We asked you, the readers, to participate in this blog post because we wanted to know what games you enjoy playing. And also, because I am a monumentally lazy person, and this means less work for me. Well the response has been great, so great in fact that I’m going to have to split this one in to two parts, so don’t worry if you don’t see your game mentioned this time around. Here are 5 games you’ll want to replay for years to come.
Who doesn’t love the Pokémon games? Even people who don’t really game have played the first-generation games, hell when I was in high school everyone and their Growlithe were trying to catch em all. But unlike those jock jerks who stopped playing because they were too busy going to parties and going on dates, I was replaying Pokémon for the 10th time to see if I could beat it using only water types (FYI, I did). One of the reasons Pokémon Red/Blue was so replayable was because of the hundreds of different Pokémon combinations you could create. You had the choice of using one type or varied types. You could also trade Pokémon with your friends, train them to level 100, all so you could complete your pokedex and become a Pokémon master.(“Well, I’m 10 now, time to leave home forever!”)
Doom being on this list was inevitable because a) any gamer that has been gaming since the 90’s has played this latest instalment and b) because it is one of the most balls to the wall, over the top, splatter violence, pieces of cathartic media available. Doom is viscerally entertaining, harking back to a simpler time when you didn’t need a reason to shoot the nasty baddies. Its simplistic concept is one of it’s biggest draws, man good – demons bad, kill-they-ass! What makes this game so replayable is that it’s simple and fun, it’s fun to mow down demons with a chainsaw, it’s fun to glory kill a mother fucker and watch him explode in to a shower of ammo like the world’s most American piñata.(“Oh this guy is full of ammo!”)
The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3 is one of the best games ever created, fact! It has a compelling story, rich and varied characters that are all well written and defined and if that’s not enough for you, you can also have sex on top of a stuffed unicorn. Like many RPG’s The Witcher 3 leaves the decisions in the hands of the player, make the wrong choice (or the right choice depending on how big a dick you are) and even main characters can die. This means that each playthrough can be completely different from the previous one, giving you a whole new experience each time. And if that’s not reason enough to replay it, it also has awesome combat, kickass enemies, amazing sidequests and an addictive card game that was so popular it became its own video game.(“I love my job!”)
While Dark Souls may have been harder than Pamela Anderson’s nipples during a snow storm it is still one of the most replayable video games on the market, so much so that it’s getting a HD remaster. While it does have a new game plus mode that increases the difficulty and allows you to keep levelling your character that’s not the only reason to replay it. One of the reasons I replayed it so much was because of the awesome metroidvania style level design. It allows you to discover alternate paths, secret bosses and treasure you may have missed the first time around. Not only that, but there are so many different weapons and classes that you can have a completely different experience each time.
Dragon Age: Origins
I was so glad to see Dragon Age: Origins chosen by you guys as it’s personally one of my all time favourite games. In fact, I love this game so much it even sits comfortably in my top 10 and believe me, it earned that spot. While you could argue that all RPGs inherently have replay value given their structure, in Dragon Age: Origins’ case it happens to be true. By allowing you to pick a gender, race, class and background you can have seven different stories before you have even made an in-game decision. Then you have the in-game choices you’ll be faced with, deciding the fate of countries, races and kings, each one that will have an unforeseen consequence. Some that will be more severe depending on your gender, class or race. And if that doesn’t convince you know this, while I was at university and had all the free time in the world, I replayed this game 3 times in a row, back to back.(You even get a dog!)
Well, those are 5 Games You’ll Want to Replay For Years To Come, can you think of any that should’ve made the list or just disagree? Let us know in the comments below, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel and if you’re feeling generous feel free to donate to our Patreon, thanks for reading.