Earlier today we were talking internally about Horizon: Zero Dawn, how some of us have finished it, those who haven't, and those who are replaying it again. Some are going back to the game ahead of the expansion next week, which got me wondering how often we really replay a game.
It's a different question today than, say, a decade ago. The influence of roguelikes and the proliferation of procedural generation has made games more replayable than they otherwise were. Plus, the nature of the industry means there's more "games as a service", than traditional, linear experiences.
But there are some games you always come back to.
Something that's popped up on the site a lot in the last couple of years is The Witcher 3, and for good reason. The game's just gotten a hefty PS4 Pro patch, and it'll be updated for the Xbox One X as well. I can see a lot of people returning to the game because of that.
A game I'll always return to, however, is One Must Fall: 2097. It's partly a portability thing: it plays really well on laptops. It plays really well with the arrow keys. And it's just a comforting, solid beat-em-up. I don't know if it's the game I've replayed the most, but I can remember finishing OMF2097's tournament mode more times than I can care to count.
What game have you replayed the most?