Consoles, PC and video games

A collection of video games, both recreational and educational, is available for borrowing in the Science and Society area.

Video games to borrow

The collection includes more than 100 video games for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The video games loan duration is one week, automatically renewed two times, then renewable according to usual Library conditions. You can simultaneously borrow several games. Four retro NES and SNES consoles can also be borrowed from the Library welcome desk.

All video games collection

New acquisitions

LittleBigPlanet 3. [s.n.]. San Mateo, CA: Sony Computer Entertainment America, 2018. [Print]

Programme d'entraînement cérébral du Dr Kawashima pour Nintendo Switch: exercices classiques et inédits. [s.n.]. Kyoto: Nintendo, 2020. [Print]

Everspace: stellar edition. [s.n.]. Chesterfield: Funbox Media Ltd., 2019. [Print]

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Gaming zone

A new area dedicated exclusively to PC gaming has recently been created in the Sciences and society area. The Zero Gravity station provides you with two gaming computers, one with VR equipment. New games are regularly added to the collection, which already includes more than 100 titles. You can discover and play a selection of games, focusing on scientific and SHS themes, Swiss video games, urban planning and simulation in games, computer code and programming in games, indie games, cooperation and management in games. Several PC gaming platforms are at your disposal. The Oculus Rift portal allows you to test games in virtual reality (VR headset that can be borrowed at the welcome desk).

  • 7 Billion Humans
  • AI War: Fleet Command
  • Apollo 11 HD VR
  • Beholder
  • Black the Fall
  • Block’Hood
  • Botanicula
  • The Bridge
  • Chroma Lab
  • Cities: Skylines
  • Crayon Physics Deluxe
  • Cuphead
  • Dear Esther
  • The Dream Machine
  • Dreii
  • Duskers
  • Eliza
  • Else Heart.Break()
  • Empyrion
  • Event [0]
  • Everything
  • Factorio
  • FAR: Lone Sails
  • Feist
  • First Strike Final Hour
  • Frostpunk
  • Geometry Dash
  • Gorogoa
  • GRIS
  • The Guild II: Renaissance
  • Hacknet
  • Halcyon 6
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Human Resource Machine
  • Human: Fall Flat
  • Infinifactory
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • Kerbal Space Program
  • Knights and Bikes
  • The Long Dark
  • MokMok
  • Nandeyanen!? – The 1st Sûtra
  • Niche – a genetic survival game
  • NieR: Automata
  • Observer
  • Odyssey – The Invention of Science
  • OneShot
  • Opus Magnum
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Orwell
  • Orwell: Ignorance is Strength
  • Oxygen Not Included
  • Papers, Please
  • Pavilion
  • Pikuniku
  • Plug & Play
  • Poly Bridge
  • Portal
  • Portal 2
  • Project Highrise
  • Puddle
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris
  • Q.U.B.E.
  • Q.U.B.E. 2
  • Quadrilateral cowboy
  • Quantum Conundrum
  • RealMyst: Masterpiece Edition
  • Reassembly
  • RimWorld
  • Rise of Industry
  • Shortest Trip to Earth
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization V
  • SimCity 4
  • Slime-san
  • SOMA
  • SpaceChem
  • SpaceEngine
  • The Stanley Parable
  • Stardew Valley
  • Subnautica
  • Superflight
  • The Talos principle
  • Terraria
  • This War of Mine
  • Transcripted
  • The Universim
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • While True: learn()
  • The Witness
  • The Wolf Among Us
  • World of Goo
  • Xplane 11
  • Xenonauts

To go further

Here is a selection of regularly updated resources designed to assist research in the interdisciplinary field of video and computer games studies. The references presented here are either available for borrowing from the Library, for online access from the EPFL network or for free online consultation.

References on video games

Subject guides



EPFL Library video games collection

Jeux collaboratifs, basés sur la communication ou intégrants des concepts scientifiques :

  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. Jeu PC
  • Portal 1 et 2.  Jeux PC
  • Overcooked! 2. Nintendo Switch




EPFL Library video games collection




Video games



Video games of EPFL Library’s collection

  • Little Big Planet 3, 2014. PS4
  • Portal 1 et 2 (jeux PC)
  • Minecraft, 2018. Nintendo Switch
  • Super Mario Bros, 1985. Super Nintendo Entertainment System


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