Your Most Replayed Single Player Game of Last Gen?

What was your most replayed single player games of last generation? (games that released exclusively to ps4, Xb1, PC. So not games that also released on ps3, 360)
Limited to single player games only, so no multiplayer or co-op as those games lend more to replaying.

Also, did you replay more games then you did the previous generation?

Looking back on last generation I was surprised how few games I replayed compared to on the ps3/360. Maybe it's just the result of getting older, working, having the means to buy more games then before so not having to replay games as much? Probably. Or maybe single player games have also become alot less memorable and worth replaying?

thoughts?

Comments

  • +8 votes

    FF7Remake
    Normal playthrough then Hard playthrough.

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      lol yeah FF7 definitely
      played at least 5 times… lolz

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      Never got into Final Fantasy, but I reckon that remake would be a fan's dream come true.

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        Well FF7 Remake is only the first section of FF7, so more like FF7 Remake: Part 1. It'll be years until all the parts are out. I think a fan's dream come true would be the whole game remastered, not just the initial Midgar section.

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          Spoilers ahead!



          And they changed the story. I think I like the way they've showed that the story is being changed, but I'm not sure I like that they're changing it.

          One of the things that made FF7 so popular in the first place was it's story! Yes, it'll be nice to see where they take the new story for the remake, but some players just want to play the old story with current graphics, gameplay, etc. Personally I'd probably like both lol.

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            @Chandler: I’d also say that it’s not a true remake considering the plot change.
            Like you, I both wanna see both a true remake and the new story line.
            A perfect good implementation would’ve been a true remake (original story) in the first play through, with a New Game Plus taking players to the alternate universe/time loop or whateverthehell developers have in store for the new story (similar to what Nier Automata and Replicants did).
            This would’ve been the best of both worlds for all fans (those who respect the original story and those who wish for changes) and new players alike and not contradict the original game.

            P/s: and yeah, none of this episodic crap. At the very least, episode 1 should’ve been the original story, and episode 2 the New Game Plus.

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      Best top comment ever

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      cant wait for the crisis core remake

  • +17 votes

    McDonald's monopoly

    • +22 votes

      That's not single player, it's asymmetric multiplayer pay 2 win.

  • +4 votes

    Single player exclusively or games that can be played in single player and you that played exclusively in single player or multi player game that you did almost all of it on single player?

    Outright single player game:Horizon Zero Dawn,Ghosts of Tsushima, Death Stranding, Control.
    Multiplayer but all single player mode: Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Breakpoint.
    Multiplayer, but mostly single play: Destiny 1 and 2, Halo 5, Division 1 and 2.

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      Sure can include multiplayer/co-op games that you exclusively played and replayed as single player

      Ghost Recon and Division can be played exclusively single player? So no other players in the map? Is that even… any good?

      • +3 votes

        I preferred Wildlands to Breakpoint. Wildlands was great single player, you have teammates controlled by the system and yourself to a degree.

        Breakpoint was very late in bringing in the AI teammates so I didn't play it nearly as much and Wildlands just played better imho.

      • +2 votes

        Wildlands was great in singleplayer - although it may have been better with friends, it was still super fun. Breakpoint is just… not very good.

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      Been playing Wildlands with mates recently, having an awesome time together!

  • +8 votes

    Pocket Billiards

    • +1 vote

      Man with hole in one pocket feel cocky all day!

  • +6 votes

    Firewatch, played it on my PC. Replayed it at least 5 times, gonna replay it again soon. One of the best games of the last 5 years imo, highly, highly recommend.

    • +2 votes

      Good, but too short.

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      the art style looks fantastic. Might have to pick it up when its on sale.

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      I was actually really disappointed with firewatch. The trailers and short gameplay snippets before launch set the game up as a mystery thriller. Was nothing even close to that of course.

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        I found it quite boring and slow. I liked the art style but nothing ever really happened except running around.

    • +1 vote

      I played about an hour of this and it was pretty much just on rails with people talking. Does… anything… happen eventually?

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        The game gets more interesting as it goes on. It has quite a lot of replayability because of all the different dialogue choices, so stick with it. There's no action or horror scenes, so if that's what you're after, this game isn't it.

  • +22 votes

    FTL

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      I was just about to mention it. Absolutely love the game.

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      How about Into the Breach?

    • +3 votes

      As a fellow FTL fan, I would highly recommend you checkout the recently released HighFleet

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      Thanks for reminding me about this game, I just spent a few hours playing it.

  • +12 votes

    Roguelikes count? If so then Hades

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      Sure. Actually got Hades installed on gamepass. just haven't got around to playing it yet

      • +1 vote

        Worth playing when you get the chance! The different dialogue each run through is great

        • +2 votes

          This is my current game of choice - have done about 80 runs and still slowly unravelling the story. With the weapon variability and different boons - feels fresh each time. Shield of Chaos ftw.

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            @Holahowie: Crazy good game. It took me a while to get through a full run, but once I did the game really opens up. It feels like the "end game" is the whole reason to play now.

  • +8 votes

    Read last gen and thought ps2…

    • +3 votes

      My last gen is still at Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

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      lol I see that PS3 is still getting some use…

      • +1 vote

        I still have my fat PS3. Bit worried about the thermal paste etc at this point but REALLY not keen to risk opening it up.

        So many good memories on that machine!

        • +1 vote

          Hell yeah! Still have mine aswell. It doesn't work, but that's besides the point. It's an historical item!

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          If I were you, I'd put that phat PS3 away in a closet somewhere and get a slim PS3 for $50 as your daily driver if you still play PS3 games.

          In 10 years time, that phat PS3 could be worth a fortune.

  • +5 votes

    Tetris.

  • +13 votes

    Half Life 2

    • +3 votes

      To add, Portal 1 and 2. Always fun to go back to.

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      OP said last gen, citing ps4 and xbox one. They were released in 2013, so I'd say any PC game released since then would be in the same generation.

      Half life 2 was released in 2004.

  • +7 votes

    I rotate through the old Lucas Arts adventure games, replaying a small handful of every year along with some other favorites from other studios.

    Deeply nostalgic for the storytelling for Grim Fandango specifically, and have done multiple casual/all-dialogue playthroughs every year or so since release, and very recently with director's commentary in the remastered version. Essentially like rewatching a favorite movie.

    • +3 votes

      Did you post thimbleweed park? By Ron Gilbert who made many of them. There are also some fan/community games with the old characters eg Zak McKracken

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        Absolutely throw Thimbleweed in there. Lovely game!

    • +2 votes

      When did Grim Fandango come out? Like, '98? Last gen has a REALLY flexible meaning to you huh?

      I love those game too. Just busting your balls. I'm annoyed they removed the android version of Grim Fan. I loved having it on my phone, even if I never played it. Such an epic adventure. And the ending!

      • +1 vote

        Technically the remaster did come out on PS4 ;)

  • +1 vote

    Diablo 3 and StarCraft 2 right now

    recently before that Caesar 3, Pharaoh, WoW classic

  • +7 votes

    Uncharted series and God of War pre 2018, it's short enough to keep my interest going to finish the game. Open world ones feel like such a long term commitment.

  • +10 votes

    None that I can recall. I think I'm getting older and videogames are getting worse due to various reasons, I dont have as much tolerance for bullshit as I did when I was a kid.

    • +1 vote

      IMO videogames aren't getting worse - there are more bad games. There are so many more games developed these days and it is largely shovelware. However (again IMO - but I've really played a LOT) if you exclude those (i.e. just considering AAA blockbusters through to indie gems) there are at least as many (as an absolute amount) good games.

  • +1 vote

    I am not a console person but, if I go with the games that I got on PC, Civ 6 and Fallout 4?

    Though, I feel like I played more of the previous generation games for those franchises. I still download Fallout New Vegas every now and then, Civ 5, I spent more times on that game than any other games. I realised that Binding of Isaac: Rebirth would qualify as the last gen game. That game probably.

    I think it might be that I am getting older + there were not many games on the RPG front that really grabbed my attention in last gen console (and PC games from that time).

  • +7 votes

    Slay the Spire on PC - roguelike deckbuilder

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      Great game if you've got hours you need to lose!

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        I became obsessed with Slay the Spire and made it my mission to get 100% achievments on Steam. I eventually completed it and have to admit I had a blast doing it.

  • +10 votes

    I replayed Witcher 3 once and that was pretty much it
    I have spent most of my time playing EU4 and HOI4 :/

    • +1 vote

      Likewise, Witcher 3 the only game from last gen I replayed fully. I did start another playthrough of Nier Automata but never finished it.

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        Yea Witcher 3 was sweet. I'm reading the books now and they're pretty damn good, definitely recommend. I've been wanting to get into Nier for a while so when Replicant gets cheap I might try it out.

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          Yeah the books are great! I read them after playing W2 and prior to W3s release. Been meaning to go back and re-read them but I only really just got into fantasy novels the last few years (basically after GOT season 8 I wanted to errase the bitter taste lol!) and there's still so many more I need to read! Just finished Gentleman Bastards and currently reading The First Law trilogy.

          I actually haven't played Replicant yet, but starting with Automata was perfectly fine.

    • +1 vote

      These games suck hours so easily

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        700 in HOI4 and 450 in EU4 :(

  • +5 votes

    Dead Cells.

    • +1 vote

      Yeah this, if restarting counts as 'replayed' then thousands of times!

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        Complete ball-ache right? But so worth it :)

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    I don't do much singleplayer these days so Ghost Recon: Wildlands wins hands down even though I did a fraction of that in multiplayer. Still chipping my way through Breakpoint… the varying environments of Wildlands does help that game be more interesting to explore.

    EDIT: It should be noted that I haven't replayed Wildlands… just 'played'. The last single player game that I replayed was 80 days. The one that I replayed the most is probably still Diablo 3… 2 runs through campaign on the original 5 classes over the course of a year then 1 run each on the expac and dlc classes.

    • +1 vote

      Wildlands is a great game. Had so much fun in Co-op.

  • +16 votes

    I can’t believe Red Dead Redemption 2 hasn’t been listed. I’ve only played story mode, and still on first play through, but will definitely play again. It’s the game I’ve spent most time on ever.

    I’ve found that I’ve played less games, but played more of them this generation. I think that’s a factor of having less gaming time overall in my life, but also games have so much more depth. One of my favourite things in RDR2 still is to just go hunting. Really hope they release a single player expansion….

    • +6 votes

      for me RDR2 bored me. Loved the first, so much, i guess I was hoping it would be up there. I guess that is why I only played it the once.

      • +3 votes

        rdr1 was definitely better than 2. 2 was such a disappointed for me after waiting nearly 10 years for it.

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          It felt a bit like a chore for me. I'm hoping RDR1 comes out on PC so I can replay it.

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        What made it boring? I loved both the first and the 2nd one. I thought the 2nd was pretty amazing really

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          maybe boring was the wrong word. it just diddnt grab me the story, as much as the first one. game play etc was amazing.

    • +1 vote

      Amazing game. I haven't replayed it but its one I can see myself replaying in the future on PC with mods. Hopefully on keyboard+mouse I'm not fighting the controls and animations as much. I replayed RDR1 on PS3 and remember it playing way smoother as a…game?

      • +1 vote

        rdr1 was definitely smoother, you feel like you are fighting the controls way too much for rdr 2, even on pc, it's only made worse by the terrible horse AI.

        • -3 votes

          RDR 1 was capped at less than 30fps and was 720p on 360 and 640p on ps3. You're calling that a smooth experience?

          RDR2 was so much smoother and better looking even on the base consoles. On PC the level of fidelity absolutely smashes RDR1. It's still one of the best looking games on PC ~2 years after release.

          RDR2 is a better game to play than RDR1, both in story (it's much longer, has a larger cast and a bigger budget for story elements and digital assets) and graphics.

          Arthur Morgan is a much more fleshed out and enjoyable protagonist to play than John Marston (who is still great).

          • +3 votes

            @studentl0an: Of course a game with 2018 graphics is going to look better than a game with 2010 graphics. Yes, the game felt smoother.

            I can't do anything but emphatically disagree with you on the story; RDR1 kept me hooked the whole way, whereas in 2 I was initially excited until I realised "this was it" about halfway through and it didn't pick up from there.

            I found Arthur to be an incredibly unlikeable character and I don't understand the praise he receives; he's a bad person who just does stuff he supposedly doesn't want to do (like beating up poor people because they can't pay debts) and SPOILERS AHEAD only changes his tune once he realises he is dying, frankly he was just an idiot of a character and I don't see the appeal whatsoever. While Micah gets a lot of hate, at least he had some personality other than mindless drone who does all the gangs dirty work (which he apparently hates).

            Fleshed out, that's a good one lol

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              @Alasdair: I've played both titles a few times each. I've played RDR1 on 360, PS3 and tried using Xenia to replay it on PC via emulation. RDR1 is a pain to play on both consoles, it frequently drops to around 20fps on both consoles but on PS3 it looks terrible as it's only 640p and it's at a lower average fps than 360.

              Compare that to a locked 30fps with 720p+ on xbox 1 and ps4 and RDR 1 is objectively less smooth regardless what your subjective opinion is. I don't understand how anyone could say that RDR1 is more smooth than RDR2 when it's objectively the opposite.

              I don't see what your objection with the term 'fleshed out' is? It's the apt description for a character with more backstory and character development than one who is not.

              You like Micah and you think he has more appeal than Arthur? That's a subjective opinion but damn dude, it's a really bad take and I think that will make most people who have played both games think that something isn't right if you think Micah is a better character than Arthur.

              • +1 vote

                @studentl0an: Graphically for sure, no denying it. When I said smoother, I was talking about the controls/animations and how it played. It's been a long time since I've played RDR1, but I feel like they almost doubled the amount of actions/animations and control inputs in 2. I just recall not having been as frustrated with the controls in the first game. Hoping keyboard+mouse mapping on PC solves this in 2? If not, I'm sure there are mods that address this.

                As for the story, while I really did enjoy Arthur, I found I had far more emotional reaction to the ending of 1 than I did 2.

                • +1 vote

                  @OzAmore: The term I think you're after is that RDR1 was less immersive than RDR2, not smooth.

                  Yes, RDR1 has the traditional just walk over an item to pick it up and apply it. RDR2 purposely went against the grain and made the character bend over to pick something up, or have to interact with in world elements similar to how you would in real life.

                  This was a conscious decision to make the game more immersive and IMO something that at first I would have agreed with you on, but after a few hours wouldn't have it any other way. Everything in RDR2 takes more conscious control to do, and is better for it.

                  RDR3 for instance will not go back to RDR1 style of gameplay elements. It set a new standard of how players interact with items in an open world game.

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                @studentl0an: Well I can't help you there, I frequently find myself having problems playing RDR2 that I never had with 1, it just feels way too clunky and like the character is fighting your inputs. A friend who plays feels the exact same way, the game is just fighting you at every turn.

                I've never used an xbox one or ps4 so I can't comment on that.

                I'm objecting to your use of the term fleshed out to describe Arthur because he is one of the worst characters I've ever seen in a video game, a rock has more personality than he does, his backstory is as basic as it gets.

                I don't like Micah, but I like him more than Arthur because at least he has a little bit of personality. I realise I'm in the minority here but I just can't help wondering why people like Arthur as a character, he is more boring than plain rice. It's like they just wanted a blank slate so the person who is playing could insert themselves in Arthurs position and feel like they were the one who was in the story, which is fine for games like Skyrim where the story is written with that in mind, but it just doesn't work in RDR when the character you're playing doesn't get a lot of choice and should be interesting to keep the player invested in the story.

                Clearly I'm not going to convince you and you are not going to convince me, so I'm going to leave it here.

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                  @Alasdair: What you're arguing against was one of the best novel implementations of increasing game immersion of the last decade. It's like arguing against the car physics in GTA4 because you wanted to cartoonish driving that GTA3 had.

                  Hate on it all you like, fact is it's a leap forward in the way players interact with ingame world elements, is a technological marvel that they pulled it off, and is an upgrade to game mechanics that is also congruent with the themes of the game (being slow and methodical). It's something that will be in more games moving forward, particularly with the increase in motion capture for real life actors to interact with game world elements in high budget single player immersive games.

                  I'm not going to argue about Arthur vs John anymore, I've said all I have to say. Perhaps you could argue with the consensus across many forums. For example: https://www.reddit.com/r/reddeadredemption/comments/aekpcz/a...

                    • +1 vote

                      @Sxio: Thanks for your personal insult. Thanks for lacking the awareness to realise that what you wrote is even more egregious example of what you accuse me of.

                      You could have just said nothing but no - you just had go out of your way to insult another person while providing no constructive discourse at all.

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                    @studentl0an:

                    It's something that will be in more games moving forward

                    That sounds horrible and I certainly hope not.

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      Not denying RDR2 is an amazing game, but

      will definitely play again

      I planned to do this for many games, but only a few ended up being played multiple times.

  • +4 votes

    Far cry 3 (think it might even be 2 gens old 😅)

  • +2 votes

    Psychonaughts for me.

    There are a few stupid jumping puzzles in it, but overall it's a great game that's combination platformer and puzzle, and a great story.

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      The original or the new one? Both are great.

  • +2 votes

    Serious Sam.
    1,2,3,4.

  • +1 vote

    Resogun. Still play it.

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      day 1 freebie from memory, put heaps and heaps into this, thanks for the reminder, ill dig it back up on the PS5.

      For me unfortunately it was just the uncharted series. still love em and play number 4 MP

  • +1 vote

    There's a fair few communities that I get in to regularly playing games like;

    Quake 1 Team Fortress
    Unreal Tournament 2004
    Battlefield 2
    Halo 1

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      I've started playing Slipgate which is basically UT2K3 Q3 clone with portals

  • +1 vote

    The only Xbox One-era title I can remember replaying without friends is Dead Rising 4, given the Dead Rising games have always been designed around replayability. Otherwise, I can't really think of any games that feel worth replaying solo; I've never been a fan of starting a big, open-world Far Cry or Assassin's Creed over for the sake of it. I certainly don't intend to start a new Red Dead Redemption 2 save! I'll 100% that one day, but I'm not going in fresh again.

    To be fair, I still spend a lot of time with older gen games: I just replayed Gun on the Xbox 360 last month (finally on the highest difficulty) and I tend to revisit Banjo-Kazooie/Tooie regularly.

  • +2 votes

    Skyrim.. or maybe that was on ps3..has it been that long??