This is a list of my favourite games and my reviews and thoughts on them.

Quake (1996)

Quake has always held a special place in my heart. It's not just a game; it's a cornerstone of my identity. I remember the first time I booted up Quake, the dark, gothic atmosphere immediately hooked me. The fluid movement and intense combat felt like nothing I'd experienced before. Over the years, I've poured countless hours into creating mods for Quake. Joining the local Necron Quake Clan was one of the best decisions I ever made. My mom thinks it's a bit creepy because she's worried about stranger danger, but I get it. For me, it's more than just playing a game with strangers; it's about connecting with a community that shares my passion. Quake 2 and 3 only deepened my love for the series, with each game bringing something unique to the table.

Counter-Strike 1.6 (2000)

Counter-Strike 1.6 is another classic that I can't get enough of. While many have moved on to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, I find myself coming back to 1.6 time and time again. There's something about the simplicity and rawness of the GoldSrc engine that I adore. Having mastered this engine through years of making mods and maps, I feel a deep connection to the game. Whether it's the iconic maps or the tight-knit community, CS 1.6 embodies a nostalgic charm that newer versions can't replicate.

Fallout (1997)

The Fallout franchise is a fascinating blend of post-apocalyptic storytelling and open-world exploration. I love getting lost in its vast, desolate landscapes and uncovering the stories of the world before the bombs fell. Fallout 3 was my first foray into the series, and it blew my mind. The freedom to shape your character and make choices that impact the world was unlike anything I'd seen before. I remember spending hours just wandering the wasteland, soaking in the atmosphere. Fallout New Vegas quickly became a favorite, with its intricate storylines and complex characters. Each game in the franchise offers something unique, but they all share that sense of exploring a world gone wrong.

Resident Evil (1996)

The Resident Evil franchise has a special place in my collection. There's nothing quite like the tension and terror of facing off against hordes of zombies. Resident Evil 2 is probably my favorite – the remake, in particular, was a masterpiece. The first time I played it, I was genuinely scared to go around every corner. I even tried to recreate the Raccoon City Police Department in one of my Quake mods – it's not perfect, but it's a fun homage. The survival horror aspect of these games always keeps me on edge, and I love the adrenaline rush.

Half-Life (1998)

Half-Life was a game-changer for me. The storytelling, the atmosphere, and the gameplay were all groundbreaking. I remember the first time I encountered a Headcrab – I nearly jumped out of my chair. Half-Life 2 took everything to the next level with its physics-based puzzles and deeper narrative. Working on mods for these games has been incredibly rewarding. The GoldSrc engine is where I cut my teeth, but I'm eager to dive into the Source engine. I just need to get the hang of the Hammer editor. Gordon Freeman's journey is one I never get tired of replaying.

Predator (1987)

"Predator" is an absolute classic in the action-horror genre. Directed by John McTiernan and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, the film follows a team of commandos who are hunted by a ruthless alien predator in the Central American jungle. The blend of intense action and sci-fi horror makes this movie a thrilling watch. I've used some of the iconic quotes from "Predator" in my old Doom Wads. My favorite quote has to be Dutch's line, "If it bleeds, we can kill it." It's such a badass moment that it always gets me pumped. I also think it's fascinating how the film builds up the suspense and reveals the predator bit by bit. For me, "Predator" is a perfect example of how to create tension and excitement in a movie.

Predator 2 (1990)

"Predator 2" takes the alien hunter from the jungle to the urban jungle of Los Angeles. Directed by Stephen Hopkins, this sequel stars Danny Glover as Lieutenant Harrigan, who finds himself up against the deadly predator. While it might not be as iconic as the original, "Predator 2" has its own charm and intensity. One of the things I love about "Predator 2" is how it expands the lore of the predators. We get to see more of their technology and rituals, which adds depth to these mysterious hunters. Plus, I personally think Lieutenant Harrigan is more heroic than Dutch. Harrigan actually manages to kill the predator, whereas in the first film, the predator kills itself. My favorite quote from the movie is Harrigan's "That's right, asshole, shit happens!" It's such a satisfying moment that perfectly captures the film's gritty vibe.

The Evil Dead (1981)

"Evil Dead" is a horror masterpiece that still manages to send shivers down my spine every time I watch it. Directed by the legendary Sam Raimi, this film follows a group of friends who encounter demonic forces while staying in a remote cabin in the woods. With its inventive camera work, practical effects, and intense atmosphere, "Evil Dead" is a must-see for any horror fan. As someone who's been a fan of the franchise for years, "Evil Dead" holds a special place in my heart. It's gritty, it's terrifying, and it's everything a horror movie should be. Plus, it introduced us to the iconic character of Ash Williams, played to perfection by Bruce Campbell. This film is a true classic, and its impact on the genre can still be felt to this day.

Evil Dead 2 (1987)

"Evil Dead 2" is a wild ride from start to finish, and I absolutely love every minute of it. Directed by Sam Raimi, this film serves as both a sequel and a reimagining of the original "Evil Dead," following Ash Williams as he battles the forces of evil once again. With its blend of horror and comedy, "Evil Dead 2" is a unique and entertaining experience that never fails to put a smile on my face. I have to admit, "Evil Dead 2" is a guilty pleasure of mine. I'm a huge fan of the poster, and I even drew it on the cover of my school notebook. There's just something about the combination of horror and humor that really speaks to me, and Bruce Campbell's performance as Ash is nothing short of iconic. So if you're in the mood for a good time and don't mind a few scares along the way, I highly recommend giving "Evil Dead 2" a watch. You won't be disappointed.

Army of Darkness (1992)

I'll be honest, "Army of Darkness" is not my favorite entry in the Evil Dead franchise. Directed by Sam Raimi, this film takes a more comedic approach to the horror genre, which I personally feel detracts from the overall experience. While it has its moments, I can't help but feel that it's a wasted opportunity, especially considering the strong performances from Bruce Campbell and the rest of the cast. For me, "Army of Darkness" represents everything that went wrong with the franchise. It's a departure from the gritty, terrifying tone of the original film, and it's become synonymous with cheesy one-liners and over-the-top action sequences. Whenever I hear someone quote lines like "This is my Boomstick" or "Hail to the King, baby," I can't help but cringe. It's as if they've completely missed the point of what made Evil Dead so great in the first place. If I had it my way, I'd gather up every copy of "Army of Darkness" and burn them to ash. I'd force everyone to watch the original "Evil Dead" and experience true horror the way it was meant to be. But alas, I'll have to settle for expressing my disappointment and frustration with this misguided sequel.

Child's Play 3 (1991)

"Child's Play 3" is a horror film that holds a special place in my heart. Directed by Jack Bender, this installment in the "Child's Play" franchise follows the notorious killer doll, Chucky, as he wreaks havoc on a military academy. While some may dismiss it as a typical slasher flick, I find it to be a thrilling and nostalgic ride. I have a personal connection to "Child's Play 3" because I once received praise from my school for drawing its poster in my art class. Despite the controversy surrounding the film's subject matter, I couldn't resist the opportunity to showcase my artistic talents. Plus, there's something undeniably satisfying about seeing Chucky come to life on the big screen or... small screen in my TV in my room.

Bride of Chucky (1998)

"Bride of Chucky" is a wild ride of horror and humor that never fails to entertain me. Directed by Ronny Yu, this film brings the iconic killer doll Chucky back to the big screen, along with his equally deadly bride Tiffany. With its blend of slasher thrills and dark comedy, "Bride of Chucky" is a guilty pleasure for horror fans everywhere. I'll admit, the main reason I watch "Bride of Chucky" is for the killer soundtrack. It features some of my favorite bands like Type O Negative and Static-X, whose music is my jam. Plus, there's something strangely satisfying about watching a possessed doll wreak havoc while rocking out to some killer tunes. It's a match made in horror heaven.

The Matrix (1999)

"The Matrix" is a mind-bending sci-fi masterpiece that continues to captivate audiences with its revolutionary visuals and thought-provoking themes. Directed by the Wachowskis, this film stars Keanu Reeves as Neo, a computer hacker who discovers that the world he knows is a simulated reality controlled by sentient machines. With its groundbreaking special effects and iconic action sequences, "The Matrix" is a genre-defining film that still holds up today. I have a special connection to "The Matrix" as I once dressed up as Neo for Halloween. It was a blast emulating his badass moves and iconic look, complete with that sleek black trench coat, much to my mother's concern. Plus, the film's soundtrack is an absolute banger, featuring some of my favorite bands like Marilyn Manson, Rammstein, and Deftones. The music adds an extra layer of intensity to the already electrifying action scenes, making "The Matrix" a truly immersive experience from start to finish.

Seven (1995)

"Seven" is a chilling psychological thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. Directed by David Fincher, this film stars Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman as detectives on the trail of a sadistic serial killer who bases his murders on the Seven Deadly Sins. With its dark and atmospheric tone, "Seven" delves into the darkest corners of the human psyche, leaving a lasting impression on viewers long after the credits roll. I've always been fascinated by the concept of a serial killer targeting their victims based on the Seven Deadly Sins, which is why "Seven" resonates with me on a personal level. In fact, I once created a comic book series for my school newspaper called "Seven Victims," inspired by the film's premise. It followed a hard-boiled detective hunting down a serial killer wrapped in bandages, each murder representing one of the Seven Deadly Sins. It was a creative outlet for me to explore my love for dark and gritty storytelling, and "Seven" served as a major inspiration for the series.

The Crow (1994)

"The Crow" is a gothic masterpiece that resonates with me on a deeply personal level. Directed by Alex Proyas and based on the comic book of the same name, this film tells the story of Eric Draven, a musician who is resurrected to seek vengeance on those who wronged him and his fiancée. With its dark and atmospheric visuals, "The Crow" is a hauntingly beautiful film. I have always been drawn to the gothic aesthetics of "The Crow" and its portrayal of a world shrouded in darkness. It speaks to my own fascination with the macabre and the mysterious. Plus, the film's themes of love, loss, and redemption resonate with me on a profound level. It's a timeless classic that continues to inspire me to this day.

Dark City (1998)

"Dark City" is a visually stunning and thought-provoking film that captivates audiences with its mind-bending storyline and striking visuals. Directed by Alex Proyas, this neo-noir sci-fi thriller follows a man who wakes up with no memory of who he is and finds himself pursued by mysterious figures with supernatural powers. I have always been drawn to the gothic aesthetics of "Dark City" and its exploration of existential themes. The film's surreal atmosphere and intricate plot keep me on the edge of my seat every time I watch it. Plus, the noir-inspired visuals and haunting score create a truly immersive experience that lingers in the mind long after the credits roll.