Friday, September 15, 2006

The top five videogames of all time

TrustedReviews has some of their staff pick their top five video/computer games of all time. It's a long but good read and includes several games that I'd never heard of before (I did know about the PC Engine though so that sorta makes me a videogame geek). A few good surprises on the list too, like 1998's Blade Runner (which was a VERY good game).

If anyone asks, here's my personal top five videogames of all time, for various reasons:

- Pitfall II: Lost Caverns - Atari 2600
- TIE Fighter - PC
- Super Mario Bros. 3 - Nintendo Entertainment System
- Doom - PC
- Halo - Xbox
I first played Pitfall II: Lost Caverns in 1984 and even today, after completely memorizing how to play a perfect game on it, it's still engrossing. TIE Fighter is bar none the finest Star Wars game ever created. Super Mario Bros. 3 was the NES at its best. Doom... well, as one person so eloquently put it: "Doom will never die... only its players will". And Halo is so beautiful that Lisa was utterly amazed by it the first time we put it in our Xbox. There are other games that come to mind too, - like Tetris and Wing Commander and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - but if you were to strand me on a desert island and give me five games to keep me from going completely mad, those five would be them.

EDIT 3:55 PM EST: Why didn't I think to put Donkey Kong Country on this list somewhere? Maybe I should just post a Top Ten Videogames list someday :-)