1. Lonely Mountain Downhill
  2. Steep
  3. Red Dead Redemption 2
  4. Firewatch
  5. Journey

While many of us are confined mostly or entirely to the indoors for the foreseeable future, we thought we would share some of our favourite gaming escapes that, while not close to the real thing, is as close are were going to get for a bit!

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Lonely Mountain Downhill

A beautiful indie game that sees you take on mountain passes, treelines pathways, cliff jumps and ridge lines on a mountain bike. Delightfully simple yet incredibly challenging, this stunning little arcade game will have you hooked within minutes.

Available on: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux and Macintosh operating systems!

Steep

Winter snowsport activities are the name of the game here. Drop in on skis, snowboards and sledges or take to the skies on wing suits and parachutes to get your adrenaline fix on the mountains. Take in the views from incredibly modelled mountain ranges that encompass the globe, from the French Alps to the last Winter Olympic venue of South Korea. A great laugh, especially when played with friends online.

Available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows.

Red Dead Redemption 2

A behemoth of a game that takes you back to the wild west of America. While the story is a rather violent one, the surrounding world of picturesque forests, mountains, grassland and deserts will keep you entertained for hours on end, without ever needing to fire off a gun. Take in a sunset, go wild camping with your horse companion, or spend some time at the water hole fishing for your supper. It’s a fantastic game and a definite recommendation.

Available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows.

Firewatch

Another incredible indie game with an rather interesting storyline. Become a National Parks ranger based in a firewatch tower with only a Walkie talkie for company. Then follow the winding trails of the forest to discover the secrets as the story unfolds. A delightful game not too be missed.

Available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux and Macintosh operating systems!

Journey

Pure peace. While a fairly old game now, it’s still a goodie. You find your character alone and surrounded by miles of burning, sprawling desert. As you follow the game you soon discover the looming mountaintop is your goal. While not an easy game, it certainly is a peaceful one. Working along to discover who your character is, where you are, and finally what your purpose is. Fantastic!

Available on: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows.


So there you have it. Five awesome games that can help curb the boredom of having to stay indoors in these very strange times we’re in. Happy gaming!