No clear objectives

Video game concept

Player is not told any clear goals or how to achieve them, and even if they are, the path to it is rife with other unelaborated challenges and player must instead experiment and attempt to progress via trial & error.


Alternate names: Obscure win conditions
Name variations: no clear goals, no goals, no objectives

The first video game about No clear objectives was released on February 2009.

Namco Bandai and Playdead has published most of these games

See also: undirected (when there's truly no goals, win conditions, or such), exploration, metagaming (likely required if exploration alone does not work)


Windows 4
PS3 3
X360 1
Switch 1

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