It’s been a wild year, are you looking to finish it completely immersed inside of a massive game that you can play for hundreds of hours? Then you’re in the right place. Here’s a collection of games for a variety of platforms that will keep you busy for countless hours so you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.
1. The Witcher 3
Between the main quest, great DLC, and everything else there is to do in this game, you could easily rack up 100 hours if you aren’t in a huge hurry. The Witcher 3 is a 10/10, won GOTY countless times over, and is a must-play, especially now that you can usually pick it up on sale. CD Projekt Red have earned the right to be considered one of the most player-friendly devs out there. We see you, keep it up.
2. Total War: Shogun II
This 2011 strategy game by The Creative Assembly and published by Sega has a lot of meat on the bones. The tactical campaign map is considered the heart and soul of the game. There are 9 different clans that you can play as (10 with the DLC), so that alone keeps things fresh. 16th century Japan is at stake, will you be the one to conquer it? For all you completionists out there, you’re looking at putting in easily at least a few hundred hours.
3. Pillars of Eternity
This Obsidian RPG was crowd-funded back in 2012, and was released in 2015. Just rushing through the main story alone is a good 50 hours or so if you really aren’t taking your time, so to dig in and do all of the extras will have you clocking in well over 100 hours.
Pillars is a throwback to late-90s PC role playing games, and the spiritual successor to Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale.
4. Civilization VI
True story, the first time I ever played Civ, I started it up around 11pm. Fast forward, I took at my clock and it’s 11:30… am. Time completely flew by, and that’s why its so easy to rack up so many hours in any of the Civ games.