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10 Easy-to-Play Games for Anyone to Enjoy

Who says video games have to be difficult to be challenging and fun? Some of the best games are those you can slip into right away. Easy doesn’t mean sacrificing great stories either. All can enjoy these 10 easy-to-play games.

10. Animal Crossing

Screenshot from Animal Crossing New Horizon

Animal Crossing is a relaxing 2001 social simulation game that’s equally appealing to children and adults. It’s slow-paced and easy to learn. You can play solo or cooperatively. It’s set in a village inhabited by anthropomorphic animals. The objective is to save money to pay off the mortgage on your house. You can engage in numerous pleasant activities.

9. One Shot

One Shot
Future Cat

One Shot is a 2016 puzzle-adventure game with an 8-bit aesthetic. The game delivers an emotional and compelling story. Despite its title, there’s no combat. The player meets a young boy named Niko who’s destined to become the Savior of a dying world. However, the player will learn the real truth of Niko’s role in the fate of the universe.

8. Among Us

Among Us

Among Us is a 2018 online multiplayer social deduction game that’s easy to learn after a round or two. Players are divided into two teams. “Imposters” must kill other players without being caught. “Crewmates” must complete tasks, investigate crime scenes, and identify the killers before being outnumbered. A VR version was released in 2022.

7. Minecraft

Screenshot from Minecraft
Microsoft Games

Minecraft from 2011 is the best-selling game of all time and arguably the world’s most popular. It’s essentially a survival simulator. Players can focus on any number of tasks. Minecraft’s premise is flexible and diverse and that can be as simple or complicated as the player wishes. It allows almost any kind of player to find something they can enjoy. 

6. The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead
Telltale Games

The Walking Dead from 2012 centered around its serious story. There is not a lot of difficult combat. The challenges are mostly quick-time events requiring the player to press a particular button within a short timeframe. The other challenges are moral dilemmas. Dialogue choices affect the ending, allowing for multiple attempts and unique experiences with each play through.

5. Journey 


Journey from 2012 is an adventure game. You guide a small figure across a vast desert. You can connect with others and cooperate anonymously to complete the journey as strangers with a common purpose. Its innovative premise, peaceful atmosphere, music, and sense of companionship create a unique experience.

4. PowerWash Simulator

Power Wash Simulator
Square Enix

There’s nothing quite like 2022’s PowerWash Simulator. The premise is simple: Complete various jobs and remove stains from a variety of digital surfaces using power washing tools. The experience is surprisingly satisfying. There is something relaxing about the game’s low stakes. No danger of stinging wasps like in the real world.

3. Night In The Woods

Night in the Woods
Secret Lab

Night In The Woods is a 2017 single-player adventure with a heart-rending story that’s surprisingly deep. Set in a colorful world of animal-like characters, it addresses themes of economic struggles and mental illness. The game focuses on the story, emphasizing dialogue and exploration over combat or platforming. Critics have praised this indie game’s iconic art style and compelling soundtrack.

2. Life Is Strange

Life is Strange
Square Enix

Life Is Strange is a 2015 episodic adventure that’s one of the best and most unique among “choose your own ending” games. Players explore and investigate Arcadia Bay to discover the town’s dark mysteries and secrets. It challenges players with its “rewind” mechanics which allow players to reverse time to solve mysteries. Dialogue options determine the game’s ending.

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1. Untitled Goose Game

Untitled Goose Game
House House

Untitled Goose Game is a 2019 puzzle stealth game. The player controls a troublemaking goose in a peaceful English village. It’s simple, silly, filled with humor, and its charm is sure to appeal to all gamers. The objective is to bother the villagers by stealing items or tricking them into doing ridiculous tasks. You also pretend to be inanimate objects.

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