The Strangest Game Challenges We’ve Ever Seen

People who game often have a lot of time on their hands. This means that when they inevitably get tired of their favourite games, they try to think up something daft they can do within the game to entertain themselves once more. Whether it is running amok for a save or simply writing out a strict list of rules for gameplay, there are challenges out there which are certainly strange. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Crossword Puzzles

Crossword is one of the most productive and efficient ways to pass some time. There is nothing that can beat the feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment which comes from solving an especially hard puzzle. Not only it is an entertaining and fun hobby but can also do wonders for your mental health, specially if you not only solve but also create a crossword puzzle

Did you know that solving daily crossword puzzles can significantly improve your brain functions? Yes, it is true. It can improve our vocabulary, refresh our mind, and increase our concentration. There are several other benefits of solving daily crossword puzzles.

In-Game Poker

It isn’t uncommon to find minigames in popular titles. They can really help to add a little flavour to a game and can grab you a little bit of varied gameplay. However, some people can get fixated on the minigames and play them more than the actual storyline. Take, for example, the casinos in the Pokémon franchises. Players can become obsessed with these casinos and try to win as much as they can from them instead of continuing their training to become a Pokemon Master. We would much rather just visit a casino like NetBet if we were wanting to play these sorts of games.

Drive Without Breaking Any Traffic Laws

Give people a driving game and they will inevitably try to drive sensibly. From the GTA series to others like Saints Row, people are determined to toe the line and drive normally. These games are made for you to drive in a way you never would in real life. While we all would normally wait at red lights and use our indicators while turning, these sorts of games allow us to just let loose and get from A to B as quickly as possible.

Pacifist Skyrim

It might be one of the most popular and extensive games ever but some people still love to find new things to do in the land of Skyrim. Since the plot of the game requires you to take up the mantle of Dragonborn and slay the great dragon Alduin, people have naturally decided that they instead want to try to complete the game without killing anything themselves. That includes Alduin. While you do have to kill the Big Bad at the end, it is actually possible to complete the rest of the game as a pacifist. Who knew?

The Sims Challenges. Any of Them.

The Sims franchise now spans four PC releases, many expansion packs, and numerous spin-offs. With this has come plenty of challenges to make what is supposed to be a life simulation more interesting. From the Apocalypse Challenge where you build a community back up after a catastrophic event to the 100-Baby Challenge (self-explanatory, we feel) to the Rags to Riches challenge, there is plenty for avid simmers to try when they have finished playing happy families.

If anything, all of this proves that gamers are always happy to push the limits of what a game can do. Whether they are playing with what was supposed to be a minor function in the game or trying something completely new with what the game can offer, the creativity of these players knows no bounds.


Author: Dexter Sinistri

Dexter Sinistri is a famously centrist writer who has worked as a Hollywood correspondent for a number of leading publications since 2005. Though once a photographer, Mr. Sinistri struck out as a writer on all things celebrity, and he likes to consider himself a tremendous asset to Glossy News, though by most accounts, he has fallen somewhat short of this effort.