Eight video games that helped me survive in 2020


There is no doubt that 2020 has ended up being one of the most stressful years in recent memory, and that puts things in moderation. Everything from the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed hundreds of thousands of people around the world, to the wildfires ravaging the West Coast, and nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism in the United States, marked by the deaths of at least two rights icons. Civilian in the country, leading to a fraught presidential election. Although I’m more fortunate than many, I can’t wait to leave 2020 behind – preferably with a stake pushed into its core, a double tap to the head, and possibly a small thermonuclear device strapped to it as it bombards towards the sun to make sure it’s It can’t go up again.

In a miserable year like last year, it’s easy to forget the little things that helped you get through it. Relieves a lot of stress by silencing Zoom calls. Others have watched everything Netflix has to offer. People like me have been through playing video games. This does not reduce the pain and suffering that many have experienced over the past few months in any way, but we all need ways to cope. For me, it was very immersive to help take my mind off the news and the potential dangers of heading out. These aren’t by any means the only games I’ve played, not even the ones that occupied most of my time. But they helped me stay somewhat sane in a world that often seemed to be on the verge of slipping off a cliff.

Borderlands 3

With the 2019 holiday season approaching, I played loads of multiplayer games with my friends and family Borderlands 3 Being the boss among them. Yep, it’s a slow start that can only be circumvented later by jumping straight into DLC content, and my favorite Vault Hunter, Zane, was completely resolved towards the end of the main campaign when the game first launched, but I didn’t mind (much). What matters is to navigate through the galaxy in a rickety ship to fight off outstanding enemies and collect tons of loot. My favorites ended up being shotguns that shoot suns at people until I shout “I feel the burn!” And annoy my teammates. By the way, they are both Borderlands 3 And the Outside worlds It proves exactly why interstellar governments should not be managed by corporations.

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Borderlands 3.


Zombie Army 4: Dead War

Looking back, it might have been a little weird to play a multiplayer zombie killing game in February, but you don’t need to roll my arm to shoot hordes of living Nazis. Zombie Army 4: Dead War. Given the way you’re supposed to be able to kill zombies just by shooting them in the head, preferably from 200 feet away in a well-defended perch – which I like to think of as appropriate social distancing. It’s one of those games that makes you ask, “Can you really put down the undead by shooting them in the heart, lungs, stomach, and testicles?” Apparently, the answer is yes, in addition to activating a large number of traps, punching them with electric gloves, and shooting a zombie shark at them.

is similar to Borderlands 3And the Zombie army 4 It is a game that gets greatly improved when groups of friends come together to fight hordes of mindless zombies, especially when they are drowning in an attempt to clear an area of ​​sinister magic. Having a friend cover your back while you are busy trying to take out hateful ghost snipers who are teleported is the key to maintaining strong friendships. Especially when you shoot these guys with their eye piercing.

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Zombie Army 4: Dead War.


Eternal torment

March 2020 could be the best month Eternal torment – A game about saving Earth from the invading powers of Hell – to release. One of the best parts of staying at home during the COVID-19 lockdown is very likely the thrill of shooting, detonating, and tearing apart scores of demons. It’s the kind of fast-paced stress relief that helped me avoid getting crazy. Not to mention, cutting giant demons with a chainsaw is fantastically curative. I also had the pleasure of tracking down some collectibles, including classics the death Soundtrack to listen to while admiring creature statues.

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Eternal torment.


The Jackbox Party Pack 6

At a time when humor and social connections were limited, games were like The Jackbox Party Pack 6 Help save a little from both. The Jackbox The series is well suited for Zoom gatherings, as only one person had to broadcast the game live. Anyone else can join using any device with a web browser. As an added bonus, there are five games in the package, so we can switch as soon as we’re tired of one. For me, it was one of the best ways to stay in touch with friends and family. Especially those who live in different states.


Manneteer

Like many, I was unable to visit the beach this year, so I decided to make up for it with play Manneteer While that. Although the plot gets a little dark in some areas, I was pleased to accuse the lingual accusation of ocean pollution, using megalodon 30 feet in response to humanity for being such cliffs. You’d think people might avoid the shoreline once there was news that a giant mutant shark was jumping out of the water to eat tourists, but I guess some people just can’t resist a good seaside party, regardless of the risks.

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Manneteer.


Tetris effect

The past year has been full of stressful events, but playing games like Tetris effect Help me calm down by focusing my thoughts in a semi-meditative manner. Thanks to the stunning soundtrack, bright graphics and classic gameplay, Tetris Probably the best single-player game to help distract from whatever was going on, even as the block pile speeds up.


Watch dogs 2

I echoed Watch dogs 2 Ready to release Watch the Dogs Corps And he ended up with a renewed appreciation for him. In fact, I think it might be the best in the series. While corps I felt it ended up giving the technically applied tyranny a slight rebuke, Watch dogs 2 He cast sharp critiques around much of Silicon Valley’s culture, covering everything from a lack of ethnic representation to the social impacts of an over-reliance on technology – all while mingling in some amazingly silly moments to get some emotionless. The game looks as relevant now as it was when it was released in 2016, including the growth of connected smart devices and how social media and misinformation can be used to influence people’s opinions.

It was the first time players had glimpsed a short time Ubisoft Interstellar VR game Agus: the space game, Released in October. Players had to hack Ubisoft San Francisco offices to capture a trailer for the game. So, in a sense, 2020 is the year for that Watch dogs 2 It was fully realized.

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Watch dogs 2.


melting

Live shows and concerts have been postponed in 2020 melting Big step for me When it was released in October. Although the game can get a little crazy, with virtual fans and concert promoters all making different demands on you, putting together the mix of music was a lot of fun. It’s also fun to watch recorded shows and enjoy multiplayer matches, which are a fun alternative while we wait for concert halls and realistic stadiums to open again.

As 2020 nears its end, things are starting to emerge. Distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and I look forward to returning the world to some sense of normality, even if that means making some lifestyle changes. If nothing else, 2021 should be very different from last year. Maybe others like me and I can rely less on games and other entertainment as coping mechanisms.

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