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Top 50 Games You Are Guaranteed to Quit Before Finishing

The one thing I like more than starting a new video game is walking away from one, knowing that I’ll never have to commit time or energy to playing it ever again. If you’re like me, the list below will come in handy when you’re deciding which game you’ll abandon forever just as it’s getting good.

1. Kingdom Hearts III

Sometimes, you’ll trudge through a disappointing game in a series you love in the hope that the ending will somehow redeem it. There was never any hope for that, here. It’s just a mess.

2. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp

After a few missions, it will really sink in that this is just the same experience you had on your GBA a thousand times over in 2003. Hey, it was still a decent use of that Nintendo Switch Voucher you got for Tears of the Kingdom.

3. Baldur’s Gate 3

You’ll spend 80 hours in this game, making a dozen characters. None of them will see the end of Act 2.

4. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

Everyone told you you had to get the Restored Content Mod, but they didn’t tell you how boring the cut droid planet is.

5. Alien Isolation

Either you’ll be too scared to even get to the part where the Xenomorph is revealed, or you’ll get bored by the desperately stretched-out and repetitive content in the final act of the game. In both cases, you’re not seeing the ending.

6. Fire Emblem: Three Houses

You think you’re a tough guy, so you’ll leave permadeath on when starting the game. Then a single character will die and you won’t be able to bring yourself to continue. It’s a tale as old as time.

7. Splatoon 3

I know some people love the single-player campaign in this one, but come on. Don’t you want to party up for some Salmon Run?

8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

With an install size that big, I thought for sure it would be worthwhile. Honestly, though, I just never really felt like playing it. I bet you’ll probably feel the same way.

9. Nioh

I’m not saying you won’t like the game. You probably will. But you’ll burn out long before you get to Nioh‘s true ending.

10. Starfield

Maybe you’re the kind of person who likes to navigate through a series of labyrinthian menus in order to change your space helmet so you get slightly better protection against a certain type of damage. It doesn’t really matter, though, since all the combat will blur together until your brain is completely checked out.

11. Skyrim

Honestly, who cares about all that Dragonborn nonsense? I’d rather steal a bunch of wooden cutlery and pile it all up in my house, wouldn’t you?

12. Horizon Zero Dawn

Okay, this might be a personal one. I just think regular dinosaurs are cooler than robot dinosaurs. It’s all just a bit “hat-on-a-hat” for me.

13. Sid Meier’s Civilization VI

What’s that, you think you finished this game? Oh, are you currently ruling the world? Yeah, I didn’t think so.

14. Stardew Valley

You’ll boot the game back up after a week away and stand paralyzed at your storage chests. You just know you had a plan for all this copper. Was it really just sprinklers? It felt so much grander last Saturday.

15. Pillars of Eternity

The game is at least accurately named.

16. Just Cause 2

Honestly, who cares about finishing the story? Have fun blowing stuff up. That’s why we’re here.

17. Grand Theft Auto 2

It came in a bundle, and it seemed like a good idea to have historical context for the series. You’ll get your fill of context in less than five minutes.

18. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+ 2

It’s okay that you didn’t 100% this one. You got your money’s worth out of it. Reliving your youth doesn’t mean you have the kind of free time you did back then.

19. The Witcher 3

There’s just so much to do. Sure, you’ll beat it someday. But first, let’s do a few sidequests, okay?

20. Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Eventually, you’re going to get sick of watching that poor lady get brutally killed.

21. Fallout 4

Another settlement needs our help.

22. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

During lockdown, we all thought we were going to 100% our catalogs and museums. How’s that been going for you?

23. Hidden Object Vacation

C’mon. You think you’re gonna find *all* the hidden objects? What are you, some kind of super brain?

24. Stray

It’s a cool little kitty platforming demo until the robot story takes over. They just announced a movie; it’ll probably be easier to watch that.

25. Dragon Age: Inquisition

I know it’s supposed to be a great game, but we were all Bioware-d out by this point. It’s like getting into a long-term relationship.

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