Games That are Making Lockdown a Little Bit Easier

8 April 2020| Post by Robbie4 minutes


The majority of us are either working from home or just trying to fill the time as we stay home to save lives

And thanks to social media, we’ve seen many examples of people trying anything and everything to keep themselves occupied whilst abiding by the current public health guidelines. But one thing that many of us are doing lots of, that is a little more mundane than a TikTok dance, is PC and console gaming. So much so, that there has been a considerable spike in this already popular activity, and servers have struggled to keep up with the surge.

During this pandemic, gaming has seemed to be the most obvious way to fill your time, and make our lockdown a little bit easier to handle. The best form of escapism,; it’s certainly allowing our imaginations to run wild whilst we can’t. With that said, we thought we’d list some of the best games that are perfect for curing your boredom.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Arguably the most popular game out at the moment, the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons couldn’t have come at a better time. A game that just keeps on giving; you can spend your time on your own deserted island, relaxing or building it from the ground up.

In a virtual plain that syncs its time with the real world, you can live out your desires to run free from the comfort of your sofa. With the ability to play online with others around the world, it’s as if this game was made for someone with a lot of time to kill. Available now via download on Nintendo Switch!

Sims 4

Sims – what an absolute classic. Although initially released in 2014, Sims 4 has again entered mainstream conversation as more of us log on to our computers to find ways to pass the time. And what a way this is! From creating your own avatar to building your own homes and watch your little virtual family grow, it’s a great thing to pour a lot of thought into whilst you relax.

Mario Kart – Available on Mobile

Mario Kart is another classic that has been occupying our attention since way before the lockdown. The latest version of the game, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, was released a couple of years ago alongside the Nintendo Switch and is now available for download for endless hours of online racing.

If you are long time frequenter of the Limely blog, you might remember that back in August 2019 we mentioned the Mario Kart app as one of the main things we were looking forward to for 2020. Well, it’s here! Mario Kart Tour is available for download on your smartphon and has recently entered the realm of multiplayer, so you can log on and race your friends whilst you social distance.

Paper Please

Now, we’re all friends here – we can admit that even when we’re working from home, sometimes procrastination just takes over. And on the internet, there are some websites that are specifically designed for when your attention momentarily drifts away from your tasks. Take Paper Please for example.

A simple yet very addictive game, its aim is to avoid the germs and keep your hands clean whilst you collect on-coming toilet rolls – and trust us, it’s very hard to stop. Plus, it couldn’t be more on-trend. So, next time you find yourself feeling bored, get yourself on

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

A recent reboot of another classic, Crash Bandicoot has been brought into 2020 with a cool revamp of its nostalgic game. Including not one but 3 games, you’ll be occupied for hours as you make your way through the levels. Available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PS4, you can relive your youth and crush your boredom with this highly frustrating yet addictive game.

Whether you’ve been glued to your console or stuck to the classic Monopoly during the lockdown, make sure you’re continuing to abide by government advice so we can get through this unfortunate time as swiftly as possible. Happy gaming!


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