Hilarious Top 50 'games' list from Guinness

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by mortiz, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. mortiz

    mortiz Still Mildly Glowing

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    Aug 21, 2005
    That was compiled using "their initial impact, lasting legacy, how fun they were to play". The funny thing is it doesn't include any PC games. I really really hope they've excluded PC games just to create a PC game only list because otherwise the list would have been populated almost entirely by PC games.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/guinness-lists-top-50-games-of-all-time

    1. Super Mario Kart
    2. Tetris
    3. Grand Theft Auto
    4. Super Mario World
    5. Zelda Ocarina of Time
    6. Halo
    7. Resident Evil IV
    8. Final Fantasy XII
    9. Street Fighter II
    10. GoldenEye
    11. Super Mario 64
    12. Tomb Raider
    13. Metal Gear Solid
    14. Call of Duty 4
    15. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    16. GTA San Andreas
    17. Super Mario Bros
    18. Zelda: A Link to the Past
    19. Gran Turismo
    20. Final Fantasy VII
    21. Pro Evolution Soccer 4
    22. The Orange Box
    23. Lego Star Wars Complete Saga
    24. Tekken 2
    25. Wii Sports
    26. Pokemon Red/Blue
    27. Guitar Hero
    28. Project Gotham Racing 4
    29. Super Mario Galaxy
    30. Resident Evil
    31. Ico
    32. Chrono Trigger
    33. Gunstar Heroes
    34. Soul Calibur
    35. Advance Wars
    36. Ridge Racer
    37. Super Metroid
    38. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    39. GTA Vice City
    40. BioShock
    41. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    42. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
    43. God of War
    44. Sega Rally Championship
    45. Starfox 64
    46. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    47. WarioWare Inc
    48. Saturn Bomberman
    49. Crash Bandicoot
    50. Outrun 2

    Yes, that's right folks, if you didn't know that this list was excluding PC because I guess they aren't counted as "proper games" these days, you'd come away with the impression that Halo was more influential than Wolfenstein 3D and Doom. Hell, for a console only list this is awful.
     
  2. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    ...

    Didn't have to look all that far.
     
  3. mortiz

    mortiz Still Mildly Glowing

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    Aug 21, 2005
    When they say GTA I think they mean GTA 3, not the original on the PC, which wasn't even that influential and didn't sell well at all.
     
  4. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    If they mean GTA 3 and onwards they would have said so. Considering they separately rank GTA VC and GTA SA in the list, I would say GTA means GTA.
     
  5. mortiz

    mortiz Still Mildly Glowing

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    Aug 21, 2005
    They mean GTA 3, guarenteed, otherwise this list wouldn't have GTA 3 which is the game that revived Rockstar, how could they NOT put GTA 3 on this list?
     
  6. Mutoes

    Mutoes Mildly Dipped

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    Feb 5, 2008
    Did you mean PC - only games are excluded, because there are many games that are also on pc in that list. Bioshock, Tomb raider, Cod4, orange box, ff7 and so on..
     
  7. mortiz

    mortiz Still Mildly Glowing

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    Aug 21, 2005
    Well, Half-Life came out on the consoles as well and that's not included so it's not just PC only games that are excluded, it's games where the primary release platform was PC.

    Games that had parallel releases on Console and PC are included it would seem. (The Orange Box)
     
  8. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    Apr 24, 2005
    This kind of lists are stupid anyway. I don't agree with any of them on this list.
     
  9. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004
    Quite possible that mortiz is right.
    We already see the signs of the dreaded day when Fallout 3 will appear as Fallout in such lists, so...
     
  10. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Ratty, except old Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    Was that list random-generated? It sure looks like it.
     
  11. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    Every gamer can make himself a "Top 50 Games of all time" list, the thing is that every one has a different taste. For example, in my opinion the best survival horror game is "Nocturne" but many people haven't even heard the name and will probably disagree with me.
     
  12. Eyenixon

    Eyenixon Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 11, 2008
    Super Mario Kart is not better than Tetris. Nothing is better than Tetris, Tetris is the only game that could be considered art, because it is perfect.
     
  13. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    wow. A - why did they need to even try to make this list
    and B - who made the choices?
     
  14. Eyenixon

    Eyenixon Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 11, 2008
    I did, now you all know that I'm a big phony and a liar.
     
  15. KQX

    KQX Vault Senior Citizen

    May 3, 2003
    Tetris is so unrealistic.
     
  16. Ratty Sr.

    Ratty Sr. Ratty, except old Moderator Orderite

    Apr 23, 2003
    I hear Tetris was supposed to feature an alternate evil path that got cut due to time constraints.
     
  17. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Tetris is nothing but sheer smut.

    Especially the unlockable HOT BLOCK mode you get for hitting 4 Tetrises simulteanously.
     
  18. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    i think they went by "fun" to be multiplayer-interactive.

    in that case, the PC loses horribly in favor of consoles/arcades with multi-player multi-view ( think goldeneye ) where people can play not only together, but next to each other.

    PCs just dont have that. the last time we had anything close to that was "hot seat" games.
     
  19. Dead Guy

    Dead Guy Senate Board Director oTO Moderator Orderite Board Cop oTO

    Nov 9, 2008
    With a null modem, you can play opposite of each other! It's very interactive.