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Revision as of 01:39, 29 March 2019


Welcome to /v/'s Recommended Games Wiki

All of these recommendations come from /v/ (or at least should be). Expect tastes that may not match your own, a healthy serving of hateful language, and punishing standards of quality. We hate so hard because we love video games so much.

This wiki, like all wikis, lives and breathes on the efforts of volunteers. If /v/ is going nuts over a new release or an unburied gem from the past or you can contribute to one of our lists, we appreciate it.

PROTIP: This wiki was originally optimized for the Monobook skin, so some things may look off on the current default Wikia look. While Monobook has been retired, if you'd like you can change the skin in your personal user's CSS page. Try the PseudoMonobook, it is one of the great alternatives available!


TL;DR: What We're Playing Now - Upcoming Games -Reviews by /v/ - Multiplayer Recommendations - Wiki History - Recent Changes - Our GOGmix


Current consoles

Desktop computers

Upcoming

Current handhelds

Tablets and mobile devices

Recently Discontinued


Thanks to emulators and eBay, you can still play videogames that are even older than some of us have been alive.

History of Game Machines

Name Type When
3do.png 3DO Interactive Multiplayer console 1993 - 1998
BBC Micro icon.png Acorn BBC Micro computer 1981 - 1994
Acorn Electron icon.png Acorn Electron computer 1983 - 1985
RISC OS icon.png Acorn RISC OS / Archimedes computer 1987 - current
Amstad CPC icon.png Amstrad CPC computer 1984 - 1990
Amstrad GX4000 icon.png Amstrad GX4000 console 1990 - 1991
Amstrad PCW icon.png Amstrad PCW computer 1985 - 1998
Apple I board.png Apple I computer 1976 - 1977
Apple II icon.png Apple II computer 1977 - 1993
Apple III icon.png Apple III computer 1980 - 1984
Iphone 32px.png Apple iOS mobile 2007 - current
Apple Lisa icon.png Apple Lisa computer 1983 - 1986
Happy Mac icon.png Apple Macintosh (classic) computer 1984 - 2001
MacOS Finder icon.png Apple macOS computer 2001 - current
Newton icon.png Apple Newton mobile 1993 - 1998
Pippin icon.png Apple Pippin console 1995 - 1997
Atari2600 icon.png Atari 2600 console 1977 - 1992
Atari 5200 icon.png Atari 5200 console 1982 - 1984
Atari 7800 icon.png Atari 7800 console 1986 - 1992
Atari 400 icon.png Atari 400 / 800 / XL computer 1979 - 1992
Jaguar.png Atari Jaguar console 1993 - 1996
Atari Jaguar CD icon.png Atari Jaguar CD add-on 1995 - 1996
Lynx.png Atari Lynx handheld 1989 - 1993
Atari ST icon.png Atari ST computer 1985 - 1993
Bally Professional Arcade icon.png Bally Professional Arcade / Astrocade console 1977 - 1983
Bandai Playdia icon.png Bandai Playdia console 1994 - 1996
Wonderswan.png Bandai WonderSwan handheld 1999 - 2003
BeOS icon.png BeOS computer 1995 - 2001
Bit Gamate icon.png Bit Gamate handheld 1990 - 1994
BlackBerry icon.png BlackBerry mobile 2003 - current
Ubuntu icon.png Canonical Ubuntu Touch mobile 2015 - 2017
Capcom Power System Changer icon.png Capcom Power System Changer console 1994 - 1995
Casio Loopy icon.png Casio Loopy console 1995 - 1997
Casio PV-1000 icon.png Casio PV-1000 computer 1983 - 1983
Control Data icon.png CDC PLATO computer 1960 - 2006
Coleco Adam icon.png Coleco Adam computer 1983 - 1985
Coleco Telstar icon.png Coleco Telstar console 1976 - 1978
Colecovision icon.png ColecoVision console 1982 - 1984
Commodore 16 icon.png Commodore 264 (C16 / Plus/4) computer 1984 - 1985
Commodore 64 icon.png Commodore 64 computer 1982 - 1994
Commodore Amiga icon.png Commodore Amiga computer 1985 - 1994
Commodore CDTV icon.png Commodore CDTV console 1991 - 1993
Commodore Amiga CD32 icon.png Commodore Amiga CD32 console 1993 - 1994
Commodore PET icon.png Commodore PET computer 1977 - 1982
Commodore VIC 20 icon.png Commodore VIC-20 computer 1980 - 1985
Pocket Dream Console icon.png Conny Pocket Dream Console handheld 2006 - ????
Arcadia_2001 Emerson Arcadia 2001 console 1982 - 1983
Adventure_Vision Entex Adventure Vision console 1982 - 1982
Epoch Cassette Vision icon.png Epoch Cassette Vision console 1981 - 1983
Epoch Super Cassette Vision icon.png Epoch Super Cassette Vision console 1984 - 1986
Channel F icon.png Fairchild Channel F console 1976 - 1982
Fujitsu FM7 icon.png Fujitsu FM-7 computer 1982 - 1988
FM Towns computer icon.png Fujitsu FM Towns computer 1989 - 1997
Super Acan icon.png Funtech Super A'Can console 1995 - 1996
Game Park GP32 icon.png Game Park GP32 handheld 2001 - 2008
Android icon.png Google Android mobile 2008 - current
GPH icon.png GPH Caanoo handheld 2010 - 2012
GP2X icon.png GPH GP2X handheld 2005 - 2011
Game Master icon.png Hartung Game Master handheld 1990 - 1992
OS2 icon.png IBM OS/2 computer 1987 - 2006
VC 4000 icon.png Interton VC 4000 console 1978 - 1984
Javalogo.png Java ME mobile phones mobile 2002 - current
Sailfish icon.png Jolla Sailfish mobile 2013 - current
Linux 64px.png Linux computer 1991 - current
Magnavox Odyssey icon.png Magnavox Odyssey console 1972 - 1975
Odyssey2-icon.png Magnavox Odyssey² console 1978 - 1984
Mattel Aquarius icon.png Mattel Aquarius computer 1983 - 1984
HyperScan icon.png Mattel HyperScan console 2006 - 2007
Intellivision icon.png Mattel Intellivison console 1980 - 1983
Windows 8 icon.png Microsoft Windows / DOS computer 1985 - current
Windows 8 icon.png Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact mobile 1996 - current
Windows Phone icon.png Microsoft Windows Phone mobile 2010 - 2019
Xbox.png Microsoft Xbox console 2002 - 2008
Xbox360.png Microsoft Xbox 360 console 2005 - 2016
Xbox One icon.png Microsoft Xbox One console 2013 - current
Milton Bradley Microvision icon.png Milton Bradley Microvision handheld 1979 - 1981
Vetrex icon.png Milton Bradley Vectrex console 1982 - 1984
Mozilla Firefox icon.png Mozilla Firefox OS mobile 2013 - current
Msx.png MSX computer 1983 - 1985
MSX2 National FS-5500F2 icon.png MSX2 computer 1985 - 1995
PC-FX icon.png NEC PC-FX console 1994 - 1998
PC-88 icon.png NEC PC-88 computer 1981 - 1989
NEC PC-98 icon.png NEC PC-98 computer 1982 - 2000
SuperGrafx icon.png NEC SuperGrafx console 1989 - 1990
Tgfx16.png NEC TurboGrafx-16 console 1987 - 1995
TurboGrafx CD icon.png NEC TurboGrafx CD add-on 1988 - 1995
3DS.png Nintendo 3DS handheld 2011 - current
N64.png Nintendo 64 console 1996 - 2002
N64DD icon.png Nintendo 64DD add-on 1999 - 2000
Color TV-Game icon.png Nintendo Color TV-Game console 1977 - 1980
Ds.png Nintendo DS handheld 2004 - 2013
Famicom Disk System icon.png Nintendo Famicom Disk System add-on 1986 - 1992
Nintendo Game and Watch icon.png Nintendo Game & Watch handheld 1980 - 1991
Game Boy icon.png Nintendo Game Boy handheld 1989 - 2001
Gba.png Nintendo Game Boy Advance handheld 2001 - 2004
Gbc.png Nintendo Game Boy Color handheld 1998 - 2003
Gamecube.png Nintendo Gamecube console 2001 - 2006
Nes.png Nintendo NES / Famicom console 1985 - 1995
Nintendo Pokemon Mini icon.png Nintendo Pokémon Mini handheld 2001 - 2003
Satellaview icon.png Nintendo Satellaview add-on 1995 - 2000
Snes.png Nintendo Super NES / Super Famicom console 1991 - 1999
Nintendo Switch icon.png Nintendo Switch console 2017 - current
Virtual boy.png Nintendo Virtual Boy console 1995 - 1996
Wii.png Nintendo Wii console 2006 - 2013
Wii U icon.png Nintendo Wii U console 2012 - 2017
Nokia Asha 308 icon.png Nokia Asha mobile 2011 - 2014
N-Gage icon.png Nokia N-Gage mobile 2003 - 2006
Nokia Series 40 icon.png Nokia Series 40 mobile 1999 - 2013
Symbian icon.png Nokia Symbian mobile 1998 - 2012
Ouya icon.png Ouya console 2013 - 2015
Palm icon.png Palm OS / Tapwave Zodiac mobile 1996 - 2007
CD-i icon.png Philips CD-i console 1991 - 1998
LaserActive icon.png Pioneer LaserActive console 1993 - 1994
WonderWitch icon.png Qute WonderWitch add-on 2000 - 2004
Studio II icon.png RCA Studio II console 1977 - 1979
Halcyon icon.png RDI Halcyon console 1985 - 1985
Samsung bada icon.png Samsung bada mobile 2010 - 2014
Tizen icon.png Samsung Tizen mobile 2015 - current
32X.png Sega 32X add-on 1994 - 1995
Dreamcast.png Sega Dreamcast console 1998 - 2001
Game gear.png Sega Game Gear handheld 1991 - 1997
Sms.png Sega Master System console 1986 - 1992
Mega-CD.png Sega Mega-CD add-on 1991 - 1996
Mega drive.png Sega Mega Drive / Genesis console 1989 - 1997
Saturn.png Sega Saturn console 1995 - 1998
Icon SG-1000.png Sega SG-1000 console 1983 - 1985
Sharp X1 icon.png Sharp X1 computer 1982 - 1988
Icon Sharp X68000.png Sharp X68000 computer 1987 - 1995
Sinclair QL icon.png Sinclair QL computer 1984 - 1986
ZX Spectrum icon.png Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer 1982 - 1992
Neo geo.png SNK Neo Geo console 1990 - 2007
Neo Geo CD icon.png SNK Neo Geo CD console 1994 - 2004
Neo geo pocket.png SNK Neo Geo Pocket handheld 1998 - 2000
Ps1.png Sony PlayStation console 1995 - 2006
Ps2icon.png Sony PlayStation 2 console 2000 - 2012
Ps3.png Sony PlayStation 3 console 2006 - 2017
=link=PlayStation 4 Sony PlayStation 4 console 2013 - current
Psp.png Sony PlayStation Portable handheld 2005 - 2014
Psp vita.png Sony PlayStation Vita handheld 2012 - current
Supercharger.png Starpath Supercharger add-on 1982 - 1983
TRS-80 icon.png Tandy TRS-80 computer 1977 - 1981
TRS-80 CoCo icon.png Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer computer 1980 - 1991
Oric 1 icon.png Tangerine Oric computer 1982 - 1987
Zeebo icon.png Tectoy Zeebo console 2009 - 2011
TI-994A icon.png Texas Instruments TI-99/4 computer 1979-1984
Tiger gamecom icon.png Tiger Game.com handheld 1997 - 2000
R-Zone icon.png Tiger R-Zone handheld 1995 - 1997
Tiger Telematics Gizmondo icon.png Tiger Telematics Gizmondo handheld 2005 - 2006
VideoBrain icon.png Umtech VideoBrain Family Computer computer 1977 - 1980
Valve Steam Machine console 2016 - current
View-Master Interactive Vision icon.png View-Master Interactive Vision console 1989 - 1989
Nuon icon.png VM Labs Nuon console 2000 - 2002
Vtech CreatiVision icon.png VTech CreatiVision console 1982 - 1986
Vtech Socrates icon.png VTech Socrates console 1988 - 1990
Vtech Vsmile icon.png VTech V.Smile console 2004 - current
Action Max icon.png WoW Action Max console 1987 - 1987
Watara Supervision icon.png Watara Supervision console 1992 - 1993
Mega Duck icon.png Welback Mega Duck handheld 1993 - 1994
Zapit Game Wave icon.png ZAPiT Game Wave console 2005 - 2009

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Other Recommendations










Guides:










Specific Game Guides

Contributions

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  • Use the search box on the left and start typing. If you pause, it will offer suggested pages that match.
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  • See if there are pages on this wiki that want to be made.
  • See if there are pages on this wiki that are asking for help.
  • You should know the difference between a SHMUP and a rail-shooter; read A List and Guide to Game Genres
  • We have a Forum here purely for the wiki. If you want the stream-of-consciousness record of what /v/ thinks, you may be better off not knowing.

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