From Mario to God of War what is the most addictive video game of all time? These are the top 10 according to cocgblog.com. We want your opinion on why or why not these games should be on the list. Comment below.
Most Addictive Video Game Ever #1
Pac man the little yellow guy with an appetite for dots and the occasional ghost. First released in Japan in 1980. Pac man took America by storm and you could find him in just about every arcade around. People pumped quarter after quarter into machines to satisfy their little dot munchies. It would probably be safe to say that Pac man has been released on every game system known to man.
Most Addictive Video Game Ever #2
Tetris. The most addictive games are most often the simplest to learn and the hardest to quit. (like say Angry Birds.) Tetris was released in 1984 and was an instant addiction. Turning blocks this way and that, trying to beat your high score what could be more fun.
Most Addictive Video Game Ever #3
Super Mario Bro’s. It was the quirkiest thing to see my 70 year old grandpa running off the kids so he could play Mario. He did the cool controller bounce. You know when you hold the controller and move it in the same direction and arch as your character when he jumps, sometimes even lifting your butt off the chair a little. Mario hit the market in 1985 and is the second best selling video game of all time (selling 40.24 million copies).
Most Addictive Video Game Ever #4
Super Contra. I may get some disagreement on this one but I loved the game. I don’t see how you could make a better 2D shooter then this. It hit the market in 1988.
Most Addictive Video Game Ever #5
Mortal Kombat was the best fighter game around in 1992. Maybe it was all the blood and gore but it was addictive. FUN FACT: Mortal Kombat spurred the development of the ESRB. What do you expect when you can drop your opponent on a bed of spikes.
Most Addictive Video Game Ever #6
Unreal was released to the world in 1998. While it provided a single player experience it was the 16 man multiplayer mode that made the game addictive. This is the game that birthed run and gun style play.
Most Addictive Video Game Ever #7
Counter Strike. Dude did you get knifed? I first felt the embarrassment of being knifed playing Counter Strike but it wasn’t long before I was learning the maps and knifing some folks of my own. Counter Strike was released in 2000 and sold 27 million units.
Most Addictive Video Game Ever #8
Battlefield 1942. If you’ll fly I will be your tail gunner. Another multiplayer capture the flag style game that kept your eyes glued to the screen for hours.
Most Addictive Video Game Ever #9
Eve Online was released in 2003 and has since become one of my favorite games. Buy a ship get it blown up spend hours tweaking a new one just to get it blown up in minutes hmm..or seconds. What couldn’t be addictive about that.
Most Addictive Video Game Ever #10
World of Warcraft. If Mr. T likes it then it’s got to be addictive. WOW was released in 2004 and since then 100’s of thousands of fans have hacked and slashed their way into a certified addiction.
These are in order of release date.
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