#1 Edited by spartica (88 posts) -

Looking for a good game to help unwind after work when my brain is fried. Preferably when things blow up a healthy amount with some action. Single player and multi are both important to me and if it's really re-playable that's great. Something that has player progression in multiplayer is also a plus.

Oh, for either PC or PS3. Please do not suggest BF4 or COD. I'm looking for something less expensive.

#2 Posted by weegieanawrench (1948 posts) -

BF3 is relatively cheap at this point, but hey, do you like dinosaurs? How about guns? Then brother, take a look at Primal Carnage. It's about 15 bones, and is super straightforward as shooters go. Kill dinosaurs, or kill dudes as dinosaurs. The last time I played there was no progression, but there's a decent amount of maps and a few different modes to keep things fresh. I'm not sure what the player base is like at this point, but during the summer there were always a few full matches.

#3 Posted by Humanity (11845 posts) -

@spartica: if you like shooters then check out Bulletstorm. On PC the game looks stunning and is just plain fun. There is no competitive multiplayer but you can play challenge levels and honestly the game should cost you like $5 now.

#4 Edited by TyCobb (2004 posts) -

Skyrim. Blow up dragons 'n' shit.

That game doesn't need MP.

#5 Edited by thatdutchguy (1300 posts) -

Metal slug games on PSN are pretty cheap,i'd say it has a healthy amount of action in it.

#6 Posted by achoyq (133 posts) -

I'd suggest some Borderlands 2.

#7 Posted by Zelyre (1406 posts) -

Torchlight II


#8 Posted by fox01313 (5176 posts) -

Just Cause2, Killing Floor, Serious Sam HD 1&2.

#9 Edited by SexyToad (2939 posts) -

@achoyq said:

I'd suggest some Borderlands 2.

This. This is a perfect game to kick back on and just relax.

#10 Posted by Nodima (1544 posts) -

Grand Theft Auto V with Super Jump, Explosive Bullets and Invincibility. Moon Gravity optional.

#11 Posted by Royce_McCutcheon (251 posts) -

Red Faction: Guerilla

#12 Edited by brainwins (304 posts) -
#13 Posted by Breadfan (6803 posts) -

@zelyre said:

Torchlight II

That or I would also recommend Path of Exile. Which is a Diabloesque game, but free on steam.

#14 Posted by Voxus (375 posts) -

FTL is a good game to take your mind off your real work.

#15 Posted by JaredA (845 posts) -

Guild Wars 2

#16 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (7028 posts) -

Zombie Driver and Worms are great "blow off some steam" Steam games. I'm also fond of Space Rangers 2 as a way to relax. It's not as big-and-blow-uppy as some of the other games listed, but it's got kind of a Zen arcadeness to it that I love.

#17 Posted by flasaltine (1854 posts) -

If you are fucking tired and don't want to think too much then you need a turn based JRPG. Just press x button and move the stick around to select attacks.

#18 Posted by BaneFireLord (3094 posts) -

Just Cause 2 has always been my go-to braindead unwind game.

#19 Posted by audioBusting (1775 posts) -

Try Warframe. It's pretty much exactly what you say you want.

#20 Edited by nahgwihoafj (172 posts) -

#21 Edited by Example1013 (4855 posts) -

Realm of the Mad God is pretty good.

#22 Posted by Rick_Fingers (525 posts) -

I second TF2, one of the best multiplayer FPSes of all time and no cost

#23 Posted by Ben_H (3642 posts) -

Eurotruck Simulator 2. Nothing is more exhilarating than shifting into 10th going 55 MPH haulin' ass to Grimsby with a load of apples.

#24 Posted by crithon (3549 posts) -

Team Fortress 2

#25 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4213 posts) -

Geometry Wars 2

#26 Posted by Knochenkotzer (18 posts) -

Dark Souls. I have never played a game so many times that I could play it half asleep and still keep enjoying it that much.

#27 Posted by McLargepants (427 posts) -

Binding of Isaac. Super cheap, super fun, endlessly replayable and it is very much a "do" game as opposed to a "thinking" game, which is the key for me for after a long day playing.

#28 Posted by Claude (16630 posts) -

I get off at 7 am and usually troll the forums. Oh wait, I mean check out the forums on Giant Bomb. Mostly, I do internet shit, unless I'm really into a game. My mood changes though. That free game I got last month from Microsoft for being a gold member, Might & Magic: Clash of the Heroes, has been very addictive though.

#29 Posted by Deranged (1944 posts) -

Honestly, I feel like any multiplayer game would do if you just want a quick session that will help you relax. Otherwise, I'd recommend something with an immersive narrative; Last of Us, GTA, Mass Effect, etc.

#30 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1549 posts) -

Probably Saints Row IV. The game is relatively easy, but that doesn't retract from the enjoyment of creating incredible amounts of chaos.

#31 Posted by Kr7stof (75 posts) -

I second Path Of Exile. Just slaying some monsters is great for some good fun after work.

#32 Edited by Pie (7219 posts) -

I would say Bad Company 2. I know people still play it on PC atleast.

One of the best multiplayer shooters of this generation

#33 Posted by CynicalBuzzard (254 posts) -

Right now I have been playing WWE 2K14 to blow off some steam after work.