elden ring it was released in February and now it has reached the point where players are discovering the biggest secrets of the game. The RPG is one of the biggest and most immersive releases in years, and with so many players playing it and being universally praised, it could be an all-time game that gets mentioned at the same time as Skyrim in the next years.
But despite the recency bias, gamers have still cited much older games as the best of all time. It seems that no matter how big and epic a game is, it can’t compare to the memories Reddit users have of much smaller games from various console generations.
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (2005)
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 was ridiculed by players, and upon its release, EA came under scrutiny for including too many in-game purchases, meaning players had to work to progress through the game if they didn’t make said purchases. However, that’s the 2017 remake of the much better 2005 release. The original battlefront 2 it was a milestone in gaming, and AllMightySmitey believes it to be the greatest game of all time.
The Redditor explains: “The space levels were the best. Mixing space dogfights with jumping out of your ship and fighting to disable the other battle cruiser. Incredible.” The game’s levels were extensive, and the sense of depth of real wars in space felt like the final hour of rogue onesomething every next Star Wars The video game could not be repeated.
Weather Hitman is such a creative stealth series, and Uncharted 4 featured some interesting stealth mechanics, Metal Gear Solid 3: Serpent Eater is the jewel in the crown of stealth games. The game has a gripping story set in the Soviet jungle, and is a harrowing personal journey for Snake, the protagonist, but still features that trademark fourth-wall-breaking humor. Brandog0 notes: “My favorite game of all time, that ladder.”
solid metal gear is best known for its impenetrable narratives that are unapologetic when it comes to filling new players. And that kind of stubborn approach sometimes seeps into his game, too. The Redditor refers to a ladder that takes three minutes to climb. It’s completely unnecessary and nothing special happens, but now players have found a bug that allows them to skip the ladder.
Tesseon writes an essay post on why Portal is so perfect, noting, “Excellent puzzle design and progression. It slowly teaches you the basics of Thinking With Portals as you go and then challenges you to put it all together.” Though Portal it’s challenging, it’s great for any beginning player as its mechanics are innovative but still simple and easy to learn. And it’s not just a puzzle game either, as one of gaming’s great mysteries is revealed in the 2007 release.
Nevertheless, Portal it was not sold as its own game, but was packaged with two other games as part of the orange box. Valve’s 2007 release contained three of the developer’s most innovative games. With Portalthe package included Half-Life 2: Episode 2 Y team strength 2. And while one is an epic sci-fi adventure and the other is an online battle royale with endless replay value, it’s the modest four-hour puzzle game that stole the show.
Shadow of the Colossus (2005)
Weather shadow of the colossus It’s not as popular as most AAA games, it’s generally considered by anyone who’s played it to be one of the best games of all time, and that includes Sprolly. The Reddit user notes: “One of the only games where I’m content to just sit back and watch someone else play instead of just playing myself. What an amazing and beautiful game!” The user is not wrong, as the incredible views of the Forbidden Land and the Colossi themselves have inspired fan art as magical as the game.
The game is so beloved that it has been re-released for almost every generation of consoles since then. After first being released on PlayStation 2, it was remastered for PlayStation 3 and then completely remade from scratch for PlayStation 4. It’s only a matter of time until the game gets the same treatment for PlayStation 5.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004)
Players can choose any of the Grand Theft Auto It’s pitched as the best game of all time, and it would be a totally valid choice. This user points out what is commonly known as the best and most influential, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Unfortunately, last year’s remake of the game has tarnished the original’s legacy somewhat, as every element of the remake was universally panned and turned into memes.
However, there’s no denying how great the game is even today, and it was so vast and detailed that in the next release, GTA IVcouldn’t match it. gta IV, which was released on the next generation of consoles, had inferior vehicle mechanics, a much smaller open world, and less freedom, as players couldn’t buy and sell houses or even visit fast food chains like they could in San Andreas.
Far Away 3 (2012)
Redditor Ryoukunn thinks far away 3 it is on a level of its own. The Redditor mentions: “It was the game that I compared to all the other open world games I played after.” Though far away 3 he doesn’t have a sandbox like him Grand Theft Auto series where there are no rules and encourages absolute anarchy, the open world of the 2012 game is very immersive. Whether it’s the way each vehicle’s interior has decals and adornments unique to its owner or the surprisingly colorful jungle, no other sandbox game has been as engaging. And that’s why far away 3 it should be made into a movie.
Only a few games can claim to feature revolutionary roles for actors, and far away 3 is one of those. The game features Vaas (Michael Mando), a psychotic gang leader who loves torturing tourists, and he’s about as iconic as any classic movie villain. The fascinating role made Mando a well-known actor and is probably what helped him land the lead role of Nacho in Better call Saul.
Resident Evil 4 (2005)
Comfort-Report52 believes that the release of Survival Horror is the best game of all time, explaining, “Damn, I’ll never forget the hype RE4 when it was launched. Capcom almost died RE trying to reach that height.” The 2005 game was like lightning in a bottle, as the developer was never able to capture that magic again. However, that’s what makes Resident Evil 4 extra special, and every aspect of it is so unique.
With levels like the castle and characters like the Merchant, the aesthetic of the game is wonderfully gothic yet fun. And the mechanics, like having to stand still while shooting, make the survival game that much scarier. There’s a reason the game will get a remake, but hopefully it’ll be more like the shadow of the colossus remake and less like him Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Redo.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (2016)
NateDAgr8m8 refers to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, which took the Indiana Jones-inspired series to the next level, as the greatest game of all time. The game is essentially a great flex from Naughty Dog, as it features movie-level storytelling and, ironically, is more exciting, engaging, and emotional than its recent film adaptation. The game perfectly sums up Nathan Drake’s story in such a natural way, but it’s still full of surprises.
The gameplay has been improved tenfold as it introduces many new mechanics. Coupled with a new and highly accomplished stealth element, The end of a thief It features a grappling hook, driving levels, deep sea diving, and much larger levels that encourage exploration. Where most games that try so many things end up mediocre (like the new row of saints), Uncharted 4 It has the best driving mechanics, the best climbing mechanics and the best underwater mechanics of its generation.
Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009)
Many players prefer the sequel, batman: arkham cityas it features the same great gameplay as its predecessor but in a huge, sprawling open world, but Thats1evildude thinks batman arkham asylum It is the best game of all time. The Redditor calls it “an almost flawless game,” and they’re not wrong, as it influenced an entire generation of games.
arkham asylum it has a much better concept than its sequel, as Batman is trapped in the asylum with all the supervillains he had put there, and they all want revenge. And it’s still a large enough environment that players can freely explore the spooky hospital at their leisure. It also has a combat system like no other, allowing players to pull off such satisfying combos and games like marvel spider man It wouldn’t have been as good if it wasn’t for the influence of the 2009 release.
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
It seems there is no such thing as Spiderman fatigue, since there are so many movies about the web-slinger, the franchise has been rebooted twice at this point, and there are currently two different movie series running side by side. And that’s hardly any different when it comes to video games, as there have been countless games where players move around New York as Peter Parker, Miles Morales, or any other derivative of the character. However, as players take to the open world of New York Spiderman Games for granted, it wasn’t always like that.
MachoManErnieSavage points to spider man 2, which was absolutely groundbreaking at the time, and is still fun to revisit today. Along with free-roaming the Big Apple, the game perfected boss battles and made mini-games like retrieving lost balloons from kids and delivering pizza a lot of fun. Unlikely though, as it seems counterproductive to the next release of Marvel Spider-Man 2the 2004 game deserves a remake more than any other.
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