What’s the main purpose of role-playing games? Is to immerse players with a fantasy world and make them feel like they’re living in it. If that’s the case, role-playing games must have a hunger bar in them, just like real life! Welcome to the list of 8 best RPG games with hunger mechanics.
GAMES THAT ALLOW A PACIFIST RUN < Zero killing.
Some players thinks that the hunger bar is a chore. They don’t like hunger mechanics in games. However, hunger bar adds to the role-playing aspect in games. Thanks to that, you feel like your character is alive, not a robot. Small things like that are immersive, gets me into the role-playing atmosphere, and let’s me identify more with the character I’m playing.
Of course, hunger shouldn’t be a chore, that’s for sure. Food sources should be somewhat easily accessible. Also, feeding your character once a day should be enough. Otherwise, it’ll cross the line between role-playing and boring chores.
Hey, all I’m saying is that the hunger mechanics in RPGs is as long as it works smoothly. Meaning carrying capacity, accessibility, and hunger speed should be balanced.
Ranking of best 8 RPG games with perfect hunger mechanics:
1. Medieval Dynasty
2. Skyrim Survival Mode
4. Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Here is an old, no ancient cult classic game from 1999. Darkstone is a decade old game with outdated graphics, clanky gameplay, and bad UI. However, it’s also super fun, Diablo like cult classic action RPG. It’s amazing for its time.
Like many games of old, Darkstone too is very unforgiving. It’s pretty hard. So, remember to save often. Because you’ll die a lot.
Of course, Darkstone has a hunger bar. You need to feed your character frequently. If you forgot to pack some food before entering a dungeon, you might easily die from hunger inside.
All in all, if you can ignore the cons of Darkstone, it’ll take you to an epic journey. Guys, gals, Darkstone is a hidden gem.
Outward is a high fantasy open-world RPG with survival, and souls-like elements ingrained in it. It got co-op feature too for both split screen local and online. That’s one of the biggest reasons why Outward became so popular anyway.
Let’s go back to the main topic. Outward has many role-playing mechanics. If you reach to 0% in food, drink, sleep, or temperature, your character will die. Your character meets ultimate end if temperature reaches 100% too. So, Outward is kinda unforgiving. It’s natural though for a souls-like survival game.
7. The Sims 4
Now you’re asking, is The Sims 4 is an RPG? The Sims 4 is definitely an RPG. In fact, it’s the ultimate real-life RPG. What is life simulation anyway? It’s life role playing. You can literally do everything, and role play as anyone in the Sims 4.
It’s also one of the RPG games with food mechanics. Sims 4 has 6 needs including hunger. Such as energy, hygiene, bladder, social, fun, and hunger of course.
You can always order food or cook yourself in the Sims 4. Your sim is bad at cooking? Get some cooking classes, practice cooking, read a book about it. This game is a second life!
If you don’t feed your sim, he/she will die obviously…