Any platform(s).

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    • Final Fantasy VII

    • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    • GoldenEye 007

    • Metal Gear Solid

    • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

    • Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness

    • Monkey Island

    • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

    • Red Dead Redemption 2

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      Other honorable mentions would be:

      • Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares

      • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

      • Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

      • XCOM

      • Quest for Glory III: Wages of War

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    • Outer Wilds
    • Hollow Knight
    • Elden Ring
    • Baldurs Gate 3
    • Metroid Prime
    • Mass Effect 2
    • Tetris
    • Shadow of The Colossus
    • Mother 3
    • Fallout: New Vegas

    Based on an incomplete sampling.

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    Not in any particular order:

    Curse of Monkey Island
    Final Fantasy VII
    SOMA
    Stardew Valley
    Anno 1800
    The Last of Us
    The Last of Us 2
    Dark Souls 3
    Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
    Hades

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      I think Curse of Monkey Island is the only Monkey Island game that I haven’t beaten. At the time, I really couldn’t get over the art style. Might have to give it another shot.

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        Aw, I really like the art style personally. I do love all the Monkey Islands (though haven’t gotten around to the newest one!), but Curse has such a special place in my heart. I say Papapishu in my every day life.

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    In no particular order:

    • Mass Effect 2
    • Pokémon Colosseum
    • Kingdom Hearts 2
    • Kirby and the Forgotten Land
    • Baldur’s Gate 3
    • Super Smash Brothers Melee
    • Ocarina of Time
    • Ratchet and Clank
    • Uncharted 2
    • inFamous 2

    I realize I included a lot of games that were sequels or part of a series, but these are my favorite of the series in general.

    Honorable Mentions:

    • Pokémon Emerald
    • Mariokart 8
    • Super Mario Sunshine
    • Mario Galaxy
    • Sonic Adventure 2
    • Splintercell
    • Final Fantasy 7
    • Halo ODST
    • Halo 2
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    Hmm, tough choices. In no particular order.

    The Legend of Zelda - A Link To The Past This game was great when it was released and it’s great now, and thanks to the randomiser community it’s now infinitely replayable as well.

    Super Metroid A series that literally helped define a genre, Super Metroid was everything that I suspect they wanted Metroid and Return of Samus to be but the hardware couldn’t keep up. The world is built for speed running as well with so many shortcuts that experienced players can utilise, and again, with the randomiser community making it infinitely replayable (not only on its own, but with a crossover with ALTTP!), this game easily makes it onto my list.

    Final Fantasy VII My original introduction to JRPGs and a game whose story and mechanics still hold up today even if the graphics don’t as much. Obviously a lot of people feel the same way thanks to the Remakes, which while slightly out there have had so much nostalgia to play through them.

    Final Fantasy XI The original Final Fantasy MMORPG and my introduction to MMORPGs generally, I put about 10 years into this game and still to this today occasionally reinstall it and see where I was last up to.

    Final Fantasy XIV I tried several times to start FFXIV, but never got past the first few dungeons until COVID lockdowns hit, and since then am fully on board. The story, while a slow burn, is so good, and being a live service game means there’s always new content coming or changes to learn. But really, the story in FFXIV is easily good enough to qualify as a mainline FF title, and any FF players who haven’t tried it yet, should.

    Doki Doki Literature Club You have to play this blind. Don’t watch a let’s play, and avoid any spoilers if you can. It’s worth it. But when it’s all done, if you’re playing on PC, people have written entirely new mods and story for it, and the good ones really know how to make you connect with the characters.

    Persona 5 Royal I discovered the Persona series with Golden, and was super excited to play Persona 5 when it released, but Royal is the definitive version that you’ll want to play. The story is great, the gameplay is lots of fun, and the combination of JRPG and slice of life makes you feel a lot more connected to the loveable cast.

    Factorio Just perfectly tickles that itch for resource management. The factory must grow.

    Metal Gear Solid 2 A main memory I have of this game is the first time playing it where I bought out a whole box of those chocolates they sell for fundraising - was supposed to sell them to other people but they were great for late night snacking while I played. The stealth, the tension, the weird everything towards the end, it was a trip from start to finish.

    Duke Nukem 3D Duke wasn’t my first foray into FPS games (Wolfenstein 3D manages that title). But it holds a special place in my heart as it was the first game I ever played online multiplayer on. But I did it before the internet, so literally had a modem to modem connection running over an IPX network. Realistically, there’s been plenty of better FPS games since, both modern and classic, but the irreverent humour, plus the fact I was a teen who probably wasn’t supposed to be playing a game with strippers and highly pixilated tits in it, just edges it into my top 10.

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      If you like DDLC, you should try Song of Saya. Just a warning, it can get quite graphic, but the storytelling is amazing.

      Also Chrono Trigger if you’re a Final Fantasy fan.

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        Chrono Trigger have played and loved as well, but it’s not one I’ve gone back to and replayed, which was one of my key criteria in this list, longevity (for me - I realise Chrono Trigger does have it between the multiple endings and New Game+ mode).

        I have a very distinct memory of first playing it via emulator on ZSNES, and running into a bug in a section in the future that required you to hold L and R and activate some controls to open a door. For whatever reason the emulator wasn’t handling that properly and I got stuck. Eventually went back to it on Snes9x and was able to progress, but that stuck out.

        Haven’t heard of Song of Saya though, thanks for the recommendation!

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          I don’t think an emulator bug (especially from a 90s emulator) should factor into how good a game is.

          I’d recommend giving it another shot. It’s one of my favorite games of all time, and the only game I find myself replaying every year.

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            Oh, sorry, please don’t read it that way! It’s a game I very much enjoyed when I played it, and I do still today watch speed runners race it occasionally. The bug didn’t impact my enjoyment of it in the longer term, it’s just a fun fact I remember about it from when I did play it all those years ago that I thought I’d share.

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              Ah. Makes sense. The early days of emulators were something I really enjoyed. One of the reasons I even got into computers was ZSNES (although glitching Pokemon 1st gen was another)

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        You’re right, you really can. That being said if it’s purely personal favourites I’d put FF6 into that list as well. I would love if they gave that the Remake treatment.