Stu Horvath

Editor at Work

Email: stuhorvath@unwinnable.com
Twitter: @StuHorvath
XBL: Saint of Fools      PSN: SaintofFools

Stu Horvath is the captain of this ship of fools, contributor to Wired, former videogame critic and photo editor for the New York Daily News (review index), one-time Crispy Gamer contributor, photographer (portfolio) and general cranky bastard. He is an enthusiast of things pulpy and weird, well versed in most things geeky and obsessed with things old and abandoned. He likes hats, has presided over three weddings to date and often jokes about worshiping Cthulhu.

He also thinks that writing about himself in the third person makes him sound like a wanker.

I do enjoy lists and, in this case, I think a list of my favorite games may reveal more about my philosophy on videogames than a long and involved diatribe. Helpfully arranged into archaeological eras, but in no particular order, these games represent the ones I love most, not necessarily the ones I believe, critically, are the best or most important.

The Bronze Age (1975-1989)
Venture
Temple of Apshai Trilogy
Battle of Olympus
Transylvania
Monster Party

The Iron Age (1990-1999)
Duck Tales

Alone in the Dark
Thief: The Dark Project
Planescape: Torment
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain

The Modern Age (2000-Present)
Fable 2
Farcry 2
Neverwinter Nights
Clive Barker’s Undying
Eternal Darkness
Mass Effect 2
Castle Crashers
Assassin’s Creed 2
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
Bully