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Kokoro Hane

Top 10 videos games of all time (your personal list)

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This list will probably change in a day, but this is what I'm feeling thinking back on all the games I've played. In no order expect for the first entry, since the OG Dooms are my favs

  • Doom 1/2/Final - Mostly due to the almost 30 years of mods that make this game endlessly replayable. No other shooter comes close to the sheer fun this game is. 
  • Spyro: Year of the Dragon - I love all the PS1 Spyros, but the third one is my fav with all of the new environments, playable characters, and charm. The original game has my fav soundtrack of all time tho.
  • Rock Band 3 - Pro drums are fun. I still play RB4 a lot, but 3 was the best.
  • Celeste - Super fun, yet challenging platformer with amazing pixel graphics and a surprisingly deep story dealing with anxiety and depression. Plus, Lena Raine's soundtrack to this is the best video game soundtrack of the last 20 years. 
  • Sonic Mania - Perfectly recaptures what made the original Genesis games so fun, and adds just a little bit more to make it even better. No surprise this was the best reviewed Sonic game since Generations, since it was done by fans who know and understand the games so much.
  • A Hat In Time - Super charming 3D platformer in the style of the type of games in this style you'd find on the N64 and Gamecube. Plus, like Kaitorn says above me, a fantastic soundtrack that's one of my all-time favs. With all the combined OSTs, it's like 12 hours long.
  • Super Mario Sunshine - The first 3D Mario I actually got into. Couldn't get into 64 when it came out since non-linear levels threw me for a loop. But when this came out, I was more used to them. I much prefer the environmental design of this game more than 64's. These areas actually seem lived in, real locations, than the obstacle courses of 64. Yeah, it has flaws (looks at pachinko), but I much prefer exploring this island paradise. Odyssey could make this list too. 
  • Super Smash Bros Melee - Super addicting platform fighters with limitless replayability. I got good with Ness.
  • Tony Hawk's Underground - Each installment of this franchise got better and better, and this one added a story mode. Eric Sparrow is one of the best antagonists in videogames since we all know a guy like that, and it just felt so good punching his lights out at the end. And gameplay-wise, it keeps the same addicting combo system, skating sick lines and collecting insane scores. 
  • Portal 2 - fun puzzles and amazing humor. Cave Johnson is one of the funniest characters in video game history, and J.K. Simmons is fantastic as him.

Some honorable mentions that could show up tomorrow:

  • Crash Bandicoot 2
  • Zombies Ate My Neighbors
  • Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Pokemon Gold/Silver
  • GTA San Andreas / V
  • Super Mario World
  • Kirby's Dreamland 2
  • Crash Team Racing
  • Duke Nukem 3D
  • Quake 2
  • Ion Fury

I'm sure there's more too. But basically if it's a platformer, I'll probably like it.

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12 hours ago, Daytime Waitress said:

 

I can dig this. Didn't have a Mega Drive/Genesis to play World of Illusion, so I completed this over and over and over. This and Ducktales on the NES. Man, that dragon boss was some bullshit.

I remember dying so many times to that dragon when I was a child :P but the game brought me so many hours of fun, I really love it :)

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In no partic-uh-lar order:
 

  • Classic Doom
  • Elder Scrolls 2, 3 and 5 (Daggerfall, Morrowind and Skyrim)
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Ys: Oath in Felghana
  • Super Mario World
  • Final Fantasy 6
  • Megaman 2
  • Super Street Fighter 2
  • Rock Band 3 (never played 4, but would have lost the majority of my DLC so, nope).
  • Syndicate

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1 hour ago, pilottobombadier said:

Rock Band 3 (never played 4, but would have lost the majority of my DLC so, nope)

 

Only if you switched console families. If you had RB3 on Xbox 360, you're able to re-download most of your DLC if you have a Xbox One. Same with the Sony consoles. Can't move DLC from Xbox to PlayStation tho and vice versa. You can even move the DLC songs to the Series X/S and PS5 now. Some DLC licenses have expired so you're not going to be able to redownload them, and all the previous game exports have expired. And no RBN songs made it through, but some have been re-released as normal DLC, but you'll have to repurchase them if you had it already since it's official DLC now. 

 

If you already knew this, sorry for re-explaining it. 

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I hesitate to call this my "top video games of all time" list, as there are games in there that I have yet to actually beat or that I no longer enjoy playing. If anything, those are the games that, in no particular order, have had the biggest impact on me.

 

- Doom/Doom II

- WarCraft II-III

- StarCraft

- Command & Conquer: Red Alert

- System Shock 2

- S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chornobyl

- Mega Man X1-X3

- Mass Effect 1 and 2

- Aliens Versus Predator 2

- Super Metroid

- MechWarrior 3

- Sonic The Hedgehog 2

- Medal of Honor: Allied Assault

- Vietcong (so sorry about that, Vietnam)

- Duke Nukem 3D

- Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

- Earthworm Jim SNES

- Crash Bandicoot

- Age of Empires II: Age of Kings

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On 6/23/2022 at 12:41 AM, Not Jabba said:

I feel like you could program an AI to guess the exact age of everyone in this thread.

Yeah and that is why we let the bazilisk's spiders datamine the shit out of it, in prepraration for real demonic invasion :).

 

On 6/23/2022 at 12:41 AM, Not Jabba said:

Wow, you made me backtrack memory timeline, Knytt series is such great little thing, I played a Limbo a bit, maybe I should revisit it, thank you for this.

 

Man there some quality recommendations in this tread, thanks guys.

Edited by 3t0 : mention other recs too

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In no particular order.

 

* Secret Agent

* Ultimate Doom / Doom II / Final DooM
* Duke Nukem: Total Meltdown (PSX)
* Doom 3 (Plus expansions)
* F.E.A.R. (Plus expansions)
* Ridge Racer Type 4 
* Rayman 
* Inside
* Limbo
* Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain
* Resident Evil 2: Remake
* Donkey Kong Country 1,2 & 3
* Fire Emblem Series 

Edited by OniriA

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4 hours ago, OniriA said:

Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain

 

Not to get off topic, but this game is an interesting one for me. It's such a flawed, unfinished game... and yet the core mechanics of the actual GAMEPLAY are some of the most fun I've ever had. I put well over 100 hours into Phantom Pain just because it was such a true sandbox experience, where you could approach things in a huge variety of ways, some of them completely determined by the player. It wasn't afraid to be a game and have game-y moments, either. But then everything from Quiet (ridiculous character) to having to replay a bunch of missions to get the *real* ending and the overall story were just bad. The E3 trailer made it look so epic and so much of that was just in audio logs.

 

Yet -- still overall a fantastic experience!

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Hope it's ok that I won't list specific titles, but rather categories.

 

- Doom engine games (Doom, Doom II, Heretic, Hexen, Strife, etc.) - of course! What do you expect? They are not just games, but more like a lifestyle, considering I play many megawads and try mods and also I create megawads and such.

 

- Doom in general ( + Doom 64, Doom 3, DOOM (2016), Doom Eternal) - yeah :)

 

- Quake/Quake II - just like Doom, I love almost all games from ID Soft.

 

- Build engine games (Duke Nukem 3D, Blood, Shadow Warrior, etc.) - I love these, especially Blood. Of course, some of the build games are a little bit meh (Redneck Rampage, NAM).

 

- Sonic 3 and Knuckles - I love Sonic series since childhood, but the third one did everything so well and avoided all things that the previous ones did not. And Sonic 3 and Sonic and Knuckles were great as separated games, but together... they make a masterpiece.

 

- Silent Hill series - I love this horror series, especially the first four and especially the very first one. I didn't care for horrors before, but this series convinced me the horror games can be very powerful emotional experience that have also some sort of depth.

 

- Castlevania series - I am a huge fan of Castlevanias - all of them. The ones that are metrodvanias but also the others. But Symphony of the Night is the best - I beat this game many times.

 

Aside of series, there are two specific games I love.

 

- Planescape Torment - probably the most powerful story ever. I played this many times. I even read the book that is as a bonus on GOG.

 

- Carmageddon II - I don't like games with cars much, but this one is different. It's so much fun with the physical engine and such. I can spent hours playing this destruction derby-like game.

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1: Doom/Doom 2 (with mods, pwads)

2: Chrono Trigger

3: Ogre Battle 64

4: Hollow Knight

5: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild/Majora's Mask

6: All of the Igarashi Castlevania games.

7: Metroid: Fusion/Prime

8: Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles

9: Super Mario Odyssey/Sunshine

10: Enter the Gungeon

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5 hours ago, Matthias (LiquidDoom) said:

I am a huge fan of Castlevanias - all of them.

Even Simon's Quest and Castlevania 64?

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18 hours ago, TJG1289 said:

 

Only if you switched console families. If you had RB3 on Xbox 360, you're able to re-download most of your DLC if you have a Xbox One. Same with the Sony consoles. Can't move DLC from Xbox to PlayStation tho and vice versa. You can even move the DLC songs to the Series X/S and PS5 now. Some DLC licenses have expired so you're not going to be able to redownload them, and all the previous game exports have expired. And no RBN songs made it through, but some have been re-released as normal DLC, but you'll have to repurchase them if you had it already since it's official DLC now. 

 

If you already knew this, sorry for re-explaining it. 

It wasn't due to that, it was due to license expiry.

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Man, you guys certainly have quite the variety in your top 10s!

 

Okay imma try my own stab at this.... I realize my question was indeed a hard one so my turn to suffer and wrack my brain xD

 

First and foremost, my #1 favorite video game of all time is.......

- Unreal [Gold Edition]

 

Now for the other 9 in no particular order.....

- Unreal Tournament 

- Doppelganger: Dawn of the Inverted Soul

- Tekken 5

- Rollercoaster Tycoon 1&2

- DOOM 1&2 

- Diablo + Hellfire expansion

- Steins;Gate

- Bejeweled 3

- Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II + Mysteries of the Sith expansion

 

Honorable mentions;

Golden Axe 1-3

Streets of Rage

Pac-Man: All Star

Coffee Rush

Star Wars: Dark Forces

 

Games I still need to finish/am playing that have potential to end up in the top 10 someday;

Final Fantasy VI

Final Fantasy X

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

System Shock

Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel

Pokemon: Mystery Dungeon [Red]

Icewind Dale

Diablo 2

Phantasy Star IV

 

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3 hours ago, Rudolph said:

Even Simon's Quest and Castlevania 64?

 

Ha ha, no.. When I said all of them, I refered rather to the fact that I love metrodvanias and non-metrodvanias rather that I love literally all of them, including some of the borderline unplayable (Castlevania: The Adventure for GameBoy, Haunted Castle for Arcade, Simon's Quest, yeah, um... Vampire Killer and so on).

But also I respect these games and Simon's Quest idea with open-world is great and it could have worked if Konami avoided some totally unenessary design decisions (like the day/night feature, the endless respawn, the noclip floors that you can fall through down, too complicated puzzles to solve and many more).

 

And also honestly, I have never played any of the 3D ones :D

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Tricky question. I don't like to play absolute favourites. Every game brings different things to the table in terms of type and style. So in no particular order...

 

1. Doom 1 and 2

While I cut my teeth on Wolfenstein 3D, Doom was obviously a revelation.

 

2. Bioshock 1 and 2

An amazing story in an even more amazing and unique location, with an art style that can only be called extraordinary. Currently replaying it via the remasters and loving every second.

 

3. Morrowind

Picked this up dirt cheap as a bargain re-release without really thinking about it. It was like 10 bucks. Played it for like ten minutes and dismissed it. Played it again later that year during a holiday, and then the enormity of what it was finally dawned on me as I watched my first sunset in a game. This was an actual world I could explore pretty much how I wanted. Spent some nights playing until light was coming through the curtains. Now with modern graphics mods it looks even more amazing. If only the combat were better.

 

4. Skyrim (modded)

Morrowind is definitely superior to Skyrim from a design perspective. But in Skyrim the combat is better, and mods can correct most of it's issues. And finally with the special edition release bringing much needed stability, I can still get lost in this world easily over 10 years later. 

 

5. Speedball II

I forget why I bought this game originally but I had a gift voucher from my mother and by God I was going to use it without delay. What else was I going to do, be patient? Pfft. I am not normally a sports game fan. I still remember a description of it in a magazine years ago that was something like "A cross between football, basketball, and thermonuclear war". It may have been that that made me buy it from my Master System so long ago. Still play it on emulators from time to time, though I favour the Genesis/Mega Drive version for obvious reasons. Good, simple but so very satisfying.

 

6. Streets of Rage II

For the beat 'em ups, I struggled to pick between this and it's obvious direct inspiration, Final Fight. I still love and play both games regularly. Final Fight is one of my earliest arcade memories, but Streets of Rage II is just a perfect refinement of what Final Fight started. From the more dynamic combat to the amazing soundtrack, it's pretty much the best example of the genre.

 

7. Fallout New Vegas

The Bethesda Fallout games are a mixed bag. For me, Fallout 3 has the superior and more interesting game world to New Vegas, but the quality of the writing in Fallout New Vegas was leagues better. Fallout 4 had major issues, but better gunplay and I loved the gameworld itself. Settlement building was glitchy but fun. Again, mods fix a lot of it's issues and add a lot more content. But overall, out of the box, I have to give the win to New Vegas as the overall best game of the three.

 

 

8. Unreal Tournament 2004 Onslaught

The vehicles added endless potential for combat creativity. I will never forget the time I ejected out of my Raptor, landed on top of a Cicada, and destroyed it with my flak cannon. The subsequent fall killed me but was totally worth it.

 

9. Left 4 Dead 2 Versus

When you got a good team, it could be enormously satisfying coordinating and executing attacks.

 

10. The Witcher III

While I enjoyed the first two games, they definitely had their issues. The Witcher III was leagues ahead. The combat was more dynamic and fun, the story fascinating, the writing exceptional, the characters fantastic, and the massive world was a joy to explore. I adored the father daughter relationship between Geralt and Ciri, and how to get the best ending for the game you had to handle it like a real relationship with a child - finding that critical balance between supporting them and protecting them but also showing you believe in them by knowing the right moments to step back let them make their own choices even if at first glance they did not seem like the safest idea.

 

Honorable mentions to Battlezone '98 (great mix of FPS and realtime RTS), Sunset Riders (dumb fun with friends), Dying Light (great world to explore, fun movement and combat, and I literally forgot I was playing a game first time I ran for safety from one of those night zombies I was so scared) and Wonderboy III: The Dragon's Trap (my first kind of open world game).

 

Edited by Murdoch

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3 hours ago, Murdoch said:

6. Streets of Rage II

Have you checked out Streets of Rage Remake and Streets of Rage 4?

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5 hours ago, Murdoch said:

Honorable mentions to Battlezone '98 (great mix of FPS and realtime RTS), Sunset Riders (dumb fun with friends), Dying Light (great world to explore, fun movement and combat, and I literally forgot I was playing a game first time I ran for safety from one of those night zombies I was so scared) and Wonderboy III: The Dragon's Trap (my first kind of open world game).

 

I love Battlezone '98. It's not quite top 10 for me, but in terms of the number of times I've replayed it, got to be top 20. They really nailed the combat and feel of the various craft and the RTS system is quite intuitive once you get the hang of the shortcuts. The ridiculously forceful ejection when your tank gets blown up never gets old, and successfully taking out the driver of an enemy tank on the last of your stingy alotment of 3 sniper bullets is I think the most satisfying victory-from-the-jaws of defeat moment ever to grace a game.  Graphics still hold up pretty well, even pre-remaster, and the soundtrack's not half bad either.

 

Shame Battlezone 2 didn't quite recapture the magic.

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8 hours ago, Rudolph said:

Have you checked out Streets of Rage Remake and Streets of Rage 4?

 

Yes. I like both but they at best equal 2.

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6 hours ago, holaareola said:

Shame Battlezone 2 didn't quite recapture the magic.

 

I need to get back to that game. Never finished the original and bought the rerelease some years ago. Wasn't bad but you're right it's not as good. They should have kept the control mechanics the same because like you said the original was quite intuitive when mastered and overriding that muscle memory of how it should work was difficult. 

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On 6/26/2022 at 2:13 AM, Murdoch said:

and Wonderboy III: The Dragon's Trap (my first kind of open world game).

 

I honestly didn't expect anyone else to even mention Wonderboy. But the combat in that game is so on point and the music is absolutely divinely fitting in a way hard to put into words.

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24 minutes ago, LadyMistDragon said:

I honestly didn't expect anyone else to even mention Wonderboy. But the combat in that game is so on point and the music is absolutely divinely fitting in a way hard to put into words.

 

I played it for many many hours as a kid. Loved the feeling that it was a more interconnected world than just level one level two. Helped the sense of exploration that so helplessly hooked me from Morrowind on. I am an explorer at heart ultimately. Have you played the re-release? It's actually built on a reverse engineer of the original ROM. You can turn the modern graphics and sound off individually if you wish at the press of a button. So you can have old graphics, new sound and vice versa. It's very cool.

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