Bejeweled just isn't cutting it
September 11, 2010 4:31 PM Subscribe
I need a video game that will allow me maximum headshot gratification while requiring minimum video game skills and money. Help me find the game I am looking for. More details follow.
posted by shortskirtlongjacket to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (32 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
My boyfriend is pretty into gaming, but I have only dabbled, and by dabbled, I mean, have played videogames for probably an hour, total, over my entire lifetime. I'm looking for a game to help me let off some steam after a frustrating day at work. Ten minutes of Borderlands and a half hour of the old Halo (played a long time ago and we do not have) and a couple others I don't remember have whetted my appetite for headshots. I want more! I have no idea where to start, but here are my requirements:
*Game for either PC (Windows Vista) or PS2
*Minimal video game skills needed/short learning curve
--Obviously, practice makes perfect, but I am really inexperienced with a controller/relevant mouse responses, so games where you have to walk up a lot of turning staircases are very frustrating.
--Also, it's not always obvious to me where I am supposed to be going/what I am supposed to be doing. Boyfriend will be like, oh, you have to get to the loading dock or you have to go into the old factory and get the special thing in the magic box, etc...and I have no idea how he knows this. He makes it seem like you are just supposed to know. So, video game tropes? Read up beforehand?
*Games that involve shooting things (people, aliens, zombies) (as opposed to lots of time spent walking around, driving cars, gaining points, learning skills, playing as a team, super-involved strategies)
*Games that can be enjoyed with minimal involvement (i.e., playing a few times a week for a half-hour to an hour)
*If PC-based, game has single-player(?) mode as opposed to being multi-player online only
*Prefer non-military-simulation rather than military simulation
*Not expensive - think $20 rather than $80. I have a Blockbuster rental subscription, so I may be able to try a game out as a rental without committing - still, recommendations would be super-helpful
Is there a game for me out there?