My Favorite Games and Possibly the Best Games of All Time

Dear Jerry,

After coming home from a long day at school or doing a lot of homework, there is usually only one way I can relax and unwind: playing a good video game. Being a dead (possibly undead) lizard, you probably don’t play video games at all. Not to worry! I’ll just tell you about my favorite video games (which are possibly the best video games of all time) and you can live vicariously through me. So without further ado, here are my favorite video games (and possibly the best video games of all time) in no particular order.

Minecraft

This is, by far, the best sandbox game out there. In case you don’t know, it’s a simple game of mine, build, and survive with cool retro graphics. You are a blocky person named Steve, and you are placed in a randomly generated world in which everything is made of blocks. You must mine resources and build a shelter to survive the night in. As you progress, you can make awesome weapons with which to kill “hostile mobs” such as the famous Creeper or Enderman. This game is definitely one of the best video games ever.

The Super Smash Bros. series

These games are the funniest and most imaginative fighting games ever made. These games pit Nintendo’s all-stars against each other with goofy items and fun worlds from their various games. You might see Mario fighting Captain Falcon in Hyrule, or Donkey Kong fighting Pikachu on Yoshi’s Island. This game is crazy fun. It’s always funny to see everybody freak out when someone gets a Smash Ball and destroys everyone on screen. I think we can all agree, these game are the best fighting games ever made.

The Goldeneye 007 games

Goldeneye 007 on the Nintendo 64 revolutionized shooting games forever. Every gamer has memories of running down a hallway with your buddy chasing you while he’s trying to shoot you with a Golden Gun. Sure, the game had a decent single-player, but nobody cares. This game was put on the map for its multiplayer. This game has been remade twice, and remains to be one of the best shooting games of all time.

The Portal series

Valve has made several amazing games, but Portal and Portal 2 are arguably their finest works. Portal is extremely different from everything we’re all used to in a video game, but wow! Now, everybody dreams of having a portal gun of their very own. In the Portal games, you are completing a series of puzzles using a portal gun. The portal gun can fire a blue and an orange portal. When you walk through one, you come out the other. In the games, you meet GLaDOS, Wheatley, and cute sentient turrets that try to kill you. These games’ dark humor and imaginative gameplay puts them in the video game hall of fame for sure.

The Batman: Arkham series

Whenever you bring up Batman in a crowd of nerds, geeks, and/or gamers, they’re probably thinking Batman: Arkham. Now, people can actually go around saying “I’m Batman.” Getting to be the Batman is unbelievably awesome. Exploring Gotham City, solving crimes, using cool gadgets, and beating the living snot out of bad guys is insanely fun. The graphics: excellent! The gameplay: excellent! Everything else: excellent!

Jerry, I could go on for hours about how ridiculously amazing these games are, but there’s still one more game I want to mention. Last but most certainly not least,

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time games

This game has truly stood the test of time (ha, ha). Often called the best game of all time, Ocarina of Time is and will always be one of the best games ever. It has been both remastered and remade over the past several years, and I gotta say, it just keeps getting better and better. You are Link, “The Hero of Time”, and you must travel forward and back through time to prevent the kingdom of Hyrule from suffering at the hands of Ganondorf. Exploring dungeons and fighting monsters is both fun and frustrating, as it is nearly impossible to beat the game without using the help of the internet or a guide book. This game was, is, and will always be one of the best games ever.

There you have it. My favorite video games. I hope you found this interesting, and I hope I didn’t make you feel sad because you can’t actually play any of these games.
-Chris

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