Video games for beginners – Which titles to start with?

Video games are a rather special medium to understand. When mixing several arts (musical or visual aspects for example), it can damage our cognitive senses. It’s a medium that can be demanding at times and requires a lot of reflexes to be able to tackle certain adventures. For newcomers, it can quickly get tricky to know where to start or more generally how to approach it.

There are plenty of titles suitable for younger gamers looking to discover video games. We can start with Wholesome Games (or comfort games), this new genre that emphasizes relaxation and tranquility with Spiritfarer, developed and published by Thunder Lotus Games or Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons. These games are a great gateway because their games focus on appreciating what we live and what we do, without frustrating the player at any point. But to discover all the possibilities that video games have to offer, which title would be a good candidate to start with?

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a real tidal wave. Winning the 2017 Game of the Year (GOTY) award and being unanimously accepted by most players, the game developed by Nintendo has reinvented the so-called open world genre. And for good reason, Breath of The Wild is a gem of discovery in many ways. It offers players almost total freedom. On top of that, the interest lies elsewhere: the possibility of experimenting with just about anything.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild fits all kinds of player profiles, whether you are new to the game or experienced. For the inexperienced, the learning process will definitely take longer and you will face a lot of frustration before you can master all the gameplay of the game. However, this game offers freedom and so many quests and various possibilities that if you can’t find anywhere, you can go and explore new horizons.


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Let’s make a small entry disclaimer: Fortnite is a must in the video game space, at least within its genre. Indeed, despite the amount of criticism the game has received since its explosion in 2018, the Epic Game title is an excellent TPS that offers almost infinite replayability. The principle of Fortnite is replayability, because it is a Battle Royal: each game is new and you start over, which redistributes the same opportunities with each new game.

Epic Game really works on the accessible aspect with a cartoonish and good-natured aspect that is very pleasing to the eye. Anyone can play it, anyone can have fun, and the game is suitable for all skill levels and goals. If you just want to have fun with your friends, you’ve come to the right place. But if you want to push the slider a little further, it’s possible.


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In our opinion, Minecraft is the game par excellence for finding video games. Originally developed by Marcus Person (aka Notch) and published by Mojang Studios, Minecraft has become one of the most famous games, even outside the gaming realm. And for good reason : it is the best-selling game of all time ahead of Tetris and Grand Theft Auto V with nearly 238 million copies. Minecraft is a pixel-art sandbox game, meaning with non-linear gameplay with total freedom, where players create their own story, which makes it the perfect title for beginners.

When it comes to replayability for other titles, Minecraft is the epitome of it. As a player, you can literally do whatever you want in every moment of your game, and the possibilities are endless. All Minecraft fans still find their accounts in the game, while the game has been released since 2009 in its first version. The game has perfect accessibility for anyone looking to get started in video games, and the community around the game is so big that you’ll always find a guide or help to get ahead.

There are so many different games out there, and anyone who wants to play them is sure to find something that suits them. This brief overview allowed us to spot three of the media’s main titles, but there are many others that will suit you without a doubt.

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