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The Top Ten Games that You Probably Will Not See on a Top Ten Games List

Let me start out by saying that I am in no way saying that this is a list of the top ten games of all time. This is a list of the top ten games of all time that I don't think would ever make it onto a top ten list. That is a little confusing, but you should grasp the concept of this post.  Please keep in mind that this list and subsequent claims are my opinion. Now, let's get to the list.

10. Wario Land 3 (Game Boy Color)

Wario Land 3 is a subjective pick for this list. It is a great game, but the main reason that it is on this list is because it was the first game that I achieved 100% completion. In this game, Wario's "reactions" were mind-boggling to my eight year old mind. The search for every key, Musical Coin, and treasure is one of my favorite gaming memories from my childhood. When I discovered that I had collected everything, the satisfaction of that moment still rings in my mind as one reason I play video games today.

9. Madden 2005 (PS2)

The greatest Madden game ever made. I only need two words, "Hit Stick."

8. BioShock 2 (360)

The multiplayer is terrible. Now, that we got that out of the way, let's talk about the game. BioShock 2 is a solid, single-player campaign wrapped around great core gameplay and a thought provoking story.  Due to its big brother's success, BioShock 2 has not received the acclaim that it deserves. BioShock 2 definitely worth checking out.

7. Metroid Prime (GameCube)

A first person Metroid game was a major chance taken by Retro Studios. The chance they took paid off in a big way and delivered a fantastic first-person experience on the beautifully dangerous planet of Tallon IV. Prime is my favorite Metroid game by far. However, I must say that I am not a fan of "Metroidvania" style games.

6. Rayman (PlayStation)

My favorite platformer of all time-Rayman is a side-scrolling 2D gem. Rayman separates itself from the pack with its amazing graphics and infectious soundtrack. If you are okay with the difficulty, this is still a great game to go back and play today.

5. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (GameCube)

It is cute and adorably funny. The "Mario RPG" is a wonderful adventure, and though it may not be the most original Mario game, it is a game that has widespread appeal. If you need a decent challenge combined with some comic relief from mainstream video game gunfights, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door is a great option for you.

4. Crash Bandicoot: Warped (PlayStation)

Crash Bandicoot: Warped is a 3D platformer. The third installment in the Crash franchise-Warped main focus was the addictive straight ahead focus of the majority of the levels. The greatest strength of the game is in its perfectly paced respites from the core gameplay in the levels where you control/ride a biplane, tiger, motorcycle, and jet ski. The numerous settings of the game levels, varied gameplay elements, and time trial mode makes Crash Bandicoot: Warped a unique platformer that will always be a classic.

3. Final Fantasy XII (PS2)

I love everything about this game. Final Fantasy XII had the most addictive JRPG battle system that I had ever played. Unfortunately, my love for the battle system was an exception to the overall reception. However, there are some positive characteristics about this game that are less contentious. The world is varied and beautiful. Final Fantasy XII's greatest asset is its cast of characters. I haven't played this game in over four years, and I still regard Basch, Ashe, Vaan, Penelo, Balthier, Fran, and Larsa as the greatest cast of playable characters in any game that I have ever played.

2. Deadly Premonition (360)

I will make a guide discussing some general tips upon the request of one person wanting to play this game. Deadly Premonition has issues, but with proper guidance, you can peel back the layer of rough mechanics and discover a mature horror story wrapped in a supernatural mystery. Here are a few suggestions. 1. Play Deadly Premonition. 2. Do not start on "Hard" difficulty. 3. Never rely on melee weapons. I have all the achievements for this title, and if you would like me to write a basic guide (not a walkthrough) to the game, let me know.

1. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GameCube)

Twilight Princess and Ocarina of Time vie for my favorite Zelda game of all time. I contribute my modern love of games to Ocarina, but the atmosphere of Twilight Princess is nearly perfect (I like my Zelda dark). My love of Twilight Princess goes beyond the tangible. Yes, it is a fantastic game, but there is something I love about it that I can't explain.

So, there is my list. The console mentioned in the parentheses is the console on which I played that particular game. But, it may be helpful to note that many of the games are available on multiple consoles (e.g. Twilight Princess - Wii) or through downloadable services (e.g. Crash Bandicoot: Warped - PSN).  Obviously, I encourage anyone interested to check out these wonderful titles.

Are there any games that you think would be great on this list?

Do you want a guide to help you with Deadly Premonition?

Let me know on my page or in the comments below, and I will try to get back to you as quickly as possible.


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