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The Best Desert Island Game Ever Is...

Oh come on, you've played this before: you're on a desert island and you can only have... Remember?

Okay, so let's make two assumptions. First, let's just assume we've never done an article like this before; I'm sure we have, but I'm tired and I think we should have a little relaxing fun after Black Friday. Second, let's assume the desert island has one magical socket plugged into a tree somewhere that grants you everlasting electricity. Oh, and some nice elf gives you an HDTV that will never die.

So you can bring one game. This negates the idea of bringing a backwards compatible console, 'cuz you only get one game to play until you die. What's it gonna be and why? For a long time, I thought I'd go with Super Mario All-Stars, even if that sounds a little like cheating (all the 2D Marios on one cartridge, so it's like four games in one). I just figured I could get the most amount of long-term fun because those games never stop being fun.

But the problem is that as great as those classics are, they just don't have the substance I'll need for the rest of my life. And that being the case, I just need my favorite game of all time, Final Fantasy Tactics. For whatever reason, I can play it forever and it'll never get old or boring. Besides, although I've long since mastered and learned everything, there's just endless experimenting to be done with all those Job classes. There's the longevity; you could spend eons doing that!

So what game is it for you? Remember, only one. ;)

11/25/2011 Ben Dutka

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NoSmokingBandit
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:11:27 PM
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I'd probably go for Skyrim. I dont even like TES games but if i have that much free time i'd finish any other game too quickly.

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PasteNuggs
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:24:36 PM
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Skyrim.

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Jawknee
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:48:33 PM

Really?

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PasteNuggs
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:54:01 PM

Yep, there's just so much to do. It's not my favorite game ever but there is so much stuff stuffed into it.

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bigrailer19
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 12:21:11 AM

I'd choose Skyrim, Oblivion with the shivering isles expansion or Fallout 3 with expansions. Those three games all supply tons of gameplay. I had 3 characters in Oblivion each with over 100 hours, one of which with over 250 hours minus the shivering isles expansion and about half the side quests. In Fallout 3 I got in over 100 hours easy, don't recall how much exactly, that's also minus the expansions and a lot of areas left to be unexplored. Skyrim seems like it won't be any less.

This is assuming this island doesn't have Internet. ;)

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fatelementality
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:36:18 PM
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I'll have what they're having please. I know there are classics, but then there are alternate lives. MGS4 or Peacewalker would have to b my second choice. They just don't stack up timewise. Good ol' Morrowind would be another top choice.

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BikerSaint
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:40:23 PM
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Hmmm, this one's a hard one for me out of all the games I've played so far, but I think it's going to wind up a coin toss between these two

I think I'd have to either with Heavy rain just because replay value of playing for 22 different endings.

Or

GTA4 complete, seeing as I've already put 130+ hours into the regular game & I'm still not done the full story & side quests.
Add the fact that "GTA4 Complete Edition also comes with the Gay Tony & The Lost & the Damned versions included too, so I could foresee playing it for a long, long, time.

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sirbob6
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:45:32 PM
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I'd go with Fallout 3 since I've sunk obscene amounts of time into a single file, 400 if you are wondering.

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Jawknee
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:59:19 PM

Oh my god, that is insane. The most amount of time I have sunk into a single game is probably Ocarina of Time or Twilight Princes over multiple play throughs, with each play though averaging about 50 hours. But even then it would not add up to 400 hours.

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sirbob6
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 12:56:47 AM

Yeah, I guess I enjoyed that game a little too much. I collected and catalogued every single item you could get in one play through, I got the marker for every location (even Vault 87's front door), and a whole bunch more. The file for it is close to 28mb.

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dillonthebunny
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 2:20:58 PM

im over 400 hours in F3.nv, over 300 in F3... but here i am 2 weeks in to skyrim and nearly at 200 hours, and i havent finished the main quest.... so, if i was to choose a recent ps3 game for that island it would probably be skyrim.

tho... if it was a pc game then hands down it would be minecraft.

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Lawless SXE
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:45:47 PM
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Heh.. I like the assumptions. I remember reading the desert island article way back when, but I wasn't commenting then.

Honestly, it's difficult to pick between a working Skyrim and WKCII. Probably the latter though. It has a ton of content, and both of the WKC games, and online capabilities. Perhaps a game that teaches one how to make a good sea-worthy vessel would be a better choice though. ;)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:49:39 PM

Good thing it was that long ago. I was hoping it was a ways back. ;)

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TheCanadianGuy
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:47:57 PM
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is MGS HD collection cheating ? if not definitely that. if yes uhh probably GTA san andreas.

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Riku994
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:48:51 PM
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Since I haven't been able to play Skyrim yet, I would have to say Oblivion or Legend of Dragoon.. Two games I can just play and play :P Or you know, even Sonic 3 & Knuckles would do me good for a really long time.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:49:50 PM

I should really replay LoD. I've always wanted to.

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Riku994
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:58:34 PM

You absolutely should, once the review blitz is at a halt and you have a good 40 hours :P That's usually how long a complete playthrough (Faust, Old Dragoons, and Dragon Ghost battles included) takes me.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 12:04:49 AM

I think I did everything the first time through, because I was definitely a completionist in those days and I used the strategy guide. ;)

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Clamedeus
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 10:16:27 AM

Harpoon! ;)

Now that you bring up Legend of Dragoon I'm going to play it now.

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mexgeo86
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:50:39 PM
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I know for a fact that the GT series has gotten the most hours out of my gaming life thus far.

However, I think that for me it'd probably be a coin flip between Legend of Dragoon or Legend of Legaia.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:53:10 PM
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As much as I like Skyrim it would have to be Fallout 3, I like that world more and theres just tons of shit to do, even if you aren't doing missions you can screw around forever. Literally

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Jawknee
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:55:22 PM
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Funny because I just watched the episode of The Office(US version) when Ryan Howard left his food in the microwave and everyone had to evacuate. Then Jim hosted of this very same game outside while waiting for the fire dept to give them the okay to go back in.

If I had to choose I would have to flip a coin between MGS4 and Zelda Sklyward Sword. But I might find myself cheating in order to pick Skyward Sword. It's such an awesome game. My personal game of the year, possibly this generation.

Why? MGS4 is one of the only games I have played over and over and never got bored. Skyward Sword I suspect will be the same way from what I can tell do far.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 12:05:17 AM

OMG, I was thinking of that episode when I thought of this article. ...creepy.

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Underdog15
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 12:33:55 AM

Nice job!


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fire-guy!

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Jawknee
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 12:50:05 AM

Lol, it's a good episode. :)

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TheCanadianGuy
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 10:55:42 PM
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lbp will probably be a popular choice

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Dancemachine55
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 7:45:13 AM

Certainly was my choice!

But Skyrim seems to be most popular right now, and who can blame the people? It is a huge game, and it's new and shiny!

I was trying to be practical with my LBP2 decision. Skyrim has gotta end somewhere, you know.

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Excelsior1
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 11:06:06 PM
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Easy choice. Fallout 3 GOTY edition. The game is jam packed with content. One of my favorite games of all time. You could put 100 hrs into the game and still have not done eveything.

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Jawknee
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 11:20:40 PM
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Seems people are picking quanitity over quality.

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bigrailer19
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 12:58:46 AM

I know I was shooting for quantity, without MP. I know youre not calling any games out in particular but I think that's debatable. I mean I personally feel like Oblivion, and Skyrim both are very quality games. I know a lot of people are complaining about lag in Skyrim but I havnt experienced it yet and probably wont since I'm creating multiple save files to keep multiple options for me and as a plus my file sizes are significantly smaller than those who are complaining. But Oblivion for it's time was amazing and yea the vampire glitch sucks, but luckily for me I love the Redguard race which is immune.. Fallout 3 would be another choice and yea the game had some issues and the expansions were atrocious on the PS3 but I can look past that and give credit to the game which was still amazing.

That doesn't mean I wouldn't choose my personal favorite game Uncharted Drakes Fortune, but if there was Internet I'd pick Uncharted 3 simply for the SP and MP.

So yea I guess for me a lot of it is quantity. But I believe the games I listed are of high quality too.

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NoSmokingBandit
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 7:59:32 AM

Duh.

God of War 3 is incredible but you can get everything done 100% in just a few hours. That would be an awful Desert Island Game. The only logical way to pick a game is to go for the longest experience.

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Temjin001
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 11:51:37 PM
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It depends. If I had online play it would be Tekken or Virtua Fighter or maybe warcraft 3. If I didn't have online play.. hmm I dunno maybe From Dust. I would feel at one with me setting =p Basically I think I'd opt for a skill building game and not an experience based game. Those can get old, especially while on a desert island with dusty innards.

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firesoul453
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 12:00:30 AM
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Starcraft II of course!!

RTS games have virtually endless replayability and on top of the map editor. I can just make new games!

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BTNwarrior
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 12:19:04 AM
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dark souls, this game could last forever

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AcHiLLiA
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 12:25:41 AM
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Uncharted for sure either 1,2 or 3. I can just sit back look at the beautiful scenery with my girl.

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Underdog15
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 12:34:56 AM
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I would take either Dragon Warrior 7, due to the length and expansive class system....

or...

one of the RPG makers.... so I could make my own games and story lines.

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bigrailer19
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 12:39:06 AM
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I was thinking Skyrim or Oblivion with the shivering isles expansion because of the amount of content. But that's assuming there's no Internet on this island. ;)

I had multiple playthroughs (3) with different characters in Oblivion, all 3 each having over 100 hours, one of which - my Redguard warrior character - which I had only finished about half the side quests with, had over 250 hours, not including the shivering isles expansion. If I add just the shivering isles expansion it would be close to 300 hours with that character. My PS3 died so to finish up the remiaining side quests, and do all the "bad character" or quests that would result in negative appeal, I created new characters. Only other games that give me that would be a MP game and by the looks of it Skyrim.

Fallout 3 and the expansions might be another choice. I easily had over 100 hours in Fallout 3. I didn't finish everything or explore everything either. Adding the expansions would surely up the amount of gametime as well.

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BigT_1980
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 12:49:24 AM
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I know the I would not bring not because it on the island and that would be Journey. I not saying it will be a bad game, because I sure it will be awesome. It would be a constant reminder of the torment I am going through.

After giving the question some thought I would probably bring Uncharted 2 because it has a great single player campaign complete with action, suspense, romance, and comical moments. Plus it also has an online mode so I could talk to other people.

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JC1225
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 1:05:08 AM
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MGS4!!!

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bigrailer19
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 1:08:33 AM
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Hmm one game I just thought of that I might consider among my list would be Red Dead Redemption. I spent a lot of time with that game not to mention it's one of my personal favorites.

This is a tough choice but I'd definitely pick one of these 5 games.

Oblivion
Uncharted: Drakes Fortune (If there's Internet it would be, Uncharted 3)
Skyrim
Fallout 3
Red Dead Redemption

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Gordo
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 1:53:10 AM
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Dark Souls for me.

A desert island would be the only place that I could invest enough time into it to be any good!

There was an old strategy game that I used to play on the Spectrum 48K called Laser Squad. That would be the grand daddy of a desert island game! I must have sank hundreds of hours into that as a teenager. I even played two player by myself making a story up as I went...

Reminds me of that old Twilight Zone episode when all this guy wanted to do was read, then he went into the bank vault, came out later and everything had been destroyed by a nuclear bomb. He then realised that he could read forever and just as he started he broke his glasses!!!


That would be me. All the time in the world to master Dark Souls and there would be a power cut!

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BigBoss4ever
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 2:00:58 AM
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it is Demon's Souls/Dark souls for me, level all the way up to soul level 712/792....Chrono cross, FF8, Final Fantasy Tactics could be second alternative choices.

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Gordo
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 2:08:22 AM
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Sorry, nobody gets marooned on a desert island anymore. The proper modern equivalent question should be:

If you were sent away for life for a crime you didn't commit and you couldn't be bothered digging to freedom, what game would you play on your video game console in your cell to pass the time before lights out and big bubba needed his cuddle?

I'm sure there are a few lifers within the ranks of the PSX community. A big hello to you all...

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MartyRules
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 3:23:37 AM
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Kingdom Hearts for me

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JC1225
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 3:27:29 AM
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MGS4!!! End of discussion

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Beamboom
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 4:23:08 AM
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I'd go for Skyrim as well.
It was the title that immediately popped up in my head. Surprising, because I much prefer futuristic settings to fantasy but there's just no denying the qualities and scale of Skyrim. It's got quantity AND quality, both being important when stuck on a desert island for an unknown period of time.

If there was online connection there's no question though: I'd go for one of the mmorpgs but that's almost cheating I guess, since many already has proven one can live a life through an mmorpg. :)


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faraga
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 4:30:13 AM
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Let's hope I'd never get in such a situation, but if I had to choose, I'd take one of the Roller Coaster Tycoon games actually. Or Minecraft.

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Dancemachine55
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 7:14:43 AM

Ahhh... Minecraft!

Like Littlebig Planet 2, an excellent selection.

Anything that has endless numbers of customization options and level / game creation tools is by far the best choice for a desert island game, cos there are no limitations!!

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Snaaaake
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 4:55:07 AM
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Disgaea 4.
I spent 300 hours on the first Disgaea, why not for Disgaea 4 for the rest of my life?

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___________
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 5:28:08 AM
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depends.
if said island has a nuclear power station so i could run my PC, then it would have to be the witcher 2.
massive game takes forever to finish, and the combat is so satisfying!
if you could only use a less powered console, then it would have to be ratchet and clank 3 up your arsenal.
has everything!
by far the best story in the series, has heaps of exploration ( was so much fun finding all the sewer crystals), had by far the best weapons the RYNO in that is the best ever created!
i would say skyrim because its such a massive game, will litterally take the rest of time to finish!
but its FAR too buggy, last thing you need on a deserted island is a game that freezes on you every 5 minutes!
and if your save gets over 4MB which it will quickly you cant play it.
oh, and theres no internet on a desert island so theres no downloading patches.


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unleash_jad
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 5:51:08 AM
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hmmmm quite hard to choose ... if picking a game that hasnt released yet is legit i would %100 go with GTAV :D , but having to choose a game thats already out ... ummm ... maybe rocksmith :) even though they didn't release it here yet ! but it sure is fun and would take a lot of time to get the hang of it !

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PAKINIPS
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 5:57:26 AM
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If we have internet then call of duty.

If not then littlenigplanet

I could very easily get addicted to cod online. As for lbp I'd love to be able to master the level creation.

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ZenChichiri
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 6:18:48 AM
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I would have to go with something that had a lot of hours. It would be probably be Dark Souls, but I might choose LittleBigPlanet 2 because of the sheer amount of content with the level creator.

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Dancemachine55
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 7:09:54 AM
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Skyrim?!? Really?!? Fallout 3?!?

I'm sorry, but you can easily finish and get tired of that game after a year. I want a game that doesn't have an end, a game that lets me explore multiple genres even!! If you can only have 1 game, choose something that offers something new that lasts forever, and only one game I know can do that!!

Littlebig Planet 2

A person can easily spend an eternity creating their own games and levels with LBP2!! And with so much spare time on your desert island, you'd have enough time to create the perfect game/level!! Use LBP 2 to create the greatest RPG you can imagine!! If people can recreate Zelda and COD in LBP2, why just choose Zelda or CoD as your desert island game when LBP2 has the tools for you to create it yourself?

Right now, Skyrim is one of my favourite games, and I could easily play it for a year, but I'm sure I'd eventually find everything and want to play something different, like a racing game, or a platformer, or a puzzle game, or a party game.

I put in LBP2 and I can play any type of genre or create my own genre, and that is why, to me, it is the greatest and only choice for a desert video game. The only game which lives up to the hype of being possibly endless and have no boundaries but your imagination.

Littlebig planet 2 isn't in my top 5 fave games list, but if I was stuck with only 1 game on an island, I'd be thanking every deity for eternity for giving me LBP2 to mess around with. It is endless!!

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Beamboom
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 7:22:05 AM

To be able to create something is indeed good for the longevity of a game. That is true.

How is the level designer in inFamous 2? Wasn't there one included? I've not got i2 yet.


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Dancemachine55
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 7:35:06 AM

Just so you know, my top 5 games of all time are (in no particular order)

Final Fantasy VII
GTA San Andreas
Metal Gear Solid 4
Elder Scrolls V Skyrim
Mass Effect 2

I have to also give special mentions to Okami, shadow of the colossus, saints row the third, portal 2, Batman Arkham city, Gran Turismo 5, Demons Souls, Bioshock, Half Life 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Super Mario Galaxy 2, gears of War 3 and Red Dead Redemption. Any one of these games could easily make any persons top 5 list, and I could easily group any of these into the top 5.

Littlebig Planet 2 wasn't there, because it just didn't have the same impact the games I listed above had, but if I could only play 1 game the rest of my life, Littlebig Planet 2 would top that list.

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Dancemachine55
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 7:39:26 AM

Beamboom

Infamous 2 does have a level editor, and while you can create thousands of different and fun levels or missions for Infamous 2, it still can't compare to the scope and imagination behind LBP2.

Infamous 2's mission editor is great!! LBP 2's level and game creation tools are insanely incredible and practically endless!!! That's why I'd choose LBP 2 over anything else should I be stuck with 1 game for eternity.

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Beamboom
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 8:26:17 AM

Actually it was your post that made me think of Skate 3 further down here. :)

And yeah, if you are stuck with one game for an *eternity* there would have to be some sort of creation tools in there, that is a very good point.


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Fane1024
Sunday, November 27, 2011 @ 1:12:03 AM

If I liked the basic gameplay of LBP better (like it, don't love it), LBP 2 would be a great choice, especially if I had access to the millions of levels online. If I had to build the levels myself, it would have less lasting value.

I second Ben's choice. FFT would provide many, many hours of non-repetitive play.

I'd also be tempted to agree with the majority and choose one of the Bethesda games, probably Skyrim since it would be 100% fresh because I haven't played any of it yet.

But, providing I had all the hardware and access to all 3000 songs, I'd have to choose Rock Band 3. Limitless pleasure.

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fatelementality
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 7:19:29 AM
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I could actually spend the rest of my life trying to work my way up that damn ladder in SCIV. Never did finish that. Lol, just gave up cursing and screaming. Won't be marooned 4 long if I have a heart attack.

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Beamboom
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 7:33:43 AM
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OMG I all of a sudden came to think of another worthy candidate: Skate 3!

That game has an editor to design your own parks, you can really never be "too good" in this game, it doesnt "end" in the traditional sense, there's *always* challenges and you can create your own action videos. The map is filled to the brim with excellent spots to do tricks on - you discover cool new things to do all the time. It's an amazing playground. Plus it's got a fun coop part (if I'm not alone on that island).

Of course! Skate 3 MUST be mentioned!


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dork02840
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 8:42:46 AM
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sonic the hedgehog mega collection. classic gaming to remind me of home and reminisce of my youth. never gets old. for all the customization talk, old school hedgehog has hours of replay value.

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CrusaderForever
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 9:33:48 AM
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My first choice would be Zelda Ocarina of Time. However, since this could be forever, maybe Skyrim. With all the alchemy, sword, bow, sorcery and random quest generation it could last forever. Zelda would end even though I enjoy going through it over and over. But truthfully, if Kingdoms' of Amalur Reckoning turns out to be everything I think it will then that would be my first choice. Beautiful game that I could look at forever.
If there was internet it would MW3 or U3.

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Clamedeus
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 10:29:59 AM
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Well, since I don't have Skyrim yet, I will go with WKC2, I love playing it. :D But the bad part is... I accidentally broke the disc and I've been bored ever since. :( But that would be my main choice of game if that happened to me.

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burnedknight
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 10:41:07 AM
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My choice would either be Skyrim or Fallout goty edition because the hours you could put in.

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hellish_devil
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 11:04:07 AM
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Demon's Souls or The Sims 3 for PC.

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Warrior Poet
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 12:51:33 PM
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If Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection isn't cheating, I'd have to go with Legend of Mana. 300 hours of gameplay on one playthough, easy. And each time you play though, the Make World system gives you a new wold to explore! Plus brilliant 2D graphics and classy Mana gameplay. It's about as good as endless games get.

Or...maybe a Shogi simulator. lol.

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La_Bete12
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 2:15:51 PM
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I know it's new, but I'm gonna have to say Skyrim. there's a ton of stuff in that game, you never run out of things to do or kill.

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Axe99
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 3:14:03 PM
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If we have PC's, then Civ V (great game, and very moddable - I could make my own RPGs, and I'd have the time!), if PS3 then LBP2 with move add-on kit (I could make my own RPGs, and I'd have the time) :).

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Rings0fUranus
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 4:27:48 PM
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Counter-Strike or SFF4.

...wait, do we have online?

Last edited by Rings0fUranus on 11/26/2011 4:29:42 PM

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Beamboom
Sunday, November 27, 2011 @ 1:51:43 PM

No we don't :)
If so I'd pick an online game too.

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main_event05
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 9:13:10 PM
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A japanese dating sim!!!

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FullmetalX10
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 9:56:01 PM
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Pokemon blue, won't even need the tv.
But if we'd go for console LBP2 would probably be my pick. Though Kingdom Hearts is a personal favorite, at least then I'll have the time to finish that game with every possible build :P

Minecraft is a great choice as well, that can be as endless as you want it to be.

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Dirt
Sunday, November 27, 2011 @ 3:09:25 PM
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Really? No one's suggested Just Cause 2 yet?

I'm disappointed. I've logged over 300 hours into that thing and I'm barely 60% done.

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Rogueagent01
Sunday, November 27, 2011 @ 5:28:13 PM
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I would have hopefully had a bag packed with these games Sim City 2000, Railroad Tycoon II, any Command & Conquer game, Shenmue, Conflict Zone: Modern War Strategy. And then I'd let fate decide which one of these games was to be my one and only.

I couldn't pick ONE myself and would rather take any random game over the choice of none if it came down to it.

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Jutter
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 1:14:30 AM
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I'm going with Kingdom Hearts. Love the game and I can play it over and over without ever getting bored. I'd contemplate Ocarina Of Time and Final Fantasy X as well.

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Arvis
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 11:02:38 AM
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Skyrim really IS a good choice. Lots of content, and it's even fun to start over with a different character build.

Final Fantasy Tactics is my favorite video game of all time, but I have already pumped about 1500 hours (not an exaggeration) into that game, so I don't know how much more I can do with it.

Also, I'm surprised nobody has mentioned this before, but how about a sports title like NCAA Football, or Madden (not '12), or MLB The Show or anything with a good, extensive Franchise mode like that? Those have the potential to stay interesting for quite some time.

-Arvis

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Norm
Friday, December 02, 2011 @ 11:18:52 AM
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A game like Red Dead Redemption would be what you want. I say LIKE because I am so done with it. But look at what it gives you:
- fun campaign (but replay is low after 2nd time)
- free roam (single and multiplayer)
- MULTIPLE multiplayer games (deathmatch, poker ...)

There is SO much to do in this game.

If Skyrim would add free roam multiplayer, we would have a winner.

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poisonedsodapop
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 @ 4:35:30 PM
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I know this is old and I'm in the minority but I'd take The Sims 3 lol...

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