It’s that time of year when the winter blues seem to be getting you down and keep reminding you of the heartbreak from that special someone. Yes, it sucks and even the best of us go through it. There is no need to fret or feel down for too long because we at SegmentNext are here to help ease that heartbreak with a curated list of our top 5 games to play to get over her.
Because, why feel and deal with crappy emotions when you can be doing what you love, play video games instead, am I right?
RPG’s are the perfect genre for this and most of the games in the list will reflect that because they give you the ample distraction you need from whoever broke your heart.
By providing you with a wide-open world to explore, diverse environments ranging from lush rainforests to icy wonderlands, a large set of NPCs you can interact with (in all sort of ways) and long game length; you’ll be over her in no time.
Our pick for the Top 5 Games to get over her:
TheWitcher 3: Wild Hunt
First off on our list we have CD Projekt Red’s fabled and critically acclaimed Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Releasing in 2015, this titular action role-playing fantasy game was a commercial success for the Polish developer, selling over 10 million games.
In Witcher 3: Wild Hunt you play as Geralt of Rivia, who is what’s called a ‘witcher’. A Witcher is someone who has undergone extensive training and mutation to become essentially, a paid monster slayer. The fantasy world is inhabited by Humans, elves, dwarves and you guessed it, monsters. From vampires, wyverns to werewolves, there are plenty of baddies for you to chop down.
The game can be dark, gritty and funny at times when you least expect it. It has a very ‘Game of Thrones’ like feel to it in the sense that although it takes place in a fantasy realm, the game doesn’t sugarcoat on the harsh realities of the world and the main story and side quests often feature storylines that tiptoe the moral gray area and force you to make hard decisions sometimes.
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt can also get a little raunchy at times *cough* since the game contains many potential romance options spread among the main story and side quests if that’s your kind of thing. These optional quests often lead to some very interesting and occasionally hilarious pay-offs.
Mass Effect Series
In this popular sci-fi role-playing series developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts, you take charge of Commander Shepherd; a character whose gender, appearance, military background, combat-training and first name are decided by you before you start the actual game.
The game world features a sprawling galaxy map that you can explore and find quests to complete. In this world, humans discovered the remains of ancient alien civilization on Mars and then took to space. Eventually, making the first contact with aliens and after a few conflicts, make peace and join The Citadel, a space station that serves as the center of galactic trade and government for the Milky Way.
In the series, you as Commander Shepherd will lead humans and the rest of the friendly species of the Milky Way galaxy in a lengthy and destructive war against The Reapers, a race of powerful deadly killing machines from outside the galaxy.
Gameplay-wise, it’s a third-person cover shooter that will feature along with a wide range of dialog options and choices will have consequences on the branching and multi-ended storyline.
The series is also known for giving you the option to ahem, pursue romantic relationships with your teammates. I mean, situations happen when you’re having close encounters of the third kind. That will also be my last alien pun.
A puzzle-platformer with some JRPG elements, Catherine was first released in 2011 on the Xbox 360 and PS3 but has since been ported to the PS4, Xbox One, and PSP Vita. Made by the same guys who made the acclaimed Persona series, a remaster titled Catherine: Full Body is also on its way.
The story is about a man named Vincent Brooks, who is plagued by supernatural nightmares and is torn between his feelings for his longtime girlfriend Katherine and a closely named Catherine. Unbeknownst to Vincent, however,
Catherine is actually a succubus who tempts men for her own ends.
The gameplay alternates between daytime and nighttime hours. In the daytime, Vincent can freely explore and interact with other characters. While in the night time inside his dreams, he must navigate three-dimensional tower puzzles. The game is multi-ended the outcome is affected by moral choices made by Vincent over the course of the story.
The game was reviewed positively by critics and was even awarded “Best Story” by IGN as part of its 2011 game of the year accolades.
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon Age: Inquisition is an action-adventure role-playing game and the third installment in BioWare and EA’s Dragon Age series. Released in late 2014 on the PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and Xbox One; Dragon Age: Inquisition was applauded by critics who praised it for its story, voice acting, soundtrack, detailed environments, and engaging combat.
The game’s story picks up after the events of Dragon Age 2 where play as a custom built character, known as a the Inquisitor or the “chosen one” who must go on a journey to settle the civil war ravaging the fantasy continent of Thedas and close a mysterious hole in the sky called the “Breach” that is unleashing dangerous demons onto the world.
You can customize the look and feel of the Inquisitor and choose him or her from a variety of races like humans, elves, and dwarves; each who come with their own unique skillsets and advantages and disadvantages. Combat focuses on the player’s ability to strategize and prepare, position a cohesive team with their team members.
During your journey, you can recruit companions, from as many as 9; who will aid you in heated battles. As with previous Dragon Age games, you’ll be able to romance some of your companions; though some of these options will be limited by what race and gender you are.
Saints Row Series
Saints Row is a series of open world action-adventure games developed by Volition and published by Deep Silver. The games tell the story of a gang called the Third Street Saints; with the name coming from the name of the district of the gang’s home territory.
Although the first game in the Saints Row Series came out in 2006, in this entry we’ll be referring to the last two entries in the series; Saints Row: The Third (2011) and Saints Row: IV (2013) respectively.
The games both feature open sandbox worlds that contain a mixture of linear and nonlinear gameplay with action-adventure and racing sequences. The player is able to customize their character’s appearance and clothing to a large degree with often hilarious results.
The series is perhaps, most well-known for its comedic aspects. The games’ stories often parody popular culture and are pretty self-aware of it’s over the top content.
With such content including letting you shoot people with mind-controlling, exploding octopi (yes, you read that) and even featuring a character who only speaks in auto-tune.
The games aren’t meant to be taken seriously in any context and are a good way to have some mindless fun without overthinking much.
Nothing can really make the pain go away but going through these games may allow you to dampen the effects of that shity breakup. And do let us know what you think about our list of games to get over her.