Classics you still need to play

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#1 Edited by SolidGame_basic (19762 posts) -

What classics have you always wanted to play but for some reason never got to? For me, I missed out on a lot of great games during the PS1 era, even though I played a lot of great PS1 games. There were just too many. Last summer I finally got around to playing Vagrant Story which even by today's standards is really good. I also beat Xenogears a few years before that (game came out in 1998). Other games I need to get to are:

Alundra
Lunar Silver Story (currently playing the PSP remake)
Grandia
Legend of Dragoon
Chrono Cross/Trigger (getting it tomorrow!)
Tactics Ogre (playing PSP remake)

Maybes:

Star Ocean
Legend of Legaia (played a bit of it when it first came out, just never finished)
Legend of Mana

Non PS1 games

Silent HIll 2/3 (will try to grab the HD collection at some point)

Half Life (beat it recently. played Half Life 2 first a while ago)
Portal (played Portal 2 first)
System Shock 2
F.E.A.R. & F.E.A.R. 2

And you, SW?

#2 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

shadow of the colossus

#3 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19315 posts) -

I'l play anything but an RPG. So uhm.... Be a dear and filter the list would ya..... :D !

#4 Posted by SolidTy (46575 posts) -

I played all of those, some good games up there.

I'd have to really think about this...

#5 Posted by lostrib (44531 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur said:

shadow of the colossus

This, it's downloaded on my PS3 but I have yet to play it.

There's a number of other games on the list as well

#6 Posted by lawlessx (47412 posts) -

half life 2

#7 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (3899 posts) -

Way too many.

#8 Posted by freedomfreak (44943 posts) -

I really want to make a "your mom" joke, but I won't.

Uhmm..God Hand.

#9 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19315 posts) -

Actually it seems like only the last 3 in the list matter.

#10 Posted by gameofthering (10535 posts) -

An old game I had for the Sega Saturn called "Spot goes to Hollywood" is a game I would like to play again. I never did manage to finish it when I was young.

#11 Posted by turtlethetaffer (17245 posts) -

Here are some from the top of my head.

Chrono Cross, the entirety of the PS1 Final Fantasy's, a shit ton of Gameboy Color games.

#12 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

@gameofthering: cool spot.

now there's a familiar feeling ... nostalgia.

#13 Edited by foxhound_fox (91387 posts) -

Too many.

I barely have time to finish what I have on the go currently, let alone anything new or on the distant back burner.

#14 Posted by SolidGame_basic (19762 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu: give Alundra a try, its $5 on PSN

#16 Edited by charizard1605 (63032 posts) -

Crash Bandicoot 1-3, alongside Crash Team Racing.

Yeah, I know.

#17 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19315 posts) -

@ SolidGame_basic

Would love too....... If I was smart enough to buy a Playstation instead of an Xbox.... Now its coming back to bite me in the @ss :(

#18 Posted by commander (9053 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic said:

What classics have you always wanted to play but for some reason never got to? For me, I missed out on a lot of great games during the PS1 era, even though I played a lot of great PS1 games. There were just too many. Last summer I finally got around to playing Vagrant Story which even by today's standards is really good. I also beat Xenogears a few years before that (game came out in 1998). Other games I need to get to are:

Golden axe 2 arcade version (I already played it on mame, but it was badly ported)

Fear 2

One of the latest zelda and monster hunter, If the wii u keeps on dropping in price I'll buy one sooner or later (or it is nintendo releases a new powerfull console , who knows...)

One of the latest final fantasy (never played one, but really like the movies, so I still need to get to that, maybe when I buy a ps3 on sale soon.)

Vendentas (arcade game), played a couple of times in the arcade, but never got to it any more.

Bloodrayne 2 , i really liked the first one, but couldn't get into the second right away after that, still on my 'to play' list

I think that's about it, played so many games that there isn't really something I missed, some games (like system shock 2 for isntance) are so old and ugly that I don't care anymore. Not every game is timeless even halflife has problems to stand the test of time. I think halflife 2 will age a lot more gracefully.

A classic you really should play is 'moonstone' on the amiga (you can play it on emulator as well, I think it's abandonware now). It's a game from 1991 and it really stood the test of time, it's not in hd of course but if you would play it you would understand what i mean. It's an rpg in realtime and the graphics are awesome, even for todays standards, it is of course a 2d game but has some fake 3d like most 2d beat em up scrollers, but this is no scroller. You'll see what I mean when you play it or watch the video. I still remember I had to order an extra 512 mb of ram for my amiga in the uk to be able to play this game.

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#19 Posted by SolidGame_basic (19762 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

Crash Bandicoot 1-3, alongside Crash Team Racing.

Yeah, I know.

that's funny you mention it, I bought those games (except racing) last week during the PSN sale ($0.99 each). Now if we can only play them on Vita...

#20 Posted by charizard1605 (63032 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic said:

@charizard1605 said:

Crash Bandicoot 1-3, alongside Crash Team Racing.

Yeah, I know.

that's funny you mention it, I bought those games (except racing) last week during the PSN sale ($0.99 each). Now if we can only play them on Vita...

I actually bought just Crash Team Racing last week. I was happy when they were all made available on Vita for a bit, but then Sony had to go and be a party pooper...

#21 Posted by SolidGame_basic (19762 posts) -
@evildead6789 said:

@SolidGame_basic said:

What classics have you always wanted to play but for some reason never got to? For me, I missed out on a lot of great games during the PS1 era, even though I played a lot of great PS1 games. There were just too many. Last summer I finally got around to playing Vagrant Story which even by today's standards is really good. I also beat Xenogears a few years before that (game came out in 1998). Other games I need to get to are:

Golden axe 2 arcade version (I already played it on mame, but it was badly ported)

Fear 2

One of the latest zelda and monster hunter, If the wii u keeps on dropping in price I'll buy one sooner or later (or it is nintendo releases a new powerfull console , who knows...)

One of the latest final fantasy (never played one, but really like the movies, so I still need to get to that, maybe when I buy a ps3 on sale soon.)

Vendentas (arcade game), played a couple of times in the arcade, but never got to it any more.

Bloodrayne 2 , i really liked the first one, but couldn't get into the second right away after that, still on my 'to play' list

I think that's about it, played so many games that there isn't really something I missed, some games (like system shock 2 for isntance) are so old and ugly that I don't care anymore. Not every game is timeless even halflife has problems to stand the test of time. I think halflife 2 will age a lot more gracefully.

A classic you really should play is 'moonstone' on the amiga (you can play it on emulator as well, I think it's abandonware now). It's a game from 1991 and it really stood the test of time, it's not in hd of course but if you would play it you would understand what i mean. It's an rpg in realtime and the graphics are awesome, even for todays standards, it is of course a 2d game but has some fake 3d like most 2d beat em up scrollers, but this is no scroller. You'll see what I mean when you play it or watch the video. I still remember I had to order an extra 512 mb of ram for my amiga in the uk to be able to play this game.

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Thanks for the recommendation. Your list reminded me - I need to play F.E.A.R. & F.E.A.R. 2!

#22 Posted by jsmoke03 (13471 posts) -

i have a lot of classics i still need to play and a lot of it is in my backlog
lol

  • i need to play more than an hour of a zelda game
  • all the final fantasy games besides 7,x,13,13-2,lightning returns
  • chrono series
  • metal gear solid 2,3
  • system shock 1&2 (i dont have that game)
  • resident evil 2
  • suikoden 2 (waiting for psn)
  • half life 1
  • deus ex
  • earthbound
  • original x coms
  • original fallout games

i have a lot more than that but those are the ones that come off the top of my head.

#23 Posted by SolidGame_basic (19762 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu said:

@ SolidGame_basic

Would love too....... If I was smart enough to buy a Playstation instead of an Xbox.... Now its coming back to bite me in the @ss :(

lol it's also available on PSP or Vita

#24 Posted by SolidGame_basic (19762 posts) -

@jsmoke03 said:

i have a lot of classics i still need to play and a lot of it is in my backlog

lol

  • i need to play more than an hour of a zelda game
  • all the final fantasy games besides 7,x,13,13-2,lightning returns
  • chrono series
  • metal gear solid 2,3
  • system shock 1&2 (i dont have that game)
  • resident evil 2
  • suikoden 2 (waiting for psn)
  • half life 1
  • deus ex
  • earthbound
  • original x coms
  • original fallout games

i have a lot more than that but those are the ones that come off the top of my head.

wow, that's interesting. I am waiting for suikoden 2 also!

#25 Posted by Blabadon (29193 posts) -

Get on Steam @charizard1605

#26 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19315 posts) -

@ SolidGame_basic

lol. I don't have a portable... I have no desire to game on the go.

You know what... It probably wasn't that good anyway (Things people say to make themselves feel better) :(

#27 Posted by Blabadon (29193 posts) -

@princessgomez92 said:

Way too many.

#28 Edited by inb4uall (6564 posts) -

Half life games.

Dues EX.

Res evil 1-4

Spyro

Crash

System shock

Mafia

Ninja gaiden

Bayonetta

Halo 1 & 2

Loco Roco

The list goes on...

#29 Posted by locopatho (21550 posts) -

Pretty much every Sega classic beyond Sonic, Golden Axe and Streets of Rage. Especially Shining Force, got half way thru the first one and adored it but lost the save :(

Pretty much any PC classic of the last decade. I had insane luck in the late 90s/early 00s, with a decent family computer and a random talent of picking INCREDIBLE pc games purely by their box art: Civilization 2, Caesar/Pharaoh, Diablo 1 and 2, Baldur's Gate 1 and 2, Grim Fandango, Deus Ex, Total Annhilation, Age Of Empires etc... but missed out from early 00s to present, really. Gotta rectify that!

I'm pretty good for Sony/Nintendo console classics I think!

#30 Posted by jsmoke03 (13471 posts) -

@SolidGame_basic said:

@jsmoke03 said:

i have a lot of classics i still need to play and a lot of it is in my backlog

lol

  • i need to play more than an hour of a zelda game
  • all the final fantasy games besides 7,x,13,13-2,lightning returns
  • chrono series
  • metal gear solid 2,3
  • system shock 1&2 (i dont have that game)
  • resident evil 2
  • suikoden 2 (waiting for psn)
  • half life 1
  • deus ex
  • earthbound
  • original x coms
  • original fallout games

i have a lot more than that but those are the ones that come off the top of my head.

wow, that's interesting. I am waiting for suikoden 2 also!

crossing fingers that the rumors are true based on esrb rating that recently came out. im not going to get hijacked with a $200 physical copy

#31 Edited by SolidGame_basic (19762 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu: it depends lol. I think a lot of people would be turned off by the graphics. I can tolerate it because I started gaming well before the hd era

#32 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (19315 posts) -

@ SolidGame_basic

I can tolerate it if the game has co-op so I don't have to shoulder the burden alone.

#33 Edited by PimpHand_Gamer (747 posts) -

I played Alundra. I liked the gameplay since it wasn't too Japanees'ish but overall thought it was pretty meh. I never could get into Lunar plus that art style kills me.

There was a great RPG made for PC around 1999 or 2000 by Silver...or maybe it had Silver in the title, can't remember but I've been looking for it forever. Top down view, real time combat. Most RPG's these days are either Manga or Anime and I really hate that. I have no clue why that art style got so popular here. Looks cheesy as all hell.

@gameofthering said:

An old game I had for the Sega Saturn called "Spot goes to Hollywood" is a game I would like to play again. I never did manage to finish it when I was young.

I had that game on Genesis I think it was. They made a couple of "Spot" games. They are very good I agree. Another game done in a similar style I know of is Rocko's Modern Life on SNES.

#34 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (10107 posts) -

Resident Evil 4.

#35 Posted by Spartan070 (16388 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur said:

shadow of the colossus

This, started it, never finished it.\

Also Suikoden II, getting it on the VITA along with SotC.

Also I've never played System Shock or System Shock 2 for PC, going off the reputations I need to play these.

#36 Edited by Spartan070 (16388 posts) -

@jsmoke03 said:

@SolidGame_basic said:

wow, that's interesting. I am waiting for suikoden 2 also!

crossing fingers that the rumors are true based on esrb rating that recently came out. im not going to get hijacked with a $200 physical copy

$200 is actually not bad if the copy is in excellent condition, well, it's around average.

But yeah, waiting for the PSN version myself, probably going to be $19.99.

#37 Edited by Yoshi9000 (443 posts) -

I still need to play all the PC and PS classics, like planescape torment, grim fandango, deus ex 1, homeworld, system shock 2, final fantasy games (only played 13), shadow of colossus, xenogears, suikoden, just to name some.

Im playing through the silent hill 2 hd collection right now with silent hill 2. The collection got bad reviews, but for a new comer like me, it's a lot of fun. Better than never playing it I suppose.

#38 Posted by UnbiasedPoster (1134 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

Crash Bandicoot 1-3, alongside Crash Team Racing.

Yeah, I know.

You could have gotten all of them for $4 total on the PSN sale last week.

#39 Posted by santoron (8415 posts) -

Too many to even try to list, I'm sure. Next one I'm gonna cross off my personal list though is Persona 3.

#40 Edited by foxhound_fox (91387 posts) -

I went through my game collection tonight (not for this reason, just to organize and store the stuff I'm not using right now) and have come up with this list of stuff I have not played, and things I need to finish.

Finish:

  1. Age of Empires III: Complete Edition
  2. Alan Wake
  3. Alan Wake's American Nightmare
  4. And Yet It Moves
  5. Aquaria
  6. Banjo Kazooie
  7. Battlefield: Bad Company
  8. BioShock 2
  9. Borderlands 2
  10. Brink
  11. Castlevania: Lament of Innocence (never beat the final boss)
  12. Chronicles of Riddick: Assault of Dark Athena, The
  13. Chrono Cross
  14. Clive Barker's Jericho
  15. Crysis
  16. Crysis 2
  17. Darkness, The
  18. Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (DLC content)
  19. Dark Souls II
  20. Deadly Premonition
  21. Dead or Alive 5
  22. Dead Space (tried about 5 times, giving up)
  23. Devil May Cry
  24. Deus Ex: GOTY Edition
  25. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  26. Deus Ex: Invisible War
  27. DiRT 3
  28. Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
  29. DRIV3R (nope, never)
  30. Doom 64
  31. Duke Nukem 3D
  32. Dust: An Elysian Tail (I have a bad habit of not finishing games shortly before the ending)
  33. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The
  34. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
  35. E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy
  36. F-Zero GX
  37. Far Cry 2
  38. Final Fantasy X-2
  39. Final Fantasy XIII
  40. Front Mission 3
  41. Front Mission 4
  42. Grand Theft Auto IV
  43. Grand Theft Auto V
  44. Half Life: Blue Shift
  45. Half Life: Opposing Force
  46. Halo: Anniversary
  47. Halo Wars
  48. Halo 4
  49. Hammerfight
  50. Hydrophobia
  51. Ikaruga
  52. inFAMOUS
  53. Just Cause 2
  54. killer7
  55. Killzone 2
  56. Kirby's Epic Yarn
  57. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The
  58. Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, The
  59. Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The
  60. Longest Journey, The
  61. Lost in Shadow
  62. Luigi's Mansion
  63. Machinarium
  64. Maken X
  65. Mark of the Ninja
  66. Mega Man 9
  67. Metal Gear Rising Revengeance
  68. Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
  69. Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions
  70. MDK2
  71. ModNation Racers
  72. Muramasa: The Demon Blade
  73. NieR (second playthrough)
  74. Ninja Gaiden Sigma
  75. Onimusha Warlords
  76. Osmos
  77. Outland
  78. Overlord + Raising Hell
  79. Overlord II
  80. Painkiller Gold/Hell & Damnation
  81. Path of Exile
  82. Penumbra Overture
  83. P.N.03
  84. Prince of Persia Remake
  85. Race Pro
  86. RAGE
  87. Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare
  88. Resident Evil: Code Veronica
  89. REZ
  90. Saboteur, The
  91. Shenmue
  92. Shenmue II
  93. Sims 3, The + Expansions
  94. Space Channel 5
  95. Sonic Adventure
  96. Soul Calibur
  97. Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
  98. Super Mario Sunshine
  99. Super Meat Boy
  100. Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
  101. Timesplitters
  102. Thief: The Dark Project
  103. Thief II: The Metal Age
  104. Thief III: Deadly Shadows
  105. Tropico 4
  106. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
  107. Twisted Metal 4
  108. Vagrant Story
  109. Viewtiful Joe
  110. Viewtiful Joe 2
  111. Witcher EE, The
  112. World of Goo
  113. Wrack

Start:

  1. ArcaniA - Gothic 4
  2. Atom Zombie Smasher
  3. Battlefield 3
  4. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Uprising
  5. Cortex Command
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (SP)
  7. Darksiders II
  8. Dead Space 3
  9. F.E.A.R. 2 Project Origin
  10. F.E.A.R. 3
  11. Frozen Synapse
  12. Gish
  13. Guild II, The
  14. Kingdom Hearts 2
  15. Lord of the Rings: War in the North, The
  16. Lugaru HD
  17. Medal of Honor (remake)
  18. Populous
  19. Red Faction: Armageddon
  20. Revenge of the Titans
  21. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
  22. Samorost 2
  23. Sanctum 2
  24. Scribblenauts Unlimited
  25. Shadowgrounds
  26. Shadowgrounds: Survivor
  27. SpaceChem
  28. SpellForce 2 - Faith in Destiny
  29. Steel Storm: Burning Retribution
  30. Supreme Commander
  31. Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
  32. Soul Reaver: Legacy of Kain
  33. Train Simulator
  34. TRAUMA
  35. Trine
  36. Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings EE, The
  37. Xenosaga Vol 1
  38. Yakuza

ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY ONE GAMES!? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!?

I blame those mother fucking Humble Bundles and Steam sales.

#41 Posted by AdobeArtist (23101 posts) -

You call those classics?? Please.

Pacman
Centipede
Donkey Kong (the original)
Arcade Star Wars
Joust
Dig Dug
Asteroids
Spy Hunter
Frogger
Missile Command
Pole Position

Now those are classics ;)

#42 Posted by noodlevixen (480 posts) -

@AdobeArtist: No Pitfall? Noob :p

#43 Posted by charizard1605 (63032 posts) -

@UnbiasedPoster said:

@charizard1605 said:

Crash Bandicoot 1-3, alongside Crash Team Racing.

Yeah, I know.

You could have gotten all of them for $4 total on the PSN sale last week.

I got CTR. Didn't want to get the trilogy yet (especially since I can't play them on either Vita or PS4).

#44 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (16929 posts) -

I'm going through pretty much my entire PSX Jrpg backlog right now.

#45 Edited by Nonstop-Madness (9503 posts) -

@TC There are far too many "classic" games I haven't played and I should really dig into those PS1 classics. I've only actually bought the ones I've played before. lol

@charizard1605 said:

Crash Bandicoot 1-3, alongside Crash Team Racing.

Yeah, I know.

You haven't played Crash?

#46 Edited by KittenNose (758 posts) -

@jsmoke03 said:

crossing fingers that the rumors are true based on esrb rating that recently came out. im not going to get hijacked with a $200 physical copy

Wait just a freaking moment here. Are you telling me people will buy my copy for two hundred freaking dollars?

#47 Edited by Nonstop-Madness (9503 posts) -
@kittennose said:

@jsmoke03 said:

crossing fingers that the rumors are true based on esrb rating that recently came out. im not going to get hijacked with a $200 physical copy

Wait just a freaking moment here. Are you telling me people will buy my copy for two hundred freaking dollars?

#48 Posted by Wiimotefan (4145 posts) -

Off the top of my head, I need to play:

Xenogears

Terranigma (I started and its fun but didn't get too far)

Planescape Torment

The old Fallout games

Mmm that's actually all I can think of right now. I'm well caught up on most of the older classics, it's new games that I'm behind on.

#49 Posted by cainetao11 (20763 posts) -

Pong. My older brothers rarely let me play. Need to finish it.............

#50 Posted by PsychoLemons (2536 posts) -

Too many to count.