Long-term cyclic loading is observed in a wide range of human activities, as well as in nature, such as in the case of ocean waves. Cyclic loading can lead to ratcheting which is defined as progressive accumulation of plastic deformation in a material. Long-term cyclic loading causes a time effect (creep), which is a secondary compression effect. In this article, we conducted 15 triaxial tests on four types of cohesive materials in undrained conditions to evaluate the damage and failure mechanism. To characterize the strain and pore pressure development, we modified the Yanbu resistance concept. On the basis of the static creep tests, we concluded that the stress paths for undrained creep behavior have to take into account the pore pressure developed during long-term cyclic loading. Pore pressure build-up and plastic strain accumulation during long-term cyclic loading are dependent on the number of loading cycles. Finally, we proposed the failure criterion, which was based on the Modified Cam-Clay constitutive model.