IGN Top 100 Games Of All Time (2019 update)
You really placing fortnight as a better game then Final Fantasy 7? Second I seen that I stopped reading as the list is tainted
Thanks for saving me a click...useless IGN
Every souls/borne game should be in the top 50.
Thanks for the heads up, garbage list
They’ve always BS’d FF7. They did it most recently with E3 without even giving the game a nod in nominations anywhere despite the game being insanely obvious as a worthy nominee in several categories.
When i seen where ff7 was i immediately stopped looking. That invalidates the list straight away. A joke.
I lol at fortnight being on that list at all.
They like to boost up whatever is popular at the time. Kind of dumb for a list that is supposed to be best of all time
Thanks for saving me a click
007 is right after Fable 3
it all depends how they define "top" right? I ofc love ff7 and couldnt give a shit about fortnite but the impact that game has had in the short time it's been out is worth mentioning I think
sure. That'd be good for a "top video games in recent memory" list. Not an "all-time" list.
Ya this is the all meta 100.
I hate these modern gaming list of the top 100 games because they end up adding the current flavor of the moment. For me a game has to age like a fine wine and then you evaluate the game and see what made it good or bad and if it still holds up. This isn't a popularity contest.
#1 is Super Mario World.
No Horizon Zero dawn, for god's sake that game is one of the best this generation/all time. wait a minute, are they missing Sonic from top 10?
Hzd was good gameplay wise and in its world but it had some of the worst Mo cap acting and pointless dialog options in its cutscenes that completely killed and chance of me liking any characters. Characters stand like status and deliver their lines and barely show emotion take any other open world game when a Cutscene plays you'll have characters moving picking things up claiming limbs laughing walking and talking pretty much anything besides standing still
@Profchaos "...but it had some of the worst Mo cap acting and pointless dialog options in its cutscenes that completely killed and chance of me liking any characters." yet the #1 game has nothing but nostalgia. F this stupid list list!
I got SMW at launch for SNES and played it to bits. Great game. Do I want to play it again now? No.
Also this list goes against it's own rules they specifically said they didn't want to overrun the list with Zelda and Mario, yet the top 10 is basically all Zelda and Mario.
They're literally saying if we wanted to, we could've put all Zeldas and Marios on this list, but chose not to....I mean they're great games in their own merit, but come on! So many games have come out since then that were way better in every way! This list is pure nostalgia, PERIOD!
Breath of the Wild #5 what a joke. Its not even in the top 5 games of this gen.
Haven't looked but I bet it's super mario 64 if my memory serves right after all their lists from previous years. Edit* It's Super Mario World now xD
Super Metroid, LTTP or SMW Which one is the best of them three? Just realized all three are in the top 5.
Those are games that supposedly can be in a top 10 games ever list. Playing them on my Super NT and remembering how it was playing snes back in the day.
Lol wtf is this shit
paid by Nintendo LOL
Not even gonna reason this crap.
I don't even see the point in lists like this, everybody has different tastes. I don't think any of my top 20 games off all time made this list. This list didn't even feature a single SEGA game.
Not even sonic 1?
Nope, no Sonic game made this list, not even Sonic 3 & Knuckles, the Sonic game that seems to get the most love.
Not even any Yakuza game or Shenmu??? Not even Heavy Rain, no action RPG except the always PASSING and overhyping Zelda.
No Sonic, Double Dragon, Dragon Quest, Mortal Kombat. Sufficed to say we’ll never be on IGN’s payroll lol. X-com UFO defense? The Witness? Jeebus Xrist! Not at the expense of Sega never existing.
this is a joke list right?
Breath of the Wild #5? I unlocked every shrine and collected 650+ Koroks but that is absolute balderdash bullpocky. I wouldnt put it as top 5 games this generation and I still think its deserving of a 9+
This list has a severe Nintendo bias.
No sense in getting all bent out of shape as this is all just an opinion. Mario 64 was the best Mario game imo. Also BOTW being anywhere near the top 10 let alone top 5 is laughable. But again it is someone else’s opinion.
The Last of Us at number 20 and Breath of the Wild at number 5?! I guess BOTW really is one of the most overrated game of all time. Can someone explain to me why Super Mario World is at number 1?
First I’d have to ask, have you played Super Mario World?
Nobody gushes over Nintendo like IGN. Nobody.
Most of them gush over Nintendo, if you don't you end up like Jim Sterling. So put on your smile and pretend that jumping on mushrooms to once again save a princess is the pinnacle of gaming.
This list is AWFUL I mean you have Rise of the Tomb Raider over the classic, actual Tomb Raider games, Minecraft so high and Assassins Creed IV Black Flags over Assassins Creed II
I bet a lot of people read things like this from IGN, polygon etc just out of morbid curiosity. Like seeing a gruesome car crash on the side of the road.
I couldn't help but laugh at some of the order listings like wtf loool
Oh boy!!!! This gonna be a touchy subject because it's nearly impossible to have ppl agree on what should be the top 100 games. Personally, the top 100 games should be rename to 100 must-play games (then I guess the majority could agree with the list). Now my opinion on the list. IF "How much did this game impact us" is true then how come... - ) No Fifa game (or sports game)? I get it, EA is evil but the FIFA franchise has been dominant since the Genesis days. to not acknowledge one of their games is basically ignoring one of the biggest selling franchises of all time. - ) No Wii Sports. This game is synonymous with WII and it's the most played game on the system. The game is still quite fun today. - Ign is proving that media Bias does exist when reviewing a game and awarding GOTY Cause where the 2007 GOTY? (Hey COD and Bioshock are on the list) What about super Mario Odyssee?) AND most importantly - FU # 1 I'm sorry but no (I fail to see how a game that has removed stuff compared to SMB3 can be better) but if it was true then #2 should be without a shadow of a doubt: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (the best version) Back in 1991, the game was going head to head against Mario and prompt the famous GENESIS DOES what Nintendon't. Also, a lot of reviewers and critics found Sonic a better game compared to Mario back in the day http://www.defunctgames.com... Which begs the question: How come the game that started the biggest console rivalry to date is absent from the top 100 games?
While I agree that no one is going to 100% agree, there are 100 games out there which have a general consensus of being the best of all time, with very little dissent of that opinion. Those probably are better choices for best of all time over what some of the top contenders are on this list. I mean, if I said metroid is one of the best games of all time, I doubt you'd see many people disagree. Maybe if I out it as the absolute best, or somewhere on a list of best games, people would maybe question where it is on the list, but not say that it doesnt belong on the list
That is why I suggest 100 must-plays games but without ranks. As you said, we can argue over the rank of Metroid but the consensus is that Metroid is one of the best games of all time. Also, it would allow IGN or other to properly change the list instead of having the list change drastically for no reason and suffer the Ire of the community.
That's how I feel about my tops game list. My top five or ten have no real ranking within it, just my favorite 10 games. Ys 1&2 on the TGCD is my favorite game of all time, and it'll make my personal list, but I wouldn't be upset if it's not on some top 100 list, because I realize that 1. it wasn't a widely played game, 2. It wasn't the actual best game when looked at objectively.
The sheer amount of metroid, zelda and mario on this list is tsaggering lmao
Every generation has its top 10, let alone those that are console specific, I don't think you can be totally objective with these lists, having played the majority of these games and more since 1979, I really don't see how you can compare them, some are classics and are still replayable most simply aren't, ask any child about the play mechanics of some of the earlier titles and they would have find it incredulous that we only had 3 lives and had to start all over again each time we died, let alone how the older game looks on modern large sets and projectors.
No 3D fighting game?. At least put Virtua Fighter 1 on the list. And racing genre is represented by Burnout? It's more a car-crashing game than an actual racing one, why not Gran Turismo or Outrun?. And even i'm not a fan, they should put Devil May Cry as a father of true hack and slash action games. I respect other's opinion, but the list should be "IGN's 100 most favorite games". This is an insult to gaming journalism.
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Let me guess. A Zelda game is in first place.
Nope. A Mario game.
Golden eye 75?!?!!? Ocarina of time 25?!!? Arkham City 54? 3 top 10 games right there. Also makes no sense having Streetfighter 2 ove rall the other superior streetfighters
Gaming has been around for a long time. The amount of masterpieces that has accumulated over the years makes it hard to name one game, that should be found in the majority of top 10 lists. It also depends on your criteria. Street Fighter 2 is by far the most important fighting game in the history of gaming. It certainly isn't the best fighting game by today's standards, but if you value historical significance I can see why you'd put it on a list over technically better games. The main problem with this list is, that it is created by different people, which use different criteria for evaluation. The end-product is a list that seems to lack any logical consistancy.
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Omg! I spent hundreds of hours making horrible movies in this thing!!! Also I didn't realize until much older just how freaky looking McZee was. XD
Too many Halo games, and those MMORPGs don't belong in there IMHO. It's a classic list all around.
You will never agree on a objective list of 'greatest games' so it seems churlish to condemn IGN for their selections. I'd rather see it as a celebration of great games and treat it as fun to see how my own personal list would compare. Games that would definitely be included in my personal top 10 would include: The Last of Us Bloodborne Bioshock Uncharted 2 Mario Galaxy 2 Spelunky Never been a better time to be a gamer as far as I am concerned.
Sharing that Spelunky love!
Let it sink in there #1 game is not even #1 in respect to its franchise. They got fortnite above final fantasy 7 and Horizon didnt even chart. For gods sake pokemon go is on here but not Horizon.
Great list! Botw and link to the past in appropriate spots... Mario world was a special Game, not my favorite but really well done. Also glad to see mass effect place higher than crappy games like uncharted. I'm not a sensitive gamer, I like other peoples opinions. Good article Ign.
Sounds like you would have been plenty sensitive if Uncharted was ranked higher than Mass Effect.
Nah, I would've just disagreed like a human being. Also, that would be impossible... Uncharted is wank.
I love Mario 64 but Mario Odyssey does everything Mario 64 does and more so I don't know how Mario Odyssey isn't on the list.
Lol ign dont you remeber last years list??
The author forgot the imo.
"This list was formed from the collective opinions of everyone on IGN’s core content team."