10. Tecmo Bowl - NES 9. Mike Tyson's Punchout - NES 8. Castlevania - NES 7. Gears of War - X360 6. Contra - NES 5. Super Mario Bros. - NES 4. Call of Duty 4 - X360 3. God of War - PS2 2. Legend of Zelda - NES 1. Mortal Kombat - Arcade, Sega Genesis
I know it is a bunch of old games. there is a huge gap in my gaming. I didn't game much during the Super Nintendo > Nintendo 64 days. I only gamed minimal during the PS2/Xbox days.
With these old games I still go back and play them 25 years later. I can't say that about any game today.
Should probably post mine too instead of just nitpicking someone else's like a ****. There's probably multiples from each franchise but I'll limit myself to my favorite from each for variety's sake. Also most of mine are pretty old, so there's probably a pretty heavy nostalgia bias. In no particular order:
Super Mario RPG Ocarina of Time/Wind Waker (equally good IMO) Socom 2 Final Fantasy IX (X is a close second, mostly because of that blitzball) Super Smash Bros. (64) Goldeneye SSX 3 Mario Kart 64 Twisted Metal 2 Sonic 3 (with Sonic and Knuckles and Game Genie obviously, gotta have the cartridge tower going).
Honorable Mention: The first level in Shadows of the Empire.
GT: Cornbread4life I'm loud, obnoxious, vulgar, and impaired by "substance abuse" 99% of the time. You've been warned.
I think both CoD 4 and MW2 are in my top 10 favorites, CoD 4 was my first real online title. I played the other CoDs but not even half as much. As for MW2, my friends and I all used to play this so I just have an attachment to that game.