Kinguiners are an odd bunch. We are people of different nationalities, skills and talents, and most of all: people of different tastes. The thing that’s brought us together is the passion for gaming.
In this series we’ll explore gaming prefences of pretty much everone at our office: executives, designers, marketers, and of course our customer support heroes who are there for you 24/7. Maybe you’ll find a title worth checking out, or perhaps you’ll get reminded of a game you too used to play. We also encourage you to share your Top 5 – if not here, in the comments, then on Kinguin’s Twitter or Facebook.
Oh, and one more thing: click game titles to see their availability and price on the Kinguin platform.
Patryk Drobek, Customer Support
“I’m helping out customers on live chat / tickets.”
5. Fallout 2
Because war, war never changes. The pinnacle of post-apocalyptic RPG, offers you hundreds of hours of fun.
4. Mass Effect
10/10! The best sci-fi opera, action packed, characters that stay with you for years to come.
Hands down the best game to relax, especially for fans of Harvest Moon.
One of the best FPS games, great story, fantastic multiplayer.
There’s just a lot of good story there and always something to do.
Mykhaylo Oleshchuk, Store Managers Team Lead
“I do most of the things related to sales.”
5. GTA V
This game gives you the freedom to do just everything. It’s a vast single player campaign when you feel like doing some missions. It’s a place to hang out with other players when you’re in the mood for online play. And it’s a great stress relief after a hard day of work.
I like football and I like computer games, so how could I not like FIFA? These games have their ups and downs but in the end it’s what you expect and want from a football simulator.
There is not a single game out there that can replace or compare to HoMM3. The sheer number of hours spent with this game already makes it one my favorite titles. There is perfection even in its flaws and this is what makes it so epic.
It’s a quite well made Battle Royale that always keeps you engaged – whether it’s looting for your favorite gun, engaging other teams or just running from the blue. The game is at its peak when you’re playing with your friends.
1. Dota 2
Besides being the most popular esport title ever, the game itself is the perfect combination of complexity, competitiveness and excitement. Each time it challenges me in all possible ways and requires planning, team play, map awareness and fast decision making. Although from the outside it might seem like playing the same map every time, not once has it felt that way when playing.
Wahida Wanli, Executive Assistant
“I am part of the PR team and an assistant to our CEO Viktor.”
5. Pizza Syndicate
I was torn between Pizza Syndicate and The Settlers. I chose Pizza Syndicate because I really enjoyed the gameplay, the culinary visuals, the need for planning, organizing and expanding. However, the music and the menus got repetitive after a while. Omnomnom.
Even though I haven’t played it as much as I wanted to – because FPS games, to me, are really quite stressful – Bioshock made quite an impression. The graphics and the storyline are just incredible.
The Black Mesa compound and the famous crowbar. I think the game was pretty well made for its time, the sound was memorable, and the disgusting brain-sucking creatures were horrifying. It felt real. And to be honest, it was quite a stressful experience, too, packed with intense action but also with some funny and, dare I say, peaceful moments, which is why I’ve enjoyed it so much.
2. Theme Hospital
It may sound strange but I enjoyed building various medical facilities and the process of hiring janitors to clean corridors from vomit and trash. Almost always it ended in bankrupcy, which means I’ve never really managed to master the game, but it never mattered to me. I wasn’t there to win. I was there to help my digital patients. And for some reason, I’ve always loved the graphics. Perhaps because it reminds me of the Simpsons?
1. Dungeon Keeper
So old school, yet so cosy. Crafting my own dungeon is something I really enjoy. The story based on expanding and conquering is similar to other games, but the dungeon creation is just fun, much better than The Sims! And it’s all spiced up by the best in-game voice of all times, provided by Richard Ridings. I’ve just started playing Dungeons 3 on PS4 and even though it’s similar to the original game, I don’t enjoy the sound design as much as in the classic Dungeon’s Keeper.
Bartłomiej Adamiak, Customer Support
“I help out customers on live chat / tickets, give solutions and help the community.”
5. XCOM 2
A turn-based tactical game where you lead the last remnants of human resistance against the ayylien hegemony!
It’s a great output for creativity, letting you make your space opera fantasies come true. Want to build a Tie-Fighter or USS Enterprise? This is the go-to game for you.
One of the last games from the mainstream space-sim genre, with interesting plot, fast-paced gameplay and an amazing modding community.
Great MMO with fantastic expansions. It expands the lore of the Warcraft series.
1. Warcraft 3
It’s a dynamic RTS with great lore, fast-paced action and unique visual style which has not aged that badly.
Share your Top 5 in the comments, let’s see if your taste is similar to ours! Come back next week for more Top 5s.