The world is still continuing its battle against the highly-infectious coronavirus pandemic, which can cause the COVID-19 that attacks the body's respiratory system, causing dry coughs and shortness of breath, among other symptoms.
As of Tuesday morning, Mar. 17, The New York Times reported about 4,482 confirmed cases in the United States alone.
With the number of cases soaring high, President Trump has already declared a national emergency, and people are being urged to stay indoors to slow the coronavirus infection. Although people can still go out, the POTUS asked the citizens to avoid groups of 10 people.
Now, with the mass quarantine and lockdowns all over the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, what can you possibly do?
Don't worry. We've got you covered. Here are the top games you can play now that will keep you entertained enough to want to stay at home and avoid COVID-19, care of Kotaku.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
Red Dead Redemption 2 came out in October 2018, but it's still one of the most popular games even today with its beautiful graphics and a vast, open-world of the 19th-century wilderness.
As per IGN's review, the Rockstar title provides the players with so many things to do and with lots of characters to meet and more places to see, so it's the perfect time to explore the Outlaw era, ride some horses, and get your guns swinging.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Available on Nintendo Switch and Wii
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is much older than Red Dead Redemption, and chances are you've likely finished the game before or have left it in the shadows after new games have been released.
But, Breath of the Wild remains to be a favorite among the gaming industry, and there's no surprise.
Besides its beautiful graphics and even more stunning depiction of a free world, there's also so much to do and more puzzles to solve. Anyone can spend hours playing the game, just like indie rock artist St. Vincent, who confessed to playing around 300 hours of Breath of the Wild.
The Witcher 3
Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC
Perhaps you've binge-watched The Witcher series on Netflix and felt like it was cut too short, and season 2 won't be on until 2021--that is if the whole thing with the coronavirus pandemic slows down and they can return with the show's production.
To quench your thirst for more Geralt during this quarantine season, play The Witcher 3, and you'll be amazed at how fun it is.
Fight monsters, get drunk, flirt with the girls, or play Gwent...there's so much to do during the game that it's perfect even when you're not forced to stay home.
Here are more titles that Kotaku recommended in this trying time:
- Civilization VI - PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and iOS
- No Man's Sky - PS4, Xbox One, and PC
- Dragon Quest XI - PS4, Switch, and PC
- Assassin's Creed Odyssey - PS4, Xbox One, and PC
- Total War: Shogun - PC
- Super Metroid - Switch, Wii U, and New 3DS
- Crusader Kings - PC
- Monster Hunter: World - PS4, Xbox One, and PC
- Persona 5 - PS4 and PS3
- The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim - PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, PS3, Xbox 360