In this brand new Top 100 Video Games list we get a variety of games from the NES, to the XBox 360, to the Wii.
The top 10 is spot on. But I would've liked to see Shadows of Colossus on this list.
Gears of War on this list but no Halo or Shadow of the Colossus? Whatever. Everyone's list is different. Some of the titles (like Force Unleashed) don't deserve a spot, I think. I am quite disappointed that they largely ignored the PC, though. Where is X-COM? Where is Star Control II? Ultima? Baldur's Gate? Unreal Tournament? Where is System Shock 2? They put far too many of the Mega Man games on there. These lists usually end up with pretty much the same top 10. I almost want someone to pick something controversial such as Master of Orion 3 or Terranigma or Street Fighter 3 or something like that. EDIT @ Below So, 11 out of 100? Yeah....my point stands.
I count a lot of PC titles: Oregon Trail, Doom, Deus Ex, Warcraft 1, 2, 3, Starcraft, Diablo, Civilization 2
Tie Fighter ans X-wing too.
This list is also missing something important, it starts with Metal, ends with Solid and has a Gear in the middle....anyone know what i'm talking about?
DMC1 DMC3 Megaman X games FF7-8 Starfox on the 64 Star Wars Battlefront 2 Super Mario 3 (SNes) Syphon Filter Metroid 2 (Gameboy) Mortal Kombat 3 (SNes) Legends of Legaia Company of Heroes Stronghold Crusaders Veitiful Joe Resident Evil 2-4 Metal Gear Solid 1, 3, 4 Spiderman 2 GTA: San Andreas Paper Mario Silent Hill etc. Damn, most of the games i can think of that i liked were Capcom games.
Zelda definitely deserved the #1 spot!
No SoC, no fable 2, no Halo whatsoever???? EPIC FAIL.
sorry but fable 2 should not be on this list. Halo: Combat Evolved and SoC i do agree with.
Fable 2? No. The others I agree with.
How does Halo 1, 2, or 3 not make the TOP 100 Video games of all time???????
no halo is bill s***
God forbid if Halo isnt considered a great game to justify you banal taste in video games
Mario Galaxy? How is SMG on this list?
SMG is a great game. Have you ever played it?
Enjoyed this list a lot. Agree with a lot of the choices like Actraiser, Little Nemo, and Xenogears. Don't see those games on these lists too often. Also, Duck Tales for the NES rocked!
Actraiser was a great game. Right on.
But I can almost guarantee you that when most people read the list and notice games such as Finding Nemo, Ducktales, or Chip n Dale, they'd be going "WTF?" Most people would judge the game by its cover rather than its contents, but little did they know that those were some of the best adventure/platforming games of the NES era. It's sad to be a gamer now a day...
Exquisik: You couldn't be more right.
Streets of Rage 2, and Strider.... this list is great.
No Lost Vikings = Fail
lol at oregon trail being on this list.
Great game. Wish there was an online version of it.
burger time is a great game.
Pretty good list. Like LTTP at #1. No arguments there.
super off road!
Great game. Could play that one forever
With some I agree, but with most I disagree. In my opinion this list sucks. I mean there some games that rae there that deserve to be, but still the rest sucks.
WFT is Duck Tales and Chip and Dales Rescue Rangers doing on this list?
Are you kidding me? Duck Tales was one of the best adventure games for the NES
Seriously? You have no idea who good those games are. Chip n Dale is the ultimate co-op game and DuckTales is one of the few platformers that should be uttered alongside Mario and Sonic. Capcom had a ton of Disney licenses back in the day and they made some awesome games with them. I'd probably have both on my top 100 as well.
Piratethom: Ever play Mickey's magical quest? That game was epic as well.
I did, another game I enjoyed I played most of those Capcom/Disney games. I think the only one I didn't like was Goof Troop, in fact.
Hey Chip and Dale rescue rangers was an awesome game im not even gonna lie i played that forever, seriously i miss that game i hope they put it on VC on Wii, i would so get it.
Games on this list that suck: Duck Tales Doctor Mario Donkey Kong Pac-Man Chip n' Dales Rescue Rangers Gears of War Sim City
You're a F****** idiot
You're dissing Duck Tales... alright THAT'S IT GTFO!!
well, said Blur.
It might have been wise to wait to do this article until after March. There are three big games out there that could make this list if they had waited.
This list is awful. There's only one first person shooter on the list, and it's DOOM? Give me a break. The only game on this list that had any kind of a real multiplayer experience is Gears of War. It's like they completely ignored the fact that FPS games and multiplayer games are the most popular genres in gaming today, and as such should be better represented on their list, both in terms of games pioneering those aspects of gaming, and games that are truly the BEST at that. DOOM is a classic FPS, but is it really the BEST FPS? Give me a break. This list is very short-sighted, in my opinion. FPS games aren't my online complaint by a long shot, but they were the most immediately noticeable absence from the list for me. The inclusion of a game like Madden 2004 is just crazy. If you're going to talk about pioneers, what about NFL 2k on the Dreamcast? What about NFL 2k1 which was the first football game with online play? What about just including the BEST football game, rather than one which was a pioneer at things but are currently done better? And the inclusion of Oregon Trail is ridiculous. Clearly some child of the 90's with too much reliance on nostalgia, because if you actually compare that game, it's quality, it's features, it's fun factor, to others, you'll find hundreds of games that are more fun, more educational, more innovative, etc. The only reason anybody got obsessed with Oregon Trail to begin with is because it was one of the few games they had access to, like school children in computer class, with that game as the only game on the computer. The top 20 aren't the worst I've seen, there's some games there that I would put, but this list is all out of whack in my opinion.
There was 2 fps's Doom and Deus Ex. It says it was the most revolutionary FPS (which i agree with) but only ranked 58th i believe. I agree with alot of the selections but the placements are terrible. Sonic 2 at 78? Wow.
I wouldn't consider Deus Ex to be any more of an FPS than Metroid Prime, or Oblivion or Morrowind for that matter (where are they, for instance?). But if you want to count that, fine. I honestly find it hard to believe that games like Goldeneye or Halo 1, 2, or 3 or Half Life 1 or 2 didn't make this list. How are they not considered pioneering enough, or how don't they have the nostalgia-factor, or how are they not just plain FUN enough to warrant a spot on this list? The only real FPS that is just a plain FPS, shooter, action, traditional FPS is Doom. That's pathetic, in my opinion. I'm not even going to bother listing all the games that I think should be considered for a list such as this (and naming all the games on this list that I don't think deserve to be there as much as said games I would list). The thing is, the list is filled with games that aren't nearly as good tons of other games, but he includes they were pioneers, or he includes them because of his nostalgia.
You're right on the money with it though. Nostalgia is the big factor in this list. And this guy is obviously a pretty big Nintendo guy. You'd think you'd see some more diversity in his list as far as games spanning multiple consoles. Most of them are SNES and NES games with a few sprinkled PC and PS games. And 1 360 game. I'm actually not a big FPS fan so i group pretty much all first person perspective games that heavily involve shooting into one group. I think Deus Ex is the cream of the crop and is really one of the maybe 3 fps's i really like/love. But i can definitely people listing others like Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Halo etc. I actually didn't like Half-Life 2 that much and think it's over hyped. But i actually did love the final hour or so of the game. The whole on the rails section leading up to the end was pretty damn good.
the list of make fanboys of nintendo.... list of 100 games: FAIL!
This list sucked, no leisure suit larry on this list?? and metroid prime at 83?? What the hell?
This kind of list is always very controversial since, first, it remains on personal tastes, and everyone don't have to have the same tastes, and then because there are so much good games that we cannot enumerate them all. For that list specifically, the absence of Genesis, PSone, PS2 and PS3 games clearly shows that person had only NES, SNES, PC and Xbox 360 gaming platform. Games like Metal Gear Solid series, Okami, Shadow Of The Colossus, Ico, Team Buddies, Incredible Crisis, Bioshock, Castlevania Symphony Of The Night, Silent Hill series, etc... should be in that list, no matter in which position. So as always, i suggest people to read the article for informations but not for debating on the legitimacy of each of these games in that list. It's only a matter of personal choice.
Symphony of the Night is in the Top 10.
u wasn't reading cause he talks about PS1 and PS2 games.
Is it just me, or is this arcticle SUPREMELY BIASED towards the NES and the SNES?
it's OldWizard... the notorious hater of 3D games
Have all of you failed to realise that the force unleashed is on this list?? That alone makes this list a fail. Too many old generation games that weren't classics and too many absentees. Would like to see a more current gen website do list of top games
I think there were just more better older games than newer games. Pretty simple.
Streets of Rage 2 classic, i love this line "Playing Final Fantasy 2 will make you nostalgic for the golden age of RPGs, when better stories were more important than better graphics."
agreed. I cant find a good storyline for the life of me with any new games
This list is littered with really fun games that aren't really worthy of being considered one of the 100 best games. Fun games just not top 100 material and it goes all the way into the top 20. Also LTTP at #1? I mean it might be the best Zelda but the dungeons are easily, on average, the worst in the series. It's definitely top 20 but I think it's lapses in quality should keep it from the top spot. Also Twilight Princess (a game I wouldn't put in the top 100) is on the list twice.
The dungeons are easy and average? Have you actually played the game? Wow.
Read my comment again. I said they were neither easy or average.
None of the MGS games, no Gran Turismo, God of war, WipEout, R&C and no GTA? This has to be one of the worst lists I have ever seen.
GTA will be forgotten. It's trash. It's not classic, its bad pop culture.
No MGS games = failed.
if you could pick one which one would you pick? I would pick snake eater
GoW but no Half-life 1 or 2? That pisses me off a little.
and a smidgen of others thrown in [just to keep it real]. Obvious NES fanboy.
Snatcher(Sega CD) Metal Gear Solid(PS1) Sonic The Hedgehog(Genesis) Gunstar Heroes(Genesis) Shinobi 3(Genesis) Shenmue(Dreamcast) Phantasy Star IV(Genesis) Tales Of Phantasia(SNES) Terranigma(SNES) Lunar: Eternal Blue(Sega CD) Secret Of Monkey Island(PC) Wolfenstein 3D(PC) Grim Fandango(PC) How could they miss Snatcher? Snatcher has the best video game story, INCREDIBLE voice-overs and music, fantastic graphics, and very rewarding experience after playing it. These people should not even do a 100 list. Since they are Nintendo fanboys. I know they are, since they hate Sonic and a lot of other games from Sega.
Great list! I'm glad to see Final Fantasy III (VI) over FFVII.
Hmmm.... I'm all for nostalgia, but this is pretty ridiculous. How many games on this list were made in the last decade? 93. Gears of War 89. Madden 2004 87. Metroid Prime 86. Tiger Woods 2004 (also, really?) 72. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) 63. Twilight Princess 59. Warcraft 3 58. Force Unleashed 53. Knights of the Old Republic 2 40. Mario Kart Double Dash 33. KOTOR 31. Super Mario Galaxy Also, notice something else? No games in the past decade even made the top 30. Yea, some of those games are awesome. But at the same time, there have been absolute gems over the past 10 years that didn't even make the list at all, yet The Force Unleashed did? I'm having a really hard time agreeing with this list.