Great Games

These games earn a 10/10 from me. Play them with my blessing. Please check Notes about DLC, expansion packs, and ports. All release dates mentioned are based around the North American release date, unless otherwise noted.

Adventure
Adventure
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
Includes the expansion, Age of Empires II: The Conquerors (2000)
Alter Ego
Alter Ego
American McGee's Alice
American McGee's Alice
Baldur's Gate 3
Baldur's Gate 3
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Includes the expansion, Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal (2001)
Bayonetta 2
Bayonetta 2
Beyond Castle Wolfenstein
Beyond Castle Wolfenstein
Includes Apple II and MS-DOS versions
Bloodborne
Bloodborne
Includes the DLC The Old Hunters (2016)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Chrono Trigger
Chrono Trigger
Dark Souls
Dark Souls
Includes the DLC Dark Souls: Artorias of the Abyss (2012)
Deus Ex
Deus Ex
Devil May Cry 5
Devil May Cry 5
Includes Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition (2020)
Diablo II
Diablo II
Includes the Expansion pack, Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (2001)
Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Doom
Doom
Includes the Expansion Pack, Episode IV: Thy Flesh Consumed (1995)
Doom Eternal
Doom Eternal
Includes the DLC The Ancient Gods, Part 1 and 2 (2020 and 2021)
Doom II: Hell on Earth
Doom II: Hell on Earth
Dragon Age: Origins
Dragon Age: Origins
Includes all of the game's DLC packs. Specifically the PC and Mac Version
Dragon Warrior III
Dragon Warrior III
Includes NES, Super Famicom, Game Boy Color, and mobile phone versions
Dragon Warrior IV
Dragon Warrior IV
Includes NES, Nintendo DS, and mobile phone versions
EarthBound
EarthBound
Ecco the Dolphin
Ecco the Dolphin
Specifically the Sega CD version
Elden Ring
Elden Ring
ESPN NFL 2K5
ESPN NFL 2K5
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VII
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Does not include the Ashen Wolves DLC (2020)
Forza Horizon 3
Forza Horizon 3
Freedom: Rebels in the Darkness
Freedom: Rebels in the Darkness
Never officially released in North America
Gears of War 2
Gears of War 2
God of War
God of War
Hades
Hades
Half-Life 2
Half-Life 2
Includes Half-Life 2: Episodes 1 and 2 (2006 and 2007)
Halo 3
Halo 3
Ico
Ico
Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts
Also includes Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix (2013)
The Last of Us
The Last of Us
Includes all its DLC packs
Left 4 Dead 2
Left 4 Dead 2
Includes all of the game's DLC packs
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Specifically the Nintendo 64 version, preferably version 1.0 or 1.1, before they removed Ganon's red blood and the original Fire Temple music.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Mario Kart DS
Mario Kart DS
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Includes the expanded version, Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance (2002)
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
Does not include the original release, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004)
Metroid Dread
Metroid Dread
Metroid Prime
Metroid Prime
Minecraft
Minecraft
Montezuma's Revenge featuring Panama Joe
Montezuma's Revenge featuring Panama Joe
Mother 3
Mother 3
Never officially released in North America, but did receive a fan translation in 2008
Ms. Pac-Man
Ms. Pac-Man
M.U.G.E.N
M.U.G.E.N
NBA Jam Tournament Edition
NBA Jam Tournament Edition
Ninja Gaiden Black
Ninja Gaiden Black
Also includes the original version of Ninja Gaiden (2004)
The Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail
Includes any version prior to the 5th edition.
Persona 5 Royal
Persona 5 Royal
Does not include the vanilla release of Persona 5 (2017)
Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star II
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
Pirates! Gold
Pirates! Gold
Includes the original Side Meier's Pirates (1987) and Sid Meier's Pirates (2005)
Planescape: Torment
Planescape: Torment
Pokémon Black Version
Pokémon Black Version
Includes Pokemon Black (2011)
Pokémon Gold Version
Pokémon Gold Version
Includes Pokemon Silver and Crystal (2000 and 2001)
Quake
Quake
Includes all expansions
Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption
Resident Evil
Resident Evil
The 2002 remake specifically. Does not include the 1996 original.
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil 4
Includes the PS2. Wii, and HD ports of Resident Evil 4 (2005, 2007, and 2014)
Riven: The Sequel to Myst
Riven: The Sequel to Myst
Rock Band 3
Rock Band 3
Samurai Shodown II
Samurai Shodown II
Shadow of the Colossus
Shadow of the Colossus
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Shin Megami Tensei IV
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
Includes the expansion Planetary Pack (1999)
Sid Meier's Civilization
Sid Meier's Civilization
Sid Meier's Civilization IV
Sid Meier's Civilization IV
Includes all expansions
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams
Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams
Includes the original version of Silent Hill 2 (2001)
SimCity
SimCity
The Sims 2
The Sims 2
Sonic CD
Sonic CD
Sonic Jam
Sonic Jam
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
SoulCalibur
SoulCalibur
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
Streets of Rage 2
Streets of Rage 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Odyssey
Super Mario Odyssey
Super Mario World
Super Mario World
Super Metroid
Super Metroid
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Tekken 3
Tekken 3
Tetris
Tetris
Specifically the Game Boy version, though any version will do.

2 Comments


1 year ago

Did you just make an accessible video game canon? Mind blown

1 year ago

Also why no GTA?


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