Home Gaming FFD: Which one game could you play forever?

FFD: Which one game could you play forever?

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Desert island ffd

I know, it’s a cliche, but I’m going to ask anyway. If you were trapped on a desert island and could only bring one game, which game would it be? Obviously this is a special kind of desert island that also has electricity and internet connection, I suppose, but the idea still stands. One game, only that game, for the rest of your life.

I struggle with this one. On the one hand, I think I’d bring Civilization V. The days seems to disappear when I play it – I turn it on for a quick game in the morning and the next thing I know it’s dinner time. I’ve clocked hundreds of hours in it and still haven’t nabbed all the achievements. So maybe some quality gaming time on my unique desert island could do the trick.

But then there are story-driven games with a myriad options that could also do the trick. Imagine going with the Mass Effect trilogy? Maybe then I could finally play as a pure renegade. Or at least bring myself to eventually play in ways that don’t show my undying love for the Krogans.

Or maybe, if there is high speed internet on this island, I could just play multiplayer games all day. Why stick to single player when I could get so incredibly good at Call of Duty, or Titanfall, or Helldivers by playing all day. I still haven’t tried out Overwatch, but from the way the guys go on and on about it, that might keep me going for a very long time without getting bored.

This isn’t a question of what game is your favourite, but rather which game do you think you could play over and over again for the foreseeable future? You know, when not foraging for your survival on this bizarrely connected and yet remote desert island.

Last Updated: September 2, 2016

161 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief

    September 2, 2016 at 10:31

    Warframe

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    • Dungeon of JJ

      September 2, 2016 at 10:55

      Don’t lie. I know what you’ll play.
      FTL

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        September 2, 2016 at 10:58

        Warframe is my new FTL

        Reply

        • Dungeon of JJ

          September 2, 2016 at 10:59

          Wow, impressive.

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief

            September 2, 2016 at 11:01

            Over 650 hrs now……..in the last year

          • Dungeon of JJ

            September 2, 2016 at 11:01

            Never thought I’d see the day.
            That said, I do believe FTL is going to be timeless.

  2. Admiral Chief

    September 2, 2016 at 10:31

    Maybe Skyrim

    Reply

    • Dutch Matrix

      September 2, 2016 at 10:39

      No. What happens if you find a chicken on the island? I won’t be able to kill it for fear of the whole bloody town coming down out of nowhere to kick my ass…

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        September 2, 2016 at 10:40

        Skyrim….co-op mode

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        • Original Heretic

          September 2, 2016 at 10:48

          IF ONLY that existed. But who do you play with on the island? The man Friday?

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief

            September 2, 2016 at 10:53

            Internet, some random dude

          • Original Heretic

            September 2, 2016 at 10:56

            Isn’t there a superhero called “Random Man”? If not, there should be.

            “Hey, why’s he washing his dog while that meteor is hurtling toward the Earth!?”
            “Ah, dunno, some random shit again.”

    • Matthew Holliday

      September 2, 2016 at 11:25

      You could spend half a lifetime just installing, testing and comparing mods.

      Reply

      • Dungeon of JJ

        September 2, 2016 at 11:26

        ^ Totally.

        Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        September 2, 2016 at 11:28

        Indeed

        Reply

  3. Admiral Chief

    September 2, 2016 at 10:32

    No Man’s Sky

    LOL, nope

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      September 2, 2016 at 10:34

      LOL

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief

        September 2, 2016 at 10:37

        You’d only stay entertained for 18 quintillion nanoseconds
        (did the math, that is a staggering 11574 days!)

        So yeah, not even 18 quintillion nanoseconds!

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          September 2, 2016 at 10:39

          If it was the game they showed at E3 I’d play that

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief

            September 2, 2016 at 10:39

            So, 18 quintillion feptoseconds then!
            (5 hours)

    • HairyEwok

      September 2, 2016 at 11:32

      No Mans Sky will be the new way to torture tech guys. Forcing them to play the game.

      Reply

  4. Ektso Gedinkja

    September 2, 2016 at 10:32

    The binding of Isaac

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      September 2, 2016 at 10:34

      Nice!

      Reply

    • Dungeon of JJ

      September 2, 2016 at 10:57

      I’ve seen people play that forever, clearly I need to check it out.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        September 2, 2016 at 10:59

        Check some vids, it’s not for everyone but I adore it

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        • Dungeon of JJ

          September 2, 2016 at 11:00

          I don’t even know what the premise is, or what genre. I know nothing about it πŸ™‚

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          • Pariah ???

            September 2, 2016 at 11:12

            Twin stick shooter based on a flash game that is sort of randomly generated, but if you put enough time in you see patterns and learn rooms and enemies. The controls take some getting used to.

            I put 60 hours into it, so I guess worth the asking price. But I didn’t feel the need for the expansion pack. But if you buy now you should get the exp with it (fixes a lot of issues and adds a ton of items and content).

          • Dungeon of JJ

            September 2, 2016 at 11:20

            I love twin-stick shooters.

          • Pariah ???

            September 2, 2016 at 11:21

            Then you’ll probably like BoI.

  5. Pariah ???

    September 2, 2016 at 10:34

    Stuck on an island? World of Warcraft. You don’t have a life anyway, so off you go.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      September 2, 2016 at 10:34

      Oh Snap

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      • Pariah ???

        September 2, 2016 at 10:38

        Huh? Where’s the burn? O_o

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          September 2, 2016 at 10:39

          “You don’t have a life anyway”…. oh you’re serious O_o

          Reply

          • Pariah ???

            September 2, 2016 at 10:39

            *One doesn’t have a life anyway.

            Wasn’t directed at anyone. XD

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            September 2, 2016 at 10:40

            XD

    • Original Heretic

      September 2, 2016 at 10:43

      This was also my first thought! I never started playing it for fear that I’d lose myself in it and become that South Park character.

      Reply

    • Melasco

      September 2, 2016 at 11:39

      Yeah I’d say wow…. But sadly I do have a life :p

      Reply

      • Pariah ???

        September 2, 2016 at 11:48

        Well you’d be stuck on an island, which means in that scenario you wouldn’t have anything else to do. Hence, WoW.

        If it was now, in my current situation, FUCK WoW. I’d rather just not play games.

        Reply

  6. Dutch Matrix

    September 2, 2016 at 10:35

    The Sims 4. But th en I would need an internet connection, credit card for all the add-ons.

    Reply

  7. Sageville

    September 2, 2016 at 10:38

    Don’t Starve,

    Maybe Overwatch

    Reply

  8. HvR

    September 2, 2016 at 10:38

    Star Citizen, because forever

    Reply

    • Sageville

      September 2, 2016 at 10:40

      The question was “What game could you PLAY forever”, not “What game could you WAIT forever for”….

      Reply

      • Glenn Kisela

        September 2, 2016 at 14:41

        *slow clap*

        Reply

      • Padda-Wan

        September 2, 2016 at 14:42

        I am literally in tears…

        Reply

  9. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    September 2, 2016 at 10:38

    Tough one… GTAV if they keep on bringing out new content or Star Wars Battlefront 2, just to piss EA off

    Reply

    • Sageville

      September 2, 2016 at 10:39

      Ooh, GTAV…. good memories…

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        September 2, 2016 at 10:39

        Heists FTW

        Reply

  10. Viking Of Science

    September 2, 2016 at 10:38

    Warframe….

    because warfame.

    Reply

    • Pariah ???

      September 2, 2016 at 10:39

      Nah you get over that eventually. Well I did anyway. Only 300 hours.

      Reply

      • Zoe Hawkins

        September 2, 2016 at 10:39

        only?

        Reply

        • Pariah ???

          September 2, 2016 at 10:42

          500 hours in Terraria. 2400 in dota2. Over 4000 in Pokemon games (probably quite a bit more, but didn’t always keep track). WoW has kept me going for years before I quit.

          Warframe was good. 300 hours was pretty good. But it gets old and you move on. I’m on 240 hours now in Path of Exile with a new league starting tonight. I see another 500 hours going into that now that I’m getting into it.

          I guess it’s relative. πŸ˜›

          Reply

          • Frost

            September 2, 2016 at 12:17

            I’m an embarrassment to gamers. I think my record is 150 odd hours, on Dark Souls.

          • Sageville

            September 2, 2016 at 16:20

            OVER 9000 hours in WoW…. that shit was like crack in my youth….

        • Matthew Holliday

          September 2, 2016 at 11:23

          300 is alot, but by no means excessive by gamer standards.

          Reply

      • Viking Of Science

        September 2, 2016 at 10:41

        When did you stop, because by it’s own Mantra, It’s different now.

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        • Pariah ???

          September 2, 2016 at 10:42

          Star chart 3.0.

          Just no.

          Reply

          • Viking Of Science

            September 2, 2016 at 10:42

            Dose Relics, tho….

          • Pariah ???

            September 2, 2016 at 10:43

            Yeah they’re great, I loved that part of the update. Made farming Primes MUCH more enjoyable. But with the star chart change I didn’t feel any compulsion to go out and actually DO anything. Not even farm Prime stuff. It just… Fizzled out and died.

          • Viking Of Science

            September 2, 2016 at 10:45

            I can respect that.

            But Titania, tho…. πŸ˜›

          • Pariah ???

            September 2, 2016 at 10:46

            Man she looks so amazing. But every time I open WF, I just sit in my ship, look at the alerts, and close WF again. That’s how deep my desire is to do anything.

          • Viking Of Science

            September 2, 2016 at 10:49

            That is a shame…. maybe someday…. like Star Chart 4.0, you’ll log in…and play another 300 hours.

          • Pariah ???

            September 2, 2016 at 10:50

            Maybe, yeah.

          • Admiral Chief

            September 2, 2016 at 10:46

            LOVE HER!

          • Admiral Chief

            September 2, 2016 at 10:44

            I quite like it, eventually grown to love it

    • Admiral Chief

      September 2, 2016 at 10:40

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^this^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      Reply

  11. Commander Bob

    September 2, 2016 at 10:39

    Civ games. They take forever anyway so might as well make good use of the time.

    Reply

    • Dungeon of JJ

      September 2, 2016 at 10:51

      Stuck on island for 10 years…manage to play 3 Civ skirmish games πŸ˜€

      Reply

  12. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    September 2, 2016 at 10:41

    Borderlands 2 maybe, complete the game with every character. That should take a while.

    Reply

    • Original Heretic

      September 2, 2016 at 10:46

      Been there, done that. Doesn’t take as long as you might think. Then again, at the time I was single and earned very little, so there were many nights spent plugging away at it.
      Siren is still my favourite class.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        September 2, 2016 at 10:47

        Mechromancer for me

        Reply

        • Original Heretic

          September 2, 2016 at 10:48

          Second favourite!

          Reply

  13. HvR

    September 2, 2016 at 10:41

    Anything from Ubisoft because nothing will motivate you better to get your as of that island than dealing with Uplay each day.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      September 2, 2016 at 10:42

      Rofl

      Reply

  14. VampyreSquirrel

    September 2, 2016 at 10:42

    If my subscription was paid by someone else, then it’d have to be WoW.

    Reply

  15. Commander Bob

    September 2, 2016 at 10:42

    Ok, so I’m stuck on the island with electricity and an internet connection but only 1 game. I become a pirate and get MOAR!

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      September 2, 2016 at 10:44

      Ahhh, but which site? Most have been DENIED

      πŸ˜›

      Reply

      • Commander Bob

        September 2, 2016 at 10:46

        Google + torrent. You’ll find the game you want eventually. Can’t stop piracy. In the words of the minion from Overlord, Evil always finds a way.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief

          September 2, 2016 at 10:47

          Meh, too much drama.

          Used to use that for series, but meh

          Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      September 2, 2016 at 10:47

      I’d download all the NES,MAME,SNES,SEGA,SNK,etc. roms possible if piracy was an option

      Reply

      • Commander Bob

        September 2, 2016 at 10:48

        Being a pirate, you can make it an option πŸ˜›

        Reply

  16. Dutch Matrix

    September 2, 2016 at 10:42

    Aliens: Colonial Marines, release day edition. Would be the quickest someone devises a plan to get off an island…

    Reply

  17. BakedBagel

    September 2, 2016 at 10:44

    Your mom

    :^)

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      September 2, 2016 at 10:45

      Oh you

      Reply

    • Pariah ???

      September 2, 2016 at 10:45

      CoD? Technically you could buy the new one every year – still falls under the “one game forever” rule. πŸ˜›

      Reply

      • BakedBagel

        September 2, 2016 at 10:45

        lmfao!!!

        Reply

  18. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    September 2, 2016 at 10:46

    Rogue Legacy, it never ends

    Reply

    • Skyblue

      September 2, 2016 at 10:57

      But I finished it…

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        September 2, 2016 at 10:58

        Even the super strong secret bosses, I got stuck at the third one and still need to finish it

        Reply

        • Skyblue

          September 2, 2016 at 11:01

          Never even knew about them. Time for another dip into the Legacy!

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            September 2, 2016 at 11:04

          • Skyblue

            September 2, 2016 at 11:09

            On second thought…

  19. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    September 2, 2016 at 10:49

    I like how no one has mentioned any MOBA games πŸ˜›

    Reply

    • Pariah ???

      September 2, 2016 at 10:49

      I guess they finally listened and deleted them? NOOBS

      Reply

      • BakedBagel

        September 2, 2016 at 10:51

        I dont play as much dota anymore

        but i cant delete it πŸ™

        Reply

        • Pariah ???

          September 2, 2016 at 10:52

          I know someone who hacked into a team-mate’s PC (random match up) and deleted his/her dota for them. I just lol’ed.

          Reply

          • BakedBagel

            September 2, 2016 at 10:54

            What an asshole πŸ™

            But an intervention was clearly needed.

          • Pariah ???

            September 2, 2016 at 11:10

            Apparently the other guy was not just REALLY bad, but also the typical arrogant prick too. So this guy went and deleted his dota. XD

    • BakedBagel

      September 2, 2016 at 10:49

      Too much salt extraction.
      You would die if you played a moba forever

      Reply

  20. geel slang

    September 2, 2016 at 10:49

    Have to be some or other chess game, infinite replayability.

    Reply

  21. Ghost In The Rift

    September 2, 2016 at 10:52

    The Witcher 3, that be a lonely island, Yennefer will be at least something to look at, you know, for when….you know.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      September 2, 2016 at 10:53

      xD

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      September 2, 2016 at 10:54

      Unicorn!

      Reply

  22. Dungeon of JJ

    September 2, 2016 at 10:52

    I’ve put the most hours into The Crew, but probably Skyrim or Fallout.

    Reply

  23. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    September 2, 2016 at 10:52

    Ooh one of my favourites(was checking my GOG library) Heroes of Might and Magic 3, could play skirmish forever on a giant map

    Reply

  24. Dungeon of JJ

    September 2, 2016 at 10:52

    Total Annihilation. It still entertains me and has be going to back to it, after 15+ years

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      September 2, 2016 at 10:53

      Or most C&C games

      Reply

      • Dungeon of JJ

        September 2, 2016 at 10:54

        Yea. Also AOE wouldn’t be bad.

        Reply

      • BakedBagel

        September 2, 2016 at 10:54

        Just not 4.

        fuck.

        Reply

        • Dungeon of JJ

          September 2, 2016 at 10:55

          Agreed

          Reply

  25. Original Heretic

    September 2, 2016 at 10:53

    For me it’d have to be an RPG. Perhaps Witcher 3. Maybe then I’ll be able to get all those questions marks in Skellige!

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      September 2, 2016 at 10:55

      That’s ironic seeing as how you’d be stuck on an island and no one knowing where you are. You yourself becomes a question mark

      Reply

      • Original Heretic

        September 2, 2016 at 10:57

        A little too ironic, don’t you think.
        At least it won’t rain on my wedding day.

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        • Admiral Chief

          September 2, 2016 at 10:57

          lolwtf

          Reply

        • BakedBagel

          September 2, 2016 at 10:59

          Alanis please.

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            September 2, 2016 at 10:59

            XD

          • Original Heretic

            September 2, 2016 at 10:59

            It’s all Dave’s fault.

        • BakedBagel

          September 2, 2016 at 11:24

          I blame YOU for listening to Jagged Little Pill again.

          Why you do this?
          Dont blame Dave you monster

          Reply

          • Original Heretic

            September 2, 2016 at 11:28

            *sob* I AM a monster…. *bigger sob*

          • BakedBagel

            September 2, 2016 at 11:29

            Atleast you arn’t a Heretic.

            WAIT A DAMN MINUTE.

          • Original Heretic

            September 2, 2016 at 11:33

            Not just any heretic. The ORIGINAL!

      • BakedBagel

        September 2, 2016 at 10:58

        wut

        Reply

  26. Ottokie

    September 2, 2016 at 10:57

    Digimon games. World 1,2 and 3. I will play those games until the end of time if I could.

    Reply

  27. GooseZA

    September 2, 2016 at 10:59

    Rocket League

    Reply

    • BakedBagel

      September 2, 2016 at 10:59

      Rocket Kek*

      Reply

    • Dungeon of JJ

      September 2, 2016 at 11:00

      I got that in a bundle two months ago, still need to try it :/

      Reply

      • GooseZA

        September 2, 2016 at 11:01

        It’s amazing. It’s also difficult at first, but it just keeps getting better and better as you improve.

        Reply

      • BakedBagel

        September 2, 2016 at 11:03

        The feeling you get when scoring an aerial goal for the first time cannot be matched

        Reply

  28. Original Heretic

    September 2, 2016 at 11:06

    Ooooo, just had an awesome thought.

    DAGGERFALL!

    Damn that game was epic back in the day. Still my favourite ES game.

    Reply

  29. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    September 2, 2016 at 11:07

    Destiny!

    Reply

  30. miaau

    September 2, 2016 at 11:09

    Would have to be Civ V, but I would eventually get bored. Easily the most time spent playing, by a massive shot.

    If on the island, I may even take the game seriously, work to eke out these Deity wins. Which I will not do off the island, thanks. I want to have fun, not be a total uphill fight.

    Reply

  31. Greylingad[He Charges!]

    September 2, 2016 at 11:09

    Oomph, Broforce….

    Reply

  32. Greylingad[He Charges!]

    September 2, 2016 at 11:10

    Dirt Rally….

    Reply

  33. Geoffrey Tim

    September 2, 2016 at 11:10

    Alienation, apparently. Hit level 30/300 yesterday.
    May do that with another char.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      September 2, 2016 at 11:11

      30/300?

      Reply

  34. Greylingad[He Charges!]

    September 2, 2016 at 11:12

    Not The division

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief

      September 2, 2016 at 11:15

      Yes, rather THE DARK ZONE!

      Reply

      • Greylingad[He Charges!]

        September 2, 2016 at 11:19

        That was such a mess…

        Reply

        • Sageville

          September 2, 2016 at 11:36

          Any game that involves you getting good at griefing others, can get in the sea….

          Reply

  35. The D

    September 2, 2016 at 11:16

    Oh gee, I wonder which game I’d choose…

    Reply

    • Pariah ???

      September 2, 2016 at 11:19

      WWE2K17

      Obviously…

      Reply

  36. Matthew Holliday

    September 2, 2016 at 11:29

    First thought, Ark or Dota 2.
    Maybe CoD MW2

    But the more I think about it, the more I think Dungeon Defenders 1 would be the best choice.
    Might actually get Nightmare mode done and dusted.

    Reply

  37. Jonah Cash

    September 2, 2016 at 11:32

    Destiny… Still playing it daily!

    Reply

  38. Andre Fourie

    September 2, 2016 at 11:32

    Rainbow Six Siege.

    Reply

  39. Private Baboon

    September 2, 2016 at 11:33

    CS GO

    Reply

  40. HairyEwok

    September 2, 2016 at 11:36

    So basically if you live on Richard Branson’s island…. Hmm let’s see.
    Dark Souls Series.
    or if subscription is being paid I’ll go WoW.

    Reply

  41. miaau

    September 2, 2016 at 11:46

    So, no procedural generated dungeon crawlers or space sims, then.

    Interesting, they promise variety on the box.

    Reply

  42. Spy Master Tokashi

    September 2, 2016 at 11:48

    Lemmings

    Reply

  43. Anon A Mouse

    September 2, 2016 at 11:56

    Any multiplayer game… oh wait

    Reply

  44. Anon A Mouse

    September 2, 2016 at 11:58

    It’s an island people!! TROPICO!!!!

    Reply

  45. konfab

    September 2, 2016 at 12:09

    In my ideal world.
    The Mass Effect trilogy with a healthy supply of drugs that can erase my memories of playing them.

    That way I could play those games for the first time forever.
    Absolute bliss IMO

    Reply

  46. Deceased

    September 2, 2016 at 12:30

    If history is anything to go by:
    Sonic the Hedgehog 3

    ( I’ve sunk more hours into that over my lifetime than I’ve done with DotA – hint: I’ve played DotA 1 and 2 over the course of 10 years )

    #HelloMyNameIsAndIUsedToPlayDotA

    Reply

  47. ElimiNathan

    September 2, 2016 at 12:52

    Witcher 3 series, if they kept on releasing DLC or a Witcher 4 game!

    Reply

  48. the_new_normal

    September 2, 2016 at 13:15

    Audiosurf with unlimited variety of music please – http://store.steampowered.com/app/12900/

    Reply

  49. Dane

    September 2, 2016 at 14:48

    Would have to spend my days on Rocket League. Besides having an incredible skill ceiling, that shit is the funnest shit since pillow forts.

    Reply

  50. chimera_85

    September 2, 2016 at 15:34

    Mass Effect Andromeda isn’t out yet so the OG trilogy, if only 1 game from the trilogy 3 or No Man’s Sky.

    Reply

  51. Kaz5209

    September 2, 2016 at 17:12

    Tough choice between World of Warcraft and dota2

    Reply

  52. The Order of the Banana

    September 5, 2016 at 11:28

    Forever… Warframe! Warframe is life!

    Reply

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