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Your Favorite Video Games


Link's Shadow

My top 5 are...

1. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
2. Grand Theft Auto IV
3. God of War III
4. Assassin's Creed II
5. Saint's Row 2


1. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker/ A Link to the Past... (Can't choose >< )
2. Tales of Vesperia
3. Lunar Knights
4. Super Mario World
5. Pokemon Silver

Others: All the Legend of Zelda games, Tales of Symphonia, Tales of VS., Tales of the Abyss, Boktai 1 2 and 3, Final Fantasy XIII, Super Metroid, LostMagic, Crash Bandicoot 2, Crash Bandicoot Warped, Spyro the Dragon... Um there's more but I'll stop. XD
Jan 3, 2009
1.Pokemon Silver- I've owned this since it was released, and I still say it's better than the originals. IT had more pokemon, and it's easy to pick up speed. Most new Pokemon games make the beginning VERY slow, much like the Earthbound series, so it's hard for me to take interest. The difference is that the new pokemon games don't give you much to start you off; just a starter, a normal type, a flying type, and if you're lucky, a grass type. Pokemon Silver didn't make you do that. You could catch a few bugs, a normal type, a ghost type, and a rock type.
2.Sin & Punishment- Best N64 game ever. Conker was fine and dandy, but it felt more like Super Mario 64 with guns, porn, and blood. Don't get me wrong, I loved it, but hot darn this game is awesome. It's almost like an arcade style shooter. If they put this and SF64 in the arcades, they'd fit right in. Heck, Sin & Punishment could beat out Time Crisis, House of the Dead, and those crappy hunting games. With a complicated SciFi story that sucks you right in and a first level that just throws you right into the action, you'll thank me after I recommend this.
3.WarioWare: Smooth Moves- This is the first game I ever got for the Wii, and it is SO much better than Wii Sports. It's a minigame collection, but it's the best one of them all! It has spot-on controls and an addictive style. It's a hit at parties too.
4.Earthbound- This is better than Chrono Trigger. It has a unique style, makes a lot of pop-culture references, has one of the freakiest bosses ever, and it's an overall fun RPG. Now I did say that it is slow in the beginning, but if you take time to over-level in the beginning, you'll blast through the rest of the game and wanna do it again.
5.Glover 64/Billy Hatcher- Same game, but I slightly prefer the style of Glover, but I slightly prefer the control and layout of Billy Hatcher. Since they're both basically the same game, I chose'm both. They both involve carting around a giant spherical object and trying to stop some black mage. It's not highly addictive, but it's certainly fun.
Honorable Mention: Super Smash Bros Melee- This is the best game in the series. The soundtrack can easily set the mood for a battle, victory, or dance. the graphics are sleek and shiny, unlike it's dusty ugly cousin on the Wii. Also unlike Brawl, gravity applies. The trophies are also actually interesting to read about. As a wrap-up (because this is the longest post so far), the roster is great, and the clones are actually different from eachother if you take the time to actually play as them for more than 1 second.
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Jun 15, 2010
United States
Well, I just finished making my all-time Top 10 list, so I hope that y'all don't mind if I post those...

10. Diddy Kong Racing (1997)

While, admittedly, my inclusion of this title is based partially on nostalgia (along with a couple of other entries on this list), having just finished playing through all of these games again, I was surprised to find that Diddy Kong Racing still holds up extremely well. While, on the surface, the game comes across as just another Mario Kart-esque racer, it has this sense of adventure to it that no other entry in this genre has been able to provide since. On top of that, the game has one of the catchiest soundtracks out there!

9. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2003)

A breath of fresh to the established Zelda formula (even having come off of Majora’s Mask), The Wind Waker is a one-of-a-kind gaming experience. Yes, the Triforce scavenger hunt that pops up towards the end of the quest is tedious to say the least, but with a story that deftly handles with themes of loss and moving on towards the future, a fluid, engaging combat system, a musical score that comes shining through at just the right moments, and a visual style that is sure to hold up for console generations to come, it’s a small price to pay.

8. BioShock (2007)

If there’s one thing that this title does better than just about every other game on this list, it’s in having a world that I found myself just wanting to get lost in. Whether it’s an audio diary accompanied by the body of a deceased Splicer, or just a simple advertisement hanging from the wall, virtually every inch of this failed utopia has something interesting to investigate. Everything, from the art deco aesthetic, to the twisted, bizarre ecology of the underwater city of Rapture, to the ambitious tale of discovery and betrayal, makes BioShock one of the relatively few examples of fine art within this medium.

7. Star Fox 64 (1997)

Ranging from about forty-five minutes to an hour long depending on which route the player took, Star Fox 64 is a shining example of a “short but sweet” playing experience. The action is quick and engaging, the levels carefully constructed, and the dialogue memorable as all hell. It’s the one game on this list that I could play through every day and never get sick of it.

6. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)

While it seems as though every Top 10 list that you come across has some spot reserved for Ocarina of Time, it’s not without good reason. The game set the standard for console adventure titles, with a revolutionary lock-on targeting system, a lengthy quest, a bittersweet story, and – again, as with Wind Waker – a musical score that will forever be engrained in my noggin.

5. Mass Effect 2 (2010)

Game developers take notice: this is how to do a sequel correctly. This is a title that trumps its predecessor in literally every way possible, and then some. Virtually all of the characters feel fleshed out, the side quests are fully realized missions that – unlike in most other RPGs that I’ve played – I actually wanted to take part in, and the moral dilemmas carry a much heavier weight to them, making me feel as though the fate the galaxy rests solely in my hands. On top of all that, however, Mass Effect 2 shows just how cinematic video games can be, with one of the most stirring finales that I’ve ever experienced within any medium.

4. Banjo-Kazooie (1998)

This is a game that, along with the other Nintendo 64 titles on this last, has been a favorite of mine ever since I was a kid. Thanks to Super Mario 64, the platform genre eventually began to go downhill, thanks to whole array of uninspired clones. There were a few gems to come out of this, however, with perhaps the finest being Banjo-Kazooie. It has everything that I could want from a game of this genre, from its unique move-set brought on by having one of the strangest duos in gaming history, to its catchy soundtrack, to its insanely memorable worlds. But what really makes Banjo-Kazooie special, for me, is its goofy, self-aware personality that almost no other game has managed to capture since. Almost no other game…

3. Halo Trilogy (2001-2007)

Yeah, I know that I’m technically cheating on this spot by including three games, but the saga of Master Chief is one that just feels like such a singular piece that I couldn’t pick one entry over the others. While the combat itself is more engaging than that of any other game that I’ve played, what I really love about this trilogy is the universe in which this conflict takes place. As with Mass Effect 2 and BioShock, the world of Halo is one that actually feels alive, with its artfully crafted backstory and memorable characters. In short, saving the galaxy has never been so much fun.

2. Conker’s Bad Fur Day (2001)

Without trying to cut my thoughts on this one short, Bad Fur Day is a game whose awesomeness is hard to describe. Try to imagine a version of Banjo-Kazooie that continually swaps genres - where the adult humor isn’t being hidden, and what you’ve essentially got is Conker’s Bad Fur Day. Filled to the brim with classic movie parodies, it’s one of the funniest pieces of entertainment that I’ve ever had the privilege of experiencing.

1. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006)

Just like with Conker (but for different reasons), it’s difficult to go into words and describe how much this game means to me, even after having finished it again earlier today. It doesn’t do the game justice by simply calling it “the definitive Zelda experience” (even if it isn’t the most challenging). Gameplay is, of course, ultimately the most important factor in a video game. Otherwise, I’d not to be able to enjoy the rest of the experience nearly as much. However, what’s made several of the titles on this list (Twilight Princess included) so memorable is how their stories, while working in tandem with all of the other aspects of the game, have effected me emotionally. Yes, the game has the exhilarating combat, as well as the devilish puzzles and intense boss battles, but it’s the beautifully melancholy story (and who I consider to be the star of the game, Midna, in particular) that makes the game truly special. Simply put, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess encapsulates just about everything that I love about gaming, and it’s a tale that I’ll never forget.


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Apr 17, 2010
Here are mine:

1.Ocarina of time
2.Wind Waker
3.Oracle of seasons
4.Mario and sonic at the winter Olympic games
5.Drawn to life;the next chapter


Sep 15, 2008
5-The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
4-Metroid Prime Trilogy
3-Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
2-Final Fantasy VI
1-Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES
Jun 29, 2010
1. Ocarina of Time
2. Metroid Prime
3. Banjo-Tooie
4. Super Mario 64
5. Jet Force Gemini

This list might have been different if the rules didn't state we could only include one game from each series. I might have included Twilight Princess and Banjo-Kazooie.


Unwanted ZD Member
I LOVE SPYRO AND CRASH! But they didn't make it heres what did!
1) Shadow of Colossus
2) Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Series
3) The Sims Bustin Out!
4) The Lord Of the Ring: The Third Age
5) LOZ: Twilight Princess

worthy nominees: Grand Theft Auto San Andreas,Kingdom Hearts series, The Sims,The Sim 2 series, Zelda Series, Combat Desert Storm 2, 007 games, Destroy all humans 1 & 2, WWE Wrestling games, Star Wars, Avatar (Cameron Version), Star Wars Battlefront 2... thats all folks!


shoegaze girl
Feb 22, 2010
New Albany, Indiana
Top 5 Favorite Games of All Time

(sorry if there's a thread like this)
The title describes it all. Just simply post a list of your top 5 video games of all time, and put the console name abbreviation after it.
Here's mine:

1. Halo 3 (X360)
2. Twilight Princess (Wii, GCN)
3. Rock Band (Multiplatform, though I prefer the 360 version)
4. Metal Gear Solid 2 (PS2)
5. Ocarina of Time (N64, 3DS)


Vocare Ad Pugnam
Jul 31, 2010
Gotham City
Top 25 Games of All Time

IGN does Top 25 all the time so why can't we?

So out of every video game out there which games do you truly believe are the top 25.

Here are mine in no particular order. (Too hard to Choose)

Super Mario Bros
Super Mario Bros 3
Super Mario Sunshine
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario World
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time
The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker
Resident Evil Remake
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 4
Halo Combat Evolved
Gears of War
Metroid Prime
Metroid Fusion
Super Metroid
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic and Knuckles
Sonic Adventure 2 Battle
James Bond 007 Golden Eye
Streets of Rage 2
Marvel vs Capcom 2
Street Fighter 2
Batman Arkham Asylum
Eternal Darkness Sanity's Requiem

I thought really long and hard about this list and wasn't able to fit every game I feel is on "Top".

Whats Your Top 25?
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Jan 31, 2010
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1. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
2. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
4. Tales of Symphonia
5. Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
6. Star Fox Adventures
7. Metroid Prime
8. Final Fantasy 6
9. Final Fantasy 7
10. Final Fantasy 5
11. Super Mario RPG
12. Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
13. Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal
14. Sonic Adventure DX
15. Shadow the Hedgehog
16. Skies of Arcadia
17. Phantasy Star
18. Phantasy Star IV
19. Phantasy Star III
20. Super Mario 64
21. Super Mario World
22. Super Mario Bros. 3
23. Super Mario Bros.
24. Donkey Kong Country
25. Bubsy

The order may vary based on my mood. I really like all of the games on this list.


Gone (Wind) Fishin'
Jul 16, 2010
Montreal, QC, Canada
It's too hard for me to put them in any particular order beyond top 3. There are too many games, and I'm afraid I'll probably forget some of them and regret it later, forcing me to change the list entirely.:sweat:

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