My Favorite Recently Played Games

This is a collection of games that are my favorites of all time. If your wondering why some classic games aren't there it's probably because I have not played them in a long time. This is more a tip of the hat to all of my favorites.
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1.
Mass Effect (2007 Video Game)
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In a technologically advanced future, an elite human commander takes command of a prototype star ship and works to defend the galaxy from danger.
Director: Casey Hudson
“ Gretest story ever told. ” - InsurgentTurian
 
2.
Max Payne (2001 Video Game)
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A troubled NYPD cop is framed for murder and finds himself being hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.
“ Fantastic narration gave this game the feel of a expertly written book, the action and interaction of a game, and the interesting story of a well crafted movie. ” - InsurgentTurian
 
3.
Alan Wake (2010 Video Game)
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While on vacation in the small town of Bright Falls, a struggling writer must investigate the mysterious disappearance of his wife while events from his latest manuscript, which he can't remember writing, begin to come true.
“ A milestone for game developers showing a video game can have an amazing, ambitious, ideological, fleshed out story. ” - InsurgentTurian
 
4.
Mass Effect 3 (2012 Video Game)
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Earth is under attack by a monstrous race of gigantic living ships known as the Reapers. Even if Commander Shepard could unite all surviving species in the universe, only a miracle can help. Then again, Shepard did come back from the dead.
Director: Casey Hudson
“ Connecting with characters in a fictional setting has never felt so real. ” - InsurgentTurian
 
5.
Mass Effect 2 (2010 Video Game)
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After being revived from death and having to join a pro-human organization without a choice, Commander Shepard must assemble a team, battle a new threat, and make tough choices in order to save the galaxy from total annihilation once more.
Director: Casey Hudson
“ Meeting so many diverse and entertaining characters made this quite an addicting game. ” - InsurgentTurian
 
6.
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003 Video Game)
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The brooding cop has left the DEA and returned to the NYPD. When his latest case ends up involving the thought-dead femme fatale Mona Sax, he finds that his journey through the night is far from over.
Director: Navid Khonsari
“ Being the hero and creating the amazing action set pieces seen in the best movies is a truly enjoyable experience. ” - InsurgentTurian
 
7.
Resident Evil 4 (2005 Video Game)
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Leon S. Kennedy, now a federal agent, is hired to rescue the president's daughter from a sinister cult.
“ Leon Kennedy takes place as the most likable, enjoyable, and witty hero that I have ever seen, all wrapped up in a zombie infested, adrenaline producing tale. ” - InsurgentTurian
 
8.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011 Video Game)
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After escaping from execution, the last living Dragonborn must grow in strength and power to defeat the dragons that have begun to once again plague the land of Skyrim.
Director: Todd Howard
“ The most massive and fleshed out world anyone could ever ask for, hitting all of the favorite fantasy elements makes producing your protagonist however you see fit a great, time consuming task. ” - InsurgentTurian
 
9.
Dead Space 2 (2011 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Set three years after the events of the first, Isaac Clarke's fight against a new Necromorph outbreak on the Sprawl, a space station above Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
“ Horror has never felt so real and terrifying ever before until this perfectly made game played itself out in front of me. ” - InsurgentTurian
 
10.
Shadow of the Colossus (2005 Video Game)
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A young man brings his deceased love to a forbidden land inhabited by colossal beings said to house the power to revive the dead.
Director: Fumito Ueda
“ This game was way ahead of it's time, an amazing and enthralling experience gamers will not soon forget. ” - InsurgentTurian
 
11.
Tetris (1989 Video Game)
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Differently shaped forms fall down into a 2D container. The forms, which can be moved and rotated, must be sorted in "on-the-fly".
“ The most addicting game ever created. ” - InsurgentTurian
 
12.
BioShock (2007 Video Game)
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In 1960, a lone survivor of a plane crash named Jack discovers an abandoned underwater utopia, only to find out that the mystery behind its creation is much more sinister than he first believed.
Director: Paul Hellquist
“ Being sucked into the world that is Bioshock, is the most fun and scary experience one could ask for. ” - InsurgentTurian
 
13.
Portal 2 (2011 Video Game)
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Many years after "Portal," Chell reawakens at Aperture Science and tries to stop GLADoS once again with the help of Wheatley, who has his own plans for the historical facility.
Director: Joshua Weier
“ Pushing the envelope, showing others that a puzzle game can be more then just solving your task, it can be a fun, story driven and laughter filled journey. ” - InsurgentTurian
 
14.
Half-Life 2 (2004 Video Game)
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Dr. Freeman is taken out of stasis by his "employer" to help rid the planet of invading aliens forces known as the Combine that entered through the portals he helped create.
Director: David Speyrer
“ This game is unlike any other I can recall, it can not be explained, just experienced. ” - InsurgentTurian
 
15.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007 Video Game)
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The Call of Duty series returns this time into a modern day setting. The player takes control of a character nicknamed "Soap," for the majority of the campaign and will need to progress through many modern warfare scenarios.
Director: Jason West
“ This game is notorious for changing online gaming as we know it, producing a package that is just as much addicting as it is entertaining. ” - InsurgentTurian