You got the gist by now, yeah? However, while my favourite movies and albums page were pretty orthodox as things go, this page will raise some questions. So, keeping in mind the nostalgia I feel for some of these, try not to get too outraged at the lack of “must-plays” on this list, as well as the addition of some questionable entries, especially for a favourite games page.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U, 2014)
Absolute co-op chaos and a mighty good time.
Sunset Overdrive (Xbox One, 2014)
My mind in a video game. UUUUUURRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHH.
Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor (Xbox One, 2014)
I hope the FTC don’t investigate me when I say that this is a brilliant game.
Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox One, 2014)
A perfect example of a dedicated racing game.
Mortal Kombat XL (Xbox One, 2016)
Probably the fighting game that I’m best at, full-on entertainment from all cylinders.
Mirror’s Edge (Xbox 360, 2008)
An absolutely beautiful, a brilliantly fun and innovative platformer. Also housing one of, if not, my favourite game world of all time.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
Adventure and majesty on the grandest scale.
Tomb Raider (Xbox 360, 2013)
A brilliant, action-packed throwback to the days of old (2005).
Borderlands 2 (Xbox 360, 2012)
One of the best, most creative, bloodiest, funniest shooters out there.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4, 2015)
Too damn perfect.
Sleeping Dogs (Xbox 360, 2012)
Solid, unique open-worlder. Complete with top-notch old lady roundhousing.
Soul Calibur II (Xbox, 2002)
Without a doubt, the best fighter ever made.
Just Cause 2 (Xbox 360, 2010)
One of the first games I ever loved; fun and fire.
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Xbox 360, 2007)
My first favourite game.
Burnout: Paradise (Xbox 360, 2008)
My favourite racing game and some of the most fun I’ve had in any game.
The Wolf Among Us (Xbox One, 2013)
I, personally, prefer it to The Walking Dead, thanks to the stunning vision of corruption and… fairy tales?
WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2008 (Xbox 360, 2007)
Back when I loved wrestling… ah… those were the days…
Titanfall (Xbox One, 2014)
The most fun I’ve had online. So chaotic and great.
Mafia II (Xbox 360, 2010)
One of the best stories and best examples of freedom I’ve seen in a game.
ModNation Racers (PS3, 2010)
A great kart racer with some of the best user-generated content out there.
Heavy Rain (PS3, 2010)
An absolute masterpiece in interactive storytelling.
Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3, 2009)
An absolutely flawless game.
Bully: Scholarship Edition (Xbox 360, 2008)
Stupid fun and a brilliant exercise in stereotypes.
The Walking Dead (Xbox 360, 2012)
The only game I’d call an emotional tour-de-force.
Sniper Elite V2 (Xbox 360, 2012)
Exploding testicles and a Twerton hideout, what more could you ask?
Deadpool (PS3, 2013)
I couldn’t not be on here, could it?
WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2007 (PS2, 2006)
Another throwback to my childhood.
Pro Evolution Soccer 6 (Xbox 360, 2006)
Don’t ask why.
Soul Calibur IV (Xbox 360, 2008)
Another top-notch fighter with a brilliant, jiggly creator mode.
State Of Decay (Xbox 360, 2013)
Fantastically innovative survival game.
Assassin’s Creed II (Xbox 360, 2009)
I knew this was a great game before I knew what a great game was.
Resident Evil 4 (Gamecube, 2005)
Also known as “I don’t wanna fight that” The Video Game.
LEGO Marvel Superheroes (Xbox 360, 2013)
It’s a free-roamer with a massive open world and tonnes of Marvel characters to play as. Yeah?
Bioshock: Infinite (Xbox 360, 2013)
What A game. Oh my God…
LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes (Xbox 360, 2012)
It’s a free-roamer with a massive open world and tonnes of DC characters to play as. Yeah?
Need For Speed: Carbon (Xbox 360, 2006)
Awesomely cheesy storyline and a brilliant aesthetic, as well as solid racing mechanics.
Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360, 2011)
Another absolutely flawless experience as The Dark Knight.
Super Mario Sunshine (Gamecube, 2002)
Mario Kart: Double Dash (Gamecube, 2003)
The best kart racer out there, in my humble old opinion.
Spider-Man 2 (Gamecube, 2004)
One of the funnest experiences out there.
The Simpsons: Hit & Run (PS2, 2003)
A forgotten gem.
Metal Slug 3 (Xbox, 2000)
Absolute mentalness with a great single player/multiplayer campaign.
Metroid Prime Pinball (DS, 2005)
The countless hours I’ve lost to this game would be funny if it wasn’t so true.
Dead Or Alive 3 (Xbox, 2001)
The jiggles are very real.
Mario Kart: Super Circuit (Game Boy Advance, 2001)
Car journeys = Sorted.
Cel Damage (PS2, 2001)
Though it’s still a great game, this is mainly on here to annoy Reuben.
Doom (PC, 1993)
Just simple, bloody, pick up n’ play goodness, oh, and a genre pioneer.
Broforce (PS4, 2016)
Metal Slug with action movie greats? Sounds brolliant.
Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One, 2014)
Believe the hype, goddammit, it’s just perfect.