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Lockdown Survival Guide #17

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.


If you're lucky enough to have 4 of you squeezed under 1 roof indefinitely with 4 controllers kicking about then we recommend you burn some lockdown time on these;


Castle Crashers

Castle Crashers was One of the Xbox Live Arcade early releases. The game itself is a brawler with light RPG elements (nothing that really gets in the way) with a healthy dose of humour. Up to 4 players can cooperatively take on the hoards whom have kidnapped your princess. A hark back to the arcade brawlers of the 90's I'd recommend this one to anyone who would rather work together as a foursome rather than compete!

 

Overcooked

Taking Mario Kart out of the equation, I don’t think I have played another 4-player game more than Overcooked. This chaotic, couch co-op is fun to play with literally anyone – with 4 chefs spread across one kitchen, players must work together to get orders out in time. Sounds simple enough, right? That is until the game makes things much more difficult by sectioning off the kitchen, adding conveyor belts and other obstacles that slow you and your chefs down. This game is ideal to play with 4 people, however if you only have 2 or 3 people available, CPU’s step in to lend a hand. It’s best to play this with people you work well with as things can get pretty tense! With lockdown still an issue for many households across the UK, you’ll be pleased to know that Overcooked 2 – the game’s sequel supports online coop.


Fifa

The FIFA franchise has always been a bastion of couch co-op as well as being one of the strongest online multiplayer franchises out there. Whether you are a massive football fan missing the national leagues or like me just enjoy dabbling in last years FIFA, given the rate the price drops, there is definitely fun to be had with a number of you playing either remotely or in your lockdown households. Play co-op, play competitive or start a cup with as many teams as you have friends.


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 #18!