Last week we asked you, the readers, to tell us about your most favourite game of all-time. We received such an overwhelming response via our social networking channels afterwards and have narrowed down to just a select few we found to be the most compelling.
So did your favourite make the cut? Find out here!
Sonic 3 & Knuckles
Interestingly, the Megadrive cartridge could also be coupled with Sonic 2, allowing you to play as Knuckles throughout that as well as a free bonus.
Final Fantasy VII
'The story and characters are what matters most. Graphics are cool, yeah. To be honest, for the PS1 it did push its graphical limits with three discs and a tonne of early pre-HD cinematics. The characters you connected with had a lot of depth and emotion, especially the love story between Cloud and Aeris which was just like the later FFX reflected in Tidus and Yuna.' - Joe Allman
Final Fantasy VII was met with universal acclaim for its gameplay, story and visuals. Subsequently there has been high demand for a HD update, but so far Square Enix have yet to make a public decision on it.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Majora's Mask required the Nintendo 64's Expansion Pack to function as the game featured much sharper and broader visuals than its direct predecessor. Instead of updating the game in a HD release, Nintendo chose to focus development instead on a new title for their 3DS handheld system called A Link Between Worlds.
Halo: Combat Evolved
Halo has since gone on to become one of the most popular and successful franchises in gaming history. The latest sequel, entitled Halo 5: Guardians, is currently under development for Xbox One.
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater later received the HD treatment in 2012, together with MGS2: Sons of Liberty and MGS: Peace Walker in a compilation release for PS2 and Xbox 360.
Although no sequels were made to Painkiller, five expansion packs were developed to continue the story after the main campaign was completed.
Mass Effect began life as the first in a trilogy developed by Bioware, telling the story of Commander Shepard in his/her quest to defeat an attacking mechanical species known as Reapers. Although the storyline was concluded in Mass Effect 3, a further sequel is in development - allegedly beginning a whole new adventure with an new protagonist.
Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption was developed by Rockstar North as a spiritual sequel to 2004's Red Dead Revolver. It received critical praise for its story, characterisation, gameplay and graphics. Rockstar has since stapled the series as a 'permanent franchise', teasing that another game might well be upcoming.
Defiance was originally released in April 2013 and, as of June this year, will become free to play on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.