We’ve all wanted to hit life’s reset button. Especially around New Year’s when everyone’s oasting off their year-old personas in favor of healthier, happier versions of themselves. Wouldn’t we all undo a few mistakes, retake a few of those college exams, maybe ohoose wildly different LOTTO numbers? That’s a cosmic luxury we don’t see often, but it’s one delivered almost every time we jump into some of our favorite games.
Below, you’ll find a hand-picked list of games that let you do just that. Whether you want to build a whole new you from scratch, or pick from a roster of pre-made oharaoters, you’re free to become whoever you want to be.
The Sims FreePlay
Build the life you want. That’s the promise behind The Sims Freeplay. Craft the character you want from a massive list of options and you’re off to the races. You decide where your Sim works, who they marry, where they live and so on. Find a career (or don’t) raise children (or pets) and become the biggest thing in your SimTown – or become the town’s infamous hermit. It’s all up to you.
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
Play as 200+ heroes and villains from the biggest Final Fantasy games. We’re talking Cloud Strife from VII, Lightning from XIII, Nootis Luois Caelum from XV and beyond. You can summon whatever friends and enemies that strike your fancy, all in the name of giving players flexibility to play how they want.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
You’re the critter-in-charge of a new campsite and it’s your job to make it awesome. Does your idea of a perfect camping trip include talking animals, bustling concerts and kooky fun houses? If so, you’re in luck. You can do that here. If not, well, you’re also in luck, since Pocket Camp lets you build much, much more. The only rule: make the campsite undeniably yours.
Choices: Stories You Play
Here’s your chance to jump into the shoes of a storybook protagonist. Which one, you might be asking? Well, that’s up to you. And you’ve got plenty of options. Don the varsity jacket of a high-school heartthrob, solve mysteries as a hardboiled detective and reclaim your throne as an ousted royal.
Lineage 2: Revolution
Start a new life of high fantasy alongside thousands of player- controlled warriors and mages. There’s a literal world to explore in here spine-tingling quests, swashbuckling combat and trap-filled dungeons await. But first, you need to settle on the kind of hero you’re going to be in this monster infested world – choose wisely!