Gaming Marathons

#1 Posted by MsCortana (429 posts) -

At some point, we all find a game we become quite engaged with and spend many hours with a controller in our hands.  So, my question is how long have you spent playing a game on your 360, without turning your console off or stepping away for extended periods of time? 

#2 Edited by Jordan23 (1000 posts) -

It all started with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, this game is mad addictive and I found myself at one time playing for eight hours straight.

PS... That was all eight hours on Xbox Live, the best multiplayer to ddate.

#3 Posted by Manks (836 posts) -

28 hours while I was playing Gears.

#4 Posted by epic_pets (1339 posts) -

16 hours gears of war

#5 Posted by DarkLegend (1387 posts) -

I played Halo 2 for around 11 hours.

#6 Posted by Bladefire (214 posts) -

Halo: CE on system link for 16 hours with my friend on the same tv.

#7 Posted by musicalmac (41 posts) -

Marathon?! Oh sorry.. I read Marathon and got really excited. Bungie FTW.

(methinks this too will get lost with the young)

#8 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

A few months ago me and my friends had a massive Diablo II marathon going, but I cannot remember the amount of time spent. 

#9 Posted by OblivionGuy07 (161 posts) -

I played Call of Duty for probably 4-5 hours straight, but I can't really play games that long without doing something else in between.

#10 Posted by Nobility (295 posts) -

When the 360 came out, I must have played all night, I looked at the clock and it was 6:30, I was shocked.

#11 Posted by ArmTheNuke (59 posts) -

When Halo 2 came out I recall being sick, and basically spent the whole day home from school finishing up the single player campaign, which would probably be roughly 8 or so hours.

#12 Posted by TullyAckland (237 posts) -

When Gears was first released me and a few friends had an 8 player LAN at our house. 13 hours later we decided to stop and order a pizza / pass out... good times

#13 Posted by TinyGrenade (141 posts) -

Call of Duty 4 for about five hours then switched to Mass Effect right after for an 8 hour run.

#14 Edited by DirrtyNinja (715 posts) -
Under usual circumstances i usually drink an alcoholic beverage when gaming. My gaming sessions tend not to last overly long due to that fact.
#15 Edited by whackmypinata (941 posts) -

I was sick when Brawl came out. Like 8 hours in one sitting to beat the Subspace Emissary.
That's not for the 360, but it's all I can remember.

#16 Posted by Dj (913 posts) -

During winter break one year I recall spending 8-10 hours of Final Fantasy X every day.

#17 Posted by RelentlessKnight (965 posts) -

nine hours of Grand Theft Auto IV, its really addicting

#18 Posted by Hans16 (46 posts) -

when I first played GTA IV is was a few hours straight

#19 Posted by DARKIDO07 (876 posts) -

20 hours straight with some friends in System Link with Halo 3, surprisingly none of our two 360s died afterwords.

#20 Posted by EnderX80 (23 posts) -

I think once I played Oblivion for like 11 hours or something. This was when it first came out mind you and there really wasn't much to play at the time.

#21 Posted by LightYagami245 (1117 posts) -

I think it was Oblivion with 8-9 hours straight.

#22 Posted by x3ar (236 posts) -

16 hours of halo 2 probably

#23 Posted by LuffyUzumaki (453 posts) -

cod4 12 hrs. dammmmmmmn addictive

#24 Posted by Pygmahia (23 posts) -

i would have to say around 5 hrs maybe. with friends maybe more, idk.

#25 Edited by BlindEffekt (917 posts) -

46 Hours with the H3 Launch
The amount of RedBull Consumed was insane.

#26 Posted by odyssey1988 (8 posts) -

back when Halo 2 was out i'd play anywhere from 8-14 hours a Day for about the first 3 months of its launch and average about 5 hours  a day for the first year it was out. since then i haven't played nearly as much. But when the Halo 3 beta came out i broke my 14 hour record and played the beta for 18 straight hours. very recently I played Halo 3 again for about 18 hours straight again and that still holds as my record.

#27 Posted by Logan_Aybara (70 posts) -

I played Mass Effect for 17 straight hours when it first came out.  My eyes hurt after that.

#28 Posted by justsayin (4 posts) -

I played both Gears and Oblivion 13 hours straight on several occasions.

#29 Posted by BlindEffekt (917 posts) -
Logan_Aybara said:
"I played Mass Effect for 17 straight hours when it first came out.  My eyes hurt after that.
Yeah mass effect was one of those games that made time really fly
#30 Posted by grim0451 (8 posts) -

I usually have difficulty playing a game for more then 2 or so hours straight unless I'm really into it, but on 360 I played oblivion for about 5 hours with barely a few 5-10 minute breaks during to go on the computer or get a drink.

#31 Posted by Bombzilla (34 posts) -

Being that I am a Dad with lots of stuff going on, I find it tough to game for a couple of hours now (maybe some of you understand).  I did play GTA4 recently for 13 hours, though!  I did take some breaks to attend some stuff around the house, but an all day gaming session like that happens very rarely for me anymore. 

#32 Posted by Wolverine (4281 posts) -

12 hours or so playing Halo 2, I was so addicted to that game.

#33 Posted by brooklyngrenade (446 posts) -

My main buddies and I from gamespot had this crew who would play Gears everyday. I remember one of those days we had a 10 hour marathon, it was awesome.

#34 Posted by pause422 (6258 posts) -

Probably between Mass Effect and Call of Duty 4's multiplayer. I don't recall which one would of been longer,but it had to be at least 14-15 hours on a day off.

#35 Posted by Death_Cab (2 posts) -

Oblivion for 10 hours straight and lost odyssey for 16 hours straight.

#36 Posted by DeathStar (253 posts) -

15 hours  - oblivion =]

#37 Posted by Major (506 posts) -

16-18 hours when GTA IV launched... I even got it at midnight too - Which is rare for me.. I usually don't get hyped up enough for stuff to feel the need to get something first

#38 Posted by SlimDogg (159 posts) -

Back at the launch of Halo 3 ...took off work that week . Stayed on Halo3 for 30 hrs straight. Not including waiting in line at the midnight launch.

#39 Posted by MsCortana (429 posts) -

Well it was a Half-Life 2 marathon for me....I just know I started the game and did not stop until I was finished. 

#40 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -

About 10 hours on GTA IV, but I've done much, much worse on the PC.

#41 Posted by ZimpanX (420 posts) -

About a year ago I played Blue Dragon for 10 hours straight and cleared the first disc ( out of 3 )

#42 Posted by Gorillawhat (1259 posts) -

I played Earth Defense Force 2017 Co-op for 7 hours straight. I love that game.

#43 Posted by Vinchenzo (6192 posts) -

Probably the most time I ever spent without moving is most likely World of Warcraft. I can do it with any game, but WoW is just different. Don't like it anymore but, you understand.

#44 Posted by blackwolf (24 posts) -

8 hours on gears of war I could have played longer but didn’t want the console to melt.

#45 Posted by nhlkiller (7 posts) -

Bioshock the day it came out I played that game for 8 hours straight and it was intenseee

#46 Posted by Arestice (468 posts) -

mass effect I played it for 9 hours strait and became horribly disgusted with the game. I haven't beat it yet and I dont think I will ever play it again. it was good but I can't get back in the groove to play it anymore.

GTA IV I played that for about 13 hours strait the first day I got it. then slept, and the next day continued for another 7 hours until my box finally got the RROD.

FF 12 I played for literally 20 hours strait.

And finally pokemon pearl I played for 8 hours on the day it was released.

Oh ya, I forgot about WoW. I used to live off of it and not sleep during week ends. But  I can't look at WoW anymore; I'm sick of it.

#47 Posted by filiwian (249 posts) -

I don't  have a 360 but I'm guessing Gears of War since it's all the hype..

#48 Posted by RedSox8933 (2428 posts) -

 i played gears of war for god knows how long.

#49 Posted by LethalKi11ler (1431 posts) -

Mass effect complete 17hours walkthrough... Didn't stop til I was done before playing it again another week later :P

#50 Posted by shadowjak (456 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid Twin Snakes. I started it and played it non-stop from begining to end. I did the same with Call of Duty 4

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