Video Games to Play While in Quarantine

by and

Thursday, March 26, 2020


COVID-19 has forced many people into an endless amount of free time. This has left many people looking for things to do. Here is a list of mostly new video games to help you do just that:

 

  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps

 

This month, Moon Studios released its second title, Ori and the Will of the Wisps. The highly anticipated sequel to the studio’s first title, Ori and the Blind forest. The 2D platformer series captivated millions with its stunning soundtrack and visuals. To this day I consider the series to have one of the best video game soundtracks ever. 

You can buy it for Xbox One, or download it onto your computer via steam. It’s available for 30 USD on all platforms. Haven’t played the original game? Even better! You can purchase Ori and the Blind Forest for only 20 USD on Steam, Xbox One, or the Nintendo Switch. 

 

  • Pokémon Titles

 

Want to re-live your days as a Pokémon trainer? Nintendo has got you covered! Their most recent release in the Pokémon series Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield takes the visuals of the series to the next level. 

Old school Pokémon games not your style? No problem there either! Nintendo has entirely remade their old title Pokémon Mystery Dungeon! One of the favorites from my childhood. This game is a randomly generated dungeon crawler game. For those that want the pokemon aesthetic without the old genre, this game would be perfect for you! 

Both titles are available on the Nintendo Switch. 

 

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons

 

This one is self-explanatory. The much anticipated new Animal Crossing game released for the Switch on March 20th. Fans of the series will no doubt enjoy it for the next month and soon abandon their town once again to its inevitable decay. Available for the Nintendo Switch! 

 

  • That Dragon, Cancer

 

Instead of taking your mind off of viruses, and diseases, some may want to immerse themselves further into it. That Dragon, Cancer is a heartfelt story of a husband and wife dealing with their new reality. A child with cancer. This game tells the story of them and their son Joel. 

While it does not offer much in the way of gameplay, it does in the way of the story. If you want to fully immerse yourself in what it truly means to suffer from a disease, this game will do that for you. It is available on Steam for $10, or the App Store for $5. 

 

  • Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare

 

This addition to the series was released in August of 2019 and will be one of the most played games of the year following its release. Along with the campaign mode, the main focus of this game is the online modes like capture the flag and team deathmatch. This game is rated M for mature and parents should decide if this game is suitable for their kids. The game is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.  

 

  • NBA 2K20

 

While there won’t be any professional basketball on for quite some time fans can still get their fill with this game. Two of the modes that will interest fans are MyPlayer, which allows a player to build their abilities before the NBA draft and then play a career mode and MyGM, where the player takes on the role of General Manager and helps build a team for the future, with the assistance of the team’s owner, other staff, and helps to maintain relationships with players.

Available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android, and PC. 

 

  • FIFA 20

 

The latest installment of this soccer game’s main feature is Ultimate Team, which is similar to Diamond Dynasty in MLB The Show, and allows a player to build their own team. However, chemistry matters more in this game, as the players aligned right next to each other need to be in the same league or from the same country to play better with each other. FIFA’s MyCareer mode allows a player to take over as a manager for a team or play as their own created player and work their way up to one of the top leagues in the world.

Available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. 

 

  • Social Games!

 

Many extroverts during this quarantine will be suffering from a lack of social interaction. Here is a list of some less recent releases to help with that! 

Build a city with your friends in Minecraft. Torture yourself and others by playing League of Legends. Win a game with your squad in Apex or Fortnite. Play a round or two of Rocket League. Beat your friends in Mario Kart or Mario Party. Have a free for all round of Smash Bros

 

Whatever game you choose to play this quarantine season, make sure to enjoy yourself!

John has a degree in Game Art from Full Sail University and is pursuing a career in video games, and hopefully in politics. His passions include culture, the arts, politics, and writing. He intends one day to publish one of the many books he has half-written in both fiction and nonfiction.

The views expressed in this article are the opinion of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Lone Conservative staff.


Share This

About John Willow

Full Sail University

John has a degree in Game Art from Full Sail University and is pursuing a career in video games, and hopefully in politics. His passions include culture, the arts, politics, and writing. He intends one day to publish one of the many books he has half-written in both fiction and nonfiction.

Looking to Submit an Article?

We always are happy to receive submissions from new and returning authors. If you're a conservative student with a story to tell, let us know!

Join the Team

Want to Read More?

From college experiences to political theory to sports and more, our authors have covered a wide assortment of topics tailored for millennials and students.

Browse the Archives