- Battlefield 2
The whole Battlefield series has been good but this really is top notch. Shows Xbox Live what multiplayer gaming is really about
- Command & Conquer: Red Alert
Classic strategy game. More came with better graphics but none were as much fun.
First true 3D game. Never has flying through passageways been such good fun. 1...3...3...DESCENT
Classic. Moved PC gaming forward in leaps and bounds. Really did start the FPS genre.
An almost perfect racing game. Time trialling was a real challenge. Wasted far too long trying to shave another tenth of the lap times. Future F-Zero's never recaptured the magic like most of the Nintendo follow ups.
- Ferrari F355 Challenge
Realistic racer on the Dreamcast - probably the toughest racer of it's time. Easily the best racer on the Dreamcast or any other platform at that time.
Stunning design, great gameplay. Still looks good today.
- Goldeneye 007
For me still Rare's best game. Perfect Dark was good but always enjoyed Goldeneye more, maybe because it was first.
- Gran Turismo
First of the series and arguably the best as the others that followed have added very few new idea's. Nothing could touch it at the time.
- Grand Theft Auto III - Vicy City
The best of the Grand Theft Auto III series. The missions, the 80's music - everything was just right. The first time riding a bike and hearing Blondie is a classic gaming moment.
The first intelligent FPS? Stunning design, stunning game and a story that kept you hooked till the end.
- Half-life 2
A game to upgrade your PC for. I loved this more than the original. The set peices were far more involving, the use of physics blew me away.
- Halo 2
Pinacle of multi-playing gaming on a console. Just can't get bored of this some 9 months after release. I'm sure there's a great single player game in there but why bother. Halo isn't included in the list as it got so boring and repetitive especially when the Flood were introduced.
- Head over Heels
A cracking isometric (remember them) game that I played to death on the Amstrad. Graphics were groundbreaking at the time.
- Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
One of the few console games that I've played through to a finish. Got the puzzle/arcade balance absolutely spot on and kept me captivated from beginning to end. A game I was sorry to see finished.
- Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Great design, massive play area but just not as good as the SNES Zelda.
- Madden NFL
Played the series on the SNES and almost every console since. I love american football and only the Seag series has come close.
Looking back the graphics look awful but in it's day it was groundbreaking. The story was superb and there was a real sense of achievment when you managed to blast off from the planet.
- Moto GP
My first Live game. What an experience. League racing, friendships made that are still there today. This took me back to F-Zero days - time trialling has never been so addictive and frustrating. Mugelllooooooo.
- Prince of Persia
First reaction was always the graphics - the animation was ahead of it's times. Gameplay stunning as well but fiendishly difficult in places. Reminded of Rick Dangerous due to it's difficulty.
- Pro Evolution Soccer
The best football game, maybe even the best sports game, every itteration has been played by me & friends religously. Nothing comes close. Just need proper online support to elevate it to god like status.
- Project Gotham Racing 2
The best online racer for the Xbox. Despite the 30 fps and the dullish pallette this is still my favourite online racer. David & me getting top 50 in a Paris track is still a standout moment.
- Sensible Soccer
The next best football game. Simple yet addictive, although I do remember it was easy to rack up big scores.
- Soul Caliber
The reason I bought a Dreamcast. It's graphics remained untouched for a couple of years, it's fight mechanics were great and it had a lot of depth for a beat em up.
- Street Fighter 2 Turbo
I loved it. So did Shakeel. Unfortunately for me I hardly ever one on this game - still kept coming back for more.
- Super Bomberman 2
Golden Bomber. I knew when to stop the roulette wheel...allegedly. If theres one game where I would expect to win before I start, this is it (and Pro Evo). Still love it to this day. Wasted sooooo many hours at Uni playing this. David and his speedy boots. Those were the days.
- Super Mario 64
Never been bettered. Still enjoy firing up the emulator and tackling another couple of levels.
- Super Mario Kart
So simple yet deep. So easy yet hard. So much fun. Why have they never re-captured this game in a new format. What a waste.
- Super Mario World
My first SNES game and probably the one I played the most (behind any multi player). The level design was perfect, so many shortcuts in the game - you really could play it any way you want. When it was complete there were still coin challenges to do. A masterpiece.
Has any other game sold a platform more then Tetris? The Gameboy was an essential purchase just to play this. Multiplayer at scholl with this was excellent.
- The Bards Tale
No graphics as such but an amazing story, and the first role playing game I ever played - wierd - I've hardly played one since although I completed this at the time.
- The Secret of Monkey Island
Still my favourite Lucasarts game. It was funny, captivating and great to look at. The music was also a favourite at the time.
- Transport Tycoon
Another Uni favourite. Woo-Woo.
- Unreal Tournament
Came out at the same time as Quake III Arena and spanked it's arse. The first FPS I played online and it's something I'll never forget. Again, the newer versions have never been as good as this original version.
Launch game of choice for the PS1. Graphics and design were unheard of at the time. Gameplay was uber tough. I loved it. Still do - Wipeout Pure is easily the best game on the PSP.
- World of Warcraft
Easily the best game this year. Massive, graphically rich and a great sense of adventure every time you play it. This really is sandbox gaming - do whatever you like. I stopped playing after a month though - it was consuming my time like no other game. I HAD to stop.