In no particular order - Lylat wars, FF7, Sonic adventure, Curse of Monkey Island, Arkham City.
Special mention goes to Saints row 2, Assassins Creed Brotherhood, Crash Bandicoot, THUG2, Pokemon blue, Abe's Odysee, Portal 2 & Resistance
This was harder than I thought. Ended up putting a fair amount of thought into it and still not really being happy with the final list. Hence the mentioning of the games that I didn't put in in the end.
GOW3 (epic finale to an epic series)
R&C Up your arsenal / ACIT (couldnt choose which was the best in the franchise ><)
Skyrim (such a well thought out game. with deep game mechanics and an actual world which feels so alive and has such deep history and culture of its own...you cant see something as amazing as this.)
Hitman Blood Money ( Ialways LOVED stealth / assasin games and in my opinion this is the most awesomest game in the genre to date.)
SOTC ( do I really need to explain this master peice?)
many MANY more but you wanted 5 so.........
Gravity Rush, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, .hack//GU Rebirth-Reminisce-Redemption, American McGee's Alice and Madness Returns.
Special mentions to Jet Set Radio Future, Red Dead Revolver, inFamous 2, Megaman Legends, and Heavenly Sword.
1. Sid Meier's Civilization V
2. TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
3. Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Aresenal
4. Twisted Metal: Black
5. Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus
But of course I'm also in love with the God of War, and Resistance series too, And practically everything Playstation. But these games in particular have had an impact on my childhood.
Starting saying there is no way to tell the 5 best games ever because there are too many masterpieces and all, I can say my favourite at least.
1. Banjo Tooie
2. Portal 2
3. The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time (just picked a random one)
4. Super Mario 64
5. Sonic The Hedgehog 3
my top are, in no particular order:
monster hunter freedom 2
dawn of war dark crusade
metal gear solid 4
grand theft auto 4
really though, my top doesn't even consist of 5,
mhf2 and dow because, in my personal opinion, have truly awesome gameplay,
gta 4 has an wesome story,
mgs 4 has both....
1. Final Fantasy VII
2.Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
3.Spyro 2 : Riptos Rage
4.Croc : Legend of the Gobbos
5.Klonoa : Door to Phantomile
6.Uncharted Drakes Fortune
7.Unreal Tournament 2003
8.Deus Ex Human Revoultion
9.Batman Arkham City
10.Kingdom Hearts II