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There's no imposter here. Hiding in the shadows are these free games. Here's our guide on what to download when you're bored of quarantine.

For the grand price of free, you can download these games to play

Let’s face it. You’ve probably spent most of your time in 2020 cooped up inside. You’ve rewatched all your favorite movies, bingewatched far too many shows, and probably even tried out some new cooking recipes here & there. 

Overall though, you’re probably bored and on the search for something new to do. Well don’t worry, because we’re here to immerse you in the world of video games by introducing some titles you can download for free. 

Among Us

If you haven’t heard about Among Us yet in 2021, you must be living under a rock. This game is free to download on a mobile device but only costs a cheap five bucks if you’re on a PC. Among Us was placed in the limelight in the gaming world in mid-2020 when most of the world was bored in quarantine and looking for a fun game to play with friends. 

The rules of Among Us are pretty simple. If you’re a crewmate, perform all your tasks as quickly as possible and try to figure out who the imposter is, but if you’re an imposter, your goal is to kill everyone on board discreetly without getting caught. It’s a hilarious & suspenseful game sure to cause a lot of fun chaos in your friend group. 

Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact is another game that has been all the buzz this past year. It’s also another free to download game, and you can even play with up to three other friends. Genshin Impact is a fantasy role-playing game where you can fight others and unlock even more characters. The game takes place in the fantasy world of Teyvat, and follows the story of a lost twin sibling referred to as “Traveler”. 

Genshin Impact is a game that is free to download on Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4, Android, and IOS, and plans for releasing it on Nintendo Switch and Playstation 5 are also in the works. If you’re a sucker for combat and role-playing games with a fantastical element, this free game is definitely for you. 

Apex Legends

Apex Legends is a game that’s free to download on Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4, and Xbox One, and has plans for release on the Nintendo Switch, IOS, and Android within the next few years. If you’re looking for something more violent & action-packed, look no further. Apex Legends is a shooter battle-royale game loved by gamers everywhere and is also available on cross-platform play. 

In Apex Legends, squads of either twenty people in teams of three or thirty people in teams of two, land on an island and search for weapons & supplies to use them and fight all the other players in combat. The winner is determined by who the last team standing is. The game is free to play, and you’ll only need to pay IRL if you want to customize your outfits or weapons. 

Subway Surfers

Subway Surfers is definitely not as immersive of a game as the others mentioned above, but we figured we’d add this one to the list if you’re looking for a casual game to play that won’t take up too much of your time. Subway Surfers is free to download on mobile devices and has remained a classic in the gaming community for years on end. 

Players act as the role of a graffiti artist who has just been caught vandalizing, and the goal is to simply continue running away from the security guard chasing you. Along the way, you run through the train tracks, jump over trains, and collect various items such as coins or even jet packs. Subway Surfers will speed up with time, and the goal is to merely keep going until you get caught.

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