Although we are all staying at home right now, that doesn't mean we can’t still explore - after all, video games are a gateway into new worlds, new stories, and new experiences.

So whether you fancy taking a trip through Ancient Greece, or fighting your way through a pixelated snowy Toronto, or even fancy creating a world of your very own – here are some of the best games you can escape through right now.

Immortal Fenyx Rising

With minotaur, cyclops and gorgon aplenty, Immortal Fenyx Rising is an epic deep-dive into Greek mythology, packed full of adventure, puzzle-solving, and comedy.

You play as the unassuming Fenyx, a young warrior who survives a shipwreck only to discover humanity has been turned to stone. The volatile pantheon of Greek gods is as dysfunctional as ever, with Typhon escaping his prison and stealing their 'essence', rendering them helpless. It's up to Fenyx to humble the gods and restore their powers to save humanity.

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One of the first things you should know about Fenyx is that it is utterly hilarious throughout. Every line of dialogue should get a chuckle, or at least an eye-roll. This is largely thanks to the game’s chief narrators Zeus and Prometheus, both of whom will continuously take swipes at each other throughout your adventure, poking fun at how truly bonkers Greek mythology is.

Behind this constant wave of humour, Fenyx offers more than 35+ hours of action and puzzles. Combat is varied, with swords, axes, bows, and a little magic at your disposal. You’ll get to slash, snipe, and glide your way through some of the most epic Greek fights, battling Medusa the Gorgon, Polyphemos the Cyclops, and the Nemean Lion to name but a few.

Puzzles are also a central mechanic to this game, taking the form of ‘Vaults of Tartaros’ which are dotted across the map. These vaults house valuable gear and gems Fenyx needs to become stronger and involve activating switches, levers, moving boulders, and the like.

As an open-world, Immortals Fenyx Rising is a beautiful game to explore, where every corner has a minotaur or harpy ready to strike, or a puzzle that needs tinkering with. And with new DLC content already released, your story will continue to grow.

If you have even the slightest interest in mythology, the abundance of quests will teach as well as entertain you, in this epic new retelling.

Immortals Fenyx Rising is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Stadia.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition

Set to a killer soundtrack, and boasting 7 levels of pixelated-beauty, the classic 2D arcade beat'em up Scott Pilgrim is back, and better than ever.

Fans of the graphic novel or film will already be familiar with the simple, zany plot. For Scott to win over the love of his life, Ramona Flowers, he must first defeat her seven evil ex-boyfriends.

Punch, jump, kick and throw anything you can find against endless hordes of jocks, hipsters, ninja, and robots, where your goal will always be the same – reach the end and eliminate an evil ex in an outrageous boss battle.

That said, to get to the end will be a feat in itself. The game is painstakingly difficult and will require you to grind experience, level your character and learn new abilities, and try to keep your cool.

Grinding isn’t the end of the world as you can team up locally or online with three friends and play the story together. There are also competitive mini-games like battle royale, dodgeball, and zombie hordes to versus in.

With two DLCs already included, and up to four different characters to play, Scott’s repackaged return to gaming has been very well executed. You have a beautiful looking game that remains faithful to its source material and which packs an unbelievable challenge.

It’s best played with mates, where you’ll have even more reasons to stay at home and play together...

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Stadia.

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Planet Coaster: Console Edition (Reviewed on PS5)

Are you missing the thrills and spills of theme parks? Want to turn your hand at designing something fun and artistic? Planet Coaster: Console Edition might just be the home-remedy you need.

Whilst the original game may have come out some time ago on PC, the recent console edition for PlayStation and Xbox heralds in a new way to enjoy the same classic gaming experience.

Planet Coaster is a coaster park simulator where you'll construct, manage and design theme parks. Choose everything from its’ aesthetic and theme, to which rides appear (and how they run), to food costs, staff hires and so much more.

Attention to detail is key in a game that rewards ingenuity. A sandbox mode allows you to let rip on your artistic genius free and create whatever you want, whilst career-mode challenges you to reign it in, think practically, and transform failing parks into triumphs.

One of the big questions you might have is how a game like this translates onto console? After all, playing on PC has the added benefits of a mouse and keyboard, which can make construction games much easier.

Having played Planet Coaster on PlayStation 5, I’ve learned that not only does the game look beautiful, it also plays very straight-forward too. Even with just the controller, there’s so much you can do from the get-go. This is helped by a well-thought-out tutorial that shows you all the menus and shortcuts, creative options, and more in a matter of minutes.

That said, designing your very own roller coaster (which is advertised as the pinnacle feature in-game) can be tricky with just the joysticks, and takes time to perfect. You can always buy one of the pre-built coasters available in each level, or visit the Frontier Workshop and download coaster designs and parks which other players have made. (Try not to feel too bad witnessing their amazing creations.)

Overall, Planet Coaster: Console Edition is an escapists’ dream where you can create what you want when you want. The transition from PC to console is seamless, where the controller is just another extension of your creativity.

Planet Coaster: Console Edition is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One.