I used to be a bit of a trophy hunter on the PlayStation (Sony’s equivalent of Xbox’s achievements). I’ve lapsed now but have the odd flurry of it if I have a quiet couple of weeks - less and less likely these days. It’s the gaming equivalent of constant pats on the head really and a meta-game in itself.
More recently I’ve been quite into indie stuff or playing whatever’s ‘free’ with PlayStation Plus. Super Exploding Zoo’s a fun, cutesy live puzzle game (if a little easy). Ether One is an intriguing first-person puzzle adventure with a poignant take on mental health and dementia.
But Rocket League. I’ve not been addicted to a game so much as Rocket League for… Well actually I don’t remember the last time. The concept’s super simple - you’re placed in a car, in an enclosed arena and must rush at a giant ‘football’ in an attempt to score in the opponents goal. You can boost, jump, spin (and any combination of the above) to achieve this.
The online is utterly fantastic (1v1, 2v2, 3v3 or 4v4) and only made better by playing with a group of mic-ed up friends. It’s got that perfect ‘simple to play, hard to master’ element and has perhaps even more variety of play than football itself.
This is the best goal I’ve seen scored, bar none.
Also worth a look:
Genuine GOTY contender, for me.