I’ve been gaming since well before 1989 and yet I’ve never compiled a list of my top games, until now. In no particular order, you’ll find these games listed below.
Race the Sun is the Book of John of video games for me. Which is to say Race the Sun is the first game I pull out when I have someone over who is new to gaming. The simplicity of controls and the pure speed of it all wins people over every single time.
BioShock Infinite is not a perfect game. The game’s gunplay is an absolute mess. Turn the difficulty setting down though and you have a front row seat to a Disneyland gone awry. Infinite allowed me to overcome horror elements due to the world constantly being soaked in sunlight. The story told gave me a glimpse of a world of possibilities impacted by the choices we make.
“I loved The Final Station. The level design reminded me of the army bases I used to draw as a kid. Tunnels, secret bunkers, pathways into the darkness. Imagination allowed to run wild.”
One word comes to mind when thinking about Super Mario Odyssey, joy. I love this game! However, I’m not a fan of the collectathon gameplay that occurs after the credits roll.
Metroid Fusion was my first Metroid game. Helped me understand the Metroid mindset.
Super Mario Galaxy was the first game my wife and I ever beat together thanks to the great co-op feature. Animal Crossing: Wild World should probably share this spot too.
Mass Effect 2 hooked me hard. To this day, due to how much I played, my wife will still say, “I am KROGAN!”
Final Fantasy VII will always hold a special place in my heart as will Final Fantasy XV. Nothing like sharing games with family.
Ezio was the man. Loved playing through his life in Assassin’s Creed 2 and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, not so much).
Nathan Drake (Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune) got me back into gaming at a time I was ready to quit playing. Will never forget rounding the corner in the jungle and seeing a submarine just sitting there.
- Castles II: Siege & Conquest
- Diablo II
- Fire Emblem: Awakening
- Fire Watch
- God of War
- Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
- RollerCoaster Tycoon
- Super Mario Land
- Tales from the Borderlands
- That Dragon, Cancer
- The Journeyman Project
- The Movies
- World of Warcraft