Best Games Ever – Previous Lists

For reference, previous top tens of mine -


10. (NE) Dragon Quest VIII (PS2)
9. (NE) OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast (XBOX/PSP)
8. (7) World of Warcraft (PC)
7. (9) Mr Driller: Drill Spirits (DS)
6. (10) Animal Crossing: Wild World (DS)
5. (6) ICO (PS2)
4. (3) GTA: San Andreas (PS2)
3. (4) Mario 64 (N64)
2. (NE) Elder Scrolls: Oblivion (360/PC)
1. (1) Doom (PC/360)


10. (NE) Animal Crossing: Wild World (DS)
9. (6) Mr Driller: Drill Spirits (DS)
8. (10) Resident Evil 4 (GC)
7. (NE) World of Warcraft (PC)
6. (5) ICO (PS2)
5. (7) OutRun 2 (XBOX)
4. (2) Mario 64 (N64)
3. (8) GTA: San Andreas (PS2)
2. (3) Elder Scrolls: Morrowind GOTY (PC)
1. (1) Doom (PC)


10. (NE) Resident Evil 4 (GC)
9. (5) Giga Wing (DC/PC/MAC)
8. (NE) GTA: San Andreas (PS2)
7. (NE) OutRun 2 (Xbox)
6. (NE) Mr Driller Drill Spirits (DS)
5. (4) ICO (PS2)
4. (NE) Disgaea (PS2)
3. (NE) Morrowind: GOTY (PC/Xbox)
2. (3) Mario 64 (N64/DS)
1. (1) Doom (PC)


10. Advance Wars 2 (GBA)
9. Rez (Playstation 2)
8. Halo (Xbox)
7. Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night (Playstation)
6. Super Monkey Ball (Gamecube)
5. Giga Wing (Dreamcast)
4. ICO (Playstation 2)
3. Mario 64 (Nintendo 64)
2. Grand Theft Auto 3 (Playstation 2)
1. Doom (PC)

Seems I didn’t do one in 2003, but in 2002 I did. Only two of those are in the top ten now.


10. Sam & Max
9. Lode Runner
8. Suikoden 2
7. Rollercoaster Tycoon
6. Giga Wing
5. Rez
4. ICO
3. Mario 64
2. GTA3
1. Doom

Gunbird 2

The DC version, prompted by someone saying they’d completed it on one credit on their first go.

I got as far as the level two boss once. That was my best effort. And I typed my name in wrong on the high score table.


Space Channel 5

Thought I’d try this again. I’ve had an extra five or six years of video game practice since I last tried it, after all.

But, no, I still can’t get past level one. I normally end with a viewing figure of 13% and less than 15% means cancellation.

I don’t think I’ll ever see level two, but maybe I’ll try again in another five years.

It’s ridiculously hard and it’s made even more annoying by the fact that everyone else on earth seems to think it’s stupidly easy. Bah.

Ecco The Dolphin: Defender Of The Future

Very pretty, even after six years. Nobody else has really done anything similar that I’ve seen, so it’s not got any competition.

However, after the first training area I got completely lost. I just didn’t know what to do. I did a race, which didn’t seem to get me very far. I got told that I should catch a big fish, but couldn’t see one anyone. I tried fighting some sharks, but kept dying. In the end I just gave up.

Cannon Spike


I set my Dreamcast back up after tearing my flat apart looking for its s-video cable. I finally found it in the last place I looked… the Dreamcast box. Oops. Most of VMUs seem to be missing, but I did find a NEW! SEALED! VMU and an equally NEW! SEALED! vibration pack, so that’s nice.

Anyway, I put Powerstone 2 to check it worked, then when it booted I turned off and went and had a bath. After that I dug out all my old games. Annoyingly, I couldn’t find my boot disc, so I can’t play any of my UK or JAP games. No Ikaruga, Cosmic Smash, etc. Hmpf.

Not there’s a shortage of DC games for me to play. But the one I was gagging to play was Cannon Spike. Not sure why, but it always comes to mind when I think about the DC. I don’t think I even played it that much. Anyway, I’ve just been back and played a game with each of the characters (including the barely secret Megaman and B. B. Hood)… And then I played another game as Cammy, just for good measure.

It’s rather good and still looks good. Not state of the art, but good. No glaringly horrible textures, no jagged lines, no framerate issues. And it’s nice and simple to play, despite using all four face buttons for various attacks, the left trigger for a special attack and the right trigger to lock on.

I didn’t use any continues. You’d think I’d myself now after all these years, but I’m still playing them the hardcore way.