Video Games Taught Valuable Life Lessons

You Tried message in Dark Souls

There are a lot of people (particularly parents) who don’t think too kindly about video games. Well, to those naysayers, there are valuable lessons that gamers get from playing. If you have the best gaming laptop, here are the games that can teach you a thing or two about the life:

Fallout Series (Causality)

Fighting mutants in Fallout 4.

The Fallout series is a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by nuclear weapons. People struggle to survive and are constantly threatened by mutants and even fellow survivors. As the player in such a world, you’re going to be faced with several decisions that can have different implications. Fallout teaches us that every action and every event has a cause behind it.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Politics and Conspiracies)

Season Unending quest in Skyrim.
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Politics, it’s either you care, or you don’t. But in Skyrim, a land torn by civil war you have to. As the Dragonborn, you have to decide on how you have to deal with the warring Stormcloaks and the Imperial Legions. Whether you choose to join the Stormcloaks, Legion or negotiate a ceasefire between the two factions, you have to be involved. Now, as you play the main quest line, you discover the motivations between the war and you can clearly see a hand moving all the pieces against each other.

Such is the same in real life politics, before taking a stand, you need to know all the facts first.

Hitman (Preparation is the key to success)

Planning Screen in Hitman.

Hitman puts you in the shoes of the professional assassin, Ian. Now while you play, the game might seem pretty straightforward – do your best to eliminate your target without getting caught. So what can this game possibly teach?

Each situation has a unique way of tackling it. To be able to achieve your objectives, you have to analyze the situation carefully and prepare a plan.

DoTA 2 (Teamwork)

DOTA 2 clash screenshot.
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With the increasing popularity of MOBA games, especially in the e-sports world, it’s not merely two sides duking it out against each other, each team has to strategize and work together to be able to achieve victory. You can apply this to almost any work environment, each team, department, and division needs to work together.

Resident Evil Series (Conserve Resources)

Resident Evil IV screenshot.

In virtually every Resident Evil game, you’re going to be stuck in a city or town that’s been struck by a virus that turns people into flesh-eating zombies. Now that means no one is going to man the cashier at the gun shop, which in turn means that you’re going to have to scavenge for weapons and ammo to use against the undead. Those weapons don’t come around often, and using too much ammo in the game can lead to a lower end-game score.

Resident Evil is as much a puzzle solving game as it is a game about fighting zombies. You have to learn how to get around problems by consuming minimal or no resources at all. Life isn’t always going to give you what you need, so it’s a good idea to save those resources, especially for those rainy days.

Dark Souls (Keep Trying!)

Dark Souls screenshot.

Dark Souls is hard. You’re going to die almost all the time, count on it. But the important thing is perseverance, and in the end, you’ll reach your goals. You have to keep trying because life won’t stop just because you do. Every failure should be a motivator for your next success.


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