Top Games of All Time (2023 Edition)
I don't think I ever cataloged my favorite games so here we go! These are my top 25 games of all time as of April 2023.
The List #
- Final Fantasy XIV
- Elden Ring / Dark Souls
- Dark Cloud 2
- Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Magic: The Gathering
- Pokemon (Gold and Silver)
- Catan Board Game
- Dominion Board Game
- Animal Crossing (Series)
- Dragon Quest XIII
- Final Fantasy X
- Mass Effect (Trilogy)
- Solatorobo: Red the Hunter
- Civilization (III-VI)
- Red Dead Redemption
- Grand Theft Auto V (and San Andreas)
- Summon Night: Swordcraft Story
- Dust: An Elysian Tail
The continuously updated page for the list can be found here at /stuff/topgames
These are my top games for both video games and board games. A lot of these are formative and foundation for the genres I like and who I am. I have a few more games that didn't make the cut at /stuff/topgames. I know I forgot some games, so I'll be updating that page every once in a while.
Here are some games I want to highlight and write about.
Undertale is my number one game. I played it at the right time for it resonant and stays with me to this day. I like Deltarune, but it's hard to live up to the original.
Final Fantasy XIV #
Final Fantasy XIV is my most played game. Shadowbringers has an amazing story and I play it a lot with friends and family. It is my favorite current MMO.
Elden Ring / Dark Souls #
I've never actually finished Dark Souls 1 but it is so important to me for the style of games I enjoy. I did complete Dark Souls 2 as a Dual-wielding swordsman. Elden Ring was of course amazing mixing soulsborn gameplay with great open world design.
My all-time favorite MMO. I played this so much in high school. I loved the skill based stat system. Runescape may have been why I feel in love with MMORPGs but Mabinogi is what deepened my interest and why I love virtual worlds.
Dark Cloud 2 #
AAAAAAAAAHH. This game does so much and it is amazing. It has enough game systems to rival an MMORPG.
Magic: The Gathering #
I spend too much on the card game, but I enjoy player Edh/Commander.
Mass Effect #
I annoyed my brother so much by listening to the audio codices.