Defining games of my life
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
When I was tiny I barely remember getting a Sega Megadrive and 4 games for Christmas present. Sonic wasn't the first game I ever played, but it was the first one I ever loved.
I wasn't old enough to play Doom, I was playing it always after daycare at my friend's house. I was so scared of noises of the monsters and doors, but somehow I still kept playing.
First strategy game I ever played and first strategy game I loved. I still remember some of the codes.
Pokémon Blue (1996)
I remember faintly that I saw this game on a shelf in a shop while visiting Sweden. And that's when my Pokémon craze started, I guess I can't deny it.
Final Fantasy VII (1997)
First RPG I ever played and this one started my life for Final Fantasies. It is a series I keep coming back to. It was something different and I liked the story and the characters. Although now days I prefer Final Fantasy IX. I remember I made a lot of mistakes on first play through.
Worms 2 (1997)
It wasn't the first Worms I played, but it was the first one I owned and got me into Worms series. Most Worms games are solid fun games. Countless hours playing with friends.
Metal Gear Solid (1998)
I'm not the biggest fan of the series now days, but I have played many of them and the first one is still my favorite and I have fond memories of watching my friends play it.
Jazz Jackrabbit 2 (1998)
Not that special, but I had to put this here because it was the game that introduced me to online gaming. And the game isn't half bad.
Crash Team Racing (1999)
This game... Man this game. It is the best carting game ever, no question. That isn't all, I played this game with my friends almost 10 years straight almost every time we met.
Delta Force 2 (1999)
This is the game I played in my computer class... I feel bad for our teacher...
Tekken Tag Tournament (1999)
My introduction to fighting games and to Tekken games. I have played almost all Tekken games since this one.
Kingdom Hearts (2002)
This game made me sweat, best thing was that battle system was active and fluid and action packed. And mixing up Final Fantasy with Disney is interesting idea.
Silent Hill 3 (2003)
First Silent Hill I owned and after this one I played those which came before it. I had kinda an obsession with Silent Hill, I might have been in a dark place or I was just sucked into the weird, horrifying and mysterious world. Silent Hill games have scared me the most. One particular part in this game made me turn off the game and the console so fast and I didn't play the game for a while after that.
When I first time saw my friends playing SinStar I asked them to leave the room so I could sing by myself first so I would get the courage to sing with them. I fell in love with the game series and it became a regular activity for our weekends for years.
Best thing I have ever got from Gamestop. Which doesn't mean much, but it was the first adventure game I played. It isn't the best thing ever, there are big issues with the story. Still it is alright and it has made me tear up quite a lot. I think I traded all my SingStar games for this which was a very bad deal I know.
The game that made me appreciate indie games.
Left 4 Dead 2 (2009)
I have put over 1200 hours into this game. I met many of my friends in this game and one life long friend. It is also a game the demands good cooperation skills. You won't make it far without your buddies.
League of Legends (2009)
Most played game ever in my life. Before this I played something similar on Warcraft III, it was called Hero Wars, some custom map made by someone. Anyway so I knew I would like this game. It is a fun game with friends, I was never into the ranked so much.
First western RPG I ever played. It is strange though, my interest for this grew very slowly. I remember having problems that the game didn't work with my operating system. Anyway I made it out of the vault, but then I just stopped there. It would be long time after I would pick up the game again and then my affection was clear. I love the karma system, the action and old style music and the freedom of how you want to play the game.
I remember my cousin discovered this game way before me and I wasn't that into it at first. I remember first time playing this, I had difficulties making my first crafting table, I just didn't get it. Also I died and died and died. Until I made "house" which was just a wall made of dirt, sand and stone, keeping all the monsters out. Best thing about this game is the freedom. There are no real goals, you can do as you please. I like exploring and building myself. It's another game I keep coming back to.
Borderlands 2 (2012)
I played first Borderlands also, but this one I have played way more. It combined RPG and FPS and it was awesome. It is my favorite brainless fun. I still play it whenever I get the feeling. The game has way better story than the first one. And I have to mention Psycho, the character I bought immediately. Psycho is a tank, no... A pain train that goes through anything.
The Walking Dead: Season One (2012)
Game that brought back the adventure games. It has one the best stories in a video game. Clementine is sweet, but she also has some wit. Kenny is your everyday man. And Lee, well he is trying to redeem himself. The game isn't very difficult, but the choices are nerve racking and you might find out that there is no good choice. The way that your choices affect the game was something new to me and I love it.
Hotline Miami (2012)
I loved this the first moment I played it. It is action packed game that requires fast reflexes. The story is unusual and weird, but I like it. And the music is so great that I still listen to it sometimes.
Journey is a game like no other and I think everyone should experience it. The most interesting thing is that once you turn on multiplayer mode, you have no knowledge or control if and when someone joins your game. You just see a figure in the distance. You try to communicate, but the only way to communicate is by making sounds. So you go on a journey with a guy whose name you don't even know and can't communicate with. When my companion left me I actually felt a bit sad, it is very unique feeling.
Only good thing that came out of Steam greenlight. It is complex and has a steep learning curve. But it is very interesting and fun.