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GI's Top 200 Games of All Time

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Game Informer's Top 200 Games of All Time

Game Informer's Top 200 Games of All Time:
1. The Legend of Zelda (NES, 1987)
2. Super Mario Bros. (NES, 1985)
3. Tetris (PC, 1984)
4. Grand Theft Auto III (PS2, 2001)
5. Half-Life 2 (PC, 2004)
6. Doom (PC, 1993)
7. Metroid (NES, 1986)
8. Final Fantasy III (SNES, 1994)
9. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES, 1990)
10. Ms. Pac-Man (Coin-op, 1981)
11. World of Warcraft (PC, 2004)
12. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES, 1992)
13. Super Mario 64 (N64, 1996)
14. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PS3/360/PC, 2007)
15. Final Fantasy VII (PS, 1997)
16. Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! (NES, 1987)
17. Chrono Trigger (SNES, 1995)
18. Resident Evil 4 (GameCube, 2005)
19. Metal Gear Solid (PS, 1998)
20. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64, 1998 )
21. Super Metroid (SNES, 1994)
22. Contra (NES, 1988 )
23. Galaga (Coin-op, 1981)
24. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS, 1997)
25. Street Fighter II (Coin-op, 1991)
26. God of War (PS2, 2005)
27. BioShock (360/PC, 2007)
28. Diablo II (PC, 2000)
29. Half-Life (PC, 1998 )
30. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivious (360/PC, 2006)
31. Tecmo Super Bowl (NES, 1991)
32. GoldenEye 007 (N64, 1997)
33. Super Mario Kart (SNES, 1992)
34. Sonic the Hedgehog (SEGA Genesis, 1991)
35. Starcraft (PC, 199
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36. Civilization (PC, 1991)
37. SimCity (PC, 1989)
38. Mega Man 2 (NES, 1988 )
39. Halo: Combat Evolved (Xbox, 2001)
40. Gran Turismo (PS, 1998 )
41. Resident Evil 2 (PS, 1998 )
42. Pokemon Red and Blue (GB, 1996)
43. Final Fantasy X (PS2, 2001)
44. EverQuest (PC, 1999)
45. Final Fantasy Tactics (PS, 1998 )
46. Grand Theft Auto IV (PS3/360, 2008 )
47. Super Mario World (SNES, 1991)
48. Deus Ex (PC, 2000)
49. Guitar Hero (PS2, 2005)
50. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS2, 2001)
51. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii, 2007)
52. Pac-Man (Coin-op, 1980)
53. Battlefield 2 (PC, 2005)
54. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Xbox, 2003)
55. Ico (PS2, 2001)
56. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3, 2009)
57. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 (PS, 2000)
58. Mass Effect (360, 2007)
59. Adventure (2600, 1980)
60. Arkanoid (Coin-op, 1986)
61. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (GB, 1993)
62. Star Wars: X-Wing (PC, 1993)
63. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (N64, 2000)
64. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2, 2004)
65. Fallout 3 (PS3/360/PC, 2008 )
66. Zork (PC, 1980)
67. Soul Calibur (DC, 1999)
68. Double Dragon (Coin-op, 1987)
69. Dr. Mario (NES, 1990)
70. The Sims (PC, 2000)
71. Age of Empires (PC, 1997)
72. Mortal Kombat II (Coin-op, 1993)
73. Rock Band 2 (PS3/360, 2008 )
74. Tomb Raider (PS, 1996)
75. Super Bomberman (SNES, 1993)
76. Mario’s Picross (GB, 1995)
77. Ninja Gaiden (NES, 1989)
78. Command & Conquer (PC, 1995)
79. Kingdom Hearts (PS2, 2002)
80. Final Fantasy II (SNES, 1991)
81. Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES, 1988 )
82. Left 4 Dead (PC, 2008 )
83. Okami (PS2, 2006)
84. Shadow of the Colossus (PS2, 2005)
85. Metroid Prime (GameCube, 2002)
86. Super Smash Bros. Melee (GameCube, 2001)
87. Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (PC, 1995)
88. Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn (PC, 2000)
89. God of War II (PS2, 2007)
90. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii, 2006)
91. Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (PS2, 2004)
92. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (PC, 2002)
93. Skies of Arcadia (DC, 2000)
94. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (GameCube, 2003)
95. Silent Hill 2 (PS2, 2001)
96. Counter-Strike (PC, 1999)
97. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (SEGA Genesis, 1992)
98. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS3/360, 2009)
99. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PS2/Xbox/GameCube/PC, 2003)
100. Portal (PC/360, 2007)
101. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (PC, 2002)
102. Heroes of Might & Magic III (PC, 1999)
103. Donkey Kong (Coin-op, 1981)
104. Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3/360, 2009)
105. System Shock 2 (PC, 1999)
106. Resident Evil (PS, 1996)
107. Gears of War (360, 2006)
108. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3, 2008 )
109. Crash Bandicoot: Warped (PS, 1998 )
110. Halo 2 (Xbox, 2004)
111. Tetris Attack (SNES, 1996)
112. Final Fantasy XII (PS2, 2006)
113. Earthbound (SNES, 1995)
114. Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri (PC, 1998 )
115. Command & Conquer: Red alert (PC, 1996)
116. Advance Wars (GBA, 2001)
117. Fallout (PC, 1997)
118. Team Fortress 2 (PS3/360/PC, 2007)
119. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Xbox, 2005)
120. Mega Man X (SNES, 1994)
121. Lemmings (PC, 1991)
122. Panzer Dragoon Saga (Saturn, 1998 )
123. NHL ‘94 (SEGA Genesis/SNES, 1993)
124. Warlords (Coin-op, 1980)
125. Shadowrun (SNES, 1993)
126. Twisted Metal 2 (PS, 1996)
127. Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee (PS, 1997)
128. Metroid Fusion (GBA, 2002)
129. Homeworld (PC, 1999)
130. Kingdom Hearts II (PS2, 2006)
131. Pilotwings (SNES, 1991)
132. Quake II (PC, 1997)
133. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (PC, 1997)
134. Borderlands (PS3/360/PC, 2009)
135. Final Fight (Coin-op, 1989)
136. Star Fox (SNES, 1993)
137. Madden NFL ‘99 (PS/N64/PC, 1999)
138. Call of Duty 2 (360/PC, 2005)
139. Wolfenstein 3D (PC, 1992)
140. Diablo (PC, 1996)
141. Civilization IV (PC, 2005)
142. Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle (PC, 1993)
143. Assassin’s Creed (PS3/360, 2007)
144. Burnout 3: Takedown (PS2/Xbox, 2004)
145. Unreal Tournament 2004 (PC, 2004)
146. Power Stone 2 (DC, 2000)
147. Super Castlevania IV (SNES, 1991)
148. Super Mario RPG (SNES, 1996)
149. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (PC, 2002)
150. ActRaiser (SNES, 1991)
151. Fable (Xbox, 2004)
152. Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht (PS2, 2003)
153. Asteroids (Coin-op, 1979)
154. LittleBigPlanet (PS3, 2008 )
155. Crackdown (360, 2007)
156. Gauntlet (Coin-op, 1985)
157. Devil May Cry (PS2, 2001)
158. Pong (Coin-op, 1972)
159. Battlefield 1942 (PC, 2002)
160. Thief (PC, 1998 )
161. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved (360, 2005)
162. Far Cry (PC, 2004)
163. Robotron: 2084 (Coin-op, 1982)
164. X-COM: UFO Defense (PC, 1993)
165. Peggle (PC, 2007)
166. King’s Quest VI (PC, 1992)
167. Doom II (PC, 1994)
168. Tempest 2000 (Jaguar, 1994)
169. Braid (360, 2008 )
170. Ridge Racer (PS, 1995)
171. Bully (PS2, 2006)
172. Ikaruga (GameCube, 2006)
173. Lode Runner (Apple II, 1983)
174. Gunstar Heroes (SEGA Genesis, 1993)
175. Dig Dug (Coin-op, 1982)
176. Castlevania (NES, 1988 )
177. Tekken 3 (Coin-op, 1997)
178. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS, 2005)
179. NBA Jam: Tournament Edition (Coin-op, 1993)
180. Max Payne (PC, 2001)
181. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3/360/PC, 2009)
182. Samurai Shodown (Neo Geo, 1993)
183. NFL 2K5 (PS2/Xbox, 2004)
184. Vagrant Story (PS, 2000)
185. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (SNES, 1995)
186. Marble Madness (Coin-op, 1984)
187. Infamous (PS3, 2009)
188. Planescape: Torment (PC, 1999)
189. Kid Icarus (NES, 1986)
190. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (Xbox, 2004)
191. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2, 2004)
192. Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem (GameCube, 2002)
193. Jak 3 (PS2, 2004)
194. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (DC, 2002)
195. Ultima (PC, 1981)
196. Call of Duty (PC, 2003)
197. NHL 09 (PS3/360, 2008 )
198. Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (Xbox, 2004)
199. Tactics Ogre (PS, 1997)
200. Beyond Good and Evil (PS2/Xbox/GameCube, 2003)

Reasons of GI's list is bogus:
NOTE: These are my opinions on why I think Game Informer's list is not as good as it looks like.

1.
Since GI decided to list the games in places than just plain listing them, it is known that gamers and fans have been debating since they first saw eyes on it. I mean, why couldn't they do that like they did with GI's Top 50 Games of 2009 (Feb. 2010 issue)?

2. Some of these games are listed way lower/higher on the list, compared to their prequels and sequels.
EXAMPLES:
I. Super Mario Bros. (2nd) - Super Mario Bros. 3 (9th)

II. Street Fighter II (25th)
Mortal Kombat II (72nd) - Marvel vs Capcom 2 (194th)

III. Legend of Zelda (1st) - Legend of Zelda: ALTTP (12th)
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina (20th)
Legend of Zelda: Majora (63rd)
Legend of Zelda: Twilight (90th)

IV. Metroid (7th) - Super Metroid (21st)
Metroid Prime (85th)

V. Sonic the Hedgehog (34th) - Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (97th)

VI. Ms. Pac-Man (10th) - Pac-Man (52nd)
and so on...

3. Some of these games shouldn't be on this list.
EXAMPLES:
Arkanoid (60th)
Mario's Picross (76th)
Super Mario Bros. 2 (81st)
Kid Icarus (189th)

REVIEW:
Selection of Games: B-
Most of the games shown above are what I would put but, they put some games that are too over-rated, and games that are not that good to be that high (shown in Reason #2). Also, they're some games that are not on the list that should've been in.
Overall, mostly my choice of games but, it has some problems.

Idea: D+
I don't know what are they trying to based the Top 200 off, at first it seems like it's based off how the game revolutionized the genre, but by the time it reaches 11th place, it gets gradually confusing what they are trying to based it off, as they just flat out, just put whatever they want on the list, up and down. Overall, it's plain confusing and I felt confused when, I first got the December 2009 issue of GI.

Design: C-
Well, for the first Top 100 games, they talk about the games in detail, but when once after that, they rarely talk about the games after that, which is disappointing for people who want to know about all the games. They are some exceptions in the lower 100, like Super Mario RPG (148th) had some text, but not in detail, which is disappointing.

Overall: C-
For a list of the best video game of all time, it's really disappointing compared to others like Nintendo Power's and EGM's. The idea of the Top 200 just doesn't make any sense at all, and just the idea of putting all 200 games in places, had created a lot of controversy because of that. It's okay, but it's very debatable.

On your comments below, please debate about your opinions on Game Informer's Top 200 Games of All Time...Thank you for reading this review.

Next Review Planning: GamePro (maybe) or something else, who knows?

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Re: GI's Top 200 Games of All Time

Good topic Eric. I agree that the list is completely bogus. While I think a lot of the games listed are good games, they put games in places based on their influence in history instead of the most fun. Case in point, LoZ. While it is a great game even today, it is by no means the best of all time, the most fun, or even the best in the series. I agree that it should be appreciated for its place in history, but that doesn't make it the best.
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Re: GI's Top 200 Games of All Time

No Double Dragon 2?!
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Re: GI's Top 200 Games of All Time

Not good, it should have listed them by terms of fun.
And WoW shouldn't have been so high up, StarCraft is at least twice as good.
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Re: GI's Top 200 Games of All Time

Not many would agree. Still, it's a matter of taste.
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Re: GI's Top 200 Games of All Time

i gave it a b, its not the order i would list them, and there are some ommisions that should be there and some of them shouldnt be there. but overall, id say its pretty good, like fenrir said, its a matter of taste.
"if you try to please everyone, youll end up pleasing no one"

the argument that "link to the past is better than legend of zelda" holds no water, basing the games on quality vs. time of release is excactly how a list like this should be composed.

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also id like to point out that the list does an excellent job of being unbiased and including a wide variety of genre's and systems.
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Oh, I agree. As far as the statement on time of release vs. quality, that's a crock. Some games in that list would never make it because they released too late. That's not what GI is trying to do.
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im not sure im following you here... are you agreeing with me or not?
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I think he meant that he agrees with your statement about it being unbiased.

Although to be fair, why isn't Starfox 64 on there but the original is?
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because 64 was essentially a rehash of the original
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No Secret of Mana means this list fails.

Grade: F
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Next thing anyone knows, they'll have a list of most horrible games that include Pong and Fire Emblem.
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Re: GI's Top 200 Games of All Time

Yeah, that's true. Still, GI has been known to gloss certain games, but it does it by mistake.
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Next thing anyone knows, they'll have a list of most horrible games that include Pong and Fire Emblem.
And not Superman 64.
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Re: GI's Top 200 Games of All Time

My main issue with it is the ordering. Most of the games on the list should arguably be there, but just because some game was first in a franchise does not make it a better game by default. By that line of thinking Street Fighter I would be superior to Street Fighter II (same with Mortal Kombat). I think the premise itself is flawed. If ordering was not used, or if the list was most impactful games from a historical standpoint, the list would be fairly decent.
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Re: GI's Top 200 Games of All Time

No Secret of Mana nor Secret of Evermore. Didn't see Startropics in there and Megaman 2 should have been further up on the list. I gave it a D.
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My main issue with it is the ordering. Most of the games on the list should arguably be there, but just because some game was first in a franchise does not make it a better game by default. By that line of thinking Street Fighter I would be superior to Street Fighter II (same with Mortal Kombat). I think the premise itself is flawed. If ordering was not used, or if the list was most impactful games from a historical standpoint, the list would be fairly decent.
but you take in what sort of impact the games had, megaman x8 is a better game than megaman 2 but historically megaman 2 was the more important game.
people went crazy for megaman 2 when it came out, it was an amazing experience. for megaman x8, nobody really cared.
this is different for every title though and you have to weight them all individually.
sf1 was first in the series but nobody cared about it, sf2 was a better game and had a ton of impact.
so sf2 wins.
mk is a tough one to call, mk2 was better than mk1, but again mk1's place in was more important historically.
do you know what i mean?

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aside from all that, a list like this is pretty much impossible to make, so cudos to game informer for at least coming up with a list that is fair.

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no dragon quest titles is a shame, but the fact they put peggle on there is cool.
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I know what you're saying Cassie. My main point with it is just that I think it shouldn't have been numbered, or it should have been a list of historically important games.

I know these kinds of things can be debated endlessly, but I just found myself disagreeing with more choices on their list then usual. I also think Zelda II is a far better game then Zelda 1, but that might put me in the minority any way.

To me, greatest should be most fun to play, not just historically important. I think that should be a separate list, but that's me.
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That's fine. I said everyone's entitled to their own belief. I stand by that. Still, I think the list is fine.
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I know what you're saying Cassie. My main point with it is just that I think it shouldn't have been numbered, or it should have been a list of historically important games.

To me, greatest should be most fun to play, not just historically important. I think that should be a separate list, but that's me.
I agree, also I think they should have polled people somehow.

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Not good, it should have listed them by terms of fun.
And WoW shouldn't have been so high up, StarCraft is at least twice as good.
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More would agree than you might think.
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I gave it a D. No Dragon Warrior at all? Didn't they have to make a law in Japan that restricted the sales to the weekends? Even ignoring that it's a cult classic.
That being said they have Crackdown, 2-3 Call of Duty games and a few WarCraft games? They couldn't bump one of those for a DW game?
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I know what you're saying Cassie. My main point with it is just that I think it shouldn't have been numbered, or it should have been a list of historically important games.

I know these kinds of things can be debated endlessly, but I just found myself disagreeing with more choices on their list then usual. I also think Zelda II is a far better game then Zelda 1, but that might put me in the minority any way.

To me, greatest should be most fun to play, not just historically important. I think that should be a separate list, but that's me.
okay i see what you mean, and zelda 2 is my favorite zelda.

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I gave it a D. No Dragon Warrior at all? Didn't they have to make a law in Japan that restricted the sales to the weekends? Even ignoring that it's a cult classic.
That being said they have Crackdown, 2-3 Call of Duty games and a few WarCraft games? They couldn't bump one of those for a DW game?
it's probably cause they are all great, and couldnt decide witch one was best, so they just ommited the series, rather than including them all.
dragon quest monsters joker should be on here too, arguably my favorite game of all time. (along with dq8 and dq5) but that's sure to change when dq9 comes out. woot!
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I just think DW1 should be included since it started the series and it seems like everyone and their mother played it and loved it.
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Well, I wouldn't know. There are games that people play that don't always make GI's lists. I love Dynasty Warriors, but that didn't make it either. I'm not mad about that. It doesn't make a difference to me. I believe Earthbound should not have made it, though. I think it should be replaced with DW1.
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I like Dynasty Warriors too but it's not comparable to the impact of DW or Earthbound, at least imo.
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