Either online or in real life, we all have those people we just can’t stand or someone who has wronged us. That’s when I started thinking about the games that I would trick my worst enemy into playing. Obviously, it doesn’t work if the person in question isn’t a gamer. However, if they are, especially a newbie gamer, then why not have some fun by suggesting games that they will have a terrible time in, for multiple reasons.
Some of these titles aren’t bad. In fact, some of them are awesome games, but it all depends on what type of gamer your worst enemy is and specifically, what their gaming skill level is, which brings us to my first pick.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
From Software’s latest brutally difficult yet oh-so-rewarding title, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, might just be their toughest game yet. It is absolutely brilliant and in our review which you can view below, we gave it a 9.2 out of 10. So why in the world would I suggest this game of the year contender as my top pick that you could trick your worst enemy into playing? The key here is the difficulty.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, just like the Soulsborne games before it, will make you throw your controller around when die, die and die some more. If the person you are targetting with some trickery isn’t a very skilled gamer, Sekiro will simply wreck their faces and possibly make them throw their controller around in frustration. You could even suggest they try Dark Souls: Remastered to get an idea of From Software games. Best of all, you won’t even have to lie when you say “yes, it is tough, but it is always fair” and to end the conversation, you can simply utter the timeless phrase “Git Gud”.
Dota 2, or just about any MOBA really, is brutal for newcomers. Even after a short introduction to the game’s mechanics, nothing prepares someone for jumping into a MOBA, especially a highly-competitive one like Dota 2. The game is, of course, free-to-play and can run on a potato PC, so the barrier for entry here is very low.
When you get in the game, however, many gamers will likely have a bad time, getting crushed every match for hundreds of hours on end. Dota 2 is very addictive and I’ve personally spent over 3000 hours in the game so far. Don’t get me wrong, I love it and watch every Dota 2 esports tournament as well but the experience is daunting for new players to say the least.
There’s also the issue of public matches and the players you meet when you play without friends by your side. Some public Dota 2 matches in matchmaking can best be described as the cesspool of the internet, with so much rage, foul language and trolls that I wouldn’t even wish it on my worst enemy, or would I? To get someone to try out Dota 2, just show them the video below because it is absolutely amazing.
You could always just pull a Microsoft and hype up a mediocre-at-best game beyond belief. The best and latest example of this is Crackdown 3, where you can promise the “power of the cloud”, show off the awesome Terry Crews with trailers and talk about how this is a truly awesome experience filled with destruction.
However, when the hype clouds (sorry, not sorry) start to fade, the game is nothing more than a mediocre experience with dated mechanics. The only thing really good about it is that it is a Terry Crews simulator, so go ahead and trick your worst enemy into playing it, just don’t show them the video below and watch the disappointment in their eyes.
My Name Is Mayo
The only downside to this one is that your worst enemy might get a Platinum Trophy if they manage to complete the “game” on PS4, but then again it isn’t exactly a Platinum anyone would like to show off. The game was developed by Green Lava Studios and sees the player tapping a jar of mayonnaise 10,000 times to unlock 50 rewards in the form of messages and a bit of “story” detail. It is probably the most tedious task ever created but for some reason, it is utterly addictive as well.
Many wouldn’t even describe My Name is Mayo as a real game but rather a boring, calluses-inducing task. If you trick your worst enemy into playing this game by talking about how cool it is and how you love it, you might get them to complete this task and make them wonder why they just spend time and a bit of money to tap a jar of mayonnaise.
World of WarCraft
If you want to destroy someone’s social life and never see them again, the best thing you can probably do is to introduce them to the World of Warcraft. From personal experience, the game just eats up your life like nothing else and there is so much to do that you will probably never complete everything.
With a total of seven massive expansions released so far, not to even mention World of Warcraft: Classic releasing later this year, the game simply oozes with content. Best of all, your worst enemy will have to pay a subscription to grind away in World of Warcraft, leaving his or her social life nothing but a distant memory.
Which games would you trick your worst enemy into playing and why? Share your ideas with us in the comment section below.