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Let's say there's a video game that never gets boring no matter how much you play it, because there's always something new to do in it. What would be a term to describe the game?

The opposite would be a "repetitive" game that gets boring quickly, because there's only one thing to do in it.

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    The term 'infinitely varied' sounds better than the mathematical 'non-repeating'. Apr 11, 2015 at 22:09
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    Note that there are two different ways to interpret "antonym of repetitive". You could have a sequence of the same elements as before, only in a different, non-repeating (ie, random) order, or you could have some new and unique elements (vs the same old ones)
    – Hot Licks
    Apr 11, 2015 at 23:05
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    Why don't you coin a phrase... something like "auto-evolving"? Gamers are the only ones who need to understand it.
    – Oldbag
    Apr 11, 2015 at 23:48

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Ever-changing

adjective: ever-changing; adjective: everchanging

constantly changing or developing. the key is adapting to the ever-changing conditions

--Google search define operation (ever-changing)

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The game is dynamic

I prefer 'dynamic'

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I would suggest:

Enduring

e.g. A book of enduring interest

Oxford dictionary: lasting for a long time e.g. What is the reason for the game's enduring appeal?

A similar (may be less suitable) option may be

kaleidoscopic

Cambridge dictionary

quickly changing from one thing to another

Freedictionary.com

continually shifting or rapidly changing; having a marked tendency to change e.g. a kaleidoscopic and fractured view of Los Angeles

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Unpredictable” comes pretty close, I think.

Unpredictability can be seen as a negative, especially by those who thrive on certainty, i.e., repetitiveness, but as long you’re not referring to its tendency to unpredictably crash or freeze, I think an unpredictable game would be considered dynamic and ever-changing (2 more suggestions).

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If you're not dead-set against phrases, you could use the following to describe the game:

This game never gets old.

If you want to highlight the fact that there is always something new to do in it, you could use:

This game is inventive.

From oxford:

inventive: Having the ability to create or design new things or to think originally

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There's really not a distinct antonym for repetitive. But here are a few of your options:

Exciting, lively, interesting

Sporadic, non-repetitive

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I suggest "involving"

  • "It's a very involving game."
  • "It's a very involving thing, you get lost in it."
  • involve (vb) To occupy or engage the interest of: a story that completely involved me for the rest of the evening. TFD
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    Varied, nonrepetitive.
    – Drew
    Apr 12, 2015 at 3:54
  • @Drew - Yeah, "non-repetitive" is obviously the antonym. You should put that in an answer.
    – Hot Licks
    Apr 12, 2015 at 12:28
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The gaming term is that the game has a big replay value

Replay value - wiki

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