I am what you call an obsessive for the Football Manager games for the PC. Recently I checked my Steam stats and added up the hours I have played on the 2011,2012, and 2013 editions, with 770 hours total logged, with FM 2012 being played for over 420 hours (insert weed joke here). So I thought I would ask the best damn community on the best damn website what games have they wasted the most amount of time with.
Resident Evil Series
At one point I was a huge RE fan. I learned all the strategies and pretty much everything. When I was younger I put alot time into Resident Evil, hell I remember playing Outbreak file 1&2 nonstop. Grinding in that game and unlocking alot of bullshit was fun, though I wish I've unlocked the stickman characters, but they was so damn expensive. Here's all the RE games I've played.
1.Resident Evil 0
2.Resident Evil (Original, deadly silence, and gamecube Remake)
3. Resident Evil 2
4. Resident Evil 3
5.Resident Evil: Survivor
6. Resident Evil: Code Veronica
7. Resident Evil: Dead Aim
8. Resident Evil 4
9.Resident Evil: Outbreak 1&2
10. Resident Evil 5
11. Resident Evil 6
12.Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles
13. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon city.
14 Resident Revelations
Well I think that's all of them.
I dread to think just how much time I've spent on Football Manager. I'd say it has to work out around 350 hours per year on average. I played far more in the early days when I literally did nothing but go to school, play football for a couple of hours and then come home and play 96/97 until gone midnight. Nowadays it isn't as much, but probably still topping 200 hours a year.
So 350 hours a year, since 1993 is what 7,000 hours/291 days. Holy shit I've spent 3/4 of a year playing a glorified spreadsheet! No wonder they titled the book Football Manager Stole My Life.
Fallout 3 / NV, Skyrim, kind of Oblivion but I got into that a little late, Halo, Half Life 2, Command and Conquer, Guild Wars 2 (and WoW for a time a while back), Grand Theft Auto from Vice City to IV and its' DLC, Minecraft, Borderlands 2 is starting to get there. Assassins Creed 2, Brotherhood and Revelations, Ace Combat 6, Saints Row 2/3...I've easily put over a hundred hours into those. Almost 500 into GW2. Minecraft would probably be past that. Oh, and almost all the hand held Pokemons. Emerald and Platinum, especially.
I like video games.
On Final Fantasy X alone I've clocked into the thousands of hours (not even joking; before I lost my PS2 memory cards and had to move over to the ps3 vertual ones, I had a savegame which had clocked past the limit that the game counts the hours to (I'm pretty sure it was 999hours). 2012 is the only year since release that I haven't played FFX at some point (trying to hold off until the HD one comes out - if it ever does).
I probably put close to 1600 hours in san andreas and vice city combined.
My mate put me off San Andreas and said after Vice City if felt serious and a lot less fun. I finished Bully last week and I've still got world roaming fever so I'm considering it. It would be the original xbox version because that's my current thing. Still far from sure, though.
In terms of singular games, I've probably sunk several hundred hours into League of Legends, but if we're talking series it has to be the entirety of Heroes of Might and Magic. The amount of time I spent on Heroes III alone when I was younger... But of course that's the thing when you're a kid. You aren't as bored by repetition.
My order for individual games I think looks like this -
- Skyrim ~152 hours
- Persona 4 ~135 hours
- Persona 3 FES ~ 125 hours
- Fallout 3 ~ 115 hours
- Knights of the Old Republic/Mass Effect ~ 100+ hours
That's games with a timer. I've no idea how where games like Perfect Dark or Halo 2 or Ocarina of Time or Super Mario 64 fit on the list. Couldn't even make an educated guess.
series - I'm gonna guess Mass Effect is near the top. Persona might be at the number one spot just between Fes and 4. But again it's hard to say where things like Super Mario and Zelda fit in. But I'm gonna go ahead and say the Zelda series might be above Persona, as between LttP, OoT, MM, WW, TP, and SS I think I could have gotten up over 260 hours. SS and TP add up to about 90 hours between them, plus WW and MM another 50 at least, right? Probably more like 60+... That means between OoT and LttP I'd need to make up at least 110 hours, which definitely is conceivable.
MegaTen probably. Along with the fact that several last over 100 hours, I've played a lot of them, some several times, I must have spent well over 1000 hours altogether playing those games. That might be kind of cheating though, since games like Persona and Shin Megami Tensei could be considered separate series.
- Over 600 hours in Warhawk.
- I can 100% Vice City from memory. I've done it 8 times. I have 100% complete all GTA games since GTA3 more than once.
- On my 4th play through of Persona 4 now (70 hours since last Saturday), at about 120 hours each. Did 2 play throughs of P3P and one of P2:IS as well.
- Played FFXII for 300 hours then watched my girlfriend play it for 110 hours. Also played 1, 2, 7 (x3), 13 and Crysis Core. Played 5 and tactics but stopped after less than 5 hours.
- I've played Valkyria Chronicles 5 or 6 times, played all the DLC, put 300 hours into the Japanese version of VC2, 200 hours into the English version of VC2 and 150 hours into VC3.
- 300 Hours into various characters in Dark Souls.
- Countless hours of Rock Band.
My most played series is easily Pokemon. I've have played them since the beginning with my lowest play time being around 120 hours and my highest around 300 hours. So with a conservative average of 200 hours with at least 2 games per generation with 5 gens plus of the 2 remakes equals 2400 hours. That's not counting the various spin offs I have played.
Single game is probably Fallout 3. I've done about 4 full runs of it. So I've spent about 400 hours in it.