Have you ever considered the qualities a game needs to feature on your own favourites list or any top ten gaming list for that matter? Opinions vary for sure, but for me it really must be like nothing you have ever seen before or at least innovate in such a way as to be stand-alone phenomenon in its genre. Many alcohol-fuelled …
The jester says, I have the key
My ten, in no particular order.
* DigDug, the CGA version that was a 64k .com file got so much wear.
* Command Keen. Why is there no 3D pogoing game?
* Lemmings - I only played the PC version; so I'm including it.
* Prince of Persia. The original. I got mine with my first VGA card. And I have played it all the way through without saving. Sands of Time is pretty original with a great story, too.
* Monkey Island.
* Tomb Raider. Nobody has brought it up, but I though it was revolutionary for the time, and the keyboard interface remains the best I've ever used.
* Alone in the Dark - for the atmosphere.
* Dungeon Keeper.
Netstorm: Islands at War, Magic Carpet, Seventh Guest, and various Duke Nukems and Nethack could have all got on.
Looking at everybody lists, what's clear is how uninventive the games industry seems to have become.
Good Old Games
I'm not a shareholder or anything, but www dot gog dot com lets you easily buy "Good Old Games" including many mentioned in this thread.
The prices are pitifully low and they have all had their copy protection removed, and are all guaranteed to work on modern day operating systems - which alone is worth the price for most of them, as you will know if you've ever tried getting an old game to go in say Windows 7 64bit.
Plus there are great support forums for any bugs that slip through the cracks, and they frequently offer massive discounts that take the prices down into the realms of $1 per game and even free.
Any list that does not include Wolfenstein 3D...
is not a list worth bothering about, esp. if there are other FPSs there that were merely afterthoughts in comparison to this giant of FPSs...
Black and White? FFS... Where's Atomic Bomber Man? And Quake was MUCH better than UT...
All games are amazing
Magic Carpet...happy memories - not the greatest game ever but so so good (and def retro classic)
Thanks to the person above though....Deus Ex - what a game:)
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