Favorite game in each genre?

By Ai Hate ยท 35 replies
Apr 18, 2002
  1. lately, i was trying to figure out what my favorite game of all time is (why? boredom does some wierd things to humans, don't you think? ;) ). of course, the first game that pops up is Final Fantasy VI. but now that i come to think of it, it's not so fair to compare oranges with apples, so i came up with this question..
    post the games that really stands out for you in each genre. something that really impresses you. sth striking. sth that made you think "hmm.. never knew this genre could be this fun!". you don't have to post the games in the genre you don't play though, since "favorite" doesn't mean "least worse" (at least in my book) ;)
  2. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 664

    my favourite fps: half-life
    my favourite sports: tony hawk's pro skater 3
    my favourite light sabre fest :) : Jedi Knight 2
  3. Ai Hate

    Ai Hate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 302

    Super Mario Bros. III (FC)
    very old. actually i have quite a lot of favorite platform games in the days of the Famicom, but i chose this because it's the very first one i played and it really impressed me up till now.

    Street Fighters (SFC)
    oh man.. a skinny guy like me that can stretch out his hands across the screen and spit out fire.. wow..

    Winning Eleven 4(PS)
    the very first sports game i was exposed to was actually Winning Eleven (SFC). it was great fun in its time, but i didn't choose it cause i wasn't really addicted to it at that time (not to mention that i was very bad at it ;) ). but since i started playing WE4 with my friends, i was completely addicted. a 2 player match against my friends is never old. it's so good that it's the only game i play when i go to my friends house.

    Championship Manager 3 (PC)
    my friends were totally crazed about this game since the 95/96 version. i didn't have any interests in football back then, so i didn't really have any interests in it. but now i know..

    Super Mario Kart (SFC)
    this is a classic for me. undescribable..

    Console RPG:
    Final Fantasy VI (SFC)
    for more information, please use the search feature ;)
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Platform: Pandemonium 2

    Fighting: Tekken 3

    RPG: Nethack

    Racing: Tux Racer

    FPS: Unreal Tournament

    Adventure/Action: Parasite Eve 2

    Shooting/Action: Maelstrom
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    RPG: Final Fantasy X

    Fighting: Tekken Tag Tournament

    Driving: Gran Turismo 3

    FPS: Medal of Honor AA

    Shooter: Radiant Silvergun

    Action/Adventure: Zelda - Ocarina of Time (I consider this an Action/Adventure/RPG - but I had to put FFX in there for RPG)

    Platform: Cotton Series? I may have to edit this...
  6. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    FPS : Thief Dark Project

    RPG : System Shock 2 ( 2nd Anachronox )

    Fighting : Street Fighter Series

    Action : Ghouls & Ghosts on the SNES ( 2nd Metal Slug on the NEO GEO )

    Adventure : Omikron Nomad Soul

    Plat Form : Aladdin on the Sega Genesis ( 2nd Sonic )

    Cars : Colin McRae 2 ( 2nd NFS4 I think it was called freedom to drive or something )
  7. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 761

    My favorite sport game is high heat baseball 2001.

    My favorite action/adventure game is Diablo II

    These are really the only genres I play. FPS make me feel sick!:dead:
  8. Ravellidar

    Ravellidar TS Rookie Posts: 32

    My favorites.....

    Duke Nukem 3D for single player
    Unreal Tournament for multiplayer

    Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar. When that game came out I had seen nothing like it. It was so different than the regular "gain exp and levels to fight against boss npc" :)

    Fighting Game:
    Mortal Kombat II SNES

    Racing Game:
    Need for Speed III
  9. SleeperDC

    SleeperDC TS Rookie Posts: 184

    FPS: UT (gets me high)
    2D fighting: street fighter 2/3 (hate the zero series)
    3d fighting: tekken4, tag.
    driving: need for speed 5 Porsche Unleashed, revolt
    Adventure: Diablo2
    RTS: starcraft
    action: metal gear solid 1/2
    sport: EA's NHL series (again, can get me high)
  10. Honourableprawn

    Honourableprawn TS Rookie Posts: 45

    FPS: MoH:AA
    Fighting: Soul Calibre
    Driving: GTA3 / Revolt
    RTS: Starcraft
    RPG: Balders Gate
    Action: Resident Evil ( but only No. 1)
    Sports: ISS Pro Evo

    Just my tu'penneth worth

    The prawn:grinthumb
  11. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    I'm not a hardcore gamer, I only play games in a few genres but my favorites are:

    FPS: Quake II

    Strategy: Starcraft

    Action/Adventure: Diablo(the first one, I'm still addicted to it)

    Fighting: Killer Instinct(for N64)
  12. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Role Playing:
    Final Fantasy III (SNES)

    Megaman Soccer (LoL.. SNES)

    Sort of Role Playing:
    Diablo II (PC)

    Action shooter:
    Max Payne (PC)

    Real Time Strategy:
    Freedom Force (PC)

    First Person Shooter:
    Serious Sam SE (PC)

    Flight Simulation:
    Flight Simulator 2002 (PC)

    Mechwarrior 4 (PC)

    Super Smash Bros (N64)

    Mario Kart 64

    Games I've been playing a lot recently:

    Serious Sam SE
    Simcity 3000
    Freedom Force
    Return to Castle Wolfenstien
  13. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Half Life

    Not sonic... ;)
    Crash Bandicoot Series

    Tekken series (PS/PS2)

    ISS (International Superstar Soccer) (PS2)
    (PS: Is the Europe renamed Winning Eleven :) )

    GrandTurismo 3 (PS2)

    Console RPG:
    Final Fantasy VIII (PS)

    Baldur's gate 2 (PC)

    Sabre Team (Amiga)
  14. Ai Hate

    Ai Hate TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 302

    ooh.. just started playing UT again out of boredom.. and now i realize.. a hundred frags a day keeps me high all day.. [​IMG]
  15. SleeperDC

    SleeperDC TS Rookie Posts: 184

    yea, agree...it's the first game that can get me high...
    i believe it's the speed and the killing...:D
  16. Spyke

    Spyke TS Rookie Posts: 47

    Hmmm...Games, eh? Let me see...

    FPS: Unreal Tournament
    ACTION: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
    SHOOT-EM-UP Thunderforce IV (megadrive)
    ADVENTURE: Baldurs Gate (haven't tried "2" yet!)
    FLIGHT-SIM: FS2002
    BEAT-EM-UP: Tekken 3

    Special mention to Elite, AVP2, and IL2 Sturmovic!

    But there's so many... !

  17. boeingfixer

    boeingfixer TS Rookie Posts: 1,006

    FPS-Return to Castle Wolf.

    Racing-NASCAR Legends (you can't beat racing a Superbird)

    Stratagy-Lords of the Realm

    Simple and Stupid-Pocket Tanks

    Simutation-Most of the Sim City series
  18. Beanbag

    Beanbag TS Rookie Posts: 41

    Strategy: Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne yea it's old...

    FPS: Call of Duty 4 getting sorta old but gave me the best FPS experience ever

    RPG: Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion still a great game with loads of mods around
  19. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 502

    FPS: UT2004
    RTS: Sins of a Solar Empire
    Puzzle: Portal
    RPG: Chrono Trigger
    Platform: Crash 3: Warped
    Punchy Game: SSBM
    Action: Lego Star Wars II
  20. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Fighting: Killer Instinct Gold (n64) This has to be the fastest and most timing-dependent game ever made. It is also a possibility that I am one of the best players in the world. Playing since it came out, along with my dad and friends, we went to a local tourney a few years back and the people there tried changing the rules around to screw us over because half the people dropped out after we got there... .it sucked...

    RTS: Total Annihilation: Kingdoms and CNC: Zero Hour come to mind.

    Puzzle: Portal

    RPG: Final Fantasy X and XIII

    Platform: Super Mario Brothers 3

    Action: MGS series

    FPS: Counter-Strike: Source or Half Life 2

    PS, did you realize the age of this thread!?
  21. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 502

    Yup, but I forgot to put the title *Ultima-Bump*. :p
  22. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Mortal Kombat.

    Flight Simulator.
    With three 22" widescreen monitors it's one hell of a game to play.

    Metal Gear Solid ( all )

    First Person Shooter:
    Counter-Strike 1.6 / Source

    Real Time Strategy:
  23. Obi-Wan Jerkobi

    Obi-Wan Jerkobi TS Maniac Posts: 502

    You can really do that!? I though that was just a myth!
  24. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379


    You misspelled Mortal Kombat!
  25. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Nuh uhhhh! LOOK AGAIN!

    Yeah you can, there are many ways of doing it actually. You can google it and find out yourself. ;)
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