9. BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM (360)
I got all the achievements in Batman Arkham Asylum. That for me is a big deal because I actually took the time to complete every challenge in the game which is something I don't often do since it seems more like torture than fun usually. But I had a lot of fun with Batman Arkham Asylum it's an amazing game and one of the best games based on a licensed property ever released. The combat was smooth and intuitive and the stealth portions of the game were the best part. I also love the progressive equipment game design a la Metroid.
8. GUITAR HERO II (PS2)
Back in late 2006/early 2007 all I could think about was Guitar Hero. I was an addict. I even justified buying Guitar Hero Rock the 80s which I knew was a complete ripoff. I was just in love with Guitar Hero. Eventually I lost the passion for it, but then Guitar Hero III came along and I became addicted again. Granted, my love for GHIII wasn't as great as GHII and I soon got over it. That luckily, was the last Guitar Hero game I bought as the thought of music games makes me sick now. But still GHII more than enough earned its place in the top ten.
7. (SUPER) STREET FIGHTER IV (360)
Street Fighter is the king of fighters. (lol!) Seriously though, it is. I was so excited for a new Street Fighter game to finally come out. I'm not the best player out there, but I wasted countless hours trying to be a respectable one online. I like using this game to show off since everyone I know is terrible at fighting games. I main Blanka because he's my favorite character to play as. But like with other fighting games some of the best fun comes from just messing around with all the characters.
6. OKAMI (PS2)
Oh Okami why didn't more people play you? Zelda is a great series and all, but honestly I think Okami without a doubt topped Twilight Princess. Twilight Princess itself is an amazing game making #27 on my list so that's saying a lot. Okami has everything you could want in a Zelda ripoff like an epic story, a vast world to explore, many characters to intereact with and sharp controls. In addition Okami has the most unique and beautiful art$tyle I've ever seen even compared to HD consoles. Okami simply tops my favorite ps2 games.
5. AGE OF EMPIRES II (PC)
Age of Empires, along with several other series was an addiction of mine. The first game introduced me to the world of real time strategies and got me hooked. Age of Empires II was far better than Age of Empires I so you can imagine how hooked I was. I didn't really have much access to online battles, but I spent a couple hundred hours playing custom games and making my own scenarios. The campaigns were fun too and could even be considered educational. I learned a lot from this game actually.
4. POKEMON SILVER/GOLD (GBC)
16 badges! This was twice the adventure of the original Pokemon games. My joy when I found out upon beating the Elite Four that you get to revisit Kanto and see how it has changed in the past 3 years and earn all the badges all over again is one of my favorite gaming moments. What a considerate addition from the developers! I think we all know how addicting Pokemon can be; trading, battling, catching, etc. Enough said.
3. METROID PRIME (GC)
Metroid Prime is a gaming masterpiece. It's one of the most atmospheric games in history and was an amazing feat bring Metroid into the world of first person with a positive outcome. MP, being a first person adventure rather than a first person shooter is less about the combat and more about the sense of exploration and puzzle solving. The boss battles are awesome though. It's a must play experience and one of my favorites.
2. SUPER MARIO 64 (N64)
I guess you could say the game that got me into videogames was Super Mario Bros. on the NES of which I used to play when I was about 5 years old on my dad's NES. It wasn't until I saw Super Mario 64 that I fell in love with Mario games. Mario 64 is responsible for my love of games. I got all 120 stars when I was probably around 7 or 8 years old and I was pretty proud of myself. Anyway this game was a masterpiece.