Yesterday we did a quick whip around the office asking people what their favourite game was for every year they've been alive. For me, it started from 1987 with a DOS version of Operation Wolf that I'm pretty sure was pirated from Singapore somewhere; that's where my Dad used to buy games whenever the ship had to go into drydock.
But to go in depth a little deeper: out of that list, what's your favourite game of them all?
The fun with the "favourite game for every year you've been alive" list is all the memories it brings up. And whenever something like this comes around, that's what I tend to go for: the games that imprinted themselves on me the most, the games that I simply couldn't forget.
That's kind of why I'll always have Counter-Strike as one of my favourite games. And it's why I'll always have Heroes of Might of Magic 3 there, because I remember plowing through that demo, day after day, night after night, until I got the full version for my birthday.
But the best game?
Well, it's maybe not the best game. But it's one that I've never beaten, and it's one that I've never forgotten. It's a game that I've made sure is on the hard drive of every computer I've ever owned, every laptop I've ever carried, even if I have to do some DOSBox magic to get it working.
Heaven & Earth. One of the strongest gaming memories I had as a little kid, and something that still puts a smile on my face to this day.
Even though those fucking cursor puzzles can die in a fire.
What's been the best game of your life?