#9 Greatest Video Game of All Time

Striving into the top 10–we arrive at #9! If you have no clue what this post is about, please read here. And if you missed the other on our countdown, please check them out: #25, #24,#23, #22, #21,#20#19#18#17#16#15, #14#13#12#11, and #10. This list was created by the video game brain trust–please enjoy!  

#9 Greatest Video Game of All Time

Kai – Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight Coming out in 1997, Jedi Knight was a revolutionary shooter that took the Dark Forces world and applied the lessons that Quake had brought to the FPS scene.  It created a real world within the Star Wars universe with evil Sith, hapless stormtroopers, and lots of drama.  Mysteries of the Sith (an expansion) came along and really filled in the detail, with extraordinary level design.

Even better than that, it had great multiplayer (played on the Internet Gaming Zone, Microsoft’s foray into online gaming).  Only 4 players could play at a time and there were lots of hackers, but it was my formative online gaming experience, and was really a lot of fun.
 
The game has not aged well and there are few benefits of playing it today (other than seeing the laughable live action cutscenes).  If you want to play similar game today, I’d recommend the sequel Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast.
 

Andrew – Resident Evil 4 (2) Resident Evil 2 and 4 are easily my favorites in the series, can you say Leon Kennedy? Resident Evil 3 + Code Veronica and before were more closed-worldish – tight confined spaces. Mansions, police stations. Resident Evil 4 and later put you into a much bigger world, mostly to illustrate that there was more at stake and the like.  I’m not going to say much else because I don’t have to justify it. I would love an HD remake of the series – not just ports but rebuilding the assets – I think those HD true horror survival games would sell better than a new one that’s horror warfare. 

Fit – Monkey Island Pretty funny that Kai and I’s are one apart in for this game in the countdown. It was a big part of our childhood. With hilarious writers like those from LucasArts’ Indiana Jones, this game will leave you giggling at witty lines. It’s a great parody on pirate adventures, but brings in a great puzzle aspect that leaves your mind turning even after you’ve closed out. Some puzzles are just darn frustrating! It’s all about putting things together and looking at situations from all aspects. We’ve played and re-played it many times and although the first is our favorite, there are many sequels with bettering graphics along the timeline (also awesome soundtrack). This game will always have a very special place in my heart so I’m excited to play it with Hungry in the upcoming months. 

 P0 – Metal Gear Solid – First time I played a video game and felt like I was in a movie. Such a beautiful feeling, and the writing & dialogue is truly at the highest level.

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Hungry – Mass Effect 2 – Mass Effect beats Dragon Age and KOTOR even though it was the last of Bioware’s big three that I ever played. It had the most profound impact on me and I have to credit the consistency of the main character. You’re really invested in creating who you are and controlling the events of that universe. If I had played it when it was released, it would have a chance of being even higher but it is by far the highest entry with the least time invested. It’s that good. As for choosing number 2, the first was rough around the edges and the ending of the third was disappointing. Number 2 was perfect.

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That wraps up #9 for us at the video game brain trust. Are there any that you’ve played? Comment below! And as always, stay hungry and fit!

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