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MSX Hyper rally
PS1 Wipeout 2097

N64 Oot
GC Windwaker
Wii Wii-fit
Wii U Wii-fit U
Switch Botw

360 TDU
(XBox One) FH4 (played on PC with gamepass though, never got one)

I don't see any trends :p

PC it's been Everquest, WoW, ETS2, Elite Dangerous

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Tagging this to reply later but loved reading through some of the gamers history on here, cool to see where some of the users came from and how it's shaped what they enjoy and don't in gaming today.

Really cool thread idea imo! Good work OP.

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Atari = Combat 100 hours.
NES = SMB 30 hours.
Genesis = Street Fighter II 80 hours
N64 = Starfox 64 (I could rebuild that game from memory at this point. Probably dropped 1000 hours into it!)
Xbox/PS2/GameCube = Morrowwind 600 hours
360/PS3/Wii = CoD4 800 hours
PS4/XB1/Switch = Xenoblade 2 170 hours

Generation 2 - Adventure (probably), but I also played H.E.R.O. a lot.

Generation 3 - The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. 3 got so much play it's hard to tell.  One of those 2.  There is an off chance it was Final Fantasy 1 or Ultima 4 though, just because RPGs can get played a long time without it feeling as intense as an action game.

Generation 4 - There were several games I played a fair amount, but nothing clearly dominated: Super Mario World, Super Castlevanina, A Link to the Past, Actraiser, Final Fantasy II (4), Shining Force

Generation 5 - Final Fantasy 7, easily

Generation 6 - Final Fantasy X (probably)

Generation 7 - Both New Super Mario Bros and Civilization Revolution got about 500 hours of play.  One of those.

Generation 8 - Hyrule Warriors, easily

Generation 9 - either Breath of the Wild or Puyo Puyo Tetris on the Switch

There are also some PC games that I sunk so much time into that it would put my time into these console games to shame.  Final Fantasy XI would be the biggest one though.  I put thousands of hours into that.

snes street fighter 2
ps1 mgs1 n64 golden eye
ps2 gta sa, need for speed mw
ps3 uncharted 2
ps4 uncharted 4, rdr2

cant remember for nes and atari 2600 before snes


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Second Gen: Donkey Kong (Atari XL/XE)
Third Gen: The Legend of Zelda (NES)
Fourth Gen: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
Fifth Gen: Final Fantasy VII (PS1)
Sixth Gen: Final Fantasy X (PS2)
Seventh Gen: Fallout 3 (PS3/360)
Eighth Gen: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)

Nice job.

N64, TLOZ: OoT most played and favorite.
PS1: Favorite and most played: Tony Hawk.
Gamecube: Favorite and most played: TLOZ: WW.
Xbox: Halo 2 most played. Halo favorite.
360: Most played: Halo 3/Gears of War. Favorite: Bioshock.
One: Most played Halo 5. Favorite:Ori
PS4: Most played and favorite TLOU (i only play it on ps4).
Nintendo DS: Most played and favorite: The world ends with you.

End of 2011 (made 02/01/11) 
Wii: 99.453 m
Xbox 360: 67.837 m 
Ps 3: 60.726 m

Best Games/Serie of the Generation

Didn't play that much before Xbox360. Gears of War 3 was my most played game.

This gen it's Sea of Thieves.

MSX1 : Pinguin adventure.
Atari 2600 : Track & field.
Nes : Zelda 2 / Defender of the crown.
Master system : Populous.
Super Nes : Romance of the three kingdom 2.
Megadrive : Langrisser/Warsong.
Amiga : Civilization.
N64 : Donkey kong 64.
Saturn : Dragon Force.
Dreamcast : Sakura wars.
Gamecube : Fire emblem path of radiance.
Ps1 : Langrisser 1-4 / FF7.
Ps2 : Romance of the three kingdom 10 / FF10.
Ps3 : Valkyria chronicles.
Ps4. Stellaris.

PC : Crusader kings 2, over 2000h & everquest over 5 years every days.

RPG & strategy games all the ways ^^

Gen 1/2: barely played, so won't pick any
Gen 3: Sonic the Hedgehog (Master System)
Gen 4: Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive)
Gen 5: The Legend of Dragoon (Playstation)
Gen 6: Disgaea 2 (Playstation 2)
Gen 7: Disgaea 3 (Playstation 3)
Gen 8: Persona 5 (Playstation 4)

Gen 1: systems without changable games, barely played any original one of them
Gen 2: Pokemon Yellow (Gameboy)
Gen 3: Pokemon Crystal (Gameboy Color)
Gen 4: Pokemon Emerald (Gameboy Advance)
Gen 5: Pokemon Soul Silver (Nintendo DS)
Gen 6: Pokemon Alpha Sapphire (Nintendo 3DS)
Gen 7: barely played the Switch yet, won't pick any

You can glue their generations together if you wish