Games that can turn anyone into an avid gamer

Sure,Videogames are amazing,but the general consensus about games are not so positive,in fact quite the opposite.Many point their fingers at videogames as a real factor in criminal behavior,violence or any social evil they can come up with.What’s worse,gaming is associated in the minds of the many as just another “unproductive” way of killing time.It’s really disappointing how people are so quick to pass judgement or blame something which they do not understand.Sure games use violence & generally involves killing people,but that violence is always used within a context to depict something of a greater value.Really,can anyone say after completing a game that it was nothing more than a simulation of manslaughter?

The games mentioned in this list are all the reasons to prove those wrong who have such hatred or negative beliefs towards gaming without ever knowing how it feels to play even a single game.So the next time you see one of your friend,parent,teacher or anyone saying that videogames are nothing more than engaging in ultraviolent activities or something ‘taboo’,just encourage them to play any one of these games for at least an hour & they will be succumbed helplessly to the power of the supreme interactive entertainment that videogames truly are.And yes,remind them to pick up their jaws from the floor due to the sheer awesomeness that these games will throw at them at an unrelenting pace.

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5.Marvel Ultimate Alliance:The definitive game for all the comics fans out there.A game where you can control characters like Spiderman,Iron man,Thor,Doctor Strange,Wolverine and many others in an entertaining plot consisting of almost all the super villains in the marvel universe & visiting all the memorable places ranging from Atlantis to Asgard–this game is simply a must for even the most casual fans out there.Not the best action rpg(obviously),the game still provides many hours of engaging gameplay & lots of collectibles.

4.Batman:Arkham Asylum:This is simply the game all Dark knight fans needs & deserves.Rocksteady’s masterpiece grants the player to literally get into the cowl of the caped crusader in one of the most intriguing batman stories ever conceived.The game pits Batman in the iconic Arkham asylum against many of his foes including the likes of the Joker,Bane,Scarecrow,killer croc,has diamond polished level of gameplay & nails pretty much everything else.It’s really hard to find faults with this game.

3.Mass Effect:Let’s face it,EVERYONE loves stories and this is what the Mass Effect series has in abundance.The original mass effect from 2007 in my opinion,is the strongest in the series in terms of storytelling.The story of organics & synthetics,all the different species,the mass relays,the mysterious machine race known as Reapers & a fully realized galaxy with vast lore is enough to get lost in for anyone no matter how much disinterest he/she might hold for gaming.By the time someone finishes this game,they simply cannot wait to play Mass Effect 2 & 3 & proudly call themselves a fan.

2.Portal:Playing Portal is a realization of what interactive mediums such as videogames are truly capable of.Through the use of mind bending fun gameplay & clever narrative,portal packs more than enough punches to win anyone’s heart(and mind) and convert them to a gamer.Puzzle solving has never been this much addictive.Gamer or non-gamer,it’s literally impossible for anyone to play Portal and not love it and the credits song just serves as the icing on the cake(pun very much intended).

1.The Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim–Skyrim is the creme de la crem experience of anyone looking for an adventure and simply put,that’s pretty much everyone.This is a game that not only converts anyone into an avid gamer,it makes a slave out of them.College semesters,Office schedules & all other mundane activities simply disappears into the wind as the player looks at the far horizons from the peak of High Hrothgar.And even if they manage to get on with regular life,the mysterious cave in the forest they found last night or how to forge a dragon armor cloud their thoughts.Skyrim casts a spell on anyone who plays it & doesn’t let go,not before consuming more than a thousand hours of their lives,maybe even more.No matter how much negativity anyone holds about videogames,after getting a taste of Skyrim he/she will wonder what they have been doing all these years & what took them so long.Yup,that’s the power of videogames.

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About shouvikbose127

Shouvik Bose became fascinated with videogames at a very early age.He lives in a not-a-lot-to-do semi urban area which dangerously feeds his desire for adventure to distant lands with undiscoversd secrets.He also enjoys writing about videogames,learning the guitar and travelling.A hard rock fanboy,he also loves listening to progressive rock and heavy/speed metal.

Posted on August 17, 2013, in Arts & Entertainment, Uncategorized, Videogames and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. All the above listed games are no doubt great.. but still they MAY fail to turn a non-gamer to an avid gamer.. there was a time when we were all non-gamer, right? we all started from some where, polished our mouse control skills, timing, logical thinking. doing that requires curiosity to explore the gaming worlds.
    many non gamers has been introduced to games by their gamer friends, some of them get hooked but MOST of them don’t. Cause..
    1> These non gamers lack a sense of adventures, don’t even bother to explore the virtual world presented before them, zero curiosity.
    2> It may happen that they simply don’t have enough mouse control, or struggle to understand complex series of movement.(e.g:- run then crouch, jump, again run and press space while running to jump, while jumping press shift and space to double jump. etc)
    portal requires a high level of mouse and keyboard control skills.
    3> They simply don’t get pleasure from puzzle solving, or thinking out complex ways to kill a boss. They simply don’t like any cerebral exercise.

    what do u think..?

    also i want an article about history of computer games from you,. i.e what was the first video game, etc. it can be a series of articles.. u can deal with one era of games in one episode, the next era in another.

    and I want an article about the persons behind the games, i.e about the developers.

    so far u r doing great.. 🙂

    • Well these games may not turn everyone into an avid gamer,but these are the best bets to change their minds about the general negativity that they might hold against gaming.When they see what all these great games are about–not a single one features excessive violence–they just might.
      I believe these games can get anyone hooked because of the escapism they provide.You see,escaping from harsh reality(temporarily) is one of the many reasons anyone plays games.
      Thanks for your comment.

      • i had never been more of a gamer than the occassional nes, super nes, or n64 systems all of which were childhood gifts from my parents or aunts and uncles. then i turned 24 and i was introduced to Diablo 2. that was my suckerpunch. i`ve been addicted to charcter-customizing arpg`s n mmo`s ever since. it should definitely be on the list should you ever expand it.

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