The best video games to keep the whole family entertained at home

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As we all find ourselves at home with more time on our hands, many of us have taken up new hobbies or returned to old favourites to keep busy. Whether you’re interested in crafting, cooking, or reading, now is the ideal time to try something new.

There’s no denying that video games are a fun way to pass the time indoors as well, and individuals and families alike can stay on top of the latest releases for an afternoon of fun. Spark some friendly competition as you play against your loved ones, or opt for some relaxing time alone as you play solo.

There’s no telling how If you’re looking for more titles to add to your collection, scroll through for 15 of the best video games to play at home right now.

For solo play

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

In this ultra-popular new release, players build their very own private island utopia from scratch, offering a unique and relaxing escape from the stresses of everyday life.

Super Mario Odyssey

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Embark on an adventurous expedition as you follow Mario on his quest to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser in this challenging 3D game.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

A winner of over 175 Game of the Year Awards, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale set against the backdrop of the American frontier in 1911.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch

This open world RPG allows players to enter the world of Geralt of Rivia as he slays monsters and protects the world from threat.

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield

In the latest installment of the global saga, players can become Pokémon trainers in order to catch, battle, and trade them all.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

For families

Family playing Nintendo Switch. Imnage via Nintendo.
Family playing Nintendo Switch. Image courtesy of Nintendo.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

The newest Super Smash Bros game allows players to choose from every single character who's ever appeared in a Smash Bros game, with upgraded moves for even more fun.

Super Mario Party

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Enjoy all the fun of a board game taken to the next level with this collection of mini games that’s perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

Overcooked 2

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Put your reflexes to the test in this game that puts players inside a virtual kitchen where you must fulfil orders before time runs out.

NBA 2K20

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Since you can’t get out on the courts in person, play a round of basketball from the comfort of your own home with the latest instalment in the NBA franchise.

Rocket League

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

In this soccer-like game, players actually control cars that are powered by rockets.

For staying active

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Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure. Image courtesy of Nintendo.

Ring Fit Adventure

If you’re lucky enough to snag a copy of this in-demand game you’ll want to snap it up - it’s the perfect choice for squeezing in a fun workout at home without the need for any other equipment.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Just Dance 2020

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Switch

Get your heart rate going with a fun, dance-inspired workout that will have you learning the choreography to all your favourite songs.

Mario Tennis Aces

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Step onto the court and play as your favourite Nintendo characters in this digital tennis workout that’s sure to get the blood pumping.

Fitness Boxing

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Another fitness-minded game from Nintendo, this game gets you moving with daily boxing-inspired workouts that range from 10 to 40 minutes.

Zumba Burn It Up

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Bring the fun of your favourite cardio workout from the gym to your living room with this interactive game that’s packed with over 30 songs to keep you grooving.

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