1Who needs a real summer holiday when you’ve got these games?

With summer on our doorsteps, many of us would normally be planning to hop on aeroplanes to jet us off to sunnier climes and sandy beaches.

But this is 2020, a year that continues to surprise us with how bad things can get. Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us are still on lockdown. Holidaying in our own countries is off the cards for a lot of us, and the idea of travelling on a plane any time soon is merely a pipedream.

Thankfully, videogames are here to help.

Whether you’re a relaxer, explorer, learner or thrill seeker, there’s a holiday for everyone. Getting a break from the norm is so important, and honestly, there’s just nothing like a summer holiday for that sense of escapism.

Of course, holidays are never smooth sailing: from family disputes, to bad weather, and even the dreaded sunbed wars that get you waking up at 4am. But video game vacations mean you don’t need to worry about those troubles; you can sit back, put your feet up, and enjoy a fully relaxing experience. Maybe even have a strawberry daiquiri at the side of you to really get into the spirit of things.

With summer 2020 looking to be one of the strangest in modern times, we may have had to put our holiday dreams on hold for now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get away. These are the 10 best games to help you getaway and have the ultimate summer holiday.

Click on through to see the games.