Skyrim is basically every ADD kid’s dream come true--and every completionist’s worst nightmare. Being a Dragonborn isn’t easy. There’s always some villager out there with an item that needs finding, or a bandit that needs killing, or a woodland creature that's just asking to be set ablaze by your dragon shouts. And while the main storyline is continually dangled in front of you like a carrot on a stick, side quests, hidden caves, and ancient dungeons are strewn around like candy, constantly tempting you off the beaten path. It’s possible to skip the plot entirely and just wander the numerous forests and clifftops that dot Skyrim’s landscape. Or, you can simply pick up everything that isn’t nailed down and hoard it away--you know, for later.
If that wasn’t enough, the Legendary Edition adds even more content, letting you take charge of your own village, discover your ultimate Dragonborn power, or even become a vampire. Good luck getting to it all befo--oh, look, a cave!
Completion Time: Around 40 hours if you’re mainlining the story, but countless side quests make it feel endless. [Buy it on Amazon]