I don't have nearly as much time to game as I used to, and as such, I tend to prioritize games that are quick to finish over those that want my attention for a long time. Thus, I'm curious to know: what are the best short games you've played?
I'm going to arbitrarily set "short" at a threshhold of 3 hours or less.
Furthermore, I'm referring to games that have a defined start and end, rather than potentially infinite play sessions. That means a game like The Binding of Isaac wouldn't count despite the average play session being much less than 3 hours, but a game like Gone Home would.
If you're not sure about a game's length, check HowLongToBeat for crowdsourced runtime data.
Here's a table of recommendations mentioned in the thread, and their approximate time to complete from HowLongToBeat (using the "Main Story" category).
|1979 Revolution: Black Friday||2|
|A Dark Room||3.5|
|The Beginner's Guide||1.5|
|Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons||3|
|Digital: A Love Story (1)||2|
|Analogue: A Hate Story (2)||3|
|Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist||0.5|
|Into the Breach||5|
|My Friend Pedro||4|
|A Normal Lost Phone||1.5|
|The Room 2||3|
|Spirits of Xanadu||3|
|The Stanley Parable||1.5|
|A Story About My Uncle||3|
|Subsurface Circular (1)||2|
|Quarantine Circular (2)||2|
|To the Moon||4|
|The Unfinished Swan||2.5|
|What Remains of Edith Finch||2|