Video games usually let us step into the role of the hero. Sometimes our heroics result in many henchmen or even innocent bystanders getting killed. But our hearts are thought to be in the right place.The games on this list, however, are all great examples of where you intentionally ruin other people's days. Whether that's playing the blood sucking alien in Carrion or just stealing, breaking and hiding things in Untitled Goose Game it's both intriguing and entertaining to not play by the usual moral rules of the game.Then there are games where you think you are doing things for the right reason but this turns out not to be the case, like Braid or Spec Ops The Line. Or games where the slow drip of doubt builds until you regret your actions, like Shadow of the Colossus.
This list includes 11 games from the last 21 years, with 130 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to ruin someone's day.
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Rating: Not rated by PEGI or ESRB
Release Date: 30/07/2019
Platforms: Mac and iOS Apple Arcade
Genres: Adventure, Open World and Role-Playing
Players: This is a single player game
Sneaky Sasquatch is an adventure game where you sneak around in campsites and try to find food from coolers and picnic baskets without getting caught. There's a large variety of things to do. For example you can race, play golf, ski, find buried...
Rating: PEGI 18+, ESRB MATURE 17+
Release Date: 01/01/2000, updated in 2021
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Genres: Action, Adventure, Open World, Puzzle, Shooting and Simulation
Hitman 3 is a stealth game where you take on assassination missions and then figure out how to execute them. The dynamic situations you enter unfold as you play and you can try different approaches.
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB TEEN
Release Date: 15/07/2003, updated in 2020
Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Xbox and iOS
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Puzzle, Role-Playing, Strategy and Turn-Based
The Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) is a series of hard narrative-driven role-playing and combat games set in the Star Wars universe, 4000 years before Luke Skywalker and the Empire. You fight enemies and discover secrets by talking to the...
Release Date: 30/03/2021
Platforms: Mac and PC
Genres: Narrative, Open World, Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy
Evil Genius 2 is a tongue-in-cheek strategy game where you play the evil villain. You must build a detailed, functional lair from where you can take control of the world. Similar to Sim City and 2 Point Hospital, you use your resources wisely as you...
Mafia Definitive Edition
Release Date: 29/08/2002, updated in 2020
Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Role-Playing, Shooting and Simulation
Mafia is a series of action/adventure game about being in the Mafia. You play Tommy Angelo, a poor hard-working cab driver who gets caught up in a fight between two crime families. You explore a large open city taking on criminal activities to rise...
Release Date: 23/07/2020
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Fighting, Platform, Puzzle and Simulation
Carrion is a horror game where you play the amorphous alien as well as human protagonists. This reverse-horror scenario puts you in control of an organic tentacled monster to make your way through the facility, stalking and killing humans in your path.
Untitled Goose Game
Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE
Release Date: 03/10/2019
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Genres: Action and Puzzle
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room
This is another silly and funny game but with a dastardly vibe. You play a mean goose who is intent on ruining the day of the inhabitants of a sleeping English village. By stealing items, squawking and otherwise making a nuisance of yourself you slowly...
Release Date: 15/08/2018, updated in 2018
Genres: Puzzle and Simulation
Donut County offers a similarly simple style of play. You drag a hole around the screen; the more things you can make fall in, the bigger the hole gets. You start with bricks, road cones and bushes, but eventually you’re swallowing whole houses.
Release Date: 05/10/2019
Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Simulation
Headliner: NoviNews is a narrative-driven simulation game where you play as the person in charge of the headlines and stories that are released to the public. Each article you approve from your office has a direct impact of the world outside. Which news...
Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+
Release Date: 06/08/2008
Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Genres: Narrative and Platform
Braid is a platform game, not dissimilar to Mario World, that appears simple but has a twist. The movement of your character is connected to the progression of time in a mind-bending manner. The resulting puzzles are fascinating and connected to a story...
Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB MATURE 17+
Release Date: 09/11/2016
Genres: Narrative, Puzzle, Role-Playing and Strategy
Beholder is a detective game where you spy on tenants in a building, discover their secrets and report violations of laws to the authorities. As the game unfolds and you see more of the controlling totalitarian state, an uneasy tension develops between...
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