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#1 Posted by Matthew (2144 posts) -
#2 Edited by Matthew (2144 posts) -

I'm not asking what game is the best. I'm asking what game would you play first, be it for the first time, or just to revisit some old (bettter?) times?

Previous years are here - 95, 96, 97, 98, 99

I've gotta say, I'm a sucker for all things Star Wars. TIE Fighter and the joystick times take over my gaming time for now. It was a close fight with System Shock, but George had me by the balls at this time, and he earned it at that time. And all credit this year goes to Jazz Jackrabbit for introducing the world to Young Clifford.

#3 Posted by Witzig (364 posts) -

Tie fighter!!!!! What a great game, really the only game I played in the 90's.

#4 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

Donkey Kong Country. I might say Earthworm Jim, but I always liked the idea of playing that game more than actually playing that game.

#5 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

Man I'd be playing some TIE Fighter, or Marathon.

Though I do like me some MKII and Darkstalkers.

#6 Posted by Video_Game_King (36566 posts) -

X-COM, because ArbitraryWater is probably watching me.

#7 Posted by jewunit (1091 posts) -

At the time, I think I played Earthworm Jim the most. If I could choose one to play now, it would probably be Darkstalkers or Super Metroid.

#8 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5885 posts) -

X-com or System Shock.

#9 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19303 posts) -

Doom II the very first game I ever played seriously and beaten 
so many good memories. so many nightmares.

#10 Posted by Adamsons (877 posts) -

I had X-Wing vs Tie Fighter :D
It would be between Donkey Kong Country and Super Metroid. 
In fact I'm dying to play both of them right now.

#11 Posted by D0tti (803 posts) -

DKC and Super Metroid are my most memorable games from that year. I voted for DKC cause it's a game I can play any time and still have a blast(same goes for Super Metroid, but i'm a bigger fan of the early DKC games).

#12 Posted by Xtrememuffinman (951 posts) -

I was one in 1994!
Donkey Kong Country, one of the only games I've played. I've been meaning to play System Shock, but I don't know where to get it.

#13 Posted by Jimbo (10272 posts) -

Lords of the Realm, which was essentially an old skool Total War game. Also, you could write letters to the AI opponents and tell them to fuck off (or something else if you felt like it, which I never did).

#14 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19824 posts) -

I've not played any of these except for DKC, so that.

#15 Posted by Little_Socrates (5834 posts) -

Oh, damn, I voted wrong as I assumed this was a "which means the most to you" thread and I voted DKC. Which would I play first? TIE Fighter. DKC's the only one I've played, and it sounds like there's nothing quite like TIE Fighter.

#16 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -

Ha, I think most people clicked before they read your actual question. I'd have to change my vote to System Shock. I played the demo of Warcraft before Donkey Kong Country, and I think I would still prefer the former over the latter. But if I had to play one of the games on your list now, it would be System Shock, simply out of curiosity.

#17 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2734 posts) -

I've only played Doom II and Donkey Kong Country out of those. So I guess I'll say Donkey Kong.

#18 Posted by DiscoGobbo (43 posts) -
#19 Edited by themangalist (1853 posts) -

I think the only games from anything pre-AOE era that still hold up for play nowadays is probably side stroller games. So, metroid for me.

#20 Posted by SpencerTucksen (444 posts) -

Earthworm Jim for the epic win.

#21 Posted by Vexxan (4625 posts) -

Donkey Kong Country all the way!

#22 Posted by ShaggE (7245 posts) -

Wow, what a tough pick. Had to go with Heretic for pushing the budding FPS genre in a new direction.

#23 Posted by James_ex_machina (913 posts) -

Tough choices. I wanted to pick Earthworm Jim but I never finished. I always thought there were serious control issues. I still love the character and art style and humor.

#24 Posted by mosdl (3388 posts) -

Tie Fighter because, well, its Tie Fighter. And I never played System Shock, so that would be the other choice.

#25 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2386 posts) -

DKC for good old memories.

#26 Posted by Cloudenvy (5874 posts) -

Doom 2 or Jazz Jackrabbit for me!

#27 Posted by Crabs_on_the_beach (43 posts) -

Donkey Kong Country, being that its the only game I can remember playing.

#28 Posted by Skald (4395 posts) -


#29 Posted by GreggD (4587 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

I've not played any of these except for DKC, so that.

You're missing out on a lot of good games, then.

#30 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19824 posts) -
@GreggD said:

@FluxWaveZ said:

I've not played any of these except for DKC, so that.

You're missing out on a lot of good games, then.

They're old games that I would probably find less than amusing today. I was 1 when those games came out and there are a lot of good, modern games that I haven't gotten to play so I won't force myself to play these "classics".
#31 Posted by GreggD (4587 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: Jeez, you don't have to be so snarky about it.

#32 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19824 posts) -
@GreggD said:

@FluxWaveZ: Jeez, you don't have to be so snarky about it.

Huh? I was just explaining why it didn't bother me that I was missing out on those titles; I didn't realize I was being snarky.
#33 Posted by Oldirtybearon (5296 posts) -

The lack of Doom II love is fucking infuriating.

#34 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (7031 posts) -

I've played most of those, excluding Mickey and Marathon, and I went with Jagged Alliance. Tough, tough call though, as X-Com, Super Metroid, and TIE Fighter were all a very close second. Jagged Alliance's tactical battles and RPG elements hit a sweet spot for me, though, and it was and is the game among that list I enjoy the most.

#35 Posted by CrimsonAvenger (374 posts) -

Super Metroid because that's the coolest game from the year I was born.

#36 Posted by MysteriousBob (6262 posts) -

Dynamite Headdy is better than all those games.

And Donkey Kong Country has no place on any 'best of' list.

#37 Posted by MysteriousBob (6262 posts) -

And no Sonic 3 & Knuckles? This list is garbage.

#38 Posted by TheHT (12580 posts) -

Earthworm Jim or Donkey Kong Country. DKC gets the edge for coop. And me not playing it on my PC.

#39 Posted by Rudyftw (555 posts) -

Donkey Kong Country was beast.

I remember feeling like a boss when I got to ride my rhino or my giant bird.

#40 Posted by MightyDuck (1623 posts) -

Doom II

I played that game a ton as a kid. I still remember how "cool" I thought I was when I figured out you could run some sort of executable to pick whatever level you want. While, this seems stupid now, but as an 8 year old...I thought I was tough shit.

#41 Posted by JammyJesus (772 posts) -

Mortal Kombat 2. At six years old. My parents had no idea what a video game was back then.

#42 Edited by Matthew (2144 posts) -

@MysteriousBob said:

And no Sonic 3 & Knuckles? This list is garbage.

I was reallllly close to putting them in here. But it's my list, and in my views, Tails was a bad enough addition to the Sonic games, much less evilgingersonic aka Knuckles.

#43 Posted by Wampa1 (814 posts) -

@KingWilly: Here's your Doom II love!

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#45 Posted by TobbRobb (5218 posts) -

DKC, Super Metroid and Jazz Jackrabbit all the way! Doom and MK get a honorable mention though I'm not that hyped to play them at the moment.
I'm gonna try and speedrun metroid right now....

#46 Posted by coakroach (2493 posts) -

Oh hells yeah I just played heretic a few weeks ago.

I love how one of the weapons looks like your shooting lightning out of your dick.

#47 Posted by GreggD (4587 posts) -


@GreggD said:

@FluxWaveZ: Jeez, you don't have to be so snarky about it.

Huh? I was just explaining why it didn't bother me that I was missing out on those titles; I didn't realize I was being snarky.

You put quotes around classics, referring to the games on this list. It just seemed really sarcastic.

#48 Posted by amomjc (978 posts) -

I'd get my DKC on! :D That intro music is still awesome today.

#49 Posted by Deathpooky (1519 posts) -

Super Metroid all the way. I played the heck out of that game when I was a kid going for speedruns and 100% runs, and have gone back and beaten it probably a dozen times since even 2000. On my personal top ten of all time list.

#50 Posted by iam3green (14368 posts) -

donkey kong country. i liked that game except, i had the second one. i actually don't think that i had a SNES at that time. i think it might of been playing nes still.