Hot! Hotter! Summer! While the sun is burning and the temperatures are rising, ways to cool down are hotly sought after (ha!). Always drinking enough and seeking shade are good tips, but everyone already knows them. Instead, here’s is a list of games that are guaranteed to help you cool down.
Super Mario Odyssey
Woahooooh! In his latest adventure on the Nintendo Switch, the world's most famous video game plumber goes on a voyage. With his spaceship called Odyssey he visits several kingdoms (and also the moon). One of his destinations is the picturesque coastal kingdom. Even Mario can release stress here. Want to play beach volleyball? The crystal clear water invites you for a swim (for which Mario of course packed his swimming trunks). At the deeper areas he can also go for a dive and search the seabed for secret treasures.
Mario can take control of his opponents thanks to his cap Cappy. So just become a fish and swim around in the sea. Probably the best lifehack of all times when it comes to hot weather.
Many travel in the summer to cool off on beautiful beaches all over the world. That's nice, but it's not always possible. Fortunately, there are virtual alternatives. Vacation Simulator for PS4/PSVR, SteamVR and Oculus has got you covered.
Holiday Simulator brings you the pleasures of vacation... virtually. Building sandcastles on the beach, light fitness exercises in the forest, snowball fights in the mountains and much more is simulated here in a "totally realistic" fashion. Those who know the cult hit Job Simulator know what to expect here. Funny robots that try to act like humans in a sympathetic way. And if you can't be on the beach or in the snow-covered mountains in real life, why not in virtual reality?
It's too hot? Then jump into the water with ABZÛ for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch! This adventure is all about discovering and relaxing underwater. As a diver you must find secrets and discover all kinds of fish. Hundreds of species are waiting for you to be explored.
ABZÛ comes from the developers of Journey. Those who have played the breath-taking adventure know that their games are not about high scores. It’s about the emotional connection between you and the game world. In this case to the underwater world, which invites with its creatures, ruins and secrets. But beware, there are dangers lurking in the deep waters.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Many people prefer winter over summer. The reason: "When it's cold, you can just put on more layers to stay warm. But when it's hot, you can't." Rock solid logic. We cannot change anything about that, but what we can do is propose a virtual destination: Siberia.
That's where the world's most famous video game heroine, Lara Croft, travels to in her adventure Rise of the Tomb Raider for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The archaeologist must deal with the mysterious organization Trinity. Here she faces not only the villains, but also the relentlessly hash weather. Her survival skills are put up to the test. The action adventure also visits other locations, lets you fight in epic battles, features many puzzles and of course treacherous tombs.
If you want to combine water with horror, Subnautica for PC, PS4 and Xbox One is the perfect game for you. This survival game literally throws you underwater. Here you must collect oxygen and all kinds of resources in order to survive.
Survival games all usually work the same way: Collect resources, make tools, build and improve your base, defeat enemies, level up, make better tools and so on. The same is true for Subnautica, but here you are underwater. Every resource excursion becomes a scary trip that could end fatally. Maybe the fear sweat will help you to cool down...
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