Your :- Top 5 games from 2006 / All Formats

Discussion in 'Games' started by MRU, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. MRU macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005

    Theres no right or wrong here, but to YOU what was the best 5 games of 2006 on any format.

    A simple explanation in regards to your decision

    The game has to have been published in 2006 to qualify, if it doesnt move along an choose another.

    No 1 - will be your game of the year.

    For others. RESPECT PEOPLES DECISSIONS. NO REBUTALS - Dont like someones choice keep it to yourself and just list your 5 games. I dont want this turning into OMG THAT SUXZ, If you post such, your post will be reported and deleted.

  2. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    1) OKAMI - PS2 Capcom (game of the year)

    Simply stunning adventure title that features so much innovation and creativity and techincal marvel it's a surprise the PS2 is powering it.

    Having played through this marvel, it made Zelda TP a little lackluctre IMO.

    2 ) G.R.A.W - Xbox360 Ubisoft

    Take the first of the next gen consoles, apply a huge graphical boost, introduce great AI, Physics, Storyline, Graphics, Innovation, Sound and deep rich gameplay and cram it into not only a tight singleplayer, but 4 player co-op and rich online mulitplayer too.

    Fantastic tactical shooter.

    3) LOCO ROCO - PSP Sony

    The perfect example of a game suiting its format and that orginality can sell games. A beautifully crafted game alround and possibly the best soundtrack on the planet. I wonder if I can have a loco song at my funeral :)

    Just when you thought it was safe to leave the psp lingering on the shelf, loco saves the day.

    4) OBLIVION - Xbox360/PC

    Re-defining the RPG with a beautiful vast living breathing world. Giving players the option to be good or evil in a more successful way that fable or black & white ever managed to achieve.

    With a great single player story hat players can freely divert or completely abandon from, and still find 100's of hours of rich rewarding gameplay.

    Thousands of NPC's all voiced. Massive world all on a single DVD (who needs BluRay?)

    Simply a Great game.

    5) Brain Age - Nintendo DS

    It was a close call between this and Wii Sports, but brain age got there sooner. A fine example of how a 'game' can appeal to a wider audience if marketed and targeted correctly.

    A great game that has left hundread of thousands of people feeling inadequate about their mental prowess.
  3. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Chose 5? this will be hard. On initial thought I haven't played many good games this year.

    1. Castlevania DS
    Forget best of 06, this is tied for my fave game ever. All down to the beautiful music.

    2. Cave Story (PC)
    Again, the music made this. Melodic and memorable.

    That's the best I can do :eek: nothing really stands out this year for me at all. A few games were alright, a few started off excellent but dwindled.
  4. ddrueckhammer macrumors 65816


    Aug 8, 2004
    America's Wang
    1. Zelda Twighlight Princess- Even though it should have had voice acting and better graphics IMO, it is still the best Zelda ever and my game of the year.

    2. Gears of War - The cover system is awesome, the graphics are awesome, but I wish it had better offline multiplayer. Sometimes I don't want to have to have a lan party to play against my friends. Still it is a great game in the shooter category.

    3. Rainbox Six: Vegas- Its simply awesome to run and gun in casinos!

    4. Guitar Hero II - Ill admit i don't actually own this game because I don't have a PS2 but I have played it a bunch and it is super fun. Probably the most fun game I have played in a long time.

    5. Wii Sports - I wanted to put a handheld game on my list but i realized that most of my favorite DS games (Trauma Center, Advance Wars) came out last year. Wii Sports is simply the most fun free game of the year. Sure it has its problems, but as party games go, it will keep you entertained for a long time.

    Honorable mentions: Brain Age, Yoshi's Island DS, Okami, Prey, Viva Pinata, Oblivion
  5. Jovian9 macrumors 68000


    Feb 19, 2003
    Planet Zebes
    1. Wii Sports
    2. Gears of War
    3. New Super Mario Bros.
    4. Elder Scrolls Oblivion (360)
    5. Contra (Xbox Live Arcade version) :)
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I didn't play any games in 2006, so I don't have much to contribute, but I'm enjoying reading everyone's responses! :)
  7. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    1. Gears of War.
    2. Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter.
    3. Rainbow Six: Vegas.
    4. NHL 07.
    5. Rockstar Games Table Tennis.

    All for the 360, of course.
  8. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    In no order

    Madden 07 For the Wii(The others I think would not be for me)-I've never liked sports games, last Madden I got was Madden 02, and it was a gift, possible that was bought in a bundle with my NGC. But I'm loving the free motions on the Wii

    COD3 for the Wii(Again I'm sure COD3 is fun on other system, but I don't think it would make my list)-I've gotten stuck on a part, and since then start playing some other games but its SO much fun shooting Nazis with the Wii Remote.

    Wii Sports for the Wii-Wow for such a simple games it TONS of fun.

    Gears of War for xBox 360- I played it when my friend brought his X360 over and its one hello of a shooter. When I pick a 360 up its on my list of games to get.

    New Super Mario Brothers- What can I say, I like Mario Side Scrollers, I liked this game.

    Other Good games-Yoshi's Island, Red Steel, R:FoM, Club House Games DS
  9. e²Studios macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
    1. Zelda TP - Wii - Great story, hours of play, really a showcase for the Wii

    2. Madden 2007 - Wii - Sports game of the year imho, the Wii adds a new level of play to it.

    3. Resistance - PS3 - Interesting storyline, great graphics and sound, overall the best FPS out for any console. Hours of gameplay, it isn't a quick game to beat unlike other games where the developer ran out of space on the small DVD disc with the HD content *cough* GoW *cough*.

    4. New Super Mario Bros - DS - It's me Mario! Brings back that old time feeling :D

    5. GTA: Vice City Stories - PSP - I am a sucker for the 80's, loved the game play.
  10. stagecustom macrumors regular

    Sep 7, 2006
    Gears - 360
    NHL 07 - 360
    Madden 07 - 360
    Hitman blood money - 360
    Project Gotham Racing 3 - 360

    I've had gears for 2 days and already its my number 1.:D
    props to clay for NHL. i'm guessing your team is the Hurricanes?
  11. clayj macrumors 604


    Jan 14, 2005
    visiting from downstream
    You know it! Going to see them play on Tuesday night while I'm in Raleigh (vs. the Florida Panthers and that jerk Bertuzzi).
  12. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    I suppose I can offer, and sorry to alter the idea of the thread, a list of games I'm most looking forward to in 2007 because 2006 (and probably even 2005 IMO too) were drab years in gaming. DS digging itself into a rut, 360 being nothing more than a mix of a PC and original Xbox, Gamecube being virtually dead, PSP being sold 3 days after purchase.

    Wii Sports
    I've only played a bit of this but it single handedly (quite literally too) was more enjoyable than anything I've played on the 360, the DS or PC.

    Pokemon Diamond/Pearl
    First RPG I got into. Love the formula, though I think the environments could do with a huge overhaul, the square based system looks a little old now. Still, it's gameplay that counts and that's why I'm looking forward to another 30 hour RPG.

    Twilight Princess
    Fan of the series. Perfect mixture of art direction, music and gameplay. If I could only choose one game in this list it would be TP.

    Metroid Prime 3
    Final game in the Prime series, that alone gains my interest. The little story they've been building up of this radioactive substance that corrupts is so B-Movie-ish, but the games are so atmospheric, so immersive, so beautiful they get away with it. Story takes 2nd place to everything else, but with the promise of the phazon being detailed as to it's origins etc is just tantalising.

    Halo 3
    Is it out next year? I'm not bothered about all this crappy hype, I don't care about documentary's, or backstories. Halo 1 won me over because it didn't tie too much to the enemy's backstories. Halo 2 let me down more than any other video game has, not quite continuing with the pinnacle that was Halo 1. Maybe that was the problem? Maybe they should have left a sequel a good long time, Halo was about being revolutionary. The sequel is more the same, enter the problem. But we'll see. Halo 3 is the game that can really push me to buy a 360 as Halo 1 did with the first Xbox. I just hope it can contend with the likes of Half Life 2 and FEAR. This isn't blind excitement.
  13. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2006
    1)Viva Pinata
    2)Gears of War
    3)NBA 2K7
    4)Brain Training (Nintendo DS)
    5) PGR 3

    All for 360 except brain training
  14. Winstonp macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2005
    1. Zelda TP
    2. New Super Mario Bros.
    3. Resistance: Fall of Man
    4. Gears of War
    5. Half Life 2: Episode 1
  15. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    viva pinata was at number 6 on my list. I love that game so much. So refreshing on the 360. I had Chromehounds lingering in the background too. Was relativly shallow single player but the multiplayer was absolutely awesome, and I dont normally go in for mech games at all, but ended up with over 100hours online with that game.

    2006 was a great year for gaming. :)
  16. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2006
    All I can say is I'm addicted to Viva Pinata LOL I'm at level 41 now. I can play that game hours on end
  17. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    Mac/Pc format....I mean really why bother with consoles when we have all the power in todays computers.

    HalfLife2 Episode 1. cant think of 4 others
  18. Max Payne macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2006
    Brisbane, Australia
  19. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    There you go again :rolleyes: At this point I'd rather watch a TV evangelist.

    Why is it all about power :confused: ? out of curiosity like.
  20. e²Studios macrumors 68020


    Apr 12, 2005
    Jimmi, probably for the same reasons that people buy huge trucks and have no commercial purpose for it.
  21. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    That really wasn't the point of the thread:rolleyes:

    Power Power Power...I'll take my Wii please:D
  22. zflauaus macrumors 65816

    Nov 19, 2004
    Honestly, I can only think of one game, but then again, I only really bought one game.

    1) Mario Kart DS

    Yep, I'm that lame. :D

    EDIT: 500th Post! And it only took me a little over 2 years and a purchase of a Mac!
  23. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    Because he doesn't understand anything else. Why do you think he considers the US a fascist country? ;)

    Anyways, my top five games for this year are Rainbow Six: Vegas, Civilization IV, Gears of War, Call of Duty 3, and Splinter Cell: Double Agent.
  24. MacsomJRR macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2003
    San Diego
    top 5 games of 2006

    1) Mariokart DS (DS) - played this game for hours and hours and hours, the online play is great fun and a sweet addition to a realll fun game.
    2) NCAA 07 (PS2) - love this game, does an excellent job of faithfully recreating the college football game. Tons of teams!
    3) Fifa 07 (PS2) - another great sports game...
    4) WoW (PC) - didn't play it that much this year as I decided this game is a little too addictive and time consuming but still a fun game nonetheless.
    5) Clubhouse games (DS) - just tons of card games, board games and arcade style games. Really fun.
  25. Gurutech macrumors 6502

    Jan 22, 2006
    1) Company of Heroes
    2) Oblivion
    3) Star Wars Empire at War + Exp.

    can't think of other two

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