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(Totally random stock image of top games that has nothing to do with my list. But it looks cool.)

Welcome to my much more than top 100 games of all time list. Why is it not 100 because I found a way for my list to not be all Zelda, MGS or Mario games. I also hate the idea of only putting one or two per franchise, this is about individual games and some franchises are so good all their games are in the top. But that makes for a boring list so I wanted more games in.

The compromise I came up with is to bunch similar quality games together as one entry (example Galaxy 1 and 2). There could be two, three, maybe six games in one number. The idea being they are very close in quality so no reason to break them into separate ranks. I will order them from least favorite to favorite within that rank.

This is also a favorites list meaning if one game is ahead of another it does not necessarily mean I think its a better game, I just might have a deeper history with that game. Now toward the top of the list my favorites and what I believe to be the best games ever made are one and the same. It was not easy to pick the games I did, I constantly removed some games, put others in, rearranged the ranks many times. Ive always known my top 25 or so but the rest has been fun to explore and figure out which games have been my favorites over all these years.

Its actually kind of late so I will start officially tomorrow. But before I go I'll leave you with a few games that just missed the list.

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So funky and fresh but didn't make it.

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The splatoon games, one of the best online competitive "shooters" I've played. Slightly out of the splat zone.

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FTL, such an addicting simple yet extremely deep game. A classic but just missses the mark.

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The Longest Journey, Incredible story and the best traditional point and click adventure game I have ever played. Excellent game but lets be real, adventure games aren't my thing.

MASTER LIST

  • 100. Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil Outbreak
  • 99. Rogue Squadron 2
  • 98. Nights
  • 97. Destiny
  • 96. Astro Bot
  • 95. Pixeljunk Eden
  • 94. Tomb Raider 2
  • 93. Sim CIty 2000
  • 92. Splinter Cell Blacklist
  • 91. Panzer Dragoon 2 and Panzer Dragoon Saga
  • 90. Shenmue 1 and 2
  • 89. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 and 3
  • 88. Nioh
  • 87. Tetris
  • 86. Darksiders
  • 85. Assassin's Creed 2
  • 84. Portal 1 and 2
  • 83. Dragon Quest 8
  • 82. BloodBorne
  • 81. Ecco the Dolphin 1 and 2
  • 80. Dead Space 1 and 2
  • 79. Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
  • 78. Kingdom Hearts 2
  • 77. Mortal Kombat 1, 2 and 9
  • 76. Uncharted 3, 4 and Lost Legacy
  • 75. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
  • 74. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • 73. Rayman Origins and Legends
  • 72. Castlevania Aria of Sorrow and Dawn of Sorrow
  • 71. Crash Bandicoot 2
  • 70. Silent Hill
  • 69. Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite
  • 68. Bayonetta 1 and 2
  • 67. Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • 66. AM2R, Metroid Prime 2 and Metroid Zero Mission
  • 65. Final Fantasy 6 and 12
  • 64. The World Ends With You
  • 63. Hollow Knight
  • 62. Chrono Trigger
  • 61. Metal Gear Solid Ghost Babel
  • 60. Dragon Age: Origins
  • 59. Sonic Adventure 1, Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Colors and Sonic Adventure 2
  • 58. Mega Man 2
  • 57. Halo 1 and 2
  • 56. Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga and Paper Mario 2
  • 55. Devil May Cry 1 and 4
  • 54. Horizon Zero Dawn
  • 53. Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
  • 52. Tie Fighter and X-Wing Alliance
  • 51. Gran Turismo 1 and 3
  • 50. Tekken 3
  • 49. Legend of Zelda A Link Between Worlds and Oracle of Ages/Seasons
  • 48. Sonic 1, 3 and Knuckles
  • 47.  God of War 3
  • 46. Super Smash Bros. Melee, Brawl, Wii U and Ultimate
  • 45. Metroid Prime 3
  • 44. Ratchet and Clank Going Commando and A Crack in Time
  • 43. GTA 3, 4, 5 and Red Dead Redemption
  • 42. Mass Effect 3
  • 41. Super Mario Bros, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 3D World
  • 40. NFL2k1 and ESPN NFL 2K5
  • 39. Ninja Gaiden
  • 38. Deus Ex
  • 37. Shadow of the Colossus
  • 36. The Elder Scrolls 4 Oblivion and TES5 Skyrim
  • 35. Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution and Virtua Fighter 5
  • 34. Okami
  • 33. The Last of Us
Posted by Dvader Wed, 16 Jan 2019 06:47:24 (comments: 282)
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Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:18:05

Looking forward to it!

 
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:30:21

I always say that the best work comes when you're working within a strict set of limitations.  Apparently this view isn't held in high regard by certain people.

 
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 13:22:52
Looking forward to Vader's top 147 out of 100 games.
 
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:14:08
robio said:
Looking forward to Vader's top 147 out of 100 games.

You are so close. It's 152 last time I counted though I might have changed a few since then.

 
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 16:27:20

I look forward to 10 Sonic games as number 1. Nyaa

 
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 05:50:11

#100  Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil Outbreak

We begin with two Resident Evil games that came out at times when the series was trying new things. RE3 went the action route adding all kinds of new moves and making a more linear adventure with the titular monster chasing you. It wasnt as good as RE2 but it tried something new. RE Outbreak was filling the void on PS2 left by the Nintendo partnership, a truly innovative online experience.

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Outbreak came out when the online games were still young on consoles. I had this crappy wireless reciever connected to my PS2 mostly to play the best RE spinoff ever made.Outbreak is kind of a mess and brilliant all at the same time. Alone the game is extremely hard with AI partners that hate doing what they are supposed to. Online if you jon the right team it can be a glorious fun time as you play through five levels with randomized puzzle solutions and some great scenarios. The game was really deep with all kinds of hidden achievements that made multiple runs necessary to see it all. It captured the essence of old RE to a tee, the conserving ammo and health is componded with every player you have on screen. I played with some guys from the old gamespot RE board which eventually became Biohaze. We would get on every night and dominate, speed running levels and trying to get the highest ranks was a blast. It is one of those formative online experinece which helped define that era of limited online gaming for me. I wish we had an update to this game, it can work so well with modern bells and whistes. Oh and the opening CG to this game was so good.

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Coming off of the RE2 high I guess it was expected to have a slight let down. Code Veronica, the real RE3, was already being shown and obviously it looked a generation ahead. RE3 will always be the odd child of the old bunch but I appreciate it so much for trying new things. For one it introduced almost all the modern gameplay mechanics that has been used in even the action RE games. Quick 180 turn, context dodges, mixing ammo powder to customize ammo, and being able to move up and down stairs without a button press. The game was faster paced and way more action oriented and the level design highlighted that fact by being a little bit more streamlined. Yet in terms of puzzles, RE3 actually has the best in the series.

But the main reason we all remember and enjoy this game is because of the Nemesis which for its time was one of the best AI monsters in gaming. It would chase you from screen to screen. It would evolve as the game went on adding more weapons to its already dangerous arsenal. Every time that music changed and I heard "STARS" a panic would set in. Nemesis to this day is still the best Terminator like enemy in a game. RE3 also deserves credit for giving us the best bonus mode the series has had, Mercenaries. The best post mode which has been done in all the action RE games since, I put so many hours into it, almost matching the hours put into just playing the game. I must have beaten this game about 8 times in a row to unlock all the epilogues and yoy know what I had a blast doing it.

 
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:34:05
Wow I'd forgotten about all those RE spin-offs. Hell, I had forgotten that the PS2 even did online. I actually had the online adapter for it so I could beta test Everquest Online Adventures, but I only had dial-up so it on disaster and I quickly sold it.

Anyway, sounds neat.
 
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:18:34

I have the PS2 that came with the online adapter bundled with it. I never did try the Resident Evil Outbreak games though, I wish I had though. I think the only online games that I played on the PS2 was Socom 2 and the Jak X racing game beta. I actually still have that Jak X beta disc.

 
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:03:13

So it's 152 games sharing 100 places?

 
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:21:32
Foolz said:

So it's 152 games sharing 100 places?

Give or take, depending on how he lumps Metal Gear.

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