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OCR 'Must-Have Games' List: -Part TWO-

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The OCR Complete Must-Have List

Nintendo 64

Banjo-Kazooie

Conker’s Bad Fur Day

Diddy Kong Racing

GoldenEye 007

Killer Instinct Gold

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time

Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

Mario Kart 64

Mario Tennis

Ogre Battle 64

Paper Mario

Perfect Dark

Pilotwings 64

Star Fox 64

Star Wars: Rogue Squaron

Super Mario 64

Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo Gamecube

Animal Crossing

Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem

F-Zero GX

Ikaruga

Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker

Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Mario Power Tennis

Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes

Metroid Prime

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Pikmin 2

Resident Evil 4

Skies of Arcadia Legends

Soul Calibur II

Super Mario Sunshine

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Viewtiful Joe

Wario Ware Inc.: Mega Party Game$

Nintendo Gameboy Advance

Advance Wars

Astro Boy: Omega Factor

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance

Final Fantasy VI Advance

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Fire Emblem

Golden Sun

Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

Mega Man & Bass

Mega Man Zero

Mega Man Zero 2

Mega Man Zero 3

Metroid Fusion

Metroid: Zero Mission

Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal

Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon

Super Ghouls N’ Ghosts

WarioWare: Mega Microgame$

Nintendo DS

Advance Wars: Dual Strike

Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

Elite Beat Agents

Metroid Prime: Hunters

NEW Super Mario Bros.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Phoenix Wright 2: Justice for All

Tetris DS

Sony Playstation

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Chrono Cross

Crash Bandicoot

Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy IX

Final Fantasy Tactics

Gradius Gaiden*

Guilty Gear

Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete

Mega Man X4

Metal Gear Solid

R-Type Delta

Resident Evil 2

Silent Hill

Tekken 3

WipeOut

Worms Armageddon

Xenogears

You Don’t Know Jack

Sony Playstation 2

Ace Combat 5

Amplitude

Beatmania IIDX 8th Style

Beyond Good and Evil

Breath of Fire 5: Dragon Quarter

Burnout 3: Takedown

Castlevania: Lament of Innocence

Devil May Cry

Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening

Disgaea: Hour of Darkness

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves

Final Fantasy XII

God of War

God of War II

Grand Theft Auto III

Guilty Gear X2

Guitar Hero

Guitar Hero 2

ICO

Jak II

Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy

Katamari Damacy

Kingdom Hearts

MegaMan Anniversery Collection

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence

Okami

Onimusha 2: Samurai’s Destiny

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Rez

Shadow of the Colossus

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne

Silent Hill 2

Soul Calibur II

Soul Calibur 3

Street Fighter Anniversary Collection

Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria

Viewtiful Joe

We Love Katamari

Sony PSP (serious vote shortage, sorry)

Lumines

Tekken: Dark Resurrection

Sega Saturn (shortage here too. just ask Coop what games to play)

Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter*

NiGHTS Into Dreams

Panzer Dragoon

Panzer Dragoon Zwei II

Sega Dreamcast

Bangai-O

Crazy Taxi

Daytona USA

Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of Earth

Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves

Grandia II

Ikaruga

Jet Grind Radio

Last Blade 2

Marvel vs. Capcom

Marvel vs. Capcom 2

Metropolis Street Racer

Powerstone 2

Project Justice

Skies of Arcadia

Soul Calibur

Street Fighter III: Double Impact

Street Fighter III: Third Strike

Street Fighter Alpha III

Microsoft Xbox

Beyond Good and Evil

Burnout 3: Takedown

Capcom Classics Collection 2

Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO

Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge

Dead or Alive Ultimate

Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Halo

Halo 2

Marvel vs. Capcom 2

Ninja Gaiden Black

Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath

OutRun2

Panzer Dragoon Orta

Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Project Gotham Racing 2

Psychonauts

Shenmue II

Soul Calibur II

SSX 3

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

PC

Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings

Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn

Bioshock

Call of Duty

Call of Duty 2

Cave Story

Command & Conquer

Curse of Monkey Island

Descent

Diablo

Diablo II

Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Doom

Doom II: Hell on Earth

Duke Nukem 3D

Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Fallout

Fallout 2

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grim Fandango

Half-Life

Half-Life: Counter-Strike

Half-Life 2

Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

Lemmings

The Orange Box

Painkiller

Portal

Prince of Persia

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Psychonauts

Quake

Quake II

Quake III Arena

Rise of Nations

Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri

Sim City 2000

Star Control 2

Starcraft

Taito Legends

Tyrian

Unreal

Unreal Tournament

Unreal Tournament 2004

Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

Wing Commander

World of Warcraft

Worms Armageddon

You Don’t Know Jack

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********** UPDATE *********

Phase Two -- VOTING --

We've had time to nominate games, so now it's time to start pruning the list.

Here's how this part works. I will post a list of ten games every day, selected randomly. Once these games are posted, they are fair game for voting. I'll be keeping track of the vote count as we go and update this post weekly with voting progress.

VOTING RULES

1). All votes must include a few sentences explaining your reasons.

You can't just drop a "yes" or "no" on a game and call it a day. You have to tell us WHY you think each game does or does not belong on the list.

2). You can still make nominations.

I know that phase is "over," but there's really no reason I can't add a few more games to the voting cue. Especially since we're dealing with an enormous PC library.

3). Late voting is totally fine.

Just because you missed the day I posted a game and everyone else is voting on new stuff now, that doesn't mean you can't throw in a vote for a game I posted days ago.

4). A game must have at least two YES votes to be eligible for the must-have list.

If we can't get two people to agree that a game was great, then it probably doesn't belong on the list.

5). Changing your vote is allowed.

Because of this, debate and discussion are highly encouraged.

Let's get to voting! The more people contribute, the better our results will be.

*************************************************************************

Welcome to the OCR Must-Have Games thread

For those who may not remember the original thread, our goal is to compile a list of games for each console that represents the finest gaming experiences that console has to offer. In the first thread, we spent about a month narrowing down the lists for the Dreamcast, Gamecube, DS, Playstation 2, PSP and Xbox. Now that we've had a nice break, I think it's about time we got started on part two.

This time, we're going back a generation or so. We will be compiling lists for the following consoles:

Nintendo 64

Gameboy Advance

Sony Playstation

Sega Saturn

PC

GENERAL RULES

1). What kind of games qualify for this list?

This list is reserved for the games that represent the best experiences each console has to offer. The cream of the crop. Some of these games may be powerhouse franchises (Halo or Final Fantasy), and some may be cult hits (Okami and Beyond Good and Evil).

2). This is not a favorites thread.

We're not here to vote on our favorite games. We're here to vote on great games. There are plenty of games that I personally enjoy that don't belong on this list. For example, just because I enjoyed The Bouncer doesn't mean it belongs here.

3). Ports and Imports are fair game.

Just because a game wasn't originally designed for a certain console or wasn't released in the U.S. doesn't mean that game can't be great.

4). Please keep fanboyism to a minimum.

I realize this is like asking some people to stop breathing, but leave the fanboyism at the door. These threads can be awesome or irritating as hell depending on how we handle ourselves.

5). Only vote on games you've experienced.

If you've only played it for fifteen minutes at a friend's house, don't vote on it. If you haven't played it, don't vote based on the reviews you've read. This should be pretty straight-forward.

********************************************************************************************

And the nominees are ...

* (this section pushed me over the character limit. feel free to ask me for the remaining nominees that we've not yet voted on)

My nominations:

Nintendo 64

Super Mario 64

Mario Kart 64

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Super Smash Bros.

Goldeneye 007

Perfect Dark

Playstation

Final Fantasy 7

Final Fantasy 9

Final Fantasy Tactics

Metal Gear Solid

PC

World of Warcraft

Warcraft 2

Warcraft 3

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Nintendo 64

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

the Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Super Mario 64

Mario Kart 64

Wave Race 64

Super Smash Bros.

Goldeneye

Donkey Kong 64

Blast Corps

Banjo-Kazooie

Conker's Bad Fur Day

Ogre Battle 64

Tetrissphere

WCW/nWo World Tour

WCW Revenge

Playstation

Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VIII

Final Fantasy IX

Final Fantasy Tactics

Xenogears

Vagrant Story

Chrono Cross

Parasite Eve

Parasite Eve 2

Star Ocean: The Second Story

Valkyrie Profile

Breath of Fire III

Metal Gear Solid

Lunar: Silver Star Story

Alundra

Mega Man X5

Mega Man Legends

GameBoy Advance:

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Yoshi's Island

WarioWare Twisted

WarioWare: Mega Microgames

Pokemon R/S/E

Mario Golf: Advance Tour

Astro Boy

SabreWulf

Final Fantasy VI Advance

Sega Saturn

Panzer Dragoon Saga

Nights: Into Dreams

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GBA:

Mega Man Battle Network

Mega Man Zero

Mega Man Zero 2

PS1:

Legend of Mana

Mega Man Legends

Mega Man Legends 2

Mega Man X4

Tomb Raider 2

PC:

Doom 1, 2, and Final

Tyrian

I happen to like Megaman

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Got your back, Seph.

Nintendo 64

Mario 64

Ocarina of Time

Majora's Mask

Killer Instinct Gold

Castlevania 64

Gameboy Advance

Golden Sun

MegaMan Battle Network

MegaMan Battle Network 2

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Street Fighter Alpha 3

Metroid Fusion

Double Dragon Advance

Sony Playstation

Final Fantasy 8

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

PC

Doom 1

Duke Nukem

Populous: the Beginning

Dungeon Keeper

Dungeon Keeper 2

Unreal Tournament

All i can think of now.

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-=N64=-

Conker's Bad Fur Day (3D Action Platformer)

F-Zero X (Racing)

Star Fox 64 (3D Shmup)

WipeOut 64 (Racing)

-=Saturn=-

Astal (Action Platformer)

Battle Garegga (Shmup) *

Darius Gaiden (Shmup)

DonPachi (Shmup) *

DoDonPachi (Shmup) *

Dragon Force (Turn-Based Strategy RPG)

Dungeons and Dragons Collection (Hack 'N Slash Compilation) *

Duke Nukem (First Person Shooter)

Fighters Megamix (Fighting)

Galactic Attack (Shmup)

Galaxy Force II (3D Shmup) *

Gradius Deluxe Pack (Shmup Compilation) *

Guardian Heroes (Action)

Hyper Duel (Shmup) *

The Legend of Oasis (Action RPG)

Marvel Superheroes vs Street Fighter (Fighting) *

Metal Black (Shmup) *

NiGHTS (3D Flying/Platformer)

Panzer Dragoon (3D Shmup)

Panzer Dragoon II Zwei (3D Shmup)

Panzer Dragoon Saga (RPG)

Powerslave (First Person Shooter)

Radiant Silvergun (Shmup) *

Salamander Deluxe Pack (Shmup Compilation) *

Sega Ages (Compilation)

Shining Force III (Turn-Based Strategy RPG)

Shining the Holy Ark (Dungeon Crawling RPG)

Sokyugurentai (Shmup) *

Sonic 3D Blast (Action)

Thunder Force V (Shmup) *

Thunder Force Gold Pack 2 (Shmup Compilation) *

Vampire Savior (Fighting) *

X-Men vs Street Fighter (Fighting) *

*= Japanese import

-=Playstation=-

Castlevania: Chronicles (Action)

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Action)

Colony Wars (Space Combat)

Colony Wars: Vengeance (Space Combat)

Colony Wars: Red Sun (Space Combat)

Darkstalkers (Fighting)

Dragon Warrior VII (RPG)

Einhander (Shmup)

G-Darius (Shmup)

Gradius Gaiden (Shmup) *

In The Hunt (Shmup)

Lunar: The Silver Star Story Complete (RPG)

Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete (RPG)

MegaMan X4 (Action Platformer)

MegaMan X5 (Action Platformer)

MegaMan X6 (Action Platformer)

Raiden DX (Shmup) *

The Raiden Project (Shmup Compilation)

Raycrisis: Series Termination (Shmup)

Raystorm (Shmup)

R-Types (Shmup Compilation)

R-Type Delta (Shmup)

Strider 2 (Action Platformer Compilation)

Warhawk (Flying)

WipeOut (Combat Racing)

WipeOut XL (Combat Racing)

WipeOut 3 (Combat Racing)

*= Japanese import

-=GBA=-

Astro Boy (Action/Shmup)

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (Action Platformer)

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (Action Platformer)

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (Action Platformer)

Gradius Galaxies (Shmup)

Gunstar Super Heroes (Run N' Gun)

Metal Slug Advance (Run 'N Gun)

Metroid Fusion (Action Platformer)

Metroid: Zero Mission (Action Platformer)

MegaMan Zero (Action Platformer)

MegaMan Zero 2 (Action Platformer)

MegaMan Zero 3 (Action Platformer)

MegaMan Zero 4 (Action Platformer)

MegaMan & Bass (Action Platformer)

Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon (Turn-Based Strategy RPG)

Sonic Advance (Platformer)

Sonic Advance 2 (Platformer)

Sonic Advance 3 (Platformer)

-=PC=-

Doom (FPS)

Doom 2 (FPS)

Final Doom (FPS)

Doom 3 (FPS)

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Action RPG)

Wing Commander (Flying)

Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi (Flying)

Quake (FPS)

MechWarrior 2 (Mech "Sim")

IL-2 Sturmovik series (WWII Flight Sim)

Return to Castle Wolfenstien (FPS)

Wolfenstien 3D (FPS)

Taito Legends (Compilation)

Taito Legends 2 (Compilation)

I'll think of more for the PC after I've gotten some sleep.

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N64:

Super Mario 64

Banjo-Kazooie

Legend of zelda: Ocarina of Time

Diddy Kong Racing

Paper Mario

Starfox 64

Playstation:

Final Fantasy 7

Final Fantasy 8

Final Fantasy 9

Grandia <-- Epic

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysy

PC:

Warcraft 2

Warcraft 3

Unreal Tournament (and most of its sequels)

Tactical Ops: Assault on Terror

Dawn Of War

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PC

-Doom

-Half-Life 2

-Sim City 2000

-Sim City 4

-Sid Meier's Covert Action

-Starcraft

-Unreal Tournament

-Rome: Total War

-Diablo 2

GBA

-Metroid Fusion

-Metroid Zero Mission

-Castlevania Aria of Sorrow

-Megaman Zero Series

-Astroboy

-Wario Ware

Playstation

-Castlevania SOTN

-Lunar Eternal Blue

-Final Fantasy IX

-Metal Gear Solid

-Xenosaga

-Megaman X4

Saturn

I have no fucking clue as all the games I played were shit, but I guess you could put NiGHTS in there.

N64

Super mario 64

Conker's Bad Fur Day

Zelda Ocarina of Time

Starfox 64

Goldeneye

Pilotwings 64

Mario kart 64

Perfect Dark

Diddy Kong Racing

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N64

Starfox 64

Smash Bros.

Mario 64

Paper Mario

Ocarina of Time

(Would have put Perfect Dark on here if it didn't have those intense slowdown issues)

Playstation

Megaman X4

GBA

Megaman Zero

Metroid Zero Mission

Metroid Fusion

Fire Emblem

I know there are more, but that'll do for the moment.

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Nintendo 64:

Super Mario 64

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Mario Tennis

Diddy Kong Racing

Super Smash Bros.

Mario Kart 64

Starfox 64

GBA *is a remake from another system (in case we're not counting them)

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Golden Sun

Golden Sun: The Lost Age

Kirby and the Amazing Mirror

Megaman Battle Network 2

Metroid Fusion

Metroid Zero Mission

*Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland

*Final Fantasy IV

*Final Fantasy V (the new jobs really make this port especially good)

*Final Fantasy VI

*Super Mario Bros. Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

PSX

Bushido Blade 2

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Chrono Cross

Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VIII (everyone should play it even if I don't like it a ton)

Final Fantasy IX

Gradius Gaiden (import this baby -- maybe the best in the whole series)

Metal Gear Solid

Xenogears

Saturn

Mega Man 8 (better than the PSX edition, featuring cameos by old chars)

PC Classic

Jazz Jackrabbit

Epic Pinball

Prince of Persia

Gizmos and Gadgets

PC Modern

Call of Duty 2

Civilization IV

Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword

Command and Conquer 3

Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Jedi Academy: Jedi Knight III

Unreal Tournament 2004

Worms: Armageddon

And while it's not a nomination per se, the Mythos beta comes highly recommended if you can get in.

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Nintendo 64

Blast Corps

Goldeneye

Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Mario Kart 64

Mischief Makers

Ogre Battle 64

Star Fox 64

Super Mario 64

GBA

Advance Wars

Boktai

Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance

Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Legend of Zeld: The Minish Cap

Metroid Fusion

Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi's Island

Warioware

Playstation

Ape Escape

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Chrono Cross

Driver

Einhander

Final Fantasy Anthology

Final Fnatasy Chronicles

Final Fantasy Tactics

Final Fantasy VIII

Front Mission 3

Metal Gear Solid

Persona

Persona 2

Silent Hill

Star Ocean: The Second Story

Tomba!

Vagrant Story

Valkyrie Profile

Xenogears

You Don't Know Jack!

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Just a few additions I don't think were mentioned:

Nintendo 64:

Army Men Sarge's Heroes 1 and 2, Air Combat

Banjo Tooie

Bomberman 64

Harvest Moon 64

Kirby 64

Rampage 2

Yoshi's Story

GBA

Advance Wars 1 and 2

Riviera - The Promised Land (awesome title!!!)

Sword of Mana

Tactics Ogre - The Knights of Lodis

(also Sabrewulf WTF! You can't be serious!? I mean it was alright but in no way deserving of this list)

PC

Age of Empires Series

THEME PARK WORLD!!!!

I'm good for now....

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We'll vote on them later, don't worry.

I Just know there's a horde of PC games I'm forgetting. With a library that huge, it's hard to remember all the ones I've played.

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