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Top 7: Games that reward you for not playing them

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Games give so many conflicting messages to players. Most want hours and hours of your attentive dedication, then for you to return for DLC, and to never give up on the multiplayer. But there are a handful of titles that actually rewarding players for NOT playing. Here are the Top 7 games which do just that. For more from GamesRadar Subscribe: http://goo.gl/cnjsn1 http://www.gamesradar.com http://www.facebook.com/gamesradar http://www.twitter.com/gamesradar http://www.twitch.tv/gamesradar
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Caco Castro (1 year ago)
What was the game shown between min 0:09 - 0:18??
tommis1000000 (1 year ago)
I'm farcry 4 I only did that ending then stopped playing
wangchong000 (1 year ago)
i didnt know jonathan ross had a gaming channel lmao
Baker Doze (1 year ago)
The MGS3 one with The End is an iffy one since, if you don't attempt to defeat him in direct ways via making him lose all his Stamina or holding him at gunpoint from behind, you won't be able to get the Mosin Nagant tranquilizer rifle or Moss camouflage, which offers great camo in grassy areas and can regenerate both health and stamina in light areas.
Jim (1 year ago)
#1 Every Chinese MMO
Angry Canadian (1 year ago)
World of Warcraft. Logging out in a city or Inn will grant rested experience the longer you stay there which is handy for leveling
Carl the Drunk Horse (1 year ago)
I'm honestly surprised that Takeshi's Challenge didn't make it on the list. It's a Famicom game that requires you at one point to put down the controller and do nothing for two whole hours.
Dominik Römer (1 year ago)
What about League of Legends? The less you paly, the less salt you produce.
Aimlessimp05 (1 year ago)
Tf2 give you higher drop chances the longer you don't play.
Mr T (1 year ago)
The End is one of my favorite boss fights, missing out isn't quite a reward, anyway you can shoot him in the head with a sniper rifle when you see him (After beating the pain?) before entering the warehouse place, which is quicker than waiting a week or exiting, then changing the consoles clock.
Michael Nilson (1 year ago)
You know what game rewards you the most for not playing? No Man's Sky.
KingCatoChaos (1 year ago)
I pay went too, even if I'm not at home.
Supremacy Sammy (1 year ago)
Animal Crossing nuff said!
Short Fuse (1 year ago)
In Sonic CD, if you make Sonic stay still for 5 minuets, Sonic will say "I'm out of here," jumps of the stage, and gives you a game over
Hunter H (1 year ago)
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Serensetti (1 year ago)
Earthbound has additional waiting segments when you use the phone. Ordering a pizza takes 3 minutes, and hitting up your sister takes a considerable amount of time, as well. Also, The World Ends With You gives you experience for time spent not playing, which can be stored up to a week.
Ray Butler (1 year ago)
The Crew, Wild Run gives you money when you return the next day, you can increase it by doing Faction missions and doing Awards for a higher percentage. (return whenever really, but it resets your Faction share every month) I may test if I get the cash by moving my clock forward, that would be a cool hack if it works.
Ray Butler (1 year ago)
I used to build a bit of Sim City then leave it on overnight, collect taxes for cash without using the money cheat. But sometimes you get up in the morning and your town is trashed.
Jory Matos (1 year ago)
Not playing No Man's Sky you save 60.00$
Mister Turk Turkle (1 year ago)
Bravely Default and Bravely second. Having it on, but in sleep mode lets you build shops that you can access from nearly anywhere in the game (and in BD, it gets you some seriously OP weapons and armor) as well as accumulate mid-battle time stops you can use for emergencies or massive damage
Up Down (1 year ago)
Final Fantasy V's Famed Mimic Gogo anyone?
Weird Video Games (1 year ago)
Takeshi's Challenge?
Raw and Uncensored (1 year ago)
1:47 lol. Microsoft updated their terms and after 5 years of inactivity on your account, your live file gets erased.
Electra Heart. (1 year ago)
I would've included Dead Island, they give you an achievement for not playing the game for 28 days in a row.
N W (1 year ago)
R...ya need to make your R sound like an R...and not a W..."Went" should be 'Rent"
Daniell Jacques (1 year ago)
fable is my favorite game
ashofoblivion (1 year ago)
Final Fantasy 13. Your reward for not playing is the fact you don't have to suffer through Final fantasy 13. And that. Is the best reward of all.
r0bw00d (1 year ago)
There is another branch of this type of reward: the achievement for not playing the game while the game is still going. 1. Pay Your Respects, _Batman: Arkham City_. By kneeling down at the chalk outline of Bruce's parents in Crime Alley and putting the controller down for a minute and a half, you will be rewarded with this achievement. 2. Venting Frustration, _Alice: Madness Returns_. Steam vents allow Alice to reach higher platforms, but if you hop on one and stay on it for 6 minutes while you go use the bathroom and make yourself something to eat instead of working the controller, you will get this achievement.
As soon as I clicked the video, I knew they were going to mention The Stanley Parable.
OrOrOn Farell (1 year ago)
Eve online's Skill Queue anyone? i honestly expected to see it here
Richard Cheesman (1 year ago)
EVE Online's skill training is real-time, and can be queued for long periods of time. Log off. Train. Come back with more skills after doing.... nothing.
assasinscreed45 (1 year ago)
no 1 should have being COD infinity wafare
Casey (1 year ago)
Eve Online: you select a skill and it levels up by time. Whether this time is spent playing the game or not, the skill goes up at the same rate. It literally rewards you for not playing it. I wish more games had this system.
daskraut (1 year ago)
i think "no man's sky" rewards you most for not playing it :P
ramses bams (1 year ago)
i am shocked about the mgs 3 one tbh
Alex Fun (1 year ago)
actually you dont need to wait a week, you just have to set the date in your ps2 configs 7 days forward, start the game and voila =)
Caleb Lambright (1 year ago)
Sonic Boom rise of the Lyric rewards you by not causing brain damage to you so never play that game
Mahmoud Khalid (1 year ago)
when i played mgs 3 i couldnt defeat (the end) so i didnt play the game for about a mounth...returned to it later to find he is dead. really loved that one !
snow man (1 year ago)
Clicker heroes. It's an idle game.
Hanan Awan (1 year ago)
For some reason I was expecting to see Undertale listed here.
Stephon Slette (1 year ago)
Tumblrtale has nothing to do with any of this, I swear you people are just looking for reasons to talk about that game.
Hawkkiller2 (1 year ago)
Weird to expect that. Undertale has nothing related to doing nothing that rewards you...That I know of.
scop (1 year ago)
My N1: Clash Of Clans - Doing basically anything (Doing nothing)
TheReliquarian (1 year ago)
Seriously, this has got the be the Fifth channel I've found voiced by an effete British kid with a lisp. What's with that?
erick001bc (1 year ago)
Batman Arkham City had a few.
SonofRiggnarok (1 year ago)
Flower and Journey are cancerous games, they get too much credit for shit and hardly any gameplay.
Hi im Triggered (1 year ago)
I still have 3 years to go on that Stanley Parable achievement ;n;
Daikini0 (1 year ago)
Morrowind: Put a weight on forward and run, and go to sleep, in the morning you will get 100 athletic skill.
PrinceAnzo (1 year ago)
far cry 4 was wasted , i really wanted to work for Pagan min instead i had to join the fukin resistance, bullshit.
Lyon Lin (1 year ago)
Spec Ops: The Line. The reward is not getting nightmares and depression.
Fatih Kan (1 year ago)
i don't call non3D things game anymore except chess.
Fatih Kan (1 year ago)
+HeartOfEnder not having your stupid interests won't make me ignorant somehow everybody is ignorant in a way. I'm maybe ignorant about 2d games. So what? Will being ignorant about your silly entertaining methods make me loose something precious? I don't fucking think so. The life goes on with your silliness or without.
Fatih Kan (1 year ago)
+HeartOfEnder I'm not child of 80's or 90's. I've never met 2D gaming. I'm glad.
Fatih Kan (1 year ago)
+HeartOfEnder I don't call them because I don't want them near me. :D
NebularMartian (1 year ago)
Every single clicker game on the market.
wiiam4 (1 year ago)
The original animal crossing had an exploit where you would get 10k just for checking your mail on new years/Christmas day, so to make some bank you would just spam waking up on that day to make multi mils
Czah5 (1 year ago)
Another Easter Egg involving "The End" in MGS3 is that you can actually kill him earlier in the game when he is on a pier in a wheel chair. However, when you come to his boss battle section, you get reprimanded by Zero and then your have to face of against a squad of elite snipers instead.
Redhead 1910 (1 year ago)
Megadimension Neptunia VII. You have to spend 5 HOURS in a dungeon to get... +100 to magical attack stat. You can simply leave the game on and do stuff for five hours. Considering that at the end of the game you will be an unstoppable machine of DEATH, this will not do much.
Brandon McBadass (1 year ago)
i love Flower & Journey! SCEA is very beautiful and took time in their works of art
Kazanna (1 year ago)
A warning to any and all players that play fable 2 or want to play fable 2. There is an internal gold cap to the game (No clue what it is) If you have too much rent collected, your game will not load. It will corrupt and be unplayable. I've found few methods around this. One, get as much gold as you'd like, then set all rent everywhere to the lowest possible. RIP to anyone who reads this only to find out their game is probably dead.
Marty Schrader (1 year ago)
Like these game designers can't make a game get the time from NIST? What kind of stupidity is that?
George Kurelic (1 year ago)
Or there should be a reward for people who want to earn it legit, and game designers are fine with some people cheating, rather than just taking it out. It's fairly common Source: Pro game dev, stuff like this comes up often, and designers are fully aware of it.
Marty Schrader (1 year ago)
...then there should be no reward. It's kinda like the people on Jigsaw Planet who mess with their Lima clock to make it appear they solved a puzzle in less time than it actually took. Pathetic.
George Kurelic (1 year ago)
offline mode
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) (1 year ago)
Top 7: Games that wewawd you fow not pwaying them
MyGuitarTwerks (1 year ago)
What about the witness eclipse tape puzzle? Where you have to wait an hour or so to get the achievement?
Katarina (1 year ago)
What about Deadpool?
Dark Wolf (1 year ago)
This video was as dumb as the title
Per Ekström (1 year ago)
In Baten Kaitos, there is one magnus (card) called Shampoo that you receive right at the start of the game. If you let the game run for 336 hours (14 days), it will turn into splendid hair. After doing all post-game stuff I had to wait for 10 more days for that magnus. It's really, *really* stupid...
Baffan (1 year ago)
Per Ekström Surely you meant brilliant and realistic
braz D Blood (1 year ago)
little big planet 2 had crazy trophies playing at night and on the morning and even birthday if im not wrong
wakamoto1105 (1 year ago)
Track Mania 2 anyone? Free planets every time you stopped for awhile then start again!
Sole Nero (1 year ago)
No 1: No Man's Sky: Don't play it at all - it will save you from spending 60 euro.
Kosaku Kawajiri (1 year ago)
hundreds of rubles*
The Leviathan (1 year ago)
Brian Macaranas (1 year ago)
metal gear 3 hmmm... i wanna play it
Solid Mike (1 year ago)
Honestly, i've played MGS3 so much the whole game is cake. The End is just a hard breathing footprint leaving pussy.
Blood BRS (1 year ago)
Every game rewards u *time* for not playing them.
ocelot hayes (1 year ago)
also on MGS3 .. talk to medic while in the jail cell .. then save and quit .. when you get back on you play a weird sword/slasher game and have to kill a lot of demon creature things .. when you win, snake will wake up and call medic about having a bad dream.
+SkyWolfAlpha My friend said he was able to access it in the Legacy Collection.
SkyWolfAlpha (1 year ago)
@Late Night with NateWolf Yes, it was cut. Should be able to find the PS2 version on eBay easily (and cheaply) enough, though.
ocelot hayes (1 year ago)
i think it might have been
Was it really cut from the HD version? I heard about that scene, and I was hoping to experience it for myself. I am disappoint.
deth413 (1 year ago)
who said it HAD to be the hd version
Houston S (1 year ago)
Animal Crossing New Leaf (the villagers donating toward constructions, etc.), possibly TF2 (weapon drop system)
_KylaRen_ (1 year ago)
My point exactly
Houston S (1 year ago)
+_KylaRen_ it would take 3.05+ years for that 184 bells to complete a 125,000 or more bell project and up without your assistance kappa. its hard to get the expensive buildings built quickly with that amount
_KylaRen_ (1 year ago)
+houston s and 184 bells wont make a difference
Houston S (1 year ago)
+_KylaRen_ remember the REALLY expensive buildings though, the ones that are 125,000 bells and up (Dream Suite)
_KylaRen_ (1 year ago)
houston s But in acnl villagers leave, Weeds grow and Villagers donate like 184 bells only
Mr. FLiP MunEy (1 year ago)
the end was easy for me now these ghost snipers on extreme in mgs5pp are hard as shit
The Leviathan (1 year ago)
I did years ago xD
Mr. FLiP MunEy (1 year ago)
did you play mgs 1
The Leviathan (1 year ago)
Took me 3 days to pass some missions with them on tbh
Eduardo Garcia (1 year ago)
in the world ends with you the game shows you a screen every time you stop playing the game for a while that levels up all your abilities depending on how much time you left
LoneNightfury (1 year ago)
in final fantasy 14, if you log off of the game while in a town or safe zone, you build up an exp multiplier that helps you level up. the longer you are logged off, the greater the ammount of exp the multiplier will apply to.
MG42GeYeR (1 year ago)
Dead Island : ''How many days exactly?'' - Dont play for 28 days and come back. ''28 days later'' reference
michael ashby (1 year ago)
now i have played and completed all 3 fable games and i never knew that you could do that i was broke for half the game and the other half i was doing the blacksmith jobs
eran5005 (1 year ago)
cool list, only thing wrong was calling Peter Molyneux a genius. He's just a pretentious windbag that styles himself as some sort of creative genius, in truth most of his games are scraping the bottom of average.
Smoke Cloud (1 year ago)
I miss Fable
G0DM0NSTER (1 year ago)
I'm guilty of the money gathering on Fable II.
Gavanater 3340 (1 year ago)
smite battlegrounds of the gods
The Leviathan (1 year ago)
Smite is cool man
WDTED (1 year ago)
but what about gta v o'clock
I'll have to twy some of these games they sound pwetty fun
Matthew Milliken (1 year ago)
the act of not having to remember that shit by not playing the game is reward on its own. thanks sonic 06, I'm glad I dodged that bullet.
TheGreatChrisB (1 year ago)
What about DUST 514, I had it for a short time on PlayStation and you earn xp which you use to upgrade skills when your not playing. I downloaded the game and didn't touch it for a couple months, then when I did play it I had a ton of points to spend on my character, I would play it every couple months after I got all the points.
John Freymuth (1 year ago)
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor. I never set foot in a raid and walked out of that expansion decked out in full raid gear from my garrison. Also had enough gold to play the game for free for over a year and a half.
betacase07 (1 year ago)
Idk The end in mgs 3 was pretty easy, and I sucked terribly at the game. Put on some inferred goggles and boom. That old tart might as well fallen and can't get up.
betacase07 (1 year ago)
LMAO i did look that up. Id play the game for that, but those controls are the only thing keeping me from replaying it. Hell half of the game is surviving the controls for me lol.
ocelot hayes (1 year ago)
really.. you dont have to fight the end at all without having to wait 7 days..in the cut scene where the boss sends the fear after you, you can see him in a wheel chair ... well right after that cut scene you can just shoot him in the head while he gets rolled away .. its funny as hell too cause he just blows up xD
Rusty Shackleforth (1 year ago)
World of Warcraft. If you go to a rest area you get a "well rested" bonus that doubles your experience. The longer you stay there the longer it will last. Staying there a week max's out how long it will last.
JD Maness (1 year ago)
Dead Island gives you one for not playing a month. 28 days later reference. So easy to get.
Benjamin Lalić (1 year ago)
i didn't play any of these games hahahahahaahh XD
Nikola Kaev (1 year ago)
I got rewarded more then enough for not playing Pokemon GO
Robo Mojo (1 year ago)
You forgot "The World Ends With You". When you're away from the game your badges gain experience, so you can either stay away from the game for a long time (or set your DS's clock forward) and become totally OP.
Gokul Naidu (1 year ago)
The guy commentating this video sounds like Elmer Fudd
HunGredy (1 year ago)
More like Jonathan Ross (UK host)
Gokul Naidu (1 year ago)
Haha I can see that!
Shotaro Ikaros (1 year ago)
I was thinking Kripkie from Big Bang theory
Gokul Naidu (1 year ago)
It has just occurred to me i'm not the only one who noticed.
Lolypopmaster (1 year ago)
unturned you get the achievement of welcome to ruissia for going in the ruissia
You mentioned Far cry :D
I suggest all dark souls series cause if you left them for 1 week at least , you will be rewarded by recovering your psychological and mental health.
TheTichondrius123 (1 year ago)
I was kinda hoping for spec ops the line to be here... not that it gives u stuff for not playing, u just wont see the advancement of the plot. Which i'd say is a reward. Theoretically.
Aurora Joi Dickerson (1 year ago)
Also on Flower there is a hidden trophy if you wait 10 minutes in the window screen.
PATISTA BOMB (1 year ago)
Uncharted 4
Pump Little (1 year ago)
I'm at 91% at far cry 4 ...
what about undertale? there's an entire story arc you simply shouldn't play. I mean, technically it doesn't reward you with anything - except for the fact that your safe file won't be corrupted to show a horrible ending anytime you play the game after finishing that one story arc.
Markus Kalmi (2 years ago)
the caster sounds like thoughty 2
Gunman610 (2 years ago)
In Monty Python's Meaning of Life, if you wait at the Zen garden for a little while, you'll get a prize (I can't remember what, it's been a while and I can't be asked to look it up). But if you wait about 30 seconds, you'll get the item you need to continue the game.
Michael Yu (1 year ago)
I mean, he is right- Waiting for 30 seconds is hardly "Not playing", as opposed to having to wait for hours, weeks or years. If you have to wait for over several hours, it's quite likely that people will leave their systems alone or off, whereas waiting for 30 seconds entails sitting in front of your screen, twiddling your thumbs for a short while.
Gunman610 (1 year ago)
Wow...you're really bitter.
Xanti Shayde-Walker (1 year ago)
Wow. A whole 30 seconds. That beats waiting for five years to play a game again. *scoffs at you* That's not a reward for not playing, that's just a reward for having more patience than a 5 yr old kid.
khevob (2 years ago)
In the mmorpg Vindictus you can upgrade your skills for a certain amount of AP (ability points). The thing is that ability points are given for either completing a level or simply waiting. You basically get one every hour even if you are not logged in. Soo just don't play it for a few months and you can max out all your skills.

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