My Top 5 Games

Out of all the games I have played I have cho­sen five of my favorites. These have been judged ret­ro­spec­tive­ly on enjoy­ment, longevi­ty, impact and orig­i­nal­i­ty. why not tell me your top five through the con­tact page?

1. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

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Zel­da 64 is my per­son­al favourite in the Zel­da fran­chise. It was genre-defin­ing and was the first 3D game in the Zel­da series. It com­bined artis­tic vision with bril­liant game design and a catchy sound­track and real­ly showed what the N64 could do. The game was good on so many lev­els; the sto­ry was charm­ing, unpre­dictable and immer­sive.

Fea­tures like the lock-on tar­get sys­tem, mul­ti­ple ways to use weapons, the Oca­ri­na and intu­itive con­trols gave the game such playa­bil­i­ty and the world the game cre­at­ed real­ly felt as if it was alive. The puz­zles sparked the synaps­es and the sto­ry and world grew suc­ces­sive­ly as the play­er solved puz­zles and advanced through the sto­ry. In terms of longevi­ty, this game last­ed ages; it did have an impact on me as I grew up. That’s why it’s num­ber one on the list.

2. Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 4modern_warfare_3_07.w500

The rea­son­ing here is sim­ple: This is a bril­liant game which was well pol­ished and I still love play­ing mul­ti­play­er online to this day! Watch out for the MOAB!

3. Sonic Adventure 2son4

A tru­ly spec­tac­u­lar game which I first played while at school. There was poten­tial­ly month’s of game­play here for the com­ple­tion­ist and still to this day the con­trols are some of the best in any Son­ic game.

4. Halo combat evolvedhalo-combat-evolved-anniversary-cortana

I’ve enjoyed all the Halo games so had to include it here. I’ve been in quite a few tour­na­ments over the years. Halo 3 was prob­a­bly my favorite. Per­son­al­ly, build­ing on Halo 3 I’d  love to have seen more devel­op­ment of the AI so that they, and you would real­ly need to use more long-term plan­ning to win the day instead of just being a shoot­er.

5. Red Alert 33

This game was so fine­ly bal­anced I felt it almost super­seded chess. This, as well as Red Alert 2 are some of the finest real-time strat­e­gy games I’ve played.

Honorable mentions:

  • Deus Ex series
  • Civil­i­sa­tion 5
  • Son­ic 2
  • Super Sash Bros series
  • Half-Life 2
  • Counter Strike
  • Fall­out series
  • World of War­craft
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Under­tale