🎮 How Fun Was It: Creative Video Games, Survival & Base Builders

  1. Super Mario World 4.86
  2. Portal 4.74
  3. Mario Maker 2 4.71
  4. Portal 2 4.71
  5. Mario Odyssey 4.7
  6. Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow 4.7
  7. Tetris 4.69
  8. Mario 64 4.68
  9. Half-Life 2 4.66
  10. Super Mario Bros 3 4.66
  11. Gunstar Heroes 4.64
  12. Mario Galaxy 2 4.58
  13. Bioshock 4.55
  14. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night 4.55
  15. Half-Life 4.55
  16. Final Fantasy 7 4.54
  17. Rollercoaster tycoon 2 4.5
  18. Mario Kart 64 4.49
  19. Mario Galaxy 4.47
  20. Final Fantasy 9 4.46
  21. Mario Maker 4.42
  22. Streets of Rage 2 4.38
  23. Super Castlevania 4 4.38
  24. World of Illusions 4.38
  25. Super Mario Bros. 4.37
  26. Golden Eye 007 4.36
  27. NBA Jame Tournament Edition 4.33
  28. Vib-Ribbon 4.33
  29. Super Mario Land 4.31
  30. Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal 4.28
  31. Sonic 2 4.27
  32. Donkey Kong Country 4.23
  33. Donkey Kong Country 2 4.2
  34. Rollercoaster tycoon 4.2
  35. Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreen/Emerald 4.19
  36. Championship Manager 3 4.18
  37. Super Mario 3D World 4.18
  38. Casltevania: Portrait of Ruin 4.17
  39. Sim City 2000 4.17
  40. Earthworm Jim 4.16
  41. Super Mario Land 2 4.15
  42. Counter-Strike 4.14
  43. Final Fantasy 6 4.14
  44. Football Manager 4.14
  45. Yoshis Island 4.14
  46. Revenge of Shinobi 4.11
  47. Sim City 3000 4.11
  48. Sonic The Hedgehog 4.1
  49. NHL 95 4.08
  50. Cannon Fodder 4.07
  51. Castle of Illusions 4.06
  52. Castlevania 4
  53. Outrun 4
  54. Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver 4
  55. Road Rash 3 4
  56. Shinobi 3 4
  57. Toejam & Earl 4
  58. Sonic Mania 3.97
  59. Perfect Dark 3.96
  60. Donkey Kong Country 3 3.94
  61. Crash Team Racing 3.93
  62. Super Mario Bros 2 3.9
  63. Banjo-Kazooie 3.89
  64. Diddy Kong Racing 3.89
  65. Golden Axe 3.89
  66. Streets of Rage 3.87
  67. New Super Mario Bros 3.84
  68. Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire 3.84
  69. PaRappa The Rapper 3.82
  70. Championship Manager 2 3.81
  71. Aladdin 3.8
  72. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 3.8
  73. Pokemon Lets! God Pikachu/Evee 3.8
  74. Bioshock Infinite 3.77
  75. Oddworld: Abes Exodus 3.77
  76. Super Mario Sunshine 3.76
  77. New Super Mario Bros for Wii U for Switch 3.75
  78. Viva Pinata 3.75
  79. Columns 3.74
  80. Left 4 Dead 3.73
  81. Banjo-Tooie 3.71
  82. Left 4 Dead 2 3.71
  83. Sonic & Knucles 3.71
  84. Final Fantasy 12 3.7
  85. Jet Force Gemini 3.67
  86. Final Fantasy X 3.66
  87. Team Fortress 2 3.65
  88. Sim City 3.64
  89. Sim City 4 3.64
  90. Sonic 3 3.62
  91. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl 3.61
  92. Pokemon Trading Card Game 3.61
  93. Contra – Hard Corps 3.6
  94. Final Fantasy 8 3.6
  95. Pokemon Snap 3.6
  96. Um Jammer Lammy 3.6
  97. The Sims 2 3.59
  98. Toejam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron 3.58
  99. Pokemon Stadium 3.57
  100. Pokemon Platinum 3.53
  101. Bioshock 2 3.52
  102. Donkey Kong 64 3.52
  103. Die Hard Trilogy 3.5
  104. Fifa 95 3.5
  105. The Sims 3.5
  106. Pac-Man 3.48
  107. Blast Corps 3.47
  108. Pokemon Black/White 3.47
  109. Killer Instinct 3.45
  110. The Sims 3 3.45
  111. Counter-Strike GO 3.44
  112. Pokemon Pinball 3.44
  113. Quackshot 3.44
  114. Castlevania 3: Dracula’s Curse 3.43
  115. Conker’s Bad Fur Day 3.43
  116. James Pond: Robocod 3.43
  117. PaRappa The Rapper 2 3.43
  118. Pac-Man Championship Edition 3.42
  119. Pokemon X/Y 3.38
  120. Ms. Pac-Man 3.35
  121. Castlevania: Rondo of Blood 3.33
  122. Comix Zone 3.33
  123. Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire 3.33
  124. Ecco The Dolphin 3.29
  125. Championship Manager 3.27
  126. Pokemon Black/White 2 3.25
  127. Streets of Rage 3 3.2
  128. Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle 3.17
  129. Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 3.17
  130. Vectorman 3.17
  131. Football Manager Touch 3.15
  132. Starfox Adventures 3.15
  133. Battletoads 3.13
  134. Kid Chameleon 3.13
  135. Mutant League Football 3.13
  136. The Terminator 3.11
  137. World Cup Italia '90 3.11
  138. Pokemon Sun/Moon 3.06
  139. Pokemon Go! 3.04
  140. Madden NFL 95 3
  141. Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon 3
  142. Viva Pinata – Trouble In Paradise 3
  143. Championship Manager 4 2.97
  144. Kameo 2.88
  145. Sonic Adventure 2.87
  146. Bonanza Brothers 2.86
  147. Premier Manager 98 2.83
  148. Castlevania: Bloodlines 2.8
  149. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 2.8
  150. The Sims 4 2.8
  151. Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 2.78
  152. Final Fantasy X-2 2.73
  153. LMA Manager 2.68
  154. Alien Storm 2.67
  155. Final Fantasy 14 2.67
  156. Splatterhouse 2.67
  157. Sonic Adventure 2 2.62
  158. Jurassic Park 2.6
  159. Pokken 2.6
  160. Bubsy 2.57
  161. Altered Beast 2.56
  162. Final Fantasy 15 2.53
  163. Sonic Generations 2.53
  164. Moonwalker 2.5
  165. Sonic 4 2.47
  166. Banjo-Kazooie – Nuts N Bolts 2.4
  167. Championship Manager 5 2.26
  168. Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest 2.25
  169. Pac-Man 256 2.22
  170. Premier Manager 95 2.21
  171. Pokemon Quest 2.2
  172. Croc 2.18
  173. Castlevania 64 2.17
  174. Conker Live & Reloaded 2.17
  175. Perfect Dark Zero 2.14
  176. Final Fantasy 13 2.1
  177. Grabbed By The Ghoulies 2
  178. Kevin Keegan’s Player Manager 2
  179. Final Fantasy 11 1.88
  180. Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures 1.78
  181. Total Club Manager 1.76
  182. Sonic (2006) 1.67
  183. Sea of Thieves 1.6
  184. Sim City (2013) 1.57
  185. Croc 2 1.56

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Music 2000

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Dance eJay

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Terraria

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Stardew Valley

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Ark: Survival Evolved

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Kerbal Space Program

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Rust

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Don’t Starve

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Little Big Planet

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Labbo Variety Kit

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Mario Paint

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Animal Crossing

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Scribblenauts

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No Man’s Sky

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The Incredible Machine

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only one of them I can remember actually playing was Music 2000, and even then I’m struggling to form an opinion. played a demo of Little Big Planet but didn’t like it enough to get the full version.

minor shout out to Modnation Racers on the PS3 which I did play a fair bit - basically Little Big Planet but a kart racing game. don’t think it was as good as it could have been, and I got stuck trying to get the platinum trophy as the last one needed your creations to get seventy trillion downloads, but it was fun. made so many replicas of old F1 cars :racing_car:

MTV Music Generator 2 was mint

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Would Spore come under here?

think I’d give Spore 4/5 solely for the Monster Factory episode(s) it spawned

Mario Maker games.

Stardew, Animal Crossing and Minecraft are all solid gold plated 5s

Will never understand the appeal of Ark and Rust.

Scribblenauts seems a neat idea, but is a bit limited by the necessity of an effective vocabulary.

Terraria - for all it’s arguably more fully featured and complete, always felt to me like a harder to play less creative, more limiting and busy title than Minecraft. I can see why some love it, but it’s a 3 for me.

Don’t Starve is somewhere around a 3.5, but I’ve gone with 4 - it deserves it for the aesthetic and how well it’s nailed the gameplay loops.

Shout out for Factorio - arguably the deepest base builder I’ve played.

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We did Mario Maker in the Mario thread

Doh!

Dance eJay <3 so many hours

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I’ve never gotten super deep into minecraft before, apart from that time we did a DiS server which was sooooo good until we lost it all to a dragon :frowning: that kinda killed my buzz a bit. BUT BUT BUT even with that said I think it’s clearly one of the greatest video games of all time.

Stardew Valley is just the best god damn thing ever doe

Also yeah, Dance eJay made up a lot of my childhood, as did Music 2000. IF I COULD SHOW YOU SOME OF MA KILLER TRACKS I WOULD!

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I’d actually allow this one if you actually got it to expire on the right fucking day!

oooOOOOooo. Sorry, I set it to 23rd because it’s the 21st here but forgot the forum’s on UK time.

I need to try out Factorio, maybe next time its on sale

I usually come into these threads after the votes have closed but whaaaaaaat?

Mario Maker is not here because it was in the Mario thread? I assume that’s why Sim City is also not mentioned?

Mario Maker being an option in the Mario poll was in the context of being compared to other Mario games. Likewise Sim City I assume?

But this vote is in the context of being compared to other ‘Creative Video games, Survival & Base Builders’. Super Mario World would score lowly in this round.

Not 100% sure what games should qualify either as there are a huge amount that share all three genres and some that are specific to one.

Shouldn’t Dragon Quest Builders, RimWorld, Crusader Kings 2 and This War is Mine all be there?

They’d all get my vote if they were.

Im not going to include every game in these threads unless theyre series specific so probably better not to expect that.

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Definitely need a Paradox Grand Strategy thread at some point

I asked a lot of questions so I’m not 100% sure which that is an answer to?!