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swoll1980
April 30th, 2008, 10:35 PM
My vote goes to The Elder Scrolls III Morowind

graphics, and scenery are nice, game play is good, replay value is ridiculous

scragar
April 30th, 2008, 10:47 PM
Tetris, hands down.

Failing that I'd vote Disgaea(disgaea 2 is fun, and much easier to get into than the origional, but they never quite recaptured the humour and nature of the origional).

swoll1980
April 30th, 2008, 10:51 PM
Tetris, hands down.

Failing that I'd vote Disgaea(disgaea 2 is fun, and much easier to get into than the origional, but they never quite recaptured the humour and nature of the origional).

Tetris is addictive as hell, and can go forever on a single game. Good choice

w7kmc
April 30th, 2008, 10:51 PM
My vote goes to The Elder Scrolls III Morowind

For me it is Xgalaga...pretty old school but fun.

billgoldberg
April 30th, 2008, 10:58 PM
Tie between super mario bros 3 and the tekken series.

red_Marvin
April 30th, 2008, 10:58 PM
Starcraft must be mentioned in this kind of thread, and I like minesweeper too.

dashnak
April 30th, 2008, 10:59 PM
Tyrian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrian_%28computer_game%29)

scragar
April 30th, 2008, 11:00 PM
Tetris is addictive as hell, and can go forever on a single game. Good choice

you lie, the game is impossible to complete after level 43, even with cheats(although by then you have 99,990 as your score which is nice). I know, I tried(always drop squares and always drop lines, either way it's impossible, they drop too fast to ever be able to reach bottom corners, which makes all lines impossible to complete from then on).
Still, I've played it for atleast 10 hours a week over the past 10+ years, not bad for a £10 game(second hand). That's 0.05 pence per hour(if only all the other games I buy where such great choices), ignoring the fact that I played it almost nonstop during school when I got it. :P

justin whitaker
April 30th, 2008, 11:01 PM
People are saying GTA 4....I can't believe that until I get my hands on it. :)

Until then, I'd say World of Warcraft. It just gets so many things right.

kevin11951
April 30th, 2008, 11:04 PM
half life 2 and episodes hands down one of the best games of all time, got 10/10 and 5/5 on everything even got an 11/10 by someone i think!

Pethegreat
April 30th, 2008, 11:21 PM
Sim City 2000/3000. Even though they are 14/8 years old each they still offer endless replay value.

For the consoles it has to be Halo. It still looks great today. The controls were the best at the time(and they are still among the top today). It is a shame halo 2 never matched up to it, and Halo 3 gets close.

COD 4 is the most addictive game I have played. The upgrade system and prestige mode has me hooked.

lzfy
April 30th, 2008, 11:22 PM
Mafia :)

sowelie
April 30th, 2008, 11:26 PM
I second starcraft, although it's hard to chose one game.

SuperSon!c
April 30th, 2008, 11:31 PM
toss up between Out of this World, Planetfall (although not so video), Mario 64, and Goldeneye

ffs, how can i forget QuakeIII... i lost more of my life to that game than any other.

klange
April 30th, 2008, 11:34 PM
Goldeneye64. Period.

tbroderick
May 1st, 2008, 12:01 AM
Super Mario Bros.

herbster
May 1st, 2008, 12:12 AM
A few favourites are Quake II/III, Vice City-- and how no one gonna mention Duke Nukem?! :D

scragar
May 1st, 2008, 12:15 AM
and how no one gonna mention Duke Nukem?! :D

I'm still waiting on the aptly named Duke Nukem Forever.

klange
May 1st, 2008, 12:17 AM
I'm still waiting on the aptly named Duke Nukem Forever.
I almost had a heart attack when they released the trailer. Which sucked, tbh.

Mr_Congeniality
May 1st, 2008, 12:19 AM
People are saying GTA 4....I can't believe that until I get my hands on it. :)

Until then, I'd say World of Warcraft. It just gets so many things right.

http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/ps3/grandtheftauto4

Heh. Pretty good rating don't you think? xD

Other than that, yeah WoW would be my choice...followed by Zelda: Ocarina of Time, then GTA San Andreas.

Haven't played GTA4 yet tho. Don't have an XBOX360 or PS3.

Atomic Dog
May 1st, 2008, 12:56 AM
I say Shadow Warrior. Not for anything revolutionary, but for its perfect playability in a deathmatch game. I have never had a game before or since that seemed to find such a perfect balance of playability and weaponry.

cardinals_fan
May 1st, 2008, 01:03 AM
N.

MaindotC
May 1st, 2008, 01:05 AM
I can't get enough of Urban Terror. perfect replacement for resource-hog Counterstrike.

BDNiner
May 1st, 2008, 01:16 AM
For PC it is Starcraft, can't wait for starcraft 2. For consoles new school i would say Ninja Gaiden (reminded me that games were hard when i was a kid). Old school would have to be super street fighter 2.

Toasted Donut
May 1st, 2008, 01:33 AM
Tetris, hands down.

Tetris is the equivalent of gaming heroin.

Superkoop
May 1st, 2008, 01:33 AM
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
Perfect Dark
Secret of Mana
Super Mario World

In that order, since I couldn't name just one. (looking at my list, I guess I'm not into the newer games so much =\)

swoll1980
May 1st, 2008, 02:13 AM
Goldeneye64. Period.

I remember when Goldeneye came out I thought to my self "Wow it looks so real video games can't get much better looking than this" Man was I wrong!

swoll1980
May 1st, 2008, 02:16 AM
For PC it is Starcraft, can't wait for starcraft 2. For consoles new school i would say Ninja Gaiden (reminded me that games were hard when i was a kid). Old school would have to be super street fighter 2.

There making an xbox 360 remix version of super street fighter 2 right now

SuperSon!c
May 1st, 2008, 02:58 AM
I remember when Goldeneye came out I thought to my self "Wow it looks so real video games can't get much better looking than this" Man was I wrong!

it's too bad most of them don't live up to the gameplay though. graphics are mostly overrated.

reyfer
May 1st, 2008, 03:16 AM
Tetris
Syberia
The Longest Journey
Splinter Cell
Splinter Cell-Pandora Tomorrow

swoll1980
May 1st, 2008, 03:23 AM
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
Perfect Dark
Secret of Mana
Super Mario World

In that order, since I couldn't name just one. (looking at my list, I guess I'm not into the newer games so much =\)

The original Zelda is still one of the best games ever made,and maybe the most revolutionary game of all time. A link to the past is not to shabby either though

cprofitt
May 1st, 2008, 03:25 AM
Arcade: Space Invaders and Galaga

PC: The Elder Scrolls, Guild Wars (Guild Wars I have played for three straight years and still enjoy) and Baldur's Gate.

Off the topic:
Board: World in Flames and Third Reich
Pen and Paper: Dungeons and Dragons (the original)
Miniatures: Chainmail (the precursor to D&D)

mthei
May 1st, 2008, 03:46 AM
Chrono Trigger.
Super Metroid.
A Link to the Past (as has been mentioned).
Either Super Mario Bros 3 or Super Mario World: Yoshi's Island.

Also Donkey Kong.

DoktorSeven
May 1st, 2008, 03:47 AM
DOOM. There is no other.

days_of_ruin
May 1st, 2008, 04:01 AM
Either a mario or zelda game.

days_of_ruin
May 1st, 2008, 04:02 AM
The original Zelda is still one of the best games ever made,and maybe the most revolutionary game of all time. A link to the past is not to shabby either though

ha ha, the first two zelda games are the only ones I don't like

swoll1980
May 1st, 2008, 04:04 AM
ha ha, the first two zelda games are the only ones I don't like

Were you alive in 1986 when the original Zelda was released?

ynnhoj
May 1st, 2008, 04:08 AM
joust!
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f2/Joustarcadegame.png

and while i agree that tetris is great, i'd prefer to play dr. mario or yoshi. i'm really bad at tetris!

Kingsley
May 1st, 2008, 04:10 AM
WWF Wrestlemania 2000

Aw man, nostalgia.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/55/Wrestlemania-screen.jpg

swoll1980
May 1st, 2008, 04:18 AM
WWF Wrestlemania 2000

Aw man, nostalgia.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/55/Wrestlemania-screen.jpg

Do you remember WCW vs NWO for the 64? That was a good one too.

SunnyRabbiera
May 1st, 2008, 04:22 AM
You have to burn the rope (http://www.mazapan.se/games/BurnTheRope.php) :D

Bungo Pony
May 1st, 2008, 04:26 AM
LORD (Legend of the Red Dragon) which ran as a door game on BBSes. Probably one of the first popular multi-player RPG games.

the8thstar
May 1st, 2008, 04:48 AM
Eye of the Beholder I and II (still playable on DosBox), Neverwinter Nights, Warcraft III Reign of Chaos and Frozen Throne, The Hobbit (doesn't run in Ubuntu though).

Kingsley
May 1st, 2008, 04:50 AM
Do you remember WCW vs NWO for the 64? That was a good one too.
Yup, I remember Sting being my favorite character.

swoll1980
May 1st, 2008, 04:55 AM
Yup, I remember Sting being my favorite character.

The Macho Man Randy Savage uuuuuh ya

doorknob60
May 1st, 2008, 04:58 AM
Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie, the perfect platformers!

probabilityzero
May 1st, 2008, 05:05 AM
The Longest Journey

Honorable mentions to Half Life 2, Bioshock, Sam and Max, Silent Hill 2, and Sonic 2.

doorknob60
May 1st, 2008, 05:09 AM
You have to burn the rope (http://www.mazapan.se/games/BurnTheRope.php) :D

Actually, I'm gonna say this is a tie, that game rules!!

John T. Monkey
May 1st, 2008, 08:39 AM
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time is the best one.

Followed closely by Majoras Mask, Link to the past and Links awakening.

The original Socic the Hedgehog (And Sonic adventure)

Any Final Fantasy, although I prefer to Playstation ones (7, 8, and 9)

Any Super Mario

Dizzy! (going back abit)

and I'd throw Conkers Bad Fur day in there too. And Crazy Taxi.

I'm going to stop thinking about these now. I keep coming up with more...

klerfayt
May 1st, 2008, 10:43 AM
I'm not sure about the best game (probably first Half Life), but the game with best music (that I've played) is definitely:
Chrono Trigger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrono_Trigger)

davtaine
May 1st, 2008, 11:24 AM
Baldur's Gate(s)

freduardo
May 1st, 2008, 11:29 AM
Wolfenstein 3D without a doubt.

http://www.llopisanimation.com/blogdenotas/images/wolf3d.jpg

warbread
May 1st, 2008, 11:39 AM
Did anyone else fight in the Great War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freespace)? This is my favorite for a lot of reasons.

Let us also not forget the greatest journey ever made (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Oregon_Trail_%28computer_game%29).

mips
May 1st, 2008, 11:50 AM
Sorry, I refuse to have one single best game :)

Bubble Bobble (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_bobble)
Turrican (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turrican)
Rygar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rygar_(arcade_game))
The New Zealand Story (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Zealand_Story)
Shadow of the Beast (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_of_the_beast)
Lemmings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemmings_(video_game))
Operation Stealth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Stealth)
Future Wars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_Wars)
Flashback (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flashback_(video_game))
Xevious (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xevious)
Monkey Island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_of_Monkey_Island)
Micro Machines (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro_Machines_(video_games))
Speedball 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speedball_2##Speedball_2:_Brutal_Deluxe_.281990.29 )
The Chaos Engine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_Engine)
IK+ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IK+)
Midnight Resistance (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_Resistance)
Pinball Dreams (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinball_Dreams)
R-Type (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-Type)
Sim City (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sim_City)
Civilization (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilization_(series))
Bomb Jack (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bomb_Jack)
Wings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wings_(series))
Rocket Ranger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_Ranger)
Syndicate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syndicate_(computer_game_series))
Another World (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_World_(video_game))
The Settlers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Settlers)
Rainbow Islands (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Islands)
Gods (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gods_(video_game))
Unreal (Ubisoft) (http://www.mobygames.com/game/amiga/unreal-)
Ghosts 'n Goblins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghosts_'n_Goblins)

ynnhoj
May 1st, 2008, 11:52 AM
Did anyone else fight in the Great War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freespace)? This is my favorite for a lot of reasons.
oh man, way back when.. i was hooked on descent and descent ii! i never did try descent3 or freespace, though :/

warbread
May 1st, 2008, 12:00 PM
My first PC game was Descent. I played it on my cousin's 486 from DOS. It was essentially a slideshow, but I was young enough that I didn't care.

I say that Freespace and Freespace 2 are still worth a go. Freespace 2 is available for free on the web (the copywrite agreement on the discs actually state that it's ok to copy and distribute the game - glee!) and you can import all of Freespace 1's files, giving you two games in one. Along with a graphics engine overhaul, there's plenty of hours of good, quality space sim play there. There's even a Battlestar Glactiga TC (http://www.game-warden.com/bsg/)that's popular and supremely well made.

There's never a bad time to try it out. I suggest it to anyone who hasn't. If you like space games, you won't be disappointed.

megamanXplosion
May 1st, 2008, 12:42 PM
I couldn't pick just one. Here are some of my favorites...

Chrono Cross
Chrono Trigger
Final Fantasy 7, 8, 9, 10, Tactics
GoldenEye 007
Killer Instinct
Mario Kart 64
Mega Man 7, X3
Mega Man X: Command Mission
Metroid Prime
Mortal Kombat 2, 3
Parasite Eve 1, 2
Resident Evil 1, 2, 3
Star Fox 64
Super Mario 64
Super Mario Bros 2, 3
Super Mario RPG
Super Metroid
Super Off Road: The Baja
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Zelda A Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time

rajeev1204
May 1st, 2008, 01:04 PM
My fav is Hexen 2.

Its such an old game but still looks stunning due to all that art work,
plus it used some pretty language from some era for all those clues.


A new linux port was recently released. ( 2 months ago i think)

Xzallion
May 1st, 2008, 01:45 PM
Star Ocean: The Second Story (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Ocean:_The_Second_Story). Nothing beats it. NOTHING.

picopir8
May 1st, 2008, 02:26 PM
While there are many good games here, I am really surprised that nobody has mentioned System Shock 2. It was the perfect balance of shooter, puzzle, rpg. For you younger folk, it is very similar to bioshock, however 100x better.

I also think many of the early lucas arts games were all fantastic. Xwing/Tiefighter/Dark Forces.

And dont forget the early Sierra "quest" games (kings quest, space quest, police quest, etc.).

kinematic
May 1st, 2008, 02:39 PM
I can't get enough of Urban Terror. perfect replacement for resource-hog Counterstrike.

+1.
True Combat Elite and Enemy Territory also rock. Especially True Combat, no radar or other stupid stuff to make it easier. The only clues you get as to the position of your oponents are the sounds they make.

aaaantoine
May 1st, 2008, 03:50 PM
Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters

It was released in 1992 or so, and a few years ago the source was released. So now, you can do this...


sudo apt-get install uqm

b_d
May 1st, 2008, 04:10 PM
hel yes starcraft!

Dixon Bainbridge
May 1st, 2008, 04:21 PM
My faves:

Deathchase
Jetset Willy
Sensible Soccer
Zelda Wind Waker
Supermario Bros
Tir Na Nog
Sim City
GTA3
Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
Elite

Game_boy
May 1st, 2008, 05:39 PM
Super Mario 64.

My top ten:

1. Super Mario 64
2. Metroid Prime
3. Super Mario Galaxy
4. Super Mario Sunshine
5. Paper Mario
6. Super Mario World
7. Super Metroid
8. Super Mario Bros.
9. Super Mario Bros. 3
10. Advance Wars

forrestcupp
May 1st, 2008, 05:42 PM
The Legend of Blacksilver, on the C64

I would say Half-Life 2, but Ravenwood really freaked me out.

swoll1980
May 1st, 2008, 05:54 PM
Sorry, I refuse to have one single best game :)

Bubble Bobble (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_bobble)
Turrican (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turrican)
Rygar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rygar_(arcade_game))
The New Zealand Story (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Zealand_Story)
Shadow of the Beast (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_of_the_beast)
Lemmings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemmings_(video_game))
Operation Stealth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Stealth)
Future Wars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_Wars)
Flashback (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flashback_(video_game))
Xevious (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xevious)
Monkey Island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_of_Monkey_Island)
Micro Machines (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro_Machines_(video_games))
Speedball 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speedball_2##Speedball_2:_Brutal_Deluxe_.281990.29 )
The Chaos Engine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_Engine)
IK+ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IK+)
Midnight Resistance (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_Resistance)
Pinball Dreams (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinball_Dreams)
R-Type (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-Type)
Sim City (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sim_City)
Civilization (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilization_(series))
Bomb Jack (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bomb_Jack)
Wings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wings_(series))
Rocket Ranger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_Ranger)
Syndicate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syndicate_(computer_game_series))
Another World (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_World_(video_game))
The Settlers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Settlers)
Rainbow Islands (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Islands)
Gods (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gods_(video_game))
Unreal (Ubisoft) (http://www.mobygames.com/game/amiga/unreal-)
Ghosts 'n Goblins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghosts_'n_Goblins)

Rygar. Man that takes me back! I forgot about that one, running around killing people with the yo-yo of death

swoll1980
May 1st, 2008, 05:56 PM
Wolfenstein 3D without a doubt.

http://www.llopisanimation.com/blogdenotas/images/wolf3d.jpg

The funny part about that game (as revolutionary as it was) is that it wasn't even in 3D

swoll1980
May 1st, 2008, 05:59 PM
The Legend of Blacksilver, on the C64

I would say Half-Life 2, but Ravenwood really freaked me out.

Remember Jungle Hunt, and Double Dragon for the C64?

heartburnkid
May 1st, 2008, 06:17 PM
There's a lot of great contenders, but I'd say that the absolute best game of all time goes to Super Mario Bros. 3.

Right up there, IMHO, are Smash Bros. Brawl, WWF No Mercy, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Doom II.

And if Spore can live up to its hype, it will be my new favorite game.

forrestcupp
May 1st, 2008, 07:48 PM
The funny part about that game (as revolutionary as it was) is that it wasn't even in 3DWolfenstein 3D was in 3D; it just wasn't hardware accelerated like we know it now.


Remember Jungle Hunt, and Double Dragon for the C64?
I had them all.


There's a lot of great contenders, but I'd say that the absolute best game of all time goes to Super Mario Bros. 3.

Out of all the Mario games, SMB 3 was definitely the best.

picopir8
May 1st, 2008, 10:43 PM
One more that needs to be added is Dune 2. It was the first good RTS game.

mips
May 1st, 2008, 11:26 PM
I forgot about that one, running around killing people with the yo-yo of death

lol, I dont recall ever thinking of it as a yo-yo but it does make sense though ;)

gtdaqua
May 5th, 2008, 11:19 AM
Freespace 2. The Greatest Game of our times.

Joeb454
May 5th, 2008, 11:22 AM
Tetris...and RollerCoaster Tycoon (The original)

Lster
May 5th, 2008, 11:25 AM
Far Cry. And now Crysis. And soon Far Cry 2! :)

Paqman
May 5th, 2008, 11:25 AM
Civilization. I've been playing it in one version or another for probably 15 years and I still can't shake it off.

SuperSon!c
May 5th, 2008, 11:36 AM
Sorry, I refuse to have one single best game :)

Bubble Bobble (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_bobble)
Turrican (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turrican)
Rygar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rygar_(arcade_game))
The New Zealand Story (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Zealand_Story)
Shadow of the Beast (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_of_the_beast)
Lemmings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemmings_(video_game))
Operation Stealth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Stealth)
Future Wars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_Wars)
Flashback (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flashback_(video_game))
Xevious (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xevious)
Monkey Island (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_of_Monkey_Island)
Micro Machines (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micro_Machines_(video_games))
Speedball 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speedball_2##Speedball_2:_Brutal_Deluxe_.281990.29 )
The Chaos Engine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_Engine)
IK+ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IK+)
Midnight Resistance (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_Resistance)
Pinball Dreams (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinball_Dreams)
R-Type (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-Type)
Sim City (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sim_City)
Civilization (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civilization_(series))
Bomb Jack (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bomb_Jack)
Wings (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wings_(series))
Rocket Ranger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_Ranger)
Syndicate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syndicate_(computer_game_series))
Another World (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_World_(video_game))
The Settlers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Settlers)
Rainbow Islands (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Islands)
Gods (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gods_(video_game))
Unreal (Ubisoft) (http://www.mobygames.com/game/amiga/unreal-)
Ghosts 'n Goblins (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghosts_'n_Goblins)

glad to see another fan of Another World which is called Out of this World in the States. one of my top 3 of all time.

SupaSonic
May 5th, 2008, 11:56 AM
Heroes 2 and Unreal Tournament

Incense
May 5th, 2008, 12:38 PM
LORD (Legend of the Red Dragon) which ran as a door game on BBSes. Probably one of the first popular multi-player RPG games.

OMG, I'm not the only one who remembers that game! We used to fill up the computer labs in the early 90's to play that one! I remember paying off the inn keeper to sneak into someone's room and do them in while they slept. Classic!

SMB 3 is my number 1 though.

billgoldberg
May 5th, 2008, 12:41 PM
There's a lot of great contenders, but I'd say that the absolute best game of all time goes to Super Mario Bros. 3.


Agreed.

I just played super mario bros 3 again on my friends nintendo wii and it was great.

I still rule in the game. :p

I think that besides SMB3, Final Fantasy 7 and Tekken 3 were the best games in their genre of all time.

edit: How can I forget about Age Of Empires and Command And Conquer Red Alert 1 and 2?

Joeb454
May 5th, 2008, 12:46 PM
Transport Tycoon is pretty good too (I just installed OpenTTD yesterday :D)

Tuna-Fish
May 5th, 2008, 12:50 PM
Stars! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stars!)

I multiplayed that for some 6 years straight, only stopping when I no longer had time for it & all the opponents that were left were so good that I didn't have much chances anymore.

Joeb454
May 5th, 2008, 01:31 PM
I forgot Pong :p

Trail
May 5th, 2008, 01:36 PM
Fallout, Baldur's Gate, Torment, Diablo2, Gabriel Knight, Jagged Alliance2... something along those lines. Can't pick 1.

Patrick-Ruff
May 5th, 2008, 02:18 PM
I'm gonna say . . . GTA 4 (it is very very good.) Warcraft III (FT & ROC), TA Spring with Complete Annihiliation (open source, google it ;) )

and probably Spore, when it comes out.

SuperSon!c
May 5th, 2008, 02:35 PM
and probably Spore, when it comes out.

lol

AOZ
May 5th, 2008, 02:47 PM
FF7...best storyline ever and the most epic ending of any game ive ever played

swoll1980
May 5th, 2008, 05:20 PM
I'm gonna say . . . GTA 4 (it is very very good.) Warcraft III (FT & ROC), TA Spring with Complete Annihiliation (open source, google it ;) )

and probably Spore, when it comes out.

GTA 4 is pretty sweet. My brother just got it, and we were playing it for hours. This will be a tough game to out do

guildofghostwriters
May 5th, 2008, 08:24 PM
My faves:

Deathchase
Jetset Willy
Sensible Soccer
Zelda Wind Waker
Supermario Bros
Tir Na Nog
Sim City
GTA3
Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
Elite

Is that Tir Na Nog on the speccy? I reckon you'd have to go a long way to find better games than those Ultimate made for the speccy - Jetpac, Lunar Jetman, Attic Attac. Even their obscure little games like Cookie, Trans Am and Pssst were class.

But my list...

Sensible Soccer & SWOS
Lords of Midnight
Toejam and Earl
Championship/Football Manager (the SI one) (I've had to remove this from my pc to ensure I do other things like work/eat/sleep/socialise with people who aren't made of numbers...)
Manic Miner
System Shock 2

More than anything Sensible Soccer though. I'd kill to have a version of that on my pc now.

swoll1980
May 5th, 2008, 08:45 PM
More than anything Sensible Soccer though. I'd kill to have a version of that on my pc now.
ha haaa ha-chew (http://isohunt.com/torrent_details/12132727/Sensible+Soccer?tab=summary)

gameryoshi600
May 5th, 2008, 09:21 PM
http://purenintendo.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/super_mario_bros_box.jpg

Pathfinder_
May 5th, 2008, 09:41 PM
Red Alert 1

fissionmailed
May 5th, 2008, 10:04 PM
This not be the "best" game but I find I have the most fun playing the GITS PS2 game.

will1911a1
May 5th, 2008, 10:11 PM
Tetris, no question about it.

Xealot
May 15th, 2008, 09:00 AM
Fallout 1 & 2
RISK (personal favourite is the missionRISK clone)
Tetris
Street Fighter (most versions)
Mega Man (all versions)
Baldurs Gate
Command and Conquer
Shogo Mobile Armor Division (awesome)
Sim City 2000
Zelda

All of the games above receive high rating from me, allthough most come to and end. Personally I can never get enough of..
Sim City 2000 and RISK.. I think RISK is the most addictive game I have ever played. The original "board game" takes a lot of time, so I usually go for the missionRISK clone, has multiplayer support, fast dicing, all that. and it still takes roughly 3hours to complete a good game

I probably forgot some very good games here, ah well.

Northsider
May 15th, 2008, 06:38 PM
Zelda: A Link to the Past

or

Hlaf Life 1

graabein
May 15th, 2008, 06:47 PM
For me it's Civilization and Mafia (http://www.mafia-game.com/).

http://www.mafia-game.com/image.jpg

Der durch die Hölle geht
May 15th, 2008, 07:23 PM
The best Game evermade is
QUAKE III ARENA + RA 3

The Tragedy here is that it's also the pointless game.

Pointlessness is the very essence to be excellent - it tricks the human mind - you just think it's worth to play. The truth of excessive gaming is bitter, disturbing and desolate.

seatex
May 15th, 2008, 07:34 PM
Zork!

Every attempt to surpass it has been futile.

:guitar:

Glucklich
May 15th, 2008, 07:53 PM
Tetris is addictive as hell, and can go forever on a single game. Good choice

+1 on Tetris

Freddy
May 15th, 2008, 07:54 PM
In my opinion the best games I have ever played is 'The Secret of Monkey Island' 'Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge' and I probably had the most fun with 'Wings' even though there are much better games.

freebeer
May 15th, 2008, 08:10 PM
Allegiance. (http://www.freeallegiance.org)

Unfortunately, it doesn't (yet!) run under wine. :(

liquidfunk
May 15th, 2008, 08:29 PM
World Of Warcraft FTW!!

Oh and Pacman ^^

der_joachim
May 16th, 2008, 06:19 PM
My #1 game is Planescape:Torment. IIRC, it used the same engine as the Baldur's Gate series, but it was set in the Planescape multiverse. The story was gripping, even when playing it for the second time in a row. The side quests were sometimes quite bizarre (the Pregnant City springs to mind) and I loved the music (which I still have in .mp3).

The bad news is that a 'friend' borrowed it one time and never returned it. :(

nabil2199
May 21st, 2008, 12:28 AM
metal gear solid
best game EVAAAA

bufsabre666
May 21st, 2008, 12:31 AM
mvp baseball 2005

master5o1
May 21st, 2008, 12:46 AM
Tetravex, Tetris, Sollitaire, etc

Jordanwb
May 21st, 2008, 12:47 AM
Midtown Madness 2 hands down.

arsenic23
May 21st, 2008, 12:50 AM
BurgerTime !!

schtufbox
May 21st, 2008, 01:11 AM
Werewolves of London - a game where you got to eat people. They just need to remake and update it for modern hardware (it was an old 8bit game)

Samueltehg33k
May 21st, 2008, 05:48 PM
call of duty 2

imronak
May 22nd, 2008, 03:57 AM
Tetris
Mario
Icelander
Alladin

in computers,
Quake 3, Unreal Tournament, CS
Max Payne, Max Payne 2
And, yes Armagetron ;)

skoal
May 22nd, 2008, 04:58 AM
Does the clapper count? I was going for a high score one night and the Coast Guard showed up on my front lawn.

\\//_

grossaffe
May 22nd, 2008, 06:34 AM
in another forum, we're compiling a top 100 games list.

conehead77
May 22nd, 2008, 07:48 AM
Nobody mentioned Nethack yet? :shock:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nethack
http://nethack.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

Seren
May 22nd, 2008, 07:55 AM
Nobody mentioned Nethack yet? :shock:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nethack
http://nethack.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

Nethack is definitely the best video game ever made. How many game were designed in the 80's and have an annual tournament, multiple online servers, and irc channel with regularly 200+ people online ?

How many game can you finish as an atheist, pacifist and vegetarian ? :]

Moreover, it is open source !

See you at the demigod bar.

MindFlayer
May 22nd, 2008, 08:13 AM
See you at the demigod bar.
Oh, you'll see me before you get there.

Seren
May 22nd, 2008, 08:17 AM
Oh, you'll see me before you get there.

Have we met before ? I can't remember... ;-)

spamzilla
May 22nd, 2008, 01:47 PM
Call of Duty 4 as it just had me sucked in from start to end. No other game has made me want to complete it as much as this game has :D

To those who mentioned GTA4, I'm already bored of this game and I've only played it for 4-5 hours *yawn*

FFighter
May 22nd, 2008, 01:52 PM
Sonic the hedgehog, of course.

Xerp
May 22nd, 2008, 01:54 PM
Tunnels Of Doom

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunnels_of_Doom

Best RPG. Replayed it for... years!

renzokuken
May 22nd, 2008, 02:28 PM
Final Fantasy VII ..... no contest !!

although Tap Trap (sameGnome derivative) http://2tap.com/taptrap/ is one i cannot stop playing till i get that highscore. highest i can get is 3rd .... grrr. addictive as hell

jonabyte
May 22nd, 2008, 03:03 PM
Doom

renzokuken
May 22nd, 2008, 03:09 PM
i forgot about Crayon Physics

hockey97
May 22nd, 2008, 04:06 PM
I would vote for simcity and the sims. I can't denied it I love tycoon games and simulation games. I don't really like halo series I played it but to me looks too farfetch and boring.

I also do like horror gen, I liked manhunt but too bad man hunt2 is not on pc.
I also like the Grand Theft Auto series.

Golem XIV
May 22nd, 2008, 07:52 PM
In no particular order:

X-Com
Jagged Alliance 2
Master of Magic
Master of Orion
Civilization 2 (and a hat tip to FreeCiv)
Betrayal at Krondor
TES3: Morrowind
Ultima 5

uraldinho
May 22nd, 2008, 08:07 PM
Tetris

billgoldberg
May 22nd, 2008, 09:44 PM
mmm, so much to choose from.

I could select older ones like SMB 3, C&C: RA2, AoE 2, FF VII and VIII, ...
But the one I played most was (still playing actually):

Tekken 5 on ps2.

I'm totally bummed out that I can't buy tekken 5 dr on ps3 because I don't have a credit card.

I would wreak havoc online.

I guess I'll have to wait for tekken 6 or apply for a credit card.

atomkarinca
May 22nd, 2008, 09:52 PM
My vote's for Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. It was so realistic, especially Norman expansion.

pelicanghost
May 22nd, 2008, 10:40 PM
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

medic2000
May 22nd, 2008, 11:17 PM
I have a deep gaming culture i can count so much game masterpieces for me but now just these:

Starcraft (there are tv channels on Korea broadcasting SC matches, by the way "En Taro Adun Executor!")

Baldur's Gate (it is not a computer rpg, it is a great desktop frp from a great dm! "Jump on my sword while you can evil! I won't be as gentle!")

Grim Fandango( My name is Manny...Manny Calevera and i am your travel agent :) )

Achetar
May 23rd, 2008, 02:47 AM
Homeworld series.
ES3:MW definately.
MoO (the original!!! No MoO2 for me, they messed up espionage too badly)
BreakWindowsInUnder30Seconds

Daggo
June 5th, 2008, 07:49 PM
Elder Scrolls 3 Morrowind - #1 I spend more time in the editor and importing objects created in 3dmax/blender than I do playing the game. 4gigs of plugins! Super awesome.
Halo - combat evolved. the best one of the series
Master of orion 1&2 - Makes time fly
World of Warcraft- on MY private server w/ friends & family
DiabloII - the "All-nighter game"

Novega
June 5th, 2008, 08:43 PM
FFVII without a doubt!

Most Addictive: WoW (Hello, my name is Novega and I'm a WoW addict...I've been clean for 6months and 21 days and I feel GOOD about it :p )

KingTermite
June 5th, 2008, 08:43 PM
+100000000


my Vote Goes To The Elder Scrolls Iii Morowind

Graphics, And Scenery Are Nice, Game Play Is Good, Replay Value Is Ridiculous

deltaprime
June 5th, 2008, 08:44 PM
GTA SAN ANDREAS and GTA IV when it finally comes out for pc which i am sure it will - one day =)

MemoryDump
June 5th, 2008, 08:49 PM
the first Quake game was awesome! ROCKET LAUNCHERS FTW!!

adamthompson
August 11th, 2008, 09:26 PM
Crystal Quest. Is a Linux version available?

OutOfReach
August 11th, 2008, 09:31 PM
The whole GTA series, including 1 & 2. (Especially GTA IV)
The games are a perfect mix of action, exploration, and of course, Rockstar's award winning humor. :)

swoll1980
August 11th, 2008, 09:33 PM
Wow! Talk about a blast from the past, I haven't seen this thread since forever ago.

Nostrafus
August 11th, 2008, 10:05 PM
Age of Empires I - III, this series has kept my hands occupied for countless thousands of hours.

billgoldberg
August 11th, 2008, 11:24 PM
Age of Empires I - III, this series has kept my hands occupied for countless thousands of hours.

I agree with AoE I and II and their upgrades.

I don't agree on III. The magic was gone.

I lost my copy of both.

btw: the phalanx troops rocked in the first AoE.

-

I'm pretty sure I already posted in this thread, but hell I'll give it another go.

PC games

1. Command and Conquer Red Alert series
2. Half life 2 and it's spin-offs (counterstrike source, day of defeat, half life source, ...)
3. Age of Empire series (not part three)

Console

1. Super Mario Bros III
2. Tekken 3 and 5
3. Final Fantasy series (especially VII, VIII and X (X-2 and XII were a bit less, but still good)).

Arcade

1. Streetfigther series
2. Time Crisis series
3. Pacman

koji042
August 11th, 2008, 11:27 PM
Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness. It's a PSP port of the original Disgaea game. The game was already addicting to begin with, but when they made a portable version, I had a hard time getting my hands off the PSP for a while. Disgaea FTW! :)

nerd0795
August 12th, 2008, 01:04 AM
Super Mario all Stars or Warcraft 3

Nostrafus
August 12th, 2008, 02:19 AM
I agree with AoE I and II and their upgrades.

I don't agree on III. The magic was gone.

I lost my copy of both.

btw: the phalanx troops rocked in the first AoE.

-

I'm pretty sure I already posted in this thread, but hell I'll give it another go.

PC games

1. Command and Conquer Red Alert series
2. Half life 2 and it's spin-offs (counterstrike source, day of defeat, half life source, ...)
3. Age of Empire series (not part three)

Console

1. Super Mario Bros III
2. Tekken 3 and 5
3. Final Fantasy series (especially VII, VIII and X (X-2 and XII were a bit less, but still good)).

Arcade

1. Streetfigther series
2. Time Crisis series
3. Pacman

*shrug* guess to each their own, I really do like 3, especially with the warchief, and asian dynasties expansions, granted the card system could use a good bit of a redo... I never saw how making the "big button upgrades" cost less would be an age 4 card when I pretty much use all of them by age 3. I also like that you get some sort of bonus for playing a particular empire more, and also gives more flexibility on how you build your empire. Makes a little more sense to me I guess.

woztron
August 13th, 2008, 02:19 PM
STALKER, bugs an all, closest thing to real freedom/AI in a game yet.

hvac3901
August 13th, 2008, 02:42 PM
Oregon Trail !!

Nepherte
August 13th, 2008, 02:56 PM
Baldur's Gate II + Throne of Bhaal

djdarrin91
August 13th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Halo series and open arena:)

hessiess
August 13th, 2008, 03:03 PM
Ffvii

blueturtl
August 13th, 2008, 04:33 PM
Bubble Trouble by Ambrosia Software (http://www.ambrosiasw.com/games/bt/)

This has to be the most awesome game ever. Games like this are what I miss from the "old days", since today most games are basically produced with the Hollywood formula, require big money and big name actors, plot twists etc. Bubble Trouble is from an age when all video games had to do was entertain. Originally for 68k Macs, the game has been re-released as an OS X port. The original shareware title is playable in a virtual machine (if you can get BasiliskII to run properly).

Duranxl
August 13th, 2008, 04:37 PM
half-life

timzak
August 13th, 2008, 05:32 PM
I have to answer this on my own personal experience. Since I haven't played computer games with any regularity for roughly 6 years, my answers will be limited to old games.

My top 7 based on how captivated I was with the game:

1) Ultima VII
2) System Shock II
3) Wing Commander III
4) Wizardry 8
5) Ultima III
6) The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery
7) Duke Nukem 3D

These were games that I actually completed, and to this day have fond memories of playing these games into the early morning hours.

Edit: How could I forget Wing Commander III and System Shock II? Just added them.

RiceMonster
August 13th, 2008, 05:37 PM
DOOM probably. I still play it a lot.

abgemacht
August 13th, 2008, 05:53 PM
Bioshock!

Amazing storyline, beautiful graphics, not to mention replay value.

nick09
August 13th, 2008, 06:24 PM
Come on guys give the classics a shine of light.

Like the Mario RPG game, street fighter, and etc... I still have my SNES in near-perfect condition!:lolflag:

null byte
August 13th, 2008, 06:25 PM
Hitman Series (1 to 4).
I am waiting for the 5th game.

lukjad007
August 13th, 2008, 06:39 PM
Ubuntu Forums, Wesnoth, NetHack, Supertux, Holtz Castle, Oolite, Blob Wars, Maelstrom. In that order. I put in Ubuntu Forums because it is much more fun and rewarding.

swoll1980
August 13th, 2008, 06:42 PM
Come on guys give the classics a shine of light.

Like the Mario RPG game, street fighter, and etc... I still have my SNES in near-perfect condition!:lolflag:

Super Castlevania

ooobuntooo
August 13th, 2008, 06:43 PM
Final fantasy 7

swoll1980
August 13th, 2008, 06:44 PM
Final fantasy 7

Final Fantasy X was pretty damn good too

juanoleso
August 13th, 2008, 06:45 PM
I'm with the OP, I played Morrowind for hours and hours and still think about loading it up every once and a while. I haven't tried WOW, though...

arsenic23
August 13th, 2008, 06:48 PM
You all are young punks!

Burger Time (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burgertime) is the greatest game by far ever periods end of story sauge monsters.

swoll1980
August 13th, 2008, 06:50 PM
You all are young punks!

Burger Time (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burgertime) is the greatest game by far ever periods end of story sauge monsters.

Hey, I'm an old punk! Thank you very much.

arsenic23
August 13th, 2008, 06:59 PM
Hey, I'm an old punk! Thank you very much.

Sorry.

BigSilly
August 13th, 2008, 07:26 PM
Really it's Street Fighter 2 if we're all honest. Turbo that is. It's timeless. A classic pure videogaming experience that will never age. Gawd bless SDLMame!

timzak
August 13th, 2008, 08:24 PM
You all are young punks!

Burger Time (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burgertime) is the greatest game by far ever periods end of story sauge monsters.

I spent hours playing the Intellivision port of Burgertime! Yes, it was a great game. Speaking of Intellivision, I spent tons of time playing Intellivision Football, Basketball, and Baseball with my gradeschool buddy. Those games also deserve a special place in some hall of fame.

cespinal
August 13th, 2008, 08:38 PM
Halo.... close this thread

lol

cespinal
August 13th, 2008, 08:44 PM
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Oh yes!!! Hell this was good...

digging deep inside my feelings, I think this game is at the same level in which halo is.

Beautiful landscapes, overwhelming story, nice controls, incredible music...

am I gonna ever feel that again?


oh.. here comes another one: Super Metroid

kirsis
August 13th, 2008, 08:47 PM
I would like to nominate (or endorse, if already nominated) the Secret of Monkey Island :)

Other games that have made me go "Wow, this is perfect" are ...

... Wesnoth
... Star Craft
... Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (the Lucasarts point & click one)
... Civilization I (yes, THAT one)
... Heroes of Might and Magic III

Can't seem to think of any others with this level of awesome in my eyes :)

Twitch6000
August 13th, 2008, 08:48 PM
Street Fighter 2
Starcraft Brood War
Doom(I was like 6 years old having fun on that game lol)
Red Alert 1

Bob McBojit
August 13th, 2008, 08:52 PM
Fallout is quite possibly the best video game I have ever played.

Close second is Fallout 2.

Third would be Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura (which I sadly can't get running on WINE), which happened to be headed by three of the gents who headed Fallout.

sub2007
August 13th, 2008, 08:59 PM
Undoubtedly my vote would be for Super Mario Bros 3. I recently played it on Virtual Console (and a couple of years ago on GBA but I had to have the "original graphics" version too) and it was every bit as good as it was when I first played it 15 years ago. For me it's a timeless classic and no Mario game since has added more innovation than that as well as memorable level design. I love everything about it: the graphics, the music, the gameplay, the magical feeling that you got first time you play it and still get. I also can't remember ever another time that I've spent more than 8 hours in one run playing a game.

Second place goes to Zelda: Links Awakening. I know I'll get shot for not saying Ocarina of Time which is a wonderful game but LA still lasts as my favourite. It had tons of character, amazing dungeons, brilliant gameplay, great graphics, a really interesting story... it was all just great. The landscape was incredibly easy to interact with and especially given that it was black and white it was really able to suck you in and make you feel like you were there and entangled with the characters and the story. Again, just too many good memories of playing that game and I think a level of immersion that I've never had from another Zelda game and quite possibly from any game full stop.

Ooh and Rollercoaster Tycoon 2, for something a bit different :D I have easily spent 300 hours playing that game, especially when adding time on RCT original to that. The things I could have done with that time!

Rumel
August 13th, 2008, 09:01 PM
Counter Strike Source
Team Fortress 2
All Civilizations

kirsis
August 13th, 2008, 09:03 PM
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura

+1. Best RPG I've ever played

zachtib
August 13th, 2008, 09:21 PM
I'll have to vote Ocarina of Time on the N64

1337
August 13th, 2008, 09:23 PM
Turrican (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turrican) :)

MunkyJunky
August 13th, 2008, 09:47 PM
My vote goes for Doom. Some other favorites of mine though are Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and GTA.

erickghint
August 13th, 2008, 11:03 PM
Most addictive: Lumines / Lumines2
Best story: Chrono Trigger
Best character development: FF7
Best fighting game: Samurai Shodown series
Most influential: Legend of Zelda (1987)
Best overall: too hard to decide... I'm tempted to say it's a tie between Chrono Trigger and God of War... I'm gonna get thrashed for that, but meh...

Although, I am surprised that no one brought up ET for Atari... at least not that I saw.

-grubby
August 13th, 2008, 11:09 PM
My favorites:
[list]
The sims 1 and 2
any GTA game
any Mario game

LaRoza
August 13th, 2008, 11:10 PM
N64: Goldeneye (and after: Perfect Dark)

hosk
August 13th, 2008, 11:31 PM
I spent the majority of high school playing Tribes 1.

Shazbot.

KIAaze
August 13th, 2008, 11:37 PM
BeTheWumpus (http://bethewumpus.sourceforge.net/)
Best graphics ever! :P

lumix700i
August 13th, 2008, 11:54 PM
I can't believe nobody mentioned : GUITAR HERO, especially GUITAR HERO: ROCK THE 80's
For computer game I choose Call of Duty

philliptweedie
August 14th, 2008, 02:30 AM
Zelda for me.

Both Link to the Past on the SNES and Ocarina of Time on N64.

I think I'm so attached to them just because the Zelda series was the first I really got into as a kid. Playing Zelda on ZSNES a few months ago brought back a whole heap of memories just with the music etc.

Also I can never resist fighting the chickens and waiting for the retaliation...

L815
August 14th, 2008, 02:46 AM
Diablo 2 of course \\:D/

swoll1980
August 14th, 2008, 04:54 AM
I spent hours playing the Intellivision port of Burgertime! Yes, it was a great game. Speaking of Intellivision, I spent tons of time playing Intellivision Football, Basketball, and Baseball with my gradeschool buddy. Those games also deserve a special place in some hall of fame.

Nothing will ever beat the yellow and blue stick figures. EA Sports eat your heart out.

swoll1980
August 14th, 2008, 05:00 AM
Although, I am surprised that no one brought up ET for Atari... at least not that I saw.

As dumb as that game was, I remember moving through those screens and falling down those holes for hours when I was like four years old.

Griff
August 14th, 2008, 08:36 AM
Diablo 2 of course \\:D/

I can honestly say that game has consumed more hours for me than any other game.

I'm going to replace 'best' with 'favorite' in the title. And I think I'll get blasted for this title but...Final Fantasy VII. :D

woztron
August 14th, 2008, 12:24 PM
Bubble Trouble by Ambrosia Software (http://www.ambrosiasw.com/games/bt/)

This has to be the most awesome game ever. Games like this are what I miss from the "old days", since today most games are basically produced with the Hollywood formula, require big money and big name actors, plot twists etc. Bubble Trouble is from an age when all video games had to do was entertain. Originally for 68k Macs, the game has been re-released as an OS X port. The original shareware title is playable in a virtual machine (if you can get BasiliskII to run properly).

Or the rip off: Snood, killed two consecutive years of my life, or really my procrastination of choice for 2 tears of uni (and the odd subsequent fail). Not sure if it is that great a game or just that much better than fourier analysis and quantum mechanics.

Warpnow
August 14th, 2008, 01:19 PM
Super Mario Bros 3
Doom
Asteroids
The Legend of Zelda
Sonic the Hedgehog
Donkey Kong
Mortal Kombat
Gauntlet
Duke Nukem

skip mcshwang
August 14th, 2008, 02:26 PM
It's a 4-way tie between Street Fighter 2, Zelda Link To The Past, Chrono Trigger and Super Metroid.

cespinal
August 14th, 2008, 02:32 PM
I love you Nintendo... I will never ever going to cheat on you again with Microsoft :D

toupeiro
August 14th, 2008, 03:58 PM
To me to call something the best video game ever, it not only has to stand out from everything else in its timeframe of release, but it really has to have influenced a generation of games following its genre.

For me, this is a tie between Final Fantasy 1 and Doom. Yes, I know Zelda and Wolfenstein came out first, but first doesn't necessarily mean most important to the genre.

I also see Guitar hero coming in these ranks. This is a cross-generational game creating new addicts every day.

renzokuken
August 14th, 2008, 04:01 PM
I also see Guitar hero coming in these ranks. This is a cross-generational game creating new addicts every day.


i'm one of those recent addicts.....i think i'm now better at GH3 than i am at real guitar.....which sucks

damis648
August 14th, 2008, 04:02 PM
Pfft! No question: Portal! You know you can't argue. ;-)

scragar
August 14th, 2008, 04:05 PM
To me to call something the best video game ever, it not only has to stand out from everything else in its timeframe of release, but it really has to have influenced a generation of games following its genre.

For me, this is a tie between Final Fantasy 1 and Doom. Yes, I know Zelda and Wolfenstein came out first, but first doesn't necessarily mean most important to the genre.

I also see Guitar hero coming in these ranks. This is a cross-generational game creating new addicts every day.

that's exactly why I think tetris should be top, that or pong, they were games for a generation, now a new game comes out every week, most of them are worthless compaired to the time spent playing those old classics.

CbrPad
August 14th, 2008, 04:06 PM
Tetris, Space Invaders, Elite, Dungeon Master. Brain aneurysm, can't decide !

jpeddicord
August 14th, 2008, 04:06 PM
Donkey Kong Country 2 (SNES)
Zelda OOT (64)
Super Mario 64
Banjo-Kazooie (64)


The last of the four is coming out on XBLA, but I don't think it will be the same after the Rareware sellout.

swoll1980
August 14th, 2008, 04:22 PM
that's exactly why I think tetris should be top, that or pong, they were games for a generation, now a new game comes out every week, most of them are worthless compaired to the time spent playing those old classics.

I don't think I've played one game for the 360 yet that is worth paying $60 for.

toupeiro
August 14th, 2008, 04:27 PM
that's exactly why I think tetris should be top, that or pong, they were games for a generation, now a new game comes out every week, most of them are worthless compaired to the time spent playing those old classics.

Pong inspired a lot of games, so I can see that one. Tetris was a great game as well, but I don't think it has had the influence into other games as strongly as pong or the later classics like Doom. Tetris stands alone in a unique way almost in that there has never been much to improve apon, yet it is still a good seller on any system its released on. You've had your spinoffs like Dr Mario, and even as far stretched as bejeweled. It would definitely make my top 5, but I dont know that I would put it as my number 1. :)

For me its probably:

1. Doom (No other game engine created more spinoffs than Doom to date I am willing to bet.)
2. Final Fantasy (Set the precedent for countless video-RPG's on home gaming systems)
3. Pong. (Classic 2 player head to head game that really start it all. See its latest reincarnation in Wii Tennis!)
4. Tetris. (Excellent puzzle v/s time game. Stands alone as a game that only really raises the bar on itself and remains a top selling classic)
5. Guitar Hero ( cross-generational game that puts the player in a band playing their favorite songs using buttons instead of strings)

armageddon08
August 14th, 2008, 04:30 PM
The Prince of Persia Trilogy(Sands of Time being the best of the lot) is one of the most revolutionary games hands down!!!

And yeah.....not to forget Max Payne-1&2. Those guys developed the concept of 'bullet-time' even before The Matrix was on the cards.......now that's 'revolutionary' for you!!:)

cespinal
August 14th, 2008, 04:31 PM
Oh man... DKC 2...that game really meant something for me...I keep listening to its soundtrack nowadays

And yes, it is very difficult to find worthy games today. the only games that I could list as worthy for the 360 are Halo 3 and Mass Effect... Do I look like a Sci-Fi geek? lol

dado prso
August 14th, 2008, 05:01 PM
Final Fantasy VII

VitaLiNux
August 14th, 2008, 05:26 PM
Steam Games, hands down!! Frag 'em Out!:guitar:

renzokuken
August 15th, 2008, 12:22 PM
Final Fantasy VII

hell yeah !!

lordhaworth
August 15th, 2008, 02:28 PM
Really Difficult!

FFVIII, but starcraft was amazing at the time!

Roll on starcraft 2!

superarmy
August 16th, 2008, 06:11 AM
Hard one, Kana: Little Sister and Ever 17 really win story wise, it's hard to fault them.

Online, I had several years of Diablo 2: LOD clocked up and that brought me endless enjoyment.

Console wise, Metal gear Solid 4, Astounding, just pure epicness, I wish it never ended,

etnlIcarus
August 16th, 2008, 11:26 AM
Has anyone said Okami yet?

If not, I'm afraid this thread fails.

Grasshopper Studio took all the best aspects of Zelda and other action/adv games; broke those games down into their individual components; figured out what worked, what didn't and what could work better and gave this new game a really inspired visual style, with a charming cast of characters, a brilliant soundtrack and a few new ideas of their own.

If you own a PS2 or a Wii and don't have this game, you're missing out on something special.

Modax42
September 28th, 2008, 04:49 AM
I can't give the honor to just 1 game, so here's my top 5 :-)


1. Baldur's Gate Series (1998-2001)
2. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1997)
3. Deus Ex (2000)
4. Civilization II (1996) (never played I, III was a stinker, IV is good but it didn't recapture the magic)
5. Super Mario 64 (1996)

First thing I'm installing on my new laptop (whenever I get around to buying it) is WINE followed by Project64, so that I will be able to play the whole bunch on Ubuntu. Who says you can't game on Linux.

One can consider the Baldur's Gate series a single game in 4 parts (2 games plus 2 expansions) It tells an epic story from start to finish. Theres no room for the story to continue further, because the protagonist ascends to godhood at the end. That won't stop Atari, who bought the rights to the franchise and are making Baldur's Gate 3. The mere thought of this makes me ill. It's as bad an idea as hollywood deciding to make a sequel to Hamlet!

zekopeko
September 28th, 2008, 04:51 AM
Planescape: Torment

That game kicks a**!

RiceMonster
September 28th, 2008, 04:53 AM
5. Super Mario 64 (1996)

Dude, come on; Super Mario World for the SNES is obviously the best Mario game.

myusername
September 28th, 2008, 05:51 AM
1. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

2. Super Mario Bros. 3

3. Super Mario 64

4. Golden Eye

Presto123
September 28th, 2008, 07:14 AM
I'm coming from a late 80's early 90's world of gaming fun, so:
Starfox (None of this goofy stuff, I mean SuperNes times)
Anything Mario brothers until mid 90's
Tribes (PC)
Gallaga (I would be playing that A LOT still)
Metal Gear Solid...that game was genius

etnlIcarus
September 28th, 2008, 08:31 AM
Dude, come on; Super Mario World for the SNES is obviously the best Mario game.

SMW2: Yoshi's Island is even better.

LaRoza
September 28th, 2008, 08:32 AM
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for Atari.

tbroderick
September 28th, 2008, 08:32 AM
And yeah.....not to forget Max Payne-1&2. Those guys developed the concept of 'bullet-time' even before The Matrix was on the cards.......now that's 'revolutionary' for you!!:)

No. Matrix came out in 1999, Max Payne in 2001. But bullet-time was used in film before the Matrix.

doorknob60
September 28th, 2008, 08:35 AM
Yes one of these threads :-D

Banjo Kazooie/Tooie
Super Mario 64
Burnout Series
Super Smash Bros Brawl
SimCity 4 Deluxe
Guitar Hero/Rock Band/Frets on Fire

Yeah :-)



Donkey Kong Country 2 (SNES)
Zelda OOT (64)
Super Mario 64
Banjo-Kazooie (64)


The last of the four is coming out on XBLA, but I don't think it will be the same after the Rareware sellout.

Better not be, I'll hate Microsoft even more if that ever happens :( I really wish Nintendo still owned Rare, then I'd be playing classics like Banjo Kazooie on the VC, but M$ had to ruin it all!!!

NintendoTogepi
September 28th, 2008, 08:46 AM
My top 5:

1. Super Mario Galaxy - Wii
2. The Sims 2 - PC
3. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker - GameCube
4. Super Mario World - SNES
5. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

That's just my opinion...from a non-biased perspective I would say Half-Life 2 is probably the second best game ever.

quinnten83
September 28th, 2008, 09:38 AM
super metroid
metroid fusion (on GBA)
metroid prime: echoes (haven't played the original prime yet or the one on the wii)
SMB3, SMBworld, mario 64, not so keen on galaxy somehow
street fighter II turbo and Streetfighter alpha
megaman2, megaman3 megaman X 1, because the action is fastpaces and the music is just awesome (jpop ftw!)
legend of zelda, link to the past
legend of zelda, ocarina of time
legend of zelda, twilight princess
tetris
wii sports (tennis and boxing), simple yet effective
resident evil 4 on the cube or the wii (the game just gave me the creeps, not to be played at night in a dark room with surround sound).
and the original starfox on the snes and the original F-zero.
If i weren't so broke half the time, I would have more favorites.

Gutt
September 28th, 2008, 09:53 AM
legend of zelda, ocarina of time

Must we say more ? :)

Vince4Amy
September 28th, 2008, 10:00 AM
Sega Scud Race... If only a home version was released. Currently an arcade only game running on the model 3 hardware.

aries-jatim
September 28th, 2008, 10:32 AM
i like super mario world
i love lufia+lufia2 and earthbound
never bored play harvestmoon

red alert2+yuri.

HEHEHEHEHEHE.
any suggest for me?
P3 667MHz is need more imagination when gaming.:(

hessiess
September 28th, 2008, 10:37 AM
Ffvii

changing that to FF8, story is more interesting, graphics are much better than 7, characters are actually realistically pro portend *ALL* the time....

Canis familiaris
September 28th, 2008, 11:05 AM
Super Mario Bros,& Half Life 2

Gutt
September 28th, 2008, 11:07 AM
changing that to FF8, story is more interesting, graphics are much better than 7, characters are actually realistically pro portend *ALL* the time....

:O Why go from FF7 to FF8 ? I never liked FF8 :P, story was ok and graphics were a big step, but the whole gameplay was a real let down... especially that you had to steal magic in order to use it :( .

scragar
September 28th, 2008, 11:49 AM
:O Why go from FF7 to FF8 ? I never liked FF8 :P, story was ok and graphics were a big step, but the whole gameplay was a real let down... especially that you had to steal magic in order to use it :( .

My biggest gripe with FF8 is that the stronger you got the stronger the enemy got, completely removing the desire to grind and replacing it instead with the need to keep yourself as week as possible(anyone remember that whole "complete the game at level 7" thing from when it came out?)

Martje_001
September 28th, 2008, 12:04 PM
Jagged Alliance 2 =)

masterwillems
September 28th, 2008, 12:05 PM
For me, definitely Half-Life (the original on the PC)

I dont know how much hours i spend with that game or how many times i completed it, i always played it different then the play session before that play session (first real exploring, then rushing, trying stuff that might work, and so on.)

hessiess
September 28th, 2008, 12:13 PM
My biggest gripe with FF8 is that the stronger you got the stronger the enemy got, completely removing the desire to grind and replacing it instead with the need to keep yourself as week as possible(anyone remember that whole "complete the game at level 7" thing from when it came out?)

that's anther reason why I like FF8, grinding is boring:lolflag:.

lisati
September 28th, 2008, 12:14 PM
Definitely Donkey Kong, and trying to discover if the "cheats" work on a particular machine.

scragar
September 28th, 2008, 12:32 PM
that's anther reason why I like FF8, grinding is boring:lolflag:.

You miss understood me, I wasn't saying that grinding is fun, just that, well, the whole idea of a leveling system is to represent your characters getting stronger to match the challenges provided by the world they inhabit.
FF8 appeared to take this in a whole different direction in that your level was meaningless(in conventional terms, since your enemies levels are now scaled to match your own) and the more you leveled the harder the game became(since your enemies get more power out of each level than your characters), completely inverting the goal of having a leveling system at all.

Forgive me, but I'm going to play a game where I'm not punished for winning fights(since fights = EXP, EXP = levels, levels = harder game)

Frak
September 28th, 2008, 03:50 PM
Team Fortress 2

Soooo much fun. Hate how the VAC system bans though. I'm hating the games with bots.

Northsider
September 28th, 2008, 03:54 PM
I haven't gotta to play TF2 yet! I used to play TFC religiously. Hmm, time to check it out.

Aphexe
September 28th, 2008, 03:54 PM
Super Metroid

:D nothing beats running around the same area for days looking for that new power up.

Frak
September 28th, 2008, 03:56 PM
I haven't gotta to play TF2 yet! I used to play TFC religiously. Hmm, time to check it out.
The only drag is that the graphics requirements are insanely high for a multiplayer game.

Cifra
September 28th, 2008, 04:07 PM
Kirby Superstar

http://kirby.classicgaming.gamespy.com/games/superstar/superstar3.gif

Paddis
September 28th, 2008, 04:59 PM
Tough question, but I think I'll go with The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. The reason I think so is because of the really nice graphics, flawless gamplay, cool storyline and the usual things that make games great. Also, it's long. Alot of great games have come out that are way to short. Max Payne was awsome when it came out, yet it was very short, when a game is good you don't really want it to end. That's my opinion anyway. :)

M_the_C
September 28th, 2008, 05:06 PM
The only drag is that the graphics requirements are insanely high for a multiplayer game.I wouldn't say insanely high. Before I got my new computer I was playing on a AthlonXP 2800+, 512MB RAM and an nVIDIA 6200. I had to play on low settings (640x480 at the start, 800x600 once they patched) but it ran fine.

As for my favourite, I've been considering that recently and found it hard to decide. Probably TES III: Morrowind.

Frak
September 28th, 2008, 05:16 PM
I wouldn't say insanely high. Before I got my new computer I was playing on a AthlonXP 2800+, 512MB RAM and an nVIDIA 6200. I had to play on low settings (640x480 at the start, 800x600 once they patched) but it ran fine.

As for my favourite, I've been considering that recently and found it hard to decide. Probably TES III: Morrowind.
For a single player game, I could see where they would implement all of the layers. Though, with a multiplyer only game, it just seems a bit wild to treat it like a single player game. It just puts more pressure on the processor in the end, and unless you're support 64-bit and dual-core, it usually doesn't end well. I'm talking about bottlenecking and massive interrupts for the multitude of applications wanting its share.

Jose Catre-Vandis
September 28th, 2008, 05:40 PM
Space Invaders - nothing more to say :)
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:UM-YU_ySEIEljM:http://bp3.blogger.com/_--2dtWRIBxA/SAaEnV-y5kI/AAAAAAAABWk/GwlFboly31Y/s400/space-invaders.jpg

phillipi
September 28th, 2008, 05:42 PM
Final Fantasy VI

I can still remember Kefka's laugh

Canis familiaris
September 28th, 2008, 05:45 PM
Team Fortress 2? I actually have it registered in my Steam Account. I haven't installed it because I guess it would to too much to ask my Radeon Xpress 1250 to run it at 1440x900(monitor's native resolution) in WINE. HL2 did ran well, but it is a much older game.

jimi_hendrix
September 28th, 2008, 05:49 PM
most influential: Super Mario Bros.

best: either diablo 2 or MGS4

SupaSonic
September 28th, 2008, 05:52 PM
Unreal Tournament
Heroes of Might & Magic
Deus Ex

Frak
September 28th, 2008, 05:53 PM
Team Fortress 2? I actually have it registered in my Steam Account. I haven't installed it because I guess it would to too much to ask my Radeon Xpress 1250 to run it at 1440x900(monitor's native resolution) in WINE. HL2 did ran well, but it is a much older game.
I found it runs pretty well in Wine, with the exception of the slowness.

Presto123
September 28th, 2008, 06:03 PM
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for Atari.

LOL LaRoza

alzie
September 29th, 2008, 12:02 AM
I can't believe no one has mentioned Gauntlet. 4 friends and a dish full of quarters. Fun times.

toupeiro
September 29th, 2008, 02:17 AM
I dont know if I will go as far as saying its the best game ever made. But I just got done playing some Internet based 4 player Frozen Bubble 2 with an Air-Card on an Amtrak train and it was a blast!

I had no idea the game was net play! I already liked it, now I like it even more!

:guitar: