For me, I've always had staples of CS:GO, TF2, and CS:S, with my combined hour count in these being over 4000.

However, recently I found that whenever i'm going back to my "staple" rotation, I also play Mordhau(a sword fighting game), Deep Rock Galactic(Exploration/Co-op and FPS), and Star Wars Battlefront 2.

What are some of your lesser known staples that you find yourself always coming back to?

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My multiplayer games will of course be 100% orange juice and town of salem. My most replayable single player though would probably be final fantasy x since it's just a game that I've replayed many times

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My top 4 games
TF2 and TFC approx. 1500hrs - fav game, stream most of the time
CSGO and other CSs approx 1400hrs - kinda fallen off since the latest update, fun with +4 friends
Age Of Empires 2, de, hd, voobly approx 1400hrs - go to game to watch streams, play whenever i have 1+ free hour
Rocket League approx 500hrs - quick 5 minute matches means i open n close this game many times throughout the day

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Nearly all strategy games. For example my most played game: Europa Universalis 4

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even though I spent a gazillion hours playing them, I'm kinda done with Paradox.
It's a problem I often have with strategy games - once you really learn the systems, you can always win.

In CK2, I've managed several times to acquire every country/territory/province on the map with over a hundred years to spare.

In my current EU game, it's the mid 1600's, I have most of California, Arcadia, Louisiana,Eastern USA, whatever the Canada one is, Australia, Columbia, and Brazil already colonized (ranging from 1/2 to 4/5th of all territories), I have several growing trade companies, and I'm expanding my footprint in Europe. I'm so rich I've bought just about every improvement in every territory that I can think of, and I'm ahead of time on tech.

I gave up playing Civilization and Total War for the same reason, and I've yet to find a space 4X that requires a different strategy/formula than the one that I've been using since Master of Orion

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In CK2, I've managed several times to acquire every country/territory/province on the map with over a hundred years to spare.

Taking over the world is a tedious slog. Unlike other Paradox Grand Strategy, CK II's best aspects aren't about map painting. Much more fun to stay small and build tall.

It's a problem I often have with strategy games - once you really learn the systems, you can always win.

Unfortunately, this is the reality of every game. More often than not, the learning curve is what we really enjoyed. We always end up chasing that early nostalgia, but eventually realize the horse is long dead.

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Mine would be:

Armello
Slay the Spire
Civilization games

To be honest, most strategy games have tons of replayability.

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I love strategy games, but I think they all have a limit.

Once I learn the systems, it kinda becomes dull - I know how to win, and it loses its challenge.

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That can be the case with some, but games with a rogue element, like Slay the Spire, remain fun for a long time. =)

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I got bored of Slay the Spire after only 15-ish hours. I just felt like I'm doing the same fights over and over again, even though the game has procedural generation it feels pretty samey anyway.

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Of course, everyone's experience is going to be different. Personally, I love it. It's the difficulty that makes it fun. I used to be a big fan of Hearthstone, but they've gotten too greedy, bringing out new expansions one after the other. I gave up since I wasn't going to spend money each time. Slay the Spire has filled the void for me. ^^

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When I can't decide what game to play I play ShellShock

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Lately I have been going back to Dark Souls 3 a LOT. Also, The Vagrant since I NEED to get the rest of the achievements so I have to do it in a few NG + runs.

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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
I always come back to it. There's tons to do and no run ever feels really the same because of its rogue-like nature.

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well games that really have no correct and direct ending like sports games or visual novel games with multi endings mine is soccer manager just came out with 2020 version

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For many many years, I'd go back to the Virtual Pool series (as Justseedy mentioned, some sport games have endless replayability if you like them enough). Currently, American Truck Simulator & Euro Truck Simulator always give me that "one more delivery" whenever I go back to them.

In the end, I think it's a matter of personal tastes. Many games offer replayability (sometimes very wrong, other times very good), the thing is what makes you return to the game.

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probably the binding of isaac and all of the dlcs, rocket league and warframe
outside steam league of legends, i have something like 3000 hrs i think

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For me as of writing:

Dishonored games
20XX
Dead Cells
Warframe

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A handful for me:

The Long Dark
Skyrim
Euro Truck Simulator 2
American Truck Simulator
Pinball FX3
The Golf Club 2019
Banished

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Factorio, Don't Starve single and multiplayer, Terraria, Stronghold Crusader. Awesome games i always play.
Also i used to play cs:go alot but the toxic cloud i was trapped in was too much. Maybe i would play again if my friend was on board with his crew.

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Age of Empires 2 hd edition
Pinball FX 3
Football manager 2013
Skyrim
CSGO
Siege if friend wants to play it

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Rocket League - I can play hours at a time
Dead by Daylight - Although I can't play more than 3-4 games in a row, it stresses me out, but I really like it
Towerfall: Ascension - I can come back to the game at any time
RollerCoaster Tycoon - Among the first games I install on any new computer

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Super Mario Bros

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Don't Starve.

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Any Super Nintendo Classic
The Binding of Isaac Rebirth
I'm trying to stop playing Dota 2 at all but I'll probably come back for The International
TF2

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bioshock 1-2
borderlands 1-2-3
deus ex (must be nostalgia, but i can play it once every 2-3 years and it's always fun)
fallout 4
skyrim

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Strategy games, especially those of paradox (Europa Universalis, Crusader kings, Heart of iron), windows (age of empires) or creative assembly (total war) in general give hundreds of hours of replayability. For name some of my favourites, Crusader Kings II, Age of empires II, Medieval Total War II/ Shogun II Total War / NapoleĆ³n Total War (Crusader Kings 2 had a lot of dlcs, but is f2p now).
Outside the strategy, the saga The Elder Scrolls (with variations in the gameplay according to race or the specialty that is chosen when creating the character) or PAYDAY 2 (you can choose do the heist on stealth or loud, change your weapons, skills, character, teammate ) are good options too

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All my top played games, basically - Borderlands 2, Skyrim, TERA...

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Jedi Academy (I have finished Falled Order but still Jedi Acedaemy is superior)
and Mirror's Edge 2009 (Catalyst was crap)

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Slay the Spire, EU4, Skyrim, Civ 5

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Heroes of Might and Magic III, Skyrim, Age of Empires II, CS:GO, Killing Floor 2. After countless hours of playtime I still find these on my computer...

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There are a good handful:

Skyrim/Fallout (or other elder scrolls game)
Divinity Original Sin 2
Heroes of Might and Magic
Civilization 5( or any other one)
Dragon Age
Darkest Dungeon

Basically sprawling RPGs and Strategy games. None of them are lesser known but they are solid staples to return to when I'm not sure what else to play

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