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# Game Over?
13 addictive games that almost ruined your life
Just one more level. One more.

THE INTERNET IS in a state of withdrawal and struggling to cope with the loss of the fiendishly difficult Flappy Bird.

However, it wasn’t the first game to take the world by storm and leave many of us struggling to resist the temptation to play.

In fact, it’s just one of a long line of utterly addictive mobile and computer games.

Remember when these ones almost ruined your life?

1. Snake

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Woe betide the individual that called or texted when you were about to set a high score.

2. Candy Crush

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Just one more level.

One more.

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3. Angry Birds

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So addictive it got its own movie and a range of merchandise.

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4. Football Manager

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True story.

5. The Sims

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Start building a house at 6pm.

Wake up at the keyboard in your own drool.

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6. World of Warcraft

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A game so addictive it inspired a South Park episode about how addictive it is.

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7. Jetpack Joyride

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MUST. KEEP. GOING.

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8. Tiny Wings

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This little wingman was Number 1 in the games charts long before Flappy Bird arrived.

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9. Tetris

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Originally had us glued to the GameBoy, then arrived for free online.

Don’t tell us you didn’t see people playing this baby in university lectures.

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10. Words with Friends

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So many words. So little time.

Mashable says this one may have even been the reason Alec Baldwin was kicked off a plane.

11. Cut The Rope

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Om Nom’s addiction to sweets was so addictive but just didn’t have enough levels.

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Cut The Rope 2 = twice the time spent not living.

12. Temple Run

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Just. Keep. Running.

You’ll get there eventually, right?

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13. FarmVille

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Destroyed Facebook friendships.

Ruined lives.

May or may not be considered a taboo subject in some households.

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Now tell us, which delightfully difficult and utterly addictive games kept you up all night?

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