People love video games, that much is known, but many people also have a keen interest in the weird and less mainstream video games. In this article, we’ll explore 10 video games on the stranger side, telling you everything you need to know about these strange games and why people love them so.
1. Goat Simulator
As you might have guessed, Goat Simulator involves you playing as a goat. There ain’t much more to it than that, but for some reason, people absolutely love the game, probably because you can smash the place up and cause plenty of chaos.
The game quickly became a sensation online when it was first released, and there are plenty of people who still love playing it.
2. Surgeon Simulator
In a similar vein to Goat Simulator, Surgeon Simulator became popular after several clips of it being played went viral online. It’s fairly straightforward. You play as a surgeon and have to complete a variety of complex surgeries on simulated patients.
The tricky aspect of this game is that the controls are very difficult to use, meaning that players often botch the operations and cause their patients immense pain! Despite this, people still love playing Surgeon Simulator as the payoff when you complete a difficult operation is great.
3. I Am Bread
I Am Bread is another oddball video game where players control a slice of bread as it tries to become toast! The bread must navigate around various obstacles and hazards in order to reach the oven and achieve its goal of becoming toast.
Along the way, players have to make sure that their piece of bread doesn’t become dirty or damaged as it will then be inedible, and they will lose the game. It’s a strange game, but there’s something super fun about it.
4. Hatoful Boyfriend
Hatoful Boyfriend is a dating simulator with a difference… all of the love interests are pigeons! The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world where humans have been wiped out by disease and only pigeons remain.
Players must build relationships with the various birds to find love and ensure the survival of their species. Maybe the oddest game on this list; we won’t blame you if you decide to give this one a miss.
5. Catlateral Damage
Catlateral Damage is a first-person video game where players take on the role of a cat. The aim of the game is to destroy as much property as possible and rack up as high a score as you can.
Cats are known for being mischievous creatures, so it’s no surprise that people love playing as one in this destructive video game. If you’re a cat owner, you know that cats can be absolute menaces, so take some inspiration from your own and get smashing.
Octodad is a video game where players control an octopus who is masquerading as a human father. The octopus must go about his everyday life without revealing his true identity to his family, or else he will be exposed. This includes going to work, doing the grocery shopping, and even attending his child’s birthday party. Octodad is a hilarious and quirky game that people can’t seem to get enough of.
7. Paranautical Activity
Paranautical Activity is a first-person shooter in which the enemies are ghosts. In this game, players take on the role of a ghost hunter who must rid the world of these pesky spirits.
The game is set in a series of rooms; similar to some of the earlier video games, it is fairly simple in layout, which makes for a spooky and atmospheric setting. There’s something unnerving about the game, despite it being relatively straightforward.
8. Superhot VR
Superhot VR is a virtual reality shooting game where time only moves when you do. This means that you can take your time to plan your shots and take down your enemies in slow motion.
The catch is that the enemies are also aware of this, so they’ll be trying to shoot you too. Superhot VR is an incredibly immersive and unique gaming experience that people love. It makes for an interesting experience that’s unlike anything else you’ll probably ever play.
9. Job Simulator
Job Simulator is a virtual reality simulation that allows players to experience what it’s like to have various jobs in the future. The jobs include being a chef, office worker, car mechanic, and more.
The game is set in a world where robots have replaced humans in the workforce, so players get to experience what it would be like to work alongside them. Bored of your 9-5 job? Why not spend a few hours working as a virtual cashier and see if a career switch is on the cards!
10. Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality is a virtual reality game based on a popular animated TV show. In the game, players take on the role of Morty as he goes on adventures with his grandpa Rick. The catch is that you’re not just watching these adventures unfold; you’re actually living them!