As the weather gets cooler and we find ourselves back indoors again to stay away from the chill (among other things), we’re reaching for the gaming consoles and mobile apps we love. See what the Posture team has been really loving playing lately – and maybe find something new to dig into.
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Seems a bit odd to love a game about a global pandemic that ends the world in a year like this, but this game does it and absolutely nails it. One of the best storylines of any type of media I’ve enjoyed this year, hands down – it really makes you feel the impact of your character’s individual decisions, as well as the scale of the disaster that made the world such a messed up place. Big non-spoiler shoutout to the Wyoming Museum chapter; it’s guaranteed to stay with you long after you finish playing.
There is no shortage of great games that have already released in 2020, but during the holidays I like to take a break from new releases and revisit one of my favorite games of all time: Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 2: Among Thieves from 2009. Taking cues from action films like Indiana Jones, Uncharted 2 gives me a grand sense of adventure that very few games can match. It’s perfect for a nice dose of holiday escapism, and I’m more than happy to buckle up and enjoy the ride year after year.
I have a go-to that I’ll never stop playing because of my inherent love for pinball in general: Zen Pinball. It’s available on every platform from SteamVR to my iPhone and I could play tables like all the Bethesda games (DOOM, Skyrim, Fallout) right down to Universal Studios favorites like Back to the Future and E.T. It’s a “comfort game” for me and never gets old.
Much like the “Sims” games, Animal Crossing offers us a chance to get out and explore while creating our own fictional world without leaving the house. The online aspect that allows you to visit your friends’ islands in their own game is a great way to collaborate within the game and not feel isolated. They recently released a Fall update that has added a bunch of spooky items and events and has gotten me super excited about playing all over again Collect that candy!
Much like the classic Scrabble game, this game is great to learn words you never knew existed. It’s a fun challenge and a great brain exercise to play with friends online.
It’s the ultimate couch showdown: 8-bit bloody Duck massacre! This game consistently has us coming back and thanks to PC mods, has stayed fresh for years now. I love to fire this one up for a late Friday or Saturday night brawl. It has become a part of us!
If you’re a fan of co-op strategy games that involve a lot of mayhem and have the potential to make or break a relationship, then this is definitely the series for you! You and your teammates play as a team of short-order cooks, working together to create recipes based on tickets that pop up throughout each level. Sounds easy right? Whether you’re cooking in the dark, on a pirate ship where things are constantly shifting back and forth, or on an iceberg where you can’t help but slip and slide all over the place, things are sure to heat up but in the kitchen and between you and your friends. If you want to test the limits of your friendship or just have a good laugh, this series delivers in a BIG way