5 Games every Programmer must play at least once


Posted on 08 March 2017

After writing thousand lines of codes most of us of our kind wink needs break, so we decided to list down the top 5 video games that every programmer must play before he/she dies(yeah it's true one day you will day) so lets get straight to the list.

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How many times were you frustrated with the code not executing and then wanting to throw a punch at the screen?

5 games every programmer must play

Thief is the perfect game for you! It teaches you to be patient and wait for every opportunity to come in patience. Just like a thief you also steal stuff from google sometimes just to make that program work atleast!

We love the dark scenery and a quiet surrounding. Just like a thief. So be sure to try it out!


Thief is a stealth video game developed by Eidos Montréal, published by Square Enix, and released in February 2014 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows video gaming platforms. It is a revival of the cult classic Thief video game series of which it is the fourth installment. Initially announced in 2009 as Thief 4, it was later announced in 2013 that the game is a reboot for the series

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thief_(2014_video_game)

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows

Bioshock Infinite

Always thinking what new to program so it may stand out in the crowd ? Well play this game and you will know what exactly out of the box imagination looks like.From various different powerups (called as vigors in the game) e.g. Devil's Kiss, Murder of Crows, Possession, etc to different ways of travelling,to ways of cutting through dimensions, it is a world full of possibilities.

Bioshock infinite

And making possibilities a reality is a programmers special skillset, Need i say more? Just play the game already.

Oh did i mention we are in the  floating air city of Columbia doing all of this?


BioShock Infinite is a first-person shooter video game developed by Irrational Games and published by 2K Games. BioShock Infinite is set in 1912 and takes place in a fictional steampunk city-state called "Columbia"—named in homage to the female personification of the United States—which is suspended in the air through a combination of giant blimps, balloons, reactors, propellers, and "quantum levitation."


Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360

Burnout Paradise

Burnout Paradise

Learn to be fast or be last, because everyone remembers who was first but never who was second.

Pay attention to the details of the aspects of code that may break your program, Just like showing how the car gets wrecked in small details, so you may avoid it later.

You can go anywhere as long as it is forward because you don't race a car backwards, if you are sane.

You either take down or get taken down.


Burnout Paradise is an open world racing video game developed by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts. It is the fifth entry in the Burnout series. The game was released in January 2008 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and on 5 February 2009 for Microsoft Windows.


Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC

Dark Souls 3

Dark Souls 3

This games teaches you to never give up. The tutorial level boss alone took me 4 hours to complete. Not Recommended for people who don't have time.

You learn to never give up. Everytime you die (against a boss) you respawn at a previous bonfire(last saved game), which is mostly situated AWAY from the boss level making you fight all those mini boss ALL OVER AGAIN. Really frustrating.

Helps you choose what kind of programming language you are comfortable with. There are so many choices of weapons in the game that you may get really confused if you don’t understand what your strengths are, there are Mages, Assassins, Knights etc to match your skills and expertise with the game, Similar to Programming Languages out there.

Description of game:

Dark Souls III is an action role-playing game played in a third-person perspective, similar to previous games in the series. Players are equipped with a variety of weapons to fight against enemies, such as bows, throwable projectiles, and swords. Shields can act as secondary weapons but they are mainly used to deflect enemies' attacks and protect the player from suffering damage. Each weapon has two basic types of attacks, one being a standard attack, and the other being slightly more powerful that can be charged up.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Souls_III

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows



When there are no solution to your program online, you are at LIMBO (Latin limbus, meaning "edge"). You have no way than to code the entire thing from the start.

Learn to code alone. In the game you rarely meet any human characters and the ones you meet are already dead, or are trying to kill you. Kind of like the real world huh?

Use resources available to you. You don't have any weapons on you all you can use are your surroundings, so stop complaining about the slow laptop and get coding.

Work without help. As I mentioned earlier that there are no Humans in the game.

Description: Limbo is a puzzle-platform video game developed by independent studio Playdead.He had only intended to use the trailer as a means to recruit a programmer to help him, but the video attracted substantial interest in the project from across the Internet, eventually leading him to meet with Patti, who was also dissatisfied with his job.

Source: LIMBO

Platform:  PlayStation 3, Playstation 4, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox one, PS Vita


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