Whether you’re talking about movies, books, or video games, cult classics are special. What makes cult classic games special, and why a group of dedicated fans stick by them, is because they offer something popular games don’t. What that something is varies by game, but generally has to do with taking risks popular games can’t take.
The games below are all unique in one way or another. They offer experiences you can’t find in other games, popular or not. If you get a chance to play them, do it. You may not love every one, but you probably won’t regret seeing what all the fuss is about.
Rockstar Games may be best known for Grand Theft Auto, but it’s made a lot more games than that over the years. One of the stand-outs is a GTA-like game that takes place at a boarding school. It’s an open-world game that has you complete missions to rise through the ranks of the numerous social groups at the school, from nerds to preppies and, yes, bullies. Even today Bully feels like a fresh take on an open-world game thanks to its unique setting and the activities that go along with it: wooing girls, getting jobs like delivering papers and mowing lawns, engaging in the occasional fist fight. It’s good stuff.
You don’t even need to dust off your old consoles to play this cult classic; it’s available digitally on PS4 right now and there’s even a smartphone version.