After the pandemic got started, we all were forced to avoid all kinds of social activities. From social events to meeting with friends, or even studying in schools, everything kept us unentertained and away from our loved ones.
While being locked down between our walls, going from a room to another, we tried to create our own worlds inside our homes and find a way to socialize regardless of all the barriers. And what better way is there to stay entertained and socialize than playing with our friends and family, meeting new people, or even having fun on our own.
2020 was no normal year, it literally changed everyone's life! Gaming played a big role in that change too, even my grandpa asked for my controller the other day! Games were just everywhere: on TVs, on computers, in commercials, on shirts, and even on ads while visiting your favorite online shop.
From top-selling games to free games to online or offline games to individual or group games, in this list, we chose the ones that were the most played during this year and were judged as the most entertaining. These games are not solely here because they ranked well during lockdown but also because if you did not play them yet we highly recommend you to. Without further ado, here is the list :
10. Doom Eternal
All about those first-person shooter games much? Well, we got your back with this award-winning game. As a successor to the original 2016 released game « Doom » and the fifth in the Doom series, this game is more than just an expansion of the series. The main story is about the Doom Slayer who is trying to save humans from extermination. The main character fights against the evil powers of an alien to kill people and saves the earth from hell.
If you are into aliens and fictionary games, do not hesitate to try it out, it might be the dealbreaker for you!
9. Red Dead Redemption II
As a part of the Red Dead Redemption series that started in 2010, Red Dead Redemption II is definitely one to play during the lockdown. This game is taking us back to 1899 representing the Western, Midwestern, and Southern United States era where the action and adventure used to happen. The outlaw Arthur is challenged to survive against the government laws, gangsters, and more along with John his fellow gang member. The game is an open-world kind of game showing a lot of 1890s aspects such as horse riding and hunting etc. if you are an adventure lover I bet that you will love this game.
8. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Are you a graphics fan? Or more like a jelly characters fan? Because this game is all about that kind of fun. Introducing Fall Guys Ultimate Knockout is a battle royale game where those cute jelly bean-like creatures run and jump for their lives through mazes. The first player to arrive in time or the last to survive is the winner. This game is so much fun for all ages and does not need pre-acquired abilities from playing similar games. It is easy, simple, and very satisfying to play especially with friends and family.
7. Grand Theft Auto V
This one is definitely not new but it certainly is one that lasted for long. Just who has not played GTA yet right? And you know what, this game is still on gaining 7th place in our list.
I mean you probably know it all, but let me remind you in case you have not played this game since it came out. it is an open-world, storytelling, mission-based game that goes around the journey of three criminals who are planning plots for survival and success.
6. Rainbow Six Siege
With a good rating on Steam and a better reputation among gamers, Rainbow Six Siege is definitely getting that 6th slot on the list. Just think about how this game was released in 2015 and was still chosen by people to accompany them during their home alone time.
This game is all about tactics, precision, and really good synchronized teamwork. But if you are not a very skilled hunter, do not worry this game will take your hand step by step until you get there. The players in every team divide into two groups: attackers and defenders. The players all have a balance between armor and agility, so if you have more of one you will have less of the other and vice versa. This game is super addicting so be careful of not being able to get over it after the pandemic is gone.
5. Cyberpunk 2077
After a long time of waiting and many delays, the game finally got launched on the 16th of April 2020. It definitely gained a lot of attention because of the postponing of its final launching date but after playing it you might understand why the developers took so much time. In short, it is just an AWESOME game.
The game story is about the adventure of a megalopolis in the city. The events of the game are happening in night city where the main character (who is an outlaw) is looking for an implant that is the key to immortality. The main character is obsessed with glamour and body modification and is trying to become a better person in the game. You can actually choose whether you want him to be a street boy who is trying to get a better life or an ex-member of a gang who wants to become a big shot in the city.
Do you think the ancient myths are old and boring? Well, think again because Hades here is proving that greek mythology is still rocking. With a rating of 9/10 on IGN.com and of 10/10 on Steam, Hades had to take a solid 4th place in our list.
The game tells the story of Zagreus son of Hades who is trying to unravel the mysteries of the underworld and take a refugee into the mortal realm's freedom. Zag is a skilled warrior, who has many skills and infernal weapons that help him fight his way through the demons and obstacles. If you are looking for ancient myths stories, cool adventures, and just loads of fun, then this is the game for you.
3. Dota 2
With a rating of 9/10 on Steam, Dota 2 is easily taking third place on our list. It is a multiplayer online battle arena genre of games that focuses on mixing the aspects of tower defense and real-time strategy games.
To play the game, your team has to face a second team and destroy their base. The teams are made of 5 players each. Each player controls his hero who has special skills and helps his team to protect their base, strengthen the players, or attack the enemies. There are over 100 heroes to choose from depending on the skills and looks that you want your character to have. Dota 2 is free for anyone looking to play the game and can be downloaded through Steam.
2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
2nd place on the list definitely goes to Animal Crossing. This game's creators are so clever for launching it in march 2020 when people were bored out of their minds and were looking for distractions. Whether it was for the sake of having fun or for connecting with others, this game got it all and got everyone's back from newbies to experts of gaming.
The game's rules are simple: you can choose the way you want your character to live whether by catching and selling fish or making friends or just hanging around the place. In the end, you have to find a way to upgrade your house and pay your debt. Pretty simple right? And that is exactly why a lot of people think that it could have gone viral even without the pandemic.
1. Among Us
And the winner of first place in our today's list is Among Us with a rating of 10/10 on Steam. This game was originally created in 2018 but only became famous during the pandemic era. It all started when Sodapoppin began streaming the game on twitch to his 2.8 million followers in July. And it took only a few months for it to be played and streamed by many gamers, YouTubers, TikTok celebrities, and many other known faces.
Among Us is a multiplayer game that is more similar to a board game. It consists of a group of people ranging from 2 to 10 players divided into two categories: crewmates and impostors. The players are dropped in a spaceship. They have to accomplish their tasks without being killed by the impostor. The goal is to either complete all the tasks without being killed or voting off the impostors. It is a simple yet fun game with funny cartoon characters and good enough graphics to captivate the attention of the young and adult.
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