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Thousands of video games have been released over the past few decades, covering multiple platforms and genres, and ranging in quality from absolutely amazing to amazingly awful.

With so many video games to play, and so little time to play them, making the right choice is essential. We want to help you choose your next video game The Ridiculously Long Flowchart to Help You Choose a Video Game The Ridiculously Long Flowchart to Help You Choose a Video Game Have you ever decided that you wanted to play a video game, but couldn't decide which one to play? Well, deciding is about to get a whole lot easier. Read More by discovering what regular MakeUseOf readers are currently playing.

Everybody is welcome, from fans of retro consoles to owners of the current-gen PS4 and Xbox One. Yes, even PC gamers are invited to join in with this one.

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We want to know, What Video Game Are You Playing At The Moment? As mentioned above, everybody is welcome to participate. If you’re currently playing a video game, any video game, on any platform whatsoever, please tell us the name of the game and why it’s your timewaster of choice at this moment in time.


Perhaps you’re a fan of retro games, and are currently playing Pong on an original Atari 2600, Super Mario Bros. on the NES, or Final Fantasy VII No Sequel, No Problem! Remaster Final Fantasy VII For PC Using Bootleg [MUO Gaming] No Sequel, No Problem! Remaster Final Fantasy VII For PC Using Bootleg [MUO Gaming] Final Fantasy VII is arguably the greatest game (if not RPG) in console gaming history. Unfortunately, Square made it very clear recently that an FF7 remake is not a priority to them (after years of... Read More on the PlayStation. If so, let us know below.


Perhaps you’re a PC gamer who is currently obsessed by Dota 2 5 Tips For Dota 2 Noobs That Will Make You A Better Player 5 Tips For Dota 2 Noobs That Will Make You A Better Player Dota 2 is a hard game. When you launch it and start playing, it's easy to become overwhelmed. These five tips we are going to cover will make you a better Dota 2 player. Read More , World of Warcraft Getting Started With World Of Warcraft: A Complete Newbie’s Guide Getting Started With World Of Warcraft: A Complete Newbie’s Guide Here’s what you need to know if you’ve never tried World of Warcraft before. Read More , Minecraft The (Latecomer) Beginner's Guide To Minecraft The (Latecomer) Beginner's Guide To Minecraft If you're late to the party though, don't worry - this extensive beginner's guide has you covered. Read More , or another equally glaringly geeky and thoroughly addictive title. If so, let us know below, not forgetting to tell us why you chose that game over the competition.

Perhaps you’re a fan of modern consoles, and have a shiny new PlayStation 4 Sony PlayStation 4 Review And Giveaway Sony PlayStation 4 Review And Giveaway Ladies and gentlemen, the next generation of video game consoles is here, with the Sony PlayStation 4! Read More or Xbox One Microsoft Xbox One Review And Giveaway Microsoft Xbox One Review And Giveaway The console wars are officially raging, and we've had sufficient time with both of them. That begs the question: how does the Xbox One compare? Read More sitting under your TV. If so, let us know below what game(s) you’re currently playing on the Sony or Microsoft devices. I belong in this group, as I’m currently working my way through the updated version of Grand Theft Auto V Grand Theft Auto V Reviews, Send Money Via Snapchat, & More... [Tech News Digest] Grand Theft Auto V Reviews, Send Money Via Snapchat, & More... [Tech News Digest] Also, Spotify teams up with Uber, Microsoft pits Surface Pro 3 against MacBook Air, Goat Simulator becomes MMO, and Tony Hawk rides a hoverboard. Read More .

Last but not least are the mobile gamers. We know you’re out there just waiting to tell us all about the latest freemium games 5 Warning Signs For Avoiding Freemium Games That Want To Suck Your Wallet Dry 5 Warning Signs For Avoiding Freemium Games That Want To Suck Your Wallet Dry Many games are free up-front, but bombard players with an endless array of in-game purchases, some of which are impossible to avoid if you want to complete the game. Read More you’ve spent far too much money on for absolutely no reason. So do just that in the comments below.

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  1. Valmir
    December 2, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    I am playing Counter Strike: Global Offensive in my Computer. Also when I have free time I play Clash of Clans and Asphalt 8 on my android phone.

    Very addicted to those games.

  2. TurAmarth ElRandir / Jason
    November 24, 2014 at 7:57 am

    EVE Online, wayy to much and wayyy too often! We have a saying in EVE... "EVE is to WoW players as WoW is to people who don't play MMO games at all... Oh and Mindcraft. =]

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 6:06 pm

      What you're effectively saying is WoW is for pussies, amirite?

    • TurAmarth /Jason
      November 24, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      WOW... uh no, its a JOKE... touchymuch?

      EVE is just extremely complex and infamously well known as a very hard MMO to get into and succeed at. I have been playing 4 years and I have friends who play Wow, for that matter my sons do... and they also play EVE and THEY say the comparison is valid.

      Just today a coworker and I were discussing EVE v WoW and he says he will never play EVE because you can actually lose ALL of your stuff... nothing is permanent, everything is expensive in time and ISK (IE Gold) and loss is real.

      EVE is a niche game, the creators and devs at CCP know this, the playerbase knows this... and we accept that it is a niche gave because of THIS!

  3. blooski
    November 23, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Path of Exile

  4. Muhammad Adil
    November 21, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Currently playing FIFA 14 in career mode & playing "Iconic" and "Mind Games"on my Windows Phone. Both of these games are very informative and educational and doesn't count as "timewaster" games while FIFA 14 helps me in improving my football skills theoretically.

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 6:07 pm

      The question is, will those theoretical football skills translate into real-world football skills?

  5. callum
    November 21, 2014 at 6:10 am

    I'm loving Terraria at the moment. A friend bought it for me in the summer, and I logged a couple of hundred hours since. Even though it's quite old, and the graphics are awful (well, 2D...), the gameplay, the variety of items, just means that you can get really involved playing it.

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 6:10 pm

      A couple of hundred hours? Wow, that's impressive. I'm glad graphics are becoming less important as gaming evolves. I love my indie games these days, even though most of them look like they belong to a different era.

  6. Earl
    November 21, 2014 at 2:49 am

    I am still playing (while at work and on breaks) my original Commodore 64 version of ELITE.
    I transferred the file and now play on the emulator, but a 29 year run playing one game I think is impressive!
    Apart from that I'm currently playing equally on the XBOX 360 - SKYRIM and OBLIVION.
    Kind of feel sad now after looking at this list - I should be playing more up to date games...

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 6:12 pm

      Woah, hearing Elite mentioned has immediately transported me back to my childhood. I'm guessing that'll be the oldest game mentioned on this list.

      I heartily recommend GTA V!

    • Earl
      November 25, 2014 at 5:18 am

      Thanks Dave.
      My trouble is trying to find 'family friendly' games that can be played with kids around. And 'a lot' of games these days seem to hang their hat on 'ultra violence' and 'realism' where as I prefer the old school 'use your imagination' of playing Elite.
      Thankfully my pre-teen daughter agrees and she is playing the original Zork on an emulator - and mapping it like I used to too!

  7. Karen
    November 21, 2014 at 12:09 am

    I have been playing:
    Dishonored - I like the atmosphere, the art, and the game play
    Archeage - its new, pretty, and free to play. I'm waiting to see if it is free-to-win or not
    Neverwinter - also free to play, nice D&D roleplay available, I especially like the gameplay mechanics.
    Mount & Blade - Warband - got started on this after watching a Let's Play on Youtube and I like the gameplay mechanics a lot.
    Xcom: Enemy Within - I tried this because I got it free through Steam and I like it. It is turn based and interesting.
    Minecraft - because I am addicted!

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      Nice list! I really should try one of these free-to-play games. I'm resistant because a) I think I'll get addicted, and b) I know they'll want me to pay for something somewhere down the line.

  8. Scutterman
    November 20, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Right now I'm playing Dota 2 and Titanfall. I have the unfortunate habit that I never give myself any time to relax, or any time to dedicate to hobbies, so I decided to start a gaming Youtube channel where I run a series called A Newb Improves. I now have a commitment to release videos, which means I must play games. Funnily enough, it works. Even though I'm doing more work now, I feel more relaxed and I'm more productive the rest of the time.

    I enjoy playing Titanfall because I'm able to make a noticeable improvement every time I play. It's fast paced and fun, and it has giant robots. What's not to like?

    I play Dota 2 because I like the fact that I'm never going to get really good at it, but there's a large number of people who will also never get really good at it, so I'm in good company.

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      That's a rather genius idea. I'm wondering if there is an article in there somewhere about how to be more productive and make time for your hobbies in one go.

      I wish Titanfall was available on PS4, as it looks like my type of game. You would whip my ass royally at it though.

    • Scutterman
      November 25, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      I'm sure there's an article in there, but I'm not sure how many people it would apply to. I'm guessing anybody who has a poor work-life balance like I did. I actually wrote about it on my blog, but that was from a personal point of view, not a general point of view (

      The next (as yet un-announced) Titanfall game will definitely be on PS4 too. Respawn didn't realise until too late that the exclusivity deal was for the life of the game. Titanfall doesn't have cross-platform matchmaking though, so you'd be safe from me :P

      I was a really terrible player when I started the Youtube series, but I began applying techniques similar to the ones that Rob Nightingale talks about in his Deliberate Practice article and I've seen a huge difference in my abilities. You can see the progress if you go to my channel and watch the first and last episodes (

  9. Erreur
    November 20, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    DayZ standalone by Bohemia on steam.
    Survivor Game style.

  10. pete
    November 20, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I would never consider myself a gamer but I am addicted to Civ5 on my laptop.

    I load it up around every other day while the wife is watching her vampires shows (can't stand vampire shows) and I am currently quite happy plotting to overthrow Bismark (who has stabbed me in the back) whilst the Greeks amass their armies to the western ocean - they think I don't know about it - the idiots!!!
    I can loose hours planning what my cities build and where to put my workers, all the while knowing there is a huge war just on the horizon.
    Love it.
    In fact, it's loading up as I type this. haha.

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      You're addicted to Civilization V yet you don't see yourself as a gamer? Pfft!

  11. Anonymous
    November 20, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution for PS3.

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      I have literally never heard of that game. or the manga it's based on (I just had to Google it.) What makes it so compelling?

  12. Izaerian
    November 20, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    X1=Forza 5 and Halo MCC
    PC= Star Wars Galaxies and a bit of Wildstar

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 8:50 pm

      That's a nice little collection. The Forza and Halo series are the main reasons I could do with getting an Xbox One to complement my PS4.

  13. KT
    November 20, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Gauntlet on Steam.

    A bunch of classics on the internet arcade this site recommended. (I love Venture)

    Pitfall 2 and Adventure on the Atari games site.

    (I'm old-lol)

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      You sound a similar age to me. And there is something special about revisiting the games you played as a kid. I fondly remember playing Gauntlet with my brother for hours on end.

  14. Gavin
    November 20, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    I play many different genres, also old and new games, here is my list: Entropia Universe, Need for Speed World, Microsoft Freelancer, SimCity (the latest one), Quake 3 Arena

  15. Bob
    November 20, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Battlefield 3. But I'm ready for something else these days.

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 8:58 pm

      You should enjoy the list this discussion has helped me put together then. You must love Battlefield 3 to still be playing it!

    • Bob
      November 25, 2014 at 2:26 am

      I like it all right. Mostly though, finances are tight right now, so have to make do.

  16. Ryan Moss
    November 20, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    I've been wasting my time playing Diablo 3. Got away from it for a while but I wanted to unlock everything for this season so I got back into it and now I can't stop.

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      That's one addictive game. You'll just have to go cold turkey and stop playing completely. It's the only way!

  17. Scott
    November 20, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    The new(er?) X-Com on my laptop. Getting an Xbox controller totally changed my game!

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      XCOM, Xbox. That's rather fitting :)

  18. Koshy George
    November 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      I've heard mixed things about that game. What would you rate it out of 10? As a LOTR fan I want to play it.

  19. Kejsi Bihcoh
    November 20, 2014 at 10:19 am

    The Bard's Tale for Android is the game I am currently playing. I HAVE purchased a few humble bundle sales for my Samsung Galaxy Ligh, most recently the Halloween bundle, but I can't seem to put this funny RPG down.

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 9:03 pm

      How is that game on Android? I remember it from a few years ago, and am intrigued to see what it's like on mobile.

  20. Tiago Fernandez
    November 20, 2014 at 9:16 am

    I play League Of Legends, its very epic, also No More Room In Hell, a free steam game of zombies, but very intense, finaly I play roblox, its a 3d virtual simulation game, and I love it.

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 9:06 pm

      League Of Legends IS very epic, I agree. I may just have to check out No More Room In Hell now, especially as it's free :)

  21. Przm
    November 20, 2014 at 8:16 am

    This War of Mine
    CoD, Medal of Honour, Battlefield players should check it out.

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      I've literally just read a review of that game. It certainly offers a whole new perspective on war, which those other games you mention fail to really explore.

  22. Chuck
    November 20, 2014 at 7:44 am

    3ds games-Pokemon X, Fire Emblem Awakening and Zelda ALBW
    Computer games-Team Fortress, L4D2

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      Do you ever actually play the 3DS with the 3D on? Or is it really just a novelty?

  23. Edward Goldblatt
    November 20, 2014 at 6:57 am

    Medieval II: Total War.

    I love the Grand Campaign, and the way it shows how lucky we are in the world as we know it.

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      Definitely. Well, at least those of us who don't live in present-day warzones :)

  24. Luke
    November 20, 2014 at 5:53 am

    Massive Chalice Beta

  25. likefunbutnot
    November 20, 2014 at 4:44 am

    I usually have a game of Master of Magic or Alpha Centauri going, though the two most recent games I've played are Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition and X-Com: Enemy Unknown. The former three titles are all available from The latter is in my case the Kindle edition of the game.

    I'd pay for and play Binding of Isaac: Rebirth or Dragon Age: Inquisition if they were available without the disagreeable restrictions of Steam and Origin, respectively.

    • Edward Goldblatt
      November 20, 2014 at 6:34 pm

      Alpha Centauri is awesome, isn't it? I'm not sure which I prefer, SMAC or SMAX.

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      XCOM has been mentioned several times so far, so I really need to check that out. The Binding Of Isaac has just been given away on PS4, so I'll have to get on and play it to see what the fuss it about.

  26. Jolls
    November 20, 2014 at 4:15 am

    Curse you Humble Bundle & Steam. Because of you I now have more games than I will ever play. Maybe my 2 year old son will appreciate your generosity and my desire to "not lose money" by buying crazy cheap games from you. I have actually started working through some of the smaller games as those have been easier for me at this time in my life. For the first time ever, thanks to you, I actually started a rogue-like game. Granted, I didn't know what I was getting into. My first thought was, WTF?! This game is HAAARRDDDD! Then I "googled" it and realized, "oh, it's supposed to be hard, I actually have to try?!" Faster Than Light, I still have even beat the final boss on easy. I did finally put that aside and just started working through Borderlands 2 (thanks to HB again for a wicked deal) as my brother in law has raved about Borderlands 2 as his favorite FPS. So far so good.

    As I have a small SSD for programs I have to keep the number of games installed at a min, so other games actively installed is, Civ5 and X-Com. Both are awesome and I wish I had more time to play.

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 9:18 pm

      Civ5 and XCOM have both had several mentions through this discussion, so you're not alone :)

      I've heard good things about FTL, but it looks far too hard for my liking. I'm a gamer, just not a very good one!

  27. DalSan M
    November 20, 2014 at 2:59 am

    I'm currently playing Crusader: No Remorse (free game of the month on Origin) and Syndicate on DosBox as I never finished the games back when they were released. I also pay Sniper Elite v2, 1942, Arma: Cold War Assault, Burnout Paradise, NFS Most Wanted, NFS Undercover 2, and other NFS games from time to time. If I had more time, I'd play more of the over 100 games I got for free in the past year, mostly Steam and some Origin games.

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      100 games? Wow, you're going to have to take a year off work to get through that little lot. You'll have to prioritize, it's the only way you'll ever manage it.

  28. MADPAX
    November 20, 2014 at 2:40 am

    Destiny-XBOX 360

  29. Fernando
    November 20, 2014 at 2:32 am

    The usual: Ultra Street Fighter 4

    New: "Little Big Adventure" (PC) and
    "Valkyria Chronicles" (PC). A good light strategy game, never played a game like this. I used to hate strategy games because they were slow and boring but after playing this i'll definitely play more strategy games. This game has a good story, great characters and an unique style.

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      I love Valkyria Chronicles. I never quite finished it, but I keep going back for more because, like you, I have never played a game like it before.

  30. Rajaa Chowdhury
    November 20, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Playing World Cricket Championship on my Windows Phone. Excellent realistic graphics and commentary. Also available on android, iOS and PC.

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      As an Englishman I can appreciate that recommendation ;)

  31. Sharon
    November 20, 2014 at 2:04 am

    I play Sniper Elite, Red Dead Redemption, GTA: VC, IV, and San Andreas, Elder Scrolls Morrowind, and Zelda depending on my mood. Ive beat RDR many times but the end sucks so I rarely finish anymore. I've also beat Sniper Elite a couple times. Morrowind frustrates me because the xbox likes to lock up. I'm in my first tour of GTA IV and right now I am loving it.

    • Dave Parrack
      November 24, 2014 at 9:27 pm

      You just wait until you play GTA V! It will blow your mind. I loved RDR and have played it all the way through twice. I can't believe you didn't like the ending though; I thought it was brilliant!

  32. franz dibbler
    November 20, 2014 at 1:47 am

    Mass Effect Trilogy... best game ever for the total immersion and feels.

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