If you’re bored or simply have a few hours of spare time handy, you could do much worse than log onto your laptop or mobile device and get involved in the world of online gaming. With a plethora of titles available through a number of various different sites, there’s something to take the fancy of even the hardest to please gamer. However, for those who enjoy a more surreal gaming experience, we’ve taken a look at some of the stranger games out there which are bound to leave you both confused and absorbed in equal measure.
Deadly Premonition is essentially a part open-world detective story, part survival horror and the main character (FBI agent Francis Morgan) spends his time between dodging hordes of monsters and talking to an invisible friend about 1980’s cinema. Despite this, the narrative is compelling and the gameplay is surprisingly complex, meaning that seeing the game through to conclusion is an absolute must.
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Set in a secluded Russian village, Pathologic’s morbid and stifling atmosphere goes surprisingly well with the exploration elements of the game and the result is one of the most surreal gaming experiences you’re ever likely to come across. If that wasn’t enough, the English translation of the Russian script turns the dialogue into a garbling mess, which, believe it or not, actually adds to the fun of the game.