Post your favorite video game

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by celticpride678, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Any console, any genre of video game. What is your favorite and why? Post away!
  2. Guest

    Jul 26, 2009
    Half-Life 2 and assorted episodes.

    for me, the right mix of

    - run around and shoot lots of stuff
    - plot/mystery/motivation
    - general gameplay
    - visuals
    - perfect mix between "figure this out puzzle time" and "keep shooting as many things as possible and generally go that direction"
  3. macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2008
    cod4 modern warfare for xbox 360, a little more laid back than halo 3. oh and i'm a monster at that game. 2.26 k/d ratio :cool:

    nba 2k9 is super fun but since the draft idk how accurate the rosters are...can't wait for 2k10 with kobe on the cover...;)
  4. macrumors 65816


    Sep 6, 2007
    Foothills to the Rocky Mountains
    Wasteland on the Apple II+

    Ultima V on the Apple IIgs

    Mike Tyson's Punchout on the Nintendo

    Space Harrier II on the Sega Genesis

    X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter on the PC
  5. macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    To your left or right
    MGS4, Jet Moto, Lego Star Wars, Guitar Hero III, Sonic, Pickle Wars, and Triple Play 2001.

    EDIT: and of course GoldenEye
  6. macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
  7. macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Darkplace Hospital
    Absolutely impossible to say. But my fave games in no particular order-

    Half Life. Made the FPS world respectable.
    Crysis. Balls out action.
    Mario Bros 3, Mario World and Sonic 2. Perfect platformers.
    Metroid Prime 1.
    Mario Galaxy.
    Smash Bros Brawl.
    Twilight Princess.
    LocoRoco, Advance Wars, Pokemon Pearl.

    Actually screw it. My fave game ever is Zelda: Links Awakening. No game has come close to that in terms of pacing, structure, music and story.
  8. macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2009
    Hmmm I don't know. If I had to pick

    Rise of Nations (Mac)
  9. macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2009
  10. macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2006
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. Well actually I guess Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, since it's everything and more. Great gameplay and amazing story. I know many people think MGS has a stupid story, but I can't get enough of it.
  11. MRU
    macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    I love it when the OP asks for peoples opinions and reasoning behind it without even following through and doing it themselves. It just smacks of laziness ;):rolleyes::)
  12. thread starter Guest


    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    You want my favorite video game, I'll give it to you. World of Warcraft. There, happy?
  13. macrumors regular

    Mar 4, 2009

    .....You forgot to say why......

  14. Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    I think I'd probably have to go with Ico. Mostly because it felt "new".
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2007
    Games that were some of my favorites throughout the years, in no particular order:

    Ultima V on the PC. It was the first Ultima game I played and just really like it. I liked these older rpgs because you couldn't just click your way to the end like some modern rpgs.

    Elder Scrolls III on PC. I liked how open ended it was. I actually played Oblivion much more than this one, but I still like this one better. Sadly, I just don't have the time and energy anymore to really get into a game that is so open ended.

    Zelda Ocarina of Time on N64. Seeing a zelda game in a 3d environment for the first time was cool. Just a great game. I still play it sometimes.

    Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 for PS2. It was the first Tony Hawk game, of many, that I played.

    Skate for XBox 360. I was getting tired of the tony hawk games and I liked the innovative controls for the game. I still play this one a lot. Ironically, I was never a skater. I think I was only on a real skateboard once or twice in my life.
  16. macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne

    I can modify the game so much that it is more fun to modify than play
  17. macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2007
    The new Prince of Persia games (Sands of Time through Two Thrones--I haven't played the newest one yet). The controls for fighting and platforming felt pretty much perfect for me. The story was fun, too.
  18. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 21, 2008
    too many for an all time to list, but recently inFamous on the PS3 is a game that caught my attention and really made me want to play through start to finish and replay it over and over.
  19. macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2009
  20. macrumors regular


    Mar 8, 2009
    The Moon, CA
    I gotta say Halo 3....By far my favorite game. I bought an Xbox 360 just for that. Even 2 years after the release, I'm still playing it like crazy!!! I love having friends over and play ALL night. The game play is the best and the combination of maps and game variants makes it one of my all time favorites.......Team Snipers FTW!

    If I had to pick others they would be:

    Xbox 360
    -GTA IV
    -GTA San Andreas
    -Rock Band 1&2
    -Guitar Hero 3
    -Gears of War 2
    -Left 4 Dead

    -Zelda Ocarina of Time (THE BEST)
    -Zelda Majora's Mask
    -Golden Eye
    -Smash Bros
    -Mario 64
    -Mario Cart
    -Diddy Kong Racing........the list goes on but ill stop LOL
  21. macrumors regular


    Dec 6, 2003
    NYC, Astoria-Queens
    Unreal Tournament (99). Still the best death match ever. Soooo many mods.

    Lemmings. Original PC. Still trying to find a modern equivalent that plays as well. PS3 version is OK but not the same.

    Mechwarrior 2. great early LAN game and best opening movie ever.

    Street Fighter 2 (NES).
  22. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2007
    +1 on these. Not sure why. For some reason the N64 made a big impact on me even though I sold it after about a year (for the same as I bought it for! Muppet was happy to pay!)

    Diddy Kong racing because I played it with my girlfriend at the time and kind of got her into games (Many years later we are happily married with twin daughters so we owe Diddy something!)

    She has also loved every ratchet & clank. Since the twins were born no games consoles in our house (literally dont have the time!) would love to see above mentioned games on the iphone though!
  23. macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
  24. macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Darkplace Hospital
    Oh my yes. It was great at the time but I think my fave Zelda has to be Links Awakening. First ending to bring a tear to my jaded eye.
  25. macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2009
    Well let's see...From 1997-2000 it was Ultima Online :)

    The Half-Life series is probably my favorite singleplayer experience.

    Team Fortress 2 is my favorite online game... I've been playing this since the original Quake Team Fortress mod.

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