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Inspired by this thread this is a list of video games that everyone should play at least once. Now don't misunderstand me, this is not a list of games that everyone should love, just games everyone should play at least once, then decide if they like it. Like in the movies thread any game you recommend must get 2 +1s to be added to the list. The list will be in alphabetical order and each game will be listed like this:

Name of the game (Genre)

Just in case that didn't make sense let's use the game Banjo & Kazooie as an example

Banjo & Kazooie (Platformer/Action-Adventure)

To further simplify things I will even organize it by the platform(s) it came out on, so all the PS2 games will be grouped together, all the Nintendo 64 games will be together etc. Games that are on more than one platform will be listed under each platform they're on. I will try my best to update this at least once a day, but obviously there will be some days when I simply cannot do this.
Because I know it will be said, I didn't put this in The Gaming Thread, because first of all that thread is about discussion of games in general, plus the list would just get buried eventually in the vast amount of pages in that thread.
The games I will add to the list, once the get 2 +1s of course, will be Super Mario Bros, Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time, Banjo-Kazooie, Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3 and Team Fortress 2.

tl;dr Recommend games for everyone to play

The List:

Play Station
  • Final Fantasy 7 (RPG)
  • Final Fantasy 8 (RPG)
  • Final Fantasy 9 (RPG)
  • Spyro The Dragon (Platformer/Action-Adventure)
  • Crash Team Racing (Racing)
  • Chrono Trigger (RPG)
  • Metal Gear Solid (Action)
  • Crash Bandicoot 3 (Action-Adventure/Platformer/Racing) IMO this is the greatest game in the history of the world, and that's not just because it was my first video game and there's enough nostalgia surrounding it and the first 3 Spyro games to kill a rhino.
  • Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night (RPG)


Play Station 2
  • Final Fantasy 10 (RPG)
  • Grand Theft Auto 3 (Action)
  • Grand Theft Auto Vice City (Sandbox)
  • Grand Theft Auto San Andreas (Sandbox)
  • Shadow Of The Colossus (Action-Adventure)
  • Age Of Empires 2: Age Of Kings (RTS)
  • James Bond: Nightfire (FPS)
  • Resident Evil 4 (Survival Horror/Shooter)
  • Guitar Hero 2 (Music)
  • Guitar Hero 3 (Music)
  • Metal Gear Solid 3 (Action)


Play Station 3
  • Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (FPS)
  • Fallout 3 (FPS/RPG)
  • Half-Life 2 + Episode 1 and 2 (FPS)
  • The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion (RPG)
  • Portal (FPS/Puzzle)
  • Team Fortress 2 (FPS/MMO)
  • Call Of Duty: World At War (FPS)
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 (Action)
  • Bioshock (FPS)
  • Assassin's Creed (Action-Adventure)
  • Guitar Hero 3 (Music)
  • Killzone 2 (FPS)


Xbox
  • Halo: Combat Evolved (FPS)
  • Half-Life 2 (FPS)
  • Grand Theft Auto 3 (Action)
  • Grand Theft Auto Vice City (Sandbox)
  • Grand Theft Auto San Andreas (Sandbox)
  • The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind (RPG)
  • James Bond: Nightfire
  • Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic (RPG)


Xbox 360
  • Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (FPS)
  • Fallout 3 (FPS/RPG)
  • Half-Life 2 + Episode 1 and 2 (FPS)
  • The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion (RPG)
  • Portal (FPS/Puzzle)
  • Team Fortress 2 (FPS/MMO)
  • Call Of Duty: World At War (FPS)
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 (Action)
  • Grand Theft Auto San Andreas (Sandbox)
  • Bioshock (FPS)
  • Assassin's Creed (Action-Adventure)
  • Halo 3 (FPS)
  • Guitar Hero 2 (Music)
  • Guitar Hero 3 (Music)


NES
  • Super Mario Bros (Platformer)
  • The Legend Of Zelda (Action-Adventure)
  • Super Mario Bros 3 (Platformer)


SNES
  • Super Mario World (Platformer)
  • Chrono Trigger (RPG)
  • Donkey Kong Country 1 (Platformer)
  • Donkey Kong Country 2 (Platformer)
  • Donkey Kong Country 3 (Platformer)
  • Super Mario Kart (Racing)
  • The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past (Action-Adventure)
  • Super Mario Bros 3 (Platformer)


Nintendo 64
  • James Bond: Golden Eye (FPS)
  • The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time (Action-Adventure)
  • The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask (Action-Adventure)
  • Super Mario 64 (Action-Adventure)
  • Banjo-Kazooie (Platformer/Action-Adventure)
  • Banjo-Tooie (Platformer/Action-Adventure)
  • Super Smash Bros (Fighting)
  • Mario Kart 64 (Racing)
  • Donkey Kong 64 (Platformer)


Game Cube
  • James Bond: Night Fire (FPS)
  • Resident Evil 4 (Survival Horror/Shooter)
  • Metroid Prime (FPS)
  • The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Action-Adventure)


Gameboy and Gameboy Color
  • Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow (RPG)
  • Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal (RPG)


Gameboy Advanced
  • Super Mario Bros (Platformer)
  • Super Mario World (Platformer)
  • Donkey Kong Country 1 (Platformer)
  • Donkey Kong Country 2 (Platformer)
  • Donkey Kong Country 3 (Platformer)
  • The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past (Action-Adventure)


Sega Saturn
  • Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night


PC
  • Call Of Duty 4 Modern Warfare* (FPS)
  • Fallout 3* (FPS/RPG) Can someone tell me if it does work on macs?
  • Halo: Combat Evolved* (FPS)
  • Half-Life 2 + Episode 1 and 2? (FPS)
  • Grand Theft Auto 3? (Action)
  • The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion* (RPG)
  • Portal? (FPS/Puzzle)
  • Team Fortress 2? (FPS/MMO)
  • Call Of Duty: World At War (FPS)
  • Grand Theft Auto Vice City (Sandbox)
  • DOOM? (FPS)
  • Deus Ex* (Action/RPG)
  • Grand Theft Auto 4? (Action)
  • Grand Theft Auto San Andreas* (Sandbox)
  • Bioshock* (FPS)
  • The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind? (RPG)
  • Starcraft* (RTS)
  • Warcraft 3* (RTS)
  • Age Of Empires* (RTS)
  • Assassin's Creed? (Action-Adventure)
  • Resident Evil 4? (Survival Horror/Shooter)
  • Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic* (RPG)
  • Diablo 2 (RPG)

* Also works on Macs
? I don't know if it works on mac, appreciated if someone would confirm it.

Also it's been recommended many times, but really people, how can someone have not played Tetris. For those morons among us who have not
Tetrisfriends.com
It's quite simply one of the best websites ever. You play a great game for free.

Edit: I forgot to mention, most games on NES, SNES, and Nintendo 64 games you can probably buy on the Wii Virtual Console. Although keep in mind Rare, the company that made Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong along with many other fantastic, was bought out by Microsoft. The same thing goes with most Play Station games being available on the Play Station Network. Feel free to PM me about mistakes I make and if certain PC games can be played on Mac.

Edit 2: I think that based on the results of this list, so far, that we can establish that the computer has the greatest video games.
Last edited by cornmancer at Sep 3, 2009,
#2
Spyro The Dragon. (PS1)
Spyro 2 (PS1)
Spyro 3 (PS1)
Pokemon Red
Pokemon Blue
Pokemon Yellow
Pokemon Gold
Pokemon Silver
Pokemon Crystal
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Viva Pinata
Fallout 3
Morrowind
Oblivion
Crash Team Racing
Crash Bandicoot 3
The Simpsons Hit N Run
Fable
Dead Rising
Final Fantasy X
Final Fantasy X-2
Gears Of War
Halo
Halo 2
Halo 3
Age of Empires 2
World Of Warcraft
Guitar Hero II
Guitar Hero III
Rock Band II


...
Last edited by DieGarbageMan at Aug 17, 2009,
#4
goldeneye

Ocarina of Time

Gran Turismo 4

COD4

Uncharted

Timesplitters 2
R.I.P Jon Lord, Rory Gallagher and Jimi!
Last edited by stef123 at Aug 17, 2009,
#7
All console versions of Grand Theft Auto.
3, Vice City, San Andreas, 4.
They don't sleep anymore on the beach..
#10
The Donkey Kong Country triology (SNES)

Super Mario World (SNES)
"On this life that we call home
The years go fast
and the days go so slow...

the days go so slow
."
#12
Race Driver: Grid

Half Life 2
D-U-F-R-A-I-S


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WRONG.

The only reason it exists is because drugs get people fucked up, and people love getting fucked up.

#14
CoD- WAW

Monkey Island series (MUST play)

Half Life 2

Age of Empires (any)

Doom (original)

Mortal Kombat (original)
enjoi yourself


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Zeus's beard, I died of laughter
#15
Quote by SG_dave
MGS 1
Spyro the Dragon
Crash Team Racing
Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX, X, XII


+1 (I haven't played XII though )

My list (avoiding already said ones):

Chrono Trigger
Street Fighter 2
Super Mario Bros
Sonic The Hedgehog
Dead Rising
Fallout 3
Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow

Argh my minds gone blank.
#18
Quote by KeepOnRotting
Final Fantasy 1-10, and 12.


why not 11? im just wondering
R.I.P Jon Lord, Rory Gallagher and Jimi!
#20
Quote by maiden_man_666
Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. PS3, XBOX 360 (FTW)

+1

Halo (Action/Sci-Fi?): Xbox. I had this idea as well, but I couldn't be arsed after the movie thread.
"You're a twat!"- That dude in morrisons

"You Ugly git!" - That girl in the restaurant

"You Were a Mistake!" - Mum

just a few of my fans..



#24
Quote by IAMREALLYCOOL
Super mario
goldeneye
tetris
mega bomberman


+1 to Goldeneye and Tetris.
"On this life that we call home
The years go fast
and the days go so slow...

the days go so slow
."
#26
Tales Of Symphonia
Tales Of Vesperia
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy IX
SHENMUE
Okami
Phoenix Wright series
Quote by Ichikurosaki
sloth is hacking away feebly at the grass because he is a sloth but he was trying so hard ;_; hes all "penguin im HERE i am here to help you penguin"
#27
Quote by cornmancer
Super Mario Bros, Super Mario 64,


The List:


+1

Spaceship Warlock
Doom
Heretic
Comic Zone
Desert Strike
Sonic
Sonic and Knuckles
Super Mario
Grand Theft Auto 1, 2, London, 3, 4, Vice City, Vice City Stories, Liberty City Stories, San Andreas
Gran Turismo 1, 2, 3, 4
Half life 1, 2 + episodes
Portal
Killzone 1, 2
Call of Duty 4
Counterstrike
Ecco The Dolphin 1, 2
Duck Hunt
Double Dragon
Tekken (any)
Tenchu (all)
Toca Touring Cars
Colin McRae (all of them)
Red Faction 1, 2
Time Splitters
Mario Kart
Crash Team Racing
Tomb Raider
GTI Club
Worms 1, Armageddon
Earth Worm Jim
Diablo II
Command and Conquer (all)
Krusty's Fun House
Simpsons : Bart Vs The World
Altered Beast
Dead or Alive
Conquers Bad Fur Day
Super Smash Bros (all)
Medal of Honor 1
Stuntman 1
The Getaway 1
Parasite Eve 1 , 2
Warzone 2100
Perfect Dark

I'll be back.

Don't let your boat be empty, don't be a sunken dream
Don't let the boat regret thee, for what you could have seen

#28
Quote by notsojoeyb4eva
Race Driver: Grid

Half Life 2


Half Life 2 FTW

But Grid?
R.I.P Jon Lord, Rory Gallagher and Jimi!
#30
Quote by stef123
why not 11? im just wondering


Because XI was different and everyone knows that change is BAD
#31
legend of zelda: ocarina of time

best zelda game ever...
Save Gibson

^Do it, if you want Gibson to stop with the poor QC and terrible new guitars...
#32
COD4
nightfire (james bond)
Half Life 2 + episodes
Portal
Team Fortress 2
Assassins Creed
Fallout 3
Oblivion

that sound right??
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this man is of knowledge


Woo someone said i was smart, how silly
#33
Quote by a7xsteve
legend of zelda: ocarina of time

best zelda game ever...


Yup. In my top5 ever!
R.I.P Jon Lord, Rory Gallagher and Jimi!
#34
Quote by Blayney
+1

*big ****ing list*
I'll be back.


way to go list every game you own. I love KZ2 but it is in no way a must play, same with alot of that list.

Anyway:

Shadow of The Colossus
The Orange Box
FFX
Metal Gear Solid 3

The only "must plays" i can add atm
#35
Quote by a7xsteve
legend of zelda: ocarina of time

best zelda game ever...


Majora's Mask just called and asked: WTF JOO SAYIN BOI?!
Quote by Ichikurosaki
sloth is hacking away feebly at the grass because he is a sloth but he was trying so hard ;_; hes all "penguin im HERE i am here to help you penguin"
#36
I can't believe how many people list FFX as a must play...easily one of the worst of the series in mind my. But then I remembered that everyone is entitled to there opinion.

edit: FF VII FTW!!!
#37
Quote by duggyrocks
Shadow of The Colossus
The Orange Box
FFX
Metal Gear Solid 3

The only "must plays" i can add atm

+1 to MGS and Orange box
Quote by JimmyBanks6
this man is of knowledge


Woo someone said i was smart, how silly
#38
NES
Super Mario Bros 3
Punch-Out!!

SNES
Chrono Trigger
Super Mario World
Super Metroid
Final Fantasy IV/VI
Super Mario Kart
LoZ: A Link to the Past
Secret of Mana

PC

Grim Fandango
Fallout 2
Bioshock
Starcraft
Deus Ex

Gamecube
Resident Evil 4
Metroid Prime

PS1
Metal Gear Solid
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Vagrant Story

N64

LoZ: Majora's Mask
Perfect Dark
Goldeneye
Banjo- Kazooie

PS2
Shadow of the Colossus
ICO
GTA: Vice City

GBA

Golden Sun
Advance Wars
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
Metroid Fusion
Last edited by xX*Zeppelin*Xx at Aug 17, 2009,
#39
doom, wolfenstein, starcraft, halo 1, unreal tournament.

all classics
RIFT.CANYON.DREAMS.


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#40
Quote by DieGarbageMan

Fallout 3
Morrowind
Oblivion
Age of Empires 2

...



I liek u.


EDIT:

Quote by mini flea
COD4
nightfire (james bond)
Half Life 2 + episodes
Portal
Team Fortress 2
Assassins Creed
Fallout 3
Oblivion

that sound right??


And I loves u. That list is pretty much identical to one I'd make.
Cyanide Drip

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