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This Summer, we’re embracing a Staycation, and looking for you to join us!

We put together a list featuring some of the most popular games that are perfect to play at home with family, online with friends, or solo for some well deserved 'me-time'.

So get comfy, reserve some time for yourself, and play some games.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (2020)

Platform: PC, PS4
Developer: Mediatonic 

Colourful, cute, chaotic. Fall Guys is a freshly launched, totally zany Battle Royale like no other, home to an arsenal of mini games and adorable customisations galore. The 60 player party game’s beta took place at the end of last month, during which it became the top game on Twitch with the internet raving about how much fun it is.

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Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (2019)

Platform: PC, Xbox, PS4, Switch
Developer: Playtonic Games

As the sequel to Yooka-Laylee, this game had high expectations to meet and nailed it. It’s a colourful platformer with two adorable protagonists solving puzzles and challenges to take down Trowzer in his Impossible Lair. For some of you, it’ll bring back memories of old times playing N64 games, but with fresher, crisp graphics and a better palette than ever before.

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HyperBrawl Tournament (2020)

Platform: Mobile / PC (Coming Soon for Consoles) 
Developer: Milky Tea Studios

Clobber your way through your friends or enemies as you try to score the most goals and win! HyperBrawl is a real showdown for the ages where the main goals are to rumble your opponents, master the Hypercurve, and create your legend in a variety of challenging arenas.

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The Room: Old Sins (2018)

Platform: Mobile
Developer: Fireproof Games

Sometimes the best escapes from reality require being locked in a room full of puzzles and secrets. The Room: Old Sins is a story driven Escape the Room game with a wide variety of unique challenges to complete, all on your phone. Like you would in any good escape room, use everything you can pick up to solve the puzzles you face and uncover the big mystery.

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If that’s not your flavour, maybe this is tasteful enough:

Overcooked! 2 (2018)

Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox, Switch,
Developer:  Team 17 & Ghost Town Games

Overcooked! 2 is a gem of a multiplayer game, perfect for families or friends to work together and save the Onion Kingdom. The game has recently released it’s free Sun’s Out, Buns Out DLC, bringing perfect Summertime recipes, cute new chefs, and even more kitchens to play. We’re sure it’s something you could really sink your teeth into.

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RuneScape (2001)

Platform: PC
Developer: Jagex

What can we say? It’s the classic MMORPG. Play for the first time, or make your glorious return! RuneScape is a charming game with a lot of history where you can forge your legacy, make friends, and become heroes together. Explore Gielinor and set up your own goals to max out your skills or take down powerful enemies, it is your world to explore as you please, and at your own pace.

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Rust (2018)

Platform: PC
Developer: Facepunch

Rust is evidence that bashing things with rocks just works (in game only!). It’s a survival game with plenty to tackle from scientists guarding the best loot, to other players hoarding top weapons. Walk the huge island, build your fortress, trade for goods, then bust down the walls of an enemy base! There’s nothing quite like it.

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Looking for something faster? Try this:

F1 2020 (2020)

Platform: PC, Xbox, PS4, Stadia
Developer: Codemasters

The latest title in the Formula 1 series, and the most complete. The graphics are crisp, the driving is so smooth, and the faces look so good that they might genuinely cry when you leave them in your dust. F1 2020 has 22 tracks set all over the world for you to set your pace on, then step up online and show everyone how fast you are.

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Sea of Thieves (2018)

Platform: PC, Xbox
Developer: Rare

Get your crew and set sail! Sea of Thieves is the perfect game for a cool island getaway with your friends, so long as piracy, Kraken-slaying, and bountiful loot is on your To-Do list. Start a swashbuckling, cannon blasting, treasure digging adventure, with monthly updates and so many fearsome foes to take on.

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Train Simulator 2020 (2019)

Platform: PC
Developer: Dovetail Games 

While unrealistic in its depiction of trains being on time, Train Simulator 2020 is a perfect realistic simulation for any locomotion enthusiast, giving you the chance to step into the driver's seat and see the world from a different perspective. Choose from trains old and new and many different routes in picturesque places all over the world.

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Planet Zoo (2019)

Platform: PC
Developer: Frontier Developments

Wild about animals? Spend your Staycation as the world’s premier Zookeeper. Build enclosures for a huge variety of animals from Bison and Buffalo to Boas and Bonobos. Planet Zoo is a great game to lose yourself in with a massive amount of enclosure customisation you can use to build the zoo of your dreams. Just let your creative mind flow free, and be the Bob Ross of the zookeeping world.

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Maybe you want something more intense. Here:

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice (2017)

Platform: PC, Xbox, PS4, Switch
Developer: Ninja Theory

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is a dark action adventure game rooted in Norse mythology and Celtic culture. A mix of hack and slash and puzzle solving elements create a dynamic experience to play through. Heavily praised for its depiction of psychosis, Ninja Theory worked closely with experts and sufferers to add depth to the related mechanics and story elements in a way that has yet to be replicated.

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