R#09's Top 25 Video Games of All Time! (One + Honorable Mentions)

And so here we are. The moment you've all been waiting for. It's my favorite video game of all time (plus a heaping pile of honorable mentions). I hope you've all enjoyed this little countdown of mine. Thank you for reading and commenting!

No. 01 — Chrono Trigger
Genre: Role-Playing Game
Release: 1995
Platforms: Super Nintendo, PlayStation, Nintendo DS

This, for me, is storytelling at its best. Chrono Trigger spans thousands and thousands of years. The cast of characters — which includes a female mad scientist, a princess, a robot, a cave woman, a formerly evil dark wizard, and a frog knight — are lead by the red-haired, katana-wielding Crono as they bound across time to battle an ancient evil. Intricately plotted and sporting an epic soundtrack the likes of which had never been heard before, Chrono Trigger was, and certainly still is, a true masterpiece of the medium. As I’ve said, I was a Genesis kid growing up. But every time my Uncle Mike would visit from California and bring his SNES along, it was Chrono Trigger and Super Mario World for me. Chrono Trigger always enthralled me, and continues to do so today. Chrono Trigger is the Citizen Kane of video games. And that, my friends, is why that makes it my favorite video game of all time.

Honorable Mentions:

Doom, Doom II, Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Choochoo Rocket, Halo: Combat Evolved, Baldur’s Gate, Day of the Tentacle, Streets of Rage II, Metal Gear Solid II: Sons of Liberty, Unreal Tournament, Duke Nukem 3D, Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy VI, X-Com, Grandia II, Shenmue II, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War, Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Resident Evil, Spiderman and Venom: Maximum Carnage, Rocket Knight Adventures, Golden Axe, Golden Axe II, Mario Tennis, Mario Kart 64, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Heroes of Might and Magic II, Missile Command, GoldenEye 007, Soul Calibur, Soul Calibur IV, Plants vs. Zombies, Perfect Dark

1 comment:

  1. Plants Vs. Zombies is addictive... Like playing games with cheat engine you can totally pawn enemies.


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