Many people find the world of video games extremely appealing for various reasons. Video games can help you relax and take your mind off of everyday issues, at least for a little while. They can help you unwind and take you on epic journeys to distant fantasy worlds. They allow you to customize your avatars and prompt you to make decisions.
But if you’re quite a busy bee, there sometimes simply is not enough time in your day (or week) to indulge in some titles.
Oftentimes, you’ll find yourself having no more than 30 minutes to an hour to devote to some gaming. So, which games do you play?
In such instances, people usually turn their focus more to quick browser or social media games. And even though there’s nothing wrong with these games, and they can be quite entertaining, do know that they’re not your only choice.
Here are top 10 online games you can play in 2021 and have a blast, even if you’re quite a busy person. Do note, however, that not all of these titles are new, so you may end up find yourself returning to some favorite titles without even realizing it is still a possibility.
The Hitman series is the excellent game choice for players that are limited with time, yet still want to enjoy a bit of complexity. Due to the fact that you don’t really need to pay attention to the storyline and that there are numerous online tutorials available, you can easily enjoy this title whenever you have a pinch of free time. The goal of the game is to sneak around different destinations and eliminate certain targets – simple as that. So, if you enjoy first-person shooter games, this title is definitely a great choice.
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure is a short title that offers a “full game” experience. This game heavily focuses on one important message – the importance of preserving wildlife and protecting our environment. Just a couple of hours long, Alba: A Wildlife Adventure is the perfect choice if you have some time to devote to playing a truly wholesome game.
The Wiki Game
Arguably, The Wiki Game is not really a game – but it also is, in a weird sense. In this browser game, players are starting from a certain Wikipedia page and their goal is to reach their “destination” page as quickly as possible. This is, of course, done by following different links and hyperlinks. So, if you don’t know how to recognize the best reference, you can easily wonder off of your intended path. Sure, this game is a bit more suited for all the “geeks” out there, but it’s super fun. The best part – you can even play it in your workplace without the fear of being caught by your superiors.
Guild Wars 2
Even though there have been rumors going around for quite some time that this game is dead, the reality is far from it. Guild Wars 2 is an excellent MMORPG with so many game modes that any player can easily find something they’ll enjoy. Sure, if you want, you can spend hours upon hours in this game and never get bored. But if you only have a few minutes to spare, you can also have quite a lot of fun in it. Whenever you have some free time, you can easily pick up this game right where you left off, without any fear of other players gaining an edge over you in any sense. And the best part is that Guild Wars 2 has announced their third expansion to be released in 2022.
Even though quite rich in content, Skyrim is another game that can easily be enjoyed quite casually. Some players actually claim that they prefer to play it this way. Since the game is so engaging, many people find themselves rushing through the game. So, they frequently decide to replay the entire thing to pay more attention to all of the well-executed details. This epic adventure leaves plenty of room to choose how you want to approach it – and how much time you can and want to devote to it, which makes it a perfect choice for busy players.
Online casino games
Luckily, nowadays, some of your favorite casino games have made their way into the online realm. So, you can easily find all of your favorite casino games with just a few clicks of the button. Some of the most popular slot games will offer you a chance to enjoy spinning the reel for as long – or as little – as you like. Aside form these, you can also choose between poker, blackjack, roulette and many other types of casino games. Therefore, if you enjoy gambling but you simply can’t find enough time to visit your local casino, head to the ones online and have fun!
Candy Crush Saga
Before you roll your eyes at this one, the fact of the matter is that Candy Crush is still one of the most popular “match three” puzzle games out there. So, if you enjoy this type of online puzzle games, definitely consider checking out this one – if you haven’t already.
This free-to-play online mobile game is a modified version of the popular PC game League of Legends. Just like in League of Legends, players can control their characters and choose to face either other players or AI-controlled bots. The main difference between Wild Rift and its PC counterpart, League of Legends, is that Wild Rift is made exclusively for mobile, and is available for both Android and iOS.
Overboard is a great game if you only have chunks of free time available. This detective game is designed to look like a replayable visual novel and it offers plenty of choices and unique adventures you can set on. The player will assume the role of a detective and will be tasked with solving a murder. Or you can assume the role of a killer, trying to find ways to cover up your deeds. A game perfect for murder mystery aficionados, Overboard will certainly keep you engaged and entertained, even if you have only half an hour to spare.
Quick, Draw is a fun little game that you can easily enjoy on the go. Here, a player will need to draw an object on their mobile device’s screen. After they’re done, the AI will attempt to recognize the object. This game will not only keep your fingers busy but it will also help you train your neural network. Also, it’s perfect for all the doodle lovers out there.