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All-Time Favorite Games

All-Time Favorite Games

Ever since the days of Atari, there have been thousands upon thousands of games competing for your attention and your dollars. While some have been good, only a few can be regarded as "GREAT" and amongst those, this list is made up of the best of the best! These titles showcase WHY you love gaming and serve as a measuring stick for a medium that's about pushing the limits of creativity and technology. Go ahead, press start on creating YOUR LIST of All-Time Favorite Games right here, right now!

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Comments (173)

Billy McKenna

4 weeks ago

Looks like 'The Last Of Us' is retaining it's popularity. Second game to break 4000 points here, and there's only 70 points in it for first place vs. 'Mass Effect 2'. Interesting to see the steep drop-off in points after that though. 'Skyrim' and 'Ocarina' keep fighting over 3rd place a solid 170 points away, there's than a gap of more than 600 points before 5th place, Another drop of over 170 points for 6th place. That's a total range of over 1000 points between 1st and 6th place. That same range again covers twice that many games going from 6th to 18th place.

I find all this quite fascinating.

Ulty

2 months ago

I can't believe i'm saying it, but the unikGamer list was better than this...

richardpale You're mad Ulty, the unikgamer list had Ocarina at #1. This is a big improvement

2 months ago

Ulty It's not even about OOT...

2 months ago

richardpale I mean sure, I see where you're coming from. Skyrim, Fallout 3 and Portal 2 are all a bit lower and Arkham Asylum, Halo 3, Time Crisis and Tekken 3 are all still criminally underrated just to name a few. I get why you're upset about that Ulty but look on the bright side ME1 & 2, RDR, SotC, Uncharted 2, The Last of Us, The Walking Dead and Dark Souls are all way higher

2 months ago

Aramonde I agree Ulty but the Unik list is only a little better.

2 months ago

Magus Magus They're...about the same? Some of the newest games are higher here since they've actually had a chance to rise. Dark Souls is way up and Minecraft is way down. The drop from some of the older Nintendo games is a shame though.

2 months ago

Billy McKenna UnikGamers list wasn't better, it was just bigger. This list is far from perfect too because it's effectively a popularity contest so lowest common denominator kicks in; which on message boards basically means N64 fanboys followed by Valve fanboys. The fact that Journey, Planescape Torment, and Civilization IV aren't rated far higher proves that quality is incidental; popularity, that's what matters. I say just be thankful the CoD-kiddies are too stupid to figure out how the internet works en mass, otherwise the top 20 would be littered with mindless multiplayer military FPS's.

1 month ago

Gries He

2 months ago

Games in the top 100 I’ve completed: 53

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Games in the top 100 I’ve not completed yet: 27

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Games in the top 100 I’ve not played yet: 17

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Games that are listed twice in the top 100 and hence don’t count: 3

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Haafie ! Finished 23, Played 32, Own 35, Don't own/Wrong System: 65 Perhaps I should stick to the PC list, because I'll never play any game unless it's brought out on PC... So PC: Finished 45, Played 59, Own 64

2 months ago

Master Crash Played 40, finished 8. Well that says a lot bout me, doesn't it?

2 months ago

Big Boss Played 60, finished 37. Plus a couple of games I do intend to finish, and a few more I'm pretty sure will play yet.

2 months ago

Ameno Oktanas Finished 20, not finished 18. I should count with out console games, because I newer owned a console.

1 month ago

Jason Moyer

2 months ago

No One Lives Forever not even making the top 500 is an affront to all things that are beautiful and right with the world.

Benji Dodds No, no classic Lucasarts adventures in the top 100 is the biggest affront. >.>

2 months ago

Sarah Smith

2 months ago

Doom? The most influential FPS of all time, the game that began workplace epidemics, and it's BELOW Journey...

Jon Paul Cuellar Well, that's because Journey is a better game.

2 months ago

McKayla Sellot Most things should be below Journey. It's top 10 material.

2 months ago

MasterWizard Xenomorph Doom is great, but a guy shooting demons isn't all that original.... plus it's a fave's list I just put what I enjoyed the most.

2 months ago

richardpale All credit to Doom for being influential but the thing is influential games get their ideas improved on. Without bringing non FPS's into it I'd say Halo, Half Life, Bioshock and Modern Warfare are all ahead of Doom because favourites is more to do with being outright awesome to play and refined than it is to do with being innovative and good for its time.

2 months ago

Benji Dodds Halo and Modern Warfare are effing terrible. I still play Doom.

2 months ago

richardpale To me Halo 1, 2, Reach and especially 3 are awesome, as is the first Modern Warfare whereas I mainly like Doom for the retro novelty of it.

2 months ago

Benji Dodds To me, Halo and Modern Warfare represent the watering and dumbing down of an entire genre.

2 months ago

richardpale Meh. Considering Halo has intricate and large maps, balanced weapons where no one gun is best in all situations, included ground and air vehicles that are useful but not overpowered, has impressively smart enemy AI and put more effort into story and style it's arguably a more intelligent game than Doom. I won't try and make the same argument for Modern Warfare but it's no dumber than Doom either and it's still a lot of fun with some awesome campaign missions and multiplayer that was very fresh in 2007.

2 months ago

Benji Dodds Short list of issues with Halo. Regenerative health, aim assist, very slow gameplay. I couldn't possibly agree with a more intelligent game, simply because of the tools used to create something like Halo, lowered the bar for all other entries in the genre. Could Halo be used as an argument for more accessibility? Sure, and you would be entitled to that opinion. Me, I view Halo as the main reason that corporations have this mindset that EVERYTHING MUST BE FIRST PERSON, even if it doesn't necessarily fit the original design. *shrug*

2 months ago

Jon Paul Cuellar What's wrong with regenerating health? It allows the designers to design every encounter knowing that the player will be at full health when they experience it. I also don't see any problem with aim assist. Playing a console shooter without aim assist is torturous, and even on PC it can be pretty frustrating. The gameplay being slow-paced is just a stylistic choice, there's nothing wrong with that.

2 months ago

McKayla Sellot There's nothing wrong with regenerating heath in theory, however it allows for less emergent gameplay, less variety of experience, reduces the need to explore, reduces the complexity of the difficulty curve and subsequently the games pacing is far easier to map. All this can break immersion, making the game feel too predictable and constructed; add that to the dissidence of regenerating heath in concept and you have multiple issues with immersion. That said regenerating health allows the designers more freedom in level design because there are less variables to consider, which could counter all of the problems above and improve of the games core aesthetics. It depends on the game really and I can't really claim one is "better" than the other.

2 months ago

Benji Dodds While all that you said is true and more, McKayla, the difference between the FPS games of the Doom era is this: without them, there would be no Halo or Cowadoody, making it a far more important entry of that particular genre. I would also say that the recent influx of "old school" shooters like Wolfenstein, RoTT Reboot, Hard Reset and Shadow Warrior, proves that that stylistic is not dead and that people still want them. Also, Jon? Stylistic choice for slow gameplay is marketing buzzwords for: "can't get it past 30 FPS."

2 months ago

MasterWizard Xenomorph "I'll just shamelessly defend Doom without mentioning its obvious shortcomings." Doom was great in some ways, but games like Left 4 Dead, Bioshock, and Half Life 2 took that genre way further than ID ever could. Quake is probably a better example for the few arguments you made for Doom.

2 months ago

Benji Dodds Except we weren't really discussing those games, as I'd agree with you on those specific titles, Xeno. We were talking Doom versus Halo/CoD specifically, I thought.

2 months ago

MasterWizard Xenomorph Sorry, I enjoyed Halo I reccomend trying the new HD remasters, regenrative health is a fun mechanic in those games which makes sense. I agree CoD makes NO SENSE whatsoever to have the mechanic since humans don't spontaneously regenerate. I'm not partial to any of those games anyway. Halo has very balanced online play, unlike CoD you won't find yourself spawning in and dying EVERY sinlge time because you didn't study the map and weapons loadouts thoroughly enough. It did have something to do with the watering down of FPS's afterwards, but that's the developers of those games fault. I give Halo some credit because it's not completely colorless and unfun to play.

2 months ago

Magus Magus Influential or no, Doom doesn't seem to be thought of as highly on most of the internet as some of gaming's other biggest classic games - and on this list even Mario 3 is barely scraping the top 50. If Doom being 78th isn't good enough for you, go get all your Doom-loving friends to join the site.

2 months ago

Ice The Retro Kid I'm only like 21 years old and I STILL say Doom is the better game easily. More influential and better actual gameplay.

2 months ago

Chemical Reaction Doom is the game that set the stage for mainstream FPS games. It was what future FPS games modelled themselves off of for a good amount of time. Hell, Hard Reset has a good number of Doom tropes. Also, I'm unsure as to why we're comparing two games with different genres.

2 months ago

Synaptic Misfire Is there a list for 'most influential' games somewhere? I don't feel like I know enough to make my own but I'd be interested in seeing it.

1 month ago

David C

2 months ago

Persona 4 needs to be higher. Maybe the fans should vote for both versions.

Ice The Retro Kid I hate that, can the Persona fans stop splitting the votes...go with the base game, sheesh.

2 months ago

Splatterhouse 5 I prefer the 3rd game, and that vote is split between 3 different versions - I voted for the base game. I'd bet that Ocarina diehards get REALLY annoyed when they notice any version other than the base version getting votes, since the vote is so close between it and The Last of Us.

2 months ago

Papissama

2 months ago

If you filter in just the French population, Suikoden II is number 4. So proud of you my fellow Frenchmen even though just 21 of us participated

Sha Ember Yeah! Best game ever, nothing else to say.

2 months ago

Master Crash Filter PT. Phoenix Wright Trials and Tribulations. I'm okay with this

2 months ago

DjinnFighter As long as OoT is first, everything is fine

2 months ago

nodley Suikoden>OoT

2 months ago

Riley Maguire Filter US, and Chrono Trigger is 5th. *sheds tear of joy*

2 months ago

Master Crash AH in PT it's in second

2 months ago

Riley Maguire Shoutout to Portugal

2 months ago

Leya Kath Yataaaa! :3

2 months ago

Splatterhouse 5 Unfortunately, Suikoden 2 is the only game in the entire series that I haven't played - Oh, how I would absolutely love a remake/reissue. I couldn't in good conscious vote for it. I did vote for the 5th game though.

2 months ago

Topi Lindh

2 months ago

I find it funny to see some people this upset that their favorite games aren't doing that well in the list. People just value different kind of games than you; that happens. I for one have never liked Zelda games, I find them boring, but seeing Ocarina of Time in the third place doesn't disturb me Some people like it and it's fine. A lot of people love TLOU (I included) and thus it is in the second place, but some you don't like it. It's all fine folks

Nick Gully

2 months ago

Come on you old timers bang them 80 90s games up

Papissama Amen to that!

2 months ago

Goluboy Pidor One of the worst lists I have ever seen. All this western crap in top 10. Terrible.

2 months ago

Papissama Well, you need to make your list then and even things out (step by step)

2 months ago

Synaptic Misfire Aww yeah western crap. Cowboys making video games. That's where it's at.

2 months ago

Papissama Synaptic Misfire lol. How can you criticize when you have Bioshock Infinite as your number 2.

2 months ago

Synaptic Misfire Man, I'm not even being sarcastic. Borderlands? Red Dead? God Hand? LUCKY LUKE?! Let's just make every game vaguely about cowboys. We can't go wrong.

2 months ago

Nick Gully LTTP what a shocker at 27th

2 months ago

Splatterhouse 5 I've been gaming since the ColecoVision, and I have to say that the vast majority of my top 25 faves have come out in the last 15 years. I have fond memories of the old school games, but it's really a rare moment that I ever want to re-visit them. Games like Fallout 3 and Mass Effect felt like games I had been waiting my whole life to play.

2 months ago

TheEyeofTruth .

2 months ago

All the people taking this joke list of opinions seriously are funny.

Hayden Kiteley

2 months ago

The fact that the 3 true gears games aren't in the top 50 disgusts me.

Sandvich Gearz iz for dudebros and haz no story. Needz moar colorz and a morality system.

2 months ago

Hayden Kiteley Gears has a great story

2 months ago

Sandvich If it doesn't have branching moral choices that go nowhere or shoehorned subtext about Objectivism then it can't possibly be a great story. Dead srs.

2 months ago

Hayden Kiteley So, The last of us doesn't have a good story? GTA doesn't have a decent story? 90% of games don't have a good story? You're delusional.

2 months ago

Sandvich The Last of Us didn't have multiple endings playing out exactly the same way with different color filters. WURST STORY EVAR!

2 months ago

Sandvich "90% of games don't have a good story?" Okay, NOW I am being perfectly totally dead serious. 10% of games are well written, if that.

2 months ago

Sandvich Oh, and for the record, Gears 1-3 and the Gears franchise page are 4 of the 12 ranked pages we have in common.

2 months ago

Hayden Kiteley You've lost me now

2 months ago

Ameno Oktanas

2 months ago

Wow Skyrim has passed Red Dead.

Synaptic Misfire Skyrim just has so much longevity to it. Stumbled across this last night - http://www.uesp.net/wiki/Skyrim:Fall_of_the_Space_Core,_Vol_1. I have a hard time getting into open world games myself, but I can see how it would cling to popularity even as Red Dead begins to sneak out of our collective consciousness.

2 months ago

McKayla Sellot

3 months ago

Okami not even in the top 50. This makes me sad inside.

Splatterhouse 5 Fantastic game, but there are so many fantastic games out there. Unfortunately, it didn't sell as well as it should have. I have a similar sentiment for Psychonauts.

2 months ago

Brock Pustay

3 months ago

Fun fact: Persona 4 would be in the Top 20 if you combined both versions.

PERSONA!

Billy McKenna I always hate how different versions splits the vote for some games. Especially if they're practically identical or just HD remakes.

3 months ago

Ameno Oktanas Don't you hate that???

2 months ago

Ice The Retro Kid I hate that, why can't you people add the base game and push the game up as a whole?

2 months ago

Splatterhouse 5 It's this that must be driving Ocarina diehards absoutely crazy right about now.

2 months ago

Billy McKenna Admittedly anything that pisses off Ocarina fanboys is worthwhile to me, they need a reality check and it makes me smile watching them getting frustrated. Ammusingly even with the remastered version, The Last Of Us doesn't seem to have the same issue.

2 months ago

Strider X

5 months ago

My vote made Ocarina of Time #1. Nice.

Gries He

5 months ago

completed games: 38/50

uncompleted games: 08/50
(resident evil 4, kotor, metroid 3, pokemon 1, mario galaxy 1,
metroid prime 1, dragon age 1, diablo 2)

unplayed games: 06/50
(majora’s mask, smash brawl, dark souls, smash melee, gta 5, persona 4)

Thomas Halter I'm assuming this is in relation to the current top 50, in which case I'm sitting at 38/50 completed myself, seems like it would've been 39 but Diablo 2 recently dropped to 51, oh well. My own unplayed category consists of Red Dead Redemption, Metal Gear Solid, Fallout 3, MGS 3, Resident Evil 4, The Walking Dead, FFX, GTA 5, MGS 4, Silent Hill 2, and Persona 4... Man, I ought to just buy that Metal Gear collection, probably the only series in that lot I'm truly interested in and 3 of the titles are in the top 50. Hrrrmrmmmmmm

5 months ago

Gries He Thomas Halter, very impressive! --- imho the best MGS isn't even in the top 50 though (Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker), you should definitely check out the whole series if you find the time to do so

5 months ago

Ameno Oktanas To many asholes nintendo's games in the 50 only 13 games finished. They are aseholes because they didn't sold NES SNES N64 here where I live.

5 months ago

Ulty

5 months ago

HAHAH, Dark Souls over FFX! Wasn't expecting that, so good Now, to put everything else above FFX...

Ulty -________-

5 months ago

Will Loughman good luck with that

5 months ago

Big Boss lol

5 months ago

Synaptic Misfire I mean let's be real, FFX is no Hatoful Boyfriend.

2 months ago

Ulty Holy shit balls, wasn't expecting to see Dark Souls go into the top 20. AND IT'S ABOVE FFX! TAKE THAT, YOU PIECE OF INTERGALACTIC DOGSHIT!!

2 months ago

Jon Paul Cuellar Are you kidding? People love Dark Souls. A little too much, imo.

2 months ago

Ulty You can never love Dark Souls too much...

2 months ago

Sean Wolahan

7 months ago

Ocarina is back over The Last of Us! Rejoice!

Ameno Oktanas Probably with the help of fake accounts.

7 months ago

DW Jang There are fake accounts on every fanboy's games. So it's pretty pointless fighting over which games are higher on the list.

6 months ago

Billy McKenna Yeah, but Zelda fanboys are by far the most insane.

3 months ago

Arik Manley

8 months ago

I'm just glad that Bomberman Hero finally has a nice, pretty high spot. Should be even higher, though!

Kevan Gant Bomberman World on the PS1 was pretty awesome as well

2 months ago

Arik Manley I've heard that. I should definitely get it and try it out, since I love Bomberman.

2 months ago

Ameno Oktanas

8 months ago

Oh great now there are people that rank one or two games. There should be a limit how little items you should rank before your list is counted to the main list.

Will Loughman how would that work tho?

5 months ago

Ameno Oktanas You just add a filter for that.

5 months ago