What Were The Five Greatest Video Games of All Time? (Part 2)

What Were The Five Greatest Video Games of All Time? (Part 2)



Henry Lowenfels
Director of Business Development

I’ve been a gamer my entire life (blame my parents for getting me an NES for my 5th birthday), and I’ve always wanted to be a part of bringing content (movies, TV, games) to as many people as possible. It’s what I’ve been doing my entire career.

  • Madden ’03 (PS2) – The first Madden with online capabilities, and the one that kicked off the PS2 era, which was when Madden was at it’s peak.
  • Final Fantasy IV (SNES) – This was the second final fantasy released in the US, and it’s the one that hooked me on the series and turn-based RPGs in general
  • Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64) – This game was groundbreaking in too many ways to count. The best 3-D action/adventure game I’ve ever played.
  • The Legend of Zelda (NES) – It doesn’t get more classic than this game
  • Monkey Island (PC) – The greatest adventure game of all time? Witty dialogue, a great storyline, and some amazing characters make this a winner.

Tim Chism

I was 12 years old.  It was a bright and sunny day outside, though I would never know it, for I was inside immersed in the greatest fight of my life, controller in-hand, pixels burning into my eyes.  The exact moment eludes me, but somewhere in my pre-pubescent brain there was a flicker; a flicker that lead to a thought; a thought that lead to a question. The question of: “How do I make this?!”

Many years passed, I graduated from college with a BFA in painting, then attended grad school for a master’s in Interactive Entertainment.  There was a start-up game studio in town comprised of a bunch former-EA employees who were looking for an intern.  I managed to land the gig and make myself likable enough to be hired on as a full-time artist.  The rest is history!

  • Metal Gear Solid 3 – There was so much love put into this game, so many nuances that can go totally unnoticed.  Moments of gameplay are so well crafted they feel poetic.
  • Final Fantasy VII – Making games is kind of like growing a tree.  The conditions have to be just right, some branches must be cut, and nothing disastrous can happen along the way.  The conditions were perfect for FFVII.
  • Half-Life – Revolutionary in terms of first-person storytelling.
  • Hotline Miami – I played through HM in one sitting spanning 9 hours.  Great twitch mechanics with lots of skilled timing involved.
  • Legend of Legaia – The only game ever (that I know of) to add fighter mechanics to a turn-based JRPG.

David Isen
Server Engineer, Games

It was an accident. I was working at Amazon, and then there was a surprise re-org and I was reassigned to the GameCircle team. But I guess going way way back it was when I was 8 years old, staying up all night drawing out pages of game maps and levels with paper and pencil.

  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Super Metroid
  • Off Road
  • Skyrim
  • Sim City

Noelle Jovanelly
Recruiting Coordinator

I realized I wanted a career in the gaming industry when I came across Scopely a few months ago. It wasn’t gaming in particular that I was attracted to, but the general vibe and values of the company got me interested.

  • Super Mario Brothers
  • Street Fighter
  • Sonic
  • Duck Hunt
  • The Legend of Zelda

Kyle Anderson
Community Manager

When I first played Warcraft I, I was hooked from the start. Ever since then I’ve known I wanted to work in games in some capacity. I got a tiny taste of the gaming industry by working at a company called InhaleDigital, essentially a Groupon for in-app currency, but my first REAL gaming industry job was at Scopely.

  • Diablo II: LOD
  • World of Warcraft
  • Counter Strike (1.6)
  • Warcraft
  • League of Legends