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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16:44 Jul-03-2016

300 hrs on cities skylines since launch last year. I have limited gaming time, but skylines is my go to for some reason.

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16:32 Jul-03-2016

Dayz 711h
Payday 2 700h
EU IV 580h
Arma 3 290h
ARK 261h

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16:26 Jul-03-2016

According to Steam my top 5 are:


Team Fortress 2 - 2.218 hours
Garry's mod - 1.333 hours
Counter Strike Global Offensive - 900 hours
Payday 2 - 711 hours
Dungeon Defenders - 521 hours


I enjoy playing a lot of games. Everything is great.

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16:14 Jul-03-2016

The game I've played the most by hours would be fallout new Vegas. Between PS3, Xbox 360 and pc I must have sunk at least 300+ hours into it. Next up is bad company 2 on PS3. I simply don't know how much time I sunk on it

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16:17 Jul-03-2016

But I was playing it pretty steady for about 18 months. In terms of number of play throughs, resident evil 3 and parasite eve 2 on PlayStation. Those games just ate up my life.

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16:05 Jul-03-2016

Well, StarCraft Brood War and Age of Empires 2 will do it for me. I've got 3000 hrs played on the AoE2 Steam HD version while I shudder to think how much time I've sunk into brood war and age of empires 2 in general. i think only skyrim comes anywhere close to that with only 400 hours played :P

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16:02 Jul-03-2016

CS:GO and UT series. Also some Quake 3

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