Since you have to stay home anyway, you might as well play games! Here’s a list of games you can play right now that are for the most part: accessible, cost little to nothing, easy to get into, multiplayer with friends, single-player, and FUN!
Brawlhalla is a free-to-play 2D platformer fighting game which supports up to 8 players at once. Has a meagre download size of 350 – 400 MB on Steam. It is available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch with cross-play enabled. Some of the game modes include: 1v1 Ranked, 4v4 Custom, Free-for-all Casual 4 players, etc.
The objective in this game is to knock your opponent out of the park. Mix up your light and heavy attacks for unique combos, along with unique characters and weapons. Like PUBG, you will get weapon drops on the map randomly. You can equip two weapons at most. The maps are all visually stunning. All the characters have 4 stats: Strength, Speed, Defense, and Dexterity. Choose from over 40 characters and fight!
Pros: Small download size, free-to-play, multiplayer, multiple platforms with cross-play.
2. Town of Salem
Now this right here is an interesting game. Town of Salem is a variation of the popular deduction game called Mafia, albeit a much more complex one. Here we have 3 types of roles: Mafia, Villagers, and Neutrals. Villagers want to find the criminals and lynch them, Mafia wants to terminate everyone that is not Mafia, and Neutrals have their own agenda. It is available on Android and can be played on browsers. Costs $4.99.
Yes, you have to pay but it still makes the list due to the quality of gameplay and concept. You can party up with friends and the roles given in game are random. So, you can either end up on the same side or on opposing sides. Also, you can’t disclose your role to anyone. Keep your cards close because in this poker game it is not money that’s on the stake. This can get pretty engaging and mysterious. Deception, mind games, and murder are all on the table!
There are several game modes and each creative and different from else.
Pros: Low cost, no download and installation, creative concept.
The MOBA with action that’s in another league! Smite, unlike the traditional MOBAs, works in a 3rd person perspective which makes it appealing because now you’re not just controlling the action, you are the action! Smite is free-to-play and though it is a MOBA, it doesn’t have a steep learning curve. Also, it is available on consoles and PC with cross-play enabled.
Here, champions and heroes are instead replaced by actual Gods. With a roster of 100+ Gods from real pantheons across the world, you will have a curious time exploring all of them. There are 5 roles in Smite: Jungle, Solo, Support, Mid, and ADC for Conquest, the main game mode. However, there are other game modes just for fun where you can just pick anything and have at it.
The total game size should be about 40 GB.
Pros: Innovative gameplay and concept, free-to-play, multiplayer, multiple platforms with cross-play.
4. Call of Duty: Warzone
Call of Duty: Warzone is a recently released battle royale multiplayer game by Infinity Ward and Raven Software. It is available on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 and free-to-play on all platforms with cross-play enabled. Warzone has managed to get 30 million downloads in less than 2 weeks of release so you can be sure the community is alive and kicking. Not to mention, you can have a total of 150 players in a single match together!
The download size depends on whether you have Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. If you do, it will be a 25 GB download. If you don’t, that is you’re downloading Warzone, the download size could go up to 80 GB. The download size surely seems too much if you don’t have Modern Warfare but it’s a AAA quality game at no cost.
Warzone has 3 game modes: Plunder, Battle Royale, and Battle Royale Solo’s. Plunder is a unique game mode only for Warzone.
Pros: Massive game that is free-to-play, multiple platforms with cross-play, multiplayer.
Dauntless is an action RPG game that can be played as single-player or multiplayer (co-op up to 4 players). The gameplay is like Monster Hunter with its own unique spins. Dauntless is available on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch and a mobile version is set to be released in 2020. It is free-to-play across all platforms. The download size should be about 15 GB.
Dauntless is visually appealing with stylish character and weapon designs. Your objective is to destroy Behemoths who have overrun human civilization. By killing each Behemoth, you gain crafting loots, weapon upgrades, etc. Become a Slayer in this epic fantasy!
Pros: Free-to-play, single and multiplayer, multiple platforms, relatively low size.
There’s still a bit of stigma attached to gaming, with the World Health Organization concluding last year that video game addiction is a “mental disorder.” However, it seems like WHO had a change of heart recently in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization now claims that staying home and playing video games is an effective way of limiting the spread of the coronavirus. Since even WHO is on board with gaming now, all the more reason to stay inside and enjoy some quality time with your favorite titles.