Playing games is a relieving way to decompress after a long day of hard work. Setting up a board game or playing crossword puzzles can get the brain going and use your wits to complete the challenge. But then there’s the concept of video games.
Video games have been a part of society for the past few decades, creating a whole new meaning of playing games. Additionally, it opened a new industry for artistic, technical, and musically keen workers. So here are a few of the best games consoles to have in your collection.
One of the best games consoles to have in your collection is the infamous Super Nintendo (SNES). This 16-bit home video game console was released in 1990 and competed with SEGA’s Genesis console.
It was a step up from the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), improving graphics, gameplay, and sound design. It had classic games, such as A Link to the Past, Chrono Trigger, Star Fox, Super Mario World, Mario Kart—and so much more.
Jumping forward to the modern-day, the Nintendo Switch is a home and handheld console released in 2019. It has a budget-friendly model, called the Nintendo Switch Lite, and a newer model with an OLED screen.
A few games include Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
A successor console to the original PlayStation, the PlayStation2 was released in 2000 and sold over 155 million units by 2012. This incredibly successful console offered more mature games than Nintendo, widening its gaming demographic.
A few notable games include Final Fantasy X, Shadow of the Colossus, Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City and San Andres, Resident Evil 4, and Kingdom Hearts II.
The PlayStation 5 is the newest console in the PlayStation lineup and is a beast of a console. It has faster load times, two different models—one with a Blu-Ray player and one without—larger storage space, and up to 8K display. Not to mention having a larger printed circuit board compared to its predecessors for maximum running power.
Even though it’s still new, a couple of games you need to play are Ghost of Tsushima, Demon Souls, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
The Xbox 360 was the direct console after the original Xbox, released in 2005. It innovated the online multiplayer gameplay and offered direct competition with the infamous PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii, creating a battle with the best games.
A handful of classic games to mention are Grand Theft Auto V, The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, Red Dead Redemption, Far Cry 4, Halo 3, and Bioshock.
All in all, video game consoles offer so much when it comes to gameplay. From children to grown adults, you can find a game that’s right for you.