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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09:03 Jul-04-2016

Either Star Wars Battlefront 1 or Left 4 Dead 2 are my most played ever. For me split screen co-op adds so much more in terms of replay-ability which is the main reason why those 2 games are most played

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08:58 Jul-04-2016

Some years in Minecraft. A lots of GTA SA, Fallout 3 and Need For Speed series games. :) Don't hate me because of Minecraft. :D

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08:23 Jul-04-2016

4066 hours on dota 2 (probably as much on dota 1).... damn this is addiction

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09:39 Jul-04-2016

Half a year. The thirst is real

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08:12 Jul-04-2016

The Witcher 3, 424 hours and counting, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, 252 hours, Unity of Command, 123 hours.

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08:03 Jul-04-2016

i have over 300 hours on the witcher 3. next closest is probably skyrim at around 200 alongside witcher 1 and 2.

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08:02 Jul-04-2016

What the hell is steam?? I've never given money for games, only pirated + free to play

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09:05 Jul-04-2016

Thanks for damaging the gaming industry and apparently even being proud of it.

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09:23 Jul-04-2016

^this

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18:25 Jul-04-2016

unless you live in a third world country where you can't easily afford games. people like you are the ones that caused Denuvo to be a problem. i've pirated my fair share of games too, but I try to buy if I enjoy them. I also can't troubleshoot, to see if a game will run properly, since most don't release demos. and sometimes I run over 2 hours without knowing it (invalidating a steam refund)

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07:58 Jul-04-2016

Call of Duty series almost 400+
BF series 300+
Crysis series 200+

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07:52 Jul-04-2016

  1. Fallout, 400+

  2. Battlefield 4, 300+

  3. Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain, 100+

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07:40 Jul-04-2016

CSGO (900hrs)
Mass Effect 2 (played through the story completely at least 6 times :P)
GTA V/GTA San Andreas
Dark Sousl 3
MW2/Black Ops 1/World at War

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07:39 Jul-04-2016

1st - Diablo 3
2nd - Minecraft
3rd - GTA V

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07:05 Jul-04-2016

Stronghold F***** Crusader

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07:02 Jul-04-2016

My top 5: Age of Empire2, Mass Effect, WoT, Gothic 3, Dragon Age...

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06:53 Jul-04-2016

Gta ONLINE

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06:51 Jul-04-2016

Duke Nukem 3D,Descent,UT 1999 and Aliens vs Predator 2000.Countless times replay all of'em.

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06:35 Jul-04-2016

Battlefield 3

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05:54 Jul-04-2016

Got 1500+ on aura kingdom... well no one knows about that game.......

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04:00 Jul-04-2016

Most played ever in terms of total hours? FS2004 (from 2003) thousands of hours. Now its Stellaris and GTA 5.

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03:03 Jul-04-2016

  1. Skyrim 329 Hours

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Terraria, Civ V, Space Engineers, ETC

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02:35 Jul-04-2016

DBZ BT3 and FFX when i had PS2 and GTA V and CS and BF on PC

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