Game On: 6 Must-Play Games On National Video Games Day

by Alex Robinson

A highly anticipated event that celebrates the remarkable world of video games is coming this September. For all our ardent video game lovers, September 12th is the day when you can witness gamers of all ages and backgrounds come together to honour the medium that has provided countless hours of entertainment, storytelling and immersive experiences. 

Video games have evolved from simple pixelated graphics to impressive realistic worlds that captivate players and transport them to fantastical realms. They offer a diverse range of genres, from action-adventure and role-playing to puzzle-solving and multiplayer competitions, catering to a wide spectrum of gaming preferences.

National Video Games Day serves as a reminder of the significant impact games have had on our lives. They have the power to inspire, challenge and entertain us, often becoming a shared language that connects people from all walks of life. 

Whether you're a seasoned gamer or new to the gaming community, this day presents a unique opportunity to explore the must-play games that have left an indelible mark on the industry.

In this blog, we pay homage to the must-play games that have shaped the industry and left an indelible mark on our hearts and minds.

1. Fortnite

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Kicking off our list with a beloved game for those who enjoy competitive multiplayer games, we have Fortnite, developed by Epic Games. It’s no wonder this thrilling and nail-biting game has become a cultural phenomenon. This battle royale game drops players onto an island where they must fight to be the last person standing. 

With its ever-changing map, constant updates and vibrant community, Fortnite provides an exhilarating and social gaming experience. Call your friends over and let the battle begin!

2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Looking for a critically acclaimed masterpiece that will blow you away? The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one you need to add to your list!

Developed by Nintendo, this open-world action-adventure game takes players on a breathtaking journey through the vast and immersive kingdom of Hyrule. With its stunning visuals, innovative gameplay mechanics and enthralling storyline, this game has redefined what it means to be an open-world experience.

3. Red Dead Redemption 2

For fans of immersive storytelling and open-world exploration, Red Dead Redemption 2 by Rockstar Games is an absolute must-play. Set in the Wild West, players assume the role of Arthur Morgan, an outlaw navigating a changing world. 

The game's attention to detail, rich narrative and stunning visuals make it an unforgettable gaming experience. This action-packed adventure is definitely a must-play on national gaming day with your friends or virtually!

4. Super Mario Odyssey

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Super Mario Odyssey is a delightful and inventive platformer developed by Nintendo. In this game, you can expect to join Mario on a globe-trotting adventure as he explores colourful kingdoms and possesses objects with his trusty hat. 

As he rescues Princess Peach from the clutches of the dastardly Bowser, this game truly captures the essence of pure joy and nostalgia, especially if you are a 90s kid. 

5. God of War (2018)

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Santa Monica Studios God of War reboot is a tour de force in the action-adventure genre. With a compelling story centred around the relationship between Kratos and his son Atreus, this game combines breathtaking visuals with intense combat. 

Not only is this coupled with thought-provoking themes but its graphics are sure to create an unforgettable experience. With this game, prepare to be immersed in a world inspired by Norse mythology with your friends.

6. Minecraft

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No list of must-play games would be complete without Minecraft. Last but not least, this sandbox-building game was developed by Mojang Studios and has remained a firm favourite in the gaming industry for years. 

Minecraft offers endless possibilities for creativity, exploration and collaboration to all its ardent fans. Whether you're building magnificent structures or working hard to survive against hostile creatures, with this game you can embark on epic adventures with friends. It’s no wonder this game has something for everyone.

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Whether you prefer immersive open-world experiences, competitive multiplayer games or nostalgic platforms, there's something for everyone to enjoy. 

So, grab your controller, invite your friends, and immerse yourself in the incredible variety of games awaiting you on this special day. 

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