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Submitted by kythlyn 144d ago | opinion piece

The Top 5: Science Fiction Games

With Titanfall just around the corner, the members of Gamer Horizon crew each list off their Top 5 Science Fiction games. (BioShock: Infinite, Borderlands 2, Half-Life 2, Mass Effect, PC, Portal 2, PS2, PS3, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, StarCraft, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360)

gillri  +   144d ago
1. Mass Effect Trilogy
2. Deus Ex
3. Super Metroid
4. Portal 1/2
5. Dead Space trilogy

Im sure if I played System Shock 2 that would be up there too
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morganfell  +   144d ago
I did play System Shock 1 and 2 and I have to say for me personally it sits above anything else on the list.

System Shock 2 with the Rebirth, SHTUP, and Deepfrier graphics and sound mods make the game even better.

I still have not found a title that has struck me in the same manner as a few movies. For me, again this is a personal evaluation, Bladerunner sits at the top of my SF list. It addresses three basic human questions.

Where do I come from?
Where am I going?
How long do I have?

And on some levels it does look deep at another fourth question as well. What happens when I meet my god? For me the best SF titles are those that ask human questions and make me ponder our existence. On rare occasion they have come close, just not to the degree of Bladerunner, and in some respects the original Ghost in the Shell.
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gillri  +   143d ago
Even Super Metroid? I have never seen a top game of all time where SS is above SM
morganfell  +   143d ago
Well those lists are opinions. And I have played Super Metroid many times. But if you look at my statement, you will see tow things that I clearly remark upon.

1 - It is a personal choice. I never said, as lists tend to do, this was a choice that applies to everyone.

2 - I look for games in making my personal list that provoke me to think about life, my life, about the state of humanity. It isn't just about entertainment for me on a fun level but also a mental as well as visceral plane.
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SteamPowered  +   144d ago
I actually whole-heartedly agree with the picks in the Article. That's gotta be a first.
kythlyn  +   144d ago
You know, I think it is...
silkylove  +   144d ago
I'm glad Super Metroid made it. Think they should've double-dipped and added Metroid Prime to the list as well. Also wouldn't mind a nod to Dead Space. It's sci-fi as much as survival horror. Some of the Final Fantasies could also qualify. Or some of the Wing Commander or Rogue Squadron games.
kythlyn  +   143d ago
I nearly mention a few Final Fantasy titles in my section of the list! Glad you commented.
Geobros  +   144d ago
Super Metroid was an epic game, specially for his 16-bit era....his atmosphere, his music, the gameplay. Its a pity that the last 2D Metroid was Metroid Fusion, I would love to see another one, or a Super Metroid remake for 3DS!!!
ironfist92  +   143d ago
Deus Ex, Borderlands, Mass Effect, the first Dead Space (the rest blows)

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