With quarantines in place and all the craziness going on in the world, now might be a great time to escape into the world of gaming! Afterall, there is only so much you can do around the house before you start losing your mind from boredom, so why not pass the time with something fun? You might think gaming isn’t for you, but we’re here to tell you that there’s a game out there for everybody. Here are some great games to get started with that will have you hooked for hours:
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing is only available on the Nintendo Switch. If you don’t have one already, they’re available to purchase online. Have you ever wanted to have an island to yourself where you can go fishing, exploring, or build your dream house? Then this is a game for you! Animal Crossing is a life simulator where you can do just about anything you want to and customization is extremely high. You start the game by going to your very own island where just about anything is possible. Your friends can come to visit your island and help you out and you can visit theirs as well! This game is a great way to relax, unwind, and have some fun with friends while you’re stuck inside. Check out a trailer here.
Stardew Valley can be played on any device/console: PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Switch and even mobile! Similar to Animal Crossing, Stardew Valley is another life simulator. You play as someone from the city who inherits a farm, so you leave city life behind to become the best farmer. You can even get married in the game! You interact with all the local townsfolk and grow bonds with them, all while making the best farm you can. You can spend your day fishing for sturgeon or monster hunting deep in the caves looking for precious gems. There’s always something to do! It also features a multiplayer function, so get all your friends to switch to the farming life with you! Click here to check out the trailer.
Minecraft can be played on all systems and on mobile. There’s a reason Minecraft has been one of the top games for the past 10 years: it’s fun, enjoyable and addicting. Minecraft has two game modes: survival and creative. In creative, you have all the blocks available to you and you can simply build whatever your heart desires. Survival is more challenging but more rewarding. You have to find all your supplies and make your tools, armor, and everything else, all while fighting hunger and monsters. There are a lot of different biomes that give you blocks, but they’re only found in specials areas such as special types of wood or cocoa beans from a jungle. You can journey into the unknown alone or with friends; you never know what you will find! View the trailer here.
Journey can be played on PlayStation, PC, and Apple devices. It’s a very unique and beautiful game full of vibrant colors and mysteries. You play as a robed figure wandering through the desert trying to get to a mountain in the distance. As you trek through the desert, you uncover the mysteries of a once-thriving civilization that lays beneath the sand. There is no dialogue in the entire game other than the open credits and final credits. Instead, the game relies on cutscenes to tell you the in-depth story. Check out a trailer here.
Detroit: Become Human
This game is available on PlayStation and PC. Detroit: Become Human takes place in the future where society has androids that are almost indistinguishable from human beings. You play as two different androids with two stories that are taking place at the same time. The game feels more like an interactive movie than a game, as it mostly consists of you making choices, which have an incredible impact on the story. Once you make a choice, you can’t go back and you have to deal with the consequences, good or bad. You won’t want to put the game down as the storytelling is incredible and keeps you wanting more! You could easily complete the game in a single sitting and it would be a great way to spend your day. Check it out here.
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