It really does seem that I’m the only member of the team that can count to THREE! Oh well, can hardly argue with such a tough restriction. Just got to watch my footing now and hope that I don’t accidently pick four games in a Top 3.
First up, Perfect Dark (N64); all the reasons that people go on about Goldeneye 007 but with better graphics, gameplay and story. As the spirtual successer to Goldeneye I’m showing Goldeneye in a very positive light (just covering myself against any anti-Goldeneye fallout there).
Banjo-Kazzoie (N64/XBLA). I’m a massive fan of the Banjo-Kazzoie franchise as a whole and seem to be one of the only people on the entire planet that actaully likes Nuts and Bolts. But where better than the beginning of the story, all the great gameplay and colourful characters with none of the driving or confussing game world linking.
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition (Xbox 360/PS3/Steam). Such an epic game, don’t think I’ve ever spent so much time playing a single game (except maybe Runescape). The best in the Fallout series, although it is a little difficult to compare it to the original over-head view PC games - Fallout 2 is actually rather fun if anyone wants to try the older games. The story, characters and gameplay are awesome and it has none of the problems of the younger brother New Vegas.
Goldeneye (N64). If I need to explain this choice, then you have serious problems.
Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) I would probably like SMG2 even more, but since I don’t have it, I can’t compare. SMG was an amazing game, bringing the Mario franchise into the current gaming world. It’s got all the aspects you would expect from a Mario game; great puzzles, tricky timing areas, and funky coloured moving blocks.
Speedball 2 (Amiga) It’s (american) football + a goal + powerups + futuristic looking + violence + awesome gameplay. I still can’t get enough of this game 20 years on. What makes this game special to me, is that it’s the only game to do with football (or as close as I am willing to get!) that I actually enjoy.
Extreme Violence (Amiga) This was an incredible find. It was with the demos included on an Amiga Format magazine back in the 90’s. It’s a very simple game, that pits you against a friend in an arena with a top down view, trying to kill each other 10 times. Nowadays you would classify it as a flash/java game as it’s over fairly quickly, but it is highly HIGHLY addictive. You can play it here (What do you mean I was only allowed 3? That was 3! Look, count with me. 0..1..2..3. See? :p lol)
Assassins Creed 2/Brotherhood, Tony Hawks 4, Super Mario World