#1 Edited by lmephisto (199 posts) -

If you had to choose 3 games only as your top games, which ones would they be?

To make things more interesting, I have created a list which I will update every time I get an answer in the this thread and we'll see at the end what are the top 100 games of Giantbomb users  :)


NOTE: I know it is hard to decide your top 3 games so if you post 5 I will only take the first 3 .

Also avoid giving me franchises and it is better if you're more specific on the games you like .

If you reply with only 2 games I won't enter them :)


#2 Edited by lmephisto (199 posts) -

Starting with me :

Rome Total War

Fallout 3

StarCraft 2

#3 Edited by ManU_Fan10ne (688 posts) -


Super Paper Mario (wii)

Pokemon Diamond (i think all of them are great, never like the the ranger ones though)

Edit: Pokemon got there because thats all i played when i was little (and i really couldn't think of another game), but heck, i still play it now :)

Edit:Valkyria Chronicles instead of Pokemon

#4 Edited by Im_a_Wizard (58 posts) -


Red Dead Redemption

Tough choice between Persona 3 and 4

Edit:@hoossy said:

Red Dead Redemption

Shadow of the Colossus

Battlefield 1942

Oh ****, I'm swapping out U2 for RDR

#5 Posted by Kedi2 (268 posts) -


Resident Evil 4

Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast

#6 Posted by hoossy (1049 posts) -

Red Dead Redemption

Shadow of the Colossus

Battlefield 1942

#7 Edited by BeachThunder (13352 posts) -

You're going to hate constantly updating that list D:



Update: 24/02/13

  • Braid
  • BioShock
  • Binding of Isaac

I'm sorry SS2 ;__; you're a great game and all, but I think we should just be friends. After playing through SS2 a second time, I still think it's a great game, but there are some parts which annoy me, particularly how the game goes down hill towards the end. Anyway, I have substituted it for Binding of Isaac, a game that I have played for hundreds of hours, and I'll probably spend hundreds more on the upcoming remake too...

#8 Posted by SadPatrol (530 posts) -

I don't have a top 3. I pretty much have 30 games that tie for first place.

#9 Posted by Kidavenger (3942 posts) -

World of Warcraft haven't played in years, but I spent more time playing WoW than every other game I've ever played combined, and I met a lot of cool people while playing, raiding in WoW was such a completely satisfying experience with the greatest highs and lows I've ever had.

Star Control II great story and complete freedom to explore, rare in such an old game or any game for that matter.

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn another great story, one of the best.

#10 Edited by CyborgDuo (123 posts) -

Let's see...



Shadow of the Colossus

EDIT: Make SotC Dark Souls. Blasphemous? Probably. But I hated that ending.

#11 Posted by mosespippy (4746 posts) -
  • Valkyria Chronicles
  • GTA Vice City
  • Need For Speed High Stakes

I could replay those over and over again. In fact, I have replayed them all every year since I got them. Same goes for Persona 4 but I had to cut something.

#12 Edited by believer258 (13034 posts) -

I always have a hard time doing this.

Anyway, Super Metroid, Metroid Prime, and... Crash Bandicoot Warped? I dunno. The first two are games that I've beaten a crazy number of times and they never lose my attention and thrill me every time, so they just get the number 1 and 2 spots automatically. Crash Warped is a fantastic game, I highly recommend it to anyone who likes platformers, but I don't think I want to say it's #3 because I can point out some things that I don't like about it. There are far too many weird levels, for one, and not enough platforming ones.

For this particular generation, though, it's Dead Space 2, Skyrim, and Halo 3.

#13 Edited by Donkeycow (568 posts) -

Oh geez... uhm probably;

-Rome Total War

-Fallout 3

-Red Dead Redemption.

Honourable mentions go to Dragon Age: Origins, The Witcher Call of Duty 4, Baldur's Gate 1&2 though.

#14 Posted by BrockNRolla (1725 posts) -

Jet Set Radio Future

Chrono Trigger

Grand Theft Auto 4

#15 Posted by TheKing (856 posts) -


-The Legend of Zelda Windwaker

-Grand Theft Auto IV

#16 Posted by MistaSparkle (2283 posts) -

-Fallout 3

-Jak & Daxter

-Kingdom Hearts

#17 Posted by Toxin066 (3403 posts) -



air hockey

#18 Posted by killacam (1321 posts) -

fallout 3

final fantasy VII


i can't do this

#19 Posted by mandude (2670 posts) -

If I were to go with games, they'd all be Final Fantasies, so for number 1, I'll just put down the series as a whole.

Final Fantasy

Fallout: New Vegas

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn.

#20 Posted by Delta_Ass (3807 posts) -

1. Doom 
2. FreeSpace 2 
3. Mass Effect 2

#21 Edited by TobbRobb (5245 posts) -

Oh I usually hate this question... Always remember something after I answer.

Off the top of my head, I guess:

League of Legends , Bayonetta

Those two are a given I think. Other than that... Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater . Maybe.

That could be interchangable with Final Fantasy X or Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is up there as well.

This is hard T.T

EDIT: FUCK, Super Metroid or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night should be third spotters.

Fuck it, League, Bayo, SotN are my top 3. DONE.

#22 Posted by BaneFireLord (3105 posts) -

1. Skyrim (or Oblivion or Morrowind) 
2. Batman Arkham Asylum 
3. Age of Empires III and Civilization III tie

#23 Posted by 71Ranchero (3238 posts) -
#24 Posted by Jimbo (10280 posts) -

Deus Ex
The Witcher

#25 Posted by xdaknightx69 (480 posts) -



gears of war trilogy

#27 Edited by ImaTreee (206 posts) -

Metal Gear Solid 3

Uncharted 2

Mass Effect 2

Edit: These aren't in any particular order.

#28 Posted by No0b0rAmA (1511 posts) -

Guild Wars 2

Diablo 2

Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead

#29 Posted by SuperSambo (3040 posts) -
  1. Phantasy Star Online
  2. Max Payne 3 - Yup
  3. Banjo Kazooie N&B

These three instantly came to mind. The results may differ if I think about it, but if they spring to mind then I guess they made the biggest impact.

#30 Posted by Olqavtoras (263 posts) -

Tough one.

1. Mega Man 3

2. Mass Effect 2

3. Zelda: Wind Waker

I think....

#31 Posted by spankingaddict (2840 posts) -

Legend of Zelda : Wind Waker

Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time


#32 Posted by Cloudleet (179 posts) -
  1. Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  2. Spiderman 2 (the one based on the movie)
  3. Resident Evil 4
#34 Edited by BulletproofMonk (2735 posts) -
  • Resident Evil 4 
  • Metal Gear Solid 3 
  • Red Dead Redemption 
#35 Posted by DoctorDanger99 (745 posts) -

GTA:san andreas

metal gear solid 3

super mario world

#36 Posted by JpSlam (250 posts) -

1. Mega Man X 2

2. Mother 3

3. FF4

#37 Posted by JacDG (2138 posts) -
  1. Grandia
  2. Red Dead Redemption
  3. Mirror's Edge
#38 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8020 posts) -

NBA Jam Tournament Edition

Super Metroid

Timesplitters: Future Perfect

#39 Posted by evanbower (1244 posts) -


Shadow of the Colossus

Super Metroid

Half-Life 2

#40 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4748 posts) -

The legend of Zelda: The Windwaker

Resident Evil 4

Ninja Gaiden Black.

#41 Posted by dirkfunk (175 posts) -

Metroid (NES)

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (PC Engine)

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

My selections may change day-to-day. . . But Metroid is reliably my Number 1.

#42 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -

1. Persona 4

2. Shadow of the Colossus

3. Fire Emblem

#43 Posted by Tophat666 (254 posts) -

1. Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time

2. Resident evil 4

3. Metal Gear Solid 3

#44 Posted by Bollard (6605 posts) -

@ManU_Fan10ne said:

Pokemon Diamond (i think all of them are great, never like the the ranger ones though)

Edit: Pokemon got there because thats all i played when i was little (and i really couldn't think of another game), but heck, i still play it now :)

Dude! Nothing wrong with Pokemon, except Diamond and Pearl were the worst Pokemon games to be honest :/ I'd say Black and White were the best games since Gold and Silver, that whole 2 worlds in one was insane.

#45 Posted by YI_Orange (1226 posts) -

In no particular order:

Persona 4

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Starcraft 2.

I'm sorry Kirby Superstar, I'll always love you.

#46 Posted by Canteu (2911 posts) -

Dark Chronicle

Fallout 3

Baldurs Gate 2

#47 Posted by Dixego (411 posts) -

Dark Souls

Kingdom Hearts II

Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

#48 Edited by benspyda (2127 posts) -
  1. Skyrim
  2. Dark Souls
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog 2

It's tough deciding on only 3 games but I think this is about right for me.

#49 Posted by aquamarin (670 posts) -

1. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

2. World of Warcraft

3. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

#50 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1695 posts) -

1. Pokémon Red/Blue

2. Halo: Combat Evolved

3. World of Warcraft