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Old 01-30-2012, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default Your top 5 games of all time

Use your own criteria -- most influential, most groundbreaking, most time played, most enjoyed, whatever. Platform doesn't matter.

My list is my 5 most enjoyed games.

1. Dark Forces -- The first time I played a FPS and really felt like I was playing a character, not just controlling a camera with a gun attached. Incredibly immersive world for the time.

2. Tie Fighter -- I was never great at flight sims, but I loved Tie Fighter. So many great missions. I can remember being so nervous waiting for the incoming Rebel fighters.

3. Command and Conquer -- I played the Warcraft series as well and loved it, but when a friend and I pulled copies of C&C: Gold Edition out of the discount bin, I was a C&C convert. We played for hours over a direct connection across town. Such a terrible feeling when you would see the nuke inbound.

4. Unreal Tournament -- In college this was one of a handful of "go-to" games for the computer nerds on the hall. We played a lot of UT: Strikeforce, which was basically a Counter Strike rip-off. We had our own clan: [CAG]. And yes, it stood for Clans Are Gay.

5. Counter Strike -- And of course we played a ton of Counter Strike as well. We'd give it up when the aimbots got too prevalent, come back when they were all banned, and the leave again when they returned.

Honorable Mention: Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed -- One of the most fun racing games on the PC. Excellent graphics, great gameplay balanced between arcade and sim, and surprisingly not at all boring given that it was limited to one marque. It had a very well developed "career mode" similar to GT and Forza in which you had to win various races and tests to advance. Great upgrade system as well.

Also Considered: Total Annihilation, Quake III, Test Drive, Road Rash II, Pardus
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Counter Strike

Bioshock (both)

Killing floor

Portal (both)

Half Life Series

List is more of recent favorites I'll have to redo this soon.

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1. Quest For Glory Series (Hero's Quest, Quest for Glory 2, Quest for Glory 3)

2. Mega Man 2

3. Counter Strike

4. Police Quest Series (Police Quest 1, Police Quest 2, Police Quest 3, Police Quest 4)

5. Starcraft 2
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Not necessarily in this order:

1. Half Life + Mods (CS, Day of Defeat, etc...)
2. Black & White 1 and 2
3. Morrowind
4. the entire Hitman series, specifically Hitman 2
5. Earthbound, for SNES
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Oh man I forgot about black and white. I only played the first. I gave up after my monster got broken.
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(In no particular order)
5.Metal Gear Solid (the entire series)
4.Shining Force (1+2)
3.Star Wars Jedi Knight (Jedi Outcast / Jedi Academy)
2.Half Life series
1.Ultima Online
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1. Dark Forces -- The first time I played a FPS and really felt like I was playing a character, not just controlling a camera with a gun attached. Incredibly immersive world for the time.

2. Tie Fighter -- I was never great at flight sims, but I loved Tie Fighter. So many great missions. I can remember being so nervous waiting for the incoming Rebel fighters.
Pretty much the first two PC games I ever played. Many good memories.
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This is difficult. Top 10 would be much easier for me, I feel like there are several that are on par with these 5. These selections could be swapped around on any given day.

Top 5 (No particular order):
1) Persona 3
2) Final Fantasy 7
3) Final Fantasy X
4) Half Life 2 + episodes
5) Portal 2

Others that could easily be in top 5 (No particular order):
Portal, Counter strike, Starcraft 1/2, Half Life 1, Fallout 3/New Vegas, Elder scrolls Oblivion/Skyrim, Left 4 dead 1/2, Killing floor, Ar Tonelico 3, Bioshock 1/2, Gran Turismo 4/5, Forza 4, Shadow of the Collosus, Silent Hill 1/2, Unreal Tournament, Warcraft 3

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1) Elite
2) Wing Commander
3) Rick Dangerous
4) Lemmings
5) Rise of the Dragon
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Oregon Trail - TRS-80

Dragon Warrior - NES

Knights of the Old Republic - Xbox

Mass Effect 2 - Xbox 360

LA Noir - Xbox 360


(Honorable Mention: Leisure Suit Larry series for PC 386SX)
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1) Crono Trigger
2) Neverwinter Nights
3) Morrowind
4) Warcraft III and TFT expansion
5) FF VI
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This is a toughie...

I can't really put them in order of importance, either. But in chronological order, I'd have to say:

1) Space War (1962). You can't get much more influential and ground-breaking than that. I've never had the opportunity to play it on an actual PDP, but this is where it all began, folks.

2) Star Wars (1983 sit-down arcade cabinet). Yeah, the wireframe graphics weren't much to look at, but this game may have been the first mass-produced instance of a smoothly animated first-person-perspective flight simulator ever. It was really something.

3) The various Sierra "Quest" games (early 80s - late 80s). The Space Quest series was probably my favorite, but King's Quest is really what took us out of the realm of Zork and Mystery House and created a whole genre of rich, colorful, animated 3rd-person adventure games.

4) Dactyl Nightmare (early 90s). Virtuality's first and best title. Ok, so the polygon-based graphics were both horribly primitive and 10 years too early, but we're talking about REAL virtual reality, here! Stereoscopic HMD, full-body motion tracking, the whole nine yards. The first time I played one of these, I was convinced that VR was the clear future of gaming. Who'd have thought that it would just wither away into nothing within the decade, forgotten an un-mourned?

5) Doom ('93). First-person shooters make up the vast bulk of today's videogame landscape, and they trace their roots back to this unassuming shareware title that rocked our worlds and made us all realize just how incomplete our lives were without a '486 processor and a SoundBlaster. Doom was not the very first FPS game, but it was significant in many ways. It offered full two-axis viewpoint control (eg: look up, shoot up), supported multi-level, rather than flat playfields, significantly raised the bar in terms of graphics and sound quality, and perhaps most importantly, introduced us to the concept of networked multiplayer FPS gameplay.
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oh man... people keep reminding me of amazing games...

oregon trail i played for hours and hours...
lemmings.
1983 star wars sit down cabinet



and i also left out all my favorite flash games that have been the bulk of my "gaming" for the last couple years. lol
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Empire Deluxe. Came out on 5 1/2" floppies in 1993, and there are still tournys held today. Simple, but endless fun as long as you have a human opponent. Highly customizable as far as victory conditions, which was a first.

Civilization (most notably III). I still fire this one up occasionally. Lots of user made scenarios will keep you occupied for many hours of wasted time.

Castle Wolfenstein/Doom. Played both to death, and killed a couple of joysticks along the way. Played a slew of clones like the original Duke Nukem and one magic based one which I have forgetten.

Combat Mission:Beyond Overloard (and the rest of the series). The first was fantastic, and I bought the next three as well. If you like squad level WWII strategy games, this one is a must have. Played people from all over the world, and have made many on-line friendships that last to this day.

C&C/Warcraft. The RTS games that started the trend. What more to say?
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This is really tough. I'm not that big of a gamer but I give it a go.

Top 5, no order:

Halo (spent most of my Junior and Senior year in high school playing 3v3-6v6 LAN multiplayer games at my best friends house. Many many hours wasted gloriously)

Gran Turismo 3 (the reason I bought a PS3, every GT game since has been a let down in one way or another. GT3 wasn't perfect, but at the time it was in a league of it's own)

Morrowind (Never even got 1/2 way through the game)

Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time

Metal Gear Solid


Honorable Mention: Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Gran Turismo, Everquest, Super Mario 64, Super Mario 3, KOTOR... the list of really really good games goes on.
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Forgot to throw Chuck Yeager's Air Combat in the Honorable Mention. I loved the sh*t out of that game
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Have not played many video games since 2001. But I'm addicted to Forza 4 now. Ballers choose 6.

Vitrua Cop

Gran Turismo 3

Golden Eye 007

Apache Longbow

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater

Initial D arcade game

Have spent more time than I would admit to watching my brother and friends play video games.
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Top 5, no order.

1. C&C RA2 - So many memories LANing with this game.
2. Tribes 2 - So many hours logged. Played lots of the mods. Was in a few clans.
3. Baulders Gate 1&2 - Played through them both, multiple times.
4. FFVII & FFX - Played VII countless times. Replaying FFX right now for the first time.
5. SC2 - Such a great game.
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oh yea! BG 1&2 are awesome too. Lots of games I forgot about, but what the hell! my top 3 are still unchanged.
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