Jeff's All-Time Favorites

They're not always the best games. They're just my favorite for one reason or another. This list isn't in any particular order and I'm going to go for the more obscure stuff first, since no one needs to see a list that says "OH MAN SUPER MARIO WORLD IS AWESOME." 
That said, Super Mario World is awesome.

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Posted by iamcool388

Lode Runner awesomeness in unquestioned. So many good childhood memories!!

Posted by Alphazero

I remember seeing that Pinball Construction Set at some computer show at the Cow Palace in SF and being hypnotized. I had to make it mine.

Posted by Joseppie

It's a shame that a sequel to Freedom Fighters never panned out. The original was a damn fine game.

Posted by nameless_one

Surprised to see Freedom Fighters on there. It's good and it's your list so why not.

Posted by Dan_CiTi

Bionic Commando is easily my favorite NES game.

Posted by FLStyle

I was rather story-oriented when it came to MK games, so I prefer MK Trilogy simply because more characters = more story development. I do recognise that if you want to play the most balanced MK gameplay-wise it's UMK3 followed by MK2.
Was Vib-Ribbon the game in which you could put any CD in and it would create a level based on the music? If it was then Vib was an amazing game.

Edited by Turokjunglefogdinosaurinmist

Games I bet would be further on Jeff's list (or are too mainstream for this) include but are not limited to:
Baseball Stars
Battle Arena Toshinden 
Bill Laimbeer's Combat Basketball 
Burnout Paradise
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 
Dance Dance Revolution (anything with Boom Boom Dollar)
Dead Rising  
Def Jam: Icon 
Duke Nukem 3D 
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Forza Motorsport 2 
Garry's Mod
Gears of War
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 
Guitar Hero
Halo 3 
Katamari Damacy
Ken Griffey, Jr. Presents Major League Baseball 
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Marc Ecko's Getting Up 
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
Night Trap 
Ninja Gaiden
Phantasy Star  
Play the Industry
R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 
Rock Band 
Samurai Showdown II
Sewer Shark 
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 
Space Giraffe 
Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi 
Street Fighter IV  
Street Fighter EX
Super Mario 64
Super Mario Bros. 
Tekken 3
Time Pilot
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 
Viva Pinata
Warioware: Smooth Moves 
Wii Sports 
World of WarCraft 
Xevious (ARC) 
Yie Ar Kung-Fu

Posted by modok

Target Earth. Awesome. Fave part was when 2nd player started controlling some of the good guy npcs.

Posted by JackiJinx
@Turokjunglefogdinosaurinmist: I somehow doubt that Jeff would consider WoW to be one of his greatest games of all time. Somehow.
Posted by Crocio

Necromancer is truly a forgotten gem.

Posted by and333

NFL Blitz will always be one of my all time favorite games. Hail Merry is the play you always play!

Posted by MattBodega

When I saw Freedom Fighters on the list, I smiled big time., I hope IO makes another good video game soon.

Posted by slyspider

ooooo freedom fight ftw

Posted by Duffyside
@MattBodega: IO made Mini Ninjas, which just came out and looks surprisingly good. Also, the Hitman games weren't too shabby.
Posted by MattBodega
@Duffyside:  Yeah, I enjoyed the Hitman games, especially Blood Money. I meant the comment to refer more to the next Kane and Lynch game than anything else.
Cause Kane and Lynch....that game is not very good. :(
Posted by ahoodedfigure
@modok: Yeah!  I forgot the 2P could do that!  Could they also control bad guys?  I seem to remember something about that.
Posted by jrsmaster411

Hell yes to R.B.I. Baseball and Uniracers

Posted by LordAndrew
@MattBodega: Kane and Lynch is a fantastic game. :P
Posted by Oni

I played 5 of those games, and they're pretty much the 5 most recent ones. Man, that is some old stuff!

Posted by Jimbo_N

Suprised there´s no SOTN here after all the hyping I´ve heard Jeff done. But that might be to common for the list aswell
Posted by jakob187

Interesting list indeed.  UMK3 is definitely a must-have.  I don't know why I haven't bought that fucker on XBLA yet.

Posted by ahoodedfigure

There was an Atari 8-Bit Ghostbusters, Jeff?  You keep coming up with all kinds of Atari 8-Bits I know nothing about.  You ever try out any APX games?  The one I regret never getting was Caverns of Mars.  I had no idea that was even an APX game until doing the research for the site.

Posted by Ekasra

  It's a shame that I'm too young to have played most of these games.

Posted by Video_Game_King

*examines list* Mmm-hmm....mmm-hmmm.....After much deliberation, I have concluded that this itemized collection is quite incorrect. If you would like reasons as to why it is incorrect, I would be happy to provide you with a list of reasons why.

Posted by dlowe05

would have expected some more modern games, but probably just cause i wasn't into gaming when there was a C64.

Posted by Jeff
@ahoodedfigure: I didn't realize Caverns of Mars was an APX game. I had it on cartridge. Heck of a game.
Posted by brocool

freedom fighters was great. loved the soundtrack as well

Posted by hamlaser

Smash TV! That game was nuts! It got me thinking about Total Carnage which in turn made me think of Guerilla War. I wish more people knew of Guerilla War, especially people who have played Ikari Warriors.

Posted by SleepingLesson

Smash TV was conceiving the twin-stick shooter before we had twin sticks.

Posted by Monty344

All my friends called me crazy when I told them Uniraces was on of my favorite game. I'm glad I'm not the only one that thought it was awesome.

Posted by Crono

This seems like such an obscure list.  I feel almost like I am talking to that guy that knows all the bands no one has ever heard of before.  I have played about 6 of the 24 on the list, heard of a few others, and some I had no idea at all.

Posted by Dethfish

Smash TV is an awesome game, I suck at it though.

Posted by funkmasterflare

Completely forgot about Freedom Fighters, but it brought back great memories. Unfortunately, I'm too young to have memories with most of these game. Feels weird thinking people will be saying that about some of my favorite games 15 years from now. 
Can't wait to see the list grow, same goes for the other editors.

Edited by NathHaw

Dude, Pool of Radiance!  I certainly didn't expect that from you.  Then again, you have mentioned that once upon a time you liked RPGs. 

Posted by bigcess

Oh man, Freedom Fighters, so under appreciated. To bad the follow up was Kane and Lynch.

Posted by RVonE

Uniracers! YES!
Edited by DavidSnakes

This list consists of some obscure-ass games and some old-ass games.  I feel like I'm reading the Rolling Stone list of greatest artists and I care about none of the bands

Posted by TheHBK

One of my all time favorites WWF No Mercy on the N64


Posted by jonnyboy

Dude Yes!! Freedom Fighters, God that game is so good. I think the two reasons the sequel never came about, (other than poor sales) is the fact that firstly assuming the role of a 'terrorist' in post 9/11 New York is bound to upset a few people. Secondly someone is bound to draw parallels with the invasion of Iraq (I know it sounds stupid but I'm willing to put money on the fact that it was discussed at length before FF2 was shit-canned).
Such a crying shame that Kane and Lynch gets a sequel and a fucking movie option, and we cant even get the original FF on Xbox marketplace. What gives?

Posted by SlantedRoom
wow, you're a freak
Posted by Washburn

Ah RBI Baseball..I played that game to death.It's strange because I never got into watching baseball, nor have I ever really played another baseball game but for some reason I loved that game. Maybe it was because back then I didn't have too many games to that I'm thinking of it maybe I should give baseball games a shot again.

Edited by sdnewman

I used to play the fuck outta RBI Baseball! YES!

Posted by IshimuraD

god damn, Freedom Fighters. I love the hell out of that game.

Posted by trophyhunter

so wheres persona 4 on this list?

Posted by LordAndrew


Posted by dagas

Those games are old school. I actually don't like old games that much. I grew up with NES and Master System, but I don't think those games are very good today. The SNES is as early as I would go.

Posted by TheFrostedGamer

great list, jeff. I will see your list, and raise you a SuperSpike V'Ball for NES.

Edited by Arjuna

Uniracers!  I'm not alone!  I played that game to death!  I haven't played it in more than a decade, I'm sure!

Posted by lilarchie232
@Arjuna said:
" Uniracers!  I'm not alone!  I played that game to death!  I haven't played it in more than a decade, I'm sure! "
I know man, Uniracers is the shit.
Posted by bennym6

street fighter 2 turbo hyper fighting FTW!

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