QOTW: Have you beaten every game in a series? Which one?

Every week the hosts of TalkRadar present and answer a new "Question of the Week" - a personal inquiry which unearths some of our deepest, and sometimes most sinister, gaming memories. Everyone is encouraged to answer each week's question, so go ahead, tell us your most glorious, nostalgic, or shameful story!

This week's question:

Have you beaten every game in a series? Which one?

Alright, technically that's two questions. That aside: what series hooked you so thoroughly that you attacked every new game with the utmost vigor? If you've never completed an entire series, you've at least probably gotten close, or have plans to. Start typing!

Answer this week's question in the comments!

Questions can also be answered in the QOTW forum thread. Our favorite posts this week will be read next week on TalkRadar 67, and appear in the next edition of this article. Listen to TalkRadar 66 on Friday for our answers!

Last week's question:

What band do you now love because of music games?

Below are a few of last week's answers that tickled our collective fancies, but since we can't feature them all here, check out last week's article and forum thread for more...

CountFenrir wrote...
"I now like Rush, who I saw in concert up in Washington. Also the Police, but they aren't that good in concert. On an semi-unrelated note, Foreigner, who is in RockBand via DLC, is awesome in concert."

Aforextreme wrote...
"A LOT of the DDR music is good shit, even J-pop like BREAK DOWN! and Speed Over Beethoven. Hell, the song A is where I got my username. (I added the "for Extreme" like they added to that other song, V.)

Behold, the reason I have the screen-name A for Extreme:"

ssj4raditz wrote...
"The Cab after hearing the two songs they have in Rock Band, I immediately when out and bought that album. Gotta say, Love every second of it!"

hot_heart wrote...
"The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets are pretty awesome. Kinda like a nerdy punk/grunge band. Never would've heard of them if not for the PAX pack.

And also, Priestess had that awesome song in GHIII and their album's pretty solid.

I also checked out a bit more Cream, The Doors, Blue Oyster Cult, Aerosmith, Smashing Pumpkins, Heart, Jane's Addiction and Thin Lizzy."

Harmon20 wrote...
"I'm going with Boston. After getting Rock Band, they suddenly became my favorite band. And not to mention that I am a big fan Brad Delp's voice and his range. Rest in peace, man."

elchetos wrote...
"Not a band, but a whole genre. I used to hate metal music, mostly because it was mostly what my dad listened to, and that fact alone made me dislike it. After going through Cowboys from hell and bark at the moon with the first GH, then through Hangar 18 on GH2, I realized the error of my ways... I was a closet headbanger"

skyguy343 wrote...
"Tanks to World Tour I discovered,(or should I say experienced) Jimi Hendrix. "Purple Haze, with it's raw guitar power was perfectly matched with the soothing "The Wind Cries Mary. Watchmen also played it's part with "All Along The Watchtower" but by the time all the D.L.C. came out I was hooked."

Aug 27, 2009

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  • Solstice - September 2, 2009 1:27 p.m.

    Forgot Mario. xD
  • thecakeisapie - September 1, 2009 9:44 p.m.

    unfortunately all i can think of is Halo
  • ultimatum7 - September 1, 2009 5:17 p.m.

    ive beaten a few, but metal gear solid is one of the most memorable. ive beaten them all (not the original metal gears though)the day i get them, withought sleep. even if i got it at night with no sleep the night before.
  • noobeater - August 31, 2009 7:19 p.m.

    No. I have a life. trouble is that sequals tend to be inferior, or they drastically change one too much that i tend to dislike it, or go over several cosole generations which iv always switched around.
  • zayzay45 - August 31, 2009 6:29 a.m.

    I BEATEN EVERY Devil may cry game in 1 week (yeah i got some free time on my hands) and skate1,2
  • WilyBoy - August 31, 2009 3:39 a.m.

    Resident Evil. I'm only just realizing this now, but I didn't even enjoy half the games. I started with RE3, which was indeed a lot of fun, but it kind of skewed my perception of the series. When I went back to play the first two I could not figure out that you were supposed to run away from zombies most of the time - I killed every one and spent the rest of the time wondering where the hell all the ammo was. I attributed to the series that childhood attitude of "boy this is really hard so I must be having fun!" Poor, misguided younger me. Thank god RE4 came along.
  • ilike2pwn - August 31, 2009 1:21 a.m.

    ive beating the sly cooper series, the halo trilogy, ratchet and clank, guitar hero (so far), Rock Band trilogy (So far, the tak series,Jak and Daxter series, gears of war series (so far), Strong Bad's C.G.F.A.P Series, Myth series, all of the simpson's games (including arcade), beat all the super mario bros games (so far including the rpgs they make) fallout trliogy, call of duty trilogy (so far), murdered the tomb raider trilogy (so far), Gex trilogy, twisted metal series, killzone series (so far) ace combat series, super smash bros series (professor layton is coming to SSB, just gonna give a heads up) half-life series (so far, waiting for episode 3). and thats it.......
  • PlatypusFan - August 31, 2009 1:09 a.m.

    in my above comment theres supposed to bee a space between legendia and so
  • jboy15 - August 31, 2009 12:31 a.m.

    The Prince of Persia series, Mass Effect (so far), Halo, Gears, all the Metal Gear solids, and Jak nd Daxter.
  • rabiddiharrea - August 30, 2009 6:41 p.m.

    Every real Pokemon games in the main series, plus stadium 1 and 2, battle revolution, pinball, the first mystery dungeon, and the first ranger. Also i beat every monkey ball game. And being an Xbox fanboy, i beat every Halo game, of course
  • noofer7 - August 30, 2009 1:33 p.m.

    I haven't been around long enough to see every game in any old series. I'm trying for Zelda, but the first two... *shudder*
  • spliffsucker93 - August 30, 2009 3:32 a.m.

    Katamari series. Ranging from the psone to 360 versions. I love the last levels where you end up picking up whole cities!
  • Tobio - August 29, 2009 8:23 p.m.

    Well, I played through pokémon Red, Yellow, Silver, Crystal, Saphire, Firered, Emerald, Pearl and Platinum. I would say that would be enough to call it the complete series (not counting double's and spin-offs) And I played through some spin-offs. Working on the zelda series, but that will be very tough.
  • pinoklin - August 29, 2009 3:28 p.m.

    ive beaten the whole monkey island series those are great awesome games the first one is the best...and imo they shouldve made the fourth with mk3s graphics and the scum engine....and also halo ive beaten the 4 games so far rofl..i was also trying to go for final fantasy but i cant seem to find the nes versions and i got a freaking nes rofl.
  • dweller - August 29, 2009 3:08 a.m.

    Space Quest. The only time I've forced myself to play a couple of old school VGA or EGA graphic adventure games to completion. The second one Vohaul's Revenge being the most difficult to get into since it didn't have a remake. I could list a bunch of almost complete series. But I won't.
  • ShadowKnight4 - August 29, 2009 3:06 a.m.

    Oh geez, I've gone through all the Halo's, Gears, Fable's, Zelda's, Platform Mario's (not including every years Party and sport titles), DOA, Neversoft Spiderman games, Super Smash Bros, Soulcalibur's(including Soul Edge), and main Pokemon games(so like not all those Mystery Dungeons and what not). Also beat all the Psone era Spyro, Crash, and Tony Hawk games. Very fun times!
  • kusanagi - August 29, 2009 2:09 a.m.

    I didn't read through all the comments, but I expected more people to say this. I've beaten every Devil May Cry game in every mode. And yes, Hell and Hell mode in DMC 4 and Heaven and Hell mode in DMC 3 made me want to kill myself...
  • grover117 - August 28, 2009 11:39 p.m.

    Oh and the Gears of War games.
  • grover117 - August 28, 2009 11:38 p.m.

    For me, the series that I've played religiously was Halo. I played the hell out of the first one and beat all three of the campaigns on Legendary. Also I played and beat all of the Call of Duty games (minus the shitty ones) on Veteran.
  • barrage7667 - August 28, 2009 11:22 p.m.

    super smash bros ratchet and clank god of war good mario games (starring mario and not dr.mario or any of tht stuff) resistance call of duty backyard baseball lol

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