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Games You Might Not Have Tried

A complete written list of all games mentioned on Games You Might Not Have Tried videos seen on YouTube channel Extra Credits.

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Games You Might Not Have Tried

The easiest way to search this sheet is with the Find function (Ctrl + F).

When we started making GYMNHT videos, our goal was to introduce people to games that they can learn something from—usually these games feature interesting mechanics, art, narrative, music, or other components that are unique (or at the very least, unique for the time that they were published) and are worth taking the time to try out, especially as part of a game developer’s education.

Some disclaimers:

  • A game being on this list is not an indication of its quality—a few of them are genuinely bad by our own standards, others are good but maybe not necessarily “great,” etc. There is no ranking or review score assigned to any of these games.

  • Not all games on here are considered “indie” or extremely under-the-radar—sometimes you’ll see popular games on here because they still offer something unique to learn from.

  • We are not paid, and do not accept payments, to put any particular games in GYMNHT—these are all games that have been played and picked out by staff based on personal preferences. (We sometimes post our affiliate links in the video descriptions if the game is available on the Humble Store or Amazon.)

  • On a similar note, if you are a developer with a game and want to email us a link or review keys for your game: please know that emailing us does not inherently increase the likelihood of a game being played or considered for inclusion in GYMNHT—we still use game review sites, social media, word-of-mouth tips from friends, etc. to find games that we want to play.

  • Some of these games are definitely not appropriate for children, and some may have triggering or traumatizing content, so please do additional research as desired before buying or gifting any games.

Sorted alphabetically

  • (Super) Monday Night Combat

  • 20XX

  • A Valley Without Wind

  • A Way Out

  • Amnesia: Dark Descent

  • ARTé Mecenas

  • Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator

  • Artifact Adventure

  • Assassin's Creed: Recollection

  • Avernum: Escape from the Pit

  • Axiom Verge

  • Bastion

  • Battletech

  • Beckett

  • Bendy and the Ink Machine

  • Burn:Cycle

  • Cardinal Cross

  • Cart Life

  • Catherine

  • Children of Zodiarcs

  • Chronicle: RuneScape Legends

  • Commander: The Great War

  • Concrete Jungle

  • Contradiction

  • Crimson Shroud

  • Crusader Kings II

  • Cube Escape: Theater

  • Cultist Simulator

  • Darkest Dungeon

  • Darkwood

  • DayZ

  • Dear Esther

  • Demon's Souls

  • Depths of Peril

  • Desktop Dungeons

  • Detention

  • Devil Daggers

  • Dissidia Final Fantasy

  • Dragon Era

  • Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator

  • Dungeon Defenders

  • Dungeon Fighter Online

  • Duskers

  • E.V.O.: Search for Eden

  • Eador: Genesis

  • Earth Defense Force 2017

  • Enemy Mind

  • Enter the Gungeon

  • Ether One

  • Etrian Odyssey IV

  • Europa Universalis III

  • Every Day the Same Dream

  • Everything

  • Fantasica

  • Fate of the World

  • F.E.A.R.

  • Forced Showdown

  • Fran Bow

  • Freedom Bridge

  • Frostpunk

  • FTL

  • Galactic Keep

  • Gary Grigsby's War in the West

  • Gemini Rue

  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

  • Guns of Icarus

  • Hacker Evolution

  • Hand of Fate

  • Hearts of Iron III

  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

  • Home

  • Hunt: Showdown

  • Ice-Bound Concordance

  • I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream

  • ilomilo

  • I Love Hue

  • Inindo: Way of the Ninja

  • Injustice: Gods Among Us

  • Inside

  • Kerbal Space Program

  • Killing Time at Lightspeed

  • King Arthur II

  • King's Field: The Ancient City

  • Kingdom of Loathing

  • Kingsway

  • Knights in the Nightmare

  • Legend of Grimrock

  • Legendary Gary

  • Let It Die

  • Life is Strange

  • LISA

  • Little Nightmares

  • Lone Survivor

  • MANDAGON

  • Mark of the Ninja

  • Master Reboot

  • Memories of a Broken Dimension

  • Metro 2033

  • Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes

  • Minecraft

  • Mini Metro

  • Minit

  • Monster Hunter Tri

  • Mordheim: City of the Damned

  • Mount & Blade: Warband - Viking Conquest

  • My Night Job

  • Natural Selection II

  • Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

  • NieR: Automata

  • Night in the Woods

  • Nightmare Ned

  • No One Has To Die

  • North

  • Observer

  • Occupy White Walls

  • Odin Sphere HD

  • OFF

  • OGame

  • Omen Exitio: Plague

  • One Chance

  • One Finger Death Punch

  • Onimusha Warlords

  • Order & Chaos Duels

  • Out There

  • Outland

  • Outlast

  • Oxenfree

  • Panzer Corps

  • Papers, Please

  • Passage

  • Pathologic

  • Pony Island

  • PoxNora

  • Prey

  • Prey - Mooncrash DLC

  • Professor Layton and the Curious Village

  • Puzzle & Dragons

  • Puzzle Trooper

  • Quadrilateral Cowboy

  • Quiz RPG: The World of Mystic Wiz

  • Radiant Historia

  • Read Only Memories

  • Realm of the Mad God

  • Recettear

  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

  • Rev Ersi Quest

  • Reverse Crawl

  • Rock of Ages

  • Rogue Galaxy

  • Rogue Legacy

  • Runespell: Overture

  • Shadowrun

  • Shadowrun (GEN)

  • Shadowrun (SNES)

  • Shadowrun Returns

  • Shift Quantum

  • Sifteo Cubes

  • Simulacra

  • Slay the Spire

  • Snatcher

  • Song of Saya (Saya no Uta)

  • Sonic Mania

  • SpaceChem

  • Star Wars: Force Arena

  • Starflight

  • Starseed Pilgrim

  • Steamworld Heist

  • Stellaris

  • Stick it to the Man

  • Subsurface Circular

  • Sunless Sea

  • Super Crate Box

  • Superhot

  • System Shock 2

  • Tearaway: Unfolded

  • Templar Battleforce

  • Terranigma

  • Terraria

  • The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

  • The Beginner's Guide

  • The Black Watchmen

  • The Castle Doctrine

  • The Cat and the Coup

  • The Cat Lady

  • The Company of Myself

  • The Dark Meadow

  • The End of Us

  • The Guild of Dungeoneering

  • The Last Door

  • The Missing

  • The Painscreek Killings

  • The Room

  • The Sexy Brutale

  • The Shrouded Isle

  • The Stanley Parable

  • the static speaks my name

  • The Talos Principle

  • The Unfinished Swan

  • The Way

  • The World Ends with You

  • Thea: The Awakening

  • Thirty Flights of Loving

  • This War of Mine

  • Thomas Was Alone

  • Today I Die

  • Tokyo Jungle

  • Tower of Time

  • Tree of Savior

  • Trenched (Iron Brigade)

  • Triple Town

  • Two Brothers

  • Tyrant Unleashed

  • U.N. Squadron

  • Ultimate General: Civil War

  • Uncharted Waters: New Horizons

  • Undertale

  • Uplink: Hacker Elite

  • Valkyria Chronicles

  • Victoria II

  • Wandersong

  • Warframe

  • Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide

  • Warlords Battlecry III

  • Wars Across the World

  • Warsong

  • We Know the Devil

  • World of Tanks

  • Xotic

  • Yakuza 0

  • Yoku's Island Express

  • Yume Nikki Dream Diary

  • Zero Time Dilemma

 

Sorted by (most recent) video

Games You Might Not Have Tried #17 - New Games to Learn From!

  • The Missing

  • Occupy White Walls

  • Shift Quantum

  • I Love Hue

  • Thirty Flights of Loving

  • Wandersong

Games You Might Not Have Tried #16 - Spooky Scary Game Recommendations

  • The Last Door

  • Enter the Gungeon

  • Night in the Woods

  • Onimusha Warlords

  • We Know the Devil

  • F.E.A.R.

  • The Room

  • Yume Nikki Dream Diary

  • Simulacra

  • Beckett

Games You Might Not Have Tried #15 - September 2018 Edition

  • Yoku's Island Express

  • Legendary Gary

  • 20XX

  • Cultist Simulator

  • Wars Across the World

  • Prey - Mooncrash DLC

  • The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit

  • Omen Exitio: Plague

  • Cardinal Cross

  • The Painscreek Killings

Games You Might Not Have Tried #14 - Mechs, Monsters and More!

  • Hunt: Showdown

  • Tower of Time

  • Slay the Spire

  • Battletech

  • A Way Out

  • Minit

  • Frostpunk

Games You Might Not Have Tried #13 - Find New Games

  • Sonic Mania

  • ARTé Mecenas

  • Star Wars: Force Arena

  • Gary Grigsby's War in the West

  • Kingsway

  • Contradiction

  • Subsurface Circular

  • Children of Zodiarcs

  • MANDAGON

  • Ultimate General: Civil War

  • Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator

Games You Might Not Have Tried: Horror - Find New Games for Halloween

  • Prey

  • Bendy and the Ink Machine

  • Detention

  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

  • Darkwood

  • Observer

  • The Shrouded Isle

  • Little Nightmares

  • Nightmare Ned

Games You Might Not Have Tried #12 - Find New Console Games

  • Let It Die

  • Yakuza 0

  • Everything

  • NieR: Automata

  • The Sexy Brutale

  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Games You Might Not Have Tried #11 - Find New Games

  • Zero Time Dilemma

  • Inside

  • Reverse Crawl

  • Steamworld Heist

  • Galactic Keep

  • Out There

  • Ice-Bound Concordance

  • The Guild of Dungeoneering

  • Templar Battleforce

  • The Cat Lady

  • Fran Bow

  • Killing Time at Lightspeed

  • Quadrilateral Cowboy

Games You Might Not Have Tried #10 - Find New Games

  • Concrete Jungle

  • Forced Showdown

  • Odin Sphere HD

  • Devil Daggers

  • Tree of Savior

  • Rogue Galaxy

  • The Way

  • Chronicle: RuneScape Legends

  • Pony Island

  • My Night Job

Games You Might Not Have Tried #9 - Find New Games

  • Cube Escape: Theater

  • Stellaris

  • Duskers

  • North

  • Warlords Battlecry III

  • Superhot

  • Oxenfree

  • Artifact Adventure

Games You Might Not Have Tried #8 - Find New Games

  • Thea: The Awakening

  • Axiom Verge

  • Mordheim: City of the Damned

  • the static speaks my name

  • LISA

  • Tearaway: Unfolded

Games You Might Not Have Tried: Winter 2015 - Find New Games

  • Undertale

  • Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide

  • The Beginner's Guide

  • Read Only Memories

  • The Black Watchmen

  • Mini Metro

Games You Might Not Have Tried #7 - Find New Games

  • The Talos Principle

  • This War of Mine

  • Darkest Dungeon

  • Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna)

  • Sunless Sea

  • Mount & Blade: Warband - Viking Conquest

  • Life is Strange

Games You Might Not Have Tried: Humble Bundle - Find New Games

  • Enemy Mind

  • Two Brothers

  • Master Reboot

  • One Finger Death Punch

  • Hand of Fate

  • Stick it to the Man

  • Ether One

Games You Might Not Have Tried: Cyberpunk - Find New Games

  • Snatcher

  • Shadowrun (SNES)

  • Shadowrun (GEN)

  • Shadowrun Returns

  • System Shock 2

  • Uplink: Hacker Elite

  • Hacker Evolution

  • Gemini Rue

  • Burn:Cycle

Games You Might Not Have Tried: Digital Collectable Games - Find New Games

  • Fantasica

  • Tyrant Unleashed

  • Puzzle & Dragons

  • Puzzle Trooper

  • Dragon Era

  • Quiz RPG: The World of Mystic Wiz

  • Rev Ersi Quest

  • Injustice: Gods Among Us

  • Order & Chaos Duels

  • Assassin's Creed: Recollection

Games You REALLY Might Not Have Tried: Horror Games - Find New Games

  • Memories of a Broken Dimension

  • The Castle Doctrine

  • I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream

  • No One Has To Die

  • Starseed Pilgrim

  • OFF

  • Pathologic

  • Song of Saya (Saya no Uta)

  • Outlast

Games You Might Not Have Tried #6 - Find New Games

  • Cart Life

  • Papers, Please

  • Crimson Shroud

  • Eador: Genesis

  • Etrian Odyssey IV

  • Guns of Icarus

  • Rogue Legacy

  • Warframe

  • Sifteo Cubes

Games You Might Not Have Tried #5 - Find New Games

  • Thomas Was Alone

  • Tokyo Jungle

  • Home

  • Mark of the Ninja

  • FTL

  • Natural Selection II

  • Commander: The Great War

  • Kerbal Space Program

  • The Unfinished Swan

Games You Might Not Have Tried: 16-bit - Find New Games

  • Starflight

  • E.V.O.: Search for Eden

  • Warsong

  • Shadowrun

  • Terranigma

  • Uncharted Waters: New Horizons

  • Inindo: Way of the Ninja

  • U.N. Squadron

Games You Might Not Have Tried #4 - Find New Games

  • Lone Survivor

  • DayZ

  • A Valley Without Wind

  • Legend of Grimrock

  • Avernum: Escape from the Pit

  • Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator

  • Crusader Kings II

Games You Might Not Have Tried #3 - Find New Games

  • Rock of Ages

  • The Dark Meadow

  • Xotic

  • Recettear

  • Dungeon Defenders

  • Triple Town

  • King Arthur II

  • PoxNora

  • Realm of the Mad God

  • Dear Esther

Games You Might Not Have Tried (or Heard Of) #2 - Find New Games

  • Outland

  • Terraria

  • Kingdom of Loathing

  • Metro 2033

  • Depths of Peril

  • (Super) Monday Night Combat

  • Trenched (Iron Brigade)

  • OGame

  • World of Tanks

  • The Cat and the Coup

  • Earth Defense Force 2017

  • Panzer Corps

  • Runespell: Overture

  • Catherine

  • Monster Hunter Tri

  • Bastion

  • The Stanley Parable

Games You Might Not Have Tried (or Heard Of) #1 - Find New Games

  • Fate of the World

  • Knights in the Nightmare

  • Europa Universalis III

  • Victoria II

  • Hearts of Iron III

  • Valkyria Chronicles

  • The World Ends with You

  • King's Field: The Ancient City

  • Demon's Souls

  • Radiant Historia

  • Desktop Dungeons

  • Super Crate Box

  • Dissidia Final Fantasy

  • Amnesia: Dark Descent

  • Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

  • Professor Layton and the Curious Village

  • Today I Die

  • Every Day the Same Dream

  • One Chance

  • The Company of Myself

  • The End of Us

  • Freedom Bridge

  • Passage

  • Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes

  • SpaceChem

  • ilomilo

  • Dungeon Fighter Online

  • Minecraft