I have been playing video games since the tender age of five. I still remember the first time I played a video game. I came home from school and my new baby sitter had bought me a Nintendo 64, pretty cool gift right? I was so excited. The first game I ever played was Star Wars: Rogue Squadron. It was a game that would keep me entertained for hours until I finally got my hands on one of the best games the N64 would ever know, James Bond: Goldeneye. I would have friends over to play the split screen all the time and would have fun destroying my friends every chance I got. Soon after this game, I started playing Super Smash Bros. which immediately became my new favorite game for routing my friends whenever they would challenge me to a game.
As I got older, I went through the systems. From N64 to Playstation, from Playstation to PS2, from PS2 to Xbox, from Xbox to Xbox 360, from Xbox 360 to PC and now, I can call myself a multi-platform gamer. I even experimented with the handheld systems a bit but ultimately decided my fate laid with the bigger systems. Today, you can usually find me on the PC but I still like to play my Xbox One to this day.
The first game that would allow me to spend all day just playing would probably be Runescape, however, this wasn’t the only game that caused me to become a regular couch potato. World of Warcraft of course played a role in this too and became the first game that really immersed me in the gaming world. As the expansions came out however, I found myself not being interested in this game anymore and switched over to League of Legends during Season 1. This game became the game that immersed me in a world that I hope I can be apart of forever, eSports. As my passion for eSports has grown, I have branched out to try many games, CS:GO, DotA, Team Fortress 2; all for the sake of growing my knowledge within this ever-changing landscape. All of this is to give you background into what I will be calling my Top 10 favorite games ever. We will start you from the bottom to get you acclimated to the awesomeness you are about to behold and slowly, the nostalgia will start to flow through your veins as thick as the blood that runs through you.
10. Classic Runescape
Before the days of the new engine and no wilderness, these were the good days of Runescape. In my middle school days, I would rush home just so I could start leveling again. Playing Caste Wars and doing quests were a great past time to save yourself from the boredom of grinding all of your skills to make money. Good were the days when you could fish at the fishing guild for sharks and the amazing times of PKing with friends. Baiting people to come fight you in the wilderness and laughing at their misfortune as you steal all of their loot just to be sold at the nearest bank. These were good days indeed. Hour upon hours were spent playing this game for me and I will always treasure those memories.