What are some games that require very little interaction?

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by CzigBot, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. CzigBot

    CzigBot First time out of the vault

    Jul 9, 2015
    Such as X3:Terran Conflict when autopiloting between stations to trade, or Farming Simulator 2013 with automation mods. This is so I can read and have something entertaining going at the same time.
  2. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    Does not compute. Maybe a screensaver?
  3. CzigBot

    CzigBot First time out of the vault

    Jul 9, 2015
    I don't find screensavers entertaining because they have no sense of progression. I want a game where I can do all the things I can in any other game, getting better items, more money, and so forth to work towards a final goal. But able to play itself for at least, say, five minutes at a time so I can read. This excludes those clicker games because they have no final goal, only incremental infinite progression.
  4. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
    So you get bored after reading for five minutes but not bored enough for you to stop reading? (Just trying to understand your motivation.)
  5. CzigBot

    CzigBot First time out of the vault

    Jul 9, 2015
    I don't get bored after 5 minutes, I want to be able to read for at least five minutes because if it's much less than that, I'll have to be managing the game every other sentence, which would inhibit my reading. I get bored after 30 minutes to 2 hours (Or more if it's a very good book) without a game to play, depending on my mood and the book I'm reading. I also read more often when I have a game, I'll pick up the book more days than not.
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  6. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    I think you should rather get better books oO
    Anyway, nothing really comes to mind. Non-interactivity is not really a feature that's commonly used in games, because, well, it's kinda the opposite of what a game is.
    Maybe Supreme Commander with a few bots playing against each other?
  7. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    Sims, set them all to do just follow their own impulses

    Anything turn-based, the game sits still and waits for you to do something

    Orbiter, aim your space ship for Jupiter, you won't have to bother with it for years :0
  8. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Gender Fluid Skeleton Man Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    Most mobile games.
    Emulators with save states.
    Desktop games like Clickerheroes.
    Fallout 3.

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  9. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    You can't go wrong with this:

  10. Chromevod

    Chromevod Nope.

    May 25, 2011
    Banished. Don't speed anything up. It may require a bit of a time investment to start with, to get a village that isn't going to die if you leave them alone for too long. But I managed to reach a point where my village had enough people, food, supplies, etc, to function completely autonomous from me. Just come back every once in a while to talk to a trader that came to town, manage the occasional crop infestation, and you're good to go.
  11. DerGogan

    DerGogan It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Sep 21, 2014
    Diablo 3 ... Pet Doctor


    Diablo 2 ... Summoner Nec
  12. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
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  13. DarkCorp

    DarkCorp Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Oct 27, 2003
    EVE Online would be perfect for you.

    Just choose to be a miner or some desk jockey and you'll have enough busy work to entertain yourself while watching TV/movies/ whatever.
  14. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Sins of a Solar Empire?

    Any of the Sims games could be a good opton too, altho Sims 3 and 4 are resource hogs.
  15. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007


    Or... Download this and put it on and endless loop"

    If it must be a game...
    Then try Homeworld or Homeworld:Cataclysm, or Homewolrd 2 , where you can lock the camera onto a harvester ship, and let it harvest the resources around it. It will do that in real time for as long as there are resources left.

    Or better yet; pick a few long *let's plays* on youtube, and make a playlist that can run in the background.


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  16. Battlecross

    Battlecross Banned

    Jun 17, 2015
    Journey, Gone Home, etc.
  17. ZigzagPX4

    ZigzagPX4 The Swiftness of the Ranger

    Nov 22, 2015
    Does the Civilisation series count? I'm particularly attached to Civ 5, but the older games in the series aren't bad at all, as far as I know.
  18. kraag

    kraag Stalwart Prick

    Dec 26, 2015
    I like going into a really busy part of GTA V and just watch the simulated life, traffic, peds, traffic running over peds... awesome hilarity ensues, cops and ambos rock up and then do nothing, day/night cycles, some of the phone conversations of npcs you can overhear are really funny. Good fun doing nothing :P or reading I s'pose...
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  19. sandercohan

    sandercohan First time out of the vault

    Aug 4, 2015
    dungeon sige
  20. Moosick

    Moosick cats

    Jul 8, 2015
    Progression Quest.
    Fallout Shelter.