Up For Debate - What PC game have you played that you will never forget?

Written by Chad Norton on Mon, May 3, 2021 5:00 PM
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Video games, movies, books etc. all are forms of media that can have a profound emotional reaction on those who are consuming it. Art, no matter the medium, can have a long lasting effect, and some experiences we will never forget. So today we want to ask you guys: what PC game have you played that you will never forget?

Now I think for this discussion, it would be really easy to just put your favorite game of all time as the one you’ll never forget (I mean, it’s your favorite for a reason am I right?). So to make it sort of fair, try and only mention 1 game and it can’t be your favorite game of all time (if you have one that is).

For instance, and I know this is a pretty mainstream answer, but my favorite game of all time is The Witcher 3. That game had such a profound impact on me emotionally that I will never forget my journey with it, and can recall dozens of significant moments that I always bring up with friends who have never played or even heard of it.

But in the context of this discussion, that would be cheating, so my next best pick for the game that I will never forget would be Death Stranding. There are hundreds of other games out there that I would pick, but for me the reason it goes to Death Stranding is just how unique the game is. I can safely say that I have never played a game like it before, and it too had a massive impact on me throughout the journey and eventually the ending.

But your pick does not have to be a single player game like mine. Maybe it’s your first ever experience playing a video game, with you sitting on the floor gawking at Super Mario 64 with a friend. Or maybe it’s a fond memory you have of playing a co-op game with your sibling? Or maybe it’s a game that you have been playing for 10 years non-stop because you’re so committed to it that it has become a significant part of your life.

So that’s my pick for the PC game that I will never forget, but what about you? What PC game have you played that you will never forget? What kind of game was it? How old were you? Was it recent? Or from your childhood? Was it because of an experience you had that you shared with someone else? Or was it because of the story from a single player game that had you crying until 4am? (totally didn’t happen to me) Let’s debate!

Has a video game ever had a significant emotional impact on you?

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17:41 May-06-2021

Witcher 3, STALKER, Mass Effect 2, Half Life 2, GTA San Andreas, Dead Space, Halo

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05:53 May-06-2021

This is a tough one... but i'll always remember games like Half-Life series, Mass Effect Trilogy, Dragon Age: Origins, The Witcher III, TES V: Skyrim...

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22:22 May-05-2021

Mafia: Lost Heaven, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic its sequel and the original Mass Effect trilogy.
There are more but these really stand out.

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21:14 May-05-2021

Undertale


Depending on your choices it can make you burst with joy, or die on the inside.

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10:17 May-05-2021

Almost quit gaming in 2008, till I played GTA IV..
The aspect of letting Niko decide to kill or not to kill Darko was the first for me and the way the end plays out i.e. either u lose roman or ur girl..it got me tears. I took niko to an Isolated spot in the beach, wishing if somehow a prompt shows up for niko to sit.

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10:18 May-05-2021

Other honorable mentions -
Bioshock infinite - intellectual level
Mass effect series


My all time fave game is Witcher 3 :)

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10:19 May-05-2021

Oh and swapper :)

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23:30 May-05-2021

Great username

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01:33 May-05-2021

Black Mesa, Half Life 2, Braid and Portal off the top of my head. Since it's PC only.

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17:16 May-04-2021

I could say that Nier: Automata had that kind of impact in me, still not finished all 3 endings but it's an amazing game, so weird and catching, besides of the bugs... And 2 honourable mentions go for Rule of Rose and Bioshock Infinite

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16:29 May-04-2021

Outer Wilds and Subnautica are games that still stick with me. Sense of exploration, adventure and mystery they provide is unmatched by anything else I've played. WC3 is a classic to me. It's a second game I played on my first PC and is the reason why I love strategy games a lot. C&C Generals is a runner up there. Rimworld is somewhat recent but that game just does everything right and what it doesn't do the mods well cover for it. And CS. It's just a proper classic.

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15:48 May-04-2021

Sly Cooper

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14:37 May-04-2021

metroid prime 1, zelda y dark souls series.

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12:26 May-04-2021

For me the most emotional was probably first season of walking dead, one of the most memorable games is mass effect trilogy, one of the most nostalgic games are toca race driver 2, nfs 3 hot pursuit(1998), pro rally 2001, collin mcrae really 2.0(year2000), half life series and one of the most eye opening to multiplayer fun was cs 1.6 and shortly after css

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12:17 May-04-2021

Life is Strange. The first game hit me so dang hard. I now replay it every year just because gosh dang that story and those characters.

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11:03 May-04-2021

the game crysis is what made me want to become a science fiction writer

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10:36 May-04-2021

Valiant Hearts: The Great War

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08:57 May-04-2021

Lineage II & GTA San Andreas.

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08:37 May-04-2021

Psychonauts. :)

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08:30 May-04-2021

The Witcher 3 + Half life series

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08:03 May-04-2021

"we work in the dark to serve the light"

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07:39 May-04-2021

SOMA. I'm not really a fan of horror game, but this one really made my heart feel empty after I finished it. Something that getting rare on today's game.

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07:33 May-04-2021

Nier Automata

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