Fun Video Games Everyone Has Played
Whether you’re a serious gamer or not, odds are you’ve played one of these fantastic video games.
Fun Video Games That Everyone Has Played At Least Once
Whether or not you’re a fan of video games, you can’t deny one thing: they’re a lot of fun. You may not be the first one to fire up the Xbox when you get home from work, but we’re pretty sure that you’ve played pretty much every game on this list. Whether or not you plan on converting to the legions of die-hard gamers or simply want a fun distraction every once in a while, take a walk down memory lane with these fun, late 20th and early 21st century games that you forgot you loved.
Pac-man is a video game that defined a generation of gaming for kids who would head to the arcade first thing after school to get their game on. Despite being incredibly simple, it’s still a blast to this day, with plenty of gamers still taking control of the hungry titular character, eating their way through arenas while dodging the spooky ghosts. Nowadays, with online gaming, you can challenge the high scores of everyone who has access to the world wide web—if you’re a little less competitive, you can also just play to beat your personal bests.
This one still shows up in the Editor’s Choice section for many mobile phone app stores. There’s a reason for this—despite being around for decades, Tetris is a timeless classic with a problem-solving appeal that has endured through the modern-day. This game first showed up in arcades in the 1980s, nearly forty years ago, and went on to be included with some of the earliest incarnations of the cell phone due to needing little software capabilities to function.
If you’re not a gamer and just want to find something to pass the time, fitting these falling blocks into their proper places is a great place to start—and chances are, you can easily find it on your phone’s app store.
Super Mario Bros
This is the game that forever changed the industry. Super Mario, the lovably Italian plumber with a glorious moustache, made his debut in an arcade game where players had to run, jump and fight bosses on a mission to rescue Princess Toadstool from the clutches of the evil dragon, King Koopa (later known simply as Bowser). Super Mario games have come a long way over the years—the designers at Nintendo have created worlds with a shocking amount of depth that incorporates graphics that will take your breath away.
You can either explore these new worlds or return to the old familiar ones—the original Super Mario game is now available for download on many devices. Either way, it’s easy to sink hours into this series because of its fun, colourful, interactive and timeless gameplay.
Sonic the Hedgehog
Like Super Mario Bros in both gameplay and cultural cachet, Sonic the Hedgehog is always about speed, as players assume the role of the famous blue hedgehog Sonic as they race and jump their way to the finish line of various arenas, collecting coins along the way. This game first rose to prominence when released on the Sega Genesis and has since become a household name. Essentially every kid who grew up in the ’80s and ’90s will tell you about the hours they sunk into this game—and for a good reason.
Suppose you’re looking to walk down memory lane. In that case, there are a variety of earlier incarnations of this game available on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Shop—allowing you to pick up right where you left off, even if it was 20 years ago!
This was a game a lot of us weren’t supposed to play…but that we played anyway. The Sims is aptly named, as players use avatars to create real-life simulations within the game. This can include building a house, cooking, sleeping, swimming, starting a relationship—including a small dose of hanky panky, but nothing too wild—and essentially every other activity you can think of doing in real life. You may be asking yourself why an adult who can do all of these things as much as they like would possibly want to play such a game—good question!
While there’s no reason this game should be so much fun, it simply is. If you’re looking to escape your drama, try getting lost in this addictive virtual reality—with various versions now available on PC and mobile devices.
Call of Duty
Okay, okay, this one is a little bit more heavy-duty (no pun intended). But can you honestly say you’ve never played it? Probably not. Even if you sucked at it—it is a fan favourite among hardcore gamers after all—you probably know someone who loves it, so you’ve probably at least picked up the controller and given it a shot. The game is still one of the most popular games right now, and it’s for a good reason—it also happens to be wildly entertaining, whether you are, as a general rule, a fan of first-person shooters or not.
Multiple incarnations of the game have been released on consoles and PC over the years, each one better than the last—with new arenas and play modes to help keep things fresh, as well as updated graphics. If you’re looking to get involved in a bit more serious gaming, this is a great place to start getting involved in the gaming community—and any fan will tell you, the best way to play is online with a headset so you can talk trash as you play!
If you tell us you haven’t played every single game on this list…honestly, we probably won’t believe you! Have you been living under a rock? Did you even have a childhood!? Whether or not you’ve played them before, there’s no time like the present. These games provide fun, interactive entertainment that can help you solve problems and even build teamwork skills. If you have played them, now is the perfect time to walk down memory lane by playing one of these fun, nostalgic games.