Did your favorite video games of all time make the cut?
Poll vote results? O_o
lmao, i thought it would have been based off "records"
Well their credibility just dropped off the charts.
This is the most absurd statistic gathered by Guinness. Top video game series based on a poll of 13,000 people even when we've had tens of millions of consoles sold by each model from each company for several generations. I guess it's the same 13,000 people buying those same consoles over and over lol.
This just tarnishes the legacy/legitimacy of the Guiness World Records. The fact that Halo and COD top the list is just sad. Not to take anything away from Halo or COD, but this list should consist of both consistently qualitative series that have relatively good sales. Time, cultural impact, etc. should all play a factor too. In other words, Mario= #1.
Kind of a really bad list. Even lists made by IGN/GameSpot are much better than this, and those guys typically have some idiotic items in their lists.
Stopped reading when I saw "Guitar Hero(#4), Metal Gear(#5)".
Thats exactly where I decided to close the tab.
i stopped when Halo was number 1 on their list.
i discredited it when i read "Call of Duty - the most successful entertainment launch of all-time - boasts beautifully balanced gameplay with jaw-dropping set pieces and extensive multiplayer options." i mean i know its my own opinion and prolly not considerred fact, but no way they can say cod has a "beautifully balanced gameplay"
I wasn't so thrilled to have GH so high up, especially when Rock Band was so far down. I'd figure they'd be a lot closer to each other than they are.
lol, sad list IMO it should be: 1.Mario 2.Zelda 3.Metal Gear Solid 4.Final Fantasy 5.Gran Turismo 6.Counter-Strike 7.Pokemon 8.God of War 9.Resident Evil 10.Halo Etc
mine wud be 1. mario 2. sonic 3. final fantasy 4. halo 5. gran turismo 6. resident evil 7. call of duty 8. splinter cell 9. pro evo 10. half life
i guessed before lookin at this article that there wasnt a sony game at number1..ur kinda butt hurting in here.
If you actually think that Mario deserves the #5 place, even behind Guitar Hero, you're an idiot. Mario DEFINED an entire generation of gamers. I don't think any of the other franchises listed on their can even compare to the amount of influence Mario had, Closest thing is probably Pokemon. Halo and COD are great games, but they aren't even in league with the legendary M.
http://www.youtube.com/watc... nuff said...lol
This is the way all Guinness Records are, most of the time they'll just make up a record for something that they think is cool. The gamer's handbook is the same, nothing is taken seriously, it's kind of a joke.
Totally Agree.. Record not based on record but votes.. and votes by only 13,000 people..
No love for the blue bomber?
Yeah, this seems a little messed up. The top games should be the top selling games in proportion to the install base of the console (or PCs) at launch. In my opinion, Mario should be way up there at the top based on these factors, and while Mario may not be people's favorite game of all time, it was certainly one of the top three of all time...not just on sales but on transforming the industry.
Well I bet the votes only came from N.A. sooo I wasnt so surprised about the results....if it was probably worldwide voting it would be totally different.
but who are we to complain about the world records being voted on by the world. also im just talking out my a**
im only funny every now and then.
i logged in to give you a bubble. Your welcome ;P
Is this a joke. I am sure that mario should be one but at least Zelda is up there.
Mario should be #1 case closed. Halo and COD are great series in sales and quality for the most part, but Mario is #1. at least LoZ was up there
jus because mario bin around for ages doesnt make it the best franchise around...look at the mario games nowa days their garbage...Marios dead...stop looknig at the past were talking about the present. Halo deserves number 1 because its best franchise TODAY.
You have got to be kidding. They are talking about the franchise as a whole. And no franchise has more success than Mario. Mario is synonymous with video games. Mario has been around so long, you can't think of gaming without him. It isn't about just how the games are now, it's about the franchise as a whole. Which also makes this list a huge fail. Should be something like this in my opinion. Based on overall success, this is my top 5. 1. Mario 2. Legend of Zelda 3. Pokemon 4. Gran Turismo 5. Final Fantasy
seriously ..mario #1 for the sher amount of game sold first ..and for the gameplay through the ages on each console ...that managed to stay excellent ...
Bungie is NOT making halo games after reach. It's over. And TODAY Nintendo reported 14.7 million sales of NSMBW (only 6 months) so don't make me laugh man. :)
How can any ranking of video game series not have mario at the top? Its sold over 200 million game. Terrible terrible list. Like freaking Madden on the list means its gotta be by sales but yet again mario is in first. No sense making this list does.
I agree totally. Mario is #1. Everyone knows about Mario, even my parents who would have trouble playing a game with an Atari Joystick. A couple things stick out for me. #1 Saints Row > God of War?>???? yeah ok. Halo > GTA and MGS? Yeah right. lastly. Lego Batman is a series? Fail list is FAIL
HALO is King!
halo is most successful franchise today...everyone needs to just accept it