There’s been a lot of discussion everywhere about this kind of stuff and I’d love it here from everyone on the forum.
Mine is probably a toss up between Hitman 2 and Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze.
Hitman 2 is easily the best stealth game I’ve ever played with tons of locations, missions, contracts, targets, etc. Every inch of the game has personality—amazing voice acting, decent story, amazing targets, fantastic music, gorgeous graphics. I love everything about it besides that it’s a little unpolished.
Tropical freeze I ended up playing when I was about 10 when it came out. Fantastic controls and graphics, off the charts level design, great difficulty/difficulty curve, charming character design, lots of collectibles and extras, and without a doubt the greatest soundtrack to any video game I’ve ever played. Just look up Wing Ding, Funky Waters, Harvest Hazards, Busted Bayou, Seashore War, Cannon Canyon, it’s all fantastic!
So those are my picks.