Gaming Bucket List – Things All Gamers Should Do At Least Once

These are the things all gamers should do at least once during their lifetimes. 

August 1, 2019

We’ve all done stupid stuff in games, whether intentionally or by total accident. Some moments get ingrained into our brains for the rest of our lives, while others are quickly replaced by the next outrageous thing. Because, let’s face it, video games can get pretty chaotic – have you ever played a bullet-hell game? – and this is exactly what we love about them.

However, there’s something to be said in favor of cataloging them, not necessarily for historical purposes, but simply for inventorying moments that would otherwise get lost in time. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of 50 things every gamer should do at least once. Some of them are as simple as pressing a few buttons, while others will require some effort.

1 Increase Igni to Firestream in Witcher 3 and then try and set fire to the members of the Eternal Fire in Novigrad.

2 Try to jump off a cliff while riding Roach. (The Witcher 3)

3 Finish Papers Please without breaking anything in deep frustration.

4 Get a two-star wanted level in Grand Theft Auto 4 for hitting a police officer with a soda can.

5 Rushing mid on dust_2 without smoke cover in CS:GO.

6 Talk to a lamp post in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines.

7 Get yourself eviscerated by a necromorph in Dead Space.

8 Beat the crap out of a mobster in Mass Effect 2.

9 Trying to climb up a mountain on horseback in Skyrim and fall to your death.

10 Respecting all the traffic laws in Grand Theft Auto.

11 Beating Cumans with your fists. (Kingdom Come Deliverance)

12 Doing a 0 Intelligence run in Fallout 2.

13 Doing a full charisma fun in Fallout 4.

14 Pitting all factions against each other in Fallout New Vegas.

15 Finishing a run in Faster Than Light without using the pause function.

16 Beating SWAT troops with a huge dildo in Saints Row: The Third.

17 Finishing the Community Center in Stardew Valley.

18 Playing The Sopranos: Road to Respect hoping it’s at least half as good as the show, and get bitterly disappointed.

19 Get yourself beaten up by loan sharks in Gothic 2.

20 Upgrading your swear words in 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand.

21 Getting boosted by Tony Yayo in 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand.

22 Robbing the police precinct in Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

23 Naming your XCom soldiers after your loved ones and seeing them killed one by one by aliens.

24 Sending your weakest heroes in the final dungeon. (Darkest Dungeon)

25 Maxing Resistance in Dark Souls. (Pro tip: it’s useless)

26 Seducing your family members in Crusader Kings 2 to get their lands.

27 Capturing kings in Mount and Blade: Warband and letting them rot in the dungeon.

28 Doing a solo run in Baldur’s Gate 2.

29 Getting yourself killed by a giant Japanese rooster in Sekiro.

30 Getting so fat in GTA: San Andreas that you suffer a heart attack.

31 Releasing the aliens and watching as they kill every single person from the underground facility. (Deus Ex)

32 Watching all the in-game tv shows in the Max Payne series.

33 Starting the rampage just as the beat is dropping in Hotline Miami 1 & 2.

34 Going straight into a radioactive anomaly unprotected in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

35 Running out of the diner without cleaning up the murder scene in Fahrenheit.

36 Winning the chicken-kicking contest in Fable.

37 Beating any Deus Ex games without hurting a single soul.

38 Buying every single settlement on the map in Rome: Total War.

39 Defeating a Fallen Empire in Stellaris on your own.

40 Pickpocketing EVERYBODY in Divinity: Original Sin 2.

41 Getting drunk with Roman. (Grand Theft Auto 4)

42 Being absolutely morally bankrupt in Always Sometimes Monsters.

43 Sweet-talk your way through Planescape: Torment.

44 Tackle and arrest police officers, as a police officer, in Urban Chaos.

45 Hang out with your high school buddies in Night in the Woods.

46 Cause all kinds of mischief around the campus in Bully.

47 Find an ancient, rare armor in a cupboard in Divinity: Original Sin 2.

48 Sabotage a winning run by taking a bad item in Binding of Isaac.

49 Turning into a Werewolf in Skyrim and murdering everyone.

50 Climbing through the ranks in the Dark Brotherhood.

50 Get eaten by headcrab in Half Life.

CONCLUSION

This wraps up our gaming bucket list. What’s your bucket list? What would you add to our list? Tell us in a comment below!

Marco Giuliani

Marco Giuliani

Lead Editor

I can reproduce every scene from The Sopranos word by word. I also like to talk endlessly about weirdly specific game mechanics and tropes. But I guess that's par for the course, right?

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