Attempting to Create a Gaming "Canon"


I saw over at Slashdot Games where there was an article about an attempt to create a canon for gaming. Somewhat like a literary canon, which is a collection of works that are essential to read for anyone serious about literature. Everything from Tic Tac Toe to Halo is included though there are a few omissions. Head on over and let him know what you think or discuss it here.

It's not worth much except for the fun discussion. For instance, in "Computer Games - Adventure" he leaves off Day of the Tentacle, which is a cardinal sin. Feel free to try to put together our own list, I'll post it below if we get enough together.

*edit* If you think the comments system sucks you can try the forums post I created.


Here's my little slice, for

Computer Games - FPS

Wolfenstien 3D
Quake (including QuakeWorld)
Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight
Rainbox Six
Unreal Tournament
Quake III
No One Lives Forever (not sure on this one)

I know I'm missing a few in this next category, I just can't think of thier names.

Computer Games - RTS
Dune II
Warcraft II
Command and Conquer
Age of Empires
Warcraft III