First thing i recall playing was Gaia from SNES. A hidden ARPG.
That game so dang fun and memorable. I played it many times from beginning to end and i was always missing one jewel which i could not figure out where it was. I had no PC back then and gamefaqs was still fresh lol (not that i knew what that was atm anyway). Second was Super Street Fighters 2 ( i used to get beat in that game)
Damn, the first game I played was so long ago, probably Virtua Cop or Spiderman. I had never played any videogames before in my life, watched only a precious little of cartoons so when the first time I saw and heard Black Cat sauntering upto Spiderman or Carnage pursuing me through the corridors or figuring out where to put the bomb, that became a turning point in my whole life. Here I am today, 16 years of gaming and counting.
Cyberia Mission Norway demo that came with our first ever pc. Although it was pre-rendered, it was pretty amazing playing stuff like that back then and the only thing I was familiar with at the time was Tetris that came on cheap portables.
It was split into a Telltale games section where you interact with the environment like talk to characters, disarm bombs(with a really cool cyberpunk UI) and a on-rails section where you're in a futuristic stealth fighter taking on an aircraft carrier then a hidden sub base and finally a sprawling military base with everything shooting at you.
One of the 1st games i ever remembered playing was Super Mario bros! I would spend all day with my cousins playing that. Waiting for them to die so I could play as Luigi! One of my all time favorite video game characters. Just trying to beat King Koppa " before he was bowser" and just dying. Spy hunter was another favorite driving those cars, I can't remember how many times we died lol. Every time we just tried to make it into the back of the 18 wheeler to get that upgraded!
I don't know if games like Pong or the Atari Asteroid games count but at least I've succeeded in dating myself--so there's that. Then there were the educational games like Oregon Trail and the ever so popular Donkey Kong. After a very long hiatus, last summer/fall I upgraded my PC in a major way, and went all-in -- at least for me. I ended up purchasing an RTX-2080 graphics card which came with two games: Control and Wolfenstein: Youngblood. I felt obliged to give them both a whirl. After mastering both of those games (insert long, and sustained wink, here), I then purchased Disco Elysium and Outer Wilds. Outer Wilds was a great game but introduced me to one of the frustrations that can occur when I was near finishing and my progress settings disappeared--sigh.
In summary, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I actually enjoyed gaming. I always had imagined it was not for me but I quickly got hooked--even at my not so young age.
My cousin introduced me to the world of gaming. I didn't own a PC at the time and he had a pentium 1 computer. I played "Dangerous Dave" and got instantly hooked. i was very little and couldn't get pass lvl 4. Later I played games like Pac man, Hercules and project IGI on my friend's computer. IGI was very popular at the time and i was obsessed. since then i've played many games over many years. I am thankful to my cousin for introducing me to the world of gaming.