Hi, I need some recommendations for games good for having the sound muted and my own music or podcasts going on instead. Any genre aside from MMO's are good, on PC or PS3, thanks.
Online shooters (Quake Live)
Survival modes (Halo Reach's Firefight comes to mind)
Emulators on old platformers
Skirmishes in strategy games
I'd say any online fps. Hell any single player fps would probably work too just flip on the subtitles. Also you could do it with most fighting games
I'll usually play something like gran turismo or maybe some battlefield 3 multiplayer
Puzzle Games, Sports games, and really any games that don't have a focus on story. (I had my own music on stuff like Puzzle Quest, Peggle, N+, Super Meat Boy (music's great in that game, but you could if you wanted) Orcs Must Die, Civilization or Total War games, stuff like that)
And even story games if you are replaying it. (I did this for Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 for instance)
Skyrim (after the first 15 hours)
TrackMania 2 (though Jeff's server will make me take off the headphones)
Most RPGs with a few exceptions when I get into the story.
I play through a most games while listening to podcasts at some point. If the score doesn't really add much to the game, and there is little to no dialogue of importance then a podcast will go on.
Currently i'm playing a lot of Bejeweled when it's podcast time. I find story driven games to require too much focus, meaning that I'll either focus too much on the story and completely forget what they talk about on the podcast, or vice versa.
Some of my other bombcast games include: Minecraft, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Transport Tycoon, Theme Hospital, Legend of Grimrock, Dungeon Defenders, Orcs Must Die!, Borderlands, Burnout Paradise, Just Cause 2, Renegade Ops, Torchlight, Civilization.
Battlefield 3 and MAG are pretty much the only games I've played that I can listen to podcasts while I play. Not even any other multiplayer FPSes. I thought Bethesda's RPG's would've been perfect, but turned out it's too distracting, and especially in Skyrim you want to listen closely to the sounds and music.
EVE especially since nothing else at all worth listening to is going on in that game at all.
While this is true, I submit to you two points:
- The soundtrack is actually fantastic.
- EVE is the only game I can think of that has it's own (fan-run) radio station.
EDIT: Okay, WoW definitely also has a radio station.
Open world games(once you're done with the main story),
Racing games-games like Forza and Grand Turismo especially. In a game like Blur where you have to listen to attacks in order to avoid them you can still listen to a podcast but maybe at a lower volume.
Any game if you are replaying it.
Serious Sam (HD versions) and BFE are solid for this (none of that maze-ness that Doom would have).
Tower defense like Sanctum / Orcs Must Die / Defense Grid: The Awakening.
World of Warcraft
Most notable of these is that the thinking is not to intense, and there is not a whole lot of dialogue.