Top Ten Video Games

Silent Hill 2 (PS2)

Playing a character that isn't fast, athletic, or good with weapons is scary in and of itself. Mix that with a the setting and atmosphere of Silent Hill and you have a great game.

Portal 2 (PS3)

During my BA, parents weekend allows for parents to visit. My mother came down and we decided to get this game and play it as opposed to bar hopping. A puzzle game shouldn't be this funny or entertaining, but it is, and that's why I like it.

Bioshock (PS3)

Upgrading felt like a necessity in this game due to the Big Daddies. The story for me, I think, is "just okay". This game shines with great sound design, level design, shooting mechanics, boss fights, and atmosphere.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)

The strangeness mixed with the countdown is why I love this game. I enjoy watching Youtubers try to synthesize what exactly is going on, but for me it's just a great experience.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4)

The game play.

Final Fantasy VII (PS1)

For me, this game represents "the whole is greater than the sum of it parts".

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)

What else can be said about this masterpiece? It's a wonderful gaming experience. There is one sound effect that sticks with me to this day.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (PS1)

I had gotten the Pizza Hut demo and played it for hours. The speed and the combos that would later define THPS remind me a lot of the building mechanics in Fortnite.

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS2)

This was my first PS2 game and my first Metal Gear game. I wasn't too bothered by having to switch to Raiden as many had been. The amount of detail that went into this game is amazing.

Resident Evil 2 (PS1)

When I was a kid, this was the first game I tried to speed run. I distinctly remember trying to beat the Leon A story in under 4 hours. For Christmas, my parents had gotten me the strategy guide and I poured over each page trying to lower my time. My friends and I would draw RE levels and share them at school. The tank controls, the graphics, the voice-overs haven't aged well, but this will always be my number one.