#5 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is making a return back to the traditional Call of Duty franchise with a single-player campaign along with various multiplayer game modes. Fans of the Black Ops series will see some familiar faces return in this 1980s Cold War setting as they attempt to track down a Soviet spy. It’s become quite the hyped up and anticipated video game release. You can expect an action-packed narrative, multiplayer game modes, and even the popular zombies game mode to make a return.
Furthermore, outside of the action-packed storyline, there’s plenty of attention to details. The development team has went in to make sure that even weapons will feel different. This works out best with the PlayStation 5 as the DualSense haptic feedback will react differently with each weapon used. Even if you don’t enjoy this game on the PlayStation 5, it’s still a fun Call of Duty game, it’s exactly what you would expect from this IP.
#4 Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus follows the events of Wolfenstein: The New Order which alters historical events. With the Nazi Regime ruling the world, a military resistance looks to fight back within America, acting as the nation’s second American Revolution against the Nazi rule.
If you haven’t picked up and played the first title then you’ll want to start from there as it acts as a reboot to the iconic Wolfenstein franchise. Both video game titles are available for current platforms and each is well worth picking up to enjoy, though neither of the two games offers a multiplayer aspect.
#3 Battlefield 1
Battlefield 1 gained widespread attention when it was first revealed by EA DICE. The video game would turn away from modern and futuristic time periods that Battlefield along with the Call of Duty franchise had been turning towards. Instead, Battlefield 1 takes place during the First World War.
While keeping up with the same elements and mechanics that fans of the Battlefield franchise have been used to, Battlefield 1 showcases period-accurate weapons and vehicles. Players will use bolt-action rifles, artillery, mustard gas, along with tanks, horses, zeppelins, and more.
Outside of the multiplayer component of Battlefield 1, there is a campaign that will feature six different characters each with their own war story, told through the eyes of separate soldier nationalities.
#2 Titanfall 2
From development studio, Respawn Entertainment comes their latest video game title Titanfall 2. Players will still have the competitive online multiplayer component that Titanfall is known for, however, this time around the sequel launches with a full singleplayer narrative campaign. This is something that was often brought up when Titanfall originally released and luckily the developers kept that in mind when crafting up Titanfall 2.
Within the campaign players will be taking on the role of Jack Cooper, a Militia pilot that earned his Titan after the mech’s driver was killed-in-action. Now Jack Cooper must work his way back from behind enemy lines.
If you’re looking for more competitive gameplay, the online gameplay matches are still fully accessible. The carnage of monstrous mechs and nimble foot soldiers makes combat competitive and intense.
Overwatch is a Blizzard-developed team-based multiplayer shooter surrounded around heroes. We’ve seen a few of these video game titles based on heroes and their various abilities launch into the market lately though it still seems that Overwatch remains one of the best video game hero shooters to purchase.
There’s a variety of game modes to choose from which may have you tweaking your role, character classes and of course strategy within the team. Likewise, the development team behind Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment, will introduce new heroes into the game from time-to-time.
Unfortunately, there’s no dedicated singleplayer game mode to enjoy at your leisure as the game instead is focused on multiplayer battles. With that said, if you have a few friends who enjoy competitive FPS titles then this is a must-have.
Battlefield has been a franchise that focuses on war outside of America but within Battlefield Hardline, gamers get a taste of the war on crime without leaving the country. Instead of the military setting, the game has players becoming a thieving criminal or a member of the police Special Response Unit. Gamers will race through the busy streets in game modes that include heists, rescue missions, standard deathmatches, and even a makeshift capture the flag mode called Hotwire.