My Top 10 Favorite Games

These are my all-time favorite games, some of them great, some of them absolutely transcendent.

10. Sonic the Hedgehog

Released before I was born, but played while I was growing up, this game was the first that made me stop just to part-ay to the soundtrack. And I have to say, I’m really glad I got a chance to play it. Probably the first game that made me say: football? nah. I’ma play Sonic (Which was a gigantic deal when I was a kid).

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9. Tony Hawk Underground 2

And now for  something completely different. A skating game? WHAAAA? Yes, The best TH game I’ve ever played (Skate is the second). Super fun and super ridiculous, and I absolutely love it. As with the other games in this list, I highly recommend you play it!

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8. Fifa 07

The best Fifa in my opinion. Fun, somewhat arcade-y and completely broken in the manager mode (in one afternoon you can make all 14 seasons and win anything… yeah). And, 10 years later, I still play it once in a while, just for the manager mode. It’s fun seeing Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldinho in that time. With younger stars-to-be like Bale, who reaches 87 at his peak and Piqué, who reaches 88, eerily similar to real life (I will write something about this later).

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7. Pokemon (any until Platinum, which was the last one I played)

The ultimate way to prove Darwin was right. The games that consumed hundreds of hours of my life, and hundreds more to come. I think everyone from my generation has played these games, even if for just a few minutes. It grabbed me and particularly two of my cousins, with one of them actually cheating in Pokemon Silver (6 level 100 Feraligatrs). Suffice it to say, I don’t need to say anything!

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6. The Walking Dead (by TT Games)

A point-and-click adventure, QTE-filled rollercoaster of emotions. Play it for the story, if nothing else. It actually brought a tear to my eye. Who am I kidding? I cried like a little girl. But in a manly way.

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5. Trackmania

The most fun you can have with an arcade-y racing game. I’ve played it for well over 5 years now, and I still find ways to make it dump me into a rage filled frenzy. Insanely fun. This classic is yet to be topped.

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4. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3

I was a Dragon Ball junkie as a kid. I woke up everyday at 6 a.m just so I wouldn’t miss the next episode, and I yelled at my mom for not waking me up when I overslept, yeah, I was that addicted to it. And when I got to play the first game in this series, I had to have it, and the sequels. I actually, really and literally, had to make a copy of the original, because my PS2 wasn’t in the best condition and I feared for the well-being of the CD. I was right. I killed the copy from overplaying it. Again, literally. The game still holds up, and it is a great game to destroy friendships and make you rage like they do in the series. Perfect fighting game in my opinion.

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3. Portal

A small but delicious treat. A golden nugget among the best games ever. Arguably the BEST one ever (opinions differ). This is Portal – puzzles, a psychotic robot with the voice of an opera singer and lots and lots of fun (and some frustration). Just enjoy!

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2. Borderlands 2

You know Diablo? You know… well, there really isn’t a shooter that can quite compare to Borderlands, at least that I’ve played. But, I assure you, if you like killing monsters and psychos, rejoice when you get that perfect weapon and build a character from a nobody to a legendary (insert on of the six classes here) this game is for you. I think I have sunk upwards of a thousand hours into this game. And I loved every second of it.

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1. The Witcher 3

This is, without a doubt, the game that has made me look at games in a completely different way. It doesn´t reinvent the wheel, but polishes it in a way that could make it withstand a Bugatty Veyron at top speed forever. If you like RPGs, a gigantic world and story that rivals Game of Thrones, this game is for you. An absolute 10/10.

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Well, these are my favorite games, what are yours? Leave them in the comments below!

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2 comments

  1. This is kind of a chronological view to your entire life! I like it, and like how you are varied as a gamer. I’m the same, honestly. I would’ve said Tony Hawk 4 instead of UG2, but that’s just because I was addicted to the unlockable videos. I really, really enjoyed the Telltale Walking Dead, and also agree with Pokemon being lumped together.

    Solid list!

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  2. I didn´t even realize that, but now that you mention it, you’re absolutely right! And I still play most of them from time to time.
    I didn’t play the 4th, just UG2 and Project8, I believe.
    Glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

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