Best toilets in video games
I'm obsessed with the ideas of flushable toilets in games in the same way that many people always want to pet the dog. Most of the time there's no reason to have a flushable toilet, yet many developers go out of their way to make it so. Sometimes just being able to interact with a toilet is satisfying, but what if the toilet gave you something in return? Enter Borderlands, which not only lets you flush the toilets you find around the game but rewards you for doing so. You get loot! Whether it's cash, ammo, or even guns, walking up to a toilet or porta-potty and hitting a button will net you something. This very important discussion wouldn't be complete without Borderlands toilets, and it probably won't get much better, either. -Carli Velocci
If you play as a man in Prey, the toilet seat in your apartment is up. If you play as a woman, it's down. It's a small detail that Arkane uses to make the world that much more believable. What makes the toilets in Prey so special is that there are times where you can flush mimics down them before they have a chance to scare the shit out of you, no pun intended. Plus there's a skill in the game that lets you turn into toilet paper. So that's cool too. -Jennifer Locke
3. Dishonored 2
It's a travesty when toilets can't be flushed in games. Part of Dishonored 2's appeal as an immersive sim is all of the little details packed into the far corners that someone may never even see during their playthrough — like flushable toilets. Is there any reason for them? Absolutely not. Did I get a small thrill when I realized I could flush toilets in Dishonored 2? You bet I did. I want to be able to interact with the world around me in a game, and if that means flushing a toilet in some plague-ridden world while I play as an assassin trying to overthrow an evil witch, then so be it. -Jennifer Locke
4. Death Stranding
Technically you can't flush toilets in Death Stranding but you do get one better: the entire world is your toilet. You see, Sam Porter Bridges' bodily fluids are special, and can even be used as a weapon (OK, Kojima). Plus, as you walk throughout the world, you'll become exposed to chiralium, an element that can have dangerous consequences. So it's not only recommended that you empty your bowels — it's required! You can unzip your fly in the wilderness and grow a mushroom (yes really) or you can do your business in your private room, which allows you to create some grenades. Never has peeing been so… complicated. -Carli Velocci
5. South Park: The Fractured But Whole
South Park is no stranger to toilet humor, and like it's predecessor, The Stick of Truth, toilets can be fun. Rather than get a battle item, using a toilet (or all the toilets) in The Fractured But Whole earns an achievement or a trophy. There's a whole mini-game featuring 21 separate toilets across South Park. Each toilet comes with a different set of instructions players will have to master. The difficulty ranges from 2-4 stars, and once you complete them all to mastery, you unlock the Crappin' Forte achievement. While you don't get much for completing the mini-game, it can be a lot of fun earning that trophy. -Sara Gitkos
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