Games That Have Deprived Me of Study Time at the Worst Opportunities

Ordinarily, I'm a pretty studious person. I have my book-cramming and paper-writing schedule more or less set into stone so I can properly budget free time into my routine. This tends to work out pretty well. I get stuff done and usually still have enough surplus time to pursue any and all other pastimes I have, video games obviously included.
The thing is, sometimes I take a bit of a liking to really outstanding games. This in and of itself isn't a problem, but it certainly becomes one when it just so happens to take place during academic crunch time. This list serves as a chronicle of the games that managed to do that, taking an otherwise alright student and turning me into a zombified hollow shell of a human being, concerned with nothing else other than reaching the end of a game with which I've fallen in love.

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Posted by ahoodedfigure

I never managed to get into Symphonia.  I was too bitter about the multiplayer mode not working right. 

Posted by Daveyo520

Don't you dare make me addicted to TF2 again!!!!
Posted by Dork_Metamorphosis

I can honestly blame Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night for putting me on academic probation my first semester of college. 

Posted by Pepsiman
@Dork_Metamorphosis: Heh, usually I hear about that with Starcraft and whatnot when it comes to games from that era. It was that addictive for you?
Posted by Dork_Metamorphosis
@Pepsiman:   It probably didn't help that my roommate was equally hooked and we had concurrent games going.  He'd find some crazy new sword and I'd have to go look for it, too.  I think we both maxed out the game completion percentages eventually. 
Posted by MajesticOverlord

I have a tendency of doing the same, but my downfall comes with Rise of Nations... and Demon's Souls...