What Are Some Popular Single-Player Games?


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Some popular single-player games include “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim,” “Grim Fandango” and “Half Life.” From adventuring and puzzle-solving to breakneck action, these three games rank as some of the most critically acclaimed single-player titles as of 2015.

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"Skyrim" is widely celebrated as one of the largest, most complex and most immersive video games. It lets players roam a massive, completely interactive fantasy world, complete with cities, villages and a staggering number of areas to discover. While the game has a defined story, the thrill of “Skyrim” comes from simply exploring the world and interacting with its characters.

“Grim Fandango” is a classic adventure game that combines inventive puzzles, a unique noir setting and a story filled with humorous characters and dialogue. Players control Manny Calavera, a sort of afterlife travel agent who provides transportation to departed souls en route to their final resting places. A conspiracy to deprive good souls of their rightful rest sends Manny on a multi-year journey through the land of the dead.

“Half Life” is one of the most influential first-person shooters of all time, and the game is still lauded in 2015, years after its release. An alien invasion at a secret government facility leaves a lone researcher struggling to escape from both extraterrestrials and the military forces sent to clean up the situation. This cinematic shooter influenced legions of imitators.

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