Games are a wonderfully inventive medium. They have a lot of visual and storytelling potential. It’s given us iconic characters as well as new iterations of major characters from other media formats. There is always the potential for play and inventiveness on the part of the developers. There are a ton of examples where that invention gets weird, and that weirdness can either land and be a huge benefit or fail and drive a game into obscurity. This article is focusing on the games where the weird stuff paid big dividends, either creating surprise hits or even cult hits, sometimes building franchises, or creating advancement in mechanics that would be better realized in later games where the technology was better.
Top 10 Weird Ass Games (That Somehow Work)