Post Your Personal Top 30 Games

In a recent conversation with my brother, we discussed our Top 5 all time games, then Top 10, Top 20, and Top 30. It was pretty fun so I thought maybe some of the commenters around here might like to give it a go.

Now, this isn't a "Top 30 Games of All Time" list. There are plenty of those lists. This is your personal list of your 30 favorite games. It doesn't matter how good or bad the game is; it just needs to be something you personally enjoyed.

For me? One of the biggest factors in my list was how much time I sunk into these games. It seems like I'd play some of these games nearly exclusively for months on end. They weren't always the best games, but boy did I play the shit out of them. I've listed my games along with the system I played them on. Now without further ado:

1. Warcraft III (PC)
2. Super Smash Bros. Melee (Gamecube)
3. Starcraft 64 (Nintendo 64)
4. Pokemon Yellow (Gameboy)
5. Advance Wars Dual Strike (Nintendo DS)
6. Star Wars Rogue Squadron: Rogue Leader (Gamecube)
7. Ni No Kuni (Playstation 3)
8. NFL 2k5 (Xbox)
9. Dragon Warrior Monsters (Gamboy Color)
10. Pokemon Y (Nintendo 3DS)
11. Medieval II: Total War (PC)
12. Sky Odyssey (Playstation 2)
13. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Ages (Gameboy Color)
14. Pokemon Gold (Gamboy Color)
15. Crimson Skies (Xbox)
16. Uncharted (Playstation 3)
17. Starcraft (PC)
18. Donkey Kong 64 (Nintendo 64)
19. Starcraft II (PC)
20. Spyro the Dragon (Playstation)
21. Diablo II (PC)
22. Metroid Prime (Gamecube)
23. Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo 64)
24. Super Mario Strikers (Gamecube)
25. Pokemon Snap (Nintendo 64)
26. Dragon Warrior I & II (Gameboy Color)
27. Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (Xbox)
28. Civilization IV (PC)
29. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (Nintendo 64)
30. Nuclear Strike (Playstation)

As you can see, my top games consist of a lot of Blizzard games, strategy games, and some RPGs with the occasional flying game.

Some questionable choices on here:

  • Starcraft 64? Wtf?: Atrocious game. Awful controls. But it was the first Blizzard game I'd ever played, and the first strategy game I'd ever played. I was completely hooked. I didn't have a PC to play Starcraft on at the time, so I didn't know how much better it could be. And how awful it really was.
  • No Mario 64, Ocarina of Time?: Sadly, I just never really got into these games. I recently picked up Ocarina of Time for the 3DS, and I'm trying to get through it, but I'm still having a lot of trouble. I feel, as a gamer, it is my duty to make it through this game.
That's for my list. Let's see a few of yours! Also, depending on how appalled you are by my choices, feel free to add me:
  • PSN: Ishmael19
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