I’m gonna be trying to update this thing several times a week. In order to celebrate my inaugural entry, I’m going to take you through the best games I’ve ever come into contact with.
So here they are in no real order of importance.
Notable entries: Silent Hill & Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill should be the game that goes down in history as the game that solidifies a genre and it’s sequel enhances the concept. Everything that followed since Silent Hill 3 became a bit tired but the first 3 or definitely the first two are the Doom and quake of survival horror.
Metal Gear Solid
Notable entries: All of them & Peace Walker
This game goes from being a simple mission to the most crazy absurd yet eerily real plot. I may have been the only person who loved the cutscenes and watched them on every playthrough because I revel in the crazy story. I dont like stealth games but metal gear is so much fun.
Notable entries: Assassin’s creed 2 & Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
This entire franchise is in fact the new GTA but Ubisoft is putting out 2 and it’s spin offs back to back year over year effectively mimicking the GTA 3 – San Andreas development cyle in 3 years rather than 8 or so. Here’s hoping the 3rd chapter in Ezio’s trilogy is AC’s San Andreas
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
The first is better than the second, the 2nd has more force options. I like them both and I’m not even remotely a Star Wars fan. Bioware simply made a fun in depth engaging RPG with hours of dialog and great locations.
Oblivion/Fallout 3/New Vegas
Maybe i’m just a fan of the format or the game’s engine but in all three games the point for me is an open ended playground to let my imagination fly. Every runthrough is slightly unique and epic fun. Which ever you prefer, guns or magic Fallout or Oblivion got it covered
Notable entries: Resident Evil 2, 4, 5 & Code Veronica
When it comes to RE1 it’s easily forgotten between playing RE4 or Code Veronica.
It should be noted that I do not find any of the resident evil games except for 2 scary. Even though they never really fixed the tank controls they all played real well for their time.
Part survival horror… Part RPG. All classic. I have been told the sequel sucks. I can tell you personally that 3rd birthday is an action game that mangles the plot of PE 1 + 2 so avoid Parasite Eve’s sequels and spin offs.
Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven
It is metal gear solid… But with ninjas
Diablo 1 & 2
Even if you wont catch me playing Diablo 3 (Because Borderlands killed the loot concept for me) Diablo is still a great way to avoid your life.
Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A
Monster Hunter Unite
Big Monsters, epic battles, crazy loot, crazy crafting system.
The disputed king of 16 bit RPGs. Fun characters, great plot, multiple endings. Tag team moves.
This became a cult classic. It’s an RPG that takes place in modern times with crazy weapons, funny memorable moments and a character named Poo.
Ninja Gaiden (nes)
To appreciate the next gen you need to play the original which is white knuckle rage inducing difficult.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7
An interesting spin off, great use of the medium and an easy way to rekindle your love of FF7. The combat system is incredible.
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories – Vice City Stories
Do you like Grand Theft Auto 3 or Vice City? Well how about in the palm of your hand?
Both the feel and look of each city. It is truly amazing how much they can cram into a PSP game. Even full on radio stations appear in each game.
Notable entries: 1,4,6,7,8,9,10
The meat and potatoes of RPGs. Some are better than others. Each one is slightly different. Undoubtably Final Fantasy 4 and 6 are also contenders king of 16-bit RPGs.
Fight Night Round 3 or Champion
This is the game that I use to settle disputes. Or it was until I ruled at it and none of my friends wanted to play against me. I lost interest in it and my skills and now I am hollow. There will be no comeback.
American McGee’s Alice
I think it’s sad when a video game is the best retelling of a dark tale than anything Hollywood ever offered you. Even it’s sequel is better than anything Tim Burton could muster.
There. Fanboys may rest.
At this point, these games are history lessons.
Half Life, Half Life 2, Team Fortress 2, Portal, Portal 2, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2.
All solid first person shooters in very different sub genres.
It never ends. How many time did you finish the same old boring levels in Super Mario Bros? This is the platformer with infinite possibilities. It ends when people die.
Great plot twist if you never see it coming.
I made fun of this game for months before release. However, I bought it day one and it scared the living shit outta me. Still to this day, Silent Hill and Fatal Frame are the 1-2 punch of survival horror.
Saw 2 (Fans only)
This only makes the list because the puzzles and atmosphere are a great addition to the world of Saw. If the rest of the game weren’t bad then this game would truly be a hidden gem of Survival Horror.
God of War & Heavenly Sword
If you like one, you will like them all.
Need For Speed
Notable entries: Underground,Hot Pursuit 2, Hot Pursuit (2010)
The series that nails the arcade racer with emphasis on speed. It’s been the staple
racer for 3 generations of consoles. Amazing.
It’s like GTA but smaller and more densely packed. A LOT of stuff to do.
Best action game ever. You may not like the plot or environment but if you cant agree that the gameplay is seamless and the combat is adrenaline pumping than you sir… hate fun
It’s a first person shooter that’s an action RPG… amazing.
Rollin shit up in a ball. Never gets old.
TO BE CONTINUED