50. Super Smash Bros. Melee (GC) - Played this round a friends when it came out, and it blew me away. At the time, it was the best party game I had ever played. We played winner stays on since there were six of us and only four players each time, but every time we were knocked out, we couldn't wait for our turn to come along again! 8.4/10
49. ModNation Racers (PS3) - I remember watching the presentation at E3 2009 and thinking 'That's Genius!'. It was everything I wanted in a game for the PS3 and then some - a kart racing game with customisable everything! The actual racing, despite what some might say, is pretty damn good too. 8.4/10
48. Crash Twinsanity (PS2) - I know what you're thinking and I wouldn't blame you now if you thought I knew nothing about games. But this non-Naughty Dog Crash Bandicoot effort actually surprised me. The gameplay was as sharp as the first three Crash games, the graphics were good and the story was half decent for a Crash game - it was kind of epic in a weird sort of way. The fact that Cortex and Crash had to work along side eachother gave the game charm and the result was hilarious. It put them both in exciting situation that you would have never expected Crash to be in from the series' first three games, and this created exciting (although sometimes frustrating) gameplay. Damn whatever the cristics said about this, if you don't believe me that this is a very good platformer then try it out for yourself, you may just be surprised that it's not just an average cash-in of the good Crash name. 8.4/10
47. Burnout Legends (PSP) - The first Burnout game I ever played and, so far, the best. The driving is so smooth, the takedowns are so satisfying and the game as a whole is so rewarding. Definitely the most fun I've had on a PSP. 8.5/10
46. Toy Story 2 (PS1) - When I think of a video game, I think of this. Playing as the coolest character from a great, well known movie series in fun environments and responsive gameplay. Completing challenges was really fulfilling, collecting coins was very rewarding and you get to use Buzz's laser to defeat enemies! All of this combined made it one of the best games to spawn from a movie. 8.5/10
45. Soul Calibur IV (PS3) - I was disappointed at first. The character roster didn't add anyone interesting (especially Algol, the main boss - probably the worst and most generic boss character I've seen in any game, plus the Star Wars characters did nothing for me), the ending movies and dialogue were sooo cheesy and the gameplay hadn't really changed since the last Soul Calibur. However, the online play was awesome and there's no better feeling than beating the crap out of some punk-ass stranger on the other side of the world with a custom-made character for amusement (fighting as the Pope with Zasalamel's weapon and moves is hilarious, I highly recommend it!). The online play alone was a reason to get this game - I managed over 1,000 by the time I was done. 8.5/10
44. Everybody's Golf 2 (PSP) - I never thought I'd enjoy a golf games so much. I don't know what made me buy it at such a high price from PSN, but I'm glad I did in the end. Playing the game is simple, addictive and rewarding. Winning tournaments to receive new costumes, characters and courses quickly became an obsessession of mine that has lasted to this day. 8.6/10
43. Bust-A-Groove (PS1) - I was young when I got this game. I didn't have a clue how to play the game at first, but when I realised some months later I was amazed at how fun a rhythm game could be! The character design was fantastic (hence my user name and avatar) and each of them had their own dance moves, level and song - all with a lot of humour. Had some great memories with this game. 8.6/10
42. Final Fantasy XIII (PS3) - Okay, get this: XIII was the first Final Fantasy game I have ever played. I found it to be an enjoyable RPG, very clever gameplay mechanics. I didn't really understand the story and can't comment on the linearity since I have nothing to compare it with, but I found it to be a great experience overall. 8.6/10
41. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle Cars (PSN) - Whaaat? How could I place this above FFXIII? It's actually quite hard trying to measure intense fun against the feeling of completing an epic story-driven game, but on those grounds I'd say SARPBC is a better game. Don't listen to what the critics say about this game, Cars Football = FUN! I've spent hours on split-screen on this game and whether I was playing my brother or one of my friends, the matches were always competitive awesomeness, whilst in the background some of my favourite tunes would be belted out at full volume on a custom playlist. A game that combines three of my loves: cars, football and music - how could it not be in my top 50? 8.6/10
40. inFamous (PS3) - I had to buy this game as soon as I knew the main character was a superhero who had power over electricity and could climb buildings at will. However, the game is nowhere near perfect: the missions were usually dull and repetetive, the graphics were usually well below par for a big PS3 exclusive and the main characters (including Cole) I found to be weak and forgettable at best. Having said that, once I finished the game I felt this strange sense of... something (there's no word for it, I swear!) that I've never felt with a game before and I couldn't wait for inFamous 2. The ending to the story completely blew my mind leading me to believe that this is the perfect example of a game that is better than the sum of its parts. 8.7/10
39. Need For Speed II: Special Edition (PC) - One of the first video games I ever remember playing and it blew me away. I had so much fun using a Mad Catz steering wheel to play this game on the only PC in the house and I used to hog it for hours. I loved cars - I enjoyed all the information and showcase videos included on the disc so much so that I probably spent more time looking at them than actually playing. This game is basically the reason I love racing games and continue to give the modern NFS series another chance flop after flop. 8.7/10
38. Twisted Metal 4 (PS1) - I don't care how many people say TM1, 2 and Black are the best in the series, I say this is (just to add to the shocking controversy, I would put 3 after it in the series). I love this game mostly due to the fact that it is one of the most fun multi-player games I have ever played - forget the story and sticking to the series' roots, who needs that? All I want to do is blow my friends to pieces, and blow AI to pieces with friends! Each map was imaginative with secret sections that you could barely remember how to get into, playing as the boss characters made the game so unfairly balanced it was ridiculous and the unlockable maps where you could actually destroy parts of the map were unbelievably fun - I actually feel 989 studios breathed some life into the series. 8.7/10
37. Grid (PS3) - Took me by surprise as I never really appreciated the Toca games on PS1/2. The best things about the game were the mashup gameplay which was a cross between simulator and arcade racers, the rewind feature where you could retake corners a limited number of times and how the career mode actually made you feel like a pro racer. A bit annoyed that I got the YLOD once I had reached the final race thus never fully completing the game. 8.8/10
36. Super Mario Strikers (GC) - Played this for the first time in an HMV store where it was playable. I was there for about two hours, playing back to back hilariously and brutally adorable football (soccer) matches and I'd never spent that long in any store before. Nuff said. 8.8/10
35. Uncharted: Drakes Fortune (PS3) - The game that made me open my eyes to what a good game actually is. It had everything: Gorgeous graphics of tropical environments, a decent story, likeable characters with funny dialogue, intense gunfights and the list goes on... Nathan Drake was a brilliant invention - a witty toughguy who everyone would want to have as their best mate. Naughty Dog started off their new IP perfectly and, although the game had a lot that they could build on (highlighted by its sequel), it was the first game I truly loved on the PS3. 8.9/10
34. FIFA 11 (PS3) - I knew I was going to pick a FIFA game for my list, and the latest entry happens to be the strongest. More features than ever before and the best gameplay and graphics the series has ever seen makes this unavoidably addictive game number 34 on my list. 9.0/10
33. The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii) - I'd never played a Zelda game before this so I didn't know what to expect, but what I experienced in the end was a game that had an atmosphere that is undescribably and incomparable to any other game I had played before it. The boss fights were the highlight for me - very inventive - and although I got stuck many times and was on the verge of giving up, there was just something inside of me that willed me on to complete the game. 9.0/10
32. The Simpsons Hit And Run (PS2) - Probably the funniest game I have ever played. I love the animated series therefore I had to get the game. I enjoyed The Simpsons Road Rage before it, and was hoping this would be similar. It was in the way that you drive around Springfield, but there was much more to this game. Every mission was hilarious without fail, characters recited new and old hilarious catchphrases and stealing random cars was the cherry on top of a huge Simpsons dessert. The one disappointment was that there was no (proper) multiplayer mode, like the one I had so much fun on in The Simpsons Road Rage. But, although that limited how much in total I ended up playing the game, I will never forget the hilarious and whacky adventure that was The Simpsons Hit And Run. 9.0/10
31. Gran Turismo 4 (PS2) - The fourth full Gran Turismo lived up to most things a Gran Turismo game should be. Graphics, most would agree, that back in the day were second to none, gameplay similar to GT3, a few more cars and tracks and a hell of a lot to do. I vowed to finally complete a Gran Turimo game fully, but I only managed 75% completion after years of play. 9.1/10
30. Pokemon Emerald (GBA) - My second ever Pokemon game - and it fared pretty well. Exactly what you'd want from a Pokemon game - loads of new Pokemon although probably the design and names of some of them showed signs of how bad future Pokemon were going to get. The town and city designs were as good as ever, and the music stuck to the series' roots. The gym/boss battles were on par, although I was a bit disappointed of how little their was to do once you had finished the games apart from visit the 'base' of a player you had connected with so that you could battle that player whenever you wanted - this I feel was amongst the best of the new features. Still as addictive as ever, I probably completed this game 3 times over and invested over 300 hours as a result. 9.1/10
29. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) - The game that justified me getting a Wii. I barely touch it any more but it was worth getting it for this games amazing campaign mode and addictive multi-player mode. Tons more characters and levels than Melee and the addition of the story means it is considerably higher on my list than its predecessor. 9.1/10
28. Digimon World 2 (PS1) - Got completely torn apart by critics, but I didn't know that at the time. The dialogue was awful and the whole game took so long I've probably spent half my life on it without noticing, but it was my first addictive gaming experience. Completing missions and collecting Digimon became an obsession of mine so much so that every spare moment of leisure time I got was dedicated to this game. I felt the digital world was a second home to me - I loved the layout, the design, the music and the characters. Joining a certain team with specific specialities towards Digimon types gave me a sense of belonging and having enemies made me want to complete the multi-100 hour game just so I could kick their ass at the end of it. Crawling around dungeons was strategic and exciting, sometimes suspenseful (whatever the critics say). By the end, the whole thing built up to something so ridiculously big that the final boss was the most insane boss I have ever seen in any game (well, almost). For me, this game was better than most Pokemon games and I urge anyone who bothered to read it to try and get their hands on a copy and play through this astonishing game that I will always remember. 9.2/10
27. Pro Evolution Soccer 4 (PS2) - Just my favourite sports game of all time. It just had everything a football (soccer) game needed at the time. It had better graphics than its competition (FIFA 05), it was extremely playable - less realistic than FIFA but more fun, especially dribbling and passing with someone like Pablo Aimar - and the presentation was perfection within the menus and whilst playing a game. The Master League was addictive - making your favourite team everything you've ever wanted them to be, playing whole seasons to win unlicensed and made-up trophies, and watching players you bought from the bargain bucket grow into world class stars. This game was everything I ever wanted from a football game and, although some have come close, none have matched it since. 9.2/10
26. Poy Poy 2 (PS1) - Pure, simple fun! Throwing rocks and rockets at other players and using special moves (psyches) specific to each character was basically the whole game. Multi-player with up to 4 players was a blast, as you'd expect, and earning money in single player modes to upgrade psyches kept me coming back also. For me, this was more fun and more addictive than Super Smash Bros. 9.2/10
25. Spyro: Year Of The Dragon (PS1) - Not many games live up to their predecessor when their predecessor was as good as Spyro 2: Rypto's Rage... And this one was no exception, but it was still a great game. The whole thing was very similar to Spyro 2 with some welcome additions such as new playable characters. The story, the missions and the level design was as good if not better than the game it succeeded, but as a whole it felt like it was missing something Spyro 2 had. Nevertheless, one of my favourite platformers of all time! 9.2/10
24. Need For Speed 3: Hot Pursuit (PC) - Had to get this game after NFS2 made me realise my love for racing games. It was actually better - Intense police chases, beautiful exotic cars (including a Jaguar XJR-15 to my surprise and delight) and -best of all - the imaginative track design. God I miss Need For Speed with closed original tracks. 9.2/10
23. Tekken 5 (PS2) - At the time of purchase, I regarded Tekken as my favourite series as all time and, after the disappointment that was Tekken 4, a lot was riding on this new Tekken. Thankfully, it was a return to form. Tekken was faster-paced than ever, had a massive character roster and a new 'Devil Within' mode that was fresh and exciting. A minus was that the main arcade boss was extremely cheap and unplayable. But beating the crap out of him countless times made it acceptable. 9.2/10
22. Pokemon Leaf Green (GBA) - Where do I start? My first Pokemon game is my favourite - everything was so right. The classic Pokemon with small amounts of new ones once you had completed the game, specific music with each memorable town, epic gym boss and elite four battles (back when all your Pokemon had to be lvl. 70 to complete the game), loads of mind-blowing secrets (especially once you complete the game) - it was just the most addictive game ever created. There were a lot of memorable moments, some of my highlights were: searching for and finally catching a Pikachu in Veridian Forest, beating trainer after trainer on a ship earning loads of EXP and realising when you're actually in the presence of the awesome MewTwo. I didn't mind levelling up several of my favourite Pokemon to lvl. 100 - it was all so satisfying. 9.3/10
21. WipEout HD Fury (PSN) - I had briefly played Wip3out a long time before purchasing it and I remember not enjoying it. However, WipEout HD blew me away - it was completely gorgeous, everything about it. The graphics are still some of the smoothest and best on the PS3 and the handling of the 'ships' is so suited to me that I have to say this is the best I have ever been at any game (probably a lot to do with why I love it so much!). The fury expansion pack basically gives you double the game and therefore no reason not to purchase it as well. I actually think it should be made mandatory to purchase WipEout HD Fury when you sign up to the PlayStation Network. Actually. 9.3/10
20. Tekken Tag Tournament (PS2) - It's Tekken. It had all the characters. All the characters could go bowling. I couldn't really have hoped for much more from the first game after Tekken 3. 9.4/10
19. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 (PS2) - I did wonder if EA would ever consider making a sequel to the excellent Need For Speed 3: Hot Pursuit... and they did. And I'm glad they did 'cos this one was even better! All it needed was the Lamborghini Murcielago being chased by cops on the front cover and I was sold. But the game was somehow better than the artwork: tropical tracks with shortcuts and jumps galore, almost every car you've ever wanted to drive and the cop chases. The cop chases that involved avoiding roadblock after roadblock, the deadly spikestrip and helicopters! Helicopters that dropped bombs and were some use to the cops and ridiculous fun in multi-player races *cough new Hot Pursuit cough*. Plus the soundtrack with Hot Action Cop on it. 9.4/10
18. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3) - I always pretended I didn't rate this game among my favourites, until I had to make this list. Just thinking about how much time I could bare to spend online each day since its release proves how much I was addicted to this game. It is like a drug - you definitely feel a high from picking out a headshot with the Barrett .50cal sniper rifle or knifing that camping b******* in the corner of a room you ran miles to get to for revenge. Everything just feels so right - the levelling up, the callsigns, the challenges and prestiging - everything is designed to get you hooked and that's just what happened to me. The fact that I spend 15 days in total online is why this is one of my favourite games of all time (I can no longer deny it). Just for the record, my favourite gun was the FAMAS, my best title was the gold 1000 headshots FAMAS title and my Kill/Death Ratio in the end was 1.45. 9.4/10
17. Super Mario Kart (SNES) - One of my first ever gaming experiences, so I guess that's why it's so high. I'm not sure how much I would enjoy it on this present day, but boy did I love this game as a child. I remember Koopa Troopa being my favourite character and being unable to beat the 150cc cup without help from my cousin. 9.4/10
16. Gran Turismo 2 (PS1) - This changed everything. This was the first Gran Turismo I owned and it changed the way I thought about racing games. They didn't have to be about crazy feelings of speed, cop radios you could hear for some reason in the background and hindering your opponents with banana skins - no, this wonderful games taught me about real driving: taking corners in the fastest possible times with cars that handled like cars and overtaking opponents with the swiftest possible motions. Collecting cars for your own garage was extremely fulfilling as there were loads to choose from and the collection of tracks was a nice variety (the original GT tracks were the best IMO). I remember the game being so ahead of its time that they needed to spread the content across two discs with arcade mode and split-screen on a separate disc. I am so glad they bothered to include split-screen as it was, in fact, more satisfying beating a friend at Gran Turismo than on you're average arcade racer as both of you knew that when you won, it was down to pure skill. Yeeeees. 9.5/10
15. Super Mario Bros. 3 (SNES) - All that's ever needed to be said about this game has been said. As a kid, I particularly enjoyed to different themed worlds and new costumes such as that raccoon one that could fly and the frog one that could turn on the invincibility for a few seconds. When I played it though, I didn't realise how genius, fresh and innovative this game was but I do appreciate all those things and then some now. 9.5/10
14. Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time (PS3) - I didn't purchase a single PS2 Ratchet & Clank until after I had played this game it's predecessor. I was just hungry for more after witnessing how amazing these games are. This game in particular felt like I was playing through a brilliant Pixar film because of the strong story that ran whenever you completed a level. I thoroughly enjoyed following the story - it was everything, I felt, a good adventure-game accompanying story should be: exciting, emotional-rollercoaster and memorable. If there was any game with more heart than this in this generation, I've yet to play it. 9.6/10
13. Need For Speed: Most Wanted (PS2) - Mine and many other people's favourite ever Need For Speed and that's saying something because there are loads and I've played 90% of them. Why is it the best? Well, because it includes everything you expect from an NFS game then more surprisingly good additions. The cops are still the best thing about the game - racing away from them, wrecking them, using diversions to avoid (or wreck a whole lot of) them and earning ridiculous amounts of sweet, sweet bounty. But there's more good other than the cops. The open world is IMO the best and most interesting Need For Speed world to date for racing and cop chases and world design is definitely something NFS games have struggled with since Most Wanted. The handling of the cars was supreme compared to the Underground games before it where it was over-responsive in all cars. The customisation tools were stripped down a bit from Underground and this is a good thing - some of the things you could customise for you're car were just plain stupid (neon underglow - WTF kind of person would consider that in real life?). A bonus was the surprisingly enjoyable story of the black list that was pieced together as you worked you're way up the black list the more races you won and the more bounty you earned. This worked its way up until an exciting climax involving an epic jump and a BMW, which I'll never forger (although it was pretty easy for the final level). 9.6/10
12. Spyro 2: Rypto's Rage (PS1) - Apart from another PS1 game coming up on my list, this was platforming perfection for me. Another very special game from Insomniac, I think they had a real gem in their hands with the Spyro series and should never had let it go to money-grabbing investors. There was an atmosphere I find hard to explain in Spyro 2, it gave off a kind of calmness and serenity without ever feeling lonely (if that makes sense). My favourite part of the game was usually exploring the secrets of the level-select levels, which were based on the four seasons, and finding the orbs within. Collecting gems and orbs was always rewarding and never felt like a chore. The missions you had to complete were varied and fun, as were each and every level you have to visit. I didn't think I would enjoy Spyro as much as I did when I first started it all those years ago, but it turns out I was giving it too little credit and obviously didn't have a clue about the developers. 9.6/10
11. Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools Of Destruction (PS3) - I only got this game because it was in the bundle that came with my first PS3. I only played it because I was already bored with the other game that came with my first PS3. I had no idea it would be one of my favourite games of all time. My first Ratchet & Clank game was an outstanding experience, I was actually surprised at how solid and fun a game could be from start to finish. Why is it 3 places above A Crack In Time? Well, although the story is slightly lacking in comparison, everything else isn't, despite it coming two years before. I'd say this game had better weapons, better levels and better graphics. And that's worth 0.1 points more than A Crack In Time. I was so upset once I finished it, I had to play it all over again immediately. 9.7/10
10. Crash Team Racing (PS1) - It's coming to the OMGOMGOMG section of my list. Do I really have to explain how awesome this game is? Okay, it's easily the best kart game I have ever played. The key is the control. Handling just seems so right, and when you combine that with skid turning whilst hitting an opponent with a rolling bomb at an angle, there seems to be no better feeling. Everything about the game is madness, including the tracks, which are insanely fun (apart from Coco's park - an oval track on a kart racing game, who's idea was that?). The split screen made the game last for me - playing with a friend or three triples the amount of fun you can have with this game. 9.7/10
9. LittleBigPlanet (PS3) - I'm not a massive fan of this generation of gaming - too many shooters, not enough interesting JRPG's and a general lack of imagination. However, this definitely cannot be said about LittleBigPlanet - the whole game's about people's imagination. Although the game's mostly about giving you the tools to create almost anything within the 2.5D platformer, the pre-created story levels weren't half bad and had nice, friendly, carefree atmosphere about them. Choosing you're own costume and customising your pod was fun, but if you're a creative person the most satisfying thing you could do was create your own level(s). I actually set myself a homework to make my own sperm-themed level. It got taken down so I had to change their name to tadpoles FYI. It was a decent level if I do say so myself but it didn't get a good amount of plays, so what I would like to see in LittleBigPlanet 2 is a decent way for everyone to advertise their levels so everyone gets what they deserve for working hard to give their public a level that's worth playing. 9.7/10
8. Tekken 3 (PS1) - What a game. Just what a game. A massive leap from Tekken 2, this game proved to me how good a game could be. Fast, exciting gameplay, smooth graphics, balanced characters with different styles (one bound to be your favourite) and ultimately the skilled win. You got back what you put into the game, which can't always be said about Tekkens of late. I was so serious about this game and beating my peers, I learnt what I could and memorised the best moves for eight fighters, and that was serious work for an eight year old. I became so obsessed with this game having played it for the first time, I didn't think of anything else for a few weeks. Playing Tekken 3 was not only a great gaming experience, it was a highlight of my childhood. 9.8/10
7. Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec (PS2) - A new generation of games and a new quality to live up to. I couldn't believe I was playing Gran Turismo THREE on the PlayStation TWO. It was beautiful. The graphics were beautiful, the handling was beautiful, the whole career was beautiful, everything was beautiful. I just enjoyed doing anything on the game, even navigating through the menus. You know what, I might actually go back and play this game now that I think about it. 9.8/10
6. Crash Bandicoot 3 (PS1) - The big daddy of all platformers, I honestly believe there could be nothing added or taken away from this game to make it any better. Everything in this game, to me, is now iconic. That level select place with those squidgy buttons. That first level with the chickens and it's music. Earning a new ability after defeating each boss. Everything was just such a pleasure to do. Jumping, spinning, double jumping - the responsiveness of the whole game in a 3D world echoes how revolutionary Mario first was when it came out. The level design was great too, never too long or too short. I cannot praise this game enough and just wish we were in a time where this sort of platforming greatness could be achieved again. 9.8/10
5. Kingdom Hearts II (PS2) - I got this game for Christmas two years before I actually played it. I'm glad I decided to pick it up, it was amazing. This is the first time I have played a game where the adventure was so heart-warming that it blew away the fact that the actual gameplay was repetitive. Playing through each themed world was just so enjoyable, I kind of which the game just went on forever and the final boss battle never came. It's sad I know, but I think a lot of people would agree with me when I say it would be nice to give up my life in this world in a trade to live in the simpler world of Kingdom Hearts. 9.9/10
4. Soul Calibur III (PS2) - A lot of people may disagree, but I say this is the best fighting game ever made. Play it again, you may have been brainwashed by the lacklustre reviews (too many comparing this to its predecessor, to which it is superior in every way IMO), but this game was dynamite. I loved the way it played - fast-paced and flowing so much that it was almost artistic watching some fighters. The presentation was top class and there were a few modes that could keep you going for a long, long time. In the fields of dialogue and how awesome the final boss character is, Soul Calibur IV paled in comparison. As well as with pretty much everything else. 9.9/10
3. Uncharted 2 (PS3) - Finally, a game on my list that is as good as people say it is, that was worth the hype. I said Ratchet & Clank was like playing through a Pixar film, Uncharted 2 is like playing through a cutting-edge action film. Everything improved from Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, I didn't know it was possible to improve and already great game so much. Every second, you wonder what's going to happen next, and 'what' usually involves things collapsing. The gunplay was always exciting, but what I enjoy mostly with Uncharted games is climbing and figuring out what's going on in the beautiful levels. One great example of this is a chapter called 'Heart Of Ice', which perfectly illustrates why I love this part of the game. I believe this to be the best experience this generation of home consoles has to offer - if you want the best in entertainment today, seriously look no further than Uncharted 2, it doesn't get much better than this and I am totally out of my mind just thinking about how Uncharted 3 could top this. 9.9/10
2. The World Ends With You (DS) - I was not expecting that. I had no idea a handheld game could achieve such greatness. I actually got this game by accident, and it taught me the definition of a 'happy accident'. The music is the first thing that springs to mind - it perfectly sets the contemporary atmosphere (with dashes of anger, paranoia and anxiousness) they were trying to put across for Underground Shibuya. The anime style was very cool, again they got that spot on. The gameplay is innovative, difficult to get used to, but very rewarding. What I really love about this game is that it spoke to me. There is a message or two in this game, and, as one of the reviewers said, everyone should listen. I pray, pray, pray that Square allow a sequel to this game. 10.0/10
1. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (PS2) - Yet another game in my long list of 'I'm not sure why I bought this game but I did' games. I played this game throughout one beautiful summer and it was the best summer ever (this game just enhanced it). Why do I love it? I felt like I was part of the team who unravelled the mystery, JRPG style. I just adore everything about the game: How everything looks, the gameplay mechanics, how deep the characters are, I even adore the parts that bored me nearly to death. The story was the best I have ever witnessed in a game, and it was such a shame when it came to an end that for the first time in my life, if I want to take it that far, I literally felt suicidal. I have yet to play through the game again, but I know the time is near providing Persona 5 is not just around the corner. A perfect experience. 10.0/10
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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.
I MOST PROUDLY AND ENTHUSIASTICALLY SHOW THE TOP 50 GAMES OF DTEWI:
#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.
Kimi wa ne tashika ni ano toki watashi no soba ni ita
Itsudatte itsudatte itsudatte
Sugu yoko de waratteita
Nakushitemo torimodosu kimi wo
I will never leave you
|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|
|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|
|35||Master of Orion box info screens video||PC|
|34||Final Fantasy VI||DS|
|32||Anno 1701 (aka 1701 A.D.) box info screens video||PC|
|31||Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story||DS|
|28||Grand Prix 3||PC|
|27||Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door||GC|
|26||Pro Evolution Soccer 5||Xbox|
|24||The Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici||PC|
|22||Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos||PC|
|20||Betrayal at Krondor||PC|
|17||Super Mario Galaxy||Wii|
|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|
|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|
50: Devil may cry-PS2
49: Quake 3-XBOX
48: Halo 2-XBOX
47 : Tomb Raider-PS
46: Super Mario kart-SNES
44: The legend of Zelda-NES
43: Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance-Xbox
41: Ironsword - Wizards and Warriors-NES
40:Need for Speed: Underground-Xbox
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
29.Mike Tyson Punch out- NES
28.Bioshock- Xbox 360
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
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!