Friday, 21 March 2014

Top 5 Shortest Games!


I'm doing this Top 5 in honor of Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, which you can actually beat in about 10 minutes. On with the disappointment!

5. Dear Esteban
A parody of the first person art game that doesn't require any skill or effort in any way Dear Esther, Dear Esteban only takes about 5 minutes to complete, as it doesn't make you make any choices or complete any tasks, just walk around and look at a bleak, boring island that can only be understood by "true artists". Until a giant whale flies in, and then you start to realize that this game is just taking the mick. You would probably expect it, as it was made in an event where developers made a game in a genre that they hated. Beautiful

4. Passage
Also taking about 5 minutes to complete, Passage, made by Jason Rohrer, is a really deep game about life, death and the costs and benefits of marriage. It's so artsy that it mas actually inducted into the Museum Of Modern Art in New York, and trust me, that is REALLY artsy. I'm not gonna talk about this game much, since I don't like deep games. I much prefer games where you can fight a GIANT ENEMY CRAB with the hairs on your middle toe. Don't ask why.

3. Those Darn Nipples!
Okay, this is a little too weird. Play it if you wish, but it'll be over in 2 minutes and 30 seconds, so it won't last long thankfully. The joy of indie games.

2. You Have To Burn The Rope!
Coming in at an impressive 1 minute and 20 seconds, You Have To Burn The Rope was made by a Swede (Which is pretty irrelevant) and is a platformer where you navigate through a small level, and you are told exactly what you're supposed to do. At the end of the level is the Grinning Colossus boss, and all you have to do is burn the rope that is attached to the chandelier. SPOILERS!

1. Run Jesus Run
This is the best game I've ever played, and since it's number 1 on this list, the shortest one, too. I completed this game in about 45 seconds, but it's still a great game! The controls are left and right arrow keys to run, and spacebar to Do Jesus Things. Have you played it yet?

What so you guys think? Have you played games shorter than these? Tell us in the comments below!

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