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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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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...
^ 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.
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
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
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
To the Moon
Impossible to pick only five, I guess:
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!
Some Honorable Mentions :
Divinity 2 Original Sin
Red Alert 2
Icewind Dale 2
Age of Empires 1&2
Championship Manager 4
Dungeon Siege 2
Dofus (the old one)
Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
Frontier: Elite II
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:
Quake 3/Quake Live
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.
Not in order since they're different genres:
In no particular order:
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
Thank you for giveaway!
Why do u liked Morrowind?
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
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.
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
Five Nights at Freddy's
5 Nights 5 Freddies
Five Nights at Freddy's: Tokyo Drift
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.
Dead Cells (considered it for the top 5)
Hyper Light Drifter
A Short Hike
Life is Strange
Life is Strange before the Storm
...aand the list would be too long so I'll stop...
Thanks, this reminds me that weirdly enough I haven't played Deadly Premonition yet although I do share your appreciation of quality narrative.
and a few things that i want to mention;
• Mortal Kombat Deception
• Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag
• Mount & Blade Warband
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
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.
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.
Crusader Kings III
Crusader Kings II
Grand Theft Auto 5
Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
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.