Ask PSLS: What Would be Your Desert Island Game?

February 26, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


Assuming you were stranded on a desert island that had full electricity, full internet capabilities, and a TV/gaming system, what would be the one game you’d choose to have with you? That’s what we asked the PSLS staff:

Anthony Severino – Just Weird (@Sev_Anthony)

I’d have to go with The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim on PC with the ability to install as many big butt mods as I want. It’s like RPG and porn all in one! I’d never need much of anything else on a Desert Island. Unless this was a Dessert Island, then I’d need a spoon. Mmmm.

Cameron Teague – I Am Ultimate!

Ultima Online, but not the watered down baby version that is out there now. I am talking about the no nonsense, kill anyone in sight, do whatever you want version of 15 years ago. That game was the definition of a time sink and an absolute blast.

Chandler Wood – More Like Fruitopia (@FinchStrife)

From what I have seen of it so far, The Elder Scrolls Online would be my choice. As Joseph surmises below, MMOs are really the only logical direction here. Single player games would run out of content too quickly, where MMOs would provide some sort of social interaction, as well as near limitless content over the course of your stranded stay on this deserted utopia.

Dan Oravasaari – Getting Mysty (@FoolsJoker)

If I was to be stuck on a deserted island with the choice of only one game to bring with, I would have to choose Myst on PC. I think playing a game where you are stuck on a deserted island trying to find a way off, would be a great escape from the situation I would be in.

Heath Hindman – I Am Moar Ultimate! (@RPGLand)

I’d be hopping on an Ultima Online shard with Cam right quick and in a hurry.

Jason Dunning – War. War Never Advances (@Jasonad21)

MMOs seem to be the popular choice today, but I’m going to actually go with Advance Wars: Dual Strike on the Nintendo DS. Not only is the campaign great due to its immense replayability, there also seems to be an endless amount of extra maps to battle against the computer with, and not to mention that real-time mode where you take control of one of the units.

John VanderSchuit – Too Close for Comfort

Close Combat: Invasion Normandy. A top- down tactical RTS WWII game? That’s different every time you play? Yes, please.

Joseph Fait – TESOMMO

I’d take The Elder Scrolls Online. I think MMOs are the way to go for this question, just so much to do and tons of fun to be had.

Joseph Peterson – Another TESO (@BigPete7978)

Definitely an MMO would be the route to take here as others have stated. Well considering that I have only played one MMO, DC Universe Online, I would have to choose it. The game has changed so much since it launched many years ago. The amount of content and things to unlock will keep you coming back for more. This answer may change once I get a chance to play The Elder Scrolls Online, as I am definitely looking forward to it.

Louis Edwards – ANOTHER TESO! (@ftwrthtx)

Even though RPGs aren’t generally my cup of tea, I’d have to go with The Elder Scrolls Online. Even MLB: The Show would get boring after years on a deserted island (well… maybe not) but the interaction with other humans from around the non-deserted world would be what helps me keep what’s left of my sanity.

Russell Ritchey – DragonReborn (@RussellCRitchey)

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. With all of the planned updates, content will keep me going for a while. More importantly, I genuinely like to play the game.

What would be your desert island game? Let us know in the comments below.