What are your favorite games?

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  1. millercv

    millercv Second Unit

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    Just interested to see what everyones favorite games "of all time" are - doesn't matter the system/etc.

    Here are mine to start

    Quest/Adventure/RPG type:
    Sam and Max Hit the Road (PC, talkie version) - a good adventure and the funniest game ever.
    Phantasy Star (SMS) - I just have plenty of fond memories with this one being my first really long RPG - can't wait for the GBA version!
    Sierra's Space Quest series


    Shooters: (man the shooter genre has certainly dissappeared...)
    R-Type (SMS/arcade)
    Blood Money (Amiga)

    Platform:
    Anything Mario
    Rayman 2 (DC)
    Bionic Commando
    Shinobi

    Sports:
    Tony Hawk Pro Skater (any version)
    NBA Jam (ps)
    Excitebike (nes)

    Fighting:
    Battle Arena Toshinden (PS)
    Soul Blade/Calibur
    DOA series


    I know I'm forgetting and leaving out tons but those were just off the top of my head what about yours?
     
  2. DonRoeber

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    I think I can play Final Fantasy Tactics until my eyes bleed.
     
  3. Ike

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    ATARI
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    Stampede
    Pac-Man
    Frogger
    Sega Genesis
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    Sunset Riders
    Sonic II
    Lethal Enforcers
    Sega Saturn
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    Virtua Cop II
    Cyberia
    Virtua Fighter
    Sony Playstation
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    Metal Gear Solid
    Spider-Man
    Gran Turismo
    Sega Dreamcast
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    NFL 2k/1
    Sonic Adventure
    Crazy Taxi
    Tony Hawk 2
    Shenmue
    Playstation 2
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    Metal Gear Solid 2
    Grand Theft Auto 3
    State of Emergency
    Tony Hawk 3
    Devil May Cry
    X-Box
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    Halo
    Jet Grind Radio
    NFL 2k2
    GameCube
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    Resident Evil
    Pikmin
    Rogue Squadron
    PC
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    Half Life
    Grim Fandango
    Curse of Monkey Island
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein
    Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault
    The Sims
    Rainbow Six
    Full Throttle
    Outlaws
    Max Payne
    Escape from Monkey Island
    Whew....thanks for letting me get that off my chest. [​IMG]
     
  4. Romier S

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    My top ten of all time(consoles):

    1. Castlevania Symphony of the Night (PS1)
    2. Legend Of Zelda (NES)
    3. Castlevania (NES)
    4. Super Mario Bros (NES)
    5. Pac-man (Atari)
    6. Contra (NES)
    7. Super Mario Brothers 64 (N64)
    8. Metal Gear Solid (PS1)
    9. Silent Hill 2 (PS2/X-box)
    10. Streets of Rage 2 (Genesis)

    Personal Favorties that didn't make the list but deserve to be mentioned:

    1. The Panzer Dragoon series
    2. The Resident Evil series
    3. Doom
    4. Jet Set Radio (Both games)
    5. Rez

    PC games I would have to REALLY think about....
     
  5. Morgan Jolley

    Morgan Jolley Lead Actor

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    The only game I will never get tired of playing (AT ALL) is probably Shadowgate for the NES. I can still beat it in under 45 minutes.
     
  6. Joseph Young

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    Great ones Romier (as usual).
    My first two consoles:
    Atari 2600
    Adventure (get the invisible dot!)
    Combat (shoot up the cacti)
    Defender (better than the arcade IMO)
    Raiders of the Lost Ark (tse tse flies and time puzzles)
    NES
    Castlevania (brilliant atmosphere & gameplay)
    Kid Icarus (when the lava turns yellow, don't jump in!)
    The Legend of Zelda (the blue boomerang rocks!)
    Metroid (Perfection.)
    Super Mario Bros. (Played this more than any other videgame in my entire life.)
    Rockman (Megaman) (Outmatches and outclasses every other Megaman in the series)
    Rygar (bwah bwah bwah!! Kill the Robots in Lapis for quick victory!)
    Honourable mentions go to:
    Track and Field, for teaching me how painful blistered fingers can be.
    Duck Hunt, for teaching me how to shoot a light gun.
    -j
     
  7. Romier S

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  9. Joseph Young

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    I will try to stay on-topic with Part 2 of my favorite games, then veer way off topic with some misty eyed memories.
    Super Famicom
    Castlevania 4 (Japanese version, blood & nude statues)
    Street Fighter 2 (the first time I was impressed by an arcade port)
    Super Mario RPG (go through the secret door to fight the multi-headed beast from a famous RPG)
    Super Metroid (More Samus goodness)
    Zombies Ate My Neighbors ("Ants!!")
    Battletoads (smooth, convincing, flicker-free fight mechanics)
    Dynamite Headdy (from the makers of the lackluster Stretch Panic? For shame!)
    Super Bomberman (One morning, after an entire night indoors playing 4-player Super Bomberman, my friend walked outside and his eyeballs literally jumped half an inch forward in his sockets and moved back... he is freaked out to this day.)
    Yoshi's Island (utterly amazing)
    Speaking of the lightgun, remember Gumshoe for the NES? I still have that game but I don't have the peripheral. [​IMG] As for R.O.B. -- forget Mario, this Robot was the first real mascot for the NES launch.
    As for Castlevania 64, what a disappointment. I tried so hard to like this game, I really did.
    Thank goodness for Symphony of the Night (now OOP) and Circle of the Moon (a game among hundreds I have yet to finish).
    Joseph
     
  10. Matt Birchall

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    My short-but-sweet favorite list:

    -Ms. Pac Man (arcade)
    -Galaga (arcade)
    -Star Wars (arcade, 1984)
    -Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES, 1988)
    -The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES, 1992)
    -GoldenEye 007 (N64, 1997)
    -NCAA Football 2002 (PS2, 2001)
    -Halo (XBox, 2001)

    There are a bunch of other games I really like (Perfect Dark, and both Star Wars Rogue Leader games, among others), but the ones above are really timeless to me, and are games that I can go back to pretty much any time I want and have as much fun with as I did the first time I ever played them.

    -mwb-
     
  11. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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    The game that I have by far lost the most amount of time to:
    Bard's Tale 3 for the...Commodore 64! An entire summer of 5 hours/day gaming between 7th and 8th grade! [​IMG]
     
  12. EmoryS

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    Hummmm... Tough call.
    Atari 2600
    Pitfall I and II (I still pop these cartridges in from time-to-time)
    Joust
    Breakout (hopelessly addicting)
    PC
    Zork
    Pool of Radiance/Curse of the Azure Bonds/Secret of the Silver Blades (Gold Box series)
    Civilization
    SimCity
    Doom
    Xbox
    Halo
    As you can see, I took a break from PC/console gaming for a while, but I am back and am loving my new Xbox! Also, one of these days I am going to toss my old PC - currently a P90, 64 meg RAM, 4 meg video card!!! (rocking for it's day) running Windows NT service pack 6 (barely) - and have fun with all the really cool games I have missed out on, so this thread is GREAT! Keep coming with all the good suggestions. [​IMG]
     
  13. Evan S

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    I was always partial to Venture for the Colecovision. Plus all the classic Atari games made by Activision...Pitfall, Freeway, Kaboom, etc.
    I loved the first Resident Evil for PS1 as well. I did a majority of my gaming as a child on the 2600, Intellivision and Colecovision. I skipped a couple generations before getting back on board recently with an XBox.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    1) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - PSX Beat it 14 times and still doesn't get old
    2) Doom - PC I still play this game everyday at work
    3) Radiant Silvergun - Saturn(Jap) I won's say how much I spent on this game, but it was worth every penny
    4) Metal Slug X - Neo Geo Same as RS
    5) Sonic The Hedgehog - Genesis Played this game non-stop until Sonic 2 came out, and then after I finished 2 went back and played 1 again
    6) Castlevania - NES The one that got me hooked
    7) SmashTV - Arcade/PSX Me and my best friend play this until our thumbs go numb, plus you can't beat the Pleasure Dome
    8) Dance Dance Revolution MAX - Arcade/PS2 Simple yet challenge
    9) Soul Calibur - Dreamcast THE reason to own the Dreamcast
    10)WipEout XL - PSX The visuals, the sense of speed, the techno music rolled so perfectly into this game

    Honorable Mentions:
    Panzer Dragoon Saga - Saturn The only RPG I can stand to play for any length of time
    Virtua Fighter 4 - PS2 DEEP and then some
    Layer Section II - Saturn(Jap) A shooter that I just adore
    Super Street Fighter II Turbo - CPS2 The KING of the Fighters
    Dracula X: Rondo of Blood - PC-Engine CDROM You would be in my top 10 if I spoke Japanese and German
    Contra - NES Step away from the Spread Gun
    Jet Set Radio Series - DC/XBox These games show you the concept of love and that videogaming is truely an art
    Halo - XBox Made me a believer in the XBox and that you just might be able to play a FPS on a console
    Tony Hawk Pro Skater Series - DC/XBox I remember thinking how stupid this game wa going to be, damn I'm glad I was wrong
     
  15. DonaldB

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    1. Thief II: The Metal Age (PC)
    2. Thief: The Dark Project - Gold Edition (PC)
    3. Donkey Kong Jr. (Arcade, Colecovision)
    4. Donkey Kong (Arcade, Colecovision)
    5. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
    6. Resident Evil 2 (PS)
    7. Tomb Raider (PS)
    8. Silent Hill(PS)
    9. Syphon Filter (PS)
    10. Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage (PS)
    11. System Shock 2 (PC)
    12. Half-Life (PS2)
    13. Ico (PS2)
    14. Galaga (Arcade)
    15. Ms. Pac Man (Arcade)
     
  16. Brian Lawrence

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    -Tetris (NES)
    -K.C. Munchkin (It was a Pac-Man clone made for Odyssey2, I thought it was better than Pac-Man, It was faster and the dots did not stay still, You had the chase them down while avoiding the ghosts)
    -Super Mario Bro's (NES)
    -MegaMan 2 (NES)
    -Final Fantasy VII (PSX)
    -NFL2k1 (DC)
    -Goldeneye (N64)
    -Resident Evil (PSX)
    -Kool-Aid Man (Atari 2600)
    -Asteroids (Arcade)
     
  17. millercv

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    Brian L.
    Hey I had (may still have somewhere) an Odyssey2 too. K.C. Munchkin was great [​IMG] We even had the voice module thing where it would talk to you.
    here are some more to add to my list
    Burger Time
    Spy Hunter (nes)
    Zillion (SMS)
    Pitfall (atari)
    Archon
     
  18. Paul_D

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    -Day of the Tentacle (PC)
    -Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past (SNES)
    -Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
    -Turok: Duinosaur Hunter (N64)
    -Aliens Vs. Predator 2 (PC)
    -Grand Theft Auto 3 (PC) (I can't believe how awesome this game is!!!)
    -Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (PC)
    -Return to Castle Wolfenstein (PC)
     
  19. Dean DeMass

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    Some of my favorite Console games.

    Silent Hill (PS)
    Super Mario 64 (N64)
    Jet Set Radio/Future (DreamcastC/X-Box)
    Grand Theft Auto 3 (PS2)
    Resident Evil (Gamecube)
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
    Metroid (NES)
    The Legend of Zelda (NES)
    Metal Gear Solid (PS)
    Medal of Honor (PS)
    Star Wars: Rogue Leader (Gamecube)
    Panzer Dragoon Series (Saturn)
    Tony Hawk 3 (PS2/X-Box)
    Halo (X-Box)
    UFC (Dreamcast)

    I have many others, but these are the ones off of the top of my head.

    -Dean-
     
  20. Mark Evans

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    Oh man, bad topic for me, I've played way too many games...
    Intellivision:
    - Utopia (THE king of RTS games [​IMG])
    - The second D&D game, with the goofy purple minotaur [​IMG]
    Colecovision:
    - BurgerTime
    - MouseTrap
    - Looping! (This is really a guilty pleasure, and the game wasn't that great, but I have fond memories of flying the plane through the little pipes with dripping water)
    NES:
    - Shatterhand
    - Dragon Warrior
    - Bubble Bobble
    - Every MegaMan game except 4, which I will always hate :p)
    - Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link (yes, I really liked this, there, I said it)
    SNES:
    - Final Fantasy IV
    - Earthworm Jim 2
    - TMNT IV: Turtles In Time
    - Link To The Past
    - Super Metroid
    - Mario Kart
    - Super Mario RPG
    PSX:
    - Resident Evil 2 & 3 (Never took to the first one on PSX)
    - Bubble Bobble (The game so great it gets mentioned twice [​IMG])
    - Castlevania: SotN
    - Grandia
    - Lunar
    - Chrono Cross
    PC:
    - Gabriel Knight 1 (My favorite game. Ever. Period.)
    - Gabriel Knight 2 & 3
    - The first three Monkey Islands
    - Police Quest 2
    - Freedom Force
    - System Shock 1 & 2
    - X-Com
    - Planescape: Torment (Best RPG ever!)
    - Baldur's Gate 2
    - SimGolf
    - Full Throttle
    - Day of the Tentacle
    - Half-Life, Counter-Strike, etc.
    - Thief: Gold
    - Circle of Blood
    - Star Control 2
    - Quest For Glory 2, Leisure Suit Larry 3, King's Quest 6, and a ton of other Sierra games that make me lament the decline in adventure games.
    GameCube:
    - Super Smash Bros.: Melee (If I had willing participants I would play this daily I'm certain)
    - Resident Evil
    - More to come, I'm sure [​IMG]
     

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