World Of Warcraft
I bought this because everyone in the universe bought it. I haven’t played it yet. I’m easily influenced.
Need For Speed: Most Wanted
Greg got me interested in this after he wouldn’t shut up about the PS2 version he recently bought. Besides the excellent graphics and sense of speed (it doesn’t beat Burnout, though – see below), it has intelligent police chases, where you hear the police chatter on their radio. Lots of fun.
Need For Speed: Underground
I bought this while I was working a lot in the U.S, looking for something to do while in my hotel room. I like unrealistic racing car games.
I’ve owned various versions of it since it came out in 1986. I have version 10, the latest at this time. I rarely play it now, but it’s easy to get into with its variety of challenges.
A fantasy RPG-like game that has a top-down view of the characters. I think I used cheat codes a lot in this one. I do that a lot: I’m very impatient.
I started playing this, then my wife got hooked. Another RPG fantasy game. It’s long and extensive.
I had lots of other PC games; I just don’t remember them.
For the PlayStation 2:
This is a favorite. I first played it on the PC when it was released in 1998. I bought it for the PS/2 to see how it compared with the PC version, and it plays well. Half-life set a standard for first-person shooters for its atmosphere and story. It’s possible to finish the game in 48 minutes. I watched it all, too.
God Of War
This is a violent, gruesome, compelling adventure game, which I haven’t finished because of some tough section that pissed me off. Fun to play and get into, though. Great story and cinematics. I read that a sequel is being developed for the PS/2.
Devil May Cry
This is a cool looking game and fun to play, but like most other games, I got frustrated at some point while trying to solve a puzzle or kill a creature. Never finished it.
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty
The Metal Gear Solid series is well known on the PS/2 for its innovations and excellent graphics. I haven’t been able to play 5 minutes of this. I keep it in the hope that I WILL have the patience to figure it out.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Another popular series, this one setting a standard for its extensive story and goals. It’s a long game that I haven’t had the time to devote to.
Champions Of Norrath
This is role-playing game (RPG) set in a fantasy world similar to Dungeons And Dragons, which I enjoy. I think I finished this one; that tells you it isn’t a hard game.
Shadow Of The Colossus
This received a lot of rave reviews and hype, but it didn’t work for me. Your goal is to kill a bunch of giant creatures. That’s it. I got impatient with trying to figure out how to kill the beasts.
Medal of Honor: Frontline
I haven’t played many war games because they’re too damn intense. This one starts on the beaches of Normandy and never lets up.
Winnie The Pooh’s Rumbly Tumbly Adventure
A cute game for the kids, but its load time is frustrating and the way its goals are divided across different sections is annoying. Not recommended even for kids.
Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time
A cool, innovative game. Nothing like the original 2-dimensional version 20 years ago, although you DO jump over pits and trips; that’s the only similarity. It got too hard for me simple mind.
Rachet & Clank
This is the first game in the series and the first I ever played. I got impatient with the weapon variations and controls. I read that the later games are a lot better.
This is a 2-dimensional spaceship shooting game, where the ship travels from left to right through tunnels and parts of space. I remembered playing this in arcades decades ago, so I gave this a try. It’s too fucking hard.
Max Payne 2: The Fall Of Max Payne
This was one of the first games to implement the bullet time feature that the movie Matrix made popular: you could slow the action down to shoot accurately. I tried this for 5 minutes and got frustrated with the controls.
Hot Shots Golf 3
I don’t play golf, but this is a fun game if you like that sorta thing. I never finished it, though.
A first-person shooter similar to Half-life. Lots of story, but no big deal. I think I finished it using a walkthrough.
For the Nintendo 64:
Conker’s Bad Fur Day
I think this is the last N64 game I bought. It’s a silly adult game with adult humour. I almost finished it.
Duke Nukem 64
The first first-person shooter from the classic 2-dimensional Duke Nukem series. The PC version is better.
Another classic first-person shooter. I don’t know why I got it for this console.
Next to Beetle Adventure Racing (see below), probably the best game for the N64. I think I finished it, too.
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
I try to play Star Wars game, but they never hold my interest. This one was too frustrating, I think.
Donkey Kong 64
I think my wife finished this game. Another game I didn’t have the patience for: memorizing routes, puzzles… but I’ll never learn.