Your best video game single-player experience?

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Several games can aspire to the title. The Half Life series, ICO and SotC, Zelda:OoT, Mario64, FF XII. And I loved Dungeon Master, MGS3, SimCity, System Shock, Planescape: Torment, Grim Fandango, The Bard's tale, Ultima VI and VII and more or less the entirety of Infocom's and Magnetic Scrolls' production.

But in the end, if I have to keep it personal and focus on the experience more than the intrinsic value of the game itself, then it would be Elite, on my Amiga. That was a game that totally blew me away, showed me that there were self-sufficent worlds in mere hundreds of kilobytes. It got my undivided attention for a long while and my admiration forever.

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I kinda misread the topic, Best single player experience was prob Zelda:OoT partly because I kept bumming around not wanting the game to finish. Mass Effect series did the same thing to me, I wanted to make sure I finished all quests before killing bad boss. FFIX was the only game in my entire experience (bar sonic 1 and altered beast) that makes me want to play it again and again and again and again.

FFIX is significant in that aspect for me because it is a single player game but there is sooo much to do before you can free reign and the fact that I was happy to do this time and time again shows what a great experience I had with it :)


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I'd say Resident Evil 4. Played it over 10 times.






Snesboy said:

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.


Never has a game been so perfect.

Ditto. I couldn't say it any better. Just a perfect game in every way. I can't wait for its remake on 3DS

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Nice to see many FF9 mentions, for me it was the last good Final Fantasy and one of the greatest RPG's ever.

Despite the probably upcoming disagreement, I thought that COD4:MW had a great story for a shooter anyway. Didn't care much for WaW, but kinda found MW2 semi-interesting. Halo: CE and Halo 2 were pretty awesome to me too, I kinda liked Reach,but thought it could have been so much more.   ME2, ACII, Fable : TLC, I kinda liked RDR story if it was a bit repetitive. You know, for the life of me I can't bring myself to think anything else, I haven't played 360 in a while now, and only really started gaming since the original Xbox, also had a PS1 and had like 50 games on it, but I can't seem to remember any that stood out to me, maybe cos it was so frigging long ago.


PS. I've NEVER played a Zelda/Final Fantasy or a Mario game.

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For me it was Valkyria Chronicles. The story is amazing, the visuals are charming and the characters are great in a JRPG sort of way.

I'd list as runners-up the old time Ultima 8, MGS4 and Uncharted 2.

haxxiy said:

I'd say Resident Evil 4. Played it over 10 times.

This is a close second for me. I've played the GameCube version through from start to finish 16 times, the PC and PS2 versions once and the Wii version twice. That's a lot of RE4.

Fallout 3 was the best experience I had this gen. Amazing game. Graphics and animations could have been better, but the overall experience was so overwhelming that I didn't really care about that.