10 Games With An Interesting Look At Technology – TechGirl

We often see great technical gadgets in games, and we see cyber security, for example, increasingly playing a big role in the stories. We list ten games that somehow make our technical heart beat a little faster.


In Portal, the weapons industry has changed. We no longer see guns that only shoot bullets. The weapons in Portal can fire portals, which provide both a visual and physical connection between two locations in the 3D world. You use them to puzzle your way through the story. Your Aperture Science handheld portal device is necessary as you are constantly challenged by GLaDOS (Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System), an artificial intelligence system that taunts you throughout the experience. Portal is a sweetheart, especially since the rather dark story is told through a lot of jokes and pranks.

Watch Dogs

It is probably one of the first games that comes to mind when you think of technology and video games. Watch Dogs is the game franchise that revolves around hacking. Watch Dogs shows what can happen when technological development accelerates without being regulated or safe. Watch Dogs is hacktivism galore. A game that lets you enjoy what technology has to offer, but at the same time makes you feel that all that technology comes with ethical decisions. What does privacy mean in a world full of cameras that can be hacked in an instant?

Quantum break

Quantum Break pauses time. A special development that apparently could not have happened without.. Windows Surface tablets and Windows phones? what? This third-person action game shows a somewhat silly take on technology, as it seems strange that a society that invented the ability to influence time is still using the Microsoft Surface tablets that are now in stores. In addition, the game is so full of Microsoft products that it’s just too much. It might not be such a positive and good view of technology and you think, why mention it? Well, I wanted to add Quantum Break anyway because it shows how technology can also make a game look really dated, and not in a good way. Still interesting…

Shenzhen I/O

Shenzhen I/O is a completely different game than most games that delve into technology. Shenzhen is a game that puts you in the position of an expat in China. You work for a technology company and you have to repair and make devices for customers. There is a guide you have to follow and you have to understand numbers so you can program things node by node and with switches on a circuit board. This game will teach you more about how our electronics work, which may feel a bit old-fashioned and old-fashioned, but this is the heart of technology.

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Action role-playing video game Deus Ex: Mankind Divided looks at technology very differently than Watch Dogs. Here, the technology is not aimed at people, but is implanted in them. People can choose to insert artificial, cybernetic organs called augmentations. These adaptations create a mechanical dividing line between humans and augmented humans. Again, the context is very much about ethics and politics. This time not so much from a hacktivist point of view, but from a somewhat darker side. The environments in this game are very futuristic, with our hero Adam being able to hack into a variety of devices, from computers to security robots.

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At first, Heart.Break() seems like a simple click game, but don’t give up. Before long, you’ll get your modifier, a gadget that lets you hack into pretty much anything you deal with in the game. It changes everything, because you have to go up against the Ministry of Computer Science. It all seems like a really nice soda can sales story, suddenly with all the hacking skills you have, you have to fight this big bad entity. And you can even take programming to the next level and hack something to make you less sleepy, which might just help you reach the game’s end goal. This game is so unlike anything we’ve ever played that it’s definitely one to consider if you’re curious about action-adventure hacking games.


Volume is a game that stands out for its unique visual style alone, but the story and themes that Mike Bithell’s game brings make Volume a game you can’t miss. In this game, Britain is cut off from the rest of the world, just like in Watch Dogs Legion, but in a different context. Volume is about a man who streams on a platform like Twitch to show his followers Let’s Plays from robbery. In this way, children can learn to steal money. This is also a very hacktivist game that tries to strike a fist at evil corporations and corrupt governments.

Metal Gear Solid

Metal Gear Solid is basically the 007 of games when it comes to gadgets. Consider the Fulton recovery system, which is actually something the CIA actually invented. It is designed to take soldiers and cargo up from the ground using a balloon and pick them up in the sky with an airplane. But there’s so much more technology to enjoy in the Metal Gear Solid series: optical camouflage, railguns, nanotech prosthetics, and so on. All things that have a real twin sister, or something like that.

Batman: Arkham Trilogy

Snake and James Bond both have quite a large arsenal of tech gadgets, but there’s another action hero who has quite an impressive collection of tech gadgets. Of course we’re talking about Batman. Our favorite gadget for the caped crusader is the cryptographic sequencer, which allows him to see more, track signals, eavesdrop and bypass security. It’s not good for villains who like their privacy, but it’s very good for players who want to progress in the Arkham games.

Mass effect

Who would have ever thought that with our mobile phones we could take amazing pictures, send emails and even record videos? They are all gadgets that we have come to love. You might be looking at yours right now reading TechGirl. In Mass Effect, there is an equivalent to our smartphones: omni-tools. They are all in one: scanner, hacking device, repair tool, weapon and more. Plus, they don’t look ugly. We may see our smartphones increasingly become omni-tools in the next twenty years. It would be nice, because nowadays smartphones look way too similar.

In short, we hope that games will also have a full impact on technology.

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