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Video Games that are Easier to Play than Real-life Games

November 3rd, 2016 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

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The real world of gaming is not for everyone. While some games require strength, stamina, and coordination, others require being good with numbers, having a good memory, and being strategic. Thankfully, some real life games are easier to play in the world of video games, making it more accessible to players of all abilities. Here are some games that are easier to play as a video game than in real life:

The World of Contact Sports

Contact sports, such as boxing and football can be difficult even for athletically inclined people. Even the seemingly simplest moves, such as tossing a ball, can be more difficult than it looks; either you’ve got it or you don’t. People are drawn to contact sports because of the thrill of the competition and it looks like a great way to blow off some steam. Fortunately, there are video games that bring the world of contact sports to you without the black eyes, torn ACLs, and possibility of fractured ribs.

For American Football fans, Madden NFL by EA Sports has been a popular go to game since the late 80’s (a different version of what we know today) and the latest was Madden NFL 17 was released this past summer.

Boxing fans have lived vicariously through video games since Punch-Out! arrived on the scene in 1983. Other popular games that have followed include Rocky, Fight Night, and even Wii Sports. Admit it, you felt pretty tough when you were able to KO your opponent in your living room.

Extreme Sports

Who wouldn’t love to skydive, surf, BASE jump, or even skateboard if it was promised that we couldn’t get hurt or die. Thankfully, Ubisoft has understood the thrillseekers in all of us and created Steep, an open-world game that combines a variety of extreme sports from snowboarding to flying through the air in a wingsuit. You also can never go wrong with classics like Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

Car Racing

Anyone who has ever said they didn’t have the desire to drive fast (and maybe a little reckless) is a liar. While car racing gets a bad rep from time to time, it’s a lot harder than it looks. In the world of video games, it’s a lot easier to drive (even if you do end up crashing). Whether you enjoy Gran Turismo or even indulge in a little Mario Kart from time to time, you can admit that video game driving is way easier than if you were to drive that fast in real life.

Gambling

Whether you believe that gambling is simply a game of luck or of skill, many of the games in the real live gambling world, from poker to roulette, are a lot more difficult than those in the video game realm. Take baccarat, for example. Unless you know baccarat strategy, you may not do very well in the in-house casino, but when you play online, you are often given a chance to play at different levels, practice, and don’t have to fear risking it all.

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