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[–]PaigeAP 7 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 1 fun8 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

In no particular order.

  1. Telltale's The Walking Dead Games - It's a story-driven, point and click, choose your own adventure game and as a novice writer and a big post-apocalyptic and zombie fan I immediately loved it.

  2. Life Is Strange 1 - Similar to the one above I loved it because it was a story driven choice game. This game might be the best game of this type that I played. The thing about this game is you either love it or hate it, there's no in between

  3. Mudrunner - It's an offroading simulation game. Basically what you do is drive around the map with trucks trying to haul logs but do not let that fool you the terrain is very hard to manoeuvre through. Sometimes you have to go through huge rivers, swamps, forests and one wrong move and you might have to start all over again and if you want to use the minimap to help you, you first have to explore it.

  4. Cities Skylines - Best city builder and management game hands down. You won't find a better game than this one. There's also plenty of mods and maps and if you want you can make one yourself.

  5. Euro Truck Simulator - Best truck hauling simulator game. It's such a chill and enjoyable game. It's so good truck drivers love playing it in their free time. It might get boring to play after a while but like most games, it has mods that make it more realistic and entertaining. There is also an American Truck Simulator.

  6. Far Cry 3 - In my opinion the best Far Cry game. I love the atmosphere and the story.

  7. Outlast 1 and DLC Whistleblower - It's my favourite horror game. It genuinely felt scary and the story was engaging and there was no Deus Ex Machina like in Outlast 2.

  8. State Of Decay 1 - In my opinion, this game has almost everything I want a game about zombies to have. In the game, you have to go around help survivors, scavenge and kill zombies.

[–]Starlight_Fire 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

I think you're spot on about Life is Strange being a "love it or hate it" type game. I really wanted to love it, but I couldn't get into it. I felt like I would rather just watch a movie of the story. Never even finished it :/

[–]PaigeAP 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

The divide for the game is usually because of the story.

You'll either love it and defend it to death or you'll hate everything about it.

I personally love the story of Chloe, Max and Rachel to the point I have played through the game and the prequel Before The Storm at least 10 times. For some reason the game has this addictive nostalgia feeling that I really love.

[–]Doob 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I could not recommend Mass Effect 2 and 3 enough. Great story, great characters, romance, decisions that actually impact the game. The elder scrolls series is great if you somehow haven't gotten into it by now. The games are huge with tons of love and quests to keep you occupied for dozens if not hundreds of hours.

If management centered games are more your style, or if you really just like building stuff, cities skylines is pretty fun. No real reason to progress faster or slower than you want to. Mods add some interesting buildings. RTgame on YouTube has some experimental cities and are pretty interesting to watch progress.

[–]Greedeater 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Skyrim, heavily modded; Farting Shouts at Macho Man Randy Dragons never gets old.

Oxygen Not Included: base building and resource management. What appears to be a cutesy and simple resource/survival game that turns into a horrible faceplant into thermodynamics, pressure modulation and oh so many deaths. Can't recommend enough. Same folk who made Don't Starve.

Sunless Seas: Fan of action? Er, this ain't your game. Heavily atmospheric and brilliant written game about slowly going mad and maybe eating your crew.

City of Brass; First person Rogue-lite with an Aladdin feel. Bloody hectic.

Darkest Dungeon: IMO the absolute best 2D sidescrolling Dungeon crawler RPG with RL elements, amazing soundscape and narration, heavily RNG based though. Must buy for anyone even remotely interested in what I just wrote, and a sequel is in the works too! Can't wait.

Crawl: 1-4 player 3v1 RL with a unique mechanic I don't wanna spoil. Watch the trailer even if it's just for the amazing voice acting in it. Literally what compelled me to buy it.

Laser League; Lesser known futuristic sports Sim, didn't really take off unfortunately. 2nd only to Crawl for Couch Co-op with a few beers.

[–]Starlight_Fire 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

I'm very much a solo-gamer. I just find the experience to be more relaxing than the stress of working in teams.

One of my favorite games is Stardew Valley. I love the art style, the simplicity, the no-rush open world gameplay.

I also love city builder/managing type games. I've been casually playing Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 (for the first time! I know I'm late to the party). I'm really enjoying that.

I know I'm probably a more casual gamer than most of you, but if anyone has recommendations of similar games, I'd love to hear!

[–]PaigeAP 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I also love city builder/managing type games.

Have you played Cities Skylines?

[–]Enkidu 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I recently realized that I am a casual gamer too. I like solo play sand box type stuff.

[–]Sydviciouz 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Obligatory Red Dead 2, because of how incredibly detailed and well executed it is. It’s the perfect game in my eyes.

Clash of Heroes is another one that I stumbled upon and fell in love with just because it’s fun. It’s not my favorite, but I replay it from time to time.

[–]Enkidu 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Cities Skylines - Best city builder American Truck Simulator - Pure Zen Stationeers - I don't really know why I like one this so much, but I do. Dawn of Man - back to my roots.

[–]Farseli 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Star Ocean - Real time combat in a JRPG with item crafting systems. Plus it gets very Star Trek with a combination of space-faring civilizations and underdeveloped planets.

Zone of the Enders - High speed mecha combat where pretty much everyone is flying/hovering around. PS4 has a 4K HD remake of the second game and it supports PSVR for a cockpit view of the action.

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    [–]HanakoIsBestGirl[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

    I have not. I will emulate it sometime.

    [–][deleted] 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

    Yay! Oh and if you like Doom, I recommend the mod Hideous Destructor.

    [–]Jesus-Christ 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

    Elder Scrolls Oblivion

    The music, scenary, quests, and guilds are perfect. Everything about the game is perfect, even the shitty NPCs and bugs that were never patched. Glitching through the Arena wall so that the opponent could never kill you, duplicating scrolls soon after you left the sewers, joining the Dark Brotherhood, using 100% Chameleon on Thieves Guild quests, the list goes on. The music is beautiful and the potato NPCs was what made this game special. I hope for the next Elder Scrolls to be something similiar but I doubt it, Bethesda's on thin ice.

    Crackdown

    The first and second Crackdown games for the Xbox 360. I think it's worthy to be on my list simply due to the amount of fun I had on that game whilst playing with my friends. The third and latest one was a bit shit.

    Team Fortress 2

    Self explanatory really, what's better than sniping heads off whilst being called a hacker by RED who kills you with bodyshots? Oh, and crits are balanced ;)

    [–]Vulphere 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

    Portal 1 and 2, great challenge, good character, and beautiful visual.