Since it’s Video Games Day today, we compiled the answers of some of our WIM Geeks when we asked them what their favorite video games are of all time. 🙂 Check out the list:
14 of the Best Video Games of All Time (According to Our WIM Geeks)
14. Riviera: The Promised Land
You might have played Riviera: The Promised Land back in the early 2000s. This turn-based role-playing game incorporated elements from strategy games and dating sim games; but Bryan Abad says he loved it because it was the first game that he played with multiple endings.
13. Nier: Automata
Nier: Automata was released in 2017, a sequel to the 2010 video game Nier, which was a spin-off and sequel to the Drakengard series. This action role-playing game took place in 5012 A.D. where aliens have invaded Earth with machine lifeforms to wipe out humanity. Cholo Isungga says the plot, characters, and soundtrack were all notable enough to make it his favorite video game.
Xenogears was released on the PlayStation in the late 90s. This role-playing game had a great story and great music that made a mark on many gamers. Nigel Villanueva shares that he absolutely loved the story, gameplay, mythologies, and psychological intricacies involved in the game.
11. Baldur’s Gate II
Baldur’s Gate II was a role-playing game for Microsoft Windows that was released in the early 2000s. It was well worth playing because of the immense amount of content that it had to offer. There were also Enhanced Editions to look forward to!
10. Tekken Tag Tournament
Obviously, arcade games need to be mentioned, too. Tekken Tag Tournament remains to be a real crowd favorite. This spin-off of the Tekken video games was released in arcades in the late 90s before being launched on the PlayStation 2 and is still one of the best arcade games out there.
9. Resident Evil 4
According to Joseph Libunao, Resident Evil 4 is a masterpiece. This third-person shooter game was released for the GameCube in 2005 and was pretty much the game that started much of third-person gaming we know today. You needed some major guts for this, though, because it really had the power to get your heart racing.
8. Assassin’s Creed
Assassin’s Creed was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in late 2007. This action-adventure stealth video game made a huge mark on many gamers during that time. Eni points out that it is one of the best open world games out there with lots of stuff to be unlocked. Plus, the lore is the best!
7. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was released in the early 2000s on the PlayStation 2. Stephen Migallen jokes that this is the game that taught him how to drive. But seriously… who wouldn’t want to drive around without a care in the world, right? GTA allowed you to do that – all while playing some awesome music on the radio stations at the same time.
6. Need for Speed
Need for Speed is on this list, too. Mychel Garcia shares that he loves this game because he loves car racing, in general, since he’s a frustrated race car driver. In Need for Speed, you got to drive as you please and complete different kinds of races while avoiding local law enforcement in police pursuits.
5. Metal Gear
The Metal Gear series started in the 80s on MSX home computers and they have released several games since then. This action-adventure stealth game made a mark on Mark (pun not intended) Manalang for its compelling characters, heart-pounding gameplay, Hollywood-level story, and memorable music.
4. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Someone once told me that I haven’t lived until I’ve played The Witcher 3 – and he wasn’t wrong. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released in 2015 and it is oh so good. This story-driven open world role-playing game is full of stunning visuals and some of the most captivating storylines. Even the smallest side quests are unforgettable, and some plots are sure to tear at your heartstrings for real.
3. Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy VII (the original version) was released on the PlayStation in the 90s and everything about it just screams of nostalgia. The storyline was amazing. The characters were lovable. And the music? Don’t even get us started on the music.
2. Chrono Trigger
Let’s take you back through time with this mention of the 90s game Chrono Trigger for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. Aside from having great music, Gabe Piolo points out that the characters were complex, and the music was awesome. There were multiple endings, too!
1. Suikoden II
Suikoden II was a role-playing game released for the PlayStation in the late 90s. The game was great because, as Martin Vicencio put it, “It was a tale of friendship, betrayal, and magical runes that gave me a portal into the fandom of Suikoden and JRPGs, in general.” JB Lacaden adds that the story was very well-written. Plus, there were a ton of characters to play… and let’s not forget the chess-like war mini-games!
What’s your favorite video game of all time? Did it make it to the list?
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