Most Addictive Video Games of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Minecraft

boring - myusernameisthis

I used to love this game, but I got bored of it since there actually isn't very much substance to the game. - SplatoonKing56


It’s the best game ever

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2 Super Smash Bros

Everyone plays at my library

Me + the boys + 6 Joycons = fun for days

This and Minecraft are a tie for me. They are both so awesome in my opinion - Spongehouse

I'm in love with this game! It's so insanely time consuming and once, I went through the whole story mode in one shot! Took me nine hours, but I just couldn't stop playing! This game has consumed me.

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3 Tetris

This game may have a simple concept but don't let that fool you this game is so addicting with some catchy music and fun gameplay the first tetris was fun so then there were new installments tetris ds tetris party wiiware tetris party deluxe wii and tetris axis for 3ds all these new games have so many mode and ONLINE PLAY this needs to be number 1

This is way more addictive then Minecraft

Why is this not number 1!? It's EXTREMELY addicting! If I let myself, I could play it for HOURS!


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4 World of Warcraft

Played this game for YEARS of my life. From when I was 7 until I was 16, I had no bills to pay and no responsibility aside from school.. Thank god I didn't have a job and responsibility or a girlfriend, they all would've been lost this game NEEDS to be #1 on this list.

Best game of my life

It ruins lives! I'm surprised people pay to play this because it's a job. It really does drain your money and relationships. Why isn't this #1 on the list!? It caused fights between me and my ex and destroyed my GPA in college.

Nothing compares, this will always be number 1 for meyself and many others.

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5 Super Mario Bros.

Addictive at the beginning but once you beated the game you barely play the game again. - MaxPap


6 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

This game makes me an unproductive person. I will sit down for hours doing dlc quests, and exploring caves.

I'm sorry, can someone please explain why something like Minecraft, Angry Birds, or Tetris even be on this list? We're talking about addiction, not a way to kill some time. This game will destroy your life. Especially if you haven't been able to play it for the last 6 months like me. :(

I hate it because of how addicting it is. Just kidding this game is a masterpiece. I would sit down and play expecting to stop in maybe an hour and in a flash, the entire day is gone. I never play that much in any other game. - Zeebs

Khajiit loves this game

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7 Mortal Kombat (2011)

You and group of friends + This game = Fun, screaming and Cussing
6 Seems right

8 Grand Theft Auto IV

Dammit! I have lost it and I feel so bored. I feel empty!


I like the cover art

Cousin! Let's go bowling!

9 Angry Birds

The only game on hear I know...

Actually I played it for a short time and then I got bored...

Only addictive if you can beat the level you play. Instead, you just never play this game. - MaxPap

Meh I used to play it not for very long and it just gets boring after not very long

10 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Quite possibly the best game ever! The game world is huge. There are over 100 main story line missions. There are hundreds of different vehicle types including many planes and helicopters. There are so many different side missions/quests that it seems that you can never run out of interesting things to do.

Two numbah nines...

When I play it I gone into the forest of country side

Best game of Grand Theft Auto series shoaib alam

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The Newcomers

? Fortnite
? Geometry Dash

The Contenders

11 Team Fortress 2

Good game, But sadly a lot of P2P making fun of F2P's for not spending a penny on the game. - SandwichSWAT

I didn't want to stop playing this game! I eventually quit it after playing. 80 hours in just 2 months.

This game is like a drug I tell ya

I've lost so much of my life to this game. And you know what? It was awesome!

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12 Halo: Combat Evolved

What how is this not in the top ten I play this everyday even in 2013 I bring it to school on a flash drive and a bunch of us just play halo during 3rd period tech

That's impossible for a game like that to be bought to school, I know. Cause a classmate I know of was suspended for 3 months for sneaking into the Library Xbox 360 playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. - Mumbizz01

Boss ass hell and should be a top

Hi ricardo best game ever

Best game ever

13 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Could have been considered addictive previously, since it was the first most accomplished and accurate modern warfare game of its time and it fitted in to the countries political mood during the time it was released. But if you were to play it for the first time now, then you'd probably put the game down quicker.

Really? 49?! Don't you think that you have to remove the 4 behind the 9?

14 Starcraft

Represents the larger part of my non-working life

Who called for an exterminator?

Very addictive... My favorite one... - ImagineACoolUsernameHere

15 Petz Nursery


16 Wii Sports

To many hours as a kid...

It's an addictive and fun game, it shows off what the Wii can do with the motion controls!

Each time I play this game its like 2 hours it's that addicting

Only addictive if you are with people. If you are alone, it's not really addictive. - MaxPap

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17 Pac-Man

I freaking love Pac-Man.
It is the most EPIC game ever. - Celestius

Pac man just pac man nothing gets as addictive as this

You can't stop I get on the pc and play it. SO MANY REASONS WHY!


18 Counter Strike 1.6

There is no doubt that counter strike is the most addictive video game around the world if you just go to a website like or something like that that consists all kind of games you can easy see which game is mostly played.

There are a lot of reasons that the game is one of the most addictive game in the world it is been mentioned in my school books, as a game is very addictive to young people... There is another reason the fact that it is made up in 2003 and it is still being played by young and adult people around the world.

19 Nyan Cat: Lost In Space

This game's about as addictive as the song is.

Nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan!

20 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

I could stop playing to finish some great storyline

Clowns are terrifying. Nate hit the nail on the head.

21 Fallout 4

Mods make the game more fun to play

Yep The fallout series is just as addicting as fallout 4 is but this game is the same

22 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky

I liked

23 StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

Yes. I actually played it and it was really addictive (its proably reason why I'm busy at TheTopTens). - ---ChargedZircon---

24 Half-Life 2
25 MinoMonsters
26 Pokémon Gold and Silver
27 Mario Kart 8

Fun to play online or with friends sometimes. But not addictive (I'm not putting 10 hours a day on this game, you know) - MaxPap

This game, along with other Mario kart games, is extremely addictive and fun

Once I got this game I couldn't put it down

I'm still playing it right now

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28 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Really addictive the first time you play it, but after you beat Ganon (or complete it 100%) you just move on and play another game. - MaxPap

29 Golden Eye 007


30 Guitar Hero
31 The Sims

If you like to take care of virtual families or make them suffer, this is the game for you

I liked designing houses in sims but the designers have bad fashion tastes - Harri666

Wasted over 900 hours playing this. - JamesBourne

32 Tiny Monsters
33 The Legend of Zelda
34 Alien Armageddon

Awesome game especially on big screens!

35 Super Smash Bros. Melee
36 Mortal Kombat Armageddon
37 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

The most addictive game I have ever played.

Better and more addictive than Skyrim. - Ketrikal

38 Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus
39 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
40 Medal of Honor
41 Judge Dredd
42 League of Legends

If you want to keep your social status, don't play this game

There's a reason why it's one of the most played games nowadays.

43 Cookie Clicker

It's because of the vast amount of cookies producted and all the stuff you can buy. To break the addiction, keep playing until it's hard to buy stuff. You will slowly lose interest.

So fun and addictive - PeeledBanana

I don't know why... - kennywilliams21

44 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3
45 Sonic Adventure 2

Loads of replay value, I tell ya.

You can play this game multiplayer for hours!

46 Star Wars Battlefront (2004)

I have played around 200 hours of this game and I still am not getting bored! - Lord28

I love this game played for hours it is great

47 Ryse: Son of Rome
48 The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC
49 Fallout: New Vegas

Bravo Bravo Charlie The Doctor is Coming

50 Overwatch

When I can't play overwatch I wait to play overwatch.

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Top Remixes (14)

1. Angry Birds
2. Super Mario Bros.
3. Petz Nursery
1. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
2. Counter Strike 1.6
3. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
1. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
2. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
3. Half-Life 2

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