what do you consider to be the best 5 games(or game series) you've ever played and why? in descending order Mass effect series because of how much it engages you and how invested you become in all of the characters in it. and never mind the shite ending, it was the getting there that counted. Dead space 1 because of how much it terrified me. I was on edge the whole way through and even when I play it now it makes me very jumpy. Legend of Zelda Ocarina of time because it was the first game I played that I really fell in love with. Metroid Prime series because they were just so so good. Epic boss fights the perfect mix of exploration, puzzle solving, fighting and plot. Metal Gear Solid 4 because of a solid plot, challenging gameplay and epic soundtrack. I will concede the cutscenes were ridiculously long though. Honorable mentions heavy rain for it's engaging plot. 0% replayability though. Skyrim for it's absorbing gameplay but eventually wandering the same land does tire half life series because of no episode 3/HL3 FUCK YOU GABEN Portal series because while entertaining and occasionally brain bending, it never posed much of an intellectual challenge. DLC has changed that but it shouldn't have been necessary.