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Games you found the most addictive?

Old 04-28-19, 05:16 PM
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Games you found the most addictive?

sometimes when i play a certain game, i get so addicted, that i think about when i can play and for how long.

in my case, i played and finished Borderlands when it first came out and now revisiting again, I'm hooked all over again. others haven't done that, but this one is so addictive...

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Old 04-29-19, 10:19 AM
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Re: Games you found the most addictive?

This can go back some but one's that I really played the heck out of...

Unreal Tournament on PC ...just a blast and hoot with the voice packs and mods.....wore out keyboards and mice over this one.
Dynasty Warriors 2 on PS2....couldn't get enough of seeing bodies flying everywhere, hilarious and each character was a blast.
Gears of War 1,2 & 3...but mainly Horde Mode....spent many night staying up way late with this and still one of the best co-op times I ever had.
Diablo III on 360...we grabbed it day one and couldn't put it down. The top-down demon slayer provided constant fun, laughs that had yo always coming back for more.
Borderlands 1...what can one say, something new, fresh, wacky especially the opening scene with the original characters. Knew it was going to be a fun ride and it was.
Left4Dead...the ultimate co-op blast experience. Just a hoot with all the different weapons, characters while providing the right blend of humor and scare.
Dying Light...PS4....great game and frankly ...at night...gave you the scare. Well laid out, plenty to do, great design and with Buggies running over Zombies, who wouldn't like that
Halo....the first one pretty much ignited console gaming on the first Xbox. I can remember the DVD Talk bunch on that one and the MP Modes. Great story and action...The Fight Club mode was insane funny....
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Old 04-29-19, 10:22 AM
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Re: Games you found the most addictive?

The one that sticks out for me is Morrowind. It was the first open-world, western style RPG I played. I was completely hooked. I'd think about it all day at work and rush home to play more every day. No Elder Scrolls game since has had the same effect since they have all leveled with your character. Learning of and trying to obtain rare/high level items in Morrowind was half the addiction.
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Re: Games you found the most addictive?

World of Warcraft
Overwatch
PUBG
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Re: Games you found the most addictive?

Squad games or tactical shooters where you can't run & gun.
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Old 04-29-19, 12:29 PM
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Re: Games you found the most addictive?

Quake 2
Tetris
Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Zelda: Link's Awakening
Unreal Tournament
Baldur's Gate (PC)
Bloodborne
Tomb Raider (reboot)
Uncharted 2
Intelligent Qube
Flashback
Lunar Silver Star (Sega CD)
Diablo II
Final Fantasy VII

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Old 04-30-19, 07:16 PM
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Re: Games you found the most addictive?

Sid Meier's Civilization.
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Re: Games you found the most addictive?

First Borderlands
First Diablo on PC...then again on PS1
Final Fantasy Tactics on PS1
Far Cry 5 and New Dawn on X1
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Old 05-03-19, 04:26 PM
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Re: Games you found the most addictive?

Despite having a massive backlog, I keep coming back to Civilization 4. It just sucks me in every time. However, I put the most hours into Starcraft. Still the most intense multiplayer experience I ever had.
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Re: Games you found the most addictive?

X-Com
The Sims
Sim City
Deus Ex
Metal Gear Solid 5
Maniac Mansion
Punch Out
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Re: Games you found the most addictive?

the original RDR certainly had me up late when i would never and still never play games. i would do hours just hunting!
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Re: Games you found the most addictive?

Like others here, I could probably list an endless amount of games but if I had to list ones I've found addicting even in the last 10 years:

Marvel Vs. Capcom 3/Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
Street Fighter IV/Super Street Fighter IV/Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition/Ultra Street Fighter IV
Horizon Zero Dawn
God of War
Pokemon: Let's Go Pikachu!
The Last of Us
Mass Effect 2
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Re: Games you found the most addictive?

Everquest. To the extent it was kind of unhealthy.

Iíve had other games (WOW, most Fallout, Tetris, various RPGs) that Iíve played excessively, but that was the only one with game mechanics where Iíd get mad if my wife wanted to do something else in like 2 hours, and play for hour after hour after hour with no stops. It was the whole camping mechanic (you could spend 30-60 minutes getting to some spot in a cave where you then parked yourself for hours waiting for 1 spawn every 22 minutes) plus having to retrieve your corpse or lose all your stuff. This has never been nearly as bad in any other game Iíve played as it was in that. I finally quit by giving away my account.
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Re: Games you found the most addictive?

i really am amazed at how much i am addicted to Borderlands 1 all over again. it's been so long i don't even remember some missions. all the baddies and good guys sure, but most is like all new which is great. i just love playing it all over again...
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Re: Games you found the most addictive?

Yeah, Borderlands is pretty high up there on the addicting scale.

Not as much, but I found Destiny to addicting as well, getting that light level up - lol! I did find it's game play to be fun, so that helped.

Clearing bases on Just Cause 2 was really addicting, but not in any other JC game, for some reason.
Bloodborne, just to see what's around the next corner, and also keeping at it to beat bosses, was addicting as hell. Same with Zelda: Breath of the Wild - exploring that world was very addicting, as is the new Assassins Creed Odyssey, and uncovering it's expansive map. Same with Skyrim.
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Old 05-27-19, 01:56 AM
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Re: Games you found the most addictive?

Like someone mentioned before
Xcom and The Sims
also others like: Frostpunk, Dragon Age series, Divinity, Shadowrun
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