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The Best Cool Game

Last updated on September 9, 2019

We looked at the top 9 Cool Games and dug through the reviews from 185 of the most popular review sites including GameSpot, Trusted Reviews, Tech Radar, The Guardian, Kotaku, Dual Shockers and more. The result is a ranking of the best Cool Games.

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Our Take
Experts Included
Pros
Cons
  The Best Overall

XBOX ONE

Rocket League

Overall Take

Sporting enthusiasts will love XBOX ONE "Rocket League," which combines the thrill of racing games with the challenge of sports. Your challenge will be to hit a large ball into a goal using the car you've chosen as your game piece. You can choose between one-on-one competition or compete in... Read More

Experts Included
DWYM Electronics Experts plus IGN, Attack Of The Fan Boy, Game Crate, True Achievements, US Gamer, God Is A Geek and 3 more. Along with user reviews from Amazon, Walmart and Target.
Pros
" The great news is that the key ingredient in Rocket League hasn’t changed a bit. The rules are simple: two teams of cars drive really fast around over a dozen glossy, brightly colored arenas doing fancy tricks and smashing an..."
Cons
"The lack of cross-play, and some worrying technical hiccups in very rare occasions are the only things keeping it from being the definitive version of Psyonix’s sports gaming masterpiece."
  The Best Value

PS4

Minecraft

Overall Take

PS4 "Minecraft" honors the tradition of the original, providing a simplistic design that helps you create and destroy. With this version, you get an extra builder toy that helps you customize your experience. Best of all, newer players will have access to a tutorial that helps them familiarize themselves with... Read More

Experts Included
DWYM Electronics Experts plus GameSpot, IGN, Impulse Gamer, Playstation Lifestyle, Push Square, Product Expert and 3 more. Along with user reviews from Amazon, Target, Walmart and Best Buy.
Pros
" Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition shatters that barrier, allowing you to fully experience seemingly endless worlds in which to explore and create. The stretching horizon, combined with better performance and sharper aesthetics, do not only make this version of Minecraft the..."
Cons
"The other major absentee is mod support. While this feature is uncommon on closed consoles, it’s still a substantial addition that has contributed to a lot of the success of the PC version."

PS4

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Overall Take

Those who prefer role-playing game probably already know how much fun PS4 "Assassin's Creed Odyssey" can be. You'll enjoy adventures through the character of a sellsword during wartime in Greece. Stunning graphics and authentic voice narration make this game a truly immersive experience.

Experts Included
DWYM Electronics Experts plus Games Radar, Gaming Age, We Got This Covered, Digital Chumps, Playstation Lifestyle, Critical Hit and 27 more. Along with user reviews from Amazon, Target, Walmart and Best Buy.
Pros
" And, speaking of killing, we need to talk about the combat. Origins marked a huge step towards a more RPG way of doing things, levelling up your character, swapping out weapons to add nuance to the combat, and a load..."
Cons
"Minor technical bugs"

PS4

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Overall Take

PS4 Marvel’s "Spider-Man" is a new twist on an old classic, creating an original plot to keep things fun. This popular game makes the experience of swinging around New York City addictive. You'll also get a soundtrack that is one of the best found in gaming today.

Experts Included
DWYM Electronics Experts plus Gaming Age, Impulse Gamer, Game Rant, Dual Shockers, Game Space, Digital Chumps and 28 more. Along with user reviews from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and Target.
Pros
" Let’s talk a bit about one of my favorite aspects of the game, and something I’m always on the lookout for during a strong single player experience; sound and music. While web swinging throughout the city, the music is top..."
Cons
"Although the music is at times unspectacular, this is because it largely takes a backseat to the various voices you’ll be hearing throughout your adventure."
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The Best Overall

XBOX ONE Rocket League

Our Expert Score
9.2
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.3
376 user reviews
Our Take

Sporting enthusiasts will love XBOX ONE "Rocket League," which combines the thrill of racing games with the challenge of sports. Your challenge will be to hit a large ball into a goal using the car you've chosen as your game piece. You can choose between one-on-one competition or compete in teams of four.

What other experts liked
The great news is that the key ingredient in Rocket League hasn’t changed a bit. The rules are simple: two teams of cars drive really fast around over a dozen glossy, brightly colored arenas doing fancy tricks and smashing an...
- IGN
December 5, 2017 | Full review
Rocket League is the epitome of simplistic game design, honed to perfection. There is nothing in the game that doesn’t absolutely need to be there, aside from optional cosmetic stuff that players can unlock. The thrill of last second goals,...
- Attack Of The Fan Boy
February 18, 2016 | Full review
The variety of playfields are impressive as well, from a Harry Potter-ish field with trees surrounding it, to a back-alley style setting (but fitted in an arena) to the Mad Max inspired Wasteland arenas, where anything goes and flames shoot...
- Game Crate
February 22, 2016 | Full review
The majority of Rocket League’s achievements are extremely quick and easy due to the fact that you can unlock a large number of them in Exhibition mode, which allows you to play alone or adjust the game with mutators to...
- True Achievements
Rocket League is hugely fun – it's such a simple game to pick up and play, but it has a high degree of potential for mastery. When I first started, I was thrown in with other newbies who all just...
- US Gamer
February 23, 2016 | Full review
The beauty of Rocket League, and where it shines, is the simplicity of it. You play games of one versus one, or in teams of up to four against each other in a Mad Max style arena where you can...
- God Is A Geek
February 18, 2016 | Full review
The gameplay isn't hard to understand, hit the ball into the goal and win. Boosts add a little more excitement to the game in a way where you can basically fly with your car. The controls can be changed to...
- GameSpot
The joy of Rocket League is in finding all the pre-nudge possibilities and permutations and becoming so attuned to your car’s movements that explicit thinking evaporates, leaving only instinct in the eternal battle of who’s gonna nudge next.
- Games Radar
February 19, 2016 | Full review
Rocket League also excels in the design side of things, giving you a whole host of interesting cars to drive which can be customised to a heavy degree. Everything from the wheels to the antenna to the colour and even...
- Richer Sounds
July 19, 2016 | Full review
What other experts didn't like
Unfortunately, servers are still struggling, which means your mileage may vary day-to-day when it comes to online features.
- IGN
December 5, 2017 | Full review
The lack of cross-play, and some worrying technical hiccups in very rare occasions are the only things keeping it from being the definitive version of Psyonix’s sports gaming masterpiece.
- Attack Of The Fan Boy
February 18, 2016 | Full review
The lack of a spectator mode is noticeable, but no matter.
- Game Crate
February 22, 2016 | Full review
The only real omission is that the Xbox One version doesn’t have the same cross-platform play that was offered on PC and Playstation 4.
- True Achievements
There is very little to criticise about, but perhaps the cars could be made to feel a little weightier, and the physics do seem a little off at times, but it seems churlish to pick up on these things when...
- God Is A Geek
February 18, 2016 | Full review
The additional time has not led to the definitive version, sadly - the smaller pool of players is to be expected at first, but the absence of cross-platform play maroons the Xbox crowd on its own little island.
- Games Radar
February 19, 2016 | Full review

The Best Bang For Your Buck

PS4 Minecraft

Expert Summarized Score
9.3
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
3,641 user reviews
Our Take

PS4 "Minecraft" honors the tradition of the original, providing a simplistic design that helps you create and destroy. With this version, you get an extra builder toy that helps you customize your experience. Best of all, newer players will have access to a tutorial that helps them familiarize themselves with the game.

What other experts liked
Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition shatters that barrier, allowing you to fully experience seemingly endless worlds in which to explore and create. The stretching horizon, combined with better performance and sharper aesthetics, do not only make this version of Minecraft the best you can find on modern consoles.
- GameSpot
October 19, 2014 | Full review
Under all that adventuring is Minecraft’s brilliant builder toy. Creative Mode basically enables all the cheat codes and lets you play with it freely, turning off monster damage, letting you fly, and giving you endless supplies of all the materials to build to your heart’s content.
- IGN
September 5, 2014 | Full review
Another nice touch is the easy tutorial to get players started. This is also great for parents who want to understand what all the fuss is about Minecraft. Spend a bit of time with the game and it will lead you by the hand through all the main features.
- Forbes
September 5, 2014 | Full review
Graphically, the PlayStation 4 version of Minecraft looks amazing in FULL HD with beautifully created environments that although may look like LEGO, it’s actually quite impressive to see how the developers have used simple blocks to create an interactive world filled with forests, skies, mountains, jungles and even deserts.
- Impulse Gamer
October 22, 2014 | Full review
You could even create elaborate, extremely challenging versions of capture the flag. You might get lost for most of the game, but that makes it fun and crazy!
- Playstation Lifestyle
September 10, 2014 | Full review
This feeling of vulnerability leads to some extremely intense and high pressure scenarios, outclassed only by the sense of relief that you’ll feel as you find your way back to your fort. It may be easy to dismiss a world made out of bricks, but the simplistic setting certainly plays...
- Push Square
September 9, 2014 | Full review
This version for the PS4 allows quick saving without having to pause the game. Other updates to this Minecraft version include sharper graphics and faster game speed.
- Product Expert
I love getting lost on Survival, creating towns in the middle of nowhere is basically the whole game to me. The time and effort you put in combined with the creativity and imagination you use is a great coupling. Minecraft takes me back to when I was a kid and...
- The Video Game Almanac
October 3, 2018 | Full review
The beauty of the game lies in the simplicity of its graphics. The unique, blocky graphical style applies to everything in the environment. The sun, the stars, the clouds, the trees and even the birds and animals you’ll come across are made up of these blocks.
- The Old School Game Vault
What other experts didn't like
The other major absentee is mod support. While this feature is uncommon on closed consoles, it’s still a substantial addition that has contributed to a lot of the success of the PC version.
- Push Square
September 9, 2014 | Full review
We bought this for our grandson for his birthday. He’s been playing it for awhile now and tried to purchase some add ons (DLC), but they won’t work. Amazon shipped us a game that was intended for a different region of the world so it will only work in its...
- Product Expert

Overall Product Rankings

1. XBOX ONE Rocket League

Overall Score: 9.5
Reviews Included: 13

2. PS4 Minecraft

Overall Score: 9.3
Reviews Included: 14

3. PS4 Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Overall Score: 9.2
Reviews Included: 39

4. PS4 Marvel’s Spider-Man

Overall Score: 9.2
Reviews Included: 39

5. PS4 Horizon Zero Dawn

Overall Score: 9.1
Reviews Included: 17

6. PS4 The Last of Us

Overall Score: 9.1
Reviews Included: 15

7. Red Dead Redemption 2

Overall Score: 9.1
Reviews Included: 39

8. Grand Theft Auto 5

Overall Score: 9.1
Reviews Included: 24

9. NBA 2K19

Overall Score: 8.1
Reviews Included: 30

Our Cool Game Buying Guide

Gamers are familiar with all the games on the market. But the same games can get old after a while. Whether you’re looking to ramp up your library or you’re a newer gamer, the good news is that there always seems to be something new on the horizon. In many cases, though, that simply means the latest revamp of an old favorite.

The first thing to look at when you’re shopping for new games is the type of console you have. While many games feature versions for each of the most popular console types, you will find some games that feature cross-platform play functionalities. This means that you can play other people, including your friends, who aren’t on the same gaming console you are. If this is important, look for a game that promises that.

When it comes down to it, you’ll choose a game that features the premise that most appeals to you. You may like role-playing games, where you inhabit a character and take on challenges. Then there are sporting games that have you competing with others to reach a particular goal. Games like “Minecraft” are more about creating things, which is a different type of challenge. Whatever type of game you prefer, you can easily find plenty to choose from, no matter which gaming console you own.

Graphics are also important, particularly if you plan to play on a larger screen. Some games put an emphasis on fancy, vivid graphics, while others stick to a more simplistic design. While many games on the market today will satisfy that craving, some are known for slick, detailed graphic design. This not only gives you pleasing visuals while you play, but it can also make you feel more immersed in the experience.

One small factor you may want to consider is the soundtrack that comes with the game you choose. With some games, you get an audio experience that adds to the fun, including a high-quality selection of music. In a game where you’re spending considerable time on a task, like swinging around a city on a spider web, an entertaining soundtrack can make a big difference.

DWYM Fun Fact

The new “Spider-Man” game dates back to 2016, when Marvel announced that Sony and Insomniac Games would be partnering for future “Spider-Man” games. The move signaled a change for Marvel, which had previously tied “Spider-Man” game releases to film releases. Insomniac’s version of the comic book hero was a huge success, having sold 13.2 million copies by July 2019. Sony later bought Insomniac, ending the gaming developer’s 25-year-plus run as an independent. The best news for “Spider-Man” fans out of all of this is that with Sony now owning Insomniac, sequels to the hit game are even more inevitable than they were before. However, it also pretty much guarantees that “Spider-Man” will remain exclusive to Sony PlayStation consoles.

The Cool Game Tips and Advice

  • A game’s premise is a large part of what makes it fun. If you’re into sports games, XBOX ONE’s “Rocket League” may be worth checking out. With “Rocket League,” two teams race around arenas with the goal of getting an oversized ball into a goal. Get enough boosts and your car can practically leave the ground.
  • If you’ve been gaming for a while, you’re probably already familiar with “Minecraft.” PS4’s “Minecraft” continues the popular game by giving you more worlds than ever to explore. “Minecraft” has players breaking blocks, digging and building the world they want. It’s a far more sophisticated version of Legos.
  • Role-playing games are especially popular with gamers, and PS4’s “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” is one of the best. When you play “Assasin’s Creed Odyssey,” you’re a sellsword in war-torn Greece, where Athens and Sparta are at war. One issue with this game is that you may feel it gets a little repetitive over time, especially if you spend a great deal of time each week playing. It has two different gameplay modes to help keep things interesting, and choice is one of the best things about “Assasin’s Creed Odyssey.” You’ll either choose guided or exploration mode from the start, and you’ll be assigned one of two characters, Alexios or Kassandra.
  • You’re probably already familiar with “Spider-Man,” whether through the games, movies or comic books. PS4’s “Marvel’s Spider-Man” brings an original plot with all-new adventures to keep things fresh. But one of the most enjoyable parts of this game is swinging around New York City. You’ll probably find that you’re spending more time swinging than playing, at least initially.
  • Today’s gamers put a lot of weight on how well-designed a game is. This is especially true if you’re trying to make the most of your big-screen TV. If graphics are your priority, PS4’s “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” or PS4’s “Marvel’s Spider-Man” might be the best way to go.
  • PS4’s “Minecraft” continues its tradition of simple graphics. In newer versions, however, the traditional block format is used to create an atmosphere that includes fun forests, mountains and deserts.
  • If you prefer group gameplay, you’ll like the options with XBOX ONE’s “Rocket League.” You can play one-on-one or in teams of four.
  • PS4’s “Minecraft” includes an extra called a builder toy. This lets you customize your gameplay, including flying and turning off monster damage. This will be a welcome feature if you eventually tire of playing the same game over and over.
  • PS4’s “Marvel’s Spider-Man” is a prime example of how a strong soundtrack can enhance your gaming experience. While you’re enjoying the thrill of swinging around New York City, you’ll get one of the best soundtracks found in gaming.
  • Although the music in PS4’s “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” stands out, the voice acting is what makes this game unique.
  • Whether you’re new to gaming or you just need a guide through your game, PS4’s “Minecraft” doesn’t disappoint. Simply launch the tutorial and it will help you get started. This is also great for those parents who want to acquaint themselves with the ins and outs of “Minecraft” before letting their children play.
  • PS4’s “Assassin’s Creed Odyssey” also provides ease of use. The controls, menus and interface all make for a great gaming experience.

About The Author

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Stephanie Faris 

Stephanie Faris is a former information technology professional who spent most of her career working with computers and printers. Now a novelist and professional writer, her writings on electronics have been published on Online-Tech-Tips.com and Switching to Mac, among many others. When she isn't writing about technology, she's often checking out the latest news on the upcoming iPhone release.