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  • kachigop - April 22, 2012 8:47 a.m.

    Thinking back on my video gaming career I've loved and enjoyed a slew of different games from Nintendo classics like Mario to more modern masterpieces like Assassin's Creed or Call of Duty. (I played MW2 the most). But the games I played the most, the ones that I spent tireless hours on, were the Pokemon games. My friends and I would sit around beating all the gym leaders and the Pokemon League, catching every single legendary pokemon available, and doing every side quest the games ever offered. I've fallen behind in the Pokemon series recently and I can't wait to play Black/White, but what is most amazing to me is that when I picked up Red version a week ago, I was still engaged as ever. Those games captured me like no other games ever did. Watching the old movies still bring back very strong emotions and its true that Pokemon is my favorite gaming series of all time.
  • e1337prodigy - April 22, 2012 1:13 a.m.

    Very tough decision. It would have to be Destruction Derby on the PS. But it could have been any of the following, BF2, BFBC2, GTA3, Diablo 2, Football manager 2010 (over 1000hrs played on it now and still going), SNK vs Capcom cardfighters (not sure on the exact name) on neo geo pocket color, very addictive.
  • aequitas13 - April 21, 2012 1:29 p.m.

    Two words... Rope Arrows. In 1998, rope arrows were the equivelent of the Portal Gun. Not to say they were as cool or jaw dropping, (Portal did it bigger and better) but back then, they had the same effect. The realization that I could now go anywhere I could see provided there was something to latch onto was indescribable. That I was no longer bound by the room or environment itself laid out before me. That I didn't need stairs! I could play the game differently than maybe it was intended to be played or different than anyone else. Not since Portal have I had that feeling again in a game. That's right, I love the Thief franchise. November 1998... Half-Life had dropped and I was playing it religiously. Then this little gem from Looking Glass came along and I tried it for a change of pace. Never forget the first time sneaking into Lord Bradford's Manor, searching for secret passageways, emerging from the shadows and blackjacking fools, unloading water arrows, or ... *gasp*... rope arrows. It just played completely different than any other FPS out there, and I loved that uniqueness. Thief II took the formula and made it even better in nearly every way. There was more to do, see, and steal... and more to be scared of! Never forget those creepy mechs and their ramblings: "A misguided soul. All should hear the words of Karras... the words of Karras." Probably a top 5 game for me. Deadly Shadows gets a bad wrap for not being as big a jump as from TDP to TMA was, but it was still a great game once you get into it. Gloves instead of rope arrows was a downer, but it made up for it with great characters like the creepy widow... and omg... Shalebridge. Worth the price of admission just for that level alone. I love me all sorts of other game series, don't get me wrong (Zelda, FF, COD, Bioshock, GTA/RDR, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Resident Evil, Team Ico, ... and anything by Valve) but Thief will always be among my favorite!
  • bedelicious - April 21, 2012 5:26 a.m.

    If I only had to choose one it would probably be Planescape:Torment. But I also really love Vampire: Bloodlines, Diablo II, Bioshock, Silent Hill 2, Portal, Devil May Cry 3 and Max Payne.
  • Jenisis - April 20, 2012 2:20 p.m.

    YES Amber Fariss, I loved Mickey Mouse and the Castle of Illusion so much, I still rave on about it to this day. That level with the sweets, omg, it was just amazing. I so want to play it again but I can't find it anywhere. I really wish I still had my old system just so I could play that game.
  • cgriff63 - April 20, 2012 7:48 a.m.

    I've got a few: The Legend of Dragoon. I know it isn't the greatest game or even the greatest rpg on the playstation. but the additions system was one of the coolest that I had ever seen in an rpg. its pure nostalgia every time I play that game. Shadow of the Colossus, for being the most beautiful game I have ever played, with an equally beautiful soundtrack Mass Effect 2, for its intense combat and incredible storytelling and characters.
  • TheInvincibleDragon - April 20, 2012 11:49 a.m.

    I second that Legend of Dragoon bid.
  • Shdwdstryr - April 20, 2012 7:42 a.m.

    I can't stop thinking of Dark Cloud when I think some of my favourite games. The combination of dungeon crawling and town building makes me want to replay the game most weeks.
  • GarySteinman - April 22, 2012 9:35 a.m.

    Let's lobby Sony for an HD remake for PS3 and Vita. Mostly, Vita.
  • minimaxi - April 20, 2012 7:20 a.m.

    It's funny when I think about it, not all great games invoke the feeling of 'love' inside me. I played diablo 2 on hundreds of hours end but in human context it was pure sex appeal. You know what, after spending the last few minutes torn between suikoden and warcraft 3, I've come to the decision that the game that I love most is .... Alundra Yes. That's gotta be it. Yup.
  • Lindsaaayerin - April 20, 2012 7:01 a.m.

    Final Fantasy X changed my life. There's just something about the characters, story and world that captures me. It may not be the best game ever made, I just connect with it in a way I have never connected with another game before.
  • metalgatesolid - April 20, 2012 3:39 a.m.

    No Mercy is my favourite wrestling game ever. I was great. I loved the stories especialy making Kane go after the womans title, Brilliant. And FFX is one of the best games ever for me. The story was great, graphics great, characters great, the world felt real and the personal stories brought it all together. Metal Gear Solid and Super Mario World are the two games i will never forget playing. Both epic, both amazing. MGS wins it though
  • CoruptAI125 - April 20, 2012 3 a.m.

    YEAH Final Fantasy 10! Everyone disagrees with that choice it's great to see someone else who loves Final Fantasy 10.
  • jmcgrotty - April 20, 2012 2:10 a.m.

    For me, it's easy, and a multi-way tie: Any Sierra game ending in "Quest." Still the most playable games ever made. And, ugh, the people running this website must hate me. There is no way in hell that anyone likes FF Tactics on any level. Quit lying. It's unplayable tripe. How can you have any good memories of it?? So freaking frustrating.
  • inkyspot - April 20, 2012 1:48 a.m.

    Minds was GTA SA and that Tombraider game, Not sure whioch one, but it was old, I kepted watching my brother play that game, while I was usually off chasing some chick, or heading to the basketbal court, but needless to say, it started from their, with GTA 3 sealing the deal and GTA: SA making me fall in love.
  • machupichu1992 - April 20, 2012 1:43 a.m.

    I've managed to shorten my list to Okami, Kirby Super Star, and Psychonauts. Hmm I should also add in Wind Wa-NO! No... That's my top 3. I can never resist the beauty that is Okami. It'll always be something I can go back to and find I love it just as much as when I first played through it. Kirby Super Star holds sentimental value, as it's my first game ever and, despite many awesome games after it, still believe it's Kirby's best yet. And Psychonauts never fails to make me laugh no matter how many times I've heard a character's dialogue sequence. Not to mention the incredible amount of creativity I don't really see much of anymore. The name "Goggalor" will always make me smile. Overlyyy Intricaaaaaate CAPTCHA!
  • robotdickens - April 20, 2012 12:58 a.m.

    My most favorite game? That would have to be Psychonauts. I never got to play it when it was out for Xbox and when I finally had the money to get it, no copy was in sight. After years and years of people telling me how it was the greatest game ever, I found Steam and I found out the hype was all true.
  • highwindasylum - April 19, 2012 11:14 p.m.

    I think the game that I love most has to be Kingdom Hearts. I grew up watching all those Disney movies, so being able to play in all of those worlds, fighting alongside Aladdin and Tarzan and Peter Pan was wonderful. I still remember how excited I was when I first flew in Never Land. And I still have a majority of the game's lines memorized from playing it so much. It was the reason I got a PS2, and Kingdom Hearts introduced me to a love that would become an obsession: Final Fantasy. Without Kingdom Hearts, I would never have become such a Final Fantasy fan, and, by extension, an RPG fan. And, honestly, what's not to love about the "big palooka" Goofy shouting "Don't give up!" every time he used a potion.
  • NanoElite666 - April 19, 2012 11 p.m.

    One of the many games I really love would have to be Uncharted 2, even though I've only ever played through the story once, and that was finished the day after it launched. But during those twelve or so hours Naughty Dog took me on probably the single greatest thrill ride of my entire gaming life, and the events of the game have stuck with me so well that I haven't really felt the need to replay it yet some two-plus years later. I can't think of any other game I've ever played that's done that for me. Not to mention it's one of the very few games I've played that has actually made me feel sad (and then so wonderfully averts it). So yeah, I'm going to be singing the praises of Uncharted 2 for a good long while. Whether or not I ever get around to playing through it again. :P
  • Dmancapri - April 19, 2012 8:58 p.m.

    I don't really play favorites, but I like all the games in the pokemon series, Emerald and Colesseum/ XD. especially ( which is all pretty much the same game) a LOT. I love what I've played of Wind Waker and Skyward Sword, the Zelda games are always almost perfect. Skyrim, I guess, for a game I can go back to time and time again. Again, I don't really have a favorite, but these are my tops (and yeah, these all had releases in 2011. So sue me)

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