Guilty pleasure games are the titles in our collection which we get mercilessly ragged by our friends for playing, or that we feel guilty for playing too much of when there are other, more highly rated games out there awaiting our collective attention. Below you’ll find the descriptions of the ITF Gaming team’s guilty pleasure games, please try not to judge us too harshly!
My guilty pleasure is definitely playing The Sims. I know for some, it can be a little boring but I enjoy the concept of a virtual life; don’t ask me why, I don’t really know. And it’s such an amazing time waster; I often tell myself that I’ll play the Sims for an hour and then only end up taking the game out of the tray about 4 or 5 days later. This happens a lot more than I’d like to admit.
My guilty pleasure game would definitely have to be Lollipop Chainsaw. While it was short, I still find myself going back to it quite often. It may be because it has some killer gameplay, awesome characters or the fact that Juliet is by far one of the hottest gaming characters around at the moment now… Ok, I rate I may just be going back solely to check out Juliet.
The Sims 2, I think. It’s not a game you can say makes you a “core” gamer, but I still love it. I played that game broken when it came out. I own all the expansion packs and I would install them all if it didn’t take something like 5 hours.
My guilty pleasure titles are all sports titles, specifically FIFA. FIFA is both my go-to game and the single game I spend way too much of my life on. I’ll often find myself putting EA’s most recent football simulator into my PlayStation and only taking it out 4 days, and 3 trophy-laden seasons with some obscure Norwegian club, later!
I once wrote a review of the Sims: Medieval, in which I said that it had become somewhat of a guilty pleasure game for me. The truth is that when I stare at my collection I am unable to locate anything that I would rush to hide if my friends suddenly came around. I guess most of my ‘guilty pleasure’ comes from playing the now dated Postal 2. It’s more of a rage release game because it involves bludgeoning innocent NPCs in order to de-stress. It works wonderfully.
So what is your guilty pleasure game? Are you a fan of the Sims in all its forms – as exhibited above? Do you have a hungering, like me, for football simulators like FIFA and (gasp) Pro Evolution Soccer? Do you have an insatiable need to build complex and intricate Minecraft structures? Or is your guilty pleasure more towards the first-person shooter genre with titles such as Call of Duty and Battlefield, while your forté gravitates towards RPG titles? Let us know in the comments!