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Ah yes, that legendary era still considered by many to be the golden age of gaming, where 2D was refined to a dazzling sheen, and the leap to 3D revolutionized the medium.

From the SNES and Megadrive/Genesis, to the PS1 and N64, to the Saturn, the PC, the opening years of the Dreamcast and everything in between, what game earns your nod for the best of the 1990s, and why?

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)

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Pretty obvious. It's Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. I don't think I need to say why but the game was truly revolutionary and just that good. A definitive shift in the franchise but also influential to many other games since.

Donkey Kong (Gameboy, 1994). It's just a very well designed game, with a great balance between puzzle solving and platforming.

But to be honest, the number of 90's games I've played is rather limited, since I was only born in 1999.

Radek said:
Metal Gear Solid 1

It's not even the best Kojima game of it's decade. Policenauts is and I'm not saying it is game of the decade.

Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Age of Empires 2.

Really it's impossible for me to pick one but I went with Age of Empires 2 because that was the first game that came to mind.

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Probably a toss up between Super Mario World, FF7, and LoZ: OoT.

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StarCraft: Brood Wars. It's easily the best real-time-strategy game to date and my favorite game of the era.

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Personal favorite: toss-up between Planescape: Torment ("What can change the nature of a man?" is to this day pretty hard to beat as a main theme; great writng and characters, all rounded up by AD&D 2e) and Fallout 2 (probably closest, though still light years away, that video game RPGs got to pen&paper RPGs; good story, memorable characters, fantastic setting and great GURPS-ish alike RPG system).

Most influential: most likely Doom

Most ambitious: probably Ultima Online or TES: Daggerfall

EDIT: The "why" part added

Last edited by HoloDust - on 27 January 2020

Chrono Trigger followed closely by Chrono Cross.

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BraLoD said:
The Legend of Dragoon.

Any other pick is cientifically proven to be wrong.

Your pick is scientifically proven wrong tho...😜

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