The Best Games…Ever!

I thought I’d create a live post, writing about the best games of all time – in my opinion, obviously. So here are some of my favourite games ever!

This list is in no particular order – this is just the way they came into my head!

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth

This one will be no surprise to anyone who has ever seen my Steam profile – or spoken to me. Isaac is one of my favourite games of all time and the rogue-like/rogue-lite nature means every run is different. I have some issues with the AB+ expansion, but overall I truly believe it’s a game I could play forever.

Mass Effect

There was something about the first Mass Effect game that totally sucked me in and refused to let go. It was the first major sprawling RPG I played that actually felt interesting. It always showed me something I wanted to check out, unlike games like Oblivion or Skyrim that I felt lost their direction after a few hours. The voice acting, the branching narrative, the epic storyline, it all just works. It had some issues (auto-save positions, texture pop-in on Xbox 360) but that didn’t break things for me. I spent over 100 hours on this bad boy!

The Witcher 3

If Mass Effect sucked me into a great sci-fi RPG, The Witcher 3 did the same thing in a traditional fantasy theme. I only played a little bit of the first two Witcher games, but the third one brought things up to speed so I didn’t feel like I was missing much. From the second I picked it up, it grabbed me and didn’t let go. All of the characters are compelling and the story has some amazing beats. It’s always a good sign when even the side missions are interesting, and The Witcher 3 pulls that off as well. A modern classic.

Dawn of War

It’s hard to describe exactly why I love Dawn of War more than any other RTS I’ve played, but I do. In a time when most strategy games were about building up your force in a protected base until you were strong enough to just dominate your opponent, DoW forced you to push forward to capture resource points. Company of Heroes did it at the same time (and got more attention) but they both changed the way we played RTS games. I love the 40k universe, and with a solid story and awesome glory kills (called “sync kills” back then) the style fit perfectly. I enjoyed DoW2 as well, but not nearly as much as the original.

Watch my Dawn of War let’s play video series here.

Red Dead Redemption

I have really fond memories of the original Red Dead Redemption. It came out at the perfect time – when I had enough time to fully explore a large open world but had grown bored with GTA4. The characters were well-crafted, the missions didn’t feel repetitive and the zombie DLC was actually amazing. I had a lot of fun in the multiplayer as well, just causing chaos with randoms online. It’s weird, because despite waiting years for the sequel, when RDR2 dropped I wasn’t that interested in picking it up. Marston’s son is still a dick though.

This page will be updated as I add more and more amazing games. Please check back later (or check out some of my other posts)!