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Best Legitimately Funny Video Games

The Escapist Staff | 2 May 2014 15:45
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Saints Row 4

Similar to Borderlands, Saints Row is another series that's found its niche with each additional entry. Fully embracing the sometimes random nature of open world games, and how players behave in them, Saints Row aims to be just as wacky and off the wall as its players. There's a heavy does of anything goes as well. We should have Keith David in our game playing himself, missions where you spew sewage around, and let's throw in a chase scene where you control a carriage being drawn by a man in a gimp suit. Saints Row leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of it's brand of silly humor.

The Stanley Parable

Talking too much about The Stanley Parable starts to run the risk of spoiling too much about the experience of playing the game. To keep things short and sweet, you're playing as Stanley as he explores his office building all the while your actions are being narrated. The narrator, voiced by Kevan Brighting, is where the humor in the game comes from. I won't reveal more than than, but simply say that you should really go check out The Stanley Parable. It's brilliant and one of the best games out last year.

Team Fortress 2

During Team Fortress 2's long development time, the game moved away from the more realistic graphics of its predecessor and fully embraced a more cartoonish aesthetic throughout. From the character designs to the voice work, everything in Team Fortress 2 is loaded with charm and an obsessive love of hats. Honestly, look no further than the "Meet the Team" videos that Valve put out over the years to see how well the humor of the game holds up.

So there you have it, a few of our favorite funny games. Which ones did we miss? Let us know in the comments.

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