10 Video Games You Need To Play BLIND

Just play these games without another thought.

Slay the Princess
Black Tabby Games

There's nothing quite like the experiential joy of playing a game as a blank slate with no prior knowledge of its story or even its gameplay style, and then just being completely blown away by the experience.

Now to be clear, we're not talking about playing games while deprived of your ocular faculties, but rather playing them free of all the online hype, exhausting discourse, and spoilers, and just engaging with it on its own terms as the developers likely intended.

While it's not a great way to play all games, it is definitely the right way to play these 10 games, each of which offer majorly transformative, unexpected experiences that benefit from knowing nothing at all going in.

While you can of course still have a great time with them even while having a full lowdown, going in totally unaware of what's to come is definitely the way to get the most out of them.

And so, if you ever see these games on a decent sale and have some spare cash kicking around, you'd do well to pick them up without a second thought.

But now begins the challenge of explaining why you need to play these 10 games blind without giving much away at all. Here goes...

10. Subnautica

Slay the Princess
Unknown Worlds Entertainment

Subnautica is, rather aptly, a game about both the beauty and the terror of the unknown and, to that end, it's absolutely an experience that benefits from quite literally diving in with little prior knowledge.

Given the title, it's not exactly a spoiler to say that the game is primarily set underwater, and for all the many open-world games out there which serve up vast explorable worlds, precious few have done the same for the ocean.

It's a game that just throws the player into its world and lets them figure things out for themselves, and so, if you've remained spoiler-pure in the six years since its original release, you've got a wealth of discovery in store.

Oh, and if you somehow need any further enticement, it's also got some of the most astonishingly beautiful water you'll ever see in a video game.

Though in the interest of fairness, those suffering from thalassophobia - that is, a fear of deep bodies of water - might want to give Subnautica a bit of a wide berth. Everyone else, though? Get on it if you haven't already.


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