I love gaming. I love getting lost in a beautiful, open world, free from the stress of every day reality.
Free to explore. Free to build and create. Free to cause chaos with no repercussions.
It's just such a release. And we need that in this crazy world today.
Gaming has been a passion of mine since I was a kid. I have over 28 different game consoles (and counting) that I've collected over the years.
My oldest console is an Atari 2600, which I picked up on a Facebook auction group about a year ago. I was excited to grab this because it was my very first game system when I was a kid. I got one brand spanking new in the early 80s.
But, despite all the consoles available to me, I usually just flip between Nintendo Switch and Xbox One X. And there are a few games that have become a little more than an addiction.
Here are the top 5 games that have me coming back for more (lately).
I was a few years late to the party for this one. I heard people talking about it and I didn't understand was the fuss was about. And boy do I wish I started it sooner!
I purchased the digital Special Edition through an Xbox sale and I was hooked instantly!
There's just so much to do. You can become a vampire lord or werewolf. You can join different factions, become an assassin, get married (not a selling point for sure!)
I just started a third play through and each has been a completely different experience. I'm still finding new things to see and do.
On a side note, I love all the glitches! I don't how many times I've seen a cow fall out of the sky, or people's heads do a 360. Oh, Bethesda 😂
4/3. Pokemon Sword/Shield
I wasn't sure if I should list both of these separately or as one. For the most part, these games are the same.
A couple gym leaders are different, both have their own exclusive Pokemon in the wild and a different legendary to catch at the end of the main story.
After playing over 200 hours of Sword, I started playing Shield. My boyfriend purchased the double pack when it was released.
I've never really played a Pokemon game before this except Pokemon Snap and Stadium but they don't really count!
I've heard a lot of hard core Pokemon fans don't care for these games. But, that doesn't matter because love them.
2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
My favourite Zelda game of all time is Ocarina of Time, but honestly there isn't much replay value once you finished it.
I was so on the fence about Breath of the Wild when it was announced. It looked absolutely beautiful, but it also didn't look like a Zelda game to me.
But when I played it...
O. M. G.
This game is amazing!
The open world is massive and beautiful. There is so much to see and do. New challenges and game mechanics.
I was so into finding every shrine and Korok seed that I put off fighting Ganon until just recently. (And it was surprisingly simple)
1. Fallout 4
I've spent more hours on this game than I can remember. I'm on my 5th or 6th play through.
I'm probably in the minority, it seems many people prefer New Vegas or even Fallout 3 better. I don't know, I just find Fallout 4 more - relaxing. If that makes sense?
Don't get me wrong, there's nothing more satisfying than taking down raiders and super mutants, but I also love the settlement building. Something about it is just so soothing to me.
On the flip side, if I hear one more "another settlement needs our help", I may snap. I try to avoid Preston at all costs .
And you can't forget all the wonderful Bethesda glitches. Classic.