You Should Play These (2016-06-07)

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The best games of all time that you may or may not have played.

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Acquiring all games below requires Amazon, GOG, and Steam accounts. You may need to install DOSbox and a Windows XP Virtual Machine to get some of them working or displaying properly. These games are either entirely DRM-free* or only require Steam; disc checks have been patched out.
* Blizzard's games require a valid and unique serial key for online multiplayer.

ANSI Freeware

ADOM ($15 for Deluxe)
One of the best, deepest, and longest developed roguelikes you'll ever get to witness.
Adventures of ANSi Dude
An action puzzler depicting the exploits of a space-exploring thrill-seeker in 80x25.
ZZT [More Worlds]
An ANSI game engine, with its own coding language, which people are still making new content for!


$05 Commander Keen Pack [Mods]
Five great episodes of shooting and pogo-jumping around to save the Earth.
$06 Blood
A forgotten classic which pays homage to horror B-movies. Expansion pack included!
$10 Quest for Glory Anthology
The complete Sierra fantasy adventure RPG series.
$10 System Shock
A sci-fi masterpiece that no words could do justice.


$40 3D Realms Anthology
32 of the greatest Apogee Software.. oh, it's gone? All right, I'll go fuck myself, then.
$20 Doom Trilogy
Doom, Doom II, and Doom 3. What more could you possibly need? Go saw some demons in half!
$38 Most Genesis games SEGA made
If - as I did - you grew up with the SNES, here's a cheap way to check out some Genesis hits.
$10 Serious Sam Classics
A remake of the original two-part time-travel bloodbath.


$20 Command & Conquer TFD [1.03]
Five industry-shattering, story rich real-time strategies, with all expansions included.
$15 HL1 Anthology
Three fast-paced FPSes set in a secret research base where an experiment goes wrong.
$20 StarCraft [1.16.1]
A timeless space opera with three playable races fighting for galactic supremacy.


$25 Portal 1 and 2
Two great physics-based puzzlers with hilarious writing and hidden depths.
$30 Saints Row IV
A completely ridiculous sandbox game set in a simulated city occupied by space aliens.
$15 Starbound
Explore the procedurally generated galaxy.
$20 Warcraft III [1.26a]
The continued sagas and battles of Azeroth's warring factions.

Indie Freebies

Bonesaw: The Game
A six-world hockey-based platformer with many pucks to find and enemies to destroy.
Cave Story ($10 for Plus)
A run-and-gun with amnesiac robots who are a floating island's last hope.
An incredible tale of one woman's stand against invading alien armies.
You Have to Win the Game
Explore a CGA world; dodge traps, claim riches, and win.

Honorable Mentions

$00 Eversion (HD), Ib, OFF
$20 Halo: Combat Evolved [1.09]
$13 Oddworld Trilogy
$60 Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
Adventures of Square
Knytt Stories [More Authors]
Mega Man Unlimited
An Untitled Story

Consoles and Handhelds

Depending on which generation 7 and 8 consoles you have (if any), acquisition of used copies, remakes, compilation rereleases, or digital downloads may be necessary. I leave the search up to you. Good hunting.

  • Magician
  • Blackthorne
  • Paper Mario
  • Metal Arms: Glitch in the System
  • Kirby's Dream Collection
  • ???
  • Metroid II: Return of Samus
  • Sigma Star Saga
  • Mega Man Zero Collection
  • ???
  • Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap
  • Truxton
  • Legend of Oasis
  • Sonic Adventure 2
  • Spyro: Year of the Dragon
  • Namco Museum 50th Anniversary
  • Dragon's Crown
  • Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles
  • Darkwatch
  • Kameo: Elements of Power


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