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saint_stevo
07-04-2009, 03:00 PM
Goldeneye purely for the multiplayer?

Zelda, setting a standard?

Sonic? Mario?

FF7?

mehball
07-04-2009, 03:30 PM
Snake

superstevesaints
07-04-2009, 05:37 PM
Mario Bros

bpsaint
07-04-2009, 05:49 PM
Myself personally, Zelda:Ocarina of Time on the N64

hypochondriac
07-04-2009, 06:00 PM
Mario bros is the best series ever IMO. I like Zelda but don't **** over it like some people. Personally I have really enjoyed half life two like no other game.

It's hard to compare some though because something like Mario is great because you can just pick up and play whereas half life and other games like resi 4 force you to really get into the game before you appreciate how great it is.

The Worm
07-04-2009, 06:07 PM
Metal Gear Solid - PS1

Baj
07-04-2009, 06:21 PM
Elite

Colinjb
07-04-2009, 06:36 PM
I have always considered Final Fantasy 7 to be the best i've ever played. Had the main campaign of Mass Effect been longer I would have said that instead though. I have a desire to say Football Manager but as there is no real definitive version, more just constant development, I can't really pin it down.

Johnny Shearer
07-04-2009, 07:33 PM
Super Mario Kart.

Ponty
07-04-2009, 07:37 PM
Crackdown.

exit2
07-04-2009, 08:31 PM
KIKSTART Tektronic 1.99 on the C64 just like the TV show :)

Mase
07-04-2009, 09:13 PM
Zelda is definately up there... World of Warcraft... Championship Manager series.

pittdogg
07-04-2009, 09:16 PM
golden eye or perfect dark have gotta be up there. uncharted drakes fortune is pretty good as well. oh and a mention to gta san andreas

SNSUN
08-04-2009, 07:33 AM
Tetris for its addictability.

The Tomb Raider series on PC.

In my mind though, the game series that has ruined my life for the last 16 years, resulting in me playing it instead of studying for GCSE's and A Levels, boycotting sleep whereever possible and ending some relationships - the CM/FM series.

In particular CM96-97, with the first Bosman rule, perhaps the easiest of them to play and certainly the one I've played the most.

Iowsaintsfan
08-04-2009, 07:47 AM
Sonic for me, my mate just got an old Mega Drive off ebay with 100's of games its awsome! i recommend everyone dig out their old consoles for an evening!

thesaint sfc
08-04-2009, 08:37 AM
Crackdown.

Absolutely fantastic game, but no way the best!

Goldeneye quite easily wins it for me.

Saint_clark
08-04-2009, 08:57 AM
Final Fantasy 7.

Draino76
08-04-2009, 09:07 AM
Aaaah, everyone is wearing rose tinted glasses here. I loved the Zelda games and Mariokart games on N64 and GC. Edge magazine named Ocarina of time the best ever game.

I posted on here a while ago my joy at re-aquiring a game cube and Mario Kart. I played it for 30 minutes.....then got bored, shattering my memories of games from yesteryear.

SF4 is my fave at the mo; the PS3 version. :)

SuperMikey
08-04-2009, 10:54 AM
Zelda: Ocarina of Time on N64 just sh*ts all over everything else. Best game ever.

saint_stevo
08-04-2009, 10:58 AM
aaaah, everyone is wearing rose tinted glasses here. I loved the zelda games and mariokart games on n64 and gc. Edge magazine named ocarina of time the best ever game.

I posted on here a while ago my joy at re-aquiring a game cube and mario kart. I played it for 30 minutes.....then got bored, shattering my memories of games from yesteryear.

Sf4 is my fave at the mo; the ps3 version. :)

sf4?

Scummer
08-04-2009, 11:00 AM
Sim City.

Draino76
08-04-2009, 11:19 AM
sf4?

Street Fighter 4

Mr saint
08-04-2009, 11:44 AM
I'd say it's between Final Fantasy 7, Metal Gear Solid1, and MarioKart Wii.

Barfy
08-04-2009, 12:45 PM
Final Fantasy 10, very closely followed by FF7 with an honourable mentions for Sim City 4 and Killzone 2

For online play, until recently I would have said CoD4 (I'm still having too many network problems with world at war). Now it would be Killzone 2 which I am just far too addicted to :D

Draino76
08-04-2009, 01:02 PM
Hey I had a quick go online with Killzone yesterday and got totally owned. Seems like a bit more structure to the TDMs though; ie they hunt in packs and stuff. More sophisticated games than warkawk.

thesaint sfc
08-04-2009, 01:10 PM
I'm so, so pleased to see no one has said 'Halo'. I would e-stab anyone who said that.

saint_stevo
08-04-2009, 01:19 PM
Hey I had a quick go online with Killzone yesterday and got totally owned. Seems like a bit more structure to the TDMs though; ie they hunt in packs and stuff. More sophisticated games than warkawk.

Same here mate!

What online options are there for Killzone? i only had a quick wizz on free for all

Draino76
08-04-2009, 01:29 PM
I cant recall...But I remember saying to myself "this all looks quite sophisticated," when I woz drunk.

Barfy
08-04-2009, 03:25 PM
Same here mate!

What online options are there for Killzone? i only had a quick wizz on free for all


I cant recall...But I remember saying to myself "this all looks quite sophisticated," when I woz drunk.

So I don't totally hijack the thread, I'll put a little summary in the Killzone thread :)

Robsk II
08-04-2009, 05:25 PM
Chuckie egg

Deppo
08-04-2009, 05:31 PM
Treasure Island Dizzy. Though I can't better the above.

Bentley
08-04-2009, 05:40 PM
1. Half-Life 2
2. MGS1
3. Goldeneye
4. Counter Strike (Source & 1.6, all is good)
5. Uncharted: Drakes Fortune

I was slightly suprised last year when I discovered that I thought Uncharted was better than MGS4. It's basically the good version of Indiana Jones 4. Can't wait for Uncharted 2. It's a must have for any PS3 owner.

Smirking_Saint
09-04-2009, 02:44 PM
hmm.

Has to be FM/CM series just because i play them so much and i agree they ruin my life.

But other than them..

1. Half life 2 (gutted when i completed them and eps 1/2)
2. COD 4 (still amazing, still playing online, can't wait til modern warfare 2)
3. Perfect Dark (n64)
4. Goldeneye (brings back good memories)
5. Probably the PES series as it too has drained my spare time.

Barfy
09-04-2009, 02:55 PM
hmm.

Has to be FM/CM series just because i play them so much and i agree they ruin my life.

But other than them..

1. Half life 2 (gutted when i completed them and eps 1/2)
2. COD 4 (still amazing, still playing online, can't wait til modern warfare 2)
3. Perfect Dark (n64)
4. Goldeneye (brings back good memories)
5. Probably the PES series as it too has drained my spare time.

Are there still a lot of people on COD4 online then? I must admit I haven't loaded it up since World at War came out.

Smirking_Saint
09-04-2009, 02:59 PM
yeah, tons, always get onto a whichever game i want to go on, never have to wait long and are fully populated so their must be. I am constantly online on it.

From what i have read people aren't enjoying World at War that much, something about the multiplayer being crap ??

They are made by two seperate companies aparantly ? Modern Warfare 2 out around august !

Ponty
09-04-2009, 05:17 PM
Absolutely fantastic game, but no way the best!

Goldeneye quite easily wins it for me.

Goldeneye was light years ahead of its time but has been surpassed.

Barfy
09-04-2009, 05:37 PM
yeah, tons, always get onto a whichever game i want to go on, never have to wait long and are fully populated so their must be. I am constantly online on it.

From what i have read people aren't enjoying World at War that much, something about the multiplayer being crap ??

They are made by two seperate companies aparantly ? Modern Warfare 2 out around august !

World at War MP isn't bad in itself, but I've had all sorts of network problems from day 1 which kind of spoiled it for me. I might dust off CoD 4 over the long weekend :D

Um Bongo
09-04-2009, 06:14 PM
Got COD4 back out a few days ago. Brilliant. MW2 is going to be excellent, i hope.

Smirking_Saint
09-04-2009, 06:24 PM
Got COD4 back out a few days ago. Brilliant. MW2 is going to be excellent, i hope.

Should be, disapointed that SOCOM got a bad write up was looking forward to that.

Also they are releasing a new battlefield for the PS3 'download' only but i expect has potential.

Dust if off pal !!! If i see you online though i won't hold back !!!

gaz
09-04-2009, 09:20 PM
Streets of Rage 2 is simply awesome.

saint_stevo
09-04-2009, 09:46 PM
COD 4 online is amazing. Love it, fills an evening without much effort!

Rattlehead
09-04-2009, 11:46 PM
Another vote for COD 4, even if I do get massacred every time I play online. Fallout 3 not in the same league but pretty excellent too.

Goldeneye probably was the best game ever when it came out, but simply isn't any longer. Other standout "of the time" best games would include GTA 3, original Metal Gear Solid (but they lost the plot with too many long cut scenes thereafter), Hungry Horace, Sensible Soccer and FIFA 99.

mynameisthehulk
10-04-2009, 01:28 AM
Kick Off II

Barfy
10-04-2009, 05:12 PM
Should be, disapointed that SOCOM got a bad write up was looking forward to that.

Also they are releasing a new battlefield for the PS3 'download' only but i expect has potential.

Dust if off pal !!! If i see you online though i won't hold back !!!

Had a go this afternoon whilst Saints were 'playing'. I was so bad, but enoyed it more than WaW!

Smirking_Saint
10-04-2009, 05:46 PM
Had a go this afternoon whilst Saints were 'playing'. I was so bad, but enoyed it more than WaW!

Prob i have found is most the guys that are still on it are pretty good but still untouched for the MP aspect.

Stanley Saint
11-04-2009, 11:22 AM
My happiest gaming memories are playing 'Orbiter' (a 'Defender' clone) on the ZX Spectrum (16k). Ah, the summer of '82...

Best game that wasn't an arcade clone? 'Duke Nukem 3D'

J Bizzle
12-04-2009, 05:33 PM
Rayman, FACT!!!

Baj
12-04-2009, 06:19 PM
My happiest gaming memories are playing 'Orbiter' (a 'Defender' clone) on the ZX Spectrum (16k). Ah, the summer of '82...

Best game that wasn't an arcade clone? 'Duke Nukem 3D'
Its time to kick ass and chew gum... and im all out of gum..

Stanley Saint
13-04-2009, 11:39 AM
Whatever happened to the Duke? He rocked...

Baj
13-04-2009, 01:29 PM
Duke Nukem Forever, even more delayed than Daikatana

Danny
14-04-2009, 12:28 PM
Duke Nukem Forever, even more delayed than Daikatana


http://www.3drealms.com/duke4/

To be honest, to have been over a decade in development and still no where near release is taking the ****. Even the Stereo MCs didn't take that long with their second album.

warsash saint
15-04-2009, 06:46 AM
Revenge of the Mutant Camels on the C64. Jeff Minter's finest hour.

Greedyfly
15-04-2009, 06:59 AM
Treasure Island Dizzy. Though I can't better the above.

I'll say Magicland Dizzy as I just prefered it but the whole Dizzy series was just brilliant.

Will also add:

Street Fighter 2
Golden Eye (multiplayer only)
Age of Empires or the more geeky one for me Star Wars Galactic Battleground

Modern Day Classic:

COD4

Greedyfly
15-04-2009, 07:04 AM
Oo oo oo and a couple of Amiga classics in:

Moonstone (crashed more times than Ukyo Katayama)
North and South
Chuck Rock

Barfy
15-04-2009, 09:10 AM
Having just downloaded the PS3 version from the Playstation store, I would also like to add a vote for Worms (though the PS3 version is a bit lacking in some areas compared to older versions).

Smirking_Saint
15-04-2009, 11:49 AM
Worms armeggedon, concrete donkey, classic

JonnyLove
15-04-2009, 01:13 PM
Elite

Surely Frontier elite 2 was better

Baj
15-04-2009, 01:40 PM
Surely Frontier elite 2 was better
I take it that's some kind of sick joke? That **** had more bugs than an safari holiday.

On an interesting side note, I nearly called my business Diso (or Lave) and had written permission from David Braben to use it, along with a story about why those planet names were chosen, which I wont bore you with...

JonnyLove
15-04-2009, 02:02 PM
I take it that's some kind of sick joke? That **** had more bugs than an safari holiday.

On an interesting side note, I nearly called my business Diso (or Lave) and had written permission from David Braben to use it, along with a story about why those planet names were chosen, which I wont bore you with...

Yeah the great option of hyper jumping then ending up in the middle of no where with no fuel then having to restart from scrtach.

Jez
17-04-2009, 11:28 AM
Oo oo oo and a couple of Amiga classics in:

Moonstone (crashed more times than Ukyo Katayama)
North and South


Yuss!! Two class games I would put up there for sure!
I played Moonstone on an Amiga a few months ago, it was actually still addictive and great fun, especially multiplayer. Agree with the crashings though! (obviously as all games were copies)

One of the games I have best memories of is Dragon's Breath, if anyone has ever heard of that!

Barfy
17-04-2009, 12:54 PM
Last Ninja 2 on the Spectrum:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-abXTq8zOg

iirc it came on three tapes, took an age to load, and was near impossible to play, but it was one of the first over-hyped must have games I remember.

Can be found here:

http://www.zxspectrum.net/

Son of Bob
17-04-2009, 01:54 PM
Elite

I agree. And it has to be the BBC version.

Stanley Saint
17-04-2009, 05:15 PM
Barfy,

thanks for the spectrum site! That's awesome. I've just relived my orbiter summer and realised how I got so good. It's about 50 times slower than defender. now I can finally play all the 48k games that were beyond my reach in 1982....

SNSUN
17-04-2009, 06:17 PM
Look forward the the new Ghostbusters game coming out later this year though. Effectively it's Ghostbusters 3, as they opted against doing another movie. I'm hoping it opens up excitable memories of my childhood!

the boy from saints
17-04-2009, 08:12 PM
It's got to be FF7 or SM64 for me with Zelda OoT coming a close third. I don't get much of a look in at the moment thanks to the kids, but Rhythm Tengoku on the DS is my modern best game...

GuttedAnt
18-04-2009, 12:12 PM
FF7. Love it to death. Whenever I go back and play it, it's like hanging out with an old friend.

And I'm probably the only one to think so but I think GTA IV is right up there.

Arizona
21-04-2009, 05:51 PM
I spent half my primary school life playing Goldeneye multiplayer. Other favourites were/are:

Worms Armageddon - Didn't like the original. W2 was good, but Armageddon was by far the best. Worms 3D is good in a different way, but just not a classic.

Tomb Raider - The original PC version was great. Got steadily worse thereafter.

Roller Coaster Tycoon - The original was soooooo adictive, it should have some sort of warning label.

Earth 2150: Lost souls - Marginally better than the original, which was also very addictive.

Command and Conquer: Generals - And the Zero Hour add on.

Mmm Donuts
21-04-2009, 07:12 PM
Half life was my first addiction, followed by Tomb Raider.
At the moment am playing CoD WaW co-op with Mmm junior, absolutely awesome.

Johnny Shearer
21-04-2009, 09:05 PM
I spent half my primary school life playing Goldeneye multiplayer. Other favourites were/are:



Um you played this when you were between the ages of 4 -7? Now making you only 19 at the most? :)

Baj
21-04-2009, 09:39 PM
21 if I remember rightly

Arizona
21-04-2009, 11:17 PM
Baj is correct (just). The game was released in 1997. I left primary school in 1999 aged 11.

Johnny Shearer
22-04-2009, 05:49 PM
Ah I see. As I'd call that Junior School!

Fair one. Never got into Goldeneye myself but recently turned down buying a N64 with 4 pads, Goldeneye and a couple of others games for 35.

Did I miss a trick?

Arizona
22-04-2009, 10:40 PM
No.

Don't go back to Goldeneye, because it wont be the same. Especially after playing modern FPSs with superior graphics and gameplay. It's like meeting your childhood heros. Don't do it, just keep the memories. ;)

Shandy_Top_89
23-04-2009, 06:07 PM
The games i have enjoyed most easily include FF6/8/9/10, Resident Evil 4 (5 was pretty good, but not quite as entertaining because it was mega serious), the original Red Alert and its add-ons. I used to live on pokemon and dare not touch it again because its too effing addictive. Spent ages playing Nightfire which i thought had a really good multi-player too, i used to spend a lot of time with the original Red Alert and its additions. Finally i guess i used to love Legend of Dragoon *getting my geek on here.

Shandy_Top_89
23-04-2009, 06:09 PM
Whoops repeated Red Alert

Johnny Shearer
24-04-2009, 10:37 PM
No.

Don't go back to Goldeneye, because it wont be the same. Especially after playing modern FPSs with superior graphics and gameplay. It's like meeting your childhood heros. Don't do it, just keep the memories. ;)

You say that but I tend to go back to Super Mario Kart on the Snes every so often, nothing compares to that still I reckon.

I'd take that over the fancy looking Gran T series any day.

Barfy
29-04-2009, 09:13 AM
Having got a Sega classics compilation for my birthday, I now realise how foolish I was to leave Kid Chameleon off my list of best games!

RedAndWhite91
19-05-2009, 03:18 PM
Super Mario 64
Fallout 3 (Modern day classic that is)
FM08...

Love it!!

for_heaven's_Saint
23-06-2009, 02:14 AM
James Pond anyone?

Seany S
23-06-2009, 10:56 AM
I have been playing videogames since about 1984, I write about games for a living and still play games pretty much every day or every other day. Bearing that in mind, I can honestly say my favourite would have to be Street Fighter IV. I have never played a game as much, I miss it when I don't play it, and from the moment I first played it in a packed arcade in London all those months ago I was hooked. Took me right back to the first time I got to play Street Fighter 2 (in Ocean Village iirc), to the halcyon days when arcade gaming was alive and well, and a visiting funfair or even a trip to a working mans club with my old man guaranteed arcade thrills. A phenomenal game. By the way, if anyone fancies a game my Xbox gamertag is Big Seany 1979 I am on most evenings!

Baj
23-06-2009, 11:29 AM
no offence, but any man who writes about games and thinks that Street Fighter IV is the best game of all time isn't going to attract me as a reader

Draino76
23-06-2009, 01:13 PM
no offence, but any man who writes about games and thinks that Street Fighter IV is the best game of all time isn't going to attract me as a reader

Erm, iz that because you're rubbish?

Street fighter IV is the absolute best, (even with though I can see some flaws), because of its depth.

thesaint sfc
23-06-2009, 01:51 PM
Erm, iz that because you're rubbish?

Street fighter IV is the absolute best, (even with though I can see some flaws), because of its depth.

You're talking poopy poop.

Draino76
23-06-2009, 02:18 PM
You're talking poopy poop.

Yoga fire.

James_O_Mac
23-06-2009, 02:29 PM
Erm, iz that because you're rubbish?

Street fighter IV is the absolute best, (even with though I can see some flaws), because of its depth.

I own Street Fighter, yet half the fighters (the charge one's) are useless. How the hell do you pull off those moves?

And Seth is the most w*nky boss I have ever come across.

Sorry to drag this off topic!

My fav's:

Goldeneye was a classic

Dead Rising has a charm to it, wouldn't call it best ever though.



...I'll have a think.

thesaint sfc
23-06-2009, 02:30 PM
Oh no you didn't.

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s235/revmyspace2/graphics/Misc/Funny/0_funny_oh_no_you_didnt.gif

thesaint sfc
23-06-2009, 02:31 PM
I own Street Fighter, yet half the fighters (the charge one's) are useless. How the hell do you pull off those moves?

And Seth is the most w*nky boss I have ever come across.

Sorry to drag this off topic!

My fav's:

a) Goldeneye was a classic

b) Dead Rising has a charm to it, wouldn't call it best ever though.



...I'll have a think.

At point a) I'm thinking oh yeah, this guy. He knows what he's talking about. People want to listen to him.

At point b) I'm thinking no.

Draino76
23-06-2009, 02:39 PM
Ok, my all time favourite of all time, not the best. (but close.)

Is Arkanoid for the Amstrad CPC 464. I still daydream about it 20 years later.

Thedelldays
23-06-2009, 02:42 PM
hard to say which is the best...for me, C64 and amiga games are the most well remembered..

Magic land dizzy
Ghostbusters on the C64
it came from the desert
monkey island
another world
frontier elite 2
Wings

thesaint sfc
23-06-2009, 02:43 PM
Either Golden Axe or Golden Eye are my favourites.

Hercules on the PS1 was pretty f&cking good too.

thesaint sfc
23-06-2009, 02:45 PM
Operation Flashpoint was amazing too. Oh and Delta Force. Neither were really games though. They both contributed to too larger part of my life to call them 'games'.

moon monkey
23-06-2009, 06:29 PM
Monkey Island 2 (Even with 12 discs)
Speedball 2
Stunt car racer
Lotus esprit challenge
Shadow of the beast 2
Sensible world of soccer

percy windham
23-06-2009, 08:31 PM
sam and max hit the road

Seany S
24-06-2009, 08:06 AM
no offence, but any man who writes about games and thinks that Street Fighter IV is the best game of all time isn't going to attract me as a reader

No offence taken dude, however it is only my personal opinion and preference, doesn't stop me writing objectively about other games! If you want to check out some of the reviews I have written online they are on www.ntsc-uk.domino.org , check out the "about us" bit and I am Sean Smith on there. I have also written at length for Retro Gamer magazine, including interviews with Yuji Naka, the creators of the King Of Fighters series, the Capcom Ghosts & Goblins team and the creators of the Virtua Fighter franchise. Yes, I am fond of fighting games :)

Mr Nice
24-06-2009, 08:10 AM
I cannot believe nobody has mentioned Daley Thompsons Decathlon


http://www.lemon64.com/games/screenshots/full/d/daley_thompsons_decathlon_01.gif

Thedelldays
24-06-2009, 08:49 AM
Monkey Island 2 (Even with 12 discs)
Speedball 2
Stunt car racer
Lotus esprit challenge
Shadow of the beast 2
Sensible world of soccer
how could i miss that out....legendary game

bungle
24-06-2009, 10:55 AM
Worms.

Baj
24-06-2009, 12:29 PM
No offence taken dude, however it is only my personal opinion and preference, doesn't stop me writing objectively about other games! If you want to check out some of the reviews I have written online they are on www.ntsc-uk.domino.org (http://www.ntsc-uk.domino.org) , check out the "about us" bit and I am Sean Smith on there. I have also written at length for Retro Gamer magazine, including interviews with Yuji Naka, the creators of the King Of Fighters series, the Capcom Ghosts & Goblins team and the creators of the Virtua Fighter franchise. Yes, I am fond of fighting games :)
Everyones entitled to their own opinion, but not if its wrong, and yours is.

(joke)

Seany S
24-06-2009, 01:38 PM
LOL. If it makes any difference to my credibility, my "other" favourite game is Castlevania: Symphony of The Night.

p.s. Baj if you are who I think you are, pretty sure I used to sit a few seats along from you in the Northam going back a few years?

James_O_Mac
24-06-2009, 01:53 PM
At point a) I'm thinking oh yeah, this guy. He knows what he's talking about. People want to listen to him.

At point b) I'm thinking no.

Ok i'm back with my 3 posts, I never claimed it to be classic! just something that I really enjoyed. Can't wait for Deadrising 2!

I will say....Super Mario 3.

First game I ever owned. Probably the best?

Ampersound
25-06-2009, 12:38 PM
My favs are...

Atari 2600
Pitfall 2

Speccy
Rebelstar raiders

C64
Football Manager

Amiga
Monkey Island series

Master System
Wonderboy 3 - Dragons Curse

Megadrive
Sonic

Saturn
Exhumed

PS1
Final Fantasy VII (available on the PSP now!)

PS2
GTA 3

PS3
Rock Band or Fallout 3

PC
Eye of the Beholder (back in the day) or Battlefield 2

Wii
Mario Galaxy

Fav Arcade has to be Spy Hunter

Block 5
30-06-2009, 09:59 PM
Warhawk on PS3.
Any forum members play this?

Right sider
01-07-2009, 10:39 AM
I can't believe this thread got to post 93 before someone mentioned Sensible World of Soccer. The greatest game ever, I wore out 2 Amigas for that game!

GenevaSaint
01-07-2009, 10:54 AM
Doom