stubby wrote:My votes for top games: Original XCOM. Original Deus Ex. Civ IV: Beyond the Sword. Starflight I. Nethack. Ultima VI.
Oh, and QWOP, for sure.
I agree with much of this, except I cannot comment on Starflight or Ultima VI- these games existed long before I did.
I would also add Alpha Protocol, Mega Man X, and probably replace Nethack with SLASH'EM. I feel like the Halo trilogy also deserves to be up there somewhere, as the successor to Quake. Warcraft III is pretty prominent in the gaming pantheons as well, although I would refrain from putting World of Warcraft up there - the trouble with MMOs is that they are changing beasts and they tend to have a peak of excellence, somewhere approximately 2/3 through their lifetimes.