Your Top 3 Favourite Games

  • For me, in no particular order:

    Shovel Knight
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Mass Effect 2

  • 1, Metal Gear Solid!
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    2, Bad Company 2 - By far the best shooter that ever was for me!
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    3, THE CIRCLE!
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  • Persona 3 Portable: I have a deep affection for all of the Persona games, and it pains me that I can't name them all, but P3P just barely edges the other out (sorry P4 I still love you). FES certainly looks better, but you can take P3P with you anywhere, and FemProtag definitely has the best dialogue options and social links. It's addictive, it's magical, what more can I say. Also this and basically every Persona game has one of the best OST's ever made, praise Meguro.
    -Songs: A Way of Life, Wiping All Out, Sun, The Battle For Everyone's Souls.

    Pokemon Black 2: Pokemon is absolutely one of my top 2 series, but Black 2 specifically is more important to me than any other game. I won't go into details but I was in a bad place, and I saw this game. It reminded me of how much I had loved games and Pokemon as a kid and convinced me to start playing games. Aside from all that, it's just a really solid entry for Pokemon, it's definitely got the best post-game.
    -Songs: Wild Pokemon Battle, Gym Battle, Driftveil City

    Super Mario Galaxy: (I very nearly put Super Paper Mario on here instead) This game is amazing. It's well designed, the atmosphere is incredible, it still looks beautiful, and the music is amazing. Simply put it's my favorite Mario game ever made.
    -Songs: Egg Planet, Battlerock Galaxy, Gusty Garden Galaxy.

  • Banned

    Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
    Great RPG and one of the funniest games I've ever played.

    Guardian Heroes
    The best seven player three tiered 2.5D branching path beatemup RPG fighting game out there, imo.


  • 3. Super Mario 64
    One of the best and strongest memories I have from my childhood, exploring that world was a unique thing.

    2. Red Dead Redemption
    Story, vast open world with wild life, characters, gameplay, sidequests, ending... it was the closest I could get all those with perfection.

    1. GoldenEye 007
    The most perfect offline multiplayer game of the entire video game history, I couldn't begin counting how many hours i've spent playing this game with family and friends, fighting over Golden Gun rules, Armor camping. And the campaign is equally fantastic. I don't think any other game has brought me the amount of fun this one did.

  • This is such a hard question.
    There are so many good games, especially on the SNES.
    With the Chrono Trigger, FF6, Zelda LLTP, Breath of Fire, Secret of Mana...

    Rather than talk about those I'll tell you my top 3 games that some people might not have played.

    1) Legend of Dragoon
    A perfect game (although the art and CGi are kinda dated now).
    I especially liked the story and the combat system which was different than other.
    It wasn't enough to simply mashed X to beat the enemies.

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    2) Radiata Stories
    My favorite game from Tri-Ace.
    The story is awesome with a critical choice in the middle, which leads to two very different story in the end.
    With over 175 recrutables characters, every single characters (including NPCs) follow a schedule during the day/night rotation. This feature is still one of the coolest I've seen and his seldom used even in recent games.

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    3) Breath of Fire 3
    The Breath of Fire series holds a special place for me, being the games that brought me to RPGs. And although BOF2 was my first, I have to admit that BOF3 was the best of them all.
    For anyone who hasn't given Breath of Fire a shot, consider trying this game. I'm sure you won't regret it.

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    Radiata Stories might be a bit harder to find (still worth it though), but both Legend of Dragoon and BOF3 are on PSN.
    So you have no reason to not play those games!!

  • This is cheating so if you feel as if my list is not worth reading, please disregard:

    #3. The Last of Us / Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction
    I go back and forth with this spot most times as which is my favorite PS3 game. R&C: ToD has heart with the some of the most beautiful worlds, great stroy and excellent platforming. I prefer it over A Crack in Time. As for the Last of Us, I don't believe I have ever played a game that made me question and think as much as that game has. I truly appreciate its tone and the blurring the lines between what is right and what is necessary. Also the moment with the giraffes with where its placed... Incredible pacing.

    #2. Final Fantasy X
    The core mechanics for this game are easy to grasp and its story, while a little eh in some places, is one I enjoy often. The battle system, the sphere grid and yes SOME blitzball is a fun time. However, what makes FF X stand out over most are its music and two of my favorite characters from Final Fantasy in general: Kimahri and Auron. Their backstories are ones I find fascinating and I always having them in my rotation.

    #1. Final Fantasy VII
    There is no question about what I believe is my favorite game. FF X is great, but VII surpasses it in almost every way: Setting, Tone, Story, Characters (Well, Auron IS my overall favorite FF character AND Yuffie gets on my nerves a little, but overall is a better cast), Customization, even Boss Battles (for the most part) are more fun here than most games. But the one thing that VII does THE best is its music. I just said I think X has an excellent soundtrack, but VII JUST nudges it. Valley of the Fallen Star, Shinra Corp., and the Boss Battle theme, all classic tracks. Even the World Map is great to listen too. The only thing in X (and XII for that matter) that VII lacks is the battle system. I prefer a methodically planned attack as opposed to an ATB gauge (XII does implement one, but once you learn the Gambit system, I find it incredible how many battles play themselves out). VII is my favorite game of all time. I will NOT say its the best because I have NOT played two entries that are beloved: VI and IX due to various circumstances and reasons.

    1. Final Fantasy X
    2. Ocarina of Time
    3. Majora's Mask

  • @michemagius in regards to pokemon. It's crazy how such a simple game to one person can be so much more to someone else. Makes games one of the best media's available

  • @Axel , believe it or not, I abandoned the game once for about 1 month because I couldn't solve a riddle-and I never give up! That was a testament to how difficult the game play was at the time. I didn't have a clue until a friend at school told me he had the same problem and just told me to re-read the riddle again. I played Alundra 2 but haven't had the chance to finish-soon though! :)

  • Tough question. Not 100% locked in.
    Power Stone
    Feels great. Every battle is frenetic, fast paced and I feel I'm in total control of doing whatever I want.

    EA skate.
    I love skateboarding. This game gets it. Takes the essence of skateboarding and translates it perfectly to a controller. Endless replayability just free skating around. Love skate 1-3 amd skate it for DS.

    Super Metroid
    Epic game. Great atmosphere and level design. A masterpiece. Game is engaging and the pacing is great.

    If we were going to top 5 I would add Megaman X
    action platforming perfection. Intro level gets you hyped from the get go. Dash move is one of the best feelings.

    and Link's Awakening.
    Surprising technical achievement. How could an Original Gameboy game deliver an experience anywhere near SNES' A Link to the Past? Squashes your expectations and makes you weep with joy in the process. Collecting instruments is way more rewarding than collecting pendants, crystals, or medallions.

  • I know my number one. I know my top nine. But I forget their order. Oh this is painful. I'm guessing for number 2 and 3.

    1. Azure Dreams - It is how my love of mystery dungeon games bloomed. I had only played Fatal Labyrinth before, but with this I figured out the name of the genre with guided me towards other games in the future.
    2. Fatal Frame 2 - Horror games freak me out, but I was able to get through this game. Three times. In a row. Everything about this game is just so perfect and well put together. 10/10
    3. Parasite Eve 2 - Something about this game drew me in. No idea what! But I played it again and again with all the joy in the world!

    1. Deus Ex 1
    2. Half life 2
    3. STALKER Shadow of chernoboyl

  • River City Ransom

    Super Metroid

    Civilization V

    1. Mass Effect 2

    2. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

    3. Resident Evil 4

    It's really hard to decide on only three games though. There are so many to choose from and I love a lot of them for entirely different reasons. It's hard to determine the value of a game like Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time when compared to something like Spyro The Dragon. Both are dear to my heart but for entirely different reasons. I picked the three above because they had a huge impact on how I view video games in general. And... because I played the shit out of them. I can still play through Resident Evil 4 in my mind when I'm bored.

  • In no particular order:

    1. Final Fantasy X - Final Fantasy is my favorite game series, so naturally a final fantasy game is going to be one of my top games. I know other FF games are probably above this in quality and universally like more, but for me FFX was my first FF game I've ever played. It has a really special place in my heart. Having played other FF games, it's pretty rough around the edges for some parts of the game, but hands down my favorite because it was my introduction to this wonderful series. Love the characters so much, the environments of the game are awesome, and the music is my favorite music of the series.

    2. Dark Souls - The first time I was introduced to this game I was with my best friend and we were looking for co-op games with could play. So we were looking up different games and we came across Dark Souls. Weren't familiar with Demon's Souls, so this was completely new to us. The game had been out for a while at that point, so we just decided to pick it up because it was pretty cheap. And from there, my best friend and I have played every souls game since. The gameplay just sucks you in and you end up playing for hours without noticing. Love the atmosphere and tone of the game. I wish I could erase my memory of playing that game just so I can go back and have that first experience again, because unraveling the mystery of the story and locations is just mind blowing. Love it.

    3. Pokemon Sapphire - So pretty much the same deal with FF, I love the entire Pokemon series. Played every game since Blue, and I will continue to play this series until I die. I absolutely love pokemon and that feeling of adventure that it gives you. Exploring, battling, catching and building your pokemon team; so much fun. I chose Sapphire because it was the first Pokemon game I bought with my own money. I worked hard to get that $40, mowing lawns and washing cars. So that one is near and dear to my heart.

  • Can I just say that I'm really happy that we've counted so many different games that all have massive qualities.
    It's nice to see so many different tastes getting together and sharing our opinions.


  • i´m only 17, so a lot of the games i have played just 5 years ago i have not been able to look at critically in any way, so my list is not as expansive in time periods as some of the ones above.

    1: Dark souls 1
    i have only ever played this on pc with a keyboard, and yes, the controls suck, but when i eventually learned to play with it i absolutely loved this game. I can still remember very clearly when i beat ornstein and smough, I ran into the living room to my dad and high-fived him. It´s the only game that almost made me yell out loud of excitement, and it just gave me a huge sense of accomplishment that i have never experienced before or after. And after finishing the game twice, i started noticing the actual story/lore of the game, which made me finish it many times over and over again.

    2: GTA: San Andreas: This is probably the game i have played the most in my life. I was 5 years old when it came out and i loved it. looking back at it today i can´t fathom how i was allowed to play it, but it was freaking awesome at the time. i´m not a native English speaker, so at least i couldn´t understand what they were saying, but i was still driving arounds Los Santos at 5 years old shooting hookers on street corners. i played GTA with my dad, brothers, and my friends later on. Best party game of all time :). maybe it isn´t the actual game that i love so much, but more the memories, but that is what this game did so well for me, create memories.

    3: Dead space 1: I´m usually not a horror guy at all. I have probably watched 5 scary movies in my entire life. But the pure quality of dead space completely sucked me in to that universe, and never have i been so scared and so creeped out one one hand, and on the other hand have so much fun. I love upgrading my stuff, and i love feeling progress, and for me dead space did excactly that so well. Much like dark souls, i found myself getting extremely good and mastering the game to be so rewarding, playing through the game multiple times was very fun because of that, and even though i played through it before and i knew what was coming, it was still really scary and creepy the whole way through. The second one was really fun but lacked the horror, and the third one, in my opinion, was one of the worst games i have ever spent money on.

  • Only three games! This is probably prone to change but anyway.

    1. Metal Gear Solid 3 - So the MGS series is easily my favourite series and I think 3 just nails everything, even more so with the subsistence version. It has the best story, we finally get to see Big Boss, having outdoor and indoor environments was so refreshing, one of the best boss fights of all time. For such a linear game, it feels like such a huge open playground. Also the soundtrack is so good, even having a Bond like theme fits the game so perfectly and ending on that beautiful final duel. As a full package, it's the best MGS without doubt for me.

    2. Shadow of the Colossus - The main reason I love this game is the tone it sets and the reason you're doing what you do. I said in another thread I like how personal it is, how selfless Wander is. The scale of the game is so perfect. The player feels so small and isolated exploring the environment and then we get to the battles. These huge, skyscrapper sized creatures, that the player has to climb on. It's just incredible. And again.... fantastic soundtrack.

    3. Bloodborne - This one is honestly a coin flip, I could have gone for the original Dark Souls. Either way this is Miyazaki doing what he does best. Creating a beautifully grotesque world filled with these eerie, incredible creatures. I think it is the setting that gives Bloodborne it's edge. It's just so well defined. For me personally, I love the combat and the incentive to attack to replenish lost health. It changes a game from being on the defensive to going on the attack. The game also has my favourite boss fights in the souls games. One final thing I loved is the insight. The lore behind it and how it affects the game difficulty and the world is incredible.

    I'll refrain from throwing in some honorable mentions just because there are too many games! :)