This is a personal list of my favorite top 20 games from waaaaaay back until now. Some of them are pretty old but I think all of the have something special that makes them a classic.
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Anyway, without further delay, my top 20 classic games:
The secret of Monkey Island
A fantastic point-and-click adventure game, great humour and gameplay. If you like Pirates then you’ll problably like this game as well.
It’s a turn-based strategy game themed on the early European colonization of the New World, starting in 1492 and lasting until 1850. I dont know exactly why I prefered this game over Civilization but I remember spending hours on it. A shame it didn’t include Portugal.
Fallout 2 was one of the most brilliant games I’ve ever played, it’s a computer role-playing game published by Interplay in 1998 which takes place in a post-apocalyptic universe with a very unique game system, deep story and interesting characters.
Super Mario World
My first game for the Super Nintendo (SNES) and the game that introduced me to Nintendo. The 2D graphics were amazing for the time and the gameplay was fantastic. I think I finished the game like 6 times (how dumb!).
Street Fighter 2
This was my second SNES game, what can I say? Brilliant controls and tight gameplay, it’s Street Fighter.
Resident Evil 2
Zombies, lot’s of them in 2 discs with an engaging storyline and gameplay mechanics which were copied over and over.
Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn
Baldur’s Gate 2 improved many of the first game flaws and ended up being an impressive follow-up. Produced by Bioware, it’s based on the 2nd edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons role-playing system but with a few twists. One of the best rpg’s in my opinion in videogame history with a large storyline, fantastic dialogs and amazing battles.
Command & Conquer
Command & Conquer (a.k.a. Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn) was problaby the game that popularized real-time strategy video games. Produced by Westwood Studios. the game featured 2 factions which you could play and lot’s of movies both with real actors and 3D animations between missions.
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VII is a console role-playing game developed by Square and released for the Playstation. The game had amazing 3D computer graphics for the time it was released and featured fully rendered characters on pre-rendered backgrounds. The game had 4 discs full of amazing gameplay, music, and story. One of the greatest game of the series and actually made me buy a Playstation just to play it.
GTA III popularized sandbox styled games. This was the first 3D title in the series and one of my favorites. There isn’t much to say about it, the dark humor, funny dialogs, fantastic gameplay and entertaining missions combine in a must have game.
And that’s it. Though choice.
Here’s other great games with covers but I haven’t got enough time to talk about them all.
What are your favorite video-games of all time?
Metal Gear Solid (Playstation)
Final Fantasy Tactics (Playstation)
Doom 2 (PC)
Sonic Adventure (Dreamcast)
Gran Turismo (Playstation)
Zelda: A link to the past (SNES)
Mario 64 (N64)
Full Throttle (PC)
Day of The Tentacle (PC)
Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis (PC)
King of Fighters 95 (Saturn)