10. Paladins (PS4)
The easiest way to describe Paladins is that it's essentially a free to play Overwatch. This first-person hero shooter bares a lot of similarities to Blizzard's ever-popular title, but it's fun enough in its own right. Matches place you and your teammates in objective based rounds, playing as one of several unique characters with their own abilities and strengths. It isn't going to replace your favourite shooter any time soon, but it's worth checking out if you're after a fun, team-based shooter with plenty of replayability.
Destiny 2 isn't an entirely free-to-play game, but it's hard to ignore the fact that it now gives away a huge amount of lootin' shootin' action for the sweet price of nothing. Destiny 2: New Light includes the base game and all of its Year 1 content, which, when you break it all down, is pretty crazy. If you really love it, then there'll come a point where you'll need to spend money in order to catch up on the title's expansions, but you're still looking at several full campaigns, a suite of co-op activities, and even PvP. Given that Destiny 2 remains one of this generation's best shooters — now bolstered with better RPG elements — you can't go wrong in giving Bungie's big one a try.
After Treyarch's wildly successful attempt at Battle Royale with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout mode, it only made sense that Activision would be back a year later with an even bigger and grander outing than before. The standalone expansion to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a solid attempt at replicating the fight for first place while introducing its own ideas into the mix. The likes of the Gulag and Contracts are really cool ideas, but almost completely devoid of looting, the experience may feel a little too simple for some. Still, this is an excellent place to start if you're looking to figure out what the Battle Royale genre is all about.
Respawn Entertainment’s attempt at cashing in on the Battle Royale craze is Apex Legends, and it's a good one. A squad-based first-person shooter, the Titanfall spin-off combines elements of Fortnite and Overwatch to make for an addictive arena-based experience. Playing in teams of three you must work together to gather supplies and see off enemy factions. A unique ping system makes communication a breeze, while tight gunplay elevates it above its peers. The only question mark hanging over this Hunger Games-esque experience is whether its developer can iterate quick enough to keep its player base engaged.
The longevity of The Sims 4 is kinda nuts, but with EA pumping out seemingly endless content packs and updates, it's no wonder people are still loving it. This life simulation is extremely popular, thanks to its flexible Sim creator, intuitive house building, and deep systems that aim to accurately portray the lives and personalities of your digital people. While you can keep things fairly realistic, the game also lets you go off the deep end, with supernatural creatures and all kinds of other wild tangents available to you. These elements are often contained in premium packs, but the base game is free, and has more than enough to keep you hooked for a long time.