Ooooh fun. Okay. Since you said, “right now,” I’ll only pick ones I’ve played recently.
1. Bioshock Infinite (including Burial at Sea) - While the gameplay is nothing revolutionary if you’ve played Bioshock 1 and 2, it is still super fast and fun. The main even here, however, is the story and characters. The last twenty minutes of Infinite had my jaw on the floor the entire time and my brain melting down like a nuclear reactor. Also the characters are brilliantly written and acted (hello Troy Baker as Booker) and Elizabeth has become one of my favorite, if not my favorite video game character of all time, due entirely to her amazing character development from the start of Infinite to the heart-destroying end of Burial at Sea. I am still recovering.
2. The Last of Us - Believe the hype. This game’s masterful manipulation of its audience through tone is matched by none. Again, Troy Baker brings a character to live with such grace and subtlety, totally equaled by Ashley Johnson as Ellie. The gameplay was intense, but never overwhelming, which I prefer because I’m not really into “hardcore” experiences and just want the story. This is a game that literally transitioned from a scene of pure horror to a picture of serene, hopeful beauty and brought me to tears.
3. League of Legends - Soooooooo fun. Don’t even need to dress this up with serious analysis. Such a great diversity of playable characters, each with their own unique backstory, balance, and playstyle. A truly great game to play with friends that’s just as fun to watch. I can spend a whole evening just whooping and hollering at other people’s great plays or enjoy a match myself where the gameplay is fast, intense, heart pumping, and satisfying.
Thanks for the fun ask!!! :D