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What games do you still replay every year or two?

What games do you still replay every year or two?

There are certain games I tend to replay every year or two, often ignoring new games to return to older ones I love.

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My goal in 2022 is to play and beat more games. So far, I've knocked two huge ones off the list by beating Horizon Forbidden West (71 hours) and Elden Ring (95 hours). As I head to my next few games (Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Tiny Tina's Wonderland, and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga), I feel the urge to fire up one of my old titles for another play through. Here's the list I must resist.

Red Dead Redemption 2

This is my happy place. The story is great, but I more enjoy wandering through the world, often walking while leading my horse, and just playing out that hunting/camping/fishing fantasy. I could really use some of that right now.

Fallout 4

Probably some of the best environmental storytelling I've ever come across in a game. I love just about everything Fallout 4 has to offer, and I'm thankful the community has patched it into a playable state.

The Witcher 3

I'd be down to take another run as Geralt. Few things have been as memorable in my gaming life as the music and atmosphere when arriving at the Isles of Skellige. I'm probably going back in 2022.

The Long Dark

There will be no apology for this one. This is where I go to enjoy some game time in silence. Nothing I play is as core to me as a gamer as The Long Dark, and every few months I have to dive back in for a few dozen more hours.

Ghost Recon Wildlands

There was something very satisifying about the way Ghost Recon Wildlands played out. The story can be debated as good or bad but I found it rewarding to dismantle a cartel and thought the cinematics were great at keeping you focused on that task. Plus, it had a great prone mechanic, something they destroyed in Breakpoint.

What about you? What games do you keep going back to every year or two? What are you itching to play now that you've already beaten multiple times?

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    April 8, 2022 2:25 PM

    What games do you keep replaying every year or two, even after you've beaten them?

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      April 8, 2022 2:29 PM

      Witcher 3 for sure

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        April 8, 2022 5:34 PM

        Same. Been holding off the next play-through for the nexgen patch this year

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      April 8, 2022 2:35 PM

      deus ex 1, but it's been at least 5 years or so..

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      April 8, 2022 2:37 PM

      Bloodborne and Super Metroid

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      April 8, 2022 2:39 PM

      RTCW

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      April 8, 2022 2:45 PM

      Stardew Valley (it's turning 8 this year!)
      Link to the Past

      I guess that's it?

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      April 8, 2022 2:50 PM

      Alan Wake.

      And I wouldn’t mind replaying Far Cry 5 again if I could skip the forced capture sequences

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        April 8, 2022 2:52 PM

        0h, feek yeah. The remaster was cool.

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        April 8, 2022 3:23 PM

        Does FarCry 6 have any of that nonsense? May pick it up on the cheap at some point.

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          April 8, 2022 3:26 PM

          You know what, I got Far Cry 6 for Christmas but I haven’t played it yet. Haven’t played any video games in almost a year. I will remedy that sometime this Spring.

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        April 8, 2022 4:58 PM

        I really loved the bunker puzzles in FC5 but yeah, not a fan of the capture portions of that.

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      April 8, 2022 2:52 PM

      Super Metroid

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      April 8, 2022 3:29 PM

      Not every year, but last of us and I’ll replay last of us 2 later this year I think. I may wait for the new psvr to see what it’s like playing in huge screen mode

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        April 8, 2022 4:52 PM

        Odd choice for consecutive replays for misery simulator games hah.

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          April 8, 2022 5:01 PM

          I love the story and find the gameplay extremely satisfying. You have to put a lot of thought into how you handle each encounter, how to ration extremely limited resources, etc.

          There’s a lot more depth than it gets credit for, I can’t really think of any other game that really compares

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      April 8, 2022 3:31 PM

      Company of Heroes

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      April 8, 2022 3:32 PM

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      April 8, 2022 3:56 PM

      Skyrim and Fallout New Vegas...because of the mods.

      StarCraft 2 and Dawn of War because of the campaign and I love real time strategy.

      Civilization because I love turn based strategy.

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      April 8, 2022 4:35 PM

      I’ll keep replaying Civ 6 until Civ 7 comes out.

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        April 8, 2022 4:54 PM

        Now I want to go back and play Civ 4

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      April 8, 2022 4:59 PM

      GTA 5

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      April 8, 2022 5:23 PM

      First couple levels of Doom

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      April 8, 2022 5:23 PM

      I come back to a lot of the SNES era classics. FFIV and FFVI, Chrono Trigger, Earthbound, SMW, Super Metroid, etc.

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      April 8, 2022 5:30 PM

      Only Skyrim really, not to beat it again because the main quest is meh, but just to have fun

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      April 8, 2022 5:31 PM

      Hades

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      April 8, 2022 5:44 PM

      Super Mario World. Super Castlevania 4.

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      April 8, 2022 5:44 PM

      Shadow Warrior (OG), Blood, Peggle

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      April 8, 2022 6:27 PM

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      April 8, 2022 6:54 PM

      Civ 5 and Master of Orion 2. the original XCom if I can get the dos box to work.
      I havent found any of the newer games that were... fun?

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      April 8, 2022 7:01 PM

      grim fandango, dungeon keeper

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      April 8, 2022 7:06 PM

      Morrowind. I play it like once a year. It's probably my all time favourite game.

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      April 8, 2022 7:11 PM

      BFBC2 ... collapsing a building to capture a point was awesome.

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      April 8, 2022 7:18 PM

      I guess World of Warcraft kind of counts. There's always new stuff, but I do replay things like old dungeons with other characters a lot.

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      April 8, 2022 7:21 PM

      Not every year, but Earthbound is always worth a revisit. So good.

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      April 8, 2022 8:53 PM

      Half-Life, HL2, Ezio AC games, Bioshock games.

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      April 8, 2022 9:44 PM

      The Batman Arkham games.

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      April 8, 2022 9:48 PM

      The 2D Metroids, arcade shooters like Salamander, Thief and other immersive sims like the Deus Ex games.

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      April 8, 2022 9:51 PM

      None. Much like movies I almost never re-play a single player game once I’ve beaten it under any circumstances. I definitely rewatch movies more than I replay games and even that’s something I rarely do. Once I’ve experienced the story arc of a game and the majority of the world/levels I have very little desire to do anything with it again. I almost never buy DLCs for the same reason.

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        April 8, 2022 9:53 PM

        Know how I know you are not a stoner

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      April 8, 2022 10:39 PM

      Souls*

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      April 8, 2022 11:53 PM

      DooM

      I expect to still be playing it as long as I am physically able.

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      April 9, 2022 12:30 AM

      None.

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      April 9, 2022 12:36 AM

      I've played Fallout 2 like...6 times now.

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      April 9, 2022 12:38 AM

      Dues Ex, HR and MD. Pretty much every year without fail.

      Cyberpunk seems to be working it’s way onto that list for me too, just started my 3rd run through.

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      April 9, 2022 12:49 AM

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      April 9, 2022 2:29 AM

      Portal, Plants vs Zombies, Mystery PI

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      April 9, 2022 2:38 AM

      Half Life 2 gets a playthrough about once a year.

      On the console side Super Mario World for sure. I'll never get tired off that game.

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      April 9, 2022 3:15 AM

      Half-Life is still my favorite game...Black Mesa is nice but I still enjoy the original.

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      April 9, 2022 4:43 AM

      Halo 2
      Half Life 2
      Halo 3

      All 3 can be goofed around with mods (skulls in Halo) to make each replay different.

      The probably a bit more infrequently
      C&C
      Red Alert

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      April 9, 2022 5:08 AM

      Doom, Quake, Super Mario world.

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      April 9, 2022 8:33 AM

      I don't put too much time into gaming anymore but I haven't replayed a game ever anyway.
      When I dedicate time to gaming I want to experience a new game.

      The only exception of that rule ever was HL:Alyx.

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