Genre Defining Games!

Rasczak

Distinguished Member
FPS gota be the 1st half life surely!!
You see you are making the mistake of reading the title of the thread and replying accordingly :nono: Apparently "genre defining games" doesn't mean 'games that have defined their genres' but merely 'which games currently best define their genres'. ;)
 

Tequila Sunset

Well-known Member
You see you are making the mistake of reading the title of the thread and replying accordingly :nono: Apparently "genre defining games" doesn't mean 'games that have defined their genres' but merely 'which games currently best define their genres'. ;)

Errrrrr my brain hurts......:rolleyes:...
 

Rasczak

Distinguished Member
Rasczak just upset that there aren't enough PC games being mentioned. np
:rotfl: Really? I thought I was just quoting the OP definition of where the thread should go. I mean perhaps you would like to clarify Ratinho - is the thread a list of genre defining games or games which currently best define their genres?
 

Mark Botwright

Distinguished Member
3D Platform
- Mario 64 (N64)

2D Platform
- Mario All Stars (SNES)

Sim Racing
- Sega GT2002 (Dreamcast)

Arcade Racing
- Sega Rally (original arcade/Saturn)

RPG
KOTOR (Xbox)

Football
- PES4 (PS2)

Boxing
- Fight Night Round 3 (Multi)

Basketball
- NBA Jam (SNES)

First Person Shooter Online
- Call of Duty 4 (Multi)

First Person Shooter Offline
- Deus Ex 2:Invisible War (Xbox)

Offline Third Person Shooter
- Resident Evil 4 (multi)

Online Third Person Shooter
- Gears of War (360/PC)

Light Gun Game
- Virtua Cop (Arcade/Saturn)

Real Time Strategy
- Command & Conquer (multi)

Turn Based Strategy
- Advance Wars (GBA)

Casual Game
- Guitar Hero (PS2)

Party Game
- Wii Sports (i consider this a party game)

Beat 'em Up (1 v 1)
- Street Fighter 2 Turbo (SNES)

Beat 'em Up (scrolling)
- Streets of Rage 2 (Megadrive) (good call for Battletoads though.)

Shoot 'em Up (3D)
- Starfox/Starwing (SNES)

Arcade/Adventure
- Tomb Raider (multi)

Survival Horror
- Resident Evil 4 (multi)

Puzzle
- Tetris (multi)

Sandbox
- GTA Vice City (Multi)

Some genres i didn't/don't play enough of to comment.
 

Tequila Sunset

Well-known Member
3D Platform

GTA: Vice City

2D Platform

Sonic The Hedgehog

Racing

Gran Turismo

RPG

Morrowwind

MMORPG

World Of Warcraft

Football

ISS Superstar Soccer (1st Pro Evo)

Boxing

Ready 2 Rumble

First Person Shooter Online

Counter Strike

First Person Shooter Offline

Half-Life

Offline Third Person Shooter

Gears Of War

Online Third Person Shooter

Gears of War

Light Gun Game

Time Crisis

Casual Game

The Sims

Beat 'em Up

Street Fighter 2 Turbo

Beat 'em Up (scrolling)

Double Dragon

Arcade/Adventure

Tomb Raider

Survival Horror

Resident Evil

Flight Arcade

Afterburner

Space Combat/Exploration/Trading

Starcraft

Puzzle

Tetris
 

Jay

Banned
Mario galaxy for me. It has really brought back the platforming genre into a gaming market full of shooters and sports. It has also raised expectations and set a benchmark that will be hard for any future games in the genre to follow.
 

Widge

Well-known Member
3D Platform

not played one that I deemed worthy yet! :eek:
Super Mario Sunshine was a PAIN.

2D Platform

- Super Mario Brothers

Sim Racing

- Gran Turismo. Actually made sim racing fun.

Arcade Racing

- Burnout. It is arcade racing personified.

RPG

- Morrowind. This is where Oblivion got it from. Never played anything like it!
- Zelda:A Link To The Past. As far as I'm concerned, perfect gameplay structure. A joy to play all the way through. Loved the Light/Dark world mechanic.
- Secret Of Mana - multiplayer, like Zelda with more depth! Less puzzles though.
- FF7 - the benchmark for all Jap RPGs

MMORPG

not played

Football

- FIFA 2008 (Multi)

amazing. Never played online football, but have now. Be a Pro is a revelation

Hockey

meh

Boxing

meh

Basketball

meh

First Person Shooter Online

Halo 2: This brought online to consoles imo.

First Person Shooter Offline

- Doom/Doom2 (Multi) - 2

gotta be really

Offline Third Person Shooter

- Jet Force Gemini (N64)

Amazing this, if you play Warhawk, you can feel elements of JFG in there.

- Resident Evil Nemisis (PS1)
??? a shooter? I wouldn't really call it a 3rd person in a Resi 4 sense either!

Online Third Person Shooter

meh

Light Gun Game

- Operation Wolf (Arcade) - 2
hell yeah

Real Time Strategy

- Command & Conquer

The original and the best, this is still the template that all others work from

Turn Based Strategy

- Final Fantasy Tactics (PS1) - 3

Casual Game

meh

Party Game

meh

Beat 'em Up (1 v 1)

- Street Fighter 2 Turbo (SNES) - 2

legend

- Tekken 2

took it into the 3d field, then refined it, and replaced button mashes and fireball fights with strategy.

Beat 'em Up (3 or more)

Super Smash Brothers Melee

Beat 'em Up (scrolling)

- Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles (Arcade)

4 players, I used to mash money into this game!

Shoot 'em Up (Horizontal)

- R-Type (Multi) - 3

again a legend

Shoot 'em Up (Vertical)

- Xenon 2 (Amiga)
+1 for this, amazing

SWIV (Amiga)

great twist from the genre

Shoot 'em Up (3D)

- Starfox/Starwing (SNES) - 3

loved this!

Arcade/Adventure

- God of War (PS2) - 2

you know its genre defining when everyone copies your gameplay style

Legacy Of Kain: Soul Reaver

I thought Tomb Raider was terrible. This took the splendour graphics of Tomb Raider and added a story to the vacuous empty space where there hsould have been one on tomb raider

Survival Horror

- Resident Evil 1 (PS1)


Flight Simulation

meh

Arcade Flight Game

- Afterburner 2 (Arcade)

Space Combat/Exploration/Trading

- Elite (Multi) x 3

Puzzle

- Tetris (multi) x 4

Puzzle 3D

Ico - unique puzzler this isn't it really? the castle is the puzzle.

Sandbox

- GTA III (Multi)
Morrowind
 

Broxi1979

Active Member
What about Xtreme / Winter Games?

I would go with:
1080 Snowboarding (N64)
Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2 (DC)

Edit: With all the suggestions this thread will raise. We could probably define the Top 10 games in each genre.
 

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