Best Replayable Games (Updated)

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Rexly Peñaflorida

Rexly Peñaflorida II is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware news, with a major focus on gaming.

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  • coolitic
    Overwatch...

    Yeah OK (sarcasm)
  • Pixel13
    The replayability factors for Skyrim are also there for TES IV, Oblivion and TES III, Morrowind. I've replayed each of those more even than I have Skyrim.

    IMO the same can be said for all earlier versiions of "Civilization". Friends and I played Civ 1 over and over for a very long time when it came out.

    Most of the others I've not played, though Wing Commander: Privateer is quite replayable, for there are a number of ways to go.
  • redgarl
    Skyrim... no... Fighting games can be played over and over
  • RoNich
    borderlands 2, hello?
  • apertotes
    I can't believe you left out KOTOR.
  • Jon_15
    Terraria should definitely be on this list. It may not have a following like Skyrim or Fallout but once you play it you will keep going back. As of this writing I have around 900 hours total in that game.
  • Kiran786
    lol POP? GTA SA or VC? NFS MW? MIDNIGHT CLUB? this List is utter Crap
  • joz
    Diablo 2 on this list? That's correct.

    Diablo 2 not number one? That's incorrect. To gulag with the author!
  • joz
    2523487 said:
    borderlands 2, hello?


    The original Borderlands is far superior to BL2.
  • drwho1
    Worst list ever!
  • Starburp
    Bro where's Jedi Academy
  • chaosmassive
    if you gonna include Overwatch for its heroes varieties, try Dota 2 and or any MOBA games
  • LORD_ORION
    Master of Orion 2
    Dark Souls 1 (with all its interconnected back passages to exploit)
    Total War Warhammer
    Total Annihilation (check out the mod section)
  • NightBrad
    Age of Empires 2, Diablo 2, and Fallout NV deserve this list. Borderlands should be on this list, and I'm actually hurt that KOTOR isnt here. Overwatch does not deserve this list, nor Skyrim. And no fighting games? Seriously?
  • Martell1977
    One game that I've played over and over and never seems to get old is "The 7th Guest". I love that game and have never found another like it. Even it's sequel isn't as good.

    Agree with D2, but I've never played most of the others even once, so...
  • nitrium
    The most I've ever replayed a game was Neverwinter Nights 2 and it's expansions (especially Mask of the Betrayer). So many different character builds to try.
  • Diego Liporace
    i replay mafia 2 at least once a year
  • SBMfromLA
    Games like Metro and Doom have great replayability. However, I don't think games like Borderlands, Fallout or even Mass Effect have good replay value.. because a majority of the time you're just an errand boy and that gets boring real quick. Most times if I have to replay one of those types of games I usually leave out all those boring side quests I did during the first playthrough.
  • alextheblue
    I do fondly remember Diablo II but I think Path of Exile is better. Also Factorio is great, especially with nuclear power. Currently doing a no-logistics achievement run with a friend. I don't think I could ever bring myself to do the build-almost-nothing-in-hand run though. Would be a massive PITA to get to the point where the robots do the heavy lifting.
  • nikoli707
    i find it odd that some of you dont think skyrim deserves to be on this kind of this. it is very near a 6 year old game and according to steam lists and other console related poles it is still one of the most played games. compared only to other single player games it is even more impressive. if you took all the mods ever from every other game in history and compared them to skryim mods, they probably still couldn't compare to skyrims mods.

    to be fair gta5 should be on the list as, like skyrim, it is one of the greatest video games of all time. many of the others are definitely questionable, but it is a very subjective topic.
  • loki1944
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series is about 200% more re-playable than the Metro series. Also, for a list made by grown-ups, I cannot fathom how Steel Panthers and Panzer General are not on the list. In my opinion Warhammer 40K: Dark Crusade and Sims 3 deserve a nod as well.
  • darth_adversor
    Jesus. Again with Skyrim, Tom's? And number one, to boot??
  • jerramie
    SWG best game ever... though it cant be on that list...its MMORPG but.. still... what ever happend? they wrecked it and then gave up on it... a perfectly good game that should not have been touched