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Title: 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
Post by: zapiy on January 09, 2014, 20:57:43 PM
1001 Video games You must Play Before You Die is a 2010 book published by Octopus Books containing a list of 1001 Video Games that the contributing authors believe should be played by everyone at least once.
How many have you played?

I scored 698, could be more and i suspect some of you will thrash that lol..

http://www.listchallenges.com/1001-video-games-you-must-play-before-you-die (http://http)
Title: Re: 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
Post by: TrekMD on January 09, 2014, 21:18:20 PM
I've never seen this book.  I have 900 games in my collection.  I wonder how many of those are on this list!  LOL
Title: Re: 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
Post by: TL on January 09, 2014, 21:55:16 PM
You might want to actually link the quiz.

I started doing it a couple of weeks ago but got bored and gave up.  :21:
Title: Re: 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
Post by: zapiy on January 09, 2014, 22:52:51 PM
Done lol..

I just about made it through.
Title: Re: 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
Post by: TrekMD on January 09, 2014, 22:58:22 PM
Do clones count?   :21:
Title: Re: 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
Post by: Alarm on January 10, 2014, 00:31:52 AM
A strange list: some games were never released in the UK, others were only released here in the name they list.

I scored 906. I'm not going to try and hunt down the 95 I haven't played - I expect I'll die without having done so...
Title: Re: 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
Post by: TL on January 11, 2014, 19:40:12 PM
I got 408 but that is an utterly retarded list.

No Donkey Kong, Missile Command, Dig Dug, Defender, Commando, Space Harrier, After Burner, any Streets Of Rage Game, Metal Slug, King Of Fighters . . . . .    I could go on and on!
Title: Re: 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
Post by: zapiy on January 11, 2014, 19:44:24 PM
Lol but...

Dig Dug is number 38
Space Harrier 125
Commando 88
Donkey Kong 24

And so on..
Title: Re: 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
Post by: TL on January 11, 2014, 19:56:40 PM
Quote from: "zapiy"
Lol but...

Dig Dug is number 38
Space Harrier 125
Commando 88
Donkey Kong 24

And so on..

Ok fair enough, I was trying to do it from memory and failed!  :-[

All the following games ARE missing though and are stone cold classics, to miss them off any list is just absurd:

Any Streets Of Rage
Panzer Dragon 1 & 2
Toe Jam & Earl
Berzerk
Xenon 1 & 2
Zool 1 & 2
STUN Runner
Winter Games
Ghostbusters
After Burner
Galaxy Force
Rescue On Fractalus
Dragon's Fury
Pinball Fantasies
Sensible Soccer
Pitfall 1 & 2
Thunderforce 1-5
Fatal Fury
Pole Position
Star Raiders 1 & 2

I could go on . . . .
Title: Re: 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
Post by: zapiy on January 12, 2014, 14:41:08 PM
Yeah there are some that we see as certs to be on there but that list could be huge..
Title: Re: 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
Post by: Bobinator on January 12, 2014, 20:52:31 PM
Counting some clones for the older games like Breakout... and only games that I've put a reasonable amount of time into... 323. I have to say, though, they've got some REALLY weird criteria on this list. Do they just let anybody add anything to this list?

Why, yes, Buzz Quiz TV is a game that everybody should play before they die.

SAID NOBODY EVER.
Title: Re: 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
Post by: TrekMD on January 13, 2014, 00:34:41 AM
Quote from: "Bobinator"
Why, yes, Buzz Quiz TV is a game that everybody should play before they die.

SAID NOBODY EVER.

 :21:  When I started to see the titles, I just stopped and didn't bother. 
Title: Re: 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
Post by: HomerRamone2084 on January 13, 2014, 14:23:59 PM
Z is also missing :o)
Title: Re: 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
Post by: TrekMD on January 13, 2014, 18:29:53 PM
Well, I only scored 243.  Good thing I won't let it make me lose any sleep!  LOL
Title: Re: 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
Post by: Fin on January 13, 2014, 18:47:00 PM
I can't believe i spent almost an hour doing that ruddy thing

537 for me....

But lots of good games missing and crap games included as others have
Title: Re: 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
Post by: zapiy on January 16, 2014, 10:44:34 AM
LOL fin,

Same as pal. i was going mad whilst doing it..
Title: Re: 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die
Post by: sloan on January 19, 2014, 02:10:49 AM
I scored a whopping 133, but that is one joke of a list. So much slanted toward modern stuff and leaving out lots of classic gaming goodness.