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CHIBA, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 12: A member of the media plays a video game in the Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. booth on the business day of the Tokyo Game Show 2019 at Makuhari Messe on September 12, 2019 in Chiba, Japan. The Tokyo Game Show will be open to the public on September 14 and 15, 2019. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)

By Robbie Landis

Playing games with groups of people is a blast, but sometimes you just need some “me time,” to play in solitude. Here, then, are some of the best single-player games.

10 – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
It’s difficult to argue the success of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It’s perhaps the most accessible game ever created and available on more platforms than humans have fingers and toes. There’s even someone’s grandmother who has made a career streaming it. What that tells us is that Skyrim has at least a little bit of something for every type of person.

9 – The Last of Us
I got to this party a bit late in the game, but in an industry that is constantly trying to innovate and change the game, The Last of Us taught me a very important lesson as a gamer. You don’t need to be the one inventing the wheel. The Last of Us used tons of tired and cliche tropes, but still delivered a devastatingly powerful narrative, and in the end that’s what I want, a game that I know was worth my time and money.

8 – Bioshock
People play games for different reasons. For me, it’s all about the narrative and the messages. The power of games rivals movies, television, books and music. To that point, very few moments in any of those mediums hit me the way Bioshock did for the first time. If you haven’t played it yet for some unknown reason, would you kindly go give it a try?

Read the rest of this article, and check out our picks for the top 7 single-player games here

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