Best games to play while listening to a podcast

1 : Anonymous2021/03/07 19:33 ID: lzxsu8

I like to listen to a lot of podcasts and I feel like most games require at least a decent amount of attention to play well and don't lend themselves to listening intently to other things. Are there any games that are very fun that don't necessarily need 100% of your attention at times? NBA 2k was a great option for me to do this, but I'm getting tired of it and want to move onto a non-sports game for a while. If it is on gamepass that would be even better!

2 : Anonymous2021/03/07 19:34 ID: gq4mz0d

Minecraft can be a good one.

ID: gq4yx2r

Yeah, this was my first thought as well.

3 : Anonymous2021/03/07 20:27 ID: gq4uk37

Go fish the Sea of Thieves on a rowboat. Mega zen.

4 : Anonymous2021/03/07 22:09 ID: gq5995y

Usually a open world game where I can just explore and collect like valhalla and not do a mission. Or a driving game. Also just level grinding in whatever. Dark souls series is great for that

5 : Anonymous2021/03/07 19:40 ID: gq4ns00

Minecraft Dungeons is a great podcast game.

6 : Anonymous2021/03/07 20:17 ID: gq4t43a

Maybe Tetris Effect Connected or Forza Horizon 4?

ID: gq67enl

You gotta hear the music in Tetris.

7 : Anonymous2021/03/07 20:39 ID: gq4wdyu

I find Final Fantasy 12 Zodiac Age on GP is good for playing absentmindedly. With a few Gambit set up, you can basically play it just using the left stick.

8 : Anonymous2021/03/08 02:46 ID: gq64i47

I have recently discovered how much I enjoy the combo of podcasts & gaming, it doesn't work well with everything. I find it best when a game is not too high-action and I can get into a zen state. Games that I find this works well with are:

-Bethesda RPG's (Skyrim, Fallouts)

-Dark Souls (any)

-Forza Horizon, when driving around or doing skill challenges.

9 : Anonymous2021/03/07 20:53 ID: gq4yel9

Gaming + podcast is my favorite past time. Here's a short list of Xbox games I thought were great for this:

Control *

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Tetris Effect

Rocket League

Dark Souls Remastered *

Ori and the Blind Forest / Will of Wisps *

Slay the Spire

Hollow Knight *

Geometry Wars 1/2/3



After you've completed the main story and are grinding for achievements
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I could never play Ori without hearing the amazing soundtrack and sound effects . Such a lovely game

10 : Anonymous2021/03/07 22:10 ID: gq59dl3

Elite dangerous

11 : Anonymous2021/03/07 22:40 ID: gq5df2j

Some of my favourites; Diablo 3, Path of Exile, Elite, Forza Horizon (any of them) and Stellaris.

12 : Anonymous2021/03/07 19:42 ID: gq4o2qj

Spiritfarer, nice little game and can be very relaxing so may partner well with a podcast?

13 : Anonymous2021/03/07 21:12 ID: gq5138h

Mine is definitely slay the spire

14 : Anonymous2021/03/07 21:31 ID: gq53s4m

PGA Tour 2k21

15 : Anonymous2021/03/07 23:22 ID: gq5ia3m


16 : Anonymous2021/03/07 23:41 ID: gq5kegp

Played some Deep Rock today while listening to one.

17 : Anonymous2021/03/08 01:17 ID: gq5uts8

I play all of the Lego games while listening to podcasts. Collect-a-thons can be a bit of a grind, so it's fun to have a podcast on when going for 100% completion.

18 : Anonymous2021/03/08 04:08 ID: gq6czow

The crew 2 is perfect for this literally throw on an episode and just drive(fly/boat) for hours. As for on GP, I knock out bounties on destiny 2 while listening. WWZ, wreckfest, horizon 4, crackdown 3 keys to the city mode, um sea of thieves

19 : Anonymous2021/03/08 04:09 ID: gq6d4hj


20 : Anonymous2021/03/08 05:41 ID: gq6lbqz

My personal list is Diablo 3, Defense Grid 1/2, and basically any MMO.


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