Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Arkham Knight, Fallout 4… 2015 has certainly had its fair share of sprawling, open-world games that typically take weeks or months to get through. But, as great as these games are, sometimes it’s nice to just sit down and play a game that provides an experience that can be digested in a few hours, rather than over several weeks. And, while your phone is probably loaded with games that are perfectly suitable to kill a bit of time, many of them are likely score attack or clever puzzle games that don’t really provide much in the way of characters or story.
So if you’re looking for a game that’s not too long but still has a little substance to it, check out this collection of games that you can beat in just a day of play.
10. Portal (3 Hours)
When talking about quality games that don’t require a considerable time investment, Portal is probably the first game that pops into many people’s minds. And with good reason. In more or less the time it takes you to watch a feature-length movie, Portal serves up an inventive story and game experience full of challenging physics-based puzzles and a taste of twisted humor.
Much of the game’s success is owed to it rejecting the idea that adding more content inherently makes something better. By doling out the game’s puzzles and story in manageable, miniscule morsels, it gives players instant gratification and leaves them craving more. Happily, there’s a sequel that includes co-op play.