This game =Your life.
Countless hours have been put into games as a collective, but everyone has maybe one to three games on average that they have chipped a ridiculous amount of time into. After a while, these games become a distant memory that you can hardly remember playing that much, or that many times, until you look at your save data and recall the adventure and commitment. Other times, there are games that you still play up to this very day and add addiional time to them, even though you've essentially become a guru of that game. Not only that, but these games may fluctuate across generations of games and consoles, some that have ported to current hardware, some that has been emulated, and some that only remain where they were originally debuted. Nonetheless, every gamer has a game or a few that they've thrown away their outside life for, in order to enjoy and abuse it further via playtime.
Personally, I've put a lot of time into mainly open-world and sandbox-esque games. For example, I've played through Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen maybe 4 times, and 3 of those times with the same character to just further progress and make different choices throughout the adventure. My save is from 5yrs ago, even though my most recent save is of late last year, and I plan on just playing through it again with my same character or just buy it on the Switch and just fuck around with it on the go with a fresh character. I've played Dishonored just as much, playing through each mission numerous times since maybe 2013 or so and choosing every possible route, outcome, and play-style for that game. Then there's games like DMC3-- where I've been playing that game since before I was even able to catch the mature references in it. I also use to play a bunch of Dragon Ball Z games to the point where I'd confidently face anyone or not sense a threat because of the amount of time I put into learning every combo and character advantages.
Some of those games don't even necessarily need to be based upon full action/immersion. They could be other games that have virtual world, social aspects to them, like Second Life, IMVU, Roblox, etc, etc. I've definitely had my huge share of being involved in those types of games too. Those games are trickier to determine the playtime though because there's no objective or progression to make in them, you just kind of play whatever avatar you please and then further invest into that game with real world currency.
I guess the main idea is to pin point which game you've played the most, for sure, instead of just a bunch of examples of which game it might be. I'd be interested to know what games we've commonly chose to worship with our time and attention, as well as ones that seem to only have value to you personally that earned your time. Comment!