Sons of the Forest is the funniest video game on the internet right now

I realized this week, moments after gnawing off the crusty hand of a guy who tried to kill me, that Sons of the Forest, the hardcore survival sim currently dominating Steam (opens in new tab), is a deeply funny game. Not so much because of the cannibalism part (although I did laugh the first time I barbecued a human limb for all of 12 seconds and then ate it whole), but because I then turned around to find my faithful NPC companion Kelvin ankle deep in a pond, looking indifferently at the water. He was trying to get fish out of the pond with his own bare handssomething I had asked him to do about 15 minutes earlier and then quickly forgot about.

I felt bad because Kelvin was clearly so desperate to please me that he didn’t leave wanting a rod, hook, bait or working fish trap (opens in new tab) stop him from completing my arbitrary chore. I was on my way to give him a well deserved pat on the back when I tripped over a fish. No, not fish. It was 13 fish. A dozen baker’s trout piled haphazardly behind Kelvin, who obviously didn’t have time to organize them because he had just lifted another one out of the water. Kelvin is a fishing god! Of course it is! This game is so dumb. I’m on it.

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