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Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Post by stvnorman » June 6th, 2018, 10:33 pm

I posted a top 50 on here a couple of years ago. I’ve kept it up to date ever since - not that it’s really changed much - and it’s now a top 200 or so, which has inspired me to write a book that’s currently evolving piece by piece from https://retroarcadia.blog, as and when I have time to write new posts.

Anyway, here it is...
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1. Feud (Spectrum)
2. Kick Off (Atari ST)
3. Renegade (Spectrum)
4. Shao-lin's Road (Arcade / Spectrum)
5. Olli and Lisa: The Ghost of Shilmoore Castle (Spectrum)
6. Stardew Valley (PS4)
7. Elevator Action (Arcade / Spectrum)
8. Gauntlet (Spectrum)
9. Agent X (Spectrum)
10. Elite (Atari ST)
11. SSX 3 (PS2 / Gamecube)
12. Supersprint (ST)
13. The Perils of Willy (VIC20)
14. Enduro Racer (Spectrum)
15. Journey (PS4)
16. Winter Games (C64)
17. 1942 (arcade / Spectrum)
18. Destiny (PS4)
19. Star Wars (Arcade / Atari ST)
20. Commando (C64 / Spectrum)
21. Kane (Spectrum)
22. Snoopy Tennis (Game & Watch)
23. Star Wars Battlefront (PS4)
24. Gunship (Atari ST)
25. Football Manager (Spectrum)
26. Pokemon Gold (GBC / 3DS)
27. Auf Wiedersehn Monty (Spectrum)
28. Out Run (Spectrum)
29. Hyper Sports (Spectrum)
30. Spy Hunter (C64)
31. Rocket League (PS4)
32. Batman Arkham City (PS3)
33. Daley Thompson's Decathlon (Spectrum)
34. Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
35. Operation Wolf (Spectrum)
36. Omega Race (VIC20)
37. Tetris (Gameboy)
38. Dan Dare (Spectrum)
39. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (PSP)
40. Pac-Land (Arcade / Spectrum / Atari ST)
41. V-Rally 3 (GBA)
42. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PS3)
43. Super Cycle (Spectrum)
44. Arcadia (VIC20)
45. Bubble Bobble (Atari ST)
46. Submarine Commander (VIC20)
47. Shadow of Mordor (PS4)
48. JetPac (VIC20 / Spectrum)
49. Paperboy (Spectrum)
50. Kung Fu Master (Arcade)

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Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Post by Chopper » June 7th, 2018, 10:16 am

Nice blog, Steve! Really captures the time and place, what with all the incidental detail outside the games themselves. :)

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Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Post by stvnorman » June 7th, 2018, 4:23 pm

Chopper wrote:
June 7th, 2018, 10:16 am
Nice blog, Steve! Really captures the time and place, what with all the incidental detail outside the games themselves. :)
Thank you! That was the intention - to frame a time and place with a game. Glad you liked it!

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Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Post by Tleprie » July 9th, 2018, 5:55 am

last night I was discussing the list I made on here with a friend, and it got me thinking about making a top 50 list for all games, not just video games.

TOP 50:
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  1. Star Wars Roleplaying Game: Saga Edition
  2. Star Wars Edge of the Empire
  3. Star Wars Destiny
  4. Spelunky
  5. Super Mario Strikers
  6. Life is Strange: Before the Storm
  7. Super Smash Bros. Melee
  8. Bloodborne
  9. Thomas Was Alone
  10. UNO
  11. The Talos Principle
  12. The Beginner's Guide
  13. Binding of Isaac Rebirth
  14. Rockband
  15. Cranium
  16. Donkey Kong Junior
  17. Doki Doki Literature Club
  18. Rainbow 6 Vegas 2
  19. Luigi's Mansion
  20. Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2005)
  21. Dominion
  22. Jamestown
  23. Minecraft
  24. Life Is Strange
  25. NightSky
  26. Overcooked
  27. Salt & Sanctuary
  28. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  29. Box Thing
  30. Mario Kart 8
  31. Gears of War 2
  32. Hatoful Boyfriend
  33. Halo Reach
  34. Civilization V
  35. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  36. Trivial Pursuit
  37. Sins of a Solar Empire
  38. Mario Golf Toadstool Tour
  39. Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga
  40. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  41. Hide 'n Seek
  42. Soul Calibur 2
  43. Halo 3
  44. Super Hexagon
  45. Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II
  46. VVVVVV
  47. Transistor
  48. Flower
  49. Tearaway
  50. Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
I don't have as much in terms of insights here as I did with my first time through, but there are a few things:

I added in 9 games, however I didn't just chop off the bottom 9, so if I were to redo just the video games list, I think there would be some re-arranging of the bottom 15 or so.

I'll list out the 9 games added, as well as their rank:

1. Star Wars Roleplaying Game: Saga Edition
2. Star Wars Edge of the Empire
3. Star Wars Destiny
10. UNO
15. Cranium
21. Dominion
29. Box Thing
36. Trivial Pursuit
41. Hide 'n Seek


There was a slightly longer list of non-video games that I reduced down, but the ones I cut included:

Monopoly
Clue
Time Barons
Bloodborne: The Card Game
Zombie Dice
SUPERHOT: The Card Game
VIP (which is sort of like trouble in terrorist town in Counterstrike/Gmod, except in real life with Nerf Guns and a giant stuffed rabbit)
Dungeons & Dragons: 3.5 edition

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Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Post by Joshihatsumitsu » July 10th, 2018, 5:38 am

See you guys in five to ten years when I can finally settle on a top 50! :o

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Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Post by Jobobonobo » July 13th, 2018, 10:34 pm

Have always had a personal top ten list of my favourite games that changes throughout time but never thought to expand it to top 50. So this list is not in order of least to most favourite, instead will be listed by generation with one or two PC titles sprinkled in during the appropriate time. Also only one entry per series with exceptions for series that have both 2D and 3D entries.
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Mega Drive/SNES
1. Sonic 3 and Knuckles
2. Streets of Rage 2
3. Super Metroid
4. Super Mario World
5. Yoshi's Island
6. Chrono Trigger
7. Street Fighter 2

PS1/N64
8. Lylat Wars
9. Banjo Kazooie
10. Conker's Bad Fur Day
11. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
12. Sin and Punishment
13. F-Zero X
14. Rayman 2
15. Worms 2
16. Final Fantasy VII
17. Tekken 3
18. Spyro 2

PS2/Gamecube/GBA
19. Pikmin 2
20. Paper Mario Thousand Year Door
21. Super Smash Bros Melee
22. Soul Calibur 2
23. Metroid Prime
24. WarioWare
25. Crazy Taxi
26. We Love Katamari
27. Bully
28. Okami
29. Sly Cooper
30. Psychonauts
31. Marvel vs Capcom 2
32. Rez
33. Mother 3

PS3/Wii/DS
34. Portal 2
35. Batman Arkham Asylum
36. Rayman Legends
37. Super Mario Galaxy
38. Pokemon Soul Silver
39. Ghost Trick:Phantom Detective
40. The World Ends with You
41. Plants vs Zombies
42. Flower

Wii U/3DS/PS4
43. Mario Kart 8
45. Kirby Planet Robobot
47. Tearaway Unfolded
48. Horizon Zero Dawn
49. Nier Automata
50. Undertale

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Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Post by Jobobonobo » July 14th, 2018, 4:45 pm

Ha, I keep going back and editing this list because I just remember a game that I absolutely loved and spent an inordinate amount of time and have to add it in and get rid of one that I loved but might be included as honourable mentions instead. But yeah, ranking these? Yeah could not do it. Fair play to anyone who could!

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Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Post by Michiel K » September 5th, 2018, 5:36 pm

I think I'll make one during the last of my days on this planet. Interesting to read everyone else's, though!

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Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Post by kayjoon » September 6th, 2018, 7:56 am

Wow, I have a Top 5 that took me a long time to come up with, not sure how to tackle 50!

I did a short (as are all my posts) blog about them here: https://liberaljoon.com/?p=288 Fair warning, unlike Cane & Rinse my blog does employ hyperbole. :?

If you'd just like to see the list:
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1. TxK - PS Vita
2. Quake 1 - PC
3. Bubble Bobble - SMS
4. Warcraft 3 - PC
5. Saturn Bomberman - SEGA Saturn

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Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Post by Sean » September 7th, 2018, 5:06 pm

Huh, going back to the first page, I thought for sure my choices would have changed since 2013, but, I actually don't hate my list!
kayjoon wrote:
September 6th, 2018, 7:56 am
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1. TxK - PS Vita
2. Quake 1 - PC
3. Bubble Bobble - SMS
4. Warcraft 3 - PC
5. Saturn Bomberman - SEGA Saturn
Props for TxK!

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Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Post by DomsBeard » September 8th, 2018, 10:04 pm

DomsBeard wrote:
May 29th, 2018, 9:18 pm
DomsBeard wrote:
April 1st, 2013, 1:22 pm
Here's mine

http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/domsbe ... ames/83997
Going to reread mine and see how close I am too now.....
So I have just poured myself a large gin and going to decide which 3 games are getting the chop to make room for:

Yakuza 0
Alien Isolation
Detroit

:o

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