Happy 420 everyone! If you’re looking for some great games to kick back with and chill your afternoon away, we’ve got a list of some of our favorites for you! In an attempt to keep the list short, we limited ourselves to 15, in no particular order. If you have a 420-friendly game you think should have made the list, we’d love to hear from you in the comments. Let’s get into it!
1. Katamari Damacy
Let’s face it, did you think we could honestly make a 420 list without the classic mushroom trip in game form? We’re still not sure what drugs the creators were on when they made this one, but we do know it’s a hell of a good time, even sober.
2. Rocket League
Can things get any more crazy than jet propelled cars playing a game of soccer (or football, depending where in the world Carmen Sandiego happens to be)? Well… probably, this is the world of video games we’re talking about, but Rocket League is a darn fun game regardless.
If you’re looking for a nice, relaxing afternoon filled with inner discovery, here’s a game for you. Journey, along with Flow and Flower, (games from the same developer, sold in a bundle for PS3 or as just journey for PS4) are incredibly relaxing and short games to run through. They’ll only ask a few hours of your time, but you’ll remember the experience for a lifetime.
Sometimes you just want to dig holes, build homes, and fight flying eyeballs. Terraria is a lot like a 2D Minecraft. Create your world, mine materials, kill monsters, and build to your heart’s content. We feel like this would be a great choice for any of our creative 420-friendly fans.
5. Mario Kart 8
Mario Kart is a blast no matter how you look at it, but with the ability to run replays and watch highlights of your races in Mario Kart 8, there’s so much more fun to be had. Play against computer characters, online friends, or get your buds over to chill on the couch and play (make sure they bring snacks).
6. Ori and the Blind Forest
If you’re into visually striking puzzle type games, Ori and the Blind Forest might be what you’re looking for today.
7. The Fall
This game delves into the darker side of platform puzzling. You’re playing as the AI on-board a Mark7 Combat Suit. You have fallen (likely from orbit) and your pilot is unresponsive, time to seek medical help. But… there’s no one here… The fall is a great game if you’re looking for a little bit of a mind f***.
If you haven’t played Undertale yet, you’re missing out. This game is more self-aware than most of your vegan friends and isn’t afraid to let you know it. Undertale isn’t a terribly long game, but you’ll certainly want to go through it more than once to get the full experience.
If you’re into first-person-shooters and messing about with physics, Portal has you covered. The second game in the series is good as well, but the first Portal game really keeps things short, sweet, and to the point. This is a great opportunity to mess with the physics engine while baked like a batch of brownies.
10. The Binding of Isaac
Simple gameplay, great artwork, and another dark storyline, if you’re old enough to remember some of the older Legend of Zelda games, this game might bring you back to the good ol’ days.
11. Castle Crashers
Up to four player couch co-op, magic, weapons, giant enemies, and animals that poop all over the place when scared, what more could we ask for? Castle Crashers is well designed, has a beautiful soundtrack, and is an incredible amount of fun to run through with your buddies, whether it’s 420 or not.
12. Sea of Thieves
Because pirates. Need I say more?
13. Guitar Hero/Rock Band
What better way to spend your day than relaxing and jamming out to some of the most iconic rock tunes of their time? The great news here is that both Rock Band and Guitar Hero have fallen so far out of favor in mainstream gaming that they should be super affordable now (if you can find them). Either way, these games are a great way to relax and jam an afternoon away.
14. God of War 3
Sometimes you want a complex challenge, and other times you just want to repeatedly mash square until the room full of enemies is a room full of red mist. God of War 3 has some puzzle elements and a LOT of hack and slash gameplay to satisfy both ends of that spectrum. With over-the-top action scenes and a lot of quick time actions, this won’t be for every stoner out there, but sometimes, that’s exactly what you’re looking for.
The worlds Bethesda creates are so vast and full of life that you could get lost in them for months at a time and never touch the main story line. We couldn’t choose between franchises here, so we rolled them into one. Fallout 3, Fallout 4, Oblivion, and Skyrim were all great games that you could get lost in, just don’t forget to take breaks here and there.
We hope you enjoyed our list. We know there’s plenty of great games for 420 that we missed in favor of keeping this list short. What games didn’t make our list that you think are great 420-friendly games? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter. Have a safe and happy 420 everyone!