Game Informer's top 200 games of all time

Game Informer has revealed their top 200 games of all time, across all platforms, including titles from this generation.

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Valay3162d ago

Well, I know this list is going to be very controversial since people have different opinions. Personally, though, while I absolutely love Zelda, I wouldn't have put that game at number one.

Madusha3162d ago

Good list but yeah, Zelda shouldn't be at the top. I see Half Life 2 at #5 but where's Half Life 1? It was a legendary game.

Megaton3162d ago

lol @ WoW and CoD4 in the top 20.

Saaking3162d ago

I don't agree with the top 10 at all. The rest of the list is alright, but they certainly could have put more though into it.

soxfan20053162d ago (Edited 3162d ago )

As a classic coin-op fan, it is good to see Ms. Pac-man & Galaga being the top two coin op games on the list. I would have put Donkey Kong before either of those however - but that's just my opinion.

If I was stranded on an island and had to choose three games to have with me, those would be the three. Nearly 30 years old, yet they have nearly unlimited replay-ability.

Amazingly, all three classics were released in 1981. Add in Frogger, Tempest, & Centipede, and you have the greatest year in gaming history.

Seven_ate_Nine3162d ago

Does anyone see Psychonauts on the list?

It will always be number one in my book :D

ndibu3162d ago

Always good to see my favourite gaming franchise get a mention on a top 200 games list. Did anyone else notice number 98? Grand Theft Auto Vice City (PS3,360,2009) Did I miss a non expansion GTA game this year or something?

Liquid Dust3162d ago (Edited 3162d ago )

Xenogears, my favorite jrpg of all time, and one of the best games I have ever played in my opinion, is bested by its cousin Xenosaga? And doesn't even make it anywhere in the top 200?

Gah im not that upset, most of their choices seem pretty well thought out, though a few do seem out of place, im happy to see castlevania sotn, metal gear solid, bioshock, megaman 2, okami, ico, and shadow of the colossus in the top 100 at least.

Makes you remember how many amazing games there really have been in nearly 30 years time.

toaster3162d ago

I don't really think there is an "Ultimate Greatest Games List." It's opinions, depending on who makes the list. GameInformer usually can be trusted and they aren't biased at all from what I read in the magazine.

nbsmatambo3162d ago (Edited 3162d ago )

56. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3, 2009) > 107. Gears of War (360, 2006)

BWS19823162d ago (Edited 3162d ago )

and only agree with about half the choices making it into the top 200. I'd have actually put No One Lives Forever 2 and Mercenaries 1 in there somewhere, Red Alert 2/Yuri's Revenge, Serious Sam also, and MANY of the games they have in there I'd have higher or lower. Ocarina of Time would be higher, and Super Mario Bros. 3 would be higher as well. Max Payne and Far Cry 1 would be MUCH MUCH higher. And where the f*** is Perfect Dark 1???

This is a very objective concept, so it's not surprising to see the variety of views.

BWS19823162d ago

I have to have connection problems and it takes like 40 minutes to resolve it, and low and behold, I can't edit my post above: I MEANT to say "subjective" and not "objective". Stupid editing confines.

ico923162d ago

GTA 4 shouldn't have even been in the top 200 let alone the top 100

iamtehpwn3162d ago

over Final Fantasy VII?

PFFFT. fail.

Perjoss3162d ago

It's not a bad list, a little nintendo heavy but it's got a nice balance of PC and console, and i like the way they make it clear that the version of street fighter 2 they loved was the coin-op :)

Perkel3162d ago

191 metal gear solid 3


half-life 2 better than half-life ? LOL !!

30. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivious (360/PC, 2006) LOL most boring game of all the time.

i can go on and on

callahan093162d ago (Edited 3162d ago )

"30. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivious (360/PC, 2006)"

Oblivious indeed! Hahaha.

"98. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS3/360, 2009)"

Uh... What? PS3/360, 2009? I don't think so.

They also have weird listings, like Portal is not listed for PS3, but Team Fortress 2 is, although they both came out in The Orange Box for PS3.

LittleBigPlanet waaaay too low on the list, also.

SuperM3162d ago

World of Warcraft definately deserves its spot, however console gamers will never understand that.

If you have never played the game (i persume that includes most people here on N4G) then even commenting on it is laughable.

World of Warcraft is the most successful game of all time. No game or even movie is remotely close to cashing in the same amount of money that WoW is. Why is WoW so much more succesful then any other MMORPG or game for that matter? Surely they must have done something right? The truth is its because is damn good and addictive.

vhero3162d ago

modern warfare in top 20?????? WTF?!?!?!

lightningsax3162d ago (Edited 3162d ago )

WOW and CoD4 in the top 10, and Nintendo love dominates. The Nintendo stuff's always been a trend in the lists, I guess, but considering some of the not-so-goods that made the list, I think they should have included:

Demon's Souls (honestly, this should be a no-brainer!)
Dragon Age (PC, I mean, they put Baldur's Gate II in there...)
Shenmue (Forklift included)
Rez (My icon says it all)
Lumines (Tetris Attack? come on!)

And one for the "Why the hell is this on the list?" section:

At least they included Okami. They got one right.

xLordOblivionx3162d ago

Excluding Banjo Kazooie makes this list an automatic fail.

foxtheory3162d ago (Edited 3162d ago )

COD4 above:
Final Fantasy VII
Resident Evil 4
Ocarina of Time
Symphony of the Night
God of War
Half Life
so on...

Also, COD4 is at 14 and MW2 is at 181. Just thought I'd point that out.

And there are ones that are way too low:
Uncharted 2
Mass Effect
Shadow of the Colossus (84? C'mon...)
God of War 2
MGS4 (and Gears of War is right above it, I fail to see the logic)
MGS3 (191 is waaaaaay too low!!!)

Fail list if I do say so myself.

AnttiApina3162d ago

Oh yeah! Deus Ex at the place 48. and that's all I care!

Anon19743162d ago

That game was amazing. Hands down one of the most memorable games I've ever played and for sure the top adventure game of all time in my opinion.

At it's nowhere on this list. That's a gross oversight. And where are the Wing Commander games on the list? Or Elite? Hell, Impossible Mission by Epyx pretty much invented the platformer puzzle game.

Don't get me wrong. Looking at this list I don't see a single game that wasn't amazing. It just feels like there were definitely some games that fell through the cracks.

kwicksandz3162d ago

Deus Ex the game of all time @ 46?

List = fail

QUNE3161d ago

The game that made me fall in love w/ PC gaming.

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jack who3162d ago

no killzone on that list btw

Aclay3162d ago

"no killzone on that list btw"

Forza wasn't listed either, but "The Real Driving Simulator" Gran Turismo was :)

animboo3162d ago

so...whats your point..?
does it help you sleep better if some consoles game is not on the list and another is on it..
grow up man..

Saaking3162d ago

lmao jack bot got owned.

toaster3162d ago

It's awesome how Tetris beat out every single game on the current market.

I still play it on my phone!

saimcheeda3162d ago

starting fights idiot, u bots start trolling then say ps fans are annoying...grow up, oh wait u must be only 13 years old like all xbots!

Stryfeno23162d ago (Edited 3162d ago )

No Haze, S.O.C.O.M: Confrontation, Resistance, Heavenly Sword either.

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chidori6663162d ago

i stop read in :

187. Infamous (PS3, 2009)

191. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2, 2004)

fail list is fail..

Saaking3162d ago

infamous is great, but better than MSG3? I don't think so.

Mr Face Creamer3162d ago

You stopped reading at 191? There's only two hundred numbers so I don't think the "I stopped reading at" factor works here for you.

Silly droid.

Cajun Chicken3162d ago

Interesting that Jak 3 is there. I personally think that 3 is the weakest of the series. Jak 2's the best for me.

Aclay3162d ago

Yeah I agree, Jak 2 was my favorite too... I can't even remember how many times I died in that game, and I think it was that much increased difficulty that made it my favorite out of Jak 1, 2, and 3.

ReservoirDog3163162d ago

I liked 3 best. Though 1 and 2 were great. I don't know. Maybe it was that huge spider part in 2. I don't know but I thought 3 was best.

It's easily on my top 10.

xionpunk3162d ago (Edited 3162d ago )

I think Jak 2 just might be my favorite game ever, despite my unnatural love for metal gear. The First and third games were great, but Jak 2 was perfection. Glad to see at least one Jak game up there though. \

Edit: Also, Sonic the Hedgehog was pretty rad back in the day.

Liquid Dust3162d ago (Edited 3162d ago )

Jak 2 and 3 were graphicly mindblowing for me, but I can say that I went back to Jak and Daxter for many playthroughs because I just loved the whole natural/jungle precursor theme they had going and it just felt damn amazing to explore since it was so pretty/colorful.

I remember walking out of the green sages hut for the first time and looking out over the village and being able to see the incredible draw distances that had never before been done. I was blown away. The guys at Naughty Dog just make magic.

AEtherbane3162d ago

Your avatar made me think of how much sly cooper should be on this list

ReservoirDog3163162d ago

So true. So true.

Sucker Punch is so under appreciated.

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Aclay3162d ago

One thing that I do agree with in this list is that they didn't include games from this gen. in the Top 10... don't get me wrong, there's been some great game released this gen., but games from a console generation ago and more really set the groundwork for what we play today, and they really deserve to be in the Top 10.

Other thoughts:

- After taking the entire list into account, I was kind of surprised they listed God of War so high at #26.

- Definitely don't agree with GTA4 being rated higher than GTA San Andreas

- I think that either SoTC and Ico or both should've at least been in the top 50.

- MGS3 should be listed MUCH closer to MGS2.

- Very nice to see that 2 PS3 exclusives that were just released this year alone (Uncharted 2 and Infamous) made GameInformer's list.

I also think GameInformer pretty much just revealed their 2009 GOTY. Only 5 games released in 2009 made this list: Uncharted 2, Modern Warfare 2, Infamous, Borderlands, and Batman: AA... and Uncharted 2 is listed the highest out of all of them :)