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#1 Posted by dimpley (158 posts) -
Im kinda working on a list of my own, just not finished yet!

Im just wondering cause nowadays I get into a game, but then im straight back out again...
Last game i was fully immersed with was maybe Burnout Paradise... But still nothing compares to unconcious hours lost in Halo 2's multiplayer! 
So yeah jot down your 8...
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#2 Posted by Drebin_893 (3200 posts) -

1. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

2. Uncharted: Drakes Fortune
3. Burnout Paradise
4. Skate
5. Flower
6. GTA: Vice City
7. Persona 4
8. Guitar Hero (The Original)
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#3 Posted by cc23574 (665 posts) -

-Every FF game
Persona 4 (I still have to complete it)
-GTA San andreas
-Halo 3
-Tekken 5
-Mass Effect
-Fallout 3
-Kingdom Hearts series

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#4 Posted by Wolverine (4640 posts) -

Halo 2 was the worst for me. I did the math and P spent 8000 hours playing that game over a year and a half. I regret it so much but I guess its just water under the bridge now.

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#5 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

Eventually, somebody will post "all of them."

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#6 Posted by DaemonicGrim (182 posts) -

GTA 3-4
Fable 1+2
FarCry 1+2
MGS series
Assassins Creed
CoD4 multiplayer

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#7 Posted by Jambones (1726 posts) -

Interesting. Why eight?

Cannot name eight off hand, but I know Sim City 2000 had single handedly destroyed weeks of time back in the day.

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#8 Posted by Mikemcn (8257 posts) -

1. KOTOR (Reason i never bought another RPG)
2. COD2
3. Mount and Blade ( in fact im going to go play it now.)
4. COD4
5. Super Mario Galaxy
6. Sim (City, Park, Safari, copter and just plain sims)
7. Civ 3
8. The Entire Age of Empires series

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#9 Edited by ververdan0226 (1731 posts) -

1. Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2
2. Gran Turismo 4
3. Burnout Paradise
4. Final Fantasy XII
5. Pokemon Ruby Sapphire (even at the age of 14, which I was at the time, and they're still solid RPG's)
6. The Ratchet and Clank games...
7. The Jak games...
8. Fallout 3

P.S. Been playing a bunch of KZ2 lately...

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#10 Posted by LincoIn (284 posts) -

1. Halo: Combat Evolved
2. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
3. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
4. Halo 3
5. Grand Theft Auto 3
6. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
7. Deus Ex: The Conspiracy
8. Final Fantasy X

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#11 Posted by Gamer_152 (14513 posts) -

In no particular order:
1. The Sims
2. World of Warcraft
3. Halo
4. Maplestory
5. Puzzle Pirates
6. Burnout Paradise
7. Super Mario Sunshine
8. Pokemon

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#12 Posted by Soviet666 (293 posts) -

1. Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (four long years...)
1. Diablo 2

'nuff said.

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#13 Posted by Log (183 posts) -

WoW is pretty much the only game I play that i would say steals my life, I sometimes used to skip things with friends IRL to play with my buddies on WoW.

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#14 Posted by ninjakiller (3427 posts) -


EQ pc
WoW pc

Never again shall I play another life stealing MMO for they....what?...really?  Oh shit!

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#15 Posted by Diamond (8678 posts) -

1. Everquest
2. Doom
3. Secret of Mana
4. Star Wars Galaxies
5. Quake
6. Super Mario Kart
7. Tie Fighter
8. Zelda LTTP

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#16 Posted by ImperiousRix (3095 posts) -

1.) Street Fighter IV
2.) Civilization Revolution
3.) Call of Duty IV
4.) Team Fortress 2
5.) Fallout 3
6.) UFC 2009: Undisputed
7.) Guitar Hero 2
8.) Donkey Kong 64
Honorable Mention: GTA IV (+ The Lost and Damned)

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#17 Posted by WitchHunter_Z (894 posts) -

I don't know if I can think of 8 exactly, but here goes:

Diablo 2: The worst offender, if you value your life do not take this thing online. I spent about 600 hours on this bad boy when it came out, and another 100 or so after dropping it and rediscovering it a year or two ago.

WoW: The obvious one, I played for about a year or so, clocked in around 120 hours or so on my main character.

Kingdom Hearts: The odd one out, I didn't even really like this game all that much, but for some reason while I was playing it I went through an addiction phase that lasted exactly 1 playthrough, only notable because I bothered to grind for the Ultima Weapon for some reason... yeah, I'm ashamed of myself too.

Street Fightert IV: The recent addiction, 73 hours and counting.

A Link to the Past: My favourite game of all time, beat this about 11 times.

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#18 Posted by tekmojo (2362 posts) -
  1. Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast
  2. Counter-strike
  3. Warcraft III
  4. World of Warcraft
  5. EVE
  6. Diablo
  7. Team Fortress Classic
  8. Rise of Nations
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#19 Posted by TobyD81 (1298 posts) -

It has to be eight? Here are some games that I not only got totally immersed in, but also ruined some other aspect of my life at the time:

-Super Mario Bros 3
-Final Fantasy 8
-Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
-Mario Kart 64
-Metal Gear Solid
-The World Ends With You

My time in college would have gone a lot better if it weren't for a few of those games.

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#20 Posted by Dalai (7869 posts) -

I don't think I have 8, but I've probably spent more time playing The Sims, Roller Coaster Tycoon, and Earthbound than any other game.

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#21 Posted by dimpley (158 posts) -

Okay I think im ready...

1. Halo Franchise
2. Skate Franchise
3. GOW 1
4. Burnout Paradise
5. Unreal Tournament
6. COD4
7. FIFA Franchise
8. Oblivion

And i dont know why 8... 5 too little, 10 too many ;)
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#22 Posted by Puck (51 posts) -

Civilization....unquestionably my biggest time stealer
Online shooter du jour (CS, Halo 2, Call of Duty...and Shadowrun (highly underrated fwiw))
WRPG's - Baldurs, Neverwinter, KOTOR, Oblivion, Fallout (all of the RPG's), etc

I never got hooked on a RTS or JRPG....I didn't even get to the end of FFVII or FFX.

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#23 Posted by Expletive (1101 posts) -

- Fallout 3

- MGS 4
- Halo 3
- Mass Effect

thats all I can think of
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#24 Posted by crunchUK (6052 posts) -
@Wolverine said:
" Halo 2 was the worst for me. I did the math and P spent 8000 hours playing that game over a year and a half. I regret it so much but I guess its just water under the bridge now. "
8000? Are you sure you don't mean 800? Because 8000 games implies roughly 50.000 games played
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#25 Posted by JJOR64 (19690 posts) -

Street Fighter IV, WoW (when I used to play it), Super Smash Bros. Brawl to name a few.

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#26 Posted by Big_D (190 posts) -

Monkey Island series

SSX Tricky

Gran Turismo 3


Rogue Galaxy

Dragon Quest 8

Fallout 3

Rock Band 2

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#27 Posted by Sammarco7 (8 posts) -

1. Starcraft
2. World of Warcraft
3. Final Fantasy vii
4. Dark Cloud 2
5. Final Fantasy x
6.Final Fantasy viii
7. Metal Gear Solid 2
8. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

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#28 Posted by crunchUK (6052 posts) -

halo 2 and halo 3 >:D

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#29 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8663 posts) -

8? I am not sure.

I can say that GTA IV, The Sims, Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis, Super Mario 64, Fallout 3, Professor Layton and the Curious Village and Rock Band 1/2 are up there. Well, that is 7. Let us add in Alien Vs. Predator (the original) for some more variety.

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#30 Posted by Snipzor (3471 posts) -

1. Deus Ex (No contest)
2. Every GTA game
3. Fallout 2
4. Fallout 3
5. System Shock 2
6. X-Com
7. Perfect Dark and Goldeneye (Together actually)
8. The Sims

That's about it, well actually these are the worst offenders (But the best games).

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#31 Posted by Azteck (7416 posts) -

Fable: The Lost Chapters has taken me a loong time to complete..

Recently it's Mass Effect, going through my 3rd playthrough now, but before that it was CoD4, spent a lot of time on that one.

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#32 Edited by Black_Rose (7772 posts) -
  1. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  2. Age of Empires II: Age of Kings 
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  4. Fifa 2007
  5. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
  6. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  7. The Godfather: Blackhand Edition
  8. Okami
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#33 Posted by Euge (113 posts) -

Hands down championship manager/football manger collectively has taken away a good 1000 hours over the last 2 decades. An immense amount considering the next is probably pro evolution at about 200 hours and then final fantasy VII at 100 hours.

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#34 Posted by mracoon (5104 posts) -

Half-Life 2
Team Fortress 2
Final Fantasy 12
Pokemon Yellow
Deus Ex
The Sims
Metal Gear Solid 3

There are others but these came to my head first.

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#35 Posted by dsplayer1010 (2331 posts) -

1. The Tony Hawk Series

2. Animal Crossing: Wild World
3. GTA4
4. Guitar Hero 1-3
5. NBA Street V1-V3
6. Gears of War 2
7. Team Fortress 2
8. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
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#36 Posted by ValkyrieGoddess (1928 posts) -

Sacred 2 for the X box.

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#37 Posted by CoolDrMoney (2018 posts) -

Halo 2
Animal Crossing
Burnout 3
Roller Coaster Tycoon
Super Mario 64
Tony Hawks Pro Skater
Guitar Hero 2

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#38 Posted by Gazel_Ministry (130 posts) -

1. The Orange Box
2. Rome: Total War
3. Deus Ex
4. Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
5-8. Metal Gear Solid Series (played 1-4 back to back last month)

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#39 Posted by RsistncE (4498 posts) -

1. All of them.

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#40 Posted by sparky_buzzsaw (8097 posts) -

Halo 3
Disgaea 2
Fallout 3
Elder Scrolls IV
Quest for Glory
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy X
Suikoden 5

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#41 Posted by Subject2Change (2971 posts) -

World of Warcraft
Diablo 2

Are the games I put the most time into, nothing even comes close to them.

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#42 Edited by Synapsid (7 posts) -
  1. World Of Warcraft
  2. Starcraft
  3. Oblivion
  4. GTA:3
  5. Counter Strike
  6. Goldeneye
  7. Fallout 3
  8. The Sims
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#43 Edited by Claude (16655 posts) -

Out of this World a.k.a. Another World
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Half Life 2
Deus Ex
Every Tiger Woods game I have ever played.

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#44 Posted by BreakfastKing (127 posts) -

In no particular order:

1. Civilization IV
2. Halo 2
3. Rock Band
4. Star Wars Galaxies
5. Animal Crossing
6. Super Mario World
7. World of Warcraft
8. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

While this is certainly not my list of the top 8 greatest games of all time, these are the ones that have consumed the most amount of time from my life as I played them.  My original list actually included several other Star Wars games (such as the Rogue Squadron series and even Galactic Battlegrounds) however I removed them for varieties sake.

Also, a note about Civilization: I think that most people who don't have that game on their list just haven't played it. Not saying its for everyone, but those of you that do get into the game will inevitably end up spending a ridiculous amount of time with it.

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#45 Posted by RandomHero666 (3183 posts) -
  1. Final Fantasy VII.
  2. Oblivion.
  3. Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
  4. Orange Box.
  5. GTA IV.
  6. Forza 2.
  7. Runescape(back in the day).
  8. Soon to be: Forza 3.
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#46 Posted by buzz_killington (3655 posts) -

1- Age of Mythology
2- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (failed a University test cause of this)
3- Super Mario World
4- Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
5- FIFA 2003
6- FIFA 09
7- Unreal Tournament (missed my Grade 11 English ISU cause of this)
8- Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

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#47 Edited by gimmysumcowbel (430 posts) -

all ima say is thank god my parents kicked me off WoW.  the game ruins lives.  but it is amazing

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#48 Posted by snetErz (132 posts) -

1. Counter-Strike


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#49 Edited by Cerza (1678 posts) -

WOW, Morrowind, Oblivion, Baulders Gate I & II, Zelda TP (still haven't beaten it), Star Fox 64, and Goldeneye just to name 8. Ragnarok Online really belongs on that list too though. God only knows how much time I invested in that back in the day.

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#50 Posted by FrEeZe (307 posts) -

1) Halo 2
2) Starcraft
3) Counter-Strike

I don't even want to know how many hours I lost to Halo 3