Nice thread! Here are some of my alltime faves that come to mind:
Super Mario Bros 3
That's Mario in perfection. SMW comes close, but can't beat this NES gem imo.
2. Double Dragon II NES
By far my favorite NES game of all time. Real fun, and has one of the best endings I've ever seen in a game.
Played this game to death with my brother back in the day. Double Dragon 2 is one of the finest scrolling beat'em up games there is, period!
Say what you want, to me Castlevania was still best before it became all metroid-ish with Symphony Of The Night. Once again a true highlight on the NES!
X-COM: Terror From The Deep
That's where I truly fell in love with TBS for the first time. Had a cheesy poster of the game hanging in my room for the longest time. :D
TES IV: Oblivion
The total freedom of what you do and how is unbeaten.
Are you sure you aren't confusing this with The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind? <img src="smileys/smiley17.gif" border="0" align="middle" />
Cause that's where the real freedom was.
Oblivion feels almost restrictive in comparison, also it suffers from having been designed for consoles. That's not a proper
inventory, damn it! Morrowind is still my alltime favorite RPG. Bring on SKYRIM!
No One Lives Forever 2
I love the humor! And the gameplay was great too. The charme of this game can hardly be matched by any number of mindless COD-style shooters. Also great fun in multiplayer (banana slip, explosive robot cat).