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The 28 best single-player video games to play while staying at home
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Red Dead Redemption 2
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
The ultimate outlaw simulator, with one of the best open, living worlds ever created. Visually stunning, with an entertaining story you'll want to play to the end.
If you like Red Dead Redemption 2, try: Grand Theft Auto V

The Witcher 3
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
The game that set a new standard for open world RPGs. Play as the definitive version of Geralt of Rivia (sorry, Henry Cavill), slay monsters across the continent, or just spend all your time with Gwent.
If you like The Witcher 3, try: Kingdom Come: Deliverance

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild
Platforms: Switch
Modern, open-world Zelda in a beautifully crafted world. It's extremely accessible even if you aren't a vet of the series, and is one of the very first games you should add to your Switch library.
If you like Breath of the Wild, try: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Platforms: Switch
A brilliant tactical RPG with a highly satisfying battle system.
If you like Fire Emblem: Three Houses, try: Fire Emblem Heroes (phone app)

Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Switch
A journey through beautiful ancient Greece, and the best installment in the long-running series to date. Pro tip: Play as Kassandra. She's awesome.
If you like Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, try: Assassin's Creed: Origins

The Yakuza Series
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Yakuza games originally released on PS2 and PS3 and never quite caught on in the U.S, but the entire series has since been revamped for modern consoles and re-released. Incredibly fun beat-em-up action in semi-open-world Japan with a wide array of hilarious side stories and fun minigames to play. Start with Yakuza 0 and thank me later.
If you like Yakuza, try: Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise

Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Platforms: Switch
Animal Crossing is so incredibly chill that it certainly won't be for everyone, but it's a perfect relaxation game, and we could all use that right about now.
If you like Animal Crossing, try: Stardew Valley, Doraemon: Story of Seasons, My Time At Portia

Horizon Zero Dawn
Platforms: PS4, PC (soon)
One of the best-looking games on PS4, a stunning open-world game that fans of Tomb Raider, Assassin's Creed and The Witcher should love.
If you like Horizon Zero Dawn, try: Days Gone

Nioh 2
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One
A brutally challenging, but rewarding romp through fantastical Sengoku-era Japan.
If you like Nioh 2, try: Bloodborne, Sekiro, Dark Souls Remastered

Death Stranding
Platforms: PS4
Hideo Kojima's groundbreaking latest release was polarizing for reviewers, some of whom labeled it a walking simulator, but I find delivering packages across the post-cataclysm U.S. to be constantly engaging and strangely soothing.
If you like Death Stranding, try: Tricky Towers

Final Fantasy XV
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
If you're looking for a colossal RPG to sink hours into, you could do much worse than FFXV, which trades the series' traditional turn-based combat for more modern active combat, and is just beautiful to look at.
If you like FFXV, try: Final Fantasy VII Remake (soon), Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

Persona 5 Royal
Platforms: PS4
If you like JRPGs or school-based anime shows, you're going to love Persona 5, which was recently revamped with the release of Royal. Persona 5 can be found fairly cheaply if you just want the base game.
If you like Persona 5 Royal, try: Persona 4: Dancing All Night

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Fans of the series didn't exactly love the story, and I would rank MGS 3, 4 and 2 above V (in that order), but The Phantom Pain still offers some incredible action gameplay.
If you like MGSV, try: Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3 HD

God of War
Platforms: PS4
Arguably the best PS4 exclusive available, the best choice for someone looking for a meaty action game.
If you like God of War, try: God of War 3 Remastered

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Star Wars games are very hit-or-miss, but Fallen Order borrows mechanics from some of the best action games on the market and weaves in a solid Star Wars story.
If you like Star Wars Jedi, try: Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Monster Hunter World
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
A seriously addicting and unique action game where you select your giant weapon of choice and go slay some of the biggest monsters you can imagine.
If you like Monster Hunter World, try: God Eater 3

Resident Evil 2
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
The remake of Resident Evil 3 just dropped, but that's a far shorter and inferior game when compared to RE2, which set a new bar for modern remakes.
If you like Resident Evil 2, try: Resident Evil Remaster, Resident Evil 4

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
Nine years after it launched, the game that redefined what an open world game could be is still a very enjoyable and epic journey.
If you like Skyrim, try: The Witcher 3

XCOM 2
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Many games have copied the XCOM style, but no one has done it better yet. Engaging top-down strategy combat where a wrong move could cost you a beloved soldier for the rest of your playthrough.
If you like XCOM, try: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Mutant Year Zero, BattleTech

Sid Meier's Civilization VI
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Pick your favorite civilization and play through history, conquering the globe as you see fit. Hours can melt away playing Civ.
If you like Civ VI, try: Europa Universalis IV, Stellaris

Marvel's Spider-Man
Platforms: PS4
Web-sling your way through a beautifully recreated New York City and beat up baddies.
If you like Spider-Man, try: Batman: Arkham Collection

Forza Horizon 4
Platforms: Xbox One, PC
Exhilarating arcade racing action, and one of the best-looking games of the generation.
If you like Forza Horizon, try: Burnout Paradise Remastered

Super Mario Odyssey
Platforms: Switch
It's a 3D Mario game, which means it's incredible by default.
If you like Super Mario Odyssey, try: Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Disco Elysium
Platforms: PC
An engrossing, story-driven RPG where every choice you make matters.
If you like Disco Elysium, try: Divinity Original Sin 2

The Outer Worlds
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch (soon)
Think Fallout 3 or 4, but in outer space. Not overly long, so you can probably play through the entire story in a couple weeks.
If you like The Outer Worlds, try: Fallout 4

Planet Zoo
Platforms: PC
The best zoo simulator yet. Good for fans of sim games and animal lovers alike.
If you like Planet Coaster, try: Planet Coaster

Pokemon Sword and Shield
Platforms: Switch
The first classic Pokemon adventure on Switch didn't disappoint, unless you're dead set on having a complete dex.
If you like Pokemon Sword and Shield, try: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, Ni No Kuni, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth

Total War: Three Kingdoms
Platforms: PC
Epic real time strategy battles set in the Three Kingdoms era in China.
If you like Three Kingdoms, try: Total War: Warhammer II


LSU Coyote
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Red Dead Redemption 2



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re: The 28 best single-player video games to play while staying at home
Yeah if your home is a basement. Play real games like FPS and BR.


KamaCausey_LSU
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re: The 28 best single-player video games to play while staying at home
Ori and the Blind Forest
Ori and the Will of the Wisp

Great for a change of pace, and great games in general.


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VinegarStrokes
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re: The 28 best single-player video games to play while staying at home
has anyone played Witcher 3 on the Switch yet? Was curious if the platform does the game justice at all.


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finchmeister08
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re: The 28 best single-player video games to play while staying at home
i'm at home, but i still have to work.


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GreyWhiskers
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re: The 28 best single-player video games to play while staying at home
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Assassin's Creed: Odyssey 


Odyssey was just ok compared to Origins which is a better game. I didn't care for odyssey's storyline, it didn't keep me engaged. I only managed one play thru, then I moved on to another game.


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LSU Coyote
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Yeah if your home is a basement. Play real games like FPS and BR.

So goofy normie games?


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Billy Mays
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re: The 28 best single-player video games to play while staying at home
Did a Control F for "Uncharted" but nothing came up


LSU Coyote
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Did a Control F for "Uncharted" but nothing came up ?


Well that is one thing the list got right.


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PEPE
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re: The 28 best single-player video games to play while staying at home
Some good entries on there for sure but...

No Dark Souls games? No Sekiro?

Both are perfect for long periods of single player gaming binges.


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pankReb
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re: The 28 best single-player video games to play while staying at home
That yakuza game sounds like it could be fun. I always love that whole japanese mobster mystic.

I watched a little bit of people streaming the Star Wars game. It looked interesting but I was afraid it might be one of those monotonous task-getting type games.


oauron
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That yakuza game sounds like it could be fun. I always love that whole japanese mobster mystic.


Yakuza is very good. It's not hyper serious though. Lots of fun side content where you can waste time (batting cages, golf, arcades, etc).


jeff5891
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re: The 28 best single-player video games to play while staying at home
No Nier:Automata

List is shit


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Proximo
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re: The 28 best single-player video games to play while staying at home
MGS: V is like $6 bucks on psn right now. Odyssey, TLOU: remastered, gow discounted too


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Jcorye1
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re: The 28 best single-player video games to play while staying at home
I don't care if this list is ranked or not, but Skyrim should be at the top.


sicboy
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I don't care if this list is ranked or not, but Skyrim should be at the top.


Witcher 3 fans in 3.......2........1.........


DoUrden
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re: The 28 best single-player video games to play while staying at home
I own 13 of them.


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geauxtigers87
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Witcher 3 fans in 3.......2........1.........


i think the controls suck for the witcher. every time i try to play it i end up giving up because i can't get them right


LSU Coyote
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i think the controls suck for the witcher. 

1 and 2 yes but 3?

The combat was great and felt great.


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