Results to "GAF's Greatest Games of All Time 2011 Edition"

Drkirby

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Well, it took me a few hours to standardize all the names so I could get the final scores, but the results are in! As said in the voting, the results will be presented in three ways, all showing the top 50 results for each. A count of the total number of votes, a count of the total number of #1 votes, and a weighed score, giving a point value of 10 to #1, 9 to #2, and so on.

For the reporting, it should be noted that remakes, enhancements, and expansion packs got consolidated. For some examples, Pokemon Gold, Silver, Crystal, Heart Gold and Soul Silver all got compiled into one result. The PS1 and Gamecube versions of Resident Evil got compiled together. Street Fighter II, Super, Turbo, ect all got compiled into just one Street Fighter II, along with III, IV, and Alpha. StarCraft and StarCraft Broad War were combined into just StarCraft.


And now for the results.

Most Votes:
Code:
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time						131
Resident Evil 4									98
Super Mario World								90
Chrono Trigger									89
Half-Life 2									84
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past						83
Shadow of the Collossus								78
Super Metroid									76
Super Mario Bros. 3								75
Metal Gear Solid								74
Final Fantasy VI								64
Super Mario 64									64
Super Mario Galaxy								64
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater							63
Metroid Prime									63
Final Fantasy VII								61
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves							55
Halo: Combat Evolved								52
ICO										49
Deus Ex										48
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask						42
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty						41
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night						39
Tetris										38
Street Fighter II								37
StarCraft									36
Super Mario Galaxy 2								36
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker						33
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction							32
World Of Warcraft								31
World Of Warcraft								31
Half-Life									30
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island						30
Mass Effect									29
Pokémon Generation 1								27
Portal										27
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn						26
Silent Hill 2									26
Demon's Souls									25
Final Fantasy IX								25
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic						25
BioShock									24
Final Fantasy X									24
Super Smash Bros. Melee								24
Final Fantasy Tactics								23
GoldenEye 007									23
Mass Effect 2									23
Red Dead Redemption								23
Planescape: Torment								22
Pokémon Generation 2								22

Most #1 votes (Only entries that got three or more #1 votes are shown, which is why there is less then 50)

Code:
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time	48
Chrono Trigger				14
Metal Gear Solid			13
Shadow of the Collossus			12
Super Metroid				12
Final Fantasy VII			12
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask	12
Resident Evil 4				11
Super Mario Bros. 3			11
Half-Life 2				10
Final Fantasy VI			10
ICO					9
Deus Ex					9
Super Mario World			8
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past	8
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction		7
Super Mario Galaxy			6
Halo: Combat Evolved			6
Metroid Prime				5
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty	5
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night	5
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island	5
Final Fantasy X				5
Xenogears				5
Super Mario 64				4
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater		4
Super Mario Galaxy 2			4
World Of Warcraft			4
World Of Warcraft			4
Half-Life				4
Final Fantasy Tactics			4
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening	4
Tetris					3
Pokémon Generation 1			3
Silent Hill 2				3
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4		3
Resident Evil 2				3
Shenmue					3
Devil May Cry				3
Grim Fandango				3
Super Mario Bros.			3
Suikoden II				3
EarthBound				3
Shenmue II				3
Secret of Mana				3
And the weighted score:
Code:
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time						1011
Chrono Trigger									573
Resident Evil 4									537
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past						531
Super Mario World								517
Half-Life 2									506
Super Mario Bros. 3								498
Metal Gear Solid								493
Shadow of the Collossus								490
Super Metroid									451
Final Fantasy VI								448
Super Mario Galaxy								388
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater							381
Final Fantasy VII								376
Super Mario 64									360
Metroid Prime									354
Deus Ex										314
ICO										308
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask						306
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves							267
Halo: Combat Evolved								257
Super Mario Galaxy 2								251
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty						228
StarCraft									217
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island						204
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction							202
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night						196
World Of Warcraft								190
Half-Life									189
Tetris										187
Street Fighter II								187
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn						173
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker						168
Final Fantasy X									155
Silent Hill 2									145
Planescape: Torment								143
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening						135
Pokémon Generation 1								133
Mass Effect									130
Final Fantasy IX								128
Super Smash Bros. Melee								126
Xenogears									125
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4							125
Pokémon Generation 2								123
BioShock									122
Demon's Souls									120
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind						119
Portal										118
Final Fantasy Tactics								117
DOOM										116

To start with, there was a much smaller turnout for this vote then the last. Roughly 450 people compared to the 880 last time. But some of the results still hold steady, like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time still being far ahead of anything else. Mario Galaxy took a good plunge, from #2 last time to #13 now, Half Life 2 fell a bit but is still holding strong at #5 instead of #3, Super Mario 64 and Super Mario World have changed spots between the years, Metal Gear Solid has gone down several spots while Resident Evil 4 rose to #2.
But overall, things have held pretty steady, which does surprise to me to extent. I was expecting more newer games then Galaxy 2, and for some older ones to move more then they did.



Voting: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=420335
2009 Results: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=380379
Raw Spreadsheet: https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub...NlJsT0dJN295cVAtYnh0UWUxUkE&hl=en&output=html
 

cw_sasuke

If all DLC came tied to $13 figurines, I'd consider all DLC to be free
Sep 9, 2006
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Cant wait to replay OoT on 3DS. Deserved numer one spot....this game blew my mind even after i had played sonic on a japanese dreamcast :)
 
May 12, 2006
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Glad to see the top ten in all areas untainted by anything from the last year or so (not that there haven't been good or even great games, but it's too easy to let recent-game-hype push those too high). Good show, GAF.
 
Dec 6, 2008
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Seda said:
I really need to play Chrono Trigger one of these days.
Yeah If you like JRPG it's one of the most essential (and fun) games in this genre. And it held up pretty well, was also very late(finsihed it some years ago) but enjoyed it immensly.

Don't agree with the list, especially not with RE 4, loved that game but one of the best games of all times?
 
Apr 11, 2008
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That's actually pretty solid, good work Drkirby!

Nothing too objectionable, top ten are mostly okay. Only real points of contention are Final Fantasy VII somehow being ahead of IX, Halo being somehow ahead of Portal, Yoshi's Island not even being in the top 10 when its the best 2D game ever made, and SMG2 being lower than SMG1. These are puzzling, but nothing to get worked up about.

Bioshock's position is where System Shock 2 should be, but I suppose thats just evidence that far more have played the former than the latter.

Oh, and GAF: I'm proud of you for keeping Twilight Princess off this and recognising its inferiority to the other Zeldas.

Overall though, its a good list.
 
Jun 13, 2009
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While I'm disappointed by the low ranking of Starcraft and that Doom didn't appear at all, the top games definitely seem to be those who appeal to loads and loads of people from all categories, so for a voted ranking it's surprisingly decent really good.

Edit: Looking in more detail the only thing I'm really Internet-outraged at is that KOTOR appears, such a mediocre game and experience :/ At least it was beaten by both BG2 and Diablo 2.
 
May 13, 2009
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western weighted top ten:

Half-Life 2 506
Metroid Prime 354
Deus Ex 314
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 267
Halo: Combat Evolved 257
StarCraft 217
World Of Warcraft 190
Half-Life 189
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn 173
Planescape: Torment 143

i wonder why japan is so prevalent on these lists

@dr kirby: did you consolidate all half-life 2 episodes votes into half-life 2?
 
Feb 3, 2009
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Mama Robotnik said:
That's actually pretty solid, good work Drkirby!

Nothing too objectionable, top ten are mostly okay. Only real points of contention are Final Fantasy VII somehow being ahead of IX, Halo being somehow ahead of Portal, Yoshi's Island being low when its the best 2D game ever made, and SMG2 being lower than SMG1. These are puzzling, but nothing to get worked up about.

Bioshock's position is where System Shock 2 should be, but I suppose its just evidence that far more have played the former and the latter.

Oh, and GAF: I'm proud of you for keeping Twilight Princess off this and recognising its inferiority to the other Zeldas.
Only 2 things there that bothered me.

1) Halo being too low/Uncharted being a)on there and b) above Halo (and everything else under it).

2) No God of War.
 
Oct 12, 2007
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GhaleonQ said:
Lots of people put all Nintendo/Nintendo-published games.
It's still crazy. I mean, yes, admittedly this is something of a popularity contest and Nintendo's titles have sold enormously... but one PC title in the Top 10? Are PC gamers on this forum that much of a minority?
 
Dec 27, 2007
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Timber said:
It's also the only non-Japanese game in the top 10. So yeah.
Japanese gaming supremacy.

Mario Galaxy and Uncharted 2 are too high and Half-Life 2 shouldn't be above 1 but outside of that the list is surprisingly agreeable! Good job OP.
 
Oct 12, 2007
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John said:
western weighted top ten:

Half-Life 2 506
Metroid Prime 354
Deus Ex 314
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 267
Halo: Combat Evolved 257
StarCraft 217
World Of Warcraft 190
Half-Life 189
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn 173
Planescape: Torment 143

i wonder why japan is so prevalent on these lists

@dr kirby: did you consolidate all half-life 2 episodes votes into half-life 2?
You're missing Tetris there, Chief.
 
Dec 28, 2007
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#50
Vinci said:
It's still crazy. I mean, yes, admittedly this is something of a popularity contest and Nintendo's titles have sold enormously... but one PC title in the Top 10? Are PC gamers on this forum that much of a minority?

Too busy playing and replaying all the awesome games to vote me thinks.