Best console game ever?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by dmr727, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    My buddies and I were drinking last night and the topic of our favorite console games came up.

    Now I'm from the old school, being raised on the original 8-bit Nintendo. Zelda and Metroid are probably first and second on my list, although Castlevania Symphony of the Night for the Playstation is right up there too.

    I'm curious to see what you guys and gals think....
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It's hard to not give the shout-out to the NES here... I would tend to go with Zelda or perhaps SMB3 also. Post NES, there are games I consider amazing in various ways, like Panzer Dragoon Saga, but the problem is that as games advanced, it becomes really hard to compare PDS to a platform game or a sports game in any meaningful way. Post NES, I'd probably shortlist PDS and Zelda: Ocarina of Time. But I'd probably still go with the original Legend of Zelda and SMB3 as 1-2.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    in order
    super mario world
    mario 64
    goldeneye
    mario galaxy
     
  4. dmr727 thread starter macrumors G3

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    Ooooh...SMB3 and Super Mario World. Good calls.

    I admit that I'm biased towards the older games. But I've also really enjoyed Metroid Prime on the GameCube.
     
  5. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I'll take on from each generation
    NES
    Super Maro Bros 1
    SNES
    Super Mario World
    N64
    Golden Eye
    Xbox
    Halo(I know I'll take heat for that, but god, I enjoyed that game)
    Wii
    Mario Galaxy
    (To be fair, this generation isn't over, so we'll see)

    I'll admit my SNES/NES era knowledge isn't quite up to par(didn't game then), but I like those games, and have played a decent amount of those generation's games.
     
  6. michaelltd macrumors regular

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    In my opinion (in no particular order):

    Super Mario World
    Super Metroid
    Super Mario 64
    Metal Gear Solid 2
    Perfect Dark
    Metroid Prime
    Call of Duty 4
    Tales of Symphonia

    ..to name a few.
     
  7. e²Studios macrumors 68020

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    Castlevainia SOTC
    SMB 3
    SMB
    Legend of Zelda
    MGS 4 (If you have finished it you would know)
    FF7
    Sonic (Sega days, gotta love the blue mammal)
    Mario Kart 64
    Super Smash Brothers Melee (yes I didn't mean brawl)
    Ape Escape (If only you really knew the series)

    -YK
     
  8. michaelltd macrumors regular

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    I am extremely tempted to put MGS4 on my list, but I'm so hyped about it still. I typically wait for my hype to die down a bit before deciding to put a new game on my list. But extremely most likely, it will. Amazing game.
     
  9. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Tough one...

    I have a hard time picking a single favorite, but Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Metroid Prime, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario World, Yoshi's Island, Donkey Kong Country 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles (when you attach the cartridges), and Super Smash Bros Brawl (and Melee) all rank up there.

    If PC games count, then Portal. :)
     
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    Mario Galaxy
    Smash Bros Melee (Brawl out in 12 days :D)
    FFVII (can't believe it took me 10 years to finally play this game. It's incredible)
    Mario Kart Wii
    MGS1
    Sonic 2 (Mega Drive)
    Mario Bros 3

    Good thing it's consoles and not handhelds... I'd be here all day :p
     
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    Galaxy has too much extra crap that annoys me (like making you play through again, but still explaining game mechanics and stuff)...for me the great games are ones I can just jump into and play.

    So Super Mario 1 or 3.

    Though my honest most play time games on the NES are Castelvania 2 Simon's Quest and Contra (contra later replaced by the exact same game as a shooter: Lifeforce)

    I would say Super Mario 1 though. I was friends with a complete loser for months because he was the first guy on the block with a NES. That game changed so much for me. And then the hype going into Mario 3 from Wizard...good memories there too.
     
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    super...smash...brothers!!!!!!



    GTA (all)

    and of course...Sim City!
     
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    As much as I love the Legend of Zelda franchise, the greatest game that was ever made was Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. I can't quite explain it, but that game was purely amazing. Square took a game franchise that no one thought could break from the side-scrolling legacy it held, and blew everyone away. The graphics were amazing for the time, the game-play was so great, and the storyline was goddamn great. I love this game so much, and so do many other people, though most probably wouldn't agree it's the greatest. To me, it symbolises something very important in my childhood, and I still play it to this day :) On my SNES, in fact.
     
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    Super Mario World or Goldeneye. Those two I spent ages playing and loved every minute.
     
  16. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Good call.

    Super Mario Kart on SNES also deserves a mention, and I'm sure when I get MSG4 that will be right up there.
     
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    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Super Mario 64
    Goldeneye 007
    Halo 2
    Pokémon Red/Blue
    MGS 2
    GTA 3
     
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    Silent Hill 3
    Silent Hill 2
    Super Mario Bros.3
    Super Metroid
    Street Fighter II Turbo
    Sonic Adventures
    MGS1


    I have to mention MGS4 & Otogi


    Bless
     
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    Hmmm I'll go by systems I have owned

    NES
    Startropics, just cuz

    SNES
    Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island... best platformer ever.

    Genesis
    Phantasy Star IV orrrrr Shinig Force since I loves 'em both

    N64
    Mario 64, still the best 3D mario bar none

    Saturn
    Panzer Dragoon

    Playstation
    FFT... so many hours lost... with FF7 at a close second with FF9 at a close 3rd with FF8 at a close 4th... kind of sentimental to those FF's... fond memories

    Dreamcast
    Soul Caliber

    Cube
    Wind Waker... best art style ever, please bring it back Nintendo

    Xbox
    Halo or Halo 2, loved the story mode in Halo but multiplayer is Halo 2 was a blast

    PS2
    MGS 2 since it was the game that got me to save up all my allowance to buy a PS2, but GTA III is up there as well, then the staples SotC, Persona 3, FFX, blah blah PS2 has an insane amount of amazing games.

    PS3
    MGS 4 (thus far)

    360
    Gears of War, co-op makes up for other lackluster elements

    Wii
    Galaxy, despite being tedious after you beat it and having the easiest bosses ever



    And although it's not console, it needs a shout out

    Fallout and Heroes of Might and Magic II on PC, so good.
     
  21. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    Just add MGS2 and 3 and that's my list!

    Anyway, I just finished MGS4 and damn - that is one of the best games I have ever played. This alone was worth the PS3. I just wish I bought the limited edition. Now I'm missing out on the soundtrack and art book.
     
  22. KurtangleTN macrumors 6502a

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    1. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - It's a true classic. It will turn 10 years old on October 31st, and by most standards it's still a great game.

    2. Super Metroid: How many words do you need for a great story? IMO Super Metroid proved you don't need many. The amount of areas, the powerups, the secrets, the boss battles, everything was amazing.

    3. Super Mario Bros 3 - Great, colorful graphics for the NES, a lot of levels, a lot of powerups.

    4. Resident Evil (GC Remake)- This game combined a lot of the elements of previous RE titles, with the original. It was the first RE game I played and man was it good. Controls were a bit tankish but still, the graphics for the time were mind blowing and the game was better than ever.

    I honestly can't think of #5. It's between Link to the Past, Metroid Prime, GTA 3, and others..
     
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    Forgot to add GTA: Vice City. I'd probably say San Andreas instead but I kinda got bored of that and just downloaded a 100% save and now just have random funs. For story, VC. For funs, SA.
     
  24. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Too many console classics really for me to pick just one on any system.
     
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