In no order, whatsoever. Shadow of the Colossus -Single best game I have ever played. An amazing experience that no one should do without. Shadow is an artistic masterpiece. Unbelievably unique (though this is to be expected from Team ICO). The best boss battles in gaming history. Everything about it is just so unbelievably well done. Great story. Wonderful visuals. It really captures the sense of scale and isolation of the Forbidden Land. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requim -As a HUGE Lovecraft fan, the story really appeals to me as it draws so much from the mythos. A wondefully frightening game that plays mind games with you, the player. The sanity meter and insanity effects are a brilliant touch. Combat and magicka system are a breath of fresh air for a more or less traditional survival horror title. If you have a Gamecube I highly recommend picking it up. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask -Single best game in the entirety of the Zelda franchise. People were craving something different for the series, and Majora's Mask certainly was unique. The timed aspect turned many off, but for those that were able to get used to it, the fun, memorable dungeons, very dark and mature story (darkest and most mature of any Zelda title, and one of Nintendo's darkest ever) make it an easy top 5 pick. Twilight Princess, Wind Waker, and even the highly acclaimed (though rather overrated) Ocarina of Time cannot compare to Majora's Mask. Closest Zelda game to it in quality is Link to the Past. Super Metroid -Fun, challenging. The definitive Metroid title. Super Metroid set the standard for Metroidvania games for years to come. If you have a SNES, it is a must have title. If not, it can be had on the Virtual Console for a mere 8 bucks. Hard bargain to beat. Mass Effect -Solid gameplay. An amazingly indepth conversation system. Beautiful visuals, a wonderful score. Bioware's latest (and greatest) certainly delivers. Mass Effect features one of the best stories told in a game, and also boasts wonderfully well done and acted dialouge. The first installment in a planned trilogy, the choices you make over the course of the, admittedly short (10 hours, but oh how satisfying those 10 hours are), game will carry over (along with your character) the remainder of the trilogy. Honorary Mention: Hotel Dusk Room 215 -Hotel Dusk is another game included for its visuals, story, and dialouge. While light on actual gameplay, the story of Hotel Dusk is where it really shines. Hotel Dusk plays out like an interactive detective novel (you even hold the DS like a book when playing). The game features a fun, interesting cast of characters, a solid conversation system, wonderfully well written dialouge, and an amazing sketch book art design. If you own a DS, and can manage to find a copy, pick it up.