On the Eighth Day of Blogmas…

On the eighth day of Blogmas, the gamers asked of me, five games you’ve played more than once.

Today is the eighth day! Athena’s team continue to write cracking posts and I maintain my pace too. Anyway! Today is about games I’ve played more than once! I tend not to play games more than once anymore due to having less time and there being far more high-quality games available. So I’m going to go for ones I’ve played multiple times from my adult life rather than childhood. Onwards!

1. Diablo 3

Diablo IIIStabbing all the demons!

Not only have I played through this at least five times, but I also own it on three different systems. I know, I hate me too. Still, the insanely addictive nature of Diablo 3 and its expansions always keep me coming back for me for another game with a new character. Then there are the seasons that offer even more gameplay variation. I don’t think there’s a better value game out there these days.

2. Mass Effect

Seven playthroughs! Not only did I want all the achievements, but I also wanted to see as many different combinations of the plot as I could stomach. It really was a hell of a game, although Insane difficulty was a slog due to all the enemies becoming bullet sponges. I didn’t play the subsequent games nearly as much as this.

3. Alpha Protocol

Alpha Protocol
Conversations were time limited to add a little more pressure.

Think Mass Effect, but a bit more janky and with a spy theme. I really liked playing this and would encourage other people to try it if they can find it. Mass Effect talked about choice and consequence, but Alpha Protocol ran with it to the extent that events and endings were wildly different depending on your choices. Play this!

4. Devil May Cry 3

This was one I bought at university, so I had a fair bit more free time. After the disappointing Devil May Cry 2, I was very happy with how this had turned out and I played it to death. This was partially because it was a lot of fun, but mostly because of all those difficulty settings. It just kept getting tougher and tougher!

5. Vanquish

It’s hard to tell what’s going on from a screenshot, but in motion it’s incredible!

I talk about this game a lot. Ultra fast-paced third-person shooting with a million bullets on the screen at once and rocket boosters on your knees. You literally knee slide your way around battles in slow motion whilst blowing up hordes of robots. It’s just plain fun! Plus, clocking in at about 6 hours helps in getting me to play this fairly often.

What have you played over and over? Bonus points if your answer is Persona 5!

14 thoughts on “On the Eighth Day of Blogmas…

  1. Great list. I really have to play Vanquish had it on the backlog for so long. Only games I play more than once apart from multiplayer games is Golden Axe II and Streets of Rage 2 me and a friend play through these at least once a year.

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  2. (hit post too soon)

    The other game I’ve played multiple times has been Portal (both 1 and 2), and I’ve started my second run of Celeste with the intent of collecting all the strawberries and crystal hearts that I can.

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      1. My favorite thing about Celeste is that there’s an accessibility mode that makes it super easy. I loved the storyline, and I loved that the text is big enough that I can read it without either using my magnification program, or smashing my face against the screen (which is *rare* in games, because of my vision problems.)

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      2. I always remember the early days of HD gaming, I had Dead Rising on Xbox 360, and trying to play it on a regular TV made it near impossible to read the tiny text. I can’t imagine how irritating that would be all the time!


    1. Just be prepared for it to be a lot less polished! It’s shorted than Mass Effect which helps. It really plays up the RPG side of things – if you don’t have stats in a skill, you’ll utterly suck with them. Let me know if you do get around to playing it though!

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