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Mass
Brisbane, Queensland
1308 posts
Interesting bit of nostalgia..... they break it down by the decades

http://techland.time.com/2012/11/15/all-time-100-video-games/slide/all/

The current decade (while only a couple of years in) hasn't set the world of video games on fire.....
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thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10479 posts
I dunno how they make the call to put Arkham City in but not Arkham Asylum, and yet Portal but not Portal 2.
12:22pm 19/11/12 Permalink
Mass
Brisbane, Queensland
1309 posts
I dunno how they make the call to put Arkham City in but not Arkham Asylum, and yet Portal but not Portal 2.

Half-Life 2 vs Half-Life..... there are some anomilies
12:30pm 19/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16211 posts
there's been better games than the 2 they listed for 2010's.
12:45pm 19/11/12 Permalink
Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21078 posts
Weird how Double Dragon isn't listed for the 80's and then you have crap like Joust in there. Oh well, what can you do? I guess it's just one persons own list.
12:47pm 19/11/12 Permalink
greazy
Brisbane, Queensland
5599 posts
Weird how Double Dragon isn't listed for the 80's and then you have crap like Joust in there. Oh well, what can you do? I guess it's just one persons own list.

This. All these lists are very personal. I'd really like to see a ranking created that combines player ratings + copes sold (somehow normalised) + critics rating.
12:59pm 19/11/12 Permalink
DM
Gold Coast, Queensland
5058 posts
Chrono Trigger always appears on those damn lists of best games ever. Am I the only one who didn't enjoy it? Nothing about it grabbed me and yet it's called one of the best rpgs of all time.
01:03pm 19/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20232 posts
Yeah, it didn't do anything for me either, I tried it when they re-released it recently on DS and got bored of it pretty fast.

So many games missing from the 90's, what about all the classic adventure games? No Monkey Island, no Day of the Tentacle, no Full Throttle, at least Grim Fandango gets a mention I guess, but no Space Quest in the 80's/90's either! And no X-Wing! And no Alone in the Dark, one of the games responsible for fathering the whole "survival horror" genre, surely that should be in there.
01:08pm 19/11/12 Permalink
Mantorok
Brisbane, Queensland
6675 posts
I dunno how they make the call to put Arkham City in but not Arkham Asylum, and yet Portal but not Portal 2.
There's no direct sequels on the list.
Weird how Double Dragon isn't listed for the 80's and then you have crap like Joust in there.
Why would you pick Double Dragon over Golden Axe or Final Fight (both released in 1989)? Also, Joust is rad.
01:27pm 19/11/12 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
21793 posts
Oblivion is in the list but not Skyrim.

lols
03:55pm 19/11/12 Permalink
thermite
Brisbane, Queensland
10483 posts
There's no direct sequels on the list.


I have no idea what that means. Arkham City is obviously a sequel.
04:00pm 19/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20236 posts
I guess its sposed to be treated as the whole franchise being on the list? Cos SIlent Hill is on the list, but Silent HIll 2 is the standout game in the series, not the first one.
04:04pm 19/11/12 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
7512 posts
All kinds of games missing fromt aht list.

Bomberman
Quake 3
Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Assassins Creed II
Super Metroid
Secret of Mana
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

What a s*** list.
04:08pm 19/11/12 Permalink
sparrow
Brisbane, Queensland
1708 posts
Disappointed at lack of Mario Kart 64. It's the only game I really play these days, and pretty much everyone I know (gamers and non-gamers alike) all love it. But as people have said, seems more of a personal list than anything...
04:08pm 19/11/12 Permalink
no you hang up
Brisbane, Queensland
2345 posts
What a stupid waste of time that list and this thread is. I started reading down the list then stopped, realizing its just that. A list of games. Wow :(
04:27pm 19/11/12 Permalink
Fade2Black
Brisbane, Queensland
5133 posts
Wow.. terrible.

Ones I'm noticing are missing..

Half Life (yet counter-strike is on the list?)
Golden Axe
Double Dragon
Warcraft 3
Every single Assassins Creed game? Surely one is deserving....
Skyrim
Unreal
08:30pm 19/11/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34588 posts
Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord


wicked game
08:34pm 19/11/12 Permalink
kos
Germany
2340 posts
What a stupid waste of time that list and this thread is. I started reading down the list then stopped, realizing its just that. A list of games. Wow :(

How were you surprised that it was just a subjective list of games? Surely the subtitle "here are our picks for the All-TIME 100 greatest video games" gave it away.

I honestly have no idea what people who say lists like this are "s***" expect. They're always either going to be emotion-based opinions, or sterile rankings of games by sales numbers or something.

Boo hoo your favourite games didn't make it on the list, poor baby.
08:38pm 19/11/12 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
4450 posts
list is bulls*** cause we didnt get asked for input.

Descent should be there in 90's games. Its a brillant 6 degree of freedom 3D multi player game from 1994. I played this using Kali over dial up and it was smooth as silk.

Also missing Command & Concur from 1995

Yet another was Duke nukem 3D 1996

s*** list is s***
08:59pm 19/11/12 Permalink
kos
Germany
2341 posts
list is bulls*** cause we didnt get asked for input.
That would be because it's not a list of the 100 most popular video games of all time.

But don't worry children, your opinion can still matter!
http://techland.time.com/2012/11/15/all-time-100-video-games/slide/your-results/
09:03pm 19/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20241 posts
Was Command and Conquer on there? I remember seeing Dune 2, but Command and Conquer should be there too imo.
09:06pm 19/11/12 Permalink
Rdizz
Germany
2198 posts
they should make an online poll with a huge list of games. let the public vote.
09:12pm 19/11/12 Permalink
Resonate
Brisbane, Queensland
622 posts
Where's Zelda OOT?
10:02pm 19/11/12 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
4451 posts
Was Command and Conquer on there? I remember seeing Dune 2, but Command and Conquer should be there too imo.


You should read my posts more :)
10:34pm 19/11/12 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
19283 posts
cripes how could they leave gw2 out. that game is epic.
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Taipan
USA
3909 posts
Wasnt Dune 2 called Dune 2 battle for Arakis or some such thing? Used to love that game
11:20pm 19/11/12 Permalink
no you hang up
Brisbane, Queensland
2347 posts
Boo hoo your favourite games didn't make it on the list, poor baby.

As if i care about that princess. I wasnt expecting Bombjack, Wonderboy or at the very least MarioKart to appear on their list.
Now that i have time, I've noticed that the list is all hyperlinked to blurbs explaining why the game made the list and a brief history. Far more interesting than just a random list of games in chronological order imo
11:44pm 19/11/12 Permalink
Linker
Brisbane, Queensland
1696 posts
the lack of half life, pokemon and ocarina of time instantly make this list fail..
12:11am 20/11/12 Permalink
Ha
8 posts
the comments section of that link, and most of this thread is embarrassing. it's some guys list. who cares about *precious childhood game that defined the manchild i am today*
07:15am 20/11/12 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
7515 posts
Ha, "Best games" aren't defined by how good you thought it was at the time. If we went by that list, it would be filled with games like Donkey Kong Country which were awesome at the time but are rubbish if you go back and play them now.
Games like LttP, SoM, OOT, Q3 however - there's a reason they keep getting re-released on things like iOS, VirtualConsole, 3DS, Flash etc, and still sell - it's not for nostalgia, it's because they're still incredibly awesome, playable games.
08:34am 20/11/12 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
34589 posts
Donkey Kong Country


sorry bro, this is still awesome
08:48am 20/11/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
17511 posts
lul^
08:57am 20/11/12 Permalink
Tollaz0r!
Brisbane, Queensland
13128 posts
Fallout
UFO: Enemy Unknown
Monkey Island
Baldurs Gate
Privateer (They have Wing Commander tho)
System Shock
Elite
Master of Orion



Oblivion doesn't deserve to be on that list, or Wii Sports...


Fail list, totally fail.
09:26am 20/11/12 Permalink
ravn0s
Brisbane, Queensland
16216 posts

sorry bro, this is still awesome


word
10:24am 20/11/12 Permalink
Mass
Brisbane, Queensland
1314 posts
Wasnt Dune 2 called Dune 2 battle for Arakis or some such thing? Used to love that game


I spent many hours playing through Dune 2 at Uni, really was the game that defined RTS.
10:50am 20/11/12 Permalink
Khel
Brisbane, Queensland
20245 posts
it's not for nostalgia


Pretty sure a large part of it is nostalgia. I bought OOT when it was re-released on 3ds recently, and as someone who's never played it before, I had none of that nostalgia or connection to it, and I couldn't really get into it at all. It felt clunky and didn't measure up at all to games these days, didn't hold my interest for very long at all. Not through any fault of its own I'm sure, I wouldn't expect any game that old to hold up compared to modern games, but it still means you need a healthy dose of nostalgia I think to enjoy it.
11:03am 20/11/12 Permalink
dais
Brisbane, Queensland
10735 posts
If we went by that list, it would be filled with games like Donkey Kong Country which were awesome at the time but are rubbish if you go back and play them now.


wtf m8
11:04am 20/11/12 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
21800 posts
If we went by that list, it would be filled with games like Donkey Kong Country which were awesome at the time but are rubbish if you go back and play them now.
http://i.imgur.com/aAwgR.png
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Fixah
Brisbane, Queensland
7145 posts
Donkey Country is even better than playing with your mum. It's not saying much but that game is still damn good, a******.
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