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Your Top Video Games of All Time

GameFAQs is having a best games ever showdown thingy. There are 128 games on the list. Someone made a little website with a tool to help you rank the games for yourself. You just click whichever game you like more, or click in the middle if they are equal.

Here's my top 20. It's very accurate.

1 Super Metroid
2 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
2 Zelda: A Link to the Past
4 Super Mario Bros. 3
4 Tetris
6 Portal 2
6 Super Mario World
6 Castlevania: SOTN
6 EarthBound
10 Metroid Prime
10 Half-Life 2
12 Chrono Trigger
12 Half-Life
12 Smash Bros. Melee
12 Portal
12 Paper Mario: TYD
12 Pokemon Red/Blue
12 Super Mario 64
12 Mario Kart 8
20 Mega Man X
20 Final Fantasy VI


  • This didn't really work for me. I think it's let down by me not having played most of the games, and no "undo" function when I accidentally miss-click an option.

    1 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    2 GoldenEye 007
    3 Super Mario Bros. 3
    4 Super Mario 64
    5 Team Fortress 2
    6 Super Mario Galaxy
    7 Minecraft
    8 Metal Gear Solid

    At that point it starts listing games I've never played. Meanwhile, Half-Life should be way up there, and above Half-Life 2 (which is higher in the "sorted" list and it should be lower), Perfect Dark seemed to miss its spot, and Portal is down at 28 along with loads of games I've not played. And Tetris? How is that not way up there? Team Fortress 2 is only so high up because I've played it, and it was on the list.

    That said, those N64 titles were right in my sweet spot when it came to having time for gaming (university). Ocarina of Time, GoldenEye, Super Mario 64 and Mario Kart 64 are some of my all time favorites. Super Mario Bros should be on there too.

    I'd add to that list some of my most played FPS games like Unreal Tournament, Counter Strike (various versions), and Natural Selection.

    Also: Desert Golfing.
  • @apreche Where's Mega Man 2?
  • A lot of games are missing.
  • edited November 2015
    My top three are...

    1. Valkyria Chronicles
    2. Perfect Dark
    3. Mass Effect 3

    I'm not going to post my full list because it will just be a Scottfest in this thread and nobody needs that.
    Post edited by open_sketchbook on
  • Yeah, games that are missing is because they aren't in the original GameFAQs thing that the tool was designed to help with. So Tribes 2 and Mega Man 2 not being in there is because they don't make the cut in the GameFAQs community.
  • edited November 2015
    1 Chrono Trigger
    2 Portal
    3 Half-Life
    4 Skies of Arcadia
    5 Zelda: A Link to the Past
    6 Castlevania: SOTN
    7 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    8 Super Metroid
    9 Half-Life 2
    10 Paper Mario: TYD
    11 Dragon Age: Origins
    12 Planescape: Torment
    13 Super Mario RPG
    14 Paper Mario
    15 Monster Hunter 4U
    16 Fallout 3
    17 Super Mario 64
    18 Metroid Prime
    19 Skyrim
    20 Diablo II

    It seems pretty accurate to me.
    Post edited by TheWhaleShark on
  • Also, which Deus Ex? Do they mean Human Revolution, or the original?
  • I assumed they meant the original, since they had other series games specifically called out.
  • 1 Civilization V
    2 Super Mario Bros. 3
    3 Zelda: A Link to the Past
    4 Half-Life 2
    5 Castlevania: SOTN
    6 Portal
    7 Portal 2
    8 Chrono Trigger
    9 Final Fantasy IV
    10 Super Mario World
    11 Super Mario RPG
    12 Final Fantasy VI
    13 Super Mario Maker
    14 Smash Bros. Melee
    15 Smash Bros. Wii U
    16 Splatoon
    17 Super Mario 64
    18 Half-Life
    19 Deus Ex
    20 Super Metroid
    121 Halo 3
    121 Final Fantasy VII
    121 GTA: Vice City
    121 Zelda: Twilight Princess
    121 Skies of Arcadia
    126 Final Fantasy VIII
    127 Chrono Cross
    128 GTA: San Andreas
  • Your placement of Skies of Arcadia is objectively incorrect.
  • 1EarthBound
    2Zelda: A Link to the Past
    3Super Mario Bros. 3
    3Pokemon Red/Blue
    5Pokemon Gold/Silver
    6Resident Evil 4
    7Castlevania: SOTN
    8Resident Evil 2
    9Final Fantasy VI
    9Final Fantasy VII
    11Super Mario World
    12Mother 3
    13Silent Hill 2
    14Mega Man X
    14Smash Bros. Melee
    14DK Country 2
    18Chrono Trigger

    A pretty accurate list. A few older games might be missing like Kaboom or Megaman 2&3 but I'm ok with this list. It was fairly fun to make as well.
  • edited November 2015
    1 Civilization V
    2 Final Fantasy VI
    3 Super Mario Bros. 3
    4 Zelda: A Link to the Past
    5 EarthBound
    6 Super Metroid
    7 Smash Bros. Melee
    8 Super Mario World
    9 Chrono Trigger
    10 Half-Life 2
    11 Tetris
    12 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    13 Mass Effect 2
    14 Starcraft
    15 Final Fantasy IX
    16 Resident Evil 4
    17 Baldur's Gate II
    18 Planescape: Torment
    19 Skyrim
    20 Fallout: New Vegas
    21 Portal
    22 Metroid Prime
    23 Skies of Arcadia
    24 Fire Emblem: Awakening
    25 Final Fantasy Tactics
    26 Final Fantasy IV
    27 Dragon Age: Origins
    28 Super Mario Galaxy
    29 Final Fantasy XII
    30 Zelda: Majora's Mask

    Meh, These lists always suck.
    Post edited by Cremlian on
  • 1 Half-Life 2
    2 Portal 2
    3 Civilization V
    4 Portal
    5 Half-Life
    6 BioShock Infinite
    7 Warcraft III
    8 Halo: Combat Evolved
    9 Starcraft
    10 Red Dead Redemption
    11 Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    12 The Walking Dead
    13 BioShock
    14 Super Mario World
    15 GTA: Vice City
    16 Smash Bros. Melee
    17 Team Fortress 2
    18 Deus Ex
    19 Perfect Dark
    20 Call of Duty 4

    Needed many more games.
  • 1 Binding of Isaac Rebirth
    2 Portal
    3 Mass Effect 2
    4 Hearthstone
    5 Chrono Trigger
    6 Mass Effect
    7 Half-Life 2
    7 Super Mario 64
    9 Team Fortress 2
    10 Zelda: A Link to the Past
    11 Civilization V

    I had to go 11 because dat 11, yo.

    I'm also a bit shocked that my taste is apparently radically different most other people here. Just more quantifiable data proving I'm just fucking weird.
  • Dromaro said:

    1 Binding of Isaac Rebirth
    2 Portal
    3 Mass Effect 2
    4 Hearthstone
    5 Chrono Trigger
    6 Mass Effect
    7 Half-Life 2
    7 Super Mario 64
    9 Team Fortress 2
    10 Zelda: A Link to the Past
    11 Civilization V

    I had to go 11 because dat 11, yo.

    I'm also a bit shocked that my taste is apparently radically different most other people here. Just more quantifiable data proving I'm just fucking weird.

    That's not radically different.
  • I have not played 80% of these games. My top 20 is more of a "I have played these games" list.
  • edited November 2015
    My analysis:
    • Undertale is so high because it might as well have been made for me on commission. I don't expect other people to put it that high.
    • I prefer 3D Mario to 2D Mario. Mario 64 may be too high on this list.
    • Popular things I don't actually like very much: Bioware RPGs, Pokemon.
    • It is a crime that Mega Man X is on the ballot and Mega Man 2/3/9 are not. MM9 would have been in my top 10.
    • It is also a crime that three GTA games and RDR are on the ballot and Bully is not. It would have been in my top 20.
    • It is also also a crime that Halo, CoD, and RE4 make a showing but Gears of War does not. It would have
      been in my top 20.
    • The list has DQ8, but no DQ4/5. Dragon Quest 4 would have been in my top 20.
    • I am a weeb.
    1 Chrono Trigger
    2 Super Mario 64
    3 Undertale
    4 Portal
    5 Super Metroid
    6 Metal Gear Solid
    7 EarthBound
    8 Silent Hill 2
    9 Half-Life
    10 Portal 2
    11 Half-Life 2
    12 Final Fantasy VII
    13 Shadow of the Colossus
    14 Super Mario RPG
    15 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    16 Super Mario Galaxy
    17 Valkyria Chronicles
    18 Super Mario World
    19 Resident Evil 2
    20 Demon's Souls
    Post edited by pence on
  • edited November 2015
    --- Edited for quoting when I meant to edit my post ---
    Post edited by pence on
  • A distinct lack of NES Mega Man…
    1. Final Fantasy VI
    2. Final Fantasy VII
    3. Planescape: Torment
    4. Chrono Trigger
    5. Castlevania: SOTN
    6. Shadow of the Colossus
    7. Zelda: A Link to the Past
    8. Super Metroid
    9. Portal
    10. Zelda: Twilight Princess
    11. Super Mario Bros. 3
    12. Final Fantasy IV
    13. Final Fantasy IX
    14. Tetris
    15. Super Mario World
    16. Portal 2
    17. Okami
    18. Final Fantasy Tactics
    19. Mega Man X
    20. Final Fantasy X
  • There's a limited selection of games in that sorter, but I'd say this is accurate for the most part.

    My #1 tends to be different depending on when you ask me.

    1 The Last of Us
    2 Super Mario 64
    3 Super Mario World
    4 Mega Man X
    5 Red Dead Redemption
    6 Super Mario Galaxy
    7 Resident Evil 4
    7 Paper Mario
    9 Dark Souls
    9 BioShock
    11 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    12 Castlevania: SOTN
    13 Smash Bros. Wii U
    13 Grand Theft Auto V
    13 Super Mario RPG
    16 Fallout: New Vegas
    16 BioShock Infinite
    18 GTA: San Andreas
    19 Zelda: A Link to the Past
    20 Super Metroid
  • My list isn't accurate to 'best', more consistent repeat enjoyment.

    1 Halo 3
    2 Powerstone 2
    3 Pokemon
    4 Natural Selection 2
    5 Portal
    6 Portal 2
    7 Mario Kart 64
    8 Red Dead Redemption
    9 GTA 3
    10 Age of Mythologies
    11 Phoenix Wright
    12 Streets of Rage
    13 Phoenix Wright
    14 Age of Empires
    15 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield
    16 Unreal Tournament 2004
  • Everyone who put Half-Life 2 above Half-Life is wrong.
  • edited November 2015
    Well, you're going to have to explain that.
    Post edited by Starfox on
  • Everyone who put Half-Life 2 above Half-Life is wrong.

    I've never played it. Watching play throughs though, doesn't seem like anything special. *shrugs*
  • You punk kids really don't understand how revolutionary Half-Life 1 was. Up until Half-Life all single-player fpses were like Doom. You had to find your way around a maze, kill a ton of dudes, dodge a ton of dudes trying to kill you, find the exit. The most advanced out there in terms of single player was was Goldeneye.

    Half-Life changed the single player fps as much as Mario 64 changed the platformer and Street Fighter II changed the fighting game.

    Half-Life 2 is great, but it's just an evolution. It's the same thing Half-Life already did with newer graphics plus physics.
  • I'm sure it was revolutionary, from what everyone seems to be saying about it. I guess you had to be there when it was happening.

    My first legit PC game was GTA 3, so I was quite behind in terms of game lineage. Doesn't mean I didn't or don't appreciate the advancements in game design.

    In context of what games are available now to play, how does Half Life compare? Does it hold up?

    Will Half life 3 teach the industry what they're doing wrong?

    or Half life 3 = no single player + hats
  • Half-life is still better than all the single player fps I have played since. The same way that all the imitators couldn't make a 3D platformer better than Mario 64.
  • edited November 2015
    Half-Life 2 is superior as an FPS and general action game.

    Half-Life, however, was a seamless integration of action and plot, and no game to-date (that I have ever played) has surpassed its integration of story and mechanics.

    Actually, Portal did a pretty good job of that too, but HL did it first, so props.

    So I put Half-Life above HL2 not because it's a superior FPS, but because it's a superior gaming experience.

    I feel similarly about Diablo and Diablo II. D2 was the technically superior implementation of the core mechanics, but D1 nailed the atmosphere beautifully, and the comparatively simpler gameplay lent itself to that atmosphere very well.
    Post edited by TheWhaleShark on
  • I ranked the games on how willing I would be to play them right now and enjoy them.
    Half Life 2 would be the more enjoyable experience especially with the inclusion of Episodes.

    If I were to rank on importance to gaming then the sequels would be far lower down.
  • You guys are all wrong because Papers, Please is nowhere on this page.
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