What is a AAA Game?

 

AAA (Triple-A) games bring expectations with their release, often charging us the highest prices for blockbuster experiences.

“AAA (pronounced and sometimes written Triple-A) is an informal classification used for video games produced and distributed by a mid-sized or major publisher, typically having higher development and marketing budgets.”

What do AAA Games Offer ?

AAA games charge us the highest prices but in return will offer us the best in graphics, audio, writing, and production quality that the gaming industry has to offer.

Typically AAA games can take years to produce, some even decades, and will have large development teams, and a budget to rival a new feature film.

It’s easy to see why so much investment and time goes into making a AAA game with GTA 5, now the best-selling entertainment product in history, earning more than $6 billion.

In 2020, it is estimated that the gaming industry will generate revenues of more than $160 billion, according to Newzoo. In comparison, the film industry made a record global box office revenue of $42.5 billion last year.

The Battle Pass and Subscription Services

With more and more money being invested into the gaming industry, and 2.5 billion gamers in the world, it is no wonder that AAA games have introduced the battle pass to keep gamers interested through rewards and unlocks and to get more return through microtransactions.

More games companies have moved to the subscription model, such as Origin’s Origin Access, and Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass, giving players a more accessible and more affordable way to play their titles and to encourage microtransactions and the purchase of the battle pass in their Triple-A games.

Are AAA Games The Best Value for Your Money ?

So, are AAA games the best value for your money? We think so, and below we have a list of the Top 10 Best AAA games, for the best prices available right here on AllKeyShop.

 

Top 10 Best AAA Games

Grand Theft Auto V

Genre: Action Adventure | Developer/s: Rockstar Games | Release Date: 17 September 2013

GTA 5 is the biggest-selling entertainment product in history, and so deserves to be on the list for that alone. Join a young street hustler, a retired banker, and a psychopath on an epic journey across one of the largest worlds created in gaming. The game continues to break records and recently passed more than 130 million sales. When the story is finished, head online and begin a brand new journey in one of the biggest online communities available.


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Genre: Action RPG | Developers: CD Projekt RED | Release Date: 19 May 2015

The Witcher is a franchise known across the world for its story-telling, and it’s no surprise Netflix recently picked it up to create a series from it starring Henry Cavill. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is consistently on the best sellers list and contains enough quests to keep you more than occupied, and confused, for weeks.


Red Dead Redemption 2

Genre: Action Adventure | Developers: Rockstar Games | Release Date: October 26, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 released to critical acclaim from just about everyone and instantly shot to the top of the charts. The game is the embodiment of what AAA means, with its attention to detail second to none. It even has real-time hair growth. Be the cowboy you want to be and unravel an incredible story.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Genre: FPS | Developers: Infinity Ward | Release Date:12 September 2019

Every year a Call of Duty, every year a record-selling Call of Duty. The latest is one of the best from the franchise, only helped by possibly the best battle-royale game on offer in Warzone. Jump into another realistic and addictive FPS from the leaders in modern shooters.


Monster Hunter: World

Genre: Action RPG | Developers: Capcom | Release Date: 9 December 2017

Monster Hunter: World is for those of us that want bigger and more dangerous. The monsters are gigantic, the weapons are huge and satisfying to slay with, and the world is beautiful and fulfilling to explore. Hone your skills, customize your Palico, and go on an epic monster-slaying expedition like no other in the New World.


DOOM Eternal

Genre: FPS | Developers: id Software | Release Date: 20 March 2020

The DOOM franchise revolutionized the FPS genre, making it the favorite genre for gamers everywhere. DOOM Eternal is the fifth in the series and brings with it more demon-slaying action, gore, fast-paced action, and a kickass soundtrack. It’s DOOM!


Metro Exodus

Genre: FPS | Developers: 4A Games | Release Date: 15 February 2019

Metro Exodus is an epic post-apocalyptic first-person shooter that has a heavy focus on story. The world is bleak, the odds of survival are bleak, and the only way to push forward is by using your ingenuity.


Minecraft

Genre: Sandbox | Developers: Mojang | Release Date: 17 May  2009

Beginning as a one-person developed game, Minecraft is now one of the best-selling AAA games on the market. With endless creations to explore, endless worlds, endless players, endless possibilities to how you create and enjoy the game, there really is no better crafting experience available.


Dark Souls 3

Genre: Action RPG | Developers: From Software | Release Date: 24 March 2016

The Dark Souls series is one created to frustrate and test the will of any gamer, and the latest in the franchise is a true test of persistence. Only those with the dedication will defeat what lies ahead, and those that do succeed will find themselves amongst an elite set of gamers who triumphed despite the certainty of failure.


God of War

Genre: Action Adventure | Developers: SIE Santa Monica Studio | Release Date: 20 April 2018

God of War released in a shower of awards and acclaim, with reviews awarding it full marks for weeks after its release. A flagship title for the PlayStation brand, the latest is an epic story-driven journey that shows what a family will do for each other.

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