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Lose yourself: Ten games crammed with distractions

By Iain Wilson on Saturday 10th Aug 2013 at 10:00 AM UTC

We all know there are RPGs that can suck up hundreds of hours of your gaming time, as anyone who's ploughed their way through the White Knight Chronicles or Final Fantasy series will testify.

However, there are plenty of open world games that are full of side missions and other activities to tempt you away from progressing the main story, and upcoming releases such as Grand Theft Auto V and Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag look like they will be expanding this tradition even further.

We've taken a look back and hand-picked ten games that stood out for having a large number of distractions and activities to keep you busy. Have you lost yourself in any other open world games? Let us know about it in the comments...