As the temperatures drop, you'll probably find yourself spending more time indoors. Exploring vast worlds in video games is a great way to pass the time when you don't feel like venturing out into the real world. Fall and winter are seasons when you may have more space to sink your teeth into a game that requires many hours to complete. With that in mind, we've rounded up some of the best games to play when it's cold outside.
Games in Online Casinos
Once upon a time, you'd have to go to a brick-and-mortar casino to play the best variety of casino games. Thanks to technological advancements, however, that's no longer the case. Online casinos offer a wide variety of games that rival what is found in land-based casinos. Whether you're in the mood for table games or slots, they're only a few clicks away. With titles like Masks of Fire, Pile 'Em Up, and Mint Roulette Gold, these games are sure to keep you entertained.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
If spending time on a deserted island surrounded by cute animals sounds like fun, then you might want to check out Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch. The Switch is a portable console that's easy to take with you on the go, so if your commute doesn't involve a car, you can get in some extra time playing it on your way to and from work.
This game is also appropriate for cold nights at home when you want to hang out on your sofa. It operates according to the time in your location, so if it's the morning where you are, it'll be morning in Animal Crossing too. It also has a lot of entertaining season-specific activities, so expect to see snow on your island in the winter, and the ability to craft cute seasonal outfits too.
Batman: Arkham City
Avid gamers know that many video games based on movies leave a lot to be desired. If you're a fan of the Batman movies, then the bar is probably set pretty high for you when it comes to video games based on the films. The good news is that Batman: Arkham City is one of the best movie-to-game adaptations ever made. The game has won many awards since its release in 2011 and, if you haven't played it yet, now is an excellent time to explore its vast world.
You take on the role of Bruce Wayne, and your job will be to fight your way out of the super-prison known to inmates as Arkham City. You'll use all of the tools at your disposal to escape the inmates trying to stop you as you seek to discover the truth about the Protocol 10 plan.
While it's important to maintain your fitness routine during the winter, when you have downtime and want to relax, there aren't many games better than Stardew Valley. The farm simulation game opens with you inheriting your grandfather's farm. There's so much to explore in this world, and the developers are good about adding new content and tweaking the game pretty often. You can play it on your own or in co-op mode with friends.
There are long-term quests for you to complete, and it's satisfying to plant the game's signature star fruit, which you can now do without a greenhouse thanks to a recent update. The more you play, the busier your farm becomes and the more you must do to maintain it. However, the beauty of Stardew Valley is that you can play for as long or as little as you want without sacrificing your progress.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
If you haven't explored the snowy world of Skyrim, now's the time to consider doing so. The massive game takes you on a remarkable journey through snowy mountains, abundant forests, and rough tundra as you explore its open world at your own pace. Although the game is over a decade old, it's still a favorite among gamers and has enough material to keep you occupied for hours.