8 Fun Online Games You Should Try While Social Distancing

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Ahmed Azzam

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28 April, 2020

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Having fun during the lockdown is all about finding the perfect engaging activity you can try at home. Playing online video games is one of the top activities you should try out. According to CNN, gaming is one way to save your sanity and avoid the anxiety of the current situation. After finishing your online lectures, cook your favourite meal and enjoy your free time with a game or two.

Whether you are a gamer by nature or someone who plays video games casually, now is the time to show your gaming skills and engage in endless online multiplayer games that will take you to different realms. They will help you connect and have fun with friends and family. You can play games online via multiple-platforms; you can play on a Playstation, Xbox, Switch, PC or even a laptop. You will also need a gaming headset and in most cases, subscriptions for your device’s services. So here are 8 fun games to try while social distancing.

Call of Duty: Warzone

Call of Duty: Warzone

Call of Duty is the most popular war game and now there is a new battle royale version; Warzone. It is an online multiplayer game where you will fight up to 150 other players on the same map. You and your friends can form a squad and enter the game together to fight your way to the last squad standing. The impressive thing is that it is a free-to-play game, so you just have to download it and start playing. In the past, you probably hoped to play your PC game with your friend who had Playstation. Warzone is here to grant your wish; it supports crossplay! So no matter what device you play on, you can join your friends and play together. 

Fifa 20


With many of the football leagues suspended now, we are all out of football matches. However, you can still enjoy football with friends while playing Fifa 20. Even professional football players have switched to Fifa to spend their free time. It offers you the option to go head-to-head against your friends online where you play matches together and show your ball skills. The game requires you and your friends to have the same device to connect, and it is available for almost all of them. 

Overcooked 2

The more time spent at home, the more bored and hungry we get. Instead of visiting your fridge so often, show your cooking skills with this fun cooking gameOvercooked 2 offers you a chance to join your friends in preparing meals with multiple ingredients. There are many challenging fun levels and multiple locations; you can even visit an alien planet to cook there. The best thing about this game is that it doesn’t require high specifications to run on your device, so you’ll only need your laptop to enjoy it. 



Minecraft is a pixelated block builder game that is all about imagination. You get to go through unique adventures throughout the levels with the freedom to play the way you want. You can choose to explore the map, engage in combat, build objects or play survival mode. Gather your friends in this digital world where you can show off your construction skills to build cities, castles and hideouts. Enjoy all these fun modes on your PC or laptop.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled

Crash has been part of childhood for many students. These adrenaline-fueled racing games consumed the vacations of young kids playing PlayStation one and two, now they have come back with a new version; Nitro-Fueled. You and your friends can play this racing game online as you compete for first place. Remember that it is not an ordinary racing game; you have to collect power-ups and avoid obstacles on the tracks to beat your opponents. The new version even has new cinematic scenes and offers the chance to customise your character to win with style. 

Rocket League

Rocket League modes

What do you do if you are a fan of football and racing games? Play Rocket League! It is about driving a car, chasing a beach ball and trying to score a goal in your opponent’s net. You form a team with up to four of your friends and compete against another team. The game has astonishing graphics and multiple building options to customise your car and beat everyone. The game has modes based on ice hockey and basketball, so you are guaranteed endless fun times!

Civilisation VI

If you are a fan of planning and implementing a strategy, Civilization VI is your game. It is a 4X strategy game where you get to play along with 8 other friends. You all start with an early settlement with a goal to achieve all the world powers, including military victories and technological advancement. It is all about strategy and vision to improve your city via building cities, deploying a strong army and trading with other players. 

A Way Out

It is an action-adventure third-person game where you and a friend get to control two prisoners trying to escape and evade the authorities on split-screens. The game depends on the level of cooperation between you and your friend to deal with dire situations. You have to pay attention to the dialogues inside the game as the non-playable characters will give you hints of what to do. Keep in mind that each situation can be approached differently, and your approach will determine the course of events.

It is time to organise a gaming night with friends and try a couple of these games to spend some fun time together. Moreover, there are more activities you could try out now as well. Check out our 7 Activities You Should Try Whilst Social Distancing blog to know more.


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