Tell Us Dammit: The Game You've Spent The Most Time Playing

I've been playing Metroid Prime recently, a game I've spent a decent amount of time playing throughout my life. It's amazing.

But it got me thinking of all those games I've played over and over and over again.

There are so many for me.

I must have played through the original Halo about five times. Played through the Tanker level in Metal Gear Solid about 20 times. Played A Link to the Past about 15 times. Super Mario World? Man, I wouldn't even know where to start...

More recently I find I don't have the time to play through games twice. That's partly due to my job requiring I try and stay on top of new releases, but it's also a time issue. Games are long. It's difficult to justify playing through them twice.

Still, I played through Metal Gear Solid IV maybe four or five times? I think that might have been the last game I played religiously like that.

How about you guys and girls?


    Tropico 4 has about 150 hours for me but when you add Tropico 3 and 5 into the mix I am at about 300 hours.

    I love me some El Presidente

    Team fortress2. 1500 hours. No idle. I'm still a nooblet.

      My hat is off to you - I reckon I've clocked up over 200 hours in the 360 version alone!

        My hat goes off to you if you trade me the one you took off for him.

      I love how in TF2, you're regarded as being a Johnny-come-lately until you've got at least 1,000 hours clocked.

        It's true. But i think 2000 hours is when you are skilled. 1500 (me) is mediocre.
        It sounds silly, but it's true.

        Very true, at 950 hours (no idle or trading) I still feel pretty new to a lot of the mechanics. Only just starting to chain rocket jumps, only just starting to try to use the scouts double jump to evade fire while attacking (I clearly don't play much scout), only just getting the hang of some simple positioning strategies and defensive positions, only just starting to hold on to ubers in more threatening situations etc. The game has such a bloody high skill ceiling and solid movement mechanics, I'll be really sad to see it lose its player base if and when it does.

    Fallout New Vegas, I've spent something like 300 hours in it and just started playing it again. Doing a cowboy run where I can only use lever action firearms and equip "cowboy" clothes. Really hard but I feel like a total badass

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    I managed to rake up 500+ hours on the original Pokemon Sapphire back in the day. Catching them all without internet takes time!

    Time wise? World of Warcraft. Upwards of 5000 hours. Never again.

    Replay wise? I must have finished Pokemon Red on the original Gameboy as a kid at least 20 times.

      Yeah, I recently checked /played on my main... Somewhere over a hundred and fifty days of in-game hours.


        With all the characters I've deleted over the years, I don't want to know what the total /played would be across all my characters.

    I've certainly played and played and played a few of my SNES games over the years. DKC2/3, SMW, SMW2:YI... in more recent times my most hours ranked up in a game would probably be TF2. We're talking thousands of hours.

    In the last couple of years though, Isaac and Isaac 2: The Rebindening.

    Dunno, Resident Evil 2, Final Fantasy VII to X or Castlevania Symphony of the Night.

    Maybe Mario kart 64 or Diddys Kong Quest.

    Hard to say.

      Actually, replayed Dragon Age Origins fully through 4 times & had countless false starts.

      Yeah Mario Kart 64 would be huge numbers for me.

      Same with the DS version.

        Yep, same same. Multi in 64 & trying for 3stars on DS.

        Such great games.

    Fallout 3 = 290 hours
    Oblivion = 320 hours
    TF2 = 600 hours
    CS/CS:S/CS:GO = 3000+ hours
    WOW = 242 Days

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      you have pretty much spent a full year of your life playing WOW..... oh my goodness!! dude im sorry but that's unfreakinbbelievable!!! that doesn't even include sleeping... a full year....awake....playing WOW. speechless....

        IKR, its why i gave up playing years ago, to be fair.... its likely about 60 days of that are AFK, as i was big on collecting pets/mounts so i spent a lot of time farming spawn nodes and locations.

        EDITED original, was only supposed to be 242**

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          Well from the sounds of it you are not the worst by a long long way haha. I never knew the addiction ran so deep! ;)

    Of all time? Probably Ragnarok Online. I started playing during the closed iRO beta and kept playing on various official and unofficial servers for most of my teenage years (with several brief lapses during adulthood). On the plus side, it's cured me of all urges to take part in Korean MMO/JRPG style grinding. Nope now my grinding takes a different form.

    More recently, I've sunk a lot of hours into Spelunky. Now that's a more enjoyable form of grinding because my save state isn't improving, I am. I've already unlocked all achievements in the game and can pretty much beat it as I please. Now I'm aiming for loftier goals: a sub-3 minute low% speed run, a $2 million + score run and a solo eggplant run.

    I haven't managed a sub-4 minute low% run or a $1 million score run yet, so there's still a long, long way to go.

    I also listen to the Ragnarok Online soundtrack while playing. Clearly, I have several problems.

    I played about 50 hours of Fallout 3, then my PS3 died, taking my save game with me. So I bought a new PS3 and started again, and put another 200+ hours into it.

    I also put 200+ hours into each of Skyrim and Oblivion. While Pro Evolution Soccer doesn't track how many hours you put into it, I would have easily piled 100-200 hours into each version of it that I've bought (although I don't buy it every year).

    Plus I've put probably 200+ hours into the multiplayer of each of COD4, BF Bad Company 2, BF3 and BF4 (again, not buying annual releases helps as I got at least 2 years out of each of those)

    Played through Final Fantasy 7 twice (at least) at about 40 - 50 hours each time.

    Wow these times make the 75 odd hours I played Chronotrigger for seem positively small.
    The other potential one being doom2 which I suspect is over 100 hours but there is no timer available for that one. In the end I was starting each level with just the pistol on hurt me plenty difficulty for my own challenge (Nightmare was still impossible to me)

    I don't know how many hours exactly, but considering I have been playing Rock Band 3 almost every day since when I got it in 2011, and now own 1100 songs, I'm pretty sure it's been at least a couple hours.

    My most played series of games is Battlefield by far, but that being said comparatively I don't really put nearly as much time into games as other people, or my friends who somehow manage to play 1200-2000+ hours of Dota 2... I don't know how people fall into the spiral of playing WoW or Counterstrike for almost a sum total playtime of a year of their lives and are able to feel like they've been productive or bettered themselves/society in anyway. Each to their own I guess!

    Battlefield 1942 (Mac) - c.60-80 hours (2003-2005)
    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (Mac) - c.120 hours (2004-2006)
    Battlefield Bad Company (Xbox 360) - 240 hours (2008-2011)
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360) - 160 hours (2011-2012)
    Battlefield 3 (Xbox 360) - 220 hours (2011-2013)
    Battlefield 4 (Playstation 4) - 142 hours (and counting) (2013-2015)
    Dark Souls 2 (Playstation 3) - 83 hours (2014)
    Battlefield Hardline (Playstation 4) - 11 hours (beta), estimating 150+ hours (2015)

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    I'm guessing my time in World of Warcraft is the longest I've ever played a game for. I was never as into it as the hardcore players but I think after I stopped I'd racked up enough hours to play tens of JRPGs. Speaking of, if we're talking games that have a definitive end, I'm pretty sure it's going to be a JRPG that has the most time devoted to it by me. Perhaps Disgaea 3? I don't really track this kind of thing.

    I'm excluding MMO's here, the longest is probably 200 hours in Skyrim, then 90 hours in FFXII. Including MMO's... I've probably got 400 days played in WoW. I try not to think about it.

    I don't have a stupid amount of game play time built up in any one game.
    I've got close to 150 hours in Payday 2
    Probably about 250 in ArmA 2
    As for replays Ive beaten the original duke nukems and Commander Keens at least 5 times each. Beat Fallout Tactics another 9 times and beaten FFVIII atleast 4 times as well.

    Definitely 1000+ hours on the various Monster Hunters probably around500 hours on Final Fantasy XIV. 1000+ on TF2 as well.

    Guildwars - ~3500 Hours in 1.5 years.
    I had a year off after college. My life consisted of Eat. Sleep. Guild. Repeat.

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on the PS2... i do not know how many hours i have sunk into just dicking around in SA. I have spent around 110 hours on GTA IV according to steam.

    While I still had Xfire installed, it had logged 6000+ hours of WoW

    Kerbal space program - 512 hours... Ow...
    Skyrim 269, Fallout NV 249,
    Train simulator 2015... 372 hours

    That last one is SLIGHTLY embarrising i guess

    One of a few games.

    Probably a tie between World of Tanks and Star Wars: The Old Republic. Serious time and money invested in both of those games.

    Honorable mentions to:

    1. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - N64
    2. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker - GCN
    3. Halo 2 - Xbox
    4. Call Of Duty: World at War - Xbox 360
    5. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Xbox 360
    6. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - PC

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    I've easily put over 1000 hours into GTA Online (not GTA V) across last and current gen.
    500 hours into Skyrim combined 360 and pc.
    Diablo 2 prob has at least 1000 hours, but I don't know how to track that, it was years ago.
    I played GTA IV mutiplayer GTA Races from release right up until GTA V was released on 360.
    Had something like 30,000 Halo 3 multiplayer kills, but couldn't tell you how long that took.
    Civ 5 + all expansions has a fair few at least 300 hours.
    Pumped a lot into Football Manager 2013, I think around 400 hours.
    Then there is everything I've forgotten!

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    Battlefield 3 about 500+ hours between ps3/pc
    Battlefield 4 not sure maybe about 150 hours
    Cod black ops,black ops 2 and advance warfare between the 3 be something like 1000+
    Diablo 3 about 500 hours on pc and something like 60-100 on ps4
    Then their is Destiny I would think something along the lines of 600+hours

    All those hours on these games makes me feel a little less shitty about buying some games and never playing more then a few hours

    1385 hours for Skyrim, Around 1000 for Trek Online (since 2K9), well over 1000 With GTA:SA, ST: Armada (mods), C&C Zero Hour (mods), And the Strike Fighters Project/Wings Over Europe (a few thousand hours in that alone) over the past decade. I'd hate to think how much time I spent playing the original C&C, NHL 98, NBA Showdown 94-Live 2001, Road Rash, the Original GTA, Ace Combat II and Shining Force II back when I was in school!

    L4D2 says 29 hours, but about 28 of that has only been since Valve released the patch that unfucked it.

      thats impressive skyrimming.
      such a great game.

        Heh, cheers! Though I have to admit, it was pretty shocked when I saw how much time I'd spent in Tamriel. But the mods! The mods are SO good for Skyrim! And if Morrowblivion/Skyblivion ever gets released, I probably won't be seen in public at all in the next 5 years... :p

          ha ha ha, yeah i think i may just avoid that mod altogether. just for my time managements sake.

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