jon_a_ross (jon_a_ross) wrote,
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100 Computer Games to play before you die

Blowing the Dust off my livejournal for my first post in over a year today it seems.

Regardless, Just finished reading '100 Computer Games to Play Before you Die' by Steve Bowden

As Steve Bowden states this isn't a list of the best games, but rather a list of games he feels you need to play to understand the industry before you die or so. (He puts it better in his forward.) 

I am going to present here his list of games and mark with bold hose I have played and underline he ones I agree with. There should be no surprises really.

Animal Crossing: Wild Worl
Baldur's Gat
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Bayonett
Beyond Good & Evil
Braid
Burnout 3: Takedown
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Sid Meier's Civilization
Counter-strike: Source
Dancing Stage (AKA Dance Dance Revolution)
Defender
Demon's Souls
Deus Ex
Diablo
Donkey Kong
Doom
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Elite
Eve Online
F-Zero GX
Final Fantasy VII
Forza Motorsports 3
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
God Hand
God of War
Goldeneye 007
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Half-life 2
Halo: Combat Evolved
Hearts of Iron II
Hitman: Blood Money
Ico
Ikaruga
IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey
Katamari Damacy
Left 4 Dead
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Lemmings
Limbo
Little Big Planet
LocoRoco
Mega Man 2
Metal Gear Solid
Metroid Prime
Micro Machines
Myst
N
Nights into Dreams...
No More Heroes
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath
Pac-man Vs.
Paperboy
Peggle
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Picross 3D
Plants vs Zombies
Pokemon Red/Blue
Portal
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 4

Rez
Rock Band 3
The Secret of Monkey Islands
Sensible World of Soccer
Shadow of the Colossus
Shenmue
Silent Hill 2
Simcity 2000
The Sims
Sonic The Hedgehog CD
Soulcalibur
Space Invaders
(Tom Clancy's) Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
Starcraft
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Super Bomberman
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario World
Super Metroid
Super Monkey Ball
Super Street Fighter IV

System Shock 2
Tempest
Tetris
Time Crisis II

Tomb Raider Anniversary
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Uplink
Vib-ribbon
Warioware, Inc.: Minigame Mania
Way of the Samurai
Wii Sports
The World Ends with You
World of Warcraft
Worms


So I have played 73 out of the 100. I am sorta proud of that. I don't agree with a large number on his list, but I look for different things in the games rather then a first example of X style of play or Y characteristic. Or in a few cases they made it on his list because they were the Best example of X or Y. The book is a short read if you find it, and worth a browsing anyway.
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