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Old 04-02-09, 01:31 PM
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"Favorite" Video Game Tournament: Selection Thread(Please Post Your Top 10)

This is being done in Movies and T.V. talk. So in the spirit of copying cool ideas, I thought I would start one for video games. What 10 video games do you like the most? The order of the list is not important. Be sure to include the system the game was/is on. For multi-console games, just put multi for the system.

I will keep a master list with the # of appearances of each game on people's top 10 lists. Any game that appears more then once will be eligible for the tourney. This thread will stay open for about a week. I may leave it open longer if people are still giving lists at the end of the week. After this thread is closed I will seed out the tournament based on the # of appearances for each game. Once the seeding is done we will have a single elimination tournament using polls on this forum. I will set up the actual bracket online so we can all watch the progress of the tourney.

I will take top 10 lists through Friday, April 10th at 5PM ET.

My Top 10:
Super Mario Kart (SNES)
Golden Sun (GBA)
Katamari Damacy (PS2)
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (PS2)
Super Monkey Ball (GC)
Warioware, Inc. Twisted (GBA)
God of War (PS2)
Halo 2 (xbox)
Ico (PS2)
Super Smash Bros. Melee (GC)

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Re: "Favorite" Video Game Tournament: Selection Thread(Please Post Your Top 10)

Master List(# of Appearances):
Rock Band 2 (multi) 11
Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) 10
Bioshock (multi) 9
GoldenEye (N64) 9
Call of Duty 4 (Multi) 8
Final Fantasy VII (PS) 8
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64) 7
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS) 7
Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES) 7
Chrono Trigger (SNES) 6
Metal Gear Solid (PS) 6
Resident Evil 2 (ps1) 6
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (multi) 5
Fallout 3 (360) 5
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2) 5
Halo (Xbox) 5
Super Mario Brothers (NES) 5
Super Mario World (SNES) 4
Super Metroid (SNES) 4
Doom (PC) 4
Gears of War (360) 4
Grand Theft Auto III (PS2) 4
Resident Evil 4 (multi) 4
Super Mario 64 (N64) 4
Tetris 4
Diablo 2 (PC) 3
Baseball Stars (NES) 3
Half-Life 2 (PC) 3
Legend of Zelda (NES) 3
MLB 09 The Show (PS3) 3
Resident Evil 1 (PS1) 3
Shenmue (DC) 3
Star Wars: Knights of the old republic (multi) 3
Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) 3
The Secret of Monkey Island (PC) 3
Twisted Metal 2 (PS) 3
Unreal Tournament 2K4 (PC) 3
Super Mario Kart 64 (N64) 2
Age of Empires II (PC) 2
Beyond Good and Evil (multi) 2
Civilization IV (PC) 2
Deus Ex (PC) 2
Final Fantasy Tactics (Ps1) 2
Dragon Quest VIII (PS2) 2
Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Multi) 2
Fallout 2 (PC) 2
Forza 2 (360) 2
F-Zero (SNES) 2
Jet Grind Radio (Dreamcast) 2
Herzog Zwei (Genesis) 2
Katamari Damacy (PS2) 2
Left 4 Dead (Multi) 2
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii) 2
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (multi) 2
NBA Jam (multi) 2
Metroid Prime (GCN) 2
Mike Tyson's Punchout (NES) 2
MVP Baseball 2005 (multi) 2
NHL 94 (Genesis) 2
Panzer Dragoon Saga (Saturn) 2
Planescape: Torment (PC) 2
Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time (multi) 2
RalliSport Challegen 2 (Xbox) 2
Rock Band (Multi) 2
Shadow of the Colossus (PS2) 2
Tie Fighter (PC) 2
Soul Calibur (DC) 2
Star Control II (PC) 2
Street Fighter II Turbo (Multi) 2
Street Fighter IV (multi) 2
Streets of Rage 2 (GEN) 2
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES) 2
Theif (PC) 2
Tecmo Bowl (NES) 2
Super Monkey Ball (GC) 2
Toejam & Earl (Genesis) 2
Tomb Raider (PS1) 2
Unreal Tournament (PC) 2
Warcraft III (PC) 2
WWF No Mercy (N64) 2
God of War (PS2) 2
Halo 2 (xbox) 2
Ico (PS2) 2
Super Smash Bros. Melee (GC) 2
Heroes of Might and Magic III PC 2


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Re: "Favorite" Video Game Tournament: Selection Thread(Please Post Your Top 10)

Quick question: How are we handling sports games with their years? Are we doing specific games (i.e Madden 2009) or are we doing franchises (i.e. Madden)?

Assuming the former here is my list in no order:
Madden 2004 (PS2)
MLB the Show 2009 (PS3)
Final Fantasy VII (PS)
Metal Gear Solid (PS)
Call of Duty 4 (360)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2)
Halo (XBox)
Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
Guitar Hero III
SMB 3 (NES)
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Re: "Favorite" Video Game Tournament: Selection Thread(Please Post Your Top 10)

I think years would be appropriate. 93 vs 94 NHL comes to mind.
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GoldenEye (N64)
Super Mario Bros. (NES)
Sonic 2 (GENESIS)
Mortal Kombat (GENESIS)
Soul Calibur (DC)
Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 (DC)
Grand Theft Auto III (PS2)
Halo (XBOX)
Fallout 3 (360)
Call of Duty 4 (360)
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Anarchy Online (PC)
Left 4 Dead (PC)
Shenmue (DC)
Grand Theft Auto III (PS2)
Gallop Racer 2004 (PS2)
Street Fighter II Turbo (SNES)
Guitar Hero:Metallica (360)
Ico (PS2)
Tomb Raider (PS)
Baseball Stars (NES)

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Re: "Favorite" Video Game Tournament: Selection Thread(Please Post Your Top 10)

Final Fantasy VII (PS)
Katamari Damacy (PS2)
Rock Band (360)
Legend of Zelda (NES)
Metroid (NES)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2)
Super Mario Brothers (NES)
GoldenEye (N64)
Left 4 Dead (360)
Twisted Metal 2 (PS2)
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Re: "Favorite" Video Game Tournament: Selection Thread(Please Post Your Top 10)

I am going to lump the PC Left 4 Dead with the 360 if no one minds.
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Also, if you notice someone else has the same game as you, if you could write it out the same way (i.e. Super Mario Brothers in lieu of SMB), that would be helpful.
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Dead or Alive 2 (multi)
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (multi)
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
SSX3 (multi)
Unreal (PC)
Last Blade 2 (Neo Geo)
F-Zero (SNES)
Total Annihiliation (PC)
RalliSport Challegen 2 (Xbox)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (multi)

I left out some obvious choices hoping that some of the more obscure titles make it through.
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Silent Hill 2 (PS2)
Shenmue (DC)
Unreal Tournament 2K4 (PC)
Bioshock (Xbox 360)
Half-Life 2 (PC)
Super Mario Brothers 3 (NES)
Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (PC)
Warcraft III (PC)
Tekken 3 (PS) (Tag, 5, and 5: DRO are all better but 3 made the game for me)
Twisted Metal 2 (PS)

Mazje I noticed you have TM2 as a PS2 title, it was actually a PSOne title.
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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
Pac-Man: CE (Xbox360)
Mega Man 2 (NES)
Halo (xbox)
Rock Band 2 (Xbox360)
Beyond Good & Evil (GCN)
Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time (Xbox)
Bioshock (Xbox360)
Super Mario World (SNES)
F-Zero (SNES)
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Tetris DX (GBC)
Metal Gear Solid (PS)
Final Fantasy VII (PS)
Ninja Gaiden (X-Box)
Chrono Trigger (Snes)
Starfox 64 (N64)
Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night (PS)
Resident Evil 2 (PS)
Mario Kart 64 (N64)
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (PC)
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I am unfamiliar with Unreal Tournament. How similar are Unreal and Unreal Tournament 2K4?
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Originally Posted by orangecrush18 View Post
Master List(# of Appearances):
Call of Duty 4 (2)
Halo (2)
Final Fantasy VII (2)
GoldenEye (2)
Grand Theft Auto III (2)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2)
Katamari Damacy (2)
Left 4 Dead (2)
Super Mario Brothers (2)

through post #7.
Why not hold off on tallies until voting is over? That way if someone posts something better than what 'you' initially posted you can change 'your' list up until deadline.
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Re: "Favorite" Video Game Tournament: Selection Thread(Please Post Your Top 10)

Are these different:
Warcraft III (PC)
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (PC)
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Why not hold off on tallies until voting is over? That way if someone posts something better than what 'you' initially posted you can change 'your' list up until deadline.
Good point. I think it would be good to update it periodicly though so people can also make decisions based on rankings and if their game of choice is "on the bubble."
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Orangecrush18 - Unreal was the first game, it had a single player campaign and an online multiplayer that I think was packed in with Unreal Gold (it's been a while) then the actual Unreal Tournament. Unreal Tournament 2K4 was the first to include vehicle support and IMO is the much better game. Some of my facts may be a bit off but that's the general idea.

Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne is an expansion to Warcraft III and IMO just saying Warcraft III covers it but some people may disagree since the Frozen throne had a campaign.
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Originally Posted by kakihara1 View Post
Orangecrush18 - Unreal was the first game, it had a single player campaign and an online multiplayer that I think was packed in with Unreal Gold (it's been a while) then the actual Unreal Tournament. Unreal Tournament 2K4 was the first to include vehicle support and IMO is the much better game. Some of my facts may be a bit off but that's the general idea.

Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne is an expansion to Warcraft III and IMO just saying Warcraft III covers it but some people may disagree since the Frozen throne had a campaign.
Thanks. I think that perhaps Warcraft III should be combined and UR kept seperate.
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Gears of War
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Rock Band 2
No Mercy (WWE)
Doom
Resident Evil 4
Mario 64
A Boy and His Blob
Halo
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Thief: The Dark Project (PC)
Thief 2: The Metal Age (PC)
No One Lives Forever (PC)
Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn (PC)
Planescape: Torment (PC)
Fallout 2 (PC)
Deus Ex (PC)
Half-life 2 (PC)
Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
Resident Evil 2 (PS1)
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1. Kingdom Hearts (PS2)
2. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (DC/PS2)
3. Bioshock (360)
4. Super Smash Bros. Melee (GC)
5. Gears of War (360)
6. Super Mario World (SNES)
7. Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
8. Rollercoaster Tycoon 2 (PC)
9. Age of Empires II (PC)
10. Marvel Ultimate Alliance (360)
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Super Metroid (SNES)
Civilization IV (PC)
Bioshock (multi)
Metal Gear Solid (PS)
Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter (PC)
Rock Band 2 (multi)
Baseball Stars (NES)
NHL94 (Genesis)
Archon (PC)
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Re: "Favorite" Video Game Tournament: Selection Thread(Please Post Your Top 10)

There doesn't seem to be a lot of PC representation yet, so I thought I'd skew mine that way.

Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Ultima VII
Master of Orion II
Star Wars: TIE Fighter
The Secret of Monkey Island
Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Super Mario World

These are all games that I spent countless hours on, that I've played repeatedly, that I had a total blast with every time, and that made some sort of impression on me in terms of story, level design, or what-have-you.
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Quake 2 (PC)
The Secret of Monkey Island (PC)
Chrono Trigger (SNES)
Final Fantasy VII (PS)
Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past (SNES)
Deus Ex (PC)
Quest for Glory (PC)
Fallout 2 (PC)
Street Fighter IV (multi)
King's Quest VI (PC)

I'm already sure that any PC game is going to be eliminated pretty early, and Goldeneye will make it quite far.

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