What game made you love video games?

I love to play video games. I was trying to think back on my childhood to figure out what the first game was that I totally fell in love with, and thereby created my interest in video games going forward.

For me personally, I would have to say Resident Evil 2 for Playstation. I remember it was introduced to me by a friend of mine when we were about 14. I had played plenty of games before that, but nothing like RE2. We started playing it around dinner time (we'd switch off turns when the other would get eaten) and ended up playing until 3 in the morning. I vividly remember playing in his dark basement and being completely terrified by the game, something which I had never experienced. The fixed camera angles, suspenseful silence, grotesque zombies popping out of nowhere, even birds crashing through a window unexpectedly (you know what I'm talking about) gave the sense that you were IN the game and was done brilliantly. No other RE game has matched it in my opinion (although RE4 was really fun).





So what game gave you this enlightening experience?