There are few things more relaxing than kicking back with your favorite video game after a long week at work. Whether you prefer first person shooter games, racing games filled with action or simple stories that you can share with your kids, you’ll find the best game. No matter what type of console you play on, you’ll find some great games too, including those designed for the Xbox One and others designed for the PlayStation 3. Check out our list of the best video games to find some new titles that you will want to share with friends.
1. Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Disc – Xbox 360
Minecraft is a video game beloved by players of all ages, and Minecraft: Story Mode takes your game play to a whole new level. Instead of staying in the same community or finding yourself stuck on the same level, you can enter one of five magical worlds. Available for the XBOX 360, this game also features voice work from some of your favorite actors and stars, including Corey Feldman, Ashley Johnson, Martha Plimpton and Patton Oswalt.
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Steelbook Edition – Xbox One
Anyone who loves shooting, action or battle games will love playing Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The Steelbook edition of the game comes with a great looking case and extra features that you won’t find on the traditional version. You can play the campaign mode by yourself or with up to three other players, and the game comes with an online mode that lets you jump right in and start new missions with other online players.
3. Just Dance 2016 – Wii
Just Dance 2016 lets you dance to your favorite songs in your own home. After popping the game into your Wii, you can grab a controller and start playing in seconds. Follow the dancers on screen to see how you need to move, and score points based on how well you follow those dancers. This game features some of the top songs of 2016, including songs from artists like Lady Gaga and Meghan Trainor.
4. Fallout 4 – Xbox One
Help save the world and save yourself from in the hit game Fallout 4 for the XBOX One. This game takes you deep into a world recovering from a nuclear holocaust and asks you to complete various missions. Since its release, the title picked up multiple awards for being one of the top games of the year. Not only can you play it alone or with others in your home, but you can also play with online gamers.
5. Super Mario Maker – Nintendo Wii U
Remind yourself of just how much you loved Mario as a kid with Super Mario Maker for the Nintendo Wii U. This unique game actually lets you design and create your own worlds and levels for Mario and his crew. After finishing your design, you get the chance to play it too. It comes with a small booklet that gives you some tips and tricks on designing worlds that challenge you.
6. Star Wars: Battlefront – Standard Edition – PlayStation 4
See the world of Star Wars like never before with Star Wars Battlefront for the PlayStation 4. This amazing game puts you in the driver’s seat and lets you actually drive and control vehicles like those found in the hit films. You’ll also have the chance to interact with characters from those films and explore regions only hinted at in the movies. Play offline or online with your friends and other players with the co-op mode.
7. Destiny: The Taken King – Legendary Edition – PlayStation 4
Instead of buying each Destiny game separately, save money with Destiny: The Taken King – Legendary Edition for the PlayStation 4, which comes with all the games in this award winning franchise. You play as a character from the past who arrives in the future to help save the world from itself. The set comes with the base edition of the game, two expansion packs and the new Taken King game that offers a twist on classic game play.
8. Super Smash Bros. – Nintendo 3DS
All your favorite Nintendo characters over the years come together in Super Smash Bros. For the Nintendo 3DS, including Mario, Link and even Pickachu. After selecting a character from the title screen, you have the chance to take your little guy or gal into the arena and start kicking some butt. The more points you score, the more you can customize your characters with new clothing, hair styles and even weapons.
9. NBA 2K16 – Xbox One
NBA 2K16 lets you experience basketball like never before. Available for the XBOX One and other consoles, this game is so realistic that you might feel like you’re watching a real game as you play. All the actual teams appear in the game, and you’ll see all the top players too. Play an entire season, build up your franchise and then take the game online to play against top ranked teams from around the world.
10. Forza Motorsport 6 – Xbox One
The Fast and The Furious franchise has nothing on Forza Motorsport 6 for the XBOX One. This game turns you into the ultimate street racer and features realistic elements that make you feel like you’re really in the driver’s seat. Choose from a basic car at the beginning, and participate in races and mini games to get more cash that you can use to upgrade to a better ride and enhance all your vehicles.