There are hundreds of great games for us gamers to enjoy,
sporting high budgets, interesting gameplay and compelling stories. However, today
I take a look at five of the strangest, wackiest games I could not believe even
existed or have a specific target audience in mind.
1. Goat Simulator
Goat Simulator's very existence is due to a self-fulfilling
meta-prank. A spoof idea by the developer proved to be so popular that Coffee
Stain Studios decided to make the game a reality.
In Goat Simulator, you play as a goat, running about causing
havoc and generally just having fun. The game is one of the weirdest I have
ever played yet for some odd reason it kept me entertained for hours on end
even though it is bug ridden, not very good and has no actual purpose other
than playing as a goat.
- You can be a goat
- Get points for wrecking stuff - brag to your friends
that you're the alpha goat
- Steam Workshop support - make your own goats, levels,
missions, game modes, and more!
- MILLIONS OF BUGS! We're only eliminating the
crash-bugs, everything else is hilarious and we're keeping it
- In-game physics that spazz out all the time
- Seriously look at that goat's neck
- You can be a goat
You can buy
Goat Simulator on Steam
for now for $9.99 and read MWEB GameZone’s review roundup while you wait for your download to finish.
2. Rock Simulator
You guessed it;
Rock Simulator lets you play as a rock. Rock lovers everywhere should thank
Strange Panther Games for creating this game following the success and
recognition that Goat Simulator achieved.
As a rock
you can just sit there, watch the days pass by and the world change around you.
The final version of the game will have multiple game modes, including
standard, sandbox and rock & roll, yet there is no real indication of what
said game modes will bring to this otherwise extremely strange simulation game.
- You can
- Multiple game modes including sandbox and rock & roll
- Occulus Rift support
- Five levels
- Customizable rocks
- Uses Unreal Engine 4
simulator will be free to play and is currently on Steam Greenlight where you can vote, comment and hopefully one day put an end to
your rock watching thirst.
One of the strangest games you will ever play is Mr. Mosquito. Developed by
ZOOM inc. and released on the PlayStation 2 (PS2) in 2001, the game lets you take on the role of
a not-so-adorable insect called Mr. Mosquito.
The goal is to terrorize the Yamada family as much as possible, sucking
blood from the family members and avoiding detection. “Boss fights” occur when
you are noticed at which point you have to fly about, avoiding swats from the
enraged family member while you sting them into submission.
- Play as a
- Suck as much blood as you can
- Fly around the house of the Yamada family
- Avoid being squashed like the insect you are
- Fully rendered 3D rooms to explore
- Boss fights
As the game is a Japanese PS2 game, there is no telling
where one will be able to pick up a copy. If anyone does know where to find it,
please comment at the bottom of this article, this would be a perfect reason to
dust off my old PS2!
4. Hatoful Boyfriend
Hatoful Boyfriend is the world's
first, best, and only pigeon dating simulator for PC and Mac. The game is a
recreation of the original 2011 visual novel from Hato Moa, recently revived by
Mediatonic and picked up for publishing by Devolver Digital.
You play as the last human girl in the
world, so naturally the main character will make the decision to attend a
school for pigeons, St. PigeoNation’s Institute, to find true love. As the only
human at the school, you will need to navigate the social complexities of the
avian world and purchase tasty bird feed for your prospective nesting partners.
- An Avian Love Story
- New Scenario and Ending
- Replayability to Fall in Love All Over
- Attend Class and Level Up
- Fowl Twists and Turns
- Sensual Birdfeed
The game will be released on 21 August 2014 on Steam with
both a Standard and Collector’s edition available. Both versions are now
available for preorder, with a ten percent discount off the regular price until
the game’s release, so go ahead and pre-order it right now.
5. Tree Simulator 2013 – Treeloaded
In Tree Simulator 2013 – Treeloaded, you take on the role of
a tree and well, just stand there. You can look at your beautiful surroundings
and listen to forest sounds as you rest your tired branches.
The game was made by Hero Games for Windows and Mac
The graphics actually look pretty good running on the Unity engine,
yet I will never understand why someone would buy a game like this. Still,
there is probably a market for it somewhere in the deep, dark recesses of the
- DirectX 11 Support
- Next Generation Graphics and Models
- Amazing new GUI Menu
Loads of Trees
- Real forest sounds
- Therapeutic Realism
Tree Simulator 2013 – Treeloaded can be purchased on Desura right now for the leaf blowing price of only $1.99.
These five games are bizarre, wacky and sometimes rather
funny. Goat Simulator is enjoyable and Mr. Mosquito sounds strangely intriguing
to me, yet I have to wonder who would buy a game such as Tree Simulator 2013 –
Treeloaded and spend time playing it.
What is the weirdest game you have ever played? Did you know
about all of these games? Have you played any of the games listed in this
article? What strange game idea will be next? Let us know what you think in the
comment section below.
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