Want to know where to invest your video game money this summer? Here’s our take on the top 10 upcoming games, updated for summertime.
10. Halo Infinite
Though the reviews have been so-so with fans underwhelmed by the game’s aesthetic, you’ve still got to get a little excited about the release of a flagship game franchise.
9. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
One of the prettiest games on our list, this ethereal sequel to the 2015 game adds breadth and detail, with a myriad of new creatures to battle.
8. Ghost of Tsushima
A beautiful game with epic gameplay, which is reminiscent of an Assassin’s Creed set in Feudal Japan…in a good way.
7. Half Life: Alyx
It’s been over a decade since the last Half Life was released, but good things came to those who waited for this masterpiece.
6. Doom Eternal
Double the demons, double the gore, double the fun. This is easily the best looking Doom yet and with the frantic, insane gameplay, this one’s a must-have.
5. Dying Light 2
Rich gameplay in a massive open world makes Dying Light stand out in the still-crowded zombie genre.
4. Resident Evil 3 [Remake]
Resident Evil 3 received refresh similar to that of RE2, which was a massive, unexpected success. This feels like a bit of a cash grab but to see how great Resident Evil 3 looks, not to mention Jill Valentine in high-res, I really don’t care.
3. Final Fantasy VII [Remake]
A remake of one of the best games of all time, the new, beautiful aesthetic and multiple gameplay modes make this a must-buy.
2. The Last of Us Part II
An ambitious and expansive game with terrifying horror and some of the most brutal combat we’ve seen. It loses a few points because it becomes a bit of a soap opera at times, and while that might be my own issue it’s enough to keep Last of Us Part Deux out of the top spot.
1. Cyberpunk 2077
So. Fucking. Awesome. Easily the most badass game of the year. Cyberpunk 2077 is the most ambitious, densely-packed game world we’ve ever seen. So much detail. Compelling and rich.