Best Video Games to Play in Self-Isolation

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COVID-19 has affected everything, including the gaming industry. Because of the pandemic, gaming conventions like E3 have been canceled and eSports events were postponed.

For the next few months, people around the world will be self-quarantining to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This means you are going to have a lot of time on your hands, and we are lucky enough to have plenty of easily accessible outlets for entertainment.

What better way to spend it than play video games? If you need some suggestions or are looking to try something new, here are the best video games to play in self-isolation.


Single-player games are a great way to pass time in self-isolation for several reasons. For starters, single-player campaigns can take hours to complete with plenty of side missions, open worlds to explore, and more. Here are some great stories available in current-gen consoles that you can invest yourself in:

  • Doom Eternal
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • The Last of Us
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  • Uncharted 4: Thief’s End
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Batman: Arkham Knight


One of the great benefits of video games right now is that you can use them to safely connect with people all around the world. To socialize with others, you might need to get a headset and upgrade to XBOX Life, as well. If you are looking to get some social interaction, try some of these popular multi-player games:

  • Fortnite
  • Animal Crossings: New Horizons
  • Minecraft
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Sea of Thieves 
  • Star Wars Battlefront II
  • FIFA 20
  • NHL 20
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • World of Warcraft
  • Overwatch

Virtual Reality

Since social distancing requires many people to remain inside, you might want another way to get moving a little bit instead of walking around your home all day. Virtual Reality can be your escape while remaining safely indoors. There are various VR headsets out there, but some of the best ones on the market are the Oculus Quest and Rift S. To explore new realities, here are some games you can play on the headset:

  • Beat Saber
  • Vader Immortal
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Supershot VR
  • Arizona Sunshine


If you aren’t looking to break the bank on a new console, PC, or VR headset, there are still many mobile games out there you can play right on your smartphone device. 

  • Words with Friends
  • Mario Kart Tour
  • UNO!
  • Scrabble
  • Hearthstone
  • Clash of Clans

Those are just a handful of some of the best video games to play in self-isolation.  At this moment, you can also find plenty of deals on these games. Also, consider investing in a pair of gaming glasses so you don’t face the effects of blue light from spending hours in front of a screen each day.

Currently, there’s no word on whether the coronavirus outbreak will affect any highly anticipated games or the next generation of consoles coming out this year. The good news is there are plenty of others you can pass the time with.

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