And so it begins again. I have had my interest, AKA nosiness, piqued.

What are your top FIVE favorite video games you have ever played? On any platform. Any console. Any service.

I'd have to say mine are -
1- Faxanadu - NES
2- Giga Wing 2 - Dreamcast
3- Skies of Arcadia - Dreamcast/Gamecube
4- Wizardry 8 - PC (played before I heard about steam)
5- Elder Scrolls 3 Morrowind - PC(played before I heard about steam)

A couple of honorable mentions-
Gaiaopilis - arcade (remember arcades?)
Sky Shark - NES
Golden Axe Warrior - Sega Master System
Guild Wars (original through Eye of the North). I guess my almost 8K hours means that I liked the game :P That and I was a closed beta tester for the original. God I hated the change of tabards to capes.

So, what are your top five games?

Small GA for y'all as well.

Also, a quick jigidi that ends on Halloween night.

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  • Heroes of Might & Magic 3 (Honorable: 2, 4, 5)
  • The Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim (Honorable: Oblivion)
  • San Andreas Multi Player (Honorable: Vice City)
  • Doom II (Honorable: Doom, Doom 3, Doom 2016, Doom Eternal)
  • Payday 2 (Honorable: Payday The Heist, and other Coop FPS horde shooters: Killing Floor, KF2, Left 4 Dead 2)

Other honorable mentions:
Might & Magic VI, VII
The Jedi Knight series (From Dark Forces to Jedi Academy)
Age of Empires 2
Final Fantasy VIII

And I'm pretty sure I forgot about some games...

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^ FFVIII fans unite! \o/

Super Mario 64. The brain-melting experience of going from 2D to 3D is my most memorable gaming experience ever, so this just edges out Super Mario Bros. 3 for me

Suikoden 2. Maybe the finest JRPG I've ever played, especially when loading a completed Suikoden 1 save into it. 5 and 1 are also serious all-time favorite contenders for me.

Final Fantasy VII. I love Final Fantasy VIII just as much -- I'm still hoping to graduate from Balamb Garden someday! -- but I've put a few more hours into FFVII, and getting to share the FFVII universe with my not-exactly-a-spring-chicken mother this year via the Remake has only strengthened my bond with it..

Tekken 2. Really close race with Tekken 3 (which I'd rather go back to now, but the darker and more mysterious tone of 2 just resonated with pre-teen me a tad more) and Tekken 7. I don't have the same fuzzy feelings for 7 as a whole, but it's the best-playing of the bunch -- IMO the best-playing fighter out there, and certainly the Tekken I'm the most adept at (though I hilariously made it to the semi-finals of my country's national Tekken 6 tournament around a decade ago).

Metal Gear Solid. I have fairly equal amounts of love for 1, 2, and 3, but 1 blew my mind first. Might be my favorite series all in all, as I had a grand old time with 4, 5 and Peace Walker too, despite my issues with them.

Honorable mentions: Mega Man 2, Yakuza 0, Heroes of Might & Magic 3, Diablo, Virtual Pro Wrestling 2, The World Ends WIth You, Total Extreme Warfare (any edition, really), Persona 3 FES, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Resident Evil 2, Goldeneye, Mass Effect 2, Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, Undertale, Overwatch, and two 2020 additions to my all-time list: Hades and Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky.

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I completely agree with your experience with Super Mario 64. I had to be 11 or 12, when I played it for the first time at a friend's house, and it blew my mind. Back then I never even dreamed that games like this could exist. Even the controller felt completely alien in my hands. The sheer freedom of movement, and how smooth it felt, was too much to handle for my little brain xD

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For sure! I was also super young at the time, but I'd been playing old Nintendo games every day after school for years. Like, old-old, since I only had an NES. I saw a commercial for the N64 before its launch and remember thinking everything looked so cool and alien and impossible to wrap my mind around. Then I finally got one and played it, and it was even better than 8-year-old me had dreamt up. Like, Mario looked more like "the real-life Mario" to me than Lou Albano on the Super Mario Bros. Super Show did to me, somehow. Coming home from school to play Nintendo 64 games never got old to me. I'd probably still be doing that if the thing ran well on a modern TV. :P

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Gothic 1+2
Fallout 1+2
KotOR 1+2
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Braid
To the Moon
Prey (2017)

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Impossible to pick only five, I guess:

  • Doom
  • Prince of Persia
  • Journey
  • Binding of Isaac
  • Diablo 2
  • Championship Manager 4
  • Warcraft 3
  • Super Mario 64
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Quake Champions

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1) MacCricket

2) Wing Commander: Prophecy

3) Saints Row IV

4) Football Manager 2005

5) To the Moon

As for honourable mentions - well, I did a whole thread on my top-50!

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  1. God of War
  2. Baldur's Gate 2
  3. Disciples II (it's the most underrated game I've ever seen)
  4. Hollow Knight
  5. Nox (I know it's not a perfect game but I enjoyed it playing again and again for years)

Some Honorable Mentions :
Divinity 2 Original Sin
Witcher Series
Red Alert 2
Portal 1&2
Icewind Dale 2
Age of Empires 1&2
Diablo Series
Civilization V
Starcraft
Championship Manager 4
Dungeon Siege 2
Skyrim
Transistor
Dofus (the old one)
Soul Reaver

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Rumble Roses
Vandal Hearts
Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
Frontier: Elite II
Terraria

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A hard question, as I have played many titles that would be deserving of such praise.
But I will try to be selective. My list is as follows, all on PC:

  • The Witcher 3
  • Nier:Automata
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
    ...
    Phew, granted, the titles above are outstanding for me, but it felt very bad to exclude numerous games, as I have many more I am very fond of, each for a different reason. Honorable mentions go to the Deus Ex series (the first game and Human Revolution in particular), The Elder Scrolls Series, The Batman Arkham series, The Bioshock series, Spec Ops: The Line, Psychonauts, American McGee's Alice games, Undertale, Celeste, Axiom Verge, VA-11 Hall-A, Persona 3 and 4, and some classic Blizzard games, such as Warcraft 3 and the Starcraft series.
    And many more still not mentioned.
    It honestly amazes me, how many games had such brilliant ideas and aspects... no other entertainment media comes to mind with such diverse reasons for excellence and outstandingly memorable stories. No wonder I am so passionate about story driven games!
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  • Fallout 2
  • Baldur's Gate 2
  • Half-Life
  • Diablo
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
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Quake 3/Quake Live
Sims/Sims 2
Fallout/Fallout 2
Diablo/Diablo 2
Starcraft/SC2

I play a lot of games, but those have stolen thousands of hours from my life. Sometimes I have sudden urge to replay one of them but I'm too scared to start again xD I mean - It's like addiction.

Another game that took about 1k hours of my life would be Witcher 3. And if I had to point out the best game ever I would choose this one.

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Not in order since they're different genres:

  • Tribes: Ascend
  • Space Engineers
  • BloodBorne
  • Wreckfest
  • Vindictus (despite the publisher, and my account being deleted so I can't even play anymore).
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In no particular order:

  • Resident Evil 4 - Gamecube/Wii/PC (this is actually my favorite game of all time)
  • GoldenEye 007 - N64 (the number of hours I put into the multiplayer alone, I can't even count that far)
  • Metal Gear Solid 3 - PS2
  • Quake III Arena - PC
  • Zelda: Majora's Mask - N64
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Just some honorable mentions, since all of these could also be in my top 5:
Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Unreal, Super Metroid, Metroid Prime, Shadow Man

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  1. Mass Effect 2
  2. Watch Dogs
  3. Dead or Alive 5
  4. Hellblade
  5. Transport Fever

Thank you for giveaway!

Why do u liked Morrowind?

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  • Command & Conquer
  • Fallout
  • Betrayal at Krondor
  • Deus Ex
  • Final Fantasy VI

Rome: Total War, Mass Effect trilogy, Skyrim, GTA 3, Half Life 1+2, Doom, System Shock 2, Thief, Life is Strange, Kerbal Space Program...
and so many more

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5... 5 is like, the worst number for a top-something list. It's easy to name 2 or 3 favorites, but after that everything is more or less equal.

So...well...

  1. Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
  2. Star Wars: KotOR 2
  3. Icewind Dale
  4. Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn
    5...
    ...5...
    ........5........
    ok, in no particular order,
    TES 3: Morrowind
    Fallout 2
    Fallout: New Vegas
    Alpha Protocol
    Planescape: Torment
    Pillars of Eternity
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L.A Noire
Outlast
Antichamber
Jazzpunk
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

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Five Nights at Freddy's
5 Nights 5 Freddies
Five Nights at Freddy's: Tokyo Drift
Tetris
Freddy's Five

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  • The Cat Lady
  • Night in the Woods
  • Deadly Premonition
  • Ori and the blind Forest
  • Lisa: The Painful

I had to go with mostly story heavy games, because that's what's somehow most impactful. Ori is the exception, cause it's there for great gameplay.

Honorable mentions:
Dead Cells (considered it for the top 5)
Hyper Light Drifter
Cuphead
Hollow Knight
A Short Hike
Fran Bow
Harvester
Life is Strange
Life is Strange before the Storm
...aand the list would be too long so I'll stop...

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Thanks, this reminds me that weirdly enough I haven't played Deadly Premonition yet although I do share your appreciation of quality narrative.

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  • Street Fighter II
  • Counter-Strike (all versions)
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Flatout Ultimate
  • Dungeon Defenders
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  1. Fallout New Vegas
  2. GTA 4
  3. Batman Arkham City
  4. Metro 2033
  5. Kingdom Come: Deliverance

and a few things that i want to mention;
• Mortal Kombat Deception
• Skyrim
• Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag
• Crosscode
• Mount & Blade Warband

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I am true and utter trash at top lists, so I'm going to have to cheat and mention some of the games I played and loved the most over the years, with no regard to ranking them. The first two in this list are SNES games and the other three are PC games, and the last two of those are SG wins.

Super Mario World
Super Mario Kart
Age of Empires II
Mini Metro
Train Valley

A few honorable mentions: Donkey Kong Country 3 (SNES), Aladdin (SNES; careful here because other platforms have a different Aladdin game), The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse (SNES), the rest of the Age of Empires series, Europa Universalis III, Torchlight II, Rome: Total War...

Incidentally, you might notice a trend towards platformers and strategy; that is not a coincidence.

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  1. Diablo II Lord of Destruction
  2. Neverwinter Nights
  3. Counter-Strike
  4. Starcraft II
  5. Baldur's Gate (series)

As others have said, my list could be a lot longer. All of the games I listed (except for possibly BG2) can be played endlessly. I could boot up any of the above, after hundreds---if not thousands---of hours in the game, and still enjoy it. It seems that today's videogames are not made with the same emphasis on replayability, although there are a few notable exceptions. For example, Skyrim has a lot of flexibility and adaptability with mods. Those older games, however, continue to be fun without overhauls, remakes, or mods.

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Crusader Kings III
Crusader Kings II
Fallout 4
Grand Theft Auto 5
Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

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  1. Super Mario Bros World and Galaxy close behind
  2. Wizardry 1 7 and 8 as well
  3. Dark Castle
  4. This War of Mine
  5. Civilization IV is the best; shout out to the original Colonization, Railroad Tycoon and Pirates
  6. Mortal Kombat X and 11, though I was hooked to 1 & 2 back in the day
  7. Master of Orion 2 to this day, every other game in the genre is compared to it, and hasn't bested it
  8. Baldur's Gate 1, 2 & Baal. It's one game. Come at me! likewise, Pool of Radiance -> Curse of the Azure Bonds -> Silver Blades -> Pools of darkness is one game that came in 4 pieces

It can be a bit difficult. There are so many great games I've played, and been glued to. Likewise, I'm fairly sure This War of Mine isn't that great, but it's emotionally devastating.

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