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Alright, seeing as many of us have been gaming since the early 90's (or earlier), I figured I would post a thread containing what we think are the best video game series (as in more than one game) are of all time. This will not be a poll-style, as it is a matter of opinion. So, I would ask what the series is, what your favorite installment of the series is, and what platform it was(is) on. I'll kick things off with my favorites (in no particular order). Also, feel free to post why you said what you did.

1. Myst Series: PC/Playstation/XBOX. Myst III: Exile
I'm a Myst nut. I've played every version except for Myst Masterpiece and RealMyst. I own all of the versions except for Myst, which I lost several years ago. I feel that it just defined the next era of graphics and sound, and has been pretty polished throughout its entire life-span.
2. Final Fantasy Series: Playstation/Gameboy/PC. Final Fantasy IX
I've only played a few of the FF series, those including FFIV, FFIX, and FFX. However, I love RPG-style games, and have always liked the plot of each game that I played. They have always had a good soundtrack, and usually had top-notch graphics for their time.
3. Age of Empires: PC/Gameboy. Age of Empires II: The Conquerors
This has been the standard for RTS games for years, and I feel that this series has always been enjoyable. While Age of Mythology was a bit goofy, it was still a good game, and both it and AOEIII have very nice graphics. Also, it is one of the few games that is never completely beaten, as it's hard to play every single combination of game style.
4. Gran Turismo Series: Playstation. Gran Turismo 4
The GT series has probably been one of the best racing series of all time, boasting life-like driving and generally good graphics. It is one game in which you actually must learn to drive, unlike games like Test Drive and the Need for Speed series. Not to diss NFS, but I've always found GT to be more enjoyable from a gameplay perspective. I enjoy playing the classic NFS games like number III, but GT has always found a spot in my heart for being much more smooth and polished.

EDIT: Just realized that I accidentally placed this in the PC games section. If the mods disapprove, could they please move it to the proper forum?
Moved to Video Games General forum - Vulcan
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gta series
valve (half-life) games/series
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Mario and Zelda series were great. Also Metal Gear and Halo.
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Three words: Sonic the Hedgehog.

My favorite has to be Sonic 3 (and Knuckles) for the Genesis. It is the best game I have ever played that I still play on a regular basis. It isn't just a one time fad that is good for a week or two. It was good back when it was the newest game and it's good now. As for other series' that are good; Super Mario 1, 2, and 3 for the NES, and the Street Fighter series, but those are for arcades, same with the Metal Slug series.
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mario,zelda, mario kart, mortal kombat was great.
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donkey kong, resident evil, silent hill, gta, grand turismo
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Street Fighter Love that game(any).
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Contra!!!
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FINAL FANTASY

I believe that Final Fantasy games, with the exception of FFXI and possible FFX-2; have something in them that no other RPG game has been able to capture. Final Fantasy is BY FAR the #1 series in my gaming book.

Arc The Lad

Few people have even heard of Arc the Lad; quite a shame since I think they were incredible games; good plot, excellent gameplay. The only one I didn't like was Monster Arena; but it wasn't really classified as game in the sense that there was purposely no fight, it was just a battle arena.
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Grew up with mario. GTA series owned. CS:S Is addicting. All that needs to be said
    
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