With many of us on lockdown at the moment it’s easy to feel lonely or isolated. It’s been difficult, to say the least; day to day life has changed dramatically over the past few weeks. And it’s so important to keep yourself busy while you’re safe at home.
In the UK we’re allowed out for one hour of exercise a day, but what can you do while you’re safely stuck indoors? … Lately I’ve been pulling funny faces with my family on social media, binge watching shows on Netflix and playing co-op video games with Aaron (my boyfriend). Which is one of our favourite ‘stay at home’ dates.
For those who enjoy them, video games can be a creative way to relieve stress, indulge your wanderlust, by exploring fictional world’s, and escape reality for a little while. They can be a great way to unwind, and co-op video games give you the opportunity to enjoy it with a partner.
So today I’d like to share some of our favourite co-op video games we play together. Which, let’s face it, we’ve been doing a lot of recently. 😉
Our Favourite Co-Op Video Games
If you’re looking for something creative to get lost in, then Minecraft is the perfect option. You get the chance to make your own world using bricks, and there are creators out there who have made some stunning designs! Both from real life and in the fictional world (e.g. Lord of the Rings).But, while your busy creating your dream world, there are also animals to care for, monsters to fight and even some diamond mining to get stuck into. So your never short of things to do.
Similar to the likes of Mortal Combat, Soul Calibur or Street Fighter, Injustice is a fighting game. The difference? The characters you’ll be fighting with are from the DC universe.So why not pick your favourite character, (my choices would be Super Girl or Poison Ivy), and challenge your partner to a close combat battle. Batman Vs. Superman is a classic combo to start out with.
The Lego Games (any of them)
At the moment we’ve been playing Lego Star Wars, but any one of the Lego games are great choices. They’re puzzle based, meaning your exercising your mind as well as your creativity. While collecting Lego studs and characters from your favourite franchises. The cut scenes can be very funny to.Even once you’ve finished ‘story mode’, there are plenty more areas to explore within the game. As well as items to collect. They can be anywhere and easy to miss.
Mario Kart puts the iconic Mario brothers against Donkey Kong, Bowser, Princess Peach, and more, as they battle for first place behind the wheel. It’s a great multiplayer game – just don’t get too mad when your partner takes you out of the lead with a blue shell… or, you fall off the track! Again.And if you happen to own a PS2 then The Wacky Races is a very similar, and brilliant alternative.
While you’re getting your hour outside, why not make it more fun by catching Pokémon along the way? You can also battle other players or your partner remotely so it’s a great option for social distancing too. Pokémon Go has definitely helped me get outside a little more, especially when my social anxiety was telling me ‘no’.
Red Dead Redemption 2
A special shout out should go to Red Dead Redemption 2, due to the amount of time we watch each other play it(!). It might as well be considered a co-op game. 😂 We’ll happily take over the game when the other needs a toilet break, or gets stuck on a tricky part of the game. Honestly, any single player games can be enjoyed as a couple, if you’re willing to share the controller that is. 😉
What have you been doing while in isolation? Do you have any other recommendations to share? Let me know in the comments. 😊
The Blog Brew is a collaboration between myself and 9 other lovely bloggers. Each month we will write a post relating to the Blog Brew Collab on our own blogs. You can stay updated here and learn all about our blogs.
This month our theme is ‘stay at home’.
- April 1st – Introduction to The Blog Brew
- April 2nd – 2nd April – Head over to Tales of Belle
- April 3rd – Head over to Mrs. Slee-Jones
- April 4th – Head over to Perselem
- April 5th – Head over to My Breaking Views
- April 6th – Head over to Introverted Creativity
- 7th April – Head over to Kirsty Marie
- 8th April – That’s me! Thank you for reading. 😊
- 9th April – Head over to Discovering Life One Day At A Time
- 10th April – Head over to The Makeup By Beth