The next-gen consoles fit snugly in the entertainment center. They have a quiet hum when turned on. The controllers have that fresh-out-of-the-box smell and feel cool in hand. Everything is ready. The only thing players need now are some snacks and some games.
But which ones are best? That’s the big question. There are several titles out but few that show off the potential of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Most next-gen offerings arrived in my mailbox toward the system launches. It was a deluge of titles, but I was able to get time with most of them. Here are the ones that best stand out and highlight what the new machines can do.