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Caydr
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Most played-through games

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Very recently Gota made a thread like this but this one has a slightly different question and reason for asking. Gota wants to know the best game(s) you played recently, while this one is more about games you've played, complete, multiple times. I mean, I love Tie Fighter, but to date I've only ever made it to like the 8th campaign or something, then I got bored with it... I've played pretty much every Metroid game - once.

Also, this one is open to games on any platform. Except Mac, which isn't so much a platform as a status symbol.

What games have you played through from beginning to end the most? Try to make a rough estimate how many times you've played them. Games where the average playthrough is less than an hour don't count. No L4D. And definitely nothing by PopCap.

Mine:
Deus Ex - 20+ times at least (realistic, of course)
STALKER - 3 times
STALKER CS - 2 times
KOTOR - 3 times at least
Space Rangers 2 - 3 times
Imperium Galactica - 3 times
Imperium Galactica 2 - 5+ times
Jedi Knight (Dark Forces 2) - 4 times
Freespace 2 - 2 times
Vectorman (Genesis) - 3 times
I-War 2 - 2 times
X-Com - 4 times
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TA like 6 times, which is like 12 times only getting 1/2 way thru
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Gota
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Never played a game more than once through.
Excluding games like civilization simcity etc...
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Alpha Centauri: ~8 times
Deus Ex: 3-4 times
Tyrian: >3 times
Einhander: ~3 times
X-COM: 3 times
I-War 2: twice
Half-Life: twice or so
FFVI: twice
FFVII: twice ;_;
Darwinia: twice
Trauma Center: twice
Crysis: twice (only because I was bored >_>)
Perfect Dark: 1.5 times (lost my Perfect Agent playthrough when HDD asploded)
Mass Effect: 1.5 times

edit: Oh right, Super Mario World: twice
Last edited by KingRaptor on 27 Aug 2009, 05:26, edited 1 time in total.
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It is interesting, most of my full games were done either in marathons or on the go. I'm sure I'm missing a handful, but not many. I haven't had the time to play through many games in the past half-decade; and frankly, most titles from the period haven't been good enough to bother anyway.

I long had a very limited selection of games, and then limited opportunity, as I have now.

Daedalan Opus (GB) - 5 Times
Gauntlet Dark Legacy (Arcade/PS2) - 2 Times
Gauntlet Legends (Arcade/N64) - 3 Times
Sonic 2 (Genesis) - 4 Times
Starcraft & Brood War (PC) - 2 Times
Warcraft III & Frozen Throne (PC) - 2 Times
Total Annihilation (PC) - 2 Times
Call Of Duty 2 (PC) - 2 Times
Link's Awakening (GB) - 3 Times
Final Fantasy (NES) - 4 Times
Final Fantasy Legend 2 (GB) - 2 Times
Ninja Gaiden (NES) - 3 Times
Ninja Gaiden 2 (NES) - 2 Times
Blaster Master (NES) - 2 Times
T.M.N.T. 4 (Arcade/SNES) - ~15 Times
T.M.N.T. 2 (NES) - 3 Times
Streets Of Rage (Genesis) - 4 Times
Streets Of Rage 2 (Genesis) - 2 Times
Battletoads (NES) - 2 Times
Doom II (PC) - 4 Times
Zombies Ate My Neighbors (SNES) - 2 Times
Super Mario World (SNES) - 2 Times

You don't get to exclude Mac and not exclude a dozen other platforms, not for the rationale given. No more of a status symbol than an Odyssey 2, PS3, Virtual Boy, Master System, Vectrex...

Scarab Of Ra (Mac) - ~20 Times

I'm discarding a number of classic NES titles you can finish in under an hour (Kirby's Adventure, anything Mario, etc), as well as all the pre-NES games I've played through multiple times - it is so hard to tell, but when the score rolls over, I consider that a playthrough.
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Hmm - that's all way more than me. Only games I play through over and over are games that are meant to be played through over and over - fighting games, Civ games, etc. You'd have to go all the way back to the NES to see me playing through a game over and over (stuff like Galaxy 5000, Contra, and Megaman 2 that I finished more times than I can count).
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I'd play a campaign through many times if it was not retarded or felt silly in 95% of the time..
If the game was over the top and did not try to be serious about itself i could enjoy it but when games expect to be taken seriously due to their story i usually lol at their stupid shitty attempts of creating something original an intelligent and play multiplayer.
I find it very hard to play rpgs or fps games in single player if they are linear.
It's almost impossible for me to play rts campaigns since every game is bound by that square(and usually has horrible,unoriginal and childish story)map which for me is a big no no for motivation right away.

Games like UT or civ that are meant to be played many times and have no real storyline are also fine since they are meant to have no storyline on purpose.

In short I have seen very very few games that took their own gameplay and story seriously and were able to deliver and pass my judgment.
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Most of these I revisited after playing through them a couple years prior.

FF7,8,9, and 10: Twice
Starcraft & BW: Twice
Warcraft 3 & FT: Twice
KOTOR: 3 times
Zelda Ocarina of Time: Twice
ES3 Morrowind GOTY (play-throughs; main quest+major sidequests): 4 times
ES4 Oblivion: Twice
Fallout 3: Twice
Imerium Galactica 2: 4ish
Nexus the Jupiter Incident: Twice
Homeworld 2: 3 times
Urban Assault: Twice
Wild Arms: Twice
Chrono Trigger: Twice
Super Mario RPG: Four times
Donkey Kong Country: Twice
Halo: 6 or 7, Co-op owned
Dark Cloud 2: Twice
Okage: Twice
Super Smash Bros: 4ish
Fable: 3 times

I cant remember for sure anymore :shock:.
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Dune: 10+, ~90 minutes record
Dune 2 (both PC/Genesis): countless times
Day Of The Tentacle: 10+, ~60 minutes record
Any other game for the SCUMM engine: ~2-10 times
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Very good point, Gota.

Interesting, Rattle, it makes sense... they're mostly great games.
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FF5 - 2 times
FF6 - 2 times
FF7 - 2 times
FF8 - 2 times
FF9 - 2 times
FF10 - 2 times (clocked 120+ hours played in one of the play through's)
C&C red alert - soviet and allied campaign 2 times each
Dungeon Keeper - 5 + times
Warhammer Dark Omen - 1 (deserves a mention its ****ing hard)
Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time - 3 times (once with master quest)
Legend of Zelda : A link to the past - 2 times
Super Mario World: 2 times
Super Mario 64: 2 times
Tie Fighter : 5+ times
X Wing Alliance : 3 times
Ogre Battle (SNES) : 5 times
Tactics Ogre: 2 times
Ogre Tactics advance: 2 times
Final Fantasy Tactics Advance: 2 times
Final Fantasy Tactics: 2 Times
Front Mission 2 Times;
Secret of Mana: 2 times
Secret of Mana 2 : 4 times

Im sure theres a ton more but i cba to list :p
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Mostly old games, I don't remember them all but probably R-Type, Super Mario Land and World, Megaman X (never beat the final boss though), Parodius, Wario Land, etc.
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ADOM, many times and many more times trying... As far as I know Im currently the 3rd fastest player to go through it counting in turns.
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Megaman II (GB): 20+
Super Mario Land 2 (GB): 20+
Megaman X (SNES): 10+
Megaman X2 (SNES): 10+
Megaman X3 (PC): 5+
Legend of Zelda (SNES): 5+
Super Mario (via All-Stars on SNES): 20+
Super Mario World (SNES): 10+
Yoshi's Island (SNES): 10+
Super Mario Kart (SNES): 50+ (often Coop)
Donkey Kong Country (SNES): 30+ (Coop)
Starwing (SNES): 20+ (Hard Route just like 2 times)
Bubble Bobble (C64 / PC): 50+ (Coop)
Ascendancy (PC): OMG I don't know - 80+ ???
Red Faction (PC): 10+
Freespace (PC): 5+
Freespace 2 (PC): 10+
X-Wing / Tie-Fighter / X-Wing Alliance (PC): 5+

And certainly some more...
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I have way too many to remember off the top of my head
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get some life, how can u play same game more than once ? geekz

fallout 2 - 5 times
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How can you play fallout 2 more than once?
After that its "go to that place",take powersuit,win game.
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baldurs gate 2: 4/5times: normal, solo, evil, duo etc
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I don't re-play games, because any time spent playing a game over again is time not spent playing another game I never played, and there's so many games I wanna play but have not times to already.

Though I finished Tyrian many times over, but I don't think that count.
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Gota wrote:How can you play fallout 2 more than once?
After that its "go to that place",take powersuit,win game.
Its not like that if you dont want it to be... You can just mess around and try doing things in a different way, its not about just the plot, but trying seeing how the game mechanics are made, with some games it can be interesting.

Things like speedruns, can be a good challenge, interesting puzzle even if you knew the game very well.

But usually cRPGs have too slow gameplay for that stuff to interest me, roguelikes are the exception, but they also have 100x deeper gameplay than games more concentrated on plot and graphics...
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