Barclays have put together a brilliant list of games it thinks are perfect to play at home with family, online with friends, or solo for some well deserved me-time. "So get comfy, reserve some time for yourself, and play some games."It's a great list with something for everyone in the family and plenty of games you can play together as a family. If you want more lists of games to try you can visit the list of lists page that outlines a wide range of themes and categories, or visit AskAboutGames for advice on setting up technology with sensible limits.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X and S
Genres: Action and Puzzle
Duration: Between 3 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round.
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online.
Costs: Purchase cost. In-game purchases.
Overcooked, Overcooked 2 and Overcooked! All You Can Eat are collaborative cooking games for up to 4 players. You must keep talking to other players to coordinate the various elements of the dishes. It starts simply enough but soon gets more complicated...
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Platform and Puzzle
Duration: Between 15 hours and 22 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.
Costs: Free-to-start. In-game purchases.
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is a side-on running and jumping game starring the characters from the 3D platform game Yooka-Laylee. You control Yooka, a male chameleon, and Laylee, a female bat and take on a level...
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Platforms: PC and PlayStation 4
Genres: Action, Fighting and Sports
Duration: Between 1 minute and 5 minutes to play a round.
Players: You can play this with 60 players online.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is a whacky obstacle race where up to 60 people compete to get to the end of the course and advance to the next round. Drawing on TV shows like Takeshi's Castle, Wipeout or It's a Knock Out you have to control top-heavy...
Platforms: Nintendo DS, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Creative, Simulation and Strategy
Duration: Between 25 hours and 28 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 4 players online.
Costs: Purchase cost.
Zoo Tycoon is a zoo simulator series where you take charge of a zoo business, build the park, care for animals and attack visitors with attractions. You can build, expand, and upgrade the zoo by purchasing animals, creating suitable animal habitats, and...
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iOS Apple Arcade
Duration: Between 5 minutes and 15 minutes to play a round.
HyperBrawl Tournament is a sports combat game. Played in futuristic arenas you must smash, brawl and score your way to victory in relentless, high-adrenaline player versus player battles. It's like an updated version of the classic Speedball or...
Sea of Thieves
Platforms: PC and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Open World, Role-Playing and Simulation
Duration: Between 12 hours and 30 hours to complete.
Players: You can play this with 24 players online.
Sea of Thieves is an online game where you are a pirate searching for treasure and adventure. Cast into a large open sea you work with other online players to crew your ship and find treasure. The game has a main story but really focuses on creating...
Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Creative, Fighting, Open World, Shooting and Strategy
Duration: Between 80 hours and 100 hours to complete.
Players: You can play this with 250 players online.
Rust (also, Rust: Console Edition) is an online survival game set the wilderness. You explore, gather and craft materials to manage hunger, thirst, health and protection. The preparation is to ward off the threat of bears, wolves and (more commonly)...
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Platforms: PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Narrative
Duration: Between 8 hours and 14 hours to complete.
This is a dark fantasy adventure, drawing on Norse and Celtic mythology, where you play a young female Pict warrior, Senua. You explore and fight your way to Helheim to rescue the soul of her dead lover. As you play, though, you hear multiple voices in...
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