In the last few decades, the game industry has been releasing games left and right with improved graphics, challenging puzzles, new weapons, and playable characters!

From Software Inc., Ubisoft, Nintendo, and so many more game developers released some of the most anticipated games of the decade that received a ton of praise from around the world.

With that being said, we’re going to go through some of the best must-play AAA games in different game genres that you should definitely try if you haven’t already!

Now, let’s get into it!

What Are AAA Games?

Before anything else, you might be asking, “What is an AAA game?”

Well, the term “AAA games” is an informal term used in the gaming industry to refer to high-budget, distinguished games that are often developed and distributed by mid to major, well-known developers like FromSoftware Inc.

These types of games often have more extensive development and marketing costs than other game categories. Due to their great popularity, Triple-A games sometimes rank as “blockbusters.”

In most cases, AAA games offer excellent visuals and audio, with only a few flaws like bugs. However, this does not imply that all AAA games are good. Some have fantastic graphics but a bland plot/storyline.

Now that you know what AAA games are, we’re going to discuss some of the best AAA games of the last few years. So, sit back, and let’s get into it!

Top 13 Best AAA Games

Here, we’ve listed 13 of the best AAA titles. From RPGs to first-person shooter games, these are among the best games you’ll definitely want to play! Now, let’s get started!

Note: The games listed are not ranked in any particular order.

Elden Ring

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Photo Credits to Bandai Namco

Release Date: February 25, 2022
Developer: FromSoftware Inc.
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Genre: Adventure game, Open-world, Action role-playing game, Platform game, Fighting game, Nonlinear gameplay
Supported Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

The first game on the list is the latest Elden Ring. Elden Ring was released just recently, on February 25, 2022. It was developed by the famous Japanese video game development company, FromSoftware Inc., and was published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

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Photo Credits to Bandai Namco

Elden Ring takes place in the Lands Between, a fictitious region controlled by numerous demigods. The Immortal Queen, Marika, who was the keeper of the Elden Ring, once governed the Lands Between. The Elden Ring is a magical object that can alter the Lands Between at its discretion. Your current goal is to kill Godrick the Grafted, the first shardbearer in Elden Ring.

Overall:

FromSoftware has been consistently putting out high-quality games for the past decade. Elden Ring is one of the most popular Xbox games and one of the best PC games of all time, and it’s no secret that the company’s approach to developing games has always been to expand the in-game world and provide players with an amazing game that other future brands will base off of.

To put it simply, Elden Ring is one of the must-play games from FromSoftware. It takes Xbox, PlayStation, and PC gaming to a whole new level.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Photo Credits to Steam Community

Release Date: November 11, 2011
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Genre: Action role-playing
Supported Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was first released on November 11, 2011, and almost 11 years since its release date, this game is still among the best triple AAA game ever released. It was developed and published by Bethesda Softworks.

Bethesda Softworks is one of the most popular video game companies in gaming history. They’re known for their popular immersive open-world and game characters. Among their greatest games is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

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Photo Credits to Bethesda: The Elder Scrolls

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is set 200 years following the events of Oblivion. It’s the story of the Dragonborn, who is on a mission to defeat Alduin the World-Eater. The main character’s main objective is to prevent the dragon from destroying the world.

You will be exploring a subzero landscape full of icy caverns and huge snowy mountains to look for dragons to slay.

Overall:

You will be able to explore, make incredible armor, join guilds, fight dragons, and much more in this great game! Furthermore, Skyrim is a masterpiece because of its numerous interesting quests, thrilling gameplay, and magnificent world-building. It is everything in one. It is one of the best console and PC games available on the market.

Despite being more than nearly a decade old, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is certainly still worth playing in 2022 and is one of the biggest games in gaming history.

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection

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Photo Credits to Steam

Release Date: 2022
Developer(s): Iron Galaxy, Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Genre: Adventure game, Shooter game, Platform game, Puzzle
Supported Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5

The Uncharted series remains one of the best action-adventure series in game history.

Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection contains the two widely praised single-player experiences from Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Uncharted 4 was the first game in the series to be released on PC and is one of the best PC games.

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The storyline starts with Nathan Drake, a retired fortune hunter who was pushed back into the world of thieves several years after his last expedition. Fate intervenes when Sam, Drake’s assumed dead brother, reappears, requesting Drake’s assistance in saving his own life and proposing an opportunity Drake cannot refuse.

Overall:

The Legacy of Thieves collection is among the best PlayStation games and could be considered to be almost better than the previous games in the Uncharted series. This collection will definitely provide you with a fantastic story where you’ll enjoy the action-packed scenes.

Experience playing around with interesting puzzles, playable characters, and top-tier quality with this collection.

Monster Hunter World

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Photo Credits to Steam

Release Date: January 26, 2018
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Genre: Action role-playing
Supported Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

The Monster Hunter series is another excellent PC game that many PC gamers absolutely love. The franchise has over 78 million copies sold worldwide (as of the date of writing) and is Capcom’s second best-selling series, following Resident Evil. And with the release of Monster Hunter World, the series became much more popular.

Monster Hunter World was released on January 26, 2018, and was developed and published by Capcom. This game is the most sold Monster Hunter game, with over 18 million units sold.

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Photo Credits to Steam

The game starts in a fantasy world where humans and other living creatures have set their sights on the New World, a territory apart from the populated Old World.

The New World is an untamed territory brimming with dangerous beasts, and researchers have been driven there to unravel its secrets.

Just like in any Monster Hunter game, your primary goal is to hunt monsters, explore, and forge weapons.

Overall:

Monster Hunter World is the best of all the other Monster Hunter games. The graphics are top-tier with numerous weapons to choose from to slay beasts. It has a great map full of natural traps, exciting scenery, great animations, and very rewarding gameplay. It is definitely a game that you have to try if you’re looking for the best PC games (or console games, whichever you’re using).

Resident Evil Village

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Photo Credits to Steam

Release Date: May 2, 2021
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Genre: Survival horror
Supported Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, macOS

The Resident Evil franchise is among the most popular franchises in the world and has sold over 125 million copies worldwide. This series is the best-selling horror game series and is loved by many.

Resident Evil Village is another game from the Resident Evil franchise. It was first released on May 2, 2021, and has sold over 6.1 million units. Resident Evil Village is the sequel to Resident Evil 7. Both Resident Evil and Resident Evil 7 are the first first-person games in the series.

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In Resident Evil Village, the story starts when Ethan Winters’ daughter and wife are kidnapped and brought to a village deep within the snowy mountain ranges of Europe. On his journey to save both his wife and daughter, he has to fight against various monsters that roam around the snowy mountain.

Overall:

This game is a wild hunt to kill various monsters and beat the main villain. Village features numerous creepy locations with different horror styles, and the plot offers a new storyline. This game is totally immersive and is quite a difficult game at first. But as you go through its puzzles and challenges, you’ll slowly get the hang of it soon enough.

God of War

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Photo Credits to Steam

Release Date: April 20, 2018
Developer(s): Santa Monica Studio, Jetpack Interactive
Publisher(s): Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe, PlayStation PC LLC
Genre: Action-adventure, Fighting, Role-playing, Hack and slash, Adventure game
Supported Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

Next on our list is God of War. The God of War series is another highly-rated game with over 20 million copies sold since October 2021. Currently, God of War 2018 has the highest Metacritic score in the whole series.

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The 2018 God of War is not a reboot of the series but the continuation of the Greek God’s story. With this, Kratos had multiple dilemmas after murdering his way through the entire Greek pantheon, and there aren’t any gods left to kill, so he chose to move north.

Overall:

The gameplay is played in third person, and the world is more naturally interwoven than divided into individual kill or puzzle areas. With amazing graphics and an epic story about gods and running away from one’s past.

It is arguably one of the best PlayStation titles (which is also available now on PC).

Watch Dogs: Legion

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Photo Credits to Ubisoft

Release Date: October 29, 2020
Developer: Ubisoft, Ubisoft Toronto
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: Action-adventure, Shooter, Open-World, Nonlinear gameplay
Supported Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Series S, Microsoft Windows, Google Stadia

Watch Dogs: Legion is one of the most anticipated games of 2020 and is the third installment of the Watch Dogs series.

Watch Dogs: Legion, like its predecessors, is an open-world game that is primarily influenced by hacking/slashing throughout London.

The game’s plot follows the hacking syndicate DedSec as they struggle to defend their reputations after already being accused of a sequence of terrorist explosions in a fictionalized version of a futuristic, dystopian London.

Overall:

Watch Dogs Legion is among the most stunning games and unquestionably the best presentation of Ubisoft’s ability in terms of world development and stunning visuals. Furthermore, there are numerous side quests and other diversions throughout the city to keep you engaged, and if you prefer RPGs, you’ll love this one.

Red Dead Redemption 2

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Photo Credits to Steam

Release Date: October 25, 2018
Developer: Rockstar Studios
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Genre: Action-adventure, Survival
Supported Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, Microsoft Windows

Red Dead Redemption 2 broke multiple records in the first few weeks of release and became one of the fastest selling game releases of all time. It is now more popular than its predecessor, having sold over 44 million copies worldwide.

The plot begins with Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang fleeing after a botched robbery in the western hamlet of Blackwater. With federal officials and the top bounty hunters in the country hot on their tails, the gang has to steal and battle their way throughout America’s tough heartland to survive.

Overall:

Red Dead Redemption is an incredibly breathtaking and immersive game set in an open world. It is definitely one of the best open-world games on the market with a great protagonist. It’s easy to wander off and get lost in the map, but that’s where the fun starts.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

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Photo Credits to Ubisoft

Release Date: November 10, 2020
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: Adventure game, Fighting game, Platform game, Action role-playing game, Shooter game
Supported Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Google Stadia, Microsoft Windows

It was revealed that Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has over 1 billion in revenue, making it the highest-grossing Assassin’s Creed game title. It sold over 1.8 million copies in the first week of its release. We can definitely say that the game was a huge success.

With Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the Assassin’s Creed series skipped through Ancient Rome and went straight ahead to the Middle Age.

In this game, you, the players, will play as Eivor Varinsdottir, a Viking raider who becomes engaged in the centuries-old war between both the Assassin Brotherhood, which fights for peace and liberty, and the Templar Order, which seeks peace through domination.

Here, your goal will be to lead your Viking clan to build a new home by forming alliances.

Overall:

The world of Valhalla is extremely breathtaking and filled with great adventures. It is a great game to get lost in where you can explore, build, and even participate in drinking contests. AC Valhalla is definitely a game worth noting and playing.

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

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Photo Credits to Steam

Release Date: October 1, 2018
Developer: Ubisoft Quebec
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: Action role-playing
Supported Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Google Stadia, Amazon Luna

Another top-rated Assassin’s Creed game is the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. It was first released on October 1, 2018, and has sold over 10 million copies since March 2020.

It takes place around 431 and 422 BC, and its depiction of Greece is rich in detail, vibrant colors, and engaging characters. It also features certain beasts that are said to be the leftovers of the meddling and powerful Precursors.

Players take control of a Spartan mercenary who battles on both sides of the conflict in their mission to find their family and destroy the enigmatic Cult of Kosmos.

Overall:

The Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is an open-world game with a massive and gorgeous map. It features excellent graphics and an exciting storyline that you’ll definitely want to try out.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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Photo Credits to Steam

Release Date: May 18, 2015
Developer(s): CD Projekt RED, CD Projekt
Publisher(s): CD Projekt RED, CD Projekt, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Genre: Open world, Action role-playing game, Fighting game, Action-adventure game, Nonlinear gameplay
Supported Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows

The Witcher series is one of the best action RPG series ever made. The series has sold over 65 million copies worldwide and is one of the best games in the game industry. The most popular in the series is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has sold over 40 million copies since April 2022 and is the most interesting and successful of the previous games in the series.

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The game is set in a fictional fantasy setting inspired by Slavic folklore. Players will take control of Geralt of Rivia, a hired monster slayer known as a “Witcher,” as he searches for his adoptive daughter, who is fleeing the otherworldly Wild Hunt.

Overall:

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was made to have a wider and more realistic network in an open-world setting. It is complete with a well-thought storyline, stunning graphics, playable characters, and amazing gameplay, and is just a great mix of everything. It is among the best PC games (and console games) to date.

Call of Duty: Cold War

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Photo Credits to Call of Duty Wiki

Release Date: November 13, 2020
Developer(s): Treyarch, Raven Software
Publisher: Activision
Genre: First-person shooter
Supported Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows

The Call of Duty series, which has sold over 400 million copies, is widely regarded as one of the best first-person shooter games on the market. It was also the most popular game in 2021.

Call of Duty: Cold War is the sixth game in the Black Ops series. Cold War is a solid addition to the long-running franchise, with stunning graphics, a great combat system, and a multiplayer mode.

The campaign follows CIA agent Russel Adler as he hunts an accused Soviet spy whose purpose is to destabilize the US and tip the balance of power in favor of the Soviet Union.

Overall:

Cold War is another excellent shooter game with even a zombie mode to spice things up. It has stunning graphics and a good map. Overall, Cold War is another solid entry in the series.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

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Release Date: April 10, 2020
Developer: Square Enix Business Division 1
Publisher: Square Enix
Genre: Action RPG
Supported Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows

There have been many game remakes, but the Final Fantasy VII remake takes the cake. It is one of the best games of 2020. It was so good that some fans would go as far as to say that the remake was better than the original.

Nonetheless, whether you like the original or the remake better, we can definitely say that both games are good.

The game starts when Cloud Strife joins forces with the AVALANCHE group to continue his war against Shinra Corporation with the support of his comrades in the Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Overall:

The Final Fantasy VII Remake is undoubtedly a great game with stunning graphics and a good storyline. The developers did a great job of making the mythological story’s location and characters feel more realistic and relatable than ever before. The plot contains some intriguing new elements and an interesting combat system.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are AAA Game Titles Worth Buying?

A lot of triple AAA titles are definitely worth buying since the vast majority of them are made with stunning graphics, music, and fewer bugs. However, a game categorized as an “AAA” title doesn’t mean that they’re all worth buying.

They may have great graphics and music, but not every game has a top-tier storyline that will keep you interested and engaged. But overall, whether AAA game titles are worth buying or not will totally depend on personal preference.

Is GTA 5 a AAA Game?

Yes, Grand Theft Auto is an AAA game title. It is one of the most expensive games ever made and was worked on by hundreds of individuals.

Is Minecraft a AAA Game?

Before its popularity, Minecraft started out as an indie game with only one person developing it. But after it rose in the ranks, Minecraft is now being made and upgraded by a team of developers under Microsoft, making it an AAA game title.

What are Indie Games?

An Indie game is short for “Independent Video Game.” It means that an indie game is typically created by individuals or a small group of developers without a large financial budget and technical support from a large gaming publisher.

Which Company is the Leading Digital Publisher in the Game Industry?

It is stated in an article that Sony Group Corporation is still the world’s largest video game company in 2022. They have a gaming revenue of about $24.9 billion and growing. They create not only gaming consoles but also original games for their consoles.

Bottomline

There are a ton of great AAA game titles available on the market, but these are just some of the best. These titles are among the highly-rated games and are definitely worth trying.

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Roel Mahalin
Roel Mahalin

Roel Mahalin is the founder of Techzumo. His hobby is playing video games. He’s always on the lookout for new deals to share with his readers, so he can make sure they don’t miss out on anything good! He decided to use his experience and what he has learned to provide individuals informative content about these new technologies.