The #6 Greatest Video Game of All Time

Here we go–with each entry more epic than the next! We come to the #6 Greatest Video Game of All Time! If you missed the others on our countdown, please check them out: #25,#24,#23,#22,#21,#20#19#18#17#16#15, #14#13#12#11#10, #9#8, and #7

Kai – World of Warcraft – World of Warcraft was the first massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) I ever played.  Fit had been playing it for a little while and encouraged me to join.  I created a Gnome mage named Norqueatus and started exploring the frozen tundra of Dun Murogh.

World of Warcraft is the most approachable MMORPG I’ve played, due to its rock solid engine/controls and the slow growth of your character’s powers.  Initially you’re sent on very simple quests with only a single spell, but by the end you’re fighting dragons with dozens of spells and twenty-four other players.  It has a very balanced learning curve.
The art and lore are also top quality, provided a cartoonish world with every imaginable type of scenery.  Quest storylines are complex and your character can really change the way the world looks and acts.
 
I don’t play much anymore (other than purchasing and leveling up with every latest expansion), but that’s mostly due to feeling like there’s nothing new for me to try (not to mention the amount of time that is required at high levels of play).  If you’re looking to live in another world for a few months, no other game has the combination of an easy learning curve and massive scope.

Po – Final Fantasy 7 – Sure, there’s a far more famous scene that will likely have you weeping, but, I dare you not to cry when you first hear Cosmo Canyon playing and come to know Red XIII’s backstory. Impossible.

Andrew – Halo Reach Ever since Halo broke into the scene with the Xbox, it’s been a fantastic ride. It’s a shooter with great mechanics, a fantastic musical score, and beautiful scenery. Halo 2/3 each improved on the standard Halo model, Halo ODST shook it up by having you play as different characters in different time period, and Halo Reach served as a prequel to the series. Reach was special in that it had that Pan’s Labyrinth effect in that you forgot that you were gonna die in the end. That last “level” where you can die in 10 seconds or survive for waves is absolutely legendary. Halo 5 Guardians and the next entry on this lists’s next entry may be the reason that I end up buying an Xbox One.

Fit – The Sims (series) – There hasn’t been a game that I’ve spent more on as a series across the years. Everyone I know has played The Sims whether they be a hardcore gamer or not a gamer at all. I have so many memories with this series, starting with the first Sims installment in 2000, where my brother and his friends took turns playing. There was something about leading your Sim through a successful career and marriage that really kept you through.

Everyone has a different Sims playing style: some do it for the architecture, others for the interior decorating, others for purely creating their Sim, while some do it for watching their Sims live. My favorite part is the actual life of the Sim. In the more recent versions, you can go from infant to elder and actually have generations along a family tree. I LOVE the genetics in the game. I really enjoy starting out with one lone Sim (or creating myself or my parents) and watch as the family tree grows and the different personalities and career choices. This is a game I will always come back to continue my family until I’ve played in a neighborhood so long that it crashes from the memory build-up.  I will always buy every game of it (not expansion, but I’ve played 1-4) A true Maxis great. 

Hungry – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – It feels wrong not to have this on the top two of the list, but then I remember this list isn’t just the BEST game. I can’t think of anywhere to take points away from this revolutionary, masterpiece that changed the world of gaming forever. Potentially, the best entry in one of the greatest video game franchises, LoZ has been in my blood since the first entry and I will forever guide Link to maintain peace throughout Hyrule, no matter where the series goes. I think I’m going to go play now.

That brings #6 to a wrap. Things are getting close now. Can you believe #5 is next week?! Tell us in the comments below if you’ve played any of these games and what you think of them! We always love to hear the opinions of our readers. And as always, stay hungry and fit!

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