Amidst the fast-paced lives, most of us live, it is quite easy to forget about the importance of leisure. However, everyone needs a break from their monotonous daily routine now and then.
And video games prove to be the perfect way to do so.
The fact that the gaming industry provides a much-needed break and a chance to connect with like-minded people has made it quite profitable. According to Statista, the global video gaming sector is expected to generate 128.4 billion USD by 2021.
And while you might think that video games are for children, available statistics prove otherwise. As per the Entertainment Software Association, 65 percent of gamers in America are adults. Furthermore, 46 percent of global gamers are above the age of 36.
Now that you know that videogames are just as much for adults as they are for children, here are games that are bound to add a much-needed fun to your daily routine.
1. 4 in Row Mania
4 in Row Mania is among the many games offered by the online platform called Unlimited Gamez Mo.
In this platform, users are provided unlimited access to an extensive collection of games belonging to genres like adventure, action, education, shooting, and strategy. To access it all, one must pay a nominal subscription fee.
This strategy game is ideal for breaking away from your daily routine because it is simple yet addictive. Since it is a multiplayer game, it helps in having great family time as well.
The gameplay is simple. The first one to connect four same-colored balls in a vertical row wins. Since you are playing with another player, you must keep in mind their moves as well as the consequences of your movements.
The difficulty level of the game can be varied as per the amount of time you wish to spend on the game.
Minecraft has managed to gain quite a following among gamers. The block-based building game allows you to create your own world by using the various resources available at your disposal. The game is available to be played on PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and smartphones.
There are two modes available in the game. This includes Survival and Creative mode. In the survival mode, players must fight off large spiders and zombies while looking for resources required for battle and survival.
In the Creative mode, players are provided with an unlimited amount of glass, wood, and stone. They can then use these items to craft their own world.
The diversity of experience and gameplay offered by Minecraft has made it a success. It is ideal for long term gaming, making it a social space rather than just a game.
3. Call of Duty
Call of Duty is yet another popular game that has amassed an avid following by gamers. Whether it be its graphics or the plot, all of it is generally lauded by gaming enthusiasts.
Call of Duty’s installment Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is an action game where players come into contact with new obstacles.
While previously, the game did not support cooperative multiplayer, now it does. Now, you can embark on a 2-player co-operative play. Another mode, called Special Ops, pits players against one another in time-restricted and goal-based tasks.
When it comes to online multiplayer, the game offers better customization, settings, modes, and capabilities than before. This includes an addition to the combat resources, which now includes Handguns, Machine Pistols, Riot Shields, launch shields, blast shield, etc.
4. Grant Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto is among the games that are bound to give you an adrenaline rush and hence be addictive and fun to play. The game is among the best selling products of all time.
Here, rather than assuming the role of the good guys, you see the perspective of the bad guys. The game revolves around the story of a man trying to escape the life of crime, a retired gangster, and a psychopath.
Grand Theft Auto is the perfect amalgamation of violent mayhem, movie-like storytelling, and satire, making it an immersive experience that will make you keep playing just to find out how the story unfolds.
Whether you like it or despise it, PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG) is among the most immersive and fun online games out there.
The game was developed by the PUBG Corporation under the company Bluehole. Ever since its launch, it has gained a high number of online players.
The gameplay revolves around the classic theme of the last man standing. Here, hundred online players are sent to an island with nothing more than a knife. Here, they must find weapons and kill other players to become the victor.
While initially, the game allows players access to a large land, with time, the map’s safe area decreasing, thereby forcing players to survive while playing in smaller areas. This keeps on increasing the difficulty of the game, despite being in the same round.
6. Candy Crush
Not everyone has the time to play games that require frequent follow-ups or hours’ worth of effort. For those of you who are looking for quick yet fun games after a hectic day at work, Candy Crush might be just for you.
In this game, all you have to do is match candies vertically or horizontally to earn points. To get to the next level, a goal must be met. This includes achieving a certain score in a given amount of time.
The time you get to fulfil the tasks keeps getting reduced with each level, thereby making it more difficult.
Depending on how tough your schedule is, find the right game from the six video games and play away. You are bound to feel relaxed after you do so. After all, there is something fun about letting go of your day to day worries and assuming the role of a different person!
Play away and let us know if you found the game’s fun to play.
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Audrey Throne is the mother of a 3-year old and a professional blogger by choice. Throne is passionate about lifestyle, business, automotive, technology and management and blogs frequently on these topics.
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