While winter storm Hercules basically finger-banged the entire Continental United States into 3:30pm sunsets and salted driveway submission holds, there remains a glimmer of a panacea to combat winter depression: video games.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at a certain time of the year, usually in the winter (obviously) and can be a bummer of the first degree. 

While most of the country endures a fucking Polar Vortex (wrap your chubby, grey brain skin around the idea of 50, 60 or even 70 below zero) we humbly offer up a selection of video games that may help you avoid polishing a handgun with the inside of your mouth.

Aside from sounding like some EDM mashup cooked up by Patagonia to make camping seem more edgy, a Polar Vortex will bury your crushed dreams with all of the brutal efficacy of a hantavirus

While any game could in your library could be used to combat SAD, we've got ten that are worth the investment of the next three to four of your Chinese food ordering winter months. Six to seven months if you live anywhere in the Midwestern United States,

Winter can officially go fuck itself. Enjoy.

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