What game have you played more than any other?

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Matt Barton
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For me, it would have to be World of Warcraft. It definitely isn't perfect, but I've sunk more time into this game than anything else, including the MUDs and CRPGs I adore. I wouldn't be surprised if a game like Solitaire or Mahjohng was on many people's list.

After WOW, I've definitely put a HUGE amount of time into Civ 5. As with WOW, this is mostly because my close friend and brother plays, so it's a good time to connect. CIV 5 is a "comfort" game for me.

Now I'm not asking about what your favorite or most beloved or inspiration game is. I just want to know, for better or worse, which game you've actually PLAYED the most. Was it because the game was just so awesome, or did you have another reason to play, such as friends and family who played with you?

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Someone just gave me props

Someone just gave me props for my "260 hours of Mass Effect" on Steam. When I checked I noticed that it was 260 for just part one, 260 for part 2 and 325 for part 3...

Yeah, I have no life.

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If it's not Skyrim with over 250 hours of play, then maybe Doom I & II (including user made maps) or even Grand Theft Auto.

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I just got x3 Terran conflict

I just got x3 Terran conflict off steam for a few bucks. About 20 hours in already. It's crack for people who like elite and privateer

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Minecraft

I have put in quite a number of hours in multiplayer Minecraft on a private server, even made quite a few videos on it. Here's my playlist:

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Wonzling
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I've been traditionally

I've been traditionally playing every Final Fantasy title from 8 on, together with three pals. Each title came in at ~ 120 h.

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Without a doubt, WoW. Second

Without a doubt, WoW. Second place would probably be another multiplayer game; maybe Team Fortress Classic or Super Smash Brothers Gamecube.

For single-player I'm guessing The Legend of Zelda (NES) by virtue of me playing it all the time, or Disgaea (PS2) because of the bonus-content that requires ridiculous grinding after the main story is complete.

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Everquest hands down.. I had

Everquest hands down.. I had 3 accounts and it logs time, I was at 5 years when I understood the "evercrack" name.. I think i have posted it before, I took my time played (in 5 years) and subtracted 8 hours a day for sleep, subtracted 260 * 9 (workdays a year, and yes i averaged 9-12 hours, back then) when said and done my time in everquest was almost 100% of my free time.. I spent almost 3 years (give or take) of time in the game in 5 years..

when you understand that you start to think maybe gaming is addicting. I pretty much shut Everquest off, quit playing. Since, i have put quite a few hours in EQ2, WOW.. and L4D2 (shows i have 1900 hours in it, but it might include L4D too?) Right now I play L4D2 and World Of tanks for a couple hours every day (each) depending.. summer i get maybe 2 hours max in on PC except when its raining. Winter is hardcore gaming. Not a TV person.. watch Game of Thrones (once season is complete and can grab and watch all at once) and Walking dead.. otherwise, gameing, chores of owning a house ( this part is new, and Im finding never ending).

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Solitaire.... Interesting.

Matt Barton wrote:
For me, it would have to be World of Warcraft. It definitely isn't perfect, but I've sunk more time into this game than anything else, including the MUDs and CRPGs I adore. I wouldn't be surprised if a game like Solitaire or Mahjohng was on many people's list.

I have no idea how many hours I spent playing some of the old classics. I doubt any single game lasted me more than 100 hours, but who knows. it's possible I've spent 100+ hours on games like Ultima II, Lode Runner, Alternate Reality, Baldur's Gate, Ports of Call, Seven Cities of Gold, Flight Sim II, and Civilization III, but it's been so long that I can't be sure. Most of the games I play are the types that can be beaten(or I lose interest) in less than 30 hours, and then I move on to the next game.

But according to my Steam statistics, the most hours I've spent on any game there is... a solitaire game! Specifically, Faerie Solitaire! According to Steam, I've spent 77 hours playing a solitaire game....

Before you say "Oh, please... a Solitaire game?!?!", let me explain. "Faerie Solitaire" is an ingenious videogame update of the classic "Klondike" solitaire card game, where you now have unlockable power-ups, achievements, levels, goals, a (admittedly throwaway) storyline, and so forth. It's not an RPG, but it adds so much to the solitaire concept that it becomes a legitimate, and HIGHLY ADDICTIVE, "puzzle" videogame that's impossible not to get addicted to.

Yes, Rowdy Rob, player of thousands of videogames, is recommending a solitaire game. It's actually unfair to call Faerie Solitaire a solitaire game, because it is an entirely new experience made possible only via the modern technology. It's also a game that nearly anyone can enjoy, even people who normally don't play videogames. It's one of those games that you can kick back and play a level (or two, or twenty) to relax a bit. I suppose that's how I accumulated so many hours on this game; by playing it in short bursts over a long period of time.

So, 77 hours for Faerie Solitaire. Yeah, it's kind of embarrassing; my "favorite" game is a card game.

As for my next two "most played" Steam games are "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" at 56 hours, and "Half Life 2" at 43 hours. "Half Life 2" crashed on me, though, and I had to restart from scratch, so that's not entirely a fair estimate.

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Civilization 5: 502 hours played

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