8 Best Games to Play When Bored

8 Best Games to Play When Bored

Came here all bored with a rig itching to run whatever you throw its way? We understand that nagging feeling of restlessness and that dire need for excitement in life. Fear not, for we’ve got just the cure for your boredom blues. Whether you’re a casual player or a hardcore gamer, there are some marvelous games out there that will keep you entertained for hours on end. 

Say bye-bye to all the idle staring into your desktop’s wallpaper and buckle up as we help you discover the eight best games to play when you’re feeling bored.

DOOM Eternal

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Bethesda Softworks

Starting with a title that will make your body release dangerous amounts of adrenaline, leaving no room for those make-you-bored chemicals, DOOM Eternal. Get ready to rip and tear through hordes of hellspawn as you battle to reclaim Earth from the clutches of Hell in this unreal test of reflexes and nerves.

This is the perfect game to channel all that negative energy into harmless cathartic destruction as you smash demon heads, cleave their bodies, and pull out their eyeballs. The only objective: annihilate whatever’s in front of you.

It’s advised to practice your gamer lean before jumping in because the fast-paced combat will push you to your limit once you start. The various weapons, abilities, and power-ups will keep you engaged as you gruesomely demolish countless waves of demons. So grab your trusty shotgun and unleash your inner demon slayer to show those hellish beasts who’s boss.


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This next one is wacky, to say the least. Put your parkour skills to the test in Clustertruck, a game that’ll make you feel like a total badass as you jump, dodge, and maneuver your way through increasingly insane levels, all while trying to stay on top of a speeding truck convoy!

Clustertruck will have you jumping in your chair as you live out your superhero fantasies. With several cool abilities and utilities at your disposal, you can create your unique experience. The best part? You’re only limited by your imagination.

Clustertruck keeps the balance between challenging and entertaining just right, making it hard to ever get bored. Good luck trying not to get squashed between trucks…or being rammed by one that comes out of nowhere.


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Still haven’t been able to escape from the never-ending pit of boredom? Don’t lose hope; you are not alone. Meet Zagreus, the son of the Greek god and protagonist of our next choice: Hades, who is also on a similar journey trying to escape from the underworld and reach the surface. 

Okay, okay, Hades is not just relatable. The game’s intricate combat system and compelling storyline will keep you hooked for hours. And with procedurally generated levels, you’ll never get bored. 

You get to slash, smash, and dash into mythological creatures. It’s like a new adventure every time you play!

West Hunt

West Hunt games to play when bored
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Howdy partner, it’s time to saddle up and ride into the sunset: West Hunt, the most hilarious multiplayer third-person shooter.

Play as an outlaw whose goal is to go around the map secretly completing tasks such as getting a haircut or poisoning the water tank, all the while making sure you don’t act out of the “ordinary” or play as the sheriff whose job is to well…shoot anybody who works out of the “ordinary.”

This game will have you and your friends yee-ha-ha-ing until you cry as you watch each other shoot the wrong person or get exposed and get shot because of the dumbest mistakes ever. Trust us. You won’t regret giving this one a try.

Sea of Thieves

Sea of Thieves
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Are you still looking for the key to bored Jones’s locker? Rumor is it lies deep under the rough tides of Sea of Thieves. So gather your trustiest brethren and prepare your gaming vessel for an adventure that will teleport you to the high seas.

The vast ocean provides ample opportunity to hunt for the shiniest treasures, blast your rivals’ punny ships, take down huge sea monsters in epic battles, and even customize your beloved floating home. 

Whether you’re in it for the treasure or want to have some fun with your mates, Sea of Thieves has got you covered. So what arrr you waiting for?


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This atmospheric, open-world adventure will burn away that boredom blues as you encounter strange events in the sprawling Wyoming wilderness. 

Play as Henry, a character with a heartbreaking back story, and investigate illegal fireworks, intentionally cut communication lines, and a shadowy figure. Create a deep bond with Delilah,  the only familiar sound and forest ranger, as she guides you over the radio.

The immersive story will have you glued to your chair as you constantly look over your shoulder in anticipation of…who knows?

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption
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If you’re looking for even more cowboy action, Red Dead Redemption 2 online will more than satisfy that need. With a plethora of game modes, like Shootout, Free Roam, and even a battle royale-style mode called Make It Count, Red Dead Redemption 2 online is the game that’ll keep you coming back for more.

Take on missions or ride around and wreak havoc with your friends. Plus, with the ability to customize your own character and even your own camp, you’ll never run out of things to do. Red Dead Redemption 2 online or Red Dead Online is just the game for you to keep yourself entertained. 

Just be sure to watch out for those pesky griefers, and don’t trust anyone wearing a mask.

Just Act Natural

Just Act Natural games to play when bored
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I hope you’re not bored from reading all that because you’ll really need to wake your brain up for this one: Just Act Natural. Do exactly as the name suggests, or risk exposing yourselves to the sniper in the sky. 

Hide among the NPCs in this ultimate test of deceit and caution, and compete with your friends in several game modes. Fair warning, your friendship will be tested. This game will reveal just how far your friends are willing to go to win. Maybe they’ll expose your location with hidden Alarms or straight-up snitch on you to buy themselves more time!

Fun fact: all the models in the game are sculpted out of clay and then scanned into it! How cool is that?

That’s it for our 8 Best Games to Play When Bored collection. There’s always something to put a twist on your day! You can enjoy the extreme frenzy in Clustertruck and Doom. Or, enjoy the pure cunning and laughs in Just Act Natural and Red Dead Online. 

Written by Saad Muzaffar

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