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What are your top 10 most beloved video games?

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Interesting to think of games I "love" as opposed to my current favourite. I'll take this as a chance to do some looking back fondly (albeit not too far, in some cases). Doom, Doom II, Final Doom and related games won't feature on my list - I feel like I've been pretty vocal about how little the game would've held me were it not for ZDoom (now GZDoom) and I think requiring a source port that allows me to fundamentally alter the controls and behaviour to be enjoyable for me is a disqualifying point. Especially as I'd suggest I've gotten much more out of specific mods and mapping than playing the game generally as of late. So, without further ado, games I consider my most beloved, in no particular order:

  1. Serious Sam Fusion 2017 (if I had to pick one game from it, I'd struggle, but maybe TSE HD, thanks to the powerups, awesome music and gorgeously varied settings)
  2. Doom Eternal
  3. Forza Horizon 4 (Ultimate Edition, for preference)
  4. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (would it stand up to a reply? I may find out one day soon...)
  5. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (Oh, how I wish this had been on the SNES Classic Mini along with the original)
  6. StarWing (was on the SNES Classic Mini, still awesome)
  7. Unreal
  8. Roller Coaster Tycoon Deluxe Edition + Roller Coaster Tycoon 2 Triple Thrill Pack (I honestly can't choose, but would embrace a "Classic Complete Pack" if I were minded to replay it all again... Which I doubt, as I'm not quite finished with the expansions to 2, yet)
  9. Devil May Cry HD Collection (if I have to choose one, it's DMC3:SE)
  10. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (chuck in Winter Assault and Dark Crusade too, if you're feeling generous to me)


I tried to think of it in terms of stuff I loved at the time and would gladly go back to, so a lot of those games are ones I've played multiple times, often on multiple different consoles already and generally like the franchise of (seriously, the Forza Horizon series is a perfect one to pick any game from and have a blast - the latest is just always the best to pick, it seems). I've got a huge list of games I've beaten, quite a few of which would've vied for a spot whilst I was playing them or shortly after, and a good couple of hundred games that I've accumulated over time and not finished (or started most of), so this list could well be subject to change. Stuff like Assassin's Creed II and Batman: Arkham Asylum were tempting, but I've got many sequels to play that might be even better. I was tempted to have one of the PS2 SOCOM: US Navy SEALs games in there, but I don't think that would stand up to a return play, especially with how online multiplayer has moved on since those days, so despite all of the time I spent on them, they have turned into a fond memory I wouldn't go back to.


Ten is a surprisingly small number when you've played hundreds! It's strange to think that I've omitted entire genres, despite trying to ensure a decent spread through both those and eras.

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In no order:

Classic Doom titles (didn't see that one coming, eh)

Pokemon series

Castlevania series

Resident evil series (4 especially)

Duke 3D


Halo series

Crash Bandicoot series

Dino Crisis series (remakes pls)

Dead Space series (even including 3, idgaf)

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1: Plutonia Experiment.


2: Other Classic Doom games.


3: Fallout New Vegas.


4: Hollow Knight and Blood, since both are hard but rewarding.


5: PvZ and Zuma’s Revenge, since they’re equal.


6: Half Life.


7: Deus Ex.


8: Skate 3 (On Xbox).


9: Minecraft.


10: Uhhh... Garry’s Mod?

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1) Genso Suikoden II

2) Genso Suikoden I

3) Legend of Dragoon

4) Alundra

5) Doom II

6) Diablo II

7) Final Fantasy IV

8) Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus

9) Shadow Hearts

10) Silent Hill



But it's really hard to choose to be honest.


Honorable mentions:

Suikoden III and V


Chrono Trigger

Doom (which is, btw, the first game i've ever played in my life)

Final Fantasy IX


Silent Hill II




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its kinda hard to choose which games i like better but here i go

  1. postal 2
  2. all of classic doom(minus the master levels)
  3. gta sa
  4. splatoon 2
  5. postal
  6. gta 5
  7. tf2
  8. left 4 dead 2
  9. serious sam 2
  10. guns gore & cannoli


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Here are the games I keep playing every now and then:


Classic Doom

GTA San Andreas

True Crime: Streets of LA

Tony Hawk's Underground 2

Driver 2

Daffy Duck starring as Duck Dodgers

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Super Castlevania IV



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Top Ten list. 


1. The Ultimate Doom

2. Super Mario 64

3. Resident Evil 2002

4. Tetris

5. Myst

6. Doom II

7. Eternal Darkness

8. Mortal Kombat Trilogy

9. Resident Evil 4

10. Resident Evil 7

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Wow this is real tough. Not in a strict order as such, where there is a game series I'm picking the one I liked the most


1. Doom II

2. Banjo-Kazooie (the N64 in general has a bunch of games that make me feel very nostalgic, but this and the next three games especially so)

3. Super Mario 64

4. F-Zero GX (how has no-one mentioned F-Zero yet!? GX is the best but X is very close-behind)

5. Mario Kart 64

6. Half Life (just shades the sequel to me)

7. Goldeneye (ok sure it doesn't age too well but at the time it was amazing)

8. Age of Empires 2 / Age of Mythology (very hard to pick between these two. AoE2 is probably on balance the better game, but it's AoM that got me into online gaming, I had a lot of fun playing 1v1 multiplayer games on this one)

9. Super Monkey Ball (a masochistic pleasure, this one!)

10. Modern Warfare 2 (no doubt the most controversial inclusion in my list - yet I struggle to find a game I enjoyed more playing online multiplayer with)

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Only 10 is a bit of understatement for my favorite games, but ah I'll give you my favorite's

1. Doom/Doom 2
2. Quake
3. Postal 2
4. Duke Nukem 3D
5. Half life
6. Black Ops 2 (Yeah yeah I know it's a modern shooter, but I've had so much fun with this game I can't resist not putting it onto the list)
7. DOOM (2016)
8. Team Fortress 2
9. Left 4 Dead 2
10. Fallout New Vegas

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Tough one but off the top of my head:

  1. Super Mario 64
  2. Counter-Strike
  3. Half-Life
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  5. Darksiders (I like all first three of 'em equally)
  6. Mirror's Edge
  7. Prey (2017)
  8. Control
  9. Grand Theft Auto V
  10. The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

I'm probably forgetting some right now.


E: BioShock Infinite and F.E.A.R would also easily be among my top 20, can't forget those.

Edited by sluggard

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  1. Doom/Doom 2
  2. Starcraft: Broodwar
  3. Diablo
  4. Super Mario World
  5. Resident Evil (1996 original)
  6. Spiderman (PS1)
  7. Doom Eternal
  8. Kings Field 
  9. Neverwinter Nights (including expansions)
  10. Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines/Redemption


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1.Grim Fandango / but tomorrow I would say Maniac Mansion

2.Doom/Doom 2

3.Quake 2

4.Resident Evil

5.Cadillacs & Dinosaurs / or The Punisher (capcom)

6.Redneck Rampage / or Blood

7.GTA: San Andreas

8.Hitman: Blood Money


10.Payday:The Heist


Extra mention for "nostalgia & sadomasochism" : Battletoads, Ghouls "n" Ghosts.

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Doom (1-3)
Demon's Souls
Dark Souls (1 and 3)
Silent Hill 2
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja
Donkey Kong Country 2
A Link to the Past
Final Fantasy 12
Road Rash (1-2)


Sort of a cheat with sequels, but it's not like I'm disqualifying myself from anything.

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1.   Doom/Doom 2

2.   Thief/Thief 2

3.   Fallout 3

4.   Sniper Elite 3/Sniper Elite 4

5.   Roller Coaster Tycoon

6.   Arx Fatalis

7.   System Shock 2

8.   Quake 2

9.   Ultima Underworld

10. Assassin's Creed Black Flag

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In no particular order, most of these come from back in my younger days so late 90s/2000s


1. Doom/Doom2 - Oddly I got into doom a lot later than Quake.

2. Quake - Played this a lot back on the old windows 98 PC.

3. Quake 2 - Second FPS I played

4. Rollercoaster Tycoon (Up to 2 as they collection is essentially based off the same framework). I possibly spent a large chunk of my young life building parks from scratch.

5. GTA (Probably Vice City just but really enjoyed 3 and San Andreas as well) - Not much to say really.

6. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 - Had this on PC, I played most of the titles for the PS2.

7. Timesplitter series - Probably my favourite FPS game from the PS2.

8. Burnout (Probably 4 for the PS2 was my favourite) - Okay this wad very arcade like, but it had a real charm to it.

9. Crash Bandicoot 3 - Probably my favourite platformer from the day.

10. Jazz Jackrabbit 2 - Had the shareware version with the first PC my family got, so I guess this brings back a lot of warm memories.


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In no particular order:


Doom 64

Kirby's Adventure

The Neverhood

Age of Empires I

The Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney series

Mega Man Battle Network 3

Adventure Island IV

WarioWare (any of 'em really, but DIY is da bomb!)

Colossal Cave Adventure

Donkey Kong 64


EDIT: I guess I'd give honorable mentions to Super Monkey Ball, Cooking Mama, LEGO Racers, Roller Coaster Tycoon, the Mega Man Classic and Starforce series, the Atari Swordquest "games", 3D Pinball: Space Cadet, any of the Mortal Kombat Games, the God of War series, Pokemon Yellow, Crystal, and Platinum...


There's tons more games I could've listed here; I grew up playing (emulated) NES, Atari and arcade games as well as having craptons of PC, GB, GBA, DS and 3DS games. I guess I value variety more than I thought 😅

Edited by Xyzzy01

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1: Doom Eternal

2: Doom 2016

3: XCOM 2 (with War of the Chosen)

4: Satisfactory
5: Classic Doom as a whole (although Doom 2 is my favourite of the classics)
6: CS:GO (not to play, although it is fun - but I really enjoy it as an esport)
7: Unreal Tournament 1999
8: TF2 (before 2016)
9: Overwatch (before 2018)

10: Wolfenstein: TNO (much less playtime on it compared to the others but it was really fun while it lasted)

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DooM (DooM2)
Mortal Kombat (MK2 and MK3)
XCom (Enemy Unknown)
Diablo (Diablo 2)
C&C (Red Alert 2)
Mafia (Mafia1)
Mass Effect

Runner ups: Vietcong, Agent USA, Civilization, Transport Tycoon, Witcher, Elder scrolls, Quake, Unreal, Phantasmagoria,...

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the list will probably look much different if you had to pick 10 games which you were allowed to play your entire remaining life only, instead of thinking about some favourites which are definitely far too many. 


I try these ones:



Forza H4

Anno 1800

Age of Empires III

C&C Generals/Zero Hour

Resident Evil 4

Dead Space

Final Fantasy VII

Doom 2 

Definitely a Baseball game, maybe even MVP Baseball '05


No easy choice ...

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1. Undertale

2. Super Metroid

3. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

4. Doom (1, 2 and Final Doom)

5. Sakura Gamer 1&2 (Not family friendly just a warning)

6. Final Fantasy X

7. SMB1, SMB3, SMW.

8. Sonic 1, 2, 3&Knuckles

9. Baldi's Basics

10. 3D Space Pinball

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No Order: 


- Rimworld (The exception to the no order rule, favorite game ever)

- Final Fantasy VI

- Fallout: New Vegas

- Fallout 2
- Super Mario Yoshis Island

- Chrono Trigger

- Doom, of course

- Final Fantasy IX

- Age Of Empires 2

- The Witcher 3 probably has to make it into this list

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Medievil 1/2 (NOT remake)

Demon's Souls

Dark Souls



Symphony of the Night



Will update when more come to mind. And this is all separate from Doom.  



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On 9/9/2020 at 7:21 AM, ReaperAA said:

5) Mass Effect Trilogy (particularly ME3)

Why ME3 in particular? That game had a shit ending and Shepard talks too much.

On 9/9/2020 at 5:51 AM, <<Rewind said:

Life Is Strange (2015)

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm (2017)


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21 hours ago, Soulless said:

but tomorrow I would say Maniac Mansion

Don't be a tunahead!

17 hours ago, TheMagicMushroomMan said:

Demon's Souls

Dark Souls




19 hours ago, Roebloz said:

Sakura Gamer 1&2


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On 9/9/2020 at 3:50 AM, Rince-wind said:

Isn't that the game where you do literally nothing but punch shit!?


On 9/9/2020 at 5:51 AM, <<Rewind said:

The Sims 4 (2014)

AKA EA DLC hell.

On 9/8/2020 at 11:09 PM, Kokoro Hane said:

Bejeweled 3. 

Don't you have kids to pick up from school or something?

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1 hour ago, MassiveEdgelord said:

Isn't that the game where you do literally nothing but punch shit!?


Technically you also slap women on the ass

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2 hours ago, MassiveEdgelord said:

Why ME3 in particular? That game had a shit ending and Shepard talks too much.


While the ending is not that great (no thanks to EA), the rest of the game is still fantastic and imho overall better than both ME1 and ME2.


ME1's shooting mechanics are have not aged as well. ME2 was a massive improvement in that area. However it dumbed down other stuff like barely existent skill tree and no weapon mods. ME3 further improved the combat by making it more fast paced while also bringing back the weapon mods and adding more skills in the skill tree.


Also I really a particular DLC in ME3


The one with Shepard's clone.


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