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Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Post by stvnorman » June 6th, 2018, 8:33 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, 8:16 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, 2:23 pm

Chopper wrote:
June 7th, 2018, 8:16 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, 3:55 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, 3:38 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, 8:34 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, 2:45 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, 3:36 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, 5:56 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, 3:06 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, 5:56 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, 8:04 pm

DomsBeard wrote:
May 29th, 2018, 7:18 pm
DomsBeard wrote:
April 1st, 2013, 11:22 am
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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Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Post by Combine Hunter » July 5th, 2019, 8:58 pm

Combine Hunter wrote:
May 16th, 2018, 11:15 am
I'm increasingly finding it very hard to make lists like this. I can't create a top 10 anymore, because I've played too many games of that kind of calibre to do that anymore.

THAT said, thought I'd give this a go (can't see my 2013 list on this thread, as I deleted it)

SOOOOO
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Alien: Isolation
Bastion
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Bayonetta
Bioshock
Bloodborne
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Cave Story
Chrono Trigger
Dark Souls
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening
DOOM (2016)
FEZ
Final Fantasy VII
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
God of War 2
Half-Life 2
Halo: Reach
Hitman (2016)
Inside
Journey
The Last of Us
Left 4 Dead
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Mark of the Ninja
Mass Effect 2
Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Overwatch
Persona 3: FES
Persona 4
Portal 2 (I love the first too! 50 is a small number these days)
Red Dead Redemption
Resident Evil (Remake)
Resident Evil 4
REZ
Shadow of the Colossus
Shovel Knight
Sid Meier's Civilization V
SOMA
Spelunky
StarCraft 2: Wing of Liberty
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Meat Boy
Super Metroid
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Vanquish
XCOM 2
I will probably hate this list within hours.

EDIT: Also, this is in alphabetical order. Not ranked
Thought it would be fun to update this and see how much has changed and what remains the same.
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Alien: Isolation
Bastion
Bayonetta
Bloodborne
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Chrono Trigger
Dark Souls
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening
DOOM (2016)
FEZ
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy VII
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
Half-Life 2
Hitman (2016)
Hollow Knight
Inside
Journey
The Last of Us
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Mass Effect 2
Mega Man X
Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Overwatch
Persona 3: FES
Persona 4
Portal 2
Red Dead Redemption 2
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil (Remake)
Resident Evil 4
REZ
Shadow of the Colossus
Shovel Knight
Sid Meier's Civilization V
SOMA
Spelunky
StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Meat Boy
Super Metroid
Tetris Effect
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Valkyria Chronicles
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
XCOM 2

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Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Post by Alex79uk » July 6th, 2019, 6:11 am

Looking at the top 25 I posted last year, there would definitely be a few new additions. Edith Finch would definitely be in there, along with Hollow Knight and Mario Odyssey. Breath Of The Wild would likely make it in to my top ten if I'd played more so far.

Without overthinking it, here's a snapshot of my brain right now and a top ten right off the top of my head:

1. Red Dead Redemption 2
2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
3. Dark Souls
4. GTA V
5. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
6. Mass Effect Trilogy
7. The Witness
8. Super Mario Odyssey
9. Hollow Knight
10. Flashback

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Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Post by stvnorman » July 6th, 2019, 6:28 am

Mario Kart 8, Breath of the Wild, Gris, Minit and Hollow Knight have entered my top 50 this year. Some older games have too, thanks to the NES Classic Mini and the Switch, including the original Zelda and Balloon Fight. And Out Run has jumped a long way up the list too.
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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 Lissa: The Ghost of Shilmoore Castle (Spectrum)
6. Elevator Action (Arcade / Spectrum)
7. Gauntlet (Spectrum)
8. Agent X (Spectrum)
9. Elite (Atari ST)
10. Stardew Valley (PS4 / Switch)
11. SSX 3 (PS2 / Gamecube)
12. Supersprint (Spectrum / ST)
13. Out Run (Arcade / Spectrum / Switch)
14. The Perils of Willy (VIC20)
15. Enduro Racer (Spectrum)
16. Journey (PS4)
17. Winter Games (C64)
18. 1942 (arcade / Spectrum)
19. Star Wars (Arcade / Atari ST)
20. Gris (Switch)
21. Commando (C64/Spectrum)
22. Kane (Spectrum)
23. Snoopy Tennis (Game & Watch)
24. Tetris (Gameboy)
25. Minit (Switch)
26. Star Wars Battlefront (PS4)
27. Hollow Knight (Switch)
28. Gunship (Atari ST)
29. Pac-Land (Arcade / Spectrum / Atari ST)
30. Football Manager (Spectrum/C64)
31. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)
32. Destiny (PS4)
33. Pokemon Gold (GBC /3DS)
34. Auf Wiedersehn Monty (Spectrum)
35. Hyper Sports (Spectrum)
36. Mega Man 2 (NES / Switch)
37. Andes Attack (VIC20)
38. Spy Hunter (C64)
39. Rocket League (PS4)
40. Batman Arkham City (PS3)
41. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
42. Daley Thompson's Decathlon (Spectrum)
43. JetPac (VIC20)
44. Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
45. The Legend of Zelda (NES)
46. Operation Wolf (Spectrum) 1988
47. Omega Race (VIC20)
48. Dan Dare (Spectrum)
49. Bubble Bobble (ST)
50. Balloon Fight (NES)

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Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Post by James » July 6th, 2019, 9:43 am

Getting close to a scary zero-backlog world, so I figure now is a good time to revisit this. Gonna spend some time today on it in fact. It's been a few years since I last did one, and I dare say there have been some changes.

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Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Post by Flabyo » July 6th, 2019, 9:47 am

I might need to find a space for Outer Wilds in mine, probably knock Sonic 2 out. But that’s it I think.

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Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Post by Chopper » July 6th, 2019, 10:19 am

Flabyo wrote:
July 6th, 2019, 9:47 am
I might need to find a space for Outer Wilds in mine, probably knock Sonic 2 out. But that’s it I think.
I’m surprised, I feel it has some massive flaws that, for me, far outweigh all the good things it does.

Speaking of which, I must assess Beyond Two Souls’s place on my list :P

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Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Post by Stanshall » July 6th, 2019, 10:59 am

ORIGINAL LIST
Stanshall wrote:
May 18th, 2018, 6:53 pm
Sorted chronologically by format.
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CPC464
Harrier Attack

BBC Micro
Castle Quest
Repton 3
Codename: Droid
Frak!
Football Manager

CPC6128
Tubaruba
Doors of Doom

NES
Super Mario Bros
Super Mario Bros 3
The Legend of Zelda

Arcade
TMNT: Arcade

Atari ST
Sid Meier's Pirates!
Zak McKraken and the Alien Mindbenders

Amiga
Champ Manager 93-94
Monkey Island 2: Le Chuck's Revenge
Sensible World of Soccer
Cannon Fodder

SNES
Super Mario Kart
Street Fighter 2

N64
Super Mario 64
Ocarina of Time

PlayStation
Tomb Raider
Resident Evil
Final Fantasy VII
Actua Soccer
Wipeout 2097

Wii
Resident Evil 4
Twilight Princess
Excite Truck
Super Mario Galaxy
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

DS
Mario Kart DS
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

XBox 360
Street Fighter 4

PlayStation 3
Dark Souls
Demon's Souls
Skyrim
The Last of Us

PlayStation 4
Dark Souls 2: SOFTS
Bloodborne
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
DriveClub

Switch
Breath of the Wild
ARMS
The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth Plus
Super Mario Odyssey
Splatoon 2

FB Alpha
Dodonpachi DaiOuJou

UPDATED LIST
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CPC464
Harrier Attack

BBC Micro
Castle Quest
Repton 3
Codename: Droid
Football Manager

NES
Super Mario Bros
Super Mario Bros 3
The Legend of Zelda

Arcade
TMNT: Arcade

Atari ST
Sid Meier's Pirates!
Zak McKraken and the Alien Mindbenders

Amiga
Monkey Island 2: Le Chuck's Revenge
Sensible World of Soccer
Cannon Fodder

SNES
Super Mario Kart
Street Fighter 2

N64
Super Mario 64
Ocarina of Time

PlayStation
Tomb Raider
Resident Evil
Final Fantasy VII
Actua Soccer
Wipeout 2097

Wii
Resident Evil 4
Twilight Princess
Excite Truck
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

DS
Mario Kart DS
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Xbox
OutRun 2

XBox 360
Street Fighter 4
Mushihimesama Futari
Dodonpachi Daioujou BL Extra
Ketsui Extra

PlayStation 3
Dark Souls
Demon's Souls
Skyrim
The Last of Us

PlayStation 4
Dark Souls 2: SOFTS
Bloodborne
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
DriveClub

Switch
Breath of the Wild
ARMS
The Binding of Isaac Afterbirth Plus
Super Mario Odyssey
Splatoon 2
Ikaruga

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Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Post by clippa » July 6th, 2019, 11:10 am

Don't make me do this. I don't want to do this. I bet it's easy to think of 50 once you start, actually, but then I'll have to prune the list and spend a week umming and ahhing over each games position. You're not interested in my list. I'm not doing it.
Spelunky, puzzle bobble, mario kart, you get the idea.

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Re: Your Top 50 Games of All Time Lists

Post by Alex79uk » July 6th, 2019, 11:55 am

I was just thinking Spelunky would be at the top and then 49 shmups of varying silly names.

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