We should remember that video games have the ability to make us laugh when we’re tired of talking about their artistic or dramatic potential, here is our list of funniest PC games. With the ability to poke fun at itself and the arbitrary judgments we as players take for granted, games are even better than they seem.
The original Borderlands was entertaining, but it wasn’t until the second that the series became a full-fledged comedy series. Like Portal 2, this one has two memorable characters. You already know Claptrap from the first Borderlands, and he’s much better in the sequel. When it comes to his dismal birthday celebration, his anguish is almost too much to bear.
Due to the presence of Handsome Jack, one of the most lovable and amusing baddies in video games, I say “almost”. That just makes his early joking more amusing, as the game progresses and the jokes become less amusing.
Read more: Borderlands 2 Review
The best part about Goat Simulator is that it was created as a joke and became a massive success. The game itself is entertaining, too, even if you don’t care about the backstory. It’s essentially like running around the city as a goat, creating a commotion, and putting yourself in trouble.
But it’s a lot more wild and crazy than that! Goat Simulator is an extremely confusing but entirely entertaining game that features Satanic rites for the blood goat, headbutting folks over a bridge, and essentially using your tongue to ruin the environment around you.
Human Fall Flat
In Human Fall Flat, the comedy is derived more from the game’s mechanics and circumstances than from its plot or characters. This is done on purpose. Video game control systems are arbitrary, and you’re a terrible player if you can’t navigate your doughy little folks through the world’s many barriers and difficulties and riddles.
There is, nevertheless, a certain seductive appeal to seeing these young doughboys risk their lives for your enjoyment.
Octodad Dadliest Catch
Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game designed to be hard to play in the vein of games like QWOP and Manual Samuel. A mild-mannered Octopus trying to be an ordinary human and doing ordinary human things is enough of a joke on its own.
Nevertheless, you must complete a succession of progressively difficult duties and jobs by controlling each and every one of your limbs on your own. In most cases, it’s both entertaining and terrible at the same time.
Actually, I think both Portal games would be a great fit for this role. GlaDOS, a psychotic AI introduced in the original Portal, is one of the greatest antagonists ever.
Her sarcastic manner and savage temperament well complemented the tale of a test subject’s effort to defy the system. However, Stephen Merchant, who plays Wheatley in Portal 2, is equally as hysterical and subversive. However, the game’s superb script and voice acting make it one of the most popular video games of all time.
Read more: Portal 2 Review
Tim Schafer, one of the industry’s most humorous game designers, contributes two titles to the list. This is a platformer that follows a group of telepathic children as they learn to become assassins.
A bizarre mystery or conspiracy is discovered at the camp, and the game devolves into an investigation. Even the mutant lungfish can’t help but leave you wobbling from the multitude of bizarre characters and plot twists this game throws at you without giving you a chance to process them. Oh my goodness! Let’s have love now!
Saints Row IV
Saints Row games are always amusing, but this one has you take on the role of President of the United States and fight off an extraterrestrial invasion, making it much more enjoyable. Not only that but there are many more crazy aspects to the game. You can’t go wrong with a gigantic Coke can, Rowdy Roddy Piper, and some amusing game-changing skills.
Aside from offering amusing text adventure, 2D side-scrolling parts, and Metal Gear style box stealth, the game also pokes fun at games in general. For folks who don’t understand games, this is the best game to show them.
The Secret of Monkey Island
Day of the Tentacle, Sam and Max, or any other LucasArts adventure game might simply be substituted for this one. The vision of Tim Schafer was instrumental in the creation of one of the funniest PC games of all time.
All of the regular pirate stereotypes, as well as all the usual gaming tropes in The Secret of Monkey Island, are lovingly and tongue-in-cheek satirized throughout the game. It’s impossible to count how many laugh-out-loud moments there are in this game, from the sword fight to the reminder that sleeping pets are not always dead.
South Park The Stick of Truth
The Fractured But Whole, the sequel to this fantasy role-playing game, is just as humorous as the other games on our list, but the sarcastic and irreverent perspective on the fantasy RPG genre gives this game the edge.
The Stick of Truth is essentially a 20-hour-long video game adaptation of the television series. This episode was written by Matt Stone and Trey Parker and produced by the entire cast and crew of the animated series. As an added benefit, it’s a fun game, too.
This is another game, like Octodad, in which the absence of a user-friendly interface or control scheme serves a purpose. Surgeons on the cutting edge of their profession face an unusual and often perilous set of circumstances when they practice their craft. Because of control scheme issues, you may wind up inflicting a lot of additional pain on yourself throughout the surgeries.
All throughout the game, you’ll encounter hilarious slapstick mishaps that you’ll have to see to believe.