Everyone needs friends; it’s actually a scientific fact. According to science, hanging out with people, going to bars, going to ballgames, whatever, is actually good for your health. Wild, huh? Well, if you want to stay healthy and keep your friends, then you should probably stay away from these eight games.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Named 2015’s Game of the Year by a whole slew of people, the third installment of the Witcher series will suck your time away like some sort of black hole. The Witcher 3 is so dense with epic scenery and immersive quests that you won’t be able to tear your eyes away from the screen. Add to that a fantastic script with believable, interesting characters, and you won’t leave your chair, ever. The pacing is spot-on and the plot twists come at just the right moments to keep you hooked.
Did I mention there are multiple endings that are all effected by your choices as you move through the game? If you’re not careful, this can lead you to multiple play-throughs, trying to find every path through the beautifully tangled web that it The Witchter 3. Just be careful that you get up and walk around every now and then. If you can.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Rounding out the triumvirate of military first-person shooters is the Counter-Strike series. Global Offensive, the latest installment, keeps things simple where its cohorts Call of Duty and Battlefield throw balance-killing upgrades, mech suits, and pay-to-win “features” at you. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive lets everyone have every weapon, always. This keeps the play a lot more fair and a lot more fun.
The fun is where CS:GO really stands out. While it can be played competitively, it’s so easy to dive headfirst into the game and start shooting. If you wanted to take a shooter too seriously, you’d already be playing Call of Duty. Put your phone on silent, grab your controller, and lock-n-load; you’re not putting this game down for a while.