AllAboutTheGames.co.uk's Richard Horne looks back on ten personal moments that defined gaming and struck a chord including a phenomenal Geometry Wars 2 moment, some Project Gotham Racing OCD and many other treasured memories.
The release of Philips CD-i. My fondest gaming memory.
Uhmm.... Soul Calibur for the Dreamcast started a whole new level in detail in videogames. Metal Gear Solid: Solid Snake and Final Fantasy VII for the PS1 also gave games a boost in story telling and the likes. My 2 cents!
Space Invaders, Vanguard, and the original Star Wars arcade made video game sounds matter Dragon's Lair and VirtuaFighter revolutionized graphics. Gauntlet and Double Dragon - multiplayer
Xbox Live NES God of War
Agreed, Xbox Live should be there as it was the first console to really take online gaming and now look, 99% of games are online these days
i agree with you, good comment by the way.
huh? hey who left these track in the snow....
what about the original TR????????? The 1st 3rd person game that let you explore the whole level instead of just platforming. Or what about the Coleco Telstar?? The 1st home gaming console sold at retail stores in the mid 70's? What a crappy list it should be titled "The most non defining moments in gaming"
Ummm 3DO was the best, Need For Speed was the best Road Rash, FMV for games TIGHT! Some games should be on there PGR? How about Granturismo, Fight Night? How about mike tysons punch out. Aww the days....
the grand Turismo series was always the best racing game. In it's realism of tuning, driving (laps up to 300), and looks.
1. Manic Miner- heralds the British surrealness/irreverence in games that would be seen in games such as Jet Set Willy, Rick Dangerous, James Pond, Lemmings. 2. Donkey Kong Country- great colourful 3D models. 3. Banjo Kazooie- Mario 64 was first but Rare make one of the best 3D platformers. 4. Jet Set Radio- Dreamcast (and the best Xbox game to me)- practically invented cel-shading in games. 6. Resident Evil remake (Cube)- reinvented a great game in such a well produced way that it is a landmark. 7. Metroid Prime- great level design and mixes 3D, 2D and the change between space suit and morph ball elements seamlessly. 8. Super Mario Galaxy- great idea, though I haven't played it. 9. Bioshock- superb atmosophere and frenetic action sometimes. 10. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune- looks gorgeous and has some great ideas. The showcase for the PS3.
Dudes, did you even read the article? PGR and my first time on Xbox Live are in that list! :D
That was a terrible top ten list, almost a list of not a real gamer but casual.
Finally holding the N64 controller and playing Mario64 , Mario gone 3D ......
i have to agree with fight night. when i played it and beat the crap out of my gloatful friend (never having played it before) over and over and over again, it was fun. the fact that i could win withing the first two fights we had was genius, because the game was deep and it was intuitive and easy to learn. Zelda, and both of those Marios and Street Fighter II Turbo are no-brainers, and with good reason, they were just amazing and still are.
Shadow of the Colossus Going through the microwave corridor in MGS4 And of course many older memories like playing Scorched Earth with my 2 cousins on christmas eve when we were 5 years old. We even put the PC inside a mattress + sofa house we built. Who else built those?
I'd like to add Alone in the dark for introducing survival horror, Sonic the hedgehog for being a rollercoaster of a game and attracting a lot of people to gaming and the Monkey Island series for being the funniest, wittiest games I've played. In truth, I think that a great game defines gaming regardless of whether it was the first of that genre.
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