4 Gaming Essentials to Help You Survive a PandemicMar 18, 2020 | 0 Votes by Mikhail - rate We’re all too familiar with global pandemics in many video games, but a real one just shook the world to its very core. If you’re a gamer who’s planning to hunker down and survive, here are th gaming essentials you need to have:
Global pandemics are something to be afraid of, although, with the proper preventative measures, we can all pull through this. Much like most video game protagonists, the human race is resilient and a virus won’t be enough to stop us.
That aside, staying safe from this unseen enemy may require us to stay isolated and distance ourselves from the world to stop the spread of infection. If you’re planning to use your sick leave credits, stay at home, and wait it out by playing video games, it’s best to be prepared by having the best games and the right consoles.
With that said, here are some essentials and highly recommended titles:
Mobile games: online and singleplayer
First off, if you don’t have or aren’t planning to buy a console, a mobile phone is your go-to device. Apart from games developed for smartphones, there are also mobile ports of famous singleplayer titles.
Some highly-recommended ported singleplayer games include:
- GTA San Andreas
- Final Fantasy III
- Final Fantasy Tactics War of the Lions
- Rome: Total War
- Chrono Trigger
As for online and free-to-play experiences, there are several titles which stand out from the rest of the cast. These include games like:
- Call of Duty Mobile
- Fire Emblem Heroes
- Granblue Fantasy
- Black Desert Mobile
- Battle Breakers
If you wish to play with your friends, the games to have on your device would be MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) titles like Mobile Legends and Marvel: Super War. Once you’ve downloaded any of these games, you’ll have enough fun and immersive experiences to dive into, enough to keep you entertained during your time alone.
For some reason, when you’re forced to stay at home, all you want to do is go out and see the world. This is the case for extroverts who can’t stand isolation. The gaming solution to fix this is to play open-world games or those that have amazing and immersive settings.
Let’s assume you have a good gaming PC, and/or consoles like the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, or Xbox. Some open-world games you need to dive into include:
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. If you have a Switch yet haven’t played BOTW, you’re missing out on what is undoubtedly one of the best games of this generation. Thanks to its huge world, dungeon puzzles, and outstanding combat system, this game is a perfect companion during a pandemic.
-Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Highly underrated, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an immersive and nearly-realistic depiction of medieval life in 13th-century Bohemia, now the Czech Republic. Here, you’ll play as a son of a blacksmith and you’ll take part in an epic tale involving fierce battles and warfare.
- The Witcher III: Wild Hunt. Almost always on sale today because CD Projekt Red is taking advantage of the popularity of The Witcher Netflix show, this game is undoubtedly a must-have. Set in a huge open and well-designed world, The Witcher III puts you in the shoes of Geralt of Rivia. You’ll slay monsters, try to save Ciri, and take part in many political matters.
-The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. It’s never too late to play Skyrim. Now at nine years old, it still is undoubtedly one of the most influential titles to date. Though it is subject to many memes nowadays because of its many ports, it’s always a great experience to go through the Dragonborn’s tale.
F2P PC and Console Games
If you’re on a budget or are saving up because you don’t want to risk it, there are a lot of free-to-play console and PC games that will let you play without breaking the bank. Some hugely recommended titles include:
- Call of Duty: Warzone. A freshly-released 150-player Call of Duty Battle Royale, Warzone is completely free-to-play. It’s a legitimate Call of Duty experience with guns straight from the mainstream game, along with perks and killstreak items. We’ll be reviewing this week, so be sure to watch out for it soon!
- Fortnite. Fortnite is still going strong today and thanks to the community uploads and Creative levels made by its many players, the game has more to offer than its age-old battle royale mode.
-Paladins. No, Paladins isn’t a copy of Overwatch and regardless of what you think of it, it is undoubtedly one of the most fun and immersive hero-based first-person shooters. Boasting three game modes and dozens of heroes, it’s great fun to play with your friends.
Accessories and subscriptions
Apart from the games and consoles themselves, it would also be best to be equipped with certain accessories like a headset or earphones with a good microphone. Some games may even require online subscriptions for you to play online. It’s recommended to get a one-month subscription to PS Plus, Nintendo Switch, or even Xbox Live, depending on your gaming device is.
So, what are some of the other things do you think should include a gamer’s pandemic survival kit?