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Added by Mr. Lays on 1 May 2008 05:44
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Favorite Video Games (everyone should have played)

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Resident Evil 4 - GameCube
After four retries of trying to make this game Capcom has done it. Got rid of the tank controls and revamped the aiming. This is perfection at its finest! FLAWLESS!
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The Legend of Dragoon - PlayStation
One of the most slept on games I have ever seen! Only the truly hardcore have heard of it much less conquered it. A beast of a game it is! Grueling difficulty, a pretty cool story line, interesting characters, and an different approach to turn based combat (all this spanning four discs).

A must play if you can find it.
I want a sequel!
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Final Fantasy VII - PlayStation
One of the few games in history that made gamers cry. You know the scene that I am referring to! This game actually is partly responsible for Nintendo's 64 losing it's share in the gaming world and Sony's PSone receiving a lot more attention.

It's a shame about all of the rubbish that comes from SquareEnix from milking this tile.
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Bioware amazed me with this Star Wars game. Considering the fact LucasArts seems to me that they sometimes do not give a damn about quality. The story is one of the best in any Star Wars game. With such an amazing twist you will swear that M. Night wrote it.
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The Legend of Zelda - Famicom and NES
This game a perfect example of Shigeru Miyamoto's genius. Many games have done the dungeon exploring thing, but none quite as masterful as this. Still till the day none has come close.
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Dead Space - Xbox 360
The video game industry has been plagued by indestructible badass faceless space marines. But this is different. You are just simply Issac. A homely mine cutter. Then all goes to hell. And that is all you need to know. If you are a fan of horror and tense moments do not miss out on this amazing gaming experience.
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Left 4 Dead - Xbox 360
It has been a long time since I have stayed up all night screaming commands into the 360 headset. Ah, the joy of seeing the sun come up and knowing that my kid has to go to school in one hour. This is the most fun that I've had playing online since PSO.
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Chrono Trigger - Super famicom and SNES
This has all the elements of an awesome RPG. Fantastic story line, memorable character, and multiple endings. And yes this was all on a SNES title. Great game that I would NOT LIKE to see get a remake. Just leave greatness as it is. Would you let somebody redo the "Mona Lisa"? I would, (just to get a different interpretation of it) but that isn't the point.
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Grand Theft Auto III - PlayStation 2
This game has changed the video games forever. The term sandbox has never been the same. Any fan of gaming knows that we all owe debt one way or another to Rockstar Games.

Thank You
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Red Dead Redemption - Xbox 360
Damn you again Rockstar games for taking up all of my free time! The studio that has mastered "sandbox" gaming has done it again. Many praise goes to this must play masterpiece.
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DMC 1 was a game turned the hack-n-slash gaming protocol on it's head. DMC 2 was one of the most disappointing sequels in gaming history. DMC 3 brought it back to greatness with a difficultly level that rivaled "Ninja Gaiden".
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Once again Microsoft owes Bungie more gratitude that they deserve. Halo: Combat Evolved and the Halo series secured Microsoft's endeavor into the video game business. Without this game what other game would help the Xbox name carry on? Fuzion Frenzy! Yeah that would save them!

Halo was a bit over hyped, but it reinforced what GoldenEye (N64) proved all along: FPS could be done on consoles.
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Grand Theft Auto IV - Xbox 360
Not nearly as many extracurricular activities to do as San Andreas so fans of that may be upset. The story line of this is much more mature and the writing is some of the best in any video game. (The ads are ingenious!) Definitely a must play if you are even somewhat a fan of the series.
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Devil May Cry - PlayStation 2
As aforementioned Devil May Cry is responsible for spawning a slew of impostors (even from it's own company Capcom!) and groundbreaking the average action game formula.
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God of War II - PlayStation 2
This game will make you fell like a complete bad ass!

Bonus if you are a fan of Greek mythology.
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Halo 2 - Xbox
Xbox Live owns Bungie a great deal of gratitude. Why? This helped Xbox Live establish itself as a online mega power. The only real con though is the cliffhanger of an ending.
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Marvel vs. Capcom 2 - Sega Dreamcast
The insanely popular and insanely unbalanced game is probably the most fun you will ever have playing a fighting game. If online play was possible plenty of death threats would have been made due to balancing issues.
Pure fun nevertheless.


If anyone know where I can purchase this game for less than $50 let me know.
Yes I am serious e-mail me!
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Viewtiful Joe - GameCube
Capcom loves difficult yet unique games. And we love them for making difficult yet unique. And Viewtiful Joe can attest to this. I love this game! The only thing that deters this game is the (yep you guessed it) the difficulty. Awesome nevertheless.

Much respect/props to Clover Studios!
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Fact: Call of Duty 4:Modern Warfare once shut down the Xbox Live Servers. Due to massive online gaming!

How awesome is that?!

'Nuff said! Play this damn game already!
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WWF No Mercy - Nintendo 64
The template of what many wrestling games aspired to be. Even the ugliness of the N64's graphic rendering, mediocre controls, and god-awful music could not stop this from being a hit.
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Shenmue - Sega Dreamcast
One touted as one of the most expensive games ever developed (between $20 to $70 million depending on where you get your info) and even being held partly responsible for the death of the Dreamcast Shenmue was and still is a masterpiece.

Developed by the veteran Yu Suzki and AM2 it is one of those games that make gamers' hearts fill up with moments of joy. Joy quickly turns to hate when they mention that the story may never be concluded.

Xbox ported Shenmue II, but by that time most of the hardcore imported it on Dreamcast and much interest was lost in the title. Hope still remains of a possible Shenmue III to tie up the loose ends, but nobody is holding their breath. (Six, yes SIX games were originally intended.)

Useless info: It was once stated (by a SEGA suit) that in order to make a profit on Shenmue every single owner of a Dreamcast would have to buy TWO COPIES of the game. So their may be some truth to the matter that this game killed Dreamcast. (And possibly almost made SEGA bankrupt.)

Do you have a passion for wondering a huge Tokyo metropolis and beating up random thugs who accompany colorful bosses? Great I knew that you did! So go play the spiritual successor to Shenmue called Yakuza.

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Phantasy Star Online - Sega Dreamcast
I have never did any hard drugs in my life. But if it is anything like this game sh*t am I in trouble! Sega is the first console to successfully take the gaming community online. (And all the consoles that came later owe Sega a great deal of gratitude.) This game along with 2k Sports excellent games made people realize that online gaming could be done.

Fact: "PSO" once kept me up for 2 days straight. Hardly ate, didn't socialize, and didn't take a shower either. Not one of my proudest moments. Or should I get some hardcore gamer props?
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Hitman 2: Silent Assassin - PlayStation 2
The best of the series if you ask me. Missions are so diverse in location that you may get sick due to all of the traveling. Go in their guns blazin' or like Leon:The Professional it's your choice. It is nice not to be penalized for going in the mission like a madman unlike later sequels of the series. If you have patience this game is a must play to explore all of the alternate ways to eliminate your target.
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Ninja Gaiden - Xbox
Bitch of an game. The reboot of the iconic yet overly difficult franchise remains the same. Shame that developer, Team Ninja, still have not got the hang of where a camera should be in an action game.
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One of my first PC games. Damn how gangster is it calling a hit on another boss while you sit in an AC cooled room in your underwear. I bet being a gangster is as easy as that in real life.
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These are some of my favorite games of all time (so far). My list tends to fluctuate from time to time b/c of the fact that there are at any given moment great games to play. Hope everyone enjoys the list.

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Posted: 9 years ago at Dec 3 17:28
Shenmue for the win! :)
Posted: 9 years ago at Dec 4 7:36
Just imagine if everyone in the world (even people who didn't own a Dreamcast) purchased Shenmue we may have been playing Dreacast #3 right now. Damn Sony with their fancy DVD players.
Posted: 8 years, 10 months ago at Feb 21 18:02
I agree on a few of those, though have never played a lot of them. Impressive list though.
Posted: 8 years, 9 months ago at Feb 24 17:17
Thanks for all of the votes people!
Posted: 6 years, 10 months ago at Feb 12 13:34
I like you reference to the Professional in the Hitman notes, the only game I haven't played on this list were Knights of the Old Republic, which I really wish to play

and gangsters organised crime
Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Mar 19 14:23
1. Yes. RE4 was a great game
2. Good and one of my favorite RPGs on the PSX (next to FF)
3. Yes, but it didn't make me cry. I still loved it though.
4. It had a great story. However, I wasn't in favor of the DND battle system.
5. Yes (even though I primarily bought it for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)
6. I haven't tried out Dead Space.
7. I've never played Left for Dead.
8. Yes that is a great RPG. It had a great combat system and story. Additionally it's very unique.
9. It was alright. I still preferred San Andres over it.
10. Yes Red Dead Redemption is one of rockstars best games to date.
11. Wasn't in to it.
12. Halo is only an average game and it's not something that was worth the praise.
13. As stated earlier I liked San Andres the best.
14. Again, not into to it.
15. Meh
16. Same thing as 12.
17. Never played.
18. Never played.
19. Same this as Halo. An average game, but it's not worth the credit.
20. A great wrestling games IMO.
21. Yes. This is one of my favorite games of all time.
22. I've played the port to the Gamecube. Other than the controls I really liked this game.
23. Good. A tad bit on the hard side, but it's still good though.
24. Haven't played.
25. Haven't played.

These are my opinions. I know many won't agree.
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Jun 1 4:49
Kind of have to laugh at the phrase "interesting characters" being used in conjunction with Legend of Dragoon. Off the top of my head I guess I could admit that Rose was kind of interesting... kind of considering her second name/persona. The rest of the cast were pretty much cardboard cutouts in a genre full of cardboard cutouts.

And no, I'm not saying this just because I'm a FFVII fanboy... the fanboys kind of killed that title for me.

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