Which game have you put the most hours into?

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Re: Which game have you put the most hours into?

Post by batman877 » Wed May 01, 2013 7:21 am

Off the top of my head the most played for me were...

Gauntlet 2 (Amstrad)
Laser Squad (Amstrad)
Sorcery + (Amstrad)
Wriggler (Amstrad)
Super Mario Land (Gameboy)
Tetris (Gameboy)

Crash Team Racing (PS1)
Doom (PC/PS1/N64)
Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
Mario Kart (SNES)
Sensible Soccer (Amiga)
Starwing (aka Starfox) (SNES)

Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Gamecube)
Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess (Wii)
Mario Party 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 (Gamecube/Wii) :oops:
Resident Evil 4 (Gamecube)
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II (Gamecube)
Timesplitters 2 (Gamecube)

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (PS3)
Borderlands (PS3)
Dragon Age 2 (PS3)
Killzone 2 (PS3)

Couldn't just pick one!!!

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Re: Which game have you put the most hours into?

Post by SoupDragon » Wed May 01, 2013 7:34 am

Oblivion and the Resident Evil series (especially the first 3.)

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Re: Which game have you put the most hours into?

Post by imaxeroker85 » Wed May 01, 2013 7:35 am

I would have to say WWF No Mercy, I played for hours everyday for about 3 years after i bought it, and over the last 10 years, I have gone back to it at times and rebrand the entire roster and play over and over again. Even the other night, I just put it in to play a quick match thinking I wouldn't get into it, and I sat there for about 3 hours playing tournaments.

Smackdown vs Raw 2011 is a recent game that I played the universe mode every day/night for almost the whole year, until the next game was close to getting released. GTA 3 I think I played even more than Smackdown Just Bring It, which says a lot for me. Also San Andreas must be high up there.

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Re: Which game have you put the most hours into?

Post by Space_turnip » Wed May 01, 2013 7:52 am


That's on one save file, now in 2041, possibly the most epic Football manager game I've ever played (and still going).

Most of the time i've put into games have been PC strategy titles over the years; Civ 2 right up to 5, Alpha Centauri, Galactic Civilisations, Birth of the Federation, Transport Tycoon, Europa Universalis 3, all easily are up around the 200 hour mark (I'd hate to think how much i've played Civ over the years).

Console and non strategy wise: Call of Duty Black ops (pretty much an hour a night every night for 2 years), Unreal Tournament, Quake 3 Arena, Star Trek Elite Force, Call of Duty United Offensive all have large online game times. Elder Scrolls games (Skyrim and Oblivion) would be approaching the 200 hour mark, as would Fallout 3.

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Re: Which game have you put the most hours into?

Post by djcarlos » Wed May 01, 2013 8:01 am

Probably Rock Band 3 or Gran Turismo 4.....

.....although I'm 13 hours into Oblivion and I can see that taking the record.

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Re: Which game have you put the most hours into?

Post by DreamcastRIP » Wed May 01, 2013 8:23 am

Championship/Football Manager (PC) series - the winner by a long chalk.

Others I recall having sunk many hours in to would include,

Arkanoid DS (DS)
Batty (Speccy)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PS3 & PC)
Crime Inc. (iOS)
Cybernoid (Speccy)
Football Manager 2 (Speccy)
Gauntlet (ST)
Gran Turismo (PS)
Halo (Xbox)
ISS Pro 98 (PS)
Kick Off 2 (ST)
Lemmings (ST)
Lightforce (Speccy)
Lumines (PSP)
Mario Kart DS (DS)
Match Day II (Speccy)
Metropolis Street Racer (DC)
OutRun Online Arcade (PS3)
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (PS3 and iOS)
R-Type (Speccy)
Rage Racer (PS)
Sensible World of Soccer (PC)
Super Sprint (ST)
Tetris DX (GBC)
Uridium (Speccy)
Virtua Tennis (DC)
WipEout 3 (PS)
Xenon (ST)
Zen Pinball 2 (Wii U)
Zynaps (Speccy)
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Re: Which game have you put the most hours into?

Post by gman72 » Wed May 01, 2013 8:29 am

Oblivion and Skyrim and Front Mission 3.
A combined tally of about 300 hours :shock:
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Re: Which game have you put the most hours into?

Post by DoraemonTheCat » Wed May 01, 2013 8:36 am

A quick delve into my memory banks reveals the following games :

Tetris or Tetraaaassss as my mate calls it
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Doom II
Burnout 3 : Takedown
Tekken Tag Tournament
Final Fantasy VII
Street Fighter II CE
Sim City 2000

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Re: Which game have you put the most hours into?

Post by samhain81 » Wed May 01, 2013 8:44 am

Over the course of my gaming life, I would say

1) Quake 3 Arena/Rocket Arena 3 for PC
2) Virtua Tennis series
3) Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 PS3

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Re: Which game have you put the most hours into?

Post by Rayne » Wed May 01, 2013 8:45 am

In order of most time consuming...

Pokemon Red (and pretty much every other 'main' Pokemon GB game)
TES: Oblivion (and to a lesser extent, Skyrim)
Halo Reach (Halo CE, Halo 3...)
Dead or Alive 2

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Re: Which game have you put the most hours into?

Post by Black Ridge » Wed May 01, 2013 10:30 am

Super Street Fighter IV, 468 Hours Played, XBOX Live Progress : 5086 fights online :shock:

Bro found my PS2 memory card the other day with something like

FF X: 120hours
DQ VIII: 80hours

and a hell of a lotta time on Star Ocean, FFXII and some other bits

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Re: Which game have you put the most hours into?

Post by Sokurah » Wed May 01, 2013 11:51 am

Back then: Doom I&II, C&C and Syndicate. And a lot of that in multiplayer mode.

In newer times: Burnout Paradise (about 130 hours).

These days I will look at reviews for how long it takes to complete a new game, and if it's more than 10 hours it has to be really enticing before even considering it. Too bad, but it's just getting harder and harder to find the time needed to play lenghty games...especially when there's so many other things I want, too.
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Re: Which game have you put the most hours into?

Post by NorthWay » Wed May 01, 2013 1:33 pm

I'm not gonna tell you my tally from WoW. Not sure you would have believed it anyway...

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Re: Which game have you put the most hours into?

Post by Hitman_HalStep » Wed May 01, 2013 1:59 pm

it would either be:
ultima IV (sms)
fallout 3 + all dlc
oblivion GOTY
i really don't know which one it is though but i enjoyed the whole thing,except all the fallout 3 crashes and having to restart a huge amount of one of the dlc's because of a glitch.
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Re: Which game have you put the most hours into?

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Wed May 01, 2013 1:59 pm

The Championship/Football Manager games (SI Games)

First started playing on the Amiga back in 93, currently playing FM2013 on the PC, that's a 20 year addiction, and addiction is exactly what it is!!!

The digital version of crack, it's no surprise it has been cited in divorce cases. Most of the people I know who play, including a few from here, usually end up removing the game from their PC as it's the only way to stop playing!

A brilliant but dangerous game.

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