Amazing story, characters, everything about this I find engrossing. I even forgive the rushed second disk, it's that good.
2. Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom
The peak of the franchise.
3. Grim Fandango
Games don't get any more creative than this...
4. Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle
apart from this.
5. Mass Effect
Hooked from the start. Awesome sci-fi gaming.
6. LandStalker: The Treasures of King Nole
24 meg cartridge!
7. Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
It's got Indiana Jones in it.
8. Vagrant Story
Square at the height of their powers.
9. Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
Massive return after a mis-step. No Raiden in sight.
Know it's more than one game but every NHL game since the Mega Drive/Genesis days has been gold.