My top ten favourite computer games
See Getting personal: A few top ten lists for the background on this series of top ten posts (this is the fourth post in the series).
The best way I know to make my mind off the troubles of the world and relax from everyday work is to play a computer or video game that really requires my full attention. Despite being very intense, I find that gaming helps me to sort of cool down my brain. And there are many, many computer games that have helped me relax through the years.
What may come as a surprise to many is that I play a lot of computer games despite being a Mac user. That’s right, there are computer games for the Mac! I bet you didn’t know that unless you are a Mac user too ;-). Yes, yes, there are many more games for Windows than for the Mac, but I’ve found that the number and quality of games available for the Mac is good enough for me. I wouldn’t mind more games being available for the Mac, but it’s not like I have time to play all the games that already are available, so I don’t find it that big a problem.
Anyway, the games on this list are not Mac only, so Windows (and in some cases Linux) users will recognise them as well.
The list is ordered alphabetically, which means I have not ranked these games. Picking ten is hard enough as it is.
- Baldur’s Gate 2
- Diablo 2
- Doom 3
- Icewind Dale
- Neverwinter Nights
- Quake 2
There are loads of other games that are great and might have been on this list if I had compiled it on a different day. A few worth mentioning are Call of Duty, Medal of Honor, Soldier of Fortune, Warcraft, Myst, Civilization, Age of Empires, Myth, Dark Forces, Descent, Rune, Return to Castle Wolfenstein… I could go on.
Now it’s your turn – which are your ten favourite computer games? If you want to share, do so either by posting a comment with your list or by posting a link to your own blog.