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The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time 

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Updated December 20, 2019 377.8k votes 22k voters 314.1k views 523 items

List Rules Must be video games that you can't put down and have wasted numerous hours on.

The most addictive games of all time, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can add their video game addictions to this list, making it an accurate, real-time ranking of the addicting video games that gamers just can't put down. Voting on this list is easier than figuring out the Konami code, so add your two cents and see how your gaming obsessions stack up against everyone else's.

Of the most addicting games, there are some from every era. From addicting PC games to the most addicting video games, there's something for everyone on this list, no matter what kids of video games you like. Gamers the world over know that with some games, you just can't stop playing. Going beyond just the top 10 addicting games, this list has over 300 games that are sure to have you hooked!
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The Elder Scrolls V: Sky... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
Released: 2011 (Bethesda Game Studios)
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Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
Released: 1988 (Nintendo)
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Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
Released: 1999 (HAL Laboratory)
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The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
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World of Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
Released: 2004 (Blizzard Entertainment)
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Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
Released: 1996 (Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development)
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Grand Theft Auto: San An... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
Released: 2004 (Rockstar North)
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Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
Released: 1985 (Systems Research & Development Co.)
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Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
Released: 1996 (Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development)
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The Legend of Zelda: Oca... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
Released: 1998 (Grezzo)
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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
AustinTitus added Released: 2009 (4J Studios)
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Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
Released: 2008 (Bethesda Game Studios)
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The Legend of Zelda: A L... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
Released: 1991 (Nintendo)
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Pokémon Red and B... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
DigBick added
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Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
Released: 1997 (Eidos Interactive)
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Grand Theft Auto: Vice C... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
Released: 2002 (Rockstar North)
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Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
Released: 1992 (Nintendo)
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The Elder Scrolls IV: Ob... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
Released: 2006 (4J Studios)
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Super Smash Bros. Melee ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
Released: 2001 (HAL Laboratory)
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Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
Released: 1992 (Midway Games)
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The Sims is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
JennaCarter added Released: 2000 (Maxis)
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Guitar Hero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
Released: 2005 (Harmonix)
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GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
Released: 1997 (Ashby Computers and Graphics Ltd.)
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The Oregon Trail is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
Released: 1971 (MECC)
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Call of Duty: Modern War... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time
Released: 2009 (Infinity Ward)