What is your list of top 10 games (PC, XBox, PS) of all time?

I’ve been playing practically all types of PC video games since the 1990s with over 500+ completed & here is my list of Top 10 (in descending order of awesomeness):

  1. Freelancer (2003).
  2. Ark Survival Evolved (Single-Player ONLY) (2016 onwards)
  3. Diablo II (2000)
  4. Counter Strike Condition Zero (2004)
  5. Deus Ex 1 (2000)
  6. Need for Speed 5: Porsche Unleashed (2000)
  7. Borderlands 2 (2012)
  8. Borderlands 1 (2009)

The above 8 are pretty much my LEGENDARY 100/100 TIER & is constant. There’s a lot of games I would give a 95 to 99.99 which would be

  • GTA: Vice City > GTA San Andreas > GTA V > GTA IV
  • Half Life Series + spinoffs like Opposing Forces & Blue Shift
  • Elder Scrolls series (Oblivion > Morrowind > Skyrim)
  • Fallout Series ( 3 > New Vegas >>>>>> 4)
  • Ground Control 1
  • Max Payne 1 > 3 > 2
  • NFS 4 High Stakes > NFS Shift 2 > NFS The Run > NFS Most Wanted (2005)
  • Dead Space (series)
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight: 2 Jedi Outcast & :3 Jedi Academy
  • Soldier of Fortune 2: Double Helix
  • Assassins Creed Brotherhood = 2 > 4 > 3 > 1 (rest are meh)
  • Homeworld 1,2 (haven’t tried out Deserts of Kharak yet)
  • Rainbow Six & Ghost Recon series
  • Age of Empires (series)
  • Command & Conquer(CnC): 2 Tiberium Sun > 3: Tiberium Wars > 1 > 4: Tiberium Twilight
  • CnC: Red Alert 2
  • Project CARS 2
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Doom (2016) > Doom 3
  • COD Modern Warfare 2
  • Return to Castle Wolfenstein
  • Jurassic Park Operation Genesis

I hate playing MP even more so Battle Royale. I play games to escape from reality, make my dreams come true & absolutely positively don’t want the same problems in reality like trash talk, competitiveness & eSports stuff break my immersion so aside from CS CZ or 1.6 or Source, I DO NOT play online. Hence, my list is full of generally old school story/gameplay heavy immersive titles.

Biggest example is Ark Survival Evolved which is very buggy & oppressively difficult to an almost absurd proportion if one plays Multiplayer. PvP is like sadism as your last 72 hrs of progress building a base & getting tamed Dinosaurs will get ruined by another player in a few seconds. PvE is saner but still of no use unless you are part of dominating group in a server. Being a MP first game, its reviews are bad. BUT, its solo offline OR single-player is my childhood dream come true. Every bug has a soln.(admin commands), every challenge overcome-able with server settings reconfiguration.

And well Freelancer is REALLY Special. The highest kickstarter project in history ie: Star Citizen IS thanks to what Freelancer WAS when it was released. 15 yrs on & still no game has bettered it at its unique genre. And it has changed my life.

Peace.

EDIT: I’ve really lost track of a few gems in Gaming world. Here’s a couple more packages of awesomeness …

  • Far Cry Series. (1>3=Blood Dragon>Primal>4>2 >>>>>>>>>>>>>> 5)
  • Spec Ops The Line
  • Recoil
  • Quake (Series)
  • Unreal 1 + Unreal Tournament (Series) ( 2004 > 3 > 1 > 2003)
  • Aliens, Aliens vs Predator (Series) (2 & Primal Hint >>>>>>>>> AvP 2010 >>> Colonial Marines)
  • Prince of Persia ( 3D >>>>>> Sands of Time > Warrior Within > Two Thrones > Forgotten Sands >>>>>> 2008)
  • Just Cause 2
  • World War 3 Black Gold
  • The entire games roster from Novalogic including Tachyon The Fringe, Delta Force, Comanche, Armored Fist, F16/F22/MiG 29 Series. They are old & primitive but voxel games were kind of WOW back then
  • Descent (Series) & Descent Freespace (Series)
  • Sims & Simcity (Series)
  • Anno (Series)

PS: The oldest games I’ve played happen to be Wolfenstein 3D (1992) & possibly Wing Commander.

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