Which game has left you thinking about it long after beating it?

The Reddit community discusses the games that continue to plague their thoughts, long after they're completed.

Which game has left you thinking about it long after beating it?
Published by Mason @ PC Game Spotlight 10 months ago


The Reddit community discusses the games that continue to plague their thoughts, long after they're completed

A user on Reddit asks which game kept them thinking about it long after beating it, and the discussion that follows highlights just how subjective videogames are, with each game having the potential to resonate in different ways with different players. From Ghost of Tsushima to Oblivion, and everything in between, here’s which games have left a lasting impact with the /r/games community.

“What game kept you thinking about it long after beating it?” asks the original poster. “Whether it’s a thought-provoking story, a beautiful world, or an amazing soundtrack, I’d love to know what games are still stuck in your head.”

The replies are varied, with some focusing on specific aspects of the game, and others sharing which games most affected them personally. Some examples include Ghost of Tsushima, which is praised for its world, mechanics, and bittersweet ending, while SOMA is mentioned for its storytelling and atmospheric experience.

“I really can’t think of a better game than Bioshock Infinite,” one user writes, discussing the game’s story, and impactful ending. “The story is fantastic, the setting is amazing, and the gameplay is top-tier.”

Other games mentioned include Outer Wilds, which is praised for its soundtrack, story, and unique gameplay mechanics, with one user “stuck on the Outer Wilds soundtrack all day”, while another writes that “the world, the story, and the music are just so good”.

Outer Wilds does receive some criticism, with one user writing “I’m not even sure if I enjoyed it or not,” and “I don’t think the graphics were that great”, while another writes, “I don’t know how to feel about this game,” and “I don’t think I like Outer Wilds”.

Nier: Automata is also mentioned, with one user explaining that “the world, the story, the gameplay, the music… everything was so good”, while another says, “the story, the gameplay, the music, the atmosphere… so good”.

Disco Elysium is extremely well received, with one user explaining that “the whole reflection on your personal opinions on things and the roleplaying elements is so well done and left me feeling empty for a long time”, and another saying, “the way it reflects on personal opinions and roleplaying elements is so well done that it left me feeling empty for a long time”.

“I haven’t felt so consumed over a game for a long time,” one user writes, explaining how Disco Elysium left them feeling empty, and consumed their thoughts for weeks after playing.

Soma, Red Dead Redemption 2, Persona 5 Royal and Strikers, and What Remains of Edith Finch are also mentioned as games that left an impact.

You can check out the full discussion in the original Reddit thread.

This discussion highlights how subjective games are, and how different games resonate with different people in different ways. Overall, however, it’s clear that certain games do have the power to leave a lasting impression, and continue to be thought-provoking long after we’ve completed them.

If you’re looking forward to the next game from one of the developers behind Nier Automata, you might want to check out the new game by Platinum Games. You can also read our Nier Automata review to find out what we thought of the game.

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