10 Most Addicting Video Games of 2016

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World of Warcraft: Legion
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1. World of Warcraft: Legion

Arguably the grandfather of addicting games, World of Warcraft continues to suck in over millions of players with their latest expansion, Legion. While the previous Warlords of Draneor expansion suffered from a pretty heavy content drought, Blizzard completely reversed course with Legion. The game now has so much content (with more on the way) that it’s almost like a full-time job keeping up with it all.

With Legion came the new Demon Hunter class, a new zone, dungeons, and raids and ten levels added to the level cap: the typical expansion updates. But arguably the biggest changes to WoW were to its end-game content. World Quests are like the old Daily Quests on crack: the sheer number of them is ridiculous, and they reset every six hours. The new Mythic+ dungeon system now keeps 5-player dungeon content fresh with endlessly scaling challenges that are both timed and have randomized “affixes” that alter enemy behaviors.

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With the introduction of artifact weapons, players now feel the pressure to grind out Artifact Power to increase the strength of their weapons. Players can also obtain randomly dropped legendary items, further increasing the need to play the game as much as possible to maximize their chances of obtaining these rare items. And we didn’t even mention raiding and the preparation that goes into raiding. When it comes to Legion, the list goes on and on and on.

Legion gives both causal and hardcore players so many more options on how to play the game. So many that if you are looking to raid or play the game at a high level, be prepared to set aside copious amounts of time to be competitive. Why sleep when you can grind out World Quests for Artifact Power or try to beat a Level 14 “Halls of Valor” Mythic+ dungeon? RIP your free time!

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