Games with good replay value are pretty hard to find, especially older titles. While many games today are offshoots of other games, some are just entirely too long to play all the way through once let alone multiple times. Furthermore, new titles are being released constantly and it can be extremely tough to budget enough time enough to play everything. All things considered, here are five older games still worth playing.

5. Super Metroid – Super Metroid was one of the best titles on the SNES. It maintained all the elements of the original and added enough new elements to keep the game fresh. Badder bosses, new weapons and new puzzles make this game arguably the best 2D game in the franchise, if not the best game in the franchise. Multiple different endings give this game significant replay value.

4. Twisted Metal 2 – Twisted Metal’s simple formula of driving and destruction works beautifully. You can choose from characters such as a gangster in a low rider, a demented clown that drives an ice cream truck, and a demon on a motorcycle. Environments are also very interactive. Players can destroy buildings, bridges, and even destroy the Eiffel Tower. Not only does each character have a different ending to the game, but the game has cheat codes to unlock hidden levels and hidden characters. Twisted Metal 2 is an easy game to pick up and play, and it has a great amount of replay value.

3. Metal Gear Solid – The first Metal Gear on the Playstation definitely did not disappoint. In addition to “action game play” and boss fights MGS adds stealth to game play. Sneaking up on unsuspecting guards to take them out is a lot of fun. At one point, I even shot a guy while he was in the bathroom. I know. I’m heartless. Furthermore, MGS has one of the more memorable casts of villains in a video game. Period. Villains such as Psycho Mantis are brilliant. Not only does he throw objects at you using telekinesis, he messes with your mind, and taunts you.

2. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – Ocarina of Time is just an all around fun action / adventure title. This franchise is one of Nintendo’s best, and this game may the best in the franchise. Ocarina of Time was the first Zelda game in 3-D, and subsequently brought a lot of new ideas to the series. Swimming underwater, horseback riding, and elements of first person shooting are just some of the things you’ll enjoy in this classic action / adventure. Environments are both beautiful and expansive giving gamers lots to explore.

1. Final Fantasy VII – Truly the best game in the Final Fantasy series. Final Fantasy VII is the total package as far as RPGs are concerned. Not only does it have a great story and fun mini games, it also has excellent side quests. Additionally, the combat system wasn’t overly complicated like some of the more recent additions to the series. All in all, this is a great RPG that doesn’t take too much time to learn. The mini games break up the combat nicely and you can sink hours into this game.

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Jon Chaplin is a Co-founder of New Gamer Nation. He's a fun loving guy who loves to try new things, especially video games.