EGM's Top 100

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  1. Andre F

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    The current issue of EGM has the Top 100 games of all time. Pretty interesting picks and I do agree with the number one game, Super Metroid. That game brings back some fond memories...

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    When Next Generation did this, they included Death Tank (hidden game for the Saturn). I agree strongly with that one, but I bet EGM ignored it. [​IMG]
    At this point, I'd put Chu Chu Rocket in the list. I wouldn't have originally, until I played it a couple of weeks ago in a 16-player tournament for a prize. That was more nervewracking than any Quake or Bomberman tournament I've ever been in!
    Oh, and I won. [​IMG]
     
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    Just out of curiosity, where's Ms. Pac-Man on the list (sort of my acid test for these lists, along with Joust)?
     
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    was this just console/arcade games or did this also include PC games? Where did Castlevania: Symphony of the Night place??
     
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    Only console games, no PC or arcade.

    Top 5:

    Super Mario 64

    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

    Tetris

    Super Metroid

    Maybe someone could type the whole list.

    IMHO, don't consider this a definitive list of the Top 100 games ever. This is an opinion list, not a poll or fact-based list.
     
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    Andre-

    I agree, but I'm not going to get mad if a game or two is missing. I could care less whats on there, but rather where everything that is on there is placed.
     
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    Morgan,
    Agreed. Of course games will be missing off the list, but that's half the fun of these kind of lists. I'm just glad to see a lot of my all time favorites made it. Except on the all time worst list E.T. is number one. I remember playing that one a lot on the old 2600. I guess that's nostalgia kicking in. [​IMG]
    -Andre F
     
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    Can't argue with #1. That game blew me away.

    I would have ranked Super Mario 64 a little higher.

    I don't think a game like Tetris should even be considered.

    That is time wasting game like Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Chess.

    Some of my favorite console games (not sure where they are on the list):

    Atari 2600 Adventure

    Colecovision Venture

    Nintendo - Mario World 3

    Super Nintendo - Super Mario World

    N64 - WaveRace, Mario Kart 64

    PSX - Gran Turismo 2, MGS

    PS2 - GT3, MGS2 (in my eyes, these sequels delivered) Madden series

    Haven't got my Xbox or Gamecube yet (no lauch games have hooked me yet).

    Doug Schiller
     
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    I totally agree with Super Metroid. That game IS perfection! [​IMG] Where did 'Zelda: Ocarina of Time' and 'Metal Gear Solid' rank?
     
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    The top 5 games are Nintendo games? I find that VERY suspicious. HELLO SONIC, WE BARELY KNEW THEE.

    Matt's Top 5:

    1)Contra

    2)SMB 3

    3)NCAA Football series

    4)Madden Football series
     
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    100-Decathlete, Saturn, 1996

    99-Wipeout XL, PlayStation, 1996

    98-Quake III Arena, Dreamcast, 2000

    97-Mario Golf, GameBoy Color, 1999

    96-Phantasy Star, Master System, 1988

    95-Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, NES, 1988

    94-Baseball Stars, NES, 1989

    93-Super Smash Bros., N64, 1999

    92-Ice Hockey, NES, 1988

    91-Final Fantasy VII, PlayStation, 1997

    90-Resident Evil, PlayStation, 1996

    89-Dragon Warrior IV, NES, 1992

    88-Virtua Tennis, Dreamcast, 2000

    87-Sega Rally 2, Dreamcast, 1999

    86-Actraiser, SNES, 1991

    85-F-Zero X, N64, 1998

    84-Samurai Shodown II, NeoGeo, 1994

    83-Daytona USA, Dreamcast, 2001

    82-Kirby's Avalance/Mean Bean Machine, SNES/Genesis, 1995/1993

    81-Ape Escape, PlayStation, 1999

    80-Skies of Arcadia, Dreamcast, 2000

    79-Mario Kart 64, N64, 1997

    78-Star Fox, SNES, 1993

    77-Metal Gear Solid, GameBoy Color, 2000

    76-Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Genesis, 1992

    75-Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete, PlayStation, 1999

    74-Shining Force III, Saturn, 1998

    73-The Revenge of Shinobi, Genesis, 1989

    72-Advance Wars, GameBoy Advance, 2001

    71-Phantasy Star II, Genesis, 1989

    70-Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos, NES, 1990

    69-Metroid, NES, 1987

    68-Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts, SNES, 1991

    67-Street Fighter Alpha 3, PlayStation/Dreamcast, 1999

    66-Donkey Kong, GameBoy, 1994

    65-Perfect Dark, Nintendo 64, 2000

    64-Mega Man II, NES, 1989

    63-R-Type (R-Types Version), PlayStation, 1998

    62-Resident Evil 2, PlayStation, 1998

    61-NiGHTS...Into Dreams, Saturn, 1996

    60-Super Mario RPG, SNES, 1996

    59-Virtua Fighter 2, Saturn, 1995

    58-Sonic the Hedgehog, Genesis, 1991

    57-Final Fantasy IX, PlayStation, 2000

    56-Landstalker, Genesis, 1993

    55-The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX, GameBoy Color, 1998

    54-Devil's Crush, TurboGrafx-16, 1990

    53-Super Punch-Out!!, SNES, 1994

    52-Herzog Zwei, Genesis , 1990

    51-Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse, NES, 1990

    50-Guardian Heroes, Saturn, 1996

    49-Contra, NES, 1988

    48-Paper Mario, N64, 2001

    47-Panzer Dragoon II Zwei, Saturn, 1996

    46-Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal, GameBoy Color, 2000

    45-Phantasy Star Online ver. 2, Dreamcast, 2001

    44-Super Mario Kart, SNES, 1992

    43-Final Fantasy Tactics, PlayStation, 1998

    42-Contra III: The Alien Wars, SNES, 1992

    41-Ms. Pac-Man, multiple platforms, 1981

    40-The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, GameBoy Color, 2001

    39-The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, GameBoy Color, 2001

    38-R-Type Delta, PlayStation, 1999

    37-Resident Evil- Code: Veronica X, PlayStation 2, 2001

    36-Chrono Cross, PlayStation, 2000

    35-Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, GameBoy Advance, 2001

    34-Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!, NES, 1987

    33-Saturn Bomberman, Saturn, 1997

    32-NCAA Football 2002, PlayStation 2, 2001

    31-Madden NFL 2002, PlayStation 2, 2001

    30-Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Dreamcast, 2000

    29-Super Mario Bros. 2 (All-Stars Edition), NES (1988) SNES (1993)

    28-Hot Shots Golf 2, PlayStation, 2000

    27-Sonic CD, Sega CD, 1993

    26-Chrono Trigger, SNES, 1995

    25-The Legend of Zelda, NES, 1987

    24-Super Castlevania IV, SNES, 1991

    23-Gunstar Heroes, Genesis, 1993

    22-Super Mario Bros. (All-Stars Edition), NES (1985) SNES (1993)

    21-Dragon Force, Saturn, 1996

    20-Galaga, multiple platforms, 1981

    19-Panzer Dragoon Saga, Saturn, 1998

    18-Pokemon Puzzle League, Nintendo 64, 2000

    17-Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, PlayStation, 2000

    16-Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, SNES, 1995

    15-Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, PlayStation 2, 2001

    14-Metal Gear Solid, PlayStation, 1998

    13-Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, SNES, 1993

    12-Final Fantasy V (FF Anthology), PlayStation, 1999

    11-Super Mario Bros. 3 (All-Stars Edition), NES (1990) SNES (1993)

    10-Super Mario World, SNES, 1991

    9-Final Fantasy III, SNES, 1994

    8-The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, N64, 1998

    7-The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, N64, 2000

    6-Soul Calibur, Dreamcast, 1999

    5-Super Mario 64, N64, 1996

    4-Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, PlayStation, 1997

    3-The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, SNES, 1992

    2-Tetris, multiple platforms, 1988

    1-Super Metroid, SNES, 1994
     
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    98-Quake III Arena, Dreamcast, 2000 - The PC game DOMINATES this one, I can't believe that they put this on here, without the mouse and keyboard, it's weak.
    94-Baseball Stars, NES, 1989 - Who DIDN'T spend hours inputting names for each of the players on their team? One of the first TRULY customizable games.
    92-Ice Hockey, NES, 1988 - A weak sports game, sports didn't really come alive until the release of the genesis.
    88-Virtua Tennis, Dreamcast, 2000 - The best multiplayer sports game ever. The graphics are STILL incredible.
    80-Skies of Arcadia, Dreamcast, 2000 - I own it but I'm not wild about it. Random Battles are WEAK, it shows laziness on the producers part in my opinion.
    45-Phantasy Star Online ver. 2, Dreamcast, 2001
    How could the 2nd part of a VERY recent game already be one of the top 100 games of all time? While the first one was revolutionary...I can't see this.
    17-Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, PlayStation, 2000 - This is stupid because the dreamcast version played faster, and had better graphics.
    15-Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec, PlayStation 2, 2001 - I guess this is just a matter of taste. I think MSR is a VASTLY superor game.
    Just some comments. Im bored [​IMG]
     
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    Not all of the top 5 are Nintendo games. You didn't mention Castlevania Symphony of the Night (God I love this game!). It is nice to see the game so highly regarded. I still play it constantly.
     
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    I don't like Metroid, the side scroller's time has passed IMHO. Ditto for mario brothers. There are a lot of games that are good for nostalgic reasons, but I wouldn't play them NOW because they aren't any fun. IE River City Rampage. I played that game for 8 hours straight OFTEN when I was 12, it's hard now with better games that are out to say they are great games. People will say they are, but they are lying to seem like they are more down or something. I've been playing video games since 1980, so it's not like I haven't been in the scene a long time, Video games are just products of their time, it's not FAIR to compare Frogger on the Atari to Max Payne.
     

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