OCAU top retro games of all time - 2017 edition - voting thread

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  1. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Inspired by shmups.com's annual "top 25" list and/or Eurovision, let's do our own.

    List for me your top 10 retro games, in order, best to "worst". You get to give points per game in order, for example:

    10 points - Game A (your favourite game)
    9 points - Game B
    8 points - Game C
    ...
    3 points - Game H
    2 points - Game I
    1 point - Game J (your least favourite of your top 10)

    I'll then compile a whopping great Google sheet, counting up your points. After a month or so, we'll release the ordered lists with our favourites tallied up in order of score.

    Rules are: you can only vote for games originally released December 31, 2007 or earlier.

    Games will be lumped together where appropriate. For example, "Snatcher" on MSX2/SegaCD/Playstation will be considered one game regardless of which platform voted, as they're all mostly the same title. But Daikatana on GBC will be a different vote to the PC/N64 release, as they were completely different games. Remasters will be considered in the same way (e.g.: "Monkey Island Special Edition - Remastered" will be considered a vote for the original "Monkey Island", regardless of platform).

    I'll only count complete 10-item lists. People throwing one game in and not nominating others will be considered general chatter, and not a valid vote.

    Any video game on any platform is worthy. PC/Wintel, non-x86 PC, console, handheld, arcade, mobile, PDP-11, mainframe, LCD / Game and Watch, whatever. "Hoop with a stick" doesn't count, because it didn't use electricity.

    Plenty of time, so no rush. I do ask people to avoid editing lists afterwards, as it'll make my job confusing. So have a good think about your options, and lay them out when you're ready. I'll let this run for a couple of months at least to give everyone the time to get their thoughts collected.

    Need some inspiration?

    http://www.racketboy.com/retro
    http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/articles.htm
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Yakumo1975/videos
    https://www.youtube.com/user/InecomCompany/videos
    http://homeoftheunderdogs.net/
    http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/
    http://www.lemon64.com/games/
    https://steamdb.info/stats/gameratings/
    https://www.gog.com/mix/the_best_gog_can_offer_5_star_rated_games_only
     
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  2. GumbyNoTalent

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    1. Elite/C64
    2. Wizball/Atari ST520
    3. Defender - Arcade
    4. Donkey Kong (original) - Arcade
    5. Hyper Olympics - Arcade
    6. Gauntlet - PC
    7. Doom - PC
    8. Quake - PC
    9. Decent - PC
    10. Ultimate Online - Online

    Plenty of others deserve mention but these are mine.

    Hunt for Wumpus on PDP7 nearly made the list. ;)
     
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    A reminder that in this format, I will take Item 1 as your 10-point item, down through to item 10 as your 1-point item.
     
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    It was hard to pare this down to just 10, but after much deliberation here's my list.

    10. System Shock 2 (PC)
    9. Deus Ex (PC)
    8. The Elder Scrolls 3 - Morrowind (PC)
    7. Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri (PC)
    6. The Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time (N64)
    5. Transport Tycoon Deluxe (PC)
    4. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles (Genesis/MD)
    3. TIE Fighter (PC)
    2. Sam and Max Hit the Road (PC)
    1. Turrican 2 (Amiga)
     
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    an off the cuff list (only 10 makes me sad but thems the rules).

    despite scoring rules in no particular order here's a go. I doubt anyone will align with this list :)

    10. Monkey Island 2 - Amiga
    9. Sega Rally - Saturn
    8. Daytona CCE - Saturn
    7. Silkworm - Amiga
    6. Speedball 2 - Amiga
    5. Half Life 2 - PC
    4. Street Fighter 3 Third Strike - DC
    3. Riven - Saturn (yes I know to both things but I loved it)
    2. Virtua Cop 2 - Saturn
    1. Outrun - Arcade
     
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    Should I have made longer? Didn't know if that would turn people away or not.
     
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    Nah 10 is fine it's just when your gaming life gets longer picking 10 gets so hard.
     
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    10. TIE Fighter (PC)
    9. Monkey Island (Amiga)
    8. Maniac Mansion (C64)
    7. Fragile Allegiance (PC)
    6. Privateer II (PC)
    5. Zak McKraken (C64)
    4. Pirates (C64)
    3. Silent Service (C64)
    2. Gunship 2000 (Amiga)
    1. F14 Tomcat (C64)

    So many more I could have listed, so I'll make some honorable mentions, Monkey Island II (Amiga), It Came From the Desert (Amiga), Day of the Tentacle (PC), Airborne Ranger (C64), Mega Lo Mania (Amiga) and Strike Fleet (Amiga). Oh and I forgot Tyrian (PC)
     
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    10: Super Street Fighter 2X: Grand Master Challenge (Arcade)
    9: Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting (Arcade)
    8: Super Metroid (SNES)
    7: Radiant Silvergun (Arcade)
    6: Street Fighter 3: Third Strike (Arcade)
    5: Crono Trigger (SNES)
    4: Final Fight (Arcade)
    3: Progear (Arcade)
    2: Metal Slug (Arcade)
    1: Bubble Bobble (Arcade)
     
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    1. Deus Ex (PC)
    2. Half Life 2
    3. Carmageddon 2 (PC)
    4. Rainbow Islands (C64)
    5. Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
    6. Jungle Strike (Mega Drive)
    7. Far Cry (PC)
    8. Twisted Metal 2 (PSX)
    9. Resident Evil (PSX)
    10. Jurrasic Park (Mega Drive)
     
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    10. Doom
    9. System Shock
    8. Ultima VII
    7. Wing Commander 2
    6. Half-Life
    5. Morrowind
    4. Dune 2
    3. Elite
    2. Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries
    1. X-COM UFO Defense

    Holy shit that was hard. I could have listed another 20 easy...
     
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    10. Alleycat
    9. Test Drive
    8. Street Rod
    7. Ironman
    6. Prince of Persia
    5. Wolfenstein 3D
    4. Xenon2
    3. Pinball Fantasies
    2. Civilization
    1. Dune 2
     
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    So many great games and my favourites change day to day (or at least month to month), so this is kind of meaningless for me. Some of the good ones:

    • Frontier: Elite 2 (probably most hours spent playing)
    • Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon's Trap
    • Phantasy Star IV
    • Quest for Glory 1
    • Cannon Fodder
    • Quake
    • Mortal Kombat
    • Half-Life
    • Xenon 2
    • Zero Wing

    This was an okay game :thumbup:
     
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    At this rate, we will need to leave this thread running for a year...
     
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    10. Street Fighter 2 (Arcade)
    9. Crime Fighters 2 (Arcade Asia/Japan) USA version was called Vendetta
    8. Art of Fighting (Arcade)
    7. Double Dragon (Arcade)
    6. Fatal Fury 2 (Arcade)
    5. Terminator 2, Judgement Day (Arcade)
    4. Cannon Fodder (Snes)
    3. Doom (PC)
    2. Quake (PC)
    1. International Karate (c64)
     
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    The more I read what other people have posted, the more games I remember and the more I wish this had have been a top 25 :p
     
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    elvis Old school old fool

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    It was a tough call. I didn't want to alienate folks who might not have had the ability to choose a large list, but it meant for the rest of us tougher choices to make.
     
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    I know what you mean... I just looked at it this way, those are the games I will play every time my Arcade machine gets turned on. There are so many more games that I could have put in that list but those are my absolute favorites. Street fighter 2 is and always will be my number 1 thou!
     
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    Yeah, I know, in the end I just picked games that I find myself returning to whenever I fire up one of my old machines.


    I nearly kicked myself when I saw International Karate, I have so many fond memories of playing that game for hours with my brother.
     
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    Nut Punch!! hahahaha
     
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