There is no such thing as a perfect game, every game has flaws.
So when I give a game a 10/10, it doesn’t mean that the game is completely without flaws of any kind. Rather, it means the game is so good that it makes you forget any flaw whatsoever in the game.
So without further Ado:
I’m prolly gonna get skewered by Super Metroid fanboys for this but in my opinion, Prime is the best Metroid title ever made. The graphics, gameplay and control were top notch and the world was one of the most immersive I’ve ever experienced.
And the music…..OH GOD! THE MUSIC.
Resident Evil 4
Like the Metroid fanboys above, I’m probably gonna get my ass kicked by Resi fanboys that think 4 was the turning point to suck for the series.
Yeah, Resident Evil 5 and 6 sucked balls but 4? 4 got the balance between action and scares just right.
Too bad Capcom then went completely down the shitter after making this game.
Hearts of Iron 2
This was my first intro into Paradox’s Interactive’s Grand Strategy series and in my eyes, still the best. Hearts of Iron 3 and Crusader Kings II are good but they both seem to overcomplicate the matter of running a nation-state….errr…I guess it is supposed to be complex but I never really swallowed the whole Order of Battle system in HoI3 and wished it return to the old style of Hearts of Iron II.
I don’t know if it’s because this is the first of the Total War series I’ve played but I still think this one is the best of the bunch. Medieval 2 Total War, Empire and Napoleon just added too much shit and ruined the simplicity of the game, a perfect example of more=/= better.
Shogun 2 is the game that gets the balance between strategy and complexity just right but unfortunately the map of Japan is just so limiting so I’m eagerly awaiting Rome 2!
Metal Gear Solid
I hate every single game in the Metal Gear Solid series except this one.
It seems someone was around to control Hideo Kojima’s out of control mind and put a game with an acceptable level of bullshit and suspension of disbelief into the market.
The result is the most cinematic, riveting game on the Playstation 1. Bar none.
MGS2,3 and 4 all blow though. YES I SAID IT!
I don’t know what it is, but this game has everything I want: Space ships engaging in massive space battles.
The controls were fluid and the voice acting was actually pretty good given the N64’s cartridge limitations.
But like many of the series on this list….they never got their act together again and put out a decent sequel :(
If it’s on the screen, kill it. YEAH! SHOOT EM! KILL EM ALL! DON’T LET ANYBODY LIVE!
If it moves, you pump its ass full of lead till it doesn’t move.
Contra IS videogames. It embodies every stereotype about videogames: Big buff dudes, bullets, aliens and jumping.
It is made of pure 100% videogames.