Rocket League became a tremendous success thanks to being a free game offered to Playstation Plus subscribers way back in 2015, and it has continued its road to success, releasing on nearly every console and platform since. With unique play modes, a ranking system that scales to your skill level as you get better, and millions of players to compete against, there’s always a reason to play ball.
The Oculus Quest got Tetris Effect last year which proves the game can run on Android, and in VR, no less. Hopefully, we’ll see this masterpiece on the Play Store soon.
Now, Warframe can be pit up against the greats, offering dozens of hours of free content, an expansive community with guides and how-to’s, and to be blunt, the game itself is just a stupidly fun action title that begs for one more round. In 2020, it was purchased by Tencent, a company that is no stranger to mobile titles and MMOs, which gives a positive outlook on this title making its way to the platform in the future.
Persona 5 Royal
A unique turn-based combat system offers a traditional RPG format to this dating-sim adventure, but it’s the Personas themselves that can offer an exciting twist on combat and gives power to your characters, utilizing creatures and personalities related to legendary outlaws and thieves. Dungeon-diving meets dating in this excellent social-RPG from Atlus.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game
Cute renditions of the film’s characters set in backdrops that closely follow its plot, this game lets you experience the charm of the comic’s style while sticking mostly to the storyline of the highly underrated film. Devilishly difficult, it stays true to the arcade-style setup of its UI and lives system and provides a multiplayer experience that is sure to please. Combinations offer complexity to veterans, but button-mashers still have a place to enjoy this pixel-art fan favourite.
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
Originally released in 2014, Shovel Knight’s combination of 8-bit graphics paired with chiptune music grants a peek into a ‘what could have been’ scenario of the game releasing in the NES era. Along with the expansions that star three of the bosses from the original game, each with their own move sets and storylines, there are dozens of hours to spend in this world of shovels and chivalry.
Sound confusing? It’s a puzzle game, for sure, and often the simplest solutions seem out of place, so you really have to bend your brain to work within the confines of this Wonka-esque land of colourful scenery and whimsy. When you have a huge key fall out of the sky in order for you to cross a gap that was unpassable before, the magic of Maquette clicks, along with the story that will pull on your heartstrings and perhaps inspire a revisit to memories and conversations from a love long lost.
A Short Hike
Seeing as Claire is a bird, you can also glide around the island and use gusts to lift you into the air, which is some of the best gameplay and really offers you a unique means of travel. The whole game seems to give off strong Animal Crossing vibes, and while it’s relatively short, it’s a great distraction with lovable characters and charm overflowing.