#7FaveGames is making the rounds at the moment, and I couldn’t help but jump in. But after posting my list and engaging with a few others about theirs, I started to recall some incredible moments with other games that aren’t on my list. In short, it’s tough to narrow it down to just seven. And there are different reasons a game might make your list, while others that you invested a huge amount of time into are omitted.

Giving it a bit more thought and allowing myself more than seven options, here are my favourite games, in alphabetical order and grouped by platform.

PlayStation 4 / Xbox One

PlayStation 3 / Xbox 360

PlayStation 2 / Xbox

PlayStation / GameCube

  • Resident Evil 2
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2


Super Nintendo

  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Earthworm Jim
  • NBA Jam
  • Star Fox
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario World
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time

Nintendo Entertainment System

  • Contra
  • Metroid
  • Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 3


  • Mortal Kombat
  • Mortal Kombat II
  • Street Fighter II

Even now, I’ve probably still missed some that made an impact on me, in one way or another. What’s on your all-time favourites list?