The Greatest Games Of All Time

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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by Mire Mare » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:22 am

markopoloman wrote:
markopoloman wrote:Blimey, 10 greatest across all formats!

1. Total Annihilation -PC
2. GTA Vice City -PC
3. F1GP2 -PC
4. Grid -PC
5. Paradroid -C64
6. Wii Sports -Wii
7. Manic Miner -Speccy/C64/most others
8. Trackmania series -PC
9. Alien Breed series -Amiga
10. Elite -most systems
Isn't it annoying when reading other peoples top 10 when you realise they listed a game that should be in your own! How could I miss Half Life 2 and Minecraft :roll: BUT what do I remove from my 10...

1. Total Annihilation -PC
2. GTA Vice City -PC
3. F1GP2 -PC
4. Grid -PC
5. Paradroid -C64
6. Half Life 2
7. Manic Miner -Speccy/C64/most others
8. Trackmania series -PC
9. Minecraft - PC
10. Elite -most systems

Sorry Alien Breed and Wii Sports!
I really wanted to include Wii Sports!

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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by markopoloman » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:25 am

I'm in two minds as to weather I remove Elite for Elite 2 or Wii Sports. Mad as that seems, Wii Sports was and still is one of the best multi player games ever released.
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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by Mire Mare » Thu Jan 15, 2015 9:36 am

markopoloman wrote:I'm in two minds as to weather I remove Elite for Elite 2 or Wii Sports. Mad as that seems, Wii Sports was and still is one of the best multi player games ever released.
That is an almost impossible situation that can have no correct move! :lol: You're right about Wii Sports multiplayer; the impact of the game is huge. I'll never forget my amazement and excitement the first time I played Wii sports at home in December 2006. Brilliant game.

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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:47 am

There's been some good responses, both here, on facebook and other forums.
Keep them coming folks and I've just remembered I need to put Resi 4 on my list!
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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by theantmeister » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:56 am

Oh what the hell, here goes:

1. Super Mario Bros 3
The best game on the NES, in my opinion. Probably the best Mario game ever made too.

2. Tetris
I owned very few games for my Gameboy, but I didn't care, because I had Tetris.

3. Space Quest 3
Sierra made a load of classic adventure games, but Space Quest 3 is the one that stuck with me. I don't know what it is, but the game feels so big and it feels like you're exploring an open universe even if you aren't. Even the arcade sequences (a lot of which were real stinkers in other Sierra games) were playable and fun.

4. Doom 2
Doom is my favourite FPS series (I even enjoyed 3) and Doom 2 is easily the best game in the series. The super shotgun is the most satisfying weapon in any game ever.

5. TIE Fighter
TIE Fighter is the game I think of when I think of old school PC gaming. Sitting there for hours with my Wingman Extreme piloting a simulated space ship, firing lasers, managing my fighter's power levels, directing my wingmen and getting involved in an intricate plot based on the most holy of sci-fi series.

6. Ridge Racer Type 4
The last good Ridge Racer. Fun arcade physics and no silly commentator. I got the special edition japanese version that included the original arcade game in both the original launch Playstation version and the new Ridge Racer 4 engine version. The difference just showed how much developers were extracting from the ageing Playstation hardware.

7. Quake 2
Another classic FPS from id. They really knew how to put together a first person shooter.

8. Deus Ex
Deux Ex was a revelation to me. I never really got into RPGs before this game, but Deus Ex showed me that you can have an RPG and not have to fill it with rats and spiders and goblins. It is the reason Skyrim (itself an amazing game) isn't in my top 10. I didn't immediately take to Deus Ex though - I really struggled early on and I gave up at least once. Once it clicked though, man I was hooked.

9. Fallout: New Vegas
Another epic RPG that isn't your usual Tolkienesque fantasy faire. New Vegas might not be perfect, but in a game this complex you kind of accept the minor problems. New Vegas' reputation system is so intricate, your actions in one town or even to one NPC can have enormous consequences, I can't imagine how long is must have taken to get this game into the state it is in now.

10.Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
or Civ expanded to the hilt. Civ IV was already the best Civ there ever was, but by the time we got to Beyond the Sword it was the most in-depth Civ game ever. I really hope Civ V gets to this advanced state at some point.

So many games I had to leave out - Wipeout XL, almost every Lucasarts game, Lemmings, Gran Turismo 5, Skyrim...

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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by djcarlos » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:59 pm

Tetris (GB)
Assassin's Creed 2 (PS3)
Grand Theft Auto V (PS4)
Batman Arkham Asylum (PS3)
Gran Turismo 4 (PS2)
Rock Band 3 (PS3)
Jungle Strike (Mega Drive)
Bust-A-Move 2 (PS1)
Civilisation 2 (PC)
Sensible World Of Soccer (Amiga)
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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by Oblisky » Thu Jan 15, 2015 1:19 pm

Goldeneye (N64)
Final Fantasy X (PS2)
Legend of Zelda - Links Awakening (Gameboy)
Wonderboy 3 - The Dragons Trap (Master System)
Megaman 2 (NES)
Super Mario World (SNES)
Super Mario 64 (N64)
Grand Theft Auto - Vice City (PS2)
Resident Evil 2 (PS)

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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by General Opulence » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:30 pm

Doom 2 (PC)
Pinball Fantasies (Amiga)
Road Rash 2 (Megadrive)
Sonic The Hedgehog (Megadrive)
Lemmings (Amiga)
Wipeout (PS1)
Metal Slug (Neo-Geo)
Shenmue (Dreamcast)
Golden Axe (Arcade)
Waverace 64 (N64)

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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by jdanddiet » Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:55 pm

1.Resident Evil 4 (Gamecube)
2.Streets of Rage 2 (Megadrive)
3.Baldur's Gate 2 (PC)
4.Fallout: New Vegas (XBOX360)
5.Command & Conquer Red Alert (PC)
6.Half Life 2 (PC)
7.Laser Squad (Spectrum)
8.Tenchu Stealth Assassins (PlayStation)
9.Deathchase (Spectrum)
10.Jungle Strike (Megadrive)
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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by gman72 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:08 pm

i can already tell what the top 4 will be. not in order but...
Half-life2, Doom, Resident Evil4 and SOR2. theyre on almost everyones list :lol:
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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by slacey1070 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:52 pm

Enjoy reading these lists....

1. Bad Company 2 (360)
2. F1GP2 (PC)
3. Mr Do (arcade)
4.Half Life (PC)
5. Skyrim (360)
6. Matrix (vic 20)
7. Jepac (Vic 20)
8. International Soccer (C64)
9. Pacman (arcade)
10. Super Mario World 3d (wii-u)

Dammit... Vice City, Asteroids, Gauntlet, Bombjack, Championship Manager didn't make the list....
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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by DPrinny » Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:29 pm

So is it 10?
IN NO ORDER!! To save on time I just plucked the first ten good-uns

Gunstar Heroes - Awesome
NiGHTS (PS2) - best version as the HD one is to hard to see
Sonic all stars racing Transformed - Just for the GP mode
Shinobido - NINJA HYJINKS!!
Brutal DOOM - RIP AND TEAR!!
Garou Mark of wolfs - Toss up between this or KOF 98 or Last Blade
Virtual pro wrestling 2 - Best wrestling game few have played
Streets of rage 2 - MAX POWA!!
Tempest 2000 - DRUGS!!
Grandia - Well gotta have one RPG

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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by stvd » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:17 pm

gman72 wrote:i can already tell what the top 4 will be. not in order but...
Half-life2, Doom, Resident Evil4 and SOR2. theyre on almost everyones list :lol:
Resident 4 wouldn't make my top 50, SoR2 wouldn't make top anything.
That's the great thing about lists. :D
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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by RodimusPrime » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:19 pm

stvd wrote:
gman72 wrote:i can already tell what the top 4 will be. not in order but...
Half-life2, Doom, Resident Evil4 and SOR2. theyre on almost everyones list :lol:
Resident 4 wouldn't make my top 50, SoR2 wouldn't make top anything.
That's the great thing about lists. :D
Similar for me, but Half-life 2 and Doom would probably not make my top 50. Some of the games I would have above them would have people pissed.

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Re: The Greatest Games Of All Time

Post by markopoloman » Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:33 pm

SoR2... Using my mobile, I couldn't be arsed going back over the thread to find out what that is!
Now I'm home and on the PC... Streets of Rage 2. Never played it - never even seen it! :lol:
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