Games I Couldn't Give Up

Created Mar 4, 2018 by Ginsu
If I had to make a list of video games, and was told that any games that weren't on the list would cease to exist....this would be that list.

This doesn't mean that every single one of these is a genre- or industry-defining masterpiece, it just means that these are the games I couldn't give up.
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Pokémon Black and White 2 screenshot
    If I could only keep one Pokémon game, this would be it.I didn't really love X/Y as much, and Sun/Moon was a joke.
      Lest we forget the first 3D Mario game, and how only the graphics ever seem to age.
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        This game is.....hard.In more ways that one, this game is just exhausting, and I really can't describe my experience with it as "fun," but I also couldn't give it up.It's too expensive, there's too mu…
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        84
          You'd have to pry Fallout 4 from my cold, dead hands.
          93
            Yet another open-world game I couldn't consign to the void. Stunning, I know.There's something about the magic and gear and monsters that make this truly unlike anything else I've played.To turn aroun…
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            Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood screenshot
            88
              The pinnacle of the series, as far as I'm concerned.Revelations was good in its own way, and Syndicate was surprisingly good (though I couldn't enjoy it because after 3 and Unity, I didn't trust them …
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              World of Warcraft screenshot
              93
                The King of all MMOs.You can take the rest of them, but this one has to stay, and has earned its right to continue to exist time and time again.
                Forza Horizon 3 screenshot
                88
                  I COULDN'T SEE BEFORE, BUT NOW I SEE IT ALLYOU BRING MY HEART TO LIFE AGAINNOW I CAN SEE IN ULTRAVIOLET
                    Gotta keep the King of all side-scrollers
                    83
                      Essentially the best high-concept artsy game ever made.It clearly began life as just a pretty-to-look-at survival game, but it accomplished the unthinkable when it was finally done:They made essential…
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                        Until or unless I love 5 better, I gotta keep this one.If I'd bought a physical copy, I'd be worried about wearing the damned thing out by now.