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#1 Edited by ThatFrood (3373 posts) -

Giantbomb Community Top Ten Games of the Year

Well here it is folks, there were a total of three hundred and twenty three people who submitted their usernames to be tabulated! Thanks to everyone who submitted! well, everyone excepting these people:

RJ Ruggington Dixego Neeshka Akeldama mrfluke nintendofunclub kzfkdfkzldfklf Metric Outlaw Roboyto KEITH1437 cbk486 Elyk247 Styl3s TinyGrasshopper SaturdayNightSpecials SnakeVIII CL60 huckleberrySassacre MrXD Subway monkeygekko Devilb0y corndunks Milkman opp nohthink Robkenno Berserker976 Little_Socrates

You effed it up! Either you typed your username in wrong, you didn't create a list, or you managed to pull of some sort of wizardry like devilb0y (seriously, how did you... what?) I apologize for not including your lists.

Scoring went as follows: 10 points for being number 1, 9 points for being number 2, 8 points and so on until we reach number 10, which is only worth 1 point.

When I say "distribution" I mean how many people had the game as their number 1, 2, 3 and so on. A game with a distribution of 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 would mean 1 person had it as number 1, 2 as number 2, 3 as number 3, and so on.

So here we go, the GB Community's Top 10 Games of the Year... starting with number 1 being...

1. Portal 2

PORTAL 2! With a total of 1807 points.

The distribution was as follows: 44 53 45 41 16 13 11 9 5 1 meaning 44 people had it as their #1, 53 had it as their #2, and so on.

2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Trailing oh so closely was Skyrim at 1755, only 52 points away.

85 42 31 16 13 8 7 3 2 8 Interestingly, you can see that twice as many people voted for skyrim to be their #1, but the numbers dwindled rapidly. Whereas in Portal's case the distribution was fairly strong all the way through.

3. Bastion

Next is Bastion at 1146, a pretty substantial drop.

20 28 23 31 16 22 13 4 11 1

4. Saints Row: The Third

Aaaaand then we have SR3. Yes, that's right, #4. Trailing bastion closely at 1050

34 27 19 17 15 9 7 4 8 5 More #1 spots compared to Bastion, but once again loses steam. Honestly? It's probably just because not enough people played it. I'm confident it would have placed much higher if it just got a bit more penetration. Not that it's really lacking in that regard.

5. Batman: Arkham City

Arkham City takes the number 5 spot at 914

11 15 21 17 28 21 14 11 9 2 If I had the time, I'd make little bell curves showing the distributions. You can plainly see that Arkham peaks in the middle. A fun game for many, but even for those who played and enjoyed it, the high was a bit low.

6. Deus Ex: Human Revolution

At 612 is Deus Ex.

5 6 16 17 20 9 9 14 5 8 Even more than Arkham, you can see Deus Ex peaking in the middle then dying off again.

7. Dark Souls

Now here's a funny one. Dark Souls comes in at 541 points total with a distribution of: 21 16 7 8 3 5 1 5 4 5

Unlike Arkham and Deus Ex, Dark Souls takes top spot for the people who enjoyed it, having most of its distribution being towards the upper end. Not enjoyed by all, but those who like Dark Souls like Dark Souls A LOT.

8. Dead Space 2

Dead Space 2 has the most even distribution out of all these games and has a point total of 534.

11 7 10 9 15 7 8 12 8 9 What that's supposed to mean I don't even know.

9. L.A. Noire

L.A. Noire takes 9th at 503 points. 8 7 4 13 11 21 16 18 16

A distribution that puts it a little on the lower end of the spectrum, but still a respectable showing.

10. Gears of War 3

And finally Gears of War 3, which placed #1 on NO ONE's list but was represented well in all the other spots. 439 points

0 3 10 12 11 12 18 7 12 5

11. Mortal Kombat

And guess what, just like in the bombcast, Mortal Kombat takes the honorable 11th place. 376

3 4 5 8 10 7 10 14 12 13

And if you liked this, why not head on over to Screened.com where I'm doing very much the same thing except with movies?

#2 Posted by BeachThunder (11702 posts) -

:D Thanks for doing this. Would have been nice if more people participated, but I guess that's just how it is.

Good to see Portal 2 on the top. Also, I'm starting to think that maybe I should actually play SR3.

#3 Edited by ThatFrood (3373 posts) -
1Portal 2: 44 53 45 41 16 13 11 9 5 11807
2The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: 85 42 31 16 13 8 7 3 2 81755
3Bastion: 20 28 23 31 16 22 13 4 11 11146
4Saints Row: The Third: 34 27 19 17 15 9 7 4 8 51050
5Batman: Arkham City: 11 15 21 17 28 21 14 11 9 2914
6Deus Ex: Human Revolution: 5 6 16 17 20 9 9 14 5 8612
7Dark Souls: 21 16 7 8 3 5 1 5 4 5541
8Dead Space 2: 11 7 10 9 15 7 8 12 8 9534
9L.A. Noire: 3 8 7 4 13 11 21 16 18 16503
10Gears of War 3: 0 3 10 12 11 12 18 7 12 5439
11Mortal Kombat: 3 4 5 8 10 7 10 14 12 13376
12Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception: 1 4 6 9 8 14 7 14 4 6359
13The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings: 11 6 7 6 6 5 3 3 3 0350
14Battlefield 3: 3 9 8 5 3 8 6 5 8 2325
15Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective: 5 5 7 6 3 2 8 4 0 1266
16The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: 5 6 1 8 5 6 1 2 5 2250
17Rayman: Origins: 3 4 7 4 2 7 2 0 2 5214
18inFamous 2: 2 1 2 5 1 5 2 4 6 5148
19The Binding of Isaac: 1 2 2 1 7 3 3 1 4 6137
20Catherine: 0 3 2 3 2 4 5 4 1 4134
21Super Mario 3D Land: 1 1 2 3 2 3 4 4 2 1116
22DiRT 3: 0 1 0 5 2 3 6 5 1 2114
23Terraria: 1 0 2 5 2 1 2 4 3 2106
24Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: 0 1 3 2 1 5 2 1 4 6103
25Bulletstorm: 0 1 0 1 2 4 4 6 6 599
26Minecraft: 0 4 1 2 0 3 0 7 1 298
27Assassin's Creed: Revelations: 1 0 1 1 5 2 1 4 2 691
28Dragon Age II: 1 1 0 3 2 3 2 2 2 287
29Iron Brigade: 0 0 3 0 4 1 3 2 4 483
30Shadows of the Damned: 1 0 0 1 1 2 4 7 4 583
31Pokémon Black/White: 0 3 0 1 3 3 2 0 1 582
32Star Wars: The Old Republic: 1 1 1 1 2 0 5 3 2 382
33LittleBigPlanet 2: 3 1 1 0 2 1 1 3 1 382
34Dead Island: 1 0 0 4 0 2 1 5 4 479
35Driver: San Francisco: 0 2 1 0 1 2 2 3 0 261
36Renegade Ops: 0 0 0 1 2 2 4 2 3 158
37Forza Motorsport 4: 1 0 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 154
38Alice: Madness Returns: 0 0 1 0 3 2 3 1 0 354
39Total War: Shogun 2: 1 1 0 0 1 2 4 0 1 154
40Magicka: 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 3 3 448
41Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary: 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 5 2 246
42You Don't Know Jack: 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 4 2 446
43SpaceChem: 0 1 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 045
44Yakuza 4: 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 044
45TrackMania 2: Canyon: 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 4 244
46Dungeons of Dredmor: 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 4 643
47Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 3 1 142
48Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine: 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 6 142
49The King of Fighters XIII: 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 2 0 040
50Child of Eden: 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 139
51Gemini Rue: 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 239
52Resistance 3: 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 036
53Rage: 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 235
54Sonic Generations: 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 3 334
55Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together: 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 133
56Xenoblade Chronicles: 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 033
57NBA 2K12: 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 032
58Hard Corps: Uprising: 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 031
59Mario Kart 7: 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 1 130
60Dungeon Defenders: 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 030
61From Dust: 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 128
62The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection: 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 128
63Frozen Synapse: 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 3 327
64Crysis 2: 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 327
65Stacking: 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 1 227
66League of Legends: 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 026
67The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D: 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 025
68Blocks That Matter: 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 025
69The Gunstringer: 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 124
70Super Street Fighter IV: 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 024
71Rock of Ages: 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 322
72Trine 2: 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 021
73Orcs Must Die!: 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 121
74Hard Reset: 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 221
75Dynasty Warriors 7: 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 020
76Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds: 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 220
77Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP: 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 119
78Jamestown: 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 219
79Puzzle Agent 2: 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 219
80DC Universe Online: 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 018
81E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy: 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 018
82Outland: 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 118
83Duke Nukem Forever: 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 017
84Limbo: 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 017
85Kirby Mass Attack: 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 016
86WWE All Stars: 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 016
87Men of War: Assault Squad: 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 016
88Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked: 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 015
89Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten: 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 015
90Metal Gear Solid HD Collection: 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 015
91WWE '12: 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 115
92Age of Empires Online: 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 215
93El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron: 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 014
94Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes: 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 114
95Tiny Wings: 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 114
96Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 114
97Serious Sam 3: BFE: 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 013
98FIFA 12: 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 013
99Mass Effect 2: 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 013
100Dance Central 2: 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 012
101To the Moon: 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 112
102Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike: 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 012
103Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution: 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 012
104Atom Zombie Smasher: 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 011
105Pushmo: 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 011
106Beyond Good & Evil: 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 011
107Infinity Blade II: 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 011
108Rocksmith: 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 211
109Cargo! The Quest for Gravity: 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 011
110Killzone 3: 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 011
111DoDonPachi Resurrection: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 010
112Dino D-Day: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 010
113Darkest Hour: A Hearts of Iron Game: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 010
114Solatorobo: Red the Hunter: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 010
115Steins;Gate: Hiyoku Renri no Darling: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 010
116Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012: 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 09
117Puyo Puyo!! 20th Anniversary: 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 09
118Muchi Muchi Pork! & Pink Sweets: 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 09
119LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7: 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 09
120Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors: 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 09
121Monster Hunter Portable 3rd: 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 09
122Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1: It's About Time: 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 09
123Atelier Meruru: Alchemist of Arland 3: 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 09
124Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax: 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 09
125Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters: 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
126Payday: The Heist: 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 18
127Mindjack: 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 08
128Daiteikoku: 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 08
129Tales from Space: About a Blob: 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 08
130Okamiden: 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 07
131Don't Take It Personally, Babe, It Just Ain't Your Story: 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 07
132Homefront: 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 07
133Professor Layton and the Last Specter: 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 07
134Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable: 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 07
135CROSS†CHANNEL ~In memory of all people~: 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 07
136Fruit Ninja Kinect: 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 07
137Mount and Blade: With Fire & Sword: 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 07
138Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 - Innocent Sin: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 06
139Madden NFL 12: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 06
140Assassin's Creed: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 06
141Voxatron: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 06
142Inside a Star-filled Sky: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 06
143PixelJunk Shooter 2: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 06
144Space Pirates and Zombies: 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 16
145Xonotic: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 06
146NASCAR The Game 2011: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 06
147NHL 12: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 06
148Drakensang: The River of Time: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 06
149Daytona USA: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 06
150Corpse Party: Book of Shadows: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 06
151LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 06
152Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure: 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 06
153Grand Prix Story: 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 05
154Solar 2: 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 05
155Radiant Historia: 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 05
156Final Fantasy III: 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 05
157Deathsmiles: 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 05
158Call of Juarez: The Cartel: 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 05
159MLB 11: The Show: 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 05
160Toy Soldiers: Cold War: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 25
161Test Drive Unlimited 2: 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 05
162The Last Story: 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 05
163Fusion: Genesis: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 04
164Arcana Heart 3: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 04
165Rift: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 04
166Rochard: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 04
167Dead or Alive: Dimensions: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 04
168Full House Poker: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 14
169Bejeweled 3: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 04
170Chrono Trigger: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 04
171ilomilo: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 04
172Might & Magic Heroes VI: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 14
173Jetpack Joyride: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 04
174de Blob 2: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 24
175Pandora's Tower: 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 04
176Tribes Ascend: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 03
177Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 03
178Sid Meier's Civilization V: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 03
179The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13
180SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 03
181Might & Magic Heroes Kingdom: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 03
182Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 2: Get Tannen!: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 03
183Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 03
184Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 03
185Rugby World Cup 2011: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 03
186Red Faction: Armageddon: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13
187Cities In Motion: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 03
188Castlevania: Harmony of Despair: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 03
189NBA Jam: On Fire Edition: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 03
190LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 03
191Nitronic Rush: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 03
192Dream C Club Zero: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 03
193Ace Combat Assault Horizon: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13
194Ms. Splosion Man: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 13
195Burnout CRASH!: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 02
196Kirby's Return to Dream Land: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 02
197Section 8: Prejudice: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 02
198World Cruise Story: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 02
199ABBA: You Can Dance: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 02
200Bullet Bill: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 02
201Dead Rising 2: Off the Record: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 02
202Operation FlashPoint: Red River : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 02
203Hunted: The Demon's Forge: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 02
204Football Manager 2012: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 02
205Cave Story: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 02
206Achron: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 02
207THE iDOLM@STER 2: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 02
208StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22
209Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 02
210Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
211Groove Coaster: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
212Radiant Silvergun: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
213Shaq Fu: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
214Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 3: Citizen Brown: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
215Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
216APB Reloaded: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
217Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
218The Next Big Thing: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
219Dota 2: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
220Jurassic Park: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
221Just Dance 3: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
222Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
223Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
224Kinect Sports: Season Two: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
225BloodRayne: Betrayal: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
226Hydrophobia Prophecy: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
227NCAA Football 12: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11

Here's the full data collected.

#4 Posted by Cincaid (2953 posts) -

I'm picking up SR3 this week, no excuses.

Also interesting to see the lack of Uncharted 3 and Skyward Sword, among other popular games.

#5 Posted by deathstriker666 (1337 posts) -

Typical

#6 Posted by smallmanoncampus (115 posts) -

That is A LOT of data. I would've entered my list in, but I still have about ten games sitting in front of my TV (game store was shutting down and i got great deals, also Christmas).

Anyways, thanks for doing this.

#7 Posted by Trace (3549 posts) -

I bypassed making a personal top ten list this year because I missed so many titles this year. Just wouldn't feel right to me.

Of what I have played, Portal 2's my GOTY by far. I think it goes without saying that I'm thrilled to see a general agreement in the community, even if it's not entirely unexpected.

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#8 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6090 posts) -

Whoever put Back to the Future in their list, you are a magnificent, wonderful creature. I heart you.

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#9 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

That is some comprehensive data, very neat. It's interesting how much giantbomb likes Bastion and Saint's Row the third. Other community's don't seem to share that love.

#10 Edited by Chemin (632 posts) -

@PsEG said:

I bypassed making a personal top ten list this year because I missed so many titles this year. Just wouldn't feel right to me.

Of what I have played, Portal 2's my GOTY by far. I think it goes without saying that I'm thrilled to see a general agreement in the community, even if it's not entirely unexpected.

I missed like 90% of the titles I wanted to play this year. Didn't stop me from making a list anyway. I played a few indie games that I liked at least. It's not about what games you didn't play but wanted to, it's about what games you did play, and enjoyed. No? Even if it's just 3 games or whatever.

#11 Posted by c_rakestraw (824 posts) -

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

That is some comprehensive data, very neat. It's interesting how much giantbomb likes Bastion and Saint's Row the third. Other community's don't seem to share that love.

Clearly that just shows how we have better taste than those other communities do.

#12 Posted by MetalBaofu (1350 posts) -

I wasn't the only one with Half-Minute Hero on there. I was kinda assuming I would have been. Anyways, I think that list turned out pretty good. I really like 9 of those...I'm sure I will like all 10, but I haven't got to play Saint's Row yet.

Thanks again for putting that together, dude. Pretty cool to see.

#13 Posted by Swoxx (2988 posts) -

I declare all of this LIES! Re-election! Martial law! Words! Shouting!

#14 Posted by Trace (3549 posts) -

@Chemin said:

I missed like 90% of the titles I wanted to play this year. Didn't stop me from making a list anyway. I played a few indie games that I liked at least. It's not about what games you didn't play but wanted to, it's about what games you did play, and enjoyed. No? Even if it's just 3 games or whatever.

Certainly, and there's absolutely no harm in making a list from that viewpoint. Helps the data set. This year, though, I just felt like I missed so much more than usual, to a rather unsettling level. Of the top 25, I've played through Portal 2 and DiRT 3. I'm only now beginning to work through Bastion and Saints Row: The Third, and hopefully Batman: Arkham City will follow in the near future.

Had I thrown together a list, it probably would have been:

  1. Portal 2
  2. Forza 4 is the best racing game
  3. Other games were fun too, I guess

Which...yeah, I could've done that, but man that would have felt weird.

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#15 Posted by fuzzy510 (206 posts) -

Props to whoever put Groove Coaster on their list, because I totally forgot that game came out this year, and would have put it on mine if I had.

Probably am still going to edit my list now, because I can.

#16 Posted by Juno500 (382 posts) -

@MetalBaofu said:

I wasn't the only one with Half-Minute Hero on there. I was kinda assuming I would have been. Anyways, I think that list turned out pretty good. I really like 9 of those...I'm sure I will like all 10, but I haven't got to play Saint's Row yet.

Thanks again for putting that together, dude. Pretty cool to see.

I was the one other guy who had it on. I figured I would be the only one too.

#17 Edited by Redbullet685 (6025 posts) -

It's kinda depressing that Uncharted 3 is at #13. That game definitely should have been better than UC2, but sadly isn't.

#18 Posted by briangodsoe (487 posts) -

This is pretty great! Thanks for doing this.

#19 Posted by ocdog45 (675 posts) -

8 of my games made it on the list. I guess I will have to check out Deus Ex but i know I'll hate it. Surprised on 300+ did a list. common BG community.

#20 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

Thanks again for the effort. I'll take Ghost Trick sliding in at 15th as a victory in and of itself, seeing the competition.

In general, though - hail video games.

#21 Posted by Kaiserreich (685 posts) -

Pretty happy with the results. When I made my list I hadn't bought Bastion yet but if I had it definitely would have been in my top 10.

Really cool of you to do this ThatFrood.

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#22 Posted by RVonE (4605 posts) -

@ThatFrood: Congratulations on work well done.

#23 Posted by tekmojo (2299 posts) -

Skyrim still beat Saints Row, Hooray :-P, great work on results!

#24 Posted by ThatFrood (3373 posts) -

@BeachThunder said:

:D Thanks for doing this. Would have been nice if more people participated, but I guess that's just how it is.

Good to see Portal 2 on the top. Also, I'm starting to think that maybe I should actually play SR3.

Oh, I dunno, I think 300+ is a pretty respectable number for a community thread asking people to do work. Now that the code's done I can plan for this even further in advance and maybe get a bit more attention directed at it.

And thank you! It was fun.

#25 Posted by Fistfulofmetal (678 posts) -

thanks for the effort bro.

no thanks to the community for voting a tech demo onto the list. lame-os.

#26 Posted by pigmartyr (211 posts) -

@deathstriker666 said:

Typical

Mrs. Esterhouse?

#27 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -

awww. witcher was SO CLOSE

#28 Posted by mak_wikus (503 posts) -

@Animasta said:

awww. witcher was SO CLOSE

With eleven No. 1s!

#29 Posted by weegieanawrench (1935 posts) -

Great work, Frood, and thanks for doing this. I'm pretty happy with the results, I think you should do this again next year.

#30 Posted by BirdkeeperDan (400 posts) -

Thanks for doing this. I thought a bit about what the community consensus would be & am glad I can compare to the real thing. I predicted the top 3 and even that Skyrim would have more number ones but a steeper falloff. Hopefully this will convince the staff to do it next year.

#31 Posted by Gabriel (4055 posts) -

LOL someone put DNF as their number 1.

#32 Posted by Hailinel (23916 posts) -

To everyone that allowed games like Catherine, The Witcher II, and Ghost Trick to come in ahead of Modern Warfare 3, I want to thank you for being bright, shining examples of humanity.

#33 Posted by RVonE (4605 posts) -

This should be spotlighted. How do we make that happen?

#34 Posted by GunstarRed (5032 posts) -

I love how Shaq Fu is on that list.

#35 Posted by RecSpec (3764 posts) -

Puyo Puyo 20th beat 110 games on this list? Muhahahaha!!!

#36 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

@ThatFrood: Good job picking up GB's slack this year. I like the way you broke it down into how many people put a game in what spot on their list.

#37 Posted by TehFlan (1944 posts) -

Skyward Sword at 16th? Not bad, all things considered.

#38 Posted by EightBitShik (1333 posts) -

Thanks for putting in the effort and yeah I was hoping more people would of contributed to the list :( but oh well. I want to slap people who wasted a vote on stupid shit though.

#39 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5380 posts) -

Nice work! Glad to see Dragon Age II at #28.

#40 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -

@mak_wikus said:

@Animasta said:

awww. witcher was SO CLOSE

With eleven No. 1s!

one of them mine :3

#41 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4886 posts) -

hmmm, I wanted to do one of these but usually the staff does it, so I figured it was still coming....

#42 Posted by RagingLion (1363 posts) -

Thank for this again. 300+ is a pretty decent number to get some good results - was interesting to see what everyone was into and the break down, so thanks for that. I literally just completed Bastion - think it would have been 2nd behind Portal 2. Hope to something like this again next year if not from GB themselves - I think there's so much cool/interesting stuff that could be done with the stats when you've got a big data set and the List feature makes it really easy and intuitive to do.

#43 Posted by Scottish_Sin (221 posts) -

The final results are pretty interesting. Thanks for doing this man!

#44 Posted by rmanthorp (3875 posts) -

This a near perfect list! Batman was given it's due here! I can't believe MK got pushed out to 11 again haha, personally I wouldn't have Deus Ex on this list but that's just me. What a great result. Grats on all the hard work.

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#45 Posted by Baal_Sagoth (1236 posts) -

@ThatFrood: Again, thanks for doing all this since I probably would've missed it at least a little bit if there hadn't been any community lists. I'm especially glad you did include the whole list of votes - I always find that very fascinating! Very surprised about Portal's and Bastion's position. Portal I just don't care for personally even though it appears to be very well made (and has a funny reference in New Game+ Bastion...). But good to see that Bastion really struck a chord with plenty of people everywhere. Here's to a successful future for Supergiant games.

#46 Posted by atomic_dumpling (2458 posts) -
@Gabriel said:

LOL someone put DNF as their number 1.

Yeah, there are some bullshit lists in the mix but they have very little impact on the result.
#47 Posted by Vexxan (4615 posts) -

Well well well, look at that, Portal 2 brings it home. 
 
Thanks for putting all this together, long live the community!

#48 Edited by Sanaj (169 posts) -

20 - Catherine

29 - Iron Brigade

-- I'm surprised that both games about love did so well.

#49 Posted by AlexW00d (6186 posts) -

Binding of Isaac number 19. This surprises me. Well done Giant Bomb.

#50 Posted by amlabella (323 posts) -

Thanks so much for doing this, I always love seeing community results. Also love seeing Portal 2 at #1, I really think it deserves it.

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