25 Video Games People Who Don’t Regularly Game Can Enjoy

Video games are their own entire subculture worldwide. They’re also art, a good method of relaxation, a family activity, and in some cases, therapy for veterans who have come home with PTSD. What was once restricted to an arcade has become something that accessible for all ages and skill levels on computers, consoles, handheld gaming devices, and even smart phones.

While there are those who have been a part of gaming culture since they were in elementary school, it may be a big more intimidating for someone who’s new to video games or who rarely plays to know where to start or what would be enjoyable instead of frustrating. Here’s a list of 25 Video Games People Who Don’t Regularly Game Can Enjoy. 

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Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is a third person shooter that doesn’t take itself too seriously. You play as a Zombie, trying to defend yourselves from intelligent plants that have come to take back suburbia. There are several classes to choose from, and the gameplay mechanics are simple enough to master that it’s a game that can be enjoyed by both children and hopelessly uncoordinated adults. Currently available to play on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Tetris is a classic puzzle game first released in 1984 as an arcade game and for the home computer. The most recent version of the game, Tetris Ultimate, was released in December of 2014, but they’re all basically the same game - stack the blocks, make a row, and rack up points. It’s currently available on just about every platform in some iteration (including some graphing calculators), and if you’re new to gaming or looking for a way to just mentally unwind, Tetris is a great place to start.

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The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim has gained a bit of a cult following and for good reason. Developed by Bethesda, Skyrim is an open world Role-Playing Game (RPG), meaning there’s an entire world for the player to explore and discover with many side quests and stories, rather than playing straight through the main storyline. Set in what appears to be medieval times, Skyrim includes plenty of ale, magic, and dragons. There’s a truly massive fan community for this game, so if you try it and you like it, you’ll find yourself in good company. Skyrim is available on PlayStation 3&4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC.

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Bioshock takes the writings of Ayn Rand to the extreme worst possible outcome. Released in 2007 and developed by 2K , Bioshock is a first-person shooter action adventure game.You find yourself in Rapture, an underwater city built so that people could create and live without the bonds of governments unlike on land. You have to find your way through the underwater city to get back to surface, uncovering the story of Rapture along the way. Choices you make in game determine the ending you see, such as choosing to rescue Little Sisters, or harvest them for Adam which can be used for upgrades. The game is breathtakingly beautiful and immersive, and fans of Art Deco will want to spend part of the game just looking around the detailed environment. Bioshock is currently available for the Xbox360, Playstation 3, Windows and Mac.

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Journey was developed as a joint venture between an independent studio called thatgamecompany and Sony. Released in 2012 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation network, you start out simply sitting in the dessert, starting at a mountain in the distance. Along your Journey to the mountain, you meet other players, but you cannot communicate with them other than by “singing” simple notes, as there is no dialogue in the game, nor do you have a score, or statistics like health or lives to keep up with. Journey is a highly stylized artistic game that takes you through beautiful landscapes. It also won the 2013 BAFTA award for artistic achievement in games. Journey is available on PlayStaytion 3 & 4.

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