Super Smash Bros. for the 64. I played when I was... 7? 8? Over at a friends sleepover birthday party. We basically stayed up all night playing that game. Had a blast. I wanted a N64 for that reason alone.
Then my best friend introduced me to Baldur's Gate at about the same time. The rest, as they say, is history.
The original Sonic when I was three.
From there, I progressed to Pokemon: Yellow, and PS1 games like Crash Bandicoot, and for some reason a french copy of what I'm told is the original Tekken...
Edit: My suspicions were correct. It wasn't Tekken, it was a demo of Tobal 2.
Spyro the Dragon, Crash Bandicoot, Croc, and before them Tinytoon Adventures for the Sega system. God I miss those games....I may need to pay a visit to Amazon in the near future. Hell I think I still have Tiny Toons out in the garage.
Watching a friend of my sister's play ultima 6, think i was six years old... funnily enough doesnt seem that long ago
Well when I was like 6 I really wanted a Nintendo system, but my parents got me some PC games, specifically the Disney Action Games, licensed movie tie-in games like Hercules, Toy Story 2 and such. I still have those two games somewhere, I'll never let em go.
Tiberian Sun was the real kicker for me. I'd played bits of Red Alert and it'd grabbed me a little, but then that came out and I was hooked for life.
It was either Sonic the Hedgehog on Megadrive or Super Mario Bros 3 on NES... can't remember what I played first
The Sonic trilogy and a game where you flew around in a helicopter picking up people and crates and stuff if I remember correctly. Desert something
The first game that I remember playing much was Spyro the Dragon on the PS1. Then Crash Bandicoot and the later Spyro games that were still done by Insomniac. I think I went through the same pokemon phase as everyone else at about 6 too.
I also played the first halo game when I was... 8? That was probably the game that really got me into gaming. I thought it was awesome.
Age five (or so), at my uncle Richard's trailer visiting with my mom; no other kids, no cartoons, no playground, no nothing. Only a Sega Saturn, my mom's back turned, and one game to play:
Mortal Kombat II.
Thank you uncle Richard.
Star Fox 64, and Mario Kart 64 were my first games ever, so they get some credit. It was Star Wars: KOTOR though that got me serious about it. Been a huge Bioware fan ever since :)
Spyro is what I first really played a lot, but it was Ratchet & Clank that got me serious about gaming~
-Tho I played games before spyro, I don't think I ever got all that into them
Banjo kazooie, but since Rareware is dead i moved on to Bethesda as my dream company.I loved banjo kazooie because of how fun it was.I still consider it one of the greatest games i have ever played.
The fist game I was ever hooked on was Little Big Adventure 2
Just look at the draw distance... to be honest though, the draw distance being like that really made the island feel a lot bigger than it was! :P
Great story, and great fun! I really love that game still! (Yes... i re-bought it on GOG.com!)
This made me want to get a console (I was young and was only allowed on the PC for short bursts at the time... also more people needed to use the PC!) so I asked for a PS1 with Spyro the Dragon for Christmas! What an aweseome game that was! It lasted me ages... and I eventually completed it! Great stuff...
Credit still goes to LBA though! That was what kicked off my gaming career!
Metal Gear Solid 1
I played Doom and The Incredible Machine before them, but MGS got me hooked
the first game i ever got was Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage. it wasn't the first one i had played, but the first one i owned...along side my brother. the first games i played were the first two spiderman games for the ps1, the crash bandicoot games, and the spyro games. and a demo disc with medievil on it and some squaresoft game about a samurai i think. thank you distant relatives! you have inspired my passion today!
I started playing with a second hand Odyssey 2, but I think Zelda really hooked me. However, Mario was the game I played all the time. With friends, when alone, and even just trying to beat my high score.
well it was either Bugs Bunny lost in time, collin McRae dirt racing
First game I can remember playing was Magic Maycab. :P
Did some googling a while ago, turns out it wasn't just my 5-year-old self that found the game difficult as hell.
Super Mario 64, Crash Bandicoot 2, Spyro 2, Pandemonium, Croc, Rayman. Platformers, both 2D and 3D are why I started up. Star Wars: Battlefront 2 was the first step to super hardcore though; found IGN, kept up with the news, realised IGN was full of ads, bullshit and was overall clunky before settling down at Joystiq.com
The very first videogame I was exposed to was FF7 when my father bought it and a PS1. After that I grew up on Pokemon, Spyro, and DIG.
Arkanoid, for ZX Spectrum, though not until Prince Of Persia 1 on Amstrad did i consider it a serious hobby.
Classic Doom, when I was 5. I remember playing coop with my father, him always complaining about friendly fire...
I honestly don't remember, Jak and Daxter maybe...
This is my earliest game I can remember playing, my brother never let me play his pokemon until he a year after Gold and Silver. This game IS the greatest Star Wars video game, and I thank it because it got me to play more video games, to the point where I hate going outside...
When I was 5 years old, my cousin's Pokemon Blue got me into gaming. I played one entire playthrough with just a Charizard and a Gyarados, not knowing I could catch Pokemon. :D
Sonic. I got it a genesis for my birthday, and sonic along with it, and one thing led to another.
Age of Empires 2. More games should have a random map generator. And a map editor. Spent aaaages with that game.
My dad used to game. And it was either watching him play Baldur's Gate or Age of Empires that got me into it. I would hover at his elbow watching until he offered to set up his old computer so I could have a go.
We did have an Atari before that but it was definitely those two that got me into gaming.
Now I sit in my parents house and play vieo games for most of the day and idly browse the internet the rest. My dad no doubt regrets setting up his old computer.
Does it count if I just say the N64 and leave it at that?
First games I ever got really into was the original Rayman and the original Crash Bandicoot. However, what got me into multiplayer gaming in a big way was Timesplitters 2. Day of Defeat: Source then sparked my love affair with PC and online gaming, and CoD4 turned me into a competitive player.
Bobby is Going Home on the Atari 2600...
That song will always stay with me.
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe for GBC. It included the original SMB (plus a save feature), the japanese version of SMB2 and a race minigame where you race against Boo. Love that game so much.
Still haven't been SMB2 though...
The Bard's Tale (1985) on an apple IIc. Good old black and yellow screen. Good times.
Oh god... i remember playing old games from arcades and such, but the one that strucked into my memory will always be Sonic and Rocket Knight for the Mega Drive...
Those made made me a gamer :D