5 Best Offline PC Games You Can Play Without Using The Internet
While the massive online multiplayer market has definitely taken hold of most gamers, there is an audience for games with incredible single-player stories. Sometimes you just want to sit back and get immersed in a world different from your own, away from anyone else.
When games like Overwatch, Call of Duty, Fortnite and League of Legends just aren't scratching that itch, it's time to try something different. Today, we look to bring to you some of the best experiences you can play offline.
Note the importance of this is to recommend games which are not reliant on the online aspect. For that reason alone, even if a game wasn't made solely for the online experience, if having the opportunity to play online will majorly affect the game in any way, it must be struck from the list. Sorry, Dark Souls.
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#5 Torment: Tides of Numenera
This may be a biased pick on my end, as I'm a huge fan of the Numenera tabletop experience. Monte Cook's exquisite D&D like game focuses on the weird and unexplainable things that you may see in a fantasy world. While most games in the genre can be heavily combat focused, Numenera chooses instead to focus on narrative, rarely ever placing a group into a fight.
Torment: Tides of Numenera follows this pattern pretty well. While there is a very solid turn-based RPG here, the focus is on the story and the incredible...and strange world that you've been thrust into. The player takes control of the character known as the Last Castoff. There is a man in the world, known to some as the Changing God, who has the ability to leave his body and create a new one, constantly evading a threat that will eventually go through you to find him.
You are the most recent body to be abandoned and must try to find this man before all is too late and you're hunted down like a dog by an entity that seeks to destroy anything associated with The Changing God.
I can't think of many games that start off the way Tides of Numenera does. It beings with you, the player, falling throughout the sky and plummeting towards the planet below you. Your next few decisions determine whether you live or die. Just like the rest of the game, a wrong or misplaced move may end up getting you and your party killed.
Fans of older RPGs will really get a kick out of this one, especially those that love to get lost in side quests that, in all reality, have nothing to do with the main story. However, the choices you make in each and every quest could end up affecting others down the road, as I found out myself a few times.
I can't say this is one that everyone will enjoy. It's a very niche product, and with the majority of gamers focusing on action over the substance of a good story, it probably won't hit a home run with a lot of people. That being said, if you're into this genre, this is a can't miss.