Alex Pawelko

Alex Pawelko

Pure Mathematics and Computer Science student interested in differential geometry and game development living in Waterloo, Canada.

My Favorite Games of All Time

Posted on December 9, 2023


This post is (very) work-in-progress, and I’ll be coming back to it over time to talk more about these games under their respective headings. I just like having this post exist here so I have a place I can go to write about them when I feel like it.

As a game developer, a lot of people like to ask me about my favorite games ever. Luckily for them, I really like ranking things and thinking about how I would rank things, so I already have a list I can show them!
For what it’s worth, these are by no means the games that I think are the greatest ever, but rather my all-time favorites. I think the vast majority of these belong on any reasonable greatest games of all time list, though probably not in this order (I don’t even think lists like that should really be linearly ranked) and with additional entries that I have played but don’t come close to being on this list (Hades, Minecraft, Skyrim, Breath of the Wild, The Last of Us, etc.).

The List

  1. Disco Elysium
  2. Planescape: Torment
  3. (These next two change in order all the time) Batman: Arkham City
  4. Titanfall 2
  5. Cyberpunk 2077
  6. Fallout: New Vegas
  7. Mass Effect 3
  8. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  9. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
  10. (These next 6 flip flop repeatedly) The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  11. Batman: Arkham Knight
  12. Wolfenstein: The New Order
  13. Mass Effect 2
  14. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
  15. Torment: Tides of Numenera
  16. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
  17. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  18. Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines
  19. Sly 2: Band of Thieves
  20. Dragon Age: Origins
  21. Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
  22. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  23. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  24. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  25. Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
  26. Command & Conquer: Renegade (lol)