Great Games To Play During The Coronavirus Pandemic

By Adrian Cruce

Right now, people from all around the world are in self-isolation. The coronavirus pandemic will not disappear soon and we need to find things to do. Playing video games is definitely something we can all fall back on.

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Fortunately for all of us, there are numerous great games that we can play right now. It is so easy to spend hours enjoying ourselves and even interacting with people from all around the world.

Let’s divide them by some categories to help you find the game that you will want to play. All of these feature numerous players and give you fun for a long time.

Distraction Games

Available on Switch, Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the world by storm. Before the coronavirus pandemic, the Animal Crossing series was not that successful and there were rumors it will be shutdown. However, after the launch of New Horizons, everything changed. This game offers an interesting gaming experience that can distract you. You can use the game to connect with your friends and have fun at the same time, as long as you have a Switch.

You can play this game on Android, iOS, PC, Vita, Switch, Xbox One and PS4. Start building a farm and then interact with everyone else. There are some pretty deep RPG elements included so you can have hours of fun.

Open World Games

Looking to explore a massive world or enjoy a really long game? Check these out.

You can play Wild Hunt on a PC, Switch, Xbox One or PS4. This is the RPG that took the world by storm when it appeared. Because of the Netflix series that covered the video game and the books, it became even more popular. This is a huge game that will take you through a story you will love, giving you days of play time.

Red Dead Redemption II makes the Wild West alive again on PC, Stadia, Xbox One and PS4. You go through an incredible tale of vengeance, hardship and betrayal. Rockstar definitely manages to offer a huge, unbelievable world that you can explore, with a beautiful list of characters that you will love.

Games To Stay Social

Those that need social interaction but should respect social distancing rules can consider these great games:

This battle royale game does offer pretty intereting twists on the popular genre. However, the big reason to play is that you get to do it with your friends. The game is available on PC, Xbox One and PS4, with crossplay possible. At the same time, the game is free so why not give it a try?

The entire Borderlands series is great for playing with friends. Borderlands 3 is just the latest option but definitely the best one. Enjoy it on Stadia, PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Creative Games

It is so easy to feel as if your creativity goes down when you are stuck indoors for days. This is why you might want to consider some video games capable of restarting your brain. Express your creativity in the following.

The popularity of Mario is unquestionable. Most people that used a controller also played some sort of Mario game. Due to this, it is so easy to pick up this level maker for Super Mario. You can easily build levels exactly as you want them to be and there is a huge community that shares tools. Nintendo offers 100 levels so you get inspiration to get a new level built exactly as you want it to be.

You can play the best city building sim on PC, Switch, Xbox One and PS4. Work hard to keep your residents happy and deal with disasters that appear at random times. This is definitely the very best game of its kind and it offers a huge flexibility in terms of addressing all the problems that could appear.

Relaxing Games

Many that stay in isolation are affected by countless negative thoughts. If you are among them, check out some games to help you clear your mind.

Journey is available on iOS, PC, PS3 and PS4. It is a stress-free, serene adventure that is not long or complex. Even so, it is an experience that can easily be labeled as being beautiful.

Abzu puts you in a world filled with sea life. It is an adventure that has a great soundtrack and you can experience something new, unique, on PC, Switch, Xbox One and PS4.

A regular Tetris game does force you to use your brain but in Tetris Effect, the puzzle is not the priority. The game itself and the experience created is the priority. You zone out because of the music and can easily enter autopilot as you play on PC, PS4, Vive, Oculus or PSVR.

Sports Games

All live sports are canceled, but you can still enjoy some great sports games:

NBA 2K20 is definitely the best basketball game out there. You get the chance to enjoy a lot of court action and you can even build your very own custom leagues. Alternatively, just enjoy the career mode or the franchise option. The game is available on PC, Stadia, Switch, Xbox One and PS4.

Although available just on PS4, MLB The Show 20 is seen by many as the best sports game of the year. It gives you access to so many options to have fun, including excellent gameplay and countless game modes.

If baseball or basketball are not your games, give hokey a try. NHL 20 may not be the very best game in the series but it offers very good gameplay and you can enjoy many game modes, available on Xbox One and PS4.

Games To Stay Active

You cannot go to a gym because you have to stay indoors so it is normal to feel like you cannot stay in shape. While there are so many different things that you can do to work out at home, video games have to be considered, with the following being particularly interesting.

You can play this on Switch, if you have one and a Ring Fit accessory. Those that do are really lucky as they can work out in a really fun way.

You can play Beat Saber on Vive, Oculus and PSVR for a world of VR fun. While you will surely look weird when others look at you, inside the app you get to experience what the Jedi Master feels. You get to slice and dice and juke away, duck and so much more as you go through obstacles. Work up your sweat as a Jedi.

You cannot go to a club to have fun but if you own a Stadia, Wii, Switch, Xbox One or PS4, the Just Dance series is something you want to give a try. You can easily work up your sweat and even become a better dancer as you have a lot of fun.

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