Top 10 games

It is difficult to come up with a top 10 list of anything.

For a start no two people will agree on these things. With video games there are so many it is impossible that everyone will have played all the best games.

I also find that my list changes over time, a lot of the time depending on mood.

Then, what does it mean to say best – how are you judging? With games, best gameplay, best graphics or most ground breaking. Most lists are a combination of these.

So instead of going for best – I’ll go for my favourite right now at this moment in time. The list is pretty nostalgic and I guess is in order of my attachment to them. It might be different this time next year.

Here is 20 while I’m at it. I did not give great thought to the order, particularly as I went further down.

The only series to appear twice are Zelda and Halo. In general I just went for my favourite in a series.

  1. Zelda Ocarina of time
  2. Goldeneye
  3. Halo 2
  4. Metal Gear Solid
  5. Half Life
  6. Resident Evil 2
  7. Tekken 3
  8. Mario 64
  9. Metroid Prime
  10. Banjo Kazooie
  11. Mario Kart 8
  12. Street Fighter 4
  13. Devil May Cry
  14. Gears of War
  15. Wind Waker
  16. Halo
  17. Monkey Island
  18. Lylat wars
  19. Crazy taxi
  20. Fifa 11
  21. Shenmue

Updated – forgot metroid prime

When your 3ds freezes

I bought my 3ds about 5 years ago when I first moved to London.

Unfortunately I thought it had cooked it today when after searching high and low for it, Lex found it in the freezer! Amazingly it survived 24 hours at sub zero conditions.

I put it up on the radiator to taw it out and let it dry. I then googled ‘frozen 3ds’ to see if anyone else experienced the same thing and to see if I could find a prognosis. Then I have to admit I was surprised when I powered it on that it still worked!

I bought it from game around Oxford Street – which is one of the busiest shopping streets in world. It has been a great companion to me and has seen me through tick and thin. I feel it’s one big sign of wear and tear – it’s crack on the top right is a testament to what we have been through together.

For those who don’t know – a 3ds is the latest in the line of Nintendo handheld consoles which originated with game boy (or at least became famous). The switch is out now and is also portable and I’m planning on getting one of those at some stage but I still feel a connection and strong bond to my 3ds.

I bought mario kart first, then street fighter. I really got a lot of value from mario kart and played street fighter a little also. Then – I don’t know the exact order but I think it is…I got ocarina of time which is my favourite game of them all. Followed by majoras mask and possibly lylat wars. I got a link to the past and new super mario bros.

Lately, I have gotten into the virtual console which is all the old Nintendo games rereleased.

I was half way through Zelda links awakening, so am happy that i’ll get to finish that out! Nintendo games age so well.

So if you have frozen your 3ds and are wondering the chances of it working again then know that it did for me! I would leave it thaw out well though before switching it on and make sure water has evaporated.