The Best Single Player Video Games Of This Generation So Far

Note: This article was updated in July of 2019.

There may be a trend lately with online multiplayer video games with battle royale modes flooding the marketplace, but it’s always a treat to sit back alone and get lost into a unique world. Single player video games are still thriving today with so many incredible journeys for players to go through and gameplay narratives that can be family friendly to mature. Regardless, if you’re looking for another fantastic journey to enjoy between a big video game launch then let us lend a hand.

In this list, we have compiled some of the best video game titles that are perfect for playing alone. Likewise, these games are available on today’s latest generation platforms such as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and lastly, the Nintendo Switch. Likewise, we’ll continue to update this list with new titles as they are released. In the meantime, take a look at the best single player video games you can pick up and play today. Lastly, please note that these games are not ranked in any particular. These are just some awesome games we recommend checking out if you haven’t already.

#60 Ghost of Tsushima

  • Developer: Sucker Punch Studios
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Ghost of Tsushima is a brand new IP from developers Sucker Punch. These are the same creators who have brought out other notable titles on the PlayStation platform such as Sly Cooper and the Infamous series. In this latest title of theirs, Sucker Punch takes players back into an ancient setting within Japan. The year is 1274 and the Samurai have been quickly taken out by the Mongol forces that invaded the island. Jin is one of the very last samurai left and it’s his duty to take down this seemingly unstoppable force from destroying his home.

However, with his samurai brothers fallen from the attacks, Jin quickly learns that the traditional ways of combat won’t save those he love. Instead, Jin must become a ghost and use unconventional tactics to win this war. It’s been a good little while since we got anything from Sucker Punch studios and it seems that their hard work really paid off as the game has been reviewed rather well across the board.

#59 Days Gone
  • Developer: SIE Bend Studio
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Days Gone may have flown under the radar for some gamers. Developed exclusively on the PlayStation 4, the game follows after the events of an apocalypse disease that released into the world. Essentially this is a zombie survival horror game where players take the role of a biker named Deacon St. John. There’s a good portion of this game that deals with managing resources and keeping items in stock as you embark on your journey around the world facing zombies and other hostile threats. This is a lengthy game campaign with several side quests to take part in. Outside of just the main campaign, players can freely explore the open world, gather resources, and make upgrades to their skillsets along with their main trainsportation motorcycle.

#58 Devil May Cry 5
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom

Devil May Cry 5 is one of the few titles currently out right now for the spring releases. This title puts players into the shoes of a few different characters such as Nero who was present in Devil May Cry 4 and we have to say the game is very fluid with its combat, much like the previous installments. In terms of the narrative, the game picks up after the events of Devil May Cry 4 which follows Nero, Dante and a new character named V as the have to deal with a new powerful demonic invasion. We won’t spoil too much here and we suggest checking out our Before You Buy episode upload on the game posted above.

#57 The Last of Us Part 2

  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

The Last of Us was such a massive hit when it launched into the market originally that it was bound to get a sequel. Fans couldn’t get their hands on a copy of The Last of Us Part 2 quick enough and finally in 2020, we got the sequel that throws players back into the world of The Last of Us. We’re going to do our best from spoiling anything here but overall the game takes place several years after the events of the first game. Ellie is an adult and has been living comfortably in a town that’s done a great job keeping hostile threats away from the area.

Nothing lasts forever and something tragic happens in Ellie’s life that sets her on a path full of revenge. The world is still overgrown with nature taking over big cities. Now there’s more than just the infected to worry about when you’re out in the open. Alongside the fungus zombie-like creatures that roam the open, Ellie will have to face against a new hostile human group along with a threatening religious cult. Fans can also expect a rather lengthy game as well with the title putting players in about 30 hours of gameplay.

#56 Metro Exodus
  • Developer: 4A Games
  • Publisher: Deep Silver

In Metro Exodus game players will be going through the world after a nuclear war leaving most everywhere in shambles. Likewise, players will still be dealing with a wide variety of hostilities such as the creatures that lurk about. Within the game, you will be stepping into the shoes of Artyom following the events of Metro: Last Light. Artyom is seeking to travel east in order to start a new life though the journey to achieve this new life will span across a year. The Metro series is not one to really be a big triple AAA release but this installment felt the most visually and fine-tuned. The game also has plenty of exciting environments to explore and moments that will have you on the edge of your seat. Take a look of our Before You Buy video upload posted above to see some of the gameplay in action along with some more pros, cons and personal opinions.