Best video games to play if you’re bored at home

Is there a video game you’ve been meaning to play but not yet found the time? If so, now might be the perfect opportunity to complete a few.

From first person shooters to open world RPGs, as well as family friendly games, there is a wide offering of video games to entertain young and adult gamers.

Ahead we bring you ten games to keep you busy if you’re bored at home…

Set in America 1899 at the end of the wild west era, Red Dead Redemption 2 sees you play as Van der Linde gang leader Arthur Morgan, who is forced to flee from lawmen after a robbery goes badly wrong. 

Explore the rugged heartland of America on horseback as you evade federal agents and bounty hunters who are hot on your tail.

Bond with your steed to unlock abilities and interact with every character you meet to influence Arthur’s honour, whether its for his own ideals or loyalty to his outlaw gang.  

From the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic western tale of life and hardships in America before the turn of the 20th century.

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Build your dream team from thousands of players and compete for victory in the world’s most prestigious Club competitions. FIFA 20 offers more authentic game flow, user-controlled Decisive Moments and an enhanced Ball Physics System that puts you at the centre of every match.

Volta Football also takes the game back to the streets where you can build a character, express your style and play free-flowing football. AI-controlled players have had an overhaul with improved positioning and tackling system. FIFA 20 is available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

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Spider-Man has been fighting crime for the last several years meaning Peter Parker has mastered his powerful spider-sense, dynamic skills and acrobatic abilities. Spider-man even has a new suit. 

Swing through Marvel’s New York City by casting your web as Spider-Man, fight villains and enjoy a rich original narrative in an all new Spider-Man universe. 

One Amazon shopper wrote: ‘What a fantastic game. I do not usually play single player games, but I made an exception just this once and pre-ordered this game for release day delivery and boy was I impressed. The reason I don’t play single player games is because gaming for me is about making friends and just meeting new people in general, so I tend to play online multiplayer games like Grand Theft Auto, Call of Duty, Red Dead Redemption, Dead By Daylight, etc.

‘This game is incredible. The physics, the gameplay, the storyline, the open world (they’ve recreated NYC and it looks stunning). This is probably one of the best, if not THE best single player game on PS4. It helps if you like the Spider-man movies and New York City.’ 

The Game of The Year Edition also includes The City That Never Sleeps DLC. This features three post-launch story chapters, new characters and missions. 

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Spyro and his fiery personality are back and turning up the heat in three fully remastered HD games with improved game controls. The Spyro™ Reignited Trilogy game collection sees your favourite purple dragon shoot flames at his enemies and roast fellow dragon companions as you play over 100+ levels and explore the expansive realms.

Take note that only the first game, Spyro the Dragon, is available to play straight from the disc, so you will need an internet connection to download both Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! and Spyro Year of the Dragon after you insert the disc.

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One of the best-selling games of 2019, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare offers fans a raw, gritty and provocative narrative. It is a reimagined version of the popular 2007 game of the same name. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

In a first time ever for the franchise, the new cross-platform functionality means gamers can play simultaneously across all PS4, Xbox One and PC. Pre-order the game on Amazon and you’ll receive exclusive content, including a themed in-game emblem, calling card and weapon charm.

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Escape to the kingdom of Hyrule on the Nintendo Switch. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sees you play as the legendary hero Link who, after a 100-year slumber, must set out on a path to regain his memories. Explore more than 100 puzzle-filled shrines dotted around an expansive world filled with stunning landscapes and towering enemies.

Scavenge weapons, gear and rewards, hunt wild beasts and gather ingredients for food and elixirs to sustain your adventurous journey ahead to save Hyrule. 

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Crash Bandicoot is just as fun as you remember, except the graphics are fully HD remastered. Play through 100+ levels as your favourite marsupial as you spin, jump and wear the iconic Aku Aku mask to eliminate enemies. 

The three full games, Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped have all been updated with stunning new graphics and animations. New features include the ability to play as Coco in all three games, as well as time trials in all three games.

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The much loved Animal Crossing franchise has now arrived on the Nintendo Switch.  Animal Crossing: New Horizons sees you escape the hustle and bustle of the typical city from previous games, as you accept Tom Nook’s invite for his Deserted Island Getaway Package.

From collecting resources and crafting tools to building furniture and making new friends, players can explore and interact with nature as the seasons change. The peaceful and relaxing game is a delight to play, whether you’re new or old to the Animal Crossing series. 

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Minecraft has become a cult favourite among gamers of all ages. It features an expansive explorable world where you can make your imagination and creativity run wild. From constructing buildings and forging useable items to raising animals and fighting creepers and other foes. Dig deep into the crust of the Minecraft world for minerals, ores, precious diamonds and gems, but watch out for the lava. 

The game is also constantly updated with new content for free, giving you more bang for your buck.

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With over 100 hours of core and side-quest gameplay, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is sure to keep you busy whilst off. The dark fantasy game sees you play as Geralt of Rivia, mercenary Monster Slayer. Explore the gigantic open world and battle dark forces using swords to powerful combat magic. The Witcher III: Wild Hunt combines traditional RPG with open world where your choices unlock different endings. 

Dark Souls III is a challenging third person RPG that puts your gaming skills to the test. Fight enemies with weapons and magic as you explore the realms in the Kingdom of Lothric. You, the Ashen One, must choose whether to rekindle the dying First Flame by linking the Lords of Cinder in the Firelink Shrine, summon the ominous Fire Keeper to extinguish the flame, or kill her.

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