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8 incredible games you can start and finish this weekend

Some of the best games are short and sweet enough for just a few days.

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Massive 100+ hour RPGs are fun, sure, but they can be daunting. Some of the best gaming experiences are short and can be knocked out in a long weekend.

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Here are 8 short games to marathon over a long weekend

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8. Mirror’s Edge (Xbox, PS3, PC) — Game Pass, PS Now

Playtime: 4 hours

Even to this day, Mirror’s Edge remains original, blending FPS mechanics with parkour movement.

What Remains of Edith Finch

7. What Remains of Edith Finch (PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, PC) — Game Pass

Playtime: 2 hours

This narrative adventure sends Edith to her family’s home to investigate a curse, recounting the mysterious deaths of nearly everyone she’s related to.


6. Firewatch (PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, PC) — Game Pass

Playtime: 4 hours

Firewatch puts you in the shoes of a fire lookout in Shoshone National Forest, who finds himself experiencing strange events.

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5. Superhot (PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, PC) — Game Pass

Playtime: 3 hours

Superhot is a stylish FPS wherein time only passes when you move. This introduces fascinating gameplay mechanics that feel almost like puzzles.

4. Journey (PlayStation, PC) — PS Now

Playtime: 2 hours

Arguably the king of short experiences, Journey is an incredible piece of art that absolutely needs to be played by everyone.

Annapurna Interactive

3. Donut County (PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, PC)

Playtime: 3 hours

Few games are as funny as Donut County, a title that feels a lot like Katamari, wherein the more things you put into a hole, the bigger it gets.


2. Portal (Xbox, PS3, PC)

Playtime: 3 hours

Portal’s incredible design is still unmatched to this day, offering smart puzzles, funny writing, and some of the best memes of all time.

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1. The Stanley Parable (PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, PC)

Playtime: 2 hours

The mere act of describing what The Stanley Parable is would be a spoiler. Instead, we’ll just call it the most meta game of all time. Play it.

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