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Edge Special List: The 100 Greatest Video Games

Dennis

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ctrl + F "Phantasy Star"

ctrl + F "Crysis"

ctrl + F "STALKER"

ctrl + F "Deus Ex"

ctrl + F "System Shock 2"

ctrl + F "Baldur's Gate 2"

ctrl + F "Fallout"

ctrl + F "Monkey Island"

ctrl + F "Gabriel Kinght: Sins of the Fathers"

ctrl + F "Sim City 2000"

ctrl + F "Syndicate"

ctrl + F "Mass Effect"

ctrl + F "Thief"

ctrl + F "Planescape: Torment"

ctrl + F "Arcanum"

Ctrl+F "Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines"

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Benzychenz

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Ctrl-F....

Persona? Yep.
Okami? Yep.
Shadow of the Colossus? Yep.
Ico? Yep.
Dark Souls? Yep.
Bayonetta? Yep.
Super Mario Galaxy? Yep.
Metroid? Yep, Prime and Super!
Splatoon? Yep.
Xenoblade? Yep.

Damn, this is a great list.

I'd include some Metal Gear, Kingdom Hearts, Pokemon and Ape Escape, but with so many to choose from I can forgive some omissions.
 
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Damn. Edge seems to be very guilty about giving Dark Souls a '9' when they gave Skyward Sword a '10' a month later. Almost to the point where they might be overcompensating.

No Silent Hill at all is appalling however.
 

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of all the street fighter games they pick ultra street fighter iv, but then again they never really liked 3rd strike.

Also no DMC3 and resogun isnt better than ikaruga or radiant silvergun so...
 

Jawbreaker

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This is one of the strangest lists I've ever seen in a video game publication. In some ways, it's refreshing. Doesn't it get tiring seeing the same 20 games in roughly the same order whenever "greatest of all time" lists are created?
 

RedSparrows

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Stupid list is stupid. Civ 2 is not no. 1. No sign of LBA. No sign of my favourite games in the top 10 except OOT. Battlefield IV ahead of Civ IV.

Stupid list. The universe is against you, Edge.

Etc etc etc.

(On a serious note, I fucking hate lists. They're so pointless in terms of meaningful content)
 

Unaha-Closp

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I got down the list to Number 97 before I nearly spit out my coffee. DriveClub? Like sure its okay. Looks real nice. But Top 100? No Gran Turismo 2 or 3 or 4? No Forza 2 or 3 or 4? But DriveClub. Boy I hate to see what happens to my coffee as I work my way down lol
 
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I got down the list to Number 97 before I nearly spit out my coffee. DriveClub? Like sure its okay. Looks real nice. But Top 100? No Gran Turismo 2 or 3 or 4? No Forza 2 or 3 or 4? But DriveClub. Boy I hate to see what happens to my coffee as I work my way down lol
Yeah, that was ridiculous.
 

Hanmik

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If it is all time, then WOW!
it gets even worse..

In compiling the list, we worked to simple criteria: all formats – console, PC, portable, coin-op, touchscreen – were eligible; we could include only a single entry from any series that features straight-up sequels; and each game had to stand up today rather than making the cut for reasons of nostalgia or historic significance. The result is a collection of modern classics that must not be missed.
http://www.gamesradar.com/100-greatest-videogames-edge-special-edition-out-now/
 

bomma_man

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If it's anything like their last list like this it's meant to be the best games to play right now, so they're tryin to to avoid ranking based on influence or nostalgia.

Still weird though.
 

SEGAvangelist

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There is a serious lack of SEGA on this list. Also... DriveClub? So many other better racers they could include. Destiny seems absurdly high even though I find the game quite addictive.
 
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I never know if you guys are being serious when you're hand-wringing over 'best of' lists that you don't agree with!
I mean, there are some odd inclusions (Splatoon so high? Arkham Knight in there at all? Nidhogg?), and there's a heavy emphasis towards games released in the last 5-10 years. I wonder how they reached the consensus on this list before publishing it.
 

Firemind

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Didn't they already do this ten years ago? That's a lot of new games in the top ten.

Good to see Advance Wars making top 20 this time. Progress! Even beating GAF darling Super Metroid haha.
 

pizzacat

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Only thing they got right was Ico above sotc

Lmao at some of the games here what's splatoon doing there bruh

I didn't see mgs3 as one so I doubt they have it on the list

lmao at last of us too
 

yurinka

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Awful list. Misses dozens of the most important games in gaming history, probably because the ones who made the list are too young and didn't enjoy the 8 bits and 16 bits era.

In addition to that, they include many mediocre or not great games, I assume because are from UK.
 

Sir Ilpalazzo

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So much wrong...of course. Super Mario Bros and Legend of Zelda not being in the top 5 invalidate everything else.
Super Mario Bros. was surpassed by several games within its own series. Unless you are going to base the ranking on influence or "importance" rather than quality, it makes little sense to put it so high.
 

Alx

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I'm not going to play the "why isn't my favorite game on that list ?" card, but I find it strange to choose Bayonetta 2 over Bayonetta 1.
 

pants

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I never know if you guys are being serious when you're hand-wringing over 'best of' lists that you don't agree with!
In my case not really. I don't care either way, it's just someone's opinion. I'm just here because the thread entertains me. It's not like there is anything to discuss in a list thread.
 

Flachmatuch

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Ahahahaha this is definitely the most ridiculous, ignorant, idiotic clickbait top 100 list ever produced. Good job, Edge!
 

Hanmik

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Awful list. Misses dozens of the most important games in gaming history, probably because the ones who made the list are too young and didn't enjoy the 8 bits and 16 bits era.

In addition to that, they include many mediocre or not great games, I assume because are from UK.
this was a criteria for the list..

each game had to stand up today rather than making the cut for reasons of nostalgia or historic significance
should be in the OP.
 

Jimnymebob

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Ignoring the fact that Metroid Prime is so low down, why in the name of hell is Bomberman on the list? Every other series has its best game(s) on the list, but for Bomberman it's just the original.
 

thelatestmodel

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Fucking Edge. Lots of games that should be in there, lots of games that definitely, definitely shouldn't.

Like, by anyone's standards.

Nice to see Drop 7 still in there though.
 
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Not sure I like the list that much, seems to be a lot of random placing for games and crazy amount of recent games. Also they don't have a single classic adventure, but have recent sub adventures like Her Story and Journey. Seems a bit strange. One thing about the recent games makes me happy to see The Last of Us, Bloodborne and Bayonetta 2 that high. Well those two first were kinda expected, but Bayonetta 2 was a nice surprise.