Every gamer has several titles in their library that, for various reasons, they are embarrassed to share with others. Oftentimes the game is not critically received or is simply viewed as too “casual” for a serious gaming enthusiast to admit to be playing. However, clearly these games do offer redeeming qualities as audiences just can’t help themselves but play them. Despite a mounting pile of AAA releases waiting to be discovered, gamers will continue to devote time to these 10 guilty pleasures. People may not want to admit that these games are good, but actions reveal otherwise.
10. Guitar Hero
It was once the most popular game in town, but after the rhythm music genre quickly become far too oversaturated, Guitar Hero and its cousin Rock Band saw their bubble burst. Originally released in 2005 for the PlayStation 2, Guitar Hero includes a controller peripheral that resembles a guitar. Becoming a rock star was an overnight success and Guitar Hero flourished for several years. However, when the rhythm genre saw a drastic reduction in popularity and gamers also began shunning controller peripherals, Guitar Hero suffered such poor sales that the series was put on hiatus. When the series was rebooted in late 2015 with Guitar Hero Live, it was seen as “uncool.” Those that can’t resist the series know the reality that being caught with a fake guitar can be embarrassing in some circles. But as one of the best guilty pleasures of all time, it proves to always be worth digging out those guitars from their hiding spot for Guitar Hero.