What video games have the biggest time sinks built in them?
What games are designed to take incredible amounts of time to achieve anything worthwhile in the game. Looking for the biggest time sinks in video games, feel free to be particular about just a specific segment of a game if you want. Any console or PC and feel free to be a nostalgic in the games you mention.
Any sort of MMORPG, as well as RPGs that have an active mod community, (or even FPS with the same) would be great timesinks.
The key is "new content". MMORPG often introduce new content periodically to get you to come back. RPGs and FPSs now have DLCs, and often, fan-made mods and such that rivals official DLCs in size and playability.
For example, Fallout New Vegas is a game that you can easily sink 100+ hours in the main game alone. There are four official DLCs which will add another 20+ hours easily. Furthermore, there are fan-made mods that added missions / quests / weapons / locations / companions / bug fixes / map areas and more. Some are just infantile (like "naked mods", but others are absolutely amazing missions with storyline, such as "New Vegas Bounties". And they add a LOT of replay value.
FPS, with multiplayer and some randomization plays differently every time, but often they have plenty of new map packs. MW3 is adding new map packs every month, BF3 has "Return to Karkand" DLC,
The most time consuing games ever made are MMORPGS or any online game that also has a social community element built in.
For over a year me and my bro played EVE online and eventually we had to close our account because there was just no free time left for normal life
The online game system of social interaction and regularly updating real time 'skills' that your character earns that EVE had is perfect to keep you coming back for more and staying logged in for hours on end.
Many games take a lot of time but nothing compares to MMORPGS
As far as single-player games are concerned, "The elder scrolls" series and the "GTA" series are the longest. Diablo 2 is also a big time consumer in both single and multiplayer, at least if you want to actually get anywhere.
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