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Games for your friends who hate video games.

GOGmix by JMScion's avatarJMScion 20votes

To The Moon

JMScion's rating:
250

JMScion says: Quite possibly the best use of an interactive narrative ever! Introduced this 5-hour adventure to two friends who were both skeptics. Two days later, we were having philosophical discussions about the moon and a platypus. Get the soundtrack too!

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Last Express, The

JMScion's rating:
250

JMScion says: With its surprising real-world puzzle logic and an animation style that has aged remarkably well, even your most skeptical friends will want to dive deeper into the mysteries of Robert Cath after that first challenge.

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Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition

JMScion's rating:
250

JMScion says: The charm of a Pixar movie meets the gameplay of... well... a Pixar movie.

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Myst: Masterpiece Edition

JMScion's rating:
250

JMScion says: Myst is the game originally credited with turning intellectuals into gamers in the era of high scores. Even though the graphics haven't aged well, the art design is just as enthralling as it was two decades ago.

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Riven: The Sequel to Myst

JMScion's rating:
250

JMScion says: Slightly less H. G. Wells-ish than the original, but even more depth and intrigue. The groundbreaking graphics still look photorealistic today, to the point where it feels like viewing a "Google Street View" on another planet.

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Planescape: Torment

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250

JMScion says: Less complex than Baldur's Gate yet far more literary. Great for your friends who would just rather read a book, since this game is probably written better than what they're reading.

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SimCity 2000™ Special Edition

JMScion's rating:
250

JMScion says: I'd personally recommend the more recent Simcity 4 Deluxe for your gameophobic friends, but Simcity 2000 found its place on the desktops of every cubicle dweller and city official in the mid-90's (which apparently includes Herman Cain).

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Neverwinter Nights: Diamond Edition

JMScion's rating:
250

JMScion says: The original game itself won't win over the curmudgeons in your circle of friends, but the immense selection of player-made adventures completely transforms Neverwinter Nights into whatever they want, from Star-Trek adventures to horror stories.

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Creatures: The Albian Years

JMScion's rating:
250

JMScion says: Anybody who ever hugged a Furby will have a hard time turning away from these adorable desktop gremlins. But don't gift this one to your friends if you aren't willing to help them decipher an interface built like a Hollywood editing program.

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7th Guest, The

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250

JMScion says: The visuals in this oddball adventure have not aged well, but the quirky story and approachable, often comical puzzles invite all to sit down and spend an evening in Manor Stauf.

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Anachronox

JMScion's rating:
250

JMScion says: Final Fantasy VII this ain't, but an accessible combat system and a story that constantly plays with your expectations makes this one of the best RPGs for non-gamers on the PC platform. Bonus points for letting you easily access the soundtrack.

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Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy)

JMScion's rating:
250

JMScion says: Fahrenheit tries as hard as it can to be a movie instead of a game, and manages to really impress movie fans for its first third of the story. The next third is spent imitating The Matrix and the last third is your brain on drugs.

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