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Longtime gamer lists his most influential games

The Legend of Zelda, Wolfenstein 3D, Ultima Online, and Halo are just four of the video games that have been most influential to longtime gamer Andy Moon. Find out what other titles are in his list.

Geekend contributor Andy Moon has been playing card games, board games, arcade games, and video games for more than 30 years. In a TechRepublic gallery in which he recounts the video games that have been most influential to him, Andy says that he's particularly fond of adventure games, and his two favorite series are Halo and Civilization.

Which arcade and video games have been most influential to you? Let us know in the discussion.

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5 comments
trog7
trog7

Please get your facts right before posting comments like these ... Neither HALO nor Civilization are Adventure games ! Halo is a First person type action Shooter, and Civilization is one of the original God type strategy games ... ... actually, you have covered 3 major gaming genre - Adventure , Strategy & Action Shooter - all of which any long-time gamer would have sampled at some time ... ... so I might guess that you may not be a gaming type person ? ...

Cyberjester
Cyberjester

"Andy says that he?s particularly fond of adventure games, and his two favorite series are Halo and Civilization" Let me simplify for you. I like X genre and I also like Y and Z. Just because Y and Z are in the same sentence as X doesn't mean they're related. Also, "God type strategy game"? Turn based strategy would have been acceptable, what you gave is just.. I'd say you're definitely not a gaming person. No-one who knows the industry a lot anyway.

Phil254
Phil254

I know, Adventure/Colossal Cave came earlier but the Infocom games were the best of their day. In the graphical era, I would add the first sidescrolling Duke Nukem, Myst, and Nox, which I still play occasionally.

Techeads Anonymous
Techeads Anonymous

Okay, for what it's worth. Descent 1, 2 and even 3 were my Favorite game(s) of all time. It was fun to play and, without the blood bath of Wolfenstine.