My 30 Favorite Video Games

Video games are more than a hobby for me. It’s a past time. I’ve been playing ever since my dad got the original NES way back in 85. I was not even 4 years old when I started playing Super Mario Brothers and Duck Hunt. Then there were games like Dig Dug and Pac Man which I can play for hours one end. So coming up with 30 games that I love was easy.

Now, in the next gen console era, my love for video games has only continued. In fact, with the addition of XBOX 360 achievements I’ve ended up playing several games that I wouldn’t have normally played and discovering that I like some

Grading was mainly based on gameplay and replay-ablity. Graphics are nice, but is not even close to being a deciding factor in whether or not I like a game or not. So here they are, Gabe’s 30 favorite video games of all time:

1- Halo (XBOX)
Without question, probably the most replayed single game I have ever played. Yeah there are the Madden and NCAA Football games that I play a ton, but playtime is greatly reduced once football season ends and I end up buying the new game every year, but with Halo for almost 3 years my friends and I played this game over and over again until we were forced to get some sleep… then we played some more.

2- NCAA Football series (multi)
3- Civilization (PC)
4- Super Mario Brothers (NES)
5- Dig Dug (Arcade)
6- Halo 3 (360)
7- Link to the Past (SNES)
8- GTA 3 (XBOX)
9- Goldeneye (N64)
10- Super Mario 3 (NES)
11- Galaga (Arcade)
12- Guitar Hero 2 (multi)
13- Super Mario Kart (SNES)
14- Final Fantasy 7 (PS)
15- Madden Series (multi)
16- XCOM (PC)
17- Wii Sports (Wii)
18- Knights of the Old Republic (XBOX)
19- Rock Band 2 (multi)
20- Asteroids (Arcade)
21- Legend of Zelda (NES)
22- Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega)
23- Tetris (multi)
24- Pac Man (Arcade)
25- Excitebike (NES)
26- Mass Effect (360)
27-Command and Conquer (PC)
28-Tiger Woods series (multi)
29-NBA Live series (multi)
30-Donkey Kong (Arcade)