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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Minecraft is a sandbox game, meaning there’s a large open world , and you can roam to your heart’s content or set your sights on a quest or bigger goal. The beauty of Minecraft is that you can make it as simple or as complex as you’d like. You can play alone or you can join a server and build with others. Minecraft is available to play on PlayStation 3 & 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, WiiU, Windows, iOS, OS X, Linux and Android.

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Mario Kart is a great game for a mixed crowd. Any age, any level of skill, if you have some friends over, plug in the WiiU and everyone’s going to enjoy themselves, racing each other around bright and colorful tracks (grandparents included). The most recent release, Mario Kart 8, was released for the WiiU in 2014.

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The Lego games have become a genre in their own right because they’re a new way to play through some of our favorite movies and all have a bit of a sense of humor. Whatever your favorite current movie franchise is, there’s probably a lego game for it. Lego Dimensions, however, combines your favorites into one game, and instead of just playing through a storyline, it allows you to actually build things in game. The game is integrated with actual lego characters you can buy and add to the game via a base system. Lego Dimensions was released in 2015 and is available on PlayStation 3 & 4, WiiU, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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If you’re looking to become a gamer or understand more about video game culture, it’s kind of a prerequisite that you play some for of Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda. Just to clarify, Zelda is the princess and you play Link, the guy in the green hat, trying to save her. Wind Waker is a good intro to the series for less experienced gamers as it’s controls are simple to learn and it has possibly the best music of any of the Zelda games. Wind Waker is available in HD for the WII U.

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Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a game for the Nintendo 3DS. It features adorable animals and people, and you play a character who is new to their town and build your character a life there. You can complete various tasks for money to upgrade where you live, buy furniture, etc. Released in 2013, Animal Crossing New Leaf makes a wonderful introduction to gaming for younger players.

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