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1. Final Fantasy XIV
Thinking of making a significant time investment during the rest of this pandemic? Try Final Fantasy XIV, it’s free to play up to level 60 and you’ll get at least 200 hours of fun out of the base game and the first free expansion. So you and your friends will be able to quest through Eorzia at your heart’s content without spending a dime.
2. Stardew Valley
Planting crops is fun but solving mysteries and going dungeon diving with your friends is where the real joy of Stardew Valley comes from. Get a bunch of pals together and dig through the game’s 5 year timeline to figure out what’s really going on.
3. Sea of Thieves
Pirate adventures are everyone’s dream, we’re in the middle of a pandemic, why not forget your troubles by taking to the high seas with some friends and pillaging everything you can find? Go sink some boats, find some booty and build your legend on the ocean.
4. Words With Friends
Want to prove just how large your vocabulary is? Words with Friends is the game for you, it’s like digital scrabble, grab a buddy, sit down and start spelling words out for points, the more complex the word, the better. Trying to find ways to spell new words gets tricky after tiles start being placed, so you’ll have fun.
Monopoly can ruin families but it’s one of the best gaming experiences you can have in a group. If you’re looking for an intense, competitive game that can bring the best out of everyone around the table, Monopoly could be the game for you.
Not interested in combat? Minecraft has you covered, if you just want a chill evening with your friends, you can sit down and build structures that are as big or as small, as detailed or as simple as you like! And if you’re so inclined, destroy them all then start again.
7. NBA 2K20
Who doesn’t love a good game of 2K? We’ve been watching Steph Curry sink 3 pointers from half court for years, 2K lets you do it yourself. And the best part? If one of your friends is talking shit, get him on the court, you’ll find out who really runs things.
8. Rocket League
Smacking a ball around can’t be that fun is what you might think when you see Rocket League at first, but you’d be wrong. The game is so simple, take your car and the ball from one goal to the next, but the different cars, high levels of customization and special tricks you can perform will keep you and your friends coming back for game after game.
9. Call of Duty Warzone
Looking for something fast paced? Warzone is Fortnite on steroids, constant communication and a high level of map awareness and gun skill are necessary to win, but Warzone gives some of the best, most tense competitive gameplay moments you can imagine.
10. Pokemon Go
Remember when Pokemon Go came out and the world was a better place? We may be in a Pandemic but there’s no reason we can’t get back to that. Get some of your friends together, stand six feet apart, go out to the park and start running around, looking for Pokemon, you’ll all have a good time.
Whether you build or not, Fortnite is one of the most played games in the world for a reason, it’s a pass time for millions of people across the world. Grab some friends and start eliminating your enemies. Maybe hunt down the Predator while you’re at it.
A game of uno with your friends is always good fun, especially since the game is on consoles and phones now, but getting hit with a draw 4 will always suck! It’ll get good laughs from you and your friends before the end of the game though.
13. Grand Theft Auto Online
GTA Online is already fun enough when you’re raising hell around Los Santos, causing grief for other players. But when you add in the co-operative heists that are extensions of the standout missions from the original GTA V campaign, you’ve got a hell of a lot of fun on your hands.
14. Mario Kart Tour
Who doesn’t love throwing shells at people and dropping banana peels in their tracks so they spin out of control? Mario Kart is fun for friends and family alike.
15. Destiny 2
After personally spending over 1500 hours in Destiny 2, I can safely say that if you want a game to play with your friends, this is the one for you. Get in a fireteam and tackle strikes, gambit, the crucible and the game’s raids if you and your friends feel coordinated enough. Destiny can be challenging, but finishing a tough encounter and getting one of the best weapons in the game is an amazing feeling.