30 Day Video Game Challenge – Day 4: Guilty Pleasure Game

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!

The Sims 3 Pets


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.

The Sims 3 Supernatural


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.

17 Games we could never get rid of


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.

Sims 2


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!

FIFA 13 Review


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.

Postal 2

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!

Now moved on, Bracken is an aspiring tech and gaming journalist. Is anyone even reading this?

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  • http://www.itfgaming.com/ Darryl Linington

    The SIms… LOL!

  • Michael Garvie

    The way the sims seems to be the guilty pleasure whore XD Mine is, and probably always will be Sim City 😀

    • CataclysmicDawn

      Not NHL? 😛

      • Michael Garvie

        Hush about your NHL 😛 You’re looking for yet another beatdown 😛

  • Yashaar Mall

    It used to be the Sims and Sim City. But now I’m leaning towards those “casual” mobile games. Thinking Temple Run, Subway Surfers, Cut The Rope. Those sort of games.

    • CataclysmicDawn

      Go download “Dark Meadow” it’s huge, and has heavy hardware req’s, but it is really, really awesome.

      If you don’t believe me, ask @google-df67280d5f9f656f9507dc53c6c4f41c:disqus down there.

      • Michael Garvie

        Oh my soul holy crap -.- That game is thee most amazing mobile game ever XD

  • http://egmr.net/author/cavie Caveshen Rajman

    Dota 2. Always Dota 2. I’ve put some three-thousand-plus hours into the original DotA and now that I’ve finally culled that addiction, I force myself away. That said, every now and again I end up playing a game or two.

  • Øverlord

    Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude. *blush face*

  • Tracy Benson

    Phew, I feel so much less guilty now! Everyone loves The Sims :)

  • Nicola Dee

    AH my guilty pleasure when it comes to gaming are the building games. Cesar, Emperor, Pharaoh & Cleopatra. Old but awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brendon.bosch Brendon Bosch

    WWE games yo

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