1. Resident Evil 2 (PS1+Gamecube)
2. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
3. Halo (XBOX)
4. Legend Of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)
5. God Of War (PS2)
6. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
7. Doom 3 (XBOX)
8. Gears Of War (PS2)
9. Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus (PSP)
10. Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
RBI Baseball (NES)
Tecmo Bowl (NES or SNES)
Decathalon (Atari 2600)
Rogue Squadron (N64)
NCAA 2004 Football (PS2)
Star Wars Battlefront (PS2)
Lego Star Wars: Complete Saga (Wii)
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (XBox 360)
Medal of Honor: Frontline (PS2)
Super Star Wars (SNES)
Contra (NES)...but only with Konami Cheat
Team Fortress 2
Mario Kart 64
Super Mario 64
Star Wars Battlefront 2
Call of Duty 4
Soul Calibur II
That was in no particular order, now here are my top 3
3. Super Smash Bros. Brawl- most addicting fighter to date.
2. Starfox 64- A fantastic, fun adventure of epic proportions.
1. Half-Life 2- I wasn't originally a fan of FPS's but this opened my eyes to what they could truly be.
I got my first job, to purchase my first NES. I bought a 360 for only Mass Effect. I only pay for one MMORPG at any given time. PC upgrades are made and planed for over 6 month periods. I have bought and traded cartridge games for profit. I have witnessed diablo II characters bought and sold with in the house I live, for over $2k. I have competed in CounterStrike tournaments for profit. I have never goldfarmed, or been personally paid for online game content, but have been involved as a 3rd party in transactions valued at several hundred dollars. If I had more disposable income, I would buy Arcade consoles.
More recently, I pre-order much wanted titles, and often spring for the collectors edition.
I try to budget myself. I usually spend between 17-25 on a game, sometimes 30... depends on the game and where I buy it. The only exceptions I make are for rare, older games that are harder to get, but I can usually find those pretty cheap 2nd hand or play them through a friend.