The 10 best games for destroying your social life

7. The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time (1998)

You play a small boy dressed up as Robin Hood, sort of, but accompanied by a fairy, and you warp your way through time and space using a puzzle-solving musical toy. So far, so normal, but the gigantic gameworld and well-executed visual feast of Link's first 3D outing meant you might have started it as a boy, but you finished it a man. A 38-year-old man with an unhealthy interest in magical instruments, but technically a man.

6. Battlefield 3 (2011)

The single-player mission was a decent but unremarkable FPS, but it's the superb multiplayer fragfests, across massive maps and with loads of different vehicles to crash, that turned Battlefield 3 into a full year's worth of entertainment. We still pop in every now and then for a spot of casual evening killing.

5. Fallout 3 (2008)

An immense, action-packed reinvention of the RPG genre, Fallout 3 gave you a real sense of time as you shaped your character from birth in the safety of the Vault, and then of enormous space as you sent her/him out into the vast, post-apocalyptic wastes as an adult. More than that, there's just so much to do - you'd spend a while clearing some buildings of Fire Ants, take out a Supermutant stronghold, you'd look out of the window and it'd be September.