What are the most memorable games you have played?

By midian182
Dec 11, 2015
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  1. In all likelihood, you’ve probably played quite a few video games in your life. There have been some incredible, genre-defining titles, and some games so bad they should come with a health warning. But, regardless of their quality, which ones stick in your memory?

    Personally, the two games I’ll never forget are Final Fantasy 7 on the original PlayStation and, strangely, Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines on the PC. Before I got my hands on FF7 I’d never played a JRPG before (having missed out on Chrono Trigger), and couldn’t believe how amazing it was. The game got burned into my memory as I played it, but once that death happened, I knew I’d always remember Square's masterpiece.

    Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines is a less conventional choice, yet despite all its faults I adored the game. One reason it sticks in my mind so vividly is because playing the game was an escape from the things that were going on in my life at the time. And I used to like Lacuna Coil.

    For this week’s open forum we want to know what are the most memorable games you have played. They could be etched into your mind because they were so good, so bad, had moments you’ll never forget, or perhaps they helped you through difficult times.

    Or maybe you’ll just never forget how angry the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight made you.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,114   +1,377


    - Arkanoid, Tetris
    - Bruce Lee, Le-Mans
    - Metal Mutant
    - Aladdin
    - Wolfstain 3D, Warcraft, Diablo
    - Doom, Day of the Tentacle
    - Goblins
    - Heretic, Hexen
    - Quake
    - Descent, Mortal Kombat
    - Half-Life, StarCraft, Counter-Strike
    - Unreal Tournament
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  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    For me the one and only is Doom. I didn't game for 10 years between 2000 and 2010, so by choice I missed out on many titles.
  4. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 1,104   +532

    Quake 3
    Baldur's Gate 2
    FF 7, 9, 10
    Original Street Fighter
    Zelda, the windwaker
    Age of Mythology
  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,375   +2,166

    1. Life
    2. Witcher 3
    3. Gran Turismo 3
    4. Empire Earth
    5. Bayonetta
  6. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 807   +270

    Unreal Tournament 1999
    GTA San Andreas
    CS 1.6
    NFS 2 SE
    Motorcross madness
  7. Mieksr

    Mieksr TS Enthusiast Posts: 38   +7

    Zelda Snes
    FF1 Nes
    Secret of Mana
    Super Mario World
    Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness
    Half Life 2
    Quake 3
    World of Warcraft
  8. TrueBooleanFals

    TrueBooleanFals TS Member Posts: 76   +12

    I got started with Zelda NES and Super Mario Bros. 2. I would have to say those were memorable, but I would like to say Silicon Valley and Zelda OOT/Majora got me back into gaming. Xbox 360 caused me to get into PC gaming, though.
  9. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TS Guru Posts: 329   +92

    Elder Scrolls: Arena (my first RPG)

    Golden Axe (my love for dark fantasy begins)

    Witcher II

    Fighting Force (best brawler ever)

    Dragon Age: Origins ( the reason I got into pc gaming)

    Dragon Age Inquisition (Unemployed at the time, my whole day revolved around slaying dragons)

    Road Rash

    Baldur's Gate 2 - This game is very dear to my heart because when I played it, I was still on the process of grasping the intricacies of English, not being a native speaker myself.

    Dark Souls (the greatest masterpiece of the game industry)

    Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

    Diablo II: Carpal tunnel syndrome sets in, to never leave...
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  10. All2surreal

    All2surreal TS Rookie


    I will definitely will never forget my first time playing Unreal. I grew up using Macs and so I played it on the Mac back in 1999. It was the first 3D accelerated first person shooter that I ever played and it just drew me in like nothing before!
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  11. EClyde

    EClyde TS Maniac Posts: 619   +145

    GTA SA
    Max Payne
  12. EClyde

    EClyde TS Maniac Posts: 619   +145

    Road Rash made me laugh...good game
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  13. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    Tomb Raider
    Half Life
    Half Life 2
  14. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Addict Posts: 269   +99

    Most memorable

    1) The Bugs Bunny Hare-Brained Adventure - DOS

    I was barely able to read or write, but my grandfather was able to teach me to get around a DOS machine and play this incredibly bad game that I loved dearly.

    2) Doom - DOS

    We finally got a floppy A drive and my dads buddy brought over Doom. We only had 32mb of RAM and it requires 64mb. This resulted in my first ever PC upgrade and what also sparked my interest for computers and technology.

    3) Super Mario Bros / Duck Hunt - NES

    I got an NES with Mario for my 5th birthday and used to play together with my dad. He would always fall asleep when it was my turn cause it took forever for me to die. Eventually it turned into me playing both turns and not waking him that way I could extend my allowed game time.
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  15. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,189   +1,219

    Command & Conquer

    SimCity 2000
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  16. SpaceGuy

    SpaceGuy TS Rookie

    Tomb raider
    Duke Nukem
    Road Rash
    Castle wolfenstein
  17. JetFixxxer

    JetFixxxer TS Enthusiast Posts: 36   +6

    Mission Impossible on Commodore 64
    Castle Wolfenstein
    Duke Nukem 3D
    Quake 2
    Half-Life 2
    Counter-Strike - Pre 1.6
    Battlefield 1942
    Desert Combat
    Unreal Tournament
    Tomb Raider (2013)
  18. Satish Mallya

    Satish Mallya TS Addict Posts: 124   +92

    Fallout 1
    Fallout 2
    Dark Reign
    Metal Gear (NES)
    Half Life
    Diablo 2
    Caesar 3
  19. seefizzle

    seefizzle TS Addict Posts: 270   +138

    Manhunt - They couldn't even make this game these days.

    Burnout Paradise - So. Many. Hours. Wasted.

    Blitz Football - Playing football as a guy in a hotdog suit stoned with friends was about as good as life got back in the day.

    Broforce - Funnest game I've played in a long time.

    Left 4 Dead - One of the best co-op multiplayer games of all time.

    Creeper Word 1, 2, 3 - Weird game with addictive and really fun gameplay.

    The Suffering - Great early horror game.
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  20. avioza

    avioza TS Enthusiast Posts: 74   +23

    Final Fantasy 3
    Warcraft II
    Total Annihilation
    Day of Defeat
    Aliens Vs. Predator 2
  21. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,550   +594

    Fallout 3 - being an American history buff, the storyline and location blew my mind like no other game.

    Zork Triology - many, many hours sitting with a pencil and graph paper mapping out the Zork worlds.

    Ultima IV - the first real RPG that hooked me.

    Silent Hunter 3 - submarine warfare at its best. Approaching a convoy and dodging destroyers and destroyer escorts to get a perfect torpedo shot at a huge transport ship was absolutely nerve wracking.

    Bioshock 1 & 2 - the most troubled but beautiful games ever made.
  22. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,028   +613

    The ones that come to mind right now: Diablo 2, Wolf3d, Duke 3d, Far Cry, Quake 2 multiplayer. To a lesser extent Motoracer, Need for Speed, Unreal Tournament, Mortal Kombat (Arcade), Sega Tennis, Fifa/PES. I'm sure I'm missing a few others.
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  23. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TS Addict Posts: 225   +46

    2.Planescape Torment
    3.Unreal Tournament
    4.Quake 2
    3.Doom 3
    4. World of Warcraft
    5.Diablo 3

    Other notables, System Shock 2, Home World, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Never Winter Nights, Wolfenstein 3D, Streets of Rage, Tomb Raider, F.E.A.R, Bioshock and a few others.
  24. chimua

    chimua TS Rookie

    I've enjoyed many games over the years but these ones stand out for me.
    1. Resident Evil 1 (ps1)
    2. Gran turismo (ps1)
    3. Metal Gear solid: sons of liberty (ps2)
    4. Crysis 2 (pc)
    5. Bioshock Infinite (pc)
  25. darkzelda

    darkzelda TS Addict Posts: 251   +86

    Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Rome Total War (Got me into PC Gaming)
    Half Life 2
    Doom 3
    F.E.A.R (1)
    Dragon Age Origins
    Any Witcher Game (Love them, they are de best ones)

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