Four Time Sinks For When You’re Stuck At Home!

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Chances are good you’re stuck at home. If so, here are four games you can get a lot of playtime out of without having to buy several games at once, especially given the current situation!

Stardew Valley

Developer: ConcernedApe
Released: February 2016
Platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One

Available on: GOG, Steam, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Apple Appstore, PlayStation Store, eShop, Microsoft Store, Nintendo
Price: $14.99 (PC/Console), $7.99 (Mobile)

Screenshot of Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley’s strength comes not just from the farming, but also the multitude of activities that you can participate in. You can help the local community, engage in romance, partake in events, go down the mines and fight monsters, or fish. That’s just a small list of what you can do in the game!

The game is available on a plethora of platforms and storefronts, including PC, console and mobile, so wherever you play, you’re covered. It also supports cooperative multiplayer.


Developer: Re-Logic
Released: May 2011
Price: $9.99 (PC), $4.99 (Mobile), $19.99 (PS4/Xbox One), $29.99 (Switch), $14.99 (PS Vita)

Platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, iOS, Xbox One, Switch, PlayStation 4, Switch, Other
Available on: GOG, Steam, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Apple Appstore, Microsoft Store, eShop, PlayStation Store (PS4), PlayStation Store (Vita), Nintendo

Screenshot of Terraria

Terraria excels in its density of content. With loads of minerals and resources, a ton of weaponry to scavenge and craft, and a huge number of enemies and bosses to fight, you’ll always have something to do in Terraria, and constantly finding new avenues for improvement.

Just like Stardew Valley, you’re covered on different platforms and storefronts, so you can play on the big screen or from the comfort of your bed. Plus, multiplayer is a given.

Divinity Original Sin II

Developer: Larian Studios
Released: September 2017
Price: $44.99 (PC), $59.99 (PS4/Xbox One), $49.99 (Switch)

Platforms: Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch
Available on:GOG, Steam, PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, eShop, Nintendo

Screenshot of Divinity Original Sin 2

Divinity: Original Sin II is a packed turn-based, time-sink RPG for those who like to stay for the long haul. Gather a party and do anything you like. Even killing side characters in the game will not affect your progress, but don’t forget that the world will react to your every choice…

The game is available on PC and consoles – including the Switch, so you can play it anywhere if you have the console. It’s also available on several stores and includes online multiplayer with up to four players!

Shortest Trip to Earth

Developer: Interactive Fate
Released: August 2019
Price: $24.99

Platforms: Windows
Available on: Steam, GOG

Screenshot of Shortest Trip to Earth

Shortest Trip to Earth is a challenging rogue-like that will keep you dying to get back to Earth. A short summary of what you can do include micromanaging your ship’s every aspect from the fuel to the crew, random encounters with onboard combat, and tons of events!

As the game is incredibly complex, you can play the game on PC only, but this depth will keep you hooked for hours! You can also read our full review of the game here!

You can also check out much shorter (and free) games here! Plus, you can also read about 10 good games for bad PCs here!

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