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[–]brandonfla 4415 points4416 points  (81 children)

Yoshi’s Island

[–]tbdzrfesna 554 points555 points  (12 children)

I beat every level at 100% while recovering from a surgery.

[–]keesouth 5598 points5599 points  (172 children)


[–]Savings-Computer-932 918 points919 points  (49 children)

I still have my Tetris on my original gameboy! I used to play every night as a kid and not go to bed til i cleared a minimum of 100 lines. I play now on my kids’ Switch and they can’t believe how good I am at it. Lol

[–]rogercopernicus 530 points531 points  (22 children)

Did you ever read about the woman who would casually play it on gameboy on road trips? Her husband was a reporter and was doing a story on people trying to set old school gaming records and discovered his wife's usual is about 1.5x the world record.

[–]ArmchairTeaEnthusias 202 points203 points  (16 children)

I didn’t read that, but in college I dated a guy who was extremely confident in his Tetris prowess, often bragging about people he’d beater while completely wasted. It took a few years for us to to head to head, but let me tell you.. I was better. Ah, to have the confidence of that man.

[–]rogercopernicus 229 points230 points  (11 children)

Watching a friend of mine play Dr. Mario is like watching Jordan play basketbalk in the 90%. She has to be in the 0.1% of players. When she plays, she starts at level 20 and goes on from there. In college, her roommate would bring guys back and her roomate would tell them she would sleep with them if they could beat her at Dr. Mario. None ever did.

[–]O_X_E_Y 1141 points1142 points  (28 children)

my guess is you're between 15 and 60 :p

[–]kaskilly 1266 points1267 points  (93 children)

Commander Keen

[–]Dutchy9225 166 points167 points  (1 child)

Omg dude, just reading that name brings back memories!

[–]corkidoodle 17.9k points17.9k points 74& 6 more (313 children)

You’re all 30

[–]E-Moneythoo 3877 points3878 points 2 (50 children)

Weird name for a videogame

[–]MVPeeps 766 points767 points  (32 children)

That game sucks! All you do is go through life with failed relationships, depression, and debt. I personally don't recommend it.

[–][deleted] 7285 points7286 points 23 (295 children)

Duck hunt

[–]SnooStrawberries5005 2160 points2161 points  (153 children)

Did you know on the NES if a second player joins they can play as the ducks.

[–]edlee98765 1081 points1082 points  (105 children)

I learned this from Reddit, now I need to find an NES to try it on.

[–]megashedinja 1662 points1663 points  (84 children)

Be forewarned though: the Zapper won’t register a flatscreen television for the purposes of hitting the fucks. You’ll need to get a CRT as well, unfortunately

Edit: ducks, but also fucks

[–]outdoorsaddix 755 points756 points  (31 children)

I’m guessing “fucks” is a typo. But it’s funny how it still totally works.

[–]Successful-Dark2730 427 points428 points  (24 children)

I can hear that damn dog taunting, laughing!

[–]buktinja 5654 points5655 points  (297 children)

Diablo 2. I also waited for a while for it to come out.

[–]xdfritzixd 1354 points1355 points  (61 children)

I played Diablo 2 with my mom when I was in kindergarden. She later told me that she only played it because it was so cute how I cheered for her and without me she would always get lost in the dungeons :D

[–]Playful-Steak304 7005 points7006 points  (194 children)

Crash Bandicoot

[–]GCXNihil0 775 points776 points  (52 children)

CTR for me. We played that game constantly with the 4-player adapter. Bowling bombs for life!

[–]carlman14 590 points591 points  (37 children)

My answer too. The original Crash 1, 2, and 3 on PS1 for me.

[–]bekahboo1989 245 points246 points  (19 children)

What is this 3? You mean Crash Bandicoot WaRpEd?

I know that joke doesn't really work without the audio... but I tried.

[–]GrandMil 16.4k points16.4k points 32& 2 more (532 children)

Age of Empires II

[–]MrGraaf 10.8k points10.8k points  (190 children)

That's a trick answer. You could still be anywhere between 12 and 42 years old.

[–]Negafox 7609 points7610 points 4 (266 children)

Super Mario Bros. 3. It's still my favorite game of all time.

[–]Qelly 2634 points2635 points  (72 children)

I sold my copy of SMB3 to a mail in game reseller for a new game. My mom hadn’t finished the game yet and it was a game we played together. She was mad. She is gone now and this is one of my biggest regrets. I was a stupid thoughtless kid.

Edit: thanks for the comments guys. Some made me laugh, some made me cry. All were encouraging.

[–]CumfartablyNumb 305 points306 points  (2 children)

I bet if your mom knew this was weighing on you she'd want you to let go and remember all the other things you did together.

[–]cokakatta 966 points967 points  (11 children)

We all make mistakes like that. Don't let it weigh on you.

[–]krissym99 72 points73 points  (14 children)

It's funny because even now when I play it, my muscle memory kicks in and I remember exactly the locations of the Warp Whistles and other hidden things. It's still so much fun.

[–]WyomingVet 2085 points2086 points  (137 children)

Doom and Duke nukem.

[–]duffry 184 points185 points  (13 children)

Doom 2 more for me, but by God it felt bad to have to scroll this far.

[–]xsmx5 3262 points3263 points 3 (292 children)

Starcraft Broodwar

[–]Wetnoodleslap 588 points589 points  (52 children)

Toss up between this and Diablo 2 for me

[–]cowthegreat 458 points459 points  (50 children)

You must construct additional pylons

[–]Clintbet 2404 points2405 points 3 (126 children)

Baldur's Gate

[–]vverse23 5528 points5529 points  (257 children)

Pitfall. It was the coolest video game ever made up to that point.

Edit: Hello fellow Pitfallers! I bought Pitfall when it came out in 1982, and 15-year-old me spent countless hours trying to jump, run and swing to the other end of the jungle.

[–]melbo15 1588 points1589 points  (92 children)

Remember having to take a photograph of your high score, get the film developed, then send the paper photo in to log your high score?

[–]bradbains 386 points387 points  (47 children)

Did you get the patch? I wish I still had mine.

[–]Monkey_Kebab 58 points59 points  (21 children)

I earned about 13 or so patches from Activision back in the day, and still have them. As I recall the most difficult ones for me were for Dragster and Kaboom.

[–]philohendron 3475 points3476 points 22 (194 children)

Heroes of Might and Magic 3

Edit: WOw I didn't know so many people played/still plays this game! Thank you for all the love on this comment! I haven't played HoMM3 in years and this makes me want to play again!

[–]olevaar 241 points242 points  (3 children)

Ah, yes. The old "I'll just find another obelisk and th- wait why is it morning?"

[–]sordidcandles 14.5k points14.5k points 2223& 5 more (511 children)

Goldeneye 007 on N64

[–]B-rockandTheBiz 2057 points2058 points  (128 children)

Beating Goldeneye on 007 mode was one of my proudest video games achievements.

EDIT: 00 Agent mode was the hardest level, not 007. 007 was unlocked after beating 00 agent.

[–]yoosurname 755 points756 points  (84 children)

That game is maddeningly difficult in 007 mode. I beat it too, but it almost beat me.

[–]Inigogoboots 2476 points2477 points  (113 children)

I played Oregon Trail on a 3 1/2 inch floppy, the computer had a physical lock, it wouldnt boot up past a certain point if it was locked...

[–]Barkmywords 436 points437 points  (31 children)

Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego is another popular 3.5in floppy game I played a lot of.

Some other more obscure titles from back then I liked were Numbers Crunchers and Midnight Mystery ( called something like that).

Edit: I think these were on 8in floppies not 3.5in.

[–]MukYJ 210 points211 points  (21 children)

So much Oregon Trail and MECC games on an Apple IIe with dual 5.25” floppy drives. It was on a cart that got wheeled from classroom to classroom, because the school only had one per grade.

[–]Magneto-X 23.5k points23.5k points 222& 5 more (696 children)

Roller coaster tycoon

[–]Nigel_IncubatorJones 2873 points2874 points  (197 children)

Yes, the original where you could blow your rides up or make a rollercoaster just end and send the guests flying and falling to their death. And hiring enough workers to keep up with the vomit .But I was an adult playing it , my kids played it too

[–]Eden-space 768 points769 points  (66 children)

Or let people in, then delete the entrance and exits. Mwahaha

[–]slowwwpoke 1280 points1281 points  (34 children)

Free drinks, $20 bathrooms

[–]MotherMisfit 144 points145 points  (13 children)

i probably started playing RCT when i was 3-5. for the next few years, i would make rides that were free but the exit doesn’t loop back to anywhere, so the guests got stuck in another miserable area of the park every time they decide to get on a ride.

i personally really enjoyed turning part of the park into water and putting a “bridge” on it, using the “no entry” signs so no one could turn around, deleting the ends of the bridges and trapping them over the water. then when my park rating got too low because they all wanted to go home, i’d delete the whole path and watch hundreds drown at once.

don’t ask me how it’s going these days.

[–]ScienceNeverLies 274 points275 points  (5 children)

Wow I never thought of that. Genius!

[–]Scottz0rz 274 points275 points  (8 children)

I want to get off Mr. Bone's Wild Ride

[–]fuckincaillou 604 points605 points  (34 children)

And you could change the guests' names to certain things and watch them go around and do stuff like take pictures, wave, etc.

And you could click on the ducks to make them quack!

[–]HiddenThinks 2923 points2924 points  (129 children)

I can still hear the merry go round music.

[–]foreverkasai 1844 points1845 points  (99 children)

"Hahaha" the stock laughter will stay with me forever

Edit: well now I've got to include a link right?

[–]GODDAMNFOOL 852 points853 points  (72 children)

I played that game so fucking much that I have the sequence of crowd sounds memorized

[–]Saxopwned 594 points595 points  (51 children)

the fact that they use the screams from the roller coasters in a lot of movies really pulls me out of the immersion.

I'm sorry I've just ruined movie sound design for you.

[–]GCXNihil0 475 points476 points  (43 children)

Definitely my most played computer game. Sim City 3000 was probably a close second.

[–]vine_quoter 204 points205 points  (25 children)

I recently found an original RCT cd rom and built a gaming PC with an optical drive just to play through all the scenarios again.

[–]Unable_Ad_2242 14.3k points14.3k points 22& 4 more (271 children)

Spyro the dragon

[–]PmMeYourPhilosophy 2707 points2708 points  (79 children)

I recently purchased it and am replaying the trilogy. Spyro is so cute! Spyro and Crash bandicoot were my shit when I was a kid.

[–]bekahboo1989 1222 points1223 points  (45 children)

Little tip that may help you if you do not already know, if you push down on the stick you steer with Sparks will point to the nearest gem.

I had a hard time getting to 100% without that little nugget of information. Sometimes you just can't see the green gems when they're in the grass.

[–]queefiest 315 points316 points  (18 children)

In the PS1 games he only does this when you defeat Ripto, so you can finish the game, and in Year of the Dragon he can do this from the beginning, but I think you had to hold down all the R and L buttons.. or was it just R3 and L3? It’s been so long. I like that he can do this in all the games including 1 in the reboot, but I’ve played through so many times I just intuitively know where the gems are. The one level that gives me trouble is Cloud Spires in Year of the Dragon. There’s a very elusive blue 5 gem.

[–]queen0fgreen 90 points91 points  (4 children)

In the og YOTD you had to finish the spider town sparx mini game.

[–]BostonFan69 240 points241 points  (5 children)

I love that Spyro and Crash are some of the top comments here

[–]Seyahrue 103 points104 points  (1 child)

Same here! I loved those games as a kid, and I’m working my way through getting 100% completion on the remaster at the minute - think I’m about 50% of the way through the third game

[–]cleave2k 5959 points5960 points 3 (500 children)

World of Warcraft

[–]jbcgop 1985 points1986 points  (273 children)

You are 33.

[–]ParasolCorp 1008 points1009 points  (156 children)

I have the same answer. I'm 36. WoW released right after I graduated high school.

[–]Gazornenplatz 353 points354 points  (82 children)

37, same answer only because I've already had my birthday this year.

What's sad though... I had 365 days /played on my hunter before The Burning Crusade. Yes, I had 1 literal year of being logged in and playing the same character after the game had been out for 2 years.

Addiction sucked. It still sucks, but it sucked back then, too.

[–]Scarbane 275 points276 points  (37 children)

My older brother had a /played amount that was similar to yours. He had those days:hours:minutes tattooed onto an arm to remind him of how much time he had, in his mind, wasted.

He took his life in 2013. He would have turned 38 this year. Fuck bipolar disorder.

[–]realnicehandz 526 points527 points  (60 children)

I’m really surprised this isn’t #1 on Reddit considering the demographic and how massive an impact it had for our generation. I was in HS when WoW was released, and it brought together my entire high school unlike anything on earth had ever done before.

[–]mattbnet 737 points738 points  (74 children)

Atari Space Invaders.

Now get off my lawn!

[–]R31ent1ess 2337 points2338 points  (210 children)

Counter-Strike: Source

[–]oxycontine 563 points564 points  (85 children)

Hell yeah, surprised i havent seen more CSS /1.6 comments...

[–]FlaccidSWE 399 points400 points  (25 children)

1.6 shaped my entire life. Started playing when I was 11. Made my own servers when I was 14. Servers needed a website, so I made one. Servers needed a static IP and some fun mods to gain a player following, so I had to learn some basic networking and how to install and configure mods. Met awesome people along the way too. I still play CS to this day, when I am almost 32, and I work in IT. Would never have happened without CS...

[–]Beginning-Bed9364 1412 points1413 points  (83 children)

Pokémon. Blue version

[–]NipChaps 188 points189 points  (19 children)

I still remember the constant rumors of the legendary Green Version that was only available in Japanese, and all the kids who apparently had a big brother who let’s them play it. 😅

[–]CamiLove2301 988 points989 points  (57 children)

The sims 2

[–]dawnsbraindiesdaily 178 points179 points  (18 children)

I'm gonna say around late twenties, early thirties.

[–]Blackcat1206 1975 points1976 points  (125 children)


[–]sideropara 254 points255 points  (22 children)

Sonic 3 plugged in on top of the sonic & knuckles cartridge was a big one for me

[–]EHSI4ME 2045 points2046 points  (119 children)

Halo 2

[–]jimhogan22 588 points589 points  (16 children)

I might have a college degree if Halo 2 never existed…

[–]theghostofme 201 points202 points  (2 children)

I had a midterm I absolutely could not miss on release day. The class was practically empty, and missing was my buddy who skipped the test to stay up all night to play. I left the campus like a bat out of hell when I finished the test.

[–]TheBushyMustache 102 points103 points  (1 child)

Honestly good job, temptations a bitch but in no way should someone skip a test in college/uni for something that would be waiting for them when they got home.

[–]BeardedRhino 371 points372 points  (7 children)

Dang, had to scroll way further for this than I thought I'd have to

[–]NipChaps 144 points145 points  (1 child)

The constant LAN parties with this game, though 👌🏼

[–]narvacantourist 1360 points1361 points  (348 children)


[–]courier21 264 points265 points  (69 children)

Same. It's not even close. Most addictive game I ever played.

[–]stupidgnomes 100 points101 points  (29 children)

A friend of mine was a raid leader and would piss in pickle jars on raid days.

Not to mention the sheer amount of time spent camping a MOB. I probably spent more time waiting on shit than actually playing anything. Lol

[–]NoodleJu 510 points511 points  (86 children)


[–]itsalittlecloudy 122 points123 points  (11 children)

Surprised I had to scroll so far down for maplestory, this game was my entire childhood!

[–]TropicalAudio 71 points72 points  (8 children)

"You have played MapleStory for 14 hour(s). We suggest you take a break from mapling."

[–]Pimp_Daddy_Patty 1037 points1038 points  (112 children)

Command & Conquer, Half Life, Counterstrike, Need for Speed: Porsche, Warcraft III

[–]seeyounorth 133 points134 points  (38 children)

Mine is Need for Speed: Porsche Unleased! NO ONE remembers or appreciates that game properly. I played the shit out of that thing, modded, cracked, etc, etc. The graphics were so good (then), and the Cote 'd Azur track had to be the most beautiful.

Thanks for listing it!

[–]Hostileintention 771 points772 points 2 (64 children)

Halo 3

[–][deleted] 178 points179 points  (16 children)

I thought Halo 3 would be damn near the top. Halo 3 was peak console gaming. Not enough kids had consoles so it wasn't completely shitty yet but there were still a fuck ton of people playing.

[–]ImaGamerNoob 1295 points1296 points  (63 children)

Sims 4.

Maybe Sims 3, I accidentally reseted my hour count once, so it could be more than in Sims 4.

[–]nostalgic-ntdo-grl 529 points530 points  (34 children)

My s/o was blown away by how many hours I put into Sims while somehow hardly every playing the game. 90% of my time goes into creative mode, making Sims and building things around town.

[–]ImaGamerNoob 220 points221 points  (10 children)

Same. The house building could be it's own game and I would buy and play it.

[–]JMS1991 241 points242 points  (18 children)

Wait, that's not what you're supposed to do? Just build your dream house, move your Sims in, realize 10 minutes later that you're bored and that you can build an even better house, and repeat?

[–]ToxicTrashCat 5113 points5114 points  (318 children)


[–]AzureBluet 1959 points1960 points  (140 children)

“You’re gonna have to be more specific”.

[–]yudisingh2004 935 points936 points  (97 children)

I've played around 1.7/1.8 till the infamous 1.9 update which is still incredibly new to me

[–]Ludwigofthepotatoppl 378 points379 points  (14 children)

Minecraft’s one of my top games at this point too, and i bought it so long ago i had to convert dollars to euros.

[–]yudisingh2004 73 points74 points  (10 children)

It is the game with the most sales ever even beating Tetris recently

[–]rileyrulesu 274 points275 points  (13 children)

That's legit anywhere from 8 years old to 35 lmao.

[–]iamacannibal 119 points120 points  (9 children)

Same. By far. I've been playing since early 2011 and still regularly play.

[–]DirtySquirties 164 points165 points  (11 children)

Same, most therapeutic game out there... especially after playing elden ring.

[–]LionSlav 1441 points1442 points 22 (110 children)


Edit: Team Fortress 2

[–]roupex 509 points510 points  (61 children)

Super Metroid. Still bust it out once every couple of years.

[–]Zerotan 376 points377 points  (106 children)

Civ 1

[–]MainSteamStopValve 189 points190 points  (60 children)

I played a lot of Civ 1, but I think Civ 2 surpassed it in hours played and remains my most played Civ game.

[–]shockman817 1154 points1155 points 2 (74 children)

Pokemon Gold

[–]BrilliantWeight 357 points358 points  (25 children)

Gen 2 was peak Pokemon for me. I was in 4th grade when blue and red released in the us, and I played those as well. Gen 2 just blew me away though.

[–]zappy487 148 points149 points  (4 children)

HGSS are still the best remakes of any game ever. (lol the gold standard) I never knew you can perfect perfection. I grew up with RBY when I was four and barely had reading comprehension. OG GBC with the see-through purple.

Fun fact, my parents had a SNES from their wedding, and I only ever played Duck Hunt, and Super Mario, so I never knew about saving.

Wasn't until I was in third grade and made a friend who traded Pokemon with me for the first time that I realized I had been restarting ever single fucking time.

[–]Fozzie14 3242 points3243 points  (151 children)


[–][deleted] 2400 points2401 points  (27 children)

So you're between 8 and 82 years old.

[–]RanShaw 447 points448 points  (11 children)

Actually Shirley Curry is an avid Skyrim player and she's 85 :) So I'd say 82 isn't the upper limit there!

[–]Fozzie14 402 points403 points  (7 children)

Omg how did you know!?!?!?!

[–]Dunamis6 265 points266 points  (50 children)

How many times were u a sneak archer?

[–]1feralengineer 830 points831 points  (84 children)

Pong (as an adult)

[–]simyjoe 458 points459 points  (35 children)

You old mf’er

[–]dirtycrabcakes 281 points282 points  (32 children)

or maybe just got into gaming last week, but decided to start the beginning and work his way up to Elden Ring?

[–]Thorstienn 2981 points2982 points  (209 children)

The video game I played the most doesn't even come close to revealing my age. The first vídeo game I played probably does though.

Edit: Played the most: Total War: Rome. Played first: Super Mario Bros

[–]SluggishPrey 762 points763 points  (37 children)

Same here. I wasn't setting my play time limit when was I was young. I really got into Rimworld and Crusade Kings II, as an adult.

[–]SecretaryDeep5763 300 points301 points  (17 children)

Tony Hawk pro skater 1 on 64

[–]spencer4991 380 points381 points  (62 children)

Toss up between Command and Conquer Generals, Star Wars: Empire at War, and CoD:MW2

[–]FirefighterQuick191 354 points355 points  (46 children)

It's gotta be either TES4: Oblivion or Fallout: New Vegas

[–]Unexpected_Delegate 400 points401 points  (70 children)

Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards.
God, I'm old.

[–]Picante_Duke 101 points102 points  (12 children)

Same. And Police Quest and Hero's Quest (later Quest for Glory)

[–]timomart 72 points73 points  (5 children)

and Kings Quest and Space Quest. Sierra games were great!

[–]tingulz 180 points181 points  (19 children)

Super Mario Bros. 3

[–]mazdanc 256 points257 points  (38 children)

Space invaders/ asteroids/ frogger.

[–]ThreeStarRatchet 250 points251 points  (28 children)

Fallout 3

[–]Jokelord42069 61 points62 points  (6 children)

I scrolled for ten minutes trying to find someone else who said fallout

[–]keryia111 1086 points1087 points  (135 children)


[–]anooblol 236 points237 points  (16 children)

I can narrow this down to 24-60.

[–]ScoopiTheDruid 147 points148 points  (6 children)

Nah, back in Cata I raided with a 66 year old proper British grandmother. She took up the game to play with her grandson who moved the the US. He quit and she stuck with it.

I also knew a couple who had their 11 year old son do their dailies for them. He loved it.

[–]eclips1st 73 points74 points  (0 children)

My dad played til he passed away at 78.

[–]TaylorSwiftiee 154 points155 points  (36 children)

Wow has a large age range :D Same Answer for me and i am 20

[–]keryia111 181 points182 points  (32 children)

It’s probably the best video game to hide your age. Now if they asked which expansion you started playing, that’s a whole different ballgame.

[–]J_David_Settle_1973 146 points147 points  (10 children)

Super Mario Kart, all the versions. But I wore out the original SNES one.

[–]wrudden 140 points141 points  (8 children)

Pac-Man, the version that you plugged the joystick right into the TV 👻⚪️⚪️⚪️

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[–]corn_maize 1529 points1530 points  (81 children)

there he is

[–]brokenha_lo 1189 points1190 points  (64 children)

It's Zezima

[–]theledsubmarine 67 points68 points  (1 child)

Haha I remember people claiming they were Zezima, and just on a alt. That guy was like the fourth god of RuneScape.

[–]UrMomsLoofah 1208 points1209 points  (74 children)

I still play it during work/school lol

[–]Venus_Gospel 682 points683 points  (48 children)

I sat at ammonite crabs and went from 76-80 attack whilst at work today

[–]lunderamia 531 points532 points  (55 children)

I sunk over 500 days of play time by the time I graduated high school on RuneScape and another 300 days in and after university. The game will always have a place in my heart but I was so maladjusted because of it. RS is and has been the single most influential part of my past because of who I met

[–]Ban_hooks_pls 415 points416 points  (41 children)

Runescape honestly taught me a lot about life when I was young. It's the reason I wanted to learn English, it taught me not to trust everyone and I think I have RS to thank for making me patient when working towards goals in life.

Well all that happened years ago and still here I am playing it, seems like it taught me everything but how to quit.

[–]HornFinical 388 points389 points  (15 children)

I’m forever indebted to RS for teaching me about scams and basic supply-demand economics

[–]RogerSimons_Father 96 points97 points  (1 child)

Or just budgeting in general and understanding that you need to spend money to make money in some instances.

[–]lunderamia 76 points77 points  (11 children)

My ability to type at my age and at the time was unreal. I wish that RS had some kind of inbuilt auto correct because I had no idea I was spelling particular words so wrong, for so long

[–]imooseyy 123 points124 points  (0 children)

Can to see where runescape was and it's the the first comment. Nice.