#50. WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$ (gamecube) - No, it's not just a port of the GBA game. It's a million times better because it has the best crazy multiplayer I ever played and you can use a gba link to make an extra controller. That and because I have huge nostalgic memory playing it with my cousins and we constantly were laughing. Thought I would get rid of it but I think it still deserves to be on this list.
#49. Sonic CD (PC) - I love the sonic series but for some reason I never found the love for this series as much as I did for mario. This game was the best sonic I've played (until a later entry) and the levels you travel through are fun as hell. I still get that title song stuck in my head sometimes and whenever we played the sonic stage in brawl I made sure that song played 100%. I don't know why I choose this game over the others, esspecially since I played this alone, but I guess that I found it the most rewarding in how speed flowed with the level design. Anyway, still great, catchy inrto song, great level design. TONNSSS OF BLAASSTT PRROOSSSCCEESSSIINNGGGG!!!!!!!!
#48. Half-Life 2 (PC) - This game is fun. I remember being young and watching my uncle play the first game. Funny enough, I still have never even played Half-life 1. Might play it sooner but most likely later. All in all, I think this game was still the star of the orange box. Don't know why its not higher though.
#47. Portal 2 (PC/PS3) - I Love this game a lot but for some reason it barely cracked the top 50 list. I think that if I didn't have high expectations for this game that I would like this game a lot more. It met the expectations but I just think that the co-op just needed a little bit more. Great single player, enjoyable story and characters too. Need to play the dlc though, but I'll get around to it.
#46. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (ds) - I love this zelda for some odd reason. I bought Phantom Hourglass expecting it to be like wind waker but was sadly dissapointed in that the story and ending were kinda crap. After getting this game for like $20 new at target (I remember when I get good deals) I played this non-stop for some odd reason for loving the train so much. It has one of my favorite tools in any zelda game (the sand wand) and it has the Spirit tower designed how the temple of the ocean king should have been. It's a great zelda game and very tranquil when riding the train. Great story too, definatly worth the $20.
#45. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3) - I think this game gets so much hate because of its multiplayer and while I think that the multiplayer is good, What really made this game awesome was the spec ops. Just playing those missions with my cousin was just so much fun and I didn't think that it would be so much fun. I haven't even played MW3 yet but I know I'm gonna buy it just to play those spec ops missions with my cousin.
#44 Metroid Prime (Gamecube) - I never was interested in the metroid series until the original super smash bros. on N64. I played a little bit of fussion, but I only played it for a short time. Going to costco one day I remember seeing Prime in the gamecube sectoin and I thought it had such a cool cover. I got it for $19 and soon I was enthralled in such a unique first person adventure. I loved how they pushed the focus for exploration and how fun the boss fights are. I think they got it right when keeping the story completely optional by scanning. I thought that all this game needed for it to be perfect was a multiplayer mode, but as I found out in MP2, that was a hope I wish was never realized.
#43 No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle (wii) - I think this game is 200% balls to the wall. It had everything that made the original game so much fun and took out the stuff the were not. While the boss fights are fun and unique, I think the original fights are still more intriguing. All in all, this game is a worthy sequel and shows how awesome weird thing can be.
#42 SBCG4AP (Wii) - My god is this game fan service in its purest form. It gives all its fans what they have always wanted and more. It's so hilarious and while some episodes are more funny than others, it just shows me how much I love the homestar series. If they ever make a second season (I really hope they do) I'm buying them all they days they come out.
#41. Demon's Souls (PS3) - This is one of those games that I think got my attention because of the internetz. I gave it a shot after getting it for like $10 on amazon but once I got it, I think I only played it for 2 hours before I gave up on it the first time. I then gave it another chance over a winter break and man did I really get into it. This is a game that tests you to go that little extra over of what you can achieve. It can be very frustrating at times but man is it worth it.
#40. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (wii) - I love this game, but I think I should say more. If only they had a better online component and I think it would have been a lot better. A fun game to play, esspecially with friends.
#39. Grand Theft Auto III (PS2) - There is so many things I like about this game that I probably should just say one thing on why its awesome. Flame Thrower time trials.
#38. Golden Sun (GBA) - I think I remember seeing a weird commercial on this game and I was like "WTF??" I then saw my friend playing the game and saw how much fun he was having so I bought it at gamestop new but the asshole gave me a used copy while still charging it as used (damn asshole at the register.) I think this game pushed at just how awesome sprites could look on the GBA and if anything it showed that a portable rpg is a great idea. Play this game if you have any interest in rpg's. You owe it to yourself
#37. World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck (genesis) - Nostalgia definetly puts this game on my list. It was one of the first co-op games that I ever played and with mickey mouse and donald duck fighting monsters with magic is just fricken awesome. I just loved playing this game all the way through with my cousin and having a blast getting to next boss. I hope they put this game on the virtual console soon.
#36. The Simpsons Hit & Run (gamecube) - This game is also one of pure fan service. I was little bummed about Road Rage, but man did this game totally redeem itself and is probably the best simpsons game since the arcade game. The entire voice cast gives their talents to the game and it makes the game so much more hilarious. the extra costumes, the landmarks, the amount of customs cars, this game had it all and I'm so glad this game exsists.
#35. WarioWare: Twisted! (GBA) - I wish that more games on the GBA used the gyroscope because man this game showed how awesome those controls are. I love the wario ware series but man, Nintendo totally knew how to make a sequel to the first game and man that game was also awesome (see #50.) I thought that the novelty of the gyroscope would wear off fast, but they always gave you new and funny mini-games to play. Time and time I kept going back just to play those mini games like mewtroid and the homerun derby. Another great game that was one of the swan songs for the GBA.
#34. Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader (gamecube) - This game got it perfect. First mission is blowing up the death star? Hell Yea, and it just gets better. Going to Vespin and blowing it up. Stealing the transport ship from the empire. Being Darth vader and stoping the rebels. Man this game has it all. Play it if you are a star wars fan. You wont be dissapointed.
#33. Ms.Pac-Man (arcade/genesis) - Playing pacman now really makes me ask myself why this game is fun. I then realize that it's because that eating the 4 ghosts in a row is just so satisfying. going through board through board makes it just more satisfying and enjoyable that you want to piss those ghosts off and eat all those damn pills. Now, it seems like a primative game, but I still need to put it here just for what it put forward for arcade games.
#32. BioShock (PS3) - Buying this game for $20 with my PS3 was something I was glad to do. I never played the system shock games but I heard rave reviews about his game on the PC. I thought this game was awesome from the moment it started and it just kept on getting better and better. The story, setting, guns, and plasmids made this game so much more than what I expected it to be. I also remember wishing it had multiplayer after I finished it, but after seeing the MP in B2, I'm now glad they didn't. I think this game pushed the boudries and I can't wait for Infinate.
#31. Sonic Colors (wii) - I never thought that I would ever play a good Sonic game since everything sonic related that came out after SA2B was not that great. Then as the Sonic revival was happening after unleashed, they announced what I thought was a stupid game title "Sonic Colors." It came out and I held out for the longest time on getting it, but after hearing good things about it and then seeing it for $18 on amazon, I got my hands on the game and man was I blown away. This game shows how awsome a 3D Sonic game can be and made me a rebeliever of the blue hedgehog again. Now I need to buy generations. :)
#30. Meteos (ds) - This game was the better puzzle game that Q! released, not Lumines, Meteos! This game was the best puzzle game I have played since I first played Tetris and man this game showed how awesome games can be on the DS.
#29. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess(wii) - This game took to long to come out but IMO the wait for Zelda games is always worth it and this game was no exception.
#28. NBA Jam Tournament Edition (arcade) - I really like this game.
#27 Rune Factory Frontier (wii) - This is the first of 2 games that this site has influenced me to buy and has made its way onto this list. I don't even think I have played a Harvest Moon game since friends of mineral town on GBA but man did this game really shake up the formula in such an awesome way. I can't believe how it took this long to mesh these two RPG formulas together and how amazing they turn out. This game needs to be played by more people and I should probably buy the sequel, but I still need to find out what the heck that red minotaur is.
#26. Super Mario World (snes) - Who the hell doesn't like this game. It's what made you hack your PSP's for.
#25. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (arcade) - Even though his attack range sucked, I always would choose Michelangelo.
#24. Kingdom Hearts (PS2) - I think this game is rated where it should be but I think I'm a little more biased towards it since I was born on Disney (I've seen every movie, I live an hour to Disneyland.) This game made me buy a PS2 and to tell you the truth I'm glad it did. This game has most of the iconic characters in Disney, has an amazingly fun action RPG system, and has an emotional story that makes me cry every time I beat it. I don't think that I can wait much longer till KH3, but I should probably play the DS games first now that I think of it.
#23. pokemon gold (GBC) - Because Silver is for suckers (I had both, but I had Gold in Japanese also :) thanks to straight A's in 4th grade.)
#22. The Simpsons (arcade) - I think out of all the arcade games that I have played, this one has sucked the most quarters out of me. I think that almost every resturant, bowling alley, and movie theater I went to had this game, and man did I always love playing this game. Playing with others added comined attacks and made this game so much fun. The only gripe I have with this game is that Marge attacked with a vacuum cleaner. Seriously, WTH??!!?
#21. Pikmin (gamecube) - Before I even bought my gamecube, I bought Pikmin and man is this game amazing. A small scale console RTS that is so much fun that it just begs to be played multiple times just to get off that planet 1 day earlier. I think this game showed a brighter and promising future for the Gamecube that never really came, but atleast we got a sequal that is amazing.
#20. Guitar Hero 2 (PS2) - I still play this game and I still have fun rocking out to TROGDOR. That song alone makes this game worthy of this spot.
#19. Dick Tracy (GB) - This is probably the most nostalgic game you will see on my list. Why I have it so high is because it is an amazing action game that coincided with when I got the comic books and saw the movie. Is this game exactly like the movie, not really, but it just used the story as a means to fighting all the bad guys and man this game did what any liseced game should do. Be fun, memorable, and and stick to the characters just enough so that the experience is enjoyable and makes sense. Man this game did it all right.
#18. Paper Mario (N64) - I went 2 years without buying a game for my N64 and when I finally got this game, man did I love it.
#17. Donkey Kong Country Returns (wii) - Retro did it again in reviving a dead Nintendo franchise and making it amazing. Oh Retro, how I am glad Nintendo knows what to do with you.
#16. Diddy Kong Racing (N64) - Rareware made this game so awesome that they had to include Banjo and Conqur in it.
#15. Super Mario Galaxy (wii) - This game is pure joy and its sequel is even better.
#14. Psychonauts (PS2) - Back in the day when the only funny game that I had ever played was Banjo-Kazooie, humor was a scarcity in the games I played. Then I saw Psychonauts at a Gamestop for $10. I got it and the rest was history. IAM THE MILK MAN. MY MILK IS DELICIOUS!
#13. animaniacs pc game pack (PC) - I'm still amazed at how this game compeatly parodied videogames all together while being a great compilation of the games they were mocking. It had great humor, an amazing adveture game, and all around was just fun. I love this game.
#12. No More Heroes (wii) - I always wanted to play Killer 7 ever since I read the Nintendo Power article on it, but only being 14 when it came out and my mom and the store clerk being competent about the ESRB rating system, I had no dice. Then I saw the first trailer for NMH on the internet and man was I captured by its uniqueness. This game even came out a couple weeks early to my surprise and even greater surprise that my friends bought it for me for my birthday. I love this game. Its sense of style, the writing, the assassins, the side jobs, riding the speltiger. This game made swinging a wiimote awesome and made cool something that I would normally see strange.
#11. Pikmin 2 (gamecube) - This game is one of the perfect sequals that have been made that I have played. It made what the original was 50 times better. I loved the single player, the new pikmin are fun, and the multiplayer was amazing with me and my cousins going hours upon hours playing it. I am definately buying the Wii U just to play Pikmin 3.
#10. Banjo-Kazooie (N64) - Never really got into SM64 when it was released, but man did I play the hell out of this game. So funny, so much fun, loved turning into the washing machine.
#9. Super Smash Bros. Melee (gamecube) - If you bought a Gamecube, you had this game, and I played it till the very end.
#8. ToeJam & Earl (genesis/wii) - Co-op in its purest form. Man the good times I had playing this game with my cousin. Good times.
#7. Resident Evil 4 (gamecube) - I really thought that I would be completely lost when I played this game since I haven't even played 0-3 9and still haven't, but man is this game awesome. Everything that was in this game stood out for me and man when the scary moments came, they scared the crap out of me. This game is an amazing gem.
#6. The legend of Zelda: A link to the past (SNES/GBA) - I got a SNES the same Chanukah that I got a N64 so we just kept the SNES at my grandparents house when we would visit. This game came with it and holy crap, did it change my life. I barely remember how I liked mediocre games that I played before I played this. It made into the Nintendo fan that I am today and holy crap does this game stand the test of time with colors.
#5. Pokémon Red (GB) - THIS. GAME. CHANGED. EVERYTHING.
#4. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (gamecube) - This game made me feel so relaxed and calm when I was playing through it. Just sailing through the sea and listening to the music was enough to make this game great. Though, this is a Zelda game and with that you get amazing dungeons, clever puzzles, and epic boss fights. The ending is one of the best in any video game that I ever played and its definatly my favorite zelda game.
#3. Shadow of the Colossus (PS2) - This used to be my favorite game for a long time and until just the last couple years, I never thought that any other game would beat it. What can I say about this game that hasn't already been said...hmmm... Better play this or the Last Guardian will never come out.
#2. The World Ends With You (ds) - Like I said earlier with Rune Factory Frontier, this game was heavily influenced in me buying it by this community. And, I can't thank you enough. I knew that this game would be good, (I liked Chain of memories (Jupiter's previous game)) but I never knew how amazing this uniqwue game was. The story, gameplay, art style,music, everything is perfect in this game and getting the secret ending is just the incentive for the player just for those couple extra seconds to the ending. This game is a masterpiece if I could ever call a game that had everything, but alas it just falls a little short to.....
#1. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (wii) - This game is fun in its purest and most concentrated form. It's like they knew the way that they could make galaxy 1 better and they did that and more. The platforming is perfect, the music is amazing with new catchy tunes and remastered, orchestral classics, the power-ups are inventive and fun, the level design is some of the best I have ever played. This game is perfection in my eyes and is a monument to why Mario and Nintendo are still the masters at what gaming can achieve. Miyamoto had so much imagination in his brain that he couldn't fit it all in one galaxy, and for that I thank him.