The online game craze is more apparent than ever before. The last few years have been quite challenging. So, there has never been a better time to find something that you really enjoy, something that’s just for fun, and do it as much as you can. Thankfully not all of the popular online games trending in 2022 are the same. There are a plethora of options available, something to suit every taste and personality. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular games of the year. Maybe you’ll find something new to try!
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Dota 2 falls into the same category as stalwart games such as Starcraft and Warcraft. It’s a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game. Developed by Valve Studios, Dota 2 features two teams, composed of five players each, facing off against each other and trying to destroy the other’s base. Each team member has a different set of skills that they can use to cut down enemies, defend each other, or even complete tasks that increase their own strength. You can continue to grow stronger throughout the game by acquiring gold and getting rid of your enemies.
Some of the heroes available as player characters in the game are genuinely incredible.
- Abaddon is a defender of both himself and his teammates. He is able to release the Mist Coil, which can either damage or heal. This can sometimes be to the detriment of his health. He also uses his Aphotic Shield, which releases dark energies to shield himself and absorb attacking energy for as long as possible.
- The Crystal Maiden is known for her intelligence. Not only does she keep her team’s mana levels up, but she also has a few valuable attacks up her sleeve. Her Frostbite attack will encase an enemy in ice and cause damage while they are immobilized.
- Morphling is a bit of a “shapeshifter.” As his name implies, he can morph his attributes to come out on top in any situation, no matter how challenging it is. His Adaptive Strike attack will flatten an opposing team, using a burst of water to knock them clear off their feet.
The pool of available heroes is exceptionally diverse, so you’ll never run out of new ways to enjoy the game. Be sure to try out characters with different strengths and attributes to find out which ones are your favorites and how you play best.
Final Fantasy 14
This entry belongs to the Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG) genre and has some fiercely loyal fans around the globe. The game franchise has been around since 1987, and the new installment seems to be one of the most popular yet. Something extraordinary about Final Fantasy 14 is that the game lets you create your own character from scratch, rather than selecting from a list of pre-made heroes.
The game takes place in a world called The First, a crumbling parallel dimension that has been torn to pieces by a horrific apocalypse. The player’s quest in the game is to restore life to this barren land. In The First, they meet old friends who have been trapped there along with the game’s villain, Emet-Selch. He aims to harness all of the desolation and misery in the parallel universe to create the same apocalyptic event in the player character’s homeworld. Emet-Selch accompanies your character through the game, though his aims are very different from yours.
Final Fantasy 14 was very well received upon its release and even earned itself a nomination for the expansion of the year. This expansion pack offers two new player classes and new abilities, such as being able to explore dungeons with NPCs in the game.
Fortnite Battle Royale
Never has a game so polarised the world of gaming. Either you love it, or you hate it, but either way, you are talking about Fortnite. If you’re looking for a game that is jam-packed with action, exciting characters, skins, bright colors, and massive weapons, then Fortnite is for you.
The game concept is quite basic and highly similar to many other games in the battle royale genre. You are dropped into the game world (an island) along with a hundred other characters, where you have to scavenge to find supplies and watch your back at the same time.
Fortnite Battle Royale can be played alone (solo mode) with a partner (duo mode) with two partners (trio mode) or in a group of four (squad mode). As the game progresses, the playable area of the island gets smaller and smaller, pushing all the players into the same space and forcing them to confront each other. If you stay outside the safe zone, you’ll encounter The Storm, which can do significant damage to your character.
What differentiates this game from other battle royale titles is what the characters are able to do within the game. Building structures from collected items allows them to take cover or get a better view of the battlefield. Of course, the way to win is to ensure that you are the last one alive. Players who love Fortnite are fanatically devoted, and with good reason. The game is bright and exciting and will be sure to keep you coming back time and time again.
These are just a few of the most popular online games available at the moment. The list is very long, and if you wanted to try out each game in turn, it would certainly take you some time. We hope that we’ve given you a window into the wonderful world of online gaming and that we’ll see you on the battlefield soon!