Reel to Real: Favorite Video Game Franchises?

With the launch trailer released yesterday for Shadow of the Tomb Raider (See it here), several commentators brought up the evolution of the franchise over the years.

At this point, video game franchises are as vast as franchises in film. Some have continued to break the mold over and over, while some franchises just pump out installment after installment to entertain their fan bases regardless of quality. Everyone has a game series they like to play. How about it Sleuth News commentators? What are some of your favorite long-running video game franchises?