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“1000 Games You Must Play Before Game Over” [1000 – 901]

 

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I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up in the morning and see the light.
-Miles Davis

 

 

Here we are… finally…

This is The Well-Red Mage’s 1000th post!

2,004,122 words written since February 2016 and this is where time and energy have led us. What began as a blog among a few friends has turned into a global community site built by all sorts of people brought together by our enduring love for the craft of writing and conversation and gaming. We of course have something special planned for this 1000th post and on, but we’ll get to that.

I want to give the biggest of shout outs to all the amazing, endearing, wonderful people who decided to help put this humungous collaboration together! I’m incredibly indebted to Chris the Sometimes Vaguely Philosophical Mage, Alex the Purple Prose Mage, Brent the ABXY Mage, and Kalas the One-Winged Mage for helping with editing this monstrosity and uploading the images you’re about to see. I am also encouraged by all the collective efforts of the mages who helped contribute to this project: Blyffu the Waifu, Cameron, Kayla, Shamrock, Red Hot Chili, Midnight Mystic, Moronic Cheese, Final Fourteenth, Hopeful Sega, Dapper Zaffre, Iron, Valiant Vision, Badly Backlogged, Livid Lightning, Mail Order Ninja, Hyperactive Coffee, Blue Moon, Optimistically Sentimental Alabaster, Beer, Bizzaro, Ink-Stained, Middle-aged Horror, Keeper of the Darkness Flame, Bookwarm, Silver Sentinel, Blood-Stained Metal, Kingly Yellow, Off-Centered Earth, Regional Exclusive, Wandering, Normal, New Age Retro, Indecisive Night, Slipstream, and One-Winged. Yeah… a LOT of people were involved in putting this together. To all the mages who weren’t able to participate this time around, I love you, too. Thank you for being a part of this site!

Without our Warriors of Light, there are so many things TWRM simply could not do, so a ginormous thank you to all of our patrons on Patreon!

Finally, thank you. Yes, you. Whoever you are. You might not be a mage or a patron, but you may be a supporter in another way, a reader, a fan, a retweeter, a social media friend, an online pal. Thank you for seeing us through three years of mage-ness. Thank you for joining us as we step toward the future.

Now let me explain what’s going to happen, because this event is going to take up the next 10 days…!

We are publishing an unprecedented list of 1000 games we feel you must play before you die. This list will be published over the course of 10 days, 100 games at a time across 10 posts. Nearly 40 writers came together to compile this list, so it’s very much unlike what you’ve seen in 1000 lists from big mainstream editors or published books with the same idea.

Here, we’re emphasizing that these games are our own individual recommendations to you. They are not ranked and this is not a ranked list. The placement of each game does not describe its importance, in other words. I guarantee you will read this list and think at some point “What the heck is this game doing here??” Even I did that, myself. But here’s the thing…

I don’t know that something like this has been done before, throwing nearly 40 people from around the world together into one project to come up with their own picks for must-play titles. I purposefully did not define what “must-play” means. That’s intentional. Part of the joy of this list is in seeing all the different reasons why people decided to list their games (even disagreeing with the reasonings) whether its because they are favorite titles, because of cultural or historical significance, because of technical achievement, or even because they are monumentally horrible!

A collab of this size creates new opportunities for diversity of appreciation but it also creates new challenges. Our list includes a multitude of different platforms and genres, but it also includes oddities and peculiarities.

This was the hardest project to get to the finish line, and we didn’t quite get everyone to completely finish. But if we each made lists of 1000 games ourselves, on our own, I imagine they’d look very different from the one you’re about to read, but making this a community effort gives it an extra special width and scope that none of us could have achieved on our own. So while some of these games’ inclusions may be contestable, that’s beside the point of it all. Below you will find the name of each game, the reasons why we chose them (not all games have these), and the name of the mage who named them.

Let’s think of games in new ways, be introduced to games outside of our spheres, and take this list of 1000 titles as recommendations from the mages to you. Enjoy!

 

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#1000. Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean 
Beautiful art, wonderful music, an intriguing story and combo-driven card battle system make this game a unique experience. Truly a hidden gem.
-The One-Winged Mage

#0999. Driver
The ultimate driving fantasy. Simple to learn but deceptively hard to master, Driver will keep you trying to succeed over and over again – but you won’t even care because it’s so blissful to play.
-The Purple Prose Mage

#0998. Zone of the Enders: The Fist of Mars
Zone of the Enders RPG on the GBA with a focus on a great narrative. The story is nuanced on extremism and what it really entails to be a ‘resistance’, but never overbearing on gameplay.
-The Dapper Zaffre Mage

#0997. Tapper
Addictive yet infuriating, but one of the arcades’ classic ‘one more go’ games.
-The Hopeful Sega Mage

#0996. Pokémon Pinball
Pokémon Pinball was the first time that I ever wanted to seriously play a pinball game thanks to the catching mechanics in the game. Just thinking about it now gives me the itch to start it up again. Gotta catch ’em all, right?
-The Final Fourteenth Mage

#0995. INSIDE
Playdead’s existential, horror-fest of a platformer is a masterpiece – an audio-visual nightmare. Star as the boy in red running from a dystopian state as you experience sensory overload and an ending quite deranged in its brilliance.
-The Moronic Cheese Mage

#0994. Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
My favourite puzzle game of all time, one with a perfectly-sloped difficulty curve and one of the all-time best soundtracks.
-The Red Hot Chili Mage

#0993. Project Highrise
Project Highrise
is an addicting tower builder simulation game. It can be pretty difficult at times, but that won’t stop you from jumping right back in to make your next highrise!
-The Midnight Mystic Mage

#0992. Puzzle Bobble / Bust-A-Move
Some of you may be able to hear the music at the mere mention of this game. A spin-off of sorts of Bubble Bobble, this game puts the dinos in charge of popping bubbles with some kind of heavy artillery where precision is the key, physics is the word of the day, and gravity is your friend.
-The Well-Red Mage

#0991. Oddworld: Munch’s Odyssee
-The Green Screen Mage

 

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#0990. Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Call of Duty campaigns keep things fresh with interesting themes, characters, and settings. While the execution of the story in Black Ops III may be a little confusing, once you decrypt what’s really going on its quite mind blowing and eerie.
-The Timely Mage

#0989. Microsoft 3D Pinball: Space Cadet
I shudder to think of all the hours I wasted playing this game, but it was fun. Where can we play this game today?
-The White Out Mage

#0988. Virtual Boy Wario Land
What list of 1001 games would be complete without mentioning the nauseating disaster that was the Virtual Boy, perhaps Nintendo’s worst system ever? That said, the best game to play on the VB was Wario Land! Maybe. I still got sick.
-The Well-Red Mage

#0987. Wings of Fury [Apple II/C64/Amiga]
A side-scrolling, free-roam WW2 dogfighting shmup of sorts, pitting your F6F Hellcat against pretty much the entire Japanese Navy. You’ll tackle everything island by island, ship by ship, using bombs, rockets, and torpedos. Amazing animation and gameplay for its time.
-The Slipstream Mage

#0986. Castle of the Winds I: A Question Of Vengeance
The Windows 3.1 RPG adventure game that inspired me to give more PC RPGs a try. The first half of the game was free, and I didn’t wait long to purchase and play the second half. From here I went “backwards” to play TSR GoldBox Games, then forward to play games like Baldur’s Gate and Diablo.
-The Indecisive Night Mage

#0985. Castlevania: Bloodlines
Great Castlevania for the Genesis/Mega Drive. Some unique stage designs and boss fights for Castlevania.
-The New Age Retro Mage

#0984. Sonic Rush
The last great 2D Sonic game until Mania, Sonic Rush is, well, a rush every time you play it. Its frenetic speed compliments its rocking soundtrack, and it is quite a sight to behold considering it is a DS gaming coming out fairly early in the handheld’s lifespan.
-The Normal Mage

#0983. Double Dragon Neon
Skullmageddon is all the best parts of 80s cartoon villains in a modern video game and everyone should get to know him.
-The Wandering Mage

#0982. Shadow Hearts Covenant
Clearly inspired by Final Fantasy X, Shadow Hearts Covenant improved upon its predecessor in so many ways making this not only a darker, and in places more hilarious, sequel but also one of the best JRPG experiences on the PlayStation 2.
-The Regional Exclusive Mage

#0981. The Matrix: Path of Neo
Movie tie ins are often a big no-no. This title, however, showed you exactly what it was like to be “The One” and made you feel as powerful as the man himself.
-The Off-Centered Earth Mage

 

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#0970. Manual Samuel
Interesting yet frustrating platformers that has you manually perform every action (even breathing) to keep your character in motion. Possibly the most unique game I have ever played.
-The Kingly Yellow Mage

#0979. Layers of Fear
Desperate to complete his magnum opus, a psychologically damaged artist returns to his studio. What follows is a mostly story-driven atmospheric horror that gradually unearths the man’s past. There are well-executed jump scares and a continuously changing environment that preys on the player’s sanity.
-The Blood-Stained Metal Mage

#0978. Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber
-The Silver Sentinel Mage

#0977. Einhänder
Different combinations of fighters and weaponry allow for customization within the ominous futuristic battlegrounds.
-The Bookwarm Mage

#0976. Crash Team Racing
The characters from the Crash series… racing in Mario Kart style play… what more can you ask for?
-The Keeper of the Darkness Flame Mage

#0975. Tales From the Borderlands
I’ll probably lose a few followers for this, but Tales from the Borderlands is not only the best narrative adventure game Telltale ever worked on, but also the best Borderlands game. Sorry not sorry.
-The Middle-aged Horror Mage

#0974. Sam & Max
Point and click adventures with sarcasm thick enough to carve, and catastrophically wonderful puns.
-The Ink-Stained Mage

#0973. Mafia
An excellent GTA-like game set in an authentic 1920s setting.
-The Bizzaro Mage

#0972 Kirby’s Pinball Land
Arguably one of the best pinball games ever made, featuring your favorite characters from Kirby’s Adventure. Music that will stick in your head for days and lots of replay opportunities as you look to beat your high score. This is one of those games PERFECT for a road trip.
-The Beer Mage

#0971. Dishonored
Following in the footsteps of Thief and Deus Ex, this immersive sim is all the stealthy goodness you’ve come to expect from the likes of Raphael Colantonio and Harvey Smith, Warren Spector’s proteges and Ion Storm alumni. Dishonored hit store shelves with a murmur but quickly gained critical acclaim for its rich, engrossing universe and its unique steampunk revenge tale.
-The Optimistically Sentimental Alabaster Mage

 

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#0970. Kickle Cubicle
Puzzle game that walks the fine line of being accessible for youngsters but also has extra challenges for veterans.
-The Blue Moon Mage

#0969. You Have To Burn The Rope
A Flash game with an epic ending credits song longer than the actual game itself. Hilarious and sort of satirical of games as a whole.
-The Sometimes Vaguely Philosophical Mage

#0968. Bloody Wolf
16-bit, co-op, four-direction, run n gun with a heart-pounding soundtrack and hilarious translations.
-The ABXY Mage

#0967. Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
Simply one of the best Star Wars flight simulation games out there, Rogue Leader puts you in the driver seat of some of the most climactic battles in the original trilogy, like the first Death Star run, but also adds in some interesting and tense missions between those epic fights. The flight mechanics are difficult to get used to at first, but are so satisfying once you’ve mastered them.
-The Hyperactive Coffee Mage

#0966. Hob
It breaks my heart this game didn’t get any attention when it was released. The world development is brilliant and this Zelda-inspired adventure is beautiful to look at.
-The Mail Order Ninja Mage

#0965. King’s Quest III: To Heir is Human
-The Livid Lightning Mage

#0964. Wasteland
The 1988 post-apocalyptic RPG classic from Interplay. One of the first RPGs to not be fantasy, and to use a skill-based system instead of a class-based one, with multiple ways of solving different problems. Fallout only exists because Interplay wanted to do Wasteland 2, but lost the rights to the name.
-The Badly Backlogged Mage

#0963. Paper Mario: Sticker Star
(*cringes*) If one is looking to see how such a great franchise can be absolutely ruined, then all prior Paper Mario games and THEN this one is what one should play.
-The Valiant Vision Mage

#09623. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
A heart-wrenching tale, with great puzzles and a stellar narrative. Some of the finest examples of mechanics of game mechanics telling a story.
-The Iron Mage

#0961. Diablo
Blizzard Entertainment used Diablo to promote its new battle.net system. This ultimately led to online gaming becoming popular amongst the masses and created a legacy solidified by the modern saturation of player-versus-player online games.
-The Purple Prose Mage

 

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#0960. Gitaroo Man
A musical adventure that is too absurd to describe, so let me just point out Stage 3 has you dueling a jazz player in a bee outfit to the death with music. And that’s one of the more normal stages.
-The Dapper Zaffre Mage

#0959. Buffy The Vampire Slayer
One of the most underrated licensed games ever. Think Tomb Raider with some fine vampire combat.
-The Hopeful Sega Mage

#0958. Midtown Madness 3
I have so much nostalgia for this game. Every day I would play it with my little brother chasing each other around town and working together to avoid the police once we heard the sirens. I still remember how challenging it was collecting all of the paint jobs too. My favourite car game that I have ever played and probably ever will.
-The Final Fourteenth Mage

#0957. LostWinds
An early indie gem from 2008 that gusted onto the Wii. With its Eastern influences, it’s a laid-back platformer where you gust protagonist Toku around stages solving puzzles. It’s not overly challenging, but it is beautiful and charming in its simplicity.
-The Moronic Cheese Mage

#0956. StarCraft 2
So I was recently looking for a game to play and remembered that StarCraft 2 was free to play. I would definitely consider it one of the best free to play games ever if not the best. So much amazing content and the strategy is just so fun.
-The Midnight Mystic Mage

#0955. Ready 2 Rumble Boxing
Sad that this is my only Dreamcast choice considering how much I love the console. Still, shall we? LLLLEEEET’S GEEET REEEEAADDYYY TOOOO RRRRRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMBBLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-The Red Hot Chili Mage

#0954. Prince of Persia
The original Prince of Persia was a rotoscoping landmark which pushed animation in video games forward, all the way back on the Apple II.
-The Well-Red Mage

#0953. DDRMax Dance Dance Revolution
-The Green Screen Mage

#0952. That’s You!
That’s You! is a PlayLink party game where you play with friends but instead of using a controller you use a phone app to make choices, take pictures, and make hilarious drawings on your friends’ photos. It’s a game where you see how well you know each other so it’s guaranteed to get you talking and having fun.
-The Timely Mage

#0951. King of Kings: The Early Years
Beef up on your Bible trivia as you venture through the desert as a magi on a camel with weaponized spit wads. Biblically accurate. /s
-The White Out Mage

 

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#0950. The 3-D Battles of WorldRunner
An original NES shooter that came with 3D goggles and was worked on by both Sakaguchi and Uematsu? Whaaaaat?!
-The Well-Red Mage

#0949. Bioshock Infinite
A 1st-person shooter with some terrific new abilities (the Skyhook) that transcend the underwater predecessors, Ken Levine delves into his own version of a multiverse, all while wrapping his new aerial Rapture (Columbia) up with a frightening coat of nativist and jingoistic isolationism.
-The Slipstream Mage

#0948. Icewind Dale
A great PC D&D game to try if you’re hungry for more Baldur’s Gate. I was captured easily by the looks of some of the more unique towns and environments. I played it a lot between heavy D2:LOD marathons.
-The Indecisive Night Mage

#0947. Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius
The third game in one of the craziest shumps you can find. Also full of voices (even the SNES version) which makes it somehow funnier even if I can’t understand them.
-The New Age Retro Mage

#0946. NES Remix 2
Why aren’t more classic gamers talking about this game? Well, I will, because to see all these classic NES games mashed up like this is something so novel and fun. I understand some prefer just playing the originals, but I implore you to give this game a try.
-The Normal Mage

#0945. Botanicula
A beautiful, absurdist point and click for any fans of the genre.
-The Wandering Mage

#0944. I Expect You To Die
An ‘escape the room’ style game for the PSVR where you play a secret agent trying to escape various death-traps. It may be a short game but it is a fantastic way to spend a few hours.
-The Regional Exclusive Mage

#0943. Devil May Cry 5
This title did something utterly outstanding. In the year 2018, a time where everything is shared world shooters and huge open world titles, there came an old school level based linear storyline game with minimal invasive multiplayer and an all-around amazing single-player experience. This title deserves to be here for proving that not everything has to be the next biggest open-world title to make gamers happy. Back to basics!
-The Off-Centered Earth Mage

#0942. The Turing Test
A first-person puzzler that draws inspiration from Portal 2 and does amazing at feeling similar. Great game to check out if you are fan of the genre.
-The Kingly Yellow Mage

#0941. Drakengard 3
Easily the best in the Drakengard series (which is also connected to NieR through the first game), 3 features foul-mouthed protagonist and antihero Zero as she pledges to destroy her sisters. Like with any Yoko Taro game, no description can do this justice. You need to experience it.
-The Blood-Stained Metal Mage

 

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#0940. Mario Party 8
-The Silver Sentinel Mage

#0939. Pole Position
This retro racer had you leaning into curves and blowing up when you crash.
-The Bookwarm Mage

#0938. Star Ocean: Till the End of Time
Almost everything you could want in a 3-D RPG. Great characters, great story along with classic Star Ocean elements.
-The Keeper of the Darkness Flame Mage

#0937. Persona 3 FES
While Persona 3 Portable on the PSP is likely the easiest way to chew through the game’s 100+ hour story, Persona 3 FES on the PS2 is my preferred version of Atlus’s JRPG classic. The narrative chops of Atlus are out in full display here, with a darker story than most RPGs of the era and some stellar atmosphere.
-The Middle-aged Horror Mage

#0936. Where the Water Tastes Like Wine
How does a story change in the telling and traveling? And what happens to the people caught up in it?
-The Ink-Stained Mage

#0935. Hogs of War
A fun turn-based war game featuring the voice of Rik Mayall.
-The Bizzaro Mage

#0934. Star Control II
This game is one of the few reasons to own a Panasonic 3-DO. Story driven space exploration game with great voice-over work. You’re the captain of a ship that returns home to find that earth has been taken hostage, your job is to free earth and take revenge against the race that has imprisoned your home planet
-The Beer Mage

#0933. Aliens Vs. Predator
Not to be confused with the arcade, SNES, Genesis, or PC versions of this title, the Atari Jaguar AvP was a wholly original title. Easily the best game for the system, and since it was one of only about 20 different games that you could purchase for Atari’s swan song console, it made it worth owning. Make your way through a relatively open-world-space-station as either the Marine, Xenomorph, or Predator. Each character is available from the start of the game, and each plays as a unique character.
-The Optimistically Sentimental Alabaster Mage

#0932. Disgaea 1 Complete
The TRPG godfather gets a makeover.
-The Blue Moon Mage

#0931. Summoner
This enormous RPG for PS2 seems to have been overlooked, what with all the other equally huge RPGs on that system, but it’s got a beautifully deep world and awesome monster-summoning gameplay.
-The Sometimes Vaguely Philosophical Mage

 

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#0930. Drug Wars
A risk vs. reward game where you travel to different cities in the US in order to buy and sell drugs, hoping to make it rich, and without getting busted. Oh, and it was all on the graphing calculators we used in school.
-The ABXY Mage

#0929. Pokémon Stadium
Pokémon battles in 3D: what more could you ask for? This game had tons of features, from exceptionally fun mini-games to the ability to upload and use your Pokémon team from Red, Blue or Yellow thanks to the included Transfer Pak. You could even play those aforementioned games thanks to Stadium’s built-in emulator!
-The Hyperactive Coffee Mage

#0928. Golden Sun
This game may seem a paltry accomplishment today, but I instantly connected with this SNES world shrunk down onto a tiny GBA cart. I still am waiting for Isaac and crew to get their big console debut.
-The Mail Order Ninja Mage

#0927. Batman: Return of the Joker
This is yet another NES action platformer with a seriously righteous soundtrack.
-The Livid Lightning Mage

#0926. Manhole (Game & Watch)
The most popular of the early “Game and Watch” series from Nintendo – a humble game in a humble series that revolutionized the industry. The progenitor of not only the Game Boy, but also the NES.
-The Badly Backlogged Mage

#0925. Star Fox 2
A great example of how a good game might be canceled by a company just because its graphics and controls aren’t quite up to competitors’ standards.
-The Valiant Vision Mage

#0924. P.T. (Playable Teaser)
Perhaps the densest sub-hour video game out there. It also happens to be the scariest.
-The Iron Mage

#0923. Team Fortress
For a genre infamous for its antisociality, Team Fortress encouraged cooperation amongst its players through assigned roles and mutual success. Gaming should be all about fun, and Team Fortress became popular by demonstrating as such in a multiplayer format that is often the least fun to play with others.
-The Purple Prose Mage

#0922. Hatoful Boyfriend
Pigeon Dating Simulator. Come for the absurdity, stay for the feels. Actually had a sequel just to drive the knife in even more and somehow spawn a manga.
-The Dapper Zaffre Mage

#0921. The Darkness
Loses steam towards the end, but it’s a gripping and involving experience up until then.
-The Hopeful Sega Mage

 

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#0920. Hyperdimension Neptunia: Victory
The best aspect of these games is that they don’t take themselves seriously. They are a parody of console wars and that’s what makes them so great! Despite that, the silly story can still pull at your heartstrings and it indeed does in Victory. I get teary just thinking about it.
-The Final Fourteenth Mage

#0919. Samorost 3
A distinctive looking point and click adventure from Amanita Design. It’s a purposefully strange experience, with the hooded main character exploring a peculiar and often dangerous world full of oddball characters. But it sure stands out on the crowded market.
-The Moronic Cheese Mage

#0918. Chroma Squad 
I loved Chroma Squad from the beginning until the end. It is a tactical RPG that is super meta, where you make your own squad of Power Rangers.
-The Midnight Mystic Mage

#0917. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
THE music game.
-The Red Hot Chili Mage

#0916. Candy Crush
If the inclusion of this title horrifies you, you might be a “real” gamer. Truth is, it’s a video game and a highly successful one, and viewing it as such makes the world of video games bigger and more diverse, not smaller or smaller-minded. Games can be huge or they can be tiny and just there to help pass the time.
-The Well-Red Mage

#0915. WarioWare: Smooth Moves
-The Green Screen Mage

#0914. Sorcery
Sorcery is one of the few good PlayStation Move games. Waving your wand to cast spells is actually a ton of fun but the charming story is what keeps you engaged in the long run.
-The Timely Mage

#0913. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
The power of two; a fun concept, but a little dark for Disney. No, I mean literally dark. Some stages are so dark you can’t see anything. Nevertheless, a magical adventure.
-The White Out Mage

#0912. Dig Dug
Few games are as addicting by design as coin-op arcade games, and this subterranean classic is up there among the best. I highly recommend it to anyone for its accessibility and wackiness.
-The Well-Red Mage

#0911. Super Mario Bros. 2
The red-headed stepchild of the Mario platformers. So what if it’s a Mario-ized Doki-Doki Panic? Despite its different style, it remains a unique standout of the series. Great gameplay, completely different enemies, and just plain fun.
-The Slipstream Mage

 

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#0910. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Pool of Radiance
A great example of teamwork from TSR and SSI, part of a GoldBox Trilogy that lets the powerful storytelling and gameplay of Dungeons & Dragons shine through on an older PC. Without the Gold Box series, we might never have seen things like Baldur’s Gate.
-The Indecisive Night Mage

#0909. Harvest Moon 64
An improvement on the previous games. Surprisingly addictive one more day game.
-The New Age Retro Mage

#0908. Ecco 2: The Tides of Time
Talk about a game that doesn’t get enough love, Ecco 2 is something truly unique that has yet to be duplicated to this day. It’s kind of like a story-driven 2D platformer where all you do is swim, and its execution is almost flawless.
-The Normal Mage

#0907. Nioh
Originally planned as a Kurosawa movie that was shelved, Nioh beautifully takes the real-life story of William Adams in Sengoku Japan and blends it with the era’s incredible mythology.
-The Wandering Mage

#0906. Lumines
A simple enough idea for anyone who has played falling-block games, but adding music into the mix and the clearing of lines to certain rhythms makes Lumines a stand-out title.
-The Regional Exclusive Mage

#0905. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Noted as being the best in the Metroid Prime series, this game more than any other I can think of is the best sci-fi experience gaming has to offer.
-The Off-Centered Earth Mage

#0904. Alan Wake
A Stephen King novel coming to life with every step you take. A beautiful, eerie environment that encompasses your journey from start to finish.
-The Kingly Yellow Mage

#0903. Shadows of the Damned
Like Lollipop Chainsaw, this title is another delightfully demented game by the minds at Grasshopper Manufacture. There’s demons, toilet humour, and the music of former Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka.
-The Blood-Stained Metal Mage

#0902. Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life
-The Silver Sentinel Mage

#0901. Little Nemo the Dream Master
Cute graphics and surprisingly varied gameplay, based on the marvelous old comics.
-The Bookwarm Mage

 


 

 

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  1. I have played Driver, Dr Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader, Pokemon Stadium, WarioWare Smooth Moves, Ecco the Dolphin: the Tides of Time and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. I was happy to see Rogue Squadron II on the list as it was enjoyable to play as a fighter in some of the most famous space battles from the Star Wars film in such an immersive environment. I was also happy to find the Ecco the Dolphin game added to the list as it was an enjoyable game, even when fighting the Globe Holder enemy, although it was a little easier than the previous game in the series. I was surprised to see so many puzzle games and pinball games on the list, along with some games based on films and TV series.

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  2. I’m at 25/100 so far on games played. And embarrassingly, there are a couple on there that I own, but have yet to play…
    Also, I’m pleased and impressed that there was somebody who loved Nioh enough to get it on the list. It’s very quietly one of my favorite sword combat games out there.

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    • I actually haven’t played Nioh myself, not a personal fan of Soulslikes, but I can appreciate it for the depth, the story, the visuals, and how it grew from the lessons of its predecessors after countless hours watching my husband and friends play it from the alpha and beta demos through several NG+ runs XD It’s an excellent, well-balanced game. I actually kicked another pick off for it when I noticed no one else had chosen it.

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  3. Can’t say I was expecting any Virtual Boy titles on here. I remember playing a tennis game in a store, getting sick after a few minutes, collapsing in a chair in the furniture department, and then getting yelled at by my mother for leaving where I was supposed to be.
    Otherwise, out of all these here, I really hope that Pokemon Stadium (and its sequel) is either remade or make it available on a N64 Classic/virtual console. Just a lot of fun, particularly the minigames.

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  4. The 14 I’ve played out of these 100 are:

    Tapper
    Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
    Castlevania Bloodlines
    Kirby’s Pinball Land
    LostWinds
    Mario Party 8
    Pole Position
    Golden Sun
    Batman: Return of the Joker
    Wario Ware: Smooth Moves
    Dig Dug
    Super Mario Bros. 2
    Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
    Little Nemo: The Dream Master

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