Sinan Kubba and the TGR staff have compiled a list of 30 games that no gamer should go a lifetime without playing.
Oblivion is amazing... I've played through that like 3 times by now...
Loved Oblivion but that leveling system still gets to me
I can't argue with that list, so being that if I died tommarrow I can die a happy man because I played most of those games.
cmon, at the very lease FF7, or FF6 should of been there...FFX blowed, it was a decent FF but not one you should play before you die...
Oblivion is the most overrated game ever. Just bought that game two months ago to see what the fuss was about. The game is straight up boring. Good thing I got it for 17 bucks and to be honest, it still isn't worth that much. Recently bought Fallout 3 too but I haven't opened it. I have a feeling I'm going to be just as disappointed.
Most RPG's always start out a little slow. You need to give them some time and effort, level up your character. Once you are a higher level, the fun truly begins. I'm sorry you do not like Oblivion all that much, but I think you might enjoy Fallout 3...
Fallout 3 = Oblivion x 10000 Fallout 2 = Fallout 3 x 100 Fallout 1 = Oblivion x 10
If I've counted right, you're basically saying that Fallout 2 is 100'000 times better than Fallout 1, which is wrong. Both are orders of magnitude better than Oblivion, but 2 is only maybe 1 order of magnitude better than 1...
Nah dude that was a mistake. I meant to say Fallout 1 = Fallout 3 x 10
Crap, does playing everything on that list mean I'm already due for my end?
considering how many of those are recent you should be fine...
The lack of Silent Hill 2 is drilling a hole into my skull. Great list otherwise...
Silent Hill 2 is an acquired taste. I wouldn't recommend it to someone or put it on a list like this since it's so love-it-or-hate-it.
well its it the top 30 game BEFORE YOU DIE meaning that this game hold so much awesomeness that some people heart cant resist......
So I'm going to lose all my bubbles for this, but I really did love Halo... And why are most these games post 2000?
That and it's not the top 30 retro games of all time.
4.1 It's 30 games to play before you die. I'd say there's a good chuck of older games missing that have had more impact on gaming as a whole that the many of the more recent ones. Depends on what your looking for it a game though. Graphics, gameplay, story, etc...
I think you're wrong about that Shoinan. 3D GAMES have gotten better, but not games in general. 2D-Radiant-Silvergun-style titles hit their peak long ago on the Genesis and Saturn. Not to mention the awesome fun that were the Side-Scrolling beat em ups. RPGs too. I don't think there's much debate that the middle Final Fantasy games (4,5,6, and 7) are the best in the series. In the end, without going into specific games, I think I agree that this list has way too much of a modern lean.
To be fair you can't really narrow this many years of gaming into 30 games so for trying to do that they did pick some good choices...
play it now, thank me later ;)
The game is great, everyone needs to play it! Loved the sniper duel with The End.
Am I the only one who thinks of the inappropriate sound of that title?
You should listen to the Snake Eater song from it. It honestly sounds like music you would play while having sex.
I bought the Metal Gear Solid: The Essential Collection before MGS4. The only one I haven't played through was MGS: Snake Eater :-( I will definitely play it and soon.
Good list, great games !
The lack of Grim Fandango is unforgivable. Maybe you'll get it right in the next life.
No matter how many times I tried, I got a server error. But I think they missed off the original Fallout & Planescape torment. I imagine they were probably on the pages I couldnt see but I hope they included Resi 4 and at least one Zelda game. Oh and a cheeky bit of Chrono Trigger.
It's back up... RE4 and OoT were on it.
...but... -Okami -Viewtiful Joe -Devil May Cry (Whole series) -The Darkness -Katamari Damacy -Fatal Frame (Whole series) Where are they?
Yeah, The Darkness is extremely underrated. I really enjoyed that one. It has some of the most realistic graphics of any game, in my opinion. I'm sure we can all come up with games that should be on there. Off the top of my head, mine are: Gears 2 Rainbox Six Vegas 2 Fallout 3 Condemned And going old school: Maniac Mansion Super Mario Bros. 3 (I think it's more iconic than Super Mario World) Here's a question for everyone: which generation of gaming has been the best? I think this one has produced the most great games in the shortest amount of time. Last gen and the 16 bit era were great too, IMO.
I have 6 of the games listed, but that's about it. Overall it was a pretty good list. Out of all the games listed, MGS4, GT3, Shadow of the Colossus are definantly my personal favorites and are among my 10 Top favorite games ever. Vice City was a good GTA game, but personally I would have replaced it with San Andreas on the list.... I loved the whole "80's vibe" in Vice City, but San Andreas is still my favorite GTA game because there was just SOOO much stuff to do in the game and the game world was just massive. I'd also add Crash Bandicoot 2 and the God of War series , but it's tough to cram in just 30 games across so many years, because there's been so many amazing games.
I had played 150 hours, crashed a jet in the forest...and didn't have a clue where I was. That gameworld was huge. But I still liked GTA vice city, the story was better, the main character was the best and it was such a leap from the GTA3.
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Thank you. I appreciate another gamer who respects Final Fantasy X as one of the best games. Great Article.
how can HL 1 or 2 not make that list is beyond me.....or even FF6.....i mean seriously....
I agree about half life... FPS games got gipped...
super mario world, woo!
Lots of great games on that list... But where was Myst, Chronotrigger, You Don't Know Jack, Dark Forces, Full Throttle, or Wing Commander III? Ah, Nostalgia...
this list doesn't fell complete ..but i guess chossing ONLY 30 is still a tough choice ... i don't agree with some choices but he explained quite well why he choose them instead of others . NOt a complete list but not a waste of time to read ...
Are they trying to just snub Halo on purpose? How do you not list one of the highest-rated, best-selling games ever? Im sorry, but no Halo = no credibility And no Half-Life? Not even ONE sports game? No PUNCH-OUT? This list sucks...
the list is 30 games you must play before you die. It is not 'the only 30 games you must play before you die.' These are suggestions. I'm sure they know there are more that are just as good. Lighten up man. It does make me wanna go play Shadow of the Colossus. cuz I have it and haven't played it yet! So, the list is a good thing.
How do you spot a fanboy? They start crying over Halo. There's a helluva lot of good games on this list, and to start crying over it because of a non-existent entry is trivial. Deal-with-it.
Played 11 of them haha not a single xbox exclusive but many PS2 & PS3 exclusives says it all ;)
i agree with a good chunk of the games on the list. i was honestly anticipating Doom would be on there without a doubt. kinda surprised there. solid list all the same, tho.
This list has many good games, but there's a few on there that make me go, "Okay, that was a bad choice when you could've picked _________________" So I guess that ultimately makes this list not very good.
How come Vice City is always regarded as being the best GTA??? I thought San Andreas was much better. And I don't know about putting SF IV in there instead of II. I mean, SF IV is fantastic, but a lot of people still play SF II regularly nearly 20 years after release so that has to mean something. I love SF IV too, but I don't think there'll be anywhere near as many people (if any) playing it regularly in 20 years time as there are playing SF II today.
I'm at 17
not MY top 30 games i must play before i die. i couldnt even begin to start with great games to be on this list like niche titles such as oddworld, battletoads, klonoa or mega hit games like halo, half life, mgs games, etc. just too many to think of. and what the hell is lemmings and where are the sports games like espn nfl 2k5 for da xbox?
Gee! I wanna play Shadow of the Colossus. Heard it was really good, but never have gotten the chance to try it. =( I ain't see it for sell anywhere. Also, Shenmue.. I wish I could go back and play that. Damn my Mom selling the Dreamcast thinkin it was the Sega Saturn! Grrr! Lol.
Oblivion doesn't belong amongst them.in an attempt to appeal to a broader audience Bethesda implemented THE worst possible equalizer imaginable:everything levels up as you do.Example:why should i even acquire anything until lvl 20+,like the bow shadowhunt,if i get it at say,lvl8,its great.............until lvl 9.By then,most bandits have weapons of equal power,and now shadowhunt doesnt really compete.so,i should wait until lvl 18 to acquire a maxed out weapon? yet,even then,glass and ebony weapons abound,so in fact,i should just use those.How about the wooden spoon from anvil that threatens the stability of the land in such a way that every damn guard in the world goes into "code red" when it is stolen?(yep,THAT spoon).Generic,random dungeons? we got em. ridiculous skill generalisations? yep,got them too.A story so weak it can barely stand on its own? sure,its here.Wait until level 30 before tackling any quest? you should.NOTE:this is only my opinion.peace
Neverwinter Nights, The Secret of Monkey Island... The only two games on that list I've never played... not that it's a particularly good list anyway.
no Zelda no Halo no God of War = Epic Fail
There was a Zelda - OoT.
Zelda is on there...
I still have my Dreamcast and a copy of Shemenu
Knights of the Old Republic isnt on this list!!!! "30 Games You Must Play Before You Die" is the name of the article, yet KOTOR isnt on here... isnt that illegal or something!?!?
They put Neverwinter Nights and not Bladur's Gate? wtf the plot in nwn was stupid as hell(it all comes down to you being the nameless jerk that saves the world! there is no back story about you nothing.. and even if you're evil you still save the world wtf?!?!)
this list is an epic fail ><
Nice diverse selection of games, Lemmings and Sim City 2000 (I actually think 4 is the best) are great choices. Nice to see a bit of respect for some heavy weight PC classics BTW I think everyone has played Teris already.
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