There are still people who believe that there is no value in video games. Those people think that video games are just mindless entertainment to pass the time. That is not true anymore. People have been creating video games with educational value for years. Some even boost a player’s creativity. In fact, it takes that same creativity to make video games in the first place. Here is a look at the top five best video games for the creative mind. So, get comfortable in your gaming chair and fire up one of these games.
- The Sims Franchise
Players can feel like gods with this game. They can create a family, move them into a house that they personally designed, and control their lives from there. Their sims can build friendships, fall in love, and make enemies. They can climb to the top of their careers and build up the skills they need to survive in the game. There are even web sites for players to download custom content to dress their sims, decorate their homes, or even give them homes already furnished. With plenty of stuff, game, and expansion packs, players will have all the creative fun they desire with the Sims– innocent or naughty.
Just like in the Sims franchise, the player in this game is the one in complete control. They just have to build a city and run it to the best of their ability. They can create everything in their city from building zones to utilities like power plants and water pumps. The players can manage their money so that they can control the taxes of the people, create new roads, and maybe put in a statue or two. They will never make the same city over and over. The more a person plays, the more their creativity will grow.
- Animal Crossing
Creativity comes best when the mind is relaxed. Animal Crossing is just that game. The only thing that the player has to do is walk around a town, visit NPC’s, trade items for your house, fish, dig for treasure, and visit other real players’ towns. They have to do chores and tasks for a guy named Tom Nook. Once those are completed, the player’s home grows and they are free to decorate it as they see fit. Players will be happy to play this game again and again.
If players are looking for a puzzle video game, LittleBigPlanet is just the game they were looking for. With the tagline of, “Play, Create, Share”, players can get lost in this delight. They can play to solve the puzzles to win a higher score and prizes for their hard work by collecting various bubbles. (Small bubbles for the score count and big bubbles for the prizes.) Players in the create mood are free to make their levels with the built-in level creator and customize their own characters. When players are done doing both, they can share their work and game on the PlayStation Network. Play, create, and share indeed.
Minecraft is a 3-D sandbox video game that does not have any real goals to achieve and lets the player to play the game however they so desire. This simple game allows the players to break and place blocks. A quick trip to YouTube will reveal a number of tutorials of how to play Minecraft. Some players have even taken the liberty to create a game within a game. This game is single player, but it comes in six other modes: survival, hardcore, creative, adventure, spectator, and multiplayer. Players are free to pick a mode and go wild. Minecraft definitely fits with the term “sandbox” just like a child’s sandbox in the park.