Weekend Opinion: Favourite fallback game

Stealth is important... or not

We all have that one game. Y’know the one that comes out when your week is too full and your brain is scattered, when you finish a new title or when you’re starved for something to do. We all fall back to something we love. The one game that kept you entertained even when you are barely concentrating on it. These games deserve credit. Let’s discuss out favourite fall back games.

Stealth is important... or not

When it comes to games that are infinitely re-playable, for me, it has to be Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines.  Ahh, this game. I’ve revisited it so many times I’ve lost count.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines is one of those wonderful games like Deus Ex or The Elder Scrolls where there are more choices than you will ever notice in one play-through. To this day, I am yet to go back to this game and not find something I didn’t see the time before. Though dated, the graphics still work, the gameplay is a solid (though buggy) third/first-person system while the story is both surprising and engaging. Unfortunately for console gamers with interest in playing this game, the title was PC-only; however, it will run on even the slowest computers nowadays. Anytime I have nothing else to play, I download this game off Steam and give it another shot.

This game is a comfortable place for me. I know the world and I know the people so the challenge comes down to finding new things to explore on every revisit.

What’s your favourite fallback game?

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  • Anonymous

    Metal Gear Solid 3, although i haven’t a bc ps3 anymore so i have to wait for the HD collection.

    The End boss battle ftw.

  • Anonymous

    Man, Mgs 3 was too engrossing for me. I did like Mgs 1, I’ve played through that game about 10 times!

  • Anonymous

    Shadow of the Colossus… and any of the mgs games.

  • Thrillho

    Fallout 3 or Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Though that’s also a bit of a guilty pleasure for me.

  • Anonymous

    Half-Life 2. Every time I get fed up with shit game narratives, I return to that.