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#1  Edited By GiantLizardKing

I found this interesting link for sorting your personal list of your favorite games. The pool may be missing some of your favorite options but it's an interesting tool nonetheless. It appears to just have a user manually handling the comparisons for a quick sort algorithm? My computer science is a little rusty but I think that's right. Anyhow, here is my list.

*Warning: This sorting process may take about 15 minutes.

RankGame
1Chrono Trigger
2Final Fantasy VI
3Super Mario World
4Final Fantasy Tactics
5Suikoden II
6Dark Souls
7Civilization V
8Skyrim
9Fallout 3
10Fire Emblem: Awakening
11Zelda: A Link to the Past
12Super Mario Galaxy
13Star Wars: KOTOR
13Starcraft
15Super Mario 64
15Mass Effect 2
17Assassin's Creed II
18Final Fantasy IV
19Dragon Age: Origins
20Grand Theft Auto V
21Super Mario Galaxy 2
21Metal Gear Solid V
23Halo: Combat Evolved
24Planescape: Torment
24Portal 2
24EarthBound
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I liked this system they made though the thread they took the list from clearly has a huge bias towards RPGs which happens to suit me quite well, but for a general comparison for all time lists it's way too limited (for instance, the only fighting games are from the Smash Bros. series - to not even include a single Street Fighter game is ridiculous).

Nevertheless I liked it enough to post my own. So as to reduce scroll space, I've split the table into 3 columns and only given the first 60 (as after that is basically meaningless). There are some glaring things on this list that I think aren't correct (and of course, as alluded to, there are many games not present) but it isn't that bad a list. Those in italics are games I don't have a solidified view on (because I haven't played enough; or for a few, even at all):

RankGameRankGameRankGame
1Final Fantasy X21Metal Gear Solid V41Super Mario Bros. 3
2Zelda: Ocarina of Time22Hearthstone42Super Mario 64
3Journey23Pokemon Red/Blue43Animal Crossing New Leaf
4Shadow of the Colossus24Zelda: Majora's Mask44Bloodborne
5Dark Souls25Tetris45Bayonetta 2
6Xenoblade Chronicles26Smash Bros. Wii U46Metal Gear Solid
7Pokemon Gold/Silver27Zelda: A Link to the Past47Super Metroid
8Kingdom Hearts II28Super Mario Maker48Mario Kart 8
9BioShock Infinite29Okami49Final Fantasy VIII
10Mass Effect 230Super Mario RPG50Final Fantasy VI
11Assassin's Creed II31Persona 451Super Mario Galaxy 2
12Kingdom Hearts32Final Fantasy VII52Chrono Trigger
13Persona 333Zelda: Twilight Princess53Smash Bros. Melee
14Final Fantasy XII34Metroid Prime54Metal Gear Solid 4
15Portal35Mass Effect55Paper Mario: TYD
16Metal Gear Solid 335Super Mario Galaxy55Tales of Symphonia
17Zelda: The Wind Waker37Metal Gear Solid 257The Witcher 3
18Mass Effect 338The Walking Dead57Resident Evil 4
19Portal 239Pokemon X/Y59BioShock
20Fire Emblem: Awakening40Demon's Souls60Banjo-Kazooie

P.S. Your hatred of Majora's Mask is not appreciated.

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I have not played all of these, and many of my favorite games aren't in this list.

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#4  Edited By Cav829

Man, this thing takes while.

I'll just paste a chunk of what I got. It's not a bad method of doing something like that, though there is a distinct lack of TIE Fighter as an option. The top 10 though isn't a bad crack at my personal top 10 of all time.

Gamespot 10/10 reviewed Chrono Cross came in dead last for me, so that part is at least right.

1Zelda: A Link to the Past36Zelda: The Wind Waker
2Super Metroid37Persona 3
3Mass Effect 238Phoenix Wright
4Persona 439Undertale
5Half-Life 240Fallout 3
6Final Fantasy VI41Call of Duty 4
7Star Wars: KOTOR41Metal Gear Solid
8Chrono Trigger43EarthBound
9Super Mario Bros. 344Civilization V
10Shadow of the Colossus45Final Fantasy IV
11Castlevania: SOTN46Skyrim
12Super Mario Maker46Phoenix Wright: Trials
13The Last of Us48GTA: Vice City
14Portal49Baldur's Gate II
15Super Mario Galaxy50BioShock Infinite
16Deus Ex51Metal Gear Solid 4
17Life is Strange51Cave Story
18Super Mario World53Shovel Knight
19Uncharted 254Okami
20Portal 255Oblivion
21Journey56Zelda: Ocarina of Time
22Super Mario Galaxy 257Mega Man X
23Metroid Prime57Suikoden II
24Diablo II59Final Fantasy Tactics
25Batman: Arkham City59Fire Emblem: Awakening
25Metal Gear Solid V61Tetris
27Fallout: New Vegas61Starcraft
28Silent Hill 263The Walking Dead
29Red Dead Redemption64Splatoon
30Resident Evil 464Team Fortress 2
31Metal Gear Solid 366Mass Effect
32Bloodborne66The Witcher 3
33Dark Souls66Paper Mario
34Bayonetta 266Virtue's Last Reward
35BioShock70Planescape: Torment
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I spent like an hour doing this, and abused the middle option so much that about 6 games in my top 10 were tied for second place. But Chrono Trigger was at the top, so it got that right. I'd really like to see something like this where you could plug in your own candidates.

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#6  Edited By TobbRobb

It took me longer than the site said the max was, and then I don't even really agree with it, but oh well. I did it now, so might as well post. MGS3 is better than 2 for the record. But Journey is like the greatest game ever made so that seems ok.

Column HeadColumn HeadColumn HeadColumn Head
1Journey
2Persona 4
3Final Fantasy X
4Final Fantasy VII
5Persona 3
6Okami
7The Witcher 3
8Fallout: New Vegas
9Resident Evil 4
10Warcraft III
11Metal Gear Solid 2
12Valkyria Chronicles
13Dark Souls
14Super Metroid
15Zelda: Ocarina of Time
16Zelda: A Link to the Past
17Final Fantasy IX
18Fire Emblem: Awakening
19Castlevania: SOTN
20Baldur's Gate II
21Paper Mario
22Metal Gear Solid 3
23Bayonetta 2
24Starcraft
25Red Dead Redemption
26Team Fortress 2
27Shadow of the Colossus
28Metal Gear Solid
29Chrono Cross
30World of Warcraft
31Dragon Quest VIII
32Halo: Combat Evolved
33Tetris
34Sonic the Hedgehog 2
35Planescape: Torment
36Final Fantasy VI
37Paper Mario: TYD
38Portal 2
39Star Wars: KOTOR
40Zelda: The Wind Waker
41Chrono Trigger
42Halo 3
43Portal
44The Last of Us
45Smash Bros. Wii U
46Smash Bros. Melee
47Bloodborne
48Call of Duty 4
49Zelda: Majora's Mask
50Final Fantasy XII
51Final Fantasy IV
52Super Mario Galaxy
53Dragon Age: Origins
54EarthBound
55GTA: San Andreas
56Silent Hill 2
57Resident Evil
58Shovel Knight
59Super Mario RPG
60Mega Man X
61Half-Life
62Ratchet & Clank 3
63Batman: Arkham City
64999
65Final Fantasy Tactics
66Demon's Souls
67Diablo II
68Resident Evil 2
69Half-Life 2
70Virtue's Last Reward
71Mother 3
72Metal Gear Solid V
73Cave Story
74Civilization V
75Mass Effect 2
76Assassin's Creed II
77Xenogears
78Pokemon X/Y
79Minecraft
80Super Mario Galaxy 2
81Mass Effect
82Tales of Symphonia
83Uncharted 2
84Super Mario Bros. 3
85Pokemon Red/Blue
86Age of Empires II
87The Walking Dead
88Undertale
89Super Mario World
90Metal Gear Solid 4
91Fallout 3
92Life is Strange
93Mass Effect 3
94GTA: Vice City
95Final Fantasy VIII
96Animal Crossing New Leaf
97Phoenix Wright
98Skyrim
99GoldenEye 007
100Metroid Prime
101Morrowind
102Zelda: Twilight Princess
103Skies of Arcadia
104Super Mario 64
105Mario Kart 8
106Pokemon Gold/Silver
107World Ends with You
108Kingdom Hearts II
109Phoenix Wright: Trials
110Grand Theft Auto V
111Shenmue
112Oblivion
113Binding of Isaac Rebirth
114BioShock Infinite
115Splatoon
116BioShock
117Destiny
118Super Mario Maker
119Monster Hunter 4U
120Kingdom Hearts
121Hearthstone
122Suikoden II
123Xenoblade Chronicles
124DK Country 2
125Banjo-Kazooie
126Deus Ex
127Perfect Dark
128Borderlands 2
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I think my top 10 is pretty accurate with exception of a ton of games that were not in the running at all.

1Diablo II
2Half-Life
3Warcraft III
4The Last of Us
5Batman: Arkham City
6World of Warcraft
7GTA: San Andreas
8Mass Effect 2
9Metal Gear Solid 4
10Grand Theft Auto V

The lower I go, the more nonsensical it gets with a bunch of games that I've never even played.

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#8  Edited By afabs515

My top 20 wasn't too far off from how I've personally ranked them. The top 5 are actually completely accurate.

1Persona 4
2Virtue's Last Reward
3Zelda: Majora's Mask
4Fire Emblem: Awakening
5999
6Assassin's Creed II
7Resident Evil 4
8Okami
9Zelda: The Wind Waker
10Zelda: Ocarina of Time
11World Ends with You
12Persona 3
13Undertale
14Phoenix Wright: Trials
15Bloodborne
16Dark Souls
17Phoenix Wright
18Paper Mario
19Metroid Prime
20Civilization V

Beyond there, it gets... questionable at best. There are games on that list I haven't played that ranked above some games I have played, which says something I suppose. I'd love to see this with a more comprehensive list of games (if I had a few hours free).

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Why is this list just recent AAA games or JRPGs? Ohhhhh it's gamefaqs.

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#10  Edited By Fredchuckdave

This is like a shitty version of the Elo Rater on the sports reference pages; that's a fun thing to do though. They gave me Johnny Bench vs Babe Ruth today, poor bastard never had a chance.

Waaah waaah no Vagrant Story, No Valkyrie Profile 2, No Suikoden V, no Bayonetta, no Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans... where was I?

Ratchet and Clank 3 the easy victor, Borderlands 2 the obvious runner up.

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#11  Edited By davidh219

Mine wasn't all that accurate. I was kinda speeding through it, to be fair. Somehow Oblivion ended up below Skyrim and Morrowind, which is not how I feel at all. Might've been a fuck up on my part. Having Kotor 1 and not Kotor 2 was a weird omission, since 2 would've been above 1 for me. No Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time also distorts the very top of my list since it would be in top five easily, but obviously there's a ton of games missing.

Still, my top 10 is certainly representative of how I feel to some extent. Dark Souls and Ocarina would definitely be my top two and I know for sure that MGS2 and KOTOR would be in the top 10 somewhere. I like the rest a lot, but I can't say for sure they'd be in the top 10 in a real list.

1Dark Souls
2Zelda: Ocarina of Time
3Metal Gear Solid 2
4Star Wars: KOTOR
5Super Mario Galaxy 2
6Metal Gear Solid 3
7Shadow of the Colossus
8Chrono Trigger
9Resident Evil 4
10

Portal

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#12  Edited By Fredchuckdave

Re: What my actual list would be:

Vagrant Story is the only game on par with Super Metroid, period. Metroid Prime is worse than Starcraft but better than RE4, Witcher 3 is a tossup with RE4. Mario World, Mario 3, and Mario 64 are pretty interchangeable. Valkyrie Profile 2 is 6th. MGS3 is around 8th or 9th. Link to the Past is probably a bit better but I fail at matchup knowledge. Street Fighter 2... is oh right not on the list. FFT and The Last of Us are virtually the same game, the best two stories (aside from maybe the Witcher 3) one representing VO and one representing written language, and solid gameplay. Dark Souls II is incidentally tied with the Last of Us at around 7th or 8th. Symphony of the Night is around 10th. WoW is probably better but again matchups don't work for it. Dark Souls and Bloodborne are tied at roughly the same place, as is FFXII as it happens. DQVIII a tad worse I suppose. San Andreas is a lot better than that. DK Country 2 is not a game I would put on my list from memory but is probably the best not Mario platformer ever. MGSV is a tad better, same with Shadow of the Colossus and ME2. Fuck Tetris. Morrowind is better. Final Fantasy VI is a lot better. And we're starting to push the bounds of the list making any sense whatsoever after that. I despise Xenogears but it's probably still better than half the games on the list, figured it would have wound up at 40th or something.

RankGame
1Super Metroid
2Metroid Prime
3Resident Evil 4
3Starcraft
5The Witcher 3
6Super Mario World
6Super Mario 64
8Metal Gear Solid 3
9Zelda: A Link to the Past
9Final Fantasy IV
11The Last of Us
11Final Fantasy Tactics
13Castlevania: SOTN
13World of Warcraft
15Dark Souls
15Bloodborne
15Final Fantasy XII
18Dragon Quest VIII
19GTA: San Andreas
20DK Country 2
21Metal Gear Solid V
22Shadow of the Colossus
22Mass Effect 2
24Tetris
25Morrowind
26Paper Mario: TYD
27Final Fantasy VI
28Chrono Trigger
29Batman: Arkham City
30Final Fantasy VIII
31Super Mario Bros. 3
32Uncharted 2
33Diablo II
33Baldur's Gate II
33Valkyria Chronicles
33Silent Hill 2
37Suikoden II
37Chrono Cross
39GoldenEye 007
40Demon's Souls
41Warcraft III
42Final Fantasy VII
43Age of Empires II
43Zelda: Twilight Princess
43Red Dead Redemption
46Half-Life
46Smash Bros. Melee
46Assassin's Creed II
46Tales of Symphonia
46Smash Bros. Wii U
46Minecraft
46Halo: Combat Evolved
46Journey
46999
46Paper Mario
56Grand Theft Auto V
57Bayonetta 2
57Virtue's Last Reward
59Final Fantasy X
59Portal
59Pokemon Gold/Silver
59World Ends with You
59Planescape: Torment
59Skyrim
59Perfect Dark
59Super Mario Galaxy
67Binding of Isaac Rebirth
68Metal Gear Solid
69Metal Gear Solid 4
69Sonic the Hedgehog 2
71Life is Strange
72Ratchet & Clank 3
72Persona 3
72Kingdom Hearts II
72Halo 3
72Mass Effect
72Pokemon Red/Blue
72Portal 2
72The Walking Dead
72GTA: Vice City
72Half-Life 2
72Mario Kart 8
72Resident Evil 2
72Skies of Arcadia
72Deus Ex
72BioShock Infinite
72Splatoon
72EarthBound
72Team Fortress 2
72Mother 3
72BioShock
92Mega Man X
92Call of Duty 4
92Dragon Age: Origins
92Zelda: Majora's Mask
92Oblivion
92Super Mario RPG
92Metal Gear Solid 2
92Resident Evil
92Fallout: New Vegas
92Borderlands 2
92Destiny
103Mass Effect 3
104Fallout 3
104Undertale
104Animal Crossing New Leaf
104Phoenix Wright
104Persona 4
104Hearthstone
104Final Fantasy IX
104Kingdom Hearts
104Shovel Knight
113Okami
114Shenmue
115Xenoblade Chronicles
115Banjo-Kazooie
117Xenogears
118Super Mario Galaxy 2
118Fire Emblem: Awakening
118Super Mario Maker
118Phoenix Wright: Trials
122Zelda: Ocarina of Time
123Star Wars: KOTOR
123Zelda: The Wind Waker
123Pokemon X/Y
123Monster Hunter 4U
123Civilization V
128Cave Story
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RankGame
1Dark Souls (Yes)
2Planescape: Torment (Yep)
3Undertale (Sure)
4Super Mario World (Yes)
5999 (Yup)
6Virtue's Last Reward (Too high)
7Resident Evil 2 (Yes)
8Fallout: New Vegas (Yep)
8Resident Evil 4 (A little high)
10Castlevania: SOTN (Yup)
11Final Fantasy IX (Should be higher)
12Shadow of the Colossus (Sure)
13Chrono Trigger (Yup)
14Final Fantasy VII (Should be higher)
15Persona 4 (Yep)
16Valkyria Chronicles (Eh, OK, sure)
17Journey (Yup)
18BioShock (Yeah)
19Portal 2 (Sure? A little high)
19The Walking Dead (Way too low)
21Chrono Cross (A little higher)
22Resident Evil (OK)
23Final Fantasy X (Sure)
24The Last of Us (OK)
25Portal (Way, way too low, change places with Portal 2)

It's OK up to 25. Many games missing, and I can forgive the absent Tie Fighters, Bastions, Wario Land 3s, Startopias, etc. These are forgivable since they're not as big as the other ones. But where the heck is Doom? What's going on? There's no Doom. How's that even possible?

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I guess this is accurate? I don't know. No Jet Grind Radio, System Shock 2, SOCOM II, or Vagrant Story...those would definitely be up there. Doesn't really need to have FFIV, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII, and Tactics. Lacks a lot of PC FPS and handheld titles.

1Red Dead Redemption
2Bioshock
3Dark Souls
4Call of Duty 4
5Silent Hill 2
6Persona 4
7Shadow of the Colossus
8Chrono Trigger
9Resident Evil 4
10

Super Mario World

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#15  Edited By ajamafalous

I did this last week and have the same complaint that everyone else has: the list is both completely arbitrary in its inclusions and is also lacking wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too many games. I get that it's just based on the GameFAQs bracket, but it's still super disappointing. I almost wish that the person who made the site would scrape the GB wiki, or all games with a Metacritic over, say, 60, or something, but I get that it was totally a pet project that's just using an array and a sorting algorithm, and that they probably don't want to invest that much effort into it.

Also, the first time I went through it I used the middle button far too much because I figured it was going to come back around to different matchups or something, so my list was literally just the games tied at 14 different ranks. I was going through it again while purposefully never using the middle option, but over 500 battles in (more than the tool said was the max), I accidentally misclicked a couple times with battles that were going to determine my top 5 (I saw that the right had changed but I didn't notice that the left had changed to my favorite game so I was assuming it was still New Right Game vs. Previous Left Game) and it wrecked my entire bracket, so I just closed it.

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#16  Edited By Firepaw

I feel okay about my top ten, though it took 611 "battles" for me before it gave me the list.

Also there a missing a lot of important titles in my opinion (especially outside of the top ten), and a few too many Final Fantasy games for example (though of course there would be its based on GameFAQs bracket).

1World of Warcraft
2Metal Gear Solid 3
3Warcraft III
4Castlevania: SOTN
5Metal Gear Solid
6Red Dead Redemption
7Life is Strange
8Age of Empires II
9Super Mario Bros. 3
10Persona 4
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Instead of some shitty gamefaqs list someone should do this for the IMDB top 250; which tends to be relatively objective aside from the obvious recency bias.

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I took 418 battles and got 10 games tied for 1st place, then a further 5 tied for 11th. I may personally have divided those games into 3 tiers instead of 2, but there were more than a few places where I couldn't pick a favorite between the two presented to me and had to use the middle choice. Symphony of the Night against Link to the Past? How can I choose only one? I can't really find fault with any of the 10 I had in first, though I would maybe move Persona 4 and Morrowind down a half notch.

RankGame
1Planescape: Torment
1Super Mario World
1Metroid Prime
1Morrowind
1Persona 4
1Zelda: Ocarina of Time
1Castlevania: SOTN
1Zelda: A Link to the Past
1Dark Souls
1Super Metroid
11Chrono Trigger
11Final Fantasy VI
11Demon's Souls
11Super Mario 64
11Baldur's Gate II
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1Age of Empires II
1Team Fortress 2
3Portal
3Mass Effect 2
5Half-Life
6Star Wars: KOTOR
7Half-Life 2
8Persona 4
9Life is Strange
10Morrowind
11Portal 2
12Diablo II
13Oblivion
14Red Dead Redemption
15Baldur's Gate II
16Call of Duty 4
17Deus Ex
18Dragon Age: Origins
19Persona 3
20Halo 3
21The Last of Us
22Metal Gear Solid 4
23Uncharted 2
24Skyrim
25GTA: Vice City
26Zelda: The Wind Waker
27Mass Effect
28Planescape: Torment
29Halo: Combat Evolved
30Assassin's Creed II
31Tetris
32Journey
33Super Mario Bros. 3
34Super Mario Galaxy 2
35Final Fantasy VI
35Paper Mario: TYD
35Tales of Symphonia
35Smash Bros. Wii U
35Minecraft
35Final Fantasy VII
41Demon's Souls
42Zelda: A Link to the Past
43Pokemon Red/Blue
44Warcraft III
45Super Mario Galaxy
46Mass Effect 3
47Fallout 3
48Civilization V
49Metal Gear Solid V
50Grand Theft Auto V

Here are my top 50. I must have done something horribly wrong because FUCK SMASH BROTHERS HOW DID IT EVEN GET ON THERE. The same can be said about Minecaft. I don't think I said Minecraft was better than any game it was put up against, but there it is. I would say most of these actually are some of my favourate games of all time though. Dragon Age and Deus Ex might be higher on my actual list. I would include Max Payne 2 at the #1 spot where it belongs and I think Portal might be higher, say... number 2, tied with Team Fortress 2.

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I think its lacking too many great games to really be that useful. No fighters, very few 8 and 16 bit games, no racers, no arcade games.

I ended up with Fallout NV, GTA V and SOTN from my own top ten best of all time but it was missing most of the others.

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It was really interesting trying to decide between some of my favorite games of all time, because the reasons you love those games are so different it's hard to truly compare. But man, how the hell did Shovel Knight end up on the second spot on my list? It wasn't even in any of my voting battles.

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This was so excruciatingly hard, it took me just under an hour to do. Also, I really tried to avoid the middle option when comparing two games I love, it just felt like a cop-out...

RankGame
1Binding of Isaac Rebirth
2BioShock Infinite
3Portal 2
4BioShock
5Mother 3
6Virtue's Last Reward
7Mass Effect
8Chrono Trigger
9999
10Portal

I suppose it's a fairly good representation of my tastes. Although, I'm sure that if I were to do this again tomorrow, the results would be shuffled around a bit. Having to chose between two games you love is incredibly difficult.

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#25  Edited By LackingSaint
RankGame
1Silent Hill 2
2Dark Souls
3Shadow of the Colossus
4Fallout: New Vegas
5Mass Effect 2
6Resident Evil 4
7The Last of Us
8Metal Gear Solid 3
9Portal 2
10Fire Emblem: Awakening
11Mass Effect 3
12The Walking Dead
13Persona 4
14The Witcher 3
15Journey

I'm happy with this list! Surprised to see how much I enjoyed Mass Effect 3 and The Walking Dead in retrospect, but the more I think about those games the more I remember how fond my experiences were while playing them.

There is a distinct lack of Jak & Daxter on this bracket...

For funsies, here's my bottom five, only including games I actually played;

RankGame
1Animal Crossing: New Leaf
2Undertale
3BioShock: Infinite
4Skyrim
5Oblivion

Elder Scrolls games don't do a whole lot for me. I feel like BioShock: Infinite and Undertale can both get very monotonous, and just sort of left me with a sour taste in my mouth. Animal Crossing: New Leaf actually horrifies me because it started making me feel obligated to spend half an hour of my day doing boring, pointless chores. It was like a drug without any positive feelings associated with it.

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That was a fun thing to do. Obviously some of my personal favourites are not included but here is my top 10.

10. Red Dead Redemption
9. BioShock
8. Super Mario 64
7. Uncharted 2
6. Mass Effect 2
5. The Last of Us
4. Metal Gear Solid
3. Metal Gear Solid 3
2. Super Mario Bros. 3
1. Super Mario World

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RankGame
1Persona 4
2Skyrim
3Morrowind
4999
5The Witcher 3
6Dragon Age: Origins
7Fallout: New Vegas
8Mass Effect 2
9Super Mario 64
10Paper Mario: TYD
11Star Wars: KOTOR
12Zelda: Ocarina of Time
13Mass Effect
14Virtue's Last Reward
15Super Mario World
16Super Mario Galaxy
17The Walking Dead
18Metal Gear Solid 2
19Red Dead Redemption
20Okami
21Zelda: The Wind Waker
22Baldur's Gate II
23Kingdom Hearts II
24Persona 3
25Metal Gear Solid 3

I would make a couple changes here and there, but this top 25 isn't too far off from what I would likely say.

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1 Skies of Arcadia

2 Metroid Prime

3 The Last of Us

4 Shadow of the Colossus

5 Mass Effect 2

6 Persona 3

7 Okami

8 Mass Effect

9 Destiny

10 Persona 4

11 Uncharted 2

12 Final Fantasy IX

13 Valkyria Chronicles

14 Mass Effect 3

15 Borderlands 2

16 Mario Kart 8

17 Resident Evil 4

18 Final Fantasy VI

18 Final Fantasy VII

20 Journey

Looks pretty okay to me.

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1Smash Bros. Melee
1Pokemon Gold/Silver
1Zelda: A Link to the Past
1Super Metroid
1Super Mario Galaxy
6Tetris
7Zelda: The Wind Waker
8Super Mario World
9Persona 4
10Fire Emblem: Awakening
10Super Mario Maker
12Suikoden II
13Shadow of the Colossus

13

Mass Effect 2
15Mega Man X
16Castlevania: SOTN
17Splatoon
18Metal Gear Solid 2
19Super Mario Bros. 3
20Super Mario Galaxy 2
21Persona 3
22Metal Gear Solid 4
23Animal Crossing New Leaf
24Fallout 3
24

Mass Effect 3

Fun way to kill a couple minutes. Missing some of my personal favorites, (Sly 2, Dark Cloud 2, Civ 3, Burnout 3, etc.) but I have to admit I love every game on this list. Little soon to mark Splatoon, Mario Maker, or MGS5 as an all time favorite perhaps. Like to let these things rattle around in my brain and see if I still have strong feelings about them down the road.

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#30  Edited By monetarydread

RankGameRankGame
1Skyrim11Mario Galaxy 2
2MGS V12Tetris
3Fallout 313Civilization V
4Chrono Trigger14Mario World
5Diablo II15Dark Souls
6Fallout: NV16Mass Effect
7Mario 6417Mario Bros. 3
8GTA V18Final Fantasy VII
9World of Warcraft19Morrowind
10FF XII

20

Suikoden II

Overall I think this did a pretty decent job of ranking my favourite games. A few points that I found interesting:

  • MGS V is actually one of my favourite games of all time. I don't know if I am comfortable with calling it #2, but it MIGHT be.
  • Looking at this makes me realize how much I like games this year. MGS at 2, Witcher 3 at 21, Mario Maker at 29, Bloodborne at 37... those are four games in my top 40 of all time.
  • This method really fall apart after rank 50. Out of 128 titles there was a four way tie for 114 with Journey, World Ends with You, 999, and Kindgdom Hearts II; they were all ranked too high. =(
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#31  Edited By spankingaddict

Nailed my top 5. WW , witcher 3, portal 2, the last of us , okami/shadow of the colossus

Also there are some bad video games in here .. Wow

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My top 5 (with a three-way tie for second place) was reasonably accurate considering how much of a mess the list of candidates is. STOP ASKING ME ABOUT SHENMUE.

1. Tetris

2. Suikoden II

2. Persona 3

2. Bayonetta 2

5. Shadow Of The Colossus

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@lackingsaint said:

Elder Scrolls games don't do a whole lot for me. I feel like BioShock: Infinite and Undertale can both get very monotonous, and just sort of left me with a sour taste in my mouth. Animal Crossing: New Leaf actually horrifies me because it started making me feel obligated to spend half an hour of my day doing boring, pointless chores. It was like a drug without any positive feelings associated with it.

What. You just hate fun things, don't you? I bet you drown puppies and kittens in your spare time. Well, to each his own. I mean, if you like drowning puppies and kittens, well, whatever man.

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#34  Edited By SpaceInsomniac

A Link to the Past would easily make my top ten, so I have no idea what the hell happened with that one. There are games ranked higher on the list that I haven't even played. Animal Crossing is higher on the list, and I don't recall voting for that even once!

RankGame
1Super Mario Bros. 3
2Final Fantasy VI
3Super Mario 64
4Final Fantasy VII
5Chrono Trigger
6Portal
7Mass Effect 2
8Castlevania: SOTN
9Super Metroid
10GTA: Vice City
11Super Mario World
12Mass Effect
13Zelda: Ocarina of Time
14Mega Man X
15The Witcher 3
16Red Dead Redemption
17Borderlands 2
18The Last of Us
19Assassin's Creed II
20BioShock
21GTA: San Andreas
22Smash Bros. Melee
23Tetris
24Skyrim
25Half-Life 2
26Call of Duty 4
27Super Mario Galaxy
28DK Country 2
29Portal 2
30Sonic the Hedgehog 2
31The Walking Dead
32Uncharted 2
33Metroid Prime
33Demon's Souls
35Half-Life
36Halo: Combat Evolved
37Banjo-Kazooie
38Fallout: New Vegas
39EarthBound
40Grand Theft Auto V
41Super Mario RPG
42Batman: Arkham City
43Shovel Knight
44Mario Kart 8
45Phoenix Wright
45GoldenEye 007
47Fallout 3
48Super Mario Galaxy 2
49Final Fantasy VIII
49Animal Crossing New Leaf
51Mass Effect 3
52Halo 3
53Final Fantasy X
54Zelda: The Wind Waker
54Final Fantasy IV
54Oblivion
57Zelda: A Link to the Past
58Final Fantasy IX
59Perfect Dark
60Dragon Age: Origins
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#35  Edited By Mirado

Huh, what an excruciating exercise, although it could have been much worse; if Mario Kart 8 was swapped for SMK, Arkham City with Asylum, or Fire Emblem for Advance Wars 2, the top 25 might of had a shake up.

1Super Mario World
2Pokemon Red/Blue
2Tetris
4Smash Bros. Melee
4Pokemon Gold/Silver
4World Ends with You
4Super Mario 64
8Warcraft III
8Team Fortress 2
8Starcraft
11Minecraft
11Metal Gear Solid V
11Dark Souls
11Civilization V
11Super Mario Galaxy
11Binding of Isaac Rebirth
17Metroid Prime
18Portal 2
19Paper Mario
20Final Fantasy VI
20Zelda: The Wind Waker
20Super Mario Bros. 3

I deliberately tried to rank games in order of how much I remembered enjoying them at the time, versus how well they hold up (as a good few of them do not). Certain games like TF2 or Melee got up there based on the fact that fondly remember playing them with friends vs on their own merits.

There's a few minor screw ups (TWEWY is outstanding but not better than Dark Souls or Isaac), but this wound up pretty close to how I'd lay it out myself, if I could ever get over the crippling indecision these kind of rankings brings out in me. It took nearly 400 picks as it is, and you can see the amount of times I gave up and hit the middle button.

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@twolines said:

@lackingsaint said:

Elder Scrolls games don't do a whole lot for me. I feel like BioShock: Infinite and Undertale can both get very monotonous, and just sort of left me with a sour taste in my mouth. Animal Crossing: New Leaf actually horrifies me because it started making me feel obligated to spend half an hour of my day doing boring, pointless chores. It was like a drug without any positive feelings associated with it.

What. You just hate fun things, don't you? I bet you drown puppies and kittens in your spare time. Well, to each his own. I mean, if you like drowning puppies and kittens, well, whatever man.

Ain't nothin fun about shaking thirty trees and kicking twenty weeds!

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1Okami
2Fallout 2
3Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
4Super Metroid
5Super Mario 64
6The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
7Beyond Good & Evil
8Jak 3
9Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
10Fable: The Lost Chapters
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After 486 Questions, the list ended up still rather inconclusive (and as people said, some elemental games are missing...Burnout 3 would've probably made it at least to 10th place)

That said, as much as i don't like ranking favorite games (or movies, or any media), i find the result mostly agreeable, even though i feel Silent Hill 2 should maybe be ranked lower (i like the game, but still) and Walking Dead Higher (not Top 10, but still)

RankGame
1Tetris
2Half-Life 2
3Journey
4Metal Gear Solid 3
5Metal Gear Solid
5Shadow of the Colossus
7The Last of Us
8Portal 2
9Portal
10BioShock Infinite
10Resident Evil 4
12Deus Ex
12Bloodborne
14BioShock
14Silent Hill 2
16Mass Effect
17Metal Gear Solid V
17Mass Effect 2
19Uncharted 2
19The Walking Dead
21Metal Gear Solid 2
22Shovel Knight
23Borderlands 2
24Binding of Isaac Rebirth
25Super Mario World
26Metal Gear Solid 4
27Star Wars: KOTOR
28Assassin's Creed II
29Minecraft
30Bayonetta 2
31Persona 4
32Mario Kart 8
33Final Fantasy Tactics
34Metroid Prime
35Red Dead Redemption
36Civilization V
37Super Metroid
37Call of Duty 4
39Super Mario Maker
40Castlevania: SOTN
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#39  Edited By TwoLines

@lackingsaint said:
@twolines said:

@lackingsaint said:

Elder Scrolls games don't do a whole lot for me. I feel like BioShock: Infinite and Undertale can both get very monotonous, and just sort of left me with a sour taste in my mouth. Animal Crossing: New Leaf actually horrifies me because it started making me feel obligated to spend half an hour of my day doing boring, pointless chores. It was like a drug without any positive feelings associated with it.

What. You just hate fun things, don't you? I bet you drown puppies and kittens in your spare time. Well, to each his own. I mean, if you like drowning puppies and kittens, well, whatever man.

Ain't nothin fun about shaking thirty trees and kicking twenty weeds!

Fair enough. How about shaking thirty puppies and kicking twenty kittens? You'd like that, wouldn't you? Wouldn't you?!

Well, I do know what you mean, I get bored of these games pretty quickly. I keep buying them though! I don't know what my problem is, but I keep buying them!

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I did about 40% and stopped because I got bored.