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5 Video Games That Never Seem To End



Remind yourself to rest because some video games continue forever. Play a video game long enough and you may forget to pay your bills, taking the stress off your mind. There are time-consuming video game stories surpassing 2-4 hours, with replayable gameplays that just never seem to end.

It may take you an average of 46 hours to complete The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild, 73 hours to complete Red Dead Redemption 2, and 422 hours to complete Animal Crossing: New Horizons (for all play styles). By now, you imagined a video game that never had a final conclusion.

Ongoing storylines in video games remind me of the 1984 movie The NeverEnding Story (lasting 1 hour and 34 minutes). The NeverEnding Story is based on the 1979 novel sharing the same name, about the cycle of life. Fail to remember exactly what events happened in The NeverEnding Story? Your secret is safe with me. All you really have to remember is Limahl’s song titled The NeverEnding Story, which was the end theme for the movie. 5 video games that never seem to end are? 

5. EVE Online: 

EVE Online is a free-to-play, community-driven spaceship MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) where you can choose your own path.  It remains one of the longest-running MMOs in the video game industry. 

Back in May 7, 2021, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson (Eve Online’s CEO) referred to Eve Online, saying, “It’s never going to die.” Hilmar then added “The pyramids, the Great Wall of China, the Bible, like, take your pick. There’s a lot of things that go on forever. The concept of money, the US dollar… These are social constructs and games are no different. They’re social constructs. And if they do a good job of being relevant and keeping up with the times, there’s no reason for them to end.”


This is Eve Online - Gameplay Trailer

4. EverQuest: 

Back in March 16, 1999, the 3-dimensional, fantasy-themed EverQuest was released and to this day, had no official ending. Video games like the Dragon Age series, The Witcher series, probably would look differently without EverQuest paving the way.

3. Audiosurf: 

The music-adapting puzzle racer puts you in the position of using your own music to create your own experience. Depending on the song you choose, ultimately determines the shape speed, and mood of each ride.

How about you pull out a glass of eggnog (also known as milk punch or an egg milk punch) that will taste like cake mixture and enjoy the algorithmic techniques of Audiosurf?

2. The Sims (Series): 

There is no way to actually complete The Sims, which makes the game multiple times more fascinating. You get to create your own legacy with a family of your own. In The Sims 4, you can experience states of failure (like dying from natural causes, starvation, fire, drowning, electrocution, cardiac explosion, embarrassment, laughter, and more).  

1. Tetris (1984):

A simple game that you can seemingly play forever, is Tetris. Throughout the years, countless gamers took on the challenge of completing the game, but nobody ever could. The highest score you can achieve in a single game is 999,999 points. 

We know that it is possible to complete a Duck Hunt, Dig Dug, Donkey Kong (1981), and Pac-Man arcade game though. In 1999, Billy Mitchell became the only person to ever beat the Pac-Man arcade game at level 256, with a perfect score. The 2015 released Pac Man 256 was inspired by the infamous Pac-Man arcade glitch in 1999, and is considered impossible to beat. 

Bonus: Minecraft: 

The debatable ending to Minecraft is when you slay the hostile boss, Ender Dragon, but besides that, there is no ending to the game. Basically, the moment you stop playing Minecraft, the game beats you. 

Isaiah Joshua is an author and poet and has a love for video games. In May 2016, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema Arts and Science. As an avid gamer, some of his favorite games are "WWF No Mercy, Hitman, Manhunt, Sims 3, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter. Conscious in gaming culture, he is always researching gaming history, as well as the latest games to write about.