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The Best Video Games That Busy Dads Can Play In 10-15 Minute Bursts

Short on time? These video games are perfect for quick sessions.

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You probably can't spend a whole afternoon grinding through your favorite RPG anymore, but that doesn't mean you can't take short breaks to unwind. These games are perfect for a quick session when you can get away.

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Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo Switch)

Looking to unwind? Switch Sports helps in two ways: not only has a slew of fun sports to play (we’re fans of bowling and tennis) with more coming, but thanks to the motion-sensor controls, you’ll burn off any excess stress as well.

Ghost Of Tsushima (PS4/5)

This sprawling samurai game is loaded with quick-hit missions and challenges to find and solve. But the lush environment is so gorgeous that you may just want to take some time out of your day to roam the countryside.

Splatoon 3 (Nintendo Switch)

A fast, frenetic shooter that isn’t actually a shooter, Splatoon’s newest entry is a fast, frenetic shooter that isn’t actually a shooter. Instead of spraying lead at your enemies, you soak them in paint as you try to cover each level’s surface area with your team’s color.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + Remaster (Nintendo Switch, PS4/5, XBox, PC)

This remastered classic is perfect for short sessions, thanks to its format. The timed runs take skaters through courses where they try to rack up the highest scores possible. Be careful, though - you’ll always want to make time for one last run.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Xbox, PC)

There are countless multiplayer shooters out there, Halo’s multiplayer comes with a huge dose of nostalgia. Halo: The Master Chief Collection brings back the games that changed the FPS genre, so you can relive your youth in 10-minute increments.

Rocket League (Nintendo Switch, PS4/5, Xbox, PC)

This wild vehicular soccer game (seriously) has players in rocket-powered cars scrambling to score goals within each game’s 5-minute time frame.

Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4/5, PC)

The game’s main story can be completed in manageable chunks, but the replayability really makes Marvel’s Spider-Man a killer app for quick gaming. The enemy bases are infinitely replayable, so you can constantly go back in and try to nail every achievement in that base. Or just blow off steam by beating up some criminals.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo Switch)

Breath of the Wild is considered by many to be one of the best games of all time, but you don’t need to sacrifice hours at a time to explore the game’s vast world. This is especially true for the 120 puzzle shrines spread throughout the game, which players can generally find and solve in 15-minute sessions.

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