Archive for June, 2012

Video Game History

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

G4TV has posted what they feel to be the Top 100 Video Games of all times. As are most mass media lists of this sort, it’s about 25% trash, but still it’s an interesting trip down video game memory lane:

The reason I haven’t posted about this until now is because the site posted the games in the ridiculous slideshow format — that is, one game per page, and if you want see all 100, you have to click 100 times. But tonight I found the list in some gaming forums (geeks are an persistent, enterprising bunch!), so here it is!

100 Pong
99 Words with Friends
98 Pitfall
97 NBA 2K11
96 Guitar Hero II
95 Burger Time
94 Braid
93 Star Wars: TIE Fighter
92 Galaga
91 The Sims
90 Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn
89 Left 4 Dead
88 Double Dribble
87 Mass Effect 2
86 OutRun
85 Silent Hill 2
84 Wii Sports
83 Ninja Gaiden (2004)
82 Super Smash Bros Melee
81 Resident Evil
80 Gears of War 3
79 Psychonauts
78 Spy Hunter
77 Excitebike
76 Blades of Steel
75 Fallout 3
74 Star Fox 64
73 Mega Man 2
72 Mortal Kombat
71 Wing Commander II Vengeance of the Kilrathi
70 Star Wars
69 Double Dragon
68 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
67 Minecraft
66 Assassin’s Creed II
65 Unreal Tournament
64 NBA Jam
63 Wolfenstein 3D
62 Civilization II
61 God of War III
60 Contra
59 Maniac Mansion II: Day of the Tentacle
58 Ultima Online
57 Pokemon Red Version
56 Super Street Fighter IV
55 Kingdom Hearts
54 Gauntlet
53 Deus Ex
52 Rock Band 3
51 Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando
50 Sonic the Hedgehog
49 Angry Birds
48 Tecmo Bowl
47 Myst
46 Red Dead Redemption
45 Metal Gear Solid
44 Grand Theft Auto IV
43 Quake III: Arena
42 Ghosts ‘N Goblins
41 Super Mario 64
40 Space Invaders
39 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
38 Super Metroid
37 Halo
36 Batman: Arkham City
35 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
34 Counter-Strike
33 Final Fantasy VII
32 Punch-Out!!
31 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
30 Super Street Fighter II Turbo
29 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
28 Super Mario Kart
27 Chrono Trigger DS
26 Ico
25 Grand Theft Auto III
24 Madden NFL 2005 Collector’s Edition
23 Halo 3 Collector’s Edition
22 Panzer Dragoon Saga
21 Resident Evil 4
20 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
19 Diablo II
18 Ms. Pac-Man
17 Starcraft
16 Half-Life
15 Donkey Kong
14 Uncharted 2
13 Portal
12 Doom II
11 Legend of Zelda – Ocarina of Time
10 World Of Warcraft
9 Shadow Of The Colossus
8 Goldeneye
7 Super Mario Bros 3
6 Legend of Zelda (original)
5 Tetris
4 Asteroids
3 BioShock
2 Legend of Zelda: Link To The Past
1 Super Mario Bros.