Let’s say you were offered a million dollars to live inside of a game for 24 hours…what game would you choose?

That’s the question that was posed to Reddit users and it turned out to be a really good one. Like most questions that involve “would you for a bunch of money” components, people are ready and willing – so let’s see what games they’re going to try to survive.

1. It can be unpredictable!

I’m going to try something here.

I choose “the quiet game” that my mom always wanted me to play on long car rides.

2. Some people like a challenge.

Dark Souls, I want to earn it.

I mean, you never actually die in dark souls, since you’re cursed.

Being stabbed through the stomach would still suck though.

3. Too many variables.

Going to just chill in the Blue Recluse in Stormwind on World of Warcraft.

Until a mage comes in to do “investigate the blue recluse” and you somehow get caught in the crossfire

4. At least no one dies.


5. A sweet setup.

Animal Crossing:New Horizons.

I got a sweet setup with plenty of fruit trees, drinkable water, a very nice home and tons of stuff to keep me occupied. I’ll be 100% fine.

6. Because that’s a hard day.

Wii Resort unless I meet Matt.

Matt is the worst! Lucia in Table Tennis is also not to be underestimated.

7. You’ll be able to afford the surgery.

FIFA. I’m not as good since blowing out my knee, but I’m pretty confident in surviving.

Better hope the coach doesn’t keep you in for all 24 hours then.

8. Only 90%?

No mans sky… I’m like 90% sure that I can live just on some random planet without dying for a day.

Although you start on a hell planet where you die in under 30s outside of a safe house or your busted ship. Enjoy lvl 10000 radiation and sentinels on high alert.

9. This feels like cheating.

Myst. Just chill and enjoy the scenery.

Yea. Can’t figure out what that lever does anyway.

10. Sounds simple enough.

Hello Kitty Island Adventure.

11. Look out for the idiots.

Farm simulator duh.

At least until some idiot helper runs right over you on his way to plow the wrong field.

Fun fact: In the US, farmers die at a rate roughly twice as high as police officers and roughly the same rate as delivery drivers.

12. Earn that money!

Leisure suit Larry ( uncensored please).

That game is dangerous. Flush toilet, dies. Go into alley, dies. Doesn’t use a condom, dies. Gets into cab with a bottle of booze, dies.

This is just the beginning of the game.

13. Play it safe.

I’ll go with stardew valley.

Just don’t risk the mines

But also good luck getting me to leave Stardew Valley even for 1 million dollars.

14. Hard to argue.

DOOM Eternal. Either way, I can stop looking for a stupid job.

Doom Eternal was way more fun than any other Doom. I’ve played them all. But nothing was as scary as the beginning of Doom 3.

Well, I was high, alone, and playing in the dark with headphones you had to jack into the television lol

15. Why not?

Animal Crossing because yes.

But will Nook let you leave before paying off your debts? Not sure how he handles people trying to skip out of town.

16. That’s logic.


I’ve played games that have gone on for a couple days.


17. Sounds like a good time.

Any table top RPG. Spend the entire time RPing in a bar or something and avoiding all combat.

But hanging out in a bar might not be such a good idea if you’re an NPC. That’s the sort of place murder hobos visit.

18. Unless…

The sims, it’s easy I just have to not get stuck behind any furniture, or burn the house down while cooking.

Unless I’m the sim, not the player. Then I’d have to pray I get a gentle or inattentive god.

19. I love townie drama!

Stardew valley! you can just spend the time getting involved in townie drama instead of doing anything dangerous and still have fun.

20. Just relax your way to the money.

Minecraft creative.

Peaceful is easy as well, but creative just guarantees you’ll become a millionaire.

21. Does this count?

The Stanley Parable.

not moving or even installing the game gets you achievements so it counts as playing.

Reminds me of the achievement where you have to go 5 consecutive years without opening up the game

22. Not a bad way to waste a weekend.

Civ VI. 24 hours would get me to like turn 10.

You’ve made it! Here’s your million dollars!!!

OK lemme just have one more turn….

23. Start from the beginning.


If I start at the beginning, I just let Ralof handle Helgen, loot stuff, hit up the Guardian Stones (no hostiles on the way) and then swim to Riverwood to avoid the wolves. Sell stuff in Riverwood, rent a room and stay at the inn for the rest of the time.

wait for 24 hours

Watch as the 24 hours occur over the course of 10 seconds (depends on loading time)

24. Sleep is nice.

Portal 2 because the first thing you do in the game is walk around for like 1 minute and fall asleep for a few years.

25. We could do this forever.

Football manager. In fact, I’ll do a week.

Them: You did it! You survived! Here’s your money

Me: Just one more match…

26. This guy knows.

Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball.

27. I will take all of the candy thank you.

Candy Land.

28. How to beat the system.

By “survive,” I’m taking you literally, as in “I only lose out if I die, not just if I lose.”

So probably a game where the player can’t actually die. A Pokemon game, probably.

Pokemon Snap (either one). Spend a day watching amazing wildlife, from a vehicle that is built to be completely safe, and maybe take some nice pictures.

These are some interesting answers. It’s pretty funny how different people have different logic, don’t you think?

What game would you choose? Tell us in the comments!