Top 10 Favorite Video Games of All Time Countdown: 7th Place
Welcome to All-Tim Countdown’s Top 10 Favorite Video Games.
With this countdown, Jon Johnston and I will be counting down our top 10 favorite video games of all time. The countdown background is in the 10th place link but as you can probably tell Jon and I grew up playing different video games because I grew up in the greatest era of all the time and Jon grew up in another.
If you want to catch the countdown, then here we go:
Now make way for our games for 7th place!
Nate’s 7th Place Game – Mega Man 3
My top pick from the amazing era of NES video games with Mega Man 3. I sometimes feel sorry for today’s youth when it comes to video games. Last weekend I was playing Star Wars Battlefront with my son and he was having a great time. To say that his youthful introduction to video games was with games like Battlefront or Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4.
The comparative complexity of these games compared to the games I played when I was his age is crazy to think about.
I never ended up owning Mega Man 3. But what I did was rent it almost every weekend. This is another thing that these children may not understand. There were businesses you went to and you could walk down the aisles and watch all these different types of movies and video games that you could rent for 2-3 days or so.
Show up Friday night and play shit this game until you drop it Monday morning. Then you show up the following Friday and start over.
It was Mega Man 3 for me.
I remember blowing the canister for the first time and playing around only to find that I now had a partner in crime with a dog named Rush.
The best part about this type of games is that it looks so simple, but you have to play it a lot to understand the rhythm and strategies in order to pass the game.
Jon’s 7th Place Game – Star Wars Battlefront 2
I’m talking about Star Wars Battlefront 2 on PS2. Released in 2005, it could have been one of the first games where me and at least two of my kids got together to spend tons of hours playing a game.
I had to look this game up on YouTube because I can’t quite remember it. I asked my daughter which game she would choose as THE GAME that made her a gamer and that’s what she chose. We talked about it a bit and agreed that it was fun.
I thought she would choose Backyard Baseball, which came out in 1997. I remember that game very well and it was a lot of fun. My oldest son used to play it a lot, and I was going to put him here until his daughter brought up Battlefront.
It was just a really fun game before its successor came along and ruined part of the game forever. I was excited when the new version of Battlefront 2 came out, but it was TERRIBLE. It was so bad that I thought I would never pre-order a game again, and I didn’t.
The second Battlefront was horrible also because of the loot boxes; the first Battlefront you could play without having to worry about winning a ridiculous box of shiny new shoes or some other completely worthless thing.
So many games now require grinding. You have to dedicate your life to a game to be successful, especially if you’re playing with or against other people online. Games like Destiny 2, Division 2 (which I love and still play, but solo only) require you to spend hours and hours keeping up with weapons and gear.
I have no interest in that. Sometimes I want to take a 15 minute break and kill fake online enemies. Game companies have figured out how to eliminate this concept and make gaming more like social media, where it’s an addiction that needs to be nurtured.
Join a clan. Participate in raids that require eight people in order to get the best weapons, because without them you will be wiped out in five seconds in PVP. I get it to a point, but more and more I’m playing games that don’t require an online participation element.
Battlefront II on PS2 allowed a huge number of gameplay options. You had “Instant Action”, “Galactic Conquest” and the campaign. You chose your favorite soldier, you have to be a Jedi, a Droidika, so many options.
My three children are gamers. I guess I gave them that. We don’t play together, or at least I don’t play with them online, and that’s fine. Everyone has their own tastes and there are many game types to choose from.
I’ve always found it interesting that people at MY AGE say something like “how can you waste all this time playing a video game?”
To which I usually reply, “you mean, instead of sitting around like a bunch of non-thinking people watching TV?”
And as always…
Join us in the comment section and count down your top 10 favorite games with us. I have enjoyed it so far. Hope we get more of my time? !