I'm not going to require* this be limited to 'console only titles'... but...
Mine favs are older, because I've never owned a console so these were all played in my youth on friend's consoles:
Nobunaga's Ambition; The Lost Vikings and Norse by Norsewest; Legend of Zelda and LoZ: A Link to The Past†; and the Mario Carts (primarily 1, but I've played the others over the years). Oh, and Diablo, despite already my owning it on PC, my second ex picked it up for her Playstation and we played the hell out of it together (she's a Dirty Console Peasant).
I've also played button mash-fighters, but only as a "it's a party and I'm board" type thing. Fighting games aren't my thing, despite being good at them.
* Especially seeing as my first title I played excessively on PC as well... † I played it so damn much the theme music and final Ganon fight are imprinted on brain.
Post by Joshuas Randallus on Jul 19, 2019 19:51:46 GMT
I'll limit myself to games that are console only, or console mainly.
Mario Kart (Nintendo various) - A staple on every Nintendo system since its introduction, because who *doesn't* love cart, er, Kart racing? The variety of tracks, vast array of drivers, and often cursed at but never changing rubber-band A.I. give this game its charm. I cannot even fathom how many hours we wasted on this in college. Good times!
Perfect Dark (Nintendo 64) - A sneaker / shooter that pushed the capabilities of the N64 to its limit. Featuring a wide array of satisfying weapons, strong level design, and a wacky superspy + sci-fi plot that makes not a lick of sense but you won't care. Also notable for its 4 player split screen multiplayer.
Halo series (Xbox) - I've fallen away from it lately, but at its peak there was no better game of "shoot guns at aliens". The regenerating shield and two-weapons-at-a-time limit were subtly revolutionary in their day. Has some amazing set-piece battles and boss fights backed up by a bombastic, hummable soundtrack. Great fun.
'You'd need to start with a party of 20 or 30, so that each of the grisly traps could fail to be avoided.' -- Calamari Face, discussing a D&D movie set in the Tomb of Horrors