#7 - Super Mario 64
Nintendo pretty much got 3D platformers perfect on their first try, don't get me wrong none of the other 3D Mario games are bad but they still haven't been able to top Mario 64. This game is packed with variety, challenge, exploration and tight gameplay. I really like how free you are the find the stars is almost any order you want and how you can stumble unto a star other than the one you were going for at first, it enhances the sense of discovery as you traverse the games creative levels.
Also, to this day there hasn't been a flying power up as satisfying as the wing cap. I sometimes just fly around levels aimlessly just because I like it so damn much.
Signature goes here!