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10 Best Video Game Minigames Ever

The very best of games within games.

Rockstar

When it comes to making a video game that is a hit critically with the pundits and commercially with the fans, but also one that keeps players engaged for hundreds of hours after that first purchase, the formula looks pretty straightforward. An engaging storyline, smooth mechanics, interesting characters and engaging gameplay are naturally all vital, but there's one feature in the world of gaming that still possesses the ability to suck out more hours in a gamer than any main storyline: good minigames.

Often overlooked as small servings stacked on the side of a bigger dish, either through gimmicky games or extra bits of content developers had the time to throw in as a sort of bonus to players, minigames can be some of the most addictive and rewarding parts of a franchise when stumbled upon by the right players.

There's something that doesn't seem quite right about how something so small can pull in so much of a gamer's time, usually at the expense of what the developers actually spent all their time invested in, but that's the sort of thing that happens when there are Chaos to be raised or classic tabletops to be played...

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