Saturday, May 24, 2014


You heard it right. It's the list you ALL've been waiting for!

The final, ultimate, balls-to-the-wall, down-to-business, no-bullcrap-about it. I'm a gamer since 4 yrs old, and therefore during the last 21 years I've played a TON of games. Some good, some bad, but these... these are the cream of the butter. Legends. Epic Wins, if you will.

Best Videogames I Have Ever Played.

Instead of doing a simple Top N and/or splitting them between genres, I've decided to be original and split them between themes. And then, I've sorted the themes in a descending order. Also, there are some duplicates among the lists, but that's understandable since many of them encompass more than one stylistic genre. Also, I haven't included casual games, but I'd like to honor them beforehand - Tetris, Kyodai Mahjong and Minesweeper are my favorite timekillers for as long as I know myself.

As for the rest...

Science Fiction: Marathon 2: Durandal
Unsorted runners-up: Marathon, Marathon Infinity, Cyber Org, DOOM, Turrican 3, Einhander, Star Control 1-2, Phantasy Star Universe series, Dune 1-2, X-COM 1-3, Elite 1-2, Quake 2, Quazatron, Academy, Unreal, Flashback: Quest For Identity

Cyberpunk: Deus Ex
Unsorted runners-up: Crusader: No Remorse, Marathon, Metal Gear Solid, Cyberlords: Arcology, Contra: Hard Corps

Sci-Fi Action: Gunstar Heroes
Unsorted runners-up: Contra, Gunstar Super Heroes, GunForce 2, Commander Keen 6, Tyrian, Oni, Soldier Blade, Exolon, Trantor: The Last Stormtrooper, Rogue Trooper (1986), Disruptor

Post-Apocalypse: Fallout 2
Unsorted runners-up: Fallout, Necrodome, Quarantine

'Die Hard On An X': Half-Life
Unsorted runners-up: System Shock 2, Metal Gear Solid, Saboteur 2, The Great Escape (1986)

Dystopia: Crusader: No Remorse
Unsorted runners-up: Deus Ex, Freedom Fighters, Unreal Tournament

War: Call Of Duty
Unsorted runners-up: Gears Of War 2, Operation Flashpoint, Command & Conquer, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun, Command & Conquer: Generals, Harrier Attack, Shock Troopers

Political Thriller: Metal Gear Solid
Unsorted runners-up: Crusader: No Remorse

Comedy: Duke Nukem 3D
Unsorted runners-up: MDK 1-2, Earthworm Jim 1-2, Battletoads, Battletoads And Double Dragon, Scorched Earth, Commander Keen 6, Kyatto Ninden Teyandee, Metal Slug 3, Off-World Interceptor Extreme

Body Horror: System Shock 2
Unsorted runners-up: Dead Space, Super C, Parasite Eve, Resident Evil 4, Venom

Zombie Horror: Resident Evil 2
Unsorted runners-up: Resident Evil 1/3/5, Left 4 Dead, System Shock 2, Half-Life

Supernatural Horror: DOOM
Unsorted runners-up: Silent Hill, Maken Shao: Demon Sword

Vampire Horror: Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night
Unsorted runners-up: Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood, Castlevania Bloodlines, BloodRayne

Romance: Ys I&II Chronicles
Unsorted runners-up: Metal Gear Solid 3

Police Action: Pursuit Force
Unsorted runners-up: True Crime: Streets Of L.A., Max Payne, Turbo Esprit

Crime: Max Payne
Unsorted runners-up: GTA, GTA 3, Streets Of Rage 2

Martial Arts: Mortal Kombat 3
Unsorted runners-up: Ninja Gaiden 1-3, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Double Dragon 2, Street Fighter 2, Saboteur 2

Fantasy: Hexen 2
Unsorted runners-up: Hexen, Ys I&II Chronicles, The Dark Heart Of Uukrul, Quake, The Legend Of Kyrandia 1-2, Super Mario Bros., Fairlight, Rapscallion, Savage (1988)

Pseudo-Historical Fantasy/Peplum: God Of War
Unsorted runners-up: Praetorians, Knights Of The Cross

Mecha: Zone Of The Enders: The 2nd Runner
Unsorted runners-up: Metal Warriors

‘Girls With Guns’: Super Metroid
Unsorted runners-up: Metroid: Zero Mission, Metroid Fusion, Parasite Eve, BloodRayne, Oni

Religious: Requiem: Avenging Angel
Unsorted runners-up: Apocalypse

Driving: Carmageddon 2
Unsorted runners-up: Carmageddon, Twisted Metal 2, Off-World Interceptor Extreme, Quarantine

Adventure: I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream
Unsorted runners-up: ZZT, The Legend Of Kyrandia 1-2, Flashback: Quest For Identity, Another World

Adult: Cobra Mission
Unsorted runners-up: Amy's Fantasies, Wet: The Sexy Empire, True Love

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PC/DOS: Duke Nukem 3D

PC/Windows: Unreal Tournament

PC/Linux: DOOM 3

MacOS: Marathon 2: Durandal

ZX Spectrum: Saboteur 2

Commodore 64: Enforcer

MSX: Metal Gear

Atari 2600: River Raid

NES: Kyatto Ninden Teyandee

Game Boy/Color: Operation C

PC Engine: Soldier Blade

Sega Mega Drive: Contra: Hard Corps

Sega Game Gear: GG Aleste

SNES: Super Metroid

Neo Geo: Metal Slug 3

3DO: Crime Patrol

PlayStation: Metal Gear Solid

Neo Geo Pocket Color: SNK Gals Fighters
(blow me)

Nintendo 64: DOOM 64

Game Boy Advance: Metroid: Zero Mission

Dreamcast: Resident Evil: Code Veronica X

PlayStation 2: Metal Gear Solid 3

PSP: Pursuit Force

Xbox 360: Gears Of War 2

PlayStation 3: Dead Space

Android: Cyberlords: Arcology