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Time Well Spent: Exploring Our Most Played Games

  • from PLITCH
  • 19.04.2024

Get ready to dive into the ultimate rundown of the games that have captured our hearts and minds! In this blog, our team spills the beans on the titles that have kept us glued to our screens for countless hours. We’ve meticulously ranked them from least to most hours spent. So, grab your controller, power up your PC, and join us on this exciting journey. Who knows, you might even discover your next gaming obsession along the way!

Ghost of Tsushima

Fezi, our Community Manager, absolutely loves the open-world action-adventure Ghost of Tsushima. He’s slashed his way through this beautiful world countless times on console, clocking up around 120 hours of gameplay. Like the rest of us, he’s looking forward to the PC release in May 2024. We can’t wait!

Set in the 13th century on the island of Tsushima, Ghost of Tsushima plunges you into the relentless onslaught of the Mongol Empire. Assume the role of Jin Sakai, a tough samurai warrior determined to defend his homeland at all costs. Oh, and best of all, you get to pet cute foxes!

Pokémon SoulSilver

Let’s dive into the epic adventure of Pokémon SoulSilver, the glorious remake of the iconic 1999 Game Boy Color masterpiece, Pokémon Silver. Our Content Creator Alexandra put a whopping 200 hours into this game. “I just love Pokémon, I’ve played several of the games over the years, but SoulSilver might still be my favorite Having my favorite Pokémon trotting faithfully behind me was awesome,” Alexandra reminisces.

Back then, Pokémon didn’t have the XP-sharing system that it does now, so you had to grind a lot to level up your team, which (sort of) explains the amount of hours she racked up.

Anno 1800

Ubisoft’s city-builder sensation Anno 1800 isn’t just incredibly popular among PLITCH users, but is also one of our colleague spitfire81’s favorite games.

His comment was simply “I love building my city”. If that doesn’t spark your curiosity, what will? Step into the thrilling world of the Industrial Revolution and carve your own destiny. Don’t miss out on this epic adventure—your city awaits!


Back in the day, Metin2 was the very first game Fezi ever played. It kept him and his brother hooked to their screens for endless hours, battling their way through the epic lands of the MMORPG.

Originally released in Korea in 2004, Metin2 is a hack’n’slash game where you earn XP by fighting enemies or completing missions. The combat system is all about unleashing chaos on hordes of creatures at once!

Baldur’s Gate 3

Meet Ratzie, our UI/UX Designer and certified Dungeons & Dragons nerd. When she’s not conjuring up cool new designs, she’s diving headfirst into the fantastical world of Baldur’s Gate 3, where she’s accumulated a staggering 350 hours (and counting). This RPG masterpiece won Game of the Year in 2023, and according to Ratzie, it’s “pure perfection.”

She’s sure to rack up more hours in the future, as she’s still on a personal quest to romance every single character. “Yet I still somehow end up with Astarion in every single run. Huh.”

The Elder Scrolls Online

Our Working Student Nessa has clocked in about 370 hours in The Elder Scrolls Online. This multiplayer RPG masterpiece from 2014 became her virtual sanctuary during the pandemic madness.

And hey, we get it – once you step foot into that mesmerizing open world, it’s hard to tear yourself away. Whether you’re battling fierce foes, honing your crafting skills, or embarking on epic quests, there’s never a dull moment in Tamriel!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Besides Pokémon, another game Alexandra dedicated over 400 hours to crafting her perfect island getaway in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

our most played games: animal crossing new horizons

Ever since her days with Animal Crossing: New Leaf on her trusty Nintendo DS, Alexandra’s been hooked on the series. “It just has an amazing concept. Living on an island surrounded by talking animals? Sign me up!”

Conan Exiles

Nessa’s gaming adventures don’t stop with The Elder Scrolls Online; she has also delved deep into the wild realms of the online multiplayer survival game Conan Exiles.

She has spent more than 450 hours battling the elements, monsters, and rival players in the savage world inspired by Conan the Barbarian. “I need more games like this. I miss the old building system, though,” Nessa muses.

Thief 2: The Metal Age

Our resident video editing wizard and stealth game connoisseur Stefan is a fan of games like Dishonored and Thief 2: The Metal Age which is, in his opinion, the best stealth game to date.

Besides the heart-pounding stealth mechanics, he enjoys the story, atmosphere, and gameplay. After 500+ hours across CD, Steam, and GOG versions, he’s still chasing down those last pieces of elusive loot.

The Civilization series

CCJ39, one of our Trainer Makers and a master of grand strategy games, has spent countless hours playing the Civilization games. He’s logged over 500 hours on Civ 5 and about 300 hours on Civ 6, but his journey through time doesn’t stop there.

He recalls the golden days of Civilization 3 and 4, when conquering empires was the perfect distraction from university assignments. Those were the days when even the AI’s lengthy calculations made turns take over 10 minutes!

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Let’s kick off the four-digit numbers with Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Our Trainer Maker Armin has about 1000 hours in the game and his only comment was “It was better than high school homework”. Well, can’t argue with that, can we?

Final Fantasy VIII

Another one of our Trainer Makers, JJ39, is practically a resident of the Final Fantasy universe. Her journey began with Final Fantasy VIII, the first game she ever bought for herself way back on the PS1 console.

She got so immersed in the epic tale that she clocked in a whopping 1000 hours of gameplay, playing it over and over again. Now, she’s crossing her fingers for a remake, eagerly anticipating a return to those unforgettable adventures.

Rainbow Six Siege

Stefan is not only a fan of stealth games, but also of tactical shooters, so we weren’t surprised when we found out that he has about 1000 hours in Rainbow Six Siege.

“PRAISE LORD TACHANKA” was his comment. The multiplayer game requires meticulous planning and flawless execution. One wrong move and it’s game over.

Dota 2

Our Head of Product & Operations, pooorny, has spent a lot of time diving deep into the realms of Valve’s epic multiplayer game, Dota 2. Hours upon hours have been spent mastering its intricate strategies and heart-pounding battles.

He and Alexandra have had several debates over the question: Which is better, Dota 2 or League of Legends? In the end, they just agreed to disagree. He doesn’t play as much as he used to, but still has a staggering 1550 hours on the clock.


When it comes to epic gaming adventures, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of our team’s favorites. We’re talking a total of around 1700 hours spent roaming the vast landscapes of Bethesda’s iconic RPG.

Take it from Ratzie, who’s been hooked for a long time: “It’s not perfect, but Skyrim has a special place in my heart. The soundtrack still gives me chills, and every other year I put in another couple hundred hours. I always play as a stealth archer, of course”.

League of Legends

We’ve now passed the 2000-hour mark with Alexandra, who has spent over 2600 hours in Summoner’s Rift. When a friend introduced her to it back in 2019, she fell down a rabbit hole.

“It’s a love-hate relationship, I get frustrated after two or three games, but then I come back a few days later. I just love that no two games are the same and you can start over every time. I just wish I was as good as you’d expect after so many hours, but well, here we are. :D” But hey, who can blame her? We bet there are tons of gamers out there who know this struggle.

Mass Effect

Alright, let’s dive into our top 3 gaming obsessions, starting with the epic Mass Effect series. Our Lead Software Developer, hhhuut, is basically the Commander of the Normandy in real life. With a staggering 5,000 hours spent on the trilogy, it’s safe to say he’s explored every nook and cranny of the galaxy.

What keeps him hooked? Well, besides the adrenaline-pumping action, it’s the power to influence the story of BioWare’s sci-fi games with every decision. He also enjoys the special abilities and different character classes!

World of Warcraft

Two of our colleagues mentioned World of Warcraft, and both of them have played it so much that it’s basically their second home and easily takes second place in our rankings. Ratzie has been playing the game since the beta, over 20 years ago. “There were times in my life when I probably saw my friends twice a year, even though we hung out every day – in Azeroth. I only stopped recently because I value my sanity and enjoy not being yelled at.” Well, understandable.

And then there’s pooorny, who practically lived in Azeroth for about 3600 hours! He was so into the game that he even failed 6th grade. Needless to say, his parents were less than thrilled, but he’s now working with video games, which is a happy ending if ever we saw one.

Titan Quest

When we saw DDS’ entry for this blog, we were as surprised as you probably are right now. Our fellow Trainer Maker has spent a whopping 10,000 hours playing Titan Quest. All he had to say is that it is one of the best hack’n’slash games that he has ever played. Well, obviously.

The 2006 action RPG thrusts into the heart of ancient Greece, Egypt, and Asia, battling ferocious Titans that have escaped from their eternal prison. Sounds epic, right? Trust us, it’s a virtual odyssey you won’t want to miss!

Happy Gaming!