What was the first video game you remember playing?

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Dec 10, 2020
Wario on a friend's gameboy, I think
Close runner up is FF8, not knowing what it even was at the time, but thinking it was mindblowingly photo-realistic.
Or maybe Civ 2 that was installed on a 2nd hand PC we got (until one day I got the bright idea of deleting it, and losing it forever)
Feb 2, 2020
When I was a kid, I love war games or any games that has tanks on it. So the first game I played during that time was Battle City. it's a tank game where you gain upgrades by picking up stars. It also has other powerups such as extra life, shield, and instant enemy kill. This is one of the best game I played.
Jan 22, 2021
I'm an old man...I remember playing PONG and loving it. My first PC games were on a Commodore 64. I played Monkey Island, Loom early on as well.
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Aug 24, 2020
I've already answered before, it was Mario Brothers on NES but I've just saw the thread again and I figured this time I'll answer the first PC game I remember playing.

I would guess around 1993 or 1994 we went to my uncle's house for dinner and he had a brand new PC with DOS and some shareware games. The 2 I remember playing that day were Prince of Persia and Wolfenstein 3D! These are the first ones I remember playing, and a year or two later when my family got our own PC I of course promptly brought disks over to his house to copy those shareware games for myself! My uncle was the guy who got me into PC gaming, and was a source for getting a lot of my earliest PC games. One I remember from another, later visit, was Hugo's house of horrors. My cousin knew how to beat it so she showed me how to beat the entire game, and then copied the disk for me. I later got Hugo 2 and 3 , and figured out how to beat the 3rd game but I've still to this day never beaten Hugo episode 2.
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Jan 27, 2021
It was 1977 and that game was pong. But the game that started me down the road of wasting endless quarters from cutting lawns. Was Donkey Kong.
Jan 27, 2021
As I am on a PC forum... the first PC game I owned was on my green and black screen 8086 PC. Kung Fu Master.
Jan 28, 2021
Este foi o meu primeiro jogo
Jan 29, 2021
I remember playing on an orange Binatone console connected to a TV at a friends house. The only games I played were tennis and football in glorious black and white. This was in the mid 70's. My first gaming machine was a Sinclair Spectrum 48k and I would spend ages loading games on compact cassette in a tape deck. I loved Atic Atac by Ultimate Play the Game and Elite by Firebird. Keen to explore the new Elite Dangerous on PC.
Feb 7, 2021
Damn you are all so young here XD
First game: Space Quest (on MS-DOS)
First windows 95 game: Sims (it was a 800mb game, i had a 900mb HDD lol)
First windows 98 game: Battlefied 1942 (had a riva TNT 2 GPU, it wasnt enough)