In (slightly late) honor of the time-looping action game Deathloop from Arkane that launched recently, along with the myriad of time-looping games that have seemingly popped out of nowhere all to release in the same year, we thought we could look at some great games that are the best for replayability.
Though some may say replayability is the biggest factor in purchasing new games (extending playtime etc.), some of us also don’t really particularly care that much whether a game offers any replayability or not. But one thing’s for sure: there are games out there that are meant to be replayed over and over, and can even offer new mechanics, story, or even entire areas to discover that you may have missed before.
We’ve had a couple Up For Debate’s around the same topic, including How often do you replay games?, and What Makes A Game Replayable, or even Do You Replay Your Games?, but this time we thought we could actually make some suggestions/recommendations into what are the best games to replay. This not only includes specific game titles, but also genres like Action, RPG, Simulation etc.
Obviously, some of the best games for replayability are usually RPGs, since most of them have you make tough choices that can drastically affect the story and/or gameplay. The Witcher 2 for instance, has you make a significant choice that will completely change which area you go to in the late game. Or some games like Dark Souls even include New Game+, allowing you to start the game again with all your equipment and abilities you’ve gained already.
So what do you think? What are the best games you can replay? What genre is best suited for replayability? Do you replay games that much anyway? Let’s debate!