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!
Released: February 2016
Platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One
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.
Released: May 2011
Price: $9.99 (PC), $4.99 (Mobile), $19.99 (PS4/Xbox One), $29.99 (Switch), $14.99 (PS Vita)
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)
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
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!