3. The one that stretches across 65 million years

The game: Chrono Trigger (SNES)
Published by: Square Soft (Now Square Enix)
You played it in:1995

What's Cool: What isn't cool about this game? A merging of the brains behind Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy resulted in a game that brought together the best of both. The game's time-jumping plot is a mish-mash of sci-fi, fantasy, and utterly adolescent melodrama, but it's a thoroughly enjoyable one.

The game follows the adventures of a mute mophead teen called Crono, an adventuresome lad with a couple of interesting friends that somehow gets caught in a quest to destroy an giant, inexplicable evil known as Lavos. By the end of its tale, Chrono Trigger will slingshot you from an idyllic fantasy into a decay-soaked future world and a barbaric past.

The gameplay also goes a way to ironing out the wrinkles in mid-90s RPG convention. There are no random battles, for example. Lush graphics and a memorable score set this one apart from the competition as well. This one's gotta make a comeback.

Time for a resurgence?You won't have to travel to the past to play this one.

Brett Elston

A fomer Executive Editor at GamesRadar, Brett also contributed content to many other Future gaming publications including Nintendo Power, PC Gamer and Official Xbox Magazine. Brett has worked at Capcom in several senior roles, is an experienced podcaster, and now works as a Senior Manager of Content Communications at PlayStation SIE.