Welcome to Games You Should Have Played! Collected here is my series of posts starting at 1980 and moving inexorably towards the present which details the videogames you should have played in order to have a good grasp of gaming history and the evolution of game design. Why 1980? Because it's the year I was born. I'm as old as Pac-Man, and now you can be too... in some sort of vicarious quasi-mystical way. Enjoy!
Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Ultima, Zork, Rogue, Defender, Mystery House, Wizard of Wor, Tempest, Berzerk
Donkey Kong, Frogger, Ms Pac-Man, Galaga, Asteroids, Wizardry
Q*Bert, Dig Dug, Pitfall, E.T., Joust, David's Midnight Magic, Choplifter, Tron Deadly Discs, Pole Position, The Hobbit
Dragon's Lair, Mario Bros, Star Wars, Ultima III, Mappy, One on One, Impossible Mission, Moria, M.U.L.E, Pinball Construction Set
King's Quest, Ghostbusters, Lords of Midnight, Duck Hunt, Marble Madness, Karateka, Paperboy, The Ancient Art of War, Boulder Dash, Spy vs Spy
Super Mario Bros, Bomberman, Ultima IV, A Mind Forever Voyaging, Little Computer People, Gauntlet, Bard's Tale, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Gradius, King's Quest II
The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Bubble Bobble, Defender of the Crown, Rampage, Alex Kidd in Miracle World, Castlevania, Dragon Quest, Wonder Boy, Arkanoid
Phantasy Star, Double Dragon, Dungeon Master, Sid Meier's Pirates!, Maniac Mansion, Final Fantasy, Skate or Die!, Leisure Suit Larry, R-Type, Mega Man
Feel free to berate and insult me for my choice of games. I like a good flame war!