The Top 5 Most Replayable Video Games Of All Time

The Top 5 Most Replayable Video Games Of All Time

After many years, we keep coming back for more.

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If you're anything like me, video games occupied most of your childhood. Even now as an adult, I continue to play video games as a hobby. I realized though as I got older, that I stopped buying new games as frequently as I used to.

Part of this is because like most millennials my age, I'm not exactly rollin' in the dough, but the other is because I find myself wanting to go back to games I've already played before. Whether it's because they're immersive or because they just make me feel like a kid again, the games I've listed below are some that I always come back to one way or another.

1. Tales of Symphonia

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This game is without a doubt my absolute favorite video game of all time. Everything about it from start to finish is just incredible. The Tales series is still going strong to this day, but even after a new game is released, I always find myself coming back to Symphonia. Tales of Symphonia follows Lloyd Irving, an orphan raised by a dwarf in a world stricken with poverty and violence. In order to bring peace to the world, he must accompany the Chosen, Colette, on a journey to regenerate the world. Keep in mind, this is just the starting plot. The actual plot becomes more complicated over time.

As you progress through the game, you gain more members to your party, all of which have unique and lovable personalities. They have their own sub-plots which provide excellent character development, and your decisions throughout the game influence your relationship with these characters.

In addition to a great story-line and characters, Tales of Symphonia's battle system is truly where it shines. You fight battles in a party of four and each of the eight characters is usable by the player. Every character has a unique fighting style and each style can be altered between two types: Strike and Technical. You get to pick these types based on your personal fighting preferences, and it makes a world of difference for certain characters you may not like playing with as much. The ability to swap your player makes fighting feel more challenging and less of a grind.

I can't emphasize enough how amazing this game is. I can easily say I've beaten it approximately 9 times, and every time I play, I discover something new. Even if you don't like RPGs, this game is a must!

2. Undertale

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Talk about a game with a million and one emotions. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll feel stupid for crying over a game that took you only six hours to beat. Undertale is one of the most emotionally jam-packed games I've ever played. Don't let the pixel art fool you!

Undertale tells the story of a human who fell into the monster world and simply needs to get back home. As you play the game, you'll find yourself laughing at the silly jokes and funny characters right up until you get to the end when you realize the story is DEEP. Undertale has three different endings, which makes it easy to replay it over and over again. These endings are based on your actions, all of which affect your moral alignment. Should you choose to be evil and kill everyone in the underworld, the game will actually make you feel like a monster. When I tried it, the game actually made me feel so terrible, that I couldn't even complete it. How's that for an emotional roller coaster?

Despite its somewhat cringy fan base, Undertale is a game everyone can enjoy, and the soundtrack is flawless. Most impressively, the game was entirely made by Toby Fox with some assistance from his friend Temmie. If you want to experience the feels while enjoying some laughs along the way, Undertale is definitely worth playing.

3. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

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Why Nintendo never made another Paper Mario game as good as this one is beyond me because it was a huge success. If you've ever owned a Nintendo 64, you've likely played the first Paper Mario game. The original Paper Mario was also amazing, but just like the first Sims series, the sequel was a greatly improved version than the original.

If you're a fan of turn-based combat and cute artwork, this game is for you. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door tells the tale of our favorite plumber and his journey to collect the crystal starts to find the secret treasure behind the Thousand Year Door. I'm not exactly sure what it is that makes this game so replayable. It's probably because we are still coming to terms with the fact that Nintendo dropped the ball with Super Paper Mario and no game in the series will ever be as good as this one.

If you are a completionist with your video games, you will appreciate The Thousand Year Door. Between badges to collect, a recipe book to fill, and quests to complete, you'll have more than enough stuff to do.

The puzzles that come with each chapter are more fun than stressful, and the turn-based combat gives you plenty of time to strategize your attacks, a dream for a natural planner like myself. This is seriously one of those carefree games that's fun for you and for the kids. The dialogue is silly yet well-written, and the cute paper artwork is endearing.

4. The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

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You probably expected this one somewhere on the list, considering Todd Howard continues to shove it down our throats still eight years after its release. But, while we can roast Bethesda all we want, the fact of the matter is it's our fault they've kept milking it out for so long. I myself have an embarrassing amount of hours logged into Skyrim. I won't say how much specifically, but it's well over a full week's worth of gameplay.

Skyrim is probably the most replayable video game of all time, or maybe just for me because I've started fresh in that game more times than I can count. It never gets old either. And just because I love the game doesn't mean it's without flaws. Open world games tend to have a lot of bugs and repetitive spawns that almost feel disruptive at times. Regardless, the amount of quests Skyrim has to offer keeps you playing over and over. The combat has since become outdated, but it's still fun experimenting with the different races and classes you can become. We've all made a one-handed warrior, a two-handed warrior, a full mage, a rogue, and more. These all become sneak archers in the end, so it doesn't matter, but it's still fun to attempt.

And the mods? The opportunities are endless with the number of mods you can install. Some mods offer completely new areas with quests included, making Skyrim feel almost like a completely different game altogether. I personally recommend the "live another life" mod, which allows you to begin your adventure in a plot of your choosing. That way you aren't always reliving a dragon attack on the executioner's block.

But seriously, with a gorgeous map, a plethora of skills to enhance, and an endless stream of quests, it's no wonder we keep coming back for more after all these years. We may be ready for the next Elder Scrolls game already, but for now, Skyrim makes for a solid time-waster.

5. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

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I begin with the obvious. We've all played Ocarina of Time because somehow it was just always available to all of us as kids. Even if you didn't play it, you watched someone else play it. This game was an unavoidable staple of our childhood, right next to Super Mario 64. While there have been a LOT of incredible Zelda games released since Ocarina of Time, this one is still my favorite. This is mostly due to nostalgia, I admit, but that doesn't rule out its credibility.

Ocarina of Time is a fantastic action-adventure complete with swordplay, horseback riding, and archery. While many people argue that Zelda games have become more linear in recent years, (not you, Breath of the Wild) Ocarina of Time doesn't exactly hold your hand from start to finish. Sure we all know what to do now that we've beaten it a million times, but there are some points in the game where you have the freedom to explore free of hints on where to go next. And like any good adventure game, there are dungeons and temples with enough puzzles to keep you occupied for hours. Each enemy has a different weakness, and the action aspect of battle keeps it exciting.

It has since been re-released a few times, once for the Nintendo Gamecube and again with enhanced graphics on the Nintendo 3DS. I'll be honest, if they released it again for the Nintendo Switch, I'd buy it again, because it was just that good. This may not be a game we come back to all the time, but every once in a while we get the urge to feel like a little kid again. And when we do, Link is always there.

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The 7 Most Powerful Superpowers in Marvel Comics

Maybe you wish you could fly, but there's much better powers than soaring the skies.

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Throughout the years of Marvel comics, superheroes and villains showed us the depths of having superpowers.

Along with the expansion of Marvel superpowers, writers made sure to focus on broadening the potential of what a single power could do. What superpowers do you believe are the most powerful in the Marvel Universe. No doubt many of you would respond with generic choices such as the Hulk's super strength, Spider-Man's wall crawling, Ms. Marvel's flight, but I assure you many of Marvel's favorites don't come anywhere close to possessing Alpha superpowers. I'm not referencing the forgotten character with abnormal or useless abilities. I'm talking about characters who aren't in the spotlight, but standing right behind it.

The most powerful superpowers in the Marvel Universe will blow your mind.

7. Elasticity

Mr. Fantastic

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The power to stretch your body into whatever length and form. In the Marvel Comics, Mr. Fantastic could convert the mass of his body into a highly flexible state. With this power, he can absorb kinetic energy, to the extents of becoming a barrier between his team and a 150 billion ton mountain. Elasticity grants the character practically an immunity to death. Their skin can't be torn or slashed. Let's not forget the size alteration and shape-shifting aspects of elasticity superpowers. It will take a strong force to bring an elastic character down because they are immensely durable to attacks. It is impossible to kill them which if they remain in elastic form, it could grant them immortality.

6. Nature Manipulation

Meggan

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I know how this seems like a joke, but manipulating the forces of nature is one of the most powerful powers to ever want. Meggan Puceanu could manipulate nature which gave her the abilities to sense the emotions of all living things, sense electromagnetic forces, air currents, and even see telepathic communication. It also gave her the ability to shapeshift into any animal or human in response to her emotional state. The greatest ability nature manipulation gives is to power to control the elements. Water, air, earth, fire, and even energy. Imagine creating tsunami's with a thought, causing earthquakes with a word, or extinguishing a forest-fire with the wave of a hand. The five elements are what makes our world and if you can control them, then you have limitless power over what you can do.

5. Teleportation/Portal Creation

Magik (Illyana Rasputina)

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How would you feel if you could go anywhere in the universe? For someone like Magik, that's a thing she could do every day. She can create stepping discs (portals) that can teleport herself across interstellar distances or through time and space. Imagine teleporting to the time you fell in front of your crush or failed the most important quiz in your entire life. Maybe it's not the past you're worried about, it's the future. With these powers, you would be unstoppable. You could travel to any place at any time and prevent people from being killed. I won't even mention teleporting into bank vaults. No one would be able to catch you and in a way, that's way better than intangibility and invisibility

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4. Regenerative Healing Factor

Wolverine

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We've all since the icon seen in "X-Men: The Last Stand" where the Phoenix is disintegrating everything into nothing, but Wolverine somehow in one piece as he pushes towards her. The only reason he wasn't obliterated into smithereens is that of his accelerated regenerative healing factor. Unlike typical characters with healing factors, his healing is far faster and efficient. He can heal from numerous gunshot wounds, severe burns, and regenerate limbs within a few hours. And the healing goes even further. It can cure diseases, sicknesses, curses, trauma, and also provides an extended lifespan by decelerating the effects of aging. You could be 100 years old and still look the way you did at fifteen. It's near immortality. It's an even better power when you can transfer or extract the essence of your healing factor to duplicate and bless others. There are various heights the accelerated healing factor can reach, but it should always be one of your top go-to powers.

3. Magic

Scarlet Witch

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Magic is a very complex superpower. There are many different forms of it in the Marvel Universe. Druidic, Chaos, Blood, Hellfire, Mystic, Odin-Force, Necromancy, Quantum, Technomancy, Voodoo, and general magic. The most notable wielders being Scarlet Witch and Doctor Strange. Scarlet Witch manipulated Chaos magic in order to warp reality at will. With a few words, she stripped almost an entire race of mutants of their superpowers. She can channel magic from demons, cast hexes, and manipulate the field of probability. Technically, by using magic you can mimic anyone's power and achieve what they can do. The range of abilities is beyond unfathomable when magic is involved. If the magic wielder is skilled enough, the effects of their spells may weave into reality and remain forever. Magic is very dangerous, but still one of the most powerful powers in the Marvel Universe.

2. Psionic Manipulation

Hellion

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Psionic Manipulation is more than just moving things with your mind. You can sense the emotions of living things around you and telepathically communicate with others. When this power is mastered to its full potential, you will have visions of the future, be able to teleport and manipulate raw psychic energy. We're talking about affecting matter on a subatomic level. Disintegrating matter into nothing or creating matter from nothing. Such as forming energy out of thin air or turning silver into gold. The mental part of it will give you the power to ascend to the Astral Plane and mind control living beings on a world-wide scale. Hellion used his psionic powers to make him fly and form impenetrable force fields. The force of his mind power is so great that he can will himself to fly at least twice the speed of sound. The psychic energy powers super strength behind his attacks and he can control matter on a molecular level to scatter it and reform it back together. Psionic Manipulation speaks for itself, there's no way you can harm or even attempt to harm someone with these powers.

1. Cosmic Manipulation

The Phoenix Five

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Cosmic Manipulation is such an exciting power to have. It's not often talked about, so many of you might not know what it is. The superpower gives the character the power to manipulate different forms of cosmic energy. Many characters in the Marvel Universe have this ability. Jean Grey, Rachel Summers, Storm, Thanos, Franklin Richards, Silver Surfer, and many more. It is an extremely powerful ability to possess. You can channel cosmic energies to produce a number of effects. Most often in Marvel Comics, the cosmic energies augmented the superpowers of the character to a universe-ending level. The most powerful wielder of this superpower being the Phoenix. It possessed Jean Grey and augmented her psionic powers to where she could create psychic flames that burned everything into nothing. It also made her transformed her into one of the mightest telekinetic and telepath in the whole Marvel Universe. With Cosmic Manipulation, you can advance the evolution of humans by radiating and also manipulate all forms of energy. At it's maxed potential, you can manipulate everything and all natural forces on a cosmic level. You could have Hulk's strength, Professor X's telepathy, Magneto's magnetic powers, and all of the above. We're talking about altering the universe and remaking it in whatever form you see fit. You would be foolish not to know that Cosmic Manipulation is THE most powerful superpower in the Marvel Universe.

This concludes the 7 most powerful superpowers in the Marvel Universe. Was there a superpower that should have been included on the list. Do you think these are the top superpower in Marvel? If not, what would you change? Drop a comment below!

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8 Tips To Stay Alive Longer In 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds'

It takes some skill, but there are definitely some tricks that you can use to get through to the end.

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"PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" (PUBG) is a key shooter that gives players a chance to go face-to-face for survival under conflict royale rules. Since it arrived on PC's in 2017, PUBG has gained a massive following and has expanded its versatility to other consoles. Governing as the last man or lady standing and getting that "Winner Winner Chicken Dinner" is what everyone wants, but so few get.

Would you like to enjoy the sweet taste of that chicken supper presented with a side of crazy murders and boasting rights? Following below tips from the total masters will fill in the alcoves and corners in your now flawed run.

1. Always use headphone to track the footsteps of other players.

Your playing will improve tremendously if you use headphones. They help to track the footsteps of enemies that show on the minimap and also let you know where the enemy is easier than if you just play with speakers on your TV or computer.

2. Customize your game settings, especially in mobile.

With PUBG mobile players can change their control plot in pretty much any manner they like. You can move the controls to anywhere you want so your dexterity is at its best when you're playing. Also, try out the gyro or clutch method to improve your kill rating. Thank me later.

3. Choose your landing area wisely.

Contacting the ground on the correct spot is significant as everything necessary is a projectile attempting to thump you down. Picking the correct area could be one of your most important decisions as the high plunder places are likewise the high-hazard zones. There are a few hot zones on each PUBG map, so make sure you're familiar with the one you're playing.

4. Use grenades and cocktails when you can.

There are a few settings in PUBG that incorporate Frag Grenades, Molotov Cocktails, Smoke Grenades, and Stun Grenades. These prove extremely valuable in order to occupy, cover or murder foes amid the imperial interactivity. Hence, it's probably best to keep a couple with you at all times, just in case.

5. Use vehicles for long runs.

Not in The Zone? Rather than gasping your way there, using vehicles will make your life so much easier. You can without much of a stretch detect a vehicle or bicycle on the roadside. However, before you approach the vehicle, examine the close-by territory to seek out an adversary who may be camping in the region.

6. Choose the right pair of guns and scopes for your needs.

Not every scope is made for every gun. For example, holographic sight on a rifle is definitely not something you probably need to survive. When you get scopes, they are connected to particular firearms. Physically swap them around to make sure you have the best combination.

7. Always engage with your teammates if you are playing duo or squad.

This enables you to strategize and work with your partner amid teams and squad modes. The amusement accompanies local voice talk which gives you a chance to speak with your colleague and chase as a group. The amusement will utilize your mobile speaker and receiver. For best execution, headphones with a microphone are definitely best (if you aren't using them already).

8. Start shooting when you mean to.

It's very regular for players to get energized at whatever point they see somebody. In any case, it's important to practice restriction and not simply begin shooting without knowing what you're shooting at. In the event that you see another player and they don't see you, try to improve your position if you can and guarantee that they're inside the scope of your weapon. That way, you'll have the option to complete the slaughter instead of getting in a superfluous shootout where you risk your life as well.

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