8 Video Games You Shouldn't Play As An Adult

Ageing like MILK.

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I already know I’m on your bad side at the start of this list by saying you shouldn’t play these games as an adult, because I’m not the authority figure in your life, and saying that will automatically have you going “Whatever, I do what I want” but let me just explain what I’m getting it.

The games on this list are bad now. That’s the short version.

The long version is that for various reasons the games on this list have simply been surpassed graphically, reinterpreted in a far better way by new releases, are hampered by the technical issues of bygone console generations, or, well, they’re just really not as good as you remember.

When you were a kid there were very few games that most of us would abandon due to a quality issue but as adults there are loads of games we put down for that very reason.

If you still want to play and enjoy these games, go nuts, but if you’re open for a couple of reasons why you might want to lay them to rest and move on, I’ve got you covered.

8. Shadow Of The Colossus

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Put down your pitchforks, I’m not about to tell you that Shadow of the Colossus wasn’t good when you were younger and I’m not about to tell you that it isn’t good now. I am, however, going to tell you that you better not play 2005’s Shadow of the Colossus. I mean, you can, but don’t. I’ll tell you why.

Loads of people played Shadow of the Colossus on or around the year 2005 when it first came out. In a year where you found yourself going to the movies to see Revenge of the Sith, being glad you didn’t go to the movies to see Fantastic Four, and musing at the words ‘sexting’ and ‘glamping’ being added to the dictionary, perhaps you found yourself delving into this action-adventure masterwork by Japan Studio and Team Ico.

If you did check this out way back then or at any point up until 2018, really, then I have no qualm with you. If, however, you picked this bad boy up after 2018 then you done goofed.

That’s because in 2018 the absolutely phenomenal Bluepoint Games remake came out and it surpasses the original in every way. That is to say, it takes everything fantastic about the original and keeps all those elements central and sacred while elevating the graphics, tightening the controls, upscaling the resolution, and pocketing a decent handful of 10/10s from publications and players alike.

Basically I’m saying, you shouldn’t play Shadow of the Colossus as an adult but you should absolutely play Shadow of the Colossus. Make sense? Alright, cool.

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