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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: The new Wikia look sucks, so log in, click 'my preferences' at the top, scroll down to 'Site Layouts' and change it back to 'Monobook'. Now in delicious Burichan flavor!


TL;DR: What We're Playing Now - Reviews by /v/ - Upcoming Games - Multiplayer Recommendations - Wiki Forum - Recent Changes - view all categories


Current consoles

Desktop computers

Upcoming

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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 3DO Interactive Multiplayer console 1993 - 1998
Archimedes icon Acorn Archimedes computer 1987 - 1995
BBC Micro icon Acorn BBC Micro computer 1981 - 1994
Apple II icon Apple II computer 1977 - 1993
Iphone 32px Apple iOS mobile 2007 - current
Macintosh icon Apple Macintosh (classic) computer 1984 - 2001
Newton icon Apple Newton mobile 1993 - 1998
OS X icon Apple OS X computer 2001 - current
Pippin icon Apple Pippin console 1995 - 1997
Atari2600 icon Atari 2600 console 1977 - 1992
Atari 400 icon Atari 400 / 800 / XL computer 1979 - 1992
Jaguar Atari Jaguar console 1993 - 1996
Atari Jaguar CD icon Atari Jaguar CD add-on 1995-1996
Lynx Atari Lynx handheld 1989 - 1993
Atari ST icon Atari ST computer 1985 - 1993
Wonderswan Bandai WonderSwan handheld 1999 - 2003
BeOS icon BeOS computer 1995 - 2001
BlackBerry icon BlackBerry mobile 2003 - current
Ubuntu icon Canonical Ubuntu Touch mobile upcoming
Colecovision icon ColecoVision console 1982 - 1984
Commodore logo Commodore 64 computer 1984 - 1994
Amiga Commodore Amiga computer 1985 - 1994
Channel F icon Fairchild Channel F console 1976 - 1982
Fujitsu FM7 icon Fujitsu FM-7 computer 1982 - 1988
FM Towns computer icon Fujitsu FM Towns computer 1989 - 1997
Super Acan icon Funtech Super A'Can console 1995 - 1996
Android icon Google Android mobile 2008 - current
GPH icon GPH Caanoo handheld 2010 - 2012
OS2 icon IBM OS/2 computer 1987 - current
Javalogo Java ME mobile phones mobile 2002 - current
Sailfish icon Jolla Sailfish mobile upcoming
Linux 64px Linux computer 1991 - current
Odyssey2-icon Magnavox Odyssey² console 1978 - 1984
HyperScan icon Mattel HyperScan console 2006 - 2007
Intellivision icon Mattel Intellivison console 1980 - 1983
Windows 8 icon Microsoft Windows / DOS computer 1985 - current
Windows 8 icon Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact mobile 1996 - current
Windows Phone icon Microsoft Windows Phone mobile 2010 - current
Xbox Microsoft Xbox console 2002 - 2008
Xbox360 Microsoft Xbox 360 console 2005 - current
Xbox One icon Microsoft Xbox One console 2013 - current
Vetrex icon Milton Bradley Vectrex console 1982 - 1984
Mozilla Firefox icon Mozilla Firefox OS mobile upcoming
Msx MSX computer 1983 - 1995
PC-FX icon NEC PC-FX computer 1994 - 1998
NEC PC-98 icon NEC PC-98 computer 1982 - 2000
SuperGrafx icon NEC SuperGrafx console 1989 - 1990
Tgfx16 NEC TurboGrafx-16 console 1987 - 1995
TurboGrafx CD icon NEC TurboGrafx CD add-on 1988 - 1995
3DS Nintendo 3DS handheld 2011 - current
N64 Nintendo 64 console 1996 - 2002
N64DD icon Nintendo 64DD add-on 1999 - 2000
Ds Nintendo DS handheld 2004 - current
Wii Nintendo Wii console 2006 - 2013
Famicom Disk System icon Nintendo Famicom Disk System add-on 1986 - 1992
Game Boy icon Nintendo Game Boy handheld 1989 - 2001
Gba Nintendo Game Boy Advance handheld 2001 - 2004
Gbc Nintendo Game Boy Color handheld 1998 - 2003
Gamecube Nintendo Gamecube console 2001 - 2006
Nes Nintendo NES / Famicom console 1985 - 1995
Snes Nintendo Super NES / Super Famicom console 1991 - 1999
Virtual boy Nintendo Virtual Boy console 1995 - 1996
Wii Nintendo Wii console 2006 - current
Wii U icon Nintendo Wii U console 2012 - current
N-Gage icon Nokia N-Gage mobile 2003 - 2006
Symbian icon Nokia Symbian mobile 1998 - 2012
Ouya icon Ouya console 2013 - current
Palm icon Palm OS / Tapwave Zodiac mobile 1996 - 2007
CD-i icon Philips CD-i console 1991 - 1998
LaserActive icon Pioneer LaserActive console 1993 - 1994
Halcyon icon RDI Halcyon console 1985 - 1985
Samsung bada icon Samsung bada mobile 2010 - current
32X Sega 32X add-on 1994 - 1995
Dreamcast Sega Dreamcast console 1998 - 2001
Game gear Sega Game Gear handheld 1991 - 1997
Sms Sega Master System console 1986 - 1992
Mega-CD Sega Mega-CD add-on 1991 - 1996
Mega drive Sega Mega Drive / Genesis console 1989 - 1997
Saturn Sega Saturn console 1995 - 1998
Sharp X1 icon Sharp X1 computer 1982 - 1988
Icon Sharp X68000 Sharp X68000 computer 1987 - 1995
Neo geo SNK Neo Geo console 1990 - 2007
Neo Geo CD icon SNK Neo Geo CD console 1994 - 2004
Neo geo pocket SNK Neo Geo Pocket handheld 1998 - 2000
Ps1 Sony PlayStation console 1995 - 2006
Ps2icon Sony PlayStation 2 console 2000 - 2012
Ps3 Sony PlayStation 3 console 2006 - current
PlayStation 4 icon Sony PlayStation 4 console 2013 - current
Psp Sony PlayStation Portable handheld 2005 - current
Psp vita Sony PlayStation Vita handheld 2012 - current
Supercharger Starpath Supercharger add-on 1982 - 1983
Tizen icon Tizen mobile upcoming
TRS-80 icon Tandy TRS-80 computer 1977 - 1981
TRS-80 CoCo icon Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer computer 1980 - 1991
Nuon icon VM Labs Nuon console 2000 - 2002
Action Max icon WoW Action Max console 1987 - 1987
Zeebo icon Zeebo console 2009 - 2011

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Other Recommendations

Events of note

  • May 27th, 2014: In case you missed the news, Dejiko has cast away his mod badge (finally), and properly unlocked all pages save for the front, which is left to MFGreth, Kotep, and Mozai, so address them if something needs changing. The only time you will see the Dejiko name again is if you viral (i.e. the R4 ordeal) or do something illegal, in which case there's probably a ban coming to one of those parties. You can still say something is worth buying, but don't viral (yes, there is a difference). All other arguments, edit wars, and conflicts in general are in the hands of the editors themselves. If you don't like somehing, feel free to change it, but be prepared to defend your actions if some other editor person doesn't like them, since this is /v/ we're talking about.
  • January 22nd, 2014: Uh oh. It's that time again. The "Our 2013 Faves" page is now live, here. I've also created a category to help facilitate anyone trying to view the old lists.
  • March 19th, 2013: We are currently in the process of culling games from pages. Some pages are simply too big, and to keep the recommendations to the better titles on respective systems, we are going to try and play as many games on lists as we can to start trimming the fat, starting with the SNES page.
  • December 27th, 2012: The world didn't end. Boo fucking hoo. Anyways, how did you enjoy "da vidya gaems" in 2012? Feel free to note Your 2012 Faves at the respective page. (It's a bit early for this, but screw it, we're close enough.)
  • July 11th, 2012: The Reviews by /v/ page is now up! Now you can be a "professional reviewer" (whatever that means), too. Thanks to DrFino (Dr. Fino?) for getting this started!
  • May 8th, 2012: Cloudman 15 creates the RTS games page. Keep them Zerg at bay. KEKEKEKE.
  • February 11th, 2012: The Vidya Gaem Awards sucked. What are the odds?! If you'd like to post your personal picks to let off steam, go right ahead.
  • January 25th, 2012: Cloudman15 creates the Fightan Games category. HADOUKEN!
  • January 24th, 2012: Cloudman15 creates the recommended game reviewers/Let's Players page, come read about some pretty good/ decent motherfuckers and feel free to add some of your own.
  • December 25, 2011: Happy Holidays to you from us. Even when the holiday cheers die down, your Wiki keeps on partyin'!
  • October 31, 2011: Resident Wikia and Vidya fellow, Mozai, has become an admin. This Mozai is your friend. He fights for vidya.
  • July 11th, 2011: We're not dead! New: Space Games, Games Made by /v/irgins, Games /v/ Dreams About! Multiplayer Recommendations updated with over 79% new content!
  • May 27th, 2011: Frontpage redesigned thanks to our glorious editors. Roll that beautiful vidya footage.
  • April 6th, 2011: /v/'s Dynasty Warrior fans have started a wikia for DW at http://dynastywarriors7.wikia.com/wiki/Dynasty_Warriors_7_Wiki Give them a hand if you can!
  • Sept 24th, 2010: Dejiko and MFGreth become admins! I, for one, accept our new retro gaming overlords.
  • Sept 16th, 2010: MFGreth separates the Atari and Colecovision pages, and starts the Intellivision page. Second gen games needed some love.
  • Sept 11th, 2010: Props to PKFire for starting the Adventure Games page in the Special Section.
  • March 16th, 2010: Aco88 added the Upcoming Games page, to keep tabs on new games.
  • February 24, 2010: MFGreth changed 'Character Games' to 'Special Interest Games' to give more space to the extremely specialized lists. Mythical/Historical Games was added to the list.
  • October 20, 2009: Another special page started by MFGreth, Halloween Games!
  • October 19, 2009: MFGreth makes the Mickey Mouse page in celebration of Epic Mickey.
  • May 16, 2009: Kotep creates the wiki on a whim.

Contributions

/v/'s biggest contributor is Anonymous, so that includes you. Yes, you. We can't keep this thing up-to-date without you.

  • Use the search box on the left and start typing. If you pause, it will offer suggested pages that match.
  • If you're new to making wiki pages, check Wikia's "Getting Started"'
  • 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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