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48 Front Mission 4

A proper turn based strategy JRPG on consoles. It's a real shame these games aren't too popular outside of Japan, Square Enix has been making Front Mission games faithfully since the days of SNES and they typically only get 200-300k in sales nowdays. Still like any war based anime, the plots in these games are full of political twists, and many levels are so deep they will take multiple hours to complete. Ontop of that mech customization in these games plays such an imortant role, you can make your mech look like almost anything, and as different characters have different strengths, they all should look different.

SvennoJ - Great picks for 49 and 48. I never heard of Master of Orion, and had I been more of a PC gamer back in the day, it looks like it would have been my type of game. Seeing this on the list makes me regret not putting some old PC games on my list, like SIMCity, or RCT.



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48. Diddy Kong Racing (N64)

You won't find any racing simulators or 'serious' racers in this list, but this is the first appearance of the kart racer, and it won't be the last. Except Diddy Kong Racing isn't just a kart racer, there's also hovercrafts and airplanes, and there's even a story mode rather than simply focusing on the racing itself. The evil Wizpig has taken over and naturally the only way to defeat him is via a series of races before eventually facing off against Wizpig himself, but if you didn't feel like moving onto the next race in the story you could just drive/fly around the games island hub. Some crazy people out there rank this game above Mario Kart, but I wouldn't go that far. It's definitely the best kart racer around that doesn't feature that Italian plumber though.



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My choices:

#50: Street of Rage

#49: Punch Out!

#48: The Sims

And btw FF X-2 was very good, the plot was a little silly and I hate Rikku but the gameplay was awesome. The only serious drawback was the ending... it really felt like all you did was for nothing!



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#48) Kingdom Hearts II (PS2)

Kingdom Hearts II added ONE new feature that makes it better than the original. No, not the Drive Gauge or the Reaction Commands. Not the new Gummi Ship segments, and certainly not those creepy guys in white jumpsuits.

No. I'm talking about the "Skip Cutscene" button.

It may seem like a little thing, but in a game where cutscenes are this long and frequent, and the story is such a mess of poor fan-fiction, Mary Sues, and ridiculous amounts of melodrama, it can be the difference between a good game and an awful one.



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Lol. The Master of Orion III website has a notice: This website requires netscape 4x or IE 4x or higher



TWRoO said:
Lol. The Master of Orion III website has a notice: This website requires netscape 4x or IE 4x or higher


Netscape.... I haven't used that since the 90s...



SvennoJ said:

#48 Master of Orion played on PC, released 1993

One of, if not the best turn based strategy game set in space. It had it all, 10 alien species, lots of worlds to colonize, good diplomacy, interesting tech trees and well crafted combat. It was ahead of its time. You could build your own ships with the different technologies you discover. This opened a whole world of strategy, what kind of lasers or shields to use, do I build fewer expensive heavy ships or a lot of weak fast ships to counter the different strategies of each alien race. I still feel guilty about all those planets I bombed from orbit with biological weapons. Master of Orion 2 was just as awesome with vastly improved graphics, the third one however missed the mark.

Seems like I would probably enjoy this game.  I love turn based strategy games and I love space.  I have never played a turn based game that was based in space.  I'll have to look into maybe getting #2.  Perhaps, Steam might have the game but maybe it is too old.  I'll have to check once I get a refurbished computer for Christmas.



I went with Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting (SNES) because I believe it is the best version of SF2. While there might have been a better version of SF2 (no clue considering there are probably a ton of them), I love the ability to crank up or down the speed of the game. I didn't even own a SNES (went with Sega that generation) but I played this game a little when it was first out on SNES. I have put a decent amount of hours on the VC title while playing against a friend.



sethnintendo said:
I went with Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting (SNES) because I believe it is the best version of SF2. While there might have been a better version of SF2 (no clue considering there are probably a ton of them), I love the ability to crank up or down the speed of the game. I didn't even own a SNES (went with Sega that generation) but I played this game a little when it was first out on SNES. I have put a decent amount of hours on the VC title while playing against a friend.

Please, for everything that is holy in gaming, get the titles of the games you put on the list right. There was no Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo on the SNES. The subtitle and description make it clear that you need to scratch the "Super".



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