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Smeags said:

Smeags' 50 Games!

OLOL I'd love to join! And! I'm posting twice because I'm a rule breaker

The OP doesn't count as a post.

And I'm joining.

I'm up for this.

Oh dear, I don't even know if I like 50 games. I'll try this though.

I already have a top 10 though.


#50: Final Fantasy IV (DS)

Yes, Final Fantasy IV, a timeless game. It's great music and simple yet excellent gameplay are definite pluses for this game. Though the story being rather bland and almost generic is a major setback. With a much more engrossing story and world, this game in my eyes could have been much better. Yet, it does not, leaving it at #50.

#49: Roller Coaster Tycoon 3 (PC)

Leaving the RCT series to a new developer, the third game in the series could have either been hit or miss. Well, it was a hit, just not a home-run. More like a double. It had the best park design in the series, yet it lost some of its charm and the ride designs weren't as good. Still, it's a good game and goes at #49.

#48: Trauma Center: Under the Knife (DS)

The cult classic on the DS, Trauma Center brought blood in video games to a whole new level. It's simple yet challenging gameplay was incredible and the story hit home too. However, it was only a 5-hour game and the music didn't get all that great until its remake. Still, this is a worthy game to be #48.

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50 Pirates! Gold                                                             box info screens video PC
49 Red Dead Redemption PS3
48 Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars                box info screens video PC
47 Full Throttle                                                              box info screens video PC
46 Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride DS
45 Lemmings                                                                  box info screens video PC
44 The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate                         box info screens video PC
43 Tales of Symphonia GC
42 Golden Sun DS
41 Outcast                                                                       box info screens video 1 2 PC
40 Mario Kart Wii Wii
39 Magic Carpet                                                               box info screens video PC
38 Wave Race: Blue Storm GC
37 Master of Magic                                                           box info screens video PC
36 Tetris DS
35 Master of Orion                                                           box info screens video PC
34 Final Fantasy VI DS
33 Metroid Prime GC
32 Anno 1701 (aka 1701 A.D.)                                           box info screens video PC
31 Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story DS
30 Mass Effect X360
29 System Shock PC
28 Grand Prix 3 PC
27 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door GC
26 Pro Evolution Soccer 5 Xbox
25 SimCity 2000 PC
24 The Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici PC
23 Syndicate PC
22 Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos PC
21 Baldur's Gate PC
20 Betrayal at Krondor PC
19 Okami Wii
18 Flower PS3
17 Super Mario Galaxy Wii
16 Chrono Trigger DS
15 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker GC
14 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Wii
13 The Curse of Monkey Island PC
12 Dungeon Keeper 2 PC
11 Wing Commander Privateer PC
10 Grim Fandango PC
9 Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings PC
8 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past DS
7 Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis PC
6 Sid Meier's Civilization II PC
5 Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle PC
4 Dune II: Battle for Arrakis PC
3 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge PC
2 The Secret of Monkey Island PC
1 Sid Meier's Civilization PC

LET's roll.

50: Devil may cry-PS2

49: Quake 3-XBOX

48: Halo 2-XBOX

47 : Tomb Raider-PS

46: Super Mario kart-SNES

45: Contra-NES

44: The legend of Zelda-NES

43: Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance-Xbox

42:Pitfall-Atari 2600

 41: Ironsword - Wizards and Warriors-NES

40:Need for Speed: Underground-Xbox

39: Sonic-Sega

38. Tony Hawk Pro Skater-ps1

37. Grand theft auto 3-PS2

36. Final Fantasy X--ps2

35. Splinter cell: chaos thoery- Xbox


33. Tony hawk 2-PS

32.FInal fantasy 2-SNES

31.Call of Duty: MW-XBOX 360

30.Rampart- Atari

29.Mike Tyson Punch out- NES

28.Bioshock- Xbox 360

27.F-Zero- SNES

26.Mortal Kombat 1- SNES

25. Dante's inferno-XBOX 360

24. Mass Effect-xbox 360

23.Dead space-xbox 360

22. Resident Evil-ps1

21. Halo reach-xbox 360

20.Super Mario World-SNES

19.Super Contra- SNES

18. Ninja Gaiden-xbox


16.Zelda II: the adventure of link-NES

15.Super Mario Bros 2-NES

14.Donkey Kong Country-SNES

13.DOOM 3- Xbox

12.Mortal Kombat 2-SNES

11.Ninja Gaiden-NES

10.Gears of War-Xbox 360

9.Mega Man 2-NES

8.Contra ALien wars-SNES

7.Final Fantasy III-SNES

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50)Left 4 Dead 2(Xbox 360)

I love me some zombie killing! Especially with my friends! The thrill of mowing through hoards of zombies in co-op is just plain sweet.


49) Trackmania Nations forever PC

A free game in my top 50?? Well considering it is the best free game on Steam, I have no problem including it.  When you first start out, you realize the shear scope of the game.  Millions of users worldwide(even tens of thousands in your own state!) trying to earn medals to climb the ranking ladder. I'm not a soccer fan, but occasionally I'm interested in the World Cup events.  This in a sense has the same appeal; watching how your country compares to everyone else in the medal chase and user created content frenzy. 

Of course the gameplay is solid too. All the loops, sharp turns, and power-necessary jumps makes for an addictive classic timewaster.



48)Team Fortress 2 PC

Having somewhat specialized roles in an FPS might seem boring and shallow to some, but the class-based package Valve put together is a delight.  What makes it work?  The graphical style is light hearted, the weapons are great(best flamethrower in an FPS), and the levels put a great emphasis on the class based gameplay.  Any deviation from those areas would detract the game.  To put it simply, Valve constructed this game correctly.  Furthermore, the dlc and numerous items shows Valve is willing to support this classic for a long long time.  I'm glad of that.


47)Star fox 64

The N64 had some pretty innovative titles, and this was one of them.  With its tight gameplay, multiple paths, and great multiplayer this was easily one of my favorites back in the day. Here's to a quality starfox game next fall!


46) Perfect Dark N64

One of the nintendo 64 swan songs(and for Rare for that matter), this game was much ahead of its time.  Perfect Dark came out with great depth, replayability, and innovation.  Multiplayer was largely customizable and altogether awesome. Perhaps it's forgetton b/c it was a late gen N64 title and being unofficial goldeneye successor.  It is truly  fifth gens most technologically advance game and a damn fine one at that.


45)Super Mario Bros 3

Perhaps it is kind of ironic that this ridiculous thread surfaced on th same day as my #45 pick. 

Admittedly I'm not an NES connisuer, so it should come as no surprise this is my lone third gen title. SNES was my first console, so anything prior at times can at times seem shallow.  I respect many of the groundbreaking titles from that era, but they aren't part of my memorable first moments of gaming.  One of those exceptions was Super mario bros 3.  In comparison to the Super mario legion, this title had some great suits including the raccoon suit, frog suit, and most noticably the level-limited boot.  All around this game was great.  I guess my biggest gripe was the difficulty level.  In terms of completion, the game was fairly easy.  Still, this was an important game and personally my favorite of the third gen.  Is it my favorite mario game?...well you'll just have to wait to find out.


44) Ratchet & Clank PS2

Truth be told I'm not much of a Sony fan. However there is one series I've always admired, it being Ratchet & Clank.  Insomniac's 2002 debut of R&C was filled with a great deal of innovation, value, and most importantly fun! With a touch of platforming and third person shooting this game struck gold.  Perhaps there are better Ratchet experiences, but this is the one I'm familiar with.


43) Super Smash TV (SNES)

Known to some as the granddaddy of top down shooters, so possibly the genre at its finest. The gameplay is fast and intense, the bosses arelengthy and at times difficult, and co-op is awesome.


42) Bunrout 3 (Xbox)

Burnout burst onto the scene sixth gen with a novel concept; fast racing with incentives to cause damage to your vehicle and others.  The formula was refined to a great deal in the third entry.  This is simply put my favorite 'simulated driving' game ever created.  The xbox live gameplay was smooth, the modes were fun, and the action was intense.


41) 007 nightfire (GCN)

EA's finest Bond iteration may not have been as groundbreaking as Goldeneye, but it sure was a fun game.  Under EA the bond series tried to focus on the stealth and gadgets.  The campaign had a lot going for it.  Sure the first playthrough was somewhat short, but the replayablility was fairly high with the platinum rankings and multiple paths in the levels.  Multiplayer was awesome with tons of guns(all crazy accurate, but I can forgive it), fun maps, and psuedo-customizable bots.  Overall a fun game with a satisfying quality campaign and addicting multiplayer.


40) Boom Blox bash party


Some hate the genre, or the reference of 'party game', or the third party wii stigma.  I say bring on the interactive, deep puzzle games.  The sequel to the smash hit boom blox trimmed most of the fat from the original leaving a satisfying game to be enjoyed by both core and casual alike.  To me this has been more than just a party game.  Some of the single player gold medals are devilish.  Co-op can be great.  Of course competitive multiplayer is a blast!  Most of all though, User-created content is amazing.  I'd argue this game has the capacity for core play equal to little big planet o_O.  Furthermore most of the gameplay tools(throwing balls, pulling blox...urr blocks etc) have been some of my favorite use of motion ever in gaming.

 This is a damn good wii game EA!


39) Lemmings (SNES)

The goal of Lemmings was simple; get a percentage of your green-haired friends from the beginning gate to the ending gate. To accomplish the goal you'll of course have to overcome some obstacles, many of which involved reaching a higher elevation and dropping the pik lemmings safely from a high point. With over 100 levels, the game was an excellent challenge and quite a good play. 


38) Monster Hunter Tri 


Some gamers have grown impatient the past few years with some casual games nintendo and third parties have been publishing.  This can help put that thought to rest. Great online, deep gameplay and rewarding quests make for a true gem.  Undoubtedly it is not for everyone, and the learning curve is quite high, but once you're in, you're hooked.

To some people this is game of the year worthy. I'd say it's the finest third party game on the wii.  Thank you capcom.

37) Donkey Kong Country 2 Diddy Kong's quest

Sure, there was no playable donkey kong.  To dismiss the game on that point alone would be quite a shame.  DKC2 had some of the smoothest platforming in the final days of the SNES.  I don't think I'll ever forget the amazing lava and swamp levels.


36) Street Fighter 2 (SNES)


35) Sonic & Knuckles

I have a confession to make. I love the SNES!!!!!! However I did at one point own a sega genesis aswell. Many of the super arch rival games seemed like b-rated generic copies, but I do have to give props to Sonic. Sure the save system was convoluted at best, but he did deliver solid gameplay and more importantly competition.  My favorite of the series was Sonic and Knuckles.  S&K featured solid platforming, alternate routes, and great bosses.  Quite a blast to play through. Most importantly though this was the most replayable Sonic game with a playable Knuckles and the stellar sphere minigame.


34) F-Zero GX

F Zero had always been a quality racing franchise, but GX came and rocked the world of many.  Anyone creating a top 10 hardest games list will undoubtedly include this gem.  This racer featured fast gameplay, smooth controls, plenty of drivers with differing vehicles, and vehicle customization.  I hope to see the series get some love as a 3DS title or super Wii launch title.


33) Final fight

Ahh beat em ups. This is one of the best! The gameplay may be simplistic by todays standards, but this was sure a fun game to play through. This is one of my favorite games to play when I want to blow off some steam(or taking a break from a difficult game).


32) Halo Reach

Bungie's final hurrah with the halo series is a bute. Admittedly I've only played the campaign and a dozen hours or so of online, but just that little bit has cemented it's greatness to me.  The story is top notch and multiplayer is as fully featured as ever.  Generally speaking it may have the least impact in the series, it will continue to be enjoyed by many.


31) Contra 3(SNES)

Can a game separate the men from the boys? Perhaps. Contra 3 will test your abilities but also leave you wanting to come back for more.  Solid guns, fun co-op, great action.  


30) Gradius 3

2D ship-style shooters got quite some love on the SNES. Gradius 3 was the best, featuring numerous weapons and upgrades and awesome bosses.  Finding new ways to get through a level with different upgrades always delighted me as a young gamer. Another great game on a great console!


50. Hybrid Heaven (N64 - Aug 1999 - Developed by Konami Entertainment Osaka - Published by Konami)

49. Crazy Taxi (Arcade/owned on Gamecube - 1999 - Developed & Published by Sega)

48. Riviera: The Promised Land (GBA - 2005 - Developed by Sting - Published by Atlus)

47. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (N64 - 1997 - Developed by Iguana Entertainment - Published by Acclaim)

46. Donkey Kong (Atari 2600/Arcade - 1981 - Developed & Published by Nintendo)

45. Mortal Kombat 2 (SNES - 1994 - Developed by Sculptured Software - Published by Acclaim)

44. Sigma Star Saga (GBA - 2005 - Developed by Wayforward - Published by Namco)

43. Marvel Vs. Capcom (Dreamcast - 1999 - Developed & Published by Capcom)

42. Tales of Symphonia (Gamecube - 2004 - Developed & Published by Namco)

41. Final Fantasy IV Advance (GBA - 2005 - Developed by TOSE - Published by Square Enix)

40. Castlevania Aria of Sorrow (GBA - 2003 - Devloped & Published by Konami)

39. Mario Kart Wii (Wii - 2008 - Developed & Published by Nintendo)

38. Starfox 64 (N64 - 1997 - Developed & Published by Nintendo)

37. Monster Hunter 3 (Wii - 2010 - Developed & Published by Capcom)

36. Shin Megami Tensei Devil Survivor (NDS - 2009 - Developed & Published by Atlus)

35. Ms. Pac Man (Arcade/Atari 2600 - 1981 - Developed & Published by Namco)

34. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (Gamecube - 2004 - Developed by Reto Studios - Published by Nintendo)

33. Resident Evil 2 (N64 - 1999 - Developed by Angel Studios - Published by Capcom)

32. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii - 2009 - Developed & Published by Nintendo)

31. Star Ocean The Second Story (PS1 - 1999 - Developed by Tri-Ace - Published by Enix)

30. Bioshock (XB360 - 2007 - Developed & Published by 2K)

29. Soul Calibur 2 (Gamecube - 2003 - Developed & Published by Namco)

28. Okami (Wii - 2008 - Developed by Ready at Dawn - Published by Capcom)

27. Super Mario Bros. (NES - 1985 - Developed & Published by Nintendo)

26. Golden Sun The Lost Age (GBA - 2003 - Developed by Camelot - Published by Nintendo)

25. Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (GC - 2004 - Developed by Monolith Soft - Published by Namco)

24. Diablo (PC - 1996 - Developed & Published by Blizzard Entertainment)

23. Tetris (All systems)

22. Lost Odyssey (XB360 - 2008 - Developed by Mistwalker/feePlus - Published by MGS)

21. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (Gamecube - 2002 - Developed by Silicon Knights - Published by Nintendo)

20. Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (GBA - 2003 - Developed & Published by Square Enix)

19. Skies of Arcadia Legends (GC - 2003 - Developed by Overworks - Published by Sega)

18. Fire Emblem Path of Radiance (GC - 2005 - Developed by Intelligent Systems - Published by Nintendo)

17. Mass Effect (XB360 - 2007 - Developed by Bioware - Published by MGS)

16. Goldeneye 007 (N64 - 1997 - Developed by Rare - Published by Nintendo)

15. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii - 2007 - Developed & Published by Nintendo)

14. Phantasy Star Online Ep 1 & 2 (GC - 2002 - Developed by Sonic Team - Published by Sega)

13. Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess (Wii - 2006 - Developed & Published by Nintendo)

12. Dragon Quest V (DS - 2009 - Developed by ArtePiazza - Published by Square Enix)

11. The World Ends With You (DS - 2008 - Developed by Jupitor - Published by Square Enix)

10. Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes (GC - 2004 - Developed by Silicon Knights - Published by Konami

9. Final Fantasy VII (PS1 - 1997 - Developed & Published by Squaresoft)

8. Resident Evil 4 (GC - 2005 - Developed & Published by Capcom)

7. Perfect Dark (N64 - 2000 - Developed & Published by Rare)

6. Metroid Prime (GC - 2002 - Developed by Retro Studios - Published by Nintendo)

5. Chrono Trigger (SNES - 1995 - Developed & Published by Squaresoft)

4. Super Mario 64 (N64 - 1996 - Developed & Published by Nintendo)

3. Ogre Battle 64 (N64 - 2000 - Developed by Quest (i think) - Published by Atlus)

2. Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time ( N64 - 1996 - Developed & Published by Nintendo)

1. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES - 1990 - Developed & Published by Nintendo)

360 Games Now Playing   360 Games unopened:  Resonance of Fate  Last 360 Game I Beat: Resident Evil 5

DS Games Now Playing: Dragon Quest VI  DS Games unopened Knights in the Nightmare, Etrian Odyssey III, Okamiden, Dragon Quest IX Last DS Game I beat: Radiant Historia

Wii Games Now Playing  Super Mario Galaxy 2, Arc Rise Fantasia  Wii  Games unopened  Little King's Story, Sonic Colors, Silent Hill Shattered Memories Last Wii Game I beat: Sin & Punishment 2

Okay list time. I don't have much time these days, with girls and finals and music so. I lost my good list so I'll work and change my current list. To keep this topic less cluttered I'll post my reasons in the discussion.
Also this list isn't just technical quality. I am not separating Nostalgia here. And I had limited of games when I was a childhood and played them to death. Thus resulting them in maybe being higher or Lower than they should be.

#50 Kingdom Hearts 2
#49 Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core
#48 Metal Gear Solid: Ghost Babel
#47 Star Wars Episode 1 Racer
#46 Zelda II: Adventures of Link
#45 Vagrant Story
#44 Shadows of The Collosus
#43 Persona 3
#42. Lara Croft and The Guardian of Light
#41 Final Fantasy IX
#40 Bioshock
#39 Super Mario Bros 3
#38 Batman Arkham Asylum
#37 Tomb Raider: Underworld
#36 Super Mario World
#35 Final Fantasy 7
#34 Final Fantasy 5
#33 Star Fox 64
#32 Ninja Gaiden
#31 Half Life 2
#30 Knights of the Old Republic II
#29 Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
#28 Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
#29 Zone of the Enders Second Runner
#28 Silent Hill 2