Most Addictive Video Games of All Time


The Top Ten

1 Minecraft

MINECRAFT forever!


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

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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 Super Mario Bros.

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


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 Tetris

I have spent way too much time playing tetris that it's sort of embarrassing, I think I'm genuinely addicted. - Danganronpa

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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6 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

7 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!

8 Mortal Kombat (2011)

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

9 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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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 Contenders

11 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?

12 Petz Nursery


13 Team Fortress 2

I used to play this game so much; sad that it's dying out. - Danganronpa

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

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

This game is like a drug I tell ya

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14 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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15 Starcraft

Represents the larger part of my non-working life

Who called for an exterminator?

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

16 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

17 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.

18 Nyan Cat: Lost In Space

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

Nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan!

19 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!


20 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

21 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky

I liked

22 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---

23 MinoMonsters
24 Half-Life 2
25 Pokémon Gold and Silver
26 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

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 Guitar Hero
29 Tiny Monsters
30 The Legend of Zelda
31 Super Smash Bros. Melee

The Greatest Fighting Game of All Time

32 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

33 Alien Armageddon

Awesome game especially on big screens!

34 Mortal Kombat Armageddon
35 Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus
36 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
37 Medal of Honor
38 Judge Dredd
39 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3
40 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

41 Sonic Adventure 2

Loads of replay value, I tell ya.

You can play this game multiplayer for hours!

42 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

43 Ryse: Son of Rome
44 Golden Eye 007


45 The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC
46 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

I could stop playing to finish some great storyline

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

47 Super Mario Galaxy
48 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.

49 Alien Trilogy
50 Touhou Koumakyou: Embodiment of Scarlet Devil
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1. Angry Birds
2. Super Mario Bros.
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1. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
2. Counter Strike 1.6
3. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
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