Survival games are a very sought-after adrenaline rush that some people enjoy a lot and others even become so obsessed with them that they spend hundreds of hours playing and replaying their favorite titles. Either knowingly or involuntary, these people tend to get way too involved in their gaming sessions and do all kinds of record-breaking things, and to celebrate their immense passion we’ve put together a list with ten instances when people took survival games too far.
Lorenzo Ramondetti Played Resident Evil 4 & 5 for 36:29:40
It’s simply unimaginable how someone could stay productive for 36 and a half hours, constantly having his heart tested by jump scare after jump scare and gory monsters that seem to appear out of nowhere. But the truth is that Lorenzo Ramondetti managed to play and replay Resident Evil 4 and 5 time and time again, without getting bored or dying of a heart attack, for that matter. Honestly, he deserves all the kudos in the world both for his patience and for his stamina, that were surely needed for such a terrifying endeavor.
Dying Light Spotlight Edition costs $10m
Priced at the whopping sum of $10 million, Dying Light Spotlight Edition was not only intended to be sold as part of a tremendous PR stunt the developers came up with, but it is also a perfect example of “when people take survival games too far”. In this case, the exaggeration comes from the fact that nobody in their right mind would spend such a fortune on a gaming title, even though this would give them the opportunity to win a speaking role in Dying Light: The Movie including professional acting lessons from Roger Craig Smith, who is playing Ezio in Assassin’s Creed.
Longest Marathon Playing Minecraft lasted 35:40:02
Everybody knows that Minecraft is one of the most popular video games in the world, its massive player base being comprised of gamers of all ages, but it was only one person who was able to set a word record playing this survival title. Mark Walls-Sawchuk from Wisconsin glued himself to the chair from the 1st to the 2nd of June 2016 and played Minecraft as if there was no tomorrow for no less than 35 hours, 40 minutes and 2 seconds. Impressive, right?
UnReal World (survival) – Longest Update Support for a Videogame
UnReal World is a 1992 rogue-like survival game developed by two Finnish friends, the truly interesting fact about this gaming title being that it receives regular updates even to this day and, in conclusion, the Guinness Book of Records awarded it an accolade for the “longest update support for a videogame” back in 2017. The dedication these two developers had and still have towards their game is simply amazing and even though they might have taken their love for the game too far, this time it’s definitely for a positive outcome.
Streamer uhTrance Finished Resident Evil 7 in 94 minutes
Resident Evil 7 gained quite a recognition when it comes to scaring the heck out of its players, the majority of them being unable to spend even one full hour playing this ultra-gory gaming title. But as we already know, there is always a hero ready to save the honor of all these faint-hearted players and finish the game in 94 minutes! His name is uhTrance, he is a streamer and he deserves a round of applause for managing to finish a 10 hour long survival game in one and a half hours, scary moments included!
Carcinogen – the Player Obsessed with No-hit Runs in Resident Evil
Carcinogen began his speed running career back in 2006 and since then he managed to finish a great deal of video games in a blink of an eye, his specialty being horror survival titles from the Resident Evil series. As if they weren’t already hard to beat while playing them at a normal pace, this fearless gamer is now aiming to finish them without even taking a single hit, showing that dedication can sometimes go as far as to become an everyday life style.
Kurt J. Mac Traveled 2,097 km in Minecraft’s Survival
Kurt J. Mac has been walking towards the fabled Far Lands since 2011 and in 2015, when this record was set, he had managed to traverse the stunning number of 2,097,152 blocks – the equivalent of 2,097 kilometers (or about 1300 miles). This wild dream started as a mere hobby, but as videos featuring him simply walking through Minecraft gained quite a YouTube following, he thought of using this as an encouragement to continue even further and also use this quest as a means to raise money for charity.
The Longest Survival-horror Marathon is 46:34:48
In September 2017, a gamer named Thomas Frey managed to get the record for the longest videogame marathon on a survival-horror title, playing for 46 hours, 34 minutes and 48 seconds. The inspiring resilience of intensely focusing for two full days while running for your life in a video game is definitely an out-of-this-world thing and we cannot feel but amazed by each and every player who owns a world record of this caliber.
Twitch Horror Gamer Breaks World Record after Being Startled by Daughter
JurassicJunkie is a Twitch streamer from the UK who became popular by gathering over 2 million viewers on one of his clips where he was playing Outlast 2 in the dark, with his headphones on, when suddenly his daughter surprised him with a cold beverage. The shriek of terror he let out when he saw the toddler lurking behind, helped him enter the Guinness Book of Records for the “most viewed video on Twitch”. When you get a jump scare from your infant, you know you have been playing for too long, right?
Fastest Time to Build a House in Minecraft Survival is 3:54 min
Building a house in Minecraft Survival mode is no walk in the park but if you manage to be very resourceful, know where to find materials and how to put them together in a fast and efficient way you can get it done in as few as 4 minutes, or so we can gather from the record established by Christopher Rüsch from Germany, who managed to raise this structure from the ground in just 3 minutes and 54 seconds.