Our series of guides dedicated to video games continues, all obviously in order to be a support for you to spend these boring days of quarantine from Coronavirus. Let’s go back to talking about games, but this time we also thought about casual gamers with a list of the best video games of the moment to play alone or with your friends.
If you are not experienced players but more carefree and “casual” players, know that there are a multitude of games, sometimes even free, which can really entertain you for several hours both alone and with your friends through local and online multiplayer modes. Some of the games that we will show you also have the much appreciated cross-play mode, which offers you the opportunity to play with your friends even if you have a different console from yours.
Before starting with our list of the best video games, it is good to make a due clarification. Many online stores and couriers, including Amazon, are experiencing some difficulties in meeting delivery times. By virtue of these delays, our advice is to buy the games in a digital version, a choice that allows you to download the game directly on your console and start playing in a short time. We are obviously talking about the PlayStation Store regarding the Sony console, the Microsoft Store regarding the Xbox One, and Nintendo eShop regarding the Nintendo Switch. DI am talking about the PC where the sale of digital games is more fragmented, given the numerous distribution platforms (Steam, Epic Store, uPlay, Origin,…). We also point out that some games require a paid subscription to be able to take advantage of the online features, and subscriptions (purchased directly through the dedicated store of your platform) are always indicated during the game purchase/download phase.
Without this clarification, we start with our list of the best games for casual gamers, where the console compatible with this game will obviously be well specified.
Fortnite (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, iOS, Android)
It is undoubtedly one of the games of the moment- the aim is to challenge 99 players on a vast map and eliminate all your opponents. To win, you will have to take down all the opponents and remain the last player alive at the end of the game. The game has the great advantage of being FREE and available on all kinds of platforms, including your smartphone or tablet. It also offers the advantage of being able to play with your friends regardless of which console you have thanks to the cross-play functionality. To start playing immediately without costs, it is undoubtedly a very interesting game, simple in its mechanics and extremely fun.
Call Of Duty Modern Warfare (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Undoubtedly one of the most popular subjective shooters of all time- Call Of Duty Modern Warfare offers not only a single-player campaign to play solo but also many online modes to play with your friends, able always to make the time spent cool and fun with this game. The game is obviously paid, but for some days, the Warzone mode has been available, a battle royale mode similar to mechanics in Fortnite, which can be played for free on all compatible platforms. The game also offers cross-play functionality, which allows you to play with your friends regardless of the platform you have.
Apex Legends (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Another battle royale game very interesting and above all free, available for the platforms indicated. It does not currently integrate a cross-play mode, but it is still an excellent pastime that offers relatively simple game mechanics and can be precisely played at no cost. The more futuristic setting makes it undoubtedly a very interesting and addictive game, a valid reason to give it a chance and download it in no time on your gaming platform.
Fifa 20 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC)
If you are passionate about football, Fifa 20 can certainly be a rewarding choice and able to offer you a glimpse of football played in these periods where the football championship and other competitions are unfortunately missing. The game offers an undoubtedly interesting and simulating experience. It offers many game modes, including a career mode and an online mode to challenge your friends as long as you own the same gaming platform.
eFootball PES 2020 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Another noteworthy football game, which prefers a total simulated level and an incredibly satisfying graphic detail. The game offers different modes, including the multiplayer one, to play with your friends (as long as you share the same gaming platform). Still, unlike Fifa 20, you will have the possibility to download a Lite version, totally free, with less content than the complete one that can still offer you a few hours of play in the company of a well-made football simulator.
NBA 2K20 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC)
The world of NBA basketball currently offers no choice but NBA 2K20, a doubtlessly well-made game that provides a level of total realism. You can also choose in this case between different game modes such as the campaign or the more classic multiplayer mode to challenge your friends in games close to the last basket. The game is available for all consoles, but at the moment, there is no possibility to play between different platforms, which is why if you want to play with your friends, you will need to have the same platform.
Animal Crossing New Horizon (Nintendo Switch)
Fresh out of the Nintendo Switch, Animal Crossing New Horizon is the game of the moment for the Nintendo console. The aim is to create your island and develop it from every aspect, from your home to all the structures to improve your life and that of the inhabitants of your island. Thanks to the multiplayer sector, you can visit the islands of your friends and share sessions with them in a nice and fun way. The game is suitable for young and old, and thanks to the local multiplayer mode, everyone can contribute, with their own inhabitant, to develop the island to make it more and more comfortable. If you have a Nintendo Switch, it is a game that must not be missing from your collection.
Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox One, PC)
We come now to driving games, and as far as Microsoft platforms are concerned, we can certainly cite Forza Horizon 4 as one of the best driving video games available. Lots of cars to choose from for many different game modes, including the online mode, which continuously offers many events to participate in together with other players or your friends. The game is not free, but it is cross-play, which means that Xbox and PC players will be able to play together while racing at full speed in the large game maps with a total graphic and simulation level.
Gran Turismo Sport (PlayStation 4)
Gran Turismo Sport is undoubtedly one of the best driving video games on PlayStation 4, a high level of realism, and a decidedly remarkable graphic design. The game for the Sony console offers unquestionably many modes, including a rewarding online mode which, of course, given the nature of exclusivity, can only be shared between PlayStation 4 players. If you are passionate about driving, this is definitely the game for you.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
Forget the realism, with Crash Team Racing you will buy a racing game whose purpose will not only be to cross the finish line first, but you will also have to defend yourself from the fearful attacks of your opponents, who will be able to take advantage of all kinds of armament and gadgets to prevent you from finishing first at the finish. The game can be played both in solitary mode and in online or local multiplayer mode, and undoubtedly interesting choice to evaluate for young and old who will find this game amusing thanks to the presence of all the nice characters from the Crash Bandicoot saga. The game does not have cross-play mode but remains one of the best video games for all ages.
Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo Switch)
Crash Team Racing certainly owes its existence to Mario Kart, a game similar to CTR for game mechanics and extremely fun for game rhythm. As in CTR, you will have to cross the finish line defending yourself from enemy attacks for an unprecedented level of fun. Also, this game can be played both in solitary mode and in online or local multiplayer mode, all simplified by the possibility of releasing the controllers from your Switch to play in multiple people on the same console.
Rocket League (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC)
Can football and cars get along? For Rocket League, apparently yes, and the result is a unique and extremely fun game whose aim is to win a football game using machines to push the ball beyond the goal line. There are many modes available for an extremely fun and unparalleled mechanics. The game is obviously also equipped with a multiplayer compartment, with many different modes to have fun with your friends. Thanks to the integration of the cross-play mode. Without a doubt, one of the best video games of the moment to choose from.
Super Smash Bros (Nintendo Switch)
Another noteworthy game for the Nintendo hybrid console, a fighting game with a high dose of adrenaline and many characters to choose from for unprecedented fights. The game offers a single player mode but also an online and local multiplayer mode for up to 8 players, which makes the game extremely fast paced and fun for players of all ages. Undoubtedly one of the best video games for the Nintendo console.