5 games that have gotten me through Coronavirus quarantine

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Here are the games that have gotten me through the coronavirus quarantine.

With a lot of extra time on my hands from not being able to go out due to COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus), that’s afforded me the opportunity to play more games. From new releases to older titles I never touched, here are the games that have gotten me through quarantine, such as The Last of Us and Destiny 2.

Like many others, since mid-March I have been staying inside with my family, other than having to go to the grocery store. If this were any other year, spare time would be spent eating out, going to the movies, playing sports at parks – things that we may not feel comfortable doing for quite some time.

But one positive of this is that I’ve been afforded the opportunity to dive into some games that were either new releases or just never had the time to play. After my workday ends, I make dinner, spend some time with the family, and then it’s nothing but free time to binge shows and play games. Instead of going out, I’ve been exploring the wonderful worlds created by some very talented development teams.

So what have I been busy with? Here are the five games that have gotten me through the Coronavirus quarantine.

1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

If you read my review of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you’ll know that this game has been a lifeline for my family and I. We’ve met up on friends’ islands, they’ve visited ours, and my family has worked together to build a fun island experience.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons gave us a routine and a sense of normalcy when everything was far from normal. And like many of you, it’s a game you can relax in and play at your own pace. The addicting gameplay loop and ability to play casually or really dive into the nitty-gritty got us through the beginning of the stay at home orders. As we continue to play it now, enjoying new events and further customizing and perfecting our island and homes, it’s obvious that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has lasting power.