Top 11 C-64 games

There is some confusion online about which games for the C-64 were the best. Silly internet. After about 5 or 6 years of intensive testing in the mid-late 1980s, I can say authoritatively that they are:

Ultima III
Raid over Bungeling Bay
Blue Max
The Bard’s Tale
Brue Lee
Realm of Impossibility
Impossible Mission

Those were the games my brother & I played over and over again

Honorable mention to:

  • Wargames construction Kit (for hours spent developing scenarios and armies that were never palyed)
  • Spy Hunter
  • Mail Order Monsters (for a kick-ass idea and which I would have played the hell out of had I owned a copy — I only rented it once)
  • Defender of the Realm (for an ambitious idea of combining arcade action, RPG, and strategy)
  • F-15 Strike Eagle (I never liked cockpit games but this one was lot of fun)
  • Gemstone Warrior (for an indelible memory of fleeing wtih the gemstone with “Diary of a madman”‘s chorus chanting in the background)
  • Realms of Arkania (an awesome CRPG that my brother played a lot more of than I did)
  • Phantasy II (a very fun CRPG that let you play various humanoids like orcs and kobolds as well the standard fantasy stuff)
  • Orc Knight (a text-based game like Zork, but with a seriously demented story)
  • Zork (mind-blowing)
  • Gauntlet (but no comparison to the arcade version)
  • Forbidden Forest

But will they run on this?

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