The Modernist wrote:I wouldn't mind getting into gaming, but I don't like all this dragon stuff.. it's too nerdy. What's the best games?
Depends what you're after G. What do you want to do? Shoot things? Explore? Build things? Sports? Cop off with sexy woman elves?
It also depends what you're playing on - PC or do you have a console? Assuming you don't want old outdated stuff here are a few of my favourites on the XBox but other people might like different kinds of game or have played on different consoles (which get a different range of game) and offer you different suggestions. All the ones below are critically acclaimed though so it's not just my recommendation you're going on:Mass Effect 2 and 3
- sci-fi adventure where you lead a spaceship crew saving the galaxy, very plot- and character-based, with a mixture of shooting action, exploration and dialogue interaction. The first game in the series is a bit old and awkward and the newer sequel Andromeda
was a misfire but these two are generally ranked among the best games ever.Dishonored
- this one is a kind of stealth/action game with a Dickensian steampunk aesthetic. You’re on a revenge/rescue mission and have a lot of choices how to do it: sneak past everyone on rooftops or through sewers, or just rush through taking out everyone you see - but the game reacts and the more bodies and evidence you leave behind, the more guards and enemies you'll have to face later.GTA/Red Dead Redemption
- you may have played GTA
back in the day but the newer ones have much more scope and a lot more to do and see. There's a Western series made by the same people called Red Dead Redemption
; I haven't played it but it's also supposed to be great, and the sequel is out soon.Fallout
series - Copehead mentioned these, they are adventure/exploration/action games set in an alternative future nuclear wasteland (the idea being that they dropped the bomb in the '50s or '60s) with a good dystopian Cold War aesthetic going on. Each one in the series is set in a different part of post-apocalypse America, the most recent Fallout 4
being in Boston.
So as you see I like adventure/action things with stories but if you want to build your own city or drive a fast car someone might offer you some better pointers. And I know there are some very highly acclaimed adventure/story games on other consoles that I haven't played - the Playstation probably has the best range.