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Top 100 Video Games of All Time on G4

Anybody else watching this? What do you think?

Kind of surprised to see Sonic the Hedgehog as low as #50, but it's tough to rank EVERY game ever made.

Also interested to see where all the original and sequel games rank in relation to each other. GTAIV was already on the list, but I liked GTA3 and Vice City better. Mario 64 was already on, and I assume SMB and SMB3 will be very high.
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i don't see how it is possible to make this large of a list. the task is daunting.
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I haven't seen the show. But, it is probably safe to say that the list is going to be completely arbitrary (as most of these kinds of lists usually are).
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The list is automatically invalid if Custer's Revenge is excluded.
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These list shows are a reason to listen to people talk about games/movies/music/etc which is why I enjoy them, as a list itself I expect it to be lacking.
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Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
These list shows are a reason to listen to people talk about games/movies/music/etc which is why I enjoy them, as a list itself I expect it to be lacking.
In that spirit, let me say that Sonic the Hedgehog doesn't belong anywhere near a top 100 list. It is one of the most over rated games of all time.
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In that spirit, let me say that Sonic the Hedgehog doesn't belong anywhere near a top 100 list. It is one of the most over rated games of all time.


I agree with you.
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I'm sure Halo and SMB will be top 5. I hate lists like this.
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Re: Top 100 Video Games of All Time on G4

As long as Ocarina of Time is #1 it's a valid list.
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I love lists like this, only because people complain so much about someone else's opinion of how games rank for some reason
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The funniest to me are the comments on G4's site. They bitch and moan about something great like Day of the Tentacle being rated higher than more current games but then praise shit like Minecraft.
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Nothing good can come from this.
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Re: Top 100 Video Games of All Time on G4

Originally Posted by orangecrush View Post
In that spirit, let me say that Sonic the Hedgehog doesn't belong anywhere near a top 100 list. It is one of the most over rated games of all time.
Agreed. It wasn't that good when it first came out, and it certainly hasn't held up well since.
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Re: Top 100 Video Games of All Time on G4

I'm sure this list is just as valid as the top VG endings with cod black ops as the number one ending
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What ended up being #1?


Did Dark Souls make the list? It is my favorite game of all time after 33 years of gaming.
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Re: Top 100 Video Games of All Time on G4

I think E.T. for Atari should be #1.

I used to play this when I was young but I had no idea what the point was.
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Originally Posted by cnicholls44 View Post
I think E.T. for Atari should be #1.

I used to play this when I was young but I had no idea what the point was.
You and a million other people, lol.

Surprised for the Sonic hate. Like they said on the show, it was really the first game that made you rethink your love of Mario. Also, it was a landmark game for the Genesis.
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Re: Top 100 Video Games of All Time on G4

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You and a million other people, lol.

Surprised for the Sonic hate. Like they said on the show, it was really the first game that made you rethink your love of Mario. Also, it was a landmark game for the Genesis.
Me too. Sonic was a landmark game, period and certainly deserves to be in the top 100. While I was not in love with it, I know I spent many a nights playing the first 3 iterrations. I think much of the hate probably stems from the fact that everything since the first three games have been a steaming pile but some games do not translate over to new systems very well unfortunately.
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Me too. Sonic was a landmark game, period and certainly deserves to be in the top 100. While I was not in love with it, I know I spent many a nights playing the first 3 iterrations. I think much of the hate probably stems from the fact that everything since the first three games have been a steaming pile but some games do not translate over to new systems very well unfortunately.
Except that Sonic Generations was awesome.

But, I can kind of see the hate. It is a rather simplistic game of running through the levels, without that much to explore (at least compared to the Mario games). It was a landmark game though, and maybe you have to have been there to appreciate its impact. It brings up the question again of, do they include influential games or truly "the best?"
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Except that Sonic Generations was awesome.

But, I can kind of see the hate. It is a rather simplistic game of running through the levels, without that much to explore (at least compared to the Mario games). It was a landmark game though, and maybe you have to have been there to appreciate its impact. It brings up the question again of, do they include influential games or truly "the best?"
For Influential games i would say ;

1.SMB
2.Diablo
3.Doom
4.Resident Evil
5.Final Fantasy
6.Everquest
7.Elder Scrolls
8.GTA III
9.Pong
10.Half-Life
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Re: Top 100 Video Games of All Time on G4

Jesus fucking Christ? Can we get a link up to the list up in here?

Fine. I'll do it.

Originally Posted by G4
100. Pong
99. Words With Friends
98. Pitfall
97. NBA 2K11
96. Guitar Hero II
95. Burger Time
94. Braid
93. Star Wars: Tie Fighter
92. Galaga
91. The Sims
90. Baldur's Gate II
89. Left 4 Dead
88. Double Dribble
87. Mass Effect 2
86. Out Run
85. Silent Hill 2
84. Wii Sports
83. Ninja Gaiden
82. Super Smash Bros. Melee
81. Resident Evil
80. Gears Of War 3
79. PsychoNauts
78. Spy Hunter
77. Excitebike
76. Blades Of Steel
75. Fallout 3
74. Starfox 64
73. Mega Man II
72. Mortal Kombat
71. Wing Commander II
70. Star Wars
69. Double Dragon
68. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
67. Minecraft
66. Assassin's Creed II
65. Unreal Tournament
64. NBA Jam
63. Wolfenstein 3D
62. Civilization II
61. God Of War III
60. Contra
59. Day of the Tentacle
58. Ultima Online
57. Pokemon Red/Blue
56. Super Street Fighter IV
55. Kingdom Hearts
54. Gauntlet
53. Deus Ex
52. Rock Band 3
51. Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
50. Sonic the Hedgehog
49. Angry Birds
48. Tecmo Super Bowl (They chose the original Tecmo Bowl)
47. Myst
46. Red Dead Redemption
45. Metal Gear Solid
44. Grand Theft Auto IV
43. Quake III Arena
42. Ghosts 'N Goblins
41. Super Mario 64
Wait a second? Angry Birds is "better" than Minecraft, NBA Jam, Pokemon, The Sims, Sonic the Hedgehog, Ultima Online and Unreal Tournament amongst others?

The list is shit.
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I'm sure Tetris will be up there.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Chmiel View Post
Jesus fucking Christ? Can we get a link up to the list up in here?

Fine. I'll do it.



Wait a second? Angry Birds is "better" than Minecraft, NBA Jam, Pokemon, The Sims, Sonic the Hedgehog, Ultima Online and Unreal Tournament amongst others?

The list is shit.
Depends on the criteria for the ranking and if it values impact to the gaming industry; you could certainly argue that Angry Birds gets a lot of credit for making smart phone gaming huge.
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Depends on the criteria for the ranking and if it values impact to the gaming industry; you could certainly argue that Angry Birds gets a lot of credit for making smart phone gaming huge.
... and Ultima Online was the first MMORPG that took off laying the pavement down for games like Everquest and something called World of Warcraft. It told the gaming industry you could charge people for a game, charge them again monthly for a game, and charge them again for expansion packs. Oh, and people will perform their own transactions outside of the game so they can build up their characters or purchase others directly outright.

While I do give Angry Birds a lot of credit for showing developers that the smartphone console is a great platform to make games on, there's been far better games than Angry Birds to be released on Android and iOS. Hell, the list already sucks for including a fucking Scrabble rip-off at #99.

Here's 40-21:

Originally Posted by G4
40. Space Invaders
39. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
38. Super Metroid
37. Halo: Combat Evolved
36. Batman Arkham City
35. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
34. Counter-Strike
33. Final Fantasy VII
32. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
31. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
30. Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo
29. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
28. Super Mario Kart
27. Chrono Trigger
26. Ico
25. Grand Theft Auto III
24. Madden 2005
23. Halo 3
22. Panzer Dragoon Saga
21. Resident Evil 4
Halo 3 is better than Halo?

Grand Theft Auto III is better than San Andreas?

Counter-strike didn't even crack the top twenty?

G4 can go suck a bunch of cocks.

EDIT: I just realized there's not a single Blizzard game on the list yet. So I'm assuming the Top 10 will be filled with their titles or PC gamers are going to lose their shit.

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You and a million other people, lol.

Surprised for the Sonic hate. Like they said on the show, it was really the first game that made you rethink your love of Mario. Also, it was a landmark game for the Genesis.
If by Mario, you mean tight controls and quality level design, then yes it did.

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