Replay Value

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That one sentence repeated over and over wouldn't make you want to view this page, would it? It's the same with video games - the same thing over and over gets boring after a while. Basically, replay value is how fun a game is after you've beaten it - either by starting a new game or by continuing the game after you've completed the main objective of it. Replay value is one of those things that reviewers (and players) look for in a game, so developers will usually try to squeeze as much replay value into a game as they can.

This can be done in several ways:

For examples on how not to do it, see Fake Longevity.

Not to be confused with Replay Value Universe, a recursive elsewhere-roleplay of Homestuck. Also not to be confused with a target score in pinball that (most commonly) awards a free game when reached or exceeded, known as a "Replay."


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