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10 Video Games Perfect For Quarantine

Video games have become even more popular amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. They keep us busy, entertained, and help take our mind off of all the stress and stir-craziness that we all are feeling, not to mention how fun they can be! However, there are some video games that might be even more fun than others during these stay-at-home orders. Here are some video games that are perfect for quarantine.

1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Even if you don’t play video games you probably have heard of the game Animal Crossing. It became super popular at the right time, in the midst of all the chaos. It is the fifth instalment in the Animal Crossing series, so if you want to start with the first one you can do that. New Horizons allows you to assume a customizable character who moves to a deserted island where you can explore, gather items, and build in an environment for different animals. This is such a positive, uplifting, non-violent game that requires some thinking but also allows you to be creative and have fun.

Can be played on: Nintendo Switch

2. NBA 2K20

While real-life sports might be on hold, we can start to miss seeing our favourite players and watching professional games on tv. Not to worry, NBA 2K has come out with their 21st instalment in this franchise. If you’re not familiar with the NBA 2K games, this is a basketball simulation game where you can play with and as your favorite NBA teams and players. It fulfills your sports needs and it’s both relaxing and fun to play.

Can be played on: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

3. Madden NFL 20

Keeping with the sports theme, you don’t have to just stick to one sport. Just like NBA 2K, Madden can fulfill your sports needs. It is a football simulation game based on the NFL. You can pick the different uniforms, which teams you want to play against, and pretty much make everything customizable. It’s fun, calming, and entertaining.

Can be played on: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

4. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Calling all Star Wars fans but also anyone who wants to have a fun, challenging adventure. This game allows you to assume the character of a young Jedi in the Star Wars universe where you are attempting to complete your Jedi training and save the Jedi Order. You can be both good and bad guys in this game. It is filled with action, adventure, and can really take your mind off of the stress of the coronavirus.

Can be played on: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

5. Super Smash Bros

This Nintendo game is rated for everyone and is a classic fighting game. You can pick from your favorite Nintendo characters and fight with your opponent and attempt to knock them out of your chosen arena. The bright colors and simplicity of the game make it a fun and easy game to play. There is a multi-player available or you can try your hand at a single-player. Kill a bunch of time playing this game.

Can be played on: Nintendo Switch

6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Keeping with the Nintendo games, there is also Mario Kart that we all know and love. This game is a race kart game where you can pick your favorite Nintendo games and choose different races, race tracks and play multiple friends at once. However, this eighth installment in the series really takes it up a notch with many new tracks with amazing graphics to pick from. In 2019, this game sold over 22 million copies, so I won’t bore you with any more explanation about what a fun game this is.

Can be played on: Wii U and Nintendo Switch

7. Fortnite

We had to include this game on our list because it’s popularity and it’s strange addiction; it never seems to get old! In this game, you are a character who gets dropped off at a secluded location where your fight to eliminate others in the game and whoever is the last man standing before the shrinking bubble closes in, wins. This is sure to keep your attention and keep you entertained with its high-intensity feel, and the ability to communicate with other players in the game. This is an online active shooter game, so if that’s not your vibe maybe try a different game.

Can be played on: Some Apple products, some Andriod products, some Google products, Xbox’s PlayStations and more

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8. Minecraft

Minecraft is the best-selling video game of all time, by selling over 180-million copies to date. This creative game is where you can put your architecture and artistic skills to use by building structures in a pixelated world. This game is made for everyone and defiantly will keep you busy.

Can be played on: Any internet products

9. Marvel’s Spider-Man

Who doesn’t love Spider-Man? I mean, we have all thought about how cool it would be to swing from building to building like he does. Well now, you can have just the experience while fighting crime in this adventure game. You get to experience both Peter Parker and Spider-Man’s life in the Marvel Universe in this virtual game.

Can be played on: PlayStation 4

10. Rocket League

Have you ever wanted to play soccer but instead of running you were in a car and the car was powered by rockets? Well, this game is perfect for you! Anyone can join in on the intense, fun competition of this unique video game. This game is a sequel to Psyonix’s Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars and is obviously much more popular. This is a great game to play with family or friends and offers a unique twist on traditional sports or car games.

Can be played on: PlayStation 4

Video games can be a lifesaver during the quarantine. Which one of these games do you like the most or are you going to try? Leave a comment below!

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