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Total Nerd The Most Timeless Video Games  

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There are a lot of videogames out there, but only a few that can really be said to stand the test of time. These games look and play as well today as they did years ago when they first came out. Many of them have become the gold standards by which newer games are judged.
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Doom


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The first person shooter genera may not even exist if it hadn't been for this game. It certainly made FPS very popular anyway. Even though the graphics are a bit crude by todays standards, the AI, level design and the fun of blasting ugly monsters with huge guns is as fresh today as it was back then. Really there is nothing that todays FPS games have over this game other than fancier graphics.
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Tetris


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This game may well be the best puzzle game of all time. It has certainly enjoyed the longest life and the most versions of any puzzle video game I know of. Even after all these years, it is still addictive.
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Diablo


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PC gamers and dungeon crawler enthusiasts rejoiced in 1996 when this game came out. Its been popular ever since. In fact, you can still buy a new copy of this game. That you can play this game on any version of Windows from 95 through Windows 7 without any fuss is a testament to great game coding. The game itself is still fun to play. It has great music, clever writing and graphics that still hold up. They haven't called a ton of dungeon crawler games that came out after this one 'Diablo-clones' for nothing!
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Baldur's Gate


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If you are a D&D fan, this is your game. It is quite possibly the best D&D video game ever made. It might be a 'Diablo-Clone' but it is a well polished and fun to play one.
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