Most Addictive Video Games of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Minecraft

Really great but it can cause bad affects on children such as decrease of creativity, addiction, selfishness, vitamin D decrease, and much more. It makes kids less smart because everyone thinks it enhances creativity which is true but it doesn't encourage kids to use there hands and it decreases active hand use and decreases mental strength. My co-worker's kid became really addicted to Minecraft and made him less selfish and when he was doing Lego with his friend he didn't do it the normal way he got a computer mouse and started clicking on it he didn't use his own hands. The kid's creativity decreased and whenever he plays building blocks or Lego he gets a computer mouse and starts clicking. My co-worker was really shocked

I am glad this is first on the list because I play it for ages and ages and ages and ages and I have never got bored of this. I do not know why more people have not voted for this because this game is really addictive and I have every single type of it, Pocket Edition, Xbox and PC, and I know a lot of people will know what I mean when I say that this IS THE BEST GAME EVER!

You can literally do anything in this game. It's so cool. You wont understand this game when you play for the first time just keep playing and then you will understand this game. This I guess also helps you learn something about resources and stuffs. You might not like to play single player but multiplayer is the best. 26.95 US $ is worth it. I recommend that you play this game before its too late nvm this if your already playing.

I'm ashamed to admit that I have damn near a year invested in this game.

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2 Super Smash Bros

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.

Using different characters on different maps, Using Mr Game & Watch to smash mario into oblivion whats not to love?

So addicting! Provides hundreds of hours of playtime for the owner.

One word: YES.

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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!

Amazing how addictive a game this simple can be - EnchantingWizardOfRhythm

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5 World of Warcraft

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.

Hands down the most addictive game I have ever played, and I have played most of the games on this list. Allot of the people that voted probably have no idea just how addictive WoW really is as they haven't experienced it before.

I could be wrong, but I think this is the only game on this list that is known to destroy relationships and drain months or years out of people's lives on a regular basis.
And you have to keep paying for it every month!

This should be number one... Minecraft is way less addicting.. one of my friends played this... Lost his job... lost his girlfriend... and had to move in with his parents and got fat... it ruined his life and he still is addicted to dungeons raiding and pvp... make this known and make WoW over Minecraft

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6 Mortal Kombat (2011)

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

7 Angry Birds

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

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

8 Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto 4 is really addictive.if you play it for once you cannot leave be little aware of it.just kidding, play it its really I am going to play Grand Theft Auto 5 (my dad is owener of rockstar company) so any one want it then call in this number 9774770940

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

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9 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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

I was going to vote World of warcraft but you don't need an internet connection for Skyrim so I could see people getting more addicted to this game. I was so addicted to this game I played it forover a week straight most of the day tell I beat the game now I haven't touched it since

More than 400 hours and still going

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10 Team Fortress 2

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

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

This game is like a drug I tell ya

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The Newcomers

? Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time

Very addictive game and adds something new to it every day so you have to come back for more. The updates never fail to be amazing and the whole setup of the game is awesome! Plus the graphics. And everything about it is a masterpiece. So underrated! - Gminus

? The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

With its large open world it is definitely addictive

The Contenders

11 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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

Best game of Grand Theft Auto series shoaib alam

When I was young, I was so addicted to it.

I remember this one. Best game ever.

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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

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13 Starcraft

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

Who called for an exterminator?

14 Petz Nursery V 1 Comment
15 Wii Sports

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

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16 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

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17 Nyan Cat: Lost In Space

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

Nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan!

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 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

I could stop playing to finish some great storyline

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

20 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?

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List StatsUpdated 24 May 2017

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189 listings
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Top Remixes (13)

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. Tetris
2. Pokémon Gold and Silver
3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

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