Game Revolutions Top 100 games of all time

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  1. Kiristo

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    You're way off Zanker. While I prefer the xbox, and do indeed think it probably has more good games I only have about 3-4 games for it. I'm a PC gamer through and through. I liked the original Halo, played the 2nd for awhile and haven't even gotten the third and don't intend to. I didn't like Gears of War either, I got COD4 the same day I got to the final boss on Gears of War and after dying like 2x on him I started playing COD and haven't gone back. I'll gladly engage in a PC-Console gaming arguement in another topic if you wish, but your goading is wasted on me. However, I see mine is not. Side scrolling games are dead to me, clearly to make the list most people don't see eye to eye with me on this.
     
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  2. GhostTrip

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    #90
    Civilization II
    (PC)
    103 points
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    What defines strategy? Is it the fast paced real-time decisions by the player? Or does it revolve around complex formulas and ways of defeating opponents? Civilization II is by far the best example of a game that defines strategy to the next level. You are the leader of one of many different civilizations, and you must lead them to be the most powerful nation in the world. While this sounds simple in a sense, it isn't. Not only do you have to build up plenty of cities and expand your boundaries, it is a necessity that you balance out your military, cultural, and diplomatic powers. Managing a nation is harder than it looks on paper. Using science to discover future technologies, tax rates to increase your treasury, and city improvements to assist people - Civilization II is the best combination of in-depth strategy and pure domination a game has to offer.

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    #89
    Conker’s Bad Fur Day
    (N64/XBOX)
    104 points
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    Crude, rude and a mean attitude: Conker, the hung-over squirrel. What once seemed like a cute and cuddly Nintendo character who fit in with the antics of Donkey Kong and Super Mario, we quickly discovered this guy doesn’t give a *beep*. From foul-mouthed foes to movie spoofs, the game is full of hilarity. A must have for people who want to go "GTA" on adventure platforming.

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    #88
    Guild Wars
    (PC)
    105 points
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    Welcome to the world of Guild Wars, a competitive MMORPG that rewards player skill. Explore a fantasy world full of monsters while pursuing professions and developing your own personalized character. Instead of scripted missions, Guild Wars offers open battlegrounds where skill and teamwork can determine victory. It’s one of the most addictive games and can last for hours of fun.

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    #87
    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
    (PS2/XBOX/PC)
    107 points
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    Is was a time when Michael Jackson was black, pastel suits were in, and Tommy Vercetti took over a little island known as Vice City. From the beach, to the glitz, to the ghetto, GTA: VC blew us away when it came out 2002. The game features an all-star cast: Ray Liotta, Bil Fitcher, Tom Seizmore, Dennis Hopper, Burt Reynolds and even Jenna Jameson as pornstar Candy Suxx. Great dialogue and a great story to boot, GTA: VC set the standards high for imitators.

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    #86
    Halo 2
    (XBOX/PC)
    109 points
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    Halo 2 is arguably the most hyped and most publicized game of all time. Hell, this game had more pre-orders than most games will ever sell. This tells us that people go into this game expecting nothing short of an epic. And for most fans, the game was quite an amazing first person shooter. This game will have you entering frag fests for some time to come. If you own an Xbox, then you’ve played this game.


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    #85
    Max Payne
    (PC. PS2, XBOX)
    111 points
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    What do you get when you combine a graphic novel with bullet time action? The answer is Max Payne. A NYC cop arrives home to find his wife and baby murdered. The criminals who are believed to be junkies connect to a larger picture that takes Payne on a journey not only through the streets of New York, but also through his mind. Always ready with a one-liner, Payne illustrates the underground street cop who shoots first and asks questions later.

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    #84
    X-COM: UFO Defense
    (PC)
    114 points
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    In late 1993, everyone had grown tired of turn-based strategy having played Civilization and Populous until their eyes bled in the years prior. Then came X-COM: UFO Defense, the game that put you as the commander of an international military organization tasked with defending the nations of Earth from hostile aliens. Seamlessly blending turn-based combat with resource management & RPG elements, X-COM breathed new life into strategy gaming. Command elite soldiers, fly experimental craft, customize bases, research new technology, and be sure to kill those freaking aliens. They don’t make strategy games like this anymore.

    Review by LawnGnome

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    #83
    God of War II
    (PS2)
    115 points
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    Insane combos, bloody finishing moves, skillful platforming, these are the things that make God of War 2 a successful sequel. Sony strikes gold again and creates an intense story with the perfect game play that hooked players in the previous title. Now the God of War himself; Kratos finds treachery is a foot when he is stripped of his powers and once again a mere mortal. He sets of on a quest to regain his lost powers and kill the one responsible for his betrayal. This sequel lives up to expectations and players eagerly await the next chapter arriving on the PS3.

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    #82
    Donkey Kong Country 2
    (SNES)
    117 points
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    After the large success of Donkey Kong Country, it was a hard act to follow for a sequel. However, with its unique level design, well-hidden secrets and easter eggs, highly-detailed rendered graphics, a dark, mysterious atmosphere with a large sense of exploration and discovery, and a memorable orchestral soundtrack - Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest lives up to its expectations. You play as Diddy and Dixie Kong attempting to save the muscle-headed Donkey Kong from the evil Kaptain K.Rool. With new additions such as bonus levels, more animal friends, and even a "lost world" and an alternate ending - Diddy Kong's Quest becomes a very fun and memorable quest for critics and gaming fans across the globe.

    Review by MattAY

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    #81
    Shadow of the Colossus
    (PS2)
    118 points
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    Alone in a vast world lies the Colossi, each more fascinating then the next. A nameless hero sets off on his quest to find and destroy each gigantic beast in order to bring life back to a girl who was sacrificed in her village. What separates this game from others is that your only goal is to take down each beast using your head and your wits. Those who think that sounds easy haven’t actually gazed upon the monstrosities they will be attacking. The barren landscapes and puzzling strategies push you deeper into the story, which slowly unfolds. Truly a unique experience for any PS2 owner and a game that everyone should try.
     
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  3. NickKmet

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    YAY Guild Wars! Eating my soul away!
     
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  4. LinksOcarina

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    Good choices for those, mostly.

    P.S, did you write all of those, Ghostrip?
     
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  5. GhostTrip

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    Credit goes to writers underneath the review if they wrote it.
     
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  6. Lentium

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    awww, my x-com review didn't make it in. :?

    great job so far ghost
     
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  7. Tyrranis

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    Uhh, what was #97?
     
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  8. GhostTrip

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    Sorry man, I didn't realise you both wrote reviews and his was the first I came across.

    Jak II, I forgot to add it in :oops: It's there now. Good eye!
     
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  9. vlietvandon

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    top 100

    dinosaurs and cadillacs anyone? 8)
     
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  10. GRColin

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    Ghost, if you do not use all three of my reviews I just sent you you will know heartbreak so strong you never even knew it existed!

    :(
     
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  11. GhostTrip

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    haha, don't worry Lethean, it was a one time mistake with Lentium.

    Hard to keep track of who is doing what you know :p
     
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  12. LinksOcarina

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    well...would you give us a list of maybe specific games we nominated in our top 20?
     
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  13. Lien

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    all right! X-com! Now we're talking!
     
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  14. Zoey

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    Conker's Bad Fur Day, lol. That game is hilarious.
     
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  15. AMANIAC

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    Well, i hope Ratchet and Clank 2 can get into the top 100 and i'm sure both KOTORs will be in there. I'm really suprised Mario Kart 64 didn't get in. Anyway, nice work, Ghosttrip. :D
     
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  16. xxlordskullxx

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    gotta give props to ya ghost trip, this must have taken a lot of time to put together considering how many votes each game is getting. keep it up! can't wait for the next batch.
     
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  17. GhostTrip

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    #80
    Pac-Man
    (Arcade)
    119 points
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    WOKKA WOKKA WOKKA! Eat those white dots! In the year 1980 the world was introduced to the legend known as Pac-Man. With more then 30 officially licensed spin-offs and world wide high score championships still being played today, Pac-Man proves to be much more then a simple pop icon from the 80’s. Before Pac-Man, games were primarily space shooters or Pong with no human-like player. Pac-Man was the first game where you were actually in control of a person, even if it looked like a pizza with one slice missing. Because of its success, Pac-Man has the highest brand awareness of any video game character among American consumers, recognized by 94 percent of them.
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    #79
    Guitar Hero
    (PS2)
    122 points
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    Guitar Hero has created a huge impact on today’s gaming world. It won’t turn you into an experienced guitar player, but you’ll feel as if you’re jamming along with your favorite song. The success of Guitar Hero mainly comes from its diverse audience that has been introduced to gaming. Gamers of both genders and of all ages were able to pick up the guitar-like controller and play along to a song from the 60’s or a more modern tune without any prior knowledge of video games.

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    #78
    Fatal Frame

    123 points
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    Fear. Suspense. Terror. Fatal Frame creates a world of paranoia where nothing is what it seems and something is always lurking in wait to scare the hell out of you. The idea of a Japanese schoolgirl with a magical camera that traps ghosts might sound weak to some hardcore horror gamers, but after 5 minutes of playing the game in a dark room you’ll soon discover it’s a terrifying masterpiece.

    What truly makes this game down right creepy is that it’s actually based on a true story. The tale is based in an area outside Tokyo, where a haunted mansion lurks. It’s said seven people were murdered in a grisly manner and the killers were never caught. Since then, many inexplicable phenomenons have been reported occurring on the property. Bloody hand prints have been found splattered all over the walls. Spirits have been spotted on the premises, even in broad daylight. A narrow stairway leads to an attic where a spirit-sealed talisman is rumored to be locked away. Men have sought this talisman, only to be found later with their bodies broken and rope marks around their wrists. There’s a crumbling old statue of a woman in a kimono, decapatied and the head can not be found. It’s also said if you take a photo of a certain window, a young girl can be seen in the developed picture. These incidents have provoked fear in the people of Tokyo, and many say those who live near this area will become cursed. The deaths of those seven people are still unexplained to this day.

    Scary stuff eh? Check out Fatal Frame for a game that will scare you senseles, if you dare…

    Review by Hexagram

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    #77
    Mario Kart Wii
    (Wii)
    124 points
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    Racing into #77 on the top 100 list is Mario Kart Wii, the latest installment in the Mario Kart franchise. Even though people have complained the controls are too awkward using the remote as a steering wheel, the nunchuck control works fine. What I personally enjoy about this game is that you can play with your own Mii characters, giving the game that personal touch. Mario Kart Wii offers some truly stunning race tracks and brings back some of the old school levels for that nostalgic feel. A great party game to play with friends or online.

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    #76
    Fable
    (XBOX)
    126 points
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    Despite Peter Molyneux's promises of the world and then some, Fable was a good action RPG that struggled to be just that. Sometimes frantic, oftentimes frustrating, but almost always immensely fun, Fable had the rare design of allowing the player to be who he wanted, a godly saint or a vile b******. The contrasts are as black and white as the choices in the game, and in a game where you can marry numerous people and learn uber magic spells to send enemies into the abyss. Fable was a flawed but fun romp on the now archaic X-Box, and was able to capture the minds of many with a new, diverse fantasy world that never let go of the action.

    Review from LinksOcarina

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    #75
    Castlevania: Symphony of the night
    (PS1)
    127 points
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    So, you want your vampires to drink blood, turn into bats, and go on killing rampages? You don’t want them to abstain from their hunger & fall in love? Long before the modern pussification of vampires was Alucard and his quest to kill his daddy. Face off as the son of Dracula against a gluttony of evil including the dark priest Shaft(!) and Death itself. Featuring open exploration & classic 2D platforming, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night also boasts one of the most engrossingly appropriate soundtracks in gaming history.

    Review by LawnGnome

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    #74
    Suikoden II
    (PS1)
    128 points
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    Suikoden II is a rare game, and not just because of the limited print run when it came out for the playstation. It is rare an RPG could pack so much action and intrigue into a simple story about political power and treachery. That, mixed in with the duels system and the massive battle moments, as well as over 60 playable characters out of the 108 stars of destiny, gives Suikoden II the honor of setting the precedents for the later installments of the series. And hell, any game worth over $130,000 online must be good.

    Review by LinksOcarina

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    #73
    Devil May Cry
    (PS2)
    129 points
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    At #73 is the demon hunter Dante, a private detective with demonic blood flowing through his veins. This game is as intense as action games got in 2001. A giant sord and dual handguns with infinite ammo, how wicked can ya get? A great soundtrack, and an onslaught of enemies keep the heart rate pumping as Dante slashes his way to uncovering the truth of the devil’s plan to rise above and seize control of the human world. Devil May Cry has spawned 3 sequels yet many gamers worldwide agree the first in the series is the best.

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    #72
    Half-Life
    (PC)
    132 points
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    You're not special. You're not a hero. You're not super-anything. You're Gordon Freeman. Back in '98 there was a revelation in the FPS genre and it's waves are still being felt today. Black Mesa is a secret research base developing teleportation technologies, during a test something goes wrong, very wrong; aliens from a border world are teleporting into your workspace; killing your co-workers and the government isn't too happy about it either. You'll need to run, think, shoot if you wanna survive. Half-Life broke with tradition and was not about finding the red and blue keys; there are no levels, no score being kept. You used the environment to find your way out, and the journey is harsh but, so worth it. HL is an absolute masterpiece; and any self-respecting FPS fan should experience it, at least once.

    Review by Lentium

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    Starfox 64
    (N64)
    134 points
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    Do a barrel roll! To barrel roll press Zee or Are twice! Sound familiar? Starfox 64 (or Lylat Wars) took everything that was good about the SNES version and tripled it with the raw power the N64 produced at the time. There’s no question that the N64 was probably one of the most influential consoles of all time and like many of it’s licensed games, Starfox went above and beyond your expectations and lead the way for things to come.

    Review by Wes
     
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  18. LawnGnome

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    Nostalgia overload! This thread has got me digging out a lot of my old games. I think I just remembered where my SNES is.........
     
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  19. Rakon

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    This list has just made me want to play these games more and more
     
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  20. clockworks

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    I never could beat the final Boss in Star-Fox 64, I was too young and lacked the skill.
     
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