The gaming world has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, with numerous creations of all types available for a wide variety of gamers. It’s an amazing time to be alive in that respect really, isn’t it?
Thanks to the rise in technology and the sophistication around it, the consoles we’re now subjected to are more advanced than ever before, alongside the rise in mobile phone gaming too, thanks to our smartphones performing more functions than we’ve ever known previously.
Games like Fortnite have taken the community by storm, as has other console creations such as PUBG and League of Legends, coupled with the rise in usage of mobile phone games which has numerous success stories, such as Pokemon Go and Angry Birds, alongside casino games like classic Asian themed Dragon’s Luck slot. Put simply; there’s a game out there for everyone these days. We specialise in all things geek on here, though. So, with that in mind, we thought we’d go through some classic games for geeks that have been released over the years. Us geeks are catered for in the gaming world too, you see.
Bus Simulator 2010
Simulator games are usually associated with geeks, but Bus Simulator 2010 takes that association to a whole new level. This is, bluntly put, the ultimate game for geeks as you cruise around in your 64-seater bus, dealing with paying customers, enjoying your 3D bus interiors and operational disabled lamp, all while exploring the town. That’s basically it.
Another simulator game, Crane Simulator is certainly up there in terms of flying the geek flag high. You control a crane and everything that comes with it. That, once again, is basically it. We could potentially cover more with this one but we’d be clutching at straws a bit. There’s a crane, you control it and attempt to have some mind-blowing fun. Sort of.
Minesweeper is a classic game, but especially in certain circles. Involving a big rectangular box full of squares with numbers, the job of the player is to select the correct squares and hope to avoid the ones which could potentially be masking a mine. There’s no scantily clad women or cowboys riding around on horses, that truly is it. Riveting.
Not everyone is familiar with this game unless you’re a geek of the highest order that is. A balance of simplicity and complexity, Chip’s Challenge is all about problem solving and out-of-the-box thinking. As you progress through the levels, the problem solving gets harder and harder. That really is about as exciting as it gets. Still, it’s one to play if you haven’t already.
Tetris was a game many tried, but only the true geeks succeeded at it. The tile-matching puzzle game has been around since 1984, landing itself iconic status in the process. You aren’t a true geek if you’ve never played Tetris.
Described by many as one of the greatest RPGs of all time, Baldur’s Gate is so hard that only the savviest, computer science nerd could get past this game, which is even powered by the Dungeons and Dragons second edition ruleset. Do we really need to say any more than that?
Microsoft Flight Simulator X
We had to chuck in another simulator, and Microsoft Flight Simulator X is just about as geeky as it gets. Flying from one virtual location to another as smoothly as you can, Microsoft Flight Simulator X is all about communication as you liaise with your mate who is pretending to be the Air Traffic Controller. It’s as simple and as geeky as that.