I like video games. I like them a lot. Even though the last major console I owned was a Nintendo 64, and my current portable is a sadly neglected 3DS. And even though my computer is an okay laptop that’s a few years old and is a big fan of minimum specs.
So out of curiousity I decided to take a look at my Steam account and see what my most played games were (at least on Steam). And what do you know, some were a surprise!
Before I post my top five by hours played, I will point out this list does not include (which I know I have played ridiculous amounts of):
- Dragon Age: Inquisition and other games played via EA Origins.
- DC Universe Online
- Anything run through Ubisoft client
So without further ado, my list of most played Steam games!
1. Sid Meier’s Civilization V
Is this really a surprise to anyone? After all, what’s the line associated with the game? Ah yes: “Just one more turn…”
I haven’t touched Civ V since the launch of Civ VI, which thankfully has a real-life clock included in the design.
2. Town of Salem
Okay, how did this end up as number 2? I haven’t played this in more than a year (so if I were to pick it up again I’d be so lost after the updates), but apparently the shortness of the games meant I didn’t feel quite so bad about playing it so much.
It’s Skyrim. Of course it is on here. I have yet to play the re-release though; I’m waiting to finish a few other games before I try out the amazing mods that people have built.
4. Dead Island
This is one of the earliest games I got for Steam, as I remember first playing it via WINE when my previous computer was running Linux, with not so great a level of success. Once I got back to Windows though it was kill kill kill kill kill with my electric machete or flaming wakizashi all day long. Instead of bounce bounce bounce bounce die.
5. Fallout 4
I have yet to finish this game, as I’m currently in the middle of my second playthrough. (My first playthrough I abandoned a year ago after my power armour paramour abandoned me. D:) I never thought I’d be able to play it on my computer as the “Can I run this?” sites like to tell me “no”. But thanks to a free weekend on Steam I discovered I could, so hooray.
Also, thanks to Nick Valentine I finally understand the feelings of all those Dragon Age players who lament being unable to romance Varric. Sigh.
By the time I finish Fallout 4 this list will have changed. Plus after this I am going to reinstall and play Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines and see what has changed in the many patch updates that have come out since I last played.
Have you played any of these? What are on your top five by hours? I know I will have to look over my full list and see what my top rated are vs top hours played.