View Full Version : What is your favorite game of ALL-Time and why??

01-10-2001, 12:00 PM
My vote goes to Techmo Bowl (Nintendo)w/ NBA Live '98 (PSX)as a distant second.

Techmo Super Bowl was truly one of the best games because it was one of the 1st to keep track of stats. It also got more difficult as the football season progressed. I remember that it was almost imposible to beat the 49ers in the playoffs and how guys used to bounce of Christian Okoye and Bo Jackson like popcorn. And you could play against your friends!

01-10-2001, 12:33 PM
I have had so many. Tecmo bowl and Contra on the NES ranks high on my list, just for the simplicity and fun factor. All you had to worry about is 2 buttons and with that I would play for hours on end.<p>
I love all the Mega Man series. The thing that makes those so great is the ability to use the weapons of Dr. Whily's robots after they were defeated.<p>
Can't forget Metal Gear for the PSX. That game in my opinion is truly a work of art. I love the abilty in that game to pull off a neck break without being heard.<p>
On this last one I'm going old school. The stand-up arcade game Dragon's Lair. I was about 5 years old when I played that game at Showbiz Pizza. It blew my mind, it was like nothing I have ever seen before.

01-10-2001, 12:45 PM
Racing: Motocross Madness 2 would have to do it for me. (PC)
RPG: Diablo 2 (PC)
Shooters: Duke Nukem 3D (PC)
Sports: NBA 2K1 (Dreamcast)
Fighting: Dead or Alive 2 (Dreamcast)

01-10-2001, 03:42 PM
Favorite all time games...in order of "way to much fun for mortal man"...

1. Doom. More so, the first time I played doom on a lan, with the lights out, and my headphones cranked up loud. I haven't had that much fun with a game in a long time.

2. Civilizations. First version, on 1 5 1/4 HD floppy disk. Oh man, I wasted days at a time on that one.

3. Railroad tycoon. From the same jerk who made Civilizations...he trapped me again.

4. The very first Wing Commander game from Origin. Oh man, I still don't think it could get much better than that.

I love all the new games out now, but it's just been so long since I've played anything that really...really...really...got my heart pumping.

*Eagerly awaiting the Xbox...hoping to have to revise above list after release*


Kuni D
01-10-2001, 06:10 PM
Transport tycoon is way to addictive.
Colonisation, red alert, quake 1-3 (each one had my chewing my hand at times of release), UT, Doom(YEAH BABY!), Cannon Fodder, Gods, Chaos Engine, Wings (wow going into amigas now).
Thousands more probably lol.

01-10-2001, 08:41 PM
ROBOTRON 2084 BABY!!!!!!!

Mortal Kombat II


Killer Instinct

01-11-2001, 10:14 AM
By reading the replies I can see that its hard to pick just 1 game. So I will go ahead and list my top 5 NES video games of all time.

NOTE: So many people played NES games 24/7 until they got a blister on their thumb. There are many good games coming out these days - but I lose interest quickly.

#1 Techmo Super Bowl - nobody had breakaway speed (except Bo), you just had to elude like 15 tackles for a 80yd TD.

#2 Contra - who can forget Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B, Select, Start??? I remember you always had that one buddy you liked teaming up with because he would watch your back when the action got intense and the framerate began bogging down. Then again you had that one guy who always got the spread gun, then promptly died. Contra was OFF THE CHAIN!

#3 Metroid - That music was so simple, yet so damn spooky!

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#4 Mike Tyson's Punchout - Mr.Sandman whipped my butt! I still have yet to beat Mike Tyson because I got so pissed one day after he knocked me out that I vowed never to play the game again and gave it to my cousin.

#5 Techmo Baseball - there was this guy named Oko who hit homers 90% of the time if the ball was low and inside! His swing was like a golf shot. This was the 1st game after Mario Brothers that I was truly addicted to.

Honorable Mention: Rescue the Embassy Mission, Double Dribble, Icari Warriors

[Edited by Sham365 on 01-12-2001 at 12:28 PM]

01-12-2001, 02:07 PM
Damn, I forgot all about Metroid and Mike Tyson's Punch-Out.
Those were some very nice games. Sham365 I took that same vow never to play Punch-Out when Mike knocked the tar out of me and to find out that the hero in Metroid was a chick, blew me away. Wasn't that the first female to be the superstar in a game?

01-13-2001, 06:18 PM
Here are my picks for the ten best console games of all time (listed chronologically):

Ys: The Vanished Omens(SMS)
Super Mario 3 (NES)
Golden Axe (Genesis)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis)
Simcity (SNES)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Genesis)
Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
Super Mario Kart (SNES)
Super Mario 64 (N64)
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)

01-15-2001, 09:16 AM
:) :) :) :) :)

Super Mario Kart was (is) a very good multiplayer game. I remember that I liked the battlemode best in which u tried to shoot shells at opponent's cars. The only thing was that King Koopa sucked because his exceleration was slow as hell - but his engine sounded the coolest. :p

I have always liked the SimCity games too. As a matter of fact I was playing SimCity 3000 on my Mac just last night.

Sham's Top PSX games in no particular order:

Metal Gear Solid - the different camera angles were cool

Resident Evil - scary music...I couldn't play this game with the lights off in the room.

Cool Boards 3 - actually the whole series is good.

Hot Shots Golf - man, that dude that looked like John Daly could hammer the ball but he had a wicked slice

Gran Turismo 2 - I have yet to win 50% of the races..the game is endless

:D :D :D NBA Live '98 - One of my personal favorites. I still love assembling a team of scrubs and taking them to the playoffs.

[Edited by Sham365 on 01-19-2001 at 01:05 PM]

01-19-2001, 01:52 AM
Originally posted by Sham365
Hot Shots Golf - man, that dude that looked like John Daly cpould hammer the ball but he had a wicked slice

Hot Shots Golf was the shizat. My friend and I would play that game for days on end. Aw hell, all golf games are cool with me.. The simplistic gameplay is just too addictive.

On a similar note, I rented Mario Golf (N64) a couple days ago. The idea of Nintendo-sponsored sports games may turn people off with their 'kiddieness', but let me tell ya.. The game is awesome. The graphics are exquisitely beautiful, and the replay value is phenomenal. :)

01-19-2001, 05:59 AM
Ya know, I totally forgot about the golf games. :) There was one for the SNES, it was really simplistic, didn't even have graphics of guys with clubs. It was released right at the start when the system came out. Anyone remember what that one was?

01-19-2001, 12:20 PM
I used to live with this reggae dude named Joe in college. He played Hot Shots golf on my Playstation constantly for about a month. I never really had got into the game. Then out of the blue one day I started playing it against him and BAM!!, I was hooked. I had no idea that you could unlock players, courses and stuff like that (note: Sham never reads the manual). I used to use this guy - "Ice" I think his name was - and kill at that game. Hot Shots golf is off the hook!

I haven't checked out HShots2 as of yet.

PS: I just bought a PSX 2 yesterday night. I was up 'till 3:00am playing Madden 2001. That game is tough (All-Pro Level)! With the graphics alone though it makes my all-time list.

01-19-2001, 09:50 PM
I used to play the Genesis Madden's all the time. :) I can't wait to get back into them again myself!

01-19-2001, 10:38 PM
Originally posted by Tom
I used to play the Genesis Madden's all the time.

It's funny you say that, because the only football games I ever owned were Madden 92 and 93 for Genesis. They were pretty great, weren't they? :)

08-29-2006, 04:13 AM
I am the almighty thread reviver, god damn it I give you life... *revives thread*

Come on people 651 views and no more than one page full of responses...

My fave games are all the ones I played except for the ones that I don't like... :D

08-29-2006, 09:10 AM
But it is such a hard question... so many games...

Top picks for me

Toy Commander (Dreamcast)
Unreal Tournament (Dreamcast)
Midnight Club Dub edition
...Halo 2...
Counter strike...all of them...
Fable, one of the only RPGs I ever liked.
Black, amazing experience...

08-29-2006, 12:39 PM
My top picks:
Ocarina of Time(N64)
Pandora Tomorrow(XBOX)

08-31-2006, 02:41 PM
I'm going to say Super Mario Bros because at the time it blew me away. Great memories of playing that game also. Other notables would have to be RE 1 for the Playstation, RE 4 for the Gamecube, and NHL 94 for the Sega Genesis. The NHL2K series for the xbox and 360 is pretty sweet as well.

08-31-2006, 08:57 PM
Mortal Combat
NFS underground 2

Saten 666x1
09-10-2006, 02:40 PM
dude my fav of all time has to final fantasy on the nes. With out game like that our games would be nuttin more then cheap arcade games. It brought costimisation to games being able to pick your 4 classes was something were still fealing benifites from
And i have to mention the bringer of home gaming pong and its arcade helping hand pacman

09-10-2006, 04:53 PM
That game may have bbeen a breakthough for gaming during its time but it still no fun to play anymore with all the great games that are out today.

my favorite game of ALL time is Final Fantasy Tactics,i still play this game till this day,ive beat it mabye 6 times and i cant get enough of it.

Saten 666x1
09-10-2006, 07:27 PM
tactics for gba or ps1?

09-10-2006, 08:21 PM
playstation 1

09-26-2006, 04:43 PM
Tecmo Bowl no doubt. I remember being at sleepovers where we'd stay up all night and play through an entire season. Serious Fun! In addition to the previously mentioned memories of the game I remember the Giants would block 95% of Field Goals attempted against them. Atleast I think it was the Giants. They were insane. If your friend had them you had to go for it on 4th.

09-26-2006, 09:53 PM
Ghost Recon(Xbox)
Rainbow Six 3(Xbox)
Half-Life 2(PC)

Sweet n Deadly
10-04-2006, 09:46 AM
My top 5 in no particular order:

Pac Man!!!!
Super Mario Brothers 2
The Sims
Halo 2

FuNkY mOnK
10-22-2006, 09:31 AM
Shenmue DC,Shenmue 2 XB and Persian gulf inferno an Amiga title. All a breath of fresh air.

10-22-2006, 04:38 PM
I won't be able to choose just one so here's my top 10 (keep in mind, ive never played any Zelda, Metroid, or Playstation games):

1) Chrono Trigger
2) Golden Sun 1/2
3) Halo 1/2
4) Fable:TLC
5) Pokemon (any color)
7) NFL 2k5
8) KOTOR 1/2
9) Star Wars: Republic Commando
10) Mario 64 & SMB3

10-22-2006, 06:02 PM
Before I right the list I would like to point out that I am 26 and am a big fan of Old School games

1) Alex Kid in Ninja World (First Game I ever owned)
2) FF 3
3) Pac-man
4) Lego Star Wars Series
5) Mario 64
6) Tetris
7) Phantasy Star
8) Bangi-O
9) Soul Calibur 2
10) Tie Street Fighter 2 and UMK3 for XBLA

10-27-2006, 09:34 AM
Everyone who doesn't say Tecmo Bowl should be banned from life.