Top 5 games you lost most hours on...... !

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Re: Top 5 games you lost most hours on...... !

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Re: Top 5 games you lost most hours on...... !

Post by Tabe » Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:38 am


Mine would be:

Ultima 4 (Apple II)
Age of Empires II (PC)
IO Silver (Apple II) (PC)
Tetris (multiple)


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Re: Top 5 games you lost most hours on...... !

Post by Mighty_Zol » Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:53 am

Strategy games tend to be my biggest time vampires
Added together, I think the civilization series has by far stolen most hours of my life.

I've had some pretty epic sessions of Heroes of Might and Magic 3 over the years so that probably gets second place.

I wouldn't be surprised if Tekken 2 was quite a big one - over my uni years I played this a ridiculous amount. The game actually kept a record of the number of hours played (or at least was switched on for) and it was quite a frightening number.

Beyond that, I'm not really sure - could be Elite, Frontier or X3 reunion. Or maybe all those 15 minute blasts of Final Fight or Target Renegade would amount to a fair few days if I could add it all up.

Now that I start thinking about the total time i've spent playing these games, it gets a bit depressing really...

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Post by StickHead » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:53 pm

All this talk of strategy games reminded me of a game that ate more of my life than Morrowind and Oblivion put together: Settlers 2. The most relaxing game ever made. It took me 14 hours of game time to complete one of the maps - and I loved every second.
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Re: Top 5 games you lost most hours on...... !

Post by Andykiwi » Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:35 pm

Civilization II - maybe over 500 hours
Might & Magic 6 - Mandate of Heaven - maybe over 500 hours
Pharaoh - maybe over 200 hours
Might & Magic 7 - For Blood and Honor - maybe over 100 hours
Tomb Raider and Tomb Raider II - maybe over 100 hours each

I wish I knew exactly how long I spent on them, but I wasn't timing myself. :lol:

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Post by lavalyte » Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:33 am

Cadaver (amiga) (Wrote a walkthrough)
Impossible Mission(C64)
Bubble Bobble (c64) (wrote a walkthrough/strategy guide for every level, sent it to ZZap, forgot to take a copy, never saw it again)
Zelda 64 (N64)
Zelda WindWalker (GC)
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Post by Roo » Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:45 am

Animal Crossing (GameCube) (estimated 150hrs since 2004)
F-Zero X (estimated 100hrs since 1998)
Banjo-Kazooie (estimated 100hrs since 1998)
Mario Kart 64 (estimated 80hrs since 1997)
Crazy Taxi (estimated 50hrs since 2000)

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Post by Doddsy » Thu Oct 15, 2009 6:40 am

If you counted up all the 8player games played on Chaos since 1985 I think this would be the most played game.

My others would be and strangly they are mostly recent games. So this kinda tells you the way modern gaming is going.

GTA III, IV, San Andreas, Vice City.
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Post by SpiffierRabbit » Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:48 am

Just looked at my Ikaruga save! Only 231hrs logged on it!
Star Wars Knight Of The Old Republic - Can play that game over and over.
Super Street Fighter 2 X
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Post by FatTrucker » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:11 am

Elite, Dungeon Master, Morrowind, Fallout 3, Dawn of War (and expansions).
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Re: Top 5 games you lost most hours on...... !

Post by Ridgeracer » Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:25 am

Hmm, tough to call, but it would prob be like this...

1) WoW
2) Halo 3
3) Super Mario Kart
4) Ridge Racer 6
5) FF7

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Post by Sokurah » Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:20 am

Burnout Paradise
Command & Conquer.
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Re: Top 5 games you lost most hours on...... !

Post by Sepp Salerno » Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:50 am

Tekken 3 (At about 16 yrs was about all we played, and is still good for a few hours)
Dead Space (I've playd it every which way)
Super Mario Brothers
Grand Thieft Auto IV (I know it's a real souless play, and for me, the actual game is dull, but once you've unlocked the whole city, you can just rock around killing anything that moves after a hard day at the office.....something I have done til my eyeballs burn)

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Post by FlyHighKid » Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:33 pm

1. Guild Wars (PC) - back when I bothered with Xfire I had it at around the 400h mark, though I did play Guild Wars before I even knew of Xfire so yeah, definately number 1.

2. Pokemon Emerald (GBA) - before I sold it off I remember my save file said it was around 260h.

3. Worms Armageddon (PC/360) - Hours of fun. When I got pissef off at the campaign, I would even play the 2 player mode with myself and never got bored. Overall at least 200 hours wasted.

4. Counter-Strike: Source (PC) - Roughly 100 hours I spent on this game. Though the funny thing is, I spent most of the time playing zombiemod because I was bored of sucking on the deathmatch and gungame servers.

5. Space Invaders (PC/360) Over the years I played so many versions of this I've lost count. Most of them were brilliant indie games, now I wish I remembered the exact names :oops:
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Re: Top 5 games you lost most hours on...... !

Post by C=Style » Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:53 pm

Hard to think of a top 5 tbh.

1: Phantasy Star Online, man did I rack up the hours in this one. Hundreds of hours! back in the day before I had an ISP for the DC it cost me also hundreds of pounds too by paying for Dial up with BT lol, but to me it was money well spent. Never had an online experience quite the same as this.

2: PGR series, between PGR 2 and 4 I have also put in an insane amount of hours. I would say with PGR 2 I've spent well into the hundreds again and even now I'm still not bored with it.

3: Streetfighter 2. I was a lucky kid! lucky to have a mate who imported this game on the SNES from the US just in time for our school summer holidays. What a storming summer that was! We spent a good year playing this game 2 player, superb times.

4: GTA: VC One summer back in the early 2000's I played this game to death. I was determined to get a 100% clear rate, and it became almost an obsession. I was hooked, hours upon hours spent in the game world pissing about and discovering secrets etc. Loved it!

5: Gran Turismo 1/2: Another driving game series I got hooked to. Completed the first game 100% more than once lol, very nearly finished the sequel too. I still continue to play these games thanks to the PSP, GT2 in particular gets a lot of hours from me.

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