Final Fantasy VII
If you’ve never heard of a final fantasy game before, odds are you’ve at least heard of this one. It is easily one of my favorite games and is considered by many to be one of the greatest games of all time. Final Fantasy 7 is a JRPG(Japanese Role Playing Game) made by the company Square Enix set in a dystopian future of the land known as midgar. You take the role of young Cloud Strife, a mercenary for hire and ex-Soldier, who teams up with a group of alleged terrorists to stop an evil world running corporation called Shinra. Eventually through an extremely complicated plot,which I’m not gonna bother going into, Cloud and his friends must save the world from the villain known as Sephiroth. All in all, I believe this game to be a masterpiece, and if you haven’t played it, what are you doing reading this article, go play final fantasy 7 right now!
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
I’m just gonna say it. I, unfortunately, did not grow up with zelda. I know, I was deprived.But I tried to get into it several times. I started with Twilight Princess which I could not get into at the time. Then I played the orignal zelda on the gameboy advance port,and it was better but not enough to get me into the series. Eventually I decided to go with the more famous and beloved zelda game, Ocarina of time.Its tue what they say that the third time is the charm, because I loved the crap out of this game and it was also the game that got me into the zelda franchise.The game starts with you taking control of Link, a young Kokiri boy who learns that he must save the kingdom of Hyrule from the evil Ganondorf. The game involves you going on an adventure to various dungeons and temples, solving puzzles and collecting items. But, in my opinion, the game’s biggest strongsuit is its engaging and immersive story and atmosphere, as well as its beautiful music. Ocarina of time is said to be one of the greatest zelda games or games in general, and to this day it is still my favorite zelda game of all time. Legend of zelda Ocarina of time is a masterpiece.
This game is for all the horror fans out there. Silent hill is a survival horror game created by Konami for the Playsation 1 and could easily be considered one of the scariest game of all time. Although some could argue that the games sequel Silent hill 2 is scarier, I’ve decided to go with the first one because I just couldn’t decide. Silent hill has you take on the character of Harry Mason who is driving his 7 year old daughter while on their way to vacation. Suddenly their car spurs out of control and Harry crashes just outside the mysterious ghost town of Silent Hill. When he wakes up, he finds his daughter missing and goes looking for her in the town. When he enters however, he finds the town to be covered in a thick fog and infested with creatures/demons( Its not entirely certain what they are). All in all,this game’s ambiance,atmosphere and psychological horror make it to be arguably one of the scariest games of all time. If your’e into horror, this game is a must-play.
God of War
So if you’re as big a fan of Greek mythology as I am, you’re going to love God of war. You take the role of the spartan warrior, Kratos, who is also a servant of the Olympian Gods. But Kratos was not always their servant. He was once an apprentice to the God of war, Ares, until one day Ares tricked Kratos into murdering his wife and daughter,at which point he became cursed by the Gods. After that day, Kratos swore vengeance on Ares, but until then he would have to be forced to do the Olympians’ bidding. Eventually the Gods task him with killing Ares which is what sets the beginning of the game into motion. By the way, if you’re asking how the heck a mere mortal can kill a god… I have no idea. However let me just tell you that Kratos is essentially the “Chuck Norris” of videogames, meaning that he is so awesome he can kill just about anyone or anything with his fists and/or swords. All that being said, I adore this game because I truly love Greek mythology and also the boss fights in this game are possibly the best in any game ever! seriously the boss fights are amazing!
Shadow of the Colossus
There are very few games in this world that I consider perfect. Shadow of the Colossus is one of these games. If you’ve never played it or even heard of it, let me just start by saying it is unlike any game you have ever played. You take the role as a young warrior named Wander who is taking his supposedly dead girlfriend to a forbidden land where he believes he can bring her back to life.Once there he encounters this entity known as Dormin who says he will bring Wander’s girlfriend back to life if he kills 16 of these giant monsters known as Colossi. Now for the gameplay aspect. This game consists entirely of bossfights. Yes, you read that correctly. There are no main enemies, no goombas, no octorocks, just one boss fightto the next.But thats okay because if there were something like that, it would distract you from the gorgeous, serene environments. Also the emptiness of the world further drives home the feeling that this land truly is forbidden and your’e truly not supposed to be here. And to be honest the boss fights with the Colossi are so epic, you don’t care that there are no main enemies. Each boss fight with a Colossus works as its own puzzle. First you have to find a way to climb on to this giant creature, then figure out where it weak spot is so you can stab the crap out of it. Each Colossus is extremely diverse and unique and tons of fun to fight. The only downside is that when you kill a Colossus, you feel really bad cause they were just chillin and minding their own business, then you walk up to them and stab them until they die. Then you start to think to yourself “maybe I’m the bad guy”. In conclusion, this game was innovative, unique and way ahead of its time. It truly made you rethink what a game was and what it could be. This is without a doubt my favorite game of all time and I would highly recommend playing it. You can get it on the ps2 or you can get the remastered version for the ps3.