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Lockdown Survival Guide #16

Updated: Jun 8, 2020

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.

With so much choice it's easy to be parted from your hard earned cash right now. Here's some entertainment that potentially won't cost you a penny though!;

Fallout Shelter

Fallout Shelter is a free to play, solo community/base building game available on consoles, steam and mobile. The side view gameplay lets you build your own post-apocalyptic war bunker. Maintaining food, supplies and utility needs for your growing population of vault dwellers. It carries on the charm of the fallout cartoon styles shown in tutorials and posters in the main franchise which works well. There are options for micro-transactions in this game but I found that most of what you needed could be achieved through gameplay.


Apex Legends

Here's one for my boy Jon who has plugged countless hours into Apex. The game involves you being dropped into a large map in a team of 3 (as standard) with no equipment and from there it's a scramble to find weapons and kit and be the last team to survive each other and the impending storm. Yes it's a Battle Royale game, yes it's free to play and frankly, it's one of the most solid efforts out there when it comes to these things and is full of a personality all on its own. No, you don't have the creation aspects found in Fortnite but what you do get it is squad and class-based gameplay which gives you that extra hint of variety to make you play again and again.

The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

You don’t get very much for free anymore, and the same can be said for video games. Sure, if you want a free-to-play online shooter; there are loads to chose from! But for those of us that prefer games with a bit of a story, I have a recommendation for you. A spin-off of the Life is Strange game series, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a free to play choice-based game that follows the life of 9-year-old Chris who is obsessed with superheroes. In the game, players will explore Chris’ home, experience his relationship with his father, do chores around the house and uncover important plot points that set up the events of Life is Strange 2. This is only a short game with a run time of around 2 hours, but it is the perfect (free!) introduction to the Life is Strange series.

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 #17!


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