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Your Top 5 games of all time

Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by Jase, Jul 30, 2001.

  1. Jase

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    What are your fave games of all time either Arcade or Console?

    In no particular order:

    Missile Command
    Scramble
    Defender
    Starwars (wireframe jobbie)
    Battlezone

    All equated to hours of fun and mispent youth in the local arcades.

    Bloody magic all of ´em :D

    cheers
     
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    You HAVE to include PC games, here !
    Being that video games inspired my interest in computers back in 1977 and that they have really got me where I am now, I wanted to answer this.
    Again in no particular order:

    Sinistar (arcade swaller of my pennies of youth - because I was better than most in my local arcade at it. 'Beware, coward - I live!')
    XWing (incorporating the sequels and most combat Lucasarts Star Wars games - because it turns me into Luke for brief periods of time, reliving the experience of watching Star Wars at the cinema aged 11)
    Quake (incorporating all versions and Doom and Wolfenstein - because of the multiplayer and the blood and the mods which allowed you to hack peoples' arms and legs off with the chainsaw)
    Red Alert (because it's so good - multiplayer experience killed by tank rushing)
    Tombraider (because it was groundbreaking and the only game to keep my girlfriend up till 4am on a work day and because the (subwoofer assisted) T-rex scared her out of the seat and across the room!)

    Not quite making it into the top 5 are :
    Knight Lore (kept me up till 4am with my Spectrum)
    Defender (the coolest game for aliens and sound FX)
    Space Invaders (the original which always reminds me of playing it on the first 10 minutes of a cross channel ferry to Cherbourge in 1978 (ish). The next few hours of the crossing were spent puking up)
    Asteroids (the brilliant vector game which also swallowed my pennies of youth)

    [ 30-07-2001: Message edited by: Spectre ]
     
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    Here's going back a few years.....

    1. Mr Do! - Arcade game.......just love the music and it's on Mame32.....i still play it!

    2. Tomb Raider - Possibly contributed to the break up of my marriage....could that be why i love it so much?????

    3. Uridium - Remember this on the C64?

    4. Jet Pac - I had it on the Vic 20 but the Spectrum version kicked it's ass.....just good fun!

    5. Don't know the title but it ws on the C64 and you were a tennis ball, overhead view and you had to bounce your way through a course.......please help with the name cos now it's driving me mad!!!!!

    Other fav's.....Gribblys Day Out, New Zealand Story, Pole position, Way of the exploding fist.......could go on all day!!
     
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    Ultima 7 (PC) - best RPG
    Starglider (AtariST) best Shooter/flight
    Summer Games II (C64) best sports game
    The hobbit (C64) best adventure game
    Super Mario 64 (N64) best arcade game

    Jeff
     
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    Ah, this old chestnut:

    I have been playing games since the age of about 10. (Now 30+). Games and machines come and go, and if you based my fav games on the amount of time I actually spent playing them then most of mine would be from my youth, cos I am too busy these days (you know, work, family and all that <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> .

    On a more non-rose-tinted basis I would now say:

    #1 COUNTERSTRIKE - play it everyday.<br />#2 QUAKE 2 - my intro to online gaming.<br />#3 PINBALL ACTION - a lost classic, see MAME for emulation.<br />#4 PARADROID - C64 <br />#5 SUPER MARIO KART - SNES<br />There are others that I love (eg. Summer Games 2 (C64), Mission Impossible (C64), Dungeon Master (ST), Tetris (GB)) but it could go on and on.....)

    <br /> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

    [ 20-08-2001: Message edited by: Ono ]</p>
     
  6. Ono

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    Oh, and I would just like to say that:

    MAME IS THE GREATEST PC PROGRAM IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!


    If you haven't already, please donate to www.mame.dk .


    :D

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    Why has no-one mentioned ELITE,Impossiable Mission, Revenge of the mutant Camel ?
     
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    Championship Manager ( always the latest version )
    Deus EX ( the last PC game that was any good )
    Monkey Island games
    Way of the Exploding Fist ( but also IK+ )
    Impossible Mission
    Spy Hunter
    Police 911 ( arcade game that made my body ache for days )
     
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    Have to split my answer into two sections:

    Arcade Games:
    1. Defender
    2. Moon Cresta
    3. Lunar Rescue
    4. Scramble
    5. Phoenix

    Home Computer Games:
    1. Manic Miner (Spectrum)
    2. Sensible Soccer (Amiga)
    3. Daley Thompson's Decathlon (Spectrum)
    4. The Hobbit (Spectrum)
    5. Attic Attack (Spectrum)

    Matt.
     
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    For me online games were a huge leap forward, so much more fun out shooting or thinking a real opponent, these were the ones that sucked up all my spare time.

    Doom &#8211; I remember when this came out it was the first bit of shareware I ever bought. I got it from a mag cover and played for hours then had to order the full game and couldn't wait to explore further. Was also my first intro to &#8220;online&#8221; gaming, in this case a friend I had on CompuServe and I direct dialled each other turn about for weeks.

    Duke Nukem 3D &#8211; I got onto the beta program for wireplay which was a custom dial up game server setup as the Internet was still little in nappies. This game allowed 3 or even 4 people to play online at the same time, was amazing at the time (when it worked :)

    Total Annihilation &#8211; This game was what the sequel to red alert should have been, hi res graphics instead of crappy 800-600. It was also a superb online game having endless options for trying to defeat the other guy.

    Quake 2 &#8211; I was still on wireplay when this first came out, Internet was only just starting to be viable for online gaming for most people. CTF games were amazing having 6v6 but as it moved over to the internet low ping was the winner and I couldn't get ISDN :(. Q1 & Q3 have still never done it for me.

    Tribes &#8211; One of the first online only games and team play only the tactics and cooperation required were great, and the jet pack control system

    Everquest &#8211; Must be the most addictive game ever invented, huge online worlds with a few thousand people online at any time, everyone trying to improve their level from 1 to 50. Level 50 characters sold on ebay for $1000 + and there were lots of stories of people loosing jobs, families etc.

    Ok, so there's 6 and it's hard to put them in order :rolleyes:

    As for games before this I would say
    Elite C64
    Space Quest (was amazing on a 286 with £300 soundblaster :)
    Falcon 3
    Ultima 7
     
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    Here are my favourite games of all time.

    1. STREET FIGHTER II (Arcade coin-op): without a shadow of a doubt, the greatest beat em up of all time. THE greatest game of all time.

    2. R-TYPE (Amstrad CPC 464): the greatest shoot 'em up of all time.

    3. RAINBOW ISLANDS (Amiga 500): the greatest platform game of all time.

    There is no other game I would put down as an all time great but are many that come close.
     
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    1 THIEF GOLD: (Yes that's where I took my nom de plume) First person sneak-em-up. I didn't play this game I lived it. Please please try this game highly under rated game. PS if you turn the lights out to play this game late at night, you just might die of fright. In fact one of the quest (The Haunted Cathedral) was described in PC Gamer as the most scariest of all time.
    2 ELITE: On the BBC model B, even bought a disk drive just to play it, and still have the badge from the makers to say I completed the quest(I have played on an Amiga and PC but the BBC wire-frame one, was the best).
    3 CIV2: Extremely addictive as you just have to keep having that next civ advancement before you turn off.
    4 DIABLO2+EXPANSION SET: Have played it nearly every day since it came out,(hate the patches that alter the stats of your character's)
    5 DAGGERFALL: I become the master in the majority of guilds and owned my own house and ship. Also became a werewolf. Loved casting levitation, and riding my horse across the city. Hated the bugs.

    As to arcade games
    PHOENIX : My favourite Space Invader type game.
    RASTAN SAGA
    Mr DO
    STAR WARS
    BERERK? The one with robots in a maze.

    Does any one know how to get the above on the PC, and does any one know anything about the tune used on SUPER-TRAIN

    :cool: Ruby quartz shades.
     
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    Counterstrike is the number 1 un-disputed king of games.............ever!
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    1 doom <br />2 Ultima underworld<br />3 flashback<br />4 dreamweb <br />5 Gunstar heroes<br />this aint me all time fave list, these are some of the gams that kept me going to the end without stopping wish it woz a top 100 rather than just 5 <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
     
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    hi y'all

    My top five

    1) MS Flight Simulator<br />2) MS Flight Simulator<br />3) MS Flight Simulator<br />4) MS Flight Simulator<br />5) MS Flight Simulator <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

    It's the only game I play !!

    Del <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
     
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    Arcade Tetris is my top one, my brain is too fried to remember any others

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    Champtionship Manager<br />Street Fighter 2 Turbo (SNES)<br />GT2 (Playstation)<br />Super Mario Kart (SNES)<br />Resident Evil 2 (Playstation)
     
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    Only five ?, very difficult indeed but here goes:

    Phoenix (Arcade)<br />Turok (N64)<br />Resident Evil (PS1)<br />House Of The Dead 2 (Dreamcast)<br />Mario 64 (N64)..but no, he didn't have a gun so..<br />Timesplitters (PS2)<br /> <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
     
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    Maybe I'm showing my age here, fied by the lack of real old school classics showing up on the lists here. Oh well...

    Personally speaking my top five, in no particular order would be:

    Elite - forget X-Wing etc. this is space combat at its finest with a completely open game style and plenty of scope for individual game styles.

    Mario Kart (SNES version) - simply put, the greatest multi-player game ever made (at least in terms of post pub marathons)

    Defender - still insanely playable today and father to every sideways scrolling shoot-up in the world

    The Legend of Zelda (N64) -if there was only one game which managed to demonstrate exactly what could be done with advanced technology to further gameplay rather than just graphics (hello, Tomb Raider... dodgy cameras don't make for good gaming experiences)

    Schooldaze - A seminal classic which deserves a make-over for today's PC users

    <br />Just missing out on my list are,

    Dune 2 - Westwood may have improved on it graphically, but they've never really bettered it apart from on the multi-player aspect.

    Deus Ex - I'm so sick and tired of the unispired and repetitious nature of PC games, but this single title has kept me hooked ever since its release.

    Populous - The single best God-sim/management game ever. Period.

    R-Type - It would have made the list except Defender came first.

    Super Mario Bros./Bubble Bobble/Rainbow Islands - A joint position for a triumvirate of platforming genius, pure and simple.
     
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    I am the great one on Pacman Jr. I play under the name Dot Monger. I don't just play the game, I operate it! I own a full-sized, up-right arcade one too. My next best games are any of the other versions of Pacman ever made. In hockey Wayne Gretzky is the great one, in Pacman, I'm it! This is full-contact Pacman, you better be ready to rumble if you step in here with me! I talk the talk and I eat the dots. Best wishes!
     
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    used to love skipping out of class at school to get in to the PC room where the BBC micro's lived and play.....

    CHUCKY EGG!

    Then when I left school and was supposed to be at lectures I would go to the arcade and play

    NEMESIS!

    I do have a soft spot for Defender though...

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    1.Elite - speccy BBC later the Atari ST<br />2.Elite2/3 - PC 386 dx16<br />3.Target Renegade - speccy best beat 'em up in the world, that.<br />4.Xwing - PC 386<br />5.R-Type - speccy
     
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    Steve Green, was it a game called Marble Madness?

    Ono, Mr Lector, Counter-strike is the greatest, played this everyday for over a year, that is untill WirePlay went bust!
     
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    I think Marble Madness was the one where you controlled a marble down a course (made up of a structure like bricks) that you had to avoid holes, falling off the side, spikes, and other obstacles.<br />There was one called Wizball where you controlled a green ball round an alien landscape, was this it Steve Green.

    <img src="cool.gif" border="0"> Ruby quartz shades.
     
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    (1) Metal Gear Solid (PS1)<br />(2) Gran Turismo 3 (PS2)<br />(3) Final Fight (Arcade)<br />(4) Street Fighter 2: Turbo (SNES)<br />(5) Quake 3 (PC)
     
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    This thread got me thinking long and hard following my first post, and here's a list of games (in no particular order) which I will always treasure;

    Chucky Egg/Marble Madness/Knight Lore/Attic Attack/3D Ant Attack/Hunchback/Sabre Wulf/Mr Do/Wonderboy/Super Wonderboy in Monsterland (Sega Master System)/Pole Position/Space Invaders/Nemesis/Galaga/Repton/Target Renegade (Spectrum)/Super Street Fighter II/Revs/Grand Prix 2 & 3/all 2D Castlevania titles/all Mario titles/all Sonic titles/Zaxxon/Tanks/Theme Hospital/Striker's Run/Codename: Droid/Jack the Nipper/all Monty Mole games/Repton/Werewolves of London (yes it was bugged to Hell and seriously dull in places, but there was something undeniably fun about turning into a cute little werewolf and munching down on unsuspecting members of the public)/Paradroid/Uridium/Sensible World of Soccer/Kick-Off 2 (more like pinball that football, but still lots of 2 player fun)/Speedball 2 (the best multi-player sports title ever)/Outrun (arcade)/Ghosts and Goblins/Super Metroid/Super Tennis/Virtua Tennis/Crazy Taxi/Maniac Mansion/Day of the Tentacle: Maniac Mansion 2/Zak McKraken and the Alien Mindbenders/Quake II/Sam and Max Hit the Road/Hunter (marvellous third person Amiga title in which you had to go around islands in jeeps,helicopters,boats and on foot wiping out the enemy)/Midwinter/Batman the Movie (Amiga)/Final Fight/Hard Drivin' (arcade)/Ikari Warriors/Commando/Green Berret/Matchday/Head Over Heels/Wizball 1 and 2/ALIENS (first person Spectrum title)/The Hobbit/Spy Hunter/Manic Miner/Sabatoeur/Impossible Mission/Asteroids/Arkanoid/It Came From the Desert/Defender of the Crown

    And there's probably many, many more.
     
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    Steve Green, did you work out what that tennis ball game was ? I remember it. top down. I remember the graphics really impressed but it wound me up to tell you the truth. You had to jump from tile to tile remembering the route you had to go.

    It's very tuff to only name 5. ...

    1. C64. Drop Zone. Defender but better.<br />2. C64 Elite.<br />3. PSX. Tekken 2.<br />4. PSX. Gran Tourismo.<br />5. PC&DC Unreal Tournament.

    Others that haven't been mentioned...

    Atari Aventure (the one where you control a square box), Still remember the amazed feeling I got at seeing a different coloured castle and killing a dragon for the first time. What a wonderful xmas that was.

    C64.

    International Soccer. Cart. Very simple controls. loads of fun.<br />Kick start. It was a £1.99 game but just sooo good.

    Relm of Impossibility. Two player help each other out kind of game.

    Anything by Jeff Minter or Crowther.

    PSX

    Micro machines.

    PC

    PGA Golf.

    [ 21-08-2001: Message edited by: JUS ]</p>
     
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    No, i still cant remember it and it's STILL driving me mad. Even after doing web searches on old games i couldn't find it.........

    C'mon guys, someone must remember it!
     
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    Most of these suggestions are "bang bang shoot em up games" or sports.<br />Don't any of you play strategic games:<br />What about:

    Age of empires (I and II and expansion)<br />Civilisation ("build city walls")<br />Shogun<br />Red alert<br />Warcraft ("yes mi lord")

    In terms of a blast from the past, don't forget Commander keen series

    Truly excellent games.
     
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