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15 games that you should play right this instant! July 6, 2012

 After growing up with a computer, a PS1, a PS2, a PS3, an Xbox, an Xbox 360, a Wii, a Nintendo DS, a Nintendo 3DS and a brother, I think its safe to say that I like video games quite a lot 😛 While being a girl and liking video games used to mean you were placed up in the mystical category (along with Unicorns and Griffins) these days it is rare you find someone who doesn’t like partaking in the wonderful world of gaming at some point, so much so that when I hear someone say that they HATE video games this is the reaction they get from me:

 After trying to trawl through my memory of all the games I have had obsessions with (not an easy task let me assure you :P), I finally managed to narrow it down to a reasonable sized list that isn’t going to bore the pants off of you all 🙂

15) Sims 2 (Computer)

  While I’m pretty sure everyone (at least most girls) have played this game on some console at some point, the PC version of Sims 2 was a HUGE obsession of mine from about the age of 14. Playing God of the Sim world was awesome, the choices of how to make your sim live their life was endless. While making good things happen to them was great, making bad things happen to them was even better >:D My favourite method of killing them off when I got sick of them? Making them go for a seemingly delightful dip in the pool, then deleting the ladder >:D

14) Spyro (PS1)

Though I actually never had this game myself (because my parents obviously wanted to deprive me of a childhood :P), luckily my friend that lived 2 houses away from me owned it. Oh, I spent so many weekends over there, she probably could have started charging me for the amount I played her Playstation 😛 This game is a stand out for a single reason: You get to play as a freaking dragon 😀 ‘Nuff said.

13) Zoo Tycoon 2 (Computer)

You get to make your own zoo, however you want it, with what ever animals you want! Not only can you make your own zoo, but you can also be the zoo keeper rather than just playing the whole thing from an outside bird’s-eye view! Walk around your zoo and view the animals as a customer, or go into the enclosures to see your animals up close, feed them, pet them, bathe them, or play with them! Not sold on it yet ladies? I’ve saved the best till last…… you can make your animals have babies, and I assure you, THEY ARE ADORABLE 😀

12) The Lion King (PS1)

The title itself explains why it’s one of my favourites 😉 As much as I love this game though, I certainly got sick of hearing Simba’s dying screams as I continuously (and accidentally) made him roll off of the top of Pride Rock in the first level . . . . . . over and over again 😐 I would use the excuse that it was because I was young and every youngster sucks at video game coordination, but I still own this game and Simba is still quite regularly plunging to his death 😛

11) Halo 2 (Xbox)

This is literally the only first person shooter that I am good at, therefore the only one I like 😛 Playing as Master Chief and Arbiter was epic, fighting the Flood scared me silly, and the Scorpion tanks were the shit. While the main mission was awesome, the multiplayer maps were my favourite, where my brother and I would abandon the Rocket Launchers and Sniper Rifles, and would prefer getting in a Warthog each and smashing the shit out of each others cars 😀

10) Mass Effect (PS3)

An epic RPG! (RPG = Role Playing Game, for those who are not familiar with the abbreviation 🙂 Pretty much means while there is obviously a story line, it is not completely set in stone and you can really personalise your own character, form friendships/relationships with other character and make the game a different experience each time by making different decisions. So in other words….. RPG = AWESOME!) You are Commander Shepard (you can be male or female . . . . . . a really butch female :P), the first human Spectre appointed by the Council. Your mission is to not only save Earth, but save the whole flipping galaxy from a group of beings called Reapers, a huge ass alien race who wipes the galaxy clean of life every 50, 000 years so that the planets can be cleansed and new species can form. Epic? You bet your sweet ass its epic! 😀

9) Dynasty Warriors 3 (PS2)

 Set in Ancient China, in this game you take control of a war officer and have to fight your way through the enemies armies to take control over the area. Pretty much a hack and slash game 😀 Yet another game I played a lot with my brother (usually on the same team, as opposing him was suicide :P), and it was a good game to take your anger out on. Had a bad day at school? Why not hack at a few thousand soldiers? guarantee it’ll make you feel better 😛 Lu Bu was my favourite character (the fact he was the strongest has NOTHING to do with it…… I swear /shifty eyes :D)

8) Skyrim (PS3)

 You like complete freedom to do literally what ever you want? Want to be able to explore hundreds of caves/mountains/towns over an ENORMOUS map? Want to fight dragons? If your answer is no, get off my blog 😛 No please don’t go, I joke I joke! D’: But seriously, this game is amazing. You are Dovahkiin, the Dragon Born, and have the ability to absorb a Dragon’s life force and use the Thu’um, which are words of power used by Dragons. To defeat Alduin, you must go on a journey to the Throat of the World (and beyond) to where the Grey F*CKING beards reside (sorry about the outburst, it took me about 10 attempts to spell ‘beard’ right :P), and learn the ways of the Voice. The amount of other missions is insane, there is literally no finishing this game, as there is so much to do! Also, the Thu’um Fus Roh Da is awesome. I mean, using it to fight enemies is ok, but taking someone you hate to a huge mountain, and Fus Roh Da-ing their ass off of the top is so much more delightfully evil >:D

7) Age of Mythology (Computer)

 If you are fascinated with Greek, Norse and/or Egyptian myth and lore like I am, this is the game for you. Rather than being based on actual events, this strategy game is played within the context of the legends that existed in these wonderful ages. What makes this game even better is the expansion:

Not only does it add a new civilisation to play: The Atlanteans, but after you have built up your town, trained your units, built your Wonder, and chosen to worship a god, you can summon a mighty Titan to do your bidding. If you are lucky, the other civilisations on the map have summoned their Titan too, and you can sit back and watch the epic battle unfold of two almighty Gods beating each other silly 😀

6) Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3)

Batman has fallen into Joker’s trap (yet again), and is now stuck in Arkham Asylum, a looney bin full of the worst criminals Batman has locked up. With Joker in control of the whole asylum, criminals such as Scarecrow, Killer Croc, Poison Ivy, Bane and Zsasz have been set loose, and are thirsting for blood. But being Batman, he is never unprepared. Nothing is cooler than being able to control the awesomeness that is Batman and be able to take on a groups of 30 thugs and come out unscathed! 😀 Spooky at times (especially when you are in Killer Croc’s lair) but really fun!

5) Spiderman 2 (PS2)

 Ok, I know I just said nothing is cooler than playing as Batman, but Spiderman is just that little bit more awesome, game-wise anyway 🙂 I spent way more hours than I would like to admit playing this game. Rather than doing the main mission, my favourite thing to do was to simply swing around the city! You have the whole of New York at your feet, and its pretty darn fun to explore it all! Climbing to the top of the Empire State Building and bungie jumping off of it was also pretty entertaining 😀

4) Mario (Wii, Nintendo 3DS)

I currently own Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Mario 3D Land, Mariokart and Mario Tennis. Apart from having to save his useless woman time and time over, Mario never gets old for me 😀

3) Kingdom Hearts (PS2)

The Heartless are taking over the Disney worlds, and you, Sora with the power of the Keyblade, must save them! I love Disney an unhealthy amount, so being able to go into the world of Tarzan, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid takes me back to my childhood. The bosses can be very challenging at times, and I am yet to finish the game because the last world is a complete and utter BITCH, but my love for this game outweighs any annoyances some of the enemies can present 🙂

2) Anything Lego (PS3)

Lego is easy to play, funny and highly entertaining! It is one of those games that rarely presents too much of a challenge, so it is a very relaxing game to play with lots of great humor thrown in throughout all the games. I own Lego Star Wars Saga, Lego Harry Potter years 1-7 and Lego Pirates of the Caribbean, all of which are fantastic! And for those of you who have that annoying habit of continuously dying in a game (because we/I suck :P), the best thing about Lego is that YOU CAN’T DIE! 😀


This my dear friends, is what I believe to be the best RPG . . . . EVER. Made by the same developers as Mass Effect, it actually never fails to disappoint me. Whether you choose to be a human, elf, dwarf, warrior, rogue or mage, you are hand chosen by Duncan to enter the ranks of the Grey Wardens to face the oncoming Blight of Darkspawn, with the dreaded Arch Demon at the head of the horde. You and your fellow Grey Warden Alistair (who I can guarantee all of you ladies will fall in love with) set off to create an army of elves, dwarves, mages and men to help fight in the oncoming war. Along the road, you find a huge array of different companions to join your own personal party, and while the story line is absolutely fantastic, it is these party members that add one of the best elements to the game. It is with these people who you can create friendships, relationships, learn their back story, and complete their own personal quests to gain their favour. They come and talk to your own character on their own accord, they give their own input on different quests, and they even interact with each other (which often results in hilarious conversations to listen in on!) It is one of those games that you can play over and over again and have a different experience each time, and I promise you, no ending you encounter will disappoint you. I wasted a good part of my day yesterday playing this game for 5 hours straight . . . . . . I REGRET NOTHING! 😀

So there it is, part of my nerdom laid bare, hopefully it was more enlightening rather than boring 😛 So what is your favourite game of all time? Any one who has also played and loved these games? 🙂 Any particular recommendations? 😀 Now if you’ll excuse me, after writing about it, I have an overwhelming urge to play Dragon Age 😀 DIE DARKSPAWN! >:D

Until next week lovelies 🙂


27 Responses to “15 games that you should play right this instant!”

  1. lotsboutnothin Says:

    Oh I’ve known so many just by their name and have played so few of them. My all-time-favourite though? Zelda – Ocarina of time. I don’t know how many hours I’ve played that game, whether on computer, nintendo 64 or nintendo 3ds, I think I’ve gone through that game about 10 times or more and I still love it like the first time! Other than that I used to play Mario land a lot lot lot and well.. ego-shooter aka Counter Strike (which is just fun with my friends tho). Also I used to play Diablo 2 LoD (extension version) for houuuurs on end!

    • Gemma Says:

      Zelda is awesome! 😀 My boyfriend recently bought it on my Nintendo 3DS for me, I just havnt got around to playing it properly! Maybe I should invest some time in it before Uni goes back! 😀 I’ve heard Diablo is good from other people too, is it a computer game or available on another platform? 🙂

      • lotsboutnothin Says:

        You definitely should! It’s my faaavourite by far! But maybe that’s just because I kinda grew up with that game haah 😀
        No it’s only available on computer.. the new one (3) is quite hard though. I played it for 2 weeks straight, but haven’t gotten to it by now cuz I always die 😦

      • Gemma Says:

        Games from your childhood are always the best 😀 Damn, my computer probably wouldn’t support it because it is a pain in the bum . . . . . . . and from the sounds it is quite hard, and coupled with a lagging and shitty computer, I’d probably end up throwing the computer out the window haha 😛

      • lotsboutnothin Says:

        I had a shitty computer, too, at the beginning. The only thing which makes it laggy though, is the graphic card, so I simply ordered a new computer (was high time anyway).. but the old one should work good on older computers! 🙂 and it’s only hard on the last level actually.

      • Gemma Says:

        Thats the problem I always have with my computers, the graphics card is not good enough to support the games! D: Maybe it’ll be a game to look at when I get a good gaming compter 😀

      • lotsboutnothin Says:

        sure! it’s definitely worth to wait until it actually can be played well haha 😀

  2. mandarox Says:

    My favourite game would have to be Minecraft, mainly because I can play multiplayer with friends. I also love Sims 2 and Halo! Nice post, keep them coming 🙂

    • Gemma Says:

      I’ve never played Minecraft, probably due to the fact that my computer hates me trying to play games on it haha 😛 Thankyou love, I certainly will 😉

  3. My favorite overheard conversation in Dragon Age was when I romanced Allistair and you could hear the older mage woman poking fun at him and him getting all embarrassed and awkward. Morrigan’s costume always made me giggle like a six year old because it’s just barely covering her nipples when she’s talking, so I always had the image of a battle scene and poor, prudish Allistair trying to look away and not be distracted by her firing off spells essentially topless.

    • Gemma Says:

      I havn’t heard that conversation yet! Next quest I go on I’m taking Wynne and Alistair, this I have to hear 😛 The funniest one I have heard was between Zevran (the elven assassin) and Wynne, and he was asking her if there was ‘any life left in those old bones’ as one of his friends back in Antiva had a taste for the more mature woman when it came to a ‘rough and tumble’ 😛 Made me giggle 😛 Hahahaha now THAT would be hilarious 😛

  4. Jeremy Says:

    Your list is wrong, because Red Dead Redemption is not in the top position 😛 (Yeah it’s made by Rockstar, but it’s SOOO much better than a GTA game). Otherwise I endorse your list! Although I have never played Kingdom Hearts (having never owned a PS2), much to my disappointment. Did you ever play Neverwinter Nights? It’s the game that put Bioware solidly on the map (apart from Baldur’s Gate) 🙂

    • Gemma Says:

      Hahahaha agree to disagree? 😛 I have to admit I have never played Red Dead /ashamed face, I have watched both my boyfriend and my brother play it, but I always chose the cowboy game Gun over trying out RDR 😛 Kingdom Hearts is great, its has the same sorta look as Final Fantasy, but not so hardcore . . . . . well, sometimes anyway 😛 The bosses give me the shits, I am currently stuck up to the second boss because I almost defeated it, and then it crushed Sora to a pulp, and I have been sulking about it ever since 😛 I have actually never heard of that game, but being Bioware, I will definately look into it! 🙂

      • Jeremy Says:

        Haha agreed 😛 (*whispers*It’s better than Gun btw :P) NWN is kinda old…but I once played the game straight for so long I got physically ill!

      • Gemma Says:

        Better than Gun?! RDR is actually downloaded onto our playstation right now . . . . I think I’ll have to give it a looksie now 😛 Argh, too many games and too little time! 😛 Old school games do tend to be the best though 😀

  5. I’m not a fan of all these games, but there is more than enough awesome on this list to make up for them. In addition to Ocarina of Time mentioned above, I’d have to add Little Big Planet and Little Big Planet 2. Seriously fun games. I don’t think you’ve lived until your tiny sack body has been flung headlong into a flaming pit of death.

    • Gemma Says:

      That is yet another game that I have heard is fantastic but I am yet to play 🙂 Hahahaha but it definately sounds amusing, another one I will have to check out asap! 😀 Thanks for stopping by and commenting! 🙂

  6. theodd1in Says:

    🙂 I liked making graveyards or purposefully turning my Sims into zombies… I don’t think I played a single game of the Sims though without using the cheats… My personal favourite game now though is Assassins Creed- it makes me feel badass sneaking up on people and my favourite childhood games has got to be Crash Bandicoot and Pokemon!!!!

    • Gemma Says:

      Haha I used the cheats too! The ones to make you rich were the best! 😀 I have actually been meaning to get Assassins Creed, I have a huge impulse to play it since seeing the new one coming out soon, looks so fricken epic! CRASH BANDICOOT! ❤ I never got to play Pokemon, as I never owned a Gameboy, but I have been making up for lost time by playing it on an old school arcade website, so I can pretend I own a gameboy 😛

  7. ThatRobHall Says:

    No Zelda, no GoldenSun, no Pokemon. What is this devilry!? 😉

    • Gemma Says:

      Unfortunately I was one of those poor excuses for a child and never owned a Gameboy or Pokemon 😦 I have been trying to make up for lost time through playing Pokemon online (in gameboy format, its never too late to have a childhood right? :P) and through playing Zelda on my Nintendo 3DS 😀

  8. How have I never followed you before? This is an awesome blog! Keep it up!

  9. Brittany Pate Says:

    Glad to see Kingdom Hearts represented on here! I loved that game. I battled freakin’ Riku a million times.

    • Gemma Says:

      I still love that game 😀 If I recall, both my brother and I struggled against him so much, defeated him, then ended up starting again anyway -____- Looks like i’ll have to fight him again when I get to the last level…… wish me luck! 😛 Thanks for stopping by lovely! 🙂

  10. leto85 Says:

    I like the way you write. It was certainly entertaining to read this whole list, especially since I know a lot of these games and played them.

    With over 1300 hours in Skyrim since January this year I can say that my most favorite game of all time is…
    The Sims 3. No really, I love that game and since I play that since its release in 2009 I know I always will come back to it, evdnthough the epic world of Tamriel is so appealing to me: the Sims will always get me back. Especially since I’ve discovered that awesome forum that is likely as addictive as the game itself. *Cough* Carl’s *cough*. 🙂

    • Gemma Says:

      Thankyou! I’m glad you enjoyed reading! 😀 Its rare I have found someone who knows/played all of these games so itsnice to discuss them with someone who has! 😀 Hahahah dont worry I understand, I was seriously addicted to Sims 2 for years and years, there is just something about Sims that is awesome! I actually have all the Sims 3 on my computer at the moment but I’ve been too busy playing Assassins Creed and the Jak and Daxter trilogy to give it much of a go yet! 🙂

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