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5 Best Video Games With Infinite Replayability



I think we can all agree that a video game with replay value is a whole lot better than one without any at all, especially with games now costing anywhere up to $80 apiece. Replayability is, of course, a key factor that the majority of gamers take into account before making any purchase, big or small. And it makes sense, as anyone in their right mind would want to get more bang for their buck before taking the plunge.

Anyway, there's plenty of content-heavy games on the market these days, many of which require hundreds, and maybe even thousands of hours to slug through. Therefore, if you're keen to get your head stuck in a year-long journey that'll accrue enough game time to throw your sleeping schedule to the wolves, then be sure to subscribe to these ridiculously replayable jewels.


5. World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft is one of those games that, if you play for a thousand hours as one unique class, you'll just about make a dent in its overall structure. The thing is, with fourteen playable races in total, it basically means you've got another 13,000 hours of content to scrub through. But then, that's partly the reason why millions of players are happy to fork over the monthly subscription cost — for the unfathomable treasures that it boasts left, right, and center.

The fact is, you can play World of Warcraft once and be done with it. Not that you'd want to, as the world of Azeroth and all its connecting regions are ripe with story arcs and ever-evolving feuds between factions. In reality, it's a game that never sleeps, and it's unlikely Blizzard will ever send it out to pasture so long as its loyal followers continue to reap the rewards of replayability.


4. The Sims

To be honest, The Sims is a series of life simulation games that will never wither away and die. Thanks to Electronic Arts keeping its world stocked up with expansions and patches, the cogs will forever turn on their axis, as will the countless family trees that make up the bulk of the series. And if you've got the time to spare, then you too can become another cog in the machine, forking out hours into the development of the virtual population.

As one generation passes, another rises from the ashes, thereby giving players a New Game+ of sorts to juggle. That's the beauty of The Sims: its endless replayability and room for growth. Even if you've slugged through four generations of schooling, working, and retiring, chances are, you'll still have hundreds of other routes to travel down. There's always a beaten path to be taken, and it's unlikely that you'll ever rack up enough hours to solve its labyrinth of cloisters, coves, and crannies.


3. Persona 5 Royal

Persona isn't exactly the most time-sensitive series on the planet, as it asks that you spend hundreds of hours just scratching the surface before offering any major rewards in return. But its journey between, however, is what the vast majority of players stick around for. Without putting pressure on yourself to reach the climax, Persona can actually be an incredibly rewarding game when it wants to be. And on that note, Persona 5 Royal has the largest banquet of them all.

As a deluxe version of the fifth instalment, Persona 5 Royal opens up to an additional world of exploration, characters, and activities for players to toy with. It's an action role-playing game that goes way beyond what's expected of a bog-standard chapter, and it most definitely shows through its myriad of pathways and conclusions. And so, rest assured that a hundred or more hours probably wouldn't be enough to beat the game. There's a whole galaxy buried in there, and it's yours for the taking.


2. Civilization VI

Sid Meier's Civilization cements its place in the hall of greats as one of the biggest and most successful turn-based strategy 4X franchises on the board. This has been a title the series has held for over thirty years now, with countless spin-offs and spiritual successors lining its legacy since '91. Civilization VI, being the latest chapter in the timeline, carries this torch with pride, giving players buckets of content to sift through with infinite replay value.

It doesn't matter if it's your first match or your fiftieth, because the fact is, each and every game is unique and tailored to surprise its maker. Building a world from the ground up isn't exactly a one-note ordeal, nor is it something that grows stale with multiple plays, either. For that, we have to say that Civilization, along with its 4X alternatives, are perhaps some of the best types of money-saving games on the market.


1. Dead Rising

From a narrative point of view, Dead Rising certainly lacks depth, and is in no way, shape or form, a revolutionary concept. That said, it is perhaps one of the most creative, as it allows for players to engage in an infinite number of zombie killing sprees with an entire shopping mall to utilize as a playground. And although the game asks that you survive for three days before being rescued, you can, of course, ignore the call and make Willamette Parkview Mall a home away from home for as long as you wish.

There is actually an achievement, believe it or not, that rewards you for surviving at least seven days in the mall. But why stop there? If you've managed to make it that far, you might as well try your luck and outlive the whole outbreak. With so many explorable quarters and roaming psychopaths to belittle, you've certainly got enough material to keep you trucking through, that's for sure. So, why not just cosy up this weekend and make Willamette Parkview Mall your ultimate gaming hub?


So, what's your take? Do you agree with our top five? Are there any games with infinite replayability we should know about? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Jord is acting Team Leader at If he isn't blabbering on in his daily listicles, then he's probably out writing fantasy novels or scraping Game Pass of all its slept on indies.