Whats your top 3 best/Fav game in each genre?



  • Hello friends,

    Recently i made top 25 games ever list. but in this thread we list our best games by categorizing in a genre. so friends, what are your top 3 games in each genre?

    heres mines

    Best FPS

    STALKER SoC
    Half life (series)
    Doom (series)

    Best TPS

    Max Payne 1
    Mafia 1
    Max Payne 3

    Best Stealth

    Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
    Chronicles of Riddick Escape from Butcher Bay
    Hitman Blood Money

    Best Hybrids/Immersive sims

    Deus Ex 1
    System Shock 2
    Deus Ex Human Revolution

    Best Survival Horror

    FEAR
    System shock 2
    Alan wake

    Best Open world

    Far cry 2
    Just cause 2
    Red Dead Redemption 1 (didnot played 2 yet)

    Best Action Adventure

    Batman Arkham Asylum
    Shenmue 1/2
    Assassins creed 4 black flag (the only truly great AC game by accident)

    Best RPG

    None (although 2 RPG i ever liked are games i added in hybrids)

    Best Fighting

    Street Fighter II

    Best Strategy

    Company of Heroes
    Commandos 1
    CnC Generals

    So my friends, what are the top 3 games you played in each genre? lets discuss



  • First Person Shooter

    Quake II
    Half-Life 2
    Blood

    Third Person Shooter

    Vanquish
    Max Payne
    Resident Evil 5

    Stealth

    Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
    Hitman: Blood Money
    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

    Survival Horror

    Silent Hill 2
    Resident Evil 2 (1998)
    Silent Hill

    JRPG

    Final Fantasy VIII
    Final Fantasy VII
    Final Fantasy IX

    Wrpg

    Baldurs Gate II
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    Planescape: Torment

    Sandbox

    GTA: Vice City
    Mafia II
    Just Cause II

    Adventure

    Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars
    The Dig
    Star Trek: A Final Unity

    ** Action Adventure**

    Shenmue
    Little Big Adventure
    Deadly Premonition

    Strategy

    Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun
    Command & Conquer: Red Alert
    Dune II

    Rhythm

    Space Channel 5
    Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA
    Gitaroo Man

    Racing

    Diddy Kong Racing
    Wipeout 2097
    Mario Kart 64

    Platformer

    Mario 64
    Banjo Kazooie
    Super Mario Sunshine

    Puzzle

    Tetris
    Archer Macleans Mercury
    The Witness

    Fighting

    Soul Calibur
    Soul Blade
    Tekken 2

    Shoot'em Up

    Akai Katana
    Ikuruga
    Deathsmiles

    Beat'em Up

    Streets of Rage 2
    Turtles in Time
    Golden Axe

    Light Gun

    House of the Dead 2
    Time Crisis
    Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles

    Sports

    Speed Ball 2
    Kick Off 2
    Sensible Soccer



  • @sheria said in Whats your top 3 best/Fav game in each genre?:

    Sandbox
    Mafia II

    You really prefer this over a Masterpiece that was original game? i mean i liked Mafia 2. certainly better than any GTA. but im surprised you put it over original game.



  • Most of my favorite games could fall into multiple genres so I tried my best to separate them.

    First Person Shooter

    Quake (1996)
    Doom (2016)
    GoldenEye 007

    Third Person Shooter

    Red Dead Redemption 2
    Red Dead Redemption
    Uncharted 4: Thief's End

    RPG

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    Fallout 3
    Mass Effect 2

    Action Adventure

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    Adventure

    The Walking Dead (2012)
    Police Quest 3: The Kindred
    What Remains of Edith Finch

    Strategy

    Fire Emblem: Awakening
    Rome: Total War
    XCOM 2

    Sports

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
    NFL Blitz 2000
    Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

    Platformer

    Super Mario World
    Super Mario Bros. 3
    Super Mario Bros. 2

    Puzzle

    Portal
    Portal 2
    Tetris



  • @b-cell said in Whats your top 3 best/Fav game in each genre?:

    @sheria said in Whats your top 3 best/Fav game in each genre?:

    Sandbox
    Mafia II

    You really prefer this over a Masterpiece that was original game? i mean i liked Mafia 2. certainly better than any GTA. but im surprised you put it over original game.

    The original is definitely the better game but, I don't know, I guess I just felt the second fit the genre I listed it under more than the first did.



  • @sheria said in Whats your top 3 best/Fav game in each genre?:

    @b-cell said in Whats your top 3 best/Fav game in each genre?:

    @sheria said in Whats your top 3 best/Fav game in each genre?:

    Sandbox
    Mafia II

    You really prefer this over a Masterpiece that was original game? i mean i liked Mafia 2. certainly better than any GTA. but im surprised you put it over original game.

    The original is definitely the better game but, I don't know, I guess I just felt the second fit the genre I listed it under more than the first did.

    they made it more open. and thats the reason series get worse and worse by each installment. atleast it was better than mafia 3. which is another open world GTA clone.



  • @b-cell said in Whats your top 3 best/Fav game in each genre?:

    @sheria said in Whats your top 3 best/Fav game in each genre?:

    @b-cell said in Whats your top 3 best/Fav game in each genre?:

    @sheria said in Whats your top 3 best/Fav game in each genre?:

    Sandbox
    Mafia II

    You really prefer this over a Masterpiece that was original game? i mean i liked Mafia 2. certainly better than any GTA. but im surprised you put it over original game.

    The original is definitely the better game but, I don't know, I guess I just felt the second fit the genre I listed it under more than the first did.

    they made it more open. and thats the reason series get worse and worse by each installment. atleast it was better than mafia 3. which is another open world GTA clone.

    I agree. Point was, I was choosing a Sandbox game, something i don't consider Mafia 1 to be. Even Mafia II I question.



  • This is a much easier thread for me, since I won't have to combine my separate personal rankings list into a unified list.

    FPS / Shooters in general

    1. Perfect Dark
    2. Resident Evil 4
    3. Mirror's Edge

    [If I'm just ranking pure FPSes, then Turok 2: Seeds of Evil + Dark Forces would 2 & 3.]

    RPGs (regular)

    1. Final Fantasy 6
    2. Etrian Odyssey 2
    3. Legend of Grimrock

    Action RPGs

    1. Soul Blazer
    2. Dark Souls
    3. Final Fantasy Adventure

    Shmups

    1. Imperishable Night
    2. Emodiment of Scarlet Devil
    3. Perfect Cherry Blossom

    2D Sidescrollers (classic/stage based)

    1. Ninja Five-O
    2. Actraiser
    3. Super Castlevania IV

    2D Sidescrollers (metroidvania/continuous)

    1. Super Metroid
    2. Metroid: Zero Mission
    3. AM2R

    Strategy

    1. Shining Force
    2. Gemfire
    3. Warcraft III

    Puzzle & Point and Click Adventure

    1. Shadowgate (2014)
    2. Adventures of Lolo (Lolo 3 if I had to pick one entry)
    3. The Witness

    Some other categories smooshed together

    1. F-Zero GX
    2. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
    3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time


  • I don't even know how to break these up into genres because of the overlap. Is Hitman a stealth game or a puzzle game or a sandbox? Is Metal Gear Solid a stealth game or action adventure? Is Uncharted 4 a third person shooter or action adventure?

    TPS

    • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
    • Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
    • The Last of Us

    FPS

    • Half Life 2
    • Titanfall 2
    • Resistance: Fall of Man

    STEALTH

    • Hitman: Bloodmoney
    • Metal Gear Solid
    • The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay

    MULTIPLAYER

    • SOCOM II
    • Halo 3
    • Battlefield: Bad Company II

    HM: Team Fortress 2, The Last of Us, Rocket League, Broforce

    CRPG

    • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    • Vampire - The Masquerade: Bloodlines
    • The Witcher 1

    HM: The Witcher 2 & 3, Mass Effect 1, Divinity Original Sin II

    JRPG

    • Final Fantasy VII
    • Persona 5
    • Persona 4: Golden

    ACTION

    • Bloodborne/Souls series
    • God of War series
    • Nier Automata

    HM: Vanquish, Devil May Cry

    BRAWLER

    • Yakuza 0
    • Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II
    • Dead Rising 2

    HM: Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain, Smackdown: Shut Your Mouth, Smackdown vs Raw 2006, WWF No Mercy, Legends of Wrestling II

    PUZZLE

    • Portal
    • Portal 2
    • Tetris

    ARCADE SPORTS

    • Tony Hawk series (cannot pick one)
    • Wipeout Omega Collection
    • Need for Speed Underground 2

    HM: SSX Tricky, NBA Street V3, NBA Jam, NHL 94

    SPORT SIM

    • Skate 2 (loosely a sim but it tries)
    • Fight Night Champion
    • GT Sport

    HM: NHL 09, Madden 2005, NBA Live 2005, FIFA 2002, F1 2001

    HORROR

    • Resident Evil 2
    • INSIDE
    • Alien Isolation

    HM: Resident Evil remake, 4, 5, 7, Silent Hill 1 & 2, Doki Doki Literature Club

    I give up... I feel like I can't continue breaking my favourite games into genres. They are all basically hybrids between a few. I basically love a million and one different sports games but its impossible to categorize them because some are realistic and some are half realistic and some are super unrealistic but they are all sports.

    What even is a racing game? Is SSX a racing game, a sports game? Should I list Wipeout and Gran Turismo in the same breath?

    Regardless, making a list helped me collect my thoughts cause I can never even remember what my favourites are anyways.



  • @dipset said in Whats your top 3 best/Fav game in each genre?:

    I feel like I can't continue breaking my favourite games into genres. They are all basically hybrids between a few.

    That was what i was also thinking because i dont know if i can put Deus Ex and System shock in FPS or RPG because they are both. so i put them in hybrid section.



  • I also had trouble dividing games to genres. I categorized them based on what I think to be their most dominant and essential aspects. I also included my definitions of each genres. With that in mind, here's my list...

    RPGs (all subgenres in one)
    Persona 5
    Dragon Age Origins
    Mass Effect

    Action Adventure (the most genre ambiguous are found here)
    Uncharted 4
    The Last of Us
    Gravity Rush 2

    Third Person Shooters (heavy on shooting, with minimal mechanics from other genres)
    Max Payne 3
    Vanquish
    Binary Domain

    First Person Shooters (Same as above but first person)
    Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Titanfall 2

    Fighting (Street Fighter II clones)
    Tekken 6
    Injustice 2
    Samurai Shodown (2019)

    Racing (anything involving mainly race tracks, offshoot of sports)
    Need for Speed Most Wanted (2012)
    Shift 2: Unleashed
    Gran Turismo Sport

    Visual Novels (a bunch of text and still pictures with interactive parts, like dialogue options)
    G-senjou no Maou
    Sharin no Kuni: The Girl Among the Sunflowers
    Katawa Shoujo

    Stealth (hard to differentiate with action adventure but I want to keep this separate anyway)
    Dishonored 2
    Metal Gear Solid 4
    Splinter Cell

    Action (I'm thinking of hack-and-slash games here)
    God of War (2018)
    Devil May Cry V
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

    Adventure (action-adventure games without a clear combat system)
    Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
    Life is Strange
    Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse

    Flight action (basically just Ace Combat games lol)
    Ace Combat 7
    Ace Combat 5
    Ace Combat X

    Strategy (games where you only can command things to do your bidding)
    Rise of Nations
    World in Conflict
    Tom Clancy's Endwar

    Puzzle (need to solve things to progress)
    The Witness
    Portal
    Echochrome

    Sports (look up definition for "sports")
    Skate 3
    Free Running
    Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix



  • Well it seems I erased most of my answer before posting so RIP me I guess, I'll look into it later

    Visual Novels

    Virtue's Last Reward
    9 Hours 9 Persona 9 Doors
    Danganronpa V3

    Action/Adventure/Others

    Catherine
    GTA San Andreas
    Dishonored 2

    Does are the main ones I can think of for now, so I'll leave it at that.