My most favourite video game is World of Warcraft. I’ve been playing since april 2009 when I decided to try it out with the free trial. Within two days I was hooked and bought the game. I’ve been playing ever since. Occasionally there’s a month or two I don’t play, but I always come back to it. I am a casual solo player, I don’t raid and since I do whatever I can by myself, I tackle a lot of content after it’s no longer current. Reputations, various achievements, collecting battle pets and mounts, leveling profession-alts and finding whatever quests I missed on my main character.
Another game, or game series, I love is Age of Empires. I’ve been playing that since the first one back in my teens. I love building the civilizations and I would ignore the AI enemy for as long as I could 😀 I also always used to play custom maps where I would put the enemy in a corner, build a wall of theirs around that, and then a wall of mine around that. This way, they wouldn’t attack the wall to get out, and my guys wouldn’t attack it to get in. And I had all the time to build the perfect town and civilization.
I also really like Skyrim and Fable III, they both offer endless opportunities to wander around, explore, make things, and kill things, too.
My final choice for this post is an old platform game I used to play. I had a whole collection of classic 2D side-scrolling platform games in my teens. A lot of Apogee titles (Duke Nukem, Crystal Caves, Agent something), Commander Keen (of which I can’t remember if it was Apogee) and also Hocus Pocus. That was by far my favourite of the bunch featuring amyoung wizard trying to save his realm. The graphics were smoother than with the other titles and the levels were beautiful. Hmmm, maybe I should see if I can get it to work on a Windows 8 box…