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Kaitlin Anderson

The suggested video games provide players with friends to communicate with and something to pass the time during quarantine.

During a time where connection and escape from the norm are hard to find, video games provide players with new friends to chat with, and a new world to explore. Whether you are a novice or veteran, TRL’s Daniel Khalil has suggested the best quarantine games to keep you entertained. 



This decade-old game is a classic that can keep you occupied for hours, with, or without friends. In this virtual sandbox, you can do almost anything, from climbing mountains, to exploring abandoned mineshafts, to building flying machines if you know what you’re doing. This game allows you to let your imagination run wild and build whatever you want. If you’re looking for a more set-in-stone game, Minecraft also has achievements. If you ever get bored, you have a list of things to do right in front of you.

Where to play: PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Nintendo Switch and Mobile



Terraria is a 2D platformer that allows you to explore and expand your abilities. You can set up a base underground, in the water or even in the sky. With its many bosses and a huge variety of different weapons and armor, you can play this game exactly how you want to, by riding a unicorn and wielding a sword that shoots lasers.

Where to play: PlayStation, Xbox, PC, Nintendo Switch and Mobile


Call of Duty: Warzone

Warzone derives from the Call of Duty franchise, and it is their take on a battle royale style game. You’re thrown into a map full of other players to find weapons with the objective to be the last one standing. Don’t worry though, if you get out, players can get a second chance in the gulag, where you battle in a one-on-one fight for who will return to the battlefield. In-game money also plays a role in this game, as you can use money to buy things to help you, or your team, out. You can get money by finding it in different locations, stealing it from other players or completing contracts. 

Where to play: PlayStation, Xbox and PC


Slime Rancher

Slime Rancher is a much more peaceful game where, as the name implies, you own a ranch for slimes on a different planet. This world is full of different biomes and dimensions where you can find unique species of slimes that can be combined with each other to create hybrids. By feeding a slime, you can get a plort, a type of crystal that can be sold. Get rich quick by finding the best combination of slimes that can give you the priciest plorts. Explore this vast and unique world while collecting different types of slimes to create your farms, and be the best slime rancher.

Where to play: PlayStation, Xbox and PC


Soul Knight

This 2D dungeon game will have you on the edge of your seat as you try to escape. There are three floors with five randomly generated levels and enemies. Each floor contains a theme that can even change the difficulty of the boss at the end of the floor. As you go into the game, you’ll start out with a simple weapon and ability, and you can even find weapons in chest rooms as you make your way to each boss. If you ever get tired of going into floors and dying right before the boss, this game also features a wave mode, where enemies try to take down a magic stone while you attempt to defend it. It tests how far you can make it.

Where to play: Nintendo Switch and Mobile


Game Pigeon

Game Pigeon is an iMessage extension that can allow you to play turn-based games through text. This extension is only for iPhone users, so if you don’t have an iPhone, you’re out of luck. Game Pigeon allows you to play games such as Cup Pong, Mini Golf, Checkers, or the fan-favorite, 8 Ball. This extension even has Crazy 8, which can be played in a group with your friends.

Where to play: Apple App Store