I saw this post today and immediately wanted to collate my own list. So here are my top 5 games of all time:
1. Sonic The Hedgehog
First first game and console I ever owned. Just heading SEGAAAA takes me straight back.
Yes it was a simple game, but that was the beauty – Just run and jump. I still remember the cheat for all levels: ↑, ↓, ←, →, A + Start together.
2. Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time
Moving up until an N64, selling the console was a bad decision, and I still think about buying another one off eBay.
Zelda was probably my first big RPG and the game felt massive, it WAS massive. I never actually completed it but the strategy and the fact that Link grew up as you played him made this game so endearing.
3. 007 GoldenEye
For it’s multiplayer capability alone I could quite easily choose this game. Before COD this was the game we all went around our friends’ houses to play.
4. Gran Turismo 4
Moving up to the PS2, I played this game so much I wore out the disc! Coming from the N64, the graphics were immense, and the fact it was a track and rally game and had hundreds of cars meant I would never get bored of it.
5. GTA IV
Moving up to my current console, the Xbox 360. When this game came out, I couldn’t believe the size, and the fact that you could interact with so much. The best thing about the game was that even when the game was completed, there were still little sub-missions and things that you could do. I’ll still occasionally pop on it to hoon around the city and use a couple of Uzi rounds!
6. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3
A fantastic franchise, and a really cool time in my childhood, watching 411 Video Magazine and skating after school
7. Any FIFA game
It’s hard to pick out a single FIFA game, as they are largely unchanged year on year. I was a PES person for a while, but came back to FIFA in their 2010 issue.
8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
The first online multiplayer game I played. At one point, I played it so much I could hear the ‘ting’ of grenades at night when I going to sleep!
I think this list could get pretty exhaustive, with Mario Kart, Pokemon and many more games games to mention.
Now it’s your turn
If you liked reading this post, then I would love it if you collated your own list and either left or a comment, or i’ll link to your post.