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Joshjrn
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re: First video game that blew your mind
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Oblivion.

Didn’t know a game could be so large in scope that you could walk around like you’re actually in a different world


Yep. They call the trope an "Oblivion moment" for good reason.


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The Quiet One
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re: First video game that blew your mind
First one that blew me away was Super Mario Bros 3. It was such a huge leap and in the same console cycle. Zelda: ALTTP was the next one.

And then Metal Gear Solid easily destroyed both in sheer awe factor from start to finish. Closest any other has come is Baldur’s Gate II: Shadow of Amn and a distant 3rd is The Witcher 3 and those are all time greats in their own right.

I was born at a perfect time.


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Freauxzen
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re: First video game that blew your mind
SM64 is a solid choice for blowing my mind again.

So was Everquest, honestly. One of the most awe-inspiring games if you were in during the launch. I was.


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imjustafatkid
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re: First video game that blew your mind
Original Legend of Zelda, no doubt.


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SG_Geaux
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re: First video game that blew your mind
Zork


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Andynola
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re: First video game that blew your mind
Adventure for Atari 2600 was my first open world game and it blew my mind. Might have been my first console game ever.

Also had a few games from Epyx for the C64 like mission impossible and summer games. The movement of platform characters was a huge leap from Atari 2600 icons.

Dragons Lair came out in 83 and was just printed animation on a digital loop, but it showed me the future of gaming.



boXerrumble
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re: First video game that blew your mind
GoldenEye or Age of Empires


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jkylejohnson
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re: First video game that blew your mind
Resident Evil 2 blew me away as a kid. Pretty sure it gave me nightmares too.


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SG_Geaux
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re: First video game that blew your mind
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games from Epyx for the C64 like mission impossible and summer games


Love me some Epyx games.

Summer Games 1 and 2. Winter Games. California Games.

Destroyer
The Movie Monster Game
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Esquire
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re: First video game that blew your mind
Star Fox 64


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ForeverEllisHugh
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re: First video game that blew your mind
Mario on NES - I was 3 and the fact that something like a video game even existed was mind blowing


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Vols&Shaft83
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re: First video game that blew your mind
Super Metroid


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Gatorbait2008
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re: First video game that blew your mind
A couple I can remember

Goldeneye was pretty insane

Metal Gear Solid was just remarkable i loved it

Grand Turismo series always got me

Diablo 2 is my favorite game all time

But I think either GTA 3 or Red Dead Redemption were the truly "holy shit" moments.


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DomePatrol1980
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Member since Mar 2018
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re: First video game that blew your mind
I saw Wolfenstein 3D being played at CompUSA. I immediately got the shareware first episode and started saving money for a Sound Blaster to get the full experience.


Tiger Prawn
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Member since Dec 2016
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re: First video game that blew your mind
I was gonna go with Ocarina of Time bc it was the first game that I replayed as soon as I beat the game, several times.

But Mario 64 is up there too


BottomlandBrew
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re: First video game that blew your mind
This might be trite, but Halo was the first game that ever really blew my mind. The gameplay was decent enough, but the scale of the world is what impressed me the most. The first time I played the Assault on the Control Room level was so much fun.


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finchmeister08
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re: First video game that blew your mind
Vice City and then maybe MW2 and then the Uncharted series.


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PEEPO
Member since Sep 2020
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re: First video game that blew your mind
Rather than a first, how about the short list of games that blew my mind. It's rare for a game to do it, normally takes the birth of a new genre.

The original Zelda
Super Mario 64
Resident Evil 2 (the original, played it before I played 1)
Metal Gear Solid
Star Craft
Grand Theft Auto III
Dark Souls

There are more I could list but these are probably the top video games that left me blown away, because they were not only absolutely awesome, but also unlike any other game I had ever played before up till that time. They all pushed the boundaries of what a video game could be like.
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tconle2
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re: First video game that blew your mind
Original Pokémon was the first time I spent that much time on a game. Tony Hawk was my first Playstation game. I remember seeing Jedi Outcast on PC and thought the graphics were amazing.


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DaleGribble
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re: First video game that blew your mind
As a teen in the 80s, Dragon's Lair was unlike any other arcade game at the time(and for years after).

As an adult, Vice City. The radio stations, alone, made that an innovative game. But there was so much more that was new in that game that made it incredible.


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