Top 5 Games ever

November 27th, 2007

This morning me, Pieter and Pieter (Version 2) were thinking back about all the computer games we’ve enjoyed playing, and we started listing our top 5 computer games ever. We realised our favourite games were all relatively old. Probably because we played more games when we were younger and the memories of the hours we spent playing these games without a worry in the world are so great. I also find the simplicity of older games, the pixelated graphics and tunes games made them more memorable and addictive than today’s games. It’s difficult to come up with just 5 great games, but my choices are as follows…

  1. Myst (This game was revolutionary. My dad brought it back from a visit in the US in 1993 and I spent most afternoons for the next year exploring every corner of these amazing worlds. Check out the re-release of this classic with a free downloadable demo.)
  2. SimCity 2000 (Perfect for killing time on Sunday afternoons. I think it’s due to simplicity of SimCity’s objective, build a powerful city, that made it one of the most succesfull and addictive games ever.)
  3. Medal of Honor (During the FIFA World Cup 2000 and our University Exams, me, my brother Hannes and my 2 friends Paul and Rian played this game front to back! Miraculously we also passed all our exams and saw most of the World Cup.)
  4. Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis (I killed at least 2 school holidays in 1995 playing Fate of Atlantis. I loved the movies and this game was just as exciting. What made it even cooler was that there are 3 different “paths” to play the game through.)
  5. Age of Empires II (Next to SimCity 2000, I killed the most hours on Sunday afternoons playing Age of Empires II over and over and over…)

  1. David wrote on November 28th, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    Bought the Myst “Box Set”, finished Myst I and Riven (Myst II), still stuck on 3.

  2. Herman Pretorius wrote on November 28th, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    Sounds like money well spent to me! I only ever finished Myst I. I needed 1 more clue to finish Riven, but never got round to it. I’ll have to redeem myself someday soon…