Weekend Open Forum: What games have you replayed and why?

By Matthew ยท 75 replies
Sep 14, 2012
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  1. Although Steam and its ilk coax me into buying new games regularly, it's uncommon for me to beat them and it's even rarer that I take them for a second spin -- especially once I've abandoned them. However, for whatever...

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  2. Lords of the Realm 2. It was a great game!
  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    I've played through a few games a second time (or more) if the subsequent run-throughs offer something different. Games like Dead Space 2, that pretty much requires a second playing to go for the hardcore difficulty ( only 3 save points allowed for the whole game)...and of course. a subsequent game after beating hardcore and unlocking the awesome hand cannon (and extra suits and weapons)...there's something vastly entertaining about blasting necromorphs with a giant foam hand glove with attendant "pew-pew"'s from Isaac.
    The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games I've also played through multiple times, both to get the alternate endings, and to replay with mods for improved game image quality, and/or additional content. I think I may have played Shadow of Chernobyl well over twenty times including mods (L.U.R.K., Stalker Complete, Oblivion Lost, Narodnaya Solijanka, Secret Trails etc.)
  4. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 571   +113

    Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Fallout 3, Skyrim, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, etc. I love games that make you feel like you are part of the world where it takes place.
  5. JCrysis86

    JCrysis86 TS Rookie

    Borderlands like 20 times! Half Life 2....Halo's.
  6. Far Cry 2, still massively underrated game that is way better in multiplayer than COD. Vast open world to explore.
  7. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,671   +988

    It's not often that I go back to a game that I've finished, and to be honest, I rarely finish them in the first place. But one game that I played briefly at first and came back to play more heavily years later is World of Warcraft.

    I haven't launched it again since like 2009 but man, those were months where I had a life and I had another one in the realm. I've promised myself not to get caught into the Blizzard web again, lol.
  8. Ninja gaiden black, like 10 times, at least.
  9. SO MUCH Halo (1, 2, 3, Reach, Wars, ODST), Super smash bros. melee, Zelda, Ratchet and Clank, Jak and Daxter, and Starwars battlefront 1 & 2. Any Final Fantasy (except MMO) hundreds of times. Sonic... Lots of Sonic. Soulcalibur II hundreds of times. Minecraft hundreds of times. Rayman, Centipede, Galaga, Starcraft II, H.A.W.X, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2010, Rainbow six vegas 2, Mirror's Edge, and UT 2004 a lot.
  10. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 367   +46

  11. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,828   +633

    Sadly for most recent games I barely finish them, and can't remember going back and replaying a game start to finish. The only game I can think of is Gran Turismo 5, my 1st PS3 died so I bought a new one and that was the only game I actually started playing again, and more then before I lost my data. WoW was on and off for a while but gave up on it finally. Come to think of it, GTA4, bought it on PC and played almost all the way through it a 2nd time.
  12. CrisisDog

    CrisisDog TS Booster Posts: 139   +33

    Mirror's Edge is the only game so far that I've finished twice. It's a good story, nice PhysX effects, and short enough to actually finish.

    There's a whole lot of games that I have never finished, period. Just got done with Borderlands, in anticipation for the next release. I need to finish up Halo 3 too...
  13. Experimentongod

    Experimentongod TS Maniac Posts: 269   +111

    I always finish games and have replayed about half of the games I've finished (but, as a lot of other people, I have quite a few games I have never played yet).

    For games that have sequels I usually replay the previous installments when I get the new one. For example if I buy the latest Splinter Cell game, I replay all the previous entries in the series. I've done the same with others like the Half Life, Hitman and F.E.A.R. series. So eventually I end up replaying the first game more than the others.

    If a game is very good but a little short, like Dead Space, I even play through it two times back to back. Normally I play every game on medium difficulty and leave hard for the eventual replay.

    Sometimes I just feel like revisiting a classic and replay it just for fun. I've been meaning to replay Doom 3 for quite some time, but now that they have announced the BFG edition I'll have to wait a little more ^^. Same goes for Bioshock 1 and 2, I'm waiting for the release of Infinite to replay those again.
  14. Matt12345170

    Matt12345170 TS Booster Posts: 106   +31

    Jak and Daxter 1, 2, 3 - all amazing :)
  15. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 609   +109

    I've played GTA IV like 30 times, and Mass Effect 2 around 20. The time was around 2008-2010. Right now, I do know plenty of games that has a high replayability like Max Payne 3. So these games have good single-player experience.
  16. All of my Atari 2600 games. I still love to go back and set high scores. What can I say? I'm a child of the early '80s.
  17. SuperHyperJose

    SuperHyperJose TS Rookie

    Street Fighter II and 4, Mario World, and StarCraft
  18. Cota

    Cota TS Enthusiast Posts: 513   +8

    Skyrim! Played as a shield/sword warrior, then a mage, then a sneacky cat and now a dark paladin, the gameplay went crazy whit mods and those custom difficulty mods, half an hour in dragons whit adds go crazy.

    Also Borderlands, halo, Half Life franchise and games like such.
  19. Space Invaders and Dead or Alive 2 !!!
  20. Dawn1113

    Dawn1113 TS Booster Posts: 322   +65

    Right now, it's Metro 2033 for me. It's an old game, of course. I got it a few months back, played it through once, liked it, but was unable to play it again because of a busy work schedule. I came back to it recently and started playing the game in earnest.

    I'm not particularly impressed by the English voice acting, but the graphics in this game are really some of the best I've seen yet. I just love the delicious detail -- man, even the walls look pretty. I love the smoke and the haze, the shadows and particle effects -- and for once, I actually enjoy playing with copious amounts of motion blur.

    I do get claustrophobic after a while so it's like having a gunfight inside a nightmare. I like to play this game in the dead of night to enhance the chilling creepiness. Fun stuff. The storyline is relatively good, too -- as games today go.

    From the looks of it, I'll be playing and replaying this game for a while. I want to find out what this "Enlightened" ending is all about. :)
  21. Heroes of Might and Magic III. I've been playing it since 2000, mostly while at work. I don't think its any stretch to say that I have ~3000 hours playing the game. I've played all types of games since then, but always keep coming back to it. Thank you GOG for porting it to Windows 7!!!
  22. Deus Ex. Surely the most replayed game in the world.
  23. Just about all the games I own because I love gaming :)
  24. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    fire emblem
    harvest moon: friends of mineral town
    pokemon firered
    pokemon emerald
    final fantasy tactics advanced

    nba live 98
    boom bots
    nba in the zone 2
    final fantasy tactics

    pokemon platinum
    pokemon heartgold
    naruto ninja destiny
    jump ultimate stars
    mario hoops 3 on 3

    pixeljunk sidescroller
    assassin's creed
    bomberman ultra
    smackdown vs raw 2010

    brave story
    final fantasy tactics war of the lions

    nba live 06
    gta san andreas

    super smash bros melee
    soul calibur 2
    kirby air ride
    f-zero gx
    sonic riders
    battle stadium d.o.n.

    genji dawn of the samurai

    neo geo pocket:
    the king of fighters r-1
    the king of fighters r-2
    snk vs capcom match of the millineum

    super smash bros 64
    pokemon stadium 2

    goldeneye reloaded

    been playing handheld games more recently. feel kinda like I've missed out a little bit :(
  25. Recycle

    Recycle TS Rookie Posts: 53

    I've replayed all of the games in the Metal Gear Solid series more times than I can remember, mostly just to mess around and have fun doing things that are against the sneaky nature of the game on a serious playthrough. That, and collectibles, using stealth, using new weapons.

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