Surprising Games Available For Your Console

Surprising Games Available For Your Console

Console gaming has developed a lot since the early days of tic-tac-toe or pac-man.  The boom of the late 90s and early 2000s saw the industry transform completely in terms of gameplay, popularity, and graphics. Game names such as Call of Duty or The Last of Us became world-famous, but what about games you didn’t know were available on consoles? In this article, we’re going to look at what games you might not be familiar with, ones that made the jump from real life to your favourite console.


Everyone knows about football, tennis, and basketball console games but did you know that you can also get your hands on darts games too? You too can play and feel like you’re in Alexandra Palace surrounded by thousands of fans chanting 180, all from the comfort of your living room. Gamers can play with friends or against the computer in a classic 501 game while the game also allows players to pick customisable darts and dart boards too. You can try “Darts Grand Slam” on Xbox or “Darts” for the Nintendo Switch if you’re interested in playing at home.

Another random sport that you can try your hand at on a console is curling. Some have never heard of it, others know about it but never watched, while there are others in some parts of the world who love it. The game, which is played on ice and is part of the Winter Olympics, originated in Scotland and is played by brushing the ice in front of a stone as it makes its way to a target. Check out “Let’s Play Curling!!” on the Nintendo Switch if you want to try it out yourself, or “Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games” on the same console for a more lighthearted version.

Casino Games

Different casino games are now available on popular consoles like the Playstation or Xbox with developers reinventing the most popular casino games like poker, blackjack, and roulette. As of yet, these games haven’t made a big impact on the gaming market but with the recent development of the gambling industry, new trends may emerge. As it stands, people prefer traditional casino entertainment, including playing slots and games like poker, blackjack, and bingo, on websites and apps or in person. These sites offer a wide range of different game types and themes, with a host of welcome bonuses to sweeten the deal for newcomers to the genre.

Game simulators

Like some sports games mentioned above, there are famous simulator games such as The Sims and Farmville which took over social media platforms in the early 2010s. Other less-known simulator games include flight, coach, construction, and other farming simulators. A large part of the population has wondered about manning a flight on “Microsoft Flight Simulator”, but it seems many others dream about garden maintenance in “Lawn Mowing Simulator”, even if it is just on a console.

So next time you’re thinking about playing a new game maybe you could try one of the above. It could break up the monotony of your go-to games and maybe inspire you to get out and try something new, whether that be in your local bingo hall or ice rink.

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