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Six video games worth (a lot of) your time

In this video game image released by Bethesda

In this video game image released by Bethesda Softworks, a Dragonborn hero battles one of the flying lizards in "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim." Credit: Bethesda Softworks

If you could dedicate an entire month to playing games, which ones would best fill the time? Take a 31-day month, subtract eight hours a day for necessities like sleeping and eating, and you have 496 hours to fill with digital entertainment. These six games will fill out your gaming binge and give you the most bang for your buck.


THE GAME The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition

AVERAGE TIME 153 hours

THE DEAL Practically every corner of the province of Skyrim has places to explore, which include deep caves, long lost ruins and high mountain peaks. There's a quest at every corner, including a multitude of objectives that can be picked up while working on something else.


THE GAME Fallout New Vegas, Ultimate Edition


THE DEAL There's a ton to explore between the Vegas strip and the dangers found in the Nevada desert: rad roaches, giant scorpions, super mutants, etc. You start with little more than a hole in your head, and work your way up to becoming the top dog around town.


THE GAME Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon


THE DEAL On average, it takes about 86 hours for heroes to take the Inquisitor's journey through the land of Thedas, given all the side and collection quests that are available. The Jaws of Hakkon downloadable content adds another 10 hours.


THE GAME Divinity: Original Sin


THE DEAL Players take the role of Source Hunters, charged with eradicating a dangerous type of magic (called the Source) and its practitioners from the world. This old-school role-playing game also emphasizes a sense of freedom in its gameplay.


THE GAME The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings


THE DEAL Framed for a crime he didn't commit, Geralt of Rivia, a Witcher (monster hunter), sets off to clear his name. But things are never easy in this dark fantasy world as he explores the beautiful landscape, confronts dangerous creatures and works his way through a mystery wrapped in intrigue.


THE GAME Grand Theft Auto V


THE DEAL This game steals both cars and your time, and you'll have a great time watching it happen. Players can practically spend all their time exploring the large open world, committing crimes or just doing whatever they want. The average completion time does not take into account the new heist multiplayer mode.

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