England is currently under lockdown until December 2nd unless the return of freedom is postponed by the government in a last-minute flex of their waning muscles of control. While we all know the prohibition of fun and freedom is miserable, you can avoid constant anger and irritation by switching from the daily rantings of Piers Morgan to completing video games. Some people are asking what are the best video games to play during quarantine and lockdown, and here you’ll discover a selection of incredible titles and how long they take to beat.
If you’ve managed to get your hands on an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 pre-order, the only good news to come out of lockdown is that you have a few weeks of isolation to get extremely close and personal with your new system.
But, regardless of whether you’re gaming on next-gen, are completely new to video games, or have an extensive back catalogue of titles to complete, below you’ll find a list of 20+ incredible titles to play and complete during the nation’s break from normality.
What are the best video games to play during lockdown?
Liberty Games has compiled a list of the best video games to play during lockdown and quarantine based on length to beat as well as difficulty.
Taking a look at some of the most popular games on the market, Liberty has listed the likes of Marvel’s Spider-Man, Cuphead, and plenty of Call of Duty instalments as some of the best games to play during lockdown thanks to their estimated lengths and varying degrees of difficulty.
Their top ten best games to play based on length can be found in the chart below:
Marvel’s Spider-Man is probably the definitive recommendation for newcomers to the video games industry thanks to the universal appeal of Marvel.
However, if you’re less concerned about length and just want to play some of the most popular games, then Breath of the Wild, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Grand Theft Auto V are arguably the superior single-player experiences available.
Aside from the games recommended by Liberty, there’s also newly released titles that are cross-generation such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Spider-Man Miles Morales, and Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War.
Warzone is also a fantastic free-to-play battle royale experience alongside Fortnite, so there’s more than a few games to pass the boredom and stress that comes with lockdown.
For those who are particularly nostalgic, there’s an incredible Arcade Machine from Liberty Games that comes with 300 ready to play titles plus the ability to add your own.
However, if you’re not interested in video games due to age or a lack of want to get sucked into a virtual world full of glitches, then you can also invest in the likes of Table Football and Air Hockey which are great for every age and person.
Regardless of whether you choose to play any of the video games mentioned here, lockdown should also be seen as an opportunity to begin getting in the rhythm of exercising at home whether early in the mornings or late at evening.