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author: Bart Swiatek

A gamer, journalist, and tech enthusiast. Likes to dabble in different things and genres, but the RPG acronym is forever etched on one side of his heart. Hurts like hell, btw.

10 Long Single-player Games to Keep You Occupied in Quarantine

How to spend the quarantine? If you have too much free time and aren't sure what to do with it, playing video games is probably one of the best ways to keep you entertained. This time, we look at single-player productions that are really, really long.

Hollow Knight

  1. Reason to play: there's plenty atmosphere, graphics, satisfying gameplay
  2. Completionist hour count: 52
  3. Dollars to hour ratio: $0.28

Sometimes we want to rack the brain, other times we want to test manual skills. If you feel like more like the latter, the indie platfromer metroidvania Hollow Knight from Team Cherry is a great choice. As a metroidvania, this game offers an open-ended exploration of extensive levels, developing the character and finding new toys.

Exploration alone is amazing in this game the dilapidated villages of Dirthmouth and the underground kingdom of Hallownest. Initially, navigating this environment isn't easy. You really need to pay attention to where subsequent teleports and passages lead you. Combat is also quite demanding the basics are straightforward enough, but the sheer number of enemies, who use all kinds of different attack patters, makes mastering it a real feat. To survive, we have to study all of them (a bit like in Dark Souls).

An additional reason to get acquainted with the game right now may also be the fact that the creators are already working on a sequel Hollow Knight: Silksong.

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