Describe a game in 5 words


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- What's your favorite line of dialogue in a game? (opens in new tab)
- What's the most underrated game on PC? (opens in new tab)
- If you could play a sequel to any game, what would it be? (opens in new tab)

Borrowing a prompt from the Xbox UK Twitter account (opens in new tab) , which itself borrowed it from someone else, who also probably borrowed it, today we're not asking a question but putting forward a challenge: describe a game as best (or absurdly) as you can using just five words. You can describe the plot, or what you do in the game, or a character—whatever gets the point across. 

Here's what some of the PC Gamer team had to say, and we'll add our favorites from the PC Gamer Club (opens in new tab), the comments, and Twitter to this article later this week. Can you guess what each of ours is about? (Chris Livingston's is especially tricky.) 

Jody Macgregor: "Blackjack, meet this taffer's head."

Andy Kelly: "Sad man's wife's not dead."

Joe Donnelly: "Blitzball is the absolute worst."

Tim Clark: "They always have Kill Command."

Evan Lahti: "Authentic Realistic Military Antics 3"

Austin Wood: "Thank god, a dead end."

Andy Chalk: "Russian train ride, with zombies."

Tom Senior: "Bathtub mutant solves ghost crimes."

Chris Livingston: "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands."

Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.