Your Top Five Games :) Post Them!

Discussion in 'Games' started by Nym, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. Nym macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2006
    Porto, Portugal
    Thought I'd create a thread for everyone to post their favorite 5 games of all time and respective platform :) I'll start:

    (not in a specific order)
    1 - Metal Gear Solid (all of them) - PS2
    2 - Half Life 2 - PC
    3 - Silent hill (all of them) - PS2
    4 - F.E.A.R - PC
    5 - Shenmue - DreamCast

    post away :)
  2. hotboiled macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2006
    1 - Half Life 2
    2 - Frozen-Bubble osx
    3 - Half Life 2
    4 - Half Life 2
    5 - ow yes and Half Life 2

    *2 to 3 weeks and i am playing on a 30" :D
  3. Kiscokid macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2005
    jeez - well I probably should include old skool games like Manic Miner, Attic Attack, Knight Lore, Sabrewulf and all those spectrum classics - but I guess in the last 10 years it would be....

    1. World Of Warcraft - PC
    2. Championship Manager series (now FM)
    3. Coloniszation PC
    4. Star Wars KOTOR - Xbox
    5. Half-Life

    As you can see I tend to go for games that if you're not careful - you could waste your life playing :)
  4. Ashapalan macrumors 6502a

    Apr 17, 2005
    1 - Zelda Ocarina of Time - N64
    2 - Final Fantasy X - PS2
    3 - Deus Ex - PS2
    4 - Zelda Majoras Mask -N64
    5 - Black and White - PC
  5. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    1- Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS)
    2- Yoshi's Island (GBA)
    3- Links Awakning (GB)
    4- Half Life 2 (PC)
    5- Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Mega Drive)

    I'm not even sure though. OoT is gamings pinnacle and I absolutely love F-Zero GX and Mario Kart DS. Haha. I suck at listing top games.
  6. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    1. ICO - PS2
    2. Shadow of the Colossus - PS2
    3. Final Fantasy VI - SNES
    4. Chrono Trigger - SNES
    5. Half-Life or Half-Life 2 and its follow up episodes... I consider them all in the same family, so place 5 for all of them.
  7. zelmo macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2004
    Mac since 7.5
    1. Wipeout - PS1 (plus all the PS2/PSP sequels, of course)
    2. Ico - PS2
    3. Guitar Hero - PS2
    4. Tetris - Gameboy
    5. Metal Gear Solid - PS1
  8. takao macrumors 68040


    Dec 25, 2003
    Dornbirn (Austria)
    not ordered:

    Civilization 2 : the second in the series not only set the benchmark for the series but also in terms of perhaps all turn based strategy games

    Half Life: set a new Benchmark in terms of story telling inside of ego shooters and also brought out a modding community with it just like civ2 did before

    Super Mario 3 (NES): the perfection of the simple side scrolling jump and run

    Steel Panthers (PC): looking for steep learning curve, endless replaybility, huge campaigns, nearly endless amount of historic accurate vehicles with all their flaws, real strategy ... then this is the only game for you

    the last one was hard but from the time played i guess it was

    International Superstar Soccer '98 (N64): at first shocked about the blurry graphics but then after discovering the, at the time unheard, deep football gameplay i was hooked .. believe it or not: the gameplay is more complex than FIFA 06.. which was released 8 years later

    and of course i have some runner ups:

    Perfect Dark: more than 60 weapons with 2 firing modes, co-op, slow mo, great art in terms of level, massive multiplayer with more modes than most games have now in 2006 and so much more .. and all fitted on a N64 cartridge

    <insert SSI game title here>: from Panzer General to Silent Hunter simply to much games i absolutely love
  9. wwooden macrumors 68000


    Jul 26, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    Not in any real order:

    1)Contra (NES)
    2)Halo 2 (XBox)
    3)Guitar Hero (PS2)
    4)FFVII (PS1)
    5)Golden Eye (N64)

    I just tried to think of the games I have spent the most time playing. Some, like Golden Eye, I could never really play again because of graphics and I am used to dual analog sticks instead of the one. But I spent soo much time playing that game with friends and having a great time that it deserved to be on the list.
  10. mrgreen4242 macrumors 601


    Feb 10, 2004
    In no particular order:

    1) Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga - GBA
    2) Mario Kart 64 - N64
    3) Medievia - MUD
    4) Warcraft III - PC/Mac
    5) Quake ... tough call between the original, 2, and 3 for me. Three was probably the "best" of the series, but I spent so much time playing Quake 2 multiplayer it's a favorite. One was just THE Quake though, with it's original NIN CD audio soundtrack; just a plain classic.
  11. slackersonly macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2006
    Diablo 2
    Original Mario Brothers
    Bards Tale

    Honorable Mention:
    Oregon Trail
    Scortched Earth
    Civilization 3
    Star Wars Tie Fighter
    Kings Quest 1
  12. simonberri macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2006
    im going for .......

    Sim city
    mario Kart
    Pro evo soccer (choose ur edition, i love em all)
    resident evil
    tiger woods
  13. Nym thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2006
    Porto, Portugal
    agree, pro evo is undoubtedly the best soccer game ever made :) I only left it out cause I was thinking more "complex" games in terms of screenplay and art direction :) glad to see all us nerdys getting together, muahahaha :D
  14. eva01 macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2005
    Gah! Plymouth
    SMW - SNES
    OoT - N64
    SMB3 - NES
    SSBM - GC
  15. shecky Guest


    May 24, 2003
    Obviously you're not a golfer.
    in no order

    -half-life 2 (pc)
    -half-life (pc)
    -quake 2 (mac)
    -defender (arcade)
    -(reserved for half-life 3)
  16. slackersonly macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2006
    simcity was a great game. maybe i should hav put it on my honorable mention list. i remember spendging hours moving my industrial areas around as i never had a good starting strategy.
  17. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a


    Sep 4, 2006
    Knights of the Old Republic
    Brothers in Arms Earned in Blood
    Rome:Total War (prob until I get medieval2 in a few weeks)
    Age of Empires 2
  18. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    I do not have a top 5 favourites. After 20+ years of gaming that would be asking the impossible. However....

    My Top 5 most influential games.

    1 - 3D Monster Maze - ZX81 The first home computer game I ever had

    2 - Super Mario Bros - NES - maybe not my favourite mario bros game but the one that started it all

    3 - Granny's Garden BBC Micro - when computing at school was fun ;)

    4 - Half-Life - PC The first FPS to be story driven and its inital impact still lingers (even if the later 'alien' levels where total *****)

    5 - Zelda : Link To The Past SNES I never played the first Zelda games even though I owned a NES, this was my first on my new snes at the time and with MarioWorld still remains one of the most influential RPG series to date.

    It's not that you suck, it's that top 5's are really impossible to compile as moods and tastes change on a daily basis. And when you start to think about it there are games that you forgot about, but when thinking about lists like this they spring to mind and you realise how much you loved them.
  19. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020


    Jan 6, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    1. The Longest Journey
    2. Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
    3. Dreamfall
    4. Beyond Good and Evil
    5. Day of the Tentacle
  20. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2006
    London Town
    In no particular order:

    1) Football Manager/Championship Manager (PC) - The undisputed best management sim.

    2) Civilization series (PC) - II's probably my favourite so far, but I haven't really had the chance to play IV yet.

    3) Mario Kart (SNES) - I pretended to be friends with someone just so I could play this on their SNES

    4) Super Mario World - The first game I played where it really did feel like a 'world'.

    5) Shenmue (Dreamcast) - Shenmue on the Wii would be awesome...

    EDIT: Should give an honourable mention to Sim City 2000.
  21. lmalave macrumors 68000


    Nov 8, 2002
    Chinatown NYC
    1) Ultima Underworld (PC)
    1993 vintage First-Person roleplaying game. IMHO the ease of use of the user interface has yet to be improved - I don't know why other first-person RPGs didn't copy it.
    2) Ultima Underworld II (PC)
    The sequel to the first one was almost as good.
    3) X-Com (PC)
    Turn-based combat game based where you're a special forces team battling an alien invasion. Brillant concept - back me up those that remember this awesome game!!!
    4) Civilizaton (PC)
    Best strategy game of all time. Sequels haven't really added fundamentally to the original, except for maybe Civ IV (with its whole Religion, and Great People thing for example), but I haven't gotten into it enough yet to judge.
    5) World of Warcraft (Mac)
    What is there to say that hasn't already been said. Best MMORPG implementation by far that I've played.

    Coming on Strong though: ***Second Life*** (Mac). It's hard to categorize this as a "game" since although it is an MMORPG there is no real purpose to it. I guess the closest parallel would be Sims Online, albeit with almost infinitely greater degrees of freedom. The key thing about Second Life is that it to create almost any object you want through its 3D modeling tools and scripting language. I'm just getting into Second Life now, but I predict in a few months this I may rank this "game" #1 of all time (if they can speed up the Mac interface and make it less laggy, that is).
  22. NewbieNerd macrumors 6502a


    Sep 22, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    I'll have to get back to you guys on this one... being an FF boy, I'd list mostly those (particularly VII, IX, VI, and IV), but after all the Zelda threads around here, I'm about to start playing those. I've started the original for the NES and it's great, followed by LttP, OoT, MM, and Wind Waker. That could become my top 5 right there, heh. Oh yeah, and TP. Like I think MRU said, depends on the mood.
  23. adrianblaine macrumors 65816


    Oct 12, 2006
    Pasadena, CA
    #1 - Flight Simulator (since 1988, some versions I liked more than others)
    #2 - Riven (Myst II)
    #3 - Splinter Cell, Chaos Theory (PC)
    #4 - Colin McRae Rally 2005 (Xbox)
    #5 - Call of Duty (PC)

    I know Flight simulator isn't really a "game", but I've spent hundreds of hours flying around. Don't know what it is about it. Maybe I should have been a pilot...
  24. Markleshark macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2006
    Carlisle, Up Norf!
    1) Call of Duty 2 (360)
    2) Transport Tycoon (PC)
    3) Football Manager (Mac)
    4) Fifa 07 (360)
    5) ... Dunno

    Woo, CoD3 this week. :D
  25. R.Youden macrumors 68020


    Apr 1, 2005
    In no order:

    Championship Manager / Football Manager - great game and very addictive

    Sims 1 - I still havn't got into the Sims 2 yet but I am trying (so is the bank manager every time an expansion comes out!)

    Age Of Empires 2 - Another addictive game with a sequel that I havn't got into yet.

    Tiger Woods - I can still see some of me in the great man!

    Open Transport Tycoon - What a great retro game and so much fun to play.

    And if I could just squeeze another one in...

    Command and Conquer Series - Classic (need I say anymore?)

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