5 Video Games That Shaped Me as an Adult

Nat Smyth of Entertainment Buddha writes: "A lot of us have been playing games since we were little kids – or teenagers at least – and much like books, music, movies, and TV shows, games can leave a lasting impression on us."

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HAMM3RofBUDDHA1334d ago

While I was already an "adult" when most of these came out I can see how they could greatly influence those born in the 90's. Big AC fan, also loved ME trilogy.

febzilla1334d ago (Edited 1334d ago )

I agree with you on already being an "adult" when these came out. My list would have included Halo, Assassin's Creed, and Bishock Infinite. Never played Mass Effect (gasp). That's still on my list of games to play.

medman1333d ago (Edited 1333d ago )

Yes, Mass Effect trilogy. It's awesome, pick it up asap. Also for me the games of my childhood that stood out the most were The Legend of Zelda for NES, Ghosts N' Goblins, Mike Tyson's Punchout, RC Pro Am, Mario Bros., Contra, Ninja Gaiden, Mortal Kombat 1 & 2, Madden, Tecmo Bowl, NBA Jam, Super Street Fighter II, and Metal Gear Solid.

PiNkFaIrYbOi1333d ago

Not an adult just a grown up child who can support his habit of video games to the fullest. Unless you have a spouse and kids, than you might be an adult instead of a grown up child.

snowbearder1334d ago

And here I am influenced by the likes of Mario and TecmoBowl...

BlackTar1871334d ago


Hell yea

and Battletoads and Double Dragon

Nwah1334d ago

Morrowind influenced me in the way that it shows how video games can have a great story/universe without having to show it through forced cutscenes or dumbed down gameplay.

FrogSpork1334d ago

Oh man, Digimon... Was I the only one who had no idea what to do on that game? Great list nonetheless.

PoSTedUP1334d ago

GTA, goldeneye, man hunt, hitman, resident evil... im a horrible person.