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The Best Games That Never End

Updated September 3, 2020 24.5k votes 2.1k voters 22.1k views84 items

List RulesOnly games with no determined ending. Vote up the best games you can play forever.

Back in the earliest days of gaming, the only reason a game would come to an end was due to the limitations of computing. Games like Pac-Man aren't meant to have an end, but once you reach the limits of the RAM at level #256, you get to a kill-screen. That being said, the programmers intended it and many other arcade games of the day to continue until the challenge forced players to die and pump in quarter after quarter until all allowances were spent!

These days, an endless game could be anything from a sandbox or open world, neverending, game like Minecraft to a game with a nonlinear ending such as Grand Theft Auto V that allows players to continue playing - or avoid "beating" the game for as long as they like. As these games are rising in popularity, more and more open world/sandbox games are being developed where the people coding the games have no intention of ever allowing a player to reach the ends of their games... mostly because one was never programmed. While some of these games might have a theoretical story ending, players don't have to meet them if they don't want to.

The best games without an ending can lead a player down a rabbit hole that keeps them playing games forever, but not all endless games are created equal. Of the thousands of video games out there, these endless games are the best of them all! Vote up the games you love to play forever.

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    Neverwinter Nights
    8
    12

    Neverwinter Nights

    Adventure, Role-playing video game

    Release2002

    DeveloperBioWare

    Neverwinter Nights is a third-person role-playing video game developed by BioWare and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 27
    LittleBigPlanet 3
    8
    12

    LittleBigPlanet 3

    Puzzle game, Platform game

    DeveloperSumo Digital

    LittleBigPlanet 3 is a puzzle-platformer video game developed by Sumo Digital for the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 28
    Diablo III
    109
    164

    Diablo III

    Action role-playing, hack and slash

    Release2012

    DeveloperBlizzard Entertainment

    Diablo III is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Blizzard... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 29
    Garry's Mod
    145
    218

    Garry's Mod

    Puzzle game, Action game

    Release2006

    DeveloperTeam Garry, Facepunch Studios LTD.

    Garry's Mod (commonly abbreviated as GMod) is a sandbox physics game created by Garry Newman... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 30
    Temple Run
    160
    242

    Temple Run

    Platform game, Action game

    Release2011

    DeveloperImangi Studios

    Temple Run is a 2011 endless running video game developed and published by the Raleigh-based... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 31
    RuneScape
    129
    196

    RuneScape

    Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

    Release2001

    DeveloperJagex

    RuneScape is a fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game released in January 2001... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 32
    Ark: Survival Evolved
    110
    168

    Ark: Survival Evolved

    Action-adventure, survival

    Release2017

    DeveloperStudio Wildcard

    Ark: Survival Evolved (stylized as ΛRK) is a 2017 action-adventure survival video game... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 33
    Roblox
    175
    271

    Roblox

    First-person Shooter, Massively multiplayer online game

    Release2006

    DeveloperRoblox Corporation

    Roblox, stylized as RŌBLOX, is a massively multiplayer online game created and marketed toward... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 34
    Harvest Moon
    100
    157

    Harvest Moon

    Console role-playing game, Simulation video game

    Release1996

    DeveloperPack-In-Video

    Harvest Moon is a virtual role playing game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 35
    Don't Starve
    109
    172

    Release2013

    DeveloperKlei Entertainment

    Don't Starve is a 2013 action-adventure video game with survival and roguelike elements,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 36
    Left 4 Dead
    123
    194

    Left 4 Dead

    Survival horror, First-person Shooter

    Release2008

    DeveloperValve Corporation, Turtle Rock Studios

    Left 4 Dead is a cooperative first-person shooter video game with survival horror elements,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 37
    Mount & Blade
    67
    110

    Mount & Blade

    Action role-playing game, Action game

    Release2008

    DeveloperTaleWorlds

    Mount & Blade is a medieval action role-playing game for Microsoft Windows, developed by the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 38
    Batman: Arkham City
    120
    195

    Batman: Arkham City

    Action-adventure game, Beat 'em up

    Release2011

    DeveloperRocksteady Studios

    Batman: Arkham City is a 2011 action-adventure video game developed by Rocksteady Studios and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 39
    Saints Row: The Third
    103
    169

    Saints Row: The Third

    Shooter game, Action-adventure game

    Release2011

    DeveloperVolition

    Saints Row: The Third is a 2011 open world action-adventure video game developed by Volition... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 40
    Red Dead Redemption II
    4
    1

    Red Dead Redemption II

    Action-adventure

    Release2018

    DeveloperRockstar Studios

    Red Dead Redemption 2 (stylized as Red Dead Redemption II) is a Western-themed... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 41
    LittleBigPlanet
    8
    18

    LittleBigPlanet

    Open world, Educational game

    Release2008

    DeveloperMedia Molecule

    LittleBigPlanet, commonly abbreviated LBP, is a puzzle-platformer video game, based on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 42
    The Elder Scrolls Online
    59
    101

    The Elder Scrolls Online

    Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

    Release2014

    DeveloperZeniMax Online Studios

    The Elder Scrolls Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing video game developed... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 43
    Candy Crush Saga
    154
    259

    Candy Crush Saga

    Puzzle game

    DeveloperKing

    Candy Crush Saga is a match-three puzzle video game released by the developer King on April... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 44
    Monster Hunter: World
    61
    110

    Monster Hunter: World

    Action role-playing

    Release2018

    DeveloperCapcom

    Monster Hunter: World is an action role-playing game developed and published by Capcom. A part... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 45
    Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life
    75
    133

    Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life

    Console role-playing game, Social simulation game

    Release2004

    DeveloperMarvelous Entertainment Inc., Victor Interactive Software, Marucome

    Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life is a video game that was released in Japan on September 12,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 46
    Bejeweled
    64
    116

    Bejeweled

    Puzzle game

    Release2004

    DeveloperSquare Enix, PopCap Games

    Bejeweled is a tile-matching puzzle video game by PopCap Games, first developed for browsers... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 47
    Eve Online
    54
    103

    Eve Online

    Simulation video game, Role-playing video game

    Release2003

    DeveloperCCP Games

    Eve Online is a player-driven, persistent-world massively multiplayer online role-playing game... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 48
    God Hand
    1
    0

    God Hand

    Trolololololo xd this game has enfd

    Releasegodh was born xdxdxddddd

    Developerur mom ooooooooooooooooohhhhhhh

    God Hand is an action beat 'em up video game developed by Clover Studio and published by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 49
    Subway Surfers
    100
    183

    Subway Surfers

    Action game

    Release2012

    DeveloperKiloo ApS, Sybo Games

    Subway Surfers is an "endless running" mobile game. It was co-developed by Kiloo, a private... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 50
    Just Cause 2
    77
    148

    Just Cause 2

    Shooter game, Action-adventure game

    Release2009

    DeveloperAvalanche Studios, Eidos Interactive

    Just Cause 2 is an open world action-adventure video game developed by Avalanche Studios,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button