities, there are many ways to play.
If you’re looking for a high-octane, adrenaline-pumping adventure, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (or PUBG) is one game you won’t want to miss. The premise is simple: fight to be the last person standing in a large 8x8km island battlefield.
This video game puts its players on a level playing field; all that matters are your reflexes and ability to think fast under pressure. It’s easy to get started with PUBG—download it from Steam or Xbox Live Marketplace today!
One of the biggest games in recent years, Minecraft is a true phenomenon. Developed by a lone Swedish man, it features players breaking and placing blocks to build structures. The game was developed first for PC before being released for consoles and mobile devices; some players are even working on a version that runs on Apple’s watch.
The game has been so successful that Microsoft purchased its developer Mojang for $2.5 billion dollars in 2014. It also spawned a massive community around user-generated content—everything from new skins to songs can be found online if you know where to look!
If you thought real-time strategy games were your thing, but always wondered why they take so long to get anywhere, Clash Royale is what you’ve been waiting for. In a combination of strategy and collectible card gameplay, players summon troops onto a battlefield to try and break down their opponent’s towers.
Rather than moving or fighting directly, players order their units like chess pieces from afar—addressing one of our most common complaints about mobile games. It’s also free-to-play, which means there are plenty of opportunities to spend money on upgrades. Still, it remains one of our favorite mobile games in 2022.
Although Fortnite has only been around for a few months, it’s already one of 2018’s biggest gaming trends. And although its popularity is already waning, it still remains a staple in many gamer’s libraries. Being new and exciting is one thing that makes Fortnite stand out from most of today’s video games. The same cannot be said about many other games like Overwatch or PUBG, both popular 2017 releases that are starting to grow stale.
If you’re looking for something new and exciting to play, look no further than Fortnite. It’s free-to-play (with microtransactions), so there’s no reason not to give it a try! There are also plenty of resources online with tips on how to get better at playing—so don’t worry if you start off as an inexperienced player.
It’s been around for about five years, but Roblox is still a pretty obscure game. In it, players can create their own 3D avatar and then join up with other players to build anything from a futuristic apartment complex to an underwater landscape complete with sharks and dolphins.
There are also mini-games where you can engage in battle against other players or choose to be part of an arena-style match. The best part? All games on Roblox are free—and they even have scholarships available for users who want to learn how to code games themselves.
Fortnite Battle Royale
This game is undoubtedly one of 2018’s biggest hits. It’s a third-person shooter that combines Minecraft-style graphics with The Hunger Games-like premise: up to 100 players parachute onto an island, scavenge for weapons and supplies, and fight until only one person remains.
It has been called the most addictive video game in history—so if you want your work productivity to suffer, Fortnite might be just what you need. Be warned, though: its addictiveness isn’t limited to kids. Several NFL stars have already admitted to playing it during games (but we won’t name names). Here are some more fun facts about Fortnite Battle Royale :
League of Legends
As of 2022, League of Legends has a steady 20 million players every day. Released in 2009 by Riot Games, it is one of today’s most popular competitive video games and continues to gain traction with new features and strategic gameplay. Although it can be hard to break into, League of Legends is definitely worth a try—the fast-paced multiplayer battles are truly fun and intense.
So why hasn’t everyone heard of it? Perhaps because there are no consoles available (you have to play on your computer) or maybe because you have to pay for an account ($10/month). Regardless, if you like competition and enjoy strategy games, League of Legends should be your next go-to game.
All in all, there is a whole world out there just waiting to be explored. And while you may want to take it slow and steady when first venturing into uncharted territory, that’s no reason to avoid risk entirely. That’s right—I mean financial risk.
If your idea doesn’t pan out, then hey—you didn’t invest much into it; you still have your resume, after all! But if you do manage to make something of yourself, well… congratulations: you’re now a bona fide adventurer. Good luck on your quest!