5 Side-Splittingly Funny Games
We’ve had so many superb examples in recent years that gaming is finally maturing and beginning to ask philosophical questions for us to ponder over, while inducing suicidal tendencies about our choices we’ve made thus far and reflecting back at us the horrible traits we possess and how screwed we truly are.
With that in mind, let’s talk about games that induce a few good knee-slaps.
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As much as I appreciate the serious nature and thought-provoking narratives some truly marvelous games possess, I also fully appreciate a game with the capability to make me crack a smile or burst out with laughter; simultaneously waking everyone that’s asleep and having no recollection about the cause of my bruised face and harrowing migraine the following morning.
I only wish to discuss the humouristic values and not the games themselves.
So, without further ado, here’s a few of my personal choices for games with no shortage of humour.
Portal And Portal 2
That is pretty much the best way these games and their various traits can be described.
Clever puzzles, clever humour, clever ways of teaching you without downright telling you what to do, cleverly written characters and clever level design.
Valve has the most ideal of habits when hitting gamers’ sweet-spots. In the case of the Portal games, we are presented to use our noggin in order to advance and when we advance, we’re treated to some dark, yet admirable and sarcastic retort about our performance in the previous testing chamber.
Not to mention both games’ unforgettable endings.
It’s humouristic and you’re taking on the role of a villain-like character – what’s not to love?
I have not played the first title, but I’ve played enough of the second game to tell you that I adore the humour contained within. Rhianna Pratchett is the mind behind the dark writing and interesting story.
It’s dark, full of interesting takes on the traditional personae of fantasy characters and you can boss around the different groups of Minions with the most maniacal state of mind.
I’m pretty sure that regular readers will hate me for using this game yet again, but I honestly cannot help it having still such an impact on me after all this time.
The game itself will almost definitely not appeal to audiences now, but that story will be forever engraved in my mind and I hope for various other gamers as well.
I’ve always had a fascination about the life after life and this one had a very unique approach to it.
The four year journey the player and Manny Calavera will take together through the Land Of The Dead with awkward puzzles and intelligent humour is one I will struggle very hard to forget.
Completing a mind-numbing puzzle, making progress and slowly unfolding a story with true and thought provoking value (to me, personally) alongside some top-notch humour is one to remember.
Brutal Legend also comes from the mind behind Grim Fandango – Tim Schafer.
While the game wasn’t received well by every gamer out there; I can personally vouch for the game and its comedic value.
Set in a world consisting out of Heavy Metal, alongside its traits and metal-inspired landscape is one for every Heavy Metal enthusiast to experience.
I am nowhere near the description of a Jack Black fan, but I found his character to be very enjoyable when mixed with the diverse array of other characters on display – each with his / her funny dialogue.
It is a game, it is inspired by Heavy Metal and it is funny – how can you not like it?
This one came out very recently and I have yet to complete the game, but oh, have this game made me laugh.
The illusion between the player and character he’s controlling is shattered into pieces so miniscule; it’s practically dust.
Small touches like the hilarious sneaky-animation to the character going out of his way in the most dire of situations to make fun of the endowment size of enemies around him is done in a depraved, yet awesome manner.
Not the humour everyone out there will enjoy, but that may certainly be said about all the games on this list.
I would like to elaborate more on this game’s humour, but that would be unfair to the people who have yet to play it.
The games listed above are some of my favourites and I’m sure you’ll have a great time enjoying their humouristic merits, but before you go, please drop a comment on your personal favourite whimsical games. You know you want to.