One of the last Castlevania games I got around to playing, but one of my favorites.
The first PS1 game I really got into, it gave me a reason to buy a memory card.
My favorite game of all time.
Highly underrated by fans. Sequel to my favorite game of all time.
My favorite game in the Grand Theft Auto Series.
My second favorite game in the Grand Theft Auto series.
My third favorite game in the Grand Theft Auto series.
My favorite game in the Tomb Raider series. Venice remains one of my favorite settings in any game.
Classic game, my first exposure to Duke Nukem.
I recently re-purchased the Atomic Edition from 3D Realms. I thank my lucky stars for people like Jonof and his porting projects, which spawned eduke32, the awesome Duke Nukem 3D port for Windows XP and Vista.
Even though I didn't play this game around the time of its release, I still love it more than most games from the era it belongs to.
There's a certain place in my heart for games like these. Western developed anime-inspired games, from the late 90's/early 00's. Other games with this distinction are Shogo: Mobile Armored Division, and Septerra Core. And even though it's not technically anime-inspired, Deus Ex gives off the same vibe, with it's cyber-punk setting and aesthetic.
Underrated, plain and simple. Though I couldn't get the right experience when I first bought this game, once I got my new computer in 2008 I fell in love with it's atmosphere and aesthetic. Truly a gem tossed aside by people looking for something with more depth. In my opinion, it's got just enough depth to function as a very good game.
My first fps experience. I played this on DOS back in the early-mid 90's, exactly when, I'm not sure. At any rate, this game was one of those that changed my perspective on video games.
My first true experience with a Final Fantasy game, FFIX is something I'll never forget playing. I still haven't beaten it, though I intend to at some point in the future. It's a shame I lost the near-complete save game from when I got this the first time for Christmas 2000.
One of the few Final Fantasy games I almost finished, but couldn't because I didn't grind my levels, FFIV stands as one of my favorite narratives of all time.
I love this game. I've never beaten Chrono Trigger, nor have I gotten past the B.C. state in time. However, It stands as one of my favorite role-playing games. Here's hoping I finish it some day.
When I bought my first gaming-grade graphics card, an Nvidia 5500 FX, I got a demo for two levels of the Call of Duty American campaign, alongside some other extras on the driver disc. Obviously, the demo had a huge affect on me at the time, otherwise this game wouldn't be on this list.
Hot Shots Golf is a prime example of how to make something relatively dull an involving activity. Open Tee is excellent, in that it doesn't compromise anything from the first three games when transitioning to a handheld.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 was one of the first games I got for my Playstation 2. It remains one of my favorites to this day, and is quite possibly the best in Tony Hawk's franchise.
Mafia is one of those games that gets almost everything right. A top-notch mafioso tale, engaging gameplay, thrilling soundtrack, and excellent sound effects and voice acting. The only thing this game has going against it is its difficulty. If you can get past that hurdle, I'm sure you'd agree.
A game that reinvented its genre, as I'm sure anyone reading this knows already. I really like this game, however I prefer the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series overall.
Timesplitters was the second Playstation 2 game I ever bought, and it is a prime example of how to get a console first-person shooter right.
This remains one of my favorite first-person shooters ever. I could care less about the sequels.
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