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Videogames are a highly praised form of entertainment. While a lot of gamers look for great graphics or amazing gameplay, "replayability" is a feature that, especially nowadays, is a must have. Even if a game is super fun, if it's not re-playable, then it is easily forgotten. Technically, all games can be replayed. There's not a game out there that self-destructs once you beat it (at least I hope not). But so many games have little replay value, meaning that even if a game can be replayed, chances are you're not going to want to.
It's hard to know whether or not a game has great replay value, because it's all up to the player themselves to decide whether or not they want to pick up a game again after they've already beaten it. So today, I'm going to share with you three games that I think are insanely fun to play, even if you've beaten them already!
1. Batman: Arkham City
The critically-acclaimed sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum and, in my opinion, the greatest game in the Arkham series (until Knight comes out that is)! Arkham City has amazing replay value! Rocksteady packed so much into this game, that completing the main campaign in nearly the icing on the cake! After you've beaten the game and witnessed that shocking ending, there's still so much to do! You can go complete some side quests, introducing you to Rogues Gallery alumni like Riddler, Mad Hatter and the mysterious Azrael. After that, you can beat the story again in 'New Game Plus', which offers higher difficulty and the ability to use all of the gadgets you unlocked when you beat the campaign!
Then there's the challenge maps, where you can test your skills in straight up, batmano-a--mano combat, or test your stealth by quietly taking out goons. There's so much in this game, that you don't even need to buy the DLC to continue playing this game without boredom for years and years! That being said, you should TOTALLY buy the DLC! As far as DLC goes, this game has some impressive content.
2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Want to know how much replay value Skyrim has? Just look at how millions of people are still playing it, four years after it came out! Skyrim is a HUGE game! Not just in popularity, no, I mean there is quite possibly no end to this massive game! And if there is, I have yet to find it. Even if you do complete your main Dragonborn duties, you've barely shoved the tip of the iceberg. There are still hundreds of side quests to take, tons of dungeons, kingdoms and caves to explore, and a humongous amount of weapons to collect!
Skyrim is so large that people who started playing back in 2011, when it first came out, are still finding new and cool stuff about the game! I love Dragon Age: Inquisition, but Skyrim throws even that glorious masterpiece of a game right out the window when it comes to insane replay value!
3. The Last Of Us
There aren't many additional items to collect in The Last Of Us, there aren't any side quests either. Truth be told, no matter how many times you play TLOU, you'll pretty much be going through the same game. But TLOU is an exception, because while it doesn't have any bonus perks to get you to want to replay it, the game is so stunning that you'll want to play it again and again anyway!
This game is truly a work of art; from its stunning graphics to its well-crafted story, you'll feel like you're playing a movie. I've already replayed this game about five times, and it never gets old!