The 100 Best Video Games of All Time

11-15-2012, 05:40 PM
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The 100 Best Video Games of All Time

Time magazine just ran a story of the 100 best video games of all times here:

http://techland.time.com/2012/11/15/...0-video-games/

Here is a compilation of the titles, they were sorted by date released not 1 - 100.

1970s

The Oregon Trail
Hunt the Wumpus
Pong
Breakout
Space Invaders
Adventure
Asteroids

1980s

Battlezone
Defender
Pac-Man
Zork
Castle Wolfenstein
Centipede
Donkey Kong
Frogger
Galaga
Tempest
Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord
Joust
Pitfall!
Kingís Quest
Lode Runner
M.U.L.E.
Paperboy
Tetris
Super Mario Bros.
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
Castlevania
The Legend of Zelda
Metroid
OutRun
Contra
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
Mega Man
NetHack
Punch-Out!!
Tecmo Bowl
Prince of Persia

1990s

Solitaire
Wing Commander
Civilization
Sonic the Hedgehog
Street Fighter II
Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty
Mortal Kombat
Doom
Myst
NBA Jam
Madden NFL 95
Marathon
SimCity 2000
Chrono Trigger
Quake
Resident Evil
Super Mario 64
Tomb Raider
Final Fantasy VII
Goldeneye 007
Myth: The Fallen Lords
Ultima Online
Final Fantasy Tactics
Grim Fandango
Metal Gear Solid
StarCraft
Thief: The Dark Project
EverQuest
Silent Hill

2000s

Diablo II
Deus Ex
The Sims
Animal Crossing
Grand Theft Auto III
Halo: Combat Evolved
Ico
Rez
Counter-Strike
Splinter Cell
Metroid Prime
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Cave Story
Half-Life 2
Katamari Damacy
World of Warcraft
Guitar Hero
Shadow of the Colossus
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Gears of War
Ōkami
Wii Sports
BioShock
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Desktop Tower Defense
Portal
Rock Band
Braid
Angry Birds
Demonís Souls
Flower

2010s

Batman: Arkham City
Mass Effect 3


Any glaring omissions? What's your opinion? And what happened to PvZ?
11-15-2012, 05:56 PM
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Any glaring omissions? What's your opinion? And what happened to PvZ?
No Minecraft?!?

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Squids!?

Worst idea ever!

11-15-2012, 06:08 PM
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Any reason Ocarina of Time isn't present? Was an incredibly influential game. I have a feeling they left it out just to create controversy.

Also surprised at no Skyrim, though I can't say much about it (bought it, played an hour, got bored and did something else. Still need to get to it- after I finish tackling Amalur (massive game- too many quests). Feel bad, because I really liked both current gen Fallout games (though Obsidian did a better job than Bethesda did)).

Lack of Uncharted, Fallout, and Dead Space is odd as well.

They got a good portion of the great games to have been released in the 2000's though.

Edit: also, where the hell is Pokemon? I also agree that Minecraft and PvZ should have made the cut as well, considering Wii Sports (seriously?) and Angry Birds did (it's enjoyable, but not really that original, and gets old after a while).

Last edited by tygamr; 11-15-2012 at 06:13 PM.
11-15-2012, 06:31 PM
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Also surprised at no Skyrim,
Now that you mention it, this is even more odd that Oblivion (pretty but dull) is in there. Personally I liked Morrowind best of the series.

Lack of Uncharted, Fallout, and Dead Space is odd as well.

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Edit: also, where the hell is Pokemon? I also agree that Minecraft and PvZ should have made the cut as well, considering Wii Sports (seriously?) and Angry Birds did (it's enjoyable, but not really that original, and gets old after a while).
Yeah, Pokemon Blue/Red/Yellow (and/or their GBA remakes) could have been there.

Cave Story is great, but a Top 100 game? (And wouldn't Cave Story+ have been better? :P)

And while I'm at it I'll say that Planescape: Torment and Masters of Orion II are missing. The original XCOM? OK, I'll stop now.

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Squids!?

Worst idea ever!

Last edited by drelbs; 11-15-2012 at 06:34 PM.
11-15-2012, 06:57 PM
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Reply was off topic - sorry.

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11-15-2012, 08:08 PM
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I'm not sure what their criteria for a good game is in regards to this list. Some have legitimately good gameplay, others seem to be there just because they happened to be bundled with a console and rather unfairly, those counted as sales and made the game appear far more popular than it otherwise would have been. Talking about Wii Sports here, if it isn't obvious.

Also, what sound-minded person wouldn't swap the original Castlevania for Symphony of the Night? It's clearly better in practically every way, yet CV gets the vote for being... old? Influential?
11-15-2012, 09:03 PM
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No Command & Conquer....
11-15-2012, 09:18 PM
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...Wii Sports?!?!

I agree with the others, where's Minecraft and Ocarina of Time?
11-15-2012, 09:35 PM
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Needs xcom (UFO Defense) and Microsofts Freelancer

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out
11-15-2012, 11:45 PM
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1990s.. solitaire ???? Lol

Championship Manager & Monkey Island ... Dungeon Keeper or Syndicate ??

But this is one of those lists that's gonna just spiral in to personal favs

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Last edited by BrEaKBEaT; 11-15-2012 at 11:47 PM.