What are some of the best, short, games? (under 10 hours)

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#1  Edited By sofakng

 Like most people, I don't have a ton of time and while I really love RPGs I don't have enough time to invest 30-40 hours into a single game. Besides that, I usually lose interest after playing a game for 10-15 hours.

So... what are some of the best games under 10 hours? (any system, preferably recent)

For example, I've just beaten Modern Warfare 2 (single-player) and it lasted around six hours and it was amazing. I've also heard that a bunch of PSP/DS/GBA games are really fun (Mario RPGs) and are short. Unfortunately (fortunately?) I don't take a train or bus to work so I really could only play the PSP/DS/GBA at home.

Also, I'm not really interested in "casual" puzzle games or whatever. 

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#2  Edited By Emandudeguyperson

Metal Slug 1-6, even the Anthology, but you will go back to it, trust me. 
 
Also, your username is missing an "I" in between "K" and "N" I believe.

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#3  Edited By ImmortalSaiyan

Brutal legend is fairly good and about five hours.
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#4  Edited By The_Dude

I might get hated for this, but I actually enjoyed the "Lost" game, it was pretty short and you can get it for stupid cheap.

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#5  Edited By BobbyStrong

Wipeout HD on PSN is great if you're really pressed for time.  2-10 minutes of Wipeout HD is so fun and action-packed it feels like 30 minutes of another game.
 
The same goes for the PSP versions, Pure and Pulse, but if you're not going to be mobile, HD is the way to go.

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#6  Edited By AhmadMetallic

 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare   
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2  
 
Medal of Honor: Airborne 
 
Bionic Commando  

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#7  Edited By mracoon

Portal is a great short game.

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#8  Edited By Slippy

The majority of games this gen barely crack 7 hours, so take your pick.
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#9  Edited By AgentofChaos
@Emandudeguyperson: Metal Slug is amazing, good call.
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#10  Edited By Nasar7

Any of the GBA/DS Castlevanias.

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#11  Edited By Progman9000
@mracoon said:
" Portal is a great short game. "
Possibly one of the greatest short games.
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#12  Edited By zombie2011

Gears of War 1 and 2 

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#13  Edited By jeffgoldblum

Persona 3 and 4.

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#14  Edited By guiseppe

Portal, I'd say.

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#15  Edited By Video_Game_King

Panzer Dragoon Saga, Conker's Bad Fur Day, BioShock, etc.

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#16  Edited By MKHavoc

Stranglehold wasn't bad and I remember finishing it in a single day.

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#17  Edited By Buscemi

The Knytt-games are crazy short. Like just a little over an hour. And they're free too.

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#18  Edited By Geno

Portal. 

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#19  Edited By Dalai
@JeffGoldblum said:
" Persona 3 and 4. "
And maybe throw in some Oblivion for variety.
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#20  Edited By AlexB

God of War 1 and 2 come to mind

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#21  Edited By jeffgoldblum
@Dalai said:
" @JeffGoldblum said:
" Persona 3 and 4. "
And maybe throw in some Oblivion for variety. "
That or any of the Final Fantasy games, preferably the IV remake for the DS.
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#22  Edited By breadfan

Castle Crashers

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#23  Edited By OhdK

Uncharted

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#24  Edited By Bigandtasty

Shadow Complex, Dead Space (it might take 10-12 hours if you go slowly; took me 8 hours), what the above dudes said.

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#26  Edited By pause422

Uncharted 2. I beat it in under 10 hours...by far the best single player game this year to me. Followed closely by Arkham Asylum and inFamous.

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#27  Edited By rjayb89

Heavenly Sword.

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@MKHavoc: Oooh that's a good one.
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#29  Edited By TobyD81

Portal. It's cheap, too!

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#30  Edited By imhuntad

Any call of duty game.

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@imhuntad said:
" Any call of duty game. "
COD 2 begs to differ.
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#32  Edited By DBrim

Another for Portal. 
 
I'll throw World of Goo out there, too.  Got that a few weeks ago and I'm finally playing through it.  I'm enjoying it quite a bit so far.

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Beyond Good & Evil

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#34  Edited By cdstacker

gravitybone, less than half an hour to beat and free.

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#35  Edited By bubahula

one more portal vote. also shadow complex.
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#36  Edited By jonnyboy

'Splosion man. To 'splode is to love.
 
 
Also, Portal if you're one misguided few who haven't played it.

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#37  Edited By Adamantium

MGS4, clocks in at 5 hours for the Big Boss title, about twice that if you're just playing for some fun.

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#38  Edited By thatfrood

A rousing game of monopoly or perhaps some settlers of catan shouldn't take more than two hours.
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#39  Edited By sparky_buzzsaw

Because I'm bored, I'll bite.  One for each system I've owned or played, and a few PC games spanning the last 20 years or so.
 
Arcade - Simpsons Arcade 
Nintendo - Super Mario Bros 3 
Genesis - Sonic 2 
Super Nintendo - Super Street Fighter 2 
Playstation - Twisted Metal 2 
Nintendo 64 - Mario Kart 64 
Playstation 2 - God of War 
Xbox - Pirates! 
Gamecube - Super Smash Bros. Brawl 
PS3 - Shatter 
Xbox 360 - Halo 3 
Wii - Boom Blox 
PC - Quest for Glory series (early 90's) 
         Full Throttle (mid 90's) 
         The Sims (late 90's) 
         No One Lives Forever (early 2000's) 
         Portal (late 2000's) 
DS - New Super Mario Bros. 
PSP - Tekken 5
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Okay, Im going to say it ....
Wanted Weapons of Fate. I can tolerate repetition for some reason 
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#41  Edited By Video_Game_King
@Sparky_Buzzsaw said:
Gamecube - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
....Random facepalm pics would not do this justice. Not even the collage types.
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#42  Edited By roach

Call of duty 4 is one of the best examples of a great, but short game. Also it sucks you in and you CAN'T STOP PLAYING! Seriously, I beat it in one sitting on multiple occasions. Portal is great as well, but it doesn't (at least for me) have the same suck you in factor like, say, Cod 4. But, if you played Portal cos you bought The Orange Box, there's always Half Life 2 Episode 2 there. It's an awesome action game that'll keep you on your toes the whole time (which will take 4-6 hours, depending on skill).

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#43  Edited By spankingaddict

Braid and World of Goo are amazing short and cheap games...

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#44  Edited By DewRequired

Mirror's Edge was right around 10 hours I think, maybe a little less. Great game either way. Braid and Portal are both fantastic arcade games too.

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#45  Edited By meteora

Modern Warfare 2 and Portal.

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#46  Edited By Whisperkill

Mirror's Edge
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#47  Edited By Seedofpower
@mracoon said:
" Portal is a great short game. "
The best.
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#48  Edited By fuzzyponken
@DewRequired said:
" Mirror's Edge was right around 10 hours I think, maybe a little less. Great game either way. Braid and Portal are both fantastic arcade games too. "
Wow, 10 hours? It took me like 4-5 to finish. 
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#49  Edited By DewRequired
@fuzzyponken said:
" @DewRequired said:
" Mirror's Edge was right around 10 hours I think, maybe a little less. Great game either way. Braid and Portal are both fantastic arcade games too. "
Wow, 10 hours? It took me like 4-5 to finish.  "
I just remember finishing it within a day or two of getting it, and spending close to 45 minutes on one mission towards the end of the game trying to finish it without using a gun. Time gets a little blurred at that point... could've very possibly been closer to 5 hours. lol
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#50  Edited By CornontheCobbe

Resident Evil 5, Portal (as everyone mentioned, as it's great and short), Bioshock maybe.