Top 5 Video Games To Play While Snowed In

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I've got bad news, New Englanders: We are about to get covered in an abundance of snow. With a travel ban to be instated in Connecticut at 8 PM tonight, most of us will be getting comfortable in our homes.

Consider it an impromptu break from work--a time when gamers can catch up on their favorite hobby.

You've got nowhere to go. And, since the fireplace is a relic from the 20th century, let's rely on the glow of the television screen to keep us entertained.

You won't be going anywhere for a while, so you might as well get engrossed in some great games. Here are some suggestions for weathering the storm.

5. SSX Tricky

If you still have a PlayStation 2, this is one of the best games to play on it. It's addicting and features ridiculous snowboarding stunts as you shred through fantastical courses.

If you can't conquer the snow in real life, you might as well do it virtually.

4. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

This is a game that has destroyed social lives and caused college grades to tank. So if you want to pass time during your time secluded in your house, this is a great game to play.

With a massive world that has something new every time you explore it, there is plenty to keep you occupied.

3. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

This one addition might seem suspect: There is nothing inherently addicting about the Assassin's Creed franchise, and it has little to do with snow. Well, that is true, but Black Flag has a sailing mechanic that sucks you in for hours--making it the exception of the series.

Not to mention, it takes place in the Caribbean. Allow your gaming console to take you to warmer climates.

2. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

If you're going to pass the time by gaming, you might as well do it amongst friends.

If you live within walking distance from your closest gaming compatriots, have them brave the rugged tundra for an epic Smash marathon; it beats sitting alone waiting for the snow to melt.

1. Any Pokemon Game

Let's face it: Pokemon dominated the millennial generation's collective childhood. Even mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey confessed that she skipped meals in order to continue her ascent to pocket monster supremacy.

It's addicting nature aside, you can play it anywhere in the house. Stay warm, stay in bed, play Pokemon, and wait for clearer weather.