The Best Games That Never End

List Rules
Only 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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  • Minecraft
    1
    Open world, Action game, Sandbox
    • The Sims
      2
      Isometric projection, Life simulation, Simulation video game
      • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
        3
        Action role-playing game, fantasy
        • Grand Theft Auto V
          4
          Action-adventure game, Racing video game
          • Red Dead Redemption
            5
            Action-adventure game
            • Red Dead Redemption II
              6
              Action-adventure
              • Tetris
                7
                Puzzle game, Strategy video game
                • RollerCoaster Tycoon
                  8
                  Isometric projection, Simulation video game, Strategy video game
                  • Animal Crossing
                    9
                    Life simulation, Console role-playing game, Role-playing video game
                    • SimCity
                      10
                      City-building game, Simulation video game, Strategy video game
                      • Stardew Valley
                        11
                        Simulation, role-playing
                        • Pac-Man
                          12
                          • Pokémon Red and Blue
                            13
                            Console role-playing game, Role-playing video game
                            • Wii Sports Resort
                              14
                              Action game, Sports game
                              • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
                                15
                                Action role-playing game, Action game, Role-playing video game
                                  • Super Mario Maker
                                    17
                                    Level editor, platform
                                    • Civilization VI
                                      18
                                      Turn-based strategy, 4X
                                      • Pokémon Yellow
                                        19
                                        Console role-playing game, Role-playing video game
                                        • Terraria
                                          20
                                          Action-adventure game, Action game, Sandbox
                                          • Fallout 3
                                            21
                                            Action role-playing
                                            • Pokémon Gold and Silver
                                              22
                                              Console role-playing game, Adventure, Role-playing video game
                                              • Plague Inc.
                                                23
                                                Strategy video game
                                                • LittleBigPlanet 3
                                                  24
                                                  Puzzle game, Platform game, Open world
                                                  • World of Warcraft
                                                    25
                                                    Action game, Massively multiplayer online game, Fantasy