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Lockdown Survival Guide #15

Updated: Jun 8

In order to do our part during this most trying of times, We at NOWO have come together to help in the only way we know how - Gaming. We're putting together a daily list of games that we personally recommend you try whilst you remain indoors in the various types of isolation and social distancing we're all experiencing.

When things get tough it helps to surround yourself with something familiar that you love, like your favourite movies. It can be a minefield finding a video game licensed off of a movie which is actually any good however fear not - we have suggestions!;

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

Developed by Respawn Entertainment, published by EA and based on the extensive Star Wars franchise; Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order is set five years after Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and nine years before Star Wars Rebels. The game follows Padawan Cal Kestis, who is being hunted by The Second Sister and The Ninth Sister who both trained under Darth Vader. Like most action-adventure games, the main premise is to explore the planets, take down enemies such as Storm Troopers and other droids/creatures and to get into super cool Lightsaber battles. I haven’t finished this game yet so I can’t say much but so far, this is a pretty standard game. The thing that makes it special is its links to the Star Wars universe, that and BD-1 who is the cutest droid in all of the galaxy!

Lego Star Wars

Games with movie tie ins have always had a rough time of it and usually, that’s well warranted. They tend to be cash grabs leaning on the license over any love for the game experience. But building on two very big licenses the Lego Star Wars games buck that trend. Keeping the playful Lego game style and polish they fit right into the Star Wars lore. Great for the family but with enough challenge and collecting for adults to get lost too. The perfect mix of wholesome gaming and film nostalgia for a tough time in the world.

Ghostbusters - The Video Game

For those of you who fear that the generic title of this one (yes, "the video game" is actually what it's called) is a cheap and heartless cash-in, panic not! Essentially what's been wrapped up for us here is Ghostbusters 3. Shoehorned in are many references and set pieces from GB1 & 2 and it's own story to boot (which frankly could never have been realised in movie form in the 80's). The majority of the cast of the originals return too (yes even Bill Murray and the late Harold Ramis) and the whole 8 or so hours this will last is pure nostalgic heaven. It's full of new material and actually works as a game concept. Make sure you get the right version of the game though as the more recent movie got a game too!

What do you think of these recommendations and more importantly do you have your own? We'd love to hear about them so please let us know (@NerdOut_WordOut). Otherwise please make sure you STAY HOME & STAY SAFE!

Make sure you check back tomorrow for #16!