10 Most Addicting Video Games of 2016

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Planet Coaster
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8. Planet Coaster

Simulation and management games are genres that naturally lend themselves to addiction. Maybe it’s the fact you can simulate events you might never experience in real life. Or maybe it’s the feeling of “playing god”, creating and destroying at will, the lives of these simulated people in your hands. In the case of Planet Coaster, maybe a bit of both.

The theme park simulation and management game from Frontier Developments gives you all the tools to create the amusement park of your dreams. While the game features a growing Campaign mode and an endless Challenge mode, it truly shines in Sandbox mode. With no monetary restrictions and huge plots of land to work with, creativity is the name of the game. Want to make a pirate-themed park? Or a winter wonderland? What about a Star Wars park? It’s all possible using Planet Coaster‘s vast array of theming elements.

With Planet Coaster it’s extremely easy to get caught up in the fine details. Before you know it, you’ll have spent four hours adjusting every nook and cranny of a single shop. And the ability to share your creations with others via the Steam Workshop only feeds that creative addiction. Once you get started, good luck escaping. I know I haven’t.