Top 5 Gaming series

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    Cayal

    Cayal The Immortal Prince

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    What are you top 5 (or more) gaming franchises. In my mind a franchise has multiple games (spin offs included) using the same characters or same basic story. Therefore the Final Fantasy series doesn't count (in my mind).

    Here is my top 6:

    1. Metal Gear Solid series
    2. Ratchet and Clank series
    3. God of War series
    4. Resident Evil series
    5. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic series
    6. Silent Hill series
     
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    Lucien21

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    1. Gabriel Knight
    2. Monkey Island
    3. Legend of Zelda
    4. Resident Evil
    5. Sierra "Quest" games - i.e King's Quest, Space Quest etc
     
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    Shadow Trooper

    Shadow Trooper Fides, Spero Fidelitasque

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    The Total War Series
    The Warhammer Dawn of War Series
    MechWarrior Series
    Warcraft/Starcraft (Blizzard) Series
    C&C Series

    Never played it myself the but I understand Civilization series was a classic. My choices are pretty much RTS games.:D
     
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    Cayal

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    Ahh King's Quest, how great they were. There needs to be more of those games around.
     
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    Jbshare

    Jbshare Incienda Spiritus Leo

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    IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:

    -Mass Effect series
    -KotOR series
    -Fallout series
    -Age of Empire series
    -Zelda series
     
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    devilsgrin

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    1. KotOR series
    2. Baldur's Gate series
    3. Neverwinter Nights series
    4. Final Fantasy Series
    5. Mortal Kombat series

    Mass Effect may make it onto this list of mine in the future, but only if ME2 is as awesome as the first.
     
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    Aeris

    Aeris She smiled til the end...

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    Hmmm... I'm gonna have to go with:

    1 - Zelda
    2 - Metroid
    3 - Gears of War
    4 - Final Fantasy (I know they're not technically supposed to count, but I really like them...and I could just narrow it down to Final Fantasy VII since there has been another game and a movie with the same characters. So yeah. It counts.) :p
    5 - Mario Kart
    6 - Castlevania

    :D
    I really struggled there...it's hard to pick favorites for me.
     
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    Yuoaman

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    Ummm... this is hard XD...

    1-Mario (in general)

    2-Zelda

    3-Warcraft/Starcraft

    4-Civilization

    5-Elder Scrolls
     
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    Brett Howell

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    1: Grand Theft Auto

    2: KOTOR

    3. Civilization

    4. SSI AD&D games (Pool of Radiance ect)

    5: Starcraft
     
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    Silent Speaker

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    No love for half-life?

    In no order:

    - Half-Life
    - Resident Evil
    - Metal Gear
    - Silent Hill
    - & the odd one out -- Mario (Hey, everyone need to be a kid sometimes)
     
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    Urlik

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    in no order:

    Half Life
    Doom
    Civ
    Mediaeval Total War
    Settlers
    Elite
    X-Com/UFO
    GTA
    GT
     
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    Cayal

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    I never played Half-Life when it was cool. I played the Orange Box and found it okay.

    I need to add Sonic to my list.
     
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    Connavar

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    1.Metal Gear Solid series
    2.Pro Evolution Soccer Series
    3.Devil May Cry Series
    4.Resident Evil series
    5.Championship Manager/Football Manager series
     
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    dustinzgirl

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    My list, based on most time playing the whole series.

    1. Super Mario
    2. Devil May Cry
    3. GTA
    4. Zelda (haven't played newest since I don't have a wii, but if anyone would like to ship me one I would be ever so happy, lol).
    5. Silent Hill and Resident Evil are pretty equal here, but....
    5. When mass effect 2 comes out, it will be that game. Usually I beat a game and am done with it. This one I just can't put down. I have 2/3 of the achievements! (I don't allow xbox live, lol, but I still like to get the achievements).
     
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    Laughing Man

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    1. Metal Gear Solid
    2. Resident Evil
    3. Grand Theft Auto
    4. Command & Conquer
    5. Commandos

    followed closely by Zelda & Mario series.
     
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    Cayal

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    ahh Commandos. What a fun game.
     
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    MontyCircus

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    1.) Mario <-- If that's not on your list then you're a fake videogamer. One, two and 3 are all incredible, and changed videogames (okay well 2 wasn't really a Mario game, but it's still a lot of fun). Super Mario World was a lot of fun. Mario 64 I didn't care for, but was maybe the first true 3D game. I hear Galaxy is good too.
    2.) Zelda <-- 2nd one isn't quite as fun as the rest. But the original, Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time are all insanely, amazingly good (all three are recurring favourites in the "best game of all-time" lists). Haven't played Twilight Princess. Majora's Mask seemed like Ocarina over again...kind of a rip-off.

    That was the easy part...hmm...

    3.) Mega Man <-- Currently replaying the first one online. The 2nd and 3rd are absolutely perfect. Probably played 4, 5, and X but I can't recall at the moment.
    4.) Final Fantasy <-- Haven't played anything after the Super Nintendo, but when I think RPG I think of Final Fantasy (and the first Phantasy Star for the Sega Master System...remember that one?).
    5.) Madden <-- Don't forget sports games! Thought of adding those great Genesis NHL games...but I think they were only good back in '93 and '94 or so. I also enjoy FIFA soccer, even though I keep reading about how superior Winning 11 is. Any Madden game is fun.

    Standard old school Nintendo fare.

    I flirted with the idea of putting Pac-Man on the list. But in my mind, Ms. Pac-Man basically is the franchise. Castlevania would make my list except I haven't played much of the series apart from the first few NES ones, and I recently saw Castlevania II on a list of "bad games you remember enjoying", which gives me pause. Metroid only has those first two games before the 3-D FPS I haven't played...so not really a franchise to me.

    Only newer series I'd consider is Grand Theft Auto. I've only played Vice City but it was great. I'm sure I'd love the rest.

    Some others I read others put, King's Quest and Civilization were both really great PC series that ate up a lot of my time. I played...I think the original Monkey Island a few years ago. It was pretty funny but I didn't get too far.
     
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    bluerayarchangel

    bluerayarchangel RPG's Rule

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    Well lets see hummmmm ok .......

    1) Zelda, espcially Zelda-Ocarina of Time-Master Quest
    2) Final Fantasy I know you said not to enclude then, but what can I do when they are my favourite all time top 5 :p
    3)Mario - but not Super Mario Sunshine, that drove me insane:mad: Paper mario is good but not as good as the classical mario.
    4)Fire Emblem - still playing it
    5)Devil May Cry- dont own this though wish I did.:):):)
     
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    Connavar

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    Not everyone is a Mario fan if they were then Sony would have left the market alone for Nintendo many years ago ;)

    Mario kart is the only great Mario game imo. Me and my friends play Mario Kart 64 every weekend for many years.

    Try Winning Eleven/Pro Evolution Soccer. There is a reason why they have surpassed Fifa. Its real simulation for Soccer just like Madden or any other great sport game.
     
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    Keldaris

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    1. zelda(ocarina of time, links awakening, and a link to the past are imo some of the best games in existence, screw hi def graphics!)
    2.burnout(best racing games ever!!!)
    3.soulcaliber(I remember playing soul edge in the arcade:) )
    4. diablo(wasted MANY MANY years of my life to DII:LOD)
    5.elder scrolls(arena daggerfall and morrowind....wasn't a big fan of oblivion, and I've never played redgaurd or battlespire)

    others worthy of mention:
    metroid
    ninja turtles(the first two and turtles in time)
    mario(one of the most well known games in existance)
    Final fantasy(you want recurring characters and themes?!?!?!? CID!!! CHOCOBOS!!!MOOGLES!!!)
    tekken
    DOA
    Street fighter
    sonic
    tales(symphonia/vesperia/destiny)
    starwars(KOTOR1/2, battlefront, rogue sqaudron, jedi outcast 2)
    doom
    unreal(tournament/championship)
    time splitters
    castlevania
    max payne
    halo
    need for speed
    GTA
    ogre battle
    mechwarrior
    battletech
    heroes of might and magic
    age of wonders(all time favorite strategy rpg(after FF tactics of course :) )
    guitar hero(rock band can suck my ****)
     

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