It’s been a couple years since I began almost exclusively PC gaming. I was exclusively a console gamer for the longest time, but that changed when I started college pursuing a degree in game design. Given the field I was going into, having a powerful enough computer to run games was sort of a requirement. Plus I made friends who were PC gamers and I wanted to play games with them. Over time PC slowly became my main gaming platform, and consoles sort of became a secondary thing for me.
Steam is where I get most of my games these, and it logs how much time you play your games so I thought it would be fun to see what my most played games are at the moment. I haven’t hit impressively high numbers as I haven’t been PC gaming for that long compared to how long I’ve been a gamer, and there are console titles that I’ve certainly put way more hours into, but I still think it will be an interesting look at my gaming habits over the past few years. Let’s take a look.
5. Grand Theft Auto V - 42 Hours
I’ve played quite a lot of GTA V over the years. I have only 42 hours logged on Steam, almost all of it spent goofing around with friends, but I previously owned it on Xbox 360 and probably logged just as many if not more hours there. I don’t play it as much anymore, but I have fond memories cruising around Los Santos with my friends. I’ll probably replay the story at some point for the achievements since I’ve yet to do that on the PC version.
4. Rocket League - 48 Hours
Rocket League is one of my go to multiplayer games. We’ve had a few good TAY game nights in this game back in the day, but it’s been too long since the last one. I still play it regularly with my best friend, though. We pretty much play it whenever we hang out together, and we play it online pretty frequently too. It’s just good fun all around.
3. Saints Row IV - 50 Hours
Saints Row IV was one of the first games I got on Steam. A few years ago now, it had a free weekend so I decided to try it out. I ended up having quite a lot of fun with it, so I bought it the next time it was on sale. I wasn’t in a particularly great metal space at the time, so I ended up getting very focused on this game. Outside of the achievements, I fully completed the game, doing all the side objectives, challenges, and getting gold medals on everything. It took quite some time, hence putting 50 hours in, but I got a 100% next to my save file.
2. Stardew Valley - 69 Hours
Stardew Valley is a time sink alright. Shortly after moving home after finishing college, I got Stardew Valley and I quickly found myself playing it all day every day. It’s so easy to just lose your sense of time in this game. There’s just something so peaceful about raising crops and animals on the farm and getting into a routine. It’s not the type of game I play normally but it’s a lot of fun. I haven’t played for a good while now, mostly because I don’t have the time to properly invest in it right now, but it’s a game I do plan to go back to at some point.
1. Stellaris - 146 Hours
Oh, RTS games, how much time you eat. It’s quite a jump from 69 hours to 146, especially when you consider Stellaris is one of the most recent additions to my collection. Literally everyone in my tabletop RPG group plays Stellaris, so I felt compelled to get it. I’m not usually great at strategy games, but I find it really enjoyable to play Stellaris with friends. I bought it about six months ago and my tabletop friends and I spent hours playing games of it together, then a new expansion came out and a massive overhaul of the gameplay along with it. We took a break to let the modding community catch up because we play a very modded version of the game, but now we’re playing again with a new set of mods. Games of Stellaris take a long time to play, and with so many of my friends to play with, I have a feeling I’m going to be putting in hundreds more hours into it.
So those are my most played games on Steam. I think it’s a neat look at my gaming habits. What are your most played games on Steam? Are they an accurate representation of your gaming habits or do you do most of your gaming on another platform?