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22, 04, 2020 | The G FUEL Team | comments(0)

13 Best Video Games To Play During Quarantine Now That We Have A Lot Of Time

Life seems a little confusing right now. The state of the world is in disarray, and we have no idea when it will return to normal. But one thing in our life remains constant: video games. We here at G FUEL completely understand, and we know many of you have games in your backlog that you need to play. Or you’re looking for games that you might have missed in the last few years and are wondering if it’s worth playing now. Now that we have all this time on our hands.

So, we put together a list of a whole bunch of games, in all different genres, at all different price ranges, so that you can get your game on. Let’s begin, shall we?

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Community Games
First/Third Person Shooters
Action
Horror
RPG

Community Games

Animal Crossing: New Horizons 

Platform: Nintendo Switch

 

If you’ve been on Twitter at all these past few weeks, you’ll know that almost everyone and their mother is playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Animal Crossing is a game that’s like Minecraft but 100x cuter and not as creative. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot to do in this game, but you can’t recreate Minas Tirith from Lord of the Rings in it.

However, Animal Crossing has one of the best communities in the video game world. Everyone you meet has created new designs they’re willing to share with just about anyone who wants them. They’ll invite you to their island for better turnip prices, and they’ll invite you to discords to meet other Animal Crossing enthusiasts. There are Reddit threads, Tumblr pages, and tweets all dedicated to amazing things and explanations for newcomers. I’ve never seen a more open community.

While this is a full-priced game only for Nintendo Switch, if you’re looking to dump 100 hours easily into a game full of mindless, but extremely cute, gaming, then I highly suggest Animal Crossing.

Dead by Daylight

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One

 

If Animal Crossing is the cutest community game, then Dead by Daylight is the most horrific, but in a good way. This game is played as a one versus four online multiplayer. One player takes on the role of the savage Killer, and the other four players play as Survivors trying to escape the Killer and avoid being caught and sacrificed to the Entity.

It’s a horror fan’s greatest online treasure. What makes it a great community game is that while, yes, there may be some annoying toxic players, they’re far and few between. You will find people that will eagerly help you get better as both killers and survivors. The developers over at Behaviour Interactive are also in on the fun, and they continue to put out new, and sometimes free, content for players. They have added characters from all kinds of horror icons, from older ones like Freddy Kreuger to newer ones like the characters from Stranger Things

There’s always some new event going on, and you can find tips and tricks on everything from Reddit to their own Steam page. Prices might vary from system to system (around $15-20), but if you own Xbox Game Pass, the base game is free. Most of the DLC packs are $5-7.

SMITE

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One

 

I can already hear the trolls typing on this one, “LoL is better!” Whatever you believe, SMITE has a great community. In the world of MOBA games, SMITE is easily the least toxic. You can find plenty of people to help you out if you’re new.

In SMITE, players control a god, goddess, or other mythological figures (such as King Arthur or Mulan), and take part in team-based combat, using their abilities and tactics against other player-controlled gods and non-player-controlled minions. 

Like many of the big MOBA games out there, SMITE is a free-to-play game no matter what you play it on. The team at Hi-Rez Studios is constantly updating the game, bringing new content and characters. SMITE's Reddit is filled with help on how to build your character during a playthrough, and their SMITE’s YouTube is always showing off new stuff. Not only that, but SMITE’s esports has also taken off, and the pro players are fantastic to watch.

First/Third Person Shooters

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Warzone

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

 

Call of Duty has been around for ages as one of the top FPS games out there. While every year a new game comes out, Modern Warfare seems to have finally nailed what made these games great. While the full game is great, and multiplayer is a lot of fun, I wanted to mostly point out Call of Duty Warzone. Warzone is MW’s newest battle royale and is making headway on one of the best out there.

Don’t get me wrong, I know the other big three are still going strong, but they’re going to have to make room for number four. Warzone is a battle royale that’s showing off everything that makes Call of Duty a great game. The gunplay is great, the map is fun, and the action is stacked.

Warzone also has a fun little gimmick: after you die, you have a few chances to come back. One is the Gulag. Once you’re downed and taken out, you'll be thrown into a jail cell and forced to fight in the Gulag. This is a one-on-one gun battle that allows you to respawn and get back into the match. If you win your Gulag fight, you'll redeploy immediately. However, if you lose, that’s ok too. Your team can work on reviving you by picking up cash spread across the map to actually buy you back from a workstation.

All in all, Warzone is a great battle royale. The best part is that even if you didn’t buy the base game, you can still get it for free on your system of choice.

Remnant: From The Ashes

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

 

This game came out last summer and might have slipped through your radar, but now is a perfect time to go back and try it. Remnant answers the question, “What if the Dark Soul’s series had a baby with Borderlands and the Left 4 Dead games?”

The game incorporates a third-person shooter element where the player can wield up to two gun weapons; one main weapon and one sidearm, alongside their melee weapon. Remnant: From the Ashes is set in a post-apocalyptic world where it’s been thrown into chaos by an ancient evil from another dimension that’s overrun by monstrous creatures. While this game can be played alone, it’s way more fun to play with a couple of friends.

Remnant has a fun and interesting loot system and an interesting story to wrap it all up nicely. 

When you and a few friends are blasting away foes with weapons that you crafted from the remnants (get it?) of your latest boss kill, it's hard not to do so with a smile on your face.

DOOM Eternal

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

 

In our DOOM Eternal review, I said, “DOOM Eternal’s combat is incredible. I could spend hours just balletically blasting demons in a destroyed world that is perfect for parkour,” and this is still true. DOOM Eternal is one of those action-packed FPS games that keep you entertained for hours.

Swinging from rafters, shooting a hail of bullets, double jumping and dashing around a multi-level arena, and ripping off demon anatomy like the most disgusting ballet you ever saw will absolutely help you in these confusing times.

If you’re looking for a perfect sequel to a game, then look no further than DOOM Eternal. It’s a great way to kill 20 hours or so. Not to mention the online multiplayer. That will add some fun hours to your lockdown.

DOOM Eternal is one of those games that’s a great distraction. It might not last long, and you may beat it in a few days, but it’s still a gory mess that’ll help you get out all that boring frustration in a fountain of blood.

Action

NieR: Automata

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

 

Let me just start by saying that there are few video game directors that I worship. While many of you out there think that Hideo Kojima is a god, that is how I feel about Yoko Taro.

Nier: Automata is a hack and slash action role-playing game in which players take the role of combat androids from the YoRHa units across an open world environment. While most of the game involves you running around the open world full of robots that you can beat up, you can also use a special item that allows you to ride a wild animal, and in some other scenarios pilot a flying mech to fight enemies.

There aren’t many games out there that make me cry, but I got incredibly upset playing this one. There are also 26 different endings. This game is a roller coaster of an emotional hack-and-slash with a few amazing twists and turns. I promise that it will hold your attention.

I have 110 hours on my PC, and then I downloaded it on Xbox One Game Pass for free so I could play it again. The game is beautifully crafted and has one of the best soundtracks since Final Fantasy VII. NeiR: Automata is frequently on sale as well, so keep an eye out for deals.

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Platform: PlayStation 4

 

Everyone knows the story of Spiderman; Peter Parker gets bit by a radioactive spider and becomes one of the best superheroes of all time (don’t @ me). However, Marvel’s Spider-Man goes deeper into the lore of this loveable webhead in one of the best PlayStation 4 games to ever come out. Not only that, but it’s debatable as one of the best superhero video games to ever be released.

While almost every Spider-Man villain makes the scene in this game from Rhino to Kingpin, Spidey doesn’t fight alone. The Stealthy Mary-Jane sections are just as fun and important as swinging through NYC.

By the way, swinging through the streets of New York City is definitely one of the best parts. The map is fairly accurate too. So, since we are trapped inside and you’ve always wanted to see the Big Apple, now is your chance.

Horror

Layers of Fear 2

Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

 

Making a sequel to a horror game is tricky. You have to think about how to update it in the right way without it being exactly the same. Layers of Fear 2 is a pretty great example. If you haven’t played the first one, do that too. However, you don’t have to do that to jump right into the second. Layers of Fear 2 is a first-person psychological horror game with an emphasis on exploration and story.

It’s the type of game that you need to continue on with to just scare yourself. It's a walk-through where you’re a Hollywood actor who heeds the call of an enigmatic director to take on the lead role in a film shot aboard an ocean liner.

That’s all I want to tell you about it because this is a game that needs to be experienced. It is both beautiful and horrific, and the experience will change you.

Resident Evil 3 Remake

Platforms: PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One

 

If you haven’t heard by now, Resident Evil 3 is the newest survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. Now, granted it’s a complete remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis from 1999, but there are some new elements to it that makes it worth your time. The story follows Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira as they attempt to survive a zombie apocalypse while being hunted by the intelligent bioweapon Nemesis.

There's a more pronounced emphasis on action and quick reflexes in this remake, which can make the shooting, survival, and exploration loop a bit more engaging, especially if you panic shoot as I do. However, the action makes it a little less spooky than the original, but it's also not enough to the point that it makes encounters with the ravenous undead or Nemesis easy. You’ll still have to try and conserve and run away screaming when the time comes to it.

If you never had the chance to play the original, this is a fun way to fulfill that itch. The game seems a little shorter, but it is still a ton of fun, filled with some good scares. The ammo crafting and inventory management also give it a step up from its predecessor.

Also, the new multiplayer mode is a blast.

Hunt: Showdown

Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

 

When I think about a multiplayer game that gives me actual chills, its Hunt: Showdown. I can run through most multiplayer games with no issue, but this game actually scares the pants off me. Not only is it action-packed, but it's also full of creepy monsters that want to turn me into a snack.

Hunt: Showdown is a first-person shooter survival horror published by Crytek. The game is set in the late 1890s in the swampy areas of Louisiana. You play as a bounty hunter who is hired to take down various monsters that have overrun the world. Your main goal through this is to survive because if you die with that hunter, you’ll have to hire a new one.

You aren’t alone in the swamp either. There are disgusting-looking monsters out for blood. You will also have to try and take down your main target before a few other rival teams get to them. This game takes the Battle Royale element and turns it into old-timey survival. It takes strategy as well as an iron will to get you safely out of this game.

You'll find it on the Xbox and Steam store for around $35 normally. It’s a good price for a great multiplayer that will scare the pants off you.

RPG

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

 

Whether you’re a Dragon Ball Z fan or not, this game is one of a kind. While it's made with the fan at heart, Bandai Namco made a pretty great action RPG with one of the best animes of all time as its subject. If you’re a fan of JRPGs at all, it’s worth a try.

As a kid, I grew up watching this show. I know the story backwards and forwards, and yet I couldn’t help myself getting upset at certain parts or laughing at others. The fighting is well balanced, and you need to keep training to learn some higher super moves. Flying around as Gohan, Goku, Piccolo, and Vegeta never gets old. I could have done it for hours.

In our Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot review, I stated, “There’s an undeniable and marvelous sense of love for the source material. The kind that you’d have to actively fight to resist the smile wanting to creep onto your face...Revisiting all of these characters and stories is a joy in itself, and despite my minor issues with it, it’s probably the most efficient way to enjoy the story of Dragon Ball Z. It’s colorful, fun, and immersive. The music and sounds of the game bring you back to your childhood.”

This is 100% true. People who are new to the show, that love a fun, 3D JRPG will also get a kick out of the action. There’s also a Dragon Ball Super DLC coming out soon, so you’ll want to jump in on this if you want to fight with Beerus.

The Outer Worlds

Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One

 

There are all kinds of RPGs out there, but The Outer Worlds gives players a unique tour through space. However, it all feels kind of familiar. Considering the developer is Obsidian Entertainment, that shouldn’t surprise you.

The Outer Worlds is an action RPG in a first-person perspective. You can create your own character and unlock a ship, which acts as the game's central hub space. While you won't be able to fly the ship directly, the onboard AI is snarky and witty enough for you to not notice. It also serves as a fast travel point to access different areas in the game and acts as the player's inventory space.

Gun and melee play is easy to grasp and feels natural. The way you build your character is as important as it was in Fallout: New Vegas, so, as a hint, consider building your character with more of a science mind since it's a space age game. The game lets you play any way you like, and the mostly open world(s) are fun to explore.

Playing the many hours of The Outer Worlds feels like wrapping yourself in a nice warm blanket and sipping cocoa from your favorite mug. It isn't breaking new grounds as far as RPGs go, but it’s familiar and fun. The banter with NPCs, the fighting styles, and the creature creation are all recognizable, and it just makes you happy to play. You’ll find this 60+ hour game for about $40/50 unless you have Xbox Game Pass in which you’ll be able to play for free.

Well, that’s about it for this list. There are plenty of hours of games here for you to enjoy while you have the time.

Want to add your favorite game to this list that you think people should play?

Tell us in the comments section below!

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This article was written by John D. AKA SomeBeardy2Love. John has been gaming for over 30 years, has a podcast, and watches nothing but anime and Bob’s Burgers. He has a sponsored beard and a modest book collection.

Words from the writer:

Everyone here at G FUEL would like to say that we hope everyone stays safe during this tough time for the world. We appreciate all of our fans and hope that our content and products keep you grounded in uncertain times.

Please remember that you are not alone. Reach out to friends and family, via video call, because they may feel just as alone. While many of us have these games there are many that do not and are confused (and bored).

Wash your hands, cover your face, and practice social distancing. We will all meet on the other side of this again at big conventions some day. Let’s all try and be a little less toxic to newcomers to games also. Some people are just picking up your favorite game for the first time.

Remember that now is the time to treat each other with respect. We all have some idea of what they are going through now. Thanks for reading!

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