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#1  Edited By Speeny
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These are the few that I personally consider to be perfect. I haven't played many games in my lifetime. I'm pretty selective. Is every favourite game of mine listed? No, only the ones that I consider to be perfect and have no flaws...in no particular order:

Final Fantasy VII

Super Mario Odyssey

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Psychonaughts

Halo: Combat Evolved

The Last of Us

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#2 npiet1
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Halo CE have to agree there.

Day of the tentacle.

Homefront 2 (after the patch)

God of War.

Spider-Man

Quake 2.

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#3  Edited By sakaiXx
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  • Bloodborne
  • Batman Arkham city
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Chrono Cross
  • Tactics Ogre: Let us Cling Together / Knight of Lodis
  • Starcraft
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Civilization 4
  • Romance of the 3 kingdom XI

Honorable mention to Persona 3, I know its flawed but I forgive everything about that game cause of nostalgia. Its a flawed yet perfect game for me.

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#4 Kadin_Kai
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I think the only perfect game is Tetris. The first version I played was on the original Gameboy.

Subsequent updates included different music, colour and even a VR version (not played that yet).

But the core gameplay was perfect.

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#5 Vaidream45
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Super Mario World

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#6 Black_Knight_00
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Ocarina of Time comes pretty damn close. Over 20 years later it's still one of the most influential games ever made, as such its mechanics still very natural. If only it had been made with a dual analog setup in mind, it would be spotless.

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#7 DaVillain-  Moderator
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It's really between Mario 64 & Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I'll just go with both because those games are a masterpiece. Crysis also comes to mind.

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#8 DEVILinIRON
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Galaga

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#9  Edited By Sevenizz
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Rainbow Six 3, Black Arrow (Xbox)

Ghost Recon 1, Island Thunder (Xbox)

Halo CE (Xbox, 360, Xbox One)

Titanfall 1 (Xbox One)

Forza Horizon 3 (Xbox One)

Super Mario World (SNES)

Mario Kart Double Dash (GameCube)

Asteroids (Atari 2600)

Reactor (Atari 2600)

Minestorm (Vectrex)

Tetris (Gameboy)

All of the above are perfect games with no flaws. Period.

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#10  Edited By warmblur
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  • Max Payne 2
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Battlefield 2
  • GTAV
  • Mortal Kombat 2
  • WWF No Mercy
  • F.E.A.R.
  • Resident Evil 4
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#11  Edited By Archangel3371
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Some games that I would consider “perfect” would be:

- Chrono Trigger

- Chrono Cross

- Final Fantasy III/VI

- Dragon Quest VIII

- Super Castlevania IV

- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

- Super Mario World

- Super Mario Galaxy

- Super Mario Galaxy 2

- Super Metroid

- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game

- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time

- Contra III: The Alien Wars

- Ninja Gaiden Black

- Bayonetta

- Bayonetta 2

- Resident Evil 2

- Resident Evil 4

- Resident Evil 2 Remake

- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

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#12 Speeny
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@Archangel3371 said:

Some games that I would consider “perfect” would be:

- Chrono Trigger

- Chrono Cross

- Final Fantasy III/VI

- Dragon Quest VIII

- Super Castlevania IV

- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

- Super Mario World

- Super Mario Galaxy

- Super Mario Galaxy 2

- Super Metroid

- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game

- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time

- Contra III: The Alien Wars

- Ninja Gaiden Black

- Bayonetta

- Bayonetta 2

- Resident Evil 2

- Resident Evil 4

- Resident Evil 2 Remake

- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Great list.

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#13 RSM-HQ
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None.

Can find issues with any game, no matter how inconsequential to the eyes of a passionate fandom. They exist. It's also why I've never given any game a perfect 10.

Love a lot of games and will sing them with high praise. But that doesn't make them perfect; flaws can also be charming so not intentionally being negative on my end.

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#14  Edited By hrt_rulz01
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  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Bioshock
  • Inside
  • Portal 2
  • Half-Life 2
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#15 Valgaav_219
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@hrt_rulz01: Is Bioshock really that good? I own it but I've never played it. I have played Bioshock: Infinite, though, and I loved it. It was quite unique compared to your typical FPS imo

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#16  Edited By hrt_rulz01
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@valgaav_219: Yes it is that good. If you liked Infinite, I highly recommend Bioshock 1. Rapture itself is probably the best setting in a video game ever (imo of course).

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#17 judaspete
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F-Zero X. I think GX is a better game, but it has a few flaws. X is less ambitious, but flawless.

Also,

Bustamove

Chu Chu Rocket

Tetris

Power Stone

Super Metroid

The Last Blade

Journey

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#18  Edited By uninspiredcup
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  • Doom
  • Quake
  • Portal 2 (COOP)
  • Portal
  • Halflife
  • Halflife 2
  • Street Fighter II: Turbo

  • Phantasy Star
  • Shinobi (MS)
  • Splinter Cell 3
  • R-Type
  • Trackmania 2

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#19 Willy105
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Portal 2

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#20  Edited By Renegade_Fury
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  • Streets of Rage 2, 3, Remake
  • Sonic 1-3 & Knuckles, CD, Mania Plus
  • TIE Fighter, X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
  • Mega Man X
  • NiGHTS into Dreams
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Panzer Dragoon Saga
  • MUSHA
  • Age of Mythology
  • Ocarina of Time
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Snafu
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#21  Edited By blamix
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FF8 was perfect for me. Dumb people had a hard time understanding the junction though.. LOL

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#22 Raining51
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Well nothings's perfect right?

I guess we could invent a standard though and by that (10/10) a few games like DMC1 and Ocarina of Time should still make that list.

I played both was just overwhelmed and amazed in every respect at the time....

Call of Duty 1 was that way as well... they come up now and again... int he last few years it's been hard to find that experience though.

IMO we're in an era similar to the NES where it's all about points and totals and stuff... quick and easy action don't bother to finish kinda like the mobile games...

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#23  Edited By MirkoS77
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DOOM (original), RE4, TLoU, Super Metroid, Prince of Persia TSoT, Company Of Heroes, Tetris DX (GBC), Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2, Full Spectrum Warrior, Panzer Dragoon Saga (my man Renegade knows what’s up ?), Fallout 2, Castlevania SotN, Planescape Torment, Metroid Prime, Street Fighter II, HALO CE, KOTOR, Final Fantasy VI, Diablo II, Sam Sho, Arkham Asylum, God Of War (2018), GTA III, TIE Fighter, Gradius V.

Just off the top of my head.

Not perfect by any means (Tetris DX is the one that comes closest), but games that executed everything extremely well.

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#24 RSM-HQ
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Shocked no one mentioned Red Dead Redemption 2. Guess that bubble burst.

Late last year plenty on the forum was calling it "the greatest game of all time!"

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#25 deactivated-5d78760d7d740
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The last of us, super mario odyssey, bloodborne, and god of war.

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#26 Shantmaster_K
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Mass Effect 1

Mass Effect 2

Skyrim

Ori and the Blind Forest

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#28 MclarenMaster18
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For me I'd say DiRT Rally 1 & 2.0.

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#29 GMAK2442
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The most perfect game I've ever seen, play and finish is Uncharted 4. But I don't know everything of this Universe.

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#30  Edited By DoomNukem3D
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I dont think any games is perfect I mean someone mentioned Tetris which is poster child for being a perfect game, and while I can agree with the reasonings it's still not one of my favorite games. As for my favorite games I'd say the arcade version of Bubble Bobble is probably the closest to what I'd call perfect.

And like I dont wanna be a snarky asshole but a lot of the games being mentioned have some very blatant flaws. I see Skyrim being mentioned even though its known for being a buggy mess.

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#31 DoomNukem3D
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@valgaav_219: Bioshock is quite honestly a watered down clone of System Shock 2.

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#32 DavisMauney
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My favorite games are

Counter Strike and Half life.

Shinobi

Need for Speed Carbon

GTA 5

Resident Evil

Metal Slug

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#33  Edited By RSM-HQ
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@doomnukem3d said:

I dont think any games is perfect I mean someone mentioned Tetris which is poster child for being a perfect game

Wouldn't call Tetris perfect but it is fundamentally flawless, when one thinks of what a core gaming experience is suppose to offer, and without any of the baggage.

Perfect however, brings into question many are using the Game Boy edition which was known for hard crashes and stuttering issues. And some of the later editions lack some of the better musical tracks or attaches a really bad gimmick to keep gamers outside of the puzzle genre interested.

As such ironically the one I would call the best edition would be Tetris DS. It's essentially the Game Boy game, visually appealing, and without the technical issues of older hardware. The touch screen also makes moving the blocks much quicker and precise. Then again, if the player doesn't like touch controls? They're gonna have a bad time because this edition was built for it.

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#34 DoomNukem3D
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@RSM-HQ: Maybe fundamentally flawless is a better way to put it.

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#35 MarkoftheSivak
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Megaman 3

Shining Force 2

Streets of Rage 2

Super Metroid

Super Street Fighter II Turbo

Forza Horizon 4

Super Mario World

Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence (maybe)

Bloodborne (maybe)

Tetris

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

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#36  Edited By livingdeadman
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Probably games that I've played more than once.

  • Fable 2
  • Borderlands 2
  • Assassin's Creed 2
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Mass Effect
  • Bloodborne
  • Elder Scrolls Oblivion and Skyrim
  • Fallout 4
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#37  Edited By Drakensson
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None. But I can list a two games I consider close to perfect

Mass Effect 3 -
a perfect combination of solid mechanics and great fluid combat with great action flow

Inside -
Smart but beatable puzzles, constant atmospheric flow
uninterrupted by annoying confusing story

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#39 outworld222
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I’d tell you, but what defines perfect?? Some games have aged terribly. Do these count??

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#40  Edited By livingdeadman
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@drakensson: Agree on Mass Effect 3 and Inside. I was actually content with the ending of Mass Effect 3.

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#41 AFBrat77
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Well, Metroid Prime and the 2 combined episodes of Half-Life 2 (I consider that one game, the real Half-Life 3).

Also, in its day, DOOM 2 was as perfect as it gets.

Also, a shout-out to the tremendous Resident Evil remake on the Gamecube, the best survivor horror game I have ever played.

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#42 D_Daneers
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@speeny said:
@Archangel3371 said:

Some games that I would consider “perfect” would be:

- Chrono Trigger

- Chrono Cross

- Final Fantasy III/VI

- Dragon Quest VIII

- Super Castlevania IV

- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

- Super Mario World

- Super Mario Galaxy

- Super Mario Galaxy 2

- Super Metroid

- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game

- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time

- Contra III: The Alien Wars

- Ninja Gaiden Black

- Bayonetta

- Bayonetta 2

- Resident Evil 2

- Resident Evil 4

- Resident Evil 2 Remake

- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Great list.

agreed.. add AION :)

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I consider NiGHTS into Dreams to be a perfect game. It's almost free form to the point of having to discover its goals through the joy of flight with only a timer to let you know that the experience will end. Then, once you get a hold of what it is, the game can only improve by attempting the highest score. The Saturn graphics also helped its mystery by concealing the world through limited rendering like Silent Hill's fog on Playstation.

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#44 Speeny
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@l3igl3oss: I've always wanted to play that game. Is the Wii version any good though or should I just stick with the original?

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#45  Edited By l3igl3oss
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@speeny: Play the game through PC/PS3/Xbox 360 download. I think that it's based on the PS2 rerelease, but in high definition, while the Wii game is a sequel (Journey of Dreams is its name and it should be approached with caution).

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#46 Speeny
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@l3igl3oss: Thanks for that. I'll keep that in mind.

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#47  Edited By PETERAKO
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@speeny

No one? Really?! ok.

Well, there is a game which I do not consider to be perfect, because quite frankly it objectively is.

Of course I'm talking about Heroes of might and magic 3. It is a masterpiece in every respect. For starters even the base game has heaps of content, add the expansions and you get hundreds of hours of game.

Then we have the masterful design. Everything had its place, with clean and streamlined UI and logical functions. I was 8 or 9 at the time, knew no english at all and I learned how to play this game by myself and without much difficulty just by fondling with the mechanics. That speaks volumes about the design. It's an amazingly well polished and refined game.

Technically the game is no slouch either. It might be looking obsolete, but the it has a very clean art style that does not confuse the player. You can immediately recognize points of interest on the map without any fuss. The visuals complement the game design really well and along with the fantastic score help create a truly amazing atmosphere. HommIII ooses personality.

EDIT: AVOID!!!! the HD version. Go for the gog one instead.

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#48 GettingonwithGamingLife
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Bloodborne was perfect for me, regardless of those who outline flaws (opinion based), it'll be my fave souls

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#50 Instamixes
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I think

GTA V

Watch Dogs 2

Max Payne 2

Forza Horizon 4

are the perfect games in my opinion.