Game Informer has revealed their top 200 games of all time, across all platforms, including titles from this generation.
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.
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.
lol @ WoW and CoD4 in the top 20.
Half-Life's at 29.
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.
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.
Does anyone see Psychonauts on the list? It will always be number one in my book :D
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)...um...huh? Did I miss a non expansion GTA game this year or something?
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.
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.
56. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3, 2009) > 107. Gears of War (360, 2006)
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.
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.
GTA 4 shouldn't have even been in the top 200 let alone the top 100
over Final Fantasy VII? PFFFT. fail.
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 :)
191 metal gear solid 3 THE LIST IS A FAIL ! 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
"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.
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.
modern warfare in top 20?????? WTF?!?!?!
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: Gunvalkyrie! At least they included Okami. They got one right.
Excluding Banjo Kazooie makes this list an automatic fail.
COD4 above: Final Fantasy VII Resident Evil 4 MGS Ocarina of Time Symphony of the Night God of War Bioshock Half Life Goldeneye 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 Windwaker MGS4 (and Gears of War is right above it, I fail to see the logic) LittleBigPlanet Infamous MGS3 (191 is waaaaaay too low!!!) Fail list if I do say so myself.
Oh yeah! Deus Ex at the place 48. and that's all I care!
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.
Deus Ex the game of all time @ 46? List = fail
The game that made me fall in love w/ PC gaming.
no killzone on that list btw
No Halo 3 either.
"no killzone on that list btw" Forza wasn't listed either, but "The Real Driving Simulator" Gran Turismo was :) http://youremgn.com/home/im...
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..
lmao jack bot got owned.
It's awesome how Tetris beat out every single game on the current market. I still play it on my phone!
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!
No Haze, S.O.C.O.M: Confrontation, Resistance, Heavenly Sword either.
i stop read in : 187. Infamous (PS3, 2009) 191. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2, 2004) fail list is fail..
infamous is great, but better than MSG3? I don't think so.
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.
Interesting that Jak 3 is there. I personally think that 3 is the weakest of the series. Jak 2's the best for me.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your avatar made me think of how much sly cooper should be on this list
So true. So true. Sucker Punch is so under appreciated.
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 :)
Borderlands before lbp yeah right.
Call of Duty 4 above Final Fantasy VII and Metal Gear Solid??? Halo over Deus Ex??? Metal Gear Solid 2 over Metal Gear Solid 3 and 4??? I call Bullsh*t!!!!
It seems like they chose the games which they "liked" without any regard to their impact on the industry. Half-life 1 should be before Half-life 2 if it was based on impact. Also, Pong should be #1. A list of games which a few journalists liked is pretty useless.
Yh HL 1&2 should trade places and Deus Ex and System Shock 2 should AT LEAST be in the top 25.
14. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PS3/360/PC, 2007) 32. GoldenEye 007 (N64, 1997) ^ those numbers should be switched and where's perfect dark on the list????
There is not one title from the Tales series on that list. Do they live under a rock? Edit: And no Valkyria Chronicles or Demon's Souls?
Eternal Darkness deserves a higher spot. It's in my personal top ten.
No Lunar? Meh. Then again these are always very opinionated, so I can care less. My top 200 could be radically different.
There is no real right answer, though there is popular consensus and general agreements. Here are my top games in no order: -Shadow of the Colossus (PS2) -Dark Cloud 2 (PS2) -GTA III-San Andreas (SA being my favorite) -Jak 2 (PS2) -Resident Evil 4 (PS2) -Smackdown Here Comes The Pain (PS2) -Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 (PS2) -Power Stone 2 (DC) -Sonic Adventure 2 (DC) -Pokemon Gold (GBC) -Pokemon Yellow (GB) -Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (GBC) -Wario Land 3 (GBC) -Halo Combat Evolved (PC) -Modern Warfare 2 (PS3) -Call of Duty 4 (PS3) -Uncharted 2 (PS3) -Crazy Taxi 2 (DC) I'm sure I am missing some. Unfortunately I haven't played some of the really beloved titles like Ocarina of Time, or Half Life, but those games have been some of my best experiences ever.
The PC version of Halo? Wow, I remember that playing horribly, nasty port.
I never owned an Xbox. Besides, the PC version was great. If the Xbox version was better (which it was) I can't imagine how much fun I would have. Halo was such a revolutionary game for online console games. One of the most fun I've had in a Multiplayer game. CTF was so freaking intense. I still wish I had bought a 360 for Halo 3, but I'm satisfied with my PS3... But one day, I'll play Halo again.
a PC influenced list for a change.....good to see
I think shadow of the colossus and ico should be there and yakuza 1,2 and shenmue 1,2 for games of all time if u have not played these games then your missing out on some amazing games of all time
55. Ico (PS2, 2001) 84. Shadow of the Colossus (PS2, 2005) they are there
Wow 2 amazing games are at the way bottom of the list: 199. Tactics Ogre (PS, 1997) 200. Beyond Good and Evil (PS2/Xbox/GameCube, 2003) They both need to be moved up Tactics Ogre is pretty much the best Strategy RPG I have ever played (Final Fantasy Tactics also) Where is Brave Fencer Musashi for PS1?
Gears higher than MGS4? Just no.
30. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivious (360/PC, 2006) this made me chuckle. on topic though, this is a questionable list. i know at least 2 games that should have made the cut: Folklore, and Valkyria Chronicles. both are unjustifiably overlooked. Golden Sun and Paper Mario should have at least cracked the top 200 as well
Golden Sun isn't on there!?!?!? GAHHHHHHH
no need for halo 3 when halo 2 is on there :P losers
just give up man.
you have a sad life..
Even though Halo 3 is the one that "OWNZZ ALL TEH PS3 EXCLUSIVS!!11!!" because of it's (very short-lived) record-breaking 4 million in one day? So.... looks like sales really aren't everything. And btw... you're proud that an original Xbox game beat out the biggest 360 title ever? The Original Xbox itself was considered a flop, and IT'S game did better than the 360's! Listen to yourself when you post these things, man!