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The Top 10 Best Games Of All Time

360 Magazine: Best game ever? Best game of all time? Here's our rundown of the top 10... a list that has caused actual fisticuffs here at 360 Magazine. (3DS, PC, PS3, Retro, Wii, Xbox 360)

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Dailynch  +   1528d ago
I don't know about some of these. What about any of the Uncharted games!
Al80  +   1528d ago
It's an Xbox 360 site, so I guess they weren't allowed!
jimmins  +   1528d ago
The list starts with MGS on PS1, soooooooooo...
blaaah  +   1528d ago
The only game that deserves the top spot on such a list is Super Mario Bros considering that it was a masterpiece of its time and what it did for the industry as a whole.

HL2 is definitely a top 10er though.. I would personally rank the games as:

1. Super Mario Bros
2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
3. Super Metroid
4. Super Mario Galaxy 2
5. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
6. Chrono Trigger
7. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
8. Super Mario 64
9. StarCraft II Wings of Liberty
10. Half Life 2
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arjman  +   1528d ago
Obvious Ninty fanboy is obvious
_Aarix_  +   1527d ago
Uncharted is not the greatest game in the world.
showtimefolks  +   1527d ago
Half life
Uncharted 2
MGS Snake Eater
Mass effect series

GTA 4 should not be on this list what so ever. it's a good game but not top 10 material
Dee_91  +   1527d ago

lets see how many of you get that joke
morganfell  +   1527d ago
No System Shock 1 or 2 invalidates the list. No Starcraft 1 means they were not thinking when they wrote the piece.

Half Life 1. Period.

The inexperience of the writer is obvious.
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chainer3000  +   1527d ago

Darrius Cole  +   1527d ago
Portal 2, Syrim, GTA IV, better than MGS...No Way in hell.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1527d ago
You could try to make your Nintendo bias less obvious by being more reasonable.

SMB1 is not the best game ever(of it's time). Doing something first doesn't mean it was done best.
SMB3 is from the same generation and destroys SMB1 on every single aspect. Level design, visuals, music, gameplay/power ups, etc.

@ _Aarix_
And neither is your game of choice.
I wouldn't put HL2 as #1 since I found it unappealing and the main character quite boring.

Then again, all of these "Top 10 Best" lists are entirely subjective in the first place, with varying personal tastes and opinions.
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guitarded77  +   1527d ago
Here's my list

1. Subjective pick
2. Subjective pick
3. Subjective pick
4. Subjective pick
5. Subjective pick
6. Subjective pick
7. Subjective pick
8. Subjective pick
9. Subjective pick
10. Subjective pick

Wow!!! It's exactly the same as everyone else's list.
Blaine  +   1527d ago

detroit2cali  +   1527d ago
When i saw the GTA IV pic instead of GTA SA I knew this list would suck.

chappelle show >
Fylus  +   1527d ago
1. Overseer
2. Overseer
3. Overseer
4. Overseer
5. Overseer
Danteh  +   1527d ago
My list:

10. Bioshock
9. Pokemon R/B/Y
8. Devil May Cry
7. Uncharted 2
6. Final Fantasy X
5. Super Mario Bros 3
4. God of War II
3. Little Big Planet
2. Metal Gear Solid 4
1. Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Kurt Russell  +   1527d ago
Not a top 10 list but a list of games better than the articles, in no particular order

- Shenmue
- Street Fighter 2 Turbo
- Killer Intinct
- Syndicate
- Conkers Bad Fur Day
- Monkey Island
- System Shock
- Half Life
- Silent Hill 2
- Bolder Dash

Subjective list is subjective.
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Sub4Dis  +   1527d ago
typical childish response, AI80. completely expect.

the missing title that really surprised me is Starcraft.

Half-Life 2 absolutely belongs at number one.

also, Portal 1 is infinitely better than Portal 2.

As for the people talkin about Uncharted...come on. the game doesn't do a single unique thing. it also doesn't have original characters, set pieces, combat, dialogue, etc... Uncharted 1 was a very charming game that was entertaining...but the next 2 installments ruined it for me.

I could see myself playing Uncharted 1 once a year til i played UC 2...then i just lost interest in the formulaic gameplay.

notice there are NO fanboys here crying about Halo not being on the list...just saying.

EDIT: no Goldeneye 64? :( it's probably the game that defined a generation of gamers...but whatever. "Opinions are like assholes...everybody's got one, but don't nobody want to admit it."
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DragonKnight  +   1526d ago
My top 10 list.

*insert 10 games here*

In my opinion, we are so lucky to be able to have such an entertaining pastime with literally thousands of options that not only is it impossible to make a universally agreed upon list of only 10, but it's also pointless as there are just too many games and too many different opinions.

That feel you get when play...
Al80  +   1525d ago
"typical childish response, Al80"

Have you ever worked for a single-format magazine or website? Because I have, and if I'd have attempted to place an exclusive game from a rival console in a list like this, I'd have been shown the door.

Just sayin
Hanif-876  +   1528d ago
Nope, GTA IV should of been first. I know that some people will disagree but everyone have their different preferences in games i tend to just go for the ones that aim to be realistic. In fact, my friend brought over MW3 to my house yesterday because i had a couple of friends over and i strictly told him not to use my profile to play that crap in which he did (motherF&cker ). I'm more of a Battlefield 3 guy in fact its the only FPS that i play. Why, you ask? because just like my statement above its just a grown man's game bullet drop, realistic gun recoil, tactical approach to win (team work), dynamic audio, best looking FPS animations, best FPS graphics and just an all out warfare with tanks, jets, apache etc.
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Laxman  +   1527d ago
Thats taking it a bit far isnt it? Having the game played on your profile isnt going to hurt anyone is it? Seriously dude... thats just stupid.
cpayne93  +   1527d ago
"I know that some people will disagree but everyone have their different preferences in games i tend to just go for the ones that aim to be realistic."

Kratos is your avatar...and he ain't realistic.
Personally, I think there is more room for creativity in unrealistic games, so I tend to like them better. In a realistic shooter, you know what the guns, enviroments, characters etc will all be like, in a sci fi shooter something can suprise you.

That doesn't mean unrealistic>realistic every time of course, depends on the implementation. Just my opinion of course.
Hanif-876  +   1527d ago
I don't want all my PSN friends sending me invites for that game. I'll never buy a Call of Duty game until they stop selling the same game since COD4 which i really liked at the time. However, its been the same game with new maps ever since then. Also, since i bought Battlefield Bad Company 2 and how amazing it was and still is with all the destruction and whatnot, i'm kinda spoiled and won't settle for anything less.
JoySticksFTW  +   1527d ago
I don't know about GTAIV

It's even the best GTA
JoySticksFTW  +   1527d ago
Man, I just saw what I typed

Meant to say GTAIV is NOT even the best in the series. How can it be on the greatest of all time list?
meetajhu  +   1527d ago
Top 10 Worst Gaming Sites of All Time
The_Devil_Hunter  +   1527d ago
Hahaha nice!
Big_Dom  +   1527d ago
This site is a candidate.
Pikajew  +   1527d ago
Uncharted is a great series but not the best of all time, there are a lot better games
The_Devil_Hunter  +   1527d ago
Its definitely good but Uncharted 3 and 2 are among my favorite games of all time, while I still think the series is too young to be considered a top ten series. Its at no way a top series to some....yet..
andibandit  +   1527d ago
You are right, no doubt that uncharted3 is one of the best games out there at this moment, but this list is "All time" and i dont see uncharted on that one.

I would've liked to see baldurs gate 2 up there.
Sub4Dis  +   1527d ago
i think the more intelligent statement would have been "people that obsessively share their opinions about uncharted (and feel the need to mention it on EVERY article) are too young to think critically or to have experienced enough games to give an objective opinion.
SnotyTheRocket  +   1527d ago
Exactly what I was thinking. I was like UNCHARTED 2, Y U NO ON
Sub4Dis  +   1527d ago
Funny, cuz what i was thinking was "how many sony fanboys would feel the desperate need to shower unwarranted praise on uncharted as a result of it justifiably not being included in a top 10 list."
SnotyTheRocket  +   1525d ago
Ha ha ha, funny guy. If you played it (probably have) then you KNOW it's deserves a spot, so don't go calling me a fanboy just for saying a well deserving game should be on the list.
TradingWarStories  +   1527d ago
@dmarc haha i got that! btw isn't it dylon?
Justsayin  +   1527d ago
No GOLDEN EYE(N64)? Weak!
Tanir  +   1527d ago
um half life 2 and portal def shouldnt be on that list wtf
SnotyTheRocket  +   1525d ago
Is that a joke? I can't tell.
xflo360  +   1527d ago
Here are my top10 games...

1. Tomb raider ( Saturn, ps1 )
2. Metroid prime ( GC )
3. Nights into dreams ( Saturn )
4. Uncharted 2 ( ps3 )
5. Final fantasy 7 ( ps1 )
6. Mario 64 ( n64 )
7. Shenmue ( dreamcast )
8. Gran turismo 2 ( ps1 )
9. Zelda windwaker ( GC )
10. Metal gear solid ( ps1 )
Biglet  +   1528d ago
Half-Life over HL2 any day. I appreciate the use of Havok physics but that wasn't Valve's proprietary technology, whereas Half-Life brought us seamless level design that is a hallmark of intelligent shooters today.
lastdual  +   1527d ago
I agree that HL1 had a bigger impact on the industry, although I seem to have an easier time relplayng HL2 (and Episode 2) today. Black Mesa was awesome, but the alien world of HL1's end game was less so.

At least there's a Thief game on the list! I really want to commend the guy for that, but being a diehard Thief fan, it pains me to see Deadly Shadows listed instead of Thief 1 or 2...
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Al80  +   1528d ago
"The list starts with MGS on PS1, soooooooooo... "

It's quite different to big up something that's available on a current machine though
DonaldBeck  +   1528d ago
metal gear solid 1

demons souls

uncharted 2

shadow of the colossus

mario brothers

legend of zelda, ocarina of time.
andibandit  +   1527d ago
judging from your list you cant be more than 16 years old.
caseh  +   1528d ago
Urrrgh, GTA4?

GTA 3 was much better as was Vice City.

the list is also missing one of the following:

A Final Fantasy game
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Fishy Fingers  +   1528d ago
LOL... Nice edit just as I was replaying..

"Needs a Mario game... A Zelda game"

Commented before reading huh. That GTAIV pic must of got to you ;)
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caseh  +   1528d ago
lmao kinda, I breezed through the list but I was thinking of mario kart, mario bros and zelda link to the past were missing then double checked and saw there were one or two games from the N64. :)

I'd still put Mario kart and Zelda 3 in there myself though, and probably FF3 :D
Venox2008  +   1527d ago
GTA4 :D GTA4 is booooooooooooooooooooooooring and slow :)
Brownghost  +   1527d ago
Needs FF7
cyguration  +   1527d ago
Try playing Vice City again....nostalgia is sometimes best kept in memory.

I, much like you, went back to play GTA Vice City because of all the "fun times" I had with the game but after playing GTA IV it's nearly impossible to play Vice City again...the car physics are crazy bad and the mechanics are dreadful.

At the time of its release, Vice City was great. But after experiencing Euphoria and more advanced vehicle physics and gunplay it's impossible for me to play the older GTA games now.
Fishy Fingers  +   1528d ago
Some good choices in there, of course, in my opinion, some pretty poor ones also. But then it isnt my list so meh.
jthamind  +   1528d ago
GTAIV, Skyrim and Portal 2 on a best game ever list? is this a joke?
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caseh  +   1528d ago
Notice how only one or two games (Thief and DOTT) preceed the N64 as the oldest platform the game appeared on.

I wouldn't take it personal, how the creator of the list failed to mention even a single SNES game says to me he's probably 15 if that. :)
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frostypants  +   1527d ago
Pretty sure that Thief: Deadly Shadows was post N64 era. The original Thief is older, though.
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Big_Dom  +   1527d ago
Well that just sums up this site, sites like it, and writers of opinion related lists like this, as it usually shows up their age (usually about 15) and their cluelessnes of the gaming industry in general. Gaming just doesn't exist beyond either the PS3 or PS3/Xbox era to them, hence the absolutely ridiculous crying when any of the Uncharted series, Killzone, or Halo series get omitted. Those games wouldn't be anywhere near my list if I were to make one, especially KZ and Uncharted. They've done absolutely nothing new to bring the industry forward. Anyone who wants to argue with that can disagree away. I know there should be a good few.

Oh, and as good as Skyrim is, and it is a masterpiece of a game, it should not be on a list of the top 10 games of all time. There are much more games that are more important and not necessarily better.
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Captain Qwark 9  +   1528d ago

2. things don't have to be old to be considered some of the best. example, dark souls

my list now.....

1. MGS for PS1
2. Super Mario 3
3. River City Ransom
4. Castlevania SOTN
5. Mass effect
6. Star wars KOTOR
7. Morrowind
8. Skyrim
9. Dark Souls
10. Chrono Cross

not really in order and im sure there are some that are missing but thats my top ten off the top of my head
TABSF  +   1528d ago
Its all subjective

I would say its hard to find a 10 top, played to many great games over the years.
bozebo  +   1527d ago
this ^
majiebeast  +   1528d ago
Where is super metroid what a shitty list.
spacedelete  +   1528d ago
One of the worst best game lists ever even worse than IGN's best game ever lists.

here is what it should be like.

GTA San Andreas
MGS3 Snake Eater
Zelda Wind Waker
Resident Evil 4
Super Mario 64
Super Mario Galaxy 2
GTA Vice City
Call of Duty 4
God of War 2

To be honest most of the best games I've ever played were on PS2 so yeah. Nice try 360 site.
Hudahudahuda  +   1527d ago
We have very similer taste. As a matter of fact, id only take out galaxy 2 and cod 4 and replace them with sonic 2 and demons souls.
tigertron  +   1528d ago
I was actually half way through making my own list, when it occurred to me that this is all opinion based - so there is no right and wrong answer. No one will ever be able to tell you what the best games of all time are.

Whatever you put as your top 10, you're going to get agrees, but a butt load of disagrees.
spacedelete  +   1528d ago
but there are some games which you cannot deny were fantastic. look at Super Mario Galaxy 2. who is a gamer and doesn't like that ?
Studio-YaMi  +   1527d ago
I'm a gamer and I love it !
(finished it too and got all the green stars :D !)

BUT that doesn't mean that there aren't other gamers who don't like platforming genre or just hate Mario's character or dislikes the cartoony look of the game,you can't judge a gamer just because he doesn't like something that you like.
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cpayne93  +   1527d ago
I haven't played Mario Galaxy 2 yet, but I didn't like Galaxy 1 all that much. I felt like the controls were simplified from mario 64 and sunshine, you couldn't even dive anymore if I remember correctly, and the levels felt more linear so it kind of took away the fun of exploration the other two titles had. Of course who knows, I may just be holding on to nostalgia or something.
Studio-YaMi  +   1527d ago
Do we really need these kind of posts here on N4G ? I mean seriously I can put "ET" as (MY) best game of all time and no one can say I can't because that's (MY) opinion !

So these "lists" have nothing to give to gamers but someone's opinion on what games (HE/SHE)likes..

Which is a waste of time,thank you :P ~
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TheOtherTheoG  +   1527d ago
I actually quite like this list, I'm playing through Thief: Deadly Shadows at the moment and it is genuinely brilliant, I'm enjoying it more than I did Chaos Theory, MGS and Blood Money. They also put Half-Life 2 first and Portal 2 in the list somewhere, which I thoroughly agree with.
solar  +   1527d ago
HL2 is in the correct spot. It truly is the best game of all time. And Portal 2 should also be on that list. Everything in that game was done perfect.
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Sizzon  +   1527d ago
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night?
Final Fantasy 7?
Silent Hill?
Uncharted 2?
Halo: Combat Evolved?
Halo 2?
ICO/Shadow of the Colossus?

Some of my picks, but that's a good list overall, but I wouldn't list GTA IV there, instead a better GTA game like Vice City, but MGS definitely deserves to be one of the best games ever made.
Siren30  +   1527d ago
My top games would include borderlands and just cause 2. Two games I almost knew nothing about until after I bought them. They turned out to be my favorite games this gen.
dorron  +   1527d ago
These lists are like asses...everybody's got their own!
LettingGo  +   1527d ago
Brownghost  +   1527d ago
Gta 4 is overrated in my opinion
DasTier  +   1527d ago
Portal 2 and gta 4 shouldn't be there, IMO should be replaced with RDR & halo CE
LettingGo  +   1527d ago

LettingGo  +   1527d ago
If we include Episode 2, then yeah...sure. Put Half-Life 2 on there. Ocarina of Time? I've never been a huge fan. Metal Gear Solid came out around the same time and people liked OoT more? Lol. Why?!?
Dantheman1  +   1527d ago
Zelda oot should be no 1 it is the best game ever made and i'm an Xbox fanboy
jjb1981  +   1527d ago
Where's ff7 and uncharted? Half life 2 is the best game of all time!
xflo360  +   1527d ago
Here are my top10 games... 1. Tomb raider ( Saturn, ps1 )
2. Metroid prime ( GC )
3. Nights into dreams ( Saturn )
4. Uncharted 2 ( ps3 )
5. Final fantasy 7 ( ps1 )
6. Mario 64 ( n64 )
7. Shenmue ( dreamcast )
8. Gran turismo 2 ( ps1 )
9. Zelda windwaker ( GC )
10. Metal gear solid ( ps1 )

Honourable mentions... Jet set radio ( dreamcast ), gta San Andreas, Ico, shadow of the collosus, crackdown, super Mario all-stars, Deus ex!
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El_Barto  +   1527d ago
3 of those are fine, but I wouldn't say any of them belong on a best of all time list.
acemonkey  +   1527d ago
some of them games are on my list...but the rest lol how did they make it in somebody top 10 list i will never know
dreamoner  +   1527d ago
Thief: Deadly Shadows was awesome tho all says prequels were better but I played deadly shadows first and it was awesome at the time. I wonder how Thief 4 is shaping up to be?..
JellyJelly  +   1527d ago
I'd have Shenmue on my list. That's for sure. And one of the early Baldurs Gate games.
TopDudeMan  +   1527d ago
Tetris? Imo I thought columns was better.
Speakersgoinghammer  +   1527d ago
Coming up with a top ten list of all time is absurd. Heck i'd have a hard time coming up with a top ten per generation.
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