Best Games of All Time

Kotaku reporter Michael Fahey reels off his list of no less than the best games of all time.
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Kotaku reporter Michael Fahey reels off his list of no less than the best games of all time.
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Kotaku reporter Michael Fahey reels off his list of no less than the best games of all time.

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Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss(PC, 1991) 

“The first game that truly scared me. Its deep, dark caverns, bizarre creatures, and nonlinear game play left me feeling lost, alone, and terrified.”

EverQuest(PC, 1998) 

“EverQuest transformed me from a solo gamer sitting alone in his bedroom at 2 a.m. to a respected member of a community—sitting alone in his bedroom at 2 a.m.”

Bust a Groove (PS1, 1998) 

“Long before Guitar Hero and Rock Band, I was tapping buttons to make colorful anime characters dance along to songs like Gas-O’s ‘Chemical Love’ and Hiro’s ‘The Natural Playboy’ in Enix’s PS1 classic.”

Chrono Trigger (SNES, 1995) 

“The characters are memorable, the story satisfyingly twisted, and the music stands as one of the greatest soundtracks ever committed to a cartridge.”

Super Mario Bros. (NES, 1985) 

“I remember a high school kegger back in 1988, an attractive girl clinging to me as I played through Super Mario Bros. in its entirety. Sure, it changed the face of gaming. Its true power? Curbing the sex drive of a 16-year-old me.”

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