So its safe to say that a lot of people in this Forum are lifetime gamers. I've been thinking about the games that I loved as a kid, that hooked me and made me a lifetime game fan. Wondering what games did it for everyone else. I was a gamer on both NES and PC from a very early age. God Bless my parents for sending huge $ (for back then) on a computer that let me play games ($500 for a 4MB memory upgrade!!!), as well as supporting my console habits from the NES forward. 1. Command and Conquer - Started a life-long addiction to RTS and TBS games, still one of the best experiences ever in that genre. 2. Strike Commander - Spiritual successor to Wing Commander, turned me into a flight sim junkie, something I have recently gotten back into. Walked a fine line between sim and action game, made it accessible and enjoyable for 10 year old me. 3. Half Life - Still one of the best FPS games ever, put so many hours into this game. In hindsight the final act is shit, but the AI of the enemy soldiers, and the set pieces were so far ahead of their time. 4. Mario 3 - Never had a Nintendo console after the NES, so this is still the pinnacle of Mario for me. So much awe when I first got the raccoon tail and started flying. 5. NHL 94 - Favorite sports game ever. Enough said.