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I haven't really followed new games for the last 2 years, and am looking to buy a few. The catch is I hate wasting money.. So I'm looking for a few games that i will continue to enjoy for like a year. The obvious choices are games directed at online play, but of course im open to single player games as well. You can suggest current games or future ones (bf3 has potential..).

To help with suggestions, here are a few games that I have already played that filled this criteria:

Maplestory+silk road (long time ago but would like to find a non subscription based mmorpg)
TF2 (played in leagues since its release)
SC2 (still playing)
CSS (<3 modded games)
BF2 (I played the free online demo everyday for a few months till it went on sale)

Any suggestions would be much appreciated and +rep to those that I consider buying.
post #2 of 35
Mass Effect & Mass Effect 2

Maybe Bioshock & Bioshock 2? They are not pretty short are they


Now...

Battlefield 3, Diablo 3, Mass Effect 3
Edited by Lune - 2/7/11 at 12:49pm
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post #3 of 35
You could always buy something such as Fallout: Vegas, lots of replay value, you can play many campaigns. Also something such as Alien Vs. Predator (you can be alien, human, or predator) would be a great replay value, as well as Mass Effect 1 and 2
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Replay value is a hard thing to pin down for many games nowadays.

I loved plants vs zombies. Silly little tower defense game that kept me occupied for a while.

Minecraft looks like it has potential once all of the kinks are worked out (talking to you beta holes).

I love Bad company 2 myself. Although if you are a BF2 fan, you might not transition well.

A lot of people also have fun with Gmod and GTA4.
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The Elder Scrolls IV and III(Oblivion and Morrowind)
Dragon Age: Origins(Ultimate Edition with all DLC is pretty cheap now)
Everything from Bethesda and Bioware really
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The battlefield series is good for replayability in multiplayer. Singleplayer I would have to say any RPG (Mass Effect, Elder Scrolls, etc.).
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Mass effect 2 should get you at least 50-60 hours of awesome gameplay, and double that if you like playing through things again, and also with different classes available its pretty different each time through.

GTA IV also has endless game hours if you go online with friends and mess about.

Oblivion also has huge gameplay hours, I think i've spent a good 150+ hours on it, and its way better than fallout if you ask me!

For the best gameplay hours though MMO's usually come out ontop (for me its guild wars!)
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Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Bad Company 2
Battlefield 2
World of Warcraft
Starcraft 2
COD: Black Ops
COD: MW2
COD: 4
Day of Defeat: Source
Team Fortress 2
Minecraft
GTA 4
Oblivion

I can go on for a long time.
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Mass Effect
Mass Effect 2
Bad Company 2
Battlefield 2
World of Warcraft
Starcraft 2
COD: Black Ops
COD: MW2
COD: 4
Day of Defeat: Source
Team Fortress 2
Minecraft
GTA 4
Oblivion

I can go on for a long time.
This, basically.

Those are all great games that will give you at least 50 hours (the single player ones) and at least 100 hours (MP ones)
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I'm a fan of most of the games listed here, but can I suggest League of Legends? I am so addicted to that game, I don't think I play any other game out there (besides Dead Space 2, but only because it just came out). It's free, it's great, and it has a huge player base.
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