The top all-time games are old time games
March 26, 2009 3 Comments
This piece started out with a Twitter post, asking for people’s top five computer (or console) games. The idea was to put together a list for a “capsule” collection that would reflect the state of the art in gaming.
But I didn’t specify in the original post that the games needed to run on a current-generation device, such as an XBox 360, PlayStation, Wii or PC/Mac. What stood out was how affectionate many gamers are for the old-school games (and how British gamers, at least, hark back to the days of the Sinclair Spectrum and even the Amstrad).
Here’s the list so far (in alphabetical order, and for series, with episodes removed for simplicity). I would have to add Defender, my personal favourite from my early teens.
Any suggestions for the original top 5 — the games anyone would need today to build a core collection — are most welcome.