I play a lot of computer games. A LOT. There’s a service called Raptr that tracks your games playing activity and I just noticed that it has a summary of some of my activity for 2013 so here’s a link to it: http://raptr.com/Shiminay/summary/2013
My top game (in terms of hours spent) is Civ 5 which if anyone’s played any of Sid Meier’s Civ games, they’ll know how easy it is to get stuck into hours and hours of game play. I’ve also spent a lot of my time with this game playing it with friends where we’d decide to take on the computer at a high difficulty level and either just about pull out some long and hard fought military victories, or we’d play too passively and get eclipsed by the AI’s science and lose that way. We’d easily spend 16-20 hours a week on these games.
As it happens, the current Humble Bundle is offering the complete versions of Civ 3, 4 and 5 as well as Ace Skies and Railroads.
I went on a real turn based kick last year between Civ and X-Com. Because I only installed Raptr late into the year (August or September I think), it doesn’t show everything I played and I know I’ve spent more time on some of the games listed than it says. I’m back playing X-Com again since the release of the Enemy Within DLC which has added some really nice features to the game.
I played quite a bit of Battlefield 3 early last year and I’ve got some time on Battlefield 4 too since its release late last year. I’ll talk a bit more about that in another post – Electronic Arts really fucked their customers over last year with some disgracefully broken game releases – they simply did not work at all and are still in a state of disrepair. They weren’t the only company that did this, it seems 2013 will be remembered as a year of rushed and very unfinished releases.