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The Editor’s Top Ten Most Impactful Gaming Moments

July 31, 2008 Written by Anthony Severino

Written by LinuxGuru
Everyone loves lists!

Everyone loves lists!

Continuing our newer personal direction here on PlayStation LifeStyle, I’ve decided to go ahead and share my top 10 impactful gaming moments! Click through for the countdown! (Possible spoiler for MGS4 ahead, be careful)

#10 - Piloting Rex - Finally!

#10 - MGS4 - Piloting Rex...it was about time!

#9 - Doom 3 - Meeting a Cherub for the first time...nothing has ever made me flinch so hard as the first time I saw this little bastard coming at me

#9 - Doom 3 - Meeting a Cherub for the first time...nothing has ever made me flinch so hard as the first time I saw this little bastard coming at me

#8 - Diablo II - Andariel...seeing that nastiness come charging at me was my first real taste of the horrors in the world of Diablo II

#8 - Diablo II - Andariel...seeing that nastiness come charging at me was my first real taste of the horrors in the world of Diablo II

#7 - Advent Rising - Using the incredible powers in this game was probably one of the most empowering experiences in my gaming life

#7 - Advent Rising - Using the incredible powers in this game was probably one of the most empowering experiences in my gaming life

#6 - The Darkness - Using the Demon Arm Darkness power...the pure viciousness of the Demon Arm shocked me yet enthralled me at the same time

#6 - The Darkness - Using the Demon Arm Darkness power...the pure viciousness of the Demon Arm shocked yet enthralled me at the same time

Red Alert - For those of you who remember this classic, my favorite moment would have to be using Tanya for the first time. Dual Colt .45's FTW!

#5 - Command & Conquer: Red Alert - For those of you who remember this classic, my favorite moment would have to be using Tanya for the first time. Dual Colt .45's FTW!

#4 - Final Fantasy VIII - Seeing Balamb Garden move for the first time was absolutely incredible

#4 - Final Fantasy VIII - Seeing Balamb Garden move for the first time was absolutely incredible

#3 - Spider-Man 2 - The first game to really get it right, When I first stepped off that building in the very beginning, and shot my first web and start swinging...it was pure gaming bliss

#3 - Spider-Man 2 - The first game to really get it right...when I first stepped off that building in the very beginning, and shot my first web and started swinging...it was pure gaming bliss

#2 - Prey - In one of the beginning scenes, you walk through an area of the alien ship and see out of it's mangled exterior into the vast expanse beyond, with the Earth in view. It truly put into perspective the futility of the player's position...breathtaking

#2 - Prey - In one of the beginning scenes, you walk through an area of the alien ship and see out of its mangled exterior into the vast expanse beyond, with the Earth in view. It truly put into perspective the futility of the player's position...breathtaking

#1 - Half-Life 2 - Using the gravity gun...it not only is extremely fun, but it represents an incredible leap forward for physics-based gaming, and has spurred the industry forward, setting a bar for expected physics implementation in games, present and future

#1 - Half-Life 2 - Using the gravity gun...it not only is extremely fun, but it represents an incredible leap forward for physics-based gaming, and has spurred the industry forward, setting a bar for expected physics implementation in games, present and future