TV shows and movies are getting more and more hip to video games -- except for Law & Order: SVU who continues their proud tradition of writing cringe-y dialogue about gaming and social media. While most media about video games isn't great, it sometimes manage to invent appealing games. We've listed our ten favorite fictional video games below!
You know this game is good because Bart Simpson went through great lengths to play this game, dabbling in petty crime and spending time with annoying Milhouse. I wish I could jump into The Simpsons world and try it out. Sure, I would have to adjust to life with only four fingers, but it would be worth it.
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Society is The Sims but with real people, which is concerning when you remember how many Sims you drowned or lit on fire. But if Society were real, maybe players wouldn't act like cruel, perverse puppeteers. Maybe they would make their Society avatars do a lot of charity work and serve as firefighters? Probably not, though.
This game's light on story, but it was designed by a power-hungry Bond villain and they're not known for their creativity. Their master plans are always shooting a big rocket at something important. What makes this game appealing is that the gold arcade cabinet is beautiful and that apparently you must don a tuxedo to play.
What sets this game apart from your average horror game is that if your character dies, you die in real life. Scary? Yes. Awesome? ALSO YES. You know how heated you and your friends get playing Smash Bros? Imagine if losing meant you died. Radical.
Candy puns + Mario Kart. It's adorable and fun, and I really wish it were real because I would totally play as Rancis Fluggerbutter. Because his name is Rancis Fluggerbutter.
This demon's rocking the cornrows of Predator and the sparkly red eyes of Satan. For that alone, I need to play this game. And it has Grandma Lilly's seal of approval. The coolest part of this fictional game is how close it was to being a real game. Majesco was set to release it, but they ran out of money. Too bad they didn't have a real demon to torture investors 'til they got more.
This episode was the first time I was exposed to the idea of virtual reality and, despite the horrifying threat of a virus entering the real world, I wanted to try it out as soon as possible. It was eXistenZ for kids! Which was something the world definitely needed! And that brings us to...
This game is great because it's a game within a game. I think? There are so many twists and turns, it's hard to keep track of what is and isn't real. That's what makes it a great game! Because no one knows if it's even a game...!?
The hologram graphics look amazing, and the potty-mouthed, ornery alien is more endearing than a minion. And it was designed by David O'Reilly! I've already fallen in love with my iPhone so all I need is for Spike Jonze to make this game real.
NNR is the best fictional game because it teaches Scott how to fight in real life. I wish all my hours dedicated to Mortal Kombat taught me how to really rip out someone's spine. But no, I have to go to med school for that. And even in med school, they said they couldn't teach me that because that is "unethical" and "what is wrong with you."