Submitted by Pozzle 966d ago | opinion piece

Top 8 Games Of All-Time

What are the eight greatest games of all time? 411's Jericho Ricardi attempts to tackle this question for the ages! (BioShock, Mass Effect 2, PC, PS3, Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Wii, Xbox 360)

joab777  +   966d ago
Wow...no coments? This is a relative list but not bad imo. My list would be games that just floored me and burrowed into my brain. Its a toss up between the 1st zelda and ocarina of time. Bioshock for sure. Mass effect 1 or 2. FF7. Mario 64. Fallout 3 and possibly skyrim. I missed alot of the ps2 era so its a little biased. Uncharted 2 was pretty unbelivable too.
EeJLP-  +   965d ago
I saw it when it was pending approval, but didn't comment because these lists are too subjective. Nobody's played every single game, people prefer different genres than others, etc. So it's really impossible to make a definitive list.

There are also plenty of ways you could define greatest. Greatest for their time? Sure, then Pacman or Asteroids could be on people's lists, but are they really that good by today's standards? As good as Super Mario 64 may have been, who's really going back to play that with any regularity? My guess is not many.

As far as their list goes, I'd probably only agree with BioShock.

8th – MASS EFFECT 2 - I own it, but haven't played it yet. Mass Effect 3's demo has prevented me from putting in the ME2 disk. ME3's demo made me feel like Mass Effect is highly overrated. I'll eventually play it, but for now, I can't say how great or not great it is.

7th – MOTHER 3 - Looks horrible via YouTube. I have zero interest in this game.

6th – XENOGEARS - Again, pretty horrible in my opinion.

5th – SUPER MARIO 64 - Seems deserving of a spot.

4th – BIOSHOCK - Agreed. Loved the atmosphere.

3rd – THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: OCARINA OF TIME - Maybe good for its time, but seems overrated IMO.

2nd – SUPER METROID - Again, seems good for its time, but not all that great.

1st – CHRONO TRIGGER - Another RPG game listed.. Article maker obviously liked RPGs and Nintendo games. I personally have zero interest in the game.
BraveToaster  +   965d ago
"7th – MOTHER 3 - Looks horrible via YouTube. I have zero interest in this game.

6th – XENOGEARS - Again, pretty horrible in my opinion. "
Oh I haven't played these games but I think it's fine for me to say they're horrible because I watched a couple minutes of gameplay on youtube.
EeJLP-  +   965d ago
If I had to make a top 8, without thinking too much, I'd probably go with ones that are more modern in playability and are great overall experiences IMO.

Half-Life 2
Grand Theft Auto (pick your favorite)
Metal Gear Solid (1, or pick your favorite)
Portal 2 (or the original)
Resistance: Fall of Man (personally loved the story & gameplay)
Shadow of the Colossus
Uncharted 2 (or pick another from the franchise)

But like above and what kent said below, there's too many and it's too subjective to personal preferences and how you define best/greatest.

If you're considering of their time, you'd also have to look at old games like:
Pong, Super Mario Bros (or 3), Asteriods, Space Invaders, Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Tetris, etc.
EeJLP-  +   965d ago
"Oh I haven't played these games but I think it's fine for me to say they're horrible because I watched a couple minutes of gameplay on youtube."

If you read my first sentence, you'd see your post is useless and pointless. I said these lists are subjective. I have ZERO interest in those games I said I had no interest in, because I don't like that genre.

Yes, IMO, they look horrible as in they are very much dated and boring (IMO) turn-based battle RPGs. I also think text dialog in games is usually more of an annoyance than anything, I prefer actual speech or low amounts of text dialog, as you see I have SotC listed with its translated text and MGS with its optional text while there's actual speech.

Subjective. I disagree with most of the list. End of argument.

Also, what's wrong with watching the gameplay on youtube to see that its gameplay is something I'd have no interest in and wouldn't include on a greatest games of all time list? Do you buy every game that releases, since you apparently can't tell through videos what games you may or may not like?

"You need to physically play a game from start to finish to see what it's gameplay is like." is a poor argument. If you've played a lot of games and your eyes are in working order, it doesn't take long to make a pretty good judgment on if you'd like a game or not. Perfect example being with what I said about ME2. I haven't played it yet and am put of a bit by the ME3 demo, but I still bought and own it, because I think it will at the very least be playable, if not great as others say.

And with that, my 3 bubs are up.
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RedDead  +   965d ago
EeJLP is just a kid guys. it's not his fault he has a **** taste in gaming
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JRPGlover  +   965d ago
You guys are crazy if you think this is the height of gaming at any point in time, let alone from a 2006 game.

Hicken  +   965d ago
It's not even subjective when you say a game "looks horrible" so you're not interested. You said yourself you know almost nothing about these games. And the fact that you're basing your impression on how games from ten+ years ago "look" on youtube is pretty sad.

"Best" isn't completely subjective, either. Quality can be measured in various categories: graphics(for a game's time, anyway), music, story delivery. Gameplay, character development, amount of content, replay factor. These things can all be looked at objectively, and can be used to determine what the "best" games are.

I don't wanna say your list sucks, but... it sucks. It's too heavy on current-gen games. Hell, only two of them are from before this gen. That kinda speaks to your experience in gaming. And that you have "zero interest" in many games that are considered to be among the best is pretty damning, all by itself.

Yours is an opinion I think very few people would actually ask, when it came to games.

Just saying.

Edit: Quality is not subjective. It just isn't. And Mother 3 aside, what's the purpose of saying Xenogears "looks" bad? It's 15 years old, and widely regarded as a superb game. But it "looks" bad, so he's not interested. Sorry, but that's just stupid. You can't judge a game by its looks. Ever. I don't care when it was made. Play the damn thing.
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JRPGlover  +   965d ago
Mother 3 is from 2006, but looks and plays like a 20 year old game, Hicken. It broke no new grounds and shouldn't be considered in a top 200, let alone top 8.

Pretty sure he doesn't mean "looks" as in visually if he mentioned Pong, Tetris, and Pacman. It looks like he meant 'looks horrible' as in it looks like a horrible game to play by today's standards or at least to include in a greatest games of all time list.

Why would you think he's talking about horrible visuals if he mentioned even older games like Space invaders and Asteroids or whatever else he said?

Also, most of what you listed IS subjective. Story, music, replay value, etc. Amount of content may be the only objective, quantifiable category you mentioned.
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MysticStrummer  +   965d ago
Wow so many stupid replies to EeJLP... (A) You can get enough info about a game from a Youtube video to know whether you are interested in it or not, (B) Not agreeing with you doesn't make someone automatically a kid, and (C) Everything Hicken listed is subjective, including the amount of content because no one but the individual gamer knows if a game was too long or too short for their taste.
-Superman-  +   965d ago
Those games has bad grahpic... So no way to games of all time !!!
MrMister  +   965d ago
My Top 8 single player console games list (in no particular order, and not including my fave online games):

Breath of Fire 3 (favorite Jrpg, story)

Metal gear Solid Peace Walker (best action, story)

Advance Wars 2 (best strategy)

StarFox 64 (awesome game, story)

Zelda Ocarina of Time (Probably the best)

Skyrim (if it could get a handle on all the bugs)

Castlevania Symphony of the Night (just wow!)

Super Smash Bros Wii (for best fighting game)
kent80082007  +   966d ago
Hundreds of games are on par with those 8, if you want to make a list of greatest games of ALL TIME, make it the top 250 or so
M_Prime  +   965d ago

and it would be nice if the criteria was listed..

EX "best shooter from 1990 - 2012).. there was a article a few months back that had several categories and it picked really good games, but also had honourable mentions at the bottom because some games were really close...
MeatAbstract  +   966d ago
And this is where I once again drop to my knees, rip and claw at my shirt and cry out in despair:

PhantomTommy  +   965d ago
Then what the hell are you doing on here? Go and get your adventure on!
MeatAbstract  +   965d ago
I don't have a copy to play.

Hold on, it's on the DS. I have a DS.

That means I can...uh...that means...I can...urrmmmm...
segamon  +   966d ago
Chrono Trigger's snap shot (one of the most beautiful moments in the game) is missing Magus.. looks like some of us couldn't forgive ;-)

but those who did, they know that Magus was a significant ally to have.
humbleopinion  +   966d ago
From purely beneficial reasons I have no idea why someone would choose not to have Magus in the team. Exp points for the battle perhaps? It seems negligible considering the alternative
segamon  +   966d ago
i know a friend who took this choice on a personal level avenging Glenn and Cyrus while i chose differently.. we debated these moral choices for days, what a game it was back then :-)

lol @ disagree.
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WonderboyIII  +   964d ago
Frog or Magus. I choose Frog. He deserves to become a human again after all that loyalty.
segamon  +   963d ago
hello Brother,

i can understand this choice and i agree what Magus did was wrong but killing him at that point of the game didn't feel right either, at least to me. i believe if vengeance was completely justified they wouldn't have made it a choice of question but they would've encouraged you to it instead.

the moment was depicted perfectly, the silence during the choice, the sound of wind blowing on the top of that cliff, it was to make you think rather than to make you act.

Magus was no Sephiroth, and the story elements that unfolded later left no doubts to my choice.

i was happy to have spared Magus, not only the story changed but he was one hell of a party member too.. who knows, in the end maybe Magus did lift the curse after all the hardships they went through together :-)

what an epic game it was, we were lucky to have experienced it :-)

*my last bubble*
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grailly  +   966d ago
Mass Effect 2 is such a weird game for me, I have an enormous list of issues with, and I feel like most of them were addressed in mass effect 3, still somehow I enjoyed mass effect 2 way more than 3.
shodan74  +   966d ago
Mass Effect 2 and BioShock would definitely be on my own personal list. For me, the truly great games are ones that completely astonish the player with groundbreaking touches, and also push-forward, or even totally re-invent, their own genre. I'd definitely say Resident Evil is one of the all-time great games and - though it's almost become a cliche - FF7 would have to be up there for me too.
nepdyse  +   965d ago
Cod4 Promod(PC), Uncharted 2, Infamous 1&2, Delta Force, Kane and Lynch: Dog Days, F-22 Raptor Lightning 3(PC) and Need for Speed 2.
Rainstorm81  +   965d ago
Kane and Lynch and Uncharted in on the same list? To each his own i guess
nepdyse  +   965d ago
Well I played Kane and Lynch on my PC which is why aiming felt superior and also the movement and cover system is much more fluid in Dog Days, you can get in and out of cover, run b/w cover to cover much more quicker than UC. I also loved the gritty and grimy atmosphere of the game with the grainy filter, the whole game felt like a Michael Mann movie.
Pintheshadows  +   965d ago
Half Life 2, Freespace 2, Deus Ex, Thief, Planescape Torment, Max Payne, System Shock 2, Mass Effect.
ian72  +   965d ago
Deus Ex (original) is my all time favourite game. The other game that really impressed me was GTA:San Andreas.
Those two games are what made me love gaming so much now.
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Father Murder X  +   965d ago
didn't bother reading the article. how many of these articles do we need. It is all subjective. There is probably someone out there to thinks that Lair is the the best game ever made. Its all opinionated.
YodaCracker  +   965d ago
Mass Effect 2 seems very out of place on that list, if you ask me.
Imalwaysright  +   965d ago
Agreed. Specially because Its far from being Bioware best work. BG2, KOTOR, NWN, Planescape Torment imo are much much better games than ME2.
M_Prime  +   965d ago
ME2 was my least fave ME game personally..

I would say ME1, ME3 and finally ME2.. all subjective
EazyC  +   965d ago
The original Fallout deserves a place on it in my opinion.
OmniSlashPT  +   965d ago
Top 8 Games of All-Time =/= Top 8 of my favorite games of all time

There is not list of the best games ever, there are opinions, not facts.
leahcim  +   965d ago
1.-Super Mario 3-nes
2.-Final Fantasy VII-psx
3.-Zelda Ocarina of Time-n64
4.-Metal Gear Solid-psx
5.-Shadow of the Colossus
6.-Metal Gear Solid 4
7.-Monster Hunter 2nd
8.-Chrono Cross-Crono Trigger-psx-nes
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Tornadobounce  +   965d ago
Shit list
hennessey86  +   965d ago
my personal top 8
in no particular order

metal gear solid 2
GTA vice city
Gran Turismo 3
Alex the Kid
super mario bros
sonic 1
Halo CE
momthemeatloaf  +   965d ago
1. Call of Duty
2. Cal of Duty 2
3. Call of Duty 3
4. Call of Duty 4
5. Call of Duty world at war
6. Call of Duty MW2
7. Call of Duty Black ops
8. Call of Duty MW3
Fylus  +   965d ago
Hey disagree'ers, I'm pretty sure mom's being sarcastic^
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tigertron  +   965d ago
I was in the middle of making a top 8, but then it hit me...I have waaaay too many favourites to cram into a tiny list.
Imalwaysright  +   965d ago
Vagrant Story
Planescape Torment
vikingland1  +   965d ago
How come no one has Red Dead Redemption on their lists?
JRPGlover  +   965d ago
Because it's basically a GTA western. So just replace GTA on someone's list with RDR, but both would overrepresent them in a top 8 I think.
PackRat  +   965d ago
who approved this crud
tigertron  +   965d ago
Woah! I haven't used that word since 1999! :O
PackRat  +   964d ago
lol i know right :D
h311rais3r  +   965d ago
Halo, half life, gran turismo, battlefield 2, quake, chrono trigger, super Mario, etc.

why bioshock? It was just system shock 2 underwater.......and mass effect 2 was way worse than 1 in every aspect other than the shooting.............
Neo-Axl  +   965d ago
There is no such thing as the "Greatest Game ever" .. Everybody has different experiences playing different games, Or sometimes different experiences with the same Game and so on, I could easily say Metal Gear Solid 4 is the greatest of all time, then somebody would argue with another video-game, My point is we all enjoy different kind of games, we decide alone what WE think is OUR fave games, So I find this topic total Fanboy "War" Feed, Nobody can tell you what your fave game is, daft article.
pandehz  +   964d ago
Pong and Pac Man beats all

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