Here at Honey’s Anime, we have crossed paths with many people who are hesitant to play video games. Primarily, one of the reasons we hear most often is that games are too difficult. People who perceive this worry they won’t be able to master the controls or will just die over and over again. Well to those who feel this way about games, we at Honey’s Anime HQ have a solution for you in the form of an article. Welcome everyone to our Top 10 Easy Video Games list.
Below, we have taken ten games that are quite popular as well as pretty easy to play. We’ve also ranked these games from easy to extremely simple so the top spot game means you’ll have no issues playing it. We want people to love games and sometimes, you need simple games to enjoy to easy into the medium. Though equally we want future gamers to enjoy their gaming experience with great gameplay only the titles below can offer. By the end of this article, we have confidence that we’ll make some new gamers out of those who were afraid to wield a control until today.
10. Lego Marvel Super Heroes
- System/Platform: Android, iOS, PC, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, OS X, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One
- Developer: Traveller’s Tales, TT Fusion
- Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Feral Interactive
- Release Date: Oct 22, 2013
Have you ever wanted to see your favorite Marvel heroes and villains as Lego characters? Don’t wonder anymore Marvel fans as Lego Marvel Super Heroes is here for you. Take control of Spider Man, Iron Man, Hulk and tons more as you save the day from Doctor Doom. Build up various contraptions using Lego Bricks to defeat numerous Marvel villains like Loki, Rhino and even Magneto. Lego has never been so heroic before Lego Marvel Super Heroes.
Many of us here at Honey’s Anime grew up playing with Legos long before playing video games. That’s why recent Lego Games—like Lego Marvel Super Heroes—appeal to the inner kid inside us. Lego Marvel Super Heroes is a simple game that has players using various Marvel characters in cute Lego form. With hundreds of playable heroes and villains alike, Lego Marvel Super Heroes offers up tons of ways to play and it never becomes too difficult thanks to quick respawns and easy missions to accomplish. We knew Lego Marvel Super Heroes was the perfect way to begin our Top 10 Easy Video Games list.
9. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
- System/Platform: Nintendo 3DS
- Developer: Nintendo EAD
- Publisher: Nintendo
- Release Date: Nov 8, 2012
Animal Crossing: New Leaf returns players to the wonderful world of Animal Crossing. Once more, move to a new town but this time you’re not just an everyday citizen. Assumed to be the mayor, you must now take the role and become a loved mayor of the town. Interact with the townspeople to hear their issues all while enjoying your new life by building your house up, collecting bugs and of course getting funds! A new life awaits you in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
Animal Crossing has always been one of our favorite Nintendo titles out there. Giving a simulation experience as you run around town and do various things for some reason never got old and was always a blast to do. Animal Crossing: New Leaf continues this gameplay style but now on the Nintendo 3DS. With easy controls and bright graphics, Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a fun game and of course very simple to play. While there are tons of Animal Crossing games out there to play we personally recommend Animal Crossing: New Leaf for all gamers to enjoy.
8. Plants Vs. Zombies
- System/Platform: PC, OS X, iOS, XBLA, PSN, Nintendo DS, Android, Windows Phone, PS Vita
- Developer: PopCap Games
- Publisher: PopCap Games, Electronic Arts
- Release Date: May 5, 2009
Well, you’re in quite a predicament. Outside your home, a ton of zombies have begun to try and break in. Lucky for you, they won’t be breaking in that easy. The plants outside of your home have come to love you and have taken up arms to protect you! Lead them to victory as you stop the zombie menace in Plants Vs. Zombies.
Do you love tactic based games but feel most can be too frustrating to play? Then maybe you need a simpler strategy game and thus we think you might like Plants Vs. Zombies. Plant various plants—that sounds weird saying—and use their various powers to stop the zombies from invading. While Plants Vs. Zombies does get tougher in the later rounds, by then, you’ll be a master as the initial levels are extremely easy and teach you everything you need to know. Plants Vs. Zombies is a ton of fun no matter what system you play it for and we definitely recommend playing it to enjoy a simple strategy game with a rather odd premise.
- System/Platform: Nintendo Switch
- Developer: Nintendo EPD
- Publisher: Nintendo
- Release Date: Mar 3, 2017
Grab some friends and your new Nintendo Switch and get ready for some fun mini-games in 1-2-Switch! Offering up 2 player versus games, you and your friends can take turns playing some very unique mini-games such as Air Guitar to see who can be the best rock legend and Quick Draw to see who’s the best gunslinger around. These are just a few of the 28 games you can play. 1-2-Switch offers friends tons of games to play for hours and hours of party game entertainment. Now get ready to face off in 1-2-Switch!
Party games are fun but sometimes you want simple games so everyone—even non-gamers—can enjoy. That’s why we recommend 1-2-Switch for the Nintendo Switch. While the games within 1-2-Switch might be a bit odd to say the least, trust us they are extremely simple games. Even better is that thanks to the Nintendo Switch’s two Joy-Cons, you can play with friends without needing two Nintendo Switch systems! 1-2-Switch is a truly fun game and we know many of you will love it if you give it a shot. Plus, every game comes with a description before playing so even completely new gamers can know the controls before going into a game.
6. Angry Birds
- System/Platform: iOS, Android, Various consoles
- Developer: Rovio Entertainment
- Publisher: Chillingo, Activision, Rovio Entertainment
- Release Date: Dec 11, 2009
When a group of birds have their eggs stolen by a bunch of pigs, the birds get ready for war. Welcome to Angry Birds where you will launch birds at various pigs and their crudely constructed defensive buildings. Use numerous bird types to rack up points as you show the pigs the error of their ways. It’s time for payback, folks, and what better way to do that get angry in Angry Birds. The poor pigs won’t even know what’s coming.
Mobile games are perfect for those who find console games too difficult. Thus, you probably have heard of Angry Birds at some point in your life. Literally, all you do is aim a slingshot with different birds and launch them at the enemy pigs. The complexity of Angry Birds plays into the various ways the pigs have protected themselves but even as the levels go on Angry Birds always stays quite simple. If you are one of the few who has never played Angry Birds before, you should download it to your cell phone of choice seeing as there are numerous version of Angry Birds out there and they are all free to play.
5. The Stanley Parable
- System/Platform: PC, Mac OS
- Developer: Galactic Café
- Publisher: Galactic Café
- Release Date: Oct 17, 2013
Now sit down, folks, we have a story for you all. Welcome to the life of Stanley, an everyday officer work who one day finds a rather odd event befalling him. After a computer failure, Stanley leaves his small office and discovers that all the employees of the office are completely gone. Where did they go and why is there a voice now narrating Stanley’s life? See if you can find out as you explore The Stanley Parable.
Have you ever played a game and made the wrong decision that you then later regret? Well you won’t feel that experience in The Stanley Parable. A story based first person adventure, guide our protagonist Stanley as you explore numerous endings based on the actions you take. There is no death or quick time events to worry about in The Stanley Parable, and every choice leads to usually hilarious endings for Stanley. The Stanley Parable is one of those games that make you realize how simple games can be as well as how funny they can also be.
4. What Remains of Edith Finch
- System/Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
- Developer: Giant Sparrow
- Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
- Release Date: Apr 25, 2017
Edith Finch Jr has just returned to her cursed home where many of the Finch family perished. Going through her home, Edith will recall the past of various Finch members and what led to their demise. Can Edith find a solution to the curse plaguing her family? With generations of clues, Edith has the means of finding an end to her family’s curse once and for all. Welcome to the story of What Remains of Edith Finch.
First person video games can be sometimes tough. Most FPS games scare off those who don’t play games and games like Portal might be too complicated thanks to the tough puzzles within. Though What Remains of Edith Finch is a first-person adventure title that requires very little from the gamer. While there are things to do and mini-games to play, most of What Remains of Edith Finch is narrative gameplay meaning it won’t be too hard to play. That’s why if you’re looking for a great story contained within a very easy game you won’t do much better than What Remains of Edith Finch.
3. Gone Home
- System/Platform: PC, OS X, PS4, Xbox One
- Developer: The Fullbright Company, Midnight City
- Publisher: The Fullbright Company, Majesco Entertainment
- Release Date: Aug 15, 2013
Katie Greenbriar has returned home to something very strange. Expecting her family to greet her after being abroad for so long, Katie finds her home quiet and desolate. The rooms seem to be abandoned and Katie’s family is nowhere to be found. Where did Katie’s family disappear to? Find out as you take control of Katie in Gone Home.
Looking for more narrative based games but want that extremely simple to play? Then Gone Home by developer The Fullbright Company and Midnight City is what you need. Starting the so called “Walking Simulator” gameplay genre, Gone Home literally is you walking around interacting with items. That might sound too simple but what Gone Home lacks in gameplay it makes up for in story. We loved Gone Home and know we weren’t alone seeing all the accolades it gained from the gaming industry and players. Gone Home is a simple game and perfect for our Top 10 Easy Video Game list.
2. Wii Sports Club
- System/Platform: Wii U
- Developer: Bandai Namco Studios, Nintendo EAD
- Publisher: Nintendo
- Release Date: Oct 13, 2013
Get ready for some more sporting mini-games in Wii Sports Club. Fans of the original Wii Sports for the Nintendo Wii get ready to once more enjoy tons of sports mini-games utilizing the Wii U Gamepad. Play alone or with friends in various games like Golf, Baseball and of course, Tennis. Claim you’re better than a friend of family member? Time to show your stuff in Wii Sports Club!
The Nintendo Wii was well known for its simple games. That’s why it appealed to gamers of all ages more than most gaming consoles out there. Though if you’re not an owner of the Nintendo Switch and still own a Nintendo Wii U, you might need some games to play and simple ones at that. Wii Sports Club is the best game to enjoy if that is the case offering up several sports games that are incredibly simple to play and fun for everyone at the same time. When we here at Honey’s Anime need a party game, we quickly pull out Wii Sports Club as it offers up simple gaming that is extremely enjoyable. Just pick up the Nintendo Wii Remotes and Nunchucks and the Gamepad and you’re ready to go in Wii Sports Club.
- System/Platform: PS3, PS4, PS Vita, iOS
- Developer: Thatgamecompany
- Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Annapurna Interactive (iOS)
- Release Date: Feb 12, 2009
Have you ever wondered what true gaming freedom feels like? What it is to soar in the air and experience peace and tranquility within a game? Flower offers gamers that experience. Become a literal flower and let the wind take your petals to the sky. Control the wind and let your flower become a spectacular masterpiece as it scatters across the lands. Flower has no death, no restarts and no difficulty settings. Instead, it offers up a liberating gameplay experience second to none.
Last on our list of the Top 10 Easy Video Games is Flower from developer Thatgamecompany. Flower is literally a game that takes no understanding of game controls to enjoy. Use the PS3 controller to control wind by tilting in various directions. Legit we’ve seen kids play Flower and have the time of their lives having never played any other game ever before. Need a game that is literally what we consider the easiest game ever? Then Flower is the game you want to play.
The perception of simple games is that simplicity removes fun from the video game you’re playing. However, simple video games can be amazing without sacrificing gameplay and allow all skill level of gamers to enjoy them. What are some simple games you’ve played? Comment down below to sound off and let other gamers out there know your thoughts. As always folks if you loved this article and wish to show your support, keep stuck to our hive here at Honey’s Anime for even more articles to enjoy!