What is the best game of all time and why?

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Apr 29 783 Comments

Curious what those of us in the gaming industry think are some of the all time best games. Add an explanation about what makes the game so great.

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  • Uber GavinB
    Leetcode premium
    Apr 293
    • Microsoft grm
      Not gonna lie, but after leetcoding for about 2 months straight I enjoy it now. Earlier it used to be a chore but now every problem is an interesting puzzle and I mostly know the techniques, its just a matter of recognizing patterns, logically thinking and combining those techniques. Eerily similar to playing chess.
      Apr 30
    • Google / EngabCd18
      Is premium worth it? What do you get that the free version doesn't provide?
      May 1
    • PayPal .Me
      Not worth it, at all, don’t let the fanboys lure you in
      May 1
  • Palo Alto Networks KTkC88
    Spin the bottle
    Apr 294
    • Activision Blizzard kHHksh836
      ^ this guy f**cks
      Apr 29
    • Expedia anony🐭
      After a day, still the only guy who f**cks!
      Apr 30
    • Amazon ridicule
      Is flocks a bad word?
      Apr 30
    • Expedia anony🐭
      In blindland, everything is a flocking bad word. Try with one * and see.
      Apr 30
  • Asurion rm -rf /
    Snake
    Apr 290
  • Amazon
    futurecop

    Amazon

    BIO
    Cool
    futurecopmore
    Age of empires
    Apr 307
    • Amazon yhagayavaj
      🏆
      Apr 30
    • Amazon
      BrownGuy

      Amazon

      BIO
      Asking for a friend!
      BrownGuymore
      AoE 2 conquerors edition, to be specific!
      Apr 30
    • Google tormun_d
      If only people gave a chance to Age of empires 3.
      Apr 30
    • The Hartford RedHorn
      AoE 4 is coming 🍻
      Apr 30
    • Google tormun_d
      Lol. Assholes announced aoe4 two years ago and still haven't posted a screenshot.
      Apr 30
    • Amazon
      BrownGuy

      Amazon

      BIO
      Asking for a friend!
      BrownGuymore
      I did try aoe3. But it wasn’t as awesome as aoe2. Which is why aoe2 still has so many fans, mods and a nice online community. It even got an HD update from MIcrosoft itself
      Apr 30
    • Google tormun_d
      You shouldn't just try. You need put in hours before playing online. The game is shit if you don't unlock all the shipments. Once you levelup and have all cards it's better than all AOE combined. One of the most under appreciated game of our generation.

      Btw I'm a big fan of aoe2 and totally neglected aoe3 when it released.
      Apr 30
  • Microsoft UseDeFeet
    Myst
    Apr 302
  • Amazon / Engc1648!dy@
    the AWS console
    Apr 302
  • Microsoft bKFl33
    Witcher 3

    Immersive world - check
    Strong protagonist - check
    Believable characters - check
    Strong writing - check
    Solid programming - check
    Nice gfx - check
    Fun combat - check
    Blood - check
    Tits - check
    Apr 302
    • Facebook / EngPank
      tits? sold!
      Apr 30
    • Intuit / EngCalculus
      And godly soundtracks ❤️
      Apr 30
  • Activision Blizzard Azshara
    Diablo 2. I lost an entire summer to that game and no matter how many times I played it through I never got bored or tired of it. I had to get those legendaries! It's the whole reason why I focused on getting a job at Blizzard.
    Apr 308
    • Google / ProductPBhz30
      I built my first computer just to play D2. Spent a lot of time stocking up on Unidentified Windforce and SOJ rings.
      Apr 30
    • Intel / OtherPath2Zero
      I was going to post this as well... though, to be fair, I'm voting this after v 1.10 came out. That patch changed the game and made it legendary.
      Apr 30
    • Intel / OtherPath2Zero
      Also, D3 was one of the most disappointing things I've ever experienced.
      Apr 30
    • Facebook b1g
      Just a summer? How did you get into Blizzard?
      Apr 30
    • Facebook b1g
      Google - how do you even stock up unidentified SoJs? Maybe you meant duping?
      Apr 30
    • Google / ProductPBhz30
      Unidentified Windforce Bows, the SOJ Rings were identified and basically became the currency.
      Apr 30
    • Facebook b1g
      Lol I misread
      Apr 30
    • Apple julB03
      Oh man this brings me back. I remember I would play this game all night and go to summer camp dead tired in the morning.

      I also quit and came back to D2 at least 3-4 times.
      May 1
  • NBCUniversal gVirus
    Chrono Trigger is about as close you can come to a perfect game given the tech limits as you can get.
    Apr 292
    • Amazon / Eng
      hSKq16

      AmazonEng

      PRE
      Intel Corporation
      hSKq16more
      Came here to post this
      Apr 30
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      MicrosoftProduct

      PRE
      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      Yes!
      Apr 30
  • Amazon NPAK40
    Age of empires anytime 😀
    May 13
    • Nokia / Engugh ok
      2?
      May 1
    • Amazon
      .A0b1

      Amazon

      PRE
      Microsoft
      BIO
      ...
      .A0b1more
      I like the experience on AoE 3 better but, 2 is classic!
      May 2
    • Nokia / Engugh ok
      I hate 3
      May 3
  • Amazon fcuked
    Starcraft
    Apr 290
  • Visa / EngPompee
    The Witcher 3
    Apr 292
    • EA / DesignmgJH31
      Was gonna day this or maybe breath of the wild.

      But so many contenders now. God of War 2018? It’s been a good 5 years.
      Apr 30
    • Intuit / EngCalculus
      Wind's howling...
      Apr 30
  • Amazon dotard
    Leetcode
    May 10
  • New / Engshshzha
    Has to be Super Mario !!
    Apr 290
  • Microsoft
    Tier 1

    Microsoft

    BIO
    #1 in Prestige
    Tier 1more
    AOE2
    Apr 303
    • Amazon / Engc1648!dy@
      Fitting
      Apr 30
    • Microsoft
      Tier 1

      Microsoft

      BIO
      #1 in Prestige
      Tier 1more
      Fitting?
      Apr 30
    • PayPal rUoN68
      Microsoft employee picks AOE2, naturally 😁 it is a great game though
      May 1
  • EPAM Systems amazi
    Our life is the best game of all time.
    May 12
    • Hootsuite / Cust. Srv./r/
      Beautiful graphics, terrible plot
      May 1
    • Capital One public_
      I just don't understand why the main character makes such dumbass decisions.
      May 2
  • Leanplum ballsacks
    Age of Empires II
    Apr 300
  • Amazon / Eng☕️🍑bourbo
    Zelda OoT
    Apr 303
    • Microsoft / EngStack🖕flo
      Overrated as fuck

      Don't get me wrong, its a great game, but idk why so many people give it top slot
      Apr 30
    • Amazon ChivalryAF
      Because it had excellent music, memorable characters, and level design that hadn’t be done before at the time.

      Yes, if you compare it to games of today, it obviously won’t compare, but back in the 1998, this game was truly something else.
      Apr 30
    • Adobe / SalesMr.Q4
      Agreed.
      Apr 30
  • Microsoft youknowme!
    Counterstrike! Playing since 1995!
    May 12
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      MicrosoftProduct

      PRE
      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      Since 95?? Hahahahhahha
      Beta for the game was in 99, it really got popular in 01
      May 1
    • Microsoft Sweaty leetcoder
      Wanna start an AHGL team? I started in 1.1
      4d
  • Tetris
    May 10
  • Amazon Blind-
    Counter strike
    Apr 300
  • New / EngJexD77
    Civilization I
    Apr 292
    • VMware scrdby IRS
      I used to pull all nighters on that shit
      Apr 30
    • Remember having hands turn to ice blocks at 3am due to lack of motion?
      Apr 30
  • Intel babubhatt
    My kingdom to stop getting these notifications.
    (And yes, I’ve turned them off - didn’t work).
    May 31
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      MicrosoftProduct

      PRE
      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      Hahahaahhahaa
      May 3
  • Facebook / Engamifni
    Sex
    Apr 301
  • Microsoft hddtjbfd
    Super Mario RPG
    Apr 301
    • Intel omyra
      Legend of the Seven Stars
      Apr 30
  • SpaceX / Other
    Gay4Elon

    SpaceXOther

    PRE
    Google
    Gay4Elonmore
    Chrono trigger
    Apr 300
  • Amazon bezosus
    I can’t believe no one has said Prince of Persia.
    May 12
  • LinkedIn nobodi
    Skyrim should be frontrunner for this.
    Apr 302
    • It got great reviews for its storyline, but the game is too huge, such that I could never remember the stories by the time I completed the quests. I think oblivion was better.
      Apr 30
    • New / Finance
      gxGw32

      NewFinance

      BIO
      London Fintech Recruiter
      gxGw32more
      Definitely, it’s taken too much of my life not to be!
      Apr 30
  • New / Datamrdeds
    Golden Eye Nintendo 64
    Why?
    Best multiplayer at that time.
    Great music.
    Customisable.
    Apr 301
    • Booking.com ipkC24
      Beating those unlocks, so difficult but so rewarding, I still have my original copy
      May 1
  • Amazon burfEd
    Zelda: Link to the Past, great story, awesome 16 bit graphics
    Apr 301
  • IBM deviant
    Halo
    Apr 291
  • Bloomberg aJRs40
    Deus ex
    Apr 291
  • Amazon / EngFirangi
    Dota 2
    May 10
  • Microsoft / Eng
    torakusu

    MicrosoftEng

    BIO
    If you're going to stalk me, at least say hi.
    torakusumore
    The OP wanted an explanation as to what makes the game good. Everyone just post names of games. But that is a very gamer thing to do, like skipping the tutorial.
    Apr 300
  • Boeing Airbus
    I used to be a gamer like you. then I took an arrow in the knee
    Apr 300
  • Amazon MAGAMAN
    Leisure Suit Larry.
    Apr 300
  • Lending Club Donny 2020
    HALF LIFE 2
    Apr 300
  • Nvidia apmpa
    Portal 2
    Apr 300
  • Acquia / EngatEywhIOno
    Command & Conquer Red Alert 2
    Apr 300
  • Facebook / Engamifni
    Leetcode
    Apr 300
  • Microsoft bakyzh
    Age of Empires 2
    Apr 300
  • Amazon Meowabark
    Tetris actually though. It's versatile, simple yet complex, and it's been remade like 5 billion times.

    Then for cinematic or story experience, there's quite a lot. It's all dependent on taste.
    Apr 290
  • Microsoft gfba68
    Age of Empires and Dark Forces II
    May 15
    • Nokia / Engugh ok
      2?
      May 1
    • Amazon damned
      Age of empires 1 was good, but not perfect. Aoe2 takes aoe1 and improves on practically everything to a significant degree. Aoe2 takes the cake for strategy game
      May 2
    • Nokia / Engugh ok
      14!!
      May 3
    • Microsoft gfba68
      Yeah, AoE2 is the one everybody copied. Dark Forces 2 was the one that introduced the force and lightsaber as a usable weapon. It was a fantastic game and the first real innovator in a sea of Doom copies. The original X-wing and Tie Fighter games were fantastic, as well.
      May 3
    • Nokia / Engugh ok
      World cyber games was epic
      May 3
  • Salesforce BndTheKnee
    Witcher 3
    May 12
  • Adobe techho
    Dark Souls. Unparalleled world design, atmosphere and challenge.
    Apr 302
    • Yahoo / Opsyodel
      And by extension, Demon's Souls
      Apr 30
    • Adobe techho
      And Sekiro as well. It's not "old" enough yet to have become legendary, but I have a feeling it will. Beat the final boss yesterday, and haven't felt that feeling of accomplishment since beating Old King Allant in Demon's Souls a decade ago.
      Apr 30
  • Intel HWeng2005
    Unreal... Specifically UT2k4
    Apr 302
    • New / Eng
      rocknrollr

      NewEng

      PRE
      Quicken Loans, Volkswagen
      BIO
      Self driven software architect
      rocknrollrmore
      I was partial to the original UT myself. ZSZ FOREVER
      Apr 30
    • Intel HWeng2005
      I've always really liked the team strategy part of Onslaught on 2k4...lots of people still play it.
      Apr 30
  • Facebook (__|__)
    Quake III Arena literally changed the game for fast, networked gameplay. Still one of the best fast action games. Even if the graphics are a bit dated. Mid-air rocket frags? 🥰🥰😍
    Apr 302
    • Twitch 0ldSK00l
      This is about the only game I like to watch, wish there was more of it on Twitch. :)
      Apr 30
    • Microsoft / R&D
      kintaro

      MicrosoftR&D

      BIO
      Synbio = future, nothing less.
      kintaromore
      200FPS VOGON SERVERS AAAAHHH YESS
      Apr 30
  • Amazon ridicule
    Rock, Paper, Scissors.
    Apr 302
    • Amazon jwareso
      I think you mean paper, scissors, rock, lizard, Spock.
      Apr 30
    • Facebook / EngSegTree
      Around here we call that paper, scissors, rock, Zuck, Spock
      Apr 30
  • Amazon / Engc1648!dy@
    Monopoly because you get to buy railroads
    Apr 302
    • Google BBOM48
      Try railroad tycoon
      Apr 30
    • Amazon GFyG62
      Or Factorio
      Apr 30
  • World of Warcraft
    May 11

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