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GAF's "Greatest Games of All Time" 2011 Edition (Voting ends Feb. 13 11:59 P.M PST)

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ultron87 said:
The question for me in these threads is whether I decide to go with my personal favorite games or the games I think are quantitatively the "best" games.
You know, I was thinking about this the other day.

Like, my favorite game is Ocarina of Time hands down, but I often think the best game is NBA Jam, only because of the audience it reaches out to. Speaking stereotypically, the nerdiest people and the jockiest people as well as some *ahem* blue ocean people played that game.
 

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1: Earthbound
2: Final Fantasy VI
3: Final Fantasy IX
4: Super Mario Galaxy
5: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
6: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations
7: Metal Gear Solid 4
8: Persona 4
9: Half-Life 2
10: Resident Evil 4
 

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1. Half Life 2 series
2. Shadow of the Colossus
3. Metal Gear Solid 3
4. Ico
5. Persona 4
6. Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
7. Portal
8. Baldur's Gate II
9. Medal of Honour: Allied Assault
10. Neverwinter Nights

I feel like I should include TF2, but the thread is about greatest games, not greatest ways of life.
 
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1. CastleVania: Symphony of the Night
2. Metal Gear Solid 2
3. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
4. Super Metroid
5. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
6. StarCraft
7. Resident Evil 4
8. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
9. Halo: Combat Evolved
10. Tetris
 

Requeim

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1: Super Mario Brothers 3
2: Sonic the Hedgehog 2
3: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
4: Heroes of Might and Magic 3
5: Pokemon Crystal
6: Diablo 2
7: Tyrian 2000
8: Rayman
9: Sonic CD
10: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
 

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I'm a bit old school :


01: Ico
02: Donkey Kong Country 64
03: Super Mario World
04: Final Fantasy VII
05: Street Fighter II Turbo
06: Donkey Kong Country 2
07: Super Metroid
08: Mario Kart 64
09: Super Monkey Ball 2
10: The Witcher


11: CastleVania SOTN
12: Silent Hill 2
13: Super CastleVania IV
 
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I've never really liked listing a bunch of games from a single series, but I just love these so much I have to do it...

1: The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time
2: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
3: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
4: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
5: LittleBigPlanet 2
6: Okami
7: Demon's Souls
8: Shadow of the Colossus
9: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
10: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

LittleBigPlanet used to be #5, but LBP2 straight up replaces it, and when all is said and done, it could move even further up the list. And there are so many more games that are worthy of such a list, like Ico, Kirby's Adventure, Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario 64/Sunshine/Galaxy 2, Mario Kart 64, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Metal Gear Solid 1/2, and a few RTS games.
 

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1: Secret of Mana
2: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
3: Metal Gear Solid
4: Tekken 3
5: Half-Life 2
6: Starcraft
7: Metroid Prime
8: Shadow of the Colossus
9: Final Fantasy 7
10: Super Mario World

I'll post this for now, I think I might edit it later on though. This list makes me look like more of a console gamer than a PC gamer. :p
Honestly I just listed the 10 games that first came to mind that I remember most fondly. So nostalgia is probably a big factor in my list. :p
 

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1: Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii: Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2
2: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
3: MOTHER 3
4: Super Mario World
5: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
6: Sin and Punishment: Star Successor
7: Super Smash Bros. Melee
8: Chrono Trigger
9: Persona 4
10: Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
 

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1: Chrono Trigger
2: Super Smash Bros. Melee
3: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
4: Super Metroid
5: Pokemon Yellow
6: Final Fantasy VI
7: Metroid Prime
8: Super Mario Galaxy
9: Final Fantasy VIII
10: Counter-Strike

I feel like I'm forgetting somethings.
 

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1. Resident Evil 4
2. MOTHER 3
3. Chrono Trigger
4. The World Ends With You
5. Devil May Cry 3
6. Persona 4
7. Super Mario Galaxy
8. Bayonetta
9. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
10. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
 

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1: Ocarina of time
2: Mario bros 3
3: The curse of monkey island
4: Broken Sword
5: Halo 2
6: Soul Calibur
7: Super Mario 64
8: Advance Wars
9: Dance Dance Revolution
10: Goldeneye
 

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Drkirby said:
Nope. Change it now, or be forever shamed by having your entire vote tossed out. No compilations!
This is worse than sophie's choice :(

Can I put super Mario all-stars? It's a remake.


Edit: fixed, my list is boring and trite now
 

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1. The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time
2. Metal Gear Solid 4
3. Super Mario Galaxy
4. Super Mario 64
5. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
6. Goldeney 007
7. Shadow of The Colossus
8. Metal Gear Solid
9. Metroid Prime
10. Resident Evil 4
 

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1: Vagrant Story (PSX)
2: Ico (PS2)
3: Shadow of the Beast 3 (Amiga)
4: Planescape Torment (PC)
5: Alundra (PSX)
6: Zelda: LTTP (SNES)
7: Another World (Amiga)
8: Final Fantasy Tactics (PSX)
9: The Longest Journey (PC)
10: International Superstar Soccer (PSX)
 

ZZMitch

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1: Mario Kart 64
2: Minecraft
3: Halo: Combat Evolved
4: Red Alert 2
5: Super Mario Galaxy
6: Halo 2
7: Pokemon Red
8: Team Fortress 2
9: Civilization V
10: Rayman 2: The Great Escape

There are a few games I really want to put on here (Kirbys Epic Yarn, Darksiders)... but I just cant yet. The only games that have really grabbed me this fast after release have been Minecraft and Civilization V. I really wanted to put Minecraft at number one but not yet. It will be there soon though... I just have to many good childhood memories with Mario Kart 64 to move it just yet!
 

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1: Xenogears
2: Final Fantasy VI
3: Super Metroid
4: The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past
5: Chrono Trigger
6: Half Life 2
7: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
8: Super Mario World
9: ICO
10: Tribes 2
 

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1: Super Metroid
2: Resident Evil 4
3: Demon's Souls
4: Super Mario Galaxy
5: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
6: Yoshi's Island
7: Chrono Trigger
8: F-Zero GX
9: Baten Kaitos: Origins
10: Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
 

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1: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
2: Half-Life 2
3: Ico
4: Team Fortress 2
5: Grand Prix Legends
6: StarCraft
7: DOOM
8: S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl
9: Super Mario Galaxy
10: Interstate '76

Mostly the same as last time, only with a slightly different order here and there. Though I explicitly excluded STALKER for being a flawed masterpiece in 2009, as more time passes, the brilliance of this series is becoming ever more clear.
 

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1: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
2:Wind Waker
3:Resident Evil 4
4:Smash Bros. Melee
5:Majora's Mask
6:Ikaruga
7:pokemon Red/blue
8:No More Heroes
9:Unreal Tournament 2003
10:Demon's Souls
 

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1: Suikoden II
2: Final Fantasy VIII
3: Deus Ex
4: Final Fantasy XII
5: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
6: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
7: Devil May Cry
8: We <3 Katamari
9: Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
10: Vagrant Story
 
Oct 31, 2009
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1: Chrono Trigger
2: Xenogears
3: Final Fantasy 6
4: Shadow of the Collosus
5: Bayonetta
6: Final Fantasy 7
7: Legend of Zelda : A Link to the Past
8: Deus Ex
9: Half Life
10: Half Life 2
 

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1: Shenmue II
2: Mass Effect
3: Civilization IV
4: Metal Gear Solid
5: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
6: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
7: Full Throttle
8: Red Dead Redemption
9: Freedom Fighters
10: Trials HD
 
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1: Deus Ex
2: Super Mario Bros 3
3: Metal Gear Solid
4: Shadow of the Colossus
5: Final Fantasy 7
6: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
7: Counter-Strike
8: Banjo-Kazooie
9: Warcraft 3
10: Sim City 2000
 

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1: Resident Evil 2
2: Silent Hill 2
3: Hotel Dusk: Room 213
4: Metal Gear Solid 3
5: Deja Vu
6: Dead Space
7: Halo 3
8: Fallout 3
9: Mortal Kombat 2
10: Super Mario Brothers 3

i only really put in Halo 3 because of the multiplayer, the single player was whack
 

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1: Final Fantasy VI
2: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
3: Mass Effect 2
4: Demon's Souls
5: Uncharted 2
6: Super Mario World
7: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
8: Bioshock
9: Halo: Combat Evolved
10: Gears of War 2
 

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ultron87 said:
The question for me in these threads is whether I decide to go with my personal favorite games or the games I think are quantitatively the "best" games.

Yeah, what to do, what to do. For these kinds of lists, I tend to list favorites, but take out the "niche" titles that I know apply to a very specific taste (for example, Final Fantasy Tactics).
 

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1: Final Fantasy VI
2: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
3: Tyrian (video game)
4: Skate 2
5: Resident Evil
6: SkyRoads (video game)
7: Sam & Max Hit the Road
8: Super Mario World
9: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
10: Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding
 

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1: Final Fantasy X
2: Tekken 3
3: Uncharted 2
4: Mass Effect 2
5: Portal
6: Final Fantasy VII
7: Super Mario World
8: Team Fortress 2
9: Dead Space
10: Fallout 3
 

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1: Devil May Cry
2: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
3: Tekken Tag Tournament
4: Resident Evil 2
5: Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time
6: Shadow of the Colossus
7: Dead Space
8: God of War 3
9: Twisted Metal 2: World Tour
10: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
 

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MushroomSamba said:
Yeah, what to do, what to do. For these kinds of lists, I tend to list favorites, but take out the "niche" titles that I know apply to a very specific taste (for example, Final Fantasy Tactics).
I'd rather see niche games that won't appeal to everyone than the same exact games that everyone else is posting, personally.
 

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1. Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn
2. Half-life 2
3. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
4. Heroes of Might and Magic II
5. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
6. Silent Hill 2
7. Dragon Age: Origins
8. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
9. Quake
10. Neverwinter Nights
 

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1: Okami
2: Shadow of the Colossus
3: ICO
4: Grand Theft Auto IV
5: Super Mario Galaxy 2
6: Pikmin 2
7: The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
8: Silent Hill 2
9: Resident Evil 4
10: Deus Ex
 

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1: Red Dead Redemption
2: Half Life 2
3: World of Warcraft
4: Dragon Quest IX
5: Super Mario Bros. 3
6: Donkey Kong Country Jr
7: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
8: Halo
9: SSX 3
10: Skate

It was tough doing them in order, not sure if they are in the correct one but over my life those games have been the most enjoyable times in my life regarding gaming.
 

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1: Ninja Gaiden Black
2: Demon's Souls
3: Devil May Cry
4: Ninja Gaiden 2
5: Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition
6: Baldurs Gate II: SoA & ToB
7: Uncharted 2
8: Resident Evil 4
9: God of War 3
10: Resident Evil 5
 
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1: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
2: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
3: The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
4: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to The Past
5: Chrono Trigger
6: Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
7: Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic
8: Super Mario Galaxy
9: The Longest Journey
10: Rayman 2
 

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1: Metal Gear Solid
2: Chrono Cross
3: Super Mario World
4: Final Fantasy VIII
5: Final Fantasy VII
6: Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
7: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
8: SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs
9: Phantasy Star Online
10: Twisted Metal 2

Personal favorites of course. Don't care how much it helped industry etc.

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Super Mario Bros. 3
Half-Life 2
Shadow of the Colossus
Super Mario Bros.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Conker's Bad Fur Day
BioShock
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Super Mario Bros. 2
Portal
 

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2. Tetris
3. World of Warcraft
4. WWF No Mercy
5. Grim Fandango
6. Half-Life
7. Deus Ex
8. Quake III
9. Unreal Tournament 2004
10. Fallout 3
 

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Legendary Warrior said:
I'd rather see niche games that won't appeal to everyone than the same exact games that everyone else is posting, personally.
I agree, those choices diversify the final results and are cool to see.
 

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1. Team Fortress 2
2. Baldur's Gate II
3. Super Mario World
4. Diablo II
5. Mario Kart 64
6. Tetris
7. Final Fantasy Tactics
8. Zelda: A Link to the Past
9. Shadow of the Colossus
10. Silent Hill 2
 

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I feel bad for not including one of the Mario Galaxy games, but I feel like I haven't had enough time to reflect on them to warrant placing either one in the Top 10 of All Time list.

On the contrary, RDR made my #10 spot despite being a newer game because it was the Western game that I've always wanted. It covered so many of the lovable tropes associated with the genre while still adding modern flair wherever appropriate, and it actually put its fleshed-out world to good use by infusing it with great characters and a fantastic story.

I simply can't imagine another Western game bettering it in the foreseeable future. Other than addressing a small niggle here or there, what could honestly be done in another Western game to make it better than RDR? Rockstar nailed it.
 

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1: Halo: Reach
2: Halo 3
3: Halo 2
4: Halo: Combat Evolved
5: Rallisport Challenge 2
6: Richard Burns Rally
7: Forza 3
8: Super Metroid
9: Rallisport Challenge
10: Halo 3: ODST
 

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1: Tetris
2: The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time
3: Shadow of the Colossus
4: Uncharted 2
5: Super Mario Bros 3
6: The Legend of Zelda
7: Super Metroid
8: Metal Gear Solid
9: Ico
10: Resident Evil 4