Which games are keeping you company this weekend?
Videogames are great at helping us escape reality but sometimes they choose to throw us inside some even more distressing realities that might be oppressive, sinister, or just incredibly bleak. And we love them for it! What was the best time you ever had with a less-than-cheerful game? Did it make you think? Did its themes hit too close to home? Was its suffocating setting a breath of fresh air in a sea of light-hearted or superficial games? Speak up!
Surely you’ve got some gaming planned for this weekend, too. Go on, share your Weekend Playlist with us. It can include single-player games, multiplayer games, console exclusives, anything – we are not judging. In fact, we are sharing too!
Looking for some additional inspiration? The GOG.com releases of the week might help:
– Headlander puts you in control of a floating head, looking to overthrow our mechanical overlords by gaining access to the space station’s most secure areas. There’s a strong 70s campy sci-fi vibe going on here, similar to Deadly Tower of Monsters.
– INSIDE is a strong candidate for Most Bleak & Thought-Provoking Masterpiece of the year. It definitely got people talking, including the folk from CraveOnline who attempted to offer their own -SPOILERY- explanation on what it all means.
– LIMBO, the somber, beautiful, but occasionally horrifying puzzle/platformer that put Playdead on everyone’s radar, is infamous for its ambiguous ending. A while back, Kotaku gathered some of the most plausible (yet mostly morbid) theories about what actually happened in this article, that’s obviously full of SPOILERS.
Source:: GOG – Good Old Games