This whole coronavirus pandemic has many of us changing our lifestyles. Before the outbreak, we could go out whenever we want to wherever we please. But now, movement is as limited as a rat in a maze. Only one person at a time can go out to get household necessities. Those of us stuck at home might have been starting to feel restless or anxious these past two weeks. Cabin fever is real.
Cabin fever is defined as a state of irritability when stuck in confined spaces for a certain amount of time. Psychology site Verywellmind.com suggests a couple of things you can do—such as exercising or doing activities that will put your brain to work—to curb these blues.
You can also keep your brain active with a some good ol’ video games. Here are three fun feel-good games to pass the time during the quarantine.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
The world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons welcomes you with open arms. When you find yourself overwhelmed with the stresses of day-to-day life, you can step into an island filled with possibilities. It is yours to explore and tinker with—sit by the seashore, pick some fruits, craft a piece of furniture, or talk to the villagers. Over the course of the gameplay, you get to create a place of your own that gives you peace and joy. There is a lot to do and a lot to look forward to in this game, so you can definitely take your time.
Tired of the city life? Trade your busy urban days for a life in the country at Stardew Valley. Not only will you get to tend to your own farm, which you inherited from your grandfather, you also get to make friends with all the citizens in the valley. Enjoy farming, mining, and fishing in this simulation RPG. It’s like Minecraft or even Harvest Moon, but way cuter.
The Untitled Goose Game
What does it mean to be a goose? First things first, they live a life much simpler than humans do. In The Untitled Goose Game, all a goose does is to wreak havoc in a quiet neighborhood, honking and snatching things from neighbors’ yards. This slapstick-stealth-sandbox game, you are the goose and you can make your way around town, doing whatsoever you please.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available for the Nintendo Switch. Meanwhile, Stardew Valley is available to play in different platforms such as the Switch, PS4, PC, Mac, Android, and iOS. On the other hand, you can play The Untitled Goose Game on PC, Mac, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.