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 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

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.

Everyone plays at my library

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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

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!

Best game of my life

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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

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

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

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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!


Cousin! Let's go bowling!

I like the cover art

9 Angry Birds

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

The only game on hear I know...

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.

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

Best game of Grand Theft Auto series shoaib alam

Two numbah nines...

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The Contenders

11 Team Fortress 2

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!

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

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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

Who called for an exterminator?

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

Represents the larger part of my non-working life

15 Petz Nursery


16 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

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

To many hours as a kid...

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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

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

Mods make the game more fun to play

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 MinoMonsters
25 Half-Life 2
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

WHY IS Minecraft NUMBER 1 Minecraft SUCKS! This should be number 1!

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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 Tiny Monsters
32 The Legend of Zelda
33 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

34 Alien Armageddon

Awesome game especially on big screens!

35 Super Smash Bros. Melee
36 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

The most addictive game I have ever played.

Better and more addictive than Skyrim. - Ketrikal

37 Mortal Kombat Armageddon
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

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

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

43 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3
44 Sonic Adventure 2

Loads of replay value, I tell ya.

You can play this game multiplayer for hours!

45 Cookie Clicker

So fun and addictive - PeeledBanana

I don't know why... - kennywilliams21

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 The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC
48 Ryse: Son of Rome
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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