Monday, 2 March 2015

A Collection of My Favourite Games

Video games have been a part of my life ever since I was little, thanks to my older brothers. Back in the 1990s, Microsoft DOS Games was pretty much my childhood, along with my old school Gameboy and Nintendo 64. Mario, Monkey Island, Doom, Wacky Wheels, Duke Nukem, Transport Tycoon, Commander Keen: those were the classics back in my early gaming days. 

My passion for gaming only grew as years went on, and to this day, my love for them has never stopped — it never will.

            "Best Female Protagonist."
Tomb Raider is my all time favourite adventure game, as well my favourite game franchise. I've played and clocked The Angel of Darkness and Legend more than I can remember and never once got bored of them. They are fun, entertaining and will always be on my top ten games list.
"Collect them Jiggies!"
Banjo Kazooie...oh the memories. Back in the days of Nintendo 64, Banjo Kazooie and Banjo Tooie were the games I never wanted to stop playing, and by never, I mean never. I was addicted to them. No words can express how much I love this game and how fun and enjoyable it was and still is.

"Long live the King!"
Conker's Bad Fur Day was one of a kind. It's crazy, hilarious and random, and even though I was fairly young when I played it, it was the best fun I had in a video game, one that had me laughing, especially The Great Mighty Poo scene. This cute, alcoholic squirrel will never be forgotten.

                   "The Total Badass."
Confession: I had never heard of The Darkness until I received it as a present on my 18th birthday and I'm so glad I did. No character gets more badass than Jackie Estacado: Mafia Hitman/demon. The Darkness was a real surprise for me and the concept of it is one that I love because...well
                                                                     's dark...and awesome!
Unreal Tournament wasand still isa first person shooter I turn to when I feel like creating mayhem. Team Deathmatches, Deathmatches, Capture the Flag, Campaign and Assaults: Unreal is an endless supply of fun and chaos, and every kill spree made you feel unstoppable thanks to that infamous voice over.
"Where's my son you Fat Bastard?!"
Filled with crime and excessive coarse language, The Getaway had one of the best and most memorable storylines. How far is one man willing to go to save his son? Mark Hammond will do whatever it takes. Both games are set in London in a semi-open world and you are able to play as different characters as the storyline progresses. Sure, the graphics now are outdated, but man, this game was the best!
"Helmet Boy."
Commander Keen...need I say more? Eating junk food, shooting weird space creatures with your ray gun, jumping around on your pogo stick and collecting key cards to open doors, Keen was by far my favourite Microsoft DOS game.

                             "Man One; Two Hells."
Doom was the introduction to my love for horror games. Being only a little baby gamer at the time, Doom probably wasn't the most appropriate game to play, but I loved it nevertheless. Scary, ugly, mutant demonic creatures, you are one man against evil on Mars and Hell on Earth. I'd be lying if I said this game didn't give me nightmares when I first played it. Of course, the graphics are almost cringe-worthy now, but when it was first released, you were in for a game filled with the unknown and around every corner was a nice, ugly surprise. Nowhere is safe.
                 "Animals on Wheels!"
Look out! The Zoo is on the loose! Similar to Mario Kartbut way more awesome at the timeWacky Wheels was a game me and my brothers used to play together and verse each other in. No words can even express how much fun it was and how much I loved it. It was the best racing game and it was for everyone.
                        "It's a Me! Marioo!"
Winning battles and earning coins and stars, Mario Party was one of my favourite family and party games. Sometimes it was rigged, but other times when you win, it made you feel like a total champion. Ain't no party like a Mario Party!
             "Beware of the Thunderbolt!"
Whether you're trying to stay in first place, dodging banana peels and shells, or suffering through the dreadful moments when someone uses the Thunderbolt item, Mario Kart 64 was a game that either brought you together, or drifted you apart...for five or so minutes. Deathmatches where you had to pop each players balloons was a great challenge and one you don't want to fail. But when you succeed, celebrate with either an "F YEAH!" or the occasional fist pump.
"Show Me Your Moves!" 
Between this and Mario Tennis, I coudn't stop playing them. I always played as Kirby and clocked the campaign over fifty times. Then me and my second oldest brother would battle against each other or fight as a team until the end. Heaven forbid if one of us got the hammer....

                          "Silent Hell."
Best. Game. EVER. Silent Hill is one of those games that's so messed up and so mind screwing that it's good. The creatures are nothing you've seen before; creepy, ugly and other times leaving you with WTF?! One of the best things about Silent Hillapart from being outright creepyare the puzzles and riddles. It has its frustrating moments, but it never fails to disappoint. Every game and every storyline will leave you on edge
                                                                                       and your brain torn in confusion.

      "Revenge Is The Ultimate B in This Game!"
For an indie game, The Cat Lady was another one of those surprising games. It focuses on depression and how cruel people can be. The concept of it was something completely different and creative with jump scares, eerie environments, creepy characters and puzzles. Any horror and psychological horror fanlike mewill enjoy it. But be careful with who you trust though, not every is who they appear to be.

            "Say Goodbye to Your Limbs!"
Who needs arms and legs in the future when you have augmentation? Being half man, half machine in a futuristic world of advanced technology and robots, Deus Ex is a science-fiction, cyperpunk role playing game with many interactions and action packed missions. Explore the streets, upgrade your abilities and wear your glasses at night because...*sunnies* can.

So...many...feels. Heavy Rain is one of those rare games that takes you on an emotional rollercoaster. You are responsible for the characters and their outcomes, and when it comes to saving Ethan's son, Sean, it's entirely in your hands...literally. The pressure was on, but in my gameplay, things worked out and I got a happy ending...phew!

                        "Let's go for a Joyride!"
If there's a game that has come a long way, it's GTA. From an infamous birdseye view, to outstanding graphics and fun gameplay, the GTA franchise is one of my top five personal favourites. Every game was epic and enjoyable filled with chaos and humour, and as much as I love each and every one of them, my all time favourite has got to be Vice City. It had an awesome storyline and memorable characters. Similar to Scarface, it also had the best soundtrack of classic '80s music and the best main character out of all of them: Tommy Vercetti. Never stop making Grand Theft Auto, Rockstar!
                                  "Play God."
And this...was my childhood and teenage life. I own all of them and played all of them on a daily basis. Even when I was at school I always thought about playing with my Sims and it made me happy. Sounds kinda sad, but it's true. The Sims brought me so much joy and happiness that I played it for hours and hours. I loved, and still do, designing houses, and once The Sims 2 came out, I loved watching my Sims grow throughout each generation. When they died, I won't lie, it was a little sad, but then their offspring would continue and it was never ending...unless some annoying bug/glitch ruins it for you.
                     "This Is Our City!"
The most ridiculous, yet, addicting game I've ever played. It's wacky, unbelievable and hilarious at times, but what makes Saints Row so good are the crazy storylines, scenes, characters, missions and activities, along with making your own character and turning them into whatever you want. Obese, anorexic, slim or even zombie. The choice is yours!
"You’re either living or you’re not. You ain’t little, you ain’t a girl, you ain’t a boy, you ain’t strong or smart. You’re alive.”
Telltale Games really did an amazing job capturing what life would be like in a zombie apocolypse and how tough decision making would be. The journey you go through is one that is captivating, cruel, yet, touching that it left me in a certain state of emotions that no game has ever done before. You become attached to the characters and fear what the outcome would and could be.

                  "The Masked Man"
One word: insane! This game had me from start to finish, and even though it's an 8-bit game, it's bloody and gorey and crazy addictive! With an epic 80s soundtrack and insane story, it will have you on the edge of your seat, questioning your own sanity and another times, heavy breathing and fuming with rage.
There are plenty more games I loved and enjoyed, but these titles stand out the most for me.  
What are some of your favourite games?


  1. Tomb Raider... oh yeah!
    Doom... classic!
    Silent Hill... creepy fun!

    Glad we agree on that :)
    As for "Mario Cart", "The Sims", and "GTA"... all I can say is they are fun, but it in a totally different class...

    Anyway, thanks for all your game reviews!

    1. Yep! :)

      No worries, thanks for stopping by!

  2. I'm not really a big gamer because I know I'd get addicted and I don't want that to happen. But I used to play Mario as a kid. :P