I like to phay Moto X3M
Moto X3M is an awesome bike racing game with 22 challenging levels. Grab a bike, strap on your helmet, surmount obstacles and beat the time on amazing off-road circuits
I think I'll give that honor to Ultima VII: The Black Gate.
That game opened my eyes to how amazingly transportive games can be more than any game I played before or since. (Is that a word? transportive?) Looking back on that experience I can say that I probably spent WAY too much time dragging powder kegs into Castle Britannia's nursery to blow up the babies. Don't worry, I didn't grow up to wear lady skin. I think I was just amazing that you could do it, lol.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
So many games have great aspects about them, but imo none of them capture them all in one game quite like this game. Beautiful soundtrack, great graphics (for the time), open world with wonderful and diverse environments connected into one cohesive "world" (deadly volcanic mountain, giant lake, hidden forest, castle, quaint towns and settlements, a desert, etc). It had a well-done story and the idea of traveling through time 7 years through picking up/putting down a sword felt very riveting to me as a 7-year-old back in 1998. The combat was spectacular with the Z-targeting, strafing, doing backflips, and that famous swordspin move. And it all felt strangely mature for a Zelda game in a way that no Zelda game ever has felt ever since The Wind Waker (which I still liked). The newer Zeldas don't have that mature feeling I got when I played Ocarina of Time (like fighting Dark Link, how ferocious Ganondorf is, the Shadow Temple having some really creepy enemies, the redeads, etc). The ending was also truly a wonderful send-off with everyone celebrating and dancing and so many musical parts coming back and combining into one grand finale. This game is hands-down the best video game ever made.
Maybe Deus Ex? I play that a few times a year since it was released way back.
Maybe Aces of the Pacific? That game was way ahead of it's time. Or Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe? Playing the B-17 bomber was so much fun! Haven't played either of those games for at least two decades (jesus...) so that might just be nostalgia talking.
Neverwinter Nights was my first "real" RPG of the DnD nature, and it opened a whole new world to me, one that I had missed out on for a few years apparently. After that it was Planescape, Icewind Dale, and many other titles. Still, with the original game, expansions, and all sorts of great stuff, it was an incredible game full of depth, story, adventuring, and fun stuff. Had an online mode that I didn't play with, but I heard it was pretty fun, too.
Tough to choose just one haha.
I don't know if people will be very happy about this, but...
Undertale is seriously great. It's the first game that actually made me laugh out loud at a joke, rather than something the game did wrong. It's one of the only games with characters so interesting and likeable that I bothered remembering all their names. It's the only turn-based RPG I've ever played where the combat wasn't a total slog (I bet some of you will disagree on that) thanks to the mini bullet-hell combat system. It's the first game I ever bought the soundtrack for. It's one of the only games in years that has actually surprised me. I played through it four times back to back, and each time there was something new to see (if you play differently, it feels like a whole new game). I've laughed out loud, gasped in shock, and been on the verge of tears while playing this game. If you want something familiar but at the same time so, so different, I recommend Undertale.
Majora's Mask is my favorite game ever. Its atmosphere is so damn unique and its world is incredibly well executed. It feels unlike anything else in gaming despite its adherence to the Zelda formula. It's just so different and well executed.
A game that is my favorite out of a lot of recent ones is LISA: The Painful. Like Majora, it's unique as hell and has a perfectly executed story, tone, and atmosphere that makes the shifts between hilarity and genuine sadness feel organic versus feeling sudden and out of place.
First MAFIA, i have so much memories from this game's missions...i'm so old, this game was out in 2002.
I really don't do the "all time" thing anymore, since things change, including my views of games I loved years ago.
Right now I'm in love with Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries. It's the perfect blend of action with some tactical elements and some very high-level customization. Really makes me wish for a more concentrated effort to bring the Battletech universe into the 21st century (it seems, for the most part, especially with regards to the fluff, to be stuck wholeheartedly in the 1990's, camp and all).
Too many to name, especially when you start breaking it down by genre.
If I had to name one, I would say my sentimental favorite is Jedi Knight 2 : Jedi Outcast. Really made you feel like a Jedi badass. Light saberbattles are also still the best of any Star Wars game. You didn't just push a button for a pre-determined combo. You chose between light, normal, and heavy stances, and the way you moved affected how you swung your lightsaber. By the end when you had level 3 push and force lightning, you could just lay waste to entire crowds of stormtroopers.
A close second is Max Payne 2. Took the best elements of original Max Payne and improved them. Story was still gritty but not quite as dark and oppressive as original.
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