If You Could Only Pick One, What Game Would You Play For The Rest Of Time?

If You Could Only Pick One, What Game Would You Play For The Rest Of Time?

Ahh, video games! We have a seemingly endless supply of them, something for everyone. But what if you could only play one? One single game for the rest of eternity, and all others cease to exist. What would you play?

This might be your all-time favourite game, but I don’t believe the two are necessarily mutually exclusive.

For example, one of my all-time favourite games is World of Warcraft, but despite being a massive, open world MMORPG, I wouldn’t pick this to be my only game.

Personally, I think picking something like WoW or The Sims is a bit of a cop-out answer when it comes to this question (sorry in advance to the dozens of people who chose this) because you’re simply opting for the game with the most diverse gameplay.

But after months of suffering from some pretty serious video game burnout, a game with seemingly endless possibilities and quests isn’t my idea of a fun time.

If all other video games ceased to exist, the one game I would happily play for the rest of eternity is, without a doubt, The Sims 2 DS.

I challenged myself to pick just one game in an attempt to reignite my passion for gaming after what feels like months of feeling drained and burnt out by gaming. So naturally, I wanted to find out what everyone else’s one game would be.

I put a callout on my Twitter and Instagram, as well as within our work Slack channel and was promptly overwhelmed with answers, so for brevity, this is not an exhaustive list.

Perhaps this list will inspire you to try a new game, or maybe it’ll remind you of a title you haven’t played in years. Or perhaps you just want to be nosy and read about other peoples games of choice.

The most popular answer was The Sims, followed closely by titles like Breath Of The Wild and World of Warcraft, which is hardly surprising.

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Image: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Other top picks included Skyrim, Fallout 4 and Final Fantasy – again, not surprising when you consider the popularity of these titles overall.

But then we get to the really niche stuff – the interesting picks.

Age Of Empires – the Nutrigrain box one.” – Georgia

“Tetris.” – Chantelle

“This is going to sound lame but … Frogger on Atari. It got me through a serious hospital stay when I was 5. The simplicity of a joystick and a red button never gets old, if you ask me.” – Mel

“Bratz The Movie, the video game.” – Saskia

If you could only play one game for the rest of time, what would it be and why? Let us know in the comments below.


  • As long as it receives updates till the end of time, probably Minecraft

    It’s not my fave, but it seems the most versatile in what you can do with it

  • Oblivion is pretty much that already. I’m currently playing Morrowind but I’ve spent more time on Oblivion that any other game I have.

  • I have been playing D2 since the dawn of time (or least on release) and will do so till the end of time!

  • I mean… does it have to be a video game? Can I choose D&D? That would be pretty rad.

    If it HAS to be a video game, hell, I dunno. Something with a shit-tonne of crafting, I guess. Maybe Wurm Unlimited.

  • How long is the rest of time, in this context…? 😉

    Mrs says Marvel Heroes. Mine would probably be City of Heroes (been totally re-addicted since it was resurrected, on Homecoming servers for me). Otherwise, possibly GW2, as I’ve played that almost every day since beta. So many achievements to get, it would probably take me 100 years lol!

    If we had to pick co-op and a series, it would have to be Diablo (2/3/4/etc) for us.
    I think the trick here would be to have a game with no end-game as such, infinite replayability, or even ‘build yer own’ e.g. Minecraft, RPGMaker, etc.

  • Single Player, Probs Dark Souls 1 or 3. Always find myself coming back to them every now and again to finish them.

    Multiplayer, probs Dota 2 or Over Watch… Still after all this time

  • This question comes up every now and then, and though I don’t want to overthink it too much, the context of WHY you only get one game to play for the rest of your life really matters…!

    I’d chose Red Dead 2 or GTAV (with mod support) in a heartbeat, but if the reason is because I’ve only got a week to live…well, it’ll probably be something I could whip through in that time like TLOU and the TLOU2.

    But if I’ve got YEARS, then sure – flip a coin between GTA and RDR2…

  • Team Fortress 2.

    As much as the racist, frustrating and incredibly persistent bots have tried to ruin the game I still love it.

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