This isn't going to be a new game for most, but Ghost of Tsushima is the best checkbox open-world game to-date. While it struggles with some story issues, the combat, world, activities, and characters are incredible, and this game's beauty is like no other.
Hitman 3 is another one of those in the best way possible. It wraps up the World of Assassination trilogy nicely by keeping to what makes the series great while also diving deeper into the story. Now is the best time to visit or revisit this trilogy, and the future is bright for IO Interactive.
Black Ops Cold War is a game living under Modern Warfare's shadow, with its identity not really going beyond being a clone of last year's release and a lack of content keeping the experience thin. The zombies mode shines in this game, and there is huge potential there if the developers treat it right, but the same cannot be said for the rest of the game.
Much like Remnant, Chronos: Before the Ashes skirts the edges of being a Souls-like and offers something unique. The combat is too slow and the aging mechanic doesn't do enough, but its mix of puzzles and combat delivers a fun experience I got hooked on.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order isn't the best Souls-like on the market, but it's the best entry point for newcomers. The game has a great balance between a challenge and a power fantasy, and it blends all of its inspirations well to create a package worth checking out.