Gamasutra writes: "Guinness World Records revealed its reader-voted list of the "Top 50 Videogame Series" of all time, with Bungie's flagship franchise Halo taking the number one spot."
Lmoa, mega owned.
Halo eclipses all games in gaming history. Number one francise in the world. Mega ownage indeed official and confirmed world guinness record. But really everybody knows that anyways. Everyone really agress Halo comes Number 1. Even some PS3 fans already confirmed they agree Halo comes 1st in all things. Can't wait for Halo Reach. BETA IS SO FUN!!
nothin new just what everyone already knew. HALO REACH gonna b an even more of a nuclear bomb.
1. Halo (MS Xbox) 2. Call of Duty (Multiplatform) 3. The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo) 4. Guitar Hero (Multiplatform) 5. Metal Gear (PS?) 6. Super Mario Bros.(Nintendo) 7. World of Warcraft (PC) 8. Gears of War (MS Xbox) 9. Super Smash Bros.(Nintendo) 10. Grand Theft Auto (Multiplatfom) More than 13,000 readers voted for the list in an online poll hosted on the company's Gamer's Edition website between January and August 2009. The list is featured in the Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer's Edition, a variant of the popular record-keeping reference book dedicated to achievements by video games and their players. "We decided to take a different approach with this list than we did in the previous edition," says Guinness World Records gaming editor Gaz Deaves. "Instead of asking developers, industry insiders and journalists to rank their favorite titles, we approached a different kind of expert: the players themselves! We are confident that this 'top 50' more accurately reflects the tastes of the average gamer and not just the critics." OK OK OK YOU dont like Halo but damn just accept that a lot of people around you like it and that HALO IS FUN.
This is a false Bias List regardless of who wrote it, for a more precise List and a fair one go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
and that no academic institution allows it to be used as a source in any research papers right??
@ feelintheflow Yes, I do realize this, so what your saying is these numbers are all wrong yet this website is right? so, 13000 people are right yet many more are wrong? But ok I'll try to reason with this bias here. another site: http://blogs.techrepublic.c... oh ok, thats a Blog right? http://www.factmonster.com/... Looks like Nintendo is king over all. anyways my point being, Looks like the wiki is for the most part truth if ya compare the numbers here, so It's only fare to assume that the entire Wiki is true. My point is, 13000 votes does not make this article true.
What a sad and pathetic world we live it, when Halo is voted nnumber one franchise.
It is just a vote ,It is a preference for everyone to pick their best game.
True enough, I'm not really surprised that Halo got the most votes. It wouldn't have been my vote, but whatever. I suppose the people who should be most proud of this is Bungie. User voted or not, it's a pretty cool honour.
im not putting this game down, its great but lol? 13000 people? really? like saturday night live....REALLY?
You guys realize 4chan is behind this, right? We're also voting Spy Kids the best movie series ever. It's literally a joke. Lol. Morons. Nobody actually believes Halo is the best. It's alright though. Tribes did it better before Halo was ever even thought of.
This revelation is very un-surprising. *yawn* 4chan strikes again. Whoopidy doo dah.
And nothing of value was added... Hey, Master Chief! Remove helmet or GTFO!!! Also...Lego: Batman is number 47. HAHA! That's gorgeous!
(I browse 4chan once in a while, but only because I hate the place and need to remind myself how much) Also Won't everybody be disappointed when MC finally takes off the helmet and see this...
Who is 4chan?
I thought World Records had to be based of facts and proof?! Best can not be used for anything in a records book because it is an oppinion. Next records: Dominoes pizza is the best pizza. Keystone light is the best beer. George W. Bush is the best presedint of the USA!! MAKE THE STUPIDITY END!!! >.<"
Dominoes is the best delivery chain pizza...mmm... the new sauce is awesome
Best pizza? NO! Not by a long shot. Everyone knows that 'Ma & Pa' pizza places have the best pizza. Pie in the Sky in Mi-Wuk Village is home to the best pizza. http://www.yelp.com/biz/pie... http://travel.yahoo.com/p-t...
The fail is strong with this one.
Guitar Hero and FIFA are on the list.....Failure.
fifa is sick, especially these last few years. although I see your point, I think this sort of list should exclude the sort of games that have incremental releases year by year... It's just proof that this list is popularity over quality, and the fact that 90% of the games listed are from the last few years shows this. There is absolutely no argument one could make to put Halo over Half-Life (as a series). Half-Life was and continues to be groundbreaking. Episode 3 will only add to this.
16. Counter-Strike??? now that's just plain wrong that should be in the top 10 if not 5
Wait Runescape?! WTF?!
I think anyone that played games before last generation stopped reading after number 1 and 2.
Skate > Gran Turismo ! Saints Row > Diablo !! Guitar Hero > Half Life !!! lol Maybe it was a kindergarten voting ?! for 4,5 years old gamers ?!!
Exactly what I'm saying. I'll never say I'm a veteran gamer, I only recently played the original Half-Life, but I started back in the days of the NES, and that's long enough that I can tell apart the true quality experiences that stand the test of time... It's just such a complete joke that popularity almost never dictates quality, look at films; Would you really say that Titanic deserves to be higher than say Fight Club, The Matrix, Snatch? It's a good film no doubt, but not nearly as entertaining, and in the case of Fight Club and Matrix, doesn't begin to approach the deep, philosophical background... All my opinion of course, but I get very surprised when I see something like Guitar Hero or even Halo rated above Half-Life, that's just not right.
several problems: 1) the 2010 gamer edition was released 5 months ago and this site only just got round to reporting this news no lol (plus article being posted on here is over a week old) 2) some of these are individual games and not franchises lmao e.g. lego batman should be lego if we're talking about the lego games as a franchise but yeh, for a fact based list of the best franchises you could use a metacritic average for all games in a franchise (altho this is still opinionated) or based on the number of copies sold in a franchise like this list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
Not sure about best video game series, but most well known series of all time by everyone, even mothers and fathers, and grandfathers and grandmothers, and people that don't play computer games is mario(super mario bros). I'm sorry no matter how you look at it, Halo may sell well, but if you went to a random person on the street and say "what you think of masterchief?" most non-gamers would say "wtf you talking abt?" Afterall you don't have halo kart, halo party games, halo blah blah you get my drift. Mario on the otherhand is undoubtably everywhere and also he's been rocking the world since the 1980's!!! No matter what comes out! Until the Mario franchise finally meets its end, i don't think anyone can surpass it. Also, not everyone can play halo at the drop of the hat... everyone can play mario!
I mean Halo is pretty good, but when you compare it games like Half life, Counter Strike, GT, it's not even close. Gears of War shouldn't even be in the top 10. and I'm sorry, but where's the Uncharted series?
This list is full of crap... 17. Runescape 25. WWE Smackdown Vs. RAW 28. Saints Row 36. Need for Speed > 38. Gran Turismo, wtf. 46. Lego Batman
This entire list is full of fail! The people voting on this kind of worry me. Are there really people this stupid in the world?
And they are out breeding us at an astounding rate!
They should sell condoms sealed in one of these: http://cl.ly/f780845a7649bd... Then again, that'll probably just make it worse. :(
Weeelllll Done Bungie!
Halo-haters won't like this, but everybody already knows Halo is the most popular franchise in gaming right now, which is exactly why the jealous haters attack it so much....I'm impressed with Gears being right there at #8, after Gears3 I'm sure it will moving up Guinness's most favorite world records list. Did you notice besides the 3 nintendo franchises & WoW 6 of the top 10 franchises with Metal Gear Rising coming, can be played on the 360. JOY
runescape, list is invalid
Although I appreciate Halo a lot I'd probably list Super Mario Bros as #1. It has had so much influence on so many generations of gamers and never lost it's greatness.
but nevertheless still deserve to be on there. To me, I see the Halo series is similar to what Star Wars did to movie goers when it debut. Yeah Soda you are correct about that MARIO would have to be #1.
Halo > Mario? Halo > Zelda? Halo > FF? BS...
really??? lego batman? did they announce ppl should vote only on nickelodeon? nobody asked me to vote.
I Wont read every comment on this Article, I Know where It's heading, for a more accurate/Fair list point your browsers here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... Not everyone can handle the truth, There are many games that did better then Halo, Including GT and The Sims.
is that list completely inaccurate, but it's also best selling and not best. it says halo 3 is 8.1 mil on 360 when it's actually closer to 11. it says mw2 sold 7.5 mil when it's closer to 10. if those numbers are that far off, i'm sure the rest of are just as off.
There are some games that are not even worth to mention. I asume this list is maded by a kiddies. Or at least a lot of kiddies voted.
maybe my numbers are off but didn't mario kart wii or new super mario alone pretty much outsell the entire halo series combined?
No one here remembers that this same list was posted on N4G a month or so ago?
Might have something to do with 9million sales, and in turn a little more to do with marketing of Halo, than the game itself. As we know it as a franchise has also been marketed the best, of any console game by quite a long mile, and I think that has a lot to do with sales, and in turn popularity. Either way, this was obviously targed at a very biased demographic, else super mario, pokemon, or gran turismo would easily take the title. God knows how Halo did, in all honesty.
this is so OLD
Halo and call of duty suck don't care about this retarted list halo number one lmao.
i don`t know about you guys, but to me as a gamer the list seemed fu**ed up i gues cod, guitar hero and halo got the top spot because they were marketed more than other series, as a quality franchise more than 2 thirds of the other franchises surpass those 3
Guiness needs to lay off the guiness, lol! Beyond that, it's just a dumb list, period. Skate is on there but Tony Hawk isn't? Two soccer games? Really? Lego Batman > Batman Arkham Asylum? Tom Clancy's? Tom Clancy's what exactly...Splinter Cell? Rainbow Six? Hawx, lol? Smackdown VS Raw? Did I read that right? Hornswaggle > Akuma?
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