What's the best game you've ever played? It's a tricky question isn't it? If you're anything like us lot, you've probably racked up hundreds of hours of gameplay time across hundreds of titles. So which is the best game of all time?
No Elder Scrolls games in the top 20? No Call of Duty titles despite their popularity? No Pokemon? Although these games are not my choices either, I am surprised that not one title from any of those franchises made the top 24 listed.
Call of Duty was actully somewhere close to #30. Looks like people have better taste than we give them credit for ;P
Anyone else got a "What the... hell" reaction by seeing the Walking Dead at #2?
Don't put too much stock in it. The Toluna survey involved only 1000 people, and judging from the responses, they were only asking "gamers" in North America and they had specific choices on the survey with anything else not specified lumped into "Other". San Andreas got 119 votes, for a little over 11%. Hardly representative of the "Gaming Public". EDIT: For those who are interested in the results of this survey of the "Gaming Public" Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 119 (11.89%) The Walking Dead 102 (10.19%) The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time 72 (7.19%) Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 71 (7.09%) Batman: Arkham Asylum 43 (4.30%) Batman: Arkham City 32 (3.20%) Final Fantasy VII 29 (2.90%) Resident Evil 2 24 (2.40%) Fallout 3 23 (2.30%) Resident Evil 4 19 (1.90%) The Last Of Us 19 (1.90%) BioShock 15 (1.50%) Half-Life 2 15 (1.50%) Halo: Combat Evolved 14 (1.40%) Dead Space 13 (1.30%) Silent Hill 2 13 (1.30%) Final Fantasy VIII 10 (1.00%) Portal 2 10 (1.00%) Mass Effect 2 7 (0.70%) Max Payne 7 (0.70%) Deus Ex 6 (0.60%) Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 6 (0.60%) Shenmue II 3 (0.30%) Grim Fandango 1 (0.10%) Other, please specify 328 (32.77%)
** Resident Evil 4 19 (1.90%) The Last Of Us 19 (1.90%) ** My top 2 favorite games of all time are on the the list ...Great :) But no RDR is making me sad :(
The list's silly as f*ck. Seems to be made up of articles popular throughout last year.
Terrible, terrible, list of 'best games ever'. Yeah there are some good games on it for sure, but if your 'greatest games ever' only stretches back for just over 10 years, instead of the last 40 years and doesn't even list games from home computers either, as all of them console release titles, then its a waste of time.
@SaveFerris, I wouldn't put too much stock in it. Did anyone here know about this poll before the results were announced? And on a personal note, since that poll seems to be more someone else's opinion than a public sampling, Vice City > San Andreas.
It was a public survey using Toluna.
Doesn't alter the fact plenty of people - the majority of the gaming public, did not vote.
The survey was targetted at gamers... No survey will ever be able to get EVERYONE involved.
gta sa needs a complete remake so does vice city. or atleast a hd remaster
I would say only vice city needs s remake. SA is not interesting enough.
System Shock 2? Planescape Torment? Red Dead Redemption? Chrono Trigger? Fallout (2? > New Vegas? >>>>>>> 3) Theif? The Elder Scrolls III? Call of Duty 4? Doom? Don't get me wrong, I love almost every game on the top 25 (except number 17) but there are def a few more I would add.
I'm surprised Socom 2 or any Mario and/or Sonic game of any type made the list as well. I want to know the age range of the voters, since the majority of the games listed were released after the late 90s.
Gta makes me proud to be scottish easily one of our major exports lol...
Second best export - the whiskey always comes first!
Indeed. I'm suprised Rockstar North hasn't made a game set in Scottland or anywhere in the EU for that matter in the past decade.
Why wasn't PS2 tagged in this?
What a list, def not a list I would come up with. Not enough classic games. Glad some gems made it though, like Max Payne for the PC and Deus Ex. Where is Quake III or Mario games? Guess getting old in a genre that started when you were a kid is getting tough.
Invalid list as COD4 MW and Pokémon Gold/Silver aren't on there. Two of the most impressive and revolutionary games for the series/genre. Grim Fandango and The Walking Dead are great games, but number 24 and 2 respectively? What a joke. Not my list so it's not big deal, but that list is very very odd.
That's the public for you....
And most likely young judging by the games that made the list. They didn't start gaming until 1996 or later.
San andreas was great at the time. Pitty it didn't age well.
@zsquaresoff. Game of the year covers one year. Games have been out for decades.
Question is, did fanboy voting prevent the last of us from being atleast in the top 5?
Would have taken fanboy voting to get it in the top 5.
By your logic that means that 270 gaming sites that awarded it game of the year were all fanboys. Am I right?
@cfc83 Agreed, TLOU is good but very overrated.
I preferred Vice City or even GTA 5 over SA.
GTA SA is GREATEST EVER! 3 huge cities with different aesthetics and cultures was magic. Also radio was amazing. Jet packs too. But most of all was that 90s feel was so strong, it jus sticks with u. Great memories
I would love a full San Andreas remaster. Imagine GTA SA with GTAV graphics.
San Andreas is the worst GTA. The characters are all idiots and unlikeable. The landscape is barren and boring. The shooting is wonky. Even the PSP ones were better.
Do I hear wrong opinions?
Lol, I know right? Blows my mind that some of us think our opinion is more valid than others. No one cares if any of you didn't like SA for whatever reason. Plenty of others did, myself included. One of the best games I've ever had the pleasure of playing.
you're mistaking them with taste
Lol what No I haven't even played The Last Of Us, but I'v seen the first 20 minutes without knowing what game it was and I couldn't take my eyes off the screen. When 'The Last Of Us' popped up, I could understand why. Surely that, with a metacritic of like 10/10 is one of the best, or halo 3? Or bigger more expansive worlds like Skyrim and Fallout. GTA san andreas surely isn't the best game of all time.
GTA V surpassed San Andreas in every way.
No it didn't
Better missions with far less tedium, much better combat in every way, more than two times the size of San Andreas with more weapons and vehicles. Better writing and far more side activities that were better designed this time. Much better combat overall No flight mission bullshit Better underwater exploration Great random encounters Meeting random strangers Doesn't waste time to get into the meat of the game's missions More combat, gameplay and choice in how to complete missions There's so much more. Sam Andreas can't compare to GTA V anymore
No Rockstar game deserves to be the best game ever made...
GTA V is technically the better game but it just didn't capture the magical feeling that San Andreas gave.
Funny I thought I was part of gaming public. I didnt vote san andreas best game of all time. Is it one of the best yeah but not the best. There is quite a few games I would but ahead of it.
Lol get the hell out of here.this list is complete baloney. Whatever public that voted doesn't know what a good game is..... The Arkham and gta games in the top 10 lol.
IT deserves it, way ahead of It's time and my #1 game. This list is pretty spot on, resident evil 2, max Payne, halo. I haven't play all the games on the list but I know the reception they got was huge. You can't argue with this list. (I'd remove vice city and put up 5) Ofc people will get mad seeing not seeing their favorite game. Anyone that say Cod deserves to be up there lose all credibility
I'm pretty sure this is made up. Where are the classic games at?
Love 2K (Rockstar) and love playing GTA5 on PS4. But I am unhappy that Rockstar has not released one game on the Vita. I would have loved to have seen San Andreas on the go.
If Sony didn't strangle the Vita at birth then the third-party developers would've still supported it after its launch.
List is alright. wait... no Super Mario Bros 3... ? NVM, list is TRASH! Halo CE is on there so I'm pretty happy. Though lack of Pokemon red/blue is a travesty. Also I agree with the first commenter that one of Oblivion/Morrowind/Skyrim deserves to be there. I donno which one. I would also be tempted to put Battlefield1942 on there.
I played gta 5 for about 3-4 months then i just didn't 'feel' the game anymore. And here i am still playing San Andreas from time to time. Grove Street for life
The top 10 for me: 1: Ocarina Of Time 2: Super Streetfighter 2 3: Super Mario Galaxy 4: Super Mario Kart 5: Super Mario World 6: Sonic The Hedgehog 1 7: The Last Of Us Remastered. 8: Shenmue 9: Goldeneye 007 10: FIFA 15
If your point was to make a personal top 10, just to prove that we all got different taste and different "top 10´s", then yeah, you are absolutely right! none of those games, you mentioned are in my top 10. You got a Bubble up and an agree from me!
Very surprised there's no Shadows of the Colossus or Super Mario Galaxy on the list. Also, while I love Dead Space, I wouldnt call it one the best 25 games of all time. My favourite game of all time is God of War 2 but if that was on the list I'd a had a stroke.
"I Want Cheats recently conducted a survey [...]." Yeah, I go there all the time. This is abolutley representative /s smh Next time, make a topic on NeoGAF and ask people there. iwantcheats... lol
I like GTA3 & Vice City way more than San Andreas. San Andreas is an excellent game though.
A few sports/wrestling games during the NES-PS2 era should always make a Top 25 list.
FF7 ironically... number 7.
But 32% said "other" which says a lot about the other games not accounted for... Seems like these "gamers" played just 1 nintendo console in their life. By the same token i couldn't have voted for san andreas simply because i've never played it, ever. So there you go.
Silly humans, we all know the greatest game of all times is solitaire.
Best GTA, yes. But not the best game ever...
Mine would be the last of us
Who did they poll? 10 year Olds just now playing their older siblings hand me down consoles. (ok Zelda ocarina of time is LEGIT) Look we all have our own opinion of greatest game ever so for me Half Life 2 Stalker and Doom are it.
Ugh, garbage voted as #1. Should've been The Last of Us.. Hell, I'd pick DNF over GTA.. Something I honestly and actually enjoyed (even at full price).
meh until you survey 20m gamers These list are irrelevant
where is RDR and MP?
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