Games You (Probably) Should Have Played – B


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We can finally say that Next Generation in gaming is in full swing with the release of the final 2 entries in console war in just about a months time. To commemorate this event we’ve decided to take a look back at all of our favorite games, in alphabetical order, across every generation. We’re calling this the Games You (Probably) Should Have Played.

Some of our choices will be mainstream titles, some will be indie games that you’ve probably never heard of. A handful of these selections will be older then you, while others are younger than your car. All that matters is that in some way we feel that these games are worth playing. So come along for the ride, as we move into game that start with “B”. Don’t forget to tell us what your favorites are in the comments below!

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Bad News Baseball (NES – 1990)
So shocker I picked a sports game! But in all honesty this is a really fun and surprisingly deep baseball game back on the NES. All the players had speed, throwing, and position specific fielding (i.e. someone may be a good 1st baseman but not a good shortstop) ratings. Also the umpires were bunnies! There were cool little cutscenes for home runs or close plays at the bases. There was even a code that would change all the teams players to girls and gave them different ratings. This is a very fun game. This was a game that my dad, brother, and I used to play all the time.
 
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Chris

Burnout 3: Takedown (PS2/Xbox – 2004)
Racing games are a pretty niche market. You have to really be into cars and driving in circles to enjoy them. Luckily Burnout Takedown is not a racing game, it’s an experiment in who can cause the most damage with a virtual car. I honestly can’t tell you if there is even a racing option in the game, all I ever played was the crash mode, and boy were hours spent enjoying the hell out of that. Back when EB Games still existed there would be groups of us taking turns trashing vehicles trying to be the current high score. It was a great time, and honestly never really grows old if you have enough people to play with.
 
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Eric

BioShock (PS3, 360, PC – 2007)
BioShock is one of those games that’s hard to describe. For starters, it’s a very solid first person shooter, with added mechanics like the ability to hurl fireballs and lightning bolts at your enemies. It has the added benefit of having one of the greatest atmospheres in gaming history. A world that calls to you and become very difficult to walk away from. And lastly it’s a technical masterpiece, with absurd state of the art water effects and the ability to use your environment in conjunction with your abilities to dispatch foes. Just. . . perfection.
 
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Pisko

Bomberman 64 (N64 – 1997)
The first 3D Bomberman entry in the series was also one of my favorites. The game showcased both Bomberman’s world and Bomberman himself in beautiful 3D with a controllable camera. Between this game and Mario 64, 3D platforming was formed and the foundation of all that followed was cemented. The single player was challenging without being completely frustrating and remembering to use the camera was just as important as finding upgrades to your bombs and firepower. Where this game really shined for me was multiplayer. Up to 4 people could compete in a range of old and new bomberman games. New maps made use of the N64’s power and the game rarely slowed down even with multiple explosions and items on screen.
 
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