All Time Favorite Games

  • Please make sure you are familiar with the forum rules. You can find them here: https://forums.tripwireinteractive.com/index.php?threads/forum-rules.2334636/
  • Weve updated the Tripwire Privacy Notice under our Policies to be clearer about our use of customer information to come in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules that come into force today (25th May 2018). The following are highlights of our changes:


    We've incorporated the relevant concepts from the GDPR including joining the EU and Swiss Privacy Shield framework. We've added explanations for why and how Tripwire processes customer data and the types of data that we process, as well as information about your data protection rights.



    For more information about our privacy practices, please review the new Privacy Policy found here: https://tripwireinteractive.com/#/privacy-notice

SharkBoy266

Active member
Mar 20, 2020
389
143
43
Hey guys!

I'm new and joined this forum specifically for ManEater but checked out the Off Topic section and thought I'd make a thread here.

What are some of your favorite games? Doesn't matter what era or the platform.

I'll start, some of my favorites are:


Hollow Knight
Transistor
Brigador
Dust An Elysian Tail
Depth
Sonic The Hedgehog (classic games)
Sonic Spinball
Overwatch
Red Dead Redemption 2
Spider-Man PS4 (The best Spiderman game)
Transformers War For Cybertron
Jet Set Radio Future
Baldurs Gate 1&2
Bayonetta
Vanquish
Horizon Zero Dawn
Bloodrayne
Rayman Legends
Ori 1&2
Soul Calibur 5
Nitro+ Infinite Blasterz Heroines
Life Is Strange


Most of them are newer games even though I have been around gaming for awhile...

Please let me know some of yours :)
 
  • Like
Reactions: DepthChampion

Aleflippy

Grizzled Veteran
Sep 18, 2012
2,782
279
83
Belgium
It's honestly quite hard to say... Some games are wonderful but can only truly be experienced once for example, precisely due to the twists and turns, or story elements.

Some others are highly enjoyable and addicting, but are they truly my favourite? I mean, rhythm games are great fun but I wouldn't classify them as all-time favourite.

Plus, more and more games are being released continuously, many of them awesome. So it's an ever-expanding list really.

But from the few thoughts I have in my mind, here's a shortlist that's in no-way exhaustive.

-Age of Empires 2 (one of my very first game, still a staple of RTS to me. Maybe more aggressive than truly strategic, but that works for me)

-Team Fortress 2 (along the years, a lot of changes made to the game made me drift apart slightly... But it's still the game I played the most in my life : more than 2000 hours. And I still pop it up from time to time)

-Soulcalibur 2 (I'm mostly a fighting game guy, and that one kept me busy for the most part of my late childhood-early teenage years. It also made me discover Spawn !)

-The Binding of Isaac (I think that it's my second most played game. The content is ENORMOUS and made even better thanks to mods. It has a lot of charm and personality as well. I also love that it offers you and very, VERY large margin of progression. I remember it took my 92 attempts to finally beat mom for the first time, and everything became easier and easier from there! At the time, I simply didn't want to look at the wiki and learn by trial and error)

-Mass Effect Trilogy (Yeah, let's not talk about Andromeda. I simply loved it. It's still one of my prime example of how you build an universe, characters and lore. And it pisses me off that it's not regarded as the great space opera it is. Not everything is perfect of course... The ending could have obviously been better. Some DLCs are dickmoves. It could have been more RPG than TPS with RPG with action elements... But ****, that's a good saga)
 

utek

Active member
Aug 20, 2010
691
98
28
Slovenia
- S. T. A. L. K. E. R. franchise
- old Battlefield games (1942, Vietnam,2) as a spinoff BF game Bad Company 2 was also great. New ones are garbage.
- Red Orchestra franchise
- Red Alert 2
- Half Life franchise
 

Aleflippy

Grizzled Veteran
Sep 18, 2012
2,782
279
83
Belgium
Fuuuuck, I totally forgot Half-Life when it was actually one of my very first game along with Counter-Strike ! I was too young to fully appreciate it at the time (I mean, the game got released very close to my birth...)

But even then, it's one of my all-time favourite franchise. And I'm definitely falling in love with HL:Alyx
 
  • Like
Reactions: utek

SharkBoy266

Active member
Mar 20, 2020
389
143
43
You bring up an interesting point.

I just realized that some of my favorite games are ones that I could play just once, some of them even short and vey linear but have left an impact somewhere whether emotional or just gameplay wise.

I'm a very character driven type of gamer, that kinda drives me. Games like Oxenfree that have some layers of relatability are key for me bonding to the game, even if I do not return to it again for some years.

I am older than the games on my list, sadly. So I was there around to witness the birthing of Half Life and Counter Strike as well. I still have some PC games in their big cardboard boxes.
 
  • Like
Reactions: DepthChampion

Cari1991

FNG / Fresh Meat
Apr 18, 2020
4
1
0
Germany
It's really hard to make out my favourite game but I got to say that everything involving Final Fantasy is high on that list, as well as Rockstar Games.
 

Aleflippy

Grizzled Veteran
Sep 18, 2012
2,782
279
83
Belgium
Oh maaan, you just reminded me that I forgot the Max Payne trilogy as part of my favourite games ever. It's doubtful we'll ever get a fourth game (and maybe we shouldn't) but I would love it. Same thing for a new Bully. But at least, we're getting a new GTA... finally!

As for Final Fantasy, surprisingly enough, one of my favourite is not a real Final Fantasy game at all ! But I'm hooked on the indie game serie "Epic Battle Fantasy", which is clearly based around it (and has multiple references to J-RPGs in general). Hardly as good or polished as the real deal, but the fact it's made by a single guy force me to give out mad respect to his five games.
 

Breadsticks_

Member
Nov 5, 2018
70
30
18
21
I have a bucket load of games, I wish I had the effort to say why to each and every one, they are all so good. Of those on the list, Monster Hunter: World is very quickly becoming my favourite game of all time. A lot of the Older Generation games on my list I wish I could have again, there's so many great games I want to see again, NFS Most Wanted I'm looking at you...

Old Gen stuff
Sonic The Hedgehog: 3/& Knuckles, Spinball, Heroes, Unleashed, Generations
Need for Speed: Underground 2, Most Wanted, Carbon, Undercover, The Run
Burnout: Takedown, Revenge, Paradise
Halo: 3, ODST, Reach, 4
Call of Duty: 4/MW, MW2, World at War, Black Ops 1
SoulCaliber: 4, 5
Guitar Hero: Legends of Rock, Warriors of Rock
Star Wars Battlefront 1 and 2
Banjo Kazooie: Nutz n Boltz, Banjo Tooie
Crash Bandicoot: Main Trilogy
Lego Star Wars Original Trilogy
Lego Batman 1
Mario Kart Wii
Forza Motorsport 3
SUPER SMASH BROS BRAWL

Current Gen I can play :)
Monster Hunter World/Iceborne
DriveClub, may your multiplayer rest in peace
The Crew
Warframe
Wolfenstein: New Order
Crash Bandicoot Remaster
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Cities: Skylines
Need for Speed: 2015
KF2 (Despite the recent updates or the lack thereof, it is still inherently fun)
Rainbow Six: Siege
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (This game aint the same without that DLC)
 

Aleflippy

Grizzled Veteran
Sep 18, 2012
2,782
279
83
Belgium
This is a joke, right?
Did he remove his post following your comment? If so... I kinda feel sorry for him.

I mean, I despise FIFA and many sports games made by EA, but he's definitely allowed to like whatever game he wants.
 

Yoshiro

In Soviet Russia, Yoshiro is a cake
Staff member
Oct 10, 2005
13,183
3,999
113
User was a bot that had previously avoided detection.
 

warhammer

FNG / Fresh Meat
May 2, 2021
5
0
1
This might fall out of line but the games that I really played a lot were Mario Party 1 and Pokemon Diamond/Pearl xD.

I just feel so nostalgic thinking about the time when my buddies and I would battle for hours playing this on our Nintendo DS lights.
 

Aleflippy

Grizzled Veteran
Sep 18, 2012
2,782
279
83
Belgium
This might fall out of line but the games that I really played a lot were Mario Party 1 and Pokemon Diamond/Pearl xD.

I just feel so nostalgic thinking about the time when my buddies and I would battle for hours playing this on our Nintendo DS lights.
Why would it fall out of line? Any game can be your favourite for a whole bunch of reasons! As long as you got great memories with it, its overall quality doesn't matter all that much. Plus to be fair, Mario Party and Pokemon are still pretty good games.

Since I'm commenting, might as well add some new games to my previous list, made one year ago.

-Max Payne: I'm usually not that much into story-driven video games, as the reason I'm playing is mostly to chill out. I also like to be able to hop quickly into a game, play a match, then leave. But Max Payne is nostalgia : I watched my grandpa play the first two games on his old computer and thus it reminds me a lot of him and how he made me learn how to love PC-gaming (he also played Age of Empires !) As for the franchise itself... I simply find Max Payne to be the most cinematographic game ever, that also happens NOT to be a mere interactive movie. A well-known French videomaker said that Max Payne the game is a better movie...than Max Payne the movie. And I agree with that. The film noir/hardboiled genres are perfectly recreated. I also love their creativity, mostly in the first game, with all the cutscenes being played by members of the team in that visual novel style. And obviously, the writing and voice-acting is top-notch. Max being one of my favourite video game character. Like most people, I didn't like the third game AS MUCH as the previous two, but I still find it great. It's nice that they took the gamble of going to Brazil (way before it was a meme mind you) and it still looks good too.

-Dead Space :
I wasn't so sure to mention that franchise considering it's dead in the water and the third game I hated... But the first two are still among my favourite horror-based video games, and that's saying something considering I'm not very fond of those. Necromorphs are the perfect twist on zombies at a time when they were absolutely everywhere (plus I'm madly in love with Carpenter's The Thing, so it gets extra sympathy points). The game can also be bloody punishing as you crank up the difficulty. But the thing I'm the most proud of is definitely the atmosphere : very little music, except for some spine-chilling nursery rhymes... a pitch-black environment with very little room to maneuver. And a slew of monsters all more disgusting than the other. I still believe we don't have nearly enough dark sci-fi games. I personally didn't mind that the second game was more talkative (with Isaac being given a voice as well), but it is true that the latter half that gives you more ammo against more monsters should have been a fair warning of what was to come... Still, I find both games incredible. Managing to scare you without resorting to (too many) jumpscares and without making you powerless. Last but not least : I loved the small enigmas that reminded me a bit of the Half-Life series for how intuitive they were. The games were quite varied in the situations they proposed.

-Enter the Gungeon :
I like many kinds of games. I mentioned I was a fighting game addict, but the same could be said about roguelikes (or rogueLITES for the purists among us). Yet for the most part, none of them were as rich, fulfilling, deep, fun and intuitive as Isaac was for me. Sure I loved Nuclear Throne, but it was just too easy to die in one-hit from a grenade and it was too action-packed for me. Sure I loved Risk of Rain, but the difficulty curve was often too big with that damn timer. Cue Enter the Gungeon : a game I closely followed up until it released, watch lots of people playing it... Then forgot about it for years to come. It is only when the Epic Games Store proposed it for free that I finally gave it a go. And boy, did I do well ! In my opinion, it is the perfect bridge between Binding of Isaac and Nuclear Throne : it is much less luck-based than Isaac (where even a new player could do fairly well with great luck, and a veteran could die quickly if he got shitty items), but also less straight-forward than Nuclear Throne (you can survive for longer and actually have some items that are more strategic than MORE DAKKA). I also find the game to be much more skill-based, as you need to master the dodge-roll and the reload way more. I also love how far they went with the "bullet lore" : with every opponent being linked to weaponry and the amount of wacky weapons (and synergies !) being astonishing. It also takes ages to complete everything, as any good roguelike should. I'm just a bit bummed that after two (or three?) very large updates, they jumped the ship. I would have loved a few more characters and bosses personally, but that's nitpicking. And that's what the mods are for I guess... I'm a bit bummed that they quit development on Enter the Gungeon only to offer... Exit the Gungeon, which is pretty much more of the same thing.

-Madworld :
Wasn't so sure to include that game at first, but considering it's my favourite Wii game, the one who pretty much kickstarted Platinum Games and one I just can't stop mentioning at random... I guess it's only fitting. Madworld is stylish in more ways than one : the Sin City-like aesthetics are awesome, it's absolutely bonkers, it's funny as hell, the gore is excessive but always in a cool more than a disgusting way, the characters are insane, the music is pumping... Really, I struggle to find a lot of others games that are just oozing with coolness, without trying too hard that is. I also felt the Wii Motion controls to be quite intuitive and mad fun, in a sadistic way. I wish more games actually used it similarly (although you surely looked dumb while doing so). The story itself is a bit bland, and Jack Cayman is quite cliché as a "take no ****" protagonist. But that's pretty much it. The difficulty is well-balanced, the situations you ends up in are very versatile (and so are the methods of killing people) and I think I can still name every bosses to this day... With the "Bloodbath Challenge" music still ringing in my brain.

-Killing Floor 2 :
I really wanted to put Doom instead, but I had to give credit where credit is due. I played KF2's beta, meaning it's one of the only games I ever preordered (along with Borderlands 2 and Binding of Isaac Rebirth). I played for nearly 500 hours. I'm closely following every updates and I've been commenting on these forums for like... five or six years now? So it would be unfair to dismiss Killing Floor 2, although it has become a game I love to hate and hate to love. Sure it doesn't excite me as much as it used to anymore. Sure I feel like I did everything that was worthwhile and thus probably won't play it all that much anymore. But very little things beat the sheer fun of playing with friends and making it through the end on Sui/HoE. Trying new daring loadouts and/or team comps has become my main experience on Killing Floor and it's sometimes incredibly fun, even if rarely effective. And while I lament what the game COULD have been, I still can't forget that back in the day, quite a few things made me crazy : the numerous QoL changes that prevents me from crawling back to the first game, the gore-system that wowed the SHIZZ out of me (even today, I believe only MK11 and Left 4 Dead 2 can match that level of gore), the new perks, some of the new weapons that were as daring as they were exciting, and even the seeds of lore you planted... only to nooot really expand on them. Yeah, that's true, many things I would have done differently. But it is not MY game, and yet I played a lot. And as I said quite a few times : I wouldn't be still commenting on these forums if I didn't care deeply. And I don't think I ever done so for any other game. Not even TF2 back in the day.

(I should probably make a specific list regarding fighting games at some point to be fair...I realize Soulcalibur 2 simply isn't enough, and I just don't want to have half my list filled with them)
 
Sep 23, 2020
37
23
8
My most favorite games

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (I actually love all the assassin's creed games but this one I like the most)
Modern Warfare 3
Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 (99.9% of the time I played was for zombie mode)
Just Cause 2
Just Cause 3
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (2005)
Grand Theft Auto IV
Mount & Blade: Warband
Midnight Club 3