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15 Video Games With Surprising Guinness World Records

Updated November 10, 2020 4.1k votes 963 voters 140.1k views15 items

List RulesVote up the video games you're most surprised to learn are world-record holders.

Video games with Guinness World Records don't come around so often. To achieve such a grand honor, a video game must possess a standout feat. Sometimes, the honor goes to something astonishing such as most characters in a game. There are some games, however, earning world records for things they wish could be hidden. Anything from the longest time in development to the most number of staff members leaving can be embarrassing.

These video games earned some surprising records in their name. For many on the list, these records won't be broken for a long time. Vote for your favorite gaming world records.

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    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots earned the title "Game of the Year" from countless publications when it debuted in 2008. The game revolves around Solid Snake's final mission to take down his longtime enemy, Liquid Snake.

    A real standout of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is the amazing cutscenes, which holds the Guinness World Record for the longest cutscene sequence ever at 71 minutes.

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    Since 2004, Entropia Universe has held the Guinness World Record for the most valuable virtual item purchased in a video game.

    In 2005, Jon “NEVERDIE” Jacobs dropped $100,000 for an asteriod space resort they named Club Neverdie. And in November 2010, an unnamed player purchased Club Neverdie for $335,000. 

    In December 2010, SEE Digital Studios AB raised the stakes even further by purchasing Planet Calypso for a whopping $6 million. No one has since bothered to top the offer. 

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    'Fallout 4' & 'Guardian's Crusade' - Highest Experience Level

    Photo: Fallout 4 / Bethesda

    With many role-playing games (RPG), some players try to max out their character before going into the final clash. This feat isn't so easy with many players spending hours getting it done.

    2015's Fallout 4 shares the Guinness World Record of highest experience level in an RPG with 1998's Guardian's Crusade, as both games allow players to reach level 65,535. If players try to exceed that level in either title, the game will simply crash. Trying to accomplish this would take a number of years.

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  • One gamer known online as Snowly was a massive fan of World of Warcraft. Unfortunately, after a three-day marathon of playing the game, events turned tragic when Snowly suffered a stroke.

    When news arrived of Snowly's passing, online friends decided to pay tribute as 100 people came together for a virtual last-rites ceremony. The event placed World of Warcraft in the Guinness World Records for most people attending a virtual funeral.

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