Inspired by Drew stating that Broken Age was a GREAT game to play with a drink.
I'd recommend games with breaks in them. I mean, you need to have times where you can safely drink without having to hit pause or move yourself away from the action.
I think most RPGs, adventure games, cutscene heavy action games, and old school arcade games work great.
Modern shooters, fighting games, and horror games are a bit rougher.
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The Strategy genre is a perfect mix for substance abuse. Take damage? That a shot. Do damage? Take a hit. The longer you play the longer "the affects of great responsibility" will wear you down until your decision making is just madness-based.
I second Dark Souls. You die quick as shit, whether you're invaded or not (I tried killing the four kings while drunk, it was... interesting).
Also Skyrim is pretty fun to play while wasted. I don't remember any of it, except that I remember having a great time and later I came back to my save file to find out I'd turned into a vampire!
Good times :)
Civ 5 maybe? Nice relaxed turn based game. Mouse in one hand, drink in the other. Any other point and click adventure games you can think of.
Those are the kinds of games I would play with a drink, anyway. Just as long as I don't drink too much. Gotta keep it at a nice buzz level. I remember a couple of times where I tried to play WoW after getting trashed. It was a fucking nightmare with all of my keybinds.
Civilization, just about any sports and / or fighting game dating back to Tecmo Bowl, just about any point and click adventure too, Binary Domain, most of the good Final Fantasies (and all of the bad ones), Grand Theft Auto V is a GTA game so..., and then I thought Renegade Ops was pretty fun.
Someone on GOG made a list called: Best Played with Mouse in One Hand, Beer in the Other
It's a pretty decent list.
Never understood peoples need to drink while playing videogames. I like to drink at parties or bars, maybe when watching a movie with friends, not when I'm home alone playing a videogame. To each his own though - I've been playing a lot of Assassins Creed and those games honestly almost play themselves.
I don't get the mindset when people say something can't be played with a drink. Are you really such a lightweight that you're done in to the point where you can't comprehend game mechanics after a glass of Scotch? Jesus guys, I know Dark Souls is unforgiving, but it's not an airliner. In fact, I find that playing difficult games with a drink nearby actually soothes the sting of loss. I take otherwise frustrating failure in stride after starting a buzz. And sometimes the loosened inhibitions allows me to do things in games that I normally would have over thought my way into bungling. I aced several of the Saints Row IV side activities after stumbling my way home a few months ago.