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Submitted by TheSuperior 612d ago | opinion piece

5 Games That Give You the Most Play Time

Are you ever setting in front of your favorite gaming platform asking yourself what to play? Do you find yourself beating some of your most anticipated titles of the year in fewer than eight hours of straight playing? These are feelings all hardcore gamers experience from time to time but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a few games out there that have the capabilities of soaking up hours of their day for days on end. There are a few games/ series out there that just seem never ending. Take games like LA Noir, Sleeping Dogs or the Saints Row series for example; all these games will provide gamers with a long but fun experience. When gamers are hardcore, they tend to play for long stretches of time and the games they are playing seem to get shorter and shorter. We need to really experience games not finish them in less than a day. So what games are on our list to provide you the most playtime? (3DS, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, Grand Theft Auto IV, Nintendo DS, PC, Pokemon, PS3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Xbox 360)

TheSuperior  +   612d ago
I played the heck out of every Pokémon game that has been released since the start. Once Pokémon have been able to be transferred or traded from one game to another I have spent an easy 200 hours + on each and still on the journey to legitimately collect them all; haven’t even thought about getting all of them to level 100. It will take a lifetime but that is how far I am willing to go with Pokémon.
I_am_Batman  +   612d ago
I wouldn't count leveling all the pokemon to lvl 100 as playtime cause it's totally unnessessary. But if you count that then you could count pushing your pure attributes to maximum in FF7 or FF8 as well. Or you could could count leveling up all the golems in Enchanted Arms to lvl 999 (That could probably take you're whole life).

play time is really hard to define. I spent 300+ hours for Street Fighter IV just to master some characters.
THESHAUNZY  +   612d ago
No COD?
TheSuperior  +   612d ago
long running franchise but story takes less than 8 hours to complete. Online play takes hours but thats only if you are addicted.lol
Blastoise  +   612d ago
Disgaea 4?

Good luck getting THAT platinum lol
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Snookies12  +   612d ago
Good luck just beating Baal. Good god man, I've reincarnated my Valvatorez like 15 times to level 9999 and still can't survive his initial attack lol.
Sephiroushin  +   612d ago
It's not about only reincarnate and level up at all, it is about aptitude on your char, use of right evilities and your equipment!
Takes around 200 hrs to platinum if you're doing things right ...

Took me way more to plat Star Ocean, was harder to do get it as well, regardless both good games!
kma2k  +   612d ago
For me this gen its been Skyrim by a long shot. All time Final Fantasy III & Earthbound
TheGrimBunny  +   612d ago
I have Gears of War 3 (and the first one) A LOT of time.
2pacalypsenow  +   612d ago
MGS PW
SheaHoff  +   612d ago
I really like games that have a long play-time. Even if the game gives the player an opportunity to finish the main story quickly, side quests give games depth and "replayability."
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landog  +   612d ago
Baldurs gate 2 shadow of amn

oblivion (got "bored" in skyrim after 100 hours...lol....played oblivion for over 200)

Diablo 2

diablo 3

titan quest

disgaea games

advanced wars games

theres some games that just draw you in, and have the content to keep you there, these games truely make 6 hour games with tacked on garbage mp for $60 seem like a crime!
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CRASHBASHUK  +   612d ago
WTF haven't heard of Sims?
kneon  +   612d ago
Gran Turismo 5 beats all those games. Even without playing online you can spend thousands of hours to get all the cars and all the trophies.
Decaf_PIxel_Kat  +   612d ago
Definitely agree with Skyrim and GTA. I would have added The Sims as well. I mean that game seems endless.
PhoenixRising37  +   612d ago
Dark Souls. it has replayability up the ass. i got the platinum and i'm still learning new things about the game!
solar  +   612d ago
holy "only played this generation of console games" batman!
sonicsidewinder  +   612d ago
Writer's probably 15.

Thinks Halo was the first fps game made.
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black911  +   612d ago
Sports
Call of duty
Tetsujin  +   611d ago
Fallout 3/NV

Mass Effect 1/2/3

Xenogears

Tetris

Legend of Zelda (First one) Second Quest
aGameDeveloper  +   611d ago
"Total War" has all of the listed games in the article beat - and you don't need to make multiple purchases to make that claim (Pokemon). Take Medieval 2, for example. I played the short campaigns of three nations to completion, directing every battle. I think each campaign took me about 70-100 hours, apiece. The long campaigns would probably take at least twice (and possibly 3-4 times) as long, and there are something like 20 playable nations. So the total play time could be as much as 4000-8000 hours...
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