I saw a recent post that 60% of playtime in 2023 was spent on games 6 years or older. What 6+ year old games are you playing?

I haven’t stopped playing Overwatch since it came out, still getting on with friends 2 or 3 nights a week and putting in a few hours (and I’m still awful lol). I also still log on to Battlefield 1943 from time to time to get in a few matches.

I also collect retro games so there is a good bit of time there. If anything I’ve struggled to find new games that I’d want to play more than something older and cheaper. I just picked up Dark Messiah for like 2 bucks and its amazing, hard to justify a $60-70 purchase when you can find deals like that on older but still great games.

I saw a lot of the playtime goes to still updated online games like Fortnite and Apex, but I wonder if part of it is that as time goes on there is a bigger pool of games to play. Sure there will always be cutting edge graphics and gameplay, but many people wouldnt be able to tell which indie dropped in 2010 and which dropped in 2024.


Corruption of Champions 2 😏

But in all seriousness(I wasn’t joking though), Terraria. (And Dead Cells is 6 years old too, wtf)

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Fenoxo and Savin FTW :)

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I came in here to post Terraria. Doing a modded master playthrough with my polycule.


RDR2 and Factorio


Just recently I started replaying “VA-11 Hall-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action”. I’m also working on Rune Factory 4 Special - the remake is only 4 years old, but the original is from 2012. I still periodically fire up Castle Crashers from time to time, and I have yet to give up on my much-procrastinated attempt at Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (the Xbox 360 version).

There are many others, but that’s just off the top of my head.


It’s some backlog for me, but also some just solid as hell live services that have been around a while:

  • Path of Exile
  • The Messenger
  • Warframe
  • Yakuza 0
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Into the Breach

SoT and The Messenger both turned 6 just this year, so they’re squeaking by, but I suppose the thrust of the idea is still there


How are you still playing Overwatch? They shut it down when 2 came out, I thought. I no longer have it in my library even.

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They can stick a 2 on it if they want, but the ingame play timer never reset, going from 6v6 to 5v5 isn’t such a big change to say its a sequel imo. Everything that was going to make 2 “2” was canceled. The large majority of characters, levels, cosmetics, modes, etc etc is the exact same. They just needed an excuse to start charging for skins. Blizzard sucks but its what the people I talk to play so its what I play.

Also not sure why it isnt in your library, but part of the “2” change was going free to play, so you can always redownload it. Unless you are saying OG Overwatch is gone and OW2 is there now, in which case yes they just updated the first game, there is no new game.


MHW and Warframe


GZDoom! It just doesn’t get boring to shoot demons for half an hour. I’m playing Volatile Material and Doom Infinite at the moment.


just finished another solid bloodborne playthrough, gotta love the logarius wheel and whirligig saw


Guild Wars 2 I’ve played since prelaunch

Just got Arkham Knight during the spring sale

Always playing Tales of Maj’Eyal

Battlefield 1 and I just got V

Wife and I play Civ 6 a lot

Recently started a new TES Oblivion game

FTL occasionally and Torchlight 2 sometimes


I’m still trying to get my Warcraft partner to try Guild Wars 2. I had so much fun in it a while back.


Fallout: Tale of Two Wastelands and Borderlands 2, recently.


Software Inc (Early access since 2015) Raft (EA since 2018, full release 2022)

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Thief: The Dark Project

It’s from 1998… Plenty of community updates still keep it visually appealing, and there’s a host of freely available campaigns that keep it interesting.

I prefer old school games that focus on intrinsic level design and atmosphere rather than online mashing.


For me it’s more like 95% or more. In the last year I’ve played

  • Factorio (heavily)
  • Halflife
  • Halflife 2
  • Portal 2
  • Supreme Commander
  • Rimworld
  • World of Goo
  • Untitled Goose Game
  • Railway Empire

I don’t think I’ve played many games that are younger than 6 years.

Most of the good games have been made already


The binding of Isaac.

I probably still drop a few hours a week in this game, been playing since it was written in flash…

@MacedWindow@lemmy.world avatar

I still go back and pay the flash version. I just miss the old graphics, soundtracks, and my memories of putting insane hours into runs.


I still play the flash version occasionally as well. I miss damage being linked to tear size & getting ridiculous tears that take up the whole screen, cause a memory leak, and crash the game.

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Just finished a new playthrough of Cyberpunk 2077 but that’s a mere 4 years old.

Otherwise, a lot of Skyrim, Fallout 3, 4, NV, GTAV replays. And Civilization Revolution for casual, or Bloons TD6 sometimes with the kids.


Have you tried Tale of Two Wastelands? Best way to play Fallout 3! Fallout London also looks cool, and it’s coming out this month I believe.

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I’d love to but I play my games on XBox. And yes, Fallout London looks glorious - I’ll be sad to miss out.

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