These days, the measure of value for a video game is how much of your time it can continuously demand. While games like The Order: 1886 may have asked us to shell out £50 for something that barely scratches ten hours, there are a ton that offer so much more than that.
In fact, it's not even uncommon for some titles to demand too much time from their players. With completionists seeking perfection, an experience that wants you to reach some sort of 100% resolution can be a bit of a thorn in the side.
Far be it for consumers to complain about too much of a good thing, however. Instead, why not celebrate these games that never seem to stop giving even after hundreds of hours of play? We may never be able to reach total completion for one reason or another, but at least we can have all kinds of fun as we carry on and on.
For better or worse, here are 10 time-consuming video games that no one will ever finish playing.
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