Your top five favourite games

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  1. Sensamic, Mar 12, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2017

    Sensamic macrumors 68030

    Mar 26, 2010
    I'm playing 'Until Dawn' right now and just now I've come to realise it might become one of my top five favourite games I've played in my whole life. I just love this kind of horror story/movie which I can get immersed into.

    So then I started thinking of my top five favourite games I've played and I'm curious to hear other people's top five favourite.

    Mine (in no particular order):

    - Zelda Ocarina of Time N64. It was so huge in it's time. I remember my best friend and me playing it together and I got it for Christmas after thinking it was impossible to get.
    - Super Smash Bros N64. Was so so much fun.
    - Uncharted 1 PS3. First time I played this game I was so impressed and I loved the island and jungle settings. This game showed me what the new generation games were capable of and I was truly blown away by the jump in quality.
    - Donkey Kong for the original GB. My first true game. A gift from my grandparents. I have great memories playing it in the bus when I was a kid.
    - Until Dawn PS4. Mostly because I love being immersed in this type of horror story, in the woods, snowing, with mysteries, etc.

    There are other great games I truly love, like The Last of Us and Bioshock, but they don't have that something special those five have for some reason or other.

    What are yours? And try to explain why each game has become of those top five favourites!
  2. Relentless Power, Mar 12, 2017
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    Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Good thread!

    My Top Five:

    1.) The Last of Us (Remastered PS4)

    2.) Grand Theft Auto V

    3.) Red Dead Redemption

    4.) Uncharted 4-A Thiefs End

    5.) James Bond: 007-Goldeneye (N64)
  3. Cnasty macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2008
    Last of Us
    Uncharted 4
    Super Mario 3

    And maybe a surprise write in for the last spot is Breath of the Wild.

    I don't remember a game capturing my attention and time like this one in a very long time. It draws me in and I've spent hours wandering aimlessly as I can't get enough of all the little details of it.
  4. estabya macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2014
    It is incredibly difficult to pick only 5 of the countless amazing games I've played since I was a kid. Here's my first attempt, in no particular order:

    Super Smash Brothers Brawl (Wii)

    F.E.A.R. (PC)

    Halo 3 (XBOX 360)

    Mario Kart 64 (N64)

    Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
  5. Taustin Powers macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2005
    In no particular order:

    Super Mario World

    Uncharted 2

    Mass Effect 2

    The Last of Us

    Shadow of the Colossus


    Tony Hawk 3


    Sorry, couldn't limit myself to just five...
  6. twietee macrumors 603


    Jan 24, 2012
    Probably those..newer games don't tend to nearly fascinate me as much as those oldschool ones.

    Monkey Island
    Doom (I+II)
  7. hawkeye_a, Mar 13, 2017
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    hawkeye_a macrumors 6502a


    Jun 27, 2016
    1) Full Throttle (LucasArts) (PC/Mac)
    2) Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II (GCN)
    3) Super Mario Brothers (NES)
    4) Sonic the Hedgehog 1 (GEN)
    5) Shadow of the Colossus (PS3)
  8. Suture macrumors 6502a


    Feb 22, 2007
    This is a hard one. I'm going with these in no particular order:
    1. The Legend of Zelda
    2. Borderlands 2
    3. MechWarrior 2
    4. Mass Effect 2
    5. Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear

    Really hard to narrow it down to 5. I'm a huge fan of Metroid and Castlevania series, old SSI "gold box" RPGs, and the classic adventure games from Sierra and Lucasarts. But those games above I put so much time into that it's embarrassing.
  9. Taustin Powers macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2005
  10. RootBeerMan macrumors 6502


    Jan 3, 2016
    In no particular order:
    Prey (Mac OS version)
    Fallout 3
    Fallout 4
  11. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Easy! In no order;

    Zelda - Breath of the Wild: it's perfect to me.

    Mario World: it's the map that does it for me, it really inspired me as a kid, but best of all I didn't own it so I've got that "didn't own first time round" feeling that probably isn't real.

    Sonic 2: my favourite level and music design in the series.

    Turrican 2: the first love game. Showed me a giant, fluid world when other systems couldn't. Way ahead of its time. A metroid-like game on the Amiga.

    Team Fortress 2: the first online game I was sucked into. I made lifelong (so far) friends on a server there, I saw friends on it get engaged and married, I made business partners and collaborators there. Plus I was really into the simple gameplay.

    Other random faves: Desert Golf, Pokémon Heart Gold, Mario Bros 3, GTAV, Yoshis Island, FF7, FF4.
  12. iosuser macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2012
    Just noticed this thread after whining about BOTW lol.

    In no particular order. Super Metroid, Metroid Prime, Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, Zelda Link to the past.
  13. estabya macrumors 6502


    Jun 28, 2014
    Whining about Breath of the Wild? Go on, I'm quite curious. I have played it for about 8 hours and am not super impressed yet. I mean it's fun, but I'm not convinced that it's perfect score from countless publications fun.
  14. iosuser macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2012
    I'm just disappointed by the lack of traditional Zelda dungeons in BOTW. The two "dungeon" bosses I completed so far offered no challenge. The regular enemies are more challenging than the bosses. It is still an epic adventure.

    I wanted to add Super Mario 64 to my list.
  15. twietee macrumors 603


    Jan 24, 2012
    Good points about Super Mario World! Agreed on both accounts (never had a SNES so was absolutely fascinated by it). I'd also say Yoshi was a great addition.

    Great call about Turrican as well! I was thinking about my Amiga500 times (at friends houses, lol) and there were so many good games around, but Turrican definitely stood out among a few others.
  16. tyche macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    Ultima V (Apple ][ ) - Keeping track of maps, journals, quests was an epic rpg that I still remember fondly
    Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (gba) - Just an all around great game I play regularly.
    Mass Effect 2 (PC) - I got so immersed in this one great characters and universe to run around in
    Far Cry 4 (PS 4 )- Favourite Ubisoft open world style game. Although Watch Dogs 2 is close, I love the carnage in FC4.
    Uncharted 4 (PS 4) - The perfect ending to a phenomenal series. I loved all of them but 4's scenery, action and story were top notch.
  17. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    No special order:

    Halo (Series)
    Pikmin (Series)
    Metroid Prime (FPS Series)
    Star Citizen
  18. twietee macrumors 603


    Jan 24, 2012

    (20%off right now...) Really looking forward to this one since it was the last one to hit the Amiga (not 100% sure about The Dig) and I only played the very beginning of it. I do remember it was fairly easy compared to the predecessors but one of the last true point n click Lucas Arts gems.
  19. Smellmet macrumors regular


    Dec 15, 2012
    Goole, UK
    Dead Space 1/2
    Gran Turismo (any version)
    Call of Duty 4
  20. Rychy macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2007
    Final Fantasy VII
    Donkey Kong Country
    The Last of Us
    Resident Evil 4

    Some honorable mentions. Phoenix Wright series, GoldenEye, Bioshock Infinite.
  21. Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Dead Space 1 was good, Dead Space 2 was excellent, Dead Space 3 flopped unfortunately. But the first two were very good and similar to Doom, which I always enjoyed.
  22. Suture macrumors 6502a


    Feb 22, 2007
    I had a hard time leaving Super Mario World off this list. I can play that game forever I think.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 18, 2017 ---
    100% agree about Dead Space series. Dead Space 3 was Bro Space 3. I just wanted to get it over with. Such a let down after the first 2, which I absolutely loved playing in the dark with the surround sound cranked. Hilarious to watch my cat fly out of the room when a loud and startling sound erupts. I played the first one so much I actually unlocked all of the achievements on the Xbox 360 for it, which I've only done with like 4 games total I think.
  23. hawkeye_a macrumors 6502a


    Jun 27, 2016
    I'm a huge fan of LucasArt's point-n-click adventures. Day of the Tentacle is up there with my favorites as well, as is Sam&Max Hit the Road. But Full Throttle took the cake cause of the soundtrack and exceptional writing. I never actually played The Dig or any of the Money Island games, but i've been meaning to get into the latter... but life and stuff get in the way haha. I still have them on my Mac via ScummVM.

    I noticed DotT got a remaster as well recently. I might consider getting the remasters if they make it to the Switch.

  24. smirking, Mar 19, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017

    smirking macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    There's only one game that I truly miss playing. It's Unreal Tournament. I always played online with the sniper rifle only mod. That game had very fun playable team game modes and a truly amazing set of community contributed maps with some absolutely enormous maps that kept adding new dimensions to the game years after the game was discontinued in favor of newer editions.
  25. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    Super Mario 64 is up there for the nostalgia factor alone. Controls and graphics are weird by today's standards, but that game is fun to complete 100%.

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