Best Video Games Of All Time

I personally have no faviorite. I own and love all three. They all have different qualities about them that appeal to me. I was just saying that the Wii is not “the holy grail of innovation and inventive gameplay” and that the PS3/360 isn’t just “all graphics and no innovation”.

I will however, definently agree with you on the account that Brawl and TP were extremely dissapointing. Mario Galaxy I wont agree with you on, I loved it and still play it. Best 3D mario IMO.

Yes, games are just for fun and a nice way to pass an hour or two (Some are like interactive storybooks), I just don’t find it fun if things look like they are made of legos or play dough :content: .

I would definitely have to mention two:

Final Fantasy 7
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

both games were new and inventive with excellent plotlines and both took their series into new realms.

Alright… you’ve got another Zelda fanboy. I freaking loved OoT, and it totally hits the top of my list. Some of my other favorites (aside from Halo)…

  1. Contra (NES)
  2. Super Smash Bros (N64, though I liked Melee and Brawl too)
  3. Goldeneye (N64)
  4. Super Metroid (SNES)
  5. Armed and Dangerous (PC)
  6. MegaMan X (SNES)
  7. Red Alert 2 (PC)
  8. Silent Scope (arcade)
  9. Time Crisis 2 (arcade)
  10. Dynamite Cop (arcade; one of the first “pick up ANYTHING and beat the crap out of people with it” games I’ve ever played)

The Sonic series, Battletoads, Dragon Warrior, and Super Mario Bros (anybody ever get the 3-in-one cartridge with Duck Hunt and the powerpad track game?) all have to be mentioned as well, since they really started it all for me. Oooh, and I can’t forget Pokemon Red/Blue. :content:

Red Faction deserves a very honourable mention here. It revolutionised gameplay with the Geo-Mod engine, which allowed you to blow up anything. No key card? No problem. Blast your way through the wall.

That is why Red Faction deserves to be hailed as one of the best games. It is, quite simply, a revolutionary game. Red faction 2 also used the geo-mod engine, but not to the same extent as the original. In RF1 you could take down a bridge with a grenade or rocket laucher, and that is a beautiful thing to see. All those games claiming to have fully destrictible environments owe their thanks to Red Faction, the true innovator of destructive gameplay.

And the story is good too, as well as the gunplay. One of the best things though, would be how realistically characters react. If you attach a remote charge to someone (especially a civilian :ebil:) then they won’t just stand there. They would run around screaming and flailing their arms until you press the detonator. It’s little extra touches like this that make Red Faction such a joy to play.

EDIT: Underscore, I have the 2 in one cartridge for the NES with Super Mario Bros and Duck Hunt in… Don’t know anything about that Powerpad Track game.

Ah so much nostalgia… But I feel that there are a few more games that deserve a worthy mention;

Baldurs Gate II ( Truely one of the greatest Rpgs!)
Okami (Just the beautiful style alone gets my vote)
Ico/Shadow of the Colossus (Just great games ah…)

I could list so many though :content:

I have that

Agreed, HebrewB; destructible environments, FTW! :grin:

I know a lot of people have the two-in-one cartridge with Mario/Duck Hunt, but the cartridge with Track/Field seems to be a bit of a rarity. I still bust the Powerpad out every now and then, when we’re chilling out at my relatives’ house; it’s about the only situation where I can run a 6.6 second 100m dash :tongue: .


Rock on, man!

o yeh and id put Donkey Kong Country 1 and 2 on the snes right up there, 3 not so much partly because the music wasn’t nearly as good.

I know I used to have it. Bought it at a garage sale. Might have sold it though. I could never get the powerpad to work.

Did anyone play the Zelda game Windwaker on Gamecube? I liked it.

I’ve played it’s sequel: The Phantom Hourglass.

Brilliant game, with excellent game innovation and use of the stylus, I was really impressed, the music was pretty good too, very catchy, but I still reckon some of the themes could have been better.

Windwaker was my second fav zelda ever. EXCELLENT game.

I loved being a pirate in that game.

I ruled the seas…

My favorites…

In the (far) past:

Lode Runner :tongue: - one of the first PC games i played about 20 years ago, or so
Lemmings, Commander Keen
Wolfenstein, Doom and Duke Nukem
Half-Life and Unreal Tournament - countless hours of gameplay with others during my college.

In more recent past:

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

At present:

Morrowind (i have played it over a year already, and still enjoying + exploring)

Overally i don’t have anymore much time for PC games, so i play them pretty rarely. But besides of them there are few online games i play, but it’s not the topic anymore.

I love windwaker, but i didn’t want to restart it after i finished it because my first file I had everything.

I even got that camera that takes color pictures :content:

I remember getting a camera. There was some guy on that island with the windmill and the town who gave some vague description of what he wants a picture of, but I never figured it out.

geometry wars is a fav of mine.
but ocarina of time is definately number one.

also Tombi on PS1 is an awesome game.

Half Life 2.
Majora’s Mask

Honors go to the Mairo ware series and SSBB.

I think I recognise a game called Tombi… I played a demo of it a while ago and loved it!