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Fuck The Guardian... Put your TOP 50 Best games ever

Turkey Master Baster

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Turkey Master Baster Turkey Master Baster going hard on that SEGA-games-that-didn't-come-out-on-SEGA-hardware love. Dang. Why the first Sin and Punishment and not the second one, out of curiosity?
I missed the SEGA ride and went with Playstation as everyone else did locally. (Rekindled Love).

Misread the thread too!

It is S&P2!!!
 
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I Cheated a bit; but this is my list so its ok ;) Still Couldn't get it down to 50 games lol.

  1. Pandora's Tower
  2. The Immortal
  3. Alundra
  4. Parasite Eve
  5. Dragons Dogma Dark Arisen
  6. Ninja Blade
  7. Eternal Darkness
  8. Kuon
  9. Haunting Ground
  10. Clocktower 3
  11. Magatama
  12. Baroque
  13. Obscure 1 & 2
  14. Demon's Souls
  15. Onimusha Series
  16. Fable
  17. Hunter The Reckoning
  18. Lords of the Fallen
  19. Salt & Sanctuary
  20. Toukiden 2
  21. Resident Evil Remake
  22. Vagrant Story
  23. Soul Sacifice
  24. Lord of Apocalypse
  25. Folklore
  26. Fatal Frame Series (all of Them <3 Them all more then any series out there)
  27. The Last Story
  28. Siren 1 & 2
  29. Final Fantasy 7 Dirge of Cerberus
  30. Kingdom Underfire Circle of Doom
  31. Valhalla Knights Eldar Saga
  32. Final Fantasy Type 0
  33. Zombie Army Trilogy
  34. Dante's Inferno
  35. Otogi
  36. N3 Ninety Nine Nights
  37. CryStar
  38. The Legacy of Kain Series
  39. drakengard 1-3
  40. The House in Fata Morgana: Dreams of the Revenants Edition
  41. SHIN HAYARIGAMI 1 AND 2
  42. NieR Replicant
  43. Chaos Legions
  44. OZ Over Zenith
  45. Dark Souls 1,2,3
  46. Zombi U
  47. Trinity Soul of Zill O'll
  48. Vampyr
  49. Record of Grancrest War
  50. BloodBorne
  51. Beyond the Beyond
  52. Phantasy Star Online Eps. 1 & 2 Plus
Now this is an original and interesting list, though I've hardly played any of these games. Are they in order and what makes Pandora's Tower so good?
 

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List bitching is so stupid. Nobody has the authoritative voice when writing a list of what they think are the best games ever made. Just sit down, shut up, and enjoy reminiscing about a bunch of classic games, whether or not you agree. 😋

As for this thread, and I really don’t mean to be so negative, what are random lists of games from people supposed to mean to me? I presume The Guardian at least included reasoning for the picks. I’d like to see why people regard these games so highly, or what their experiences were.
I actually feel the same way when it comes to top "best of" or "worst of" lists. Not sure why some people continue to get upset over the stuff other sites publish, as if they aren't allowed to share their own thoughts, same with YouTube comments replying to YouTube personalities saying stuff like, "I can't believe you left out this game". Really? You can't believe that after they narrowed down their interpretation of the best games that they would leave out one or more that you would have included? Come on now.

For example, I really like Deus Ex and Skies of Arcadia, but if someone prefers Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory and Final Fantasy VII, that's perfectly fine. The OP really likes Gravity Rush and its sequel but there are others who might not. It really goes both ways.
 
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I actually feel the same way when it comes to top "best of" or "worst of" lists. Not sure why some people continue to get upset over the stuff other sites publish, as if they aren't allowed to share their own thoughts, same with YouTube comments replying to YouTube personalities saying stuff like, "I can't believe you left out this game". Really? You can't believe that after they narrowed down their interpretation of the best games that they would leave out one or more that you would have included? Come on now.

For example, I really like Deus Ex and Skies of Arcadia, but if someone prefers Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory and Final Fantasy VII, that's perfectly fine. The OP really likes Gravity Rush and its sequel but there are others who might not. It really goes both ways.
Yeah, all anyone can do is share their personal life experience.

I think people take a list, from a large publication or figure, that doesn’t feature their favorite, as some kind of attack from a place of authority. That’s the only reason I can figure that would draw out such passion.

In actuality, it’s just a regular person relating all the fun experiences they’ve had with gaming, and giving their opinion. It should be more of a cause for celebration and response lists made in positivity, than anything.

It’s literally fun and games, after all.
 

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I didn't feel that the Guardian's list was bad, but I don't trust them so I'll have Zelda, Gears, Metal Gear Solid, Rare games etc. in my list, SONY exclusives certainly qualify. Top 50 feels like a lot, Bioware games hold up well. End rant.
 
Now this is an original and interesting list, though I've hardly played any of these games. Are they in order and what makes Pandora's Tower so good?
Its a great Metroid-vania; i love the dynamic of Aeron & Elena 's relationship, i love the game...it really resonates with me, and the true ending is beautiful IMHO. Oh and no the list isn't in order; but Pandora's Tower is my Number 1 :)
 
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Smash Bros Melee as the only thing resembling a fighting game shows that their list is a joke and an insult to fighting game players. I trust the lists on this thread much more
 
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No order
  1. X-Com 2
  2. Monkey Island 1
  3. Monkey Island 2
  4. Monkey Island 3
  5. Tekken 3
  6. Syphon Filter 2
  7. Syphon Filter 3
  8. Counter Strike: Source
  9. Portal 2
  10. Left 4 Dead 2
  11. Rocket League
  12. Dragon's Dogma
  13. Nier: Automata
  14. GTA: San Andreas
  15. Age of Empires
  16. Super Mario World
  17. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
  18. Dr Mario
  19. Super Smash Bros Melee
  20. Overwatch (pre-Brigitte)
  21. Sonic Adventures 2
  22. Little Fighter 2
  23. True Crime: Streets of LA
  24. Need for Speed Underground
  25. WWF Smackdown! 2 Know Your Role
  26. Tomb Raider (1996)
  27. Resident Evil: Code Veronica X
  28. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  29. Braid
  30. Sekiro
  31. Uncharted 2
  32. Assassin's Creed 2
  33. Mass Effect 2
  34. The Last of Us
  35. Heroes of Might and Magic 3
  36. Crash Bandicoot 3
  37. Need For Speed Underground
  38. Star Wars: The Old Republic
  39. Time Crisis 2
  40. Osu!
  41. Guitar Hero 2
  42. Rock Band 3
  43. Super Meat Boy
  44. Dragon Age: Origins
  45. Dragon Age: Inquisition
  46. Valkyria Chronicles
  47. Metal Gear Solid 2: Son of Liberty
  48. Bully
  49. Unreal Tournament 3
  50. Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2
Yes, I made it.
 

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50. Resident Evil 4
49. Master Blaster
48. Arkham Assylum
47. Earthworm Jim
46. Fire Emblem (the GBA one)
45. Dynamite Headdy
44. Phoenix Wright 3
43. Final Fight
42. Panzer Dragoon
41. Darkwing Duck
40. Samurai Shodown 2
39. Space Harrier
38. Crash Bandicoot 2
37. Castlevania 3
36. Hollow Knight
35. Dark Souls
34. Zombies Ate My Neighbours
33. Super C
32. Mario Kart 64
31. Revenge of Shinobi
30. Wonder Boy 3
29. Mega Man X
28. Advance Wars
27. OutRun
26. Mega Man 3
25. Ristar
24. Cave Story
23. Comix Zone
22. Gunstar Heroes
21. Okami
20. R-Type
19. Golden Axe
18. Shadow of the Collossus
17. Metal Slug
16. Sillent Hill 2
15. Super Smash Bros. Melee
14. Super Mario Galaxy
13. Super Mario World
12. Doom 2
11. Sonic Adventure 2
10. Super Mario Bros 3
9. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
8. TLoZ: Ocarina of Time
7. Street Fighter 2 Turbo
6. TLoZ: Link to the Past
5. Sonic 3 & Knuckles
4. Resident Evil 2
3. Donkey Kong Country 2
2. Chrono Trigger
1. Super Metroid
 

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I was expecting a thread worth a shit, rather than everyone rushing to post their own meaningless list, with nobody actually reading any.

What’s more exciting? Fifty random names cited? Or (in a probably smaller list, or just for the top 10) posts saying what those games meant to the poster, and why they’re so great, on an individual basis?
Are you this mad Prime 4 is coming out in 2030?
 

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Final Fantasy III (US) 10.0
Super Mario 64 10.0
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 10.0
Starsiege: Tribes 2 10.0
Overwatch 10.0
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Final Fantasy II
Final Fantasy VIII
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
Sacrifice
The World Ends with You
Journey
Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void
NieR: Automata
Asheron's Call 2
Final Fantasy VII
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Xenoblade Chronicles
Diablo II
Half-Life 2
Heroes of Might and Magic III: Complete (Collector's Edition)
Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Xenoblade Chronicles
Planet Coaster
StarCraft
Mario Kart 8
Super Mario Odyssey
BioShock
Mario Kart 64
Bioshock Infinite
World of Warcraft: Legion
Battlefield 1
Command & Conquer
Conker's Bad Fur Day
Diddy Kong Racing
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Banjo-Kazooie
RollerCoaster Tycoon
Super Mario All-Stars
Super Mario Kart
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
The Orange Box 9.1
Uncharted 2
Xenogears
 
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I'm actually one of the very few and perhaps only gamer who's been gaming since 1989 with NES that does NOT have an all-time list because I just don't see how I could put today's games against for example, NES. I have a generation by generation list but all time, just can't do it because as each generation arrives, the technology and everything gets better while every past generation just comes across to me as simply obsolete.
 

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I'm actually one of the very few and perhaps only gamer who's been gaming since 1989 with NES that does NOT have an all-time list because I just don't see how I could put today's games against for example, NES. I have a generation by generation list but all time, just can't do it because as each generation arrives, the technology and everything gets better while every past generation just comes across to me as simply obsolete.
I disagree that older games are made obsolete by newer ones. The ones I listed are memorable for me because I still remember the emotional impact they had and I would play them again in the present. Even for games that are all about gameplay and that have direct sequels like dynasty warriors.
 

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Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Skies of Arcadia
Resident Evil 4
Witcher 3
Red Dead Redemption
Planescape: Torment
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Outer Wilds
Half Life 1
Resident Evil 2
Panzer Dragoon Saga
Counter Strike 1.6
Mass Effect
Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
Halo: Combat Evolved
Dead Rising
Hitman: Blood Money
God of War
Super Mario 64
Second Sight
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Metroid Prime
Deus Ex
STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl
Chrono Trigger
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Final Fantasy 6
Tomb Raider 2
The Wolf Among us
Final Fantasy 8
The Last of Us
Hotline Miami
Dark Cloud
Uncharted 1
Knights of the old republic 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Yakuza 0
Telltale: The Walking Dead Season 1
Deadly Premonition
Pokémon: Silver
Soulreaver: Legacy of Kain
Mass Effect 2
Half Life 2
Vampire The Masquerade: Blood Lines
TimeSplitters 3: Future Perfect
Final Fantasy 8
Alpha Protocol
Jak and Daxter


It was hard to order a fair of this, but this is my top 50 with the current mood and thoughts.
 
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I'm actually one of the very few and perhaps only gamer who's been gaming since 1989 with NES that does NOT have an all-time list because I just don't see how I could put today's games against for example, NES. I have a generation by generation list but all time, just can't do it because as each generation arrives, the technology and everything gets better while every past generation just comes across to me as simply obsolete.
That's why my list is just what I scored them when they came out. For me, it means they're relevant for when I played them. The bigger problem is that I am very biased towards the older games. This year, I have only completed 4 games.
 

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In no particular order...

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Final Fantasy II (Final Fantasy IV in Japan)

Chrono Trigger

Goldeneye

Perfect Dark

Kengo: Master of Bushido

Valdis Story: The Abyssal City

Witcher 3

AMID EVIL

Mario 64

Mario Odyssey

Just Cause 2

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

HALF-LIFE

Flashback

Inside

Portal 2

God of War (PS4)

Mass Effect

BloodBorne

Devil May Cry

Syndicate Wars

Tecmo's Deception

Sly Cooper: Theivius Racconus

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

Halo 2

Castlevania: SOTN

Katamari Damacy

The Wolf Among Us

Cave Story

A Hat In Time

Max Payne 3

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

The Talos Principle

Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

Mega Man 2

Castlevania III

Resident Evil

Shinobi (PS2)

Twisted Metal (PS1)

SoulBlazer

Actraiser

Ninja Gaiden II

Super Double Dragon

E.V.O.

Donkey Kong Country

Super Mario RPG

Tetrisphere

Megaman Legends

Dragon Warrior
 

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I disagree that older games are made obsolete by newer ones. The ones I listed are memorable for me because I still remember the emotional impact they had and I would play them again in the present. Even for games that are all about gameplay and that have direct sequels like dynasty warriors.
I don't mean obsolete in the regards that you mention. I mean obsolete in terms of tech and capabilities. Every generation advances so it's literally impossible for an NES game to hold up against the games of today. It's why I don't compare games outside of their generations as it's simply not fair as the older games are limited by their respective generation's tech and capabilities.

That's why my list is just what I scored them when they came out. For me, it means they're relevant for when I played them. The bigger problem is that I am very biased towards the older games. This year, I have only completed 4 games.
Outside of Final Fight CD, im not biased at all towards the older games or the newer games simply because I look at say, Chrono Trigger. Classic RPG for SNES. An all-time classic. But it was the RPG that got me into RPG's so it has an advantage. However, if I put it up against say The Witcher III, Chrono Trigger is inferior in every way simply because the tech of The Witcher III allows so much more and eliminates stuff that I can't go back to such as no voice acting for example. Then I think, what if Chrono Trigger was a 3D third person turn based RPG today? I could just look at Dragon Quest XI for perhaps the answer but perhaps not. Who knows? I could also think what if The Witcher III was an overhead 2D hack and slash RPG similar to Link to the Past. How would it translate to that era with that tech and capabilities compared to what it actually is?

Simply, just way too many variables and what if's for me personally to compare games outside of their respective generation.

And damn, only 4 games completed? Which games? For me, I have completed 12 games thus far with 5 backlogged games from July/August and have 3 games this month plus GreedFall (that im currently playing) and between October and November, another 6 games.
 
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I've got up to 101 in order, with the preferred platform/release/controller/settings if applicable

1. Marathon: Infinity (Aleph One OpenGL with high res texture packs but original HUD)
2. Marathon 2: Durandal (Classic Mac or Aleph One with original textures and low res software rendering)
3. Dark Souls (PS3 original un-updated US release disc)
4. Super Mario 64 (N64 on CRT)
5. Metroid (NES on CRT)
6. Minecraft (Win, latest version is great, but also the alpha version around when they first added minecart tracks had the most interesting land formations and caves)
7. Riven: the Sequel to Myst (Classic Mac on CRT)
8. Myth: the Fallen Lords (640x480 Glide driver)
9. Sea of Thieves (Xbox One Controller)
10. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES on CRT)
11. Obduction (Win, not the VR version)
12. Final Fantasy IV (SFC, "hardtype" patched with translation if needed)
13. Risen (Win, mouse and keyboard)
14. Thief: the Dark Project (Win, 640x480 software on CRT, mouse and keyboard)
15. Doom 2016 (Win, Xbox One Controller, Multiplayer only)
16. Sagaia (Genesis, CRT, Seimistu LS-32 Stick)
17. Mario Kart 64 (N64 on CRT)
18. Quake III Arena (Win, 90hz+, mouse and keyboard)
19. Spelunky (Win with handle-less Wii Classic Controller)
20. The Witness (Win, mouse and keyboard)
21. Super Mario Sunshine (GC)
22. Final Fantasy (PS1, Original NES difficulty and magic system)
23. Gadget: Invention, Travel, Adventure (Mac)
24. Metroid Prime (GC)
25. Nintendo Land (Wii U)
26. Portal (Win, mouse and keyboard)
27. Descent II (Rebirth source port 640x480, unfiltered textures, with Xbox One controller, play your own music)
28. New Super Luigi U (Wii U)
29. Silent Hill (PS1)
30. Star Wars: Jedi Knight (Win, 640x480 Software Rendering)
31. Hexen II (Win, 320x200 Software Rendering, reduce gamma and brightness below minimum with your GPU settings)
32. Quest for Glory I (VGA DOS rerelease, Roland Sound Canvas MIDI)
33. Xenogears (PS1)
34. F-Zero GX (GC, CRT)
35. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
36. Ico (PS2, CRT)
37. Super Monkey Ball (GC, Monkey Target and Single Player)
38. Grand Theft Auto III (PS2 on CRT)
39. Super Mario Bros. 3. (NES, CRT)
40. Resident Evil 1 Remake (GC, tank controls, R to run)
41. Kid Icarus (NES, CRT)
42. Destiny 1.0 (PS4, avoid all content after the first two expansions)
43. Suikoden II (PS1)
44. Metroid II: Return of Samus (GB, black and white mode only)
45. Fez (Vita unless you have an OLED TV)
46. Legend of Grimrock (Win, mouse and keyboard)
47. Lode Runner XBLA (Xbox 360 has one frame less lag than Xbox One)
48. R-Type Delta (PS1, CRT, Seimitsu LS-32 Stick)
49. Star Fox (SNES)
50. NaissanceE (Win, mouse and keyboard)
51. Mr. Do! (Arcade if possible, 4-way restricted Arcade Stick)
52. Solomon's Key (Arcade if possible, 4-way restricted Arcade Stick)
53. Duke Nukem 3D (Win, 20th Anniversary World Tour for the new expansion, mouse and keyboard)
54. Battle Garegga (Saturn on CRT has least input lag, Seimitsu LS-32 Stick)
55. Blood (NBlood with mouse, reduce gamma and brightness below minimum with your GPU settings)
56. Fallout New Vegas (Win)
57. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2 modded with hard drive)
58. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii on CRT with anamorphic widescreen)
59. Shadow of the Colossus (PS2 on CRT or PS4 remake both good in different ways)
60. Pikmin (GC)
61. Sine Mora EX (Xbox One Controller, Letterboxed, Hungarian Voice Over)
62. Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (GC)
63. Grand Theft Auto V (Win)
64. Donkey Kong '94 (GB, black and white mode only)
65. Overload (Win, Xbox One Controller)
66. Half Life 1 (PS2 on CRT, mouse and keyboard)
67. Super Mario Bros (NES on CRT)
68. Wave Race 64 (N64 on CRT)
69. Animal Crossing (GC)
70. Dark Souls II (Win, original version not SotFS)
71. N++ (Win, handle-less Wii Classic Controller)
72. Braid (Win)
73. Trials HD (Win, Xbox One Controller)
74. MotorStorm (PS3)
75. F-Zero (SNES on CRT)
76. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES on CRT)
77. Rez Infinite (PSVR)
78. Final Fantasy IX (PS1)
79. Noby Noby Boy (PS3)
80. Hotline Miami (Win, mouse and keyboard)
81. Marble it Up! (Win, mouse and keyboard)
82. Kororinpa Marble Mania (Wii, most sensitive ball has best control)
83. Unreal Tournament (Win, 400x300 Software Rendering on CRT)
84. Resident Evil 4 (GC on CRT)
85. Beetle Adventure Racing (N64 on CRT)
86. Zack and Wiki (Wii)
87. Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 (PSP has one frame less input lag than Vita)
88. Rocket: Robot on Wheels (N64)
89. Frequency (PS2 on CRT)
90. Escape Goat 2 (Win, handle-less Wii Classic Controller)
91. Maximo: Ghosts to Glory (PS2 on CRT)
92. Banjo Kazooie (N64 on CRT)
93. Doom (Just Episode 1 and Episode 5: Sigil with Buckethead music, GZDoom, original lighting, no texture filtering, mouse and keyboard)
94. Quake (Win, 400x300 Software Rendering, also Arcane Dimensions at 1280x720 Hardware Rendering, mouse and keyboard, play your own music)
95. Castlevania (NES on CRT)
96. Nex Machina (PS4 for perfect frame pacing)
97. Galactic Attack (Saturn on CRT, Seimitsu LS-32)
98. Resident Evil 7 (PSVR, enable smooth turning, disable vignette effect)
99. Grip: Combat Racing (Win, Xbox One Controller)
100. Volgarr the Viking (Win, handle-less Wii Classic Controller)
101. Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours (Win, all DLC, G-Sync 120hz+ with Rivatuner to force 60fps limit to minimize input lag, Seimitsu LS-32 Joystick)

unordered additions
Border Down, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Stephen's Sausage Roll, FTL, Journey, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Verlet Swing, Contra III, Eggerland, Baldur's Gate 1, Xanadu Next, Blazing Chrome, Arthur Quest for Excalibur, Crysis 2, Bloodbourne, The Hidden: Source, Deadly Rooms of Death, Silent Hill 2&3, Crystal Quest, Super Metroid, Final Fantasy 5&8, Soul Blazer, Castlevania 3/4/Rondo/SOTN, Octahedron, Galaga, Celeste, Sonic Mania, Hyperrogue, Life is Strange, Human Fall Flat, Under Defeat, Mike Tyson's Punch Out, Ultimate Chicken Horse, Dragon Warrior 2, Dragon Quest XI, Superhot, Tomba!, Mega Man 1, Warhammer Vermintide 1&2, Refunct, Grow Home, Rad Racer, Crash Commando, Rusty's Real Deal Baseball, Actrasier, The New Tetris, Mario Power Tennis, Mario Gold Toadstool Tour, Haunting Ground, Mario vs Donkey Kong, Vib Ribbon, Ecco Defender of the Future, Metal Black, Obsidian, Viriax, Gothic, Crashmo, The Stanley Parable, Inversus, Shadowgate, SimCity B&W, Return to Dark Castle, Millipede, Inside, Hexen, Battle-Girl, Mario vs Donkey Kong 2, Rocket League, Yoshi Touch and Go, Yoshi's Island, The Pinball Arcade, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Drive Club, Thief 2014, Rygar the Legendary Adventure, Faxanadu, Rygar, Motorstorm Pacific Rift, Brandish the Dark Revenant, Kid Icarus Uprising, Dirt 2, Mirror's Edge, Spectraball, The Talos Principle, Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, Besiege, Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, Cut the Rope, Wave Race Blue Storm, Midnight Club 2, F-Zero X, Wipeout HD, Wild Guns, R-Type 1&2, Demon's Souls, Eldritch, Cities Skylines, Sports Champions, Pac Man Championship Edition, Zelda Twilight Princess, Zelda Link's Awakening, Half Life 2, Milon's Secret Castle, Super Mario Bros. 2, Virtua Fighter 4, Bionic Commando Rearmed, Heart of Darkness, Myst, Out of this World, Radiant Silvergun, Bombastic, Wario World, Mario Kart 7&8
 
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In no particular order, only 1 per franchise.

01. Super Mario Galaxy
02. TLOZ: Twilight Princess
03. Resident Evil (Remake)
04. Sonic Adventure 2
05. Super Monkey Ball 2
06. F-ZERO GX
07. Persona 4
08. jubeat Qubell
09. Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
10. Super Smash Bros. Brawl
11. Banjo-Kazooie
12. Conker: Live & Reloaded
13. StarFox: Adventures
14. Project Zero III: The Tormented
15. Eternal Darkness
16. Animal Crossing
17. Mario Kart: Double Dash
18. Jet Set Radio Future
19. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
20. Samurai Warriors 4 Empires
21. Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition
22. Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
23. Fallout New Vegas
24. Doom (2016)
25. Halo 3
26. Skate 3
27. Silent Hill 3
28. Spyro: Year of the Dragon
29. Final Fantasy VII
30. Ridge Racer Type-4
31. Street Fighter 3 Third Strike
32. Tekken 7
33. Killer Instinct (2013)
34. Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
35. Metal Slug 3
36. Bloodborne
37. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
38. Grand Theft Auto V
39. Sleeping Dogs
40. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
41. Left 4 Dead 2
42. Burnout 3: Takedown
43. Timesplitters 3: Future Perfect
44. Shadow of the Colossus
45. Theme Hospital
46. Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines
47. Prey (2017)
48. Titanfall 2
49. Yakuza 0
50. A Hat In Time

Honorable mentions: SMW2: Yoshi's Island, TLOZ: Breath of The Wild, Resident Evil 2 (1998) & Code Veronica X, Sonic CD / Mania / Unleashed, Persona 5, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Project Zero, Devil May Cry 5, Metal Gear Rising: Revengence, Final Fantasy IX / X / X-2
 

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Top 50 Games from Atari to PS2/GC Era.(One franchise each. Genre Swaps Exempt)

50. Yars Revenge
49. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
48. Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
47. Final Fantasy X
46. Drill Dozer
45. Metal Gear Solid
44. Pokemon Silver
43. Crash Team Racing
42. Panzer Dragoon Saga
41. Sin & Punishment
40. Rocket Knight Adventures
39. Metal Slug
38. Metroid Fusion
37. Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
36. Pikmin 2
35. Super Smash Bros Melee
34. Super Mario Land 2w
33. Wario Land 4
32. Kirby's Adventure
31. Super Monkey Ball
30. MASHED
29. House of the Dead 3
28. Dance Dance Revolution Euro Mix
27. Fantasy Zone
26. Streeets of Rage 2
25. Street Gangs
24. Castlevania: Symphany of the Night
23. Puyo Puyo Tsu
22. OutRun
21. Shining Force 2
20. Phantasy Star 4
19. Worms Armeggedon
18. Hogs of War
17. Windjammers
16. Columns
15. Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
14. Viewtiful Joe 2
13. Groove on Fight
12. Virtual On
11. Touhou Imperishable Night
10. Pulseman
9. Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones
8. Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door
7. Shock Troopers
6. Pokemon Puzzle League/Tetris Attack
5. Mario Kart: Double Dash
4. Snow Bros
3. Desert Strike
2. Yakuza
1. Samurai Shodown IV
 
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I'm accepting a challenge another poster put forward to put more thought behind the list. This is going to be slightly tough for me because I don't have a perfect order in mind and don't really want to change it midway, so I'm just going to do my best and I'm going to have entries represent whole franchises so I'm not typing this thing out for ages...

Dark Souls/Bloodborne/Sekiro - You might notice I omitted Demon's Souls, it's because I've never gotten very far in it and only recently began really trying to via emulation. I currently do not own a PS3 and PSNOW doesn't seem to have it =/, I have no doubt it's worthy I just try to only include games I've put significant time into. This is an interesting number 1 for me for the simple reason that I hadn't really played a significant amount of any of these games prior to the year 2018. Before 2018 I once played a rental of Demon's Souls for a short bit. I also played a rental of Dark Souls only enough to beat the first boss and then returned it. Bloodborne I bought at one point due to reviews but couldn't get anywhere in it and traded it in. In 2018 Curse of Osiris had left me bored and I needed something to play, Bloodborne was back on my PS4 due to PS+ and I decided to try it again. Something clicked with me that hadn't prior. It still took me ages to pass the angry mob section but for some reason dying over and over didn't make me stop, I kept getting closer to victory and the taste of that victory kept me trying. Then there was the big dude slamming the door after the mob, couldn't beat him now... man the game was just giving me road block after road block. Figured out the parry timing and destroyed him, it gave me so much confidence I went back to the fatty in the alley behind the mob and took him down, too. Then came those werewolves... more dying... finally I reached the big boss and after dying once I came back and owned his ass. Beating the first boss on the second try just felt amazing to me. From that point forward the game made perfect sense to me, there were still parts that frustrated me like Father Gascoigne making me realize I wasn't parrying as well as I thought I was and bosses like Martyr Logarius and Orphan of Kos I believe I've always needed at least 1 person helping for but I felt like I had been baptized through fire and was now a true part of the fandom. The game had more than just amazing combat, though, the story was cryptic and interesting, the world design reminded me of the Metroid franchise and the atmosphere was simply top notch. Boss designs were aces and the DLC was among the best I've ever played.

After beating Bloodborne 7 times, yes 7 times (no Platinum because I got sick of the Chalice Dungeons) I went on to Dark Souls lll which I had gotten through the Humble Monthly Bundle for PC. As I'm playing a friend messages me to ask why I'm playing DS lll without playing the first game first and I tell him it's because I had heard lll was the closest to the sort of game Bloodborne was. He gets angry telling me how much interesting shit I won't get because I haven't played the first. I ignore him and keep playing. This game is HARD even though I'm coming off Bloodborne. The switch to having to figure out what weapons/armor work for me was an extra burden and though it did play close to Bloodborne it wasn't close enough to make it easy for me. It was slower and more deliberate. I had amazing amounts of trouble in many sections and then I finally reached the Abyss Watchers and realized I was far too unskilled to defeat them. I couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong and sought out all the advice from the internet and friends that I could. None of it paid off until finally someone who understood I went from Bloodborne to Dark Souls lll realized what I was doing... I was fat rolling. I didn't know what a fat roll even was and he explained it to me plainly enough. I realized 75% of why the game had been so difficult was my lack of understanding that I had significantly reduced my i-frames the second I found heavy armor. I felt so silly but it's not like the game made this stuff clear as day. With this new information stored in my brain I went back after those dirty Abyss Watchers and taught them I meant business. I reached Irithyll of the Boreal Valley and am so amazed by the view I take a screenshot and share it. Same friend from earlier begins yelling at me that the area would matter more to me if I played the first first. I continue to try and ignore him and hit my next big difficulty spike, I can barely get anywhere in Irithyll without doing. Finally I decide to listen to my friend and go back to the first game...

I can't get mods to work, can't get a controller to work and finally give up on playing the first. I say, hey, I'll do the second which I ALSO got from Humble Monthly Bundle and that'll be good enough. My early experiences with Dark Souls ll: Scholar of the First Sin include me going to Heidi's Tower of Flame instead of Forest of Fallen Giants. It took me a long time to figure out I was doing the wrong order because the enemies felt killable they just required a lot of hits and a lot of patience. Finally I complain to someone about how hard it is right off the bat and they tell me about the route to Forest of Fallen Giants I hadn't even noticed. This area has me dying plenty but I always feel like I can do it if I try again, I feel far less defeated and persevere. Getting to The Last Giant is anti-climactic when he dies my first go and is easier than the entire level leading up to him but I'm too happy I won to care. Next I find the Pursuer and out of sheer luck I parry him first try and ballista him to death right off the bat without having to do it again. I put a feather in my cap and think "easiest boss ever, lol". Go on to the bird's nest and get brought to The Lost Bastille with no clue I'm skipping content. I still remember the first time the Pursuer reappeared behind me as I looted a chest and made me his bitch. I tried valiantly over and over to beat him and get that chest but I failed over and over, whatever worked for me before it no longer did. I resolved myself to move on and to my surprise he shows up some more, and I'm like "oh... right... the PURSUER." Eventually I get to Ruin Sentinel and with summon help they fall the first time, I once more have no clue that it's not usually this easy. I eventually from here make it to The Lost Sinner and hit a true to life road block, I can't beat this jerk! Someone tells me to summon the NPCs, that the shield one really helps. I try that but I find they tend to die on the way there to those exploding zombie things so I've gotta be extra careful about keeping them alive and sometimes they even fall right off that bridge into the water... sigh. Finally I get to try him with the shield guy aggroing him. He kills the shield guy and my other buddy while still above half health and then me. Finally I realize "hey, I'm heading back to Heidi's Tower of Flame" and though the beefy enemies still give me trouble I find I can truly do it now! I make it to the first boss and I don't even know the making him fall trick, I instead have raised the platforms so we can't fall because I don't want to fall. No matter, he's pure cake. After him I arrow that dragon to death and fight a dude I don't realize is a Dark Souls reference and put him in the ground like the bitch he is. I'm realizing this was the way to go after Pursuer, bird trip or no. Next is No Man's Wharf and this is one of the areas I died and went back to more than any, but in a way that it never left me frustrated because I always made progress. I began exhausting enemies, a trick I hadn't seen in lll or Bloodborne and thought it was awesome I could do that. After a helluva a level the boss goes down like the bitch he is because I had already fought him like 7 times on the way to The Lost Sinner and I laugh, too, because for this to be a boss here and a mini-boss there means I REALLY messed up the order. Back to Lost Bastille and finally I conquer the Lost Sinner thinking he wasn't quite as hard as he seemed. From this point forward the game had some definite spikes in difficulty but I understood it, I loved it and it temporarily became my favorite game of all time. I beat it twice on PC then played it on XBOX One as well, because why not? Finally I decided to return to part lll and beat the ever loving crap out of that game. It was lesser than 2 for me, mostly due to the linearity and brevity. 2 Was huge, epic and had so many damn bosses and areas to explore. It also had the most chilling moment in a videogame for me when you finally find Vendrick. I loved lll but ll couldn't be topped for me....

I figured out modding the first game's Prepare to Die edition and my controller stuff and went to work on the first game. Making it the last one I played meant getting aggravated by things that the other games don't have. For instance, when you roll into an enemy you come to a dead stop. Or the Capra Demon fight being in the most narrow arena I'd ever seen with a damn tree in it on top of that and two dogs! WTF! What really got me though was the Depths. They were confusing as Hell and I kept dying of curse or poison. I couldn't figure out how to get back out of them to buy something to cure my curse either, the design was far too confusing and samey for me. When I finally got past them to Blighttown things got worse, not better. Holy crap the number of times I died from falling on the FIRST FOUR enemies of Blighttown on that bridge. I finally reach the awful swamp at the bottom and am perplexed by the design decision that I move slow and get poisoned and have rocks thrown at me and have bugs draining my blood, why does this game hate me so much? I reach Queelag and try to solo her like I did other bosses, after all no one else is around to summon in this older game. She kills me over and over, I am terrible at predicting her fart explosion. I am besides myself not knowing what to do. Finally I find a summon for another player, we go in and the other player uses some spell on Queelag and she just straight up DIES. I don't feel very satisfied but I'm glad to be beyond that bitch. The next true test of my patience is Sen's Fortress, fortunately when I finally hit Iron Golem he goes down first try. Anor Londo makes me a believer in the majesty that is the original Dark Souls. Though I was having fun despite my frustration before now I'm just totally sold on the game. Ornstein and Smough are difficult but amazing, this isn't the BS that was Capra Demon or the cheese that was plunge attacking Taurus Demon to death and it wasn't even the death by attrition Gaping Dragon was since he'd never hit me but my attacks were weak on him. This was what Dark Souls was all about. I'd like to tell you the game had me from that point on but we all know about Lost Izalith and Bed of Chaos, needless to say I was wondering what they were smoking when doing those segments.

Since early 2018 I've double dipped on Dark Souls 3, getting the Fire Fades Edition for PS4 and beating it 4 times there, double dipped on Dark Souls buying the Remastered for PS4 and beating it 3 more times, and finally just recently bought Remastered and Dark Souls ll vanilla for Steam on sale. The games are a marriage of all the things that matter most to me in a game, challenging gameplay, atmosphere, amazing level/world design and awesome bosses. The franchise has solidified itself as my favorite, however lat to the party I am.

Totally forgot Sekiro, haven't beaten it yet, mixed feelings on stealth and rhythm based combat but worthy addition!


Okay, I just realized how much space this is going to take up to keep going like this... so there's entry 1, if this is worth anyone's time to read I'll continue it, lol
 
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Could anyone tell me please what's up is with the Guardian? what is it, why people talk about it? I've look up only to find the last Guardian stuff so I'm confused
 
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1 - Super Mario 64
2 - Legend Of Zelda Majoras Mask
3 - Star Fox 64
4 - Mario Kart 64
5 - Smash Brother Melee
6 - Legacy of Kain Defiance
7 - Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater
8 - Max Payne
9 - Half Life
10 - Ocarina of Time
11 - Wind Waker
12 - Breath of The Wild
13 - Twilight Princess
14 - Skyward Sword
15 - Mario Galaxy
16 - Mario Sunshine
17 - Luigi's Mansion
18 - Banjo Kazooie
19 - Dragon Ball budokai 3
20 - Bioshock
21 - Team Fortress 2
22 - Portal
23 - Resident Evil 4
24 - Resident Evil 7
25 - Borderlands 2
26 - Outlast
27 - Rayman 3 Hoodluc Havoc
28 - Cuphead
29 - Counter Strike 1.6
30 - Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
31 - Killer7
32 - Burnout 3 Takedown
33 - Need for Speed Underground 2
34 - Manhunt 1 and 2
35 - GTA San Andreas
36 - GTA 5
37 - Half life 2 episode 2
38 - Far Cry 3
39 - South Park Stick of Truth
40 - Pokemon Blue
41 - Pokemon Gold
42 - Onimusha 3
43 - Metroid 3 Corruption
44 - No more heroes 2
45 - Half life 2
46 - Kid Icarus for the 3ds
47 - Bioshock 2
48 - God of War
49 - Blast Corps 64
50 - Star Fox Adventures
 
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I really want to contribute to this thread, but I've been working on my list forever. When I first sat down to make it, I shuffled games up and down a great deal before realizing that the only way I would be satisfied with my rankings would be to make a spreadsheet and let every game battle it out against every other game in a head to head matchup. Each winner receives a point, and if I ever finish, my spreadsheet will auto rank my all-time list. But I've been doing this for years, sometimes going back to replay games, watching youtube content for refreshers, sometimes agonizing for long periods over single matchups on my list. I hope I'll get it done before I check out. :p
 
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I'm accepting a challenge another poster put forward to put more thought behind the list. This is going to be slightly tough for me because I don't have a perfect order in mind and don't really want to change it midway, so I'm just going to do my best and I'm going to have entries represent whole franchises so I'm not typing this thing out for ages...

Dark Souls/Bloodborne/Sekiro - You might notice I omitted Demon's Souls, it's because I've never gotten very far in it and only recently began really trying to via emulation. I currently do not own a PS3 and PSNOW doesn't seem to have it =/, I have no doubt it's worthy I just try to only include games I've put significant time into. This is an interesting number 1 for me for the simple reason that I hadn't really played a significant amount of any of these games prior to the year 2018. Before 2018 I once played a rental of Demon's Souls for a short bit. I also played a rental of Dark Souls only enough to beat the first boss and then returned it. Bloodborne I bought at one point due to reviews but couldn't get anywhere in it and traded it in. In 2018 Curse of Osiris had left me bored and I needed something to play, Bloodborne was back on my PS4 due to PS+ and I decided to try it again. Something clicked with me that hadn't prior. It still took me ages to pass the angry mob section but for some reason dying over and over didn't make me stop, I kept getting closer to victory and the taste of that victory kept me trying. Then there was the big dude slamming the door after the mob, couldn't beat him now... man the game was just giving me road block after road block. Figured out the parry timing and destroyed him, it gave me so much confidence I went back to the fatty in the alley behind the mob and took him down, too. Then came those werewolves... more dying... finally I reached the big boss and after dying once I came back and owned his ass. Beating the first boss on the second try just felt amazing to me. From that point forward the game made perfect sense to me, there were still parts that frustrated me like Father Gascoigne making me realize I wasn't parrying as well as I thought I was and bosses like Martyr Logarius and Orphan of Kos I believe I've always needed at least 1 person helping for but I felt like I had been baptized through fire and was now a true part of the fandom. The game had more than just amazing combat, though, the story was cryptic and interesting, the world design reminded me of the Metroid franchise and the atmosphere was simply top notch. Boss designs were aces and the DLC was among the best I've ever played.

After beating Bloodborne 7 times, yes 7 times (no Platinum because I got sick of the Chalice Dungeons) I went on to Dark Souls lll which I had gotten through the Humble Monthly Bundle for PC. As I'm playing a friend messages me to ask why I'm playing DS lll without playing the first game first and I tell him it's because I had heard lll was the closest to the sort of game Bloodborne was. He gets angry telling me how much interesting shit I won't get because I haven't played the first. I ignore him and keep playing. This game is HARD even though I'm coming off Bloodborne. The switch to having to figure out what weapons/armor work for me was an extra burden and though it did play close to Bloodborne it wasn't close enough to make it easy for me. It was slower and more deliberate. I had amazing amounts of trouble in many sections and then I finally reached the Abyss Watchers and realized I was far too unskilled to defeat them. I couldn't figure out what I was doing wrong and sought out all the advice from the internet and friends that I could. None of it paid off until finally someone who understood I went from Bloodborne to Dark Souls lll realized what I was doing... I was fat rolling. I didn't know what a fat roll even was and he explained it to me plainly enough. I realized 75% of why the game had been so difficult was my lack of understanding that I had significantly reduced my i-frames the second I found heavy armor. I felt so silly but it's not like the game made this stuff clear as day. With this new information stored in my brain I went back after those dirty Abyss Watchers and taught them I meant business. I reached Irithyll of the Boreal Valley and am so amazed by the view I take a screenshot and share it. Same friend from earlier begins yelling at me that the area would matter more to me if I played the first first. I continue to try and ignore him and hit my next big difficulty spike, I can barely get anywhere in Irithyll without doing. Finally I decide to listen to my friend and go back to the first game...

I can't get mods to work, can't get a controller to work and finally give up on playing the first. I say, hey, I'll do the second which I ALSO got from Humble Monthly Bundle and that'll be good enough. My early experiences with Dark Souls ll: Scholar of the First Sin include me going to Heidi's Tower of Flame instead of Forest of Fallen Giants. It took me a long time to figure out I was doing the wrong order because the enemies felt killable they just required a lot of hits and a lot of patience. Finally I complain to someone about how hard it is right off the bat and they tell me about the route to Forest of Fallen Giants I hadn't even noticed. This area has me dying plenty but I always feel like I can do it if I try again, I feel far less defeated and persevere. Getting to The Last Giant is anti-climactic when he dies my first go and is easier than the entire level leading up to him but I'm too happy I won to care. Next I find the Pursuer and out of sheer luck I parry him first try and ballista him to death right off the bat without having to do it again. I put a feather in my cap and think "easiest boss ever, lol". Go on to the bird's nest and get brought to The Lost Bastille with no clue I'm skipping content. I still remember the first time the Pursuer reappeared behind me as I looted a chest and made me his bitch. I tried valiantly over and over to beat him and get that chest but I failed over and over, whatever worked for me before it no longer did. I resolved myself to move on and to my surprise he shows up some more, and I'm like "oh... right... the PURSUER." Eventually I get to Ruin Sentinel and with summon help they fall the first time, I once more have no clue that it's not usually this easy. I eventually from here make it to The Lost Sinner and hit a true to life road block, I can't beat this jerk! Someone tells me to summon the NPCs, that the shield one really helps. I try that but I find they tend to die on the way there to those exploding zombie things so I've gotta be extra careful about keeping them alive and sometimes they even fall right off that bridge into the water... sigh. Finally I get to try him with the shield guy aggroing him. He kills the shield guy and my other buddy while still above half health and then me. Finally I realize "hey, I'm heading back to Heidi's Tower of Flame" and though the beefy enemies still give me trouble I find I can truly do it now! I make it to the first boss and I don't even know the making him fall trick, I instead have raised the platforms so we can't fall because I don't want to fall. No matter, he's pure cake. After him I arrow that dragon to death and fight a dude I don't realize is a Dark Souls reference and put him in the ground like the bitch he is. I'm realizing this was the way to go after Pursuer, bird trip or no. Next is No Man's Wharf and this is one of the areas I died and went back to more than any, but in a way that it never left me frustrated because I always made progress. I began exhausting enemies, a trick I hadn't seen in lll or Bloodborne and thought it was awesome I could do that. After a helluva a level the boss goes down like the bitch he is because I had already fought him like 7 times on the way to The Lost Sinner and I laugh, too, because for this to be a boss here and a mini-boss there means I REALLY messed up the order. Back to Lost Bastille and finally I conquer the Lost Sinner thinking he wasn't quite as hard as he seemed. From this point forward the game had some definite spikes in difficulty but I understood it, I loved it and it temporarily became my favorite game of all time. I beat it twice on PC then played it on XBOX One as well, because why not? Finally I decided to return to part lll and beat the ever loving crap out of that game. It was lesser than 2 for me, mostly due to the linearity and brevity. 2 Was huge, epic and had so many damn bosses and areas to explore. It also had the most chilling moment in a videogame for me when you finally find Vendrick. I loved lll but ll couldn't be topped for me....

I figured out modding the first game's Prepare to Die edition and my controller stuff and went to work on the first game. Making it the last one I played meant getting aggravated by things that the other games don't have. For instance, when you roll into an enemy you come to a dead stop. Or the Capra Demon fight being in the most narrow arena I'd ever seen with a damn tree in it on top of that and two dogs! WTF! What really got me though was the Depths. They were confusing as Hell and I kept dying of curse or poison. I couldn't figure out how to get back out of them to buy something to cure my curse either, the design was far too confusing and samey for me. When I finally got past them to Blighttown things got worse, not better. Holy crap the number of times I died from falling on the FIRST FOUR enemies of Blighttown on that bridge. I finally reach the awful swamp at the bottom and am perplexed by the design decision that I move slow and get poisoned and have rocks thrown at me and have bugs draining my blood, why does this game hate me so much? I reach Queelag and try to solo her like I did other bosses, after all no one else is around to summon in this older game. She kills me over and over, I am terrible at predicting her fart explosion. I am besides myself not knowing what to do. Finally I find a summon for another player, we go in and the other player uses some spell on Queelag and she just straight up DIES. I don't feel very satisfied but I'm glad to be beyond that bitch. The next true test of my patience is Sen's Fortress, fortunately when I finally hit Iron Golem he goes down first try. Anor Londo makes me a believer in the majesty that is the original Dark Souls. Though I was having fun despite my frustration before now I'm just totally sold on the game. Ornstein and Smough are difficult but amazing, this isn't the BS that was Capra Demon or the cheese that was plunge attacking Taurus Demon to death and it wasn't even the death by attrition Gaping Dragon was since he'd never hit me but my attacks were weak on him. This was what Dark Souls was all about. I'd like to tell you the game had me from that point on but we all know about Lost Izalith and Bed of Chaos, needless to say I was wondering what they were smoking when doing those segments.

Since early 2018 I've double dipped on Dark Souls 3, getting the Fire Fades Edition for PS4 and beating it 4 times there, double dipped on Dark Souls buying the Remastered for PS4 and beating it 3 more times, and finally just recently bought Remastered and Dark Souls ll vanilla for Steam on sale. The games are a marriage of all the things that matter most to me in a game, challenging gameplay, atmosphere, amazing level/world design and awesome bosses. The franchise has solidified itself as my favorite, however lat to the party I am.

Totally forgot Sekiro, haven't beaten it yet, mixed feelings on stealth and rhythm based combat but worthy addition!


Okay, I just realized how much space this is going to take up to keep going like this... so there's entry 1, if this is worth anyone's time to read I'll continue it, lol
 

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  1. Ultima Online
  2. Warcraft 3 / Frozen Throne
  3. Super Mario 64
  4. Ocarina of Time
  5. Metroid Prime
  6. Metal Gear Solid
  7. A Boy and His Blob (NES)
  8. Bloodborne
  9. Dark Souls Remastered
  10. Black Ops 1
  11. Starcraft
  12. Super Mario Galaxy 2
  13. Link Between Worlds
  14. Battlefield Vietnam
  15. PUBG
  16. Paper Mario TTYD
  17. RE2/RE2Make
  18. Bioshock Infinite
  19. Tomb Raider 2
  20. Uncharted 2
  21. Hot Shots Golf 3
  22. SSX3
  23. Symphony of the Night
  24. Mega Man 3
  25. Diablo
  26. Mario Kart Double Dash
  27. Ico
  28. Lumines
  29. Advance Wars
  30. Vagrant Story
  31. Super Mario All Stars
  32. WoW (through Burning Crusade)
  33. MGS3
  34. Kirby's Adventure
  35. Last of Us
  36. Myst
  37. inFamous 2
  38. GTA 3
  39. Counterstrike
  40. Guacamelee 2
  41. Final Fantasy 9
  42. God of War 2
  43. Portal 2
  44. Ratchet and Clank UYA
  45. NFL2K1
  46. Jak III
  47. Mario Tennis
  48. Prince of Persia Sands of Time
  49. Max Payne 2
  50. Twisted Metal Black

Tried to stay away from more than 1 game in a series.
 
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Now that's more like it, let's see:

1. Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst
2. Mass Effect 2
3. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
4. Devil May Cry 5
5. Hearthstone
6. Street Fighter 4 Series
7. Rock Band 3
8. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
9. Guitar Hero 3
10. Tales of Symphonia
11. Picross 3D
12. Super Mario Galaxy
13. Pokemon XY
14. Diablo 3
15. Fire Emblem: Three Houses
16.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
17. Fallout 3
18. Banjo-Kazooie
19. Donkey Kong Country 2
20. Bioshock
21. Witcher 3
22. Final Fantasy VII
23. The Walking Dead: Season 1
24. Resident Evil 2 Remake
25. Civilization V


I picked only one game per series, because it's less retarded that way. Also, can't think of 50.
Edit: Forgot MGR.
 
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50 is too much for me. I’ll just list my best games with no particular order.

Age of empires 2
Final fantasy 9
Final fantasy 10
Command and conquer: Generals
Warcraft 3
Diablo 2
Gran turismo 2 and 3
Dota 2
Skyrim
Fallout 3
Witcher 3
Divinity original sin 2
Baldurs gate 2
Silent hill 2
Heroes of might and magic 3
League of legends
Half life 2
CoD4
GTA 5
Company of heroes
Civilization 4 and 5
Persona 4 golden
Kingdom hearts 1 and 2
SMT 3
Stanley parable
Metal gear solid 2
Mass effect 1 and 2
 
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In no particular order.

1 dragons lair.

2 phantasmagoria.

3 the legend of zelda.

4 splatterhouse

5 resident evil

6 final fantasy 3

7 twisted metal 2

8 parasite eve.

9 metal gear

10 metal gear solid

11 super Mario bros 3.

12 castlevania symphony of the night.

13 eternal darkness.

14 earthbound.

15 super metroid.

16 kid icarus.

17 starcraft.

18 everquest.

19 snatcher.

20 lunar eternal blue.

21 dragon warrior 3.

22 die hard arcade.

23 panzer dragoon saga.

24 guardian heroes.

25 resident evil code veronica.

26 phantasy star 2.

27 actraiser.

28 tobal 2.

29 persona 2 eternal punishment.

30 dragon force.

31 vagrant story.

32 vandal hearts.

33 quake 2.

34 fallout 3.

34 diablo.

35 maniac mansion.

36 blaster master.

37 double dragon 2.

38 I have no mouth and I must scream.

39 shadow of the comet.

40 zakk mcracken and the alien mind benders.

41 the guardian legend.

42 ninja warriors.

43 nectaris.

44 digital devil saga.

45 rygar.

46 deception.

47 kings field 2.

48 dark souls.

49 armored core.

50 mr mosquito.
 
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Off, 50 is a little bit too much, bit here are my 20:

20. Gran Turismo
19. PES
18. FIFA
17. Mortal Kombat 2
16. Zelda: OOT
15. Day Of The Tentacle
14. Sim City 2000
13. Golden Eye: 007
12. Minecraft
11. Red Dead Redemption
10. Metal Gear Solid
9. GTA V
8. Baldur's Gate II
7. Counter Strike
6. Resident Evil 2
5. Doom
4. Final Fantasy VII
3. Monkey island
2. Halo 2
1. Super Mario 64
 

nocoolnamejim

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Hello everyone. New poster. Happy to be here and/or meet you all and all that.

A friend of mine pointed this thread out to me and I found it interesting so I threw together a quick top-50 list of my own. I have my preferred genres and naturally that's reflected in my list.

One other thing I'd mention is that while I put these in a rough order, the further away from the top you go the more I just kind of eyeballed it and could have ranked games completely differently just based on whatever mood I was in at the time. Last thing I'd mention is that the games that made my list are the ones that made a truly lasting impression that withstood the test of time. That tends to mean that games with good story and characters likely hold up better than others for me over the long haul.

  1. Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  2. Planescape: Torment
  3. Star Control 2: The Ur Quan Masters
  4. Persona 4: Golden
  5. Dragon Quest VIII: The Journey of the Cursed King
  6. The Last of Us
  7. Dark Souls
  8. Mass Effect 1
  9. Fallout 2
  10. Horizon: Zero Dawn
  11. Final Fantasy IX
  12. Yakuza 0
  13. Chrono Trigger
  14. Demon’s Souls
  15. God of War (PS4)
  16. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  17. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
  18. Knights of the Old Republic
  19. Jade Empire
  20. Dragon Age: Origins
  21. Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
  22. Rocket League
  23. Far Cry 3
  24. Final Fantasy IV
  25. Final Fantasy VI
  26. The Legend of Zelda (Original)
  27. The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
  28. Neverwinter Nights 2 + Mask of the Betrayer
  29. Witcher 2
  30. Valkyria Chronicles
  31. God of War
  32. Mass Effect 2
  33. The Talos Principle
  34. Spec Ops: The Line
  35. Persona 3: FES
  36. Crusader Kings 2
  37. Warcraft 3
  38. Civilization IV
  39. Knights of the Old Republic 2
  40. Nier: Automata
  41. Uncharted 2
  42. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  43. Assassin’s Creed 2
  44. Fallout 1
  45. Day of the Tentacle
  46. Fire Emblem: Awakenings
  47. Starcraft
  48. The Wolf Among Us
  49. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
  50. Secret of Mana (SNES)
 
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10. HALO
9. Resident Evil 4
8 . Metroid Prime 2
7. Street Fighter 4
6. LOZ A Link To The Past
5. Metroid Prime
4. LOZ Ocarina Of Time
3. Street Fighter 2
2. Resident Evil
1. Super Mario 64
 
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