Categories: Gaming

Best entry point video games for newbies


A lot of us are currently stuck in our homes, and after several weeks of quarantine, we’ll have nothing else to do. Gamers have it better as they’ve got their hobby to keep them entertained, but what about everyone else?

Getting into the gaming medium is not as easy as it sounds. There are many platforms to choose from and countless titles to try out. The good thing is that there are many gateway games for beginners that want to pass the time during this period.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons/Animal Crossing: Pocket Camper

Animal Crossing games are always light-hearted and are made for casuals. The same can be said for the recent entry on the Nintendo Switch. In these games, players will simply have to live a quiet and normal life in a village. They’ll get to have new neighbors, and all they have to do is improve their little community through furniture and establishments.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is wildly popular during this time, but its mobile predecessor, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camper is great as well. The game is available for iOS and Android devices, and it provides a watered-down but still entertaining Animal Crossing experience.

Candy Crush

To this date, Candy Crush remains to be one of the most popular mobile games there is. It’s perfect for those that want to find a new hobby to pass the time with. In Candy Crush, all players need to do is line up similar candies in a row or column until they clear an entire level. Each level comes with a new obstacle, thus a new challenge as well.

While great, Candy Crush is notorious for its microtransactions, so it’s best to keep a close watch on those who are new to gaming.

Mario Kart 8/Mario Kart World Tour

When it comes to casual racing games, fans can’t go wrong with Nintendo’s popular racer. It features popular characters such as Toad, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and more.

There are two versions currently out now. First is Mario Kart 8 for the Nintendo Switch. This has been regarded as one of the best games on the console despite it being a remaster of a Wii U title. The other game is more accessible on iOS and Android devices. While the experience is a little dull, it still offers the core Mario Kart gameplay features fans have come to know and love.


At its core, Minecraft seems like a casual experience made for kids. In actuality, though, the game features many hidden mechanics that even veteran players struggle to get a grasp of.

Luckily, the game’s creative mode allows anyone to fully enjoy the game, and that includes beginners too. In creative mode, players can simply create all sorts of structures to have fun. The game is available on multiple platforms, so it’s impossible to miss out on it.

We recommend these four amazing titles for those that want to jump into gaming now. We assure those people that these games are going to let time pass by quickly.

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