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Archie
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(11-15-2012, 02:09 PM)
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http://techland.time.com/2012/11/15/...0-video-games/

IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER

Designated by decade:

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!
King’s 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

Deus Ex
Diablo II
The Sims
Animal Crossing
Grand Theft Auto III
Halo: Combat Evolved
Ico
Rez
Counter-Strike
Metroid Prime
Splinter Cell
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
Demon’s Souls
Flower

2010s

Batman: Arkham City
Mass Effect 3

Seems like the Time staff has pretty good taste.
maquiladora
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Mass Effect 3

No....no....
CronoShot
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A surprising lack of Ocarina of Time. Or any Zelda game at all outside the original.
HamPster PamPster
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Final Fantasy Tactics

Well done Time
rvy
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Mass Effect 3

List invalidated.
strafer
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Nice to see Splinter Cell getting some love.
DoctorWho
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I don't see Super Metroid.

Someone hold me.
mik83kuu
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2000's seems legit. 2010's seems a little LOL :-D
Mik_Pad
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No Uncharted 2. Overall good list.
Wiz
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(11-15-2012, 02:12 PM)
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No Ocarina of Time?
Kazerei
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2010s is the worst decade ever.
GCX
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Mario Galaxy where are you?
nickcv
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*ctrl+f monkey island*
*ctrl+f maniac mansion*


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Why would you do that?
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It'd be fun to see how many of them you've played.


Let me count.

Edit: 68. Not bad.
Last edited by Why would you do that?; 11-15-2012 at 02:27 PM.
Zabuza
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(11-15-2012, 02:12 PM)
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Hahaha the 2010s.
Ifrit
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(11-15-2012, 02:13 PM)
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No Ocarina of Time or Mario Galaxy? wtf is this shit?
TheBioLover
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(11-15-2012, 02:13 PM)
*ctrl-f Uncharted 2, Halo 3*

Wut.
Arabian Mage
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Angry Birds? Seriously O.o? what did this game bring to the table?
Canis lupus
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Mass Effect 3

lol, and no Portal 2 or Journey
Anth0ny
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No Ocarina of Time.

Or Majora's Mask.

okay.
Edag Plata
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No Mario Galaxy? Absolutely not. It was the game of the decade.
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2000s

Metroid Prime



2010s

Batman: Arkham City
Mass Effect 3

lol

missing Super Metroid

otherwise, good list
Zabuza
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(11-15-2012, 02:13 PM)
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This is a shit list.
Chuck Norris
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(11-15-2012, 02:14 PM)
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No Uncharted 2 invalidates this list

No Mario Galaxy 1 or 2 means this thread should be locked

pretty good overall
Malvingt2
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no Ocarina of Time? list invalid..
Zulithe
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ME3 should be replaced with Skyrim. Could replace oblivion with something else.

Time is not where I go to for games coverage of any sort. But I don't mind that they tried.
Shaffield
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Grim Fandango

Katamari Damacy
Cave Story
Demon's Souls

not bad Time, not bad
the TMO
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ctrl+f River City Ransom. Fail.
SolidSnakex
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Originally Posted by CronoShot

A surprising lack of Ocarina of Time. Or any Zelda game at all outside the original.

They seem to go by the mentality that you see sometimes where there can only be one or two games listed from a series. It never makes sense because certain series have quite a few games that should be on a top 100 list. Nearly every main Mario game could be on a top 100 list.

And the lack of racing games on this list is absolutely insane.
pargonta
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ocarina

mass effect 3...

it seems odd but i agree with above, list invalidated.

some choices are solid though.
Last edited by pargonta; 11-15-2012 at 02:17 PM.
HamPster PamPster
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The only problem with the list is that its almost too good

Sonic 1 but not the others? Bless you Time
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KBMYAC
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Nice to see splinter cell and thief there. Disappointed that Mass effect 3 is there instead of Uncharted 2 or Heavy Rain. Both are defining games of the decade
Celegus
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At least they got Metroid Prime and Demon's Souls? Not like it matters, they're allowed to have different opinions than the rest of us.
frankie_baby
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(11-15-2012, 02:16 PM)
No galaxy
No ocarina

Fuck TIME
Omegasquash
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Well, OK. If it gets people to play Thief, then that's a good thing.
neos
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No Limbo?

man, i have to play shadow of the colossus one day, i feel i'm really missing something
Napalm_Frank
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Mario 64 over Zeldas.

imokwiththis.jpg
thomasmahler
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List is invalid.
Canis lupus
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Originally Posted by Zabuza

This is a shit list.

Like this list a lot more than those shitty top 100 lists IGN comes out with.
Empty
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2000s list is pretty solid outside of angry birds - if you're going with a mobile game make it drop7 which is a genuine masterpiece, not angry birds which isn't anything notable outside of its ubiquity.

but the list in general has demon souls and cave story which makes it okay by me.
GregLombardi
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The list isn't that bad, but then there is no Ocarina of Time. Or Resident Evil 4.

I like that they're covering games, but they missed possibly the biggest one!
KageMaru
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Originally Posted by Archie

Seems like the Time staff has pretty good taste.

ME1 and Elders Scrolls 3 Morrowind should have been up there instead of ME3 and Oblivion IMO. Pretty good list though.

Originally Posted by CronoShot

A surprising lack of Ocarina of Time. Or any Zelda game at all outside the original.

It seems like they are picking the originals, or one of the earlier titles, in many IPs. Maybe they are looking at the impact the design of that game had and making their decision from there.
Magicpaint
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lol @ 2010s

Metroid Prime however was not ignored for once and thus I applaud. But so many other omissions.
Zabuza
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It's still miles better than Xplay's list, but that's an easy feat.
maquiladora
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Originally Posted by Why would you do that?

It'd be fun to see how many of them you've played.


Let me count.

42.
Crazyorloco
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Originally Posted by Anth0ny

No Ocarina of Time.

Or Majora's Mask.

okay.

This. and the mario galaxy games. They have good taste, but where are these games. They are classics.
Wiz
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Originally Posted by frankie_baby

No galaxy
No ocarina

Fuck TIME

Now that I look again, this list is very dry when it comes to anything Mario or Zelda.
sohois
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(11-15-2012, 02:18 PM)
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They were doing so well right up til 2010. Then it just falls off a cliff.
Lothars
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Originally Posted by frankie_baby

No galaxy
No ocarina

Fuck TIME

It's okay, they have better Mario and Zelda games listed, not the best games in either series but both are decent choices.

It seems like they have one game from each series on the list and I have no problem with Mass Effect 3 being on the list but I would have never put Arkham City on the list.

It's not a bad list though.

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