Online Video Games to Play during Coronavirus Home Quarantine
Online Video Games
Publish- March 21, 2020, 03:17 PM
Rifat Tabassam - Contributor
Update- October 17, 2020, 07:34 PM
Are you currently stuck at home for an infinite period due to your quarantine precautions against the new coronavirus? Home quarantine might sound interesting in your hectic days, while you are struggling to extract some fun hours from your busy schedule. But staying in home quarantine for consecutive days might make you feel fed up. In this situation, online video games can save you from monotony keeping your mind busy, thrilled, and excited.
If you have never tried any RPG (Role Playing Game), then start with Skyrim to make your quarantine period fun. This video game was developed by Bethesda Game Studios. This video game appeared as the fifth main installment in The Elder Scrolls series games on November 11, 2011.
Skyrim’s 31- and-a-half hour’s lengthy main story circulates around the player's character fighting in a mission to defeat a dragon who is trying to destroy the universe. The virtual interface of this game will take you in an ancient world where you will virtually fight with ancient tools and equipment. This video game will amaze you with versatile game planning. Here you can learn magic, cut skeletons or even steal goods using different tricks. It offers several character options, like Hord, Altmer, Nord, Wood Elf, Redguard, Orc, High Elf, etc. Feel free to pick the character you like most!
You can play this video game from anywhere on earth using any platform including Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, etc.
Not all game-lovers like fighting and killing staff. If you are one of those kinds, play Stardew Valley. This video-game is a blessing when you prefer first/third-person games instead of hardcore fantasy games. Stardew Valley is a simulation-based RPG developed by Eric Barone (ConcernedApe). The game was initially released in February 2016.
Unlike the usual video games, the Stardew Valley comes with a farming simulation, which will give you the flavor of simple open-ended country-life. In this virtual gaming interface, you can produce overgrown fields, build a thriving home, save your grandfather's farm from germ attack and restore it from deterioration. For successful farming you need to follow some tricks like buying tons of seeds before starting a new season, hunt for treasure chests, watch TV to learn cooking recipes, collect tools, check the weather forecast, etc.
You can play the "Stardew Valley” game on diverse platforms like Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Android, iOS, macOS, Linux, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, etc.
Do you love to play life simulation video games where you can adopt various life experiences – like rebuilding home and regaining possessions? If yes, try Sims. Will Wright, the designer of this game built it as a virtual dollhouse; after losing his home in a firestorm of 1991. This popular video game series was developed by Maxis and published by Electronic Arts.
Sims gaming interface allows you to pick from traits. You get a bonus on the basis of your starting aspirations. As a newcomer, you can get skill-based bonuses. The emotional category matters at the initial status of this game. You can choose your household members, appearance, treasure level, etc. An amazing fact about Sims is that it sets no limit to your actions. You can build your dream home to live with your family. Or you can create a fantasy life in suburban, areas. Or you can make a love affair with someone. Just apply your imagination and enjoy this game.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Do you have a fantasy to live on an Island? To make this dream virtually true, you can play ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ video game. Nintendo has developed and published this nonlinear life simulation real-time video game. New Horizons, the fifth main addition under the title of the Animal Crossing series was released on March 20, 2020.
In this video game, you can play in the role of a customizable character. You can virtually move to a deserted island, gather diverse items for decorations, and build a community of anthropomorphic animals. You can follow some tricks like collecting DIY recipes, making medicine, selling yields, etc. This creative video game offers you a crafting system to convert any material into desired a tool and furniture for decorating the in-game interiors and exterior spaces. The creative simulation of this game will give you the opportunity to customize your appearance, hairstyles, facial features, etc. which can make your quarantine hours much more exciting.
If you are a fan of sandbox video games where the gamer can roam and change a virtual world with minimal character limitations, don’t miss Minecraft! Unlike, the segmented zones and numbered levels of usual the progression-style game, this Minecraft sandbox game will allow you to roam in a virtual world and select tasks.
In this 3D sandbox game, there is no specific goal to achieve. You can pick up rough 3D blocks/objects in the form of cubes and fluids which represent various earthly materials, like tree trunks, lava, dirt, stone, water, ores, etc. You can place these objects to build your surroundings. It will give you immense freedom to choose how to play. The interface works through an ‘achievement’ system called ‘Advancements.’ Though the default gameplay is designed from a first-person perspective, you can also play from a third-person perspective.
Released in 2011, Minecraft acquired the crown of a single best-selling video game in the history of gaming with a sky-rocketing sales record of 180 million copies by late 2019.