Adult interactive video chat games
It can cut you deep enough to hug a coworker in a strange, surreal sense of grief before you dissect your uniquely unforgettable experiences.
Don’t let its cheerful aesthetic fool you - Advance Wars is one of the greatest turn-based tactics games ever created.
I’ve played 40-minute games that felt like they lasted five, and once came very near to missing a redeye flight because I didn’t want to walk away from a hot Galaga streak in an airport arcade.
You really do have to play Galaga on arcade hardware to get full experience.
After all, which is a greater achievement - a game that breaks significant new ground and feels a decade ahead of its time, or a game that comes out a generation later and finally manages to make some small improvements to the formula?
A few other considerations: The first thing I did once I finished The Walking Dead’s devastating Season 1 finale was pull then-IGN Editor Greg Miller into a room to talk about it.
From Assassin’s Creed to Zelda, there’s no feeling quite like getting a brand-new game, hitting Start, and immersing yourself in another world’s mysteries and challenges. Which games were so far ahead of their time, so much pure fun, that they stand apart?
So with that in mind, we put less emphasis on whether decades-old games can “hold up” against the modern AAA greats, and placed more importance on how incredible that gaming experience felt in its own era.
He’d finished it the day before, and I desperately needed to talk about the feelings I had after it was all said and done. It wasn’t a question, and it must have been obvious.
When we discussed Metal Gear Solid, Persona, or other games we loved, Greg and I got loud, animated, and excited.
Everyone loves a good James Bond story, but without the license, Rare was free to do some amazingly goofy stuff.
Perfect Dark introduced us to a big-headed alien named Elvis.