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#50. Max Payne [more here]
#49. New Super Mario Bros. Wii [more here]
#48. Kingdom Hearts [more here]
#47. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island [more here]
#46. Final Fantasy Tactics [more here]
#45. Blast Corps [more here]
#44. Resident Evil 5 [more here]
#43. Killer Instinct Gold [more here]
#42. Super Smash Bros. Melee [more here]
#41. Tekken 3 [more here]



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50. Castlevania (NES)

49. Halo Reach (360)

48. Bioshock (PS3)

47. God of War (Ps2)

46. Ratchet & Clank Going Commando (PS2)

 45. Professor Layton & The Curious Village (DS)

 44. Katamari Forever (PS3)

 43. Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (PS2)

42. Jak & Daxter: The Precursory Legacy (PS2)

 41. Twisted Metal       (PS)

 40. Battletoads         (NES)

 39. Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)

38.HalfMinute Hero (PSP)

 37. Prince of Persia (Ps3)

36. Final Fantasy VII (PS)

35. Demon's Souls (PS3)

34. Fat Princess (PS3)

33.Tales of Vesperia (360)

32. GTA: Vice City

31.Crash Bandicoot 3 (PS)

30. Elite Beat Agents  (DS)

 29. Borderlands: Game of the Year  (PS3)

28. Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice (PS3)

27. Kirbys Adventure (NES)

26. 3D Dot Game Heroes (PS3)

25. Sly Cooper & The Thieverus Racoonus

 24. Uncharted: Drakes Fortunes (Ps3)

 23.  God  of  War  II   (PS2)

22. Spyro the Dragon (PS)

21. Mega Man 3 (NES)

20. God of War 3 (PS3)

19. Plants vs Zombies (PC)

18. Diddy Kong Racing (N64)

17. Animal Crossing: Wide World (NDS)

16. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)

15. Katamari Damacy (PS2)

14. Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction (PS3)

One of the most visually striking video games from the early Playstation 3 era.  This game was one of the reasons I bought a Playstation 3 in the first place. The quarky sense of humor mixed with the adventure/platforming/shooter aspect made this game a must have for me and made any entry of the series into a day 1 purchase.

13. Super Smash Bros. Melee (Gamecube)

While I didn't have a Gamecube, one of my best friends would always bring his to parties. Every time he did, I would always insist on playing one game. On the Nintendo 64, I was a huge Super Smash Bros. fan. Melee not only took everything i loved about the first one, but took everything I enjoyed to the next level.

12. Uncharted 2: Among Theives

How do you improve one of the best looking games for the Playstation 3? You add an addictive multiplayer mode, create an even more visually striking environment and you bring back the same characters that were loved from the first, along with a few new faces. Uncharted 2 was not only an improvement but it also garnered over 100 game of the year awards.

 11. Portal (PC)

Initially, I didn't know what to think when I started playing Portal. I had bought The Orange Box mainly for Team Fortress 2 but Portal became my favorite. While the gaming experience is a lot of fun, overall the reason this game is so great is the quirky sense of humor provided by GLaDoS and the love of a weighted companion cube.

10. LittleBigPlanet (PS3)

LittleBigPlanet not only created an outlet for PS3 owners to expand their creativity but it brought together many gamers to capture a multiplayer experience in a simplistic environment. With level creation, the game took on a life of its own. Some of the levels creativity even rival that of Media Molecule. LittleBigPlanet is a staple to gaming we'll enjoy for generations to come.

9. Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64)

Every Christmas from my childhood was memorable but there was one Christmas that stuck out above all others. Super Mario 64 was one of the games I was most excited about opening on Christmas. I had no idea what impact Mario would have on me when he made the jump from 2D to 3D but it opened the world up to other great platformers which I obsessed over later on.

8. Assassin's Creed II (PS3)

Not many games wow me when it comes to appearance. Assassin's Creed II was one of the most beautiful games I played last year. While I wasn't a huge fan of the first Assassin's Creed, this one fixed all of the issues I had a problem with (mainly the lack of color and the gameplay mechanics). Fusing history with fantasy Assassin's Creed has now became one of my favorite series.

7. Diablo II (PC)

Diablo II was my first PC game that I ever owned. I saw the game and immediately thought to myself that I needed it. Not wanted, but needed it. From the beginning scene, I realized just how good PC gaming could be and for the longest time, Diablo II was the only PC game that I felt like I had to have. I am only hoping that one day I'll make a list with Diablo III at a higher spot than Diablo II.

6. Super Mario World (SNES)

One of the most classic stories making a graphical jump from 8 to 16 bit. The Super Mario Bros. franchise jumped from being one of the best games on the NES to being one of the best games on the SNES. I have to say, I've probably never beaten a game more times than this game and this was the reason I got a SNES in the first place.

5. Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time

I have always wanted to playing a game that reminded me of a Pixar movie. Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time is the closet I have ever gotten. Not only was it as vibrant as a Pixar movie but it also was filled with laughs and even made me tear up once. A Crack In Time is a great end to the Ratchet & Clank: Future series.

4. Infamous (PS3)

While most people either loved inFamous or hated inFamous, I obviously chose the loved path. With a story that can draw you into it so much to the point where you feel you are Cole and super hero powers that made the game one of the most fun open world games I've ever played. The style of the game very much matched the mood of the story, which left me enthralled and thirsting for more. I personally cannot wait until the sequel releases next year. :) 

3. Donkey Kong Country (SNES)

While Super Mario World paved the way for platformers on the SNES, Donkey Kong Country raised the bar. Not only did Donkey Kong Country reinvent the character Donkey Kong for a new generation, they also made onf ot hte most graphically stunning games for the SNES system. This series introduced one of my favorite gaming characters (Diddy Kong) to the world and made for one of the funnest games on the SNES.

2. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the 7 Stars (SNES)

The first RPG game I ever played. While it's not necessarily the best RPG of all time, in my opinion the quirky characters made this game one of the best of all time. Little known fact, my name on this site is actually originated from SMRPG based on the Axem Rangers. Unfortunately, due to the falling out between Squaresoft and Nintendo, there was never a sequel to this masterpiece. But I can always dream.

1. Psychonauts (PS2)

Psychonauts was a no brainer for me to have it as my favorite game of all time. Tim Shafer created a game that tapped right into my sense of humor. Having Richard Steven Horvitz (aka Invader Zim's voice) to play Raz in the game was genius for the type of character that Raz is in the game. Also, this game added some more new platforming elements to keep the game fun throughout the whole time playing.

Games that just missed the countdown due to me getting them too late that would probably be in here otherwise...

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit

Kinect Adventures

Fallout: New Vegas



50: Gotcha Force- GC

Ah such sweet memories with this game being my first gamecube game doesn't hurt either to. Simple beat-um up gameplay mixed with a great varity of borgs to choose from with diffrent styles to fight with from close-up to gunners to gaint robots to tanks to aircrafts to superheros to support to dragons to airships to suicide bombers and so on.

49: Vectorman- GEN

Ah what a great game with sonic and echo make up my childhood gaming. What to say about this game other then it was extremly fun to play and kept me coming back for more. I wished it's sequal could of made me say the same about it, but sadly it was a dissapointment.

 

48: Muscle March- WiiWare

A game about jacked men, a jacked women and a jacked polar bear all chasing around random things that stole their muscle powder. The gameplay was simple with four diffrent style motions but gets crazy hard towards the end of each. The music is great to say the least with it being all in Japanese with a  few exceptions of words in each. And Jacked Polar Bear > All

47: Deathspank- XBL

Deathspank has been a Dispenser of Justice, a Vanquisher of Evil, and a Hero to the Downtrodden. This game you play as Deathspank on his search for the artifact which he doesn't know what it is, what it does, where it is or even what it looks like. Throughout this game you experience extreme laughter from the well written dialog.  Some missions include finding kidnapped orphans and stuffing them into a bag, becoming a dad for a day, solve marriage problems, beat poop out of demons, massacre a leprechaun village  and killing a monks and their town cause their bell is annoying and many more! Only ending on a hanger maybe we will see him again on this list....

46: Monster Rancher Advance 2- GBA

Ahh who doesn't love a game where you push animals to their limits with harsh training each day? Well this game did that after getting your monster by putting random words into a tablet to summon them you get to train them. Over time I really felt attached to my monsters but sadly this game also taught me a life lesson with age you weaken. It hurt that I couldn't train with my monsters anymore the only postive thing was being able to make them coachs for my new ones. Really fun gameplay with intresting styles of fighting for each opponent depending on their speed attack and so on. I still miss you UltraDragon you were a great friend. T_T

45: Sonic the Hedgehog- GEN

The first of four sonics on this list has appeared! Of course I can't start off this list with out where it all began 2 years before my birth with the orignal! Before all those friends showed up there was only one talking animal who knew two things who to run fast and who to kick some tail. Really not much to say about this game except it is amazing and never say other or else!



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50. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (PC)

A fun arcade racer that feels like an action packed Hollywood movie, with cool cinematic sequences, fast cars and hot chicks. I enjoyed it even though I'm not into all that (the fast cars that is, not the hot chicks which I always enjoy ).

 

49. Portal (PC)

"The cake is a lie! The cake is a lie!" Portal's  fun first-person puzzle satire of video games that has witty dialogue (more like monologue), cool innovative gameplay, and a creepy/funny/awsome villain.

 

48. Mass Effect (PC)

The team over at BioWare are true masters of RPGs, and Mass Effect continues their streak of high quality games. Granted, it may not be their best effort (though even "all right" BioWare games are still better than most of the other games out there), but this epic (albeit cliche) space opera is probably one of the best written Action RPGs out there.

 

47. Mario Kart DS (DS)

"Itsa me, mario!" ... And this time he's kart racing with his friends. Mario Kart DS is a nifty little game on a nifty little handheld. Fun gameplay, cool tracks, and very good multiplayer (if only any of my friends owned a DS ).

 

46. Ico (PS2)

Ico is a weird little game. Probably the first "artsy" game I ever played. However it manages not to seem over pretentious as one such game might end up being. It's simple, unique, charming, and has an amazing box art.

 

45. Nintendogs (DS)

Puppies!!! What's not to love???!!! Nintendogs was the first DS game I ever played (it came bundled with my DS), but I became interested in it ever sincer I first heard of it's existence. The game makes perfect use of the DS's capabilities, offering a truly unique experience. It gets boring after a while but the puppies are always cute to look at when I'm bored.

 

44. Professor Layton and the Lost Future (DS)

Third time's the charm . I love the Professor Layton series, and the third game is probably the best in the series so far, with great puzzles, an unusual mystery, an amazing story (which is touching and sentimental at times) and of course time traveling!!!

 

43. Age of Empires (PC)

The very first strategy game I ever played, and one with which I instantly fell in love. The game was meant to be a mix between Civilization and Warcraft, and while it didn't do this as good as it's predecessor, it still ended up being a pretty awsome game (which really brings back fun memories).

 

42. Super Mario Bros. (NES)

The very first game I ever playes (and one of the few NES games I ever owned), Super Mario Bros. was not a game I instantly fell in love with. I pretty much sucked at it. I really got into Mario games much later, however having given this game another go not too long ago I found it charming and fun to play more than 2 decade after it's release.

 

41. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)

I was excited to play this game ever since it was announced, and it sure didn't disappoint. Using The Wind Waker's art style and the DS's technology (touch screen, mic), Phantom Hourglass offers a fresh and exciting handheld Zelda experience.


40. Gears of War (PC)

While I'm not a huge fan of extremely violent gory games, Gears of War caught my attention imediately after viewing some gameplay videos of it. The game may be somewhat monochromatic, but it's appropriate considering the atmosphere the developer's were aiming at. It looks gorgeous (from both a atechincal and artistic point of view), and the gameplay's awsome.

 

39. StarCraft (PC)

Probably the most popular strategy game of all time, StarCraft surprisingly holds up well even today (well over a decade after it's release). Great universe, cool diverse factions, solid gameplay and awsome online multiplayer make StarCraft a timeless classic.

 

38. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (GBA)

One of the first GBA games I ever played, and my very first Mario RPG, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga impressed me right from the start. Overall a fun experience, with all the charm you'd expect from a Mario adventure.

 

37. Ratchet & Clank 3 (PS2)

This was the first PS2 game I ever played, and the first (and so far only) Ratchet & Clank game I've played. The writing is sharp and funny, and the mix between platforming and shooting (from a third-person perspective) makes for a fun and unique game to play. You'll feel just like you're playing a Pixar animation.

 

36. Final Fantasy XII (PS2)

Despite being hated by a lot of fans of the series, I found Final Fantasy XII to be a quite an amazing game. The art style is probably the very best of the series, the graphics is amazing (for PS2 game) and the gameplay is interesting and innovative. I liked the fact that there was no melodramatic love story, and I only wish Vaan and Penelo had been omitted from the game. And I also love the box art (especially the US one ).

 

35. Psychonauts (PC)

Tim Schafer is a funny man, well known for funny games. Psychonauts is no different. It's a hilarious game with funny and charming characters. The whole concept of going into people's minds kinds seems similar to Inception (though in Nolan's movie you go into people's dreams, while in Psychonauts you go into people's minds). The platofrming is nice (though not the best out there), and the atmosphere is simply amazing.

 

34. The Sims (PC)

I have very fond gaming memories of The Sims. Creating my character, creatin equivalents for all my friends and family, coming up with funny scenarios for them, making my cousin eat food 'till she became obese... Ah, I loved that game and probably spent hundreds of hours playing it. The franchsie may have lost most of it's magic, but this game will always hold a special place in my heart.

 

33. Castlevania (GBA)

Also known as Castlevania: Circle of the Moon outside of Europe, this was the very first GBA game I ever played. I loved the atmosphere, the whole vampire hunter theme, the gameplay (platforming, magic powers etc.), and the sweet boss fights. The title sequence was also impressive. Overall a great game.

 

32. New Super Mario Bros. (DS)

This game is almost my favorite DS game, and by far my favorite handheld Mario. The gameplay is 2D platfroming awsomeness, the art style's great, and the level design and the world's are overall amazing.

 

31. Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia (PC)

I loved this game. I loved it a whole lot, and I still love it. By far my favorite turn-based strategy game ever. The factions where awsome, the story was good, and the whole game had a boardgame feel to it. I spent dozens of hours playing this on multiplayer with my friends, and we still play it on hoteseat sometimes.

 

30. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PC)

Now I'm not too big on violence and I hate criminals, but that didn't stop me from loving Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The gameplays' awsome, and has elements from severl types of genres (third person shooter, racing game, rhythm game, dating sim etc.). The game's huge with loads of things to do, making it very hard to get bored. And to top it all off the story's simply hirarious.

 

29. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)

This game had very big shoes to fill, and it did so admirably. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask had a lot of cool gameplay elements and design decision, the most interesting of which being the fact that you had only a 3 day cycle to finish the game (you could rewind time of course). This added challenge to the game. The story was also very interesting, and though it lacked the feelng of the epic quest to save the world that other Zelda games have, Majora's Mask is probably the most original anddark game in the series.

 

28. Half-Life 2 (PC)

When I saw the amazing critical reception Half-Life 2 was getting, I just had to buy it. While I only played a little bit of the first Half-Life, and did not enoy it that much, the second one was leaps and bounds better. While I;m not a huge FPS fan, I really enjoyed this game. The story was surprisingly good for a FPS, the art direction was amazing, really making you feel like you're in a dystopian world. The gameplay is awsome, mainly due to the gravity gun, and the ending s really cool when you be come way overpowered. A great game overall.

 

27. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PC)

I do not like military shooters. I do not like war, and military shooters often seem like they're glorifying war and are military propaganda. Not to mention that it's overall a pretty generic subgenre of shooters. However, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was special. Maybe it was the fact that it's setting was fresh at the time (most such games had a WWII setting). Maybe it was the over the top gameplay. Maybe it was the James Bond atmosphere. Anyways, whatever it was, I really really liked this game. I even gave the online multiplayer a shot (though I don't usually do that), and although I sucked at it, I still had fun.

 

26. Metroid Fusion (GBA)

Metorid Fusion is most definaely my favorite GBA game ever! It was also the very first Metorid game I ever played. All I can't say is that I imediately realised why this series is so popular. The gameplay is simply amazing, and very very fun. From what I've noticed this game is more liniar than the other entries in the series, but I didn't find that to be an impediment at all.

 

25. Diablo II (PC)

My very first RPG, Diablo II was just awsome. 4 different and unique classes, great music and cutscenes, and all the  hacking and slashing one could want from a game. 10 years after it's release it's still a jouy to play.

 

24. Tomb Raider (PC)

Originally meant to star a guy and be an Indiana Jones type game, the developers decided to be more original (and pervy), and made the main character a smart big boobed heroin, who can kick bad guy's asses. None of the other entries in the series managed to reach the wow factor of the original.

 

23. Fallout 3 (PC)

Fallout 3 was a game I was highly anticipating before it's release, and I sure wasn't disappointed with it.  I could never get into the previous Fallout games (they haven't aged well), but focus on action gameplay really suited the game well (the V.A.T.S. system was probably the main gameplay attraction). I (of course) just loved the post apolayptic setting, and the story overall.

 

22. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PC)

Despite not liking games/movies/books who focus on criminals, there was something about GTA: Vice City which drew me in. Maybe it was the funny story. Maybe it was the fabulous city. Maybe it was the 80s music. Or, maybe it was that unique feeling when you bang a hooker for the first time, run her over with your car and then get your money back. Ah, good times!

 

21. Okami (PS2)

It may look like a mere Zelda clone, but Okami manages to rise up to the quality that you'd expect from the best of Zeldas. The art style is unique and wonderful, the music is amazing, the story brings some insight into Japanese mythology and the gameplay (celestial brush technique mainly) is very innovative (did something you'd expect from a Wii game). One of the most charming games ever! Such a shame it sold so poorly.

 

20. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (PC)

When I first saw this game I was simply amazed. With such amazing 3D graphics (which I never thought at the time that a strategy game could have), the ability to zoom in, and those movie-like cutscenes, it's not hard to see why I was blown away by the game's presentation. I just loved the different factions, the story was surprizingly good, and the multiplayer was sweet (though I didn't spend too much time with it). It was probably the last startegy game that managed to truly get me hooked.

 

19. Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)

The prequel to Ico, Shadow of the Colossus was just as unique, and overall a much much better experience. The game is esentially one boss battle after the other, but that actually makes the game awsome. The art style is amazing, the music is lovely, and despite no dialogue you really do get attatched to your character and his horse. You gotta love those hairy beasts too!

 

18. Final Fantasy X (PS2)

Final Fantasy X was the first game in the series to have full 3D graphics and voice acting. On the graphics front the game was amazing for it's time. It was simply drop dead gorgeous. The gameplay is some of the best in the series, the music is amazing, and the story is very intersting, with lots of cool twists and a bold and moving ending. The one negative aspect of this game is probably the terrible terrible voice acting and the bad character animations during dialogue. An amazing game regardless though.

 

17. Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (PC)

My favorite strategy game ever! An amazing historical setting, a great story (especially for a strategy game), 13 playable civilizations, cool multiplayer and a good map creator had me playing this baby for hundreds of hours. Ah, if only a modern strategy game could captivate me as much as this one...

 

16. Pokemon Gold and Silver (GBC)

Probably the best sequel in the franchise, Pokemon Gold and Silver (I had Silver) added improved (and colored) graphics, cool gameplay features and improvements (no more overpoered psychic type), plus a whopping 16 (!) badges, making this probably the longest game in the series.

 

15. God of War II (PS2)

The second God of War game was also probably the last PS2 game to really wow me. The graphics were amazing (considering the hardware, and despite the tricks used), the story was epic and the gameplay was just simply awsome with brutally over the top combat and lots of gore (I don't care that much for gore, but I didn't mind it, being overwhelemd by this game's awsomeness). The sex minigame was also cool.

 

14. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (PC)

Oblivion was the very first current gen game I played and also my first Elder Scrolls game. I was blown away by the amazing graphics and the sheer size of the game. The score is epic, the story wasn't perfect, but the sidequests were some of the best I've ever seen in a RPG. The scene when you first exit the sewers is simply epic, and probably the most impressive scene I've seen in a video game this gen. The almost 200 hours I spent played this game were well worh it.

 

13. GoldenEye 007 (N64)

One of the best licensed games ever, and the first awsome FPS for consoles, GoldenEye 007 was simply a blast. Amazing grahics (for it's time), revolutionary gameplay (especially loved the objective based gameplay, and how the difficulty settings worked) and addictive 4 player split screen multiplayer. The only thing that was missing was the theme song by Tine Turner.

 

12. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PC)

This is one game who simply blew me away the moment I set my eyes on. The graphipcs was simply mind-blowing and the art style was simply beautful. The writing was good and the characters were simply charming (the Prnce and Farah are one of the best video game couples). The gameplay was amazing, and I found the whole rewinding time mechanism interesting considering the game's story dominated by the theme of redemption. The only complaint I have about this game is that it was very short, but this is clearly a case where quality >quantity.

 

11. Final Fantasy IX (PS)

This was not the first Final Fantasy I played, but it was the first I managed to complete. While it's not the most popular game in the series amongst gamers, I personally found Final Fantasy IX to be simply amazing. I loved had an old school feel to it, bringing the series back to a medieval fantasy-like setting, and characters who actually have classes. The cartoony characters were charming, and the art style was actually good this time round, unlike the other PS1 Final Fantasy games. The whole game felt like a Disney animation.

 

10. Halo: Combat Evolved (PC)

Halo was is essentially like playing a very good action game. The gameplay is awsome and the music is epic and really gets your adrenaline pumping. The multiplayer is fun and addictive, and the singleplayer campaign is one of the best out there. Amazing game overall.

 

9. Pokemon Red and Blue (GB)

My first interaction with the Pokemon universe was with the anime, which was massively popular over here when it first came out. When I found out that there was also a Pokemon video game I immediately did everything in my power to get my hands on it. It was magical, simply magical.

 

8. God Of War (PS2)

All my life I wanted to play a good action/adventrue game set in a mythical Greek setting, so when I saw God of War I just had to play it. Amazing gameplay? Check! Amazing audio (sound, music, voice acting)? Check! Amazing graphics and art stule? Check! Great story? Check! Cinematic feeling? Check! Sex minigame? Check!!!

 

7. BioShock (PC)

My favorite FPS ever! BioShock is definately not your conventional Shooter. The story is surprisingly ambitious, trying to explore political and ethical issues. The art style is amazing and the setting is unique. The audio is amazing from any POV possible. To top all that off the game has a polt twist which is both an ode to System Shock 2 (a game to which BioShock is considered a spiritual successor), but also wittingly makes fun of video games. A very classy game indeed.

 

6. Chrono Trigger (DS)

My personal favorite DS game ever, and also my personal favorite JRPG. A simply charming game that I played for the very first time last year and was simply amazed at how well it holds up, despite being almost a decade and a half old. The characters are charming and lovable, the story is good, the music is awsome, and so is the art style. The gameplay was very revolutionary, with fast paced batlles, allowing you to avoid random encounters, and giving you the opportunity to use stealth sometimes and make decisions that influence the game's ending. Way ahead of it's time, and blows any Final Fantasy out of the water.

 

5. Super Mario 64 (N64)

Mario's first 3D outing was a sweet one. Fun gameplay, charming graphics and art style, and memorable music. The first really great 2D to 3D transition,and definately one of the best. All that was missing was Luigi.

 

4. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (PC)

For some strange reason I wasn't very interested in this game when I first heard of it's existence. I was certainly a fool, as once I played finally got around to playing it, KotOR instantly became my favorite RPG ever! This game perfectly captures the whole Star Wars charm, sending you on an epic quest to save the galaxy from the dark side, not without twists and turns on your way to victory. The story is simply amazing, and IMHO superior to even the original Star Wars trilogy. Definately a Star Wars fan's dream come true, and definately how you should make a good licensed game.

 

3. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (PC)

I'm not a big fan of sports games, so it's actually quite funny that the only such game on my list lands in such a high spot. There was a time when Tony Hawk games used to be good, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 was most definately the best game in the series. The amazing and fun gameplay set this skating game appart from more traditional sports games, offering a truly thrilling experience.

 

2. Resident Evil 4 (PS2)

Resident Evil 4 is a very polarising game. When it initially came out it was met with wide critical acclaim, but soon after annoying Resident Evil purists started hating on the game, there were no zombies in it and the game actually had ggod gameplay and was (gasp) fun!!! Disregarding them, I was blown away when I first layed eyes on a gameplay video of this game. The graphics were amazing (even though the version I played wasn't as visually impressive as the original GameCube one), and the camera angle truly revolutionised the TPS genre. While I did love Gears of War, this game was much cooler. As I said the gameplay is actually fun (considering this is a survival horror), and the boss fights are epic). The game may not be very scary, but I don't mind that as I don't like being scared. Oh, and surprisingly the voice acting is not that bad.

 

1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)

When a game recieves the type of acclaim this game has, you have certain expectations from it. It seldom happens that you finally play and say "it is that good", but in the case of Zelda Ocarina of Time it really is that good!

A guy who lived in my building had a N64 and got this game a couple of months after it came out. I heard him say how awsome it was, so I went to see what all the fuss was about. The game looked amazing, but he wouldn't let me play.

Fastforward a couple of years later when I buy his old N64 and a couple of the games he had left, including this one. I rush home happy that I could finally get to play this game (in the meantime I keep hearing about all the praise this game was recieving), while also being nervous that I'd fin the game outdated and that I missed my chance to really enjoy it fully. Luckily my fears turned out to be unfounded.

Other than the graphics, this game hardly seemed outdated when I played it then, and even today if I pop it in my ancient N64 I can still have a blast with it. Never have I seen a game that  feel like everything regarding it is just right. The art style, the musci, the story, the amazing revolutionary gameplay, there's simply nothing that's wrong with this game.

There's no feeling comparable to riding horseback on Hyrule field, exploring the game's world, fighting monsters in the dungeons, or defeating the game's epic bosses.

If there's one video game that deserves to be called a "timeless classic", making you feel nostalgia while you play it, while also seeming like it was released just yesterday, then this game is the one.

This gem never gets old, so bring on the 3DS remake Nintendo!



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50. This game is racist
49. 1 of 3
48. involves a Gun
47. Involves a bigger gun
46. involves large quntities of white goo
45. Involves a castle
44. Involves a mass murdering pychopath
43. Think mario, but then don't.
42. Massive bomb
41. The best version of Pokemon (I'm specific about the franchise, but it's not really a spoiler because there are literally HUNDREDS to choose from) =)
40. Killed a viking once, has a brother, kills gods... I'll just spoil it right now and tell you it's mario
39. a rare game indeed
38. You'll never guess this so I won't waste your time with a hint!
37. Captain Falcon just can't take this speed (Potentialy a troll statement... most definitely a troll statement)
36. #1
35. #2
34. A game for every pedo's collection
33. Adam said I could put this game on my list
32. Think werewolfs... now think this game
31. Indescribable... (yes, that's my hint)
30. I bet you anything Okr will have this game on his list
29. Elfs?!
28. You'll only find the answer in another castle.
27. Hmm... having a difficult time with this one...
26. Is that a sexy insect lady?!
25. Load times... fucking load times
24. The computer generated images in this game are of a very high caliber
23. Massive wood for 10 mins = game won
22. Wii would like to give you a mask (and then have the F*CKING MOON crash into the world!!!)
21. HOLY SHIT THAT ITEM'S COLOR IS PURPLE!!! OMG! THAT ONE'S IS A BRIGHT YELLOW!!!
20. x=2 with a slope of Delta y/ delta x = .99999999 :(
19. x=1 
18. If only I could walk around and weed grew from my steps... if only
17. I still have no Idea who the guy on the evil ship was (probably darth in disguise)
16. Pedobear
15. Contains fantasy cat-nip
14. Hater's gonna hate.
13. O FUK, IS THAT A GEM!?! RUN!
12. LSD in game form
11. LSD minus the LSD in game form
10. RAAWR! I HAZZ NO JAW!
9. Has the best expansion ever to ever... ever.
8. This game has an abortion pit... did you hear that? IT HAS AN ABORTION PIT!!!!
7. Can't choose, 2 for 1 deal!
6. Earthquake button
5. Generic top 5 answer
4. Even more generic top 5 answer
3. I went there.
2. What you would think my #1 is (MINDS BLOWN)
1. (MEGA SHOCK)

50. Echochrome

49. Pixeljunk Shooter

48. Gun

47. Serious Sam

46. World of Goo

45. Rayman 2: The Great Escape

44. Kirby Super Star

43. Bomberman Hero

42. Fallout 3

41. Pokemon Red

40. God of War 3

39. Conker's bad fur day

38. Jet Set Radio Future

37. Wipeout HD

36. Baldur's Gate

35. Baldur's Gate 2

34. Bioshock

33. Metroid

32. Killer Instincts

31. Katamari Demacy

30. Machinarium

29. The Legend of Zelda

28. Super Mario Bros.

27. Age of Empires 2

26. Starcraft

25. Jade Empire

24. Heavy Rain

23. Age of Mythology

22. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

21. Diablo 2

20. Mass Effect 2

19. Mass Effect 1

18. Okami

17. Knights of the Old Republic 2

16. Banjo Kozooi

15. The Elder Scrolls 3: Marrowind

14. Halo: Combat Evolved

13. Pixeljunk Monsters

12.Pixeljunk Eden

11. Flower

10. Knights of the Old Republic

9. The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion

8. Demon's Souls

7. Uncharted 1/2

6. Loco Roco 2

5. Super Mario 64

4. Legend of Zelda: Orcarina of Time

3. Shadow of the Colossus

2. Patapon

1. (MEGA SHOCK)

Hope you enjoyed my list!



50: Silent Hill 2

49: Shenmue II

48: Metroid Other M

47: Fahrenheit



I'll join this sound like fun



                       Thanks Blacksaber for the sig                  Tag:"Nintendo es toda la diversión de esta generación"

EDIT: you guys never reminded me of the start date

Anyways, 50 games is impossible to choose as I easily listed over 70 games then had to cut it down and then arrange them in some "meaningful order". Anything in my top 50 is pretty much a great game, so here goes to listing 50 without wishing I reordered them all again

50) Vectorman (GEN) - Who didn't want to play to win $25k. Not that I ever had a shot, but this game was so much fun anways.

49) Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES) - The game that let you play as toad will always be one of my favorite games. The cast of badguys also needs to be revived just like the Koopa Kids were in NSMBWii.

48) The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS) - While the latest set of Zelda games haven't been the strongest this gets a special mention due to the awesome controls. The touch controls are just so easy to use and feel great. It was also a great continuation of Wind Waker which was a great game itself.

47) Mega Man 9 (WW) - Never owned any of the NES Mega Man games so this one gets the mention. I played 1-4 over at my friends, but never enough to get a great feel for them. This game was just brutal but awesome at the same time.

46) The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GC) - While some hated this game because of the cell shading, I thought the graphics were great. This was the start of Zelda having too large an overworld. The only downside of this game was the long voyages across the sea really killing the gameplay.

45) Banjo-Kazooie (N64) - Easily one of the best 3D platformers out there. If it hadn't been for Mario 64 being the father of 3D platformers this game probably would take the top spot on the N64.

44) Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (GC) - While not a huge RPG fan this game was just great. It is easily accessible to anyone and has fun interactive enemy encounters. The story doesn't take itself too seriously and the game remains entertaining from beginning to end.




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50) Final Fantasy XII (PS2)

49) LittleBigPlanet (PS3)

48) Dragon Age: Origins (PS3)

47) Killzone 2 (PS3)

46) Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time (PS3)

45) Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (PS1)

44) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3)

43) Heavy Rain (PS3)


42) Call of Duty: Black Ops (PS3)

41) Tekken 5 (PS2)

40) Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP)

39) Resistance 2 (PS3)

38) Mario Kart Double Dash (GC)

37) Gran Turismo (PS1)

36) Starcraft - Brood War (PC)

35) Red Dead Redemption (PS3)

34) Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii)

33) Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow (GB)

32) Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (PSP)

31) Gran Turismo 4 (PS2)

30) Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS2)

29) God of War (PS2)

28) Pokemon Diamond/Pearl (DS)

27) God of War II (PS2)

26) Final Fantasy VIII (PS1)


25) Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)

24) Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald (GBA)

23) Ratchet and Clank: Gladiator (PS2)

22) Super Mario 64 (N64)

21) Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PC)

20) Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal (GBC)

19) Warcraft III - Frozen Throne (PC)

18) Pokemon Snap (N64)

17) Assassin's Creed II (PS3)

16) God of War III (PS3)

15) Metal Gear Solid (PS1)

14) Crash Team Racing (PS1)

13) Gran Turismo 3: A Spec (PS2)

12) Donkey Kong 64 (N64)

11) Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreen (GBA)

10) Crash Bandicoot (PS1)


Statistics (Consoles)
PS2 X 9
PS3 X 12
PS1 X 6
PSP X 2
GAMECUBE X 1
PC X 3
Wii X 1
GAMEBOY X 1
DS X 1
GAMEBOY ADVANCED X 2
NINTENDO 64 X 3
GAMEBOY COLOR X 1

Statistics (Genres)
JRPG X 9
WRPG X 1
PLATFORMER X 7
FIRST PERSON SHOOTER X 4
INTERACTIVE DRAMA X 1
FIGHTING X 2
STEALTH ACTION/ADVENTURE X 4
RACING X 5
REAL TIME STRATEGY X 2
OPEN WORLD ACTION/ADVENTURE X 1
HACK N' SLASH X 3
ON RAILS X 1

Statisitcs (Nationality)
JAPANESE X 20
WESTERN X 21