Video Games for Non-Gamers

I have pretty recently actually started playing games regularly, and before this I would play a video game once in like a four-five year period. I didn’t grow up a gamer, but have grown an appreciation for different games. However, I still don’t have the hand-eye coordination for gaming, so these gateway games are certainly for others that lack this special skill.

Golf With Your Friends

This is the easiest game to play of the choices, because you only need your mouse to play. And the concept is certainly simple; it’s just golf. What makes the game fun is playing it with friends and adding the different variants, such as pucks, low gravity, jump, and collision. The game is currently $5.99 on Steam.

Ultimate Chicken Horse

Ultimate Chicken Horse is a party platformer, where you build the platforms and traps to try and reach it to the flag on the other side before your fellow players. The game descriptions literally says “screw your friends over, but trying not to screw yourself”. It’s very fun and funny to play, with not many keys to master. I tend to play the trapper, where my goal is to prevent everyone from getting to the end, which makes it super funny. This game is $14.99 on Steam.

ShellShock Live

ShellShock Live is a multiplayer strategy game, where you play as a tank and try to blow up other tanks with different types of shots. You can play as a team or in free-for -all. The mechanics are easy enough to learn, and the game has a training section in case you want to practice. ShellShock Live is currently $6.99 on Steam.

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Town of Salem

Town of Salem is a strategy multiplayer, where you get assigened a random chcracter and have to accomplish the goal of that character. You can play a town member, like a Doctor or Jailor, or be a member of the Mafia or a Serial Killer. In other game modes, you can be a Vampire, Witch, and Werewolf.  It’s really easy to play, with it just being typing and clicking a mouse. Also, you can play it for free! Or you can buy an expanded version for $4.99 on Steam, but I just play for free here.

What games have you enjoyed playing recently? Let me know in the comments.

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13 thoughts on “Video Games for Non-Gamers

  1. You should add Clustertruck, BIT TRIP Runner and any of the narrative lead games like Firewatch, Virginia, Wolf Among Us, etc to this list but otherwise it’s a good list. I really enjoyed Golf With Your Friends.

    Keep up the good work!

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  2. I haven’t heard of any of these games! Must… check… out.

    Thanks for the post! (I’m totally a gamer. Lol. I blame my husband on that since he buys me games that he thinks I’ll like.)

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  3. Life is Strange, Gone Home, and (like someone else mentioned) Firewatch are all great games. They are narrative driven and can be enjoyed without fear of dying. If you ever get the chance, the Portal series is a great intro as well.

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  5. Great post! Peep some of our reviews as we have a section specifically about which group would like that game or not. We break up recs by genre fans, non genre fans, and non gamers.

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  7. Thank you for sharing. My girlfriend hasn’t been a gamer since the mario days and 90’s platformers. I have been trying to find other games she may like so that we can share another activity together. Thank you for the suggestions.

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