What makes a Kinguin? Video games? Sure, but also people. Our marketplace is made by gamers for gamers, so take a second to see which games we personally consider the best of all times.
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Maciej Surzyn, Customer Service Advisor
What he does: „Anything that is asked of me :P”
1. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Dark Crusade
A very good risk-style campaign mode with RPG elements, the first RTS that used the cover system in an almost integrated way (I’m not counting Emperor: Battle for Dune, as there it was extremely basic and situational), It was set in Warhammer 40k, so it gets points just for that, and it had a World Editor that was actually kinda useable all things considred
2. Soldiers: Heroes of World War II (aka Outfront)
You would be hard pressed to find a better cover system in any RTS/RTT, and while newer GEM Engine games have better graphics fidelity, this one just had that something that makes it wonderful. Also, you have to know what you are doing to beat it, it is not an easy game, and it rewards creativity. Aaaaand it also had a somewhat useable editor, but just like with the game, if you do not know what you’re doing you will get lost. On a final note, easily over 100 different units to choose from.
3. Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
Easily the best FPS character-depth wise, and prolly the best WWII FPS when it comes to history/plot and historical accuracy (at least in the AAA FPS scene, I’m not counting Post Scriptum or Heroes and Generals here). The core tactical systems are easy to use and yet offer passbale depth stratrgy-wise.
4. WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne / WarCraft II: Battle.net Edition
I know it’s cheating but I had to put in the second WarCraft in here as well, cause it is just a good game still, after all these years. As for WarCraft III – good campaign for all races, interesting skirmish maps, and the best-in-class World Editor (the only one where I actually created a custom race – also, I do think it is better than the StarCraft II’s editor, since this was a good RTS world editor that could do extra stuff very well, while StarCraft’s was made with being universal in mind, and it ended up failing at its most basic role, as an RTS world editor).
I’m actually one of those guys that liked the horror elements of F.E.A.R. very much – it is possibly the best horror FPS you can play still. But I gotta admit that the fighting was superb as well, with fantastic particle effects and lighting.
Petra Albrechtová, Online Store Manager CZ/SK
What she does: „I manage the store! :D”
This is the absolute number one for me – it’s no longer a game, it’s a lifestyle.
The first multiplayer game I’ve played. I have a very nostalgic relationship with this title.
3. WarCraft 3
Simply, Warcraft. Enough said. 😀
4. Dune 2
The first strategy game I played about 25 years ago. 🙂
I was so afraid of this game I’ve never finished it. Never played a horror game since. Guess I am a coward. 😀
Viktor Vereš, Customer Support Service
What he does: „I help our customers with various possible issues they may encounter while using our site.”
They were one of the first proper RPGs I played, I liked Star Wars movies as a kid but this was my gateway to the expanded universe of the franchise. Despite the cut content of the games they’re still amazing and have a lovely story. I completed the games countless times and I can still do it nowdays and still have fun while doing so.
This is the MMO that ended up being something like a sequel to the previous game, but since it’s MMO it’s kind of something else. While the game itself was never too special, pretty much ”improved” WoW clone with updated graphics and Star Wars theme I have to say it’s the game that changed my life the most. Simply due to the fact it’s MMO, I spent several years playing it and the amazing people I met there influenced me heavily (Also reason why I ended up here!). Despite the fact that these guys don’t play the game anymore we still talk on daily basis and play other games together. So while the game has it’s shortcomings for sure, thanks to it I met lovely bunch of friends and for that it’ll have a place in my heart forever.
3. Digimon World 2
By far my favorite PSX game. I’m probably one of the very few who actually like it though, it was the least popular game from the series but for whatever reason I couldn’t, and still can’t, get enough of it. To be honest I can’t even properly explain why, the game isn’t very special when it comes to gameplay. It’s more of a dungeon crawler really and compared to the others from the series it’s lacking a lot of things objectively speaking. However I still love it very much, even now I play it occasionally.
Custom maps. Need I say more? The amazing opportunities the map editor brought are still going strong. People managed to make their own maps that were great, offering countless hours of fun with friends or randoms. You could really find just about anything being turned into W3 map if you looked hard enough. I spent huge amount of time playing the DoTA and Tower Defense maps there. Oh and I heard there was some strategic mini-game called campaign with nice little story included in the game.
5. Tough choice, so… No number 5.
Tomasz Poznański, Customer Support
What he does: „I clean windows”
Do you really need to ask?
Disco nunu calms me after a hard day of work and Yasuo is the best champion ever created.
Shooting mutants is very relaxing.
Killing, open world, assassins and huge ships. What’s not to love?
STAR WARS! Lightsabers! Even more Star Wars!
Adam Ilkiewicz, Business Operation Manager
What he does: „Hardware and software configuration, basic BI, ICO, GDPR and some more of everything :)”
IMO the best pokemon ever. There is so much you can do there. The interaction between other players is perfect and it offers the best story
The only game that will teach you so much about astronomy. Playing it at school should be obligatory.
3. Uncharted (all parts)
The story and graphics are just amazing. Liked it better than ‘The Last of Us’.
You need a second life to unlock everything. So many precious hours I have wasted playing it…
I’ve already bought it for Xbox360, PC and PS4. So many activities and IMO the best open world so far.
Igor Nadworski, Automation Specialist
What he does: „Writing web apps/scripts for various departments in the company aimed at automating day-to-day processes”
Huge open world, extreme freedom in how you can approach the story, amazing conversation system that lets utilize your stats and perks to influence the outcome of each conversation. The combat is a bit janky but it’s incredibly satisfying when your enemy explodes in a pile of giblets. The characters are well written and believable which adds to the atmosphere. This one’s a real winner for me.
The world-building in this game is amazing. Even though it gives you absolutely no achievements for exploring, the world itself is so fascinating that I found myself just wandering around, looking at places in the distance and thinking ‘I wonder what’s there’, going there and without fail always run into an interesting piece of content. The game mechanics are quite simple but they mesh together in a wonderful way. You can attach balloons to a boat and fly away, I’ve seen monsters throw each other at me after I knocked their weapons out of their hands. I felt a sense of child-like wonder while playing this game and that’s why I love it so much.
It’s been 13 years since its release and the AI is still unmatched to this day. The combat is visceral and makes you feel like you’re in a Matrix/John Woo movie. I come back to this one at least once a year just to shoot some bad guys in slow-motion.
A timeless classic. I play it to this day with friends and I’m never gonna stop. Everything about this game is just woah. The graphics are obviously dated, but they hold up pretty well thanks to their art style.
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