We may remember a game for its great story or amazing graphics, but all games live or die by their mechanics, regardless of how simple or complex they may be. Sometimes, though – as we were just reminded by the most recent gameplay trailer for Death Stranding – a game’s mechanics can be straight-up weird.
Whether a fun gimmick or a totally buck-wild mindf***, plenty of developers have tried to differentiate themselves from the rest of the industry with unique gameplay mechanics – here are some of our favorites.
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Source: IGN.com 14 of the Weirdest Game Mechanics Ever