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Whats the best game ever?

Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderPosts: 9,065Member Uncommon

CHESS... Playing that game for over 35 year and still getting better..  tough i am far from a pro, its still fun after all those years.

(find me on the IOS SocialChess app under the name of Lordbachus)

 

And D&D up to edition 3.5 if you want to play with more then 2 people...  

(sadly my friends grew up and we are to few to play these days, does anyone know an online community where PnP D&D actually is played?)

 

I cant choose a single best computer game, as my perfect game is still not made... Well aside from MMo´s it must have been Daggerfall back in those days, but then i see MMO´s of an evolution of Daggerfall.

 

So what are your favourite games?

Best MMO experiences : EQ(PvE), DAoC(PvP), WoW(total package) LOTRO (worldfeel) GW2 (Artstyle and animations and worlddesign) SWTOR (Story immersion) TSW (story) ESO (character advancement)

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  • ScalplessScalpless SnowballvillePosts: 1,396Member Uncommon

    It's a tough choice between chess and Go. Go is more elegant, but chess has better graphics.

    http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2456/3718557657_48578c7b8e_z.jpg

    Those elephants. That DOF. So awesome.

    Planescape: Torment is my favorite video game of all time.

  • AvarixAvarix Chicago, ILPosts: 384Member Uncommon
    Tetris. Never fails to entertain me.
  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebPosts: 5,060Member Uncommon

    Best game ever ?

    Probably the game of thrones: You win or die.

     

    That one will keep you occupied until your death ;)

     

     

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  • RoguewizRoguewiz Lampasas, TXPosts: 614Member Uncommon

    Rogue :)

     

    Nuff said.

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  • DocBrodyDocBrody EldridgePosts: 1,820Member
    Tetris on the original game boy.. never gets old
  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 20,008Member Uncommon
    Golf, extremely challenging trying to put a small ball into a not much larger hole across the span of 565 yards in 5 strokes or less.

    Oh, you meant video games.

    Single player is hard, but I'd say the Might and Magic series, including Heroes was my all time favorite.

    MMOs, toss up between Eve and DAOC.

    In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.
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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,676Member Uncommon

    I used to answer this question with an immediate and emphatic "Wizardry" but after recently really looking at that, I found my answer is really Dark Forest. It began my affinity for conquest games and it's actually one of the measuring sticks I use for everything from RISK-like games to sims like the Civilization series. Easy to play, quick games, mutliple maps, just enough random to keep it interesting, strategic zones that require extra management, and single or multiplayer. It's everything I want from a conquest game. 

    It doesn't suffer me through odd micromanagement for the sake of micromanagement like

    • manually harvesting each tile of wheat (I'm looking at you, Lord of the Realm)
    • making pieces walk from point A to B, not because there's anything in that space but to justify the r33t animations
    • waiting for resource meters to tick to the right number to build some equally superfluous step in a process

     

    Lordlings of Yore, Castles, Castles 2, The Civ series, Pirates! Gold, RISK, Axis and Allies... all games that I played the crap out of and all games that I find I've often weighed against Dark Forest so, for me, the best game ever was Dark Forest.

     

     

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  • piquetpiquet OdensePosts: 202Member

    I never really played physical games, so don't really have a favorite. As for computer games I can't possibly pick one favorite, but the game I've played more than anything else is Geoff Crammond's Grand Prix 2 from Microprose. Other favorites in no particular order:

     

    • All the Elder Scrolls games (if I HAD to pick 1 game series, this would be it)
    • Black Isle/BioWare games based on the infinity engine (Planescape: Torment, Baldur's Gate 1+2, Icewind Dale 1+2)
    • Heroes of Might & Magic 3
    • Thief 1+2
    • System Shock 2
    • Deus Ex 1
    • Pirates!
    • Captive (Amiga)
    • Unreal/Unreal Tournament
    • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (PlayStation)
    • There are many more, but these were the first that came to mind.

     

    MMO wise I would pick DAoC as my favorite.

     

    Edit - The SCUMM engine games deserves a mention as well, played those a lot (Maniac Mansion, Zak McKracken, Loom, Indiana Jones).

  • Skooma2Skooma2 Glenview, ILPosts: 694Member Uncommon
    Skyrim.  Was there really any other choice?  Had Skyrim not existed, I would have gone with Baldur's Gate II.

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  • kevjardskevjards carlislePosts: 1,463Member
    For me the best game ever came in 2002.totally unknown company at the time.they are quite well known now Divine divinity http://www.larian.com/Site/english/divinity/divinity.html
  • KyarraKyarra manchester, CTPosts: 671Member Uncommon
    I have had many favorites through the years, (I especially love the Elder Scroll series), but the one I know I have logged the most hours and years into has to be Starwars Galaxies..RIP sob.
  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Uncommon

    game?    how about a tool -- a deck of cards

     

    old PC game:  Master of Magic

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_of_Magic

     

    old Mac Game: Mission Thunderbolt

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_Thunderbolt

     

  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by kevjards
    For me the best game ever came in 2002.totally unknown company at the time.they are quite well known now Divine divinity http://www.larian.com/Site/english/divinity/divinity.html

    easily my favorite ARPG

  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORPosts: 5,565Member Uncommon

    Super Metroid

  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebPosts: 5,060Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Skooma2
    Skyrim.  Was there really any other choice?  Had Skyrim not existed, I would have gone with Baldur's Gate II.

    I actually agree .

    Skyrim is probably best example of a perfect game.

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  • HatefullHatefull Posts: 774Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Nadia
    game?    how about a tool -- a deck of cards old PC game:  Master of Magichttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_of_Magic old Mac Game: Mission Thunderbolthttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_Thunderbolt 


    As to the second part of your post, no idea.

    As to the deck of cards, I have carried a deck with me most of my life.

    I took a deck to war, all my non-combat deployments, hunting camp, hiking, biking, everywhere. Nothing has ever been so capable of eating up large amounts of down time as a deck of cards.

    Good comment, +1 to you Nadia.

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  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon ParisPosts: 2,086Member Uncommon

    Shouldn't the title be "whats the best game you have ever played" lol. I might think defender was the the best game ever but that's just my opinion.

    It's impossible for everyone to be right.

    For me it has to be Gothic 2 & Night Of The Raven expansion.

     

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  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member Common

    Ok, so I have a lot of "favorites", but I looked at the question from the standpoint of "what game would you never refuse to play if someone offered".

     

    Chinese checkers is my only response.

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member Common
    Originally posted by Nadia

    game?    how about a tool -- a deck of cards

     

     

    Very nice. A deck of cards comes in quite handy and is very versatile. For me though, a handful of D6s is just as handy.

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • Ender4Ender4 milwaukee, WIPosts: 2,253Member

    I dunno but it definitely wasn't Skyrim~.

    For me it is generally games that offered a ton of re-playability which for the most part were strategy based games. RPG just don't offer that, not even the Elder Scrolls games. I did play their first game a ton, Arena.

    Tetris
    Rogue
    Civ 2
    Ultima IV
    Age of Empires
    XCom UFO Defense
    Master of Magic
    Master of Orion 2
    Dragonrealms (MUD)
    Dragon's Gate (MUD)

    Once I started playing MMORPG then most other games fell by the wayside. Probably the most played of my MMORPG were.

    EQ
    WoW (early beta until lich king when it really went downhill)


    As for non computer games

    Risk
    Titan (best board game ever~)
    AD&D, Champions and Rolemaster
    Magic the Gathering in the earlier days, they expanded too fast to keep it fun. (made a boatload off of my black border cards though :))

  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member

    AD&D second edition.

    No mmo has ever come close to the worlds we created. No single player game has every been as good as the personal stories we used to experience. A living adventure where you had the freedom to do whatever you wanted, and where wasn't something you just respawned and came back from. It was often the end of your character.

    Computer games have given us a lot as far as the visual experience goes but it's still a long ways from what our imaginations can create.

  • JaedorJaedor Denver, COPosts: 1,140Member Uncommon

    Although I agree that Go and Chess are serious contenders, I'd say Bridge is the best. :D


    Don't have a "best" video game opinion; I've played lots of them and each brought something to the table at the time.

  • RoguewizRoguewiz Lampasas, TXPosts: 614Member Uncommon

    Best board-game:

    Axis and Allies

    Caused some of the most epic games between my brother and I (as well as arguments) that we've ever had.

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  • RudedawgCDNRudedawgCDN Vancouver, BCPosts: 485Member Uncommon

     

    Savage 2

    One of the most underrated games imo ever made.

    Absolutely EPIC battles where I felt part of something much bigger than myself.

    Player skill, team skill, where each one of my actions made an incredible difference in how the game turned out.

    Oh and did I mention the battles were EPIC!

  • snoockysnoocky maarnPosts: 595Member Uncommon
    Eye of the beholder :)

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

    Edgar Allan Poe

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