We’ve all Played games in weird ways. Surely everyone has tried to be a law-abiding citizen in Grand Theft Auto, obeying traffic signs as they drive around its crime-ridden cities. Perhaps you used the mod in The Witcher 3 that turns every fight into a game of Gwent. (That one’s not for me - I had no time for Gwent, though I did play it like a well-armed tourist.) Or maybe you’ve tried to force yourself to play an RPG like Skyrim without stealing other people’s stuff - a task that’s actually harder than Dark Souls dipped in adamantium.
For another example, here’s Yeoman’s Sky - an account of how one man went on a quest to never leave his home planet in No Man’s Sky.
My point is that we all try to bend the rules from time to time. We all push against how videogame designers intend their creations to be played. I mean, look at the speedrunning Community - they’re living proof that humans just won’t conform. With that in mind, I searched the internet and reached out to community managers about some of the strangest ways games are played. Here are ten of the best.