With the World Cup on the cusp of the semi finals chances are your home country has been kicked out of the competition. Be it an unintended own goal, a star not living up to their potential, or simply a stronger side winning a crucial match, the World Cup is an emotional time.
Woe not as there are ways to manage your disappointment and completely switch off from the failure of four-years of hard work, messy qualifiers, and the despair of an entire nation. Here are five games to play if your country has been kicked out of the World Cup.
This one is rather obvious. If you’re keen to reverse the fate of your home nation and rewrite history then FIFA 2018 gives you the tools to do just that. The recently introduced World Cup mode should allow you to bring the coveted trophy home and mitigate disenchantment. Packed with official logos, stadiums, and players, the mode mimics the real thing. It’s as close as you’ll ever get to time travel.
FIFA 2018’s two-decade old rival, PES 2018 offers a very similar World Cup mode, though it isn’t officially endorsed, rather created by dedicated fans of the game. In our opinion, PES 2018 has better and more realistic game play than its nemesis so if your looking to wow virtual crowds with your footy skills, this is the way to go.
World of Warcraft
Your team is out. You’re sad and feel you might never get over it. Want to completely forget it ever happened, or down right refuse to accept defeat? Then a sweeping MMORPG with hundreds of hours of content, quests, characters, and a huge map should do the trick. Load up World of Warcraft and quite literally forget the real world. The Battle for Azeroth update coming in August will give you even more content to plow your way through as you hold back those tears.
If your country was booted out by France, England, or Russia, a dose of gun-toting madness might be just what the doctor ordered. Grab a weapon, enter the battlefield, and take out that frustration and pent up by anger in Battlefield 1. As FPS games go, Battlefield 1 is as realistic as it gets and though this may be slightly unhealthy, it’ll make you feel better, I guarantee it.
Your favourite player may have left you disappointed with their over the top theatrics and a temperament more akin to a fractious toddler than a grown man earning $100,000 dollars a week for kicking a ball around. If so, be more like them and play some Fortnite. If you’ve missed it for some reason, the game of choice for professional players is the battle royale title, with many touting it as the perfect way to unwind from the stresses and pressure of football’s biggest stage. And who knows, you might down the exact player who missed the open net and cost your country the game. Poetic justice if there ever was such a thing.