Sunday, 6 May 2012

Top 100 games of all time: part 5

Like a James Bond villain, it just keeps coming back for more. So, without further ado, here's 60 to 51.

60 - James Bond The Duel (Various - Domark)

Another entry for Mr. Bond, but it's also a very good platform shooter adventure. Rescue the damsels, defuse the bombs, shoot the bad guys and save the day. It's not always easy being a secret agent, but with this game, it could be. Top notch action that still looks great.

59 - OddWorld: Abe's Oddysee (PSX/PC - GT Interactive)

"Hello. Follow me!" A 2D puzzle platformer, with a touch of humor, Abe's Oddysee is a classic in every sense of the word. Run, jump, sneak, speak and fart your way to victory as you rescue your fellow Mudokans, take control of gun-totting sentries, and explode them into a thousand squidgy pieces. Jolly good fun for the whole family.

58 - Mission Impossible (N64/PSX - Ocean)

Bit of an odd choice, some might say, but I actually found it enjoyable. Sure, sometimes the controls aren't as smooth or as responsive as I'd hoped, but if you keep cracking away at it, underneath is an often ignored spy caper that's actually quite good fun, with some good concepts lifted from the film it was based on.

57 - Drip (A500 - Public Domain)

It'd be rude not to include this, as it's a fun little distraction, with cute characters, good (if bare) graphics, and some good gameplay. Drip it into your Amiga today!

56 - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time (N64 - Nintendo)

People might moan it's not in the top 10, but while I do feel it's an excellent game, there are some bits that infuriate more often than entertain. Other than that, it's a solid 3rd person slash-em-up adventure.

55 - Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds (PCCD - Lucasarts)

Take Age of Empires, add a sprinkle of Star Wars, and you get this. Just as good as AoE, if not better, you even get an add on cd called The Clone Campaigns as well. If you love SW, you'll love this real time strategy game.

54 - Red Dead Redemption (360/PS3 - Rockstar)

A follow up to Red Dead Revolver, RDR is a Western version of GTA, with horseback gunfights, barroom brawls and being able to drag people tied up with rope from your horse. A massive game with lots to see and do, it's staggering.

53 -Fantasy World Dizzy (Various - Codemasters)

The Egg returns in his finest hour. The evil wizard Zaks is up to his eggnapping again, but this time in a fantasy setting. Meet Trolls, Princes, a good witch, and one of the yolkfolk turned into a bush (!). Anyone fancy kicking a deckchair into the water?

52 - Gauntlet (Various - Atari Games)

Choose your character, and prepare to fight your way through 100 dungeons in search of fame, fortune, monsters and Cheese & Onion crisps (one of these statements is false). A four way rampage worth taking.

51 - Ground Zero Texas (MCD - Digital Pictures)

You might only have control over a cursor, which you can also use to select what camera to use, but blasting aliens in real time is never a bad thing. It's also one of the better FMV games on the system, along with Sewer Shark.

Next Time on Star Trek: numbers 50 to 41 (definitely), flying pizzas with mind control abilities (maybe), and Spock saying Illogical (more than likely).

1 comment:

  1. God I couldn't stand Ground Zero Texas! rying manfully to get into RDR at the moment so it won't make this years list for me.