Summer has arrived, and inevitably the heat is felt. The planned vacation is still far away, but between one thing and another we always try to carve out that little piece of free time; so why not take advantage of it? Start the air conditioner, sit down, turn on your console and… the question is inevitable: «What am I playing at now?». Don’t panic! Here is one to overcome this dilemma Top 10 video games for the summer, recommended by our editorial staff, which not only could help you better tolerate these high temperatures, but which could also metaphorically cool you down!
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo Switch)
If the desire for a holiday is urgent, Animal Crossing: New Horizons could help you get into the right perspective. Discovering a desert island, experiencing the frenzy of everyday life, you will find yourself building the holiday village of your dreams. Being in charge of this island, the possibility of doing what you want goes hand in hand with the idea of being able to relax, therefore, whether it is for a break of a few minutes or if you have more time to play, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is ready to make you understand what going on vacation really means.
It Takes Two (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, Microsoft Windows)
As the title suggests, ad It Takes Two it is played strictly in two. This action-packed platformer adventure offers several hours of fun, and what better way to face the summer than in company? Whether with a friend, relative or your partner, take on the role of Cody and May and help them solve their relationship problems and save a family that is destined to separate.
Horizon Zero Dawn (PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows)
Sometimes to fight the heat it is enough just to imagine yourself in other seasons, and in case you are undecided between which to choose, with Horizon Zero Dawn you would solve the underlying problem. Aloy is a lone hunter in a post-apocalyptic world ruled by hostile robotic creatures called “machines”. In this frenetic open world action RPG you will discover the story of the protagonist and how the world met such a sad fate. In short, it is the perfect time to recover this adventure before the announced sequel. Going from extremely cold landscapes to those of sweltering heat, you will be able to find a solution to counter the heat, in one way or another.
Ghost of Tsushima (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5)
If, on the other hand, the heat and summer don’t scare you and you want to commit to something more serious, Ghost of Tsushima is definitely for you. In this dynamic and stealth adventure video game you will find yourself following the story of the last Samurai of Tsushima Island. The attention to aesthetic details and landscapes will leave you breathless, as well as offering you a qualitatively promising experience. With the Director’s Cut just around the corner, there’s really no reason why this video game couldn’t be in the Top 10 video games for the summer!
Sea of Thieves (Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X / S)
Sailing the seas with a crew and a pirate ship is the kind of fantasy we have all had, at least once in our life. And that’s exactly where it comes into play Sea of Thieves, ready to make your most forbidden dream come true. In this first-person adventure you will create your ideal pirate and find yourself catapulted into an open world full of treasures and missions to face together with your friends, while you clash against other players … to the sound of cannon fire!
Windjammers (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Wii, PlayStation Vita)
A season like summer could bring memories to mind, making us feel nostalgic for the old days. So, what better time than this to indulge this emotion with a little retrogaming? Windjammers is an arcade sports video game that sparks summer from all pores. With a sequel in the works, this is the perfect time to crack your fingers, call friends, grab the Frisbee and even the odds!
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo Switch, Wii U)
With the upcoming sequel coming, if you haven’t played it yet, you have no excuse now. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild it’s like a real breath of fresh air. Link’s adventures come to life with cel-shaded graphics, combined with bright colors and breathtaking landscapes. Enriching the gameplay from every point of view, from a remarkable arsenal to the possibility of taming horses, the video game offers a vast world that will satisfy your need to go on an adventure.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Nintendo Switch)
After all, how could it be missing? Super Mario 3D All-Stars it is the collection that you cannot do without, even on vacation. With this pack you will be able to relive three of the greatest 3D platform adventures of our beloved Mario. With updated graphics and the necessary improvements, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy will be those chapters that will help make your summer unforgettable.
Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash (PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows)
If we think of the ninja stereotype of Japanese culture, a very serious image is drawn in our thoughts. Senran Kagura, although it has some rather profound moments, it is mainly known for its lightness. But be careful, even if this in itself is a perfect incentive to play it in a sultry period, don’t be fooled; the protagonists are ready to compete to prove who is the best shinobi. The franchise has now spread through multiple chapters covering different videogame genres. If on the one hand we have Senran Kagura: Estival Versus as hack and slash on the other we have Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash, a shooter where the protagonists are armed with water guns and certainly do not send them to say.
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Fortune (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Vita)
To finish our Top 10 of video games for the summer we had to categorically propose something that screamed “summer” to the four winds. In Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 Fortune, spin-off of the infamous fighting game series, you will be able to take on the role of the iconic protagonists of the saga to simulate a game of beach volleyball. This is certainly a choice that favors the last minute game, or that can help fill the waiting times between one split and the next, thus accommodating even those who do not want to give up playing at all costs.