Many adults assume games only cater to the younger generation, but this is entirely untrue. There are a plethora of games designed with mature humor and adults in mind, so let’s go over a few.
There are hundreds of fun games for adults including card games such as Cards Against Humanity. If you and a few of your friends are fans of vulgar comedy, then this is definitely one you will enjoy. In this game, you are given an unfinished sentence and you have to finish it using one or more of the cards you are given. The cards you are given contain phrases or words on them and your aim is to make the funniest complete sentence you can with what you have. Now, as you can imagine, there can be some pretty outrageous combinations. If you are easily offended or just don’t find offensive humor funny, this game likely isn’t going to be that pleasant for you. However, if you have likeminded friends, this can easily be one of the most entertaining games imaginable with a high replayability. If Cards Against Humanity is too much for you, then there are similar alternatives such as Apple to Apple and Boxers or Briefs, which are basically tamer versions of it.
If card games aren’t your style, then there are plenty of video games which adults can enjoy just as they would a book. Story-based and narrative-driven games are few and far between, but the ones that do come out are phenomenal. In these games, you may be solving mysteries, fighting for survival, or simply adventuring to discover new things. For fans of puzzles, the Portal games are a strong choice. In Portal, you solve puzzles in a 3d environment using, you guessed it, portals. The game features innovative physics problems and can even be played with a friend in co-op. If you prefer stories and decisions, then games such as L.A. Noire or Heavy Rain are more suited for you. These games use narrative and dialogue to build a world and create an immersive environment for you to traverse.
Like video games, there are many games that are free to play wherever and whenever from your mobile phone. They may not be as grandiose as huge corporate projects, but that doesn’t mean they are worth ignoring. If you find yourself having some spare time but you aren’t available to do anything else, such as while you are waiting for a bus or a train, you may find mobile games a great solution. Many of them are designed to be replayable mini-games rather than impressive stories and often involve brain exercises. One such game is the mobile version of Sudoku, but there are many other unique puzzles for you to try, so take a look.
It’s important to find out what’s best for you, so if you find a game you really enjoy, why not use it as a starting point to find others? Good luck and enjoy playing games!