In the wide world of video games, there are many archetypes that are known, accepted, praised, and played rampantly. There are classic first-person shooters like Call of Duty or Battlefield. There are platformers like Sonic and Mario. There are role-playing games like World of Warcraft and The Elder Scrolls, and there are plenty more categories that everyone knows and loves. Then there are the weird ones.
Anyone who’s browsed around for games long enough has probably stumbled across a few. Some of them are even bigger titles that still make us scratch our heads and ask, “Is that really a video game?” Sometimes, the answer is “Yes.” Here are some of the the games that may strike us as the most bizarre concepts to actually be realized in full video-game form.
1. Goat Simulator
Probably the majority of people that saw the above video of Goat Simulator assumed that there was no way this was really a game. One of the quotes within the video even begs for it to be released as a real game. In truth, the game looks like it may actually have been intended as a joke. Before its launch, it’s developers claimed “Goat Simulator is a small, broken, and stupid game … It was made in a couple of weeks so don’t expect a game in the size and scope of GTA with goats. In fact, you’re better off not expecting anything at all actually. To be completely honest, it would be best if you’d spend your $10 on a hula hoop, a pile of bricks, or maybe a real life goat.”
That makes it sound even more like a joke. When asked about the reality of the game in the FAQ, the answer to the question “Bro are u srs?” was a firm, and resounding “Yes.” Expect plenty of madness as you play a goat let loose on the town with horns for ramming ragdoll humans, extreme jumping abilities aided by trampolines, and a tongue that stretches and attaches to objects so you can whirl them around as you chase the mortified humans. Since that’s the real life of a goat.