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4 Most played video games in 2024 so far (2/8/2024).

Updated: Feb 8

In case you were wondering, here's a few Video games that might be under your Christmas tree.


No. 1 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Nintendo Switch

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Gaming icons clash in the ultimate brawl you can play anytime, anywhere Smash rivals off the stage as new characters Simon Belmont and King K. Rool join Inkling, Ridley, and every fighter in Super Smash Bros. history. Enjoy enhanced speed and combat at new stages based on the Castlevania series, Super Mario Odyssey, and more


Having trouble choosing a stage? Then select the Stage Morph option to transform one stage into another while battling—a series first Plus, new echo fighters Dark Samus, Richter Belmont, and Chrom join the battle. Whether you play locally or online, savor the faster combat, new attacks, and new defensive options, like a perfect shield. Jam out to 900 different music compositions and go 1-on-1 with a friend, hold a 4-player free-for-all, kick it up to 8-player battles and more Feel free to bust out your GameCube controllers—legendary couch competitions await—or play together anytime, anywhere Genre action and fighting.


New stages and fighters are joined by the combined rosters of every past Super Smash Bros. Game. Challenge others anytime, anywhere, whether you're on the couch or on the go. Play any way you want locally, online, in TV mode, Tabletop mode, Handheld mode, or even with GameCube Controllers. Fight faster and smarter with new and returning techniques, like the perfect shield and directional air dodge. Face off in 2-4 player battles, or play against the computer.


Review & Image From Amazon.com

Outstanding game that builds on the tradition of the Super Smash Bros series dating way back to earlier Nintendo consoles. Graphics, sound and gameplay are all first rate, and I love the way you can select different characters to keep variety fresh. New characters are added all the time, so Nintendo is doing a great job keeping this game on top. I highly recommend this game. Players of all age will love it!


No. 2 Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

The mass Effect legendary Edition includes single-player base content and over 40 DLC from the highly acclaimed mass Effect, mass Effect 2, and mass Effect 3 games, including promo weapons, armors, and packs – remastered and optimized for 4K Ultra HD. One person is all that stands between humanity and the greatest threat it’s ever faced. Relive the Legend of Commander Shepard in the highly acclaimed mass Effect trilogy with the mass Effect legendary Edition. Includes single-player base content and over 40 DLC from mass Effect, mass Effect 2, and mass Effect 3 games, including promo weapons, armors, and packs – remastered and optimized for 4K Ultra HD.


Mass Effect legendary Edition includes single-player base content for all Three Games and over 40 DLC, with over 100 hours of content all connected in a single saga. Take command of the Normandy, assemble your crew, and prepare for an unforgettable adventure in the highly acclaimed franchise. Experience welcome quality of life updates including a single launcher for all Three mass Effect Trilogy titles, enhanced performance, gameplay improvements, controller support for PC, and more. Relive the cinematic saga in stunning 4K with enhanced visuals, textures and models. Including modern graphic improvements, updated UI, and more. Experience everything you love about the first mass Effect game, now with improved aiming, squad controls, and Cameras. What else do you have to look forward to?


No. 3 Super Mario Odyssey


Join Mario on a massive, globe-trotting 3D adventure and use his incredible abilities to collect Moons so you can power up your airship, the Odyssey, and rescue Princess Peach from Bowser's wedding plans. This 3D Mario adventure is packed with secrets and surprises, and with Mario's moves like cap throw, cap jump, and capture, you'll have fun and exciting gameplay experiences unlike anything you've enjoyed in a Mario game before. Get ready to be whisked away to strange and amazing places far from the Mushroom Kingdom. Explore huge 3D kingdoms filled with secrets and surprises, including costumes for Mario and lots of ways to interact with the diverse environments - such as cruising around them in vehicles that incorporate the HD rumble feature of the Joy-Con controller or exploring sections as Pixel Mario. Thanks to his friend, Cappy, Mario has moves for you to master, like cap throw, cap jump and capture. With capture, Mario can take control of all sorts of things, including objects and enemies. Visit astonishing locales, like skyscraper-packed Donk City, and run into familiar friends and foes as you try to save Princess Peach from Bowser's clutches and foil his dastardly wedding plans.


Mario embarks on a new journey through the unknown, running and jumping through huge 3D worlds in the first sandbox-style Mario game since Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. Jump out of the Mushroom Kingdom on a journey through mysterious places and new experiences whilst sailing between worlds aboard an airship;Number of Players: 2 players simultaneous; ESRB Content: Cartoon Violence, Comic Mischief ; Genre: Action, Platformer. Find something interesting? Toss your cap at it and see what happens! There are lots of fun and surprising ways to interact with your surroundings. Compatible with the Nintendo Switch only.


Review & Image From Amazon.com

After the SNES I became more aligned with the PlayStation. I dabbled with the Wii but essentially eschewed Nintendo. I've become increasingly concerned about the direction of games, especially with the mentality that games are now regarded as services and consumers are therefore cash cows, ripe for milking. I started looking at back catalogues of games and took a gamble with a Switch. The one thing that I had forgotten, but thankfully found again, is that Nintendo is all about fun, especially with it's own intellectual property like Super Mario. I've been too damned serious about games for too long, and even more so about collecting PlayStation trophies. This game is fun. Lots of fun. Lots of secrets and lots of collectibles and not a single loot box or micro-transaction to ruin it. My entire family are playing this now.


No. 4 DOOM Eternal

DOOM Eternal Monsters in Video Game

Developed by id Software, DOOM Eternal is the direct sequel to the award-winning and best-selling DOOM (2016). Experience the ultimate combination of speed and power with the next leap in push-forward, first-person combat. As the DOOM Slayer, return to take your vengeance against the forces of Hell. Set to an all-new pulse pounding soundtrack composed by Mick Gordon, fight across dimensions as you slay new and classic demons with powerful new weapons and abilities.


Experience the ultimate combination of speed and power with the next leap in push-forward, first-person combat. As the DOOM Slayer, return to take your vengeance against the forces of Hell. Set to an all-new pulse pounding soundtrack composed by Mick Gordon, fight across dimensions as you slay new and classic demons with powerful new weapons and abilities.


Review & Image From Amazon.com

Very cool game and all in all good graphics and if you played the old DOOM on PC the this is the game that takes the cake and if you are looking for a challenge then DOOM Eternal is the game to play and a lot of new Demons are added which makes it more fun and challenging from the Caco Demon to the Arachnitron to the old Imp which is some of the hardest thing to kill.


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