4. Mass Effect 2
Out of all BioWare games, Mass Effect 2 would be my favorite. I think it was the game that introduced me to the world of BioWare. Purely out of preference, I’ve only finished Mass Effect 1 & 3 twice. With Mass Effect 2, I finished it countless of times. I actually clicked “New Game” after I finished the game for the first time. Most people would think that I played different kinds of Shepards if I played the game that much, but they’re wrong. All of my games have the exact same Shepard and set of choices. Yes, I choose Miranda all the time. I loved the game so much that I had extremely high expectations for the third game. The last game was alright, but it just wasn’t the type of game that enticed me to play it more than once. I felt sad whenever I played it, so it wasn’t a feeling I wanted to experience again. Yet, that awesome feeling you get after completing the Suicide Mission alone from Mass Effect 2 was enough for me to play the game over and over.
5. Red Dead Redemption
How can I possibly spend so much time on Red Dead Redemption? Simple, I’m addicted to skinning wolves for money, completing bounty mini-games, and doing the stand-off shootout. I liked the story, so it was actually fun for me to play the campaign once more. Although, I wouldn’t start a new game right away since I’ll still be exploring the world playing mini-game and such.
I only bought this game last week, yet I can guarantee you that I’ve played this game for more than a hundred hours. I can’t believe I’ve suspended playing this game for so long (mostly because I didn’t enjoy Fallout 3). I actually finished the main quest early on because I was intrigued with the story. After that was out of the way, I was busy doing side quests and doing some exploring on my own with Lydia or my horse. I’m kind of embarrassed to admit that I spent two hours just chopping firewood.I loved how the game was a beautiful and dynamic open-world. Most of the time, I simply travel manually to a destination instead of using ‘fast travel.’ Since I play on the PS3, I’m particularly excited on getting the Heathfire DLC because it adds a touch of The Sims to it through the addition of having children and building houses. I’m sure that’s going to entice me to spend more time on this game and I won’t be tired of it anytime soon.