We have a laundry list of misconceptions about our world and what goes on within it. One of our biggest such mistakes has to be the fact that we traditionally consider video games to be meant only for children and teenagers. As an art form, the merits of video games have been long discussed and indeed, the medium has come a long way in becoming a familiar way of expression in the present. From depicting pressing issues such as depression and societal corruption to their unparalleled innovation, video games are perfect for adults, who discern complexity better, and can appreciate video games much more for their nuanced and honest storytelling. Here is the list of top adult games that you can play on PS4, Xbox or Nintendo Switch. These fun adult games can bring out the best in adults, hackneyed by a dreary, routine-oriented world but also enriched by their multilayered experience:
12. Bayonetta 2 (2014)
While the stylish hair and seductive action poses of the eponymous protagonist point to typically titillating Japanese mainstream culture, the seamless gameplay mechanics and rewarding progression system make ‘Bayonetta 2’ one of the most important games in recent memory. The game consists of a deep combat system, and incorporates a variety of moves, from gunshots to slo-mo dodges. It’s almost impossible to believe that Nintendo publishes the series, given how it’s seen as mainly offering family-oriented fare, but we are certainly not complaining.
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11. Limbo (2010)
One of the most hauntingly beautiful video games to have ever graced our screens, Playdead’s ‘Limbo’ is a bona fide masterpiece. We embark on a deadly journey to save a little boy’s sister in, as the title suggests, the world of limbo. The game’s breathtaking black-and-white visuals convey the horror wonderfully and an overarching sense of loss painfully. From dilapidated hotel signs to drops of water that reverberate across the dreary expanse of limbo, the setting does a consummate job of convincing us how real all of it is. From thoughtful stretches of exploration to gripping chases away from giant spiders, ‘Limbo’ has it all, and its all may well be suited to more adult minds to appreciate its remarkable ambiguity perhaps slightly more.