The top-selling games offer something for every type of gamer. With new takes on classic fan favorites like Madden NFL, Pokemon and Uncharted combined with innovative games like No Man’s Sky, you’ll find role-playing games, first person shooters and plenty of adventure. These popular games will satisfy lifelong gamers and entice new players into the hobby. Whether you’re looking for a new classic, a great Christmas gift for the gamer in your life or need more information before buying, this list is a great place to learn about the latest best-selling video games.
1. Madden NFL 17
The Madden NFL series consistently delivers fresh graphics and fun gameplay, and Madden NFL 17 is no exception to the franchise’s top-notch history. With new commentary, deeper strategy and a streamlined defense system, you’ll have more fun than ever playing armchair quarterback. Build the perfect team with the single-player campaign mode or dominate the online charts in multiplayer. Madden NFL 17 offers hours of replay value and frequent updates that will keep you glued to your seat.
2. Deus Ex: Man Divided
This follow-up to the smash-hit Deus Ex builds on all the promise of the original game. With new ways to augment your hacker and a new arcade mode to help you perfect your shooting, you’ll never want to put Dues Ex down. The story mode features true consequences as your mission choices impact the world. Will you save the world without a single kill or rush in guns blazing?
3. No Man’s Sky
This game received a lot of attention when its trailer first aired at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, and that hype has translated into high sales numbers for this space exploration epic. Hello Games has created something unique by spawning procedurally generated planets that deliver a one-of-a-kind experience without boring the player. You’ll land on worlds that no other player will ever see, creating a sense of wonder unmatched by any other game.
4. Pokemon Sun
Unlike Pokemon Go, this version of the popular monster catching franchise is available exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS. That hasn’t stopped it from becoming one of the top selling video games, as long-time fans and new players drawn in by Pokemon Go wait for the newest editions to the series. As the first release in the seventh generation of Pokemon role-playing games, Pokemon Sun will offer a brand-new way to catch ’em all.
5. Pokemon Moon
Pokemon games are always released as sets of two, with each version providing similar gameplay and exclusive monsters. Pokemon Moon and Sun promise a new set of adventures set in a Hawaiian-inspired tropical paradise. Many returning Pokemon will appear in new Aloha forms inspired by the sunny climate of Hawaii and players will have access to once-per-battle special attacks to offer new strategies for becoming the Pokemon Champion.
6. Nintendo Selects: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Wind Waker is considered by many fans to be the greatest Legend of Zelda game ever created, so it’s no surprise Nintendo is re-releasing it for the Wii U. With updated 1080p visuals to enhance the already beautiful gameplay and an updated ship to help players travel between islands more quickly, players can fall in love with Link’s journey all over again. If you enjoy exploration, puzzles and adventure-action, don’t miss this game.
7. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
This gorgeous game combines action, stealth and puzzle-solving to create a satisfying conclusion to the story arc of the earlier Uncharted games. Even if you haven’t played the previous entries in the Uncharted series, you’ll appreciate the engrossing storyline and breath-taking visuals. Uncharted 4 takes full advantage of the Playstation 4’s processing power to create a world that you’ll want to revisit countless times, and the new trophy system will reward your repeated playthroughs.
8. Batman: Arkham Knight
The Arkham series ends on a high note with this combination of role-playing and head-to-head combat. Rocksteady has added plenty of new features to their latest game, allowing you to create terror in Gotham’s street as Harley Quinn, enjoy the updated fighting system that lets you use all of Batman’s tricks or hop inside the Batmobile. Switch seamlessly between fighting classic Batman villains like the Scarecrow and solving mysteries as the world’s greatest detective.
9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
This first person shooter focuses on engaging multiplayer options, with new modes like Five versus Five, Terrorist Hunt and Outlive and Outlast. Choose from six operators, each with a unique skillset, and prepare to defend your honor, defeat the terrorists and score the highest number of kills per round. Great graphics, interactive environments and an updated physics engine make this a must-buy game for fans of the FPS genre.
10. Assault Suit Leynos
Target Earth gets an update in this remake of the beloved 16-bit shooter. Players don robotic assault suits and collect weapons upgrades to shoot down aliens threatening humanity. The game is known for its high level of difficulty and almost unlimited numbers of assault suit upgrades. You’ll die repeatedly with this side-scrolling shooter, but the gameplay stays fun because of the quick load times and easily unlockable customization options.