The Greatest Games Of All Time

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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by joefish » Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:04 pm

Argh! Not easy. Apart form the first one, anyway.

Space Harrier - Arcade
HALO - XBox
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - N64
Super Mario Galaxy - Wii
Manic Miner - ZX Spectrum
Rage Racer - Playstation
Just Cause II - PS3
R-Type - Arcade
Tekken - Arcade
Damocles - Atari ST

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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by Sephiroth81 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:30 am

Super Mario Kart - SNES
Speedball 2 - Amiga
Super Mario Galaxy - Wii
Super Mario 64 - N64
Dungeon Keeper - PC
Portal - 360
Forza Motorsport 4 - 360
Sim City 2000 - PC
Street Fighter 2 - SNES
Super Mario World - SNES

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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by binaryRooster » Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:03 am

Like most people this will change by tomorrow:

Metroid Prime
Fallout 3
Ocarina of Time
Doom
Shenmue
Quake 3
Rez
Adventure (VCS)
Shadow of the Colossus
Bully
Edit: Portal and Portal 2! How could i forget.

There are so many that could go here. I wanted to put Dragontorc of Avalon on here for being so ahead of it's time, but i could only play it with cheats on as i found it too hard otherwise :lol:

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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by Pointman » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:12 am

Oof, it's gonna be tricky to pick such a small amount...

Tetris - quite possibly the most perfect game ever made, an impossibly timeless title. The Grandmaster versions tweaked the game to absolute perfection.

Resogun - a recent game but one that stokes the high score fires within me, the intense micro management in the game makes it an impulsive experience.

Super Mario 64 - nostalgia overload but one that lives up to the rose tinted specs we all look through.

The Legend of Zelda - The Wind Waker - built on the success of Ocarina of Time but arguably the better game in my eyes. It was seriously like playing a cartoon.

Metal Slug - the first one and the best. The difficulty is just right and has just the right amount of silliness before it all went wrong with aliens and zombies.

Rez - what an experience! It still feels amazingly fresh and has a soundtrack to die for.

Ketsui - the best shoot 'em up period. A game that isn't clogged down with the loli and moe nonsense that infected alot of CAVE's later titles, it's a proper manly game.

Uncharted 2 - I'm playing through it again now and it's the most epic of games. Scripted as hell but it tells a fantastic story, I love the Nepal setting.

Batman - Return of the Joker - on the Gameboy no less. Amazing graphics and animation coupled with tight levels and a truly triumphant last boss fight.

Crazy Taxi - there hasn't been a game like this before or since. It was a brave idea that really shouldn't have worked but it did. Dreamcast version is the best due to the superior Original city.
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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by sirclive1 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:14 pm

Mire Mare wrote:
sirclive1 wrote:Always a bit of fun these lists - the consoles etc are just the versions i played the most

1) The lords of midnight - zx spectrum
2) Sensible world of soccer - amiga
3) Speedball 2 - amiga/ megadrive
4) Mr Do ! - arcade
5) Mass effect 2 - Xbox 360
6) Championship Manager 02/03 - Xbox
7) Jet Set Willy - zx spectrum
8) Match Day 2 - zx spectrum
9) Pga European Tour Golf - Megadrive
10) Micro Machines - Megadrive
Darn it Sirclive1, you've made me realise I didn't include Lords of Midnight. I love that game!!!!!
Edit your choices ......ssshhhh :)
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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by BEARD! » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:12 am

(1) Legacy Of Kain: Soul Reaver (PS1)
(2) Resident Evil (PS1)
(3) Tomb Raider (PS1)
(4) Resident Evil 2 (PS1)
(5) Resident Evil: Code Veronica (DC)
(6) Panzer Dragoon Saga (Saturn)
(7) Turtles IV: Turtles In Time (Snes)
(8) Super Castlevania 4 (Snes)
(9) Super Mario World (Snes)
(10) Super Mario Bros 3 (Nes)

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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by stvd » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:27 am

Can we put more than one list in?
It's pretty impossible to stick to 10......... :?

PGA European Tour Golf - Megadrive
Gran Turismo - PS1
Flashback - Megadrive
Chrono Trigger - SNES
Bioshock - Xbox 360
Max Payne - PC
Super Mario 64 - N64
Red Dead Redemption - Xbox 360
Super Street Fighter II Turbo - SNES
Skyrim - Xbox 360
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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by kiwimike » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:51 am

Have done these lists before and no doubt this will be different from last time I did it...so tough to pick ten all time faves and bound to still leave favourites off. So this list is based on thinking back over the years at what games just had me playing marathon sessions I had not intended to :lol:

1. Doom/Doom 2 (PS1)
2. Robotron (Arcade)
3. Tomb Raider original (PS1)
4. Resident Evil 2 (PS1)
5. Silent Hill 2 (PS2)
6. Castle Wolfenstein (Apple II/C64)
7. GTA San Andreas (PS2)
8. Any infocom adventure game!
9. Sentinal Returns (PS1)
10. Lode Runner (Apple II/C64)

Tough tough choices. Many faves left off, and may not be the greatest games of all time...but they are my faves anyway :)

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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by NorthWay » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:23 pm

I have browsed through all the replies so far and I am surprised how easily I can dismiss much of it. I guess that is what you call taste. Work in progress:
(01 best, 10 last in list)

09 Crystal Castles (Coin-op) - The proper standup with trackball. Escher-like and isometric, what more do you want?
08 Marble Madness (Coin-op) - Fantastically abstract and avantgarde, and that perfect trackball controll. There are not enough trackball games!
07 Robotron (Coin-op) - Huge Euge is a genious and this is pure gameplay perfection. I'll even forgive him for bodging the Defender controls.
02 Gauntlet I/II (Coin-op) - Has to be the proper 4-man, the Amiga as much as I like it just don't get the palette right. Picking I or II doesn't matter for me.

03 Addams Family (Pinball) - I think this ate more money than anything else during my year of military service. Perfect playability and perfect samples and ideas.

04 Impossible Mission (C= 64) - Gfx, animation, sound, atmosphere, randomness and patterns, puzzles, gameplay, smart death system. Just perfection.
05 Dropzone/Datastorm (C= 64/Amiga) - Fix the Defender controls and you get this monumental game. As if you gave a fix pill to a lunatic and he came down on the genius side :-)

01 Tetris - Perfection. Abstract. Neverending. I played this to death as xtetris on a unix workstation while studying, but it is so simple an idea that any hw can do this justice. The saying that you should keep removing stuff until you can't remove any more fits this game perfectly.

06 GTA III - This or Vice City; doesn't matter which one. The freedom and the radio channels and the "livingness" of the city made such a difference. Note to space game creators: Put in a lot of traffic of all kinds of on-rails and free-moving vehicles and it will feel so much more alive.
10 Timesplitters III/II/I - FPSes never hooked me, but this had enough of humour and arcade twists to tickle my game bone.
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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by RodimusPrime » Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:08 am

NorthWay wrote:I have browsed through all the replies so far and I am surprised how easily I can dismiss much of it. I guess that is what you call "taste". Work in progress:

Crystal Castles
Marble Madness
Robotron
Gauntlet

Addams Family pinball

Impossible Mission
Dropzone/Datastorm

Tetris

GTA III
Timesplitters III/II/I

Just like your list, apart from maybe tetris, none of those games would even make my top 50. so call it "taste" or whatever.

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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by Sephiroth81 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:38 am

RodimusPrime wrote:

Just like your list, apart from maybe tetris, none of those games would even make my top 50. so call it "taste" or whatever.
Exactly - its all a matter of taste, but i'd say NorthWay's list is probably the list of 10 games I'd least like to have on a desert island of all the lists produced so far!

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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by Sel Feena » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:53 am

Crystal Castles and Marble Madness are pretty great shouts though, both top games. Asking for just 10 is really tough.
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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by DPrinny » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:07 pm

Sel Feena wrote:Crystal Castles and Marble Madness are pretty great shouts though, both top games. Asking for just 10 is really tough.
I just plucked the first 10 that came to mind

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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by TheDude18 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:10 pm

Same here. Although I regretted some of my choices straight away! And I couldn't fit in Mr. Do!
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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by killbot » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:21 pm

1. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
2. The Secret of Monkey Island (Amiga)
3. Street Fighter II (SNES)
4. Doom (PC)
5. Super Mario World (SNES)
6. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
7. Sega Rally (Saturn)
8. GoldenEye 007 (N64)
9. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
10. Virtua Fighter 2 (Saturn)
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