On 2018’s Black Friday, we held a contest where we asked you to share your game wishlists and explanations why these are the titles you want to play the most. The winner would get all 5 games from his or her wishlist, and two other contestants would be awarded with, respectively, top three or the single most desired game.
We’ve got tons of amazing entries, and our judges had trouble with selecting just three of them. This is why we decided to give four prizes instead. Check out the winning lists and explanations below. Click game titles to see deals on Kinguin.
1st Place: Carine from England
2. Fallout 76
4. The Council
Once upon a midnight dreary,
While I pondered – weak and weary
Over much a usual feeling of bore.
I Googled, quietly wondering. When suddenly there came a pinging.
As of my phone, gently winging quite a discount of yore.
‘Tis not payday yet,’ I muttered. ‘Such a chore, guess I’ll go back to my bore.’
Ah, how I wish I could become a celebrity.
Flaunting my cash on the shores of Del Sol Valley.
Showing Sims how to dress and impress
While avoiding any and all stress.
The paparazzi wouldn’t scare me away, no.
I’d show them I know how to put on a good show.
Or maybe I could hide away
Until reclamation day.
Take back my country home, without any doubt
As long my friends and I didn’t fall out.
I’d soak up the lore, and kill any fool.
Making sure to loot every ghoul.
But then, maybe a more relaxed game is needed
To rid me of my bore.
I could visit Portia, and build anew
Start a new life, make a blueprint or two.
How relaxing it would be, unearthing the secrets,
Thinking now, I’d end up sleepless.
An interesting enigma, what fun would that be.
A game of intrigue, set in 1793.
I’d find out what happened to my mother,
And find out the ploy that Mortimer is trying to cover.
Using my skills of mental and physical,
I’d have a blast at something so quizzical.
I can see myself now, out amongst the stars.
Maybe stranded on a planet that looks like Mars.
I’d use my trusty tools to build myself a home.
Digging deeper and deeper, the universe I would comb.
I would relish in being in the 25th century,
As long as I didn’t misjudge my trajectory.
Presently, my soul grew stronger. I truly then began to ponder.
Heat spread throughout my core.
Then I felt a feeling that wasn’t unusual.
‘Ah right,’ I muttered. ‘I must be frugal.’
Back to my feeling of such bore.
2nd Place: Paul from England
1. Fallout 76
2. Just Cause 4
Working the phone’s, so many Calls of Duty.
After a dinner Just ‘Cause it’s there. I Fall Out the pub and head home, upstairs.
I have a shower in all the Steam. Listening to the radio, the latest Hit’s-man.
That means time to relax and forze horizons.
I stop and stare at my lifeless screens. Thinking when my challenge begins.
The enemy are massing; time to be the assassin.
It’s time to win and own the battle-field. Time to win the wars of the guild.
I take a break and ahead, I look out the windows.
3rd Place: Philipp from Austria
In May I was skydiving Lapalucha when my parachute broke 500 feet above ground. Luckily, I managed to land in a big strawberry bush in what, I had later found out, was Monster Hunter World.
From there on I followed some tracks down to the next bigger settlement.. It was a mess down there. Civil war broke out a few weeks ago and whilst trying to make my way across the Battlefield, I became aware of the Fallout it had brought upon us. I made my way to Marengo but that night I got captured by marauders. They beat me up and after crossing the Stellaris river, they sold me off to some slavetraders in Calamera who then sold me to some ruffnecks that wanted to kill me for dinner. At that point, I´ve had it. I strangled my way up into the ranks of a local gang called “The Walking Dead” and with their help I made it out of there and back home. Unfortunately I flew on the plane that crashed into the mountains of Oz. Because of my condition doctors grounded me for 6 months and the only thing to do right now is gaming.
3th Place (ex aequo): Heather from USA
Winter is coming, and it’s about to get frosty. Can’t go out to the city? Build your own city! That’s why I’ve chosen Frostpunk as my top game, plus it’s made by the creators of This War of Mine (which is amazing). Everybody in that game was starving, which has made me hungry for more.
Want to win a contest from Kinguin? Choose something that’s king-related. Does (Vi)king count? No? Well, too late because I already listed Northgard! Each clan has a spirit animal, and they’re all wicked. It’s not enough to build one city. Gotta build ’em all! (Whoops, wrong game series.)
Both those games seem kind of…dark, right? Let’s lighten it up a bit with My Time at Portia because let’s face it, after playing Stardew Valley for hours on end, it is NOT enough to fulfill my dreams of finding a replacement for Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing. Plus, I’m not brave enough to reactivate my Facebook strictly to play Farmville. PLUS (+++), have you seen that windmill in-game? It blows me away!
Okay, I’m going to shift it on over to a still cute, yet dark game. Taking it back to my roots, back to the earth whence I came with Graveyard Keeper. Family driving you insane this holiday season? Sure, you could get rid of them, but where would you put the bodies? Fine. I want this game to keep myself out of jail.
Finally, we’ve reached the end of this adventurous response, but the adventure doesn’t have to stop there! Because we’ve got Obduction as the last game on the list. Made by the creators of Myst, you get abducted across the universe. Can you make it home by Christmas, or more appropriately, by the time the Steam Winter Sale rolls around? Or will you be stuck in the Twilight Zone? *unsettling music plays*