What Are Your Favorite Video Games of All Time

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by ResetRPG, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boulder Dash and Flappy for PMD 85
    Lasermania and Starquake for Atari
    Quadrax, Fallout 1+2, Planescape: Torment, Jagged Alliance 2, Eador: Genesis, Master of Orion2, and Alpha Centauri (SMAC) for PC
  2. SquidVan

    SquidVan Pirate and Bankrobber oTO Orderite

    Jun 1, 2018
    Just like with music, I like plenty of genres but I find myself preferring a few heavily and being picky in the rest of them. I can't think of a genre where I can't find at least one thing I like.

    Fallout + Fallout New Vegas
    Planescape: Torment
    Shadow of the Colossus
    Doom II
    Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal (mostly nostalgia but I'll always appreciate how they were compared to later iterations, I won't elaborate on it here)
    Spider-Man 2 for PS2
    StarCraft/StarCraft: Brood War
    Mortal Kombat 2 and 9
    Mark of the Ninja
    STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl
    Age of Empires II
    and a few more if I looked at my completed list.
  3. Rose

    Rose Keelah se'lai

    Dec 5, 2018
    I suppose since everyone else is doing it, I should make a list too.

    -The Mass effect series (2 the best)
    -The Uncharted series (can't pick just one)
    -The Last of Us
    -Horizon Zero Dawn
    -Fallout New Vegas
    -Assassin's Creed 2
    -Dead Space 1 and 2
    -Bioshock 1 and 2. Haven't played the third
    -Dark Souls

    There are a bunch more but I'm lazy.
  4. yfk12

    yfk12 Degenerate who belongs on a cross

    May 31, 2018
    -The good Fallout games
    -Hitman: Blood Money
    -FTL: Faster Than Light
    -Pokemon Crystal
    -Hitman 2016
    -Portal 2
    -Rome: Total War
    -Team Fortress 2
    -The Witcher 3
  5. Reverie

    Reverie First time out of the vault

    Jan 26, 2019
    Quake III Arena
    Unreal Tournament 2004
    The Last of Us
    Bioshock Infinite
    Fallout New Vegas
  6. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    age of empires, stronghold, literally any RTS in economy mode...
  7. TheOtherManInTheRoom

    TheOtherManInTheRoom Watchman

    Mar 28, 2018
    Can you (or anyone else) please tell me what's to love about Bioshock? I loved the setting, but kinda got tired of it by the end. What's the secret ingredient? And is the sequel better? (am not a system shock fanboy, so not coming at it from that perspective.)
  8. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    i think people actually think the story is worth writing home about for some reason.
  9. RangerBoo

    RangerBoo Resident crazy lady

    Jun 15, 2015
    Lets see...
    Bioshock 1: I remember the first time I played this game it was magical. I loved the setting and design of Rapture.
    Fallout 1,2 and New Vegas: Always be my favs! I love the dialogue and world building. It was so engrossing and the factions so interesting. Damn shame what Bethesda did to it.
    Batman Arkham 1 and 2: What can I say? I love being Batman and twisting the limbs of bad guys. Plus with the voice actors and writers from the animated series (which I am a fan of) it was a a good nostalgia trip.
    Kingdom Hearts Series: Sure the story can be convoluted (to put it mildly) but the gameplay is fun and cheerful. It melts some of the cynicism from my ice cold heart and makes me enjoy video games like I did when I was a kid.
    The Historic Total War Games: Love history. Have books upon books that are about history. Nothing beats the feeling when you are outnumbered in battle but are able to pull it off and come out on top.
    ATOM:RPG: Became a fast fav of mine. Love the dialogue and world. Reminds me of Fallout back in the good old days.
    The Legend of Zelda: I always enjoyed the Zelda games as a kid. Remember playing the hell out of the handheld games.
    Paper Mario 64: This one has a special place in my heart. I remember my cousin giving me the controller asking if I wanted to play a mini game and I feel in loving with gaming from that moment.
    Call of Juarez: Gunslinger: I love Westerns and am a sucker for them. I love the shooting mechanics and Silas Greaves as a "unreliable" narrator. Added to its charm.
    Call of Duty: World at War: Now hear me out! This is mostly for nostalgic reasons. I remember playing the hell out of this game with my brother and when he was still alive cousin. Had a blast playing with them. Even beat the game on veteran. Reminds me of the good times when my little cuz was still around.
  10. SquidVan

    SquidVan Pirate and Bankrobber oTO Orderite

    Jun 1, 2018
    I liked Bioshock 1 and 2. The story for 1 is quite alright, good twist and whatnot. Nothing insane that changed our world. It was a story I'd want a typical game to have in terms of quality. 2 was just more gameplay to me. I hated Infinite for gameplay and story reasons.
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  11. TheOtherManInTheRoom

    TheOtherManInTheRoom Watchman

    Mar 28, 2018
    So a solid game, but nothing exceptional? That would be how I felt. I enjoyed playing, but it sort of lacked a factor to elevate it to greatness. Have 2 bought but was looking for a reason to play.

    Guess an interesting comparison; just completed Witcher 1. Solid game, not amazing but good-immediately installed Witcher 2. Bioshock, finished that and felt no compulsion to have any more. Sure, that means a more compact title, but I dunno, maybe I should have wanted more out of it? I dunno. What made those who completed 1 move onto 2?
  12. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    • Myth [1&2]
    • Homeworld [1 & Cataclysm/Emergence]
    • Fallout
    • Disciples 2
    • Witcher [1]
    • Legend of Grimrock
    • Eye of the Beholder
    • Blood
    • Dungeonkeeper [1&2]
    • Baldur's Gate [1&2]
    • Populous 3
    • Sacrifice
    • SSI Goldbox series
    • Temple of Elemental Evil
    • Giants: Citizen Kabuto
    • Die By The Sword
    • Shadowrun [series]
    • Wacky Wheels
    • Slave Zero
    • Splinter Cell
    • Ravenloft: Stone Prophet
    • Mirror's Edge [1]
    • Epic Pinball
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  13. TheOtherManInTheRoom

    TheOtherManInTheRoom Watchman

    Mar 28, 2018
    What would make this on the list. Have just finished for the first time, solid 8/10 game. What elevates it to on the list of favourite games?
  14. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    Well what impressed me foremost was the mechanics; especially alchemy & combat. Alas, almost everything that impressed me from the series, was discarded with the sequels; a shame IMO. No more advanced alchemy, no more intelligent/pragmatic use of potions, and no more combat styles... just manual puppetry. :(

    *Also I really liked the dice game—somehow they ruined it in Witcher 2... It is definitely different, possibly it's the dice physics; I found it frustrating, and not as fun to play.
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  15. TheOtherManInTheRoom

    TheOtherManInTheRoom Watchman

    Mar 28, 2018
    Nice, I did enjoy the combat. Played in Isometric too, think it worked better than the standard OTS camera. Potions too-chugging them before some of the bosses became a life-saver often. My favourite thing about the game was that it did not strive for a massive world like so many, It had a condensed one which felt full and often more alive than those with radiant AI.
    Is the story better/worse in 2 in your opinion?
  16. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    I have all three games, but I have not played W2 passed the Kraken fight; and I've not played W3 passed the tutorial area.
  17. Soggy-Mutant

    Soggy-Mutant Let's talk about FALLOUT

    Oct 3, 2018
    KNACK 2, BABY!!!!!
    Nah not really.
    For me it's,
    Cave Story

    Yeah that's it
  18. SquidVan

    SquidVan Pirate and Bankrobber oTO Orderite

    Jun 1, 2018
    I used one potion in all of Witcher 2. I prefer the Witcher games in the same order they came out. I like 3 but don't think it has the title of best Witcher game, also I see Witcher 2 as an action game with choices and some skill trees. I see Witcher 3 as an action adventure more than a RPG for the most part. Witcher 3 is fun to run around in and fight random stuff.
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  19. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Half-way Through My Half-life

    Nov 26, 2007
    If a person is functionally literate, but with it not yet being an effortless task—they don't enjoy it (even if they want to)... it's work.
    It won't be a pastime for them, until they can read paragraphs for the meaning; without thinking about individual words... and that won't happen for a lot of people because to many it's not even apparent that there is a need for that—or any benefit from it.

    Puzzling out the literal meaning of words (one by one) can allow for literal interpretation of the text: The yellow dog died. The wizard told the monster it couldn't cross the bridge—then he fell into a hole. The robot told the man that its memories would get lost in the rain.

    The [imagined] imagery & sounds of a written story (and deeper meanings) are absent when it's all word by word left-brain ~decryption~ of text.

    Where I live, it's common for a person to read the first few letters of a word, and guess the rest. People will read: CD Rewritable, as CD Rewinder—that's no joke, I've seen it happen.

    I once told a classmate that I'd seen a film that was fantastic, but not nearly as good as the book—and they were gobsmacked at the concept. "How can a book be better than a movie!? Movies have action & sound!—they move. Books just sit there—words on paper."
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2019
  20. R.Graves

    R.Graves Confirmed Retard

    Apr 21, 2016
    functionally literate? more like functionally retarded. yeesus.
    this shit always bothered me too. i'm not gonna sit here and pretend i actually read shit on a regular basis (unless you count comics and manga which most wouldn't) but there ARE good books out there. i know cause i've found em! mostly just referring to a song of ice and fire and the malazan empire books. dismissing an entire medium of entertainment always struck me as asinine.

    hell i've met people the refuse to even watch a movie because "its too old".