With so much time on your hands, due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus, you may find yourself bored, restless, or both. We here at Old School Gamer understand that better than anyone and present to you five great RPG experiences to fuel a wonderful afternoon, days or even week of adventure.

Shadowrun: Not to be confused with the SNES game of the same name, Blue Sky’s version of the game was epic in scale, features and story. The isometric view of post-apocalyptic Seattle is still cool enough to bring the story to life, while the nifty Matrix-mode will spur your imagination for hours.

Shining in the Darkness: This first-person dungeon-drawler is the origin of the Sega Shining series and away from the sheer amount of random encounters, has aged beautifully.

King’s Bounty: Although more of a strategy game, with RPG elements, it’s a classic that’s incredibly tough, fun and lengthy and worthy of multiple playthroughs, thanks to your ability to make your own army with a slew of different types of creatures.

Secret of Evermore: Great combat, a fun story, a wonderful score make the spiritual successor to Secret of Mana just as good as the game it borrows so much from.

Robotrek: Not as difficult as some of the other games on the list, but a worthy RPG that can be beaten in about six hours. Perfect for a rainy day.

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Patrick Hickey, Jr., is the founder and editor-in-chief of ReviewFix.com and a lecturer of English and journalism at Kingsborough Community College, in Brooklyn, New York. Over the past decade, his video game coverage has been featured in national ad campaigns by top publishers the likes of Nintendo, Deep Silver, Disney and EA Sports. His book series, "The Minds Behind the Games: Interviews With Cult and Classic Game Developers," from McFarland and Company, has earned praise from Forbes, Huffington Post, The New York Daily News and MSG Networks. He is also a former editor at NBC and National Video Games Writer at the late-Examiner.com