What's Your 10 Favourite Games In 10 Seconds?

Putting barriers on yourself helps reveal the truth within. So what happens when you name your favourite games - but give yourself almost no time to think it over?

That's the latest challenge that dominated my social feed over the last 48 hours, with people having rapidfire deep dives into their memory to name their top 10 games. Because of the people I tend to follow, and the nature of recency bias brought on by Sekiro, a lot of Bloodborne and Breath of the Wild filled up my social feed.

For fun and to help you all along, here's my list:

  1. Mario Kart
  2. Knights of the Old Republic
  3. The Witcher 3
  4. Counter-Strike
  5. Mass Effect 2
  6. Heroes of Might and Magic 3
  7. Minecraft
  8. Mario 64
  9. Civilization 2
  10. Heaven & Earth

Ooft. That's actually really rough to do in 10 seconds.

But give it a go yourselves - rattle off your 10 favourite games of all time with about one second of thought for each game. Go!


    Well this was mine from when I did it on twitter
    SSI Interceptor
    Mark of the Ninja
    Mount and Blade
    Baldur's gate
    Metro 2033
    Quest for glory
    River raid

    Probably not my exact top 10 but i'm happy with it

      Yes! River Raid! I also love Raid on Bungeling Bay. Nice blending of Civilization(s) too :-)

        I would have taken longer than 10 seconds to decide on the specific version.
        Some good memories in your list too, I spent so long playing Jones in the fast lane

    1. Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego
    2. Solomon's Key
    3. Deathtrack
    4. Jones in the Fast Lane
    5. Dune
    6. The Last Ninja
    7. Borderlands
    8. Mass Effect 3
    9. Mirror's Edge
    10. Neverwinter Nights

      Jones in the fast lane!! What a classic, I had completely forgotten about that game.... thanks for reminding me. me and a couple mates playing in on an ooold 386 my mum brought home from work. I think it ran straight off the disc ????

      'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego' has been adapted into a Netflix series hasn't it?

        Yeah 'adapted'...

        A master thief who uses her skills for good, Carmen Sandiego travels the world foiling V.I.L.E.'s evil plans

        What a joke XD

    1. Breath of the Wild
    2. Witcher 3
    3. KOTOR
    4. Banjo Kazooie
    5. WoW
    6. Donkey Kong Country 2
    7. Ocarina of Time
    8. Majora's Mask
    9. Red Dead Redemption
    10. Pokemon Red

    Final Fantasy VII
    Breath of Fire III
    Tenchu (series)
    Castlevania SOTN
    Four Warriors of Light
    Devil May Cry (series)
    King of Fighters (Series)
    Shadow Hearts (1 and 2)

    Damn, I forgot Suikoden II.

    Resident evil 4
    Dark souls 2
    Castlevania SOTN
    Wipeout 3 Special edition
    Dark souls 3
    Resident evil 1
    Resident evil 5
    The evil within
    Mario 64
    Hatsune Miku Project Diva Future Tone

    1. Marathon
    2a.Warcraft 2
    2b.Command and Conquer
    3.Myth 2 Soulblighter
    4a.Dark Forces
    4b.Jedi kinght 2
    4c.Jedi Academey

    I probably won't agree with this list in just a few months time, but:

    1. Witcher III: Wild Hunt
    2. Mass Effect Series (2, 1 then 3)
    3. Dark Souls Series (3, 1 then 2)
    4. KOTOR (Both are amazing and in implacable order)
    5. Bloodborne
    6. World of Warcraft (Specifically WotLK Xpac)
    7. Bioshock 1 (2 & 3 were good, but nothing like the first)
    8. Divinity: Original Sin 2
    9. Red Dead Redemption
    10. Witcher 2 (Mechanically "meh", but god damn that writing/acting/narrative is gud)

    Competitive games are absent from the list simply because while they're entertaining, they don't provide that "Holy shit, what a game" feeling outside of solid mechanics, but notable mentions there are: Rocket League, R6: Siege, LoL, CS:GO & Apex Legends.

      In a few months time, hell most of these don't last for the first read back

        Oh we weren't doing this based on personal opinion?

        Must've misread the article. Apologies.

          I meant the first read back by the person who's opinion it is.
          Basically the first reply to every one of these I saw on twitter was the person making the list say "Damn, I didn't include X game"

          I look at mine and Fallout isn't on it so I'm thinking, nope, that's not it

            Well then I'm a fuckhead for applying unfounded sarcasm to your post. My bad, dude. Hard to detect tone via text. I do agree, though. I've already thought of 2 games I should've included somewhere in the list. (Horizon: Zero Dawn & God of War reboot)

            With sincerity this time; my apologies.

              All good mate
              Thinking of the new games is the easy part, what to replace is hard

    1 - Ecco The Dolphin
    2 - Ecco: The Tides of Time
    3 - Juju Densetsu (Toki Going Ape Spit)
    4 - Paganitzu
    5 - Chips Challenge
    6 - Castlevania Portrait of Ruin
    7 - Final Fantasy IX
    8 - Wolfenstein 3D
    9 - Blake Stone Aliens of Gold
    10 - Unreal Tournament

    Had a laugh seeing HOMM3 as the preview image for this, glad I'm not the only one. Here's the list I threw together yesterday:

    1. Witcher 3
    2. Guitar Hero 3
    3. Blade Runner
    4. Red Dead Redemption
    5. The Walking Dead Season 1
    6. Spec Ops: The Line?
    7. Heroes of Might and Magic 3
    8. Assassin’s Creed Black Flag
    9. Mass Effect 3
    10. Theme Hospital

      Annoyed that I forgot about Carmen Sandiego

      (Also Blade Runner is a lie to make me look cool. That slot should actually be Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive.)

      Last edited 01/04/19 2:22 pm

    Sonic 3&K
    Streets of Rage 2
    Mario 64
    Goldeneye 64
    Banjo Kazooie
    Lylat wars 64
    Starcraft: BW
    Final Fantasy 7
    Diablo 2
    Smash Bros Ultimate

    Devil May Cry
    Last Story
    Final Fantasy X
    Crisis Core FF7
    Capcom VS SNK 2
    Chrono Cross
    Yakuza 3
    Lost Odyssey

    Shooting from the hip here

    1 Ultima 7
    2 Tie Fighter
    3 Baldur's Gate
    4 Final Fantasy X
    5 Civilisation 2 TOT
    6 Starcraft
    7 Wing Commander 2
    8 Sim City 2000
    9 Under a Killing Moon
    10 TES 3: Morrowind

    Donkey Kong Country 2
    Tetris (Game Boy)
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Halo 3
    Yoshi's Island
    Mario Kart 64
    God of War (2018)
    Sim City 2000

    WoW vanilla
    fallout 2
    baldurs gate 2
    bioshock infinite
    space marine
    halo 2
    dark souls 3
    planetside 2
    Zelda: A link to the past

    bet I missed some really obvious ones

    Fallout 2
    Half Life
    Battlefield 3
    Ocarina of Time
    Resident Evil 3
    Twinsen's Odysee
    Tactics Ogre
    Mario 64
    Sim City 2000
    Age of Empires 2

    Ultima 7
    LBA (Little Big Adventure)
    TRON 2.0
    Batman Arkham Asylum

    Lylat Wars

    It’s a hard one alright. I’ve spent thousands of hours playing Binding of Isaac and TF2, but I haven’t played them in years now. Do I include them? Halo 3 and Reach, Gears2/3 were a huge part of my late teens/early 20s. Do they get included too?
    And there are cherished games that I might not immediately remember, like UT99 or HoMM3.
    How do you chose just 10?!

    In no particular order:

    Pokemon RSE/ORAS
    Smash Ultimate
    Super Metroid
    Breath of the Wild
    Arkham Asylum
    Mass Effect 2
    Dark Souls
    Monster Hunter Tri
    KotOR 2
    The Surge

    Kicking myself for forgetting Hollow Knight and Witcher 3 until after coming up with 10.

    1. Batman: Arkham Knight
    2. Bioshock
    3. Bioshock 2
    4. ESO
    5. Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    6. Super Mario Odyssey
    7. Buzz Quiz
    8. God of War
    9. Mario Party DS
    10. Skyrim

    Not my definitive list, just really any games that entered my mind. I would have included Stardew Valley, Kingdom Hearts 2, The Last of Us and Beyond: Two Souls if i hadn't blanked.

    The Witcher 3
    Divinity Original Sin 2
    Euro Truck Simulator 2
    Forza Horizon 3
    Into The Breach
    Mass Effect 1 (then 2 and 3)
    Grim Dawn
    Pinball FX3
    Heroes of Might and Magic 3
    Stardew Valley

    That's probably about the most diverse collection you can get.

    Deus Ex
    Final Fantasy 7
    Ocarina of Time
    Resident evil 2
    Wipeout 3
    Fallout 3
    Super Metroid
    Mario 64

    Half Life 2
    C&C: Red Alert 2
    Diablo 1
    Witcher 3
    Civilization 2
    Master of Orion 2
    The Dig
    Rise of Nations

    Metal gear solid
    tekken 3
    warcraft 3
    diablo 2
    world of warcraft: burning crusade
    dark souls
    witcher 3
    pro evo soccer 3
    half life 2

    In no particular order.

    Half-Life 2
    Quake 1
    Europa Universalis IV
    World of Warcraft (WotLK)
    Assassin's Creed II: Brotherhood
    Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
    Return of the Obra Dinn
    Warcraft II

      Oh, and I forgot Factorio and Just Cause 3 (JC4 can eat a dick, wtf Avalanche!)

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