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10 Open World Games That Will Drive Your OCD Crazy

August 31, 2016 Written by Keri Honea

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I personally have a love-hate relationship with open world games. I love roaming everywhere and going on side mission after side mission, but oftentimes, these games have overworld maps littered with icons. I simply can’t play these games without clearing all of the icons or at least seeing what all of them are. As a result, I often don’t finish these games because I get too distracted and I take too long. And I’m not the only one. Those with any slight bit of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) easily fall into this trap. We twitch when looking at the uncleared maps. We make plans with how to complete them, no matter if they’re sidequests or collectibles. These things will be fuggin’ clear by the time we reach the end, come Hell or high water. And so I decided to compile the absolute worst offenders when it comes to OCD and games.

Before I get deeper into this fun top 10, I will take a moment to say that I know what I am talking about here is not true obsessive-compulsive disorder. I’m well aware that we, as a society, use the term far more often than we should. But most of us can agree that while we don’t have full blown OCD, we do have ticks about us with some obsessive and compulsive tendencies. 

Now that we have that out of the way, on to the top ten open world games that will wreak havoc on obsessive-compulsive minds!

Do you have any games that trigger the same compulsions that we missed?

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