Most Addicting Games All Time
Video games are addictive as is, but there is something special about certain games that keep you wanting to play more and more. Many times an addicting game have features that continue progression, making you continue to reach for that seemingly unattainable gear set or achievement/trophy. Maybe it is the simplicity of the game play that keeps you coming back to the easy to pick up game. Whatever the reason, addicting games continue to hit the market and keep gamers entertained for hours on end. Here is a list of the most addicting games of all time, in no particular order!
Grand Theft Auto series
The Grand Theft Auto series has been one of the most successful franchises ever, with people sinking countless amounts of hours in this series (tough to record the earlier years) there is records from the online platforms of the game totaling over 4 BILLION hours in the game. When GTA changed into the three dimensional version were familiar with today it became one of the most popular and iconic games on the planet having releases on multiple platforms really help to boost the total number of hours spent on them. Most people recognize the Grand Theft Auto games has the 3D crime simulator that they’re notorious for being but the series first two incarnations were done in a top-down 2D style. These are also very popular and took a lot of time out of players lives.
Candy Crush Saga
Candy Crush Saga, love it or hate it, is one of the most addicting games of all time. Although it is a free to play game, Candy Crush players spent an average of $4.2 million a day in 2018. That is a insane. It would take a true group of game addicts to spend that amount of money on a free video game. Candy Crush Saga is a "match three" game, where the core gameplay is based on swapping two adjacent candies among several on the gameboard as to make a row or column of at least 3 matching-colored candies. The game play is simple, and most anybody could pick it up and immediately understand how to play it. That is the glory behind the game, but they give you just enough to love it and want more. Well played Candy Crush…well played.
World of Warcraft
The wildly successful World of Warcraft (often referred to as WoW) is one of the most addicting games of all time. Is it really just a video game? Hardly! Some would call it a virtual community. It was first introduced in 1994 as Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and has evolved every year since then. There has been a combined total hours played in the series totaling 16 billion hours. The human race has only been around for 1.75 billion hours so that give you an idea how much time that is. Mind blown yet? The game also has a monthly base of 7 million subscribers. If that doesn’t scream addicting game then what does!
Flappy Bird took the mobile scene by surprise. It was an over night sensation that had millions of people flocking to play it. The controls consisted of simple tapping to screen to make Flappy Bird go upward before floating down and maneuver through green pipes that look like something out of Super Mario World. At first glance the game is cheap and unappealing, but after playing it for a few minutes, it easier turned into hours and hours. The game became so popular, that the developer removed the game from the app store due to it being “too addicting” but if you already owned or downloaded the game, you were able to keep it. I think it was a marketing tactic, as you can find the game everywhere now, including web browser editions.
Bungie had fully gained the trust of fans on the original Xbox with the first Halo release, that by the time Halo 2 and 3 came around, people stormed the stores to buy them. Halo is a first person shooter, where you take control of lifetime soldier Master Chief to fight off an alien race to protect the galaxy. The story behind Halo is incredible, and the music as well, but the real addictive part of Halo came from its multiplayer. It didn’t matter if you played online or with a group of friends on a couch, Halo had you hooked and probably taught you your first set of 4 letter words. The definition of addiction is the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity, and many classify an addict when this activity interrupts their normal life style. Halo did just that. People called in to work, called out of school, ect. just to play the new releases of Halo. What a joy it was!
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