With most of the world working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us working adults have to resort to juggling a number of things throughout the day. If you find yourself having to multitask, you can still chip away at a video game without the hundred-hour commitment. Here are five games that we recommend you play while multitasking:
Immortals Fenyx Rising
Ubisoft’s latest open-world Greek mythology adventure is the perfect game for you to pick up and play for minutes at the time. While there is an overarching story, there are a number of side quests that you will definitely encounter in the open world, as well as little nuggets of puzzles and battle encounters that provide just the right amount of play and rewards. There are also daily quests that can net you extra weapons and armour, which can help you get stronger and look way cooler.
Supergiant’s roguelike provides a smooth balance with its episodic story that unravels with every attempt you make to escape the underworld. The bulk of Hades’ gameplay can take you anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to get to the final boss, depending on how good you are. However, dying and getting more collectibles does mean you’ll stand a better chance for the next rounds. Also, the fact that you can exit the game and return to an ongoing run also helps when you’re multitasking at home.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
If you simply and absolutely must play a long-form video game while multitasking, then Final Fantasy XII is probably the best game in the series to do so. Getting to the point where you can multitask the game can take a few hours, but once you pass that threshold, the in-game Gambit system lets you program your party to fight and run battles automatically. All you have to do is to make sure they are loaded up with the right equipment, weapons, and items.
This turn-based world conquering sim can take hours and hours at a time per game, and with you having to wait for AI opponents to make their turn, you can easily play this game while the kids are watching Paw Patrol or something. With Civilization VI being on every gaming device, from PC, Nintendo Switch,and even on Android, one can easily have this game running in the background on their chosen hardware.
Path of Exile
Loot-based dungeon crawlers are few and far between these days, but none can really scratch that Diablo 2 itch as the free-to-play Path of Exile. This MMORPG has you going to exotic lands, battle waves of enemies, and it allows you to customize your character to your heart’s content, all without paying for a single thing. While there are other free-to-play online games, like Destiny 2, Warframe, or Apex Legends, Path of Exile is perfectly playable without a squad.