We took a look at all of the games that GI's staff enjoyed. The results were strange--but undeniably satisfying.
I am glad this is just the writers. The editors will probably have a more refined taste! :)
top 20 games of all time in OUR opinion FIXED
21st century overload
An incredibly generic list.
PSHHHHHHHH. We all know how an editors list would go down. It would look like a hipster got a hold of it. "Ummm, I would put Katamari on there, but it was too mainstream."
Halo 2 over MGS4??? FAIL!
Half Life 2 still the greatest game ever! Legend of Zelda Ocarina of time Elder Scrolls III Morrowind Deus Ex Goldeneye 007 Doom Metal Gear Solid ICO Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Counter Strike Final Fantasy VII Street Fighter 2 Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec Starcraft Diablo II Super Mario 64/Super Mario Galaxy Sonic The Hedgehog John Madden Football Red Dead Redemption STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl The Witcher 2 Gaiares Silent Hill 2 Civilization IV Uncharted 2 Arma II Pong
WOW no uncharted? and modern warfare over battlefield?
the list was pretty good imo all the games were ether near perfection or left a mark on the future of games also bioshock is a game every gamer needs to try out, not everyone will like it but for those who do its awesome?
No Max Paynes, Uncharted 2, God of Wars, MGS3, LittleBigPlanet, Half Life 1, Deus Ex, Gran Turismo 3, Quake 2, Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, System Shock 2 ect.... I know everyone has the right to an opinion, but there is plenty of classic games not in this list.
@jony_dols - But there are plenty of classic games that are. You can only pack this much is a space of 20 games
Really wish I had the chance to play Okami before my fat PS3 died. Got to enjoy ICO and SotC which were epic!
It's solid, but not particularly better than other Platformers... It has a Japanese flair. As much as people deny it, that's a large part of why it sold as well as it did (not that it was a bad game)
okami wasn't a platformer O.o it was an action game in the vein of zelda
Battlefield? Uncharted? good thing you didn't have any input on this list.
shadow of the colossus.
Seriously? You're complaining, but you're not complaining about how the title is "Top 20 Games of All Time" and yet the oldest game on the list come out in 1995 (Chrono Trigger was out before 2001, as it is labeled)...? They are really showing their age... Or lack thereof.
People should stop making these lists. You're better off making a Franchise list or Game Developer list because that way, you get away with mentioning more games under one Franchise or Game Developer.
I looked over the list and quickly determined that these editors obviously are just mere console gamers. Not only are they just simple console gamers but it looks like the PS2 was their first system and somebody made them put some N64 classic titles on their. I have no problem with people opinions but if your gonna make a greatest games ever list at least do your homework PROPERLY so the list will not be foolish! Ocarina and Oblivion over HL2 i can accept that but RE4...No FN way!
i have a problem with your use of mere console gamers, so you feel superior to other gamers because they choose a different way of playing video games? your really not.
Half Life 2 had the rare ability to be emotionally deep and comedic, while maintaining a perfect balance of both. I agree, good sir.
I mean, I'm a PC gamer myself, but 'mere console gamer'? Are you really that pretentious?
when people claim greatest games ever and totally leave classics like Doom, Deus Ex, System Shock 2 The Witcher and many many others off, that's just bad. it's like "Oh lets make a greatest sports car list ever" but no Skyline's, Corvettes, or Porches are on the list. that just tosses all credibility out the window. So my point is...Who would be foolish enough to leave Deus Ex off a greatest gaming list of all time?....a mere consoler who obviously has never played it. If they would of said greatest console games of all time then heck i wouldn't care. if your a Gamer you have played every platform and know the history of video Games unlike a casual who's got an iPhone, Xbox 360 and a PS2 and think they know gaming and would rate Resident Evil 4 over Half Life 2....get out of here!
I played through both Half life 2 and Resident evil 4, and while Half life 2 was very good (imo), Resident Evil 4 is one of the best games iv'e ever played. Meaning you can prefer either. "Mere console gamers" This is why a lot of console gamers hate PC.
I agree. Lol @ PC gamers. They are completely clueless. "why don't you have Deus Ex on there! And Resident Evil 4 gimme a break!" what a bunch of bias morons. Deus Ex will remain on one list. And that list WILL be a PC ONLY list. Period. Get ur head out of your ass. Or your ass out of your moms basement.
False. They're actually mainly PC gamers, although we do have a writer dedicated entirely to Nintendo games. :)
Need to play more games...
Chrono Trigger was released in 2001? What?
No they tried to tell you when the two companies merged.
what kind of bullshit list is this. of all time and then leaves out the original Deus-Ex. and inserts halo 2 over halo 1. yeah right. the original Halo was the classic. and im sorry, but metal Gear solid 1 should be on that list somewhere. and where the hell is unreal tournament 99. seriously? of all time....this writer needs to come up with a more relevant topic to this crap list. Top 20 of my fav games ever top 20 games you should play are more suited titles to this article.
I swear I must be the only person in the world who thinks FFVII was beyond overrated. Not to mention Vice City was rather... meh. Riven, Silent Hill 3, and Alan Wake deserve spots on there more than Vice City or FFVII. IMO, of course. Also, Morrowind>Oblivion
Gears of war? what's so good about this game? There's nothing that great about it. CODMW2? over-rated piece of shit that 12 year old girls play.
You've obviously never played Gears of War...
I obviously have, I finished Gears 1 and 2 on Insane mode (Not so hard if u ask me) Don't beleive me go check my Gamertage BloodDrunkMyk Gears of war 2 was my first xbox game
You may not like gears but i love it.
Wow you've beat the game. Impressive. Even though people like Gears for the online, so your a few years late to the party.
It looks like this game was going for the most influencal/ inovative games
I would have put Chrono Cross up there instead of Chrono Trigger, but whatever, it's just a list.
I can respect this list but it should be called, "top 20 games of the last 15 years".
It's not a bad list at all, actually. I mean, there were a bit too many more recent games on the list which perhaps shouldn't have been there, and some older games that should - Resident Evil 4 and Oblivion, for example, shouldn't have been as high as they were, but still, not bad. Ah well, as IGN proved quite recently, you're never going to be able to make a 'top x games' list where everyone agrees with it.
Thanks for the laugh. Done with this now.
Too many good games. And too many people with too many different opinions. This guy just states his. That's ok. Don't pick on him because your favorite game wasn't there. And please people don't uses words like classic over here. Its a very subjective word and your word is never the final word, so live with that
I figured it would be such a list. I just had to see it and get my "smh" in.
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