What games have aged the best gameplay wise that are at least 10 years old?

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#1 warmblur
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Some games age like fine wine when it comes to gameplay others don't what games do you think have aged the best on gameplay alone?

Here's my list I'm sure there's more I'm forgetting

  • Mirror's Edge
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Max Payne 2
  • F.E.A.R.
  • Half Life 2
  • GTA IV
  • SSX tricky and SSX 3
  • WWE here comes the pain and SVR06
  • Battlefield 2
  • Crysis
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GTA4 wasn't even good the day it came out. It was a bad clunk turd person cover shooter then it's a bad clunky turd person cover shooter. No amount of "but look at the cute details" changes the part where most of the missions are "go here, shoot dudes" and the shooting dudes part is the wackest part about the game.

Max Payne 3 in general is the only Rockstar game that could be argued as having good gameplay.

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#3 Ghosts4ever
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@warmblur said:

Some games age like fine wine when it comes to gameplay others don't what games do you think have aged the best on gameplay alone?

Here's my list I'm sure there's more I'm forgetting

  • Mirror's Edge
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Max Payne 2
  • F.E.A.R.
  • Half Life 2
  • GTA IV
  • SSX tricky and SSX 3
  • WWE here comes the pain and SVR06
  • Battlefield 2
  • Crysis

They are only title that age well.

everything else is dated or were mediocre when released.

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#4  Edited By warmblur
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@ghosts4ever said:
@warmblur said:

Some games age like fine wine when it comes to gameplay others don't what games do you think have aged the best on gameplay alone?

Here's my list I'm sure there's more I'm forgetting

  • Mirror's Edge
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Max Payne 2
  • F.E.A.R.
  • Half Life 2
  • GTA IV
  • SSX tricky and SSX 3
  • WWE here comes the pain and SVR06
  • Battlefield 2
  • Crysis

They are only title that age well.

everything else is dated or were mediocre when released.

Sorry you're wrong I know you haven't even played all the games I've listed.

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#5 Ghosts4ever
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@warmblur said:
@ghosts4ever said:
@warmblur said:

Some games age like fine wine when it comes to gameplay others don't what games do you think have aged the best on gameplay alone?

Here's my list I'm sure there's more I'm forgetting

  • Mirror's Edge
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Max Payne 2
  • F.E.A.R.
  • Half Life 2
  • GTA IV
  • SSX tricky and SSX 3
  • WWE here comes the pain and SVR06
  • Battlefield 2
  • Crysis

They are only title that age well.

everything else is dated or were mediocre when released.

Sorry you're wrong.

mirrors edge was pretty bad always. lolDICE SP games.

RE4 was overrated action game where you cant shoot while walk and saving president daughter

GTA4 like any rockstar game is overrated

Battlefield 2 might be best in series but it has always been boring MP series and now its worse than COD.

WWE lol.

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#6 warmblur
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@ghosts4ever said:
@warmblur said:
@ghosts4ever said:
@warmblur said:

Some games age like fine wine when it comes to gameplay others don't what games do you think have aged the best on gameplay alone?

Here's my list I'm sure there's more I'm forgetting

  • Mirror's Edge
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Max Payne 2
  • F.E.A.R.
  • Half Life 2
  • GTA IV
  • SSX tricky and SSX 3
  • WWE here comes the pain and SVR06
  • Battlefield 2
  • Crysis

They are only title that age well.

everything else is dated or were mediocre when released.

Sorry you're wrong.

mirrors edge was pretty bad always. lolDICE SP games.

RE4 was overrated action game where you cant shoot while walk and saving president daughter

GTA4 like any rockstar game is overrated

Battlefield 2 might be best in series but it has always been boring MP series and now its worse than COD.

WWE lol.

Your opinions are just opinions not facts.

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  • Dead Space
  • Crysis
  • HL2
  • Uncharted 2
  • Metroid Prime
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Alan Wake
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Ninja Gaiden Black.

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Tetris.

Lie and tell me I'm wrong.

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#10 warmblur
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@br0kenrabbit said:

Tetris.

Lie and tell me I'm wrong.

You're not :)

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#11 Sushiglutton
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Super Mario World

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#12 Ovirew
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Pretty much every acclaimed PC game from the 90's and early-mid 2000's is still pretty good.

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  • Prince of Persia Sands of time.
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • LOTR The two towers
  • Also most of the Dreamcast games still have good gameplay.
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#14 mojito1988
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Super Mario Galaxy has aged VERY well.

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#15  Edited By heretrix
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Alan Wake. Fallout: New Vegas

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#16  Edited By Yams1980
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I can think of a good number that still hold up, but first one that comes to mind since I've been playing it recently is the third person shooter Armed and Dangerous from 2003.

Just an insane game considering its over 16 years old and is still so fun.

All I had to do was a quick hex edit of the exe and now playing it in ultrawide with super sampling cranked up and it looks so smooth.

The size and creativity of the levels in the mid to late levels is impressive... your allies AI is really dumb and they are mostly useless half the time but the enemy AI is fairly aggressive but fair... its a game where you move around a lot and can survive this way.

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X-Wing vs TIE Fighter

Homeworld 2

FEAR

Command & Conquer 3

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#18 mrbojangles25
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Total War series.

There have been subtle changes, additions, and subtractions to the series, but the core gameplay is the same as it has ever been: turn-based strategic map with real-time battles between massive armies.

And it's as good as it has ever been.

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#19 judaspete
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@warmblur said:

Some games age like fine wine when it comes to gameplay others don't what games do you think have aged the best on gameplay alone?

Here's my list I'm sure there's more I'm forgetting

  • Mirror's Edge
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Max Payne 2
  • F.E.A.R.
  • Half Life 2
  • GTA IV
  • SSX tricky and SSX 3
  • WWE here comes the pain and SVR06
  • Battlefield 2
  • Crysis

Ignore the haters. This is a good list. I still break out Mirror's Edge now and then.

Anyway, on my list:

  • Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Trilogy
  • Metroid Prime and Super Metriod
  • Motorstorm: Pacific Rift
  • F-Zero GX
  • Power Stone
  • Soul Calibur
  • The Last Blade

Really, most good games from gen 4 and then gen 6 and onward have aged pretty well in my opinion.

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Wave Race 64

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#21  Edited By uninspiredcup
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I don't think games really "age", they are either good or bad. Some aspects like FMV's and graphics etc.. can look like shit, but the core game is either good or bad.

Just in terms of games I can easily go back to and play at least once year, it's mostly id titles like Doom I/II, Quake I/II, RTCW (which has shit stealth levels but it otherwise awesome).

With modding still going on decades later, the content for these games is really, really, very much. Biggish.

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Man, could easily rattle off a hundred. Well designed gameplay isn't something that ages, and there are plenty of expertly designed games going back to the 80s at least.

I'll just go with the first that come to mind.

- Most of the SMB series. SMB1 is solid and from SMB3 going forward it's mostly great stuff.

- Super Metroid, Metroid Prime, just masterful games.

- 2d Zelda with A Link to the Past being too good for this world.

- Street Fighters 2, Alpha, 3, and 4 (series)

- MGS2

- Chaos Theory

- DMC 3 and 4

- Bayonetta

- NGB and NG2.

- Doom

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#23 ConanTheStoner
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@br0kenrabbit said:

Tetris.

Lie and tell me I'm wrong.

Timeless classic/10

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#24 uninspiredcup
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@ConanTheStoner said:

Man, could easily rattle off a hundred. Well designed gameplay isn't something that ages, and there are plenty of expertly designed games going back to the 80s at least.

I'll just go with the first that come to mind.

- Most of the SMB series. SMB1 is solid and from SMB3 going forward it's mostly great stuff.

- Super Metroid, Metroid Prime, just masterful games.

- 2d Zelda with A Link to the Past being too good for this world.

- Street Fighters 2, Alpha, 3, and 4 (series)

- MGS2

- Chaos Theory

- DMC 3 and 4

- Bayonetta

- NGB and NG2.

- Doom

Actually yea, donno how I missed that. SF2 especially pops up in some form every couple of years. I'm sure Super-hyper-Nintendo-Switch version isn't the last incarnation.

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#25 ConanTheStoner
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@uninspiredcup:

At this point I'm just glad the anniversary collection exists. Should've happened ages ago.

But yeah, I'm sure Capcom will find a way to bring us a "new" SF2 again. I'm not opposed to the original art at all, but wouldn't mind if they did a proper visual overhaul rather than the cheapo jerky sprite animation in HD Remix.

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#26  Edited By Cloud_imperium
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Too many to list. Will name a few that came to mind first:

Crysis

StarCraft 2

The Witcher

Fear

Condemned

Medieval 2 Total War

Company of Heroes

Dead Space

Freelancer

Wing Commander 4

Thief trilogy

System Shock 2

Max Payne 2

Half Life 2

Broken Sword

Deus Ex

Vampire the masquerade bloodlines

World in Conflict

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#27 DoomNukem3D
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I'd say that in general older games generally have superior gameplay compared to newer games.

Ninja Gaiden Black

God Hand

Gunstar Heroes

Guardian heroes

Doom

Duke Nukem 3D

Deus Ex

F.E.A.R.

Classic Mario, Contra, and Megaman games

Fire Emblem Seisen no keifu remains the pinnacle of its series

Shining Force games also have addictive jrpg gameplay

Nethack is still being updated but has been around since 1987

Thief 1 and 2 are still the pinnacle of stealth games

Splinter Cell Chaos theory is great too

I mean I could go on and on.