FFD: What’s the best game none of your friends are playing?

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Helldivers

You’ve tried. You’ve told your mates over and over about how awesome this new, under-the-radar game is, and they just don’t seem to listen. You’ve told them about its amazing systems, how it does new things that big budget releases could only dream of. You’ve shouted from the rooftops – but why isn’t anyone listening?

Is there a game that you’re busy playing, that nobody else seems to be all that excited about – despite your insistence? Maybe you’ve been telling everybody for the last year and a half that Pillars of Eternity is amazing, and it’s all fallen on deaf ears (Hi eXCheez!), maybe you’re still trying to convince everybody that Evolve is actually some of the most multiplayer fun you’ll ever have (‘Sup, Nick!)?

Me? I’ve been playing a bunch of Helldivers, telling everybody who cares to listen what a good time it is – and I see very few people on my friends list playing it. Exclusive to PlayStation platforms for now, the game takes the best bits of Warframe and Destiny, and actually makes it fun. In the bug-infested levels, it all feels like the Starship Troopers game that should have been. In her review, Zoe said:

“Helldivers is hopelessly addictive and brilliantly brutal. You will find yourself playing with a gleeful smile throughout, either thanks to crushing foes with your drop shipped turret or because of shooting your enemy with bullets full of freedom. Fast-paced and humorous with deep combat, this space romp should be required in every PS4 owner’s library.”

And damn, is that an assessment I agree with. Seriously. Get Helldivers. Play Helldivers. Be Happy. But that’s me. What games are you playing that nobody else seems to be?

Last Updated: April 10, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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