Best Games to Play on a Deserted Island

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SAND_CREATURE

Skyrim is "Chock-full" not "chalk full".
I'd also disagree with skyrim's replayability, especially compared to the older elder scrolls games. I got bored with skyrim after 150 hours or so, whereas I have put thousands of hours and counting into morrowind.

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Baer

The two that I still play are Civ V and Skyrim, the one I liked least on this list was Grand Theft Auto.
While I still play Civ V it seems to have developed some allergies to the newer graphics drivers, still it never gets old.

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MaximumMike

The playability of any GTA game is 0. If I wanted something that juvenile, I would never leave stickdeath.com.

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Rift2

I wouldn't play games on a deserted island period. I would enjoy the Island and not having to worry about the neighbors butt naked.

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Jeffredo

Its just a figure of speech.

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Ghost XFX

ARMA 3

No game is more hilariously fun than ARMA 3. No game is more hilariously fun to watch, than ARMA 3.

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trgz

Clearly MP is not allowed so I'd say it ought to include anything with an MP feel ie single Maps and bots - so CS, R6Vegas 1&2, versions of SWAT, Quake, UT series, poss BF2 etc. Okay I appreciate that they're all FPS, but they are all quite re-playable due to the (varying quality) AI; and if they have a map creation tool then all the better.

Oh, and Far Cry 3

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AFDozerman

I think i'd stick to the games of picking up firewood, finding food, and trying to signal rescuers. *trollface*

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Arnulf

You mean the survival horror "Real life" ? I heard some people are playing it in that big blue-gray cube outside of place where I live but ots ratings are pretty mediocre.

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AFDozerman

Heh, the ole "Real life has the best graphics but the gameplay sucks" meme...

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vrmlbasic

Unfortunately Borderlands 2 is just too easy on anything other than the hardest difficulty since Gearbox decided that providing the player a challenge was too scary or something. Having to slog through the overly-long game several times in order to get the difficulty mode that should be available from the get-go is brutal.

Though I guess if you're on an island with nothing else to do it'd be fine, but having to play it like Will Smith watched Shrek in I Am Legend to finally get it to become an actual game seems like it would only put you further down the path to insanity.

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Upyourbucket

Any of the unreal tournament series in online multiplayer mode of course. I couldn't imagine playing the sims on a remote island though..

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Bdiddytampa

Xcom, Diablo 2, and Fallout NV. Tough to choose though, there are so many games I'd want to bring lol. Honorable mention for Civ 5, Skyrim, Borderlands 2, FTL, and EU 4.

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johnnytrek1701

The original FarCry that I got with my first Athlon 64 pc, Aliens colonial marines (even if a lot of people don't like it), Doom 3.

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wolfing

No contest here, Crusader Kings 2 or Europa Universalis 4 (both Paradox strategy games). You can live 5 lives with those 2 games (hell, add the Game of Thrones mod for CK2 and Victoria 2 for 5 extra lives)

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Jeffredo

Pretty much any Bethesda game qualifies. I've logged thousands of hours with Morrowind GOTY Edition, Oblivion GOTY Edition, Fallout 3 and New Vegas and Skyrim. They're about the only games I play. Good old Diablo II LOD is another good choice. When I first got it I played if for about six months daily. Kept trying different classes and builds.

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Strhopper

may I recommend EUIV.

There is a learning curve but once you got it I would say the replayability on par with the CIV series

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wolfing

on par? Pffft! EU4 or CK2 make Civilization 5 look like Tic Tac Toe in comparison (and this coming from a former Civ fan)

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MaximumMike

Total Anihilation is strangely absent from your list, and far more superior and replayable than Starcraft.

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Arnulf

As are likes of Panzer General (and its brethren), Master of Orion 2, Jagged Alliance 2 etc. Heck, JA2 (either plain Wildfire edition or with user-made mods) is easily one of the best games EVER. Nothing from the list in this article even comes close to it.

Awesome games from times when gaming was more than just first person shooters and MMORPGs ...

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MaximumMike

If anyone ever made a game with the pure strategy of Total Annihilation and the customization of Matsers of Orion 2, my marriage would have failed. I have never played any of the Jagged Alliance games, but you have piqued my interest.

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dgrmouse

And once the Steam, Origin, Uplay, and GFWL clients required by almost all of these games decides that it's been offline too long and must check for updates before allowing you to play your list shrinks to chess and the two 10+ year-old relics.

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Jeffredo

Fallout 3 doesn't require GFWL (the "launcher" .exe does, the regular .exe hidden away in the program files doesn't). As far as Steam goes, you only have to be online once for it to check your installed games. Once you do that you can go offline and stay offline. I played Skyrim for six months without going online with Steam.

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Innomasta

Good thing you don't live on an internet-less island then.

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Innomasta

double post

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Eoraptor

I'd have picked Civ IV over V. I prefer IV in most aspects, though I appreciate what they tried to do in V with things like the hexagrid and city-state mentality.

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Baer

Good point, I agree.

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rogmon75

Flight Simulator X - I can escape my Island and fly anywhere in the world I'd like to go.

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ApathyCurve

Flight Commander 2. It's been on every computer I've owned since 1995.

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jbitzer

I think I've actually only played 3 of those to completing, let alone replayability.