Even before the lockdown started, many looked for an escape from their lives into the world of video games. The gaming industry grew even during the lockdown as lots of people started picking up games to cope with the lack of social interaction. The fantasy worlds, easy game play and engaging content provided by these games kept players coming back for more. We have listed down the top five video games that we think you will absolutely enjoy.
Available for macOS and Windows PC
Although League of Legends released in 2009, the fact that it is still going strong till date is a testament of how good the video game it is. Created by Riot Games, it is a multiplayer game and has over 150 unique champion characters that players can choose to play and build a team of five. The game’s world building and enjoyable gameplay makes it a favourite among many gamers.
Available on Windows PC
Another one of Riot Games creation, Valorant is a multiplayer tactical first-person hero shooter video game. The game is set in the near future where players play as an agent in a group. The characters are designed based on various countries around the world. Many have compared the game to Counter Strike: Global Offensive due to their similar game play. Give this game a go, when you’re ready for an action-packed experience.
Available on Windows PC, macOS, and Nintendo Switch
Developed by Supergiant Games, Hades is an action role-playing video game. In the game, Zagreus, the son of Hades attempts to escape the underworld. Players control Zagreus and will have to overcome enemies and challenges using the character’s various abilities. Released in September 2020, the game allows its fans a rip-roaring experience. If you are ready to enter a world filled with Greek mythology and an engrossing game narrative, Hades is the one.
Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, and Windows PC
With Call of Duty (CoD), players can enjoy a thrilling, action infused gameplay with a cinematic experience. The latest game, ‘Black Ops Cold War,’ is the sixth installment in the Black Ops series and the seventeenth installment in the overall Call of Duty series. This first-person shooter video game is set during the early 1980s of the Cold War. It follows CIA officer Russell Adler as he pursues an alleged Soviet spy, whose mission is to move the balance of power over to the Soviet Union. Players will be in for an entertaining time through the game’s multiplayer action and addictive gameplay.
Available on Windows PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch
This sequel to the game Ori and the Blind Forests is a visually appealing, platform-adventure video game. It was developed by Moon Studios and is categorized under Metroidvania – a sub-genre of video games. In the game, players play as Ori, a white guardian spirit. The gameplay is simple, with players having to navigate through various platforms to solve intricate puzzles. Besides its stunning visuals, the game is also praised for its elements of exploration, chase sequences, and soundtrack. It’s perfect for players looking for an enchanting experience in a game format.
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Donna Amo is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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