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Discussion: over your entire life, what single game have you spent the most time playing?

Discussion: over your entire life, what single game have you spent the most time playing?

| March 31, 2014


Over the course of our gaming lives, most of us play hundreds of different games. Some of them barely get a minute or two of our attention, others take hours, days, or weeks. But there are always those few games that can hold our attention for years on end. What single game have you spent the most time playing over the course of your life?


Xairylle: Street Fighter Zero 2. I played this with my cousins everyday every summer during my four years of high school. Aside from Starcraft, this was one game we bonded heavily over. We were playing on an old SNES and the cartridge wasn’t really ours so we tried to make the most out of it every year, though eventually we realized that the original owner didn’t want it back. It was the game I’d play if I wanted quick games with no story lines and puzzles. It was also the game I’d play if I was sad or angry. Just lots of action and lots of Ryu Hoshi. I eventually introduced the game to several younger classmates in college (I was four years older than them) and we’d have mini round-robin tournaments at my place.


Iain: Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn (BGII). It was tough to choose between this and Fallout 3 but in the end BGII has to be the winner. If you look at the rest of my colleagues, you will notice a leaning towards multiplayer, but unfortunately I lived in the middle of the British countryside surrounded by aging farmers with dial-up internet speeds. There weren’t a lot of options for me to play multiplayer games. Also, I hate people.

And so it was that I got hooked on Forgotten Realms by the gone-but-not-forgotten developers of Black Isle. I loved the sweeping stories, the myriad of options and the insanely cool characters. I’ve played through most of the Forgotten Realms games at some point but BGII remains my favourite. Why? Because you are the child of the Bhaal, god of murder, that’s why! Screw you Hercules, my dad is literally the god of stabbing people who aren’t expecting it, take Zeus and his sissy lightning bolts and sod off.

It’s a great story and can be played again and again to different effects. The character scripting is amazing and so, so detailed. I have completed this game and its expansion packs at least a dozen times and I have been resisting buying the HD relaunch precisely because I think it will consume my soul. Honestly, I don’t know how much longer I can hold out!


Charlie: Timesplitters: Future Perfect. If you haven’t heard of Timesplitters (most people haven’t) it was an amazing FPS series for the PS2, created by the guys who made Goldeneye 007 and Perfect Dark after they formed their own studio. All of the Timesplitters games were good, but Future Perfect, the third and sadly final game in the series, was an absolute masterpiece. My friends in college bought me a used copy of the game for $10, and I’ve never gotten more value out of anything in my life. Between the game’s absolutely hilarious single-player story, its utterly addictive split-screen multiplayer and challenge modes, and its brilliant in-game map editor, I have surely spent thousands of hours in the world of Cortez and his associates.

The game seriously has so much content that it borders on absurd: boatloads of missions of all sorts, 150 different playable characters (seriously), and a number of different map-maker themes that allow you to create virtually infinite levels and then play them with friends. I can still remember the layout of one Egyptian-themed map I designed that was a ton of fun for CTF games, and my friends and I still quote the game’s amusing one-liners at each other on a regular basis (we have most of them memorized from playing through the single-player campaign so many times).


Mary-Anne: Motherfucking World of Warcraft, baby. I can’t log in now to check my /played because I haven’t been active for a while, but I will never forget this game. And let’s just say that when I first checked my /played, which was several years ago now, I already got a shock at how high the number was.

In truth I will probably remember World of Warcraft better than a lot of firsts in my life. I have met friends, boyfriends, and random internet people in that online universe. Better than that, it was the closest thing to escaping into a fantasy world. I’ll never forget the first time I stood on the scorched ground of Hellfire Peninsula and just looked up at an alien sky.

Sure, you can say that MMORPGs are just grindfests, but World of Warcraft was the culmination of a decades-old, huge-ass universe first brought to life in Warcraft and…well…it’s really everything you could have expected the world of Azeroth to be. I shan’t go into sappy detail about the game, but it takes a certain sort of game to keep you playing every day for six hours at a stretch, even when you fail repeatedly at taking down a boss. It wasn’t that I wanted to keep playing with friends, or that I was addicted. There was just nothing better or more entertaining than wandering all of Kalimdor, Outland, Azeroth, Pandaria and Northland on foot. Azeroth will always be my second home.

What single game have you spent the most time playing over the course of your life?

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  1. Probably CS 1.X, then BF 1942, and TES Series :D

  2. Dota 2

  3. League of Legends

  4. My own life

  5. World of Warcraft. The amount of time I spent was ridiculous. I haven’t found a game beating that record yet. Quit 3 years ago

  6. Kingdoms of Amalur (Reckoning)

  7. Dota

  8. League Of Legends, Anime Pirates, Goodgame Galaxy, Goodgame Empire

  9. Dota 2 with 1532 Hours.

  10. For now is Hearthstone.

  11. Dota 2

  12. Pokemon Y

  13. DotA2

  14. Dota 2 :)

  15. COD: MW3

  16. LOL.

  17. TF2 ~

  18. League Of Legends

  19. LoL

  20. Dota 2

  21. angry birds!

  22. LoL DOta

  23. dota

  24. more like Warcraft 3

  25. ZLoL

  26. dota 2

  27. Dragon Ball Z Battle of Z

  28. Minecraft

  29. Skyrim

  30. League of legends, dragon nest

  31. League of Legends and Crossfire

  32. Tetris :3

  33. Dragon Nest

  34. Crossfire and League of Fgts..

  35. Crossfire and League of Fgts..

  36. dota

  37. dota,dawn of war

  38. Dota2

  39. Dota 2 and Warcraft three.

  40. 24/7

  41. dota2

  42. World of Warcraft

  43. … Well see who will not spend more time on this unknown game ;)

  44. Warcraft Fozen Throne

  45. fuqing disgaea =w=

  46. League of Legends…. Dota 2

  47. Flyff was the longest and currently playing Guild Wars 2 since the headstart

  48. LoL

  49. Heroes of Newerth and Dota 2


  51. Grand Chase

  52. and Hello Hero

  53. dota 2 and dota

  54. Cod Blackops & Graal era
    over 18 hours no stop

  55. Any League of Legends players here? :)

  56. Dota 2

  57. Dota

  58. Monster Hunter

  59. modern warfare

  60. Dota 2.

  61. Zombie Raiders In Smartphones/Computers/PC Tablets

  62. Dota2

  63. Dota, dota 2, LOL, minecraft, flappy bird

  64. Dota 2

  65. 2k14

  66. urban basketball and dota

  67. borderlands 2

  68. Heroes of Newerth

  69. i would like to say pokemon but they are divided into different versions so for 1 solid game i would have to say ragnarok online

  70. about 5 years playing macross in Family computer , 1year in international HoN, 2years in SEA HoN and now 3 Years at DotA 2.

  71. League Of Legends….Assult Fire

  72. FC3

  73. LOL

  74. Cabal

  75. Dota

  76. Warcraft III :)

  77. Dota and clash of clans

  78. patapon

  79. Battlefield!

  80. dota2

  81. DARK SOULS 2.

  82. TEKKEN

  83. Dota

  84. Lol

  85. 2k14 & Modern Warfare

  86. dota 2

  87. football manager/champs manager

  88. Resident Evil series!…

  89. Assasin creed

  90. Grand Theft Auto

  91. Mineski-Dota

  92. Sometimes ARMA III sometimes Skyrim V

  93. dota and nba 2k14

  94. Amnesia

  95. Special force dfi,crosd fire ph,modern warfare 3

  96. League of Legends

  97. gta 4

  98. Leon

    At least 20,000 hours in WoW… and I quit 2 years ago… :[

  99. LoL

  100. Dota 2 but now Bioshock Infinite (I Always Play the last part)

  101. ¤INDONISEA hebat bisa gandakan pulsa 2 x¤

    hanya pelanggan_XL_INDOSAT_EXIS~

    ketik AVATARG5(spasi)XA6_kirim ke 3767 _minimal pulsa 5500 ,di gandakan jdi 11000rb_

    ketik AVATARG10(spasi)XA6_kirim ke 3767_minimal pulsa 12000rb di gandakan jdi 24000rb

    aman -100%
    (ingat hurup besar cuntoh”AVATARG5 XA6_kirim ke 3767


  102. Pink Games

  103. Ash Ketchum

    FFX – 100 hours to complete the sphere grid for every single character in the game!

  104. Ash Ketchum

    Then again.. if you count the 6 bots I used to run for Ragnarok Online that go on for 24 hours a day for 6 months.. thats 25,920 hours collectively.. okay its RO.

  105. Rockman X4

  106. Tekken

  107. DotA 2

  108. LoL. :D

  109. Cabal and Nw

  110. LoL

  111. Gta V

  112. LoL

  113. dota 7580 hrs

  114. cs 3480

  115. SAMP and LOL

  116. tetris

  117. League of Legends

  118. poo

  119. League Of Legends

  120. League Of Legends

  121. world of warcraft

  122. DoTa 2

  123. Edrick Perjes sinungaling ka

  124. Dota 2

  125. Roblox,Minecraft and League of Legends

  126. snake – Nokia 3210

  127. Dota 5

  128. Dota 5

  129. LOL xD

  130. LoL

  131. lol

  132. ang tetris

  133. Dota 2

  134. cafe land marketlnd

  135. DOTA 2

  136. dota

  137. dragon nest XD

  138. League of Legends PH. XD

  139. DOTA

  140. Defense of the Ancients

  141. LoL

  142. dota

  143. Dota 2

  144. LoL

  145. Dota 2

  146. dota 1

  147. DotA

  148. Dota. LoL

  149. dota

  150. dota 2

  151. dota 2

  152. Dragon Nest

  153. #DragonNestSEA and #Dota2PH

  154. DOTA

  155. DOTA2

  156. Final fantasy III and IV:the after years

  157. counterstrike????

  158. counterstrike????

  159. Both Dark Souls 1 and 2

  160. Both Dark Souls 1 and 2



  163. dota 2

  164. dota 2

  165. League of legends

  166. League of legends

  167. doTa

  168. doTa

  169. Dota

  170. Dota

  171. Dota 2

  172. Dota 2

  173. Nba 2k14

  174. Nba 2k14

  175. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

  176. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

  177. blacklight retribution and my name in that game is AnimeSAOswordart

  178. blacklight retribution and my name in that game is AnimeSAOswordart

  179. burat ko

  180. burat ko

  181. warcraft 3 and tetris

  182. warcraft 3 and tetris

  183. Dota and tetrus

  184. Dota and tetrus

  185. league of legend

  186. NBA 2K

  187. NBA 2K. . .

  188. miscritd

  189. COD MW2

  190. Dota

  191. dmc 4, persona 3/4 and LoL

  192. Mhfu

  193. Dota

  194. command and conquer,call of duty mw4,call of duty mw2,call of duty mw3,counter strike

  195. Dota2

  196. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Series

  197. Dota And PinkGames

  198. dota

  199. dota

  200. Dota 2

  201. magic: the gathering


  203. cs go and KOA..

  204. Doto2

  205. Data 2

  206. warrock

  207. dota 2

  208. Call of Duty series

  209. dota 2 dota1

  210. Dota 2 XD

  211. Lol

  212. Dota 2 xD

  213. DOTA

  214. League Of Legends

  215. Mario x’D

  216. Dota 2

  217. DOTA 2

  218. Titanfall & COD Ghosts.

  219. Dota 2

  220. dota 2

  221. Heroes of Newerth

  222. @need for speed most wanted 2012

  223. HON (Heroes of Newerth) and Quake 3

  224. Smite

  225. League of legends

  226. Call of duty 1-3

  227. aion free to play()

  228. dark sider 2

  229. darksider

  230. dota 2

  231. skyrim

  232. nothing

  233. dota

  234. Tekken mostly

  235. dota 2 1050 hours………. still not enough

  236. Dota 2

  237. Facebook

  238. war craf

  239. dungepn rampage

  240. League of Legends

  241. dota 2

  242. dota 1, but dota 2 is catching up :3

  243. dota lol dota2

  244. Dota2 1976 hours

  245. special force

  246. Crossfire Philippines

  247. League of Legends

  248. Dota2

  249. League of Legends

  250. Dota .

  251. dota 2

  252. DOTA 2

  253. Wwe 2k14 & gta v

  254. dota 2 …1500hrs on the record and still counting

  255. Dota :D

  256. dota

  257. hon

  258. Dota 2

  259. Dota2 & HoN

  260. League of Legends

  261. DOTA 2

  262. dota 1

  263. dota 2

  264. Dota 2

  265. Sugi

    I have to say Futures Perfect is probably the best FPS ever made, it maybe could have been esports title too possibly, given right timing and all that. Sadly TS4 probably won’t happen.

  266. PS1 Street Fighter Zero 3 – 600+ hours
    PS1 Biohazard 3 – 30+ completions
    PS2 Armored Core 3 – 300+ sorties
    PS2 Biohazard 4 – 20+ completions (+6 on PRO)
    PS3 Biohazard 5 – 300hrs (bfore YLOD)
    PS3 Dead Space 2 – 13 completions (+1 on Hard Core)
    PS4 Need for Speed Rivals – 38 hours (as of August 2014)

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