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What's The One Game That Has Owned Your Life This Generation?

Yeah, I know what you're thinking: "Why is there is a picture of Final Fantasy XIII in this article?" Give me a moment, I'll get to that.

Over the years, I've come to realize that the games with which we often spend the most time aren't necessarily the games we deem to be the "best." That's why I've always made the distinction between the "best" games and our "favorite" games because in truth, due to personal preferences and the fact that there is objective quality in this industry untainted by opinion, there is a difference.

Very often, you will get two different answers to the questions, "What do you think is the best game of the generation?" and "What game have you played the most this generation?" This is especially the case for me; if I had to pick a top 5 for this era, I'd have to go with Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Heavy Rain, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, probably in that order (with God of War III, LittleBigPlanet 2, Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Gran Turismo 5 following).

Of that list, GT5 probably leads with a good 70-75 hours (which isn't even a lot by hardcore racing fan standards). Then maybe RDR, GTAIV, and Brotherhood, coming in at 40-60 hours. Heavy Rain might come in at 40, too, just because I went through it four times. But I never got the chance to replay the Uncharted's and I didn't really have time to lose myself in LBP2. GoWIII and MGS4 weren't long. So strangely enough, FFXIII actually tops my list...yeah, I can't believe it, either. Because I got bit by the completionist bug, I spent a good 120 hours with that game, and another 85 with FFXIII-2. I'm not really sure how that happened, really...

But please bear in mind that I don't like playing online, and that will obviously come into play for many people. I should also add that smaller, more casual games, maybe even a few guilty pleasures, the ones we keep returning to in order to alleviate stress; those can pile up the hours over the years. Like Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds for me, or Amplitude (last generation; Rock Band Blitz this generation). So how's about you?

Tags: games, video games, best games, gamers, top games

9/23/2012 9:53:09 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (83 posts)

Knightzane
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 10:27:50 PM
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My number one game is Demons Souls. I honestly have no idea how many hours i've poured into it considering how many different characters i've made. My second would be resident evil 5. Third is oblivion fourth is FF9. I actually did the chocobo side quest which literally took 40 hours, only for my party to kill Ozma in 12 minutes. Then white knight chronicles 2. WKC2 was a grind fest, but i really enjoyed it.

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BigBoss4ever
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 2:29:46 AM

SAME HERE, Demon Souls is the most addictive game of this gen and I spent about 160 hours with platinum and 8 play through....nothing matches that on PS3 this gen.

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rogers71
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 10:28:30 PM
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I would have to say Rockband 3 just because that is what I, my wife and my son do as one of our family activities.

I don't play online when I play shooters and I don't get in to RPG's so I usually don't exceed 15 hours on the games that I do play. If I had to guess, I would say GT5 took up most of my time this gen but it still didn't exceed more than 20 hours. I just didn't like the nascar portion and I didn't do the endurance races. Once I beat all the core races, the game pretty much took up space on my shelf so I traded it.

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Grandma Pantyho
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 10:29:30 PM
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pokemon emerald version (154 hours).

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 10:31:45 PM
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Fallout 3, best world of all time.

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Him
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 4:41:38 AM

^He speaks the truth!! I also thought 3 was much better than new vegas.

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Underdog15
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 9:26:24 AM

You thought so? I thought most of it was like staring at mud... very brown with the exception of the city.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 11:06:30 AM

I know right? I loved the atmosphere they created, but most of the land was actually pretty barren...which um, adds to the atmosphere, I guess.

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Underdog15
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 12:43:59 PM

True. I get the post-apocolyptic thing... but it doesn't have to be that bland. Maybe at ground zero, but not everywhere. Look at Enslaved. Was a beautiful post-apocolyptic world.

Anyways, the lack of color was the only thing that I really disliked about the game besides the glitches. I didn't end up finishing it because I just got bored with exploring.

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Fabi
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 10:33:05 PM
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I would have to say Pure for me, not sure how many hours though. It never gets old. I could replay the same level 20 times in a row and I would still enjoy it the same as the first time.

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iwillbetheone
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 10:35:18 PM
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UC3 for MP, GTA4 for SP.

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Riku994
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 10:35:42 PM
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Borderlands, Uncharted 2, Oblivion, and Skyrim.

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Killa Tequilla
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 10:35:57 PM
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Back in the day, CoD4. I would skip school.

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GuernicaReborn
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 10:46:06 PM
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Warhawk was mine. I'd play Uncharted or Dead Space in between, but always go back to Warhawk.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 11:20:37 PM

I forgot about Warhawk. I played at least 50 hours of that. :)

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ZenChichiri
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 10:54:26 PM
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No game has really owned me, but I gotta say in terms of sheer hours played it would probably be Starcraft 2. I play a lot of console games, but I don't usually spend any more than 40 hours on one unless I really like it. I guess the Souls games took me a while to plat and really sucked me in, but Starcraft 2 I just keep playing here and there.

Edit: Yah never mind there are a few games that I spent a lot of time on, like FFXIII, XIII-2, Wipeout HD, Catherine, etc. But Starcraft 2 still takes up the most time because I haven't really stopped playing it, and play it at least once a week.

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TheCanadianGuy
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 10:56:08 PM
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well strictly for pure hours it's GTA IV for me. it was my first next gen game and also the first game i ever played online. it was pretty much all i played my first year with PS3. to date i've played though the campaign 4 times and a good chunk of time online. all in all i'd say 200+ hours. but if you factor in the Lost & Damned And Gay tony probably 300.

after that Uncharted 2. MGS4. Red Dead Redemption. And assassin's creed 2. are the only other games i've pumped 100 plus hours into this gen.

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tes37
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 10:59:31 PM
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I think I've spent more time playing White Knight Chronicles than any other game this gen. It's not my favorite game, although I did like it. It took up a lot of time with the story, setting up the georama and playing online.

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Highlander
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 1:55:22 PM

lol, I'm still hooked...

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naruto316
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 11:07:40 PM
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for me it was Dead Space 1 and 2, borderlands 1 and so far 2 and bioshock 1, and then darksiders 2

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bebestorm
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 11:17:48 PM
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Star Ocean The Last Hope....

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Raze22
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 11:22:27 PM
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It is either kingdom of amalur reckoning or dragon's dogma, but with the expansion coming for dd. It will most likely out stretch amalur. If I didn't get stuck on Record of Agarest War 2, then it would probably be up there too in the game that "Owned Your Life This Generation."

Speaking of record of agarest war, I'm surprised you don't like that game Ben. Did you even give a review on it? Solid turn based jrpg. It obviously isn't a AAA title when it comes to the graphics or the fact you don't get english dubb, but the gameplay, length, and music sure is. If only they didn't use those damn weird character models. I forget what they call them. I always preferred full sized ones. Even pokemon drives me crazy when they do that.

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Rogueagent01
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 11:38:19 PM
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For me it is,

Sacred 2 have put in around a 1,000 hours maybe more I'd have to go check.

Star Ocean: The Last Hope just passed the 400 hour mark and have only started the Seven Stars Dungeon, and I still need to beat it on the 2 hardest difficulties, so I'll probably end up around 1,000 hours.

MAG put in well over a 1,500 hours.

And last but certainly not least are the Yakuza games 3, 4, & Dead Souls. I have put probably around 800 hours into these and have yet to finish 4 or start Dead Souls. It is so easy and fun to get sidetracked in these games that I can never seem to finish them in an orderly fashion.

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Alienange
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 11:27:51 AM

Yeah, Sacred 2 is fun as hell

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xenris
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 1:28:51 PM

Oh MAG, what a glorious game that was.

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Nas Is Like
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 11:39:05 PM
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Call of Duty 4. It changed my life drastically.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, September 23, 2012 @ 11:58:07 PM
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Hmmm, based on time spent in games right off the top of my head, I'd have to say...

GTA4 - 87 hours

FarCry2 - 58 hours

Borderlands 1, - Three playthroughs, plus all the bought DLC.

inFamous 1, 2, and Festival of Blood -
Two play-through's each.

AC1, 2, Brotherhood, & Relevations Two play-through's each.

Fear3- Five play-through's(3 as Pointman, & 2 as Fettel).

BTW, there's actually a lot more than these few I just mentioned, but I'm feeling brain-dead ATM & this all I could think of.

*Edit*
Oh, I have to also factor in Killzone 3 also -
3 playthrough's, plus I lost days & nights playing the hell out of KZ3's multi-player for 3 weeks straight(3 times were for 30+ hour marathons too), till my old 1st Phat Princess dropped dead of massive fatigue on me......R.I.P.

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556pineapple
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 12:09:17 AM
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Rock Band 3. Gives me some structure for playing the keyboard, which I've been doing for many, many years already. I've even adapted RB3 keyboard charts to be memorized (chord progressions and solos mostly) and played solo by me. Other than that, I would have to say GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City. So many hours to just get lost and explore Liberty City.

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Highlightreel
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 12:09:37 AM
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Burnout Paradise and Skyrim each have over 225 hrs from my life. My wife is not proud of that, but both those games really got me. Many a day I'd find myself thinking, "I can't wait to get home and play those later." And that's one of the things I love about video games.

Stay Classy PSX...

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Zemus101
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 9:51:22 AM

Oh yeah! Forgot about Burnout Paradise. I remember thinking how cool it was to have that right on my hdd. Now it's commonplace. Crazy. Good game! I believe it was my first platinum (not that I have many. Only a few)

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Teddie9
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 12:26:29 AM
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Spent 100s of hours playing fallout 3 and Demon's Souls respectively. All else really pales in comparison.

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cLoudou
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 12:29:23 AM
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Really nothing. There are alot of great games this gen but nothing I've gone back to more than twice. Maybe its because I'm getting older and have less time to spend revisiting past games unless its for an easy platinum.

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Mr Bubbles IGR
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 12:57:59 AM
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socom confrontation - basically the only good clan based 3rd person tactical shooter out there. Aside from GRFS, I always keep coming back to socom confrontation.

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VampDeLeon
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 1:08:31 AM
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Uncharted 2 multiplayer gave me loads of fun memories and an actual friends list. Since this year however it's been Soul Calibur V and Tekken Tag Tournament 2, just love the customization to increase the fighting fun.

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dillonthebunny
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 1:26:33 AM
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fallout 3 and NV both over 300 hours a piece, rdr mUst be close to 100... but for the purposes of this article, the game that had topped all that and certainly not a AAA game was way of the samurai 3, last count it was well over 400 hours. i just hope in time no.4 can do the same... well i need to get back to it, but I've been distracted by borderlands 2!

...nice distraction though.

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homura
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 1:31:31 AM
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For me it's FFXIII, spent 140 hrs, playing the ending from time to time just to see the cinematic and listen to the Japanese ending song. Then XIII-2, about 110 hrs for completing all the fragments just so I can watch the mocking secret ending. "Despite all of your efforts to save the world, In the end I Caius Ballad still the one who is victorious for I have planned for all of this to happen. Muawahaha!" Just kidding. Still playing GT5 from time to time. I did 3 play through on Uncharted 1, Uncharted 2 and 3 only 2 play through. I spent 60 hrs on Disgaea 3, I also spend a lot of time in MGS4. Right now my time played in Mass Effect 2 is about 50 hrs I think. Other games just about 8-15 hrs.

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AshT
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 2:24:01 AM
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MP: Killzone 2
SP: AC: Brotherhood, Uncharted 2, inFamous, LBP and many more

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 2:39:49 AM
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Guild Wars 2. Even with a job and a decent social life I've managed 150hrs so far and the game hasn't even been out for a month.

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xenris
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 1:29:44 PM

What server are you on man? I too have pumped in a ridiculous amount of hours into GW2. I'm on Blackgate, but I am willing to switch as my friends are more casual and don't play often.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 1:35:06 PM

Borlis Pass

You can even join my guild! The Bucakie Boys (misspelled so they don't get too pissy about it, hehe)

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xenris
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 1:59:36 PM

Omg what a name! Is your server any good at WvWvW?

I will think about switching over, whats your in game name so I can message you if I do? I will write it down :D

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 2:08:42 PM

We started out great in WvWvW but now we're ranked third to last. I've honestly not played much wvw (only did for a day in order to get the monthly achievement) but from what I can see we require a lot more leadership.

Oh and my name is Pixystyx It's been my standard MP name for a decade now :)

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xenris
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 5:53:04 PM

Nice, yeah we were doing amazing, and now were doing a bit better, but we fell victim to a server that had people switching to our server and spying on us then reporting it to their guilds O_o; People are hardcore man, but in my honest opinion...it was pretty wicked that they did that. Thats some serious art of war stuff lol.

Alright I'll keep it in mind your server was high when I checked earlier I will see if I can drag some of my friends over too.

I don't really play much WvWvW but I want to play it with a good group of people and just clobber people.

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Beamboom
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 2:39:54 AM
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I hardly play a game more than once, so for me the amount of time spent is very related to the length of the game itself.

Offline: Fallout 3
Online : Burnout Paradise

But if we instead talk about "impact on my life" I'd say that Mass Effect 2 is probably the game I'll remember first when sometime in the future I think back to this gen. Man, those hours were fantastic.


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Kevin5
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 8:58:40 AM

I have to agree with you on ME2 Beamer, that game was something else. I actually felt like shite when one of my characters died in the game & for a game to bring that sort of attachment to the characters is something pretty special & rare in video games imo.

Sadly, i didn't get that same impact in ME3.

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Beamboom
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 1:08:39 PM

Me neither, Kevin. ME3 were just the grand finale, as it were intended to be but still... Just the last chapter.
Everything that mattered happened in ME2.

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Highlander
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 2:58:47 AM
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White Knight Chronicles (1 & 2) by a long margin, followed by Burnout Paradise, then the Uncharteds, Gran Turismo and perhaps Valkyria Chronicles.

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D1g1tal5torm
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 3:10:39 AM
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Cod4 - seminal title - nuff said

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Wrote
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 3:31:16 AM
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As far as hours go Skyrim takes the cake. Most time ive put into any game at 160 hours, funny thing is I didn't even beat the story, and I also only made it to 4/9 of the main cities. Man is that game huge. its not quite my favorite but it is in the top few titles.

RDR, Infamous 1/2, Demons souls, Dark souls, Fo3 are my top 5 in no particular order. I also really liked ac2, and I finally got into mgs this gen, I actually started at mgs4 but since playing the others mgs4 is my still fav, if for nothing else then the modern control scheme.

Inc combined playthrough hours, ive beat rdr 4 times @30 hours apiece so 120 hours, fo3(not goty, goty is much longer) 3 times at 40 hours for another 120.

~Wrote

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Lawless SXE
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 3:37:55 AM
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Burnout Paradise or Oblivion. Both went over a hundred hours due to multiple playthroughs, then probably Fallout 3, Skyrim, Valkyria Chronicles, with roughly 30 for each of them on a single playthrough. Probably about 60 for inFamous across four playthroughs. I seem to be losing interest in returning to games after they're finished. Or maybe it's just that I seem to have so little time that I just want to play the latest... I dunno.

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Beamboom
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 3:55:31 AM

I'm the same, I've little interest in returning to a finished game as well. Especially games with just one fixed story to plow through. Much like movies, there are very few I watch more than once.


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frylock25
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 4:27:18 AM
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im not sure on any kind of order but i will go with:

Mag 300+
fallout3 400+
fallout new vegas 300+
skyrim 360+
burnout paradise 100+
all the assassin's creed games ??
mass effect 2 and 3 300+
metal gear solid 4 100+
portal 2 100+
uncharted 2 100+
gt5 100+
gta4 100+

its been 5 years with my ps3 im sure that there are a few im forgetting. i have to add lbp 1 and 2, RDR, infamous 1 and 2. i cant even guess how much time i spent on them though.

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gamer4lifexxx
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 6:04:26 AM
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hmm... Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 )probably 150 hours so far from replying it several times through),GTA 4, DC Universe Online( more hours then i can count),Batman Arkham Asylum (at least 12 play throughs),Dragon Age 2(several times since i got it recently) and the PSN re-release of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (a hell of a lot of fun hours) are the games i keep replaying the most these days on my PS3

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Gamer46
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 6:16:44 AM
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Probably Mortal Kombat, it's fairly new still but I played the hell out of it since its release. Uncharted 2 is another I've sunk a ton of time into.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 6:18:48 AM
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Hmmm this generation... I don't know this is challenging as I look back most of the games I haven't replayed much to be honest. I think my most played game would have been Metal Gear Online, I really loved that I thought it was a really polished set a gameplay.

As for actual games, I know my longest running time in a game is Final Fantasy XIII, which I platinumed in 110 hours. That game I relished every second of it even turtle training. I loved the game and can appreciate it's short comings for a good story which heart driven characters and a battle system which kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through.

Other than that... maybe Fallout 3? I have platinumed 16 games, but I still don't think I have spent much time on them as some of my favourites on other consoles. I must have spent like 300+ hours on Tekken 3 - I reached the triple digits in Survival Mode for the first time the other day with 109 wins :)

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Lotusflow3r
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 7:05:37 AM
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LBP2.

As a creator, you just can't get enough of executing ideas on it whenever you get one.

Sometimes i'll play a new game, get inspired and head back to LBP2 to see what i can do.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 11:15:02 AM

Whenever I play LBP2 and I get into that mindset, absolutely everything inspires me - I could walk to the shop to buy some milk and get inspired, lol.

Unfortunately for me, my ideas are way too ambitious to get anything done. I've only created one (very short) level in the 3 years I've had LBP1/2; I've probably spent more hours thinking about making levels xD

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raptassassin
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 7:35:04 AM
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easy assassins creed & bioshock series i always keep coming back to them

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Kevin5
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 8:56:37 AM
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Tekken 6 & Soul Calibur IV hands down.

Soul Calibur V, VF5 Final Showdown & TTT2 i won't include because they were just released this year.

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Underdog15
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 9:19:20 AM
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I platinumed both FFXIII and FFXIII-2. I think combined, they probably took lots of hours. One was about 80 hours to plat and the other closer to 50. I didn't take quite as long with them as you, Ben, but methinks you went TRUE completion. I just went for plat.

CoD took a lot of my time due to my friends. Only multiplayer game they will play! :(

My favorite was the AC series, but even getting full completion on those can be done in under 30 hours. I also put lots of time into the Atelier series, as well. And WKC took a good chunk too.

Unfortunately, I don't have the number of hours memorized for many of them.

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Underdog15
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 9:28:34 AM

For example, if you went true completion, you probably farmed yourself some Adamantine and got those final weapons. I didn't get all the weapons at all. Nor did I get much DLC.

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Simcoe
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 9:23:21 AM
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Burnout Paradise

Off-line took a lot of time on it's own but on-line challenges and co-operative play made the time fly by. Plus all the free content they provided for the first year kept the game fresh and relevant. Then there was the island....

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Highlander
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 11:10:24 AM

There still is the island and Paradise city for that matter.... It's a game that has yet to be surpassed in my opinion. :)

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Zemus101
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 9:29:37 AM
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It's definitely a toss up between Borderlands (and currently Borderlands 2) and the NHL games. Though with NHL I can just pop the game in when I can't decide what else to play. Play a couple games and then go on to something else. I'm sure those hours rack up.

With Borderlands, it's that addictive "gather your friends and go loot hunting" that keeps me around for hours at a time. Though I did spend a good chunk of hours with MGS4, FFXIII, RDR, GTAIV, LBP, BFBC2, BF3, and even the Guitar Hero games, I'm positive I haven't come close to the total time I've invested in the original Borderlands. Hell, even with the voice chat being wonky in the first game, I worked through it.

Side note, I also spent a lot of time with various PSN games. From Flower, Scott Pilgrim, Magic the Gathering, Puzzle Quest, and more recently... Awesomenauts!

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Zemus101
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 9:39:04 AM

EDIT: Oh yes! Knightzane at the top there reminded me. I did spend a good chunk of hours with Demon's Souls as well. Still have yet to play Dark Souls. Hopefully someday I can get up the courage to try it out.

EDIT2: WorldEndsWithMe now reminds me that I also put over a hundred hours into Fallout3 as well! Same goes for Skyrim more recently. Fallout3 was a blast to platinum!

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frostface
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 10:17:48 AM
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Demons Souls.

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Condemnedsoul23
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 11:05:25 AM
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Borderlands 2 easily

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Ludicrous_Liam
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 11:31:45 AM
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It's gotta be Uncharted 2 for me. Last time I checked, I'd spent 200 hours in the singleplayer, and 350 hours in the multiplayer. Oh god I loved that game; I think I went through the singleplayer atleast 20 times; then there was the multiplayer, which did a perfect job of capturing the essense of the singleplayer and adapting it.

LittleBiGPlanet 1 & 2, Metal Gear Solid 4, Grand Theft Auto IV & FIFA10 come (somewhat) close:-

If - god forbid - Uncharted 2 never existed, LBP would definately had eaten up more of my time. I would've been very willing to let it aswell; the creation tools and the overall quirkyness of the game is/are very unique, & it is probably the best example of British design in a LONG time.

I'm a sucker for football games, and FIFA10 was perfect for me - turn off all the assisted controls, and it was the best simulation of the beautiful game. They kinda ruined it with the A.I though; they were just flat-out unfair at times.

And the other two games, MGS4 & GTAIV, are kinda obvious because they are some of the best games of the generation, so they practically demand to be played.

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Alienange
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 11:34:32 AM
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Despite the countless hours spent on both Fallout games as well as Skyrim, I can definitely say that the game that has owned me this gen is Minecraft.

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slugga_status
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 11:48:06 AM
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I put a lot of time into CoD4, Uncharted 2&3, Killzone 2, and MAG. Iono I've put a lot of hours in early this generation..not the same now..

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Kokushi
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 12:59:27 PM
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GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City - 200hrs in SP & maybe more in MP.

Uncharted 2 - 3 playthroughs in SP & 11 days in MP.

Batman Arkham City - 50 or 60 hours to 100% completion and 25hrs for Asylum to platinum.

MGS4 - 24 hours for SP & 75 for MP.

Assassin's Creed II & Brotherhood - 30 Hours combine in SP.

COD4 - 8 days in MP.

RDR - 60 hours to platinum & 114hours in freeroam.

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DjEezzy
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 1:26:13 PM
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I would say the fifa's. Every year it gets me through to the next year. I can play the game all year and still feel like i just started playing.

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xenris
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 1:36:58 PM
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Day of Defeat:Source....over 1000 hours but I'm not sure if that game counts because its been out since like 2004 I think? Left for Dead 2 is at about 200 hours, Tribes:Ascend is at about 200, and I would say guild wars 2 is at about 100 which is just sick because it hasn't even been a month yet.

I know I pumped a good amount of time into some games on my PS3 like Oblivion, and Fallout 3 but I can't remember the exact times.

Borderlands 1 was actually somewhere around the hundred hour mark as well. I presume number 2 will get up there as well.

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Hynad
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 2:28:41 PM
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Skyrim, Uncharted 2, Killzone 2 and Diablo 3.

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Solid Fantasy
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 2:34:34 PM
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Wow, I think I've spent the most time on MGS4, but also KZ2, and DA:O. MGS4 has the most playthroughs for sure.

Did you put Among Thieves ahead of Drake's Deception b/c you thought it was better overall or just more influential for it's release time?

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trumpetmon65
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 2:48:23 PM
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demons souls. dark souls are the two biggest food me. Can't wait for the next one. Maybe angel souls, or devils souls, or Matt damons souls. S scary

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CrusaderForever
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 3:19:34 PM
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The Uncharted series and Borderlands. I have 4 play throughs on Golden Abyss alone. I just cannot get enough of Uncharted and my friends. It seems like they are my friends now :) Rockband 3 is another I keep coming back to over and over. I just spent $40 on new songs and Blitz during their sale. Great times

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wolfsinner
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 5:06:03 PM
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I played about 120 hours of FFXIII. It is definitely the one game I spent the most time playing. That and maybe NBA 2K12.

But this gen, there is only one franchise that gave me hours of pure, high quality, entertainment: Assassin's Creed.
From the first installment to Revelations, it never failed to deliver. I played every game with the (single-player) completionist bug. And 3 is right around the corner. I expect another amazing 50 hours from that one.

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Crabba
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 7:15:04 PM
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Just going by time spent Guitar Hero III probably has by far the most hours logged between me and my wife, my first guitar hero game and going through it from easy to medium to hard and then to expert, so addicting trying to get better all the time and try to beat that next song and get better scores, it's eaten up WAY too many hours of my life, and I don't even want to think about the hundreds of hours spent on that game...
Rock Band 1 & 2 also got plenty of game time, but far distant from GH3.

Other than that, i think Burnout Paradise (still my only platinum) and Super Stardust HD are probably at the top of that list as well, then maybe Dragon Age, Mass Effect and ME2 at prolly around 60-70hrs each even though I only finished those games once...

Also finished Infamous twice for good/evil Cole which also took some time, and I think I finished KZ2 three times, and Uncharted 1 also 3 times on different difficulty levels which puts them pretty high on that list too...

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gungrave
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 7:52:33 PM
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Not considering how long it takes to complete but just going back to the game to play it over again.
Single player: Alien vs Predator, Stormrise, Red Alert, Batman:AA, Killzone 2, Resistence 3

online: COD-MW4, COD-1st nazi zombies, Killzone 2

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PharaohJR
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 8:06:19 PM
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GT5, still playing like i just purchased it.
Warhawk
Assasins Creed 1-2...... didnt get others yet.
GTA4
COD4
Killzone 2
Street Fighter 4.... had endless brawls with this game, all my folks wanted to box Ryu but took plenty Ls.
Uncharted 1-2
Gears of War..... only game on xbox made me put Ps3 to side for the games available at time.

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MrAnonymity
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 8:07:21 PM
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Skyrim easily has the most man hours invested into it. Before my PS3 crashed and I had to re-format my HDD I had an Orc with well over 200 hours by himself. Never mind the six other characters I created...

Following Skyrim would be Dead Island. I think I had around 150+ hours into it before finally taking on the prison. Speaking of which... I ought to get the GOTY edition so I can play through and beat the Ryder White campaign...

Next up is inFamous 1 and 2. Though I still haven't beaten the second one, I've still invested around 80 hours into both of them combined (more for the second one).

The last one I'll mention is Star Ocean: The Last Hope with 80+ hours into it. I must say I'm a little disappointed in myself for not taking the game for all it is worth, as is usually my custom (probably over 2,000 hours into The Second Story), but I beat it then got rid of it. Sadly, after losing all of my saves, I don't know that I'll be able to motivate myself to take it on again... but perhaps...

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Draguss
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 @ 8:16:06 PM
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Does a psp game count as this generation? If so, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite. Dragon Age: Origins comes in second with almost 300 hours.

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