The best video games to play with a buddy

Some of us are lucky enough to be bored during this pandemic. There comes a time when our streaming accounts run dry and our motivation falls short of productive and that’s okay. We suggest that you take the opportunity to look to your lockdown partner for some entertainment. While hitting the pitch may be ruled out where you live, there are still many ways to compete – virtually.  En lieu of taking a ball to the park, here’s a list of games that will get your heart racing through these very unusual times:

Tokyo Jungle

What happens to man’s best friend, when man doesn’t exist?

This is not your average video game. Tokyo Jungles creates a world where humans have gone extinct and animals, both domesticated and wild, have taken over. What happens to man’s best friend, when man doesn’t exist? Well, based on this game, they muscle up and kick-ass in order to become the dominant species. Players have to choose which animal they are taking into battle, then use that animal’s natural instinct to strategize. Choices range from a pomeranian in a designer scarf, to a tiger in a racer-back tank top. This game is a freaky fun action-adventure that will make you look at fluffy twice.

FIFA 20 – Official Volta Gameplay 

Go back to the streets with the authentic culture, creativity, and style of the small-sided game.

Football, footy, fut, soccer – or whatever you may call it – is the most played sport on the planet. Why? Because you can play it anywhere. All you need is a sphere and some grit. Fifa 20 – Volta brings players back to where they fell in love with the game, back to the streets. You get to compete in small-sided, stylized games, wearing incredible gear. Customize your player with skills that range from ball control to composure. Perhaps most impressively, Fifa 20 – Volta transports players to detailed authentic pitches all over the world; from the cultural home of street football, Rio de Janeiro, to a  pick-up court in Lagos, Nigeria. With Fifa 20 – volta there is no limit to where you can play.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 

Mario Kart… Do we need to say more? Pick your racer from a selection of colorful favorites. Choose from Mario himself to Link ( The Legend of Zelda). Who doesn’t love Yoshi though! This classic Nintendo game has been revamped to feature 48 different racecourses. Kart 8 Deluxe also includes a new option called smart steering, for those of us just starting our karting careers. Get out there and get karting! (from your couch). 

NBA 2K20 (PS4)

So much more than basketball

Is this a movie or a video game? Well, it’s both! This game showcases incredible graphics, paired with an impressive cast of stars and ballplayers, all before tip-off.  Rosario Dawson, Thomas Middleditch, Lebron James and Idris Elba, 😊 just to name a few of the stars that lend their talents to this Sheldon Candis directed experience. 2k 20 takes you from the street to the court. No need to wait for the season to start back; get yourself back on the court with NBA 2K20.

Mortal Kombat 11

Forge a new history

This game is not for the faint of heart. Mortal Kombat 11 is an impressive showcase of brutality with a backdrop of cinematic scapes. The game is back with a roster of new and returning fan-favorite characters. Don’t see the fighter that you want to take into battle? No worries! The “Aftermath Collection add-on” comes with an additional 9 characters to the roster. This means you can put Spawn up against Liu-Kang or Robocop against Scorpion. This game is very customizable, so let your imagination run wild and Finish Him!