Hold tight because it's going to get pretty meta up in here. With the ever expanding amount of memory that developers have to play with when making their titles, it's no surprise that some leave an extra bundle of gameplay for those that want to take a break from the main attraction. Whether they be full blown games, mini-games, fourth wall breaking, lore abiding or just straight up ports of previous titles, there are so many examples it would seem rude not to get your thoughts on your favourite.
To get the ball rolling, We’re sure it hasn’t escaped your attention that Gwent from The Witcher 3’s had its hair done and made a bit of a go of it out on its own. With the hours you could easily lose to it while doing your best to ignore the Rock Troll infestation you can definitely see why. In fact, that one's so good it's being spun out into its own game.
Yet that’s only one of many. I mean, who could fail to mention the halcyon days before the Wii Shop and Virtual Console, where Animal Crossing on Gamecube just straight up gave you 20 classic NES titles to have in your pad. For free, no pseudo currency, no nothing. Or my personal favourite of Dead Ops Arcade in Call of Duty: Black Ops - wiggle out of your straps on the menu, enter the right code on the secret computer and Boom. Dead Ops Arcade. Getting bored of zombies with your mates? Crack out the Dead Ops and get gathering that booty, you’ll come round.
Peggle and Bejeweled in early World of Warcraft loading screens, Fallout 4 Pipboy game cassettes, the tear-jerking nostalgia of Crash Bandicoot in Uncharted 4, Red Dead Redemption and its array of cowboy mini-games… The list can go on (which is why we kinda wrote the article).
So! What’s your favourite? Which ones have you sunk the most hours into? Which were the worst? Were there any that were actually better than the actual game they were hidden in? Let us know in the comments!
PS: We all know it's Gwent.