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The rules were simple, yet many of you managed to break them anyway: You gave me a list of your top 10 games from generation 7, and I counted them. Games ranked #1 were given 10 points and so on down until games ranked #10 were given 1 point.
Some lists were not ordered. These were given 5 points per game listed, which is just below the average for points awarded per person (ten games totaling 55 points, or 5.5 points per game). A couple lists were unordered and had way more than 10 games. These were not counted. These people were probably also not known for their ability to color within the lines. I'm sure they're amazingly creative people in their own way.
Some people listed multiple games in one spot, such as: "Portal 1 & 2", or "Mass Effect Trilogy." These were issued divided points, rounded down, minimum of one point... I may have also uttered assumptions about their parentage under my breath. Except for the cool kids. You know who you are.
There are many versions of Street Fighter IV. I counted all these votes together.
World of Warcraft came out in 2003, but it was played by a lot of people for the entirety of the 7th gen of video games, and was constantly updated. I felt like it would be wrong to not include it. All versions were also counted together.
Remakes were not counted. Life is hard. This is one of those moments.
On to the scores!
|1. Mass Effect 2||707|
|2. Dark Souls||531|
|3. Red Dead Redemption||486|
|4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim||460|
|5. Uncharted 2||432|
|6. The Last of Us||365|
|7. Fallout 3||342|
|9. Portal 2||266|
|10. Batman: Arkham Asylum||245|
Not a lot of surprised there, with the exception of Dark Souls if you are one of those poor fools who hasn't tried that game yet. Seriously. Go. I'll wait.
The other surprise, at least for me, was The Last of Us. I'd be really interested to see how it holds up in the long run, seeing as it is relatively new.
The fun of these charts isn't just the actual top 10, but the other games that came close. Here's the next 10 games on the list:
|11. The Walking Dead||241|
|12. Dragon Age: Origins||238|
|13. Mass Effect||236|
|14. Super Mario Galaxy||202|
|16. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare||170|
|17. BioShock Infinite||163|
|18. The Witcher 2||154|
|19. Metal Gear Solid 4||148|
|20. Saints Row the Third||137|
Dragon Age: Origins made a solid recovery over the course of this "vote" from a very low starting position. Interestingly, Dragon Age 2 did not make a single top 10 list. Imagine that.
The showing of The Witcher 2 is also impressive, considering that it got the media coverage of a Gilbert Gottfried sex tape.
Alright, enough foreplay. Here's the rest of the top 50, and I'll see if I can squeeze the full list of 263 games in the next post:
|21. Assassin's Creed II||133|
|23. Fallout: New Vegas||114|
|24. XCOM: Enemy Unknown||104|
|25. Grand Theft Auto V||102|
|25. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion||102|
|27. Demon's Souls||95|
|29. Halo 3||90|
|30. World of Warcraft||83|
|32. Street Fighter IV||77|
|33. Batman: Arkham City||72|
|34. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood||71|
|35. Valkyria Chronicles||67|
|36. Dead Space||65|
|36. Gears of War||65|
|36. Super Mario Galaxy 2||65|
|40. Alan Wake||61|
|41. Starcraft 2||59|
|42. The Witcher||58|
|43. Civilization V||56|
|44. Deus Ex: Human Revolution||54|
|45. Sleeping Dogs||52|
|46. Battlefield: Bad Company 2||49|
|46. Crusader Kings 2||49|
|46. DotA 2||49|
|46. Team Fortress 2||49|