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It’s okay, we don’t blame you for falling for it…you’re just a noob bro. Don’t fight it. Welcome to and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Noob Traps in Video Games!

#10. That 1st Goomba “Super Mario Bros.” (1985)
#9. Day “Papers, Please” (2013)
#8. Spike Traps “The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim” (2011)
#7. It’s Dangerous to Travel Alone! “Divinity Original Sin” (2014)
#6. Vanguard “Demon’s Souls” (2009)
#5. Not Using Stealth “Deus Ex” (2000)
#4. Passing Your Driver’s Test “Driver” (1999)
#3, #2 & #1: ???

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  1. I honestly think it took me longer to get past the tutorial in driver than it did to complete the game

  2. I wouldn’t classify most of the entries on this list as “noob traps”… >.>

    Like, the ladder one for sure, but most of the others are just pitfalls that noobs make on their own. A trap is a designed incentive that *lures* the noob in and then closes on them. Not talking to NPCs to figure out what’s going on and having your preconceived notions of what is or isn’t (Lost Woods, Divinity, etc.) is not a “noob trap”; it is noobs shooting themselves in the foot.

    Noob traps are things like Mario Maker levels that have a 1-up or powerup item in a space that you go into only to find the place was roofed off with invisible blocks and now you can’t get out. A noob trap needs to have something “shiny” and desirable that should not be gotten either ever or at the point in time in which its presence is first known. Or it could also be a noob trap if game text is purposefully misleading to imply that a particular decision is a good idea and is, in actuality, a strictly inferior choice.

  3. FFXII – Wild Saurian in the Dalmasca Estersand. Let’s just put a Level 29-30 monster in the very first map (granted it’s docile unless provoked but when all other enemies are Lv.1 to at most 4 then I feel it counts as a noob trap).

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