These games are big, brash and popular. They have big budgets which means the visual and interactive quality is particularly high. They also have strong and wide ranging player communities.
This list includes 12 games from the last 28 years, with 259 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to play popular blockbuster games.
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Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE
Release Date: 14/12/2001, updated in 2020
Platforms: GameCube, Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii
Genres: Open World and Simulation
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 8 players online
You live on a small island teeming with life. Insects, fish, trees, vegetation and fossils are represented with cute cartoon visuals. Rather than the scale or grandeur of other game worlds, it’s the interconnected drama of the world and characters...
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Release Date: 18/08/2020
Platforms: PC and Xbox Series X|S
Players: You can play this with 30 players online
Microsoft Flight Simulator (Microsoft Flight Sim 2020) is the latest flight simulator game in the long running series. Along with a huge range of aircraft you can learn to fly, the game recreates the entire Earth using textures and data from data Maps...
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE
Release Date: 12/11/2020
Platforms: PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5
Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform and Puzzle
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online
Sackboy: A Big Adventure is running and jumping game. It's a spinoff of the LittleBigPlanet series and follows Sackboy and three friends as they explore, collect and battle their way through a fantasy world.
New Super Mario Bros. U
Release Date: 18/11/2012, updated in 2019
Platforms: Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii U
Genres: Action, Creative, Platform and Puzzle
Players: You can play with 5 players in the same room
New Super Mario Bros. U is platform game where you play with 4 main players (and an optional assistant player) to traverse from one side of the level to the other. Along with the usual running, jumping, stomping and collecting you are racing other...
Forza Horizon 4
Release Date: 25/09/2018
Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Genres: Open World and Racing
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 72 players online
Forza Horizon 4 is a thrilling racing game where you race all manner of vehicles across a wide range of landscapes. This fourth iteration is set in the United Kingdom, with Edinburgh’s narrow streets, the Lake District’s hills and rainfall and the...
Forza Motorsport 7
Release Date: 03/10/2017
Platforms: PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 24 players online
Forza Motorsport 7 immerses players in the exhilarating thrill of competitive racing. From mastering the new motorsport-inspired campaign to collecting a wide range of cars to experiencing the excitement of driving at the limit, this is Forza reimagined.
Release Date: 15/12/1993, updated in 2020
Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Action, Simulation and Sports
FIFA is one of the two main football video games (the other being Pro Evolution). Each year it's released with improved visuals, more realistic physics and enhanced competitive play. For those that follow the game closely and play it a lot, it offers a...
Super Mario 3D World
Release Date: 21/11/2013, updated in 2013
Genres: Action, Adventure and Platform
Super Mario 3D World is a platform game you can play with up to 4-players in the same place. While all Mario games are good for families, this co-operative and competitive play makes it great for families and friends to play together.
Release Date: 25/02/2021
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Genres: Action, Open World, Racing, Simulation and Sports
Players: You can play this with 50 players online
Riders Republic is an extreme sports game. You can mountain bike, ski, snowboard, fly in a wingsuit and rocket-suit. This builds on other spots games with tens of online players competing at once in each event.
Luigi's Mansion 3
Release Date: 19/10/2018, updated in 2019
Platforms: GameCube, Nintendo 2DS|3DS and Nintendo Switch
Genres: Action, Adventure and Puzzle
Players: You can play with 8 players in the same room and up to 8 players online
The three Luigis Mansion (Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Gamecube or Nintendo Switch) games each challenge you to investigate a haunted mansion. As longstanding Nintendo character Luigi, you play a ghostbuster to capture various mischievous ghouls. The puzzles...
Release Date: 01/01/2007, updated in 2020
Platforms: Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Genres: Action, Adventure and Racing
Dirt 5 is the latest game in a series of the extreme sports racing game. Like Forza Horizon or the older MotorStorm games, the series focuses on exuberance and party atmosphere rather than just...
Yoshi's Wooly World
Release Date: 25/06/2015, updated in 0017
Platforms: Nintendo 2DS|3DS and Nintendo Wii U
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room
Yoshi's Woolly World is a platform game made of knitting. You explore, jump and run your way around, solving puzzles and collecting items to complete each stage.
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