Up For Debate - What Are Your Most Played Games Ever?

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Jul 3, 2016 4:00 PM

Games, like a lot of hobbies, are very time consuming. We spend a lot of time playing them because we love being whisked away to new worlds, or challenging ourselves to learn something new. But I think for most of us there’s always one or two games that stand out above all else; games sat in our Steam or Origin libraries which have consumed us like no others.

Hit up the Steam store and you’ll find the usual suspects. A cursory glance at any Paradox game will reveal hundreds of people who’ve sacrificed partners / pets and/or children to dedicate thousands of hours to their addictive brand of grand strategy. Civilization V is a similar prospect.

Then there’s the online giants. The behemoths that we can come back to time and again with nary a hint of boredom. MOBAs are the kings here, with millions of players devoting upwards of 1000 hours to the likes of DOTA 2 or League of Legends.

For me right now my hands down most played game has to be Rainbow Six Siege. I’m on it every chance I get and I’ve clocked up over 200 hours in-game time since launch. Not bad considering the rest of the time I sit around waiting for its terrible matchmaking. Second to this would be Rocket League. Between PC, PS4, and playing on other people’s machines, I dread to think how many hours I’ve put into this, and I’m still terrible at flying. Neither shows any sign of boring me yet either, so they should keep me going for a good few hundred hours more.

Cast my mind mind further back and it's probably Battlefield 1942 or the original Halo that takes the crown. The original was when I'd just got broadband and it consumed my life, while I must have had hundreds of Xbox LAN parties with the latter, stretching into the wee hours. 

Over to you then, what are some of the games sat in your Steam library which has consumed the most of your time? Do you prefer playing gigantic, never-ending games, or do you prefer your gaming more bite-sized? Let us know!

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22:16 Jul-07-2016

Battlefield 3 - 1200 hrs
CSGO - 1000 Hrs
Battlefield 4 - 500 hrs
City Skylines - 450 hrs

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19:12 Jul-06-2016

  1. Garry's Mod - 578 Hours

  2. Team Fortress 2 - 191 Hours

  3. Watch_Dogs - 130+ Hours

  4. Fallout 4 - 111 Hours

  5. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - 111 Hours

  6. Saints Row IV - 111 Hours

  7. Batman: Arkham Knight - 75 Hours

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19:44 Jul-05-2016

Skyrim 3600 hours, Fallout 3 3000 hours, New Vegas 1500 hours...I wonder if there is a pattern forming. -grin-

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19:22 Jul-06-2016

WTF did u do in those 3600 hours? im guessing you have nexus mods' Siterip xD

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11:26 Jul-05-2016

Would have to say 1400+h gtaV and online combined

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07:21 Jul-05-2016

Well... I can't even dream of comparing with some of these people... but I have about 230 hours on Ark: Survival Evolved I think, several of the total war games with my most played being Rome II at about an even 200 and Empire at like 100, GTA 5 at about 130, Witcher 3 at about 70 and counting, I own the dlc but haven't even finished the base game... so I'll easily reach 100 probably over 150 since I'll probably do a second playthrough, the assassins Creed games... i don't have a lot of time in them individually, just the stories really, but add up about 50 hours for every game.

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07:28 Jul-05-2016

So like 8 times 50 for Assassins Creed... damn there are a lot of those games. Anyway, Battlefield 4 at like 150, and then there is Star Wars: The Old Republic... the game that got me into gaming... well, on the toon that I play the most over a month of playtime I'm pretty sure... SWTOR is definitely my most played game, but i don't feel like going in and trying to add up all my playtime lol. I'd probably realize how much that game has sucked my life...

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03:34 Jul-05-2016

+1000 hours in dota 2
and 4 years atleast 1500 hours playing Wolfteam

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19:42 Jul-04-2016

Twisted Metal 2 and Final Fantasy 7 on PSX (thousands of hours). Lots of memories!

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17:10 Jul-04-2016

CSGO: 4780 hours
CSS: 2037 hours
CS 1.6: 973

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17:00 Jul-04-2016

I've played Skyrim for a total of 637 hours, that was before I had my PC formatted, unfortunately :(

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17:03 Jul-04-2016

Steam still record your gameplay time. Unless... Well, you know. Arrr...

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20:15 Jul-06-2016

Clever clever..

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15:55 Jul-04-2016

Ark Survival Evolved 1200 hrs
Destiny 600 hrs
BF4 450 hrs
COD BOII 350 hrs
Dragon Age inquisition 180 hrs
The Witcher 3 165 hrs (and counting)
Fallout 4 105 hrs (and counting)
Skyrim Around 150 hrs
Pokemon Gold (a while ago) 200+hrs of multiple play throughs
Other games to were above the 100 hr mark like ME2 and 3 Fallout NV and others, these are the ones I remember, and while I played Ark the longest The Witcher 3 is my favorite by far.

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16:07 Jul-04-2016

Mai goad... How many times you go out to get fresh air in one week?

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03:31 Jul-05-2016

Why would u go outside when u can play games...

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13:02 Jul-04-2016

Oh My God. Its just crazy seeing all the ridiculous times people have put into games.
I usually just run n gun through games, so my longest playtimes dont even compare to this. Although i think that may change in the near future :D
Anyways, my top 3 are
Dragon Age : Inquisition - 97 hrs
Metal Gear Solid V : The Phantom Pain - 60 hrs
Dark Souls 3 - 55 hrs (but i've only reached Anor Londo, so i think its gonna cross 100)

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12:26 Jul-04-2016

Runescape: about 130 days, others are cod MW2 with 2000+ hours, tf2 with 680+ hours and csgo with 539 hours

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11:52 Jul-04-2016

Diablo II: At least 200 hours over a five year period.
Mass Effect 1: About 100 hours total, with every character class.
Witcher 3: 102 hours to complete the game. I took my sweet time with that jewel :)

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11:43 Jul-04-2016

Diablo II - ultimate winner.


Honorabe mentions - any long-lasting RPG, like Mass Effect Series, Dragon Age series, or even Jade Empire...

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11:29 Jul-04-2016

Battlefield 3,4,R6 Siege,GTA 5 and probably Far Cry 3

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10:33 Jul-04-2016

Mass effect series, Mafia series, Dead Space series, FEAR series... and again! 5-6 runs through Spec ops the Line as well

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14:02 Jul-04-2016

FInaly i found someone who played and got/loved Spec ops the line
i can die a happy man now

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16:15 Jul-04-2016

I doubt anyone can say anything bad about the game, though not many even know it

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10:31 Jul-04-2016

for me its NBA 2K14. been playing for 6 months

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09:44 Jul-04-2016

Mafia: The city of lost heaven
Finished the game so many times that I forgot to count

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09:13 Jul-04-2016

Terraria, Mount & blade warband, Skyrim

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09:04 Jul-04-2016

2400h csgo & 420h skyrim

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