If you pre-order games, the price can range from 70 to 80, even 100 dollars! With gaming becoming more expensive it's always exciting to have a game with some great replay value, where you can log over hundreds of hours and not get tired of it. I cannot even begin to imagine the time I spent on Diablo 2, re-running Baal runs to level up all my characters to 99! Here is a list of five great games you can buy once and be happy with forever it seems. Limiting one game to studio, and one game per franchise, so you won't see both Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto on this list.
Grand Theft Auto V
You want to fly a plane? Steal a bus? Rob a convenient store? Maybe just go get a hair cut and a fresh change of clothes. No matter what you want to do you can do it in Grand Theft Auto. The older games are still fun to go back to (San Andreas, I'm looking at you) and use the amazing cheat codes to get a jet pack or have infinite ammunition. Whatever your fancy, you are almost sure to be able to do it and for hours. GTA 5's online game play and ever expanding world of updates you are sure to log countless hours. I wouldn't look it up on your in-game stats though.
Diablo 2 : Lord of Destruction
Kill things, take their stuff, repeat. Simple and effective. World of Warcraft was a close second to this Blizzard title, but Diablo takes the prize. Anyone who has played these know how addictive they can be, farming for the perfect legendary. With the release of Diablo 3 many players still lean towards the second for the community and nostalgia.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
A buddy of mine and I went through 4 discs of this beautiful work of art. Firing range, Array, Jungle and the legendary Nuketown were some of the greatest maps ever made. Perks, cod points, theater and wager matches brought a new level to online first person shooters and counted for millions of hours of lost time around the world. Call of Duty: Black Ops still has a heavy flow of traffic these days so if you ever wanna tomahawk someone across the map, log in now!
The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind
This may come as a surprise to some younger gamers, but Skyrim isn't the greatest game ever. Morrowind opened up a vast world, full of cities, creatures and every house your little heart can rob. The visual accomplishments and open-endedness was greatly received by critics and players alike. In a time before MMORPG's became the norm, this was one of the greatest experiences you could take part in. You can find it on steam here now and relive the nostalgia.
League of Legends
League of Legends has been going strong for almost 7 years, and has no sign of slowing down with over 67 million players a month, it's easy to see why people can't quit playing. With it's own distinctive community and 124 different champions to choose from your bound to find one to fit your style. When you get tired of one, you can easily switch to another. Another player verse player game like Call of Duty, you can easily lose yourself for hours trying to take over another players team. Grab your boots and take off into battle!