Number 10: Train traffic control
This was the very first ever computer game I played and it was uploaded on games2win.com when it was alive and well and not a site that was pretentious and stupid, it's now on gangofgamers.com a site that was a subsidiary of games2win but soon surpassed it in my book and could clearly be explained another time.
But for now this game is quite simplistic but hard at the same time as it teaches you how to strategize and how to manage your time properly by controlling the tracks and the traffic lights only.
Number 9: Spongebob's flip or flop
This is another childhood game where spongebob had his own website back then but then nickelodeon decided to put it back where it belongs. But the premise is simple enough, you have to make a Krabby Patty in a limited time but, you have to ensure Patrick doesn't eat them and also you have to make sure you're making it just right.
I grew up with Spongebob so it definitely deserves a place on the list even if it's not sophisticated
Number 8:Panda tactical sniper
This was the first sniper game I ever played and got right. For me, I do like the stickman sniper games, but there was such intrigue at the time for me that I had to play it over and over again. With some complex objectives and even a sequel to match it, It's definitely one to try and to look at it's stuff, even if it was the first bubblebox game I tried, I definitely am glad that it opened me up to more sniper games
Number 7:Territory War
Maxgames will always hold a special home in my heart. From being introduced to this to a little more complex strategy game like Master of Security, it surely was my home for most games before I discovered newer and better things. But honestly this was super fun when I was younger and it still kinda is now. Especially since it pushed me to look for more stickman stuff, which I will talk about more later on but I digress. This was one of the first games my friends asked me to play and I did and we laughed our asses off because it was just such a fun game and one I will always remember.
Ahh miniclip. I first stumbled upon this page by accident and I can tell you now. It held up my second half of my childhood.
Commando was one of the first games from miniclip I tried and the sequels, well it got better I mean, the art got better and the story did progress quite a lot but for me, the history lesson I got from here was very real to me and I learned a lot from it. I mean yeah sure it was killing people, but it was killing Nazis and I loved ever minute and second of it.
Number 5: Ray
Ray was the more violent counter part to Commando, hence is well and good for me to say that it was lucky of me that I found it first, when adolescence hit me. Ray was such an intrigue to me at the time. I mean first of all because I've never heard of him but, something about the design and the character shape drew me in.
Of course, needless to say the design is very Southpark like. But then, I hadn't heard of Southpark. Mainly because I never really bothered with Southpark I'd seen the previews of it but thought that it was kinda boring, and yet, I watched Simpsons instead, but now I see Southpark may have been quite good. Apparently even better then the Simpsons a little. But nevertheless, this was the game that introduced me to those kinds of comedies and I'm glad it did.
Number 4:Age of War 2
Age of War was a game I found and it was just a little gem. Obviously I liked the first but, even at the time I thought the art was a little shoddy but it didn't take that away from the game and I loved it all the same.
But what makes the sequel stand out even more from the obvious art that was definitely improved was the difficulty of it all. Now that's not to say the first one wasn't hard but, if you played the sequel first and then the first one then you'd see the difference. But overall it's a great little piece and the evolution is definitely a little better and more accurate towards history except of course for the futuristic age which is basically like Science fiction but still a good game to check out and test out you're strategy and conquer your opponent
Number 3:Army of Ages
If you didn't already know, this was made by the same developer of age of war. And it's clear to see that. The premise of the game is quite similar, but instead of the normal human opponents to conquer, you have to fight the dreaded alien life form. This game solidified for me that this game developer had the vision to see that something as simple as the art of war could be done in such an awesome way. I mean the evolution is again different from age of war and what about the art? Well, it wasn't as strikingly awesome as age of war.
But definite what takes it above is that when you evolve everything is scrapped and you have to start from ground zero and that takes it up a whole notch as the aliens have the ability to continue production and evolve, and thus, you're always on the back foot and you have to wait. Especially if your monetary levels are low or that there's a constant barrage of alien enemy waiting to kill you off.
Number 2: Henry Stickman series
Rated F for funny. This was one of the most hilarious stickman series I've ever played or will ever play. I first saw it when I was introduced to stickpage.com via stick war but, I thought it wouldn't be that good. I still tried to play it anyway.
I found out later of course that the first was very short and the second was much better tying in the story and creating a lot of hilarity to a simple plot line of stories. And the third, the third was so much better and even I was applauding at the epic ending because it was so epic and it was so great leaving you wanting more. I always thought that would be the end. But boy was I wrong and I was happy I was wrong because, it all tied up at the finale when Henry was given the chance to win his freedom back
Of course several choices was more of getting his life back but I just like that there was a dilemma for him, because it's asking the audience if you were in this position would you go the high road? Or would you go full circle once again and keep being what you are for the rest of you're life. Obviously that's not to say that even after his pardon he wouldn't still try to be a criminal. But from what we've been left on,it looked like Henry was comfortable living the life he's now been given.
Number 1:Alice is Dead(Trilogy)
It's quite stupid to put the main photo as alice is dead since it would be my number one choice. But I honestly couldn't find anything that topped this.
I mean sure it came out in 2009 but I didn't find it till 2013 and I was sucked in.
I found that I was so absorbed by this game especially by the title. Even more so because I was exploring newgrounds and this came up as a recommended game. And I'm so glad it was recommended because honestly, this is one of the best games I've played.
The first was plagued by mystery and the first reveal was awesome, and the visual art and the words doing all the work. I mean that last sentence you can tell the emphasis, the passion, and the guilt. I mean this was the Rabbit. One of Alice's supposed pals, because she chased after him and went down the rabbit hole if any of you know the story(based off alice in wonderland:looking through the glass) you know that this couldn't be the work of the Rabbit. But it was.
I mean just look at it like guns, and implications of Rabbit being a head hunter as well as a bounty hunter, this was definitely something intentional and definitely wanted to give it a grittier edge.
And even more so, the queen is actually a guy, and during the final installment, it was revealed that he had every hand in it, and even more shockingly we find out that Alice faked her death so that she could kill the queen herself.
I mean the mystery and the art of it, especially the third and the final one. For me the second one was just alright. I mean it was definitely good to see the Mad Hatter but I always thought that he and March Hare was best of friends and would be in jail with him. But then again, it is supposed to be different from the stories. And the way they take it, is just one awesome roller coaster of a ride, as it leaves you wondering who you should trust and what to do next in the game.
The premise of the game is a point and click game and I never really liked those games.
But it's story, plot and characters pulled me in so damn much that I just had to keep playing it. And honestly, that kid in the video gave me so much chills and goosebumps.
I mean c'mon tell me that image isn't so intriguing yet disgusting, of course that's not the kid, but we soon learn that it's the kid's dad whose been killed and was just left like this. It's just an appeal, and something I wished I never stumbled upon and yet at the same time, I still love it for the boundaries for me and for me, it still a legacy of newgrounds that will leave a mark forever.