It seems like video games are more popular than ever, with newly released games constantly being all the rage on social media. If you aren’t a gamer, it can be easy to feel left out. Getting into video games as someone with little to no experience or prior interest in gaming can be tough, but regardless of what activities you enjoy or games you think you might be interested in, there is a video game out there for everyone. Here are a few of the most popular releases of the last few years that are completely beginner friendly, and will help you ease into the world of gaming.
This highly anticipated game took the world by storm at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it seemed like just about everyone (even those with no prior interest in gaming) was playing this game during quarantine. If you missed out on the initial hype, don’t worry – with constant updates and new developments coming to the game constantly, now is as good a time as ever to begin playing this record breaking game. With accessible gameplay and a relaxing storyline, this game is essentially a life simulator that allows players to tend to their personal islands while completing tasks like fishing, farming, and talking to fellow villagers.
This game is very straightforward and simple – at least in the very beginning. This fun game follows an obnoxious goose who must complete a list of chores and tasks amidst honking at passersby and causing general chaos. Each level of the game is a new scene or location, all of which feature an upbeat and enjoyable soundtrack that has become famous alongside this fun game.
Considered by many to be similar to Animal Crossing in terms of gameplay and accessibility for new gamers, Stardew Valley is a farming simulator in which gamers must complete a series of chores at their own pace, alongside interacting with fellow farmers. Unlike Animal Crossing, this game is less interactive with other players and more focused on your own individual gameplay, making it easier to go at your own pace. This is the perfect game for beginners!
There are many reasons to play video games – whether you need a way to stay entertained while at home sick or need a way to decompress after a long day of HSI training in the workplace, gaming can help reduce feelings of stress and boredom alike. These 3 games are the perfect place to start for beginners.