We've all had games that we loved so much our time with them spiraled a bit out control. I remember playing so much Fallout 3 one weekend that as I left my house with my partner to go shopping I couldn't drive because I was so light headed. In the end I should have stopped playing a bit sooner but I had a great time.

Curious what everyones most played game is at this point? If you do the majority of gaming on Steam you can use Steamdb's calculator to let you know what games you spend the most time on. Plug in your public Steam profile and then sort by hours. It also calculates your Steam account value based on sale price of games but it doesn't take into account bundles or sales.

According to my report above my most played games on Steam are Terraria at 170 hours, Borderlands 2 at 54 hours and Prison Architect at 36 hours. That's pretty impressive but I bet I've clocked way more time on Zelda: Link to the Past and Hearthstone is fast approaching one of my most played games. Hopefully Blizzard lets us see our time spent in game at some point.

What game have you spent the most time playing so far? What does Steamdb say about it?

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/10/2015 at 02:19am

My standings:

  1. Terraria: 755 hours

  2. Borderlands 2: 133 hours

  3. Batman: Arkham Origins: 81 hours, but this was when Steam kept thinking I was playing games when I wasn't, so it's way inaccurate

  4. Really number 3: Assassin's Creed 3: 77 hours

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/10/2015 at 02:20am

That said, including more than Steam, Fallout 3 over all my playthroughs would probably be number 2, I estimate it at about 600 hours, and Skyrim would probably be number 3, I estimate it at about 500 hours.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/10/2015 at 02:22am

Here's my Top 6 (everything else is less than 100 hours)

Game Hours
Terraria 712
Starbound 295
ARK: Survival Evolved 240
Oblivion 141
Skyrim 108
GTAV 107

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/10/2015 at 02:29am

Yeah, those are my Steam only numbers. I've played Skyrim, Oblivion, Terraria, and GTAV on the PS3, so you could probably add 100 hours to those games (maybe not Terraria). Fallout 3 could make this list if I added my PS3 hours to my 71 Steam hours.

Travis, I'm not surprised at your Terraria hours, but I'm impressed that I've come close to catching up with you.

My 77 hour game, which is right below GTAV, is Salt. I decided not to include anything that was less than 100 hours.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 09/10/2015 at 04:58pm

Holy cow guys, that's a lot of hours! Is that actual play time on Terraria, or do you sometimes leave it running when not playing? Technically Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 is my most played game, but many times I've found the computer still logged on by my daughters and the game sitting on pause lol

According the the Steam Calculator, my most played game (that only I play) is Dota2 at 66 hours. I played Skyrim on my Xbox 360 back in the day, and I probably put 60-80 hours on that.

I would imagine my most played game ever is probably NFL Head Coach 09. I loved all the data mining that game entailed. I've written up a lot on the game back when CG started, so I won't go into it now on how much I love that game, but it is super detail oriented. (This doesn't take into account my childhood playing days when I had limited options and practically unlimited free time lol)

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/11/2015 at 06:07pm

There was one Friday night that I played Terraria, went to visit family on Saturday, and came back to it Saturday afternoon still open. Other than those probably 12ish hours, everything is legit.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/11/2015 at 10:31pm

> Holy cow guys, that's a lot of hours! Is that actual play time on Terraria, or do you sometimes leave it running when not playing?

Nope, my hours are "too legit to quit." =)

jaelte wrote on 09/15/2015 at 06:20am

Name Time
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 173.3h
Fallout 3 - Game of the Year Edition 102.9h
Dragon Age II 70.3h
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition 59.2h
Terraria 58.9h
Fallout: New Vegas 57.9h
Mass Effect 2 52.1h
Mass Effect 47.7h
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition 43.0h
Jade Empire: Special Edition 38.7h

As others have mentioned, these are just the games I have on Steam. I'm pretty sure my Oblivion and Mass Effect 3 times are up there with Fallout 3 and my Witcher 3 (which I haven't come close to beating), and Dragon Age 1 & 3 times are approaching my other Witcher/Dragon Age games.

That said, nothing comes remotely close to the time I spent playing World of Warcraft. I know I had well over a year of played time on just one character in that game. I'd bet that in actuality, second, third, fourth, and fifth place are probably all MMORPGs (Everquest, Rift, Star Wars: The Old Republic, maybe WildStar).

So yeah, I've spent a halfway decent amount of time over the years playing a video games and I do not regret it in the least.

JaBo wrote on 09/16/2015 at 06:01pm

Here's my steam profile:

As mentioned, MMORPGs though yeah... I played a solid 4 years of Dark Age of Camelot and had 200+ days played on my main character, 100+ on another, and on average another 30 hours played on 20 other characters.. Some of those were dual or triple booted though (I owned 2-3 accounts at most times) and I did buy, sell, swap accounts a few times. (Although my main characters were all mine from beginning.)

Aside from that, I'd have to give honorable mentions to games like FFVII where at least one play through I maxed out the hours at 99 and of course I played through multiple times, so probably 200ish hours there. Probably (definitely) more on FFTactics.

I played a lot of Madden games too, from 2004-2009 I played a lot of seasons. I mean, it took 30 minutes a game, 13 games a season, plus playoffs, plus off season managements and player management and etc etc... Definitely a lot there.

Hearthstone would be interesting to see. Been playing that every day almost for a year and a half.

JaBo wrote on 09/16/2015 at 08:32pm

On average another 30 DAYS, not 30 hours played on those other characters...

Hey Jon, why no edit button??

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/16/2015 at 08:38pm

JaBo: Basically because I don't want people to "ninja edit" posts. At some point i'll allow editing with some kind of history of edits, but it hasn't come yet smile

JaBo wrote on 09/16/2015 at 09:04pm

Gotcha, yeah typically I just highlight my post, copy it, delete my post, paste and correct it lol

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 09/17/2015 at 04:55am

My wife and I use to play FFXI, and we each logged in well over 100+ days each.

Other than that, I've maxed out the timer on FFTactics several times. :P

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/18/2015 at 04:02am

That's a good point. FFXI is probably my top game. Guild Wars 2 might be close to Terraria and Fallout 3.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/18/2015 at 07:14am

Ok then, you want to bring Final Fantasy into this, fine! LOL FFVIII is my king of hours. I remember playing it so many times while I was at college (with Travis). I even began to play it at least once every year. I'd spend about 100 hours on it each time and I still never did everything! I've played FFX and VII multiple times, too, but probably not even close to as much as I played FFVIII (my all-time favorite). I wasn't going to mention it because we were talking Steam hours. LOL

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/18/2015 at 03:27pm

I think Steam is something we can get actual numbers from so I listed mine. From there is a mixture of games that do and don't track that, but I imagine our college years had us playing other games longer as we had way more time on our hands. At least I have way less free time now smile

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/18/2015 at 05:20pm

Actually, now that I'm back in college I have way less free time than I did before. Go figure :D

JaBo wrote on 09/18/2015 at 05:44pm

Yah hah, same. But then I'm working full time while going to school and have 2 little kids. I still jam game time in at night though damn it!

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/20/2015 at 06:41pm

Hearthstone is a really great game to play if you are busy. heart Hearthstone

JaBo wrote on 09/21/2015 at 03:57pm

Indeed, and that's why I don't mind spending money on it. It gets me better things which increases my enjoyment and I spend a lot of time on that game

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/21/2015 at 04:03pm

At this point I don't have a reason to spend money on it because, I think if I did it might lessen my want to play it. I've heard friends spend money in game then wonder what there is to do. I don't think that way, but I can see what they think. Like part of the game, for me, is the time I spend collecting gold and unlocking stuff. Then again after I unlock all the adventures it's all opening packs then as I only have a few more tiers till I unlock Blackrock finally.

JaBo wrote on 09/22/2015 at 06:55pm

Ya, I've done that in other games, spend money to unlock stuff then been like well, what am I working towards now?

But for me, I'm not working towards getting things unlocked, I'm unlocking things (or new legendary cards) to let me make more decks and let me play in higher quality matches against ranked opponents.

So if I had all cards unlocked as golden versions, I'd still be playing as there are just so many decks to make and play and my objective is to get my heroes to 500 wins and climb the ranked ladder. I also still really want to get a 12 win in the arena. So, spending money increases my enjoyment and puts me more on track to play for my goals rather than negate one of my goals.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/23/2015 at 03:08am

That makes sense.

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