Best Video Games Of All Time

Morrowind - all time favorite

Ocarina of Time
First medal of honour games
I haven’t bought it yet, but rockband is awesome as long as they don’t kill it somehow.
Halo 1, 2, and 3
Counterstrike source

How is “Real” a good game? We don’t play games for reality.

Yes to both!!

Have you played Paper Mario and the Thousand-Year Door?

It’s such an amazing sequel.

Indeed. Partial nostalgia, but also it was the first game where you could just sort of…roam wherever you wanted to. It had so much to do.

But yes, it is very hard to put your finger on it…

After reading this list…I really want to get Elder Scrolls. X-box 360 or what?

This is why I play games like Final Fantasy and Zelda, because they are a wonderful, and quite often BEAUTIFUL escape from reality. Also, the plot lines in said games above are quite brilliant, of course, as I’ve said before, if the games are in a series, there will always be a weak one. (Though I loved playing FFIII, the plot line wasn’t a patch compared to other ones I’ve played)

Games overall need be judged by gameplay. Graphics can come into play after that.

Though in games like World of Warcraft I do enjoy some amazing landscapes from on tops of mountains.

Exactly. That’s what I’ve found wrong with this generation of consoles. The emphasis on graphics makes the gameplay suffer. Sadly, very few devs have the resources to make both gameplay and graphics up to par; half the 360 games I own feel like Tech Demos.

I 100 percent agree with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time to be the best video game ever! The reason it is still the best to me, is because it takes me back to that special time when i first saw it. I was maybe 6-7 years old and N64 was the BEST! Being 6-7, i never saw a game like it. It was so magical to play and the story still stands today. I feel warm and fuzzy when i re play from the start. I get excited and it brings back memories of a simpler time. The dramatic cut-scenes, great bosses and music…WOW! I absolutley love this game.

Other favs are:
Star Wars Jedi Outcast
Star Wars KOTOR
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
Super Smash Bros(64 and GameCube versions are great)

That’s why Wii is the best system. Nintendo is without a doubt the best video game company of all time.

Ps3 and X-box 360 will battle each other to death over graphics, while Wii flies by with extraordinary gameplay and innovation.

I smell flamewar. There is no best system, it all depends on what you want. XBOX360 is really lucky in terms of game line-up, PS3 has quite a few games with a unique experience only for the system, and Wii is innovative, and has demostrated the capacity to make money from non-gamers as well. Graphics don’t come into it that much.

No, not really. Sure it was fun to play but while surpassing Morrowind in graphics and controls it just lacked all the depth that you got in Morrowind.

Get it for the computer. Why? Mods, you can’t beat them. The graphics in Morrowind are pretty old but with the right mods they can almost be as good as Oblivion’s. As for Oblivion, well, you don’t actually need any mods but it can be so much more enjoyable with a few modifications. :wink: Not to mention the fact that they can fix bugs, though on the computer you have access to the console which means it’s possible to fix pretty much any bug with the right command.

And a few more games that should be on my list, in no particular order:
Kotor 1
Sonic Adventures
Gauntlet Legends
Dark Messiah


/me is also waiting for October 21, when Fable 2 comes out here

and as obvious by my username/avy/, FFVII is win

I don’t get all the hype about OoT. It’s definitely great, but best ever? After the second time through, it gets kind of boring.

My favorites are Super Mario Brothers, Star Wars: Rogue Leader II: Rogue Squadron (I think I got that right), MM, and OoT.

I know!!! I cannot wait!!! A bloody month left!!! I have pub games…(which I got free since I pre-ordered Fable 2) BUT I WANT FABLE 2 NOW!!!

I liked Mass Effect too, and the silent hill series were good. Haven’t played all of them though.

I preordered Fable 2 too :tongue: I got the limited collector’s edition… yes, you may call me a fanboy. I didnt get the pub games though, I dont wanna give me an advantage at the start. Yes, i’m weird like that.

Ah yes, Mass Effect was great. I lol’d at how the media waaaay overhyped it’s sexual themes, and even claiming it was a sex sim. Wow. Great to see the intelligence of this country is so high now.

Mass Effect was awesome. I too found it rather amusing how much hype there was about the “sex scene” puh-lease. They should play Fahrenheit. That was aslo a great awesome game. But it got a little weird after a while. :neutral:

I wouldn’t be too quick to agree. The Wii has been doing okay in the gameplay department, but a lot of the titles are crappy shovelware games added to make money. While games like SMG and MP3 are astounding in terms of gameplay, Zelda TP and mario party 8 are poorly done and lack the “innovation” you praise nintendo for.

And PS3 and 360 do great jobs in gameplay innovation as well. Geometry wars? Mirrors edge? Braid? All excellent games with great gameplay ideas.

I also liked Banjo Kazooie, and Banjo Tooie. Those were some great platforming games. Very fun, wasn’t too short, and had great humor. I can’t wait for Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts to come out… although i don’t know if I’ll have time to actually play it, cause i’ll probably still be playing Fable 2…

Oh and Warcraft III. That was a good game.

I never said I liked the Wii. :tongue:

I’m still pissed that I bought one in the first place. It has no games that appeal to me. Brawl was an immense letdown that lacked any major improvement over SSBM, Twilight Princess was just Ocarina of Time after going emo, and Mario Galaxy, though a good platformer, failed to entertain me for long.

My favorite console is still the 360.

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.