110°
Submitted by LindsayBelleChambers 890d ago | opinion piece

The Soul of a Game, and Why Time Magazine’s ALL TIME 100 VIDEO GAMES Perhaps Wasn't the Best Idea

Time Magazine posted their top 100 games of all time, but is it possible to choose the best 100 and get consensus?
Me thinks no. (Culture, Industry)

Alternative Sources
Snookies12  +   891d ago
Top anything will always be relative to each individual person. That is all.
iamnsuperman  +   891d ago
Of course not unless you have the list in a revenue way. In theory they are still the 100 greatest video games because they do there job in generating the most amount of money. Having a list purely based on experience is too difficult for games and there are so many different gameplay mechanics that some love and some hate. Comparing genres is often very difficult
#2 (Edited 891d ago ) | Agree(1) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
kevnb  +   890d ago
they have to clearly define what makes them the best games, is it influence? Sales? Longevity? Or just opinion?
Hicken  +   890d ago
No, they don't. It's not like they're submitting the list as fact. They don't have to pick one criteria to judge all the games by and say "This is why these 100 are the best," because no matter which criteria you judge them by, you'll be leaving out games that are considered better than those you include.

All told, it's no less of a bad idea than all the "Top 10" lists we get around here, and I'll wager Time's list has more thought put into it than 99% of such articles.
The_Nameless_One  +   890d ago
To me what did the list in was that they included Bioshock but not System Shock 2. Granted SS2 did not have Bioshock's sales numbers but there would not be a Bioshock without System Shock 2.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
10°

Tekken 7 - New Character Gigas Officially Revealed, Available in Arcades on April 28th

6m ago - Avoidingthepuddle: Just announced on the CAPCOM TV Chokaigi niconico stream, Tekken 7's newest c... | Arcade
30°

DRIVECLUB | Preview of Dodge Charger SRT8

13m ago - More American muscle is on the way: The powerful Dodge Charger SRT8 car is coming to DRIVECLUB on... | PS4
Ad

Help Myriad get through Steam Greenlight!

Now - Myriad is a twin-stick shooter that grows more beautiful the better you play, where you build and then destroy the game space in glorious chain rea... | Promoted post
20°

Rebel Galaxy is a Pleasant Surprise from the Creators of Diablo and Torchlight | USGamer

14m ago - USGamer: It was hard to miss Rebel Galaxy at Sony's recent digital showcase. Amid the pixel art... | PC
20°

The Antics Of Superheroes Off Duty

41m ago - A lot of people have come across Hrjoe Photography‘s work- the unique still motion episodes based... | Tech
30°

Game Watcher- Grand Theft Auto V PC Review

42m ago - SimonPriest writes:- Having played and reviewed the original release for PlayStation 3 when it la... | PC