For over a decade The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has held the title of the highest ranked videogame of all time, as evidenced by its top ranking on gameranking.com. Suddenly, its days of glory are over.
and will climb back again to #1 due to OoT 3DS.
It's still a rehash.
i couldnt care leass TBH Ocarina of Time is factualy the best game ever made
I am not sayin it is a bad game, it is among the best games ever, with that said, I think that there is no 1 game to rule them all, that is almost impossible, its like saying the best sone, the best movies, the best band...its all subjective.
Exactly as Montrealien explained. We shouldn't forget the game hasn't been released in Australia yet, we can actually have some pretty harsh critics over here, expect the ranking to drop soon.
The only reason it is #1 is because not that many reviews were written/added to metacritic, giving it a higher chance of attaining that score. If 100 reviews were written, a few of them would have been 9s rather than just 1 (I think that's the case on meta) and it probably would have received a lower score. The reason it is #1 in consumers' eyes is because it is a fantastic game; it may well be the most entertaining experience certain people have had - but nostalgia plays a big part. Topping "best game lists" as well as metacritic plays a big part. The psycological inflation of old games' quality relative to modern games plays a big part.
because there's different genres and different kind of games it's impossible to say that the best of one genre is the best of all games and even in one genre there's games that surpass each other in certain ways but each has points in their favor so theirs not even a best of a genre really.
i couldnt care leass TBH Link to the past is factualy the best game ever made Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Totally agree Sidar, LttP is my favorite Zelda and pretty much my favorite game of all time besides Super Metroid, but between OoT and SMG2 I'd take OoT.
I wish more games were this good. Too many developers are making knock-offs of great IPs instead of looking into what made them great in the first place.
inb4 Uncharted 2 is declared the greatest game of all time over both those games, by the unbiased N4G crowd
hopefully they don't screw up in fact, I would like the 3ds to be a separate entity there are many Nintendo haters in the review world that would love to down it to the avg AAA game rating. Im glad Nintendo dominates best reviewed games lol.
I can't believe someone said it's just a rehash, when they are probably one of the same people hoping for an updated FFVII!
SMG2 doesn't deserve its praise in the slightest, its fucking way overrated. OoT is still the greatest.
i bought this game this week i have been playing it . it is so fun but it is just overrated.
aren't there also about 1000 more reviews listed for smg2 than OoT? the whole concept of "highest ranked game" is flawed due purely to the law of averages.
This. Half the places we get reviews from now didn't even exist back whe Ocarina was released. This can't be fair surely :/
Some of the greatest games out there are love/hate games, which will bring the average down. Ratings like these will always be flawed.
Mario Galaxy is a complete joke.
Super Mario Galaxy is still not as good as Ocarina of Time, not even close IMO.
"Super Mario Galaxy 2 has amassed 44 published professional reviews and counting. And surely by the time it levels out, it will be pushing 80 reviews (the original Super Mario Galaxy received 77 published reviews). Ocarina of Time, in comparison, received a paltry 25 reviews." If OoT was a brand new game in this day and age, it would get the odd review from some embittered fanboy or just some stuck up prick that looks down on everything, purposly giving it a bad review to get hits for their crappy website. What a great age for gaming journalism. Edit: OoT on the N64 is still one of the finest games ever made.
don`t forget, the internet was still technicaly young at the time. As in, it was still not as mainstream as it is now. Games like SMB3, Castlevania 3, and many other classics that pre date the internet, are not even in those rankins.
Ocarina of Time is still the best.
I can't speak on SMG2 but I can say that Ocarina Of Time is absolute contender for Rank #1.
Just goes to show how overrated mario titles are :/
No other game in history has ever been so overrated as OoT. Come on this game is no where near today's standards of a great game. Sure for it's time it was ok, but why is it still considered a good game today when we have games like Killzone 2, Metal Gear Solid 4, and Uncharted2. Sadly the reviewers are too blinded by their nostalgia goggles. Anything with the name Zelda automatically gets the Rank1 stamped on it. Back in the day all I ever heard was zelda fanboys praising this game, and to this day they still haven't accepted the fact that 80% of games this gen easily steal oot's thunder. my 2cents.
Killzone 2 is a shooter with a weak story but great gameplay with a pretty decent campaign and a multiplayer tacked on. Metal Gear Solid 4 - One for the fans of course. I loved it, you loved it, certainly couldn't sit through it all for the 5th time, though. Uncharted 2 - A third person shooter with great graphics with a story that resembles a Hollywood blockbuster. Ocarina of Time was just such a well made game. I was too young to appreciate just how much time and effort went into it. Not to say that the three games you compared this 11 year old game to didn't have time and effort put into them, but it was a different time. But the gameplay for Zelda, Ocarina of Time in particular, was just so well done that even today I could happily dust off my N64 sit down and happily play it through all over again. Plus, the length of game time OoT had was simply amazing. There was so much to see and do and in a time when gaming was stepping into 3D, it really did have the whole package. I just think it was and still is a perfectly crafted game that developers should use as a stepping stone. It really shows what dedication and hard work can accomplish.
Final Fantasy 7 would like a word with you <--this is the most over rated game of all time. and please leave the kill zones out of this list of greatest games-Games like Zelda and Mario and Final Fantasy gain these titles of "Greatest Games of all Time" not cause of some popularity contest (which is what gaming has become today mind you) but because of the fact that people genuinely enjoyed the unique experience they gave. Now a days you dont see as many games like the ones mentioned earlier. You get a whole lot of shooters, third person shooters more shooters and sequels to other shooters. Today its about more of the same Yesterday was about being different and establishing YOUR product in the market-Not emulating another companies game.
It appears to me that you have never played OoT. To bad for you, because the game was/is amazing. Even more worse for you is that if you ever go back to play it it will feel dated to you and you wont care.... :/
They used gamerankings, metacritic says OoT is 99 while SMG2 is 98...
The best game ever is... whatever you think it is, because we won't all agree. Opinions and such.
People remember this game being good, it was (I have 5 copies of it). But the hype around how good it is has some people in a trance. What makes a game the best game of all time? Graphics, gameplay, sound, story? Ocarina of Time has been bested in all of those catagories over the years. People need to take off their nostalgia goggles and take a good hard look at Ocarina of Time and other games. Ocarina of time is great I love it, but it wouldn't go into my top 10, I personaly rate Link to the Past and Windwaker better than Ocarina of time. Snap out of the Zelda fanboy trance. Disagree all you like, deep down you know it isnt the best game of all time.
FF7 is then :) by me at least
Nice opinion ackbar but thats all it is an Opinion take or leave it.
@craiguk & Benjamin_franklin Have you guys even played the game yet? If you have then you would know that OoT is alot better than 80% of games out today, Hell i'd probably go as far and say 90% of todays games. Oh wait...craiguk you say you rank windwaker better than OoT??? lmfao you must have garbage taste to begin with.
Are you trying to say the textures on ocarina of time are better than Killzone2's??????? ......I've made my point.
wtf has textures got to do with making a great game, people who believe textures are what make a game great are ruining gaming today...imo ontopic: still the best game ever made imo
This is you, Benjamin_Franklin: "OMG GRAPHICS ARE THE BEST THINGS EVER! IF IT LOOKS GOOD IT MUST BE AMAZING!" And that is why I worry for the bullshit games that developers get away with making these days. Hey buddy, tell me when Killzone 2 actually learns to you know - get a PLOT. Instead, we are stuck with some generic cliche of a character shouting F-Bombs at me all night. I guess you won't be responding to this until the morning, it is likely past your bedtime.
WindWaker in my opinion was FAR better than OOT.
I liked Majora's Mask more than OoT as well, similarly to how I liked SMG2 better than SMG1. :3
Conker's Bad Fur Day was and still is much better than Oot.
you sir, have officially lost your mind. I have seen you try and try to take the glory from Zelda or something made by Nintendo. But now you have proven you are only interested in what you like, not the truth. You can love any game you want, but it's NOT better than OOT buddy. :)
Rankings matter as much as a turd in a septic system...play games you enjoy, and pass the word along.
in my opinion, killzone2 ranks best game ever made.
^^^ 360 fanboy pretending to be a PS3 fanboy.
If they bring OoT for exclusive download from XBL then yes i'll give it best game ever made award. As for now i'll stick with gears.
Seriously, SMG 2 is great, but it's not #1 worthy. Let's wizen up here folks. Someone moderate this list.
What a joke. Neither of these is the best. Shadow of the Colossus? Bioshock? Jak 3? Devil May Cry 3? This is a joke.
Look I love Jak 3 as much as the next guy but it is in no way as good as Ocarina of Time. Let's try actually playing some games from before the last generation, shall we?
so yea i remember these threads when galaxy 1 came out in what 07?... and look its at 3... give it some time zelda will be king again....
Miyamoto and company made the best games ever made. N4g can't change that. :)
I loved Ocarina of Time. To me it's one of the best experiences I have had in gaming. It's just a pleasure to play even today. One of the greats no question. However, views change. People begin to like different things. JRPG's that would have given 10 out of 10's have been getting 6's and 7's. Sandbox games that should have been given 6' and 7's are now getting 10's. Popularity reflects the tastes of the times. Why should the fact that one game has a higher average among registered reviews be the sole defining factor of your own personal tastes? Ocarina of Time isn't even the soul favorite among Zelda fans. Some like Link to the Past, other's prefur Majora's Mask. Only you can decide what is best for you, and just because a webite says or even everyone says the game isn't good anymore doesn't mean that's true. As long as you realise the value that it has that's all that matters. If I didn't believe that then I couldn't call Shadow of the Colossus my personal favorite game of all time.
The best games of all time are Heavy Rain & Shadow of the Colossus. It's all subjective.
Those were the days...anybody else remember just ignoring the temples and fucking EXPLORING Hyrule. God I Love That Game!!! I don't even have to Dust off my N64, When Windwaker was coming out, if you pre-ordered you got OoT on a Gamecube disk. =D To the people saying things like Killzone 2, and Bioshock are the best games of all time...Yeah...Why don't you just step outside *don's brass knuckles* Geeze, sometimes I wonder if half the people on this site have even played a game that was made before 2000.
Gears wins; best game ever made. Hands down. No questions asked. STFDB
Well it's still #1 on metacritic...
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