My 25 Most Influencial Games

My 25 Most Influencial Games

Image by Michael Heilemann
I’ve been doing a lot of research on my past gaming experiences in relation to a series of blog articles I’ve been writing lately.

Today I decided that it would be a good idea to gather all of the games that have influenced me the most and print them out as a poster for my office wall.

After printing it out I took it around and questioned some of my work mates on their gaming history; no one got all of them, can you?

Comments go here or in the entry on Binary Bonsai Also available at a slightly larger resolution.

23 Replies to “My 25 Most Influencial Games”

  1. I can’t name very many of them, but I think this is a cool idea. I’m not sure it would work for me, though. If I made a poster like this, it’d consist of: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 Tony Hawk’s Underground Tony Hawks’ Underground 2 So in the end, I don’t think it would be that interesting, πŸ™‚

  2. Flashback Unreal Half-Life 1& 2 Monkey Island Full Throttle Wolfenstein Anachronox Doom These are the ones I recognize because I played them. Others are a combination of having read other people’s answers, so I’ve left those out.

  3. I see, 1.1 Deus Ex, 1.2 1.3 Wing Commander (3?) 1.4 Wolfenstein 1.5 Another World 2.1 Beneath a Steel Sky? 2.2 Flashback 2.3 Doom 2.4 Beneath a Steel Sky 2? 2.5 Omikron? 3.1 Descent 3.2? 3.3 Monkey Island 3.4 Half Life2? 3.5 Half Life 4.1 Civilisation? 4.2 ? 4.3 Outcast 4.4 Halo 4.5 Bladerunner 5.1? 5.2? 5.3 Unreal 5.4 Full Throttle 5.5 Star Wars? Heh, had it been some years ago, I would have named them all, it’s a good thing that most of them are old timers πŸ™‚ So, are you gonna fill in the blanks Michael πŸ™‚

  4. Wow. Full Throttle! That was an amazing time for me. LucasArts blew me away with that one. Although Riven (which I don’t see there) was the only time I’ve locked myself in for a week and couldn’t stop living there.

  5. Nice use of picture tags! Daim! I was wrong about quite a few of them. Thanks for the listing! Dreamweb sure sounds like a freaky game! And you are right about Outcast’s voxels, they were very impressive even in low resolution. A shame that the technique never caught on, it could really have been interesting. And we would probably have machines with 4GB of RAM by now, hehe.

  6. suprises me you finished some of these games i never could, and didn’t finish one of the few i did πŸ˜‰ day of the tentacle that is. finish it, it’s hella funny πŸ˜€

  7. Excitebike (NES) Sacrifice (PC) Super Mario Brothers 3 (NES) Gran Turismo (PS) – They all would have to me on my list, it just wouldn’t be ‘gaming’ without them.

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