The Hottest Games to Celebrate National Video Game Day
Get your hands on the best video games that range from reliable classics to what’s hot and new, all available on Amazon.
Today is National Video Game Day, which means it’s time to break out the consoles and play a game or two of your choice to celebrate the popular holiday. Looking to find a new video game to play or maybe looking to pick up a new classic you’ve been meaning to buy? Luckily, Amazon has access to the most popular video game titles that have gone on to influence pop culture (Our first recommendation is one of the most popular titles on Max: The Last of Us).
Below you’ll find a selection of various video games available on Amazon that our editors recommend. Check them out and get gaming!
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Video Games Part 1
Spawning a massive following and being the inspiration for Max's instant classic first season of a TV series is The Last of Us Part 1 that is available on PlayStation 5 or available to Stream. In a ravaged civilization, where infected and hardened survivors run rampant, Joel, a weary protagonist, is hired to smuggle 14-year-old Ellie out of a military quarantine zone. However, what starts as a small job soon transforms into a brutal cross-country journey. Experience the emotional storytelling and unforgettable characters in The Last of Us, winner of over 200 Game of the Year awards.
It's time to get the squad together and relive the past, experience the present, and celebrate the future of NBA with the NBA 2K24 Kobe Bryant Edition that is available on PS5 and other consoles, and comes in both a Kobe Bryant edition or a Black Mamba edition. Check out one of the hottest editions of 2K featuring ProPLAY, a groundbreaking new technology that directly translates NBA footage into NBA 2K gameplay on New Gen.
Looking for a tried and true classic that will never go out of style? Look no further than Mario and all the games that come with this famous character. We personally love Super Mario Odyssey where you join Mario on a massive, globe-trotting 3D adventure and use his incredible new abilities to collect Moons so you can power up your airship, the Odyssey, and rescue Princess Peach from Bowser's wedding plans.
Available on PlayStation and Xbox is the new and enhanced Madden NFL 24 that comes with great features, such as sapien technology that introduces new anatomically accurate NFL player skeletons that are more responsive and true-to-life player motion. With AI enhancements and increased control and realism, this version of Madden is an instant classic with gamers.
The Ultimate Fighting Franchise Returns with Mortal Kombat 1, available on PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox Series X. Play the classic fighter game with a new universe, an immersive story campaign, new fighting partners, and much more in three different editions that make for a rousing time with the squad.
Your next video game obsession combines space and Indiana Jones artifact hunting. From Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4, comes their biggest and most ambitious game where you can create any character you want in the ship of your dreams as you embark on an epic journey to answer humanity's greatest mystery. Starfield is the next generation role-playing game set amongst the stars that you won't be able to put down.
There's nothing like a good game of Mario Kart, the racing game featuring some of the most classic characters in video game history. A great version of playing the beloved game is with Wii, so we love the Wii Mario Kart - World Edition that comes with various awesome tracks that will make your next game night one to remember.
It's time to combine physical activity with video games with Nintendo Switch Sports, where you can swing, kick, spike, and bowl your way to victory in seven different sports. You can play with friends and family locally or online, teaming up to take on other teams online. We personally love playing Chambara, also known as swordplay!
One of the games we're most looking forward to coming out is Assassin's Creed Mirage - Deluxe Edition available October 5th this year on PlayStation and Xbox. Discover a tightly crafted, narrative-driven action-adventure experience that follows the transformation of a defiant young man into a refined Master Assassin.
When talking about modern classics, we can't leave out the latest version of one of the most popular lifestyle games, The Sims 4. Create an endless number of customizable Sims in various worlds, living out different lives. The world-building in The Sims 4 is next-level and the game is compatible on multiple consoles, making it one of the most popular video games on the market with ever-expanding game packs that continue to grow the world of The Sims.
Another major classic that has captivated audiences in different iterations is Pokémon. We personally love the Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet Double Pack that comes available on Nintendo Switch. Meet new people, new Pokémon, and a new you at a prestigious Pokémon Academy where there are endless possibilities when you play.
Get ready for one of the most relaxing and heartfelt games you probably have never heard of. Bugsnax is available on PS4, and you're able to explore diverse biomes on the mysterious Snarktooth Island where you discover, hunt, and capture all 100 different species of Bugsnax using a variety of contraptions and bait, tracking and down and reuniting the inhabitants of Snaxburg.
Featuring stunning animation and perfect for Spooky Season is the recently-released Night in the Woodswhere you follow Mae Borowski as she returns to her changed and strange town as she discovers what's really going on, finding out terrible things you never asked for. This adventure game that focuses on exploration, story, and character features dozens of characters and lots to do across a lush, vibrant world.
It's time to discover your next magical obsession. Ikenfell is a turn based-tactical RPG about a group of troublesome magic students. There's so much to discover in this magical world that boasts a beautiful soundtrack. Available on Nintendo Switch, Ikenfell is also available to play online.
Embrace the wilderness of Alaska through the relationship between twins Tyler and Alyson whose supernatural bond helps them relive and explore their conflicting childhood memories where you must uncover the truth. Tell Me Why is an emotional narrative adventure where every choice you make influences the twins' lives and their future.
Get lost in the nostalgia of 90's anime-inspired pixel art visuals and jazzy music in Coffee Talk, a relaxing game where you serve customers coffee in an alternative version of Seattle where a host of magical and supernatural creatures also exist. Branching storylines occur in this eclectic game where stories are determined by how well you serve your customers.
Get obsessed with a recent classic that is a narrative-driven, single-player adventure with a charming cast of characters and a touching story of self-discovery as you play Madeline as she explores a massive mountain teeming with 600+ screens of hardcore platforming challenges and devious secrets while you help her survive her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain.Celeste is available on Nintendo Switch and contains a brutal B-side fit for only the bravest of mountaineers.