Gamer Girl Rant – Must Play Titles for Gamers

I was playing SWTOR with a group of guildies when I brought up Dragon Age.  Everyone in the group had played the game, or at least heard of it except for one person who promptly declared, “I don’t play ‘nerd’ games.”  *blink blink*  You do realize that you are in Star Wars right now?

After a few seconds of silence before calling him a name, I began to wonder: What are some of the titles that any true gamer should have played?

Here’s a short listing that I think I’d use as required gaming in Video Games 101.  Pick at least seven from each list.  For those games with sequels, the later titles are included, but only the original title is listed.

Old School

Duck Hunt
Demons to Diamonds
Space Invaders
Super Mario Bros.
Killer Instinct
Mortal Combat
The Legend of Zelda
Ninja Gaiden
Goldeneye 007
Pit Fighter
Double Dragon

Newer School

Final Fantasy
Prince of Persia
Madden NFL
Half Life
Counter Strike
Soul Calibur
Call of Duty
Sonic the Hedgehog
Dragon Ball Z
Samurai Warriors
Knights of the Old Republic
Tomb Raider
Rock Band
Guitar Hero
Metal Gear
World of Warcraft
Street Fighter
Grand Theft Auto
Mario Kart

Modern School

Red Dead Redemption
Left 4 Dead
Dragon Age
Mass Effect
Elder Scrolls
Gears of War
Witcher 2
Batman Arkham Asylum
God of War
Lego Star Wars
NBA 2K series
Angry Birds

Those are my short lists.  Which games would you include?  How many of these have you played?


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tanoshineko
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 09:59:07

    old school ftw!! must acknowledge my gamer roots…and possibly show my age lol


  2. Dani
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 12:31:17

    Old school, and about a third of the newer school. My imagination is much too wild and easily influenced so I can’t play most of the new stuff….I just get to hung up in it. LOL


  3. slasher443
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 13:37:40

    Soul Calibur on the Dreamcast was the shiznite! In fact the Dreamcast itself was the shiznite! Atari 2600’s Combat was also the shiznite!


  4. Eric
    Feb 17, 2012 @ 16:45:31

    Miss the vintage days of the CRT with my SNES hooked up. Super Mario was pretty good. I think all of those games should be played before you did, there’s even a book about it.

    Grand Theft Auto, play the first one then play the newest one; it’s mind blowing.


  5. One Mean Killa
    Feb 21, 2012 @ 16:50:44

    Wow I must be behind the times… are you sure those are old school games because I played like half of those last week!


    • Eric
      Feb 28, 2012 @ 04:44:08

      The adage “computers come and go every five years”, if it refers graphics cards then anyone 22 and older are prehistoric.


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