November is a month full of celebrations! It’s known as the month for growing beards, football, Black Friday, and eating-til-you-drop on Thanksgiving!

 I want to present a series of games I am thankful for.

Super Mario World (SNES) / 1990


I definitely have to be thankful for getting a SNES on Christmas of 91′ and getting to play this as my very first video game. Til this day, I still own my original SNES and copy of Super Mario World. I’ll always find joy playing as my two favorite plumbers.

Halo 2 (Xbox) / 2004


I was introduced to the multiplayer world by a friend in high school. What makes me thankful for this series is having great memories of getting together with friends and staying up late at night playing matches together. This game is very sentimental because I’ve fallen in love with its great story and characters. Master Chief has become one of my heroes I admire; Even the sound of the Halo soundtrack can spark some excitement! Playing Halo gave me a drive of wanting to be a better gamer and improve my gaming skills.

Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets (PC) / 2002

Just to give my list a little variety – Til this day I will still play this game out of nowhere! My obsession for the Harry Potter series was at its prime when I was in middle school/leading into high school. I remember buying this game and downloading it onto my PC; I seriously felt like I was inside the Harry Potter world. I think I can honestly say I’ve beaten the game about 20 times by now. The soundtrack isn’t too bad, either!

Resident Evil 4 (GameCube) / 2005


This game was my first dive into playing something scary. I remember having to pause the game because every sound was startling me! Eventually, after a few tries, I was able to get comfortable with playing the game. This game sparked my interest into playing games in the horror genre.

All these games have a special place in my heart! It’s funny how whether the game you love is known to be really awesome or terribly bad, but you still love it and are thankful for its creation! Which games are you thankful for?