1. eyeliner

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    Descent I and II
    Deus Ex
    Final Fantasy VII, IX, X
    The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion (play the Thieve's Guild quest line, without cheats or very special gear, you'll see)
    The Adventures of Lomax in Lemming Land
    Command and Conquer I
    Metroid II
    King of Fighters 96
    Ridge Racer
     
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  2. DANTENDO

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser
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    Persona 4 and little - is this the demo review :lol:
     
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    I did, just it's less than 1%:P

    Racing games are mostly the same, so for a LOT of them if you play one you've played them all, so without something unique to set each other apart (eg: mechanics, car options, etc.), then it's not worth playing really unless you want a game that's just "good", but not "best". Examples of games that are unique or at least were at the time to differentiate themselves from other racing games are Gran Turismo 4 (TONS of content and all sorts of whacky scenarios like Ford cup with cars from 1908, among other things), Grid (just beautiful overall, really good mechanics/controls and was THE single realistic multi-terrain driving game back in the day), FIA WRC 2006 on PSP (because to this day it has some of the most accurate controls for off-road cars that very based on terrain, speed, gear, torque, etc.), Underground 2 (revived NFS as a series by being just a simple but deep and with lots of content racing game that also had good controls), MicroMachines on PS2 mainly (really unique twist by going back to top-down racing and making it with toys inside the house racing through kitchens and whatnot), etc., but despite all those being great games I'd never call them my favorite in general because they all get boring after a bit.
     
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    Nobody_Important4u Barely real
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    The world ends with you
    -Great story
    -artstyle is Great
    -gameplay is so good that even griding is fun
    -and that music is the best
     
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    Aion, Lineage
     
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    NFS Most Wanted hands down is better than most non-racing games out there.

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    Replayability isn't that big of an issue to me, considering most games out there have the same path, they are just being longer usually.

    As for the shorter games, it doesn't really matter to me, played Max Payne 3 for the 8th time ( Or more like Max Payne 3 hours to complete ) and i still enjoy this game, i would even say that's one of the best TPS game you can find on the market.
     
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    Max Payne does have replayability, all 3 are amazing games (well, 3 not so much, being a baldie kinda ruined the feel of it lol), I've played 3 start to finish about 12 times and 2 almost 90 times (YES, 90, some normally, some fucking around with cheats like using "jump 20" to skip entire sections of levels or find glitches, even have a youtube video with that on my channel). My point isn't that you'll get bored after the same amount of time, it's that by the time you finish a racing game you want to move on to something else instead of doing it all over from the start, so I wouldn't say it's a "favorite", more like just something you enjoyed. With how many games there are out there, calling everything you liked a favorite goes against the definition of the word:P
     
  8. Stwert

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    Jeez, another one that would be a massive list for me, I’ve been around so long there’s just too many games :D

    But, pretty much any 1st party Nintendo games, particularly Mario, Zelda and Metroid. Gears of War, Uncharted, Agony (Amiga) and Infamous.

    I’ll just stop there or I’ll be writing for hours :P
     
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    Max Payne 3, multiplayer aside doesn't really have that much replayability, i mean, at least not more than any usual racing game out there.
     
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    If you've played it, you should know that it's impossible to 100% in one playthrough, the golden weapons alone need 2 playthroughs, plus to get all "hints" on all levels you do need to re-do the entire game at least once. Sure, it's not really mandatory or even important, but another thing is that "replayability" also means that the game remains fun to play in subsequent playthroughs, racing games do not, you finish one and don't want to do anything with it 5 minutes later, at least for the vast majority of them. MP games are still fun even after you play them 10 times, especially MP2 since after beating it like three times normally you can replay with dev controls and mess around to your heart's content, which almost never gets old:rofl2: It's like playing old Lucas Arts games like Outlaws and using all sorts of fun cheats like flight and whatnot to make the game more fun after you've already beaten it and trust me, it GREATLY extends replayability, whereas even with cheats/mods, racing games get boring because the core in itself is boring, so the moment you get over the novelty of what they offer, it gets tiresome.
     
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    Animal crossing and story of seasons because even though these games look pretty simple and child-like (thats what my friend said, I dont agree to this) it's got a lot of enjoyable contents :))
     
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    Classic RPGs like Baldur's Gate. Though I don't have much time to replay these...
     
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    God of War sequels of all - Loved greek things and myth monsters.

    Castlevania -- all of them - Loved vampires and werewolves.

    Zelda - Monsters as well.

    Rockman/Megaman - Huge fan since I was teenager!

    Lost Planet sequels - Loved scary and monsters.

    Uncharted sequels - Love Indiana jones style

    Dead Space sequels - Love scary and monsters

    Dark Souls sequels - Lots of monsters!

    You could say that I love monsters. I like to fighting big monsters in front of me. Fun!
     
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    Super Mario Bros. 3 - Nostalgia is powerful. I was 8 when I got it and now, some thirty years later, I still go back and play through it a few times per year. I think it's the greatest platformer ever made.

    Metal Gear Solid - Ten years after SMB3, I finally got a PlayStation and a copy of Metal Gear Solid for Christmas. It was unlike anything I'd ever played before - the PlayStation was my first console since the Genesis and I was blown away by what the system could do, and what this game in particular did. The series remains probably my favorite video game series.

    Quake III Arena - This game was multiplayer FPS perfection by early-to-mid 2001. I played competitively for about five years, racking up thousands and thousands of hours. Watching some of my old q3 demos still gives me nerd tingles.

    PokéMon Sapphire - My now-wife bought this for me upon release, since I'd expressed interest in trying the series out. I've played and loved most of the games since, but RSE will always be the PokéMon generation for me, and this game was my first. I still have my starter Sceptile.

    Monster Hunter World - I'd heard great things about the series but never gave it a shot until a friend suggested we get this upon launch and check it out. MHW scratches itches that I never knew I had. The formula straight-up works for me, and after putting some 2,200 hours into MHW, I've branched out to MHGU on the Switch and MH4U on the 3DS. I've got a copy of MH3U for Wii U (and one for the 3DS) waiting for when I've got time to get into them. Metal Gear Solid might be my nostalgic favorite series, but Monster Hunter is the new king.
     
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    I like smartphone games. They're not long. I can close the game at any time and not worry that the data will not be saved.
     
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    I dont like smartphone games like Super Mario Run because of touch screen. Too weird. I will stick with controllers. Smart Phone is better for gps and something else. Not video games!
     
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    My list of best games per genre looks something like this.

    Super Mario 1, 3, World
    Legend of Zelda
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Portal 1 & 2
    Red Dead Redemption
    River City Ransom: Tokyo Rumble
    Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
    Monkey Island, L.A Noire
    Sega Rally, THPS 2
    Tetris, Guru Logi Champ
    Civilization
    Street Fighter 2
    Panzer Dragoon Saga
    Phoenix Wright-series

    Donkey Kong on the Gameboy is a really great game, maybe the finest game on the system. I don't understand why they didn't keep making them like this, because it kind of continued with the Mario vs Donkey Kong-series but none of those come close to that one, nostalgia plays into these kinds of things usually, but I missed out on it and played the games on GBA and DS before finding the original.

    Same thing with Wario Land 2 and 3. Missed out on those too and those are the two best in the series (played the first and fourth and on when they were all new).
     
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    NiGHTS - has to be either the original Saturn version or the PS2 remake.
    Panel De Pon - SNES version still a classic, also of course love the N64 Pokemon Puzzle League and GC version ...as long as I'm using a decent controller - N64 & GC dpads do not cut it...
    Rez! Child of Eden! Lumines! Tetris Effect! ...basically anything Mizuguchi does really! Tetris Effect PC running on Ultra in 4k on my downstairs telly with the lights off and headphones on - fukkin hell...:wub:
    Roller Coaster Tycoon 1/2 - Would not like to guess how many hours I've put into those, even now via OpenRCT2. 3 is also great but just missing something. Planet Coaster can piss off, and don't get me started on the recent RCT games :rofl: (Parkitect? Read RCT3)

    Mainstream stuff? I'll pick my fave out of the series:
    Super Mario World (shout out to SMB3, 64 and Yoshi's Island SNES)
    Final Fantasy VI - no other mainline title comes close! Shout out to PS1/P Tactics.
    Mass Effect 2
    Oblivion
    And finally Zelda... just one? Link to the Past: in my opinion the best game ever made (so far)
     
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  22. RyRyIV

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    My general Top 5;

    Mass Effect
    Resident Evil 4
    Castlevania
    Skyrim
    Sonic Adventure 2

    These aren't "the best of all time" to me, but they best encompass my general taste when it comes to video games
     
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