The Sims 4
The Sims is one of the most popular simulations series, having entertained millions of games across its four instalments. It allows you to create a virtual character and guide that individual through the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Once you've created your Sim, you'll need to build and decorate your home before selecting your career.
There are plenty of options. Your Sim could become a doctor, detective or even a scientist. It's completely up to you. Whichever path you choose, you'll have to make sure they excel in the workplace to become as successful as possible. Alternatively, you could deliberately make their life more difficult if you're feeling a bit evil that day.
Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order
Whether you're a fan of the Star Wars franchise or simply enjoy action-adventure games, Jedi Fallen Order is worth checking out. It follows the story of a Jedi Padawan who managed to escape Order 66 before going into hiding for many years. But he can't hide forever and eventually has to fight back against the Empire.
Throughout the game, you will acquire new skills that bolster your Force powers and abilities with a Lightsaber. You will need to master both to defeat the enemies and powerful bosses that oppose you throughout your journey. It's not all battling, though. To keep things fresh, you will occasionally need to use your Force prowess to solve puzzles.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition
Sticking with the sci-fi theme, we have the Mass Effect Legendary Edition. It is a remastered version of the Mass Effect trilogy, which first launched in 2007. But don't let its age fool you. The Mass Effect trilogy is absolutely worth your time, thanks to the excellent characters you meet throughout the three games.
You play as Commander Shepard and, together with the crew mates you will recruit throughout the adventure, are tasked with defeating an all-powerful machine enemy known as the Reapers. These seemingly invincible enemies will be difficult to defeat, and it might not be possible without some sacrifices, meaning you can expect to make some tough decisions
It Takes Two
It Takes Two is an excellent co-op adventure where you and a friend play as couple, Cody and May. The pair were transformed into dolls by a spell and must now make their way through a wacky world where each level aims to provide something new. Variety is the spice of life, after all.
One moment, you might be dealing with enemies using a gun that fires goop, while another stage could see you climbing up the trunks of trees on a creepy crawly. It's delightfully creative and makes each level all the more exciting because you have no idea what abilities you'll get to use.
Finally, we have Dirt 5, the fifth instalment in the popular racing series. It sees you testing your driving skills on over 70 routes split across 10 locations across the globe. In one race, you'll be skidding across a frozen river in New York while enjoying spectacular views of Christ the Redeemer in Brazil for the next.
Of course, a racing game is nothing without a good selection of cars, which Dirt 5 delivers. You can pick between Rallycross, GT, trucks, buggies and motocross vehicles before hitting the many off-road courses. If you're a single-player gamer, you can tackle the Career mode, or if you want to test your skills against others, you can compete online.