User:Aidanzapunk/Top 10 Favorite Games

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Everyone has their favorites. So here's my top 10 favorite video games.

Rank Game Description Artwork
10 Portal 2 I am not a fan of first-person shooters, especially on PC. I don't like moving the camera with a mouse, and I don't like using the keyboard as a "controller", and as a result, I don't really have a lot of fun playing them - it's why I didn't want to play either Portal game for so long, because, as intriguing as they were, I didn't think I'd enjoy it as a game (which is why, to this day, my only experience with Majora's Mask is playthroughs by Chuggaconroy and the Game Grumps). Boy, was I wrong. Both of these games are fantastic, but the second one amps it up by a ton in terms of both mechanics and story. Very few sequels end up being better than the original, and Portal 2 is definitely one of those. Portal 2.jpg
9 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Trials and Tribulations Of the three games in the original trilogy, this one has to be my favorite. The way everything was handled beautifully made it easily the best game of the three, and the last case is, hands down, my favorite case out of all of them. The very last scene was also a very nice and badass callback to the first game in the series. Trials & Tribulations.png
8 Octopath Traveler I'll admit it: I'm terrible at RPGs. But this one really intrigued me, all the way back when it was revealed in that Direct in 2017. I downloaded the demo, and enjoyed it completely. I was sure to stay on top of everything about the game as time went on. I also downloaded the second demo, and enjoyed that fully as well. And I was definitely sure to preorder the Wayfarer's Edition, which was absolutely worth the cost. It looks amazing, it sounds amazing, and it plays amazing. OctopathTraveler.jpg
7 Pokémon Black Pokémon has been a franchise that's always stuck with me. Ironically, I was scared of it as a very young child, but after being properly introduced to it, it has remained one of my favorite franchises since I started playing Emerald for the first time. But of the games I've played, Black has to be my absolute favorite of the bunch - it is extremely memorable as a whole, has an engaging story, has an impressive visual style (especially for a DS game), and so much more. Pokémon Black.png
6 Life Is Strange I'm bad at on-the-spot decision making (unless I know what I'm doing), so I don't really play a lot of decision-based games, especially when those games are super stingy about it and certain things can affect what happens next. But Life is Strange handles it in such a good way. You can rewind time to see the outcome of a different decision, or you can let it play out and see how things go. A big thing is you can also take time to think it out, unlike 90% of Telltale's games. I also adore the alternative genre of music that the game uses, and I have a lot of those songs on my iPod. LifeIsStrange.png
5 Celeste You ever have a game hit you right in the heart? Celeste did that to me. It's such a beautifully crafted game, with a phenomenal soundtrack, and Madeline actually has anxiety and the occasional panic attack, so she becomes a character you genuinely care about. The level design is also unique, and while it can be a bit challenging (as in, by the time I beat the game, I had over 1700 deaths), it's still a wonderful game that deserves all the praise it gets. Celeste.png
4 Shovel Knight God knows how long it took me to beat this. (I'm looking at you, Propeller Knight.) That aside, this is a really great platformer. It's a nice shoutout to all the NES 8-bit platformers, with its gameplay, level design, and soundtrack, while still keeping things fresh, with its storyline and characters. And I love just how much is in this game, making you want to come back and enjoy levels again and again. ShovelKnight.jpg
3 Professor Layton and the Unwound Future Oh god, the Professor Layton series. It's a fantastic video game series that I hold very dear to me. Every game throws you on a rollercoaster of emotions and plot twists, and I love every game in the series, but this game honestly does it the best, and, as a result, is my favorite in the series. Professor Layton Unwound Future.jpg
2 Sonic Colors I don't even know where to begin with this game, to be honest. It was just so...colorful. The Wisps were enjoyable, the level design was great, and the soundtrack is just phenomenal. Sure, others can argue that there are other Sonic games that are better than Colors, but for me, Colors will always have a special place in my heart. Sonic Colors.jpg
1 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate I'm an absolute sucker for crossovers. And this game has all of it. With popular franchises like Mario, Kirby, The Legend of Zelda, and Pokémon, not as well known franchises like Game & Watch and EarthBound, iconic franchises like Metroid, Castlevania, and Banjo-Kazooie, and third party franchises like Metal Gear, Street Fighter, Final Fantasy, Persona, and Dragon Quest, Ultimate is definitely one of the greatest games of all time, and deserving of the name "Ultimate". Super Smash Bros Ultimate Box Art.png