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05-21-08, 04:16 AM
What are some games that you would call "perfect" or "nearly perfect" with regards to gameplay, stability and overall polish?

Examples would be games that you just sat down and enjoyed without having any major issues or any game you can always fall back on to have a good, solid, mostly-bug-free gaming experience. These games shouldn't need any significant improvements or mods to be enjoyable today... they should be great just the way the developer intended... outdated graphics and all. If there is a game you really enjoy but you can't stand the graphics or it has some glaring bugs, it doesn't belong on this list. ;)

Just off the top of my head, these come to mind as nearly perfect games to me:

Deus Ex
The Longest Journey
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
Age of Empires III
Dink Smallwood
Realms of the Haunting

Those are all just PC games. It'd take me a while to think of all the old 16bit console games that I'd consider "perfect". List games from any platforms you want.

05-21-08, 04:24 AM
Top of my head:

WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain (PS2) -
Played this game so much, my first copy (disk) died. :p

God of War (PS2) -
Awesome. nuff' said.

No One Lives Forever 2 -
One of the greatest games ever.

Halo 2 -
Good stuff.

PS: Capt, it's past your bedtime. :p

05-21-08, 04:24 AM
God of War - PS2
Final Fantasy 7 - PS/PC
Baldur's Gate 2 - PC
Homeworld/HMW: Cataclysm - PC
Jade Empire - Xbox/PC
Mechwarior 4/BK/Mercs - PC
Resident Evil 4 - PS2 - PC version sucks in comparison

05-21-08, 04:26 AM
Never got into Age of Empires....felt it was a bit slow/boring, and back then i think i played CnC mostly.

05-21-08, 04:35 AM
Never got into Age of Empires....felt it was a bit slow/boring, and back then i think i played CnC mostly.
I wasn't a real big fan of the earlier ones but I really enjoyed AOE III. I think I've played it start to finish 3 times in the 3 years its been out. Company of Heroes and Startopia are the only other RTS games I've completed, and I've beat Startopia 4 times. :p

I guess I'm pretty picky about my RTS games. :lol:

I've played countless hours of C&C:Red Alert skirmish and I beat the USA and MEC campaigns in C&C Generals, but that's about it for me and strategy games.

05-21-08, 04:37 AM
final fantasy 6 or 3 depending how you count.
killer instinct gold
super puzzle fighter
tetris attack

Elvin Presler
05-21-08, 05:11 AM
Tomb Raider 1
Clive Barker's Undying
Serious Sam - First Encounter
Tomb Raider Anniversary (TR1 Remake)
Silent Hill 1, 2, and 3.
No One Lives Forever 1 and 2
Max Payne 1 and 2

And of course for multiplayer perfection:
Quake 3 Arena, 1 vs 1 mode

05-21-08, 05:21 AM
First 2 Serious Sams
Doom + Doom 2
Half-Life 1

05-21-08, 05:31 AM
Well this thread is really just a matter of personal opinion. Perfect "for what they are" games like Gears of War are lovingly stable and playable, and for what they do you can't fault it.

Then again I can say the exact same thing about peggle.

C&C3 really had me from the outset and didn't lose its edge, so did Homeworld 2.

I loved Resi4 and DiRT last year. Probably they were the most consistently good games.

05-21-08, 06:21 AM
gameplay, stability and polish?

Half-Life 1
Bioshock (for what it set out, pity it was pretty restricted)
Trackmania united (again simplistic but perfect implemenation)

05-21-08, 06:25 AM
LEGO Star Wars: the original trilogy

05-21-08, 06:50 AM
Red Alert
Final Fantasy 7
Chrono Trigger
Transport Tycoon

05-21-08, 07:50 AM
Doom 3
Monkey Island 3
Mechwarior 4/BK/Mercs

05-21-08, 08:12 AM
Final Fantasy 7, I could list several others, but this game is head and shoulders above the rest, awesome story, the graphics for it's time, especially replayed on a voodoo card back in 98 when it hit pc, excellent musical score. Best game I've ever played and the closest thing to perfection there is to a video game if you ask me.

05-21-08, 09:28 AM
Baldur's Gate 2 for me.

05-21-08, 09:29 AM
Ages Of Empires
Flight Simulator 95-X

I would also say Oblivion but it crashed a lot for me. In every other aspect, it was gold though.

Goldeneye FTW.

05-21-08, 09:42 AM
I would change AOE III to II with conquerors expansion.
Red Alert 2(without expansion)
CS(for what it is)
TF 2(IMO one of the most balanced games when you take into consideration the 9 different classes)

05-21-08, 10:11 AM
dark forces 2: jedi knight

05-21-08, 10:49 AM
For more current games...

Crysis was outstanding in all aspects except length, I give it a 10.
Richard Burns Rally still unchallenged to this day, another 10.

05-21-08, 11:05 AM
Only game I could call perfect is Chrono Trigger because theres nothing I could think about changing about the game. Every other game I could come up with something I would want different.

05-21-08, 12:54 PM
Close to perfect:

Need for Speed
Wing Commander 4
Duke Nukem 3D
Twisted Metal 2
Burnout 3: Takedown

05-21-08, 01:02 PM
I forgot about Portal.

I can't imagine a single thing I'd change about it. For a first person physics puzzle game, that was pretty close to perfect IMO.

05-21-08, 01:13 PM
* Oblivion (w/ mods, but that is part of PC advantage)
* The Witcher
* BioShock
* FlatOut 2
* Need for Speed Most Wanted
* Serious Sam 2
* Prey
* TrackMania United

XBox 360:
* NHL 08
* FIFA 08
* Burnout Paradise

I have about 100 games, and have NOT finished most of them, except those mentioned above, because those are perfect, in every sense.

05-21-08, 01:24 PM
Obviously , perfect game means something rather different to everyone. (lee63)

05-21-08, 01:31 PM
Obviously , perfect game means something rather different to everyone. (lee63)
I described what I meant in the first post, but I guess its still up for interpretation.

I was mainly looking for games that you thought needed no improvements, or very little improvement compared to other flawed or bug-ridden titles.