Stuck inside? Yeah me too. Some days I just lay under a weighted blanket and listen to Landslide on repeat. Games help. Until this pandemic took hold, I hadn’t made a dent in my backlog of videogames to play. Now they’re a bright spot in an otherwise dark time. Games can offer an escape that engages all your senses. They let you step into another world, if only for a little while.
Lots of great games from the last couple years are getting deep discounts right now, which makes it a great time to pick up a few you might have missed, if you’re able. That’s why I’m spending so much time
dying repeatedly, forever playing Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Here are a few of my other favorites.
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Nintendo Switch Deals
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle for $15 ($45 off) (Also at GameStop): One of the earlier Nintendo Switch games, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a turn-based strategy game like X-Com. It’s not only a creative take on the Mushroom Kingdom, but it’s one of the best Mario games in years.
Diablo III: Eternal Collection for $30 ($30 off): This game originally hit PC shelves back in 2012, but it’s an entirely new experience on the Switch. In handheld mode, it’s easier than ever to jump in for a few minutes of spell-slinging and demon-smashing whenever you have the time.
Just Dance 2020 for $20 ($20 off): Since so many of us are stuck inside all day, it can be nice to get up off the couch for a little while and Just Dance 2020 is a great excuse.
Two Point Hospital for $30 ($10 off): In this light-hearted sim, you take over an imaginary hospital and spend your time curing comical diseases like “premature mummification” and “avocado hands.”
Rocket League Ultimate Edition on Nintendo Switch for $18 ($12 off): We tend to see this on sale for $20, so this is a nice extra discount for this vehicular soccer game.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropic Freeze on Nintendo Switch for $40 ($20 off): You can’t go wrong with some classic Donkey Kong action.