The Best Video Game Mini-Games

It feels as though every game which is released now-a-days has some form of mini-game content in. That got me thinking, what are the best mini-games in the video game world? I collated a list of my five favourites to have a look at.

#5 – Grand Theft Auto V

Starting this list of best mini-games isn’t one but several. Where lots of games might have one, GTA V has many mini-games to keep the audience interested. The most noticeable ones being; Racing, Golf, Tennis and taking part in a Triathlon.

#4 – Grognak and the Ruby Ruins

Hidden in the wastelands of Fallout 4 is a game that you can pick up to have some lighthearted fun in your desolate surroundings. Grognak and the Ruby Ruins is a game played entirely on your pip-boy. There are a few mini-games in the fallout world but this is by far the best. It even has a feature that allows you to save your progress and pick it back up when the heat dies down again.

#3 – Geometry Wars

Geometry Wars has gone on to become a successful game in its own right but it originally started as a mini-game in Project Gotham Racing 2. It’s a fun little twin stick arcade shooter and to be honest, it was probably the best part of PGR 2.

#2 – Nazi Zombies

There can’t not be Call of Duty zombies on this list. The Zombies game mode started life as a mini-game but is now arguably bigger than the main Call of Duty games. Every time that a new game is announced the world waits with baited breath to see if it will have a zombie mode in it. They have become games that require more and more strategy with friends than the actual main games do.

#1 – Gwent

In my opinion Gwent is the best mini-game in any game. If you were to explain it to someone you would probably be met with a look of confusion and asked “why is that good?”. Gwent is essentially a trading card game inside The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt. It may not sound exciting but as Geralt of Rivia you travel all across the world to collect these cards by winning them from opponents or buying them from merchants. In fact, it has been so successful that it is getting a full game to itself and I can’t think of many other mini-games that can boast their own full game.

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