The successor to Steep by Ubisoft Annecy is Riders Republic, a game that puts social at the center of everything it does. A steep improvement by being more attractive and has the most important f-word in gaming: fun. With so many options available to you, this extreme sports adventure is in your hands. One minute you can be racing down a mountain in a bicycle, and the next collecting one of the many collectibles, then visiting a landmark. Riders Republic’s seamless blend of multiplayer, coop, and singleplayer action works on such a massive scale that it’s astounding.
The sixth mainline Far Cry game isn’t full of too many surprises, but it’s got the series’ greatest hits in its playlist. Tonally, Far Cry 6 is all-over-the-place: funny when it wants to be, and serious when it needs to be. They can be hard shifts, but there’s a compelling narrative in here. You’ll be rallying those around you to fight an actual army by partaking in guerrilla warfare to unseat politician hungry with power. Activities have you hunt animals, win races, and even find hidden treasures. If this all sounds familiar, I’m willing to bet you’ve never taken over a military base with a blood-crazed rooster by your side. Far Cry 6 is a joy ride without wearing a seat belt.