Top 10 Video Games Overflowing With Content

Script written by Max Lett Clear your schedule and say goodbye to your loved ones for a little while. Join WatchMojo.com as we countdown our picks for the Top 10 Video Games Overflowing With Content. Originally suggested as Top 10 Longest Video Games. For this list, We’re looking at single player focused games that have claimed up to hundreds of hours worth of our lives. We’re not taking into account online competitive games, MMO’s or games that are meant to be replayed over and over, and we’re excluding games that require player creativity in order to populate the world with content, like Minecraft or Mario maker. Finally we’re only allowing one game per franchise. Special Thanks to our users "justin james" "Vince Travolta" "Nyasha Carter" "Joao S" & "meekez01" for suggesting the topic "Top 10 Longest Video Games" on our interactive Suggestion tool at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Script written by Max Lett

Top 10 Video Games Overflowing With Content


Clear your schedule and say goodbye to your loved ones for a little while. Join WatchMojo.com as we countdown our picks for the Top 10 Video Games Overflowing With Content. Originally suggested as Top 10 Longest Video Games.

For this list, We’re looking at single player focused games that have claimed up to hundreds of hours worth of our lives. We’re not taking into account online competitive games, MMO’s or games that are meant to be replayed over and over, and we’re excluding games that require player creativity in order to populate the world with content, like Minecraft or Mario maker. Finally we’re only allowing one game per franchise.

#10: “Dark Souls” (2014)


Let’s say you’re a completionist and let’s say you have days worth of spare time to waste on video games. Well there are a lot of titles out there for you but let’s also say that you enjoy being horribly killed every 5 to 10 minutes. Well then, Dark Souls was made for you. Don’t like coherent story telling but love the frustration of being destroyed for hours on end? Dark Souls provides all of this and only this for as long as you care to play. Plus, everyone knows you’re a noob if you don’t complete new game plus as well.

#9: “Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain” (2015)


The latest entry in the increasingly convoluted espionage action franchise, Metal Gear Solid 5 boasts a healthy amount of straight gameplay if you like ferretting out all the extras. Players get wrapped up in the game’s classic stealth based progression as well as multiple new features like friendly support and upgradeable gadgets. The main story line is epic and action packed as ever but getting through it won’t be as easy as a 24-hour gaming marathon, for MGS 5 you’ll need figure out how a catheter works if you want to sit it out.

#8: “Dragon Age Inquisition” (2014)


Bioware and EA games are known for their epic sprawling story lines and Inquisition is no exception. You’ll spend hours of your time enthralled in character interactions and various choice making. Luckily, it’s easy to get caught up in Dragon Age’s brand of adventure storytelling. It’s like watching Game of Throne for a while but you get to control the characters every now and then. Though many of the side quests are unabashedly radiant, the variety of environments and character is more than enough reason to keep the Inquisition going for weeks on end.

#7: “Final Fantasy XII” (2006)


When you read the name of this list you knew right away that at least one of the Final Fantasy installment would make it on. This franchise has shown us that stories don’t have to make sense as long as they last almost forever. At a bulky 50 something hours of gameplay to finish the main storyline, but you’ll definitely spill into the triple digits if you decide to tackle a descent helping of the side quests as well.

#6: “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” (2015)


Geralt of Rivia is back again in this nigh interminable adventure of swords and sorcery. Although it takes approximately 40 something hours to complete the main storyline a player can find himself stuck in a non-stop spiral of extras and side-quests and push that counter to the 100 hour mark. The sprawling world of Witcher 3 dares players to spend more than half an hour on a quest and if you don’t have great self-discipline then you might never be putting down that controller.

#5: “Xenoblade Chronicles” (2010)


It’s a story of man vs. machines in this indecipherable tale of a hero and a sword. Players are likely to be sucked in for the sheer adventure and gameplay but to what extent? Well, someone who usually bothers finishing a game can spend a good 70 something hours trying to uncover the plot in this awesome mess of an adventure. But, if like a lot of gamers you need to complete something 100 percent then you’re looking at a whopping 170 hours of hacking and slashing through awesome robots. Chronicles X is also worth checking out, as its somewhat shorter story also features a bit more meat for demanding players.

#4: “Disgaea: Hour of Darkness” (2003)


The Japanese Video Game industry is good at two things: Very, very long games and whacky storylines. While the plot really only makes sense if you’ve shot gunned a 2 liter of dr. Pepper and done just a ton of blow, the gameplay is where Disgaea sets itself apart. A player can easily get sucked into the rich tapestry of strategy based combat. However, the reason why its so massive is because of a feature known as “Item Worlds” where players can go inside items to fight up to a hundred levels of randomly generated enemies to boost that item’s stats.

#3: “Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate” (2013)


You’re likely to keep missing your Train Stop for the next 3 months with this game. Monster Hunter sets up a cycle of: hunt big monsters, carve their bodies up to make bigger weapons and armor, then use said weapons to fight bigger monsters. Sounds simple, but these Monsters are no pushovers, and each and every one is beautifully animated and unique from its peer. Main missions alone can take up to a whopping 80 hours to beat, and double that for the less important missions. And that’s not even taking into account the Co-Op missions which can add an extra 400 hours on top of that. Start investing in a spare battery.

#2: “Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past” (2001)


Originally released as “Dragon Warrior VII” in the US, The 7th installation of the Dragon Quest series for the Ps1 is a little longer than most games. In fact, just trying to beat the main storyline will take over a 100 hours, and that’s if you ignore all the side quests. But if you’ve picked up this game then odds are that you’re in it for the full experience so you’re going to be tapping away at those buttons for about 130 hours. If you missed out on this game the first time around, look out for the remake … and an extra charger … for the 3DS In 2016.


Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honourable mentions:

“Grand Theft Auto V” (2013)

“Pokemon X/Y” (2013)

“Borderlands 2” (2012)

“Mass Effect 2” (2010)

“Ni no kuni” (2010)

“Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning” (2012)

#1: “Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind” (2002)


If we had didn’t have that one per franchise rule, Bethesda’s titles would have taken up half of this list, but this is one Gem that we feel doesn’t get any love these days. Morrowind is high up on the list with over 45 hours of main storyline. If players want to go all the way, they’ll find themselves in dungeon puzzles and abandoned keeps for well over 120 hours. Most importantly though, since Morrowind arrived before the age of radiant quests and fast travel (save for a few boats and stilt striders), all of the faction quests and optional content is richly developed – something that’s often lost in today’s enormous copy-paste sandboxes. Remember, this was in 2002 – there wasn’t really anything close to Morrowind at the time.

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