What are some of the best computer games of all time?

Controlling someone else's life on screen was very addictive. We spent hours with our Sims flirting, getting promotions, having kids, and throwing temper tantrums.

The Sims

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We stopped our wagons, headed west, prospecting, and saw what happened as members of our "family" developed dysentery and other ailments.

The Oregon Trail

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Avoid the hidden mines, survive the game. A simple concept, but one that caused a lot of on-screen explosions - and hours wasted clicking on the screen.

Minesweeper

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This was the Microsoft game we used to hone our slalom skills before the age of 10. The disgusting snowman dashed our dreams.

SkiFree

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The Cool Math Lemonade Stand turns kids into business owners. The game that you can still play today.

Lemonade Stand

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Hitting little silver balls in this computer version has never been compared to any real-life pinball game.

3D Pinball Space Cadet

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A day spent playing roller coaster tycoon wasn't as much fun as we used to convince our parents to take us to the real amusement park, but it came pretty close.

Roller Coaster Tycoon

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You can't compete with a game that's all about world domination. Kingdom building, fighting evil raiders, creating armies: Age of Empires all aired Game of Thrones before the HBO show even existed.

Age of Empires

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Frogger is an arcade classic for a reason. It wasn't hard for our frogs to get crooked (we can't even count how many times they hit trucks).

Frogger

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Before there was texting, there was typing, and Mavis was our go-to gal. Call us geeks, but he taught us to command a keyboard like no other, and we loved him for that.

Mavis Beacon

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