Favorite Games of All Time

This is going to be a work-in-progress for quite some time, but having turned 30 (I am officially old), I want to compile a list of the 100 hundred games that I have enjoyed the most in my lifetime of video-gaming (probably about 25 years).  Obviously, there are classics from the past that haven't held up that well over time, but the criteria I will be using to judge will be impact on me at the time in which they appeared.  So if they were graphically much better than other games of the time, or if they were significantly advanced over previous games, or if they just really appealed to me at the time, then I will probably rank them pretty highly. 
 
I'll probably be building this over the next week or two, but feel free to comment as I go.

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Edited by KillyDarko

I've been wanting do to one of these for a long time now, but the games are too many and the time is too little... :( Maybe when I'm finally able to take a real vacation I'll get my hands on doing so.
Anyway, you've got some really good games there, and definitely some will also be on my (future) list :)

Posted by mzuckerm
@KillyDarko: I feel the same way.  I've been playing games for more than 20 years now, so any full list is going to take a long time to put together.  That's why this list is very incomplete (and in bad order) right now.  I'll be adjusting it when I can spare some more time.
Posted by ahoodedfigure

Always good to see typed-up descriptions. Helps makes these lists more personalized.

Posted by Darviathar

Wow.  50 games.  Now I'm ashamed of my list of 10!  You've got a few on here that should have at least made my "honorable mention" list for my top 10.  Betrayal at Krondor, Tie fighter, Might and Magic (I'd go with 4 and 5, the Xeen games).  I'm glad to see someone else still hopes for a Masters of Magic sequel all these years later.

Posted by mzuckerm
@Darviathar: The list actually goes on for more than 100 games.  It's still a work in progress as I try to figure out how I'd actually rank them all, and so a lot of these are approximations for now. 
 
I was hoping Elemental: War of Magic would be a decent Masters of Magic follow-up, but it's been incredibly disappointing so far.