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#1 Posted by LiquidSwords (2728 posts) -

 In your opinion, what games have lasted the test of time? Games you still play to this day and still evoke the same feelings you had back then.  Lets make it prior to 1999 (Games from this year are OK too).

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#2 Posted by AlexB (1052 posts) -

Secret of Mana, Every Legend of Zelda game i've played multiple times (LOZ: ALTTP FTW), Donkey Kong Country, Earthbound, Super Mario 64, Chrono Trigger, Super Mario RPG, and many others are all games that I will probably love and keep playing, and keep on finding something new to like about it, until the day I die. lol

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#3 Edited by LeetBalla (731 posts) -

Command and Conquer, Battletanx, WCW vs. NWO Revenge, Ocarina of Time, Street Fighter II, Metal Gear Solid, Double Dragon, Baldur's Gate, Half-Life, and Doom
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#4 Edited by delta_ass (3807 posts) -

DooM
TIE Fighter
MechWarrior 2
Descent: FreeSpace
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six

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#5 Posted by Asurastrike (2299 posts) -

Every Zelda
Final Fantasy VII
Metal Gear Solid
Chrono Trigger
Donkey Kong Country 1-3
Every Mario
Tetris

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#6 Posted by fancifulunicorn (60 posts) -

Red Alarm on vb 
Spy Hunter on nes 
Metroid on nes 
 
The "Greats" seem to suffer more because they are held to sort of impossible standards.  They'll never be as good as the first time.  Metroid gets in because that title screen is tee you double eff tuff tuff tuff tuff.
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#7 Posted by rjayb89 (7811 posts) -

Pong, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Pokemon Yellow (so overpowered), and that game with that 7 up logo dude.  Totally forgot what it was.  It's probably so obvious, but I lack understanding and diligence.

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#8 Posted by zameer (636 posts) -

Starcraft is even more compelling to me today than it was 11 years ago. Though that may have a lot to do with me being 12 and not understanding the nuances the first time I played it. I'm also probably being biased too, but for some weird reason the graphics still seem to hold up today.

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#9 Posted by Icemael (6846 posts) -

Well, most 2D games that were good back then are still good. It's 3D games that have problems with aging... Mario 64 is still awesome though, if only for the nostalgia.

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#10 Posted by Gamer_152 (14464 posts) -

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Tetris, Super Mario 64, Super Mario World and Super Mario Bros. In fact I remember playing the original Super Mario Bros. on my Wii not too long ago and just thinking "wow, even after all the years since this came out it's still a great platformer".

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#11 Posted by wwfundertaker (1532 posts) -

Street fighter will always win the test of time. Tekken 3 as well and also Metal Gear Solid.

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#12 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2528 posts) -

Mario Kart 64 & Lylat Wars immediately come to mind.

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#13 Posted by zudthespud (3337 posts) -

Asteroids.

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#14 Posted by zolika (108 posts) -

All 2D Mario and Sonic games. 
Doom 
Solitaire :P
Minesweeper :D 
Unreal Tournament
Quake 3/Live  
...

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#15 Posted by FlipperDesert (2199 posts) -

Pong.

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#16 Posted by dbz1995 (4961 posts) -

Tombi
Spyro the Dragon
Rayman
Sonic the Hedgehog 1, 2, 3
Super Mario World Series on the gameboy
Tekken 3
MGS
Heroes of Might and Magic III
Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past and Ocarina of time (Haven't played the other ones)
Hercules

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#17 Edited by PenguinDust (12985 posts) -

Prior to 1999?  Hmm, well these have all stood well against the test of time.  They're still as fun today as they were when they were first released.
 
Galaxian/Galaga (1979/1981)
Centipede/Millipede (1980/1982)
Pac-Man/Ms. Pac-Man (1980/1981)
Robotron 2084 (1982)
Tetris (1984)
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
Street Fighter II: Champion Edition (1992)
Earthworm Jim (1994)
Chrono Trigger (1995)  
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night  (1997)
Grim Fandango (1998)

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#18 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8553 posts) -

Half life 2, I still play it suprisingly.

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#19 Posted by Creamypies (4169 posts) -
@HitmanAgent47 said:
" Half life 2, I still play it suprisingly. "
Did you not read the original post? He said prior to 1999.
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#20 Edited by HitmanAgent47 (8553 posts) -
@creamypies: sorry I must of missed that, I skimmed though it. I guess I don't have a real answer since alot of ps2 that were exclusive were out after 1999.
 
If I had to answer it, maybe metal gear soild. Honestly old games are terrible.
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#21 Posted by BiG_Weasel (566 posts) -

Any of the Mega Man games 
Super Metroid 
Castlevania SOTN 
Super Mario World 
RC Pro Am

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#22 Posted by Grimace (385 posts) -

Super Metroid?

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#23 Posted by zombie2011 (5473 posts) -
@zameer said:
" Starcraft is even more compelling to me today than it was 11 years ago. Though that may have a lot to do with me being 12 and not understanding the nuances the first time I played it. I'm also probably being biased too, but for some weird reason the graphics still seem to hold up today. "
This, its the greatest game ever.
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#24 Posted by Azteck (7416 posts) -

Poker.
 
Or HL2, and all those old school Mario games.

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#25 Posted by Lashe (1405 posts) -

None of them.  
 
Seriously.

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#26 Posted by misterpope (405 posts) -

Super Metroid. Always.
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#27 Posted by Damian (1521 posts) -

I'm just gonna answer Abe's Oddysee for everything from now on.

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#28 Posted by Kazona (3385 posts) -
@Lashe said:
" None of them.   Seriously. "
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#29 Posted by TwoLines (3498 posts) -

Transport Tycoon, Heroes of Might and Magic 3
FF VI VII, Mario, Doom,.. umm.. that's kinda it for me.

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#30 Posted by Eder (603 posts) -
@zolika said:
" All 2D Mario and Sonic games. Doom Solitaire :PMinesweeper :D Unreal TournamentQuake 3/Live  ... "
Almost, but then theres that virtual boy mario and Hotel Mario. In Sonics case, just 1 game comes to mind that everyone should stay away from: Sonic Blast, what a POS.
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#31 Posted by Shazam (476 posts) -

Abe's Oddysee and Heroes of Might and Magic 2. Both of those games still look visually good and the game play is superb. Half-life would probably be up there too, but only for nostalgic reasons as it doesn't look all to good today.    

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#33 Posted by DarkFlow83 (130 posts) -

I'm playing Secret Of Mana right now so I would say this game.

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#34 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8663 posts) -

Chrono Trigger and most of the Zelda games immediately come to mind. The Mario games as well, at least the main 2D side-scrolling ones. It is funny also because I think Half Life 1 has aged poorly while Doom is still fun as hell. Call me old-fashioned but that's how I roll.

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#35 Posted by MeierTheRed (5238 posts) -

Super Mario Bros, Sonic, Doom, Wolfenstein, Hexen, Heretic, Blood, Deus Ex, System Shock, System Shock 2 (1999), Street Fighter 2, MK, MK2.

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#36 Posted by fuzzyponken (683 posts) -
@rjayb89 said:
" Pong, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Pokemon Yellow (so overpowered), and that game with that 7 up logo dude.  Totally forgot what it was.  It's probably so obvious, but I lack understanding and diligence. "
Coolspot?
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#37 Posted by MeierTheRed (5238 posts) -
@fuzzyponken said:
" @rjayb89 said:
" Pong, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Pokemon Yellow (so overpowered), and that game with that 7 up logo dude.  Totally forgot what it was.  It's probably so obvious, but I lack understanding and diligence. "
Coolspot? "
That would be my guess too.
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#38 Posted by Absurd (2932 posts) -

Counter Strike, Monkey Island games and Max Payne.

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#39 Posted by Diamond (8678 posts) -

I think a lot of people are listing games that might still give them the feeling, but the gameplay is really archaic.
 
I loved Secret of Mana when it was new.  For a long time I thought it was one of my favorite games ever.  Rationally thinking when I play it now, I see how completely fucked up the action gameplay is.  If a game had that gameplay today, people would call it absolute shit.  Sure the music is still nice and the world is still huge, but I don't think that would carry the game today.
 
That's just one example, but there's a lot of games that are like that.

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#40 Posted by rjayb89 (7811 posts) -
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#41 Posted by Jeust (11739 posts) -

KOTOR is still awesome. It has a story that very few games can match, and the graphics aren't bad.  
 
It's still awesome to play still, if you have the right settings or an xbox copy to play with.  
 
Titan Quest is still the best hack and slash option on the pc also... despite having two years on its' legs. 

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#42 Posted by borgmaster (533 posts) -
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#43 Posted by xyzygy (10595 posts) -

Definitely NOT FF7. I tried to get into the game around Christmastime - I beat it, but drudgingly.  
 
I would have to say A Link to the Past and Super Metroid. If you haven't played Super Metroid, the game is still awesome to get into even today.

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#44 Posted by JJOR64 (19672 posts) -

Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros.
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#45 Posted by atlantabrave04 (141 posts) -

Civilization 2 was something I found myself playing years after it was released. I also loved Majora's Mask and Super Mario 64.
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#46 Posted by Black_Rose (7772 posts) -

Every Zelda
Crash Team Racing
Super Metroid 
Wave Race 64
Starfox 64
Mortal Kombat 2/3

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#47 Posted by iam3green (14368 posts) -

counter strike source, i play it a lot i think that i still will until the game dies. i don't think that will happen for a while.

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#48 Posted by Jeust (11739 posts) -

Silent Hill 2

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#49 Posted by Cerza (1678 posts) -

Asteroids, Tempest, Pong, Centipede, Frogger, Pac Man, Missile Command, Mario Bros. 1 & 3, Super Mario World & Yoshi's Island, Tetris, Bejeweled, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VI, Super Mario RPG, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 - 4, Contra (NES version), Narc, Smash TV, Mortal Kombat 2, Killer Instinct, Donkey Kong Country 1 & 2, Super Mario Kart, Star Fox & Star Fox 64, Legend of the Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon, All the Zelda's but Zelda 2, Final Fantasy Tactics, Dragon Quest VI & VII, Star Ocean 1 & 2, Metal Gear Solid, Tales of Phantasia.

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#50 Posted by Griddler (3374 posts) -

Crash Bandicoot for the PS1