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The Great Destroyer
09-17-2013, 09:58 AM
The last two years have been fantastic for gaming, and after playing BioShock Infinite and the Last of Us (and b/c of GTA 5 coming out) I started to reconsider what my favorite games were. It was very hard to narrow it down and I couldn't come up with a particular ranking so I decided to list out my top 25 favorite games of all time. How does it compare to your list?

The Last of Us
The Walking Dead
BioShock
BioShock Infinite
Resident Evil 4
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Metroid Prime
Half-Life 2
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Mass Effect
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Goldeneye 007
Super Mario Galaxy
Deus Ex
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
No More Heroes
Spec Ops: The Line
The World Ends With You
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Call of Duty 2
Batman: Arkham City
Pokemon Crystal Version
Final Fantasy VI
Yoshi's Island

Vertigo
09-17-2013, 10:38 AM
Just choosing one example per series, as in the 25 albums thread. Though Unreal/UT, Civ 3/Alpha Centauri and HL2e2/Black Mesa might be cheating a tad.

Aliens vs Predator 2
Black Mesa
Doom 3
Ecco II: The Tides Of Time
Fight Night Round 3
Half-Life 2: Episode 2
Jedi Knight 2
Knights Of The Old Republic 2
Left 4 Dead
Mass Effect
Max Payne 2
Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2005)
Portal 2
Primal Rage
Rock Band
Skyrim
Rome: Total War
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Sid Meier's Civilization 3
Sonic 3 & Knuckles
Space Hulk VOTBA
Streets of Rage 2 (ridiculously tricky choice between 1 and 2)
Unreal
Unreal Tournament (2004 has better gameplay, original has better atmosphere and world-building)
Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War (particularly Retribution's Last Stand mode)

The Great Destroyer
09-17-2013, 11:03 AM
Just choosing one example per series, as in the 25 albums thread.

Yeah that's partially where I got the idea. On picking one per series, I tried to, but I hardly consider Bioshock 1 and Infinite as part of the same series anyway so they both ended up on the list.

frankie teardrop
09-17-2013, 12:32 PM
i'm generally an old school gamer only, mostly NES, so pardon the dust on this list:

1. the guardian legend (NES)
2. maniac mansion (NES)
3. silent hill (playstation)
4. battletoads (NES)
5. castlevania IV (SNES)
6. life force (NES)
7. mortal kombat (xbox 360/playstation 3)
8. worms (playstation)
9. comix zone (genesis)
10. doom II (PC)
11. the legend of zelda: majora's mask (N64)
12. super metroid (SNES)
13. super mario RPG (N64)
14. crystalis (NES)
15. super mario bros. 2 (NES)
16. batman: arkham asylum (xbox 360/playstation 3)- haven't played the new one yet...
17. goldeneye 007 (N64)
18. mario kart double dash (gamecube)
19. final fantasy VI/III (SNES)
20. demon's crest (SNES)
21. UN squadron (SNES)
22. zombies ate my neighbors (SNES/genesis)
23. TMNT IV: turtles in time (SNES)
24. actraiser (SNES)
25. smash tv (arcade)

Mantra
09-17-2013, 12:56 PM
Man I don't think I play enough games to even come up with 25.

Skyrim
Goldeneye
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
Banjo Kazooie
Limbo
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Hitman: Blood Money

That's probably it. I'm sure there's a wealth of great games out there that I'm missing out on.

ambergris
09-17-2013, 01:41 PM
I've been playing computer games since 1985, maybe even earlier. My father thought that computers are the future, so I should learn to work with them. Yeah, but mostly I played.

In no order, biased towards the present, and probably containing a few omissions:

1. Sid Meier's Civilization III
2. Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
3. Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon
4. Sid Meier's Pirates!
5. Elite II - Frontier
6. The Elder Scrolls III - Morrowind
7. The Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim
8. Half-Life 2
9. World of Warcraft
10. Starflight
11. Starflight II
12. Lucas Arts' Zak McCracken and the Alien Mindbenders
13. Star Control II
14. Dune
15. Flashback
16. Sid Meier's Colonization
17. Planescape: Torment
18. Fallout II
19. Fallout III
20. Mass Effect II
21. Settlers
22. Alien Breed (the series)
23. LucasArts' Loom
24. MegaLoMania
25. Lemmings II

There are tones of games I am forgetting, but I'd probably not play many of those old 8-bit games with the same enjoyment as I did back then.

Vertigo
09-17-2013, 01:49 PM
9. comix zone (genesis)

Very cool game. I just wish it was longer.





1. Sid Meier's Civilization III


I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks that's the pinnacle of the series (Alpha Centauri aside). 4's interface and religion system bring me out in a rash, 5 has horrible AI and some weird pacing, and though the combat is interesting, I think the switch to hexes was unnecessary. The emphasis on flanking could still have played a part in the traditional stacked units / eight-way-movement dynamic.

ambergris
09-17-2013, 02:12 PM
I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks that's the pinnacle of the series (Alpha Centauri aside). 4's interface and religion system bring me out in a rash, 5 has horrible AI and some weird pacing, and though the combat is interesting, I think the switch to hexes was unnecessary. The emphasis on flanking could still have played a part in the traditional stacked units / eight-way-movement dynamic.
I actually prefered Civilization III because it is most suitable for multiplayer games. Civ IV and V are too slow-paced for that. But yes, the pacing in general in V is not good. There are always good ideas in every game, but part III has the best combination of them. The maps in IV and V are so small. I like huge empires. The purists would prefer Civilization II because of that. But this game is clumsy in other regards, and looks ancient.

Vertigo
09-17-2013, 02:32 PM
I actually prefered Civilization III because it is most suitable for multiplayer games. Civ IV and V are too slow-paced for that. But yes, the pacing in general in V is not good. There are always good ideas in every game, but part III has the best combination of them. The maps in IV and V are so small. I like huge empires. The purists would prefer Civilization II because of that. But this game is clumsy in other regards, and looks ancient.

Agreed on all counts. I do like that Civ 2 can be run in a window though, I still dust it off every now and then so I can dominate the planet while doing something productive.

Space Suicide
09-17-2013, 06:02 PM
No order whatsoever:

Resident Evil 5
Devil May Cry 3
Dead Space
Batman: Arkham City
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
Metal Gear Solid
God of War 3
Spyro The Dragon 2: Ripto's Rage
Bioshock: Infinite
Mass Effect 2
Donkey Kong Country
Super Smash Brothers
Gears of War
Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Crash Bandicoot: Warped
Uncharted
Resident Evil 4
Call of Duty: World at War
Tekken 3
Soul Blade
Mortal Kombat (2011)
Crash Twinsanity
Silent Hill 2
WWE SmackDown!: Shut Your Mouth
Gears of War 3

heroicraptor
09-17-2013, 06:16 PM
Fallout: New Vegas
Fallout 3
Pokemon Crystal
Pokemon Blue
StarCraft Brood War
StarCraft II
Batman: Arkham City
TES Oblivion
TES Skyrim
Portal 2
Knights of the Old Republic
Knights of the Old Republic 2
Halo: Combat Evolved
Dragon Age
Donkey Kong Country (all three)
Yoshi's Island

Iran_Ed
09-17-2013, 06:30 PM
In no order whatsoever, the games I have the most fond memories of.

1. Super Mario World
2. Fallout 3
3. Beyond Good and Evil
4. The Portal series
5. Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic
6. Journey
7. Limbo
8. Super Smash Brothers: Melee
9. Ico (I need to play SOTC)
10. Metroid Prime
11. Braid
12. Sonic The Hedgehog 3
13. Pokemon gold/silver
14. Red Dead Redemption
15. Jet Set Radio Series
16. Assassin's Creed 2 (the only one I've played)
17. NBA Street Vol. 2
18. Animal Crossing Series
19. The Tony Hawk Series till Underground
20. God of War 3
21. Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
22. Need For Speed Underground 2
23. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
24. Super Mario 64
25. Sonic Adventure

Big Fat Matt
09-17-2013, 07:01 PM
No real order.

Final Fantasy 7
WWF No Mercy
Minecraft
Pokemon Gold
NHL '99 (n64)
GTA 4 (dlc's included)
Star Wars Battlefront 2
Portal
Goldeneye
GTA 3
Skyrim
NCAA Footabll '04
WWF SmackDown! 2
Tekken 4
Armadillo Run
Mega Race
Spider Solitare
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

liquidcalm
09-17-2013, 07:01 PM
Only numbered so I can keep track!
1. Final fantasy vii
2. Quake 2
3. Xwing
4. Metal gear solid
5. Ico
6. Wipeout hd
7. The last of us
8. Uncharted 2
9. Grand theft auto vice city
10. Super mario brothers 3
11. Sim city 2000
12. Micro machines v3
13. Super smash brothers
14. Half Life
15. Team fortress classic
16. Crash bandicoot 2
17. Silent hill 2
18. Zelda : the minish cap
19. Gran turismo
20. Saints Row 2
21. Demons souls
22. Journey
23. Command and Conquer Red Alert
24. Tomb raider 2
25. Rez

tried to steer clear of listing sequels.. Otherwise there would be a whole lot more repitition.. Safe to say all these games had an impact on me one way or another, even if later games were 'better'.

xmd 5a
09-17-2013, 07:39 PM
No particular order, subject to change, 1 game per series yadayadayada

Phantasy Star II
Yoshi's Island
Donkey Kong Country 2
Chrono Trigger
Mario Kart 64
Fire Emblem
Sword of Mana
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
DOOM
Fallout 2
Bioshock
Final Fantasy XII
Bayonetta
The Darkness
Far Cry 3
Mass Effect 2
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Banjo Kazooie
Dragon Quest VIII
Wario Land 3
Lylat Wars (Star Fox 64)
Skyrim
Red Dead Redemption
Dead Space 2
Super Smash Brothers Brawl

Halo Infinity
09-18-2013, 01:15 PM
Thank goodness I played lots of video games in the 1990s so I can actually contribute 25 titles. And as a Nintendo fan from back in the day, why not? And this is also in no particular order, but I'm numbering it to make sure it is 25 games all in all. I still wish I had them all. I shouldn't have let people borrow any games back when I was in elementary and middle school.

1. Super Mario World
2. Super Mario Land
3. Super Mario Land 2
4. Super Mario Land 3 or Wario Land
5. Kirby's Dreamland
6. Kirby's Dreamland 2
7. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
8. Star Fox
9. Star Fox 64
10. Donkey Kong Country
11. Donkey Kong Country 2
12. Donkey Kong Country 3
13. Donkey Kong Land
14. Donkey Kong Land 2
15. Donkey Kong Land 3
16. Mega Man X
17. Final Fantasy VI
18. Final Fantasy VII
19. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time
20. Super Mario 64
21. Super Mario World 2 or Yoshi's Island
22. Super Smash Bros.
23. Super Smash Bros. Melee
24. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
25. South Park

So many good times and memories. (With some lost ones.) It sucks that people do a thing called borrow shit and never return it though. To the "Little things that piss you off" thread. :p

Wretchedest
09-18-2013, 03:03 PM
My rules:
Narrative and competitive games must be separated. Games can qualify for both categories
Each franchise can only occur once. For instance im not about to list 10 pokemon games but Ill specify "Synphony of the Night" for Castlevania because its the only relevant entry in the series.

This is in pretty close order


Bioshock Series
pokemon
Persona 4
Final Fantasy Series
Shadow of the Colossus
Symphony of the Night
Mass effect
Infamous
Ni No Kuni
Dark Souls
GTA
Read Dead redemption
La noire
Zelda series
Mario 64
Portal series
Spec Ops the Line
luigis mansion series
dead space
braid
journey
far cry 3
Elder scrolls series
batman arkham series
saints row series



COMPTETITIVE LIST. I dont play a lot of competitive games so i might not be able to fill it out.

Street Fighter
Smash Bros.
Halo
Starcraft
Persona 4 arena
Mortal Kombat
Left 4 Dead Series
Pokemon series
Donkey kong
frogger
dig dug
galaga
pacman

Yeah i ran out of ideas. I might come back to it

GavinCollins420
09-19-2013, 12:01 AM
Metal Gear Solid (1, 2, 3, 4. Counting that as one.)
Grand Theft Auto IV
Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 3
Half-Life 2
Portal 2
Fez
Limbo
Super Meat Boy
Star Wars: Battlefront (1, 2.)
Skyrim
Banjo Kazooie
Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Metroid
Dead Space
Silent Hill 2
Batman: Arkham City
Battlefield 3
Super Smash Bros. Melee
UFC Undisputed 3 (Just for sheer competetiveness.)
Trials: Evolution (Same as above.)
The Last of Us

GTA V will probably be on this list by the time the week is out, though...

ericy210
09-19-2013, 09:30 PM
Thanks for mentioning life force, Frankie. Haven't thought of it in years. Great, great game. Time to find it in my parents basement with all that other classic nes

Clownboat
09-20-2013, 12:25 PM
I can't think of 25 at the moment, but here are three that changed my life forever and will always be close to me:

The Dig
Doom
Dark Souls

These three are more important than any list of 25 could possibly describe.

ManBurning
09-22-2013, 02:53 PM
Wow, nice to see this idea catching on in other sections of the forum. I'm not sure if this thread popping up is a co-incidence, or it was created based on my top 25 albums thread in the musical revolution, but this is the kinda thing I love! Lists! haha

I wasn't sure if this was even going to catch on with the community, but i'm glad it did. Now someone just has to complete the circle and make a top 25 movies of all time in the cinema section and we're all good!



i'm generally an old school gamer only, mostly NES, so pardon the dust on this list:


You're my kinda gamer Frankie Teardrop! Wow, what a great list! I'm generally an old school gamer as well, but there have been soooo many awesome new xbox live arcade games that follow the 8 and 16 bit formula from the retro days, it's hard to not include them on the list. They are just as awesome as their old school counter-parts.

Anyway, let's take a stab at this... this might be harder than the top 25 albums list...

In no particular order (other than the order they come to my head)

1. TMNT IV: Turtles in Time (SNES)
2. Super Mario RPG (SNES)
3. Battletoads (NES)
4. Mega Man 3 (NES)
5. Super Meat Boy (XBLA, PC)
6. Castle Crashers (XBLA, PS3)
7. Final Fantasy 3 (SNES)
8. Goldeneye 007 (N64)
9. Mario Kart 64 (N64)
10. Star Fox 64 (N64)
11. Contra 3 (SNES)
12. Donkey Kong Country 2 (SNES)
13. Super Mario 3 (NES)
14. Hard Corps: Uprising (XBLA)
15. Mega Man 9 (wii eshop / XBLA / PSN)
16. Battletoads in Battlemaniacs (SNES)
17. Toejam and Earl (Sega Genesis)
18. TMNT: The Arcade Game (Arcade version)
19. Scott Pilgrim Vs the World (XBLA, PS3)
20. Chrono Trigger (SNES)
21. Mega Man X (SNES)
22. Earthworm Jim (SNES, Genesis)
23. Maximum Carnage (SNES, Genesis)
24. Awesomenauts (XBLA, PS3, PC)
25. Wild Guns (SNES)

That was extremely hard... I had to leave off so many classics...

frankie teardrop
09-22-2013, 10:47 PM
Yoshi's Island

UNDERRATED! i played through the original mario world hundreds of times as a kid, but never bought this, only rented it for one weekend and it never left my mind. i have to give this another shot soon...



10. Star Fox 64 (N64)
11. Contra 3 (SNES)
20. Chrono Trigger (SNES)
21. Mega Man X (SNES)
22. Earthworm Jim (SNES, Genesis)
23. Maximum Carnage (SNES, Genesis)
25. Wild Guns (SNES)

excellent choices! almost put wild guns on mine...

just hunkered down with a LOT of classics this weekend, blew through turtles in time and a bunch of sports games with a buddy, tried rock n' roll racing (pretty good!), finally beat super star wars, ran through super mario 2 this morning in honor of the president of nintendo's recent passing, and had another successful playthrough of actraiser with max population and all items! my thumbs are killing me.

i hear mega man 9 is awesome! i'll have to try it out. 2 was always my favorite of the original series...

ManBurning
09-23-2013, 12:07 AM
i hear mega man 9 is awesome! i'll have to try it out. 2 was always my favorite of the original series...

Oh yeah, MM9 is spectacular! Total throwback to the old school games, specifically 2. It's just Mega man and his piddily little buster. No charge shot, no slide, no gimmicks.
Really well done game. Wish I could say the same about MM10, but it was a lackluster rush. You could tell the rushed it out, probably because they wanted to conclude the series with a nice whole number like 10.

My personal favorite is number 3, but 2 is great as well.

xmd 5a
09-23-2013, 02:05 AM
UNDERRATED! i played through the original mario world hundreds of times as a kid, but never bought this, only rented it for one weekend and it never left my mind. i have to give this another shot soon...


It was the very first game I ever played. My parents got me it and a SNES for my 5th birthday. It is by far the game I've spent the most hours playing in my life and as such I HAD to put it up the top of my list. Unfortunately I lost the original cart years ago but I've still got the GBA version lying around somewhere.

Screw the Konami Code, it's all about X X Y B A.

50 Volt Phantom
09-23-2013, 10:29 PM
No order...

Doom
Zelda: Link's Awakening
Metal Gear Solid 1
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
GTA Vice City
Manhunt
Resident Evil 2
Twisted Metal 2
Metroid Prime
Uncharted 2
Fallout 3
Resident Evil 4
Metal Gear Solid 3
Bioshock
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Hotline Miami
Half Life
Halo 2
Fight Night Round 2
Super Mario 3D Land
Lone Survivor
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Timesplitters
Perfect Dark
Mortal Kombat 2

Jinsai
09-24-2013, 12:02 AM
Final Fantasy VII
Super Metroid
Suikoden II
Metal Gear Solid 3
Bioshock
Panzer Dragoon Saga
Chrono Trigger
Uncharted 2
Dark Souls
Zelda: Link to the Past
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Final Fantasy VI
Phantasy Star II
Yakuza 3
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Portal 2
The Dig
Below the Root (probably nostalgia talking)
Mega Man (either 1, 2, or X)
Castlevania IV
Day of the Tentacle
Street Fighter II
Battle of Olympus
Lunar II: Eternal Blue

On a side note, a game that I thought was absolutely brilliant but I never hear anyone talking about is Contra: Shattered Soldier. It's a better and more finely tuned Contra game than Hard Corps, which makes it the best and most finely tuned Contra game ever. It's also unbelievably hard, but you can go through the entire game without getting hit/killed once if you know the layout. I actually played that game enough with my brother that we were able to get through the entire game without getting hit and scoring 100% completion on every level, unlocking the final boss form and beating him. I sometimes wonder if ANYONE else in the world actually ever pulled that off...

Also, if this list wasn't already too full of JRPGS, I'd list Dragon Quest VIII, because it's perfect.

Sallos
09-24-2013, 11:12 AM
Only PC games. Never cared much for consoles.

1. Infantry Online (best online experience)
2. Quake (first FPS)
3. Rogue Spear
4. Quake 3 Arena
5. Settlers 2
6. Mafia
7. Fallout
8. Morrowind (the last decent TES imo)
9. Carmageddon 2 (good days)
10. Planescape Torment
11. Diablo II
12. Neverwinter Nights (thanks to fan made modules and online content couse OC sucked dick)
13. Vietcong (In multiplayer was, and despite the arcade elements, was the best realistic war "simulator" i've ever played. No bunny hopping, you'd always need to crawl/prone to stand a chance and ocasionally switch to the enemy's weapon (m16/AK vice versa) to try not to get killed.
14. Killing Floor
15. Chivalry Medieval Warfare
16. Jedi Knight Outcast
17. Deus Ex
18. Tribes Ascend
19. Thief/ Thief II
20. Hitman (though Hitman 2 was nice as well, i liked the 1st one's atmosphere better)
21. Vampire Bloodlines the Masquerade (if your into vampires do yourself a favor and play this game, makes anything else, vampire related look like crap. Amazing Soundtrack aswell.)
22. Urban Terror
23. Wolfenstein Enemy Territory
24. GTA II
25. Haven and Hearth

Millionaire
09-24-2013, 12:27 PM
I'll do it by overall series and pointing out my favorite of the series. Somewhat old-school, being in my late 20s.

1. Legend of Zelda series / Link to the Past(SNES)
2. Super Mario series / Super Mario World(SNES)
3. Half Life series / Half Life 2: Episode 2(PC)
4. Doom series / Doom(PC)
5. Elder Scrolls series / Skyrim(PC)
6. Yakuza series / Yakuza 3(PS3)
7. Street Fighter series / Street Fighter 2(SNES)
8. Mass Effect series / Mass Effect(PC)
9. Quake series / Quake 3 Arena(PC)
10. NBA 2k series / 2k11(PS3)
11. Bioshock series / Bioshock Infinite(PC)
12. Shenmue series / Shenmue(Dreamcast)
13. Mario Kart series / Mario Kart DS(DS)
14. Starfox series / Starfox 64(N64)
15. Left 4 Dead series / Left for Dead(PC)
16. Sonic series / Sonic 2(Genesis)
17. Starcraft series / Starcraft(PC)
18. Soul Caliber series / Soul Caliber(Dreamcast)
19. Portal series / Portal(PC)
20. Resident Evil series / Resident Evil 4(GC)
21. Contra series / Contra(NES)
22. Tetris series / Tetris DS(DS)
23. (Individual) Duke Nukem 3d(PC)
24. (Individual) Final Fantasy 7(PS1)
25. (Individual) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time(SNES)

Dryalex12
09-24-2013, 06:54 PM
1 Turok series
2 Super Mario series
3 Elder Scrolls
4 Diablo series
5 Smash Bros
6 L4D series
7 Burnout
8 Spore
9 Pokemon
10 Mass Effect
11 Half Life
12 Mario Party
13 Paper Mario
14 Mortal Kombat
15 Dragons Dogma
16 Bioshock
17 Minecraft
18 Metroid
19 Metal Gear
20 Doom
21 LoZ Series
22 Mario Gold
23 GoldenEye
24 Gauntlet
25 Quake

OSLIN
09-24-2013, 10:15 PM
01. Beyond Good and Evil
02. Super Mario All-Stars
03. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
04. Kid Chameleon
05. Mega Man X
06. Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse
07. Resident Evil 4
08. A Boy and his Blob
09. Mass Effect 2
10. Fable 3
11. Star Ocean
12. Fallout 3
13. Animal Crossing
14. Marvel Vs. Capcom 2
15. Pokemon Blue
16. Banjo-Kazooie
17. Basewars
18. Bioshock
19. Ice Hockey
20. Goldeneye 007
21. Sanitarium
22. Mutant League Football
23. Bubble Bobble
24. Metroid Prime
25. Mario Kart 64

Wretchedest
09-26-2013, 04:53 PM
I love this thread. Its super diverse and very insightful.

First of all: someone put Turok on top. I love you.

Second: if you look at these lists it really calla attention to games as a dividing medium. Do Earthworm Jim, Final Fantasy, and Marvel vs. Capcom and Bioshock all belong on the same list? All great games. All at the very peak of what they do. But are the same artistic medium. I just cant bring myself to think so. Theyre all so different. You come to each of those games for a completely different reason. Different from how you would come to "Dumb and Dumber" for different reasons than you'd come to Fellini's "8 1/2". Final Fantasy MVC and Bioshock arguably have much bigger gaps between then than those two movies.

Games have changed a lot over the years so its interesting to watch us struggle to take games from our Sega Genesis days and try to shove then in the same list as GTA V or The Last of Us.

liquidcalm
09-27-2013, 02:18 AM
I love this thread. Its super diverse and very insightful.

First of all: someone put Turok on top. I love you.

Second: if you look at these lists it really calla attention to games as a dividing medium. Do Earthworm Jim, Final Fantasy, and Marvel vs. Capcom and Bioshock all belong on the same list? All great games. All at the very peak of what they do. But are the same artistic medium. I just cant bring myself to think so. Theyre all so different. You come to each of those games for a completely different reason. Different from how you would come to "Dumb and Dumber" for different reasons than you'd come to Fellini's "8 1/2". Final Fantasy MVC and Bioshock arguably have much bigger gaps between then than those two movies.

Games have changed a lot over the years so its interesting to watch us struggle to take games from our Sega Genesis days and try to shove then in the same list as GTA V or The Last of Us.

I guess that all depends on if your top 25 is 'the top 25 games I've played, enjoyed and loved in my lifetime' or 'these are the 25 game I think are most important to gaming as a whole'. Those lists would be very different (with some crossover).
If it was just hours played, I'm sure lists would be different again.. I think all my toilet breaks playing Jetpack Joyride would put that up in the top 10 of all time...

But yeah it does go to show how broad games are these days, with film, you sit and watch, all it asks is your time, games ask your time and input and let you define when you want to continue, if you want to go a different path, explore a side-quest or master a combo. As Dara O'Brein points out in one of his stand up routines, they are also one of the only mediums of entertainment that locks content away from you if you are not good enough. If you can't finish a mission, you can bottle neck and never see the end of the story. Imagine if a film did that? "Do you understand that scene in Breathless? Watch it again before scene 10 continues!"

qotsa_1992
09-27-2013, 03:08 AM
EDIT: I would actually say in this order

1. Max Payne
2. Max Payne 3
3. Max Payne 2: The fall of max payne
4. Grand theft auto: Vice City
5. fallout 3
6. Hitman blood money
7. Hitman contracts
8. fallout: new vegas
9. Resident evil
10. the last of us
11. Dino Crysis (love me some dinosaurs)
12. Super Mario World
13. Turok
14. batman arkham asylum
15. Gears of war 2
16. alan wake
17. grand theft auto v
18. Resident evil: Code Veronica
19. condemned
20. portal 2
21. mortal kombat 2
22. batman vengeance
23. 007 goldeneye (N64)
24. starfox 64 (N64)
25. Killer instinct (N64)

kind of a weird list but I would say that would be mine pretty much

TimA
09-27-2013, 06:16 AM
I could play around with the order all day and still not be happy with it, but I'll stick with this for now:

1. Dark Souls
2. Dwarf Fortress
3. Planetside
4. Bioshock Infinite
5. The Binding Of Isaac
6. Rayman Origins
7. Nethack
8. Deus Ex
9. Half Life 2
10. Amnesia: The Dark Descent
11. Team Fortress 2
12. DCS: A-10C Warthog
13. Rise Of Flight
14. Portal 2
15. Frontier: Elite II
16. Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
17. Beneath a Steel Sky
18. League of Legends
19. Operation Flashpoint
20. Crusader Kings 2
21. Tie Fighter
22. Sensible World of Soccer
23. The Secret of Monkey Island
24. Cannon Fodder
25. Colonization

Thiah
09-28-2013, 12:24 PM
Tomb Raider (reboot)
Mass Effect
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Halo
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Vigilante 8
Parasite Eve 2
Goldeneye
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Metal Gear Solid
Diablo II
Starcraft
Max Payne
Resident Evil 2
Dino Crisis
Resident Evil 4
Super Mario Bros. 3
WCW Nitro
Grand Theft Auto 3
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Left 4 Dead
Gears of War

Digital Twilight
09-28-2013, 01:18 PM
1. Metal Gear Solid
2. Unreal Tournament
3. Doom
4. Final Fantasy 7
5. Planescape Torment
6. Baldur's Gate
7. Fallout 2
8. Fallout 3
9. Morrowind
10. Sensible Soccer
11. Bioshock
12. X-Com Terror from the Deep
13. Command and Conquer Red Alert 2
14. Tomb Raider (original)
15. Left 4 Dead 2
16. Metal Gear Solid 3
17. Pokemon Red/Blue
18. Resident Evil
19. Sonic 2
20. Streets of Rage 2
21. Tekken 3
22. Rollercoaster Tycoon 2
23. Grand Theft Auto (first one)
24. Syndicate Wars
25. Dark Souls

Digital Twilight
09-28-2013, 01:19 PM
17. Beneath a Steel Sky


I played that again recently. It was a free download from GOG.com.

staleincense
09-28-2013, 02:15 PM
17. Beneath a Steel Sky
Oh Beneath A Steel Sky. Something for people who don't know: in Belle Vue, you'll meet a guy called Gallagher who will basically on a seeemingly nonsensical philosophical rambling. When you complete the game, listen to what he says again and HOLY SHIT IT ACTUALLY MAKES PERFECT SENSE.

Swykk
09-28-2013, 03:21 PM
I don't play a lot of games...but here are the ones I do like and have played (ranked):

1. Final Fantasy 7
2. Mass Effect 2
3. Goldeneye N64
4. Mega Man 2
5. The Legend of Zelda
6. Mass Effect 3
7. Dragon Age Origins
8. WWF No Mercy
9. Diablo 2
10. Lord of the Rings: The Third Age
11. WWF Here Comes The Pain
12. Resident Evil 5
13. Metroid
14. Scott Pilgrim vs The World
15. Double Dragon Neon
16. Tekken 3
17. Bioshock
18. Mass Effect
19. Little Big Planet
20. Super Mario Bros 3
21. Final Fantasy 8
22. Contra
23. Final Fantasy 10
24. Brutal Legend
25. Def Jam: Fight for NY

The Reason Being
09-29-2013, 02:48 PM
1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
2. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
3. Portal 2

4. TLOZ: Majora's Mask
5. TLOZ: The Wind Waker
6. TLOZ: Twilight Princess
7. TLOZ: Skyward Sword
8. Donkey Kong Country
9. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble
10. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
11. Super Meat Boy (Getting 106% = most frustrating achievement in my gaming memory!)
12. GTA: San Andreas
13. GTA V
14. Half Life 2 / Epiode 1 / Episode 2
15. Portal
16. Donkey Kong Country Returns
17. Rayman 2: The Great Escape
18. Super Mario Bros.
19. SSX 3
20. SSX (2012)
21. Banjo Kazooie
22. Donkey Kong 64
23. Resident Evil 4
24. Lylat Wars (Star Fox 64 to you American folk)
25. Timesplitters 2

Honourable Mentions:

FEZ
Limbo
Rayman Origins
Goldeneye
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
Bioshock

Trains
09-29-2013, 02:59 PM
The Reason Being I've only just got into FEZ, but wow I cannot stop playing this funky little game!

My list

1. Silent Hill 2
2. Soul Reaver: Legacy of Kain
3. Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
4. Final Fantasy VIII
5. Final Fantasy VII
6. Legacy of Kain: Defiance
7: Sonic The Hedgehog 2
8: Mass Effect
9: Halo 2
10: Halo: Combat Evolved
11: Silent Hill 3
12: Final Fantasy VI
13: Star Wars: KOTOR
14: Mass Effect 2
15: Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen
16: Shenmue
17: Shenmue 2
18: Jet Set Radio
19: Max Payne 2
20: Silent Hill
21: Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
22: Breath of Fire
23: Assassin's Creed II
24: Sonic CD
25: FEZ

artdeco
11-14-2013, 09:36 PM
Very cool to see everybody's lists.

I have to do this by systems that I've owned:

NES
Mike Tyson's Punchout
The Legend of Zelda

SEGA GENESIS
NHL 94

GAMECUBE
Metroid Prime
Zelda: Windwaker

PC
Civilization 5
NBA 2k13 (maybe the best sports game I've ever played)

XBOX360
Mass Effect
Madden Football Series
Fallout 3

PS3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (my favorite FPS)
Skyrim (my current favorite game of all time)

Corvus T. Cosmonaut
11-16-2013, 01:34 AM
Mother 2
Commandos 2
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Fallout 2
Star Control 2
Age of Empires II
Silent Hill 2
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Panzer General II
Galactic Civilizations II
Baldur's Gate II
Freespace 2
Little Big Adventure 2: Twinsen's Odyssey
The Secret of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
Crusader Kings II
Thief II: The Metal Age
Worms 2: Armageddon
System Shock 2
Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within
Heroes of Might and Magic II
Master of Orion 2
Half-Life 2
Diablo II
Team Fortress 2
Starcraft 2

Ash512
12-12-2013, 06:39 AM
15 is too many.

1. Silent Hill 2
2. Final Fantasy 8
3. Red Dead Redemption
4. The Last Of Us
5. Metal Gear Solid 3
6. The Walking Dead
7. Super Mario World
8. Journey
9. Echo Night
10. Dead Space

ldeaf2
12-12-2013, 01:25 PM
Some good lists on here so far! I got my list down to 28 games. I have mine in no particular order.
SuperMario Bros. 3
Alan Wake
The Last of Us
Fallout 3
Diablo II
Resident Evil 4
Silent Hill 2
Halo: Reach
Grand Theft Auto V
Bioshock Infinite
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game
Tomb Raider (2013)
Super Metroid
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction (still need to play Blacklist, I hear itis phenomenal!)
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
Dead Space
The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game Series
Assassin’s Creed II
Batman: Arkham City
Heavy Rain
Battlefield 4
MVP Baseball 2005
Shadow of the Colossus
Red Dead Redemption
Syphon Filter 2
Goldeneye
WWF No Mercy
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island

Amaro
12-12-2013, 05:00 PM
Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Through and through.

ThinkIcouldburn
01-05-2014, 01:10 AM
I know I'm missing somethings here, but I'm semi satisfied with this list:

1. Uncharted 2
2. Portal 2
3. The Last of Us
4. Metal Gear Solid 2
5. Uncharted 3
6. Metal Gear Solid
7. Half Life 2
8. Goldeneye
9. Fallout 3
10. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
11. Mass Effect 2
12. Metal Gear Solid 3
13. Grand Theft Auto 5
14. Bioshock
15. Portal
16. Flower
17. Braid
18. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
19. Assassinís Creed 2
20. LA Noire
21. Red Dead Redemption
22. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
23. Bioshock Infinite
24. Mass Effect 3
25. Batman: Arkham City
26. Conker's Bad Fur Day
27. WWF No Mercy

Went two extra because I couldn't leave them off the list.

Madmya
01-05-2014, 10:08 AM
I tried to do a list but then my browser spazzed out, so I'll just mention my favourite game is NiGHTS into Dreams.

Lots of nice lists but.

Shadaloo
01-06-2014, 02:40 PM
1. Final Fantasy VI
2. Mortal Kombat II
3. Chrono Trigger
4. Super Street FIghter II Turbo Hyper Fighting Championship Tournament Edition HD Remix (etc.)
5. Mega Man 2
6. Final Fantasy VII
7. The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past
8. Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night
9. Super Mario World
10. Silent Hill 2
11. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
12. Red Dead Redemption
13. The Last Of Us
14. Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
15. Batman: Arkham Asylum
16. Killer Instinct (original)
17. Guilty Gear X2
18. Megaman X
19. Super Mario RPG: Legend Of The Seven Stars
20. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
21. Transformers: War For Cybertron
22. Eternal Darkness
23. Goldeneye
24. Super Mario Bros. 2
25. Earthworm Jim
I`m old and this was tough.

elevenism
04-12-2014, 09:59 AM
Like frankie teardrop, i'm an oldschool gaming nut. I'm glad to see some of the rest of you are too.
I had to leave off a LOT, most notably Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter. Most men of a certain age pumped so many quarters into these games and then went batshit crazy when they came out for SNES. But ultimately, those were arcade games and i was going for console.
No particular order, except the first 4 or so.

1. Chrono Trigger
2. Castlevania Symphony of the Night
3. Super Mario World
4. Tekken 3
5. Final Fantasy 3/6
6. Mike Tyson's Punch Out
7. Rock and Roll Racing
8. Super Metroid
9. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
10. Defender of the Crown
11. Wizards and Warriors
12. Pilotwings
13. Super Mario Brothers 3
14. EVO
15. Super Dodge Ball
16. Legend of Zelda
17. Gunstar Heroes
18. Sonic the Hedgehog
19. RC Pro Am
20. GTA 3
21. Super Paper Mario
22. Mega Man 2
23. Castlevania Aria of Sorrow
24. Contra
25. Gunsmoke

dogsipod
04-14-2014, 07:57 AM
jeez...this was tough. Not in order...but i left out so many. Bold are games that made me drift off into daydreams while making the list....


1. Conker's Bad Fur Day
2. Mass Effect 2
3. Skyrim
4. Goldeneye
5. Resident Evil 2 (my best friend and I played this for 40 hours straight. Didn't have a memory card so we couldn't turn it off.)
6. Super Mario 64
7. Call of Duty: MW2
8. Doom
9. Batman Arkham
10. Super Metroid
11. Metroid Prime (I failed Calculus II final in undergrad because of this game)
12. Super Mario Kart
13. The Legend of Zelda
14. Super Mario RPG: LotSS
15. Star Fox
16. Metal Gear Solid
17. Banjo and Kazooie
18. Super Mario Sunshine
19. The Last of Us
20. Mega Man 3
21. Wii Sports (don't judge, it was all we played...fuck...it made most america buy a wii)
22. World of Warcraft
23. Perfect Dark
24. Portal 2
25. Uncharted

Vertigo
04-14-2014, 12:57 PM
I think we have to draw the conclusion that there's some parallel between being a NIN fan and a vintage Nintendo fan - the ratio here is skewing that way to an increasingly ludicrous degree. I need to get a Sega 16-bit t-shirt printed in time for the London concert, so I can fight the good fight with you bunch of heathens.

elevenism
04-17-2014, 04:04 AM
I think we have to draw the conclusion that there's some parallel between being a NIN fan and a vintage Nintendo fan - the ratio here is skewing that way to an increasingly ludicrous degree. I need to get a Sega 16-bit t-shirt printed in time for the London concert, so I can fight the good fight with you bunch of heathens.
Hey now, i put gunstar heroes and hedgehog in there!
I think the thing is age combined with the fact that most people had nintendos, not segas.
I just started playing sega genesis in the past few years, and yes, it has some REALLY great games.
What are your favorites?

Vertigo
04-17-2014, 05:45 AM
Well, I was a little surprised to see the original Sonic lurking in your list, actually. 2's the one most people consider the best of the series, and makes some massive improvements on the original (though I do love 1's atmosphere and pace), and Sonic CD gets a lot more love too. Personally, 3 & Knuckles is my favourite of the series, and I think it's one of the best games of that generation. Long, complex, varied, endlessly replayable, perfectly paced, loads to do, the apex of that original 2D Sonic gameplay dynamic, gorgeous artwork and animation, insanely fun, and even had a little bit of a narrative.

Anyway, my list's back on the last page, it's the thread's second post.

kel
04-19-2014, 09:29 PM
2. maniac mansion (NES)

YES. the only nes game i still own. so brilliant.

ManBurning
04-20-2014, 01:00 PM
14. EVO

Awesome, EVO! You don't see that game on too many people's "top games" lists. Very underrated game. I still have a copy. Quite a hard to find/rare game as well.

thelastdisciple
08-22-2015, 03:14 AM
It's not 25 but i did put a top 20 gallery image together of my favorite games recently in another discussion group.

http://i.imgur.com/rC8PUaul.jpg

1. Max Payne (2001)
2. Half-Life 2 (2004)
3. Bioshock (2007)
4. Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast (2002)
5. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009)
6. Batman: Arkham City (2011)
7. Red Dead Redemption (2010)
8. L.A. Noire (2011)
9. Alan Wake (2010)
10. Portal 2 (2011)
11. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (2011)
12. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (2004)
13. DooM 2 (1994)
14. Quake (1996)
15. Command and Conquer (1995)
16. Jazz Jackrabbit (1994)
17. Dark Forces (1995)
18. Wolfenstein 3D (1992)
19. SiN (1998)
20. Rise of the Triad: Dark War (1994)

WorzelG
08-22-2015, 04:09 AM
It's not 25 but i did put a top 20 gallery image together of my favorite games recently in another discussion group.

http://i.imgur.com/rC8PUaul.jpg

1. Max Payne (2001)
2. Half-Life 2 (2004)
3. Bioshock (2007)
4. Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast (2002)
5. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009)
6. Batman: Arkham City (2011)
7. Red Dead Redemption (2010)
8. L.A. Noire (2011)
9. Alan Wake (2010)
10. Portal 2 (2011)
11. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (2011)
12. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (2004)
13. DooM 2 (1994)
14. Quake (1996)
15. Command and Conquer (1995)
16. Jazz Jackrabbit (1994)
17. Dark Forces (1995)
18. Wolfenstein 3D (1992)
19. SiN (1998)
20. Rise of the Triad: Dark War (1994)

Nice to see Dark Forces there, I read some reviews that really dissed it but I found it really atmospheric

nihilimo
08-23-2015, 05:24 PM
I remember Dark Forces.

No real order, and not 25:

Resident evil 4
Batman: Arkham city
Zelda: Ocarina of time
Super Mario world
Metroid (The original. I don't think any of the recent ones quite captured the fun of that one.)
Blaster Master
Goldeneye
Super Castlevania IV
Tekken 3
Tobol No. 2
Final Fantasy III
Ninja Gaiden (Arcade)
Ninja Gaiden (NES)
Little Nemo's Adventures in Dreamland
Battle of Olympus (Awesome later NES game.)

Aladdinsanity
08-30-2015, 02:52 AM
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Max Payne 3
Far Cry 3
Tekken 3
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Gears of War 3
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Dynasty Warriors 3
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Super Mario Bros. 3
Mass Effect 3
Diablo III
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Fallout 3
The Sims 3
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Grand Theft Auto III
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Wipeout 3
God of War 3
Dragon Age: Inquisition

elevenism
08-30-2015, 07:31 AM
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Max Payne 3
Far Cry 3
Tekken 3
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Gears of War 3
Street Fighter Alpha 3
Dynasty Warriors 3
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Super Mario Bros. 3
Mass Effect 3
Diablo III
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Fallout 3
The Sims 3
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Grand Theft Auto III
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
Wipeout 3
God of War 3
Dragon Age: Inquisition

may i ask why literally 96% of yours have "3" in the title? ;)

Aladdinsanity
08-30-2015, 03:51 PM
Just poking fun at Corvus T. Cosmonaut's list, ha.

DF118
09-01-2015, 09:59 PM
Resident Evil 4
Grand Theft Auto 4
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Silent Hill 4: The Room
Mario Party 4
Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Quake 4
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
Street Fighter 4
Tekken 4
Soul Caliber 4
Left 4 Dead
Legend of Zelda 4: A link to the Past
Final Fantasy 4
Halo 4
Far Cry 4
Devil May Cry 4
The Sims 4
Dead or Alive 4
Gran Turismo 4
Saints Row IV
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Metroid Fusion
Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series, Episode 4

reznovka
03-19-2016, 05:03 PM
1. GTA Vice City
2. Halo Reach
3. GTA V
4. Mass Effect 2
5. Zelda Wind Waker
6. Battlefield 1942
7. Saints Row 3
8. Borderlands 2
9. BioShock Infinite
10.Super Smash Brothers Wii U
11.Mario Kart 8 (and the rest)
12.Call Of Duty Black Ops II
13.Quake III
14.Return To Castle Wolfenstein
15.Vanquish
16.Halo
17.Witcher 2
18.Zelda Ocarina Of Time
19.GTA III
20.Mafia II
21.Diablo III
22.Fable II
23.Half-Life 2
24.Day Of Defeat
25.Call Of Duty Modern Warfare

clulcu
04-13-2016, 07:40 AM
OK, these aren't gonna be in order...but Top 25

goldeneye
perfect dark
halo 2
halo 4
legend of zelda: majora's mask
legend of zelda: ocarina of time
mario kart (snes)
nba 2k14
lord of the rings: the return of the king
prince of persia: the forgotten sands
mortal kombat 4
call of duty 4: modern warfare
portal
portal 2
fable 2
fable 3
fifa 15
forza 5
super mario world
the last of us
myst
GTA 5
unchartered
half-life
mario kart 64

Rdm
08-31-2018, 02:52 PM
Top 25 seems a bit much for me: there’s a huge gap I’m missing for when I stopped playing games. I didn’t own a PS3 or a XBOX 360.

1. Dark souls- The series that brought me back to playing video games. Praise the sun ETS .
2. Dead space- I’ll never forget the hunter and the noise he makes, it’s incredibly scary.
3. Alien Isolation- literally the scariest game I ever played. I would hide in lockers and I would have to talk to myself to come out and play the game. Yeah headphones and weed : l
4. Bloodborne. Loved everything about this game and sad when it ended. Fear the old blood.
5. Dark souls 3
6. Dark souls 2. Loved it. Was my introduction into the soul series. I went back to this game after beating all the other ones and man the combat is slow!
7. Resident evil 7- Jack Baker and the chainsaw fight was incredible.
8. NBA 2k. The first one was such a change from NBA Live, god damn those games sucked. Kind of makes you wonder if NFL 2k had a chance where would they be now because I’m not a fan of the madden series.
9. NFK 2K. Game was way better than madden. This should’ve been the go to football game series.
10. Tony Hawk. Yeah I enjoyed it ��
11. Quake 3- PC version
12. Super Mario 3
13. Super Metroid
14. Super Mario RPG
15. Mario kart - Super Nintendo
16 Zelda - a link to the past
17 Resident Evil. PS1
18 Grand Turismo 3
19 Super Punch out
20. Zelda - NES
21Link. NES
22. Warcraft. 56k modem!
23. Outlast
24. Ghouls and Ghost . NES. Probably the hardest game I ever played. These NES games were the hardest for me .
25. NWO vs WCW Revenge. N64


Golden Eye should’ve made the this but whatever

I missed the boat on world of Warcraft, I bet I would’ve got addicted too.

elevenism
08-31-2018, 04:53 PM
Like @frankie teardrop (https://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=889), i'm an oldschool gaming nut. I'm glad to see some of the rest of you are too.
I had to leave off a LOT, most notably Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter. Most men of a certain age pumped so many quarters into these games and then went batshit crazy when they came out for SNES. But ultimately, those were arcade games and i was going for console.
No particular order, except the first 4 or so.

1. Chrono Trigger
2. Castlevania Symphony of the Night
3. Super Mario World
4. Tekken 3
5. Final Fantasy 3/6
6. Mike Tyson's Punch Out
7. Rock and Roll Racing
8. Super Metroid
9. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
10. Defender of the Crown
11. Wizards and Warriors
12. Pilotwings
13. Super Mario Brothers 3
14. EVO
15. Super Dodge Ball
16. Legend of Zelda
17. Gunstar Heroes
18. Sonic the Hedgehog
19. RC Pro Am
20. GTA 3
21. Super Paper Mario
22. Mega Man 2
23. Castlevania Aria of Sorrow
24. Contra
25. Gunsmoke

I've got to add a few I've played in the past few years.

Star Wars: KOTOR goes somewhere near the top.

Heavy Rain is unreal and i would LOVE to play more like it

Retro City Rampage is SO much fun for an old school gamer and anyone who lived through the late eighties to mid ninetiesnineties

Cabelas Big Game Hunter: I would NEVER shoot an animal in real life but this game is SO relaxing and I love using it to unwind.

And finally, Alto's Adventure.
it's so simple but I just love it. I first got into it when my wife was in the hospital. It relaxed me and kept me sane. Then I got into getting the achievements.
Eventually i logged over 100 hours playing it. I got GOOD at it.
I still love it to death and I recently got a cell phone just so I could play the sequel :p

Haysey
09-06-2018, 03:07 AM
OK here goes nothing (in no pacific order other than the first)

-Bloodborne
-Pokemon Fire Red/Leaf Green
-Pokemon Soul Silver/Heart Gold
-Dark Souls 3
-Sonic 2
-Gundam Breaker 3
-Nier Automata
-Doom (2016)
-A FIFA (can't really narrow it down since the last several have been largely the same with their career modes)
-Hyper Dimensional Neptunia Series
-Trails of Cold Steel 1 and 2
-Skies of Arcadia
-Power Stone 2
-Dragonball Xeonverse
-Titanfall 2
-Senran Kagura Series
-Half Life 2
-Halo 3
-Halo Reach
-Timesplitters 2
-Starfox (SNES)
-Red Dead Redemption
-Minecraft
-Witcher 3 The Wild Hunt
-Bioshock Infinite

I've cheated on a couple but that's pretty much the list!

Rdm
09-06-2018, 05:34 PM
How’s the Witcher 3 I just bought it a week ago but right now I’m playing the two games from Return to Arkham.

Mantra
09-06-2018, 06:01 PM
Howís the Witcher 3 I just bought it a week ago but right now Iím playing the two game from Return to Arkham.

Sometimes I feel like The Witcher 3 is pretty much the greatest game ever made.

It does have some flaws. The combat is okay, but kind of clunky at times. But then again, I personally don't play games for combat mechanics, so some of that just comes down to personal taste.

The whole game is just this huge, beautiful, open world that you get lost in, but unlike every other game in that genre, it isn't filled repetitive, simplistic quests. Everything feels really hand crafted and high quality, like you're watching a film with high production values and strong writing. And it feels like real place with history and culture. It's awesome. It's kind of hard for me to play any other games in that genre, cause the Witcher 3 kind of spoiled me.

Jinsai
09-06-2018, 07:07 PM
in no particular order...

Bloodborne
Suikoden 2
Final Fantasy 7
Uncharted 2 (or 4, but only one of them, and I feel like I like them both the same, though I guess I liked the ending of 2 better... so...)
Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past
The Dig
Super Metroid
Castlevania - Symphony of the Night
Panzer Dragoon Saga
Tekken Tag Tournament 1
Chrono Trigger
Metal Gear Solid 1
Phantasy Star 2
Dark Souls
Persona 4 (haven't spent enough time w/ 5 yet)
Tales of Innocence R (why they didn't localize this in America, I'll never understand)
Below the Root (nostalgic reasons, but also it was way ahead of its time)
Bioshock
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Final Fantasy VI
Rogue Legacy
Snatcher
Lunar 2: Eternal Blue
Mega Man X1
Street Fighter 2

Cookster426
09-10-2018, 12:23 PM
No particular order. Just Listing

1. Final Fantasy VII
2. Legend of Zelda
3. Mega Man II
4. Super Mario Bros 3
5. Resident Evil 2
6. Minecraft
7. House of the Dead
8. Dragon Age Origins
9. Dead Rising
10. Super Mario World
11. Donkey Kong
12. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 - Yuri's Revenge
13. Alien Isolation
14. South Park: The Stick of Truth
15. Mortal Kombat II
16. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
17. Goldeneye
18. WCW/NWO Revenge
19. Captain America & The Avengers
20. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Arcade Version
21. Toejam & Earl
22. Golden Axe
23. Resident Evil 4
24. The Simpsons Arcade
25. Mega Man 3