10 Times Video Games Made You Betray Your Friends

8. Project Winter

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While a lesser known multiplayer game compared to the likes of Mario Kart or Age of Empires, Project Winter is a masterclass in manipulation; which is why it's infinitely more fun when played against friends.

The game takes places between eight players, who get split into two groups; the survivors, and the traitors. The survivors' goals are to complete tasks to allow them to find one of the vehicles hidden around the area and escape.

The traitors' goal, as you may have guessed, is simply to stop that from happening, and that's where the fun begins. Naturally, anyone can express concern that another player is the traitor or doing suspicious things, but this person can easily be a traitor, meaning everything anyone says or does has to be taken with a grain of salt.

This is especially fun in video game format because Project Winter has several different modes of chat; from player-wide communication, to proximity chat. This means that - unlike in a board game - there's more opportunity for explicit collaboration and private gossip, which naturally generates even more chaos.


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