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    Most addictive video game?

    Atari's vector graphic Tempest was great:


    R-types was side scrolling super:



    But the most addictive game of all time IMO is Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo:


    Simple is best, any other favourites out there?

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Star wars ..........

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    8)
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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Quote Originally Posted by WORKSIMON
    Star wars ..........

    Entirely this.

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Quote Originally Posted by IANAN
    Quote Originally Posted by WORKSIMON
    Star wars ..........

    Entirely this.
    Yes, I think I blew a few quid from my student grant on that one :roll:

    Defender swallowed a few more...

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Oh go on, just one more go!

    Doom


    Dizzy


    Lemmings


    Sim City 2000


    Quake2


    Age of Empires


    Far Cry

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Elite, Last Ninja, IK+, Shenmue 1&2, Zelda, Thief series, Original Deus Ex, Oblivion...

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    It's obviously football manager :D

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    Half live, my first and hopeully last devotion to a game..

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    Strange perhaps, that nobody has mentioned Mario or Sonic (I exclude the more recent iterations of the latter of course).

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Metal Gear Solid :D

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    eve online - found that very addictive.

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    This one brings back memories.



    I hate to think of the man hours that were wasted playing network games of this in the studio I worked at :lol:

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Quote Originally Posted by robt
    Strange perhaps, that nobody has mentioned Mario or Sonic (I exclude the more recent iterations of the latter of course).
    Or the early days of Tetris on the Gameboy.

    These days for me it's still Bioshock for visuals - Art Deco dystopiatastic!


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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    I spent months playing this:



    If you know what it is - you're already doing well. My nick was JesterThump.



    :D

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Elite was my first obsession.

    The closest anything has come to it in recent years is Elder Scrolls: Oblivion.

    I haven't tried Skyrim yet; I've vowed to myself I won't buy it until I've cleared my desk of paperwork...

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Anyone remember Total Annihilation? Resource management, and multi-role carnage. K-Bots and Tanks, Subs, boats and planes.

    And Championship Manager, of course...

    Mike 8)

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    I agree with the Doom poster, best game ever? Beware the Revenant!

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    Good call on marathon, omegary. I also spent way too many hours on this game and it's follow ups in solo and network mode. I recently downloaded an open source version onto my laptop. The start-up theme tune still sends shivers down my spine.

    Other memorable games are the original wolfenstein, grand theft auto (in birds eye mode) the original resident evil and wipeout on the playstation. There are myriad others but the ones I have mentioned have stuck with me.

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Marathon and Marathon 2 are available as free apps for the ipad if anyone fancies a bit of retro gaming. Just downloaded them so I might have a blast tomorrow :)

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    There are many games from my past I would class as addictive, but a few definite standouts.

    When it comes to arcades, Sega Rally Championship took a couple of quid of me every day for a few years, couldn't go in the pub without playing it.

    I remember the first time I played Tetris on the Gameboy. 10 hours straight until I clocked it on the top level at full speed.

    At Uni there were a couple of years where the TV was on all of the waking day playing either SNES Mario Karts or Goldeneye on the N64.

    On the PC, Sim City was a true life sucker, and I refused to play Championship Manager (as it was then) or Sid Meier's Civilisation having seen it cause phenomenal addiction. My flatmate Alex would fall asleep playing Champ, and start as soon as he woke up. Sometimes he slept at night, other times it was during the day!

    In recent times, there have been a few games that I have thought about all day at work, and rushed home to play, with memorable ones being Mario Galaxy, GTA3, GTA Vice City, Red Dead Redemption, and all the Zeldas.

    But the most addictive game of all time has to be Trials HD on the Xbox 360. Nothing before or since has had that "one more game" compulsion. It's almost the perfect game, but the sequa Trials Evolution is out in a couple of weeks and I fear for my sanity.

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Leisure suit Larry



    Bomb Jack

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    Most addictive video game?

    Championship Manager 3 was the most addictive game I played in my youth.

    Brazilian Ronaldo was the player to buy.

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    has to be world of warcraft , 7 years old and still raking in roughly $150 million a month (yes million) gross profit for blizzard.

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Scramble


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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    In my current crippled state, I'm re-playing the entire half-life series. It's marvelous :)

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    Champ man has to be up there, spent alot of time playing lineage 2

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67
    Scramble

    I was playing that on MAME the other week, much harder than I remember it being in the arcade

    The Metal Slug games are pretty addictive 8)

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Quote Originally Posted by mark996
    Elite was my first obsession.

    The closest anything has come to it in recent years is Elder Scrolls: Oblivion.

    I haven't tried Skyrim yet; I've vowed to myself I won't buy it until I've cleared my desk of paperwork...
    Skyrim is much better than Oblivion ( I have both ) so go and grab it, I'm still playing it now after buying it on launch day.

    However for me, the most addictive games I've played, over the decades are

    80's

    Pitfall, Head over Heals, Nebulus and the Dizzy titles followed by The original Sonic, and Zelda games oh and Wonderboy in the arcades!

    90's
    Super Mario, Zelda (all) Street Fighter 2 hyper edition, Parodius, Outrun on the PC Engine, Virtua Racing on the 32x oh and Synidcate

    00's
    Mario 64, Zelda 64, Daytona and Never Winter Nights, on the Saturn, Soul Calibre And Jet Set Radio on the Dreamcast, Gran Turismo 1&2 and Metal Gear Solid. Halo, Super Mario 3D, GTA

    Recently Skrim has been taking a lot of my time, however I play online with my mates back in Shropshire so it's the usual Call of Duty series, Ghost recon etc

    But the game that's taken most of my time - probably Yie Ar Kung Fu and International Karate back in the day :D

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Quote Originally Posted by dickbrowne
    In my current crippled state, I'm re-playing the entire half-life series. It's marvelous :)
    Total classic, enjoy.

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Multiplayer Goldeneye on the N64. Many hours wasted when I should have been studying.


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    SSX Tricky


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    Some great games that bring back memories :)

    Loved this game so addictive & still is


    and this



    And can't forget this


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    I wasted many an hour playing this when it was new.


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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Absolutely GoldenEye 007, back in the day.

    Right now, Temple Run.

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    I spent an awful lot of time playing Manic Miner & Jetset Willy on the Spectrum...then i was addicted to R-Type and 1942 in the Mugs (video arcades to you).
    Later on i would spend whole afternoons + nights with a mate playing Football Manager...or Theme Park...or Command & Conquer.

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy67
    Scramble

    Is this image reversed?? I thought iScramble was always flying left to right?

    Doom was excellent, but Doom 2 just took it to the new level. Quake was no-where near as good, IMO. I lost days, if not weeks, to that game.

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Gran Turismo 3.

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    Just a quick image snaffled from the web so yes, it would appear to be reversed.

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    When I was crashing at my mates for a while we used to play Command & Conquer Red Alert/WipEout/V-Rally via PS1 link cable:
    2xPS1 consoles, 2xTVs and a link cable so we could play each other with our own full screen views, we used the trick of sticking a biro in the lid port so the PS1 thought the lid was closed and you could swap over the disc so you didnt need to buy 2x each game.

    We obviously had way too much time on our hands.

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    doom and sim city were awesome and love them to bits, but the most addictive by far is the COD series

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Arcade:

    Space invaders
    Asteroids
    Gauntlet

    PC:
    Elite
    Civilisation
    Stars!

    PS3:
    GT5
    Borderlands
    Plants vs Zombies

    Cheers,

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Another couple for me, thinking about games that I've got properly addicted to, losing sleep, work, forgetting to eat and so on. The ones that particularly stand out are:

    Warcraft 2.

    Eternal Darkness - not a lot have played this, because it was only released for the GameCube. Worth tracking one down though. It stands out because it's quite different in some respects, to any other game.

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    It will always be CS for me. The first online FPS I played and it totally took me over. I could easily play from 21:00 until 05:00.


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    Fallout 3 and New Vegas are the last couple that I literally couldn't pull myself away from - countless 6 and 8 hour sessions on there on my days off! :lol:

    I bought one of the new mini Mega Drive consoles a while back - 30 games built in and also takes the original cartridges. I've lost a load of hours on Theme Park, Jungle Strike and Premier Manager '97. :wink:

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Quote Originally Posted by IVK
    Multiplayer Goldeneye on the N64. Many hours wasted when I should have been studying.


    This, with lashings of Super Bomberman on the SNES! Have I really got to page 4 without that being on here!??

    These days with a far shorter attention span, one minute of Bejewelled Blitz is easy to find (hangs head in shame!)

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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    World of Warcraft, Skyrim

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    Back in the 90s and on the Sega Mega Drive - had to be EA's Golf games. Hours spent playing it after the pubs closed.

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    "Modern" games: Quake variations (esp Quake 2).

    Back in the day, Manic Miner:





    And Rush and Crash (down the arcade):




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    Re: Most addictive video game?

    Doom for me too, I'm afraid.
    Just when I thought I couldn't waste any more time -
    I played against a friend using two Pcs and a (null)modem cable.

    I can still remember the way my heart stopped (momentarily) as I heard him start up the chainsaw.
    I was running down a corridor - and it kept getting louder.

    Makes me shudder, just thinking about it.

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