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Gamers Break Down Their Favorite Games Of All Time

Gamers Break Down Their Favorite Games Of All Time
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Video games get a bad rap—often being blamed as time-wasters, brain-rotters, etc...

But there's an altogether different side to be considered.

They can be masterpieces of storytelling, visual stunners and bring people together in ways they couldn't have connected otherwise.


Reddit user justanabricot asked:

"Gamers of Reddit, what is your favorite game ever?"

Reddit users had all kinds of reasons to love the games they love - and they're not afraid to totally geek out about it.

Experience The Fear Again

"Subnautica!"

"The fear of the unknown, but explored in the comfort of my own room."

"It lets me explore, be afraid, and subsequently conquer each fear as it rises."

"What gets me is that after I figure out the 'enemies,' the game somehow reminds me that I'm the alien here. They were there first."

- Exciting-Shame-88

"This is probably my #1 game that I would want to delete from my memory and experience again for the first time."

- Badios

"I have a bit of thalassophobia, so this game was a pretty incredible ride for me."

- PunkandCannonballer

"I just finished it again the other day, and I agree it is my favorite game."

"I want to start from the beginning with no knowledge and experience the fear and wonder I went through again."

- bringbackbulaga

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Freedom Beyond Anything

"Morrowind."

"The experience and freedom was so beyond anything else I experienced at the time."

"The ability to craft crazy spells so powerful they had almost no likelihood to not succeed, kill essentials NPCs because you're not gonna tell me the story is more important than getting his armor, and the amount of little mechanics and things to discover that seemed unending."

- CrusadersSolace

"It has been overshadowed by Oblivion and Skyrim, but people forget how revolutionary and different it was for fantasy RPGs back in 2003"

"Takes place in a part of the world where humans are a foreign minority. Yes, the Empire is human run, but this distant province is home of the Dunmer."

"The varieties of cultures you experience. It isn't just your run of the mill standard European Medieval fantasy: weird Daedric ruins, steampunk Dwemer ruins, mushroom towers, and bone-armored warriors that live in giant crab shells. Not to mention the flora and fauna to match."

"The background lore is so well done- and they leave the right amount of it unknown. There are so many different versions of "the truth" that gains genuine interest in the backstory and motivations instead of 'Big evil thing wants to rule/destroy/etc the world.' "

"The amount of customization. You can create your own spells, potions, or charm your weapons/clothes/armor."

"The 3D world. It seems mundane today, but as a teenager, walking into a tomb in POV was something new."

"The theme song Nerevar Rising (the first iteration of TES theme) is stunningly beautiful. Years later I used it to walk down the wedding aisle to."

- Whizbang35

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Terrifyingly Beautiful

"Bloodborne."

"The gothic/Lovecraft world is so terrifyingly beautiful. Every turn or corner had something horrible. I loved every moment."

- ebenni500

"I wish I could forget Bloodborne just to replay it for the first time again. Talk about an amazing first play through."

- Dr_Truelove

"I played it through for the first time last week. Absolutely Phenomenal"

- BelowAverageWeeb

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As A Kid Who Didn't Have Friends

"100% Mass Effect."

"The story was so rich and giving the ability to shape not just your physical character but who they were through so many actions and choices give the character a life and make friendships with the NPCs really gave me a safe escape place as a kid who didn’t have a lot of friends growing up."

- Admiral-Shepard

"It's insane just how much I got attached to those characters"

- SuperMajesticMan

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Build, Fly, And Blow Up

"Kerbal Space Program."

"You get to build, fly, and usually blow up space ships with relatively realistic physics!"

"It is the type of game I would dream about growing up (I was a space nerd) and it has incredible scaling difficulty and a great modding community so it really never gets dull."

- willstr1

"Right there with you! This game has brought me thousands of hours of entertainment."

"Can not wait for KSP2!"

- KetzerJefe343

"KSP is an amazing game!"

"It is so easy to fail, but it makes it fun none the less! It makes you learn from your mistakes and keep building from there!"

- g00diebear95

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Fighting With Friends

"I really like the Mario Kart/Mario Party series."

"Those games have brought me so much entertainment and joy when hanging with friends, and DEFINITELY some arguments in between."

"So much hours spent on those games, with some of the BEST music as well."

- [Reddit]

"Unkillable classic."

"I don't play them as I'm not a switch user, but a game or two when I'm with my girlfriend doesn't hurt."

"Still great games, if I get a switch it's for 3 good reasons: Mariomaker 2, animal crossing and Mariokart."

- justanabricot

"Mario kart is such a good multiplayer game, I remember playing it on the Wii with my family for hours."

"Sadly my cat destroyed the console. I will probably get a switch with Mario Kart on it to have fun with it again."

- brokebecauseavocado

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For Love And Dogs

"Fable. Mostly because to make people fall in love with you, half the work is saying "Hey" over and over again."

- ChebbiesPebbies

"In Fable 2, when you beat the game they gave you one final choice with three options:"

"One was to resurrect everyone that died in your quest, and the other two were something like money and weapons."

"Near the end of the game, your dog companion dies protecting you. I had named mine after my aging childhood dog, so obviously I made the choice to bring everyone, including my loyal video-dog, back."

"At around 2am, after beating the game at the end of a long binge, I put it down and went to sleep."

"The next morning, I got a call from my mom that she'd had to put our dog down the night before. I like to think of him like he's running the fields in Fable 2, helping me dig up stupid sh*t."

- liberal_texan

"I f*cking love Fable."

- ultravioletblueberry

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Meeting Your Destiny Playing Destiny

"Ignoring my favorite old school games, my favorite modern game is Destiny/Destiny 2."

"I met my wife through Destiny about four years ago."

"We had a Destiny themed wedding and we welcomed our own 'Little Light' in February 2020."

"We still play together most nights and spend most of our time teaching new players the endgame content (Raids/etc). From the gun play to the lore to the raids, there’s a lot to love in Destiny for me."

- Sephiroth0327

"Destiny is def a big part of your life. Gotta respect that"

- justanabricot

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Always Alistair

"Dragon Age: Origins."

"I just love everything about it. I feel like it has great replay potential due to all the different choices/ending you can have."

- PUCK202

"With ya there bud. Dragon Age: Origins is my no#1 most beloved game of all time."

"The characters, the setting, the combat and character role-playing, I even loved the shit out of the combat system."

- EthanWolfMan

"I've replayed it many times with many different character builds, but I always end up the same way."

" 'THIS TIME I'M NOT GOING TO ROMANCE ALISTAIR' "

" *Narrator: She romanced Alistair.* "

- Starsuponstars

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Play With People You Know

"Honestly I know someone is going to hate me for this, maybe everyone, and I wouldn’t at all blame you, but please hear me out."

"Fortnite."

"I play it a lot with my boyfriend and some of his friends and it’s such a hoot if you’re playing with people you know."

"If you’re playing random fill lobbies on your own, it is kind of sh*t because you’ll usually get teamed up with some squealing 8 year old kid who thinks having 100+ skins effects how well he plays the game."

- dumbblondebimb0

"Fortnite isn't a bad game; it just has the most garbage community you can find."

"I played a lot of save the world, the first game mode of fortnite, and gosh it's not the same. But things got boring quickly. You farm to get better so you can farm better stuff and quicker. It's a loophole."

- justanabricot

"I've always thought the same thing."

"Only played a handful of times, but I was impressed with the game. Really fun to play with friends."

"The enjoyment falls off when you're solo or playing with kids."

- apollofour20

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Personally, there's no video game greater than Oblivion.

We've already talked about Morrowind, so it's clear the Elder Scrolls series has been impactful, but for me Oblivion offers color, storyline and mythos that just can't be compared to anything else.

Also Sheogorath.

I really, REALLY, love Sheogorath.

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What are your favorite video games and why?

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The Weirdest Reasons Guys Suddenly Lost Interest In A Crush

Reddit user Romeothanh asked: 'Men who suddenly lost your interest in someone but for a weird reason, what was it?'

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Infatuation is a curious thing.

One moment, you can be swept up in major adoration for someone to such a degree that you can't stop thinking about them.

But the next moment, you may suddenly find yourself moving on.

What is it that drives someone to lose their lust for their former object of affection?

Curious to hear from strangers who experienced going from hot to cold in casual dating, Redditor Romeothanh asked:

"Men who suddenly lost your interest in someone but for a weird reason, what was it??"

Questionable behaviors were seen as major turn-offs.

Poor Parenting

"The way she treated her children, her boy was permitted everything and her daughter had to follow very strict rules."

"I didn't have to ask to know what was going on, the boy's real father wasn't her ex-husband but a guy she had an affair with at work, her daughter was really from her ex-husband. She was always resentful of her upbringing and then her marriage for impeding some kind of dreamed life she thought she was entitled to. So the boy was seen as a piece of that dream and the girl was a piece of her boring life but she was also reliving her childhood through her and pushing her to excel in sports, school and manners and reveling in her daughter's accomplishments as if they were hers."

– Telesto1087

Past Grievances

"She accused me of cheating on her in a past life."

"I told her 'I don’t remember that.'”

– Breloren

"Sounds like something someone who cheated in a past life would say!"

– thefirecrest

At Least She Washes Her Hands...

"She spat in her hands and rubbed them together because she 'needed to wash them.' I cannot describe the colossal speed at which that switch turned off."

– whitesebastian

"Was she some sort of 1930’s farm hand or construction worker?"

– valueduser

There were some serious red flags.

Schadenfreude

"A elderly gentlemen fell in front of us, he took a nasty fall."

"She found it hilarious, instead of helping she just stood there laughing. I helped that person out and I felt so embarrassed for her behavior."

"Also that was the last time I saw her. It was a major turn off for me."

– oxide-NL

Good Guy Vs. Bad Guy

"I invited the girl from my psych course I'd been vibing with to a party. Her car rolled up and I came out to greet her, but it was a dude's car, and she was drunkenly making out with him as I walked up. I didn't flip out or anything, but she slurred her way through some weird attempt at reassuring me that I shouldn't worry, 'cause she was only sleeping with him to punish him because he was a bad guy (apparently that's a thing she does), and that I was a good guy. I didn't ask what happened to good guys. I felt bad for her date, whom she completely ignored the rest of the night. As for the girl, she ended up totally engrossed with the party host's gerbil, tapping on the glass of its cage whispering how she wanted to kill it. I found somewhere new to sit in psych class for the rest of the semester."

– MissionofQorma

I'm Generous And You're Gonna Like It

"She kept buying me stuff. It was nice at first but she kept doing it weekly and demanded I give gifts in return. I asked her to stop and she said "nope this is what I do." Felt like she didn't even care about what I wanted."

– Dry-Enthusiasm3515

Easiest Breakup Ever

"It was a really horrible relationship even this aside but my 'wow i think i actually hate this person' moment was when we were at Badlands National Park. We were just walking out of the gift shop with some other woman when she just let go of the door and it like slammed into that womans face. I said to her 'omg im so sorry' then when we got to the car i said to my gf in like a joking tone 'i cant beliehe you didnt hold the door for her haha' and because she was a very very miserable person all the time this makes her mad and she goes 'well YOURE the man youre supposed to hold the door. I dont NEED to hold the door for anybody' and yeah that one statement alone was very... eye opening for me."

"Seriously the easiest least heartbreaking break up ive ever gone through."

– ILoveTikkaMasala

The Cat Recognized Evil

"My cat didn't like her."

"Brought her home to introduce her to my parents, she meets my childhood cat and. It. Goes. Psychotic. Just for her reaching down to pat him, he panicked, attached himself to her arm, and wouldn't let go, just clawing at her like he found a demon to fight or something. When he eventually detached himself (they were both running around the room screaming as she tried to wave him off her arm) I checked her over and he did some damage. He's never reacted like that to anyone before or since. We broke it off shortly later."

"I found out a few years ago she was in the court system. Why? She tried to kill her own kid. I didn't dodge a bullet because of my cat, I dodged an artillery shell."

– GryphonicOwl

It's not me, it's you.

So Rude

"She didn’t hold the door open to people just meeting her at the door, would let it slam on people behind her, didn’t do the little thank you wave to other cars that let her out, didn’t say please and thank you to serving staff. She wasn’t overtly rude, she just had a bit of a me,me,me vibe."

– Hellenicparadise

Norwegian Love

"She told me she was pregnant and it was mine, 2 days after sleeping with me for the first (and only) time. Then proceeded to tell me she had a boyfriend."

"I should have twigged earlier really. She flew from Norway to sleep with me and flew back the next day."

– Perseus73

Face Reveal

"I’d been talking to this girl in class I thought was really cool. We ended up going for a bite after class one day and she suggested we go hang out in my dorm room. Hell yeah."

"Then she took off her glasses and she looked exactly like my mom. It was so jarring I excused myself to the bathroom to regroup, but when I came back I couldn’t unsee my mom’s face on her."

"I made some lame excuse and went back alone. I felt bad about bailing on her but I also how the hell would I tell her the real reason? Either she thinks I’m a weirdo or thinks I’m saying she looks like she’s in her fifties."

– OneSmoothCactus

Don't Speak

"My mate ghosted a girl simply because he didn't like her cadence when she spoke."

– Random-chick-98

My shallowest moment was years ago when I ghosted a hot tennis player I was dating because he had a particularly annoying gait.

Anytime we would walk around the city (in New York), he would gradually lean into me and prevent us from walking a straight path.

I thought he was deliberately trying to get close but it turned out that one of his legs was shorter than the other resulting in him taking uneven steps.

When he explained his situation, it weirded me out.

I didn't have the heart to tell him why I could no longer see him, so I just stopped responding to his incessant messages about when we were meeting next.

I remain regretful to this day about my immature behavior, and I wish him the best wherever he is.

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A double standard is defined as:

"a code or policy that favors one group or person over another"

However not all double standards are formalized. Most of the double standards individuals face daily are based on customs, stereotypes, traditions or other less formal societal codes of conduct.

Double standards are inherently unfair to one or sometimes both parties.

They may exert control or compliance with gender or socioeconomic stereotypes on everyone or serve to repress one group while favoring the other. But they shouldn't be confused with all unequal rules.

The sign at the amusement park that says "you must be this tall to ride" is there for a very good reason.

Double standards fail to pass any logic test, with some being more ridiculous than others.

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My parents wanted me to become a doctor, but I was ambivalent to the idea.

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When I started college, I had every intention of cooking all my meals. It became very apparent very quickly that I simply didn't have the time to accomplish this, and I became the Takeout Queen.

I ordered food constantly. Between getting a monthly "allowance" from my dad (intended to go towards groceries), finding coupons taped to my apartment door everyday, and essentially being "allowed" to tip less than handsomely since I was a college student, I was able to afford this.

When I graduated and moved into my own place, things changed. I was too old to not tip properly, I didn't get any supplementary money from my family, and I had more expenses, such as rent. Still, I continued to order food, and it became my main expense.

My friends tell me the way I order food is only meant for "rich people." I have to skimp on everything else in order to have enough saved to support this. It's definitely true, but I don't think this habit will ever change.

I'm not the only one that does "rich people stuff." Redditors do lots of things that is classified that way, despite not being rich, and they are ready to share their stories.

It all started when Redditor Abbas_Noorani 16 asked:

"What is some rich sh*t you do even though you are not rich?"

Ravenous

"Food. I buy what I want and I try new stuff. I like cooking."

– 34i79s

"Grocery shopping without concern for budget is what made me realize I had made it back in the day. Good times."

"Now I have hard budgets again and it truly sucks. You question every damn decision and convince yourself to do without or downgrade to the lowest priced quality."

– txmail

"On the same boat. The other day I looked at expensive butter that I used to stock up on without even thinking twice and sighed."

– cat101786

Monthly

"Forget to cancel my free trial."

– Adept_Insurance5550

"Damn. Thanks for the reminder."

– -Bk7

"I'm still a member of AOL."

– __SpeedRacer__

Too Hot

"I leave the fridge door open when getting the butter out even though my dad said it would cost billions and send us to the streets."

– frank-sarno

"I leave the front door open when I pop out to grab my mail. Took me years of living on my own to realize the AC bill doesn’t shoot up by hundreds of dollars if I do that."

– MelodramaticQuarter

Necessities

"Buy the good toilet paper."

– FrankGehryNuman

"Absolutely!"

"Good toilet paper. Can't stand cheapo toilet paper, you give yourself a surprise when your finger goes through the paper when wiping your chuff. Don't get me started on that stuff they used to have in hospitals! It was awful - sandpaper that didn't soak up but rather moved stuff 🤐"

– helensmelon

Clean And Sweep

"I have a maid that comes weekly. I've found that my sanity is worth the cost."

– Eringobraugh2021

"Weekly? Oo la la!"

– a**ypantz72

Comfort Matters

"My thermostat stays at the temperature setting of what is most comfortable to me and nothing will change that."

– Cyb3rTruk

"Lol this really outlined how different climates can be. My thought was "Yeah, I'm going to be as cozy and warm as I want and not freeze in the comfort of my own home.""

– McCoyIsFun

Double

"Some days I have two sandwiches at lunch. I smile as I watch all my fellow proletariat eating their single sandwich."

– ShambolicPaul

"Brotip: Cut your sandwich an infinite number of times and rearrange the pieces into two full sandwiches. Don't give your money away to Big Sandwich!"

– NotInherentAfterAll

Sparkling

"Paying for car cleaning."

– angydevil

"Justified, tho my dad would kill me."

– Abbas_Noorani

The Big Cheese

"I sometimes buy name brand cheese instead of the store brand."

– NeuroguyNC

"Tillamook or nothing for me! I’ll buy store brand beans and paper towels and other stuff. But not for my cheese!"

– VariegatedThumb

Replenish

"We have a garage fridge that is full of all different kinds of beverages."

– SixStinkyFingers

"It's not the fridge itself, it's keeping it stocked!"

– 4x32Studio

A House Is A Home

"I own a house...."

– 1d0m1n4t3

"Oh damn rich people sh*t."

– Abbas_Noorani

"We shouldn't be able to joke about owning a modest home being rich people sh*t. Anyone who works full time should be able to afford a home."

– 1d0m1n4t3

Write Better

"I buy the gel comfort pens. Makes me feel I'm a higher class when writing at work. Smooth crisp consistent ink."

– UltraCoolPimpDaddy

"I have gotten into arguments over people stealing my G2 .07."

– savvyspoon2

Me Too!

"I buy small trash bags for the bathroom trash bins. My whole family uses grocery bags, but I don’t like how they always rip at the bottom."

– Deleted User

It's Required!

"No Margarine in my house, Butter Only, and lots of it. My arteries think I'm rich."

– weisblattsnut

Unused

"I have HBO but I don’t watch it."

– MillionToOneShotDoc

"I have Netflix, Prime, Hulu, and Disney Plus. Don’t watch any of it. Watch YouTube all the time and I’m too stupid to get Premium."

– AngryDerf

Now, that's the definition of having money to burn!

Of course, I wouldn't know. I need to save money for my food!