OCAU top retro games of all time: 2018 edition - voting thread

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  1. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    We're winding up to the end of the year, so let's revisit our "top retro games of all time" thoughts.

    Last year we voted, and we got results. This year we're extending the number of games you can vote on. Here's how it works (and please, take the time to do it in this format, as it makes things way easier when adding up votes):

    We break the list into three eras. Within each era, you can rate games by giving them points. The more points you give it, the better the game. So a game you rank "10" is the highest in your list, "1" is the lowest.

    Incomplete lists are OK. No need to fill all 30 slots if you can't think of enough games or don't think they're deserving enough.

    Please try to put the game into the year/era of the title's first release. So even if a western localisation came out years after a Japanese original, put it under the year of the original. I'm also happy to lump games together under a banner if addons made it a "definitive edition" (for example: "Metal Gear Solid 3", versus "Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence", which I'd consider the same game if nominated by two different people).

    Copy and paste this template:

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    2000-2008
    10 points (best game):
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    1990-1999
    10 points (best game):
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    1 point:
    
    first video game ever - 1989
    10 points (best game):
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    The thread will close at the end of the calendar year, and get tallied and collated in early 2019. You've got three months to have a good, long think about your opinion some of the best games ever made.
     
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    2000-2008
    10 points (best game): S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
    9 points: Fallout 3
    8 points: Half-Life 2
    7 points: Far Cry
    6 points: Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
    5 points: Command & Conquer: Generals
    4 points: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
    3 points: Battlefield 2
    2 points: Grand Theft Auto IV
    1 point: Battlefield 1942

    1990-1999
    10 points (best game): Total Annihilation
    9 points: Monkey Island
    8 points: Doom
    7 points: Warcraft II
    6 points: TIE Fighter
    5 points: Half-Life
    4 points: Privateer II
    3 points: Monkey Island II
    2 points: Mega-Lo-Mania
    1 point: Fragile Allegiance

    first video game ever - 1989
    10 points (best game): Pirates!
    9 points: Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders
    8 points: Maniac Mansion
    7 points: Silent Service
    6 points: Gunship
    5 points: Airborne Ranger
    4 points: Barbarian: The Ultimate Warrior
    3 points: Defender of the Crown
    2 points: Wizball
    1 point: Beach-Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back
     
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    Bumping for my own sake as much as everyone else. Going to try and come up with my list over the weekend.
     
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    2000-2008
    10 points (best game): Okami (2006)
    9 points: Counter-Strike (2000)
    8 points: Capcom vs SNK 2 (2001)
    7 points: Mushihimesama (2004)
    6 points: Marvel vs Capcom 2 (2000)
    5 points: Katamari Damacy (2004)
    4 points: Point Blank / Gunbullet (2008)
    3 points: Silent Hill 2 (2001)
    2 points: Gigawing (2000)
    1 point: Shantae (2002)

    1990-1999
    10 points (best game): Super Metriod (1993)
    9 points: Half-Life (1998)
    8 points: Super Mario World (1990)
    7 points: Earthbound / Mother 2 (1994)
    6 points: Street Fighter III: Third Strike (1999)
    5 points: Doom (1993)
    4 points: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997)
    3 points: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991)
    2 points: Streets of Range 2 / Bare Knuckle II (1992)
    1 point: DoDonPachi (1997)

    first video game ever - 1989
    10 points (best game): Wonderboy III: The Dragon's Trap (1989)
    9 points: Super Mario Bros. (1985)
    8 points: Psycho Fox (1985)
    7 points: Final Fight (1989)
    6 points: Galaga (1981)
    5 points: Tetris (1984)
    4 points: Qix (1981)
    3 points: Dig Dug (1982)
    2 points: Juno First (1983)
    1 point: Alley Cat (1983)
     
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    I always enjoy reading someone else's list, invariably I pick up a game that I had forgotten about and then I start to rethink my list :lol:
     
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    My list, can we edit these before thread close? I'm sure i'll change my mind on some when i see more lists :)

    2000-2008
    10 points (best game): BioShock - 2007
    9 points: Halo - 2001
    8 points: Marvel Vs Capcom 2 - 2000
    7 points: Diablo 2 - 2000
    6 points: Command and Conquer Red Alert 2 - 2000
    5 points: Half-Life 2
    4 points: Metroid Prime - 2002
    3 points: Counter Strike - 2000
    2 points: Star-wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast - 2002
    1 point: Civilization IV - 2005

    1990-1999
    10 points (best game): Half-Life - 1998
    9 points: Command and Conquer - 1995
    8 points: Street Fighter 2 CE - 1992
    7 points: Super Metroid - 1994
    6 points: Final Fantasy 7 - 1997
    5 points: Heroes of Might and Magic 2 - 1996
    4 points: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - 1992
    3 points: Diablo - 1996
    2 points: Doom - 1993
    1 point: Sim City 2000 - 1993

    First video game ever - 1989

    10 points (best game): Maniac Mansion - 1987
    9 points: Super Mario Bros. 3 - 1988
    8 points: R-Type - 1987
    7 points: Pirates - 1989
    6 points: Stunt Car Racer - 1989
    5 points: Street Rod - 1989
    4 points: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - 1984
    3 ppoints: Final Fight - 1989
    2 points: Golden Axe - 1989
    1 point: Alex Kid in Miracle World - 1986
     
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    I'll have to get a list together... but I know that the original arcade versions of SF2 CE and Mortal Kombat will be high on mine. ;)

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    Yeah, why not. I'm not going to have time to collate these until I'm on Christmas break anyway.
     
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    Keep pondering your lists, folks. Only 3 and a half weeks left until 2019!
     
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    2000-2008
    10 points (best game): Half Life 2 -2004
    9 points: Halo -2001
    8 points: Call Of Duty -2003
    7 points: Call Of Duty 4 Modern Warfare -2007
    6 points: Silent Hill 2 -2001
    5 points: Gran Turismo 3 -2001
    4 points: Far Cry -2004
    3 points: Fear -2005
    2 points: Day Of Defeat Source-2005
    1 point: Counter Strike Source -2004

    1990-1999
    10 points (best game): Goldeneye 007 -1997
    9 points: Legend Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time -1998
    8 points: Mario 64 -1996
    7 points: Resident Evil -1996
    6 points: Jimmy Whites Whirlwind Snooker -1991
    5 points: Secret Of Monkey Island 2 -1991
    4 points: Wings -1990
    3 points: Driver -1999
    2 points: Silent Service 2 -1990
    1 point: Syndicate -1993

    first video game ever - 1989
    10 points (best game): Knightlore -1984
    9 points: The Lords Of Midnight -1984
    8 points: Head Over Heels -1987
    7 points: The Great Escape -1986
    6 points: Alien 8 -1985
    5 points: The Hobbit -1982
    4 points: The Way Of The Exploding Fist -1985
    3 points: 3D Starstrike -1984
    2 points: Trashman -1984
    1 point: Fairlight -1985
     
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    2000-2008
    10 points (best game): Baldur's Gate II (PC)
    9 points: Grand Theft Auto Vice City (PC)
    8 points: Metal Gear Peace Walker (PlayStation Portable)
    7 points: Halo (PC)
    6 points: Silent Hill 2 (PC)
    5 points: Professor Layton and the Curious Village (Nintendo DS)
    4 points: Metal Gear Solid 3 (PlayStation 2)
    3 points: Advance Wars Dual Strike (Nintendo DS)
    2 points: LittleBigPlanet (PlayStation 3)
    1 point: Unreal Tournament (PC)

    1990-1999
    10 points (best game): The Secret of Monkey Island (PC)
    9 points: Fallout (PC)
    8 points: Command & Conquer (PC)
    7 points: Rock'n'Roll Racing (Sega MegaDrive)
    6 points: Space Quest IV (PC)
    5 points: Earthworm Jim (Sega MegaDrive)
    4 points: Doom (PC)
    3 points: UFO Enemy Unknown (PC)
    2 points: Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
    1 point: Chrono Trigger (SNES)

    first video game ever - 1989
    10 points (best game): Duck Tales (NES)
    9 points: Contra (NES)
    8 points: Space Quest III (PC)
    7 points: Saboteur (ZX Spectrum)
    6 points: Ninja Gaiden (NES)
    5 points: Sid Meier's Civilization (PC)
    4 points: SimCity (PC)
    3 points: Prince of Persia (PC)
    2 points: Mechwarrior (PC)
    1 point: Castlevania (NES)
     
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    there's a distinct lack of need for speed underground and knights of the old republic ITT
     
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    You know what you have to do to resolve that. :)
     
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    One of the more difficult things with this list is placing things in their correct time decade. I experienced a lot of games that belong in the "first game to 1989" category for the first time in the 90s and that kind of threw my list out a bit. I had to look them up and find out the release dates. I'm sure to have a few more edits right up to closing time :)
     
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    2000-2008
    10 points (best game): The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
    9 points: Deus Ex
    8 points: Thief 2
    7 points: Neverwinter Nights
    6 points: Civilization 4
    5 points:Team Fortress 2
    4 points: Baldur's Gate 2
    3 points: Portal
    2 points: Half-Life 2
    1 point: Diablo 2

    1990-1999
    10 points (best game): Transport Tycoon Deluxe
    9 points: System Shock 2
    8 points: Alpha Centauri
    7 points: TIE Fighter
    6 points: Doom
    4 points: Sam and Max Hit the Road
    4 points: Legend of Zelda - Ocarina of Time
    3 points: Turrican 2
    2 points: Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
    1 points: XCOM: Enemy Unknown


    first video game ever - 1989
    10 points (best game): Sid Meier's Pirates!
    9 points: Sim City
    8 points: Prince of Persia
    7 points: Super Mario Bros. 3
    6 points: Elite
    5 points: Maniac Mansion
    4 points: Tetris
    3 points: The Legend of Zelda
    2 points: Wonder Boy 3
    1 point: King's Quest 4
     
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    damn, 2000-2008 is so packed around the early 2000s

    2000-2008
    10 points (best game): Knights of the Old Republic
    9 points: Need for Speed: Most Wanted
    8 points: Need for Speed: Underground
    7 points: The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
    6 points: Command and Conquer: Generals Zero Hour
    5 points: Diablo II
    4 points: Empire: Total War
    3 points: Grand Theft Auto: IV
    2 points: Race Driver: GRID
    1 point: Halo

    1990-1999
    10 points (best game): Unreal Tournament
    9 points: Command and Conquer: Red Alert
    8 points: StarCraft
    7 points: Diablo
    6 points: Quake
    5 points: WarCraft II
    4 points: Mech Commander
    3 points: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
    2 points: Need for Speed: High Stakes
    1 point: Age Of Empires II

    first video game ever - 1989
    10 points (best game): Oregon Trail
    9 points: Lemmings
    8 points: Super Mario Bros 3
    7 points: Lode Runner
    6 points: Sim City
    5 points: Gauntlet
    4 points: Wasteland
    3 points:
    2 points:
    1 point:
    i wasn't really around in the 80s, even stuff that i thought was from the 80s such as stunts, duke nukem, hocus pocus, monster bash were in the 90s so this is more a list of games from the 80s i've actually played
     
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    All good. Incomplete lists are totally fine. Not everyone is an old geezer, and that's OK. :thumbup:
     
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    i am starting to see games on other lists i have forgotten about , especially arcade games from the 80's
     
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    If you need a reminder, check out Wikipedia's "notable games" lists.

    # 70s
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1970_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1971_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1973_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1974_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1975_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1976_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1977_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1978_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1979_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases

    # 80s
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1982_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1983_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1984_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1985_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1986_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1987_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1988_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases

    # 90s
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1990_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1997_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1998_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases

    # 00s
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_in_video_gaming#Notable_releases
     
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    It must be a really slow day for me because I'm actually posting in the forums instead of trading stuff... Gee this is hard, and I'm getting old and can't remember all the games I played. These are the ones that came to mind, and then I saw other people posting loads of games I should have remembered ... Clearly, I don't play enough 'new' games made after 2000.

    2000-2008
    10 points (best game): Morrowind
    9 points: Diablo II
    8 points: X-Tension
    7 points: Wizardry 8

    1990-1999
    10 points (best game): Final Fantasy 7
    9 points: Street Fighter II
    8 points: Wing Commander: Privateer
    7 points: Pirates! Gold
    6 points: Fallout 2
    5 points: D&D Shadow over Mystara
    4 points: Star Control II
    3 points: Ultima 7
    2 points: Dune 2
    1 point: Might & Magic World of Xeen

    first video game ever - 1989
    10 points (best game): Double Dragon
    9 points: Ghouls & Ghosts (How did I forget this one first time around?)
    8 points: Last Ninja II
    7 points: Rygar
    6 points: Wizball
    5 points: Bard's Tale 3
    4 points: Pool Of Radiance
    3 points: Strider (Capcom)
    2 points: Forgotten Worlds (Capcom)
    1 point: Cadash
     
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