As someone who has a penchant for retro-gaming, I'm curious to know of people's all-time favourite games, as well as those classics they remember from when they were growing up with games.
So, out of the consoles and games that you grew up with, do you have a particular favourite from when you were growing up?
Hmmm growing up? Mortal Kombat on Sega Gen, Mario Kart on N64 and into my late childhood I was addicted to Jet Moto three on PS1
i think wii fit is the best one...it is simply amazing ....
I'd like to go with the first game I ever played:
Jordan Mechner's Prince of Persia.
It was on my first PC, when I was around 9 or 10. Unlike kids today I didn't have a console to put the game in and see it start up. I had to learn dos prompts, and run the game myself
I think my dad got the game off someone in work on a floppy disk haha. The first game I bought was The Secret of Monkey Island, I even bought a sound blaster sound card for some ace MIDI music in games!
But yeah, prince of persia was ace, and it had a 60 minute time limit to complete the game! haha
My mate over the road had an Amiga, and we used to play Police Quest and Leisure Suit Larry.
That was particularly funny as we used to have to ask his older cousin to answer the proof of age quesitons which were all america-specific anyway.
That was (and still is) one of the best games ever made! I loved swinger across the gaps trying to get under the doors before they shut. Still loved that you couldn't save mid game, meant you had to start all over again if you messed up!
I was also a massive Monkey Islands fan.
Anyone remember Sam and Max and Day of the tenticle? Loved them too.
I think I have all Lucasarts and Sierra point n' click adventure titles out there Love them all, I think I could cane through Day of The Tentacle in under a few hours but yeah, best games ever made. I even bought the new Sam and Max games on Steam but they just didn't feel the same anymore
Grim Fandango is another that I love, probably the funniest and best story in a game ever.
Also on the Prince of Persia thing I used to love little things like his little scream when he fell down along drop, made me laugh as a child. Also you knew you were far into the game when the fat guards with like six hearts turned up! I bought a remake of the original on the Playstation3 too!
*Gasp* I forgot about masquerade, good choice
BG is prob my favorite RPG too! Pretty much any Bioware RPG is good in my book.
That's a tough question. It's hard to name just one game honestly looking back at it all. I had a few like Mega Man 4, Super Mario Bros., Demon Attack (Atari 2600), Mega Man 2, Legend of Zelda. There's just too many to name honestly.
That reminds me, I need to get GTA 4 for PC. I completely forgot about it and it looks like it has been out for months now...
I got it on Steam as it was 25% off but it's far too resource hungry.
I'm sticking with the PS3 version, even though the framerate has been dropping when there's a lot of mayhem going on sometimes
I can't understand why someone would say that in a favorite video game forum
Uhhh. Did you say games? Try reading this hub, maybe you'd like this game
I cannot understand why anybody would ever want to play a video game. (Sorry!)
Just one of those things, you either do or you don't. Has been mainly a man thing from the offset, am not being sexist. But recent technology by Nintendo are getting the girls more interested. All I can say is that it is a huge market, the revenue brought in by game sales is higher than that of CD's and DVD's.
GTA online is far better than I could have imagined. Couldn't get around why I was being kicked by most of the members though lol
Retro: Landstalker - RPG treasure hunting with a fairy to aid you (Sega Game)
Classic: Metal Gear Solid - The first one was amazing, so is the whole series actually.
I must admit I'm surprised no ones said Half Life, an absolute classic, Including all the add ons, counterstrike, Half life 2, portal, team fortress......just superb!
I mean what's not to like about a geeky orange-suited scientist running around splattering head crabs!!
I used to have this service called "Sega Channel." It was a cartridge that the cable company came out and hooked to your cable line. When you put the cartridge in the Genesis and turned it on it booted up to fifty games a month..they rotated them out, but you could play any game you wanted for as long as you wanted.
Consequently...there was TONS of great games on the Genesis.
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
Vectorman (1 AND 2)
Ecco the Dolphin
Shadowrun (<--best RPG EVER! Zelda will never touch it.)
Toe Jam and Earl (1 or 2, I like the second better..its a completely different game)
And let us not forget...
Skitchin' and Road Rash 3!
Hope this helps. I enjoy these games...I own them all and still play my Genesis nearly nightly.
Some excellent responses here guys, some of which brought back happy memories of my early days of owning a games console
I have been playing Police Quest recently, last time I played it? probably 1990 at my mate's house on his amiga 500 (?).
Old school sierra text adventure, he used the joystick to move people around/drive the squad car and I manned the keyboard. That was an ace memory from my childhood
Some of my favorite video games:
Old school Nintendo games:
Zelda (the gold game cartridge!)
Old School N64 games:
Real Time and turn based strategy games for computer:
LOTR BFME II
LOTR BFME II Witch
All the Command and Conquer RTS games
The Civilization series
Starcraft (i'm excited about starcraft 2 coming soon)
Counter-Strike (half life add on)
There are probably more, but those are the main ones that come to mind as my favorites.
My favourite games growing up were:
ToeJam and Earl was a classic, the best two player game ever, FACT!
Super Mario Kart (I was a a Sega loyalist but this has to be the greatest game of all time!)
Alex the Kid (never completed this game, not sure if it is even possible!)
Grand Theft Auto
I prefer PC games. I play WoW and i love Oblivion and Gothic RPGs.
Galaga was my absolute favorite growing up, but I played a lot of pinball too. Does it date me that I paid money to play Pong? :-)
I love the Final Fantasy Series, All the Wii games, Mortal Kombat, and Dead or Alive.
I really enjoyed Mario Brothers too!
As for classics....Pacman was my fave! I also really liked Pitfall and Donkey Kong.
The game i have always loved was on the super NES, it was primal rage.
I had some system probably a Sega back in 1987 or 88. It had a great shooting game you played wearing 3D glasses. Space ships would come at you out of the TV. I can't remember the name, but I loved that game.
Later I had a PC, it needed DOS to play games...I loved Mega Race!
NES-Of course, Donkey Kong!
N64-This is where I really got hooked, Zelda, Occarina of Time
(I have the GameCube version now, and can still play it on the Wii)
PlayStation-Megaman 1& 2 (still have them, still play them, Digimon 1 (Still have, still play) Harvest Moon (SHSP) About 6 years ago, I went on-line and bought a bunch of copies of these because my kids leave them out and ruin them. LOL
Since then it's been Final Fantasy (all), Harvest Moon (all), Fable, Halo 1&2, Katamari, silly game, but I have them all
Looks like I got a little carried away! I guess I just love to play! If I hadn't found HubPages, I would probably be playing now!
Woa! I discovered Peggle. And I'm now hooked. Been out for a while now, and just recently come out on the iphone, and it's mega!
I like a lot of the "violent" FPS games from the nineties, like Wolf 3D, Doom, Duke Nukem 3D, Quake, etc.
I like the Metal Gear series' story a lot though.
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