Scrolling on Twitter the other day I saw this idea of if you could only pick five games to play for a year what would you choose. I thought for a bit of fun I’d expand on this but didn’t realise how many internal doubts I would have as I tried to narrow down my choices to only five games. I think I could make this list in so many ways but I do think I would have a fun year regardless.
So what games would I play for a year if I could only play 5 games in that time?
The Witcher 3
I have vaguely started this. However, a year of being able to play limited games and I might be able to get further. Plus there is plenty to play in it and I have an edition that comes with the DLC so I will be kept busy! Maybe I would even complete it. Or is that too optimistic? All I hear is how amazing it is and how big it is. I really need to dedicate some time to this as it looks amazing.
Forza Horizon 4
I needed to add a racing game to add because I find these can be fun, relaxing and enjoyably competitive even if only with yourself and the AI. It has some DLC which I haven’t played so it has the potential for new experiences. I have so many things to do and places to explore in the base game that I haven’t yet so I would be perfectly happy for a long time. Also it is beautiful, the UK is represented here in such a gorgeous way. Also here we have a game that also has multiplayer so if I want to go online for something different then I have that option.
Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy
Part of this is because I have it twice and have completed it exactly zero times. There are so many levels to do for starters and then you have the extra challenges of the time trials, relics and just trying to be perfect at each level. Whilst it would, admittedly, have the potential for annoying me with dying frustratingly or narrowly missing out on a relic or just not being able to make a jump, I would still enjoy it.
Mass Effect 2
I was trying to think of a game I love and want to replay to add. An old favourite that I wouldn’t get bored with and this was what I decided on. Since you can play a variety of ways, change how your characters fight, play on different difficulties and be good or be bad, there is so much content that even though I have finished the game that I haven’t seen yet. I was trying to decide which Mass Effect title to choose and went with 2 because of the DLC. It gives me more to do and more choice!
For the point in this list where I need a calming, relaxing, just easy and nice game then I need to add Stardew Valley. This is just perfect for a relaxing evening and I think given I have also put Crash Bandicoot on this list I might need that. I love Stardew Valley and you have so many things to do, you can make new saves with different starting types, you can make friends, get married, spend all your time fishing or digging. Also I love the soundtrack so I could honestly just sit and listen to that.
This was a surprisingly difficult choice to make. I have so many that I want to play or want to replay so narrowing it down was tricky. However, I think I would have a great year playing these! If you were to only play 5 games in a year what games would you pick? Let me know in the comments.