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 14 games from the last 21 years, with 549 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: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+
Release Date: 16/11/2018, updated in 2020
Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch, PC and iOS
Genres: Action, Role-Playing and Strategy
Players: You can play with 10 players in the same room and up to 10 players online
Among Us is a strategy game where crew-mates prepare their space ship for launch by completing tasks. However, one of the players is an impostor intent on sabotaging the ship and killing the crew. As the game progresses in real time the impostor...
Bake 'n Switch
Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE
Release Date: 10/09/2020
Platforms: Nintendo Switch and PC
Genres: Action, Fighting and Puzzle
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online
Bake 'n Switch is a puzzle fighting game where 2-4 players are apprentice bakers fighting the "Mould" and taking on various Guardian bosses. It's ridiculously cute and a lot of silly fun, as you catch, merge and sacrifice the anthropomorphised dough...
Rating: PEGI 3+, ESRB EVERYONE 10+
Release Date: 15/12/2020
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform and Simulation
Players: This is a single player game
Freddy Spaghetti is a running and jumping game. But you play a piece of spaghetti rather than a person. The game simulates the pasta’s physics as you use two trigger-buttons and a joystick to steer the main character across a wide variety of levels,...
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.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning
Release Date: 10/02/2012, updated in 2020
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Role-Playing and Simulation
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is an adventure where you set out from the vibrant city of Rathir to rescue a world torn apart by a vicious war. Along with its huge scale, the game offers nuanced character development and a political system where you...
Five Nights at Freddy's
Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB TEEN
Release Date: 23/07/2014, updated in 2019
Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Narrative, Puzzle and Simulation
Five Nights at Freddy's (FNaF) is a series of puzzle horror games. You play the night-guard at Freddy Fazbear's Pizza and have to survive the night while in your office, checking the cameras and closing the doors, or make repairs, all while being hunted...
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.
Release Date: 15/08/2018, updated in 2018
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
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.
Untitled Goose Game
Release Date: 03/10/2019
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: 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...
Expected Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB TEEN
Release Date: 23/05/2019
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Genres: Adventure and Strategy
Players: You can play this with 8 players online
Project Winter is a multiplayer survival game. Up to 8 people work to survive the winter by gathering resources, repairing structures, and braving the wilderness dangers together. However, up to two people are traitors within the group and try to dash...
Release Date: 23/10/2020
Genres: Action, Adventure and Platform
Pumpkin Jack is an adventure game where you run, jump and explore a kingdom, fighting enemies and solving puzzles. Pumpkin Jack is a Halloween themed character, and the world and other characters underline this.
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...
Rain on Your Parade
Rating: Not rated by PEGI or ESRB
Release Date: Coming soon
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Puzzle and Simulation
Rain on Your Parade is a slapstick puzzle game where you play a mischievous cloud ruining everybody’s day. "You are a cloud jerk," says the trailer. In each of the varied levels you have to work out what it is you need to do to make people's lives a...
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