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The Funniest Games of All Time

These games will tickle your funny bone

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We love games. We love to laugh. So what could be better than playing a game that makes us laugh?

Comedy is a hard thing to get right, especially in the world of video games. It’s all too easy for humour to come across as a bit forced, which makes it groan-worthy. Sometimes, however, a developer gets it just right, resulting in players laughing their heads of while trying to concentrate on the task at hand.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the funniest games we’ve ever played. These are the games that have genuinely made us chuckle time and time again as we made our way through them. So, if you’re after a new game that will make you laugh, pick one of these up and hold onto your sides to keep them from splitting!


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Disgaea: Hour of Darkness

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Year released: 2003

Available on: PS2, PSP, Nintendo DS, PC, PS4, Switch

With its zany characters and silly story, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is quite possibly the funniest turn based strategy RPG game ever made.

After sleeping for two years, Loharl is disgruntled to find that his father, King Krichevskoy, has died. Even worse, the throne, that should now rightly be his, has instead been claimed by a demon. Damn.

Vowing to reclaim his rightful place at the head of the country, Loharl sets out on an adventure that will see him befriend an eclectic bunch of characters throughout many unfortunate situations and circumstances. And the best thing is, the dialogue is packed full of quips and witty lines that you’ll struggle not to laugh along with.

A remastered version of Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, including all of the DLC released for the game, has been released on PS4 and Switch as Disgaea 1 Complete.

Read our review of Disgaea 1 Complete

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Saints Row IV

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Year released: 2013

Available on: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Switch

All of the Saints Row games have been hilariously funny, but the fourth entry in the series is the funniest of the lot.

Beginning with the protagonist of the game climbing onto a nuclear missile and disarming it before it hits Washington DC, subsequently becoming the President of the United States of America, Saints Row 4 just gets crazier from there. Trapped within a computer simulation of their city, the protagonist and their entourage are thrown from one comedic situation to another in order to defeat the evil Zinyak, the alien responsible for their incarceration.

With its cast of comical characters, humorous romance scenes, and a variety of crazy weapons, Saints Row 4 is certain to put a smile on your face. Oh… And did we mention that you have super powers!?!

Read our review of Saints Row IV: Re-Elected

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South Park: The Stick of Truth

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Year released: 2014

Available on: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Switch

Developed by Obsidian, known for their open world RPGs such as Fallout: New Vegas and  Neverwinter Nights, South Park: The Stick of Truth is by far the funniest game we’ve ever played.

During the game’s 15-hour running time you’ll laugh, smile, cringe and be absolutely disgusted by the game’s constantly crude – and sometimes downright offensive – humour. This will be no surprise for fans of the show, with the game’s story and dialog written by the series’ creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

Whilst The Stick of Truth is a must-have title for fans of the show, it’s also highly recommended to those that have not yet been acquainted with its interesting ensemble of characters. With anal probes, a plethora of fart jokes, and nazi foetuses, some may argue that the humour is juvenile… but when it’s this funny we just don’t care!

The game’s sequel, The Fractured But Whole, comes close too, but for us, the first just edges it a little bit in terms of funniest game ever.

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Bulletstorm

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Year released: 2011 (Full Clip Edition 2017)

Available on: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC, Switch

One of our favourite games of the last generation and now available on current generation consoles thanks to a remaster, Bulletstorm is an inventive first person shooter made all the better by its potty-mouthed characters and the gratifying skillshot system.

Awarding points for skilful and comical kills, skillshots elicit many giggles thanks to their amusing names and enemy animations. Greater rewards are offered for creative kills, so you’ll often ponder whether to shoot a mutant in his magical bits before kicking him into a cactus, or simply slide into him, knocking him off his feet before sending him flying in the air with a firework.

With its crude humour and profanity filled script, Bulletstorm won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. For those that are not easily offended, however, it’s likely to be one of the funniest games they’ll ever play.

Read our review of Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition

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Strange Brigade

Year released: 2018

Available on: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Good golly! Strange Brigade, at first glance, might not look like your typical comedy game. It’s a third-person shooter, designed to be played in co-op, and it’s all about taking out hordes of the undead while trying to put an end to an ancient curse. But it’s how the game is presented that makes it absolutely hilarious.

With your whole adventure narrated by a posh British voice, even when you’re stood around idly the game will make you smile. Leave Strange Brigade unattended too long and the narrator will get irritated at you. Find something unusual, and he’ll have something funny to say about that, too. The game’s characters also each have their own personalities, and their one-liners and quips definitely help push the game to another level. It’s a great shooter, but it’s an even better piece of comedy.

Read our review of Strange Brigade

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Borderlands 2

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Year released: 2012

Available on: PC, PS3, PS Vita, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Switch

Borderlands was a surprise hit for Gearbox when it was released in 2009, combining RPG elements with an open-world first person shooter and adding a shedload of humour. For the sequel, Gearbox took the template of original and improved it immeasurably.

Stranded on Pandora, a hostile planet full of crazed bandits and dangerous creatures, players must race to find The Vault, an ancient structure believed to hold exotic technology and a wealth of riches. Unfortunately the charismatic yet immoral Handsome Jack is hell-bent on finding it before you and will do anything in his power to take you down.

With its witty dialog and colourful characters, it might be six years since it first released, but Gearbox’s Borderlands 2 is still one of the funniest games you’ll ever play. It’s available on every current-gen format, too, bundled up with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, so you’ve got no excuse to not play it.

Read our review of Borderlands: Legendary Collection

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Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent

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Year released: 2010

Available on: PC, PS3, iOS

Nelson Tethers: Puzzle Agent is something of an obscure title that never quite got the recognition it deserved.

Developed by Telltale Games (before they became massive, that is) with the wonderfully quirky art of Graham Annable, the game follows Nelson Tethers, an agent working Puzzle Research Division of the FBI. He’s sent on a field mission to the small town of Scoggins, where an eraser factory who supply the White House has mysteriously stopped production. Playing as Nelson, you must uncover the hidden secrets of Scoggins through interacting with the locals and completing a whole host of logic puzzles.

The game reeks of the likes of Twin Peaks – especially with Nelson’s frequent use of his voice recorder; probably a deliberate homage to Special Agent Dale Cooper. The quirky characters, humorous plot and great voice acting will keep you entertained throughout the duration. It’s a shame it’s never been made available on current gen consoles, because it’s one of the funniest games we’ve ever played – and one of the most underappreciated titles in Telltale’s back catalogue.

Grim Fandango

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Year released: 1998 (remastered in 2015)

Available on: PC, PS4, PS Vita, Android, iOS, Switch

Grim Fandango was lost in the ether since the early 2000s; a cult classic PC game tied up in ownership disputes. Thankfully in recent years it’s been remastered for PS4, PC and Switch, so the game is readily available for us all to enjoy once again.

You play as Manny Calavera, a wise-cracking skeleton who is stuck in the underworld working as a grim reaper helping the recently departed pass safely to their afterlife. Unfortunately, something is afoot in the Department of the Dead, and Manny gets caught up in his company’s plot to steal their clients’ rightful tickets on the Number Nine express (the most luxurious afterlife package available).

Grim Fandango is a comedy delight; the writing is quick-witted and the dialogue is so well-acted it’ll keep you chuckling from start to finish. Along with Manny, who’ll quickly become your favourite skeleton, there’s a whole host of funky characters to meet along the way.

Read our review of Grim Fandango: Remastered

Surgeon Simulator

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Year released: 2013

Available on: PC, PS4, iOS, Android, Switch

Bossa Studio’s Surgeon Simulator is quite unlike anything else you’ll ever play – and it’s all the better for it.

Usually games are heavily criticised for having unwieldy controls, but here they actually work in the game’s favour, turning every operation into a slapstick episode of Casualty in which the surgeons have lost control of their arms.

Tasked with performing a variety of transplants in numerous (and often hazardous) environments, your hapless victim patient, Bob, is subjected to some unorthodox tools and operational methods that will have the player in stitches. Hammering Bob’s goggles off his face before eye surgery? You’ve got it. Removing Bob’s rib cage with a saw? No problem!

Manual Samuel

Year released: 2016

Available on: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

A bit of an obscure title, Manual Samuel is well worth looking up on your digital storefront of choice. From indie developer Perfectly Paranormal, it puts you in charge of spoiled rich kid Samuel. Except… his luck’s about to run out. His privileged life comes to an end when he’s hit by a truck. That might not sound funny… but believe us, it is. It’s not all over for Samuel, though; after meeting Death, he’s offered a deal. Survive a day on earth without full control of his limbs, and he’ll get his old life back.

Here ensues several hours of hilarious chaos as you manually control each one of Samuel’s bodily functions. His legs and arms must be operated by you, and you even need to make sure he blinks and breathes. With incredibly witty dialogue, a gorgeous art style and characters you can’t help but laugh with, Manual Samuel is one of the funniest games of recent years.

Read our review of Manual Samuel

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Worms: Revolution

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Year released: 2012

Available on: PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS Vita

The Worms games have always tickled our funny bones with their humorous dialogue and oddball weapons. Worms: Revolution takes the prize for being the funniest though, thanks mainly to the inclusion of Matt Berry as the game’s narrator.

Matt’s exquisitely delivered introduction to each of the game’s campaign stages will make you chuckle before the true comedy of combat has even begun. With classic weapons such as the Supersheep, Holy Hand Grenade, and the Exploding Gran, Worms is always sure to put a smile on your face… even when you’ve fudged your own shot and killed your favourite invertebrate!

They’re not quite as funny, but more modern versions of Worms such as Worms W.M.D. are also a laugh. Check one out if you want a fun time with friends blasting each other to bits.

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Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard

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Year released: 2009

Available on: PS3, Xbox 360

This satirical third person shooter sees the self-aware fake 80s gaming icon Matt Hazard fight through some of his back catalogue of games in order to survive being axed by the owner of the game’s development company that created him.

Believing Matt to be a relic of the past, CEO Wallace “Wally” Wellesley (voiced by Neil Patrick Harris) demands Matt to be killed off early in his new game to make way for a more modern action hero. Escaping death thanks to a mysterious benefactor, Matt must battle his way through various game clichés and spoofs in order to defeat Wally and save himself.

Highlights include an army of 2D Nazis á la Wolfenstein that turn to the side to avoid your gunfire, and a Cloud Strife-like boss that speaks via text boxes and can only attack you once his ATB bar is full. Needless to say, Eat Lead is funny from start to finish. It’s just a shame it hasn’t been remastered for current-gen consoles, or made available on PC.

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