Games for someone who has no time to game??

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#1 Posted by 10knuckles01 (165 posts) -

G'day guys

need some game ideas for someone who has little time to game,

i used to have all the time in the world but now with a 18 month old i have only 2 hrs a day max if im lucky!!

i mean i really wanna play games like the witcher or skyrim but only an hour a day and maybe 2 days a week i cant really get into it if you know what i mean...

im playing state of decay atm which is cool .. but anymore games u can just pick up and play for a short period

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#2 Posted by Behardy24 (5324 posts) -

@10knuckles01: Minecraft maybe?

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#3 Posted by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -

i've been playing a lot of hearthstone lately. it's a really solid trading card game and the matches only last around 10 minutes (often less). there are daily activities that you can complete well within 2 hours. it's on PC too, but you could probably find a few more minutes of time in your day to game if you get it on a tablet.

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#4 Edited by zeroyaoi (2458 posts) -

What systems do you own, and what kind of genre would you prefer?

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#5 Posted by Minishdriveby (10520 posts) -

Try some Ludum Challenge games. A lot of them take 10-30 minutes to beat. They're all free and they were all made in 48 hours.

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#6 Edited by Tokeism (2365 posts) -

The Binding of Isaac

Hotline Miami

FTL: Faster Then Light

The Swapper

Terraria

The Walking Dead Season 1 and 2

The Wolf Among Us

War of the Roses/Vikings

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#7 Posted by blamix (444 posts) -

Flappy bird LOL

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#8 Edited by 187umKILLAH (1414 posts) -

Spelunky is a great short term time waster.

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#9 Edited by Behardy24 (5324 posts) -

Mobile games.

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#10 Edited by Behardy24 (5324 posts) -

@Tokeism said:

The Binding of Isaac

Hotline Miami

FTL: Faster Then Light

The Swapper

Terraria

The Walking Dead Season 1 and 2

The Wolf Among Us

War of the Roses/Vikings

I agree, Hotline Miami is a must play.

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#12 Posted by Netret0120 (3493 posts) -

@behardy24 said:

Mobile games.

Sadly I have to agree. Mobile games allows you to pick up and play with ease and you can pause it anytime the baby starts crying.

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#13 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (21086 posts) -

Anything with quicksaves, really. Avoid most japanese games as they generally have few and far between save points/checkpoints

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#14 Posted by 10knuckles01 (165 posts) -

thanx for the suggestions guys.. i game on pc :)

ill give them a look, also another question.. i noticed arma 3 on sale at steam, i remember playing operation flashpoint back in the day, but does arma 3 eat up alot of time to play?

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#15 Posted by Behardy24 (5324 posts) -

@10knuckles01 said:

thanx for the suggestions guys.. i game on pc :)

ill give them a look, also another question.. i noticed arma 3 on sale at steam, i remember playing operation flashpoint back in the day, but does arma 3 eat up alot of time to play?

I am not an Arma expert and I haven't played Arma 3 yet, but I have played Arma 2 and if Arma 3 is anything like Arma 2,yes. It will take out a chuck of your time. Most of the time goes straight into learning how to play the game which does take long while even with a guide.

Operation Flashpoint is an older game so I imagine Arma 3 setup is more complex and difficulty.

Hope I helped! =)

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#16 Posted by SapSacPrime (8925 posts) -

I recently picked up desktop dungeons and its a coffee break roguelike with a fantasy setting, I don't know if it is your sort of thing but it fits well with the games you can play a little bit of here and there.

Also +1 to Tokeism's list.

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#17 Edited by deactivated-597794cd74015 (961 posts) -

Tic Tac Toe

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#18 Edited by heguain (1414 posts) -

Brothers tale of two sons, Outlast or Limbo?

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#19 Edited by ristactionjakso (6118 posts) -

Terraria, Guacamelee, Bastion, Dust an Elysian Tail, Binary Domain, Castle Crashers (get it now!!) Singularity, Call of Juarez Gunslinger, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, Crysis 1 or 3.

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#20 Posted by The_Last_Ride (76371 posts) -

I would go for smaller indie games, those can usually fill your need there. Walkling Dead, flowe, Wolf Among Us, Journey, Braid, Brothers, etc

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#21 Posted by 10knuckles01 (165 posts) -

anyone played Kentucky Route Zero?

i play any games apart from sport games,, ive never liked sport games :)

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#22 Edited by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -

@10knuckles01 said:

G'day guys

need some game ideas for someone who has little time to game,

i used to have all the time in the world but now with a 18 month old i have only 2 hrs a day max if im lucky!!

i mean i really wanna play games like the witcher or skyrim but only an hour a day and maybe 2 days a week i cant really get into it if you know what i mean...

im playing state of decay atm which is cool .. but anymore games u can just pick up and play for a short period

You should get yourself a 3DS. The "portable" and "no time to play" really go hand in hand. The game design, for the most part, caters to that style. I just picked up Mario Golf. Amazing game and you can easily get in a few holes, or get sucked in and finish an entire course in one sitting.

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#23 Edited by good_sk8er7 (4327 posts) -

Any multiplayer game. I think that really any game can be played that way. I didn't have much time for gaming at one point. It took me months to get through FF13. Just a few hours every couple days. I think it makes long games better when you play them gradually (Although many times nowadays I can't seem to put down games I like.

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#24 Edited by bowchicka07 (1104 posts) -

Diablo 3

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#25 Posted by ugnelakys (25 posts) -

Hi

If you have no time for game, manage your time to game :)

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#26 Edited by ugnelakys (25 posts) -

Seek motivation to play

Life begins when you get out of the grandstand into the game.P. L. Debevoise

Life, like all other games, becomes fun when one realizes that it's just a game. Nerijus Stasiulis

The game is my life. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace. Michael Jordan

More quotes about games http://mainfacts.com/quotes-quotations-sayings

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#27 Posted by sukraj (27501 posts) -

Tomb Raider the definitive edition.

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#28 Posted by bruno_fmenedes (548 posts) -

PC games I like that can be played in short periods:

Portal
Portal 2
Bastion
Super Meat Boy (much better with a gamepad)
Braid
World of Goo
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+
Angry Birds
Angry Birds Space
Plants vs Zombies
Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (a little better with a gamepad)
Guacamelee! (much better with a gamepad)
Super Street Fighter IV (much better with a gamepad)

There are also many great sports games for the PC, which also can easily be played in short sessions.