What is the greatest game you ever played?

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  1. PeteOzzy

    PeteOzzy Well-Known Member

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    It's depends on what day of the week it is, ask me tomorrow and I'll say something else but I'll go with Skies of Arcadia today. The premise of sky pirates, floating ship battles and so many secrets to find in a huge open world was magical for me and replaying it only made me love it more.

    That said, I'm ashamed to admit I've played well over 3000 different games and I'm a bit obsessive over lists. I made a top 100 once and every single game was an incredible slice of my youth and happiness. Even leaving a game off that number was heart-breaking so naming just one is just impossible to keep consistent.

    Weirdly, I can't say the same about films - my top 10 is pretty much set in stone. I guess it's the way games are "flavoured" by the events that happen around them. I can place games with the albums and films that came out at the same time. They pick up the anecdotal stories every one has about how old you were, where you played them, how much they cost you. They're a little bit of magic for me.
     
  2. cloudpuff

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    I have a special notepad for lists, it's got lots of pre printed designs on each page for various style lists, so like ones with a foodie theme art style can be used for lists if fave recipes, fave resteraunts, fave snacks. I absolutely love it but can't bring myself to deface it with my writing, I'm the same with notebooks, I have loads of them but they are all blank haha.

    My fave games change all the time too, but books and films are rigid, I think it's because I can read a book or film in any mood so the experience I get from that stays the same? Wheras with games I have to be in a certain state of mind to play a puzzle game, and if I did so in the wrong mood while it would still be a great game it wouldn't be exceptional, hope that made sense.

    But lists and lists of lists, and then the sublists. Yes I love them. (Apart from lists of things to pack or do, I hate those)
     
  3. Joltrabbit

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    At the time I played it: City of heroes. Checked off too many boxes for what I want in a game.

    Shadow of the colossus, Re 4, half-life... There are other on my short list.
     
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  5. Edmilan

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    Star Control 2. Used to play it on my uncle's 386 PC running DOS :)
     
  6. psj3809

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    Being an older gamer i've got tons of favourites...

    80's
    ZX Spectrum - Manic Miner, Elite
    Gameboy - Mario Land
    NES/SNES - Mario Lands

    90's
    Baldurs Gate, Half Life, Quake II, Doom, Dark Forces
    Megadrive - Madden 93

    Also LOTS of classic arcade games from the 80's such as Commando, Bomb Jack and many many more.
     
  7. AL3X83

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    Had trouble deciding so these are the ones I have the fondest memories of that I can think of.

    Nes - castlevania 2 simons quest, river city ransom, dragon warrior, blaster master, tmnt arcade game, contra, startropics, strider, zelda

    Gb - zelda links awakening

    Ps1 - castlevania symphony of the night, legend of the dragoon, metal gear solid

    Sega - kid chameleon

    Gba- castlevania aria of sorrow, golden sun 1&2, lunar legend

    N64 - goldeneye, zelda or ocarina of time

    Ps1 - castlevania symphony of the night, legend of the dragoon, resident evil

    GameCube - phantasy star online, eternal darkness, zelda twilight princess, worms 3d

    Ps2 - final fantasy xii

    Nds - castlevania dawn of sorrow

    Wii - silent hill shattered memories, monster hunter tri

    Pc(dos) - rise of the triad, duke nukem, wolfenstein

    Pc(win) - fable the lost chapters, diablo 1
     
  8. september

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    I'm going to say Citizen Kabuto

    Online would be definitely Quake, but as far as magic, humour and the unexpected go I think Citizen Kabuto ticks most my boxes.
     
  9. Elsa

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    Arendelle
    Have you seen this?
     
  10. jgeirge

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    Hope I'm not hated for this, But Halo Trilogy, The Story was riveting
     
  11. Jim Shorts

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    It might be Fallout 3
     
  12. CRAYTATO

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    It's probably a tie between World of Warcraft and Dark Souls. The former because I was much younger and had time to immerse myself completely in its world. The latter because I am now older, and can appreciate everything its game design.
     
  13. Exact-Psience

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    MHFU
    MHP3
    Shadow of the Colossus
    Final Fantasy 7
    Vagrant Story
    Dissidia Duodecim
    Tekken 3 (this is where the addiction started for me, all through to T6)
    Chrono Trigger

    Picking only 1 is very difficult. LOL
     
  14. pauldavidmerritt

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    Mario Kart 64, Morrowind (+ Modding Community), Killing Floor, Perfect Dark, Half-Life 2, Super Gloveball (NES), Battlefield 2.
     
  15. september

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    Nice, thanks. Hadn't seen it before.
     
  16. nxtboyIII

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    Battlefield 4
     
  17. 7lilwhitewolf7

    7lilwhitewolf7 Well-Known Member

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    ICO
    With my Sister 7 Nieces screaming at the animations/sound efx, Everybody was on edge#
    Oh yeah the best game i have ever played
     
  18. Adams Immersive

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    Quake Wars!

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    It seems to be missing audio on Yosemite, but I'm going to check with Aspyr support. (I hate rebooting to Windows, but if I have to re-buy for Windows to get the sound back, I probably will.)


    Speaking of games that won't run natively on Mac anymore... Decent 3. I need a sequel, official or otherwise!
     
  19. Papa Deuce

    Papa Deuce Well-Known Member

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    ICO was awesome but I never finished. I am not good at that style of game...
     
  20. JBRUU

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    Tbh it's a toss up between duke nukem forever and half life 2.
     

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