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Tetris

Developer: Alexey Pajitnov [Алексе́й Па́житнов]
1986
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2,118 Ratings / 5 Reviews
#222 All-time
#1 for 1986
The original edition of Tetris. Players must guide randomly selected tetromino-shaped blocks called "Tetriminos" down a matrix and form complete horizontal lines to keep the blocks from piling to the top.
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One of the only objectively perfect games in existence since it's just a simple puzzle with a closed system. Tetris is beautiful philosophically and ideologically. The only foe you have here is your own lack of imagination and its almost zen-like quality makes it a standard for hardcore and wide audiences alike. Who would've thought Soviet's best export of the Orwellian 1984 would be a video game to resonate with generations?

My favourite versions to play are the DOS one and the NES one which has a magical chiptune rendition of The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. I never was one of those Gameboy people.
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Now don't get me wrong, I do like me some Tetris. One of the most iconic falling object puzzle games for a reason. But other than nostalgia, why would you ever play this version of it? As a game, this is honestly one of the most barebones games ever. If the main Tetris mode doesn't appeal to you after some time, then this game has absolutely nothing else to offer. There are way, way better versions of playing Tetris now especially if you want to play Tetris alone. I heard Tetris Effect [テトリス エフェクト] and Puyo Puyo Tetris [ぷよぷよテトリス] are some of the most definitive ways to play it and I don't even think I need to mention why Tetris 99 is so good as a multiplayer Tetris experience.
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Who hasn't played a version of this iconic game yet? It has one of the simplest formulas possible of stacking boxes in a way where they're destroyed should they filled up an entire column on the screen. Apparently, there are versions of this game with an end goal, however I always found this to be the ultimate time waster like bejewelled as the game naturally gets tougher the longer you play it due to how much faster the bricks fall in each stage.
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Neat game :)

For what is just a rudimentary action-puzzle game made in some russian basement as a side project, it really, really works at keeping me hooked. I always wanna play one more game, trying to stack the pieces differently from last time in hopes I can get a better score.

To me, Tetris sets the standard for what's considered "fun" in videogames. If your videogame isn't as fun as Tetris, you need take a step back and rework on the fundamentals.
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If we were to rank the greatest games of all time based on their desired accomplishments and objectives, Tetris would probably hold the #1 spot. Unlike most games of its era, Tetris has never failed the test of time and will undoubtedly continue to thrive on numerous platforms.
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Tetris is the purest intersection between art, play, and geometry. Even though games like Resident Evil 4, Mario 64 and We Love Katamari top my games list, Tetris is one of those unspoken things where it's almost moot to bring it up.
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  • cringeybabey 2023-09-25 02:36:28.232451+00
    fascinating competitive scene [2] I've been completely addicted to watching competitive tetris for like the past 3 months
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  • Aysenthesys 2023-11-01 17:16:12.521019+00
    Absolutely timeless and endlessly replayable. I really do suck, though. Better get off this game before I get too addicted.
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  • EJ_082887 2023-11-30 13:18:10.835777+00
    So over Thanksgiving weekend. My six year old nephew was showing me his Switch, and he played the original GameBoy version of Tetris. Just playing that game, never once commented on the graphics. He had fun playing that game! He even prefer music “Type-C”. Do me that is a testament on how timeless that game is and I think at the end of the day, its a perfect game!
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  • renegadexavier06 2024-01-20 12:00:10.495746+00
    Congratulations on that 13-year old kid! He's got bragging rights for life as the kid who beat Tetris.
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    • 666LILGILGAMESH666 2024-02-21 20:53:05.094623+00
      lost his dad about a week before christmas too. kids a legend.
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  • fleshtache 2024-04-14 09:05:09.668429+00
    I'm terrible at this
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  • INoLuv 2024-05-12 22:12:47.999335+00
    I will never be able to play this game, i would have an heart attack if i was obligated to even beat or get a high score
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