Famitsu readers' Top 100 games of 2006

#1
The first column is number of votes, second column is Famitsu's original cross review score, third column is average user score.
Got tired of filling the numbers in after 20, but put a few key numbers in there so maybe you can fill in the gaps using your imagination (kind of like ioi with sales data).
Three games tied at the top - how diplomatic!

1. PS2 Final Fantasy XII 775 10.00 9.19
1. PSP Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops 111 9.25 9.19
1. 360 Lost Planet Extreme Condition 99 9.00 9.19
4. Wii Zelda: Twilight Princess 247 9.50 9.17
5. PS2 Sengoku Musou 2 114 9.00 9.05
6. PS2 Okami 123 9.75 8.93
7. PS2 Yakuza 2 264 9.50 8.91
8. PS2 Monster Hunter 2 309 9.25 8.87
9. DS Fuurai no Siren DS 136 8.50 8.87
10. 360 Blue Dragon 241 9.25 8.86

11. DS Power Pro Kun DS Koushien 57 8.00 8.85
12. PS2 Winning Eleven 10 105 9.00 8.84
13. 360 Dead Rising 89 8.75 8.80
14. PS2 Gensou Suikouden V 74 8.00 8.79
15. GBA Mother 3 246 8.75 8.77
15. PS2 Disgaea 2 61 8.50 8.77
17. PS2 Sengoku Basara 2 131 8.5 8.76
18. PSP Jeanne d'Arc 83 8.25 8.74
19. PS3 Ridge Racer 7 83 9.00 8.69
20. DS Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 271 9.00 8.67

21. PS2 Valkyrie Profile Silmeria
22. PS2 Tales of Destiny
23. DS Final Fantasy III
24. PS2 Tsuyo Kiss
25. PSP DQ & FF in Itadaki Street Special
26. PS2 Wild Arms the 5th Vanguard
26. PS2 Ace Combat Zero
28. PS2 Xenosaga Episode III
28. PSP Eiyuu Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki FC
30. PS2 Another Century's Episode 2

30. PSP Loco Roco
30. PS2 Gundam Seed Destiny Rengou vs ZAFT II Plus
33. PS2 DQ Shonen Yangus
34. PS2 Shin Onimusha
35. PS2 Persona 3
35. DS Tetris DS
37. PS2 Kimi Kiss
37. PS2 Utawareru Mono
39. GBA Final Fantasy V Advance
40. PS2 Powerful Major League

40. GBA Yggdra Union
42. PSP Valkyrie Profile Lenneth
43. PS2 Summon Night 4
44. PSP Tekken Dark Resurrection
45. PSP Ace Combat X
46. PS2 Siren 2
46. PSP Goku Makaimura
48. DS Children of Mana 107 9.00 8.29
48. PS2 007 From Russia with Love
50. DS Pokemon Diamond / Pearl

50. DS Rune Factory
52. Wii Wii Sports 84 7.50 8.23
52. PSP Gundam Battle Royale
52. GBA Rhythm Tengoku
52. PS2 The King of Fighters XI
56. DS New Super Mario Bros 247 9.00 8.19
56. PS2 Atelier Iris Grand Phantasm
56. PS2 Powerful Pro 13
56. PSP Metal Gear Solid Bande Dessinee
56. PS2 Tenkabito

61. PSP Powerful Pro Portable
62. PS2 Street Fighter Zero Fighters Generation
63. Wii Wii Play
63. PSP Dokodemo Issho Let's School!
65. PSP Tales of the World Radiant Mythology 67 7.75 8.14
66. DS Jump Ultimate Stars
66. PS2 Melty Blood Act Cadenza
66. PS2 Kuuronyoumagakuenki re:charge
69. PS2 Minna no Tennis
70. PS2 .hack//G.U. vol.2

70. PSP Derby Stallion P
70. GC Baten Kaitos II 57 8.50 8.07
73. PS2 Kamiwaza
73. PS2 Ar Tonelico
73. PS2 Eve New Generation
76. GBA Callcio Bit
77. DS English Training 91 --- 8.02
78. PSP SD Gundam G Generation Portable
78. DS Gekitou! Custom Robo DS
78. PS2 Beatmania II DX 11 II DX Red

81. PS2 Capcom Classics Collection
82. 360 Culdcept Saga
83. PSP Ridge Racers 2
84. PS2 KOF Maximum Impact 2
84. DS Contact
86. PS2 .hack//GU vol.1
86. PSP Gradius Portable
86. 360 Chrome Hounds
89. DS Kirby Squeak Squad
89. 360 PGR3

91. PS2 Dragonball Z Sparking Neo
92. PS2 Sengoku Musou 2 Empires
92. PS2 Gundam Climaz UC
94. PS2 Tourist Trophy
95. PS2 Dirge of Cerberus FFVII 225 7.00 7.88
96. DS Biohazard Deadly Silence
97. PSP Tales of Phantasia
98. DS Castlevania
99. PSP Guilty Gear Judgment
100. 360 Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 89 7.5 7.82
 
#10
Sengoku Musou 2 at #5? Is that the game that is also known as Samurai Warriors 2, which got wonderful average scores (gamerankings) of 61.5% for the PS2 version and 55.2% for the 360 version? Now I know why they keep making those pieces of crap.
 
#15
Shocked to see 360 games in there, shows that MS are doing something better in Japan that's for sure.

Lost Planet tied for number one, though? Wow. And I thought Lost Planet was aimed at western audiences, and yet critically, it did better in Japan. Commercially of course, it did much better here. Strange.
 
#17
Jonnyram said:
Excuse me but this list was made by Famitsu readers :p

obviously a userbase thats out of line with the market reality then :p though in reality i find it hard to say the list is accurate when vote totals can be so off. a title with only 90 votes can hardly be accurately compared to a title with 300 or 700.
 
#32
Z3F said:
Sengoku Musou 2 at #5? Is that the game that is also known as Samurai Warriors 2, which got wonderful average scores (gamerankings) of 61.5% for the PS2 version and 55.2% for the 360 version? Now I know why they keep making those pieces of crap.
The only reasons why it gets low scores is because the reviewers stopped playing them and just tossed a random score on them. The Musou games are akin to yearly sports titles in that they have the same basic gameplay but always add new things to mix it up and make the game play a little different or have a fresh feel to it. The only thing that's different is that the reviewers want to play sports games so they actually look at it indepth before putting a score on it. The Musou games are never bad (well almost never) but they get labeled as such by people that don't even bother putting time into it.
 
#36
does anyone here think that if we voted on the top 100 games of 2006 that it would remotely line up with sales?

i don't see why you should expect the opinions of *hardcore gamers* like us and famitsu readers to represent what sold.
 
#37
vasuba said:
obviously a userbase thats out of line with the market reality then :p though in reality i find it hard to say the list is accurate when vote totals can be so off. a title with only 90 votes can hardly be accurately compared to a title with 300 or 700.
you could say the same thing about online gaming forums
 
#38
plagiarize said:
does anyone here think that if we voted on the top 100 games of 2006 that it would remotely line up with sales?

i don't see why you should expect the opinions of *hardcore gamers* like us and famitsu readers to represent what sold.
agreed, although that's already borderline

 
#39
I take these charts with a pinch of salt - after all the same readers post their 'most wanted' and that usually never gets reflected in the charts :)
 
#50
cvxfreak said:
Famitsu's really out of sync with the dominant game situation in Japan. Interesting to see NSMB so low.

EDIT: #96 :lol :D
Not really this surprising, the only people who vote in famitsu's polls are hardcore gamers, many of which are otaku who just play RPGs and stuff (just look at the top wanted section in Famitsu and see how many poor sellers constantly show up there). NSMB was the type of game that sold to casuals and non-gamers, etc.