Weekend Open Forum: What's your favorite video game of all time?

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Runescape - Yes, This game is has had its problems but definitely the longest game that you can play for years and years and still never beat. Classic and 07 RS for PVP was legit back in the day. Call me a nerd but I hate starting games over, why not play something that you actually have to try at to get anywhere? Too many games where you spend $60.00 and can beat it in a couple of hours, days or like a week... Just saying... :p Plus you don't have to pay anything if you don't want to, game has so many options on how you want to play it.
 

captaincranky

TechSpot Addict
"Spider Solitaire"!(y)

(Yeah well, I freely admit at times I can be easily amused).

"Glaxian", "Defender", and "Scrabble", are high on my list as well.

Then there's, "Hunt for Zelda's Secret Garden", but that's online only.;)
 

Per Hansson

TS Server Guru
Staff member
If I have to pick one and one only it's actually super easy: Deus Ex
There are allot of games worthy of course, Duke Nukem 3D would come high up the list.
As would Far Cry 1 & Crysis 1, in general it's really difficult to mention just a few games.
Because there have been many!
 

RmandsDC

TS Rookie
As much as I love HL series, I gotta say, Fahrenheit aka Indigo Prophecy is the best game I've played, I'm a huge sucker for great storylines in games.
 

trgz

TS Addict
A true gamer doesnt have a favorite game of all time but instead a long list of games
Exactly. There are games that had different impacts on me at various stages of life. My favorite game changes every few years.
Me too. No one game has ever been truly perfect, but several have left a long standing impression on me over the years (Tomb Raider(1), The Last Express, Far Cry (1), Prey, FEAR (1), The Day of the Tentacle and no doubt many more will come to me once I hit 'submit') and there's no doubt that some of the more recent ones I will enjoy returning to (Dishonored, Far Cry 3, the Bioshock & Mass Effect series). Games, you gotta love 'em, all.
 

soulsassassin

TS Addict
Nobody cares about your definition of a true gamer. Being a true gamer is not an accomplishment anyway and this thread is for everyone not just for true gamers so why did you even care to post that? Actually, I don't care about that either.
if you are not a true gamer why do you bother replaying to my comment , if you cant share the same feelings about games like me many people here do so stop being a arse fishing for attention
 

Burty117

TechSpot Chancellor
For me, it's a mash up of:

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - PS2
Half-Life 2 (Including EP1 & 2) - PC
Unreal Tournament 2004 - PC
Bioshock: Infinite - PC
Halo 2 - Xbox
The Last of Us - PS3
Crysis - PC
Time Splitters: Future Perfect - PS2
Team Fortress 2 - PC
Battlefield 3 - PC
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2, Yuri's Revenge - PC
Mass Effect 1-3 - PC
Left 4 Dead 2 - PC
Company of Heroes - PC
Supreme Commander - PC

All those games I have sunk serious hours into. Like crazy amount. Or replayed a ton.
Games I hope to add to the list in the near future:
Destiny & GTA V
 
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Nobina

TS Evangelist
if you are not a true gamer why do you bother replaying to my comment , if you cant share the same feelings about games like me many people here do so stop being a arse fishing for attention
What If I am a true gamer? Maybe I am, who knows.

As I said before you don't have to be a true gamer to reply to anyones comment because this thread is not for true gamers only. The reason I replied is because your comment is dumb and you're being an *** by saying your nonsense opinion which describes people as non true gamers just because they listed 1 or 2 games, not 10 or more.
 

cliffordcooley

TS Redneck
What If I am a true gamer? Maybe I am, who knows.
The definition of a true gamer changes, just like the opinion people have with fast cars. If you are a race car driver, a car that does 100 mph might not seem so fast. For someone that doesn't game, a true gamer is anyone that plays any game. For those who do game, it depends on whether or not they want to classify their game play standards as the definition of a true gamer.

I'm guessing true athletes are those who only love specific sports. Or a true beer drinker is not someone who enjoys specific beverages. While it is obvious to those who don't participate, which ones are true athletes and beer drinkers.
 

NeurotechHD

TS Rookie
My personal favorite is probably Final Fantasy VII. That game absorbed me from beginning to end some 99+ hours later.

Other contenders: X-Wing/ TIE Fighter, Skyrim, Zelda: A Link to the Past, Final Fantasy VI, Portal 1&2, Left 4 Dead 1&2, Mass Effect Trilogy, Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear. WipeOut XL.

It's a bit strange thinking of the best games because how does one compare older games to newer ones? When the older games came out they were* new, and they were spectacular. They set a precedent; a benchmark. Newer games may have better graphics, or more stuff crammed in, but in my experience more stuff in a game isn't always a plus.
 
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This was stuff I had the most fun with, and the games that made the best memories

For killin'-people-with-guns-and-stuff, nothing ever came close to the fun I had with lan-parties of Arma (Operation Flashpoint). - Actually, thinking about it, there was one other, Battle Field 1942 with the Dessert Combat mod. Pringles, beer, and exploding imaginary helicopters. Good times.

For little pieces, I'd probably go with the original Command & Conquer (18 hour long sessions singing along to Fight Win Prevail) Although Dawn of War: Dark Crusade, with three or four local players shouting abuse at each other, gives it a close run. (We're here to blow stuff up!)

For turn based, between "Heroes of Might and Magic 3", or Civ 3, or Stars!, I think for sheer f9 addiction it has to be Stars! (so many, so so many, hours )

For fetch-questing-around-strange-lands Morrowind, Baldur's Gate 1 & 2, Planescape Torment, Fallout 2. Probably got to go with a Baldur's gate Morrowind draw.

For spaceship-go-boom, there were so many good ones, Wing Commander, X-Wing, That one that was a bit like Star Lancer but better, not Free Lancer, the other one, Then there was Elite, and then there was the one with the Shivans (two of those, both awesome).

For stompy-robot it's between Mechwarrior 2 Mercenaries and Mechwarrior 3

For odd stuff, There was a short multiplayer demo for a Chinese expansion to Battlezone 1, many, many things blew up on the moon that weekend.

There was one game where you had to work out how many cubic centimetres of vomit would be required for a man upended in a dustbin to drown in, (Oh yeah, Privateer 2 The Darkening. "Nice shot Lev!")

Oh, I've forgotten point-and-click, Full Throttle, Monkey Island, or Text based, Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy, Galaxy Quest, ....

And I didn't even mention Warcraft 2 or Total annihilation. Too Many, too too many.

What I have learned from gaming is 1) never teach your monkey the lightning spell when he's standing on top of a mountain and 2) it is still (just about) possible for the greatest game of all time to be the next one