When all this quarantine and virus thing started, no-one was expecting that is can go so long. I mean, it has been almost 8 months now, and still, there is no proper solution for the virus.
Right now, life feels quite confusing. We have no idea when all this will come to end, and when our lives will become normal again.
During this quarantine time, we all are trying our best to pass the maximum time by starting a new habit of reading books, learning a new language, watching Netflix and TV, and many more.
But honestly, these things are not that effective to pass the time, and there will be somedays when you become bored and tired of doing them.
But there is something that can help you to pass most of your time and you can do it without getting bored, and that is “Video Games”. I mean if you compare then a web-series can cut 3 hours of your day if you watch the full series in a day.
But on the other hand, if you play COD or Fortnite with your friends or online, then it can cut more than 7 to 8 hours (Must take a break in every 1 hour) or more if you can play more.
You can’t find new web-series that you like every day, but there are thousands and thousands of video games that you can play and enjoy.
In this article, we are going to discuss 5 best games for quarantine time. These games are from different genres. I hope these games will help you to pass most of your boring time and fill that time with joy and happiness. So without any further due, let’s get started!
Top 5 Video Games for Quarantine Time
- COD: Warzone
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- The Last of Us Series
- Red Dead Redemption 1 & 2
1. COD ( Call Of Duty ): Warzone
Are looking for the alternative of PUBG, then my friends “Call of Duty: Warzone” is perfect to fill the alternative place. So COD: Modern Warfare is a battle royale game. You can play it solo or play with your friends in a squad match.
In the game, you will be drop on a huge map with 150 other players. Now you have to travel place to place or should say you have to travel mostly houses to house to find the weapons.
Once you load up yourself with the weapon, now it is time for you to find the enemies and shot their heads. You’ll find many vehicles like ATV, SUV, Cargo Truck, Tactical Rover, etc On the battlefield. Using these vehicles, you can travel from place to place very fast.
It will give you the advantage to reach a place before your enemies. The size of Call of Duty: warzone is nearly 100GBs, the downloading speed will depend upon your internet speed.
Now, if you are playing in a team and unfortunately, one of your teammates died, then don’t worry. Your teammate will have a second chance to rejoin the game. But for that, he has to battle with the other dead player. If your teammate wins the match, they can rejoin your squad, and that is what I genuinely like about this game.
Another best thing about this game is, it is a cross-platform game. That means if your friends are playing on different consoles and you are playing on a different console. Still, you can play with them you have to spend money to buy a new console.
2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Now, talking about the next game on our list then it is currently the most loved and played game by many gamers, no it is not PUBG or Fortnite. It is known as “Animal Crossing: New Horizons”.
It is the fifth part of the Animal Crossing series by Nintendo. This game is released for the Nintendo Switch users. The first game of the Animal Crossing series was released in 2001 for the Nintendo GameCube users.
After that almost every 3 or 4 years, Nintendo released the other 3 parts of the Animal Crossing series. Animal Crossing: Wild World ( Release for Nintendo DS), Animal Crossing: City Folk ( Release for Nintendo Wii), Animal Crossing: New Leaf ( Release for Nintendo 3DS).
But It took them almost 8 years to release the fifth part of the Animal Crossing series. I don’t know what is the reason behind that, but I know one thing the time it took was worth it.
Now let’s talk about the gameplay. The New horizons is quite similar to the previous Animal Crossing: New Leaf. You’ll have a character or an avatar, you need to perform some tasks to earn the game currency known as Bells.
Now in the new series, you will also have a character. You will be on a desert island, from there you have to perform some like crafting supplies by gathering food, build hammocks, tents, fireplaces.
Once you become a close friend with someone in the game you can invite them to your campsite and also you can take an in-game photo to show your friends on social media.
The price of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is $59.99. The game is compatible with both Nintendo Switch lite and Nintendo Switch.
3. The Last of Us Series
Next on our is my personal favorite The last of Us series. Now this game is perfect for people like me who love to play story mode games. There are 2 parts of the last of us.
The first one was released on July 29, 2014, and the second part of the game was released recently on June 19, 2020. It took them almost 6 years to create its next part, but I would definitely say that the wait for the second part was worth it.
I won’t recommend you play it second part directly if do, you’ll just miss the whole fun of the game. Because as in the beginning, I told you that it is a story mode game, and if you skip the first part, you won’t be able to understand the story behind the event happening in the game.
The game is more than 20 hours long and I won’t recommend you to finish it in one or two days, because it can affect your mental health badly.
The story is about a man named Joel and a girl named Ellie. In the game, the world is hit by the Zombies pandemic, and the solution to end the pandemic is Ellie. Because she has something in her DNA that can make the vaccine of the virus.
The Joel who played as her protector doesn’t want to create the vaccine because the cost of the vaccine is Ellie’s life. Now I don’t want to mess up the fun you should go and play by yourself to find out the further story.
4. Red Dead Redemption 1 & 2
Have you ever played those games, who you think might not be worthy of your time? But once start playing the game you totally went in the game. It happened many times with me and I am sure that it might have happened with you too.
The Red Dead Redemption 1 and 2 is one of those games which might not feel at the beginning that I should play it more, but once you put a few hours in the game you can’t leave it without complete it.
The Red Dead Redemption series is an action-adventure game based on a Western-theme. You’ll control a character named John Marston and you have to complete the given mission to continue the story.
Now as I told you that are two parts of the game RDR 1 and RDR 2, so I will tell you about the story of both parts but just a little. To know the further story you have to play the game by yourself.
Now let’s talk about the story of Red Dead Redemption 1. The story starts in 1911 when Archer Fordham and Edgar Ross FBI agents kidnaped John Marston’s family because he was a former member of a gang.
Now the FBI agents force him to convince his old buddy Bill Williamson to surrender and once he surrendered they’ll release the family of John Marston.
But the problem was, Bill is the current leader of a gang that terrorizes people of New Austin and there was no way he will surrender.
Still, John goes to New Austin to convince him, but he fails and in return, he received a bullet in his body. Then they left john for dead. And continue…Now you have to play to know the further story.
Let’s talk about the story of Red Dead Redemption 2. But unfortunately, the story is not continued from RDR 1, it is different. So In 1899, right after Botched Ferry Heist, The gang of Van der Linde has to leave Blackwater while also leaving their money. But when they realized that the outlaws time is ending by the progress and growth of civilization.
They take an oath that they will gain a lot of money and then after escape the law and retire from all the robbery thing. For that, they decided to rob Cornwall’s (Who gave the job to Pinkertons ) train. Continue…Now play the game and find out the further story.
So, guy, we have reached the video game on our list and it is known as “Nier: Automata”. Nier: Automata is a sequel of the Nier game, which was released in April 2010.
Talking about the Nier then it is a sequel and spin-off of the Drakengard series. It is an action role-playing game, which was published by Square Enix and created by Platinum Games.
Now let’s talk about some gameplay of Nier: Automata. As I told you, it is an action role-playing game, It means you have to play a role in the game, but what is the role?.
You have to play the role of a warrior who will fight with the YoRHa units in an open world. With standard navigation on the foot of character, you’ll also have opportunities to call a wild animal to ride using special items.
There will be shops for players you can go to the shop and purchase items that can help you to recover your health. The player has to navigate at some places in the game by jumping over obstacles or between platforms.
You can complete side quest for NPCs or non-playable characters ( These are characters that do nothing except giving you the information you’ll need in the further game ), found throughout the globe.
There are still a lot of things which I want you to explore by yourself, now go and play the game. I hope you’ll love it and it will help you to cut out the boring time of your day.
The Final Words
So these were the 5 best video games for quarantine time, play them, and I hope these will help you to pass your boring lockdown time. I would also recommend you, that don’t play games for straight 4 to 5 hours it can cause a serious long-term mental issue, always take at least 15 minutes of break every 1 hour.
I know many of you right now suffering from some problems because of this whole pandemic thing. But I have read somewhere that nothing in the world is permanent, so hold on for some more months, and this corona thing will definitely come to an end.