Top 10 Favorite Video Games of All Time Countdown: 3rd Place Huskers News Contra Witcher 3
Welcome to All-Tim Countdown’s Top 10 Favorite Video Games.
With this countdown, Jon Johnston and I will be counting down our top 10 favorite video games of all time. The countdown background is in the 10th place link but as you can probably tell Jon and I grew up playing different video games because I grew up in the greatest era of all the time and Jon grew up in another.
If you want to catch the countdown, then here we go:
Now on to our honorable mentions.
Nate’s 2nd Place Game – Honorable Mentions
God of the war
This refers to the most recent 2018 version of the game. The others were fine, but they really took a big step forward in 2018. I guess the next one to come out, God of War: Ragnarok, is going to be epic.
Admittedly, this game was a bit esoteric. I don’t remember how I came across it. It wasn’t exactly action-packed, but there was something beautiful about the game’s visuals that couldn’t be any simpler.
It might not be the first of its kind, but it was the first for me that was sort of a world builder but with people and a neighborhood.
Roller coaster designer
He was my favorite world builder. I loved the idea of building an amusement park. Unfortunately, I always ended up with an overcrowded amusement park.
My first experience with a shooter. The music was great and we all knew where to find Golden Gun that would kill a character with one shot.
Grand Theft Auto
It was a really fun game and it kind of jumped the shark in a lot of ways, but it was ridiculous. I haven’t played in a long time and I’m not looking to introduce this game to my kids anytime soon either. Maybe they’ll come across them when they’re 30 and I won’t have to worry about them.
Star Wars: Battlefront I
This is the game I am currently playing. I really enjoy it because it’s the first game my son and I have played that we can cooperate together and really have fun with. My understanding is that Battlefront 1 isn’t that great and Battlefront II is much better. That’s probably true but I’m having fun with Battlefront I right now.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Pure action and fun. It always comes down to Indiana Jones for me. I haven’t seen the movie but I’m sure it’s terrible.
I loved playing this with my middle school roommates. Weekend nights were spent playing Guitar Hero before going out. It was fun.
FINISH IT! My favorite character was Scorpion.
Looking at this game, it really is a ridiculous premise, but that’s what video games are. Stacking guns and missile launchers on cars and driving and shooting other cars like an ice cream truck with an evil clown on top was a ton of fun.
The first and perhaps the only game of its kind. It’s a racing game but it felt a bit… realistic? It wasn’t the kind of race where you jumped over your competition or had turbo boosters helping you fly or anything. It’s not backed by action, but it was serious about what it wanted to be.
Prince of Persia
The 1989 version. This game was amazing. I’ve never beaten him and I’m not sure I’ve ever been close.
I know I’m breaking the no sports rule for this one, but there was something so cathartic about that game. Oh, you scored a touchdown on me? I will destroy you after the play.
why i play
I think I’ve taken a break from gaming for the past decade, as you can tell by a lot of my picks. I have trouble finding time and I feel like my wife thinks it’s a waste of time. Like I said above, I started playing with my son, but that usually happens after his younger siblings are in bed.
Also, after my wife fell asleep. So we get about 30 minutes to an hour per night. It’s a good chance to bond with him as we try to get through 15 waves of Stormtroopers on Battlefront. He really likes it.
I believe there is value in video games. We have to be careful that it doesn’t take over our lives. We have to make sure it doesn’t become a crutch or an excuse to go out and talk to people.
The difficulty and strategy of video games is what makes them superior to staring at your phone and scrolling through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok or watching TV and watching Love Island or whatever’s trending right now.
When it comes to VR games, I’ve had little to no experience. I am somewhat of the opinion that they will get to the point where it will turn into harm to our species.
Maybe I’ll be dead when that time comes.
Jon’s 2nd Place Game – Honorable Mentions
God of the war
The reason it didn’t make room is that it’s too short. The gameplay is great, but I admit it was too fast for me, and I had to lower the difficulty to get through the game.
Great cast of characters, great variety, great story, and fun interactions between all the characters.
The best and weirdest shooting game I can remember. Many hours spent enjoying Claptrap, Handsome Jack and Moxxi’s tattoo.
I’m not normally freaked out by things on a screen, but damn it, this game makes it here based purely on the creeps. The gameplay is good, the story is good and it’s fun. But scary. Really scary.
Edith Finch’s remains
This is an amazing story game. OH MY GOD MAKE THIS GAME LIVE IN MY DREAMS. Two of my children and I have been through parts of this together. It’s wonderfully built and far surpasses Bioshock in terms of cringe factor. It should be here because it’s so different from everything else; it’s a wonderful experience…even if it sometimes wakes you up wondering why they died that way.
It’s not really a video game. It’s an exercise. Running on the Quest 2 VR headset, this “game” will kick your ass. You can go all over the world to complete punching, swinging, and meditating routines. It is very good.
I am not part of the clans. I don’t have any friends who play it, so I can’t even really do parts of the game that require raiding. I still spent so many hours on this thing, mostly because of the recklessness of shooting fake people.
I need breaks from work, and that’s what I do for 30 minutes at a time. Sit down and shoot stuff.
I’ve been intrigued by WWI and that period of history for quite a while now. It was natural for me to turn to this game. I appreciate its simplicity in terms of technology; games like Call of Duty got ridiculous in the number of killstreak perks they allowed.
Like Division 2, this game was largely for passing time. I liked that.
why i play
If there is one thing I realized during this series; I’ve played way more video games than I thought. I am an outlier. A 60-year-old gamer who doesn’t play much with other people online.
I love video games for two reasons. They allow us to escape from the world in which we live. Part of this escapism is about immersion, which brings me to the second reason. I have spent a career in IT and am intrigued where technology can take us. Video games have obviously increased in graphics and realistic gameplay, but that’s just the beginning.
I bought a pair of Quest 2 VR headsets a while ago. I wanted to see what they could do. The family and I had fun exploring, and there are some really interesting games available. You’d think that would be the future of gaming, but there’s something about Meta that always lets you know it’s about making as much money as possible rather than focusing on giving you the better experience.
VR headsets should continue to offer increased immersion, but we’ll see where that goes. I’m sure the technology will only improve. It’s about whether they can bring fantasy imagination to the platforms.