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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17:55 Jul-03-2016

Battlefield 3, Fifa 14, NFS Underground 2 xD

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17:53 Jul-03-2016

For me the best game is definetly the witcher 3 wild hunt.I rigth now have 457 hour in it and still plyaing becouse of the DLC!

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17:43 Jul-03-2016

Now that's the Debate! Maybe I'm the winner here. Completed Max Payne 1: 27 times (Including 2 times on Android), Max Payne 2: 14 times and Max Payne 3: 4 times, Just Cause 2: 3 times, Rainbow Six Vegas 2: 9 times, Age of Empires Asian Dynasties: probably 3 times (I can't clearly remember this one). I'd like to make a Diamond Jubilee of Max Payne 1 completion.

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17:34 Jul-03-2016

3000+ Dota 2 Playtime for me

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17:31 Jul-03-2016

I can swear i have more than 1500 hours of GTA IV playtime.

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17:30 Jul-03-2016

Project Zomboid I think. 350-370 hours. Most played of any game I've ever played I think in my life. Second is probably Bad Company 2. Sad to see what Battlefield has become though.

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18:12 Jul-03-2016

Are there npcs yet ? in project zomboid ? Didn t play it for a while.

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18:36 Jul-03-2016

No, there won't be for a while still. Animation update is next. There is a car mod though, progress has been amazing, you may be overwhelmed if you haven't played it in close to a year.

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21:18 Jul-03-2016

It doesn t show me when was the last time i played :/ but i guess its been like a year now. The last time i played i think they added 3d sprites.Guess i ll try it.

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17:20 Jul-03-2016

MGS V: The Phantom Pain xD

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17:17 Jul-03-2016

That's a pretty hard question to answer... I used to play and replay games on PS2 over and over again. In GTA San Andreas I probably have over 500 hours, Warcraft 3 another 500 hours, Fallout New Vegas over 300 hours (including my time playing the pirated version cuz I hadn't discovered steam at the time). Now I have over 800 hours on CS: GO which is probably my most played one. Damn I've wasted so much time.

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17:16 Jul-03-2016

Battlefield 4, CS:GO, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Civilization V and LOTR:BFME2! :D Good times

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17:15 Jul-03-2016

Runescape. Years and years of runescape. also Gta sa and counter-strike.

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17:12 Jul-03-2016

Dota 2 1516 hours,Dragon age 2 -1000 hours (not joking)

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17:11 Jul-03-2016

World of Warcraft, GTA SA, NFS MW :D

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17:03 Jul-03-2016

well, according to wasted-on-lol i have 2870 hours on League of legends :p

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17:03 Jul-03-2016

GTA V, GTA SA, Cities Skylines, Fallout 3, Fallout NV, Skyrim and ofcourse Rome: Total War

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17:02 Jul-03-2016

Skyrim, Skyrim, Skyrim.... (modded, duh) - 2.5K+


I've actually experienced this weird sensation where beautiful real-world scenery sometimes makes me see Skyrim visuals in my head.... it's disorienting.


Too many quest mods! Too many! TOO MANY!

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16:55 Jul-03-2016

I have close to 500 (476) Hours in payday 2. Garry's Mod comes in with a close second with 465 hours, Terraria is number 3 with 250 hours, COD Ghosts Multiplayer (I kinda regret this) with 185 hours and fifth is CS:GO with 142 hours.

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16:51 Jul-03-2016

Dota 2 1.5k
COD 4 1k

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16:49 Jul-03-2016

GTA V, GTA Vice City, GTA SA, DOTA 2, DOTA 1 (including Warcraft 3), COD4, CODMW2

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16:46 Jul-03-2016

I realize that I really don't game as much as many other people. If I get bored with a game, it's usually within the first hour or 2. So far, in my steam library it would be dying light that has about 107 hours clocked in. Next to that, is wolfenstein: the new order at about 95 hours. My all time favorite though, has to be the original halo. I've played through the campaign probably 20 times, and have probably 500 hours invested into the multiplayer. That game is still a treasure I will continue to play it for a very long time.


Now I feel like I need to play through the campaign again...

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16:57 Jul-03-2016

If you want to play through the Halo CE campaign again, you should totally check out SPV3 for Halo Custom Edition! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZNT-vqtVpI Here's the trailer for it.

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17:19 Jul-03-2016

How did I manage to miss this??? I'm blaming you for me not hanging out with a lady friend tonight! :D

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18:56 Jul-03-2016

You're welcome. ;)

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16:44 Jul-03-2016

Most played: Silent Hill 4, F. E. A. R, LA Noire, GTA SA, Quake 2

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