Originally posted by Ian
Because try as I might (with my own definition of Jaw dropping), I fail to see how games such as Civilisation and Settlers could be considered jaw dropping.
Jaw dropping for me, is looking/listening at something and instantly thinking "Oh my god!!, that's amazing"
If The Settlers wasn't Jaw dropping when it first came out, then I don't know what was. There's still nothing like it, and when it first came out it was miles ahead of everything else.
Another truly Jaw Dropping game was Gloom. I hadn't played any PC-based 1st person shooters at the time (except maybe Wolfenstein3D), so it was quite an amazing experience. Same with Breathless, a little while later.