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Anyway, here’s today’s question…

No one can play every game. No one has the time. But what one game fills you with the most shame to admit that you've never played? Not even once.

Me? I suspect my gamer credentials could be drawn into question with the admission I've never played World of Warcraft. I've seen other people play it - my housemate plays it all the time - but I've never once myself ventured into the MMO world of Azeroth. I feel OK about that, though. The years it apparently takes to get anywhere in WoW are surely better served playing, you know, all the other games out there.


    I've been a gamer for 20 years and have never, ever played or even seen WoW.

    Oh and Counter Strike, never played that either...

      Any of the Final Fantasy series. Ever. But...that shit doesn't interest me in the slightest. So, I feel no shame.

      @Crono...I wrote the above and then looked up and saw your response. Similar mindset, different games.

    I've never played any Call of Duty game. Ever. Technically that doesn't count, as I'm not in the least ashamed.

    I have never played any Animal Crossing game. I'd say I am ashamed of that. I don't think I've ever met another gamer whoadmits to a few guilty hours doing.... whatever it is you do in Animal Crossing. I've also never played any of the Mother/Earthbound games either.

      Add animal crossing to my list too, and also any non-tennis sports game.

    Don't feel bad about WoW it's a crappy game, it just has mass appeal it's like the Wii sports of PC gaming, only people play it more than once a month.

    My gaming shame, where to start? Half-life (the wrost part is i played it for 5 minutes then quit) Half life 2 etc. L4FD, team fortress, any COD game, any total war game, the original fallouts, Metal Gear solid, final fantasy, God of War, every fighting game except DoA3, thief, psychonaughts any racing franchise besides project Gotham. And untill recently Bioshock, which I still don't find that interesting. Also I suspect it would tarnish my credibility if people knew that I had played and finished the game "keepsake" seriously, play it and revel in the awful voice-acting.

    I'm keeping it secret.

    I bought Style Boutique this week, and am enjoying it.

    KOTOR. Coming from an RPG and Star Wars freak, that's pretty shameful.

    Im not using my normal name to own up to playing this.

    PSX - Spice Girls

    I played the game through a couple of times, it wa effing terrible.

    Any Zelda game.

    Considering Ocarina of Time is usually considered the best game of all time, it's rather shameful that I consider myself a gamer.

      same here I haven't played the old school zelda or any zelda before

      i haven't finished any of the mario series by myself either

      Another one for Ocarina of Time here. The worst bit is I even went to the trouble of finding a second hand copy of Windwaker on eBay that came with the 'Cube port of OoT to see what I was missing out on, and I've still never even booted either game up...

    There are quite a few classics that I have never played but probably the biggest omission is anything from the Final Fantasy series.

    I also missed out on any Metal Gear Solid as well. I was thinking about picking up MGS4 on the platinum range but I feel that would be like only watching the last couple of seasons of Lost.

    There are many others but the list might get a bit too long.


    Shadow of the colossus

    All of the Call of Duty Series

    Any of the prince of persia series (other than the original dos game)



    System shock (and it's sequel)

    Professor llayton games

    All of the legend of zelda series - i own several but havent gotten around to playing them

    Timesplitters 1 + 2 - once again i own them but still havent played them...

    I've never played any modern style MMO, but did play text MUD in the 90s.

    I've also never played a game on the PS2 or gamecube, it's only online which attracted me back to consoles.

    I've played most popular online shooters from Doom to QIII/UT, skipped from then on to pick it up again with the 360. The only exception is SoF, I never played CS.

    I own a Game Cube copy of Crush Hour. And still play it.

      Don't. Just burn it.

    Never played any Zelda or Mario game (except the brick Gameboy Mario, for about 3 lvls), never played any CoD or the last ep of HL2 which I really should to wrap it up.

    I have to say I am not ashamed to have never played any game on the DS and Wii.

    Final Fantasy 7 (I did play FF6)

    Here's 38 top ten lists if you want to pick from the best games in history.


    no good reason either, always had a PC could have borrowed any of my mates copies at any time, just never played the game.

    Don't hurt me but I've never played zone of enders, or the persona seriese... As a huge jrpg fan i feel ashamed not playing and clocking these titles

    Tomb Raider. I own a copy for pc - never installed it. Same for Starcraft - Have it - just got distracted.

    Wish I could say that about the play boy Mansion I played for a whole half an hour ( just enough time to see the couch action.. )

    Both Counter Strike and WoW IMO are bland, boring and overall terrible.

    Rock n Roll Racing on SNES Or was it NES? Rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Never played:

    Any Final Fantasy

    but I feel no shame for those. The only ones I feel shame for are:

    Shadow Of Colossus
    God of War 1 and 2

    luckily the last two will be rectified with the new version for the PS3.

    To this day, I have not actually played MGS4..
    And it's so low in price now too aswell.

    I can repeat most games listed here already. My biggest shame is MGS4. All of my ps3 friends calls me names.

    I bought CS:S for Gmod and never really played it.
    I also have played very few of the classics of gaming.

    Many of the above mentioned. And I've got Mass Effect sitting in the cupboard just waiting to be installed and played. And now that I have a 4 week old son I'm thinking I'm not going to get enough time to play it any time soon.

    I completed and enjoyed Obi-Wan on Xbox

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