Submitted by Rashid Sayed 1571d ago | opinion piece

10 Most Addictive Games This Generation

GB: "Franchises like Pokemon, Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, Grand Theft Auto, and more recently, Mass Effect and Assassin’s Creed have become synonymous with the word “addictive.” Addictive means the ability a game (in this case) has to hook you to it so badly that one cannot stop but thinking about going back to the game and keep on playing it. Very few games can claim to be addictive in true sense of the words. And those that do have that attribute are very tough to put down, and stick out in our memories for very prolonged periods of time." (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Shubhankar  +   1571d ago
ME2 for the win :D
joydestroy  +   1571d ago
yup i'm glad it made the list. a little over 64hrs on 360 and now i'm playing through it again on pc =P
green  +   1571d ago
I played ME1 4 times and loved the game more each time i completed it. Played ME2 suicide mission 3 times, 3rd time being my 2nd play through.

Got all DLC's for both games but got to say that Shadow Broker DLC is one of the best..no i take that back, its the best DLC i have ever bought.
kaveti6616  +   1571d ago
"3rd time being my 2nd play through."

That's impossible.

How could the 3rd time you play it on suicide mode be the second time you play the game overall?
Blacktric  +   1571d ago
He replayed the whole section by using one of his saves maybe?
green  +   1571d ago
"He replayed the whole section by using one of his saves maybe" Exactly what i did.

I played the game the 1st time, made a save before i played the suicide mission and lost 5 crew members. So went back to that save, played some extra missions to get the Normandys upgrades and lost only Miranda.

Started a new save on Insanity, played all the side missions, maxed out all my Characters and Weapons and did not loose any one in the Suicide mission.

Hope that explains it.
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PS360fanboy  +   1571d ago
Mass Effect, easily. Best game this generation so far. Proof that a great story and environment is all it takes to make a great game.
frostypants  +   1571d ago
Mass Effect was good, but the rover-driving stuff kills its re-playability. ME2 on the other hand is great.

It's tied with Demon's Souls and maybe Uncharted 2 as my favorite game this gen.

THE most addictive game of all f*cking time is of course Mario Kart 64.
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BillOreilly  +   1571d ago
Yea mass effect, then mass effect 2, the most addictive games this gen. I was hooked on lost odyssey for the longest time trying to get all the hidden bosses/weapons exc. Right now i am addicted to divinity 2. I love leveling up, getting skills, exploring, and messing with my battle tower. Good stuff.
halocursed  +   1571d ago
StarCraft 2 for me..still playing it and will play it for the next 10 years.
Nihilism  +   1571d ago
I've already been playing Starcraft 2 for the last 10 years, it's just called starcraft.

Reskin ftl.
Valay  +   1571d ago
I seriously loved Chinatown Wars!
LoaMcLoa  +   1571d ago
Cartman loves it even more ;D
Nate-Dog  +   1571d ago
Agreed about ACII. Man at the time I played it it was probably the most immersive game I had played in years, I'd play it about 5 hours a time, so worth it.

Disagree on FIFA though. I found FIFA 10 more fun, FIFA 11 feels like the same game to me so I felt it was a waste.
Rashid Sayed  +   1571d ago
I spent nearly 80 hours in to the game. I was surprised by the amount of content that Ubisoft had put in. It was almost like a RPG experience.
Rage_S90  +   1571d ago
so overated....
this is coming from some1 whos got the plat the platforming was horrible kept jumping of the buildings combat was horrible and boring the story was bullsh*t.

the town building thing and weapons were done wrong as in you always had wayyyy to much money once you were half way in the game, oh and the stealth sections didn't work properly.....

there is more but i cant be bothered to type this is my opinion of course
Nate-Dog  +   1571d ago
Fair enough, I know a lot of people didn't enjoy it. I dunno what it was about it but I just loved the game. It was still a bit repetitive like ACI indeed but I looked past that because I just enjoyed everything else about the game so much.
cyborg  +   1571d ago
The most addictive game for me
remains minesweeper :\
Nihilism  +   1571d ago
na-uh mousetrap ftw.

( ahh windows 3.1....you were good to me )
GamingForever  +   1571d ago
I haven't even played anyone of them except for pearl for a hour.
Rashid Sayed  +   1571d ago
if you have not played Minecraft you are missing the most addictive game of the last twenty years, its that good.
Ares84PS3  +   1571d ago
The problem with these lists is that they are opinion based.
And my opinion isn't the same as theirs.
dkgshiz  +   1571d ago
Mine would have to be Oblivion.
I put at least 160 hours into that game. Hopefully I will get to see Elder Scrolls 5 this gen.
Kran  +   1571d ago
Dont know how Mass Effect is so addictive. I turned it off after the first 2 hours of the game. Aint played the game in a good few months now.
Shadow Haze501  +   1571d ago
Kotor and Dragon Age are far more addictive in my opinion.
Kran  +   1571d ago
frostypants  +   1571d ago
No...freaking...way. Dragon Age is basically Mass Effect with swords, a mute protagonist, lesser graphics, aggravating inventory management, and a ridiculously horrible combat system. It almost literally is a stripped down version of Mass Effect.

@clockback: Play more of the game, man. It will pull you in...the beginning is a bit slow since you spend so much time getting acquainted with the characters.
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Finalfantasykid  +   1571d ago
Not having Demon's Souls on this list is a crime!
bageara  +   1571d ago
Demons Souls is soooooo addictive
Tex117  +   1571d ago
Could not agree more...that game consumes you for awhile.
Cerberus  +   1571d ago
Demon's Souls it at the top of my list, I just got Black ops and I still spent all sunday playing Demon's souls.
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frostypants  +   1571d ago
LOL, yeah, I bought Uncharted 2 shortly after Demon's Souls, and I still spent 75% of my gaming time playing Demon's Souls. And I LOVE Uncharted 2.

I think DS has subliminal voices in it that brainwash you into playing it constantly. It's got the the WoW effect...
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frjoethesecond  +   1571d ago
I played the god of war trilogy about twenty times (didn't play it last gen). Those get my vote esp GOW2.
thesithfreak  +   1571d ago
Demon's Souls and Just Cause 2. WoW is obvious, my gf has been on that for going on a year now.

Uncharted 2 was addicting and i believe Gran Turismo 5 will be the next addiction.

Reach wouldve been more addicting to me if it wasnt for the stupid armor lock, jet pack, dmr infested online....i miss the halo 2 days...never again will we get a game like that. i hate this class/perk infested online world today. give us all equal stats and opportunities, and see who wins from straight up duking it out and personal strategy, not strategy handed to you on a silver platter.
ian72  +   1571d ago
Just Cause 2 is one of the games I have spent a long time playing. GTprologue, Burnout Paradise, Mercenaries 2, BFBC1 + 2, CODmw, Orange box, MAG and GTA4 have been played for many hours also.
dinkeldinkse  +   1571d ago
I totally agree about the class/perk crap, it should go back to being equal fights so a real winner can be determined.
frostypants  +   1571d ago
I agree. I think often times this class based stuff in current FPS games is a mask for relatively poor core gameplay. For you, Halo 2 was the highpoint. For me, the pinnacle of FPS gaming was Quake 2.

But yeah, simple = good. Look how successful Battlefield 1943 has been. It only has 3 or 4 maps, 3 classes, and NO customization, and yet it's addictive as hell (I also dominate in that because I don't have to play against people with a bunch of gear I don't have the time to unlock).
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thesithfreak  +   1571d ago
exactly, i love quake and UT3 as well, i just never had enough friends to play with me. but this class stuff is weighing down games and yes covering up crap core gameplay
byeGollum  +   1571d ago
demon souls, fallout series, 3 and new vegas... call of duty multiplayer another addicting frannchise 4 me... thats bout it... some of my most enjoyable games so far... infamous, uncharted series.. demon souls..
DirtyLary  +   1571d ago
Personal list.

Blood Bowl LE
Demon Souls
120FPS  +   1571d ago
Most addictive game to My memory was California Games - The beanbag was mind controlling
Z501  +   1571d ago
JacobIsHollywood  +   1571d ago
inFamous is, by far, the most addicting game this generation...

3D Dot Game Heroes is a distant second, however.
DaBadGuy  +   1571d ago

I've lost hours to that thing.

I'll start a project or discover a huge mine full of gold and redstone and just go about my business while darkness falls outside my window and I don't even notice, then by the time I take my eyes off Minecraft it's 3 AM and I gotta be up for work in a few hours.

If you haven't played Minecraft......well...I suggest you do.
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CroKiller  +   1571d ago
I will add Borderlands to the list. Most addictive game of current generation.
Sackdude  +   1571d ago
This list
Is more like:

10 Most Addictive 360 Games This Generation

i think the person who wrote this article, doesn't even own a PS3.
Allowen  +   1571d ago
No Elder Scroll's IV: Oblivion, Fallout3 or Dragon Quest IX then the list is kinda fail.

I stopped playing DQ9 with 150 hours on it because I wanted to play other games too. Other wise I would stil be playing it today.

Same goes to Fallout3, Oblivion, CoDMW1 ,ME2 ... and the king of the kings of addicting = Worlds of Warcraft.

By the way I don't think Halo Reach is THAT addicted because it seems that most ppl that bought it are the ones that are playing Call of Duty BO atm that launched a little more then a month after.

And about ME2(PC) it is rules, I played it like 4 times straigh but I did not buy any DLC.
Maybe I will get it for my PS3 since it comes with all 10000 DLCs ... this is indead an addicting game, it is not xbox fanboy saying that lol.
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Tiqila  +   1571d ago
fable II is on second place
-> fail
RXL  +   1571d ago
Mass Effect 2
left 4 dead
Mass Effect 1
left 4 dead 2
Gears of war 2
Splinter Cell
Gears of War 1
Pen15  +   1571d ago
Lol trolling?
RXL  +   1571d ago
what if i was a poor gamer and could only afford a 360 and used games?..

wait no..that can't be..
Venox2008  +   1571d ago
I agree with: GTA:Chinatown...but there are way more..

mario galaxy 1&2, metal gear 4,metroid prime trilogy, madworld, okami, batman: arkham asylum, vanquish....and more more more :) really..
climatrol  +   1571d ago
Condemned 1&2, Bad company multiplayer
Faelan  +   1571d ago
Funny they should use the word addictive. I just noticed today that according to Steam, I'm pretty close to having 750 hours clocked in X3:Terran Conflict. That's pretty sick, but it doesn't beat the time I've spent in World of Warcraft. Looking at my main and alts... I'm guessing I'm at the 3000 hour mark and I don't even consider myself a hardcore WoW player O.o
bigmacmuncher  +   1571d ago
Not hardcore?!?!?!
3000 hours is roughly 125 freaking days dude! Jesus Christ!
Faelan  +   1571d ago
I know. It's a bit insane. Yet I've met plenty of people in-game and I know several guild members who have many more characters and much more time invested than me. That's how time sucking WoW is. Keep in mind that I've been playing it on and off since release though and I have a habit of leaving my character AFK while I go do some stuff, so the hours add up steadily over time that way.
nevimkdojsem2  +   1571d ago
one of my work colleagues confessed he had spent altogether over a year playing Guild Wars. It's insane :) and that's why I must never touch an MMORPG. :-D My record is 350 hours on Warhawk.
Pen15  +   1571d ago
Play MAG for more than 5 minutes and you'll be hooked for months.

Fallout 3
cranium  +   1571d ago
Even though they were honourable mentions, I think that Oblivion/Fallout 3 should have been included. I just got the GotY edition of Oblivion last month. I am past the 150 hour mark and it's giving no signs of letting up anytime soon.

My most played game this gen remains MGS4. I don't think many people have the same passion for it as I do though (I've beat it 13 times and counting.)
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Ducky  +   1571d ago
I like how Farmville made the honorable mention. :D
nevimkdojsem2  +   1571d ago
for me the most addictive probably were Civilization 5, Persona 4, Warhawk, Critter Crunch, Plants vs. Zombies, Chrono trigger and Advance wars on NDS.
CombineElite  +   1571d ago
What No....
Team Fortress 2
Alien Swarm
Plants VS. Zombies
Mafia Wars
EVE Online
This list is bogus!!

For me it's Half Life 2, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., Bad Company 2, or MOds
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