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Console Games Worth Playing



  • Feel free to add your own, those have "nostalgia factor" for me. Sorted System/chronogically/alphabetically. No handheld or computers included as those would make different lists. If You add something new, copy list and add it in bold so we all could track changes and the last list will be most comprehensive. :)


    • Neo Geo Advanced Entertainment System

    1. King of Fighters '98
    2. Metal Slug
    3. Metal Slug 2
    4. Metal Slug 3
    5. Metal Slug 4
    6. Metal Slug 5
    7. Metal Slug X
    8. Samurai Showdown 2


    • NES

    1. Batman
    2. Batman - Return of the Joker
    3. Batman - Batman Returns
    4. Big Nose The Caveman
    5. Big Nose Freaks Out
    6. Bomberman
    7. Captain America and the Avengers
    8. Castlevania
    9. Castlevania 2 - Simons Quest
    10. Castlevania 3 - Dracula's Curse
    11. Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers
    12. Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2
    13. Contra
    14. Darkwing Duck
    15. Dizzy - The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy
    16. Dizzy 2 - Dizzy The Adventurer
    17. Double Dragon
    18. Double Dragon 2 - The Revenge
    19. Double Dragon 3 - The Sacred Stones
    20. Dr. Mario
    21. Duck Tales
    22. Duck Tales 2
    23. Excitebike
    24. Felix the Cat
    25. Ghosts 'n Goblins
    26. Hudson's Adventure Island
    27. Hudson's Adventure Island 2
    28. Hudson's Adventure Island 3
    29. Mario Bros.
    30. Mario is Missing!
    31. Mario's Time Machine
    32. Marvel X-men
    33. Mega Man
    34. Mega Man 2
    35. Mega Man 3
    36. Mega Man 4
    37. Mega Man 5
    38. Mega Man 6
    39. Micro Machines
    40. Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!
    41. Quattro Adventure
    42. Quattro Arcade
    43. Quattro Sports
    44. R.C. Pro-Am
    45. R.C. Pro-Am 2
    46. Robocop
    47. Robocop 2
    48. Robocop 3
    49. Super C
    50. Super Mario Bros.
    51. Super Mario Bros. 2
    52. Super Mario Bros. 3
    53. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    54. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 - The Arcade Game
    55. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 - The Manhattan Project
    56. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4 - Tournament Fighters
    57. Terminator
    58. Terminator 2 - Judgement Day
    59. The Legend of Kage
    60. The Simpsons - Bart vs. the Space Mutants
    61. The Simpsons 2 - Bart vs. the World
    62. The Simpsons 3 - Bartman Meets Radioactive Man
    63. Zelda - The Legend of Zelda
    64. Zelda 2 - The Adventure of Link

    • SNES

    1. Alladin
    2. Blackthorne
    3. Contra 3: The Alien Wars
    4. Donkey Kong Country
    5. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest
    6. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
    7. Earthbound
    8. Earthworm Jim
    9. Earthworm Jim 2
    10. F-Zero
    11. Harvest Moon
    12. Joe and Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
    13. Killer Instinct
    14. Kirby Super Star
    15. Kirby's Dream Land
    16. Kirby's Dream Land 2
    17. Kirby's Dream Land 3
    18. Mega Man X
    19. Mega Man X2
    20. Mega Man X3
    21. NBA Jam
    22. Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage
    23. Star Fox
    24. Super Bomberman 2
    25. Super Castlevania 4
    26. Super Double Dragon
    27. Super Mario All-Stars
    28. Super Mario Kart
    29. Super Mario World
    30. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
    31. Super Star Wars
    32. Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
    33. Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
    34. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
    35. The Adventures of Batman and Robin
    36. The Death and Return of Superman
    37. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    38. The Lion King
    39. Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose
    40. X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse

    • Nintendo64

    1. Banjo-Kazooie
    2. Banjo-Tooie
    3. Castlevania
    4. Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness
    5. Diddy Kong Racing
    6. Donkey Kong 64
    7. Excitebike 64
    8. F-zero X
    9. Gex: Enter the Gecko
    10. GoldenEye 007
    11. Harvest Moon 64
    12. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
    13. Mario Kart 64
    14. Micro Machines 64
    15. Paper Mario
    16. Road Rash 64
    17. Spider-Man
    18. Super Mario 64
    19. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
    20. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    21. Wave Race 64


    • Mega Drive

    1. Comix Zone
    2. Contra - Hard Corps
    3. Fantastic Dizzy
    4. Ghouls 'n Ghosts
    5. Golden Axe
    6. Golden Axe 2
    7. Mega Turrican
    8. Micro Machines 2 - Turbo Tournament
    9. Mortal Kombat 2
    10. Outrun
    11. Quackshot Starring Donald Duck
    12. Revenge of Shinobi
    13. Ristar
    14. Road Rash
    15. Road Rash 2
    16. Shadowrun
    17. Shinobi
    18. Sonic and Knuckles
    19. Sonic The Hedgehog
    20. Sonic The Hedgehog 2
    21. Sonic The Hedgehog 3
    22. Street Fighter 2
    23. Streets of Rage
    24. Streets of Rage 2
    25. Strider
      • 32X
    26. Chaotix
    27. WWF Wrestlemania - The Arcade Game
    28. BC Racers
    29. Spider-Man - Web of Fire
    30. Virtua Racing Deluxe
      • SegaCD
    31. Sonic The Hedgehog CD


    • PlayStation

    1. Castlevania - Symphony of the Night
    2. Crash Bandicoot
    3. Crash Bandicoot 2 - Cortex Strikes Back
    4. Crash Bandicoot 3 - Warped
    5. Crash Bash
    6. Crash Team Racing
    7. Dino Crisis
    8. Dino Crisis 2
    9. Driver - You are the Wheelman
    10. Gran Turismo
    11. Gran Turismo 2
    12. Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX
    13. Oddworld - Abe's Exoddus
    14. Rayman
    15. Resident Evil
    16. Silent Hill
    17. Tekken 3
    18. Tomb Raider
    19. Tomb Raider 2
    20. Tomb Raider 3
    21. Colin McRae Rally 2.0
    22. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
    23. Vigilante 8
    24. Wipeout 2097 (XL in USA)
    25. Wipeout 3

  • Global Moderator

    Atari 2600: (Most are unique or original to the 2600, but I included some arcade ports that are particularly well done and iconic to the system)

    H.E.R.O.
    Megamania
    River Raid
    River Raid II
    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (First Star Wars game ever)
    Combat
    Deadly Duck
    Earth Dies Screaming
    Haunted House
    Communist Mutants From Space
    Pigs in Space
    Taz
    Atlantis
    Atlantis II
    Pitfall!
    Pitfall II: The Lost Caverns
    Barnstorming
    Battlezone
    Berzerk
    Chopper Command
    Crackpots
    Fishing Derby
    Frogger (Starpath)
    Frogger II: Threedeep!
    Frostbite
    Grand Prix
    Gremlins
    Keystone Kapers
    Oink!
    Pole Position
    Private Eye
    Robot Tank
    Secret Quest
    Sorcerer's Apprentice
    Stampede
    Warlords
    Flash Gordon
    Freeway
    Dolphin
    Krull
    Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom
    Carnival
    Tac Scan
    Bump n' Jump
    Circus Atari
    Fast Food
    Asteroids
    Sky Jinks
    Centipede
    Millipede
    Porky's
    Phoenix
    Snoopy and the Red Baron
    Enduro
    Midnight Magic
    Cosmic Commuter
    Adventure
    Stargate (Defender II)
    Pressure Cooker
    Spy Hunter
    Galaxian
    Space Invaders
    Space War (Port of the second video game ever made)
    Missile Command
    Yar's Revenge
    Kaboom!
    Video Olympics
    Breakout
    Super Breakout
    Dig Dug
    Joust
    Spider Fighter
    Dark Chambers
    Fatal Run
    Seaquest
    Frankenstein's Monster
    Canyon Bomber
    Laser Blast
    Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator
    Star Wars Arcade Game
    Star Master
    Klax
    Dodge 'em
    Demon Attack
    Ms. Pac-Man ('Game of the Year' in 1983)
    Jr. Pac-Man
    Cosmic Ark
    Dragonfire
    Dragster
    Fathom
    Moonsweeper
    No Escape!
    Shootin' Gallery
    Star Ship: Outer Space
    Title Match Pro Wrestling
    Trick Shot
    Montezuma's Revenge
    Aquaventure
    Beamrider

    ...and since the criteria is "worth playing", I have to include 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial'. Despite it's reputation, it's iconic to the platform and certainly worth playing. Just be sure to read the manual ;).



  • @wiewiorpl said in Console Games Worth Playing:

    Feel free to add your own, those have "nostalgia factor" for me. Sorted System/chronogically/alphabetically. No handheld or computers included as those would make different lists. If You add something new, copy list and add it in bold so we all could track changes and the last list will be most comprehensive. :)


    • Neo Geo Advanced Entertainment System

    1. King of Fighters '98
    2. Metal Slug
    3. Metal Slug 2
    4. Metal Slug 3
    5. Metal Slug 4
    6. Metal Slug 5
    7. Metal Slug X
    8. Samurai Showdown 2


    • NES

    1. Batman
    2. Batman - Return of the Joker
    3. Batman - Batman Returns
    4. Big Nose The Caveman
    5. Big Nose Freaks Out
    6. Bomberman
    7. Captain America and the Avengers
    8. Castlevania
    9. Castlevania 2 - Simons Quest
    10. Castlevania 3 - Dracula's Curse
    11. Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers
    12. Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers 2
    13. Contra
    14. Darkwing Duck
    15. Dizzy - The Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy
    16. Dizzy 2 - Dizzy The Adventurer
    17. Double Dragon
    18. Double Dragon 2 - The Revenge
    19. Double Dragon 3 - The Sacred Stones
    20. Dr. Mario
    21. Duck Tales
    22. Duck Tales 2
    23. Excitebike
    24. Felix the Cat
    25. Ghosts 'n Goblins
    26. Hudson's Adventure Island
    27. Hudson's Adventure Island 2
    28. Hudson's Adventure Island 3
    29. Mario Bros.
    30. Mario is Missing!
    31. Mario's Time Machine
    32. Marvel X-men
    33. Mega Man
    34. Mega Man 2
    35. Mega Man 3
    36. Mega Man 4
    37. Mega Man 5
    38. Mega Man 6
    39. Micro Machines
    40. Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!
    41. Quattro Adventure
    42. Quattro Arcade
    43. Quattro Sports
    44. R.C. Pro-Am
    45. R.C. Pro-Am 2
    46. Robocop
    47. Robocop 2
    48. Robocop 3
    49. Super C
    50. Super Mario Bros.
    51. Super Mario Bros. 2
    52. Super Mario Bros. 3
    53. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    54. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 - The Arcade Game
    55. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3 - The Manhattan Project
    56. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 4 - Tournament Fighters
    57. Terminator
    58. Terminator 2 - Judgement Day
    59. The Legend of Kage
    60. The Simpsons - Bart vs. the Space Mutants
    61. The Simpsons 2 - Bart vs. the World
    62. The Simpsons 3 - Bartman Meets Radioactive Man
    63. Zelda - The Legend of Zelda
    64. Zelda 2 - The Adventure of Link

    • SNES

    1. Alladin
    2. Blackthorne
    3. Contra 3: The Alien Wars
    4. Donkey Kong Country
    5. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest
    6. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
    7. Earthbound
    8. Earthworm Jim
    9. Earthworm Jim 2
    10. F-Zero
    11. Harvest Moon
    12. Joe and Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
    13. Killer Instinct
    14. Kirby Super Star
    15. Kirby's Dream Land
    16. Kirby's Dream Land 2
    17. Kirby's Dream Land 3
    18. Mega Man X
    19. Mega Man X2
    20. Mega Man X3
    21. NBA Jam
    22. Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage
    23. Star Fox
    24. Super Bomberman 2
    25. Super Castlevania 4
    26. Super Double Dragon
    27. Super Mario All-Stars
    28. Super Mario Kart
    29. Super Mario World
    30. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
    31. Super Star Wars
    32. Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
    33. Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
    34. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
    35. The Adventures of Batman and Robin
    36. The Death and Return of Superman
    37. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    38. The Lion King
    39. Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose
    40. X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse

    • Nintendo64

    1. Banjo-Kazooie
    2. Banjo-Tooie
    3. Castlevania
    4. Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness
    5. Diddy Kong Racing
    6. Doom 64
    7. Donkey Kong 64
    8. Excitebike 64
    9. F-zero X
    10. Gex: Enter the Gecko
    11. GoldenEye 007
    12. Harvest Moon 64
    13. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
    14. Mario Kart 64
    15. Micro Machines 64
    16. Paper Mario
    17. Road Rash 64
    18. Spider-Man
    19. Super Mario 64
    20. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
    21. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    22. Wave Race 64
    23. Wipeout 64


    • Mega Drive

    1. Comix Zone
    2. Contra - Hard Corps
    3. Fantastic Dizzy
    4. Ghouls 'n Ghosts
    5. Golden Axe
    6. Golden Axe 2
    7. Mega Turrican
    8. Micro Machines 2 - Turbo Tournament
    9. Mortal Kombat 2
    10. Outrun
    11. Quackshot Starring Donald Duck
    12. Revenge of Shinobi
    13. Ristar
    14. Road Rash
    15. Road Rash 2
    16. Shadowrun
    17. Shinobi
    18. Sonic and Knuckles
    19. Sonic The Hedgehog
    20. Sonic The Hedgehog 2
    21. Sonic The Hedgehog 3
    22. Street Fighter 2
    23. Streets of Rage
    24. Streets of Rage 2
    25. Strider
      • 32X
    26. Chaotix
    27. WWF Wrestlemania - The Arcade Game
    28. BC Racers
    29. Spider-Man - Web of Fire
    30. Virtua Racing Deluxe
      • SegaCD
    31. Sonic The Hedgehog CD


    • PlayStation

    1. Alundra
    2. Breath of Fire III
    3. Bushido blade
    4. Castlevania - Symphony of the Night
    5. Crash Bandicoot
    6. Crash Bandicoot 2 - Cortex Strikes Back
    7. Crash Bandicoot 3 - Warped
    8. Crash Bash
    9. Crash Team Racing
    10. Destruction derby 2
    11. Dino Crisis
    12. Dino Crisis 2
    13. Doom
    14. Driver - You are the Wheelman
    15. Exhumed
    16. Final fantasy VII
    17. Final fantasy VIII
    18. Final fantasy IX
    19. Final fantasy tactics
    20. Gran Turismo
    21. Gran Turismo 2
    22. Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX
    23. Metal gear solid
    24. Oddworld - Abe's Oddysee
    25. Oddworld - Abe's Exoddus
    26. Pro pinball : Timeshock (although I play the dos version)
    27. Rayman
    28. Resident Evil
    29. Resident evil 2
    30. Silent Hill
    31. Street fighter alpha 3
    32. Tekken 2
    33. Tekken 3
    34. Tomb Raider
    35. Tomb Raider 2
    36. Tomb Raider 3
    37. Colin McRae Rally 2.0
    38. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
    39. Vigilante 8
    40. Wild arms
    41. Wipeout 2097 (XL in USA)
    42. Wipeout 3

    Playstation was my first console , so nostalgia started here for me. :) Excluded the ones that didn't stand the test of time.



  • I played around with the bootlegs of NeoGeo for a couple of weeks now and have a lot of Fun with them.
    Most time is wasted with:

    • Metal Slug 2 - Turbo
    • Metal Slug 3 - ultra violent Edition
    • Sengoku 3 - Special Edition
    • Metal Slug 4 + 5 Plus

    Its worth to take a look at them.
    Also great: all the KOF - Editons.



  • Nintendo Gamecube:

    • Spongebob Squarepants: Lights, Camera, Pants

      Mario Party clone but spongebob. The residents of Bikini Bottom are competing for a role in the new Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy movie.

    PS3:

    • 3D Dot Game Heroes

      3d parody of the original Zelda on NES

    Switch: (Technically a home console)

    • Golf Story

      Golf meets RPG with Earthbound humor.



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