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any era welcome.
Platforming Puzzler at it's finest with an awesome universe and sense of humour, my favourite game of all time.
It's one of my favourite games too, so you can see I'm apprehensive.
and make 'Antpocalypsenow' make you a highly ambitious but totally useless injury prone player who doesn't get on well with others, just to prove a point
If you play for long enough I turn up as a newgen anyway (almost always as a black GK at Brentford or someone)
I requested to be added to the database as a speedy but strong left winger, but I got confused by metrics and submitted my weight as 83kg rather than 73kg. One of the other testers had me as a newgen in a game. Not only did I have Acceleration 6, Pace 8, I generated at SPURS. D:
I'm deffo going to sign Dan Ormsby, will you have your glorious curly flocks?
only if you want to see HOW BAD video games can be (also see: Bubsy 3D)
Big Rigs Racing on the PC makes Superman 64 look like FFVII
never gets old
Not sure I can handle the videos.
that was total shit. Knife Edge too. And that one where you're a bee.
Combines all of the best elements of all eras of gaming in one brilliant package. I think there are better games out there but I think Portal has everything.
for a granny who's never played anything before - tetris
for a kid's first game - super mario world
for a teenage gamer who might have missed a classic - zelda: link's awakening
because it is the best game ever made
Updated version of the PS1 classic. Completely harmless, mindless fun. Super addictive. 4-player capability. Only £12.99 on Amazon. One of the tunes on the soundtrack has a banjo in.
it was shit
And I'm not exaggerating, it's so smooth, bright & imaginative that you just grin your way threw the whole thing.
The most perfect of all the Mario Karts. Simple and perfect.
Or GTA: Vice City.
and having GTA Vice City has opened my eyes to how poorly it appears to be ageing :(
Also: Kingpi (obvs, cos of the name yeah?)
here's a link to the GTA: Vice City Spotify Playlist I made some time ago, that's had a fair amount of attention (every song on the Vice City radio stations)
or the Black Mesa upgrade. Game which more or less revolutionised and defined latter day FPSs. It's also just really good, a masterclass of pacing, tension building, fun and how to tell a story with virtually zero exposition.
will have to address that.
i hate Xen
or Pikmin (Wii)
Wonderful mood and atmosphere. Streamlined gameplay. Minimal plot so you create your own experience.
but ultimately pretty empty, and really repetitive.
Well I see yoour point but for me it's a bit like one of those mood peice indie films that are shot beautifully but nothing really happens. It's not about so much about the plot points and more the mood it evokes.
but there's nothing really happening and then there's same thing happening 20 times over. first few colossi(?) were terrifying, but largely you did the exact same things to the others.
I really enjoyed the rhythm of exploration-boss-teleport back to the beginning. It gave you time to prepare for your challenges, and was far more satisfying as a result.
3 buttons needed and really addictive. Got my mum and dad playing it when they last came to stay and they were fighting over the controller after an hour.
it's brilliant but hardly anyone has ever played it.
we assumed it was brilliant when you recommended it!
Milk and two sugars if so.
Is it the best? Probably not, but I think it's both incredibly fun and has a massive broad appeal.
There, I said it.
first properly open world game i ever played and i loved it
Best characters, best gameplay, simple to learn, difficult to master.
(actually, I planned to post successive x and o posts then HWOARANG WINS, but idk, can't be bothered).
totally forgot about that
Yes I previously said I hated that game but came back to it with a modern computer and it runs beautifully and actually is quite pretty. It plays very well and it turns out the is even an isometric view if you hate the 3D! Therefore it's arguably the best title, well it doesn't quite have the joyful atmosphere, but it's still great and underrated. Glad I went back to it
had to fuck around installing some weird program to make it work and really, it wasn't worth the effort. definitely not as good as i remembered
people coming in with bloated head and invisibility <3
And neglect to improve the hospital. Shame they never developed Theme Pest Control really, that was the game for me.
think it's held up fantastically well & way better then Theme Park which has been shamed by RCT
No explanation needed!
Because it is the best.
super simple to play, challenging but not frustrating, really gripping storyline.
also, if you play Undead Nightmare, ZOMBIES!!!! AND ZOMBIE BEARS!!!! AND ZOMBIE HORSES!!!!
but RDR was incredibly frustrating for me and full of filler and hours of doing nothing.
Played it after Fallout New Vegas, which is somewhat similar and it just didn't get close
I actually loved all the sailing in Windwaker.
I can't believe you wouldn't recommend me a game that I'd like. What a prick.
I played it after trying New Vegas, which I found overly complex and not very much fun as a result. on NV I'd spend half an hour learning about fixing my weapon and how to make healing potions in fires, only run out into the wilderness and get killed by a scorpion or a gecko thing.
BUT I accept that's just me and I don't really play many games and that's why I like RDR (and GTA4), because you don't actually have to try or concentrate very hard with them.
but... fuck it... Skyrim.
Never given a shit about RPGs before or since but it ate 6+ months of my life. Beautiful epic open world, wonderful progression, balance, exploration. Yup.
partly because I'd be interested to know if anyone else ever played it
more people to recommend it too
Mainly because I bought the only type of PS3 that isn't backwards compatible.
I'd thoroughly recommend borrowing or buying a 2nd half ps2, it will keep you occupied to say the least
test to see how well said emulator works before hand though buy trying an old game you own or downloading a disc image of a game you have owned in the past.
It was quite original but not actually all that great once the novelity wore off.
Utterly barmy, incredibly stylish, but about as fun to play as Risk.
Not often I don't complete a game I buy but 4 hours in I was so weirded out and baffled by thelack of an actual game I gaveup totally.
Enjoyed No more heroes however, even if the sequel was a bit sucky.
Dum dum dum der der der der
Randomly generated worlds?
Open world gameplay?
Two players on two different levels at the same time on ONE screen?
ALL THIS in 1990? YOU BETCHA
Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament (Megadrive)
Resident Evil 2 (Playstation 1)
still great fun
The gameplay and soundtrack are joyous
but best game. I'm waiting to be shouted at though.
Prince of Persia 1 for the Macintosh
Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Championship Manager 2000/01
From current generation:
Xbox 360: Ultimate Team on Fifa 13, Mortal Kombat
Wii: Bully, Mario Kart
it depends on a number of things, but one of the above.
My favourite game of all time is Prince of Persia 1.
pretty sure this game is what gave me a love of dystopian scifi
or FFVII... or Stacking... or Super Mario 64.
But I really enjoyed playing the first Mafia game.
I would warn them against Championship Manager/Football Manager. That game is like crack. It stole most of my youth.
Doesn't really get much more universally appealing than that. Not shooty, not sporty. Maybe Tetris comes close.
Any game where yer gran would need to ask what the controls are is a niche suggestion.
Mario 64 had me grinning from ear to ear for weeks, Goldeneye and ISS Pro Evo 1 consumed years of my life and uni time, my Amiga never put a foot wrong, WipEout 2097 was still being played 4 years after I bought it and I adore Portal.
BUT I think I'd say ICO. It is everything that I think gaming should be; beautiful, odd, challenging, something I couldn't do in real life and emotionally engaging. It's just a guy grabbing a girls hand and trying to stop the inevitable bad times coming and as an idea it's utterly perfect.
So that one. Or maybe Night Trap because you see a boob in it I heard.
One word: Taser
My favourite game is Metal Gear Solid though.
Pretty much all my favourites are old RPGs or platformers though... Everything I liked about gaming as a kid was easily achieved in 2D; I've never got on with much from the last couple of generations.
seriously good 2D Games are almost a weekly occurrence these days! It's like being in 2 generations at once and I love it!
Download Steam and give some of them a go!
Point N Click Adventures and Platforming has come back in a serious way as of late.
Adventure games too <3. Grim Fandango was my favourite.
Obvs got a few 2D games on android too, but doesn't feel the same. I'm definitely overly nostalgic when it comes to this shit, the only console I ever get out is the SNES.
Trine 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAEWgCJ-yh4
Rayman Origins http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym_agK9BIvI
Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWzzlpQt-e8
Cave Story + http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr0CCkH49g0
Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery EP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-W5nQQPiAQ
And lots more, think you'll love em
Also the are lots of point n click games now. Played Deponia most recently and it's a blast.
The game physics looks a little similar to Little Big Planet, I guess.
Also like the look of Cave Story and Sword and Sorcery in particular, and naturally Rayman looks fantastic.
Might just give one a spin.
Trine 2 is currently £11.99 for the base game
Rayman Origins is £19.99 *though probably cheaper on console*
Cave Story + Is on offer at £4.34
Sword & Sorcery is £4.99
Sword & Sorcery is a point and click type game & has an incredible soundtrack, it's quite the experience. I highly recommend it, even if it is a bit 'arty' and not THAT high in actual gameplay.
Trine 2 is GREAT, especially if you have friends, though to run it on highest settings you will need a fairly capable PC so it might not look AS PRETTY on your machine (it depends on your spec)
Cave Story truly is a game that is designed for those of old school games
Rayman Origins is honest to God the best 2D Platforming game since Super Mario Brothers World/Sonic 2
really want to replay it, and my sister's got the disk.
Ah, beaten to it by Theo.
That or Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle.
but either grim fandango or RE IV
Storyline, Gameplay, Atmosphere = 11/10
I could lenghtily explain this, but if this exceprt from Wikipedia doesn't convince you, you're probably not worthy of playing it.
Thief takes place in a metropolis called "the City", which has been noted to contain elements of fantasy, the Middle Ages and the Industrial Revolution.The setting has been described as "steampunk", a fantastical setting where steam technology is prominently used. During levels, the player may learn about the setting by finding notes and overhearing conversations; it has been noted that the player participates in the revelation of Thief's setting.
Don't tell me it's overrated, because it's not, it's just overawesome.
Brilliant storyline rich with symbolism and unexpected turns. Genuinely horrifying. Amazing soundtrack. My favourite game of all time.
good mention of the symbolism and detail. I saw some forum where one of the posters had found weird little clues and details even in random graphics textures and stuff.
I'd replay it if my PS2 controller weren't broke, and I've heard the HD re-release is shite. Ho-hum.
shit is still fucking terrifying. SH2 has the better story though.
mario 64, silent hill 2, earthbound or one of the shining force games, fallout new vegas, dark souls, some of the indie ones, maybe cave story, knytt or yume nikki etc i dunno
typing this out though i got to thinking. im wondering if i would ever recommend my games to anyone. i dont think i would. not irl or like to one specific person. i think making the odd forum post is fine but to specifically commit or w/e i dont think i would ever do that
Single player - The really good Zelda on the game boy which had the Bird Tower in it.
that or Crash Team Racing.
Thing about Worms is that at the end of a game, I used to sing "Everybody Hurts" by R.E.M. but with the lyrics "Everybody's hurt" instead.
solid platforming there
Probably the first one I guess tho 2 is amazing too.
status: soiling his shreddies.
Utterly captivating. Good for four players too
It was in 3D!!11!