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The 100 Best Video Games of All TIme

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Xaks, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Feb 10, 2011 at 6:10 AM
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    Xaks

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    The last of my great obsessions in life that I have yet to bring up here is: VIDEO GAMES. I'm already all over the food forum, I got my Packers up all over my truck & house, and beer is a work in progress as I dip my toes in with the home-brew crowd. The other item on my life pursuit list is the wasting of my brain and time playing games.

    I've played most of the following list already, and while I can piss and moan about some individual inclusions or exclusions, it is overall a solid list. This is a great place for novice gamers to get home-run hit games and bypass the bargain-bin filler bullshit. This is an exhaustive list, disregarding age and whatnot for a pass/fail on "best evar". Every genre of games is represented. This list is as close to "Can't miss" as you can get.

    Disclosure: I am in no way affiliated with PC Gamer magazine or any of its advertisers. I have no stake in any of them, and I don't work for anyone in the gaming industry either. This is just a rabid gamer passing along a decent list so that others may grok some awesome title they've never heard of and get some enjoyment. Since my scanner is FUBAR at the moment I'm transcribing the list by hand. Out of love. And I'm bored at work.


    *Edited in late*
    After typing out the entire list, I gotta say, the wave of nostalgia that washed over me with this is immense. I vow, now, that I will play every single game (again, if I have already or still have it) at some point in the not too distant future. Starting this weekend at #100 and up the list I will go.

    Many of these games are available free or dirt cheap out on the 'net. Via the protocol-that-shall-not-be-named (i'm a big fan of demonoid.me) or awesome sites like abandonia (no affiliation) offer up links, manuals, cracks, saves, etc. Really, if you haven't played some of these, you're missing out. A computer with hardware of today's horsepower can handle 95 of these games without breaking a sweat....there's no reason to go about life without these awesome games.


    PC Gamer's "The 100 Best Games Of All Time", March 2011 edition. I'm not including the reviews of each, cause frankly I ain't typing all that out. You should really stop by the magazine rack at the grocery store or B&N/Borders and check this one out though, the reviews are actually pretty good.

    I should close now by using the hallowed rite of Editor's Pen of Doom and complaining that The Legacy: Realm of Terror (1993) and MechWarrior 2/3/4 + Expansions wasn't listed in the 100, and I'm hella pissed off about that fact.

    Here we go!


    Format:
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    Release year


    100
    Grand Theft Auto 4
    2008


    99
    Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45
    2006

    98
    Ultima Underworld 2
    1992

    97
    Max Payne
    2001

    96
    Football Manager 2011
    2010

    95
    Audiosurf
    2008

    94
    The Last Express
    1997

    93
    Splinter Cell: Chaos THeory
    2005

    92
    Red Faction: Guerrilla
    2009

    91
    Mount & Blade
    2008

    90
    Mirror's Edge
    2009

    89
    Gothic 2
    2002

    88
    Dungeon Siege
    2002

    87
    Call of Cthulu: Dark Corners of the Earth
    2006

    86
    StarCraft
    1998

    85
    Sins of a Solar Empire
    2008

    84
    Silent HUnter 3
    2005

    83
    The Curse of Monkey Island
    1997

    82
    Mech Commander
    1998

    81
    King's Quest 6: Heir TOday, Gone Tomorrow
    1992

    80
    Grim Fandango
    1998

    79
    Galactic Civilizations
    2006

    78
    Crysis
    2007

    77
    Command & Conquer
    1996

    76
    Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn

    75
    Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
    1999

    74
    Burnout Paradaise
    2009

    73
    Zuma's Revenge
    2009

    72
    Wing Commander 3: Heart of the Tiger
    1994

    71
    Spelunky
    2009

    70
    League of Legends
    2009

    69
    Flight Simulator 2004
    2003

    68
    Dwarf Fortress
    2006

    67
    Anchorhead
    1998

    66
    Torchlight
    2009

    65
    Zeno Clash
    2009

    64
    VVVVVV
    2010

    63
    SimCity 2000
    1993

    62
    Left 4 Dead 2
    2009

    61
    Frontier: Elite 2
    1993

    60
    Counter Strike: Source
    2004

    59
    Anachronox
    2001

    58
    Day of the Tentacle
    1993

    57
    Dungeon Keeper
    1997

    56
    Wurm Online
    2006

    55
    Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
    2003

    54
    Thief 2: The Metal Age
    2000

    53
    System Shock
    1994

    52
    Star Control 2
    1992

    51
    Quake 3 Arena
    1999

    50
    Neptune's Tide
    2010

    49
    Battle of Britian 2
    1999

    48
    Battlefield 2
    2005

    47
    Star Wars: TIE Fighter
    1994

    46
    Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
    2007

    45
    The Sims 3
    2009

    44
    Planetside
    2003

    43
    Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault
    2002

    42
    Mass Effect 2
    2010

    41
    Doom
    1993

    40
    Dragon Age
    2009

    39
    The Longest Journey
    2000

    38
    STALKER: Call of Pripyat
    2009

    37
    Money Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
    1991

    36
    Fallout
    1997

    35
    Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord
    2000

    34
    BioShock
    2007

    33
    Braid
    2009

    32
    Homeworld
    1999

    31
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    2003

    30
    System Shock 2
    1999

    29
    Supreme Commander 2
    2010

    28
    Freesoace 2
    1999

    27
    Fallout 3
    2008

    26
    Age of Empires 2
    1992

    25
    Mass Effect
    2008

    24
    Unreal Tournament
    1999

    23
    Starsiege: Tribes
    1998

    22
    The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
    2002

    21
    Hitman: Blood Money
    2006

    20
    Half Life 2: Episode 2
    2007

    19
    Planescape: Torment
    1999

    18
    Counter-Strike
    1999

    17
    Minecraft
    2011

    16
    Sid Meier's Covilization 4
    2005

    15
    Left 4 Dead
    2008

    14
    Half Life
    1998

    13
    ArmA
    2009

    12
    X-COM: UFO Defense
    1994

    11
    Company of Heroes Online
    2010

    10
    Ultima 7: The Black Gate
    1992

    9
    StarCraft 2
    2010

    8
    Portal
    2007

    7
    Diablo 2
    2000

    6
    Rome: Total War
    2004

    5
    Half Life 2
    2004

    4
    Team Fortress 2
    2007

    3
    Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion
    2006

    2
    World Of Warcraft
    2004

    1
    Deus Ex
    2000



    Remember, this is not MY list, just one I'm sharing. Feel free to chime in.

    (Yes, I know there are zero console titles on this list. Hence, it is from 'PC GAMER MAGAZINE. Sorry. If this deeply offends you on some personal level....tough shit. Make your own list and I'll whine about my Wii games there with you )
     
  2. Feb 10, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    Of course everybody is going to have various opinions, but some items on here really make me scratch my head. Not one Call of Duty or Halo game made the list. Really. Left 4 Dead was a great game. I loved it. But #15? Above games like Fallout 3? Really.....
     
  3. Feb 10, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    Weird that Final Fantasy 7, 8, nor 9 made it up there.
     
  4. Feb 10, 2011 at 12:24 PM
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    i thought that borderlands was awesome. Battlefield Bad Company 2 (for its online play) and Uncharted 3 was just amazing.
     
  5. Feb 10, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    Bro! wheres ATV VS MX?
     
  6. Feb 10, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    minecraft, #17? That game is a joke! I agree, whats up with not one call of duty or halo up there? Counter strike as number 60 makes me :(
     
  7. Feb 10, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    That's pc gamer not console
    I can agree with that list but id change up the order for sure
     
  8. Feb 10, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    Pugga

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    That's awesome, 1993 Doom is on there! I'm actually surprised how many older games (older being the 90's) are still on that list.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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    BFA Nuttier than squirrel shit.

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    How is that lame pc games are the shit and are way better than console, you can mod the shit of them and do whatever you want and have better graphics than any console
     
  10. Feb 10, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    Yea, gotta remember, its PC gamer, not console, so we may need to make another list.

    That said, I was surprised at how many of these I had never even heard of. I'm 100% serious that I'm going to play my way through the whole damn list though. Some real head-scratchers.
     
  11. Feb 10, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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  12. Feb 11, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    Duke Nukem 3D isn't on the list, so instant fail.
    Quake 3 was so small compared to Quake 2
    Civilization didn't make the list?
    I was too young/wrong group to care, but I thought TSR gold box titles would make it
    FF7 was a computer title as well
    Day of Defeat?
    Team Fortress?
    Dungeon Siege was meh
    Tie Fighter?
     
  13. Feb 18, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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  14. Feb 18, 2011 at 10:05 PM
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    That list can eat my ass.
    But it is from PC magazing and PCs have never been my system of choice.
    Went atari 800, amiga/atari 2600, SNES, PS xbox, xbox 360 THEN recently got some steam going on my windows machine.
    Still all buggy and pain in the assy.
     
  15. Mar 22, 2011 at 11:55 PM
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