May 3, 2010

Top 10 Games of All time

This list is going to vary from per­son to per­son.  As there is no offi­cial “Top 10 Games” I’m going to post what I con­sid­er to be the 10 most influ­en­tial games of the last 20 years and explain why.  This list is in no par­tic­u­lar order. 
1. Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (PC)

Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II was eas­i­ly one of my favorite titles of the late 90’s.  It was one of the first games to do 3d FPS well and it com­bined that with a intrigu­ing sto­ry line, use of lightsabers and a good mix of weapons.  It’s also inter­st­ing to note that it was the first time that live action Star Wars movies had been filmed since the orig­i­nal tril­i­o­gy.  While it’s graph­ics are dat­ed by todays stan­dards at the time it was top notch.  I can attest to play many hours on this game.  It also gave spawn to a sequel called Mys­ter­ies of the Sith. 
2. Half-Life (PC)

There was a lot of hype back in the late 90’s about a FPS title called Half Life “This game is going to change the way FPS are played” said a PC gamer arti­cle at the time.  Fast for­ward 11 years and PC gamer was­n’t wrong, with over 6 mil­lion in sales, Half Life is one of the best sell­ing games of all time.  It took FPS and gam­ing in gen­er­al to a whole new lev­el with it’s state of the art graph­ics, physics, scary intel­li­gent AI that was­n’t script­ed and intro­duced a new mul­ti­play­er ele­ment.  This game also gave rise to sev­er­al of the most suc­cess­ful mul­ti­play­er mods in his­to­ry with titles such as Day of Defeat, Team Fortress and Counter-Strike.   These games are still played at LANS/Tournaments across the globe.  The impact of Half-Life to this day can­not be denied. 
3. Knights of the Old Repub­lic Series (PC, Xbox)

Every­one has heard of this game.  If you haven’t then you need to get off far­mville and check it out.  One of the best RPG ‘s to date offered amaz­ing sto­ry telling with, good graph­ics, amaz­ing par­ty sys­tem and the most immer­sive Star Wars uni­verse ever cre­at­ed. 
4. Cry­sis (PC)

You could rea­son­ably say that Cysis is a bench­mark­ing pro­gram.  If your com­put­er can run cry­sis it can run about any­thing on the mar­ket.  Cry­sis set the bar for graph­ics, and it still does in some cas­es.  There are very few games on the mar­ket that can match it’s graph­i­cal prowress.  It’s coined the term “… but can it run Cry­sis?”.  Cry­sis may not be the best when it comes to sto­ry or over­all con­tent but it changed the way we view what games are cape­able of. 
5.   Tie Fight­er (PC)

The beloved Star Wars Space Sim.  Long may it rest upon it’s throne. 
6. Gold­en­eye: 007 (N64)

Before there was Halo, Half-Life, or Gears of War there was Gold­en­eye.  One of the most acclaimed con­sole FPS of the time.  It also pro­vid­ed one of the best sin­gle play­er cam­paigns based of a movie.  It also intro­duced a very addic­tive mul­ti­play­er mode. 
7. Zel­da: Oca­ri­na of Time (N64)

Zel­da is an amaz­ing RPG/single play­er nar­ra­tive.  While the graph­ics aren’t that amaz­ing the puzzel solv­ing and epic sto­ry makes for an amaz­ing game expe­ri­ence.  If you haven’t played this game you need to buy a N64/Gamecube and play this game.  You owe it to your­self. 
8. Star­craft (PC)

Argue­ably the one of the best RTS ever made.  Peo­ple still live and die by this game years after it’s release.
9.  Final Fan­ta­sy 7 (PS2)

I must admit I have nev­er played this game.  I need to how­ev­er as I am play­ing through Final Fan­ta­sy 13 and it’s pret­ty close to one of the most amaz­ing games ever. 
10. Myst (PC)

Best adven­ture series peri­od… there has yet to be a game that comes to these in graph­i­cal beau­ty, puz­zle solv­ing and over­all sto­ry.


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  2. AiR - May 4, 2010 6:35 pm

    seri­ous­ly like 3 star wars titles in this list makes it lame

  3. T8 - May 4, 2010 7:43 pm

    Wolfen­stein 3D
    X‑COM — 3 expan­sions
    Dues Ex
    Mad­den 64
    Zel­da: Oca­ri­na of Time
    Star­craft: Bat­tle Chest
    Dia­blo 2 LOD
    Counter Strike — 1.6 — Source
    Team Fortress Clas­sic — 2

  4. rmp00n - May 5, 2010 12:35 am

    1. Bat­tle­field 1942
    2. Team Fortress Clas­sic
    Nei­ther are men­tioned. And I agree with Air’s com­ment.

  5. T8 - May 5, 2010 2:59 pm

    air you POS get on TGB forums

  6. shapeoverlord - May 9, 2010 4:05 pm

    Too many fps games.

  7. thsoundman - May 10, 2010 12:35 am

    Wel­come to the site shape! What games would be in your list? Speak­ing of new peo­ple where did Hip­pie go? I haven’t seen him say any­thing in almost a week.

  8. Hippie - May 10, 2010 8:08 am

    Im still here, I for­got my pass­word when the site chaged over to .com -.-’


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