Everyday I’m going to be counting down what i believe are the 100 Greatest games of all time.
My Grading criteria:
Influence-Did it shape the industry in some way.
Impact- Did the game have any cultural impact outside of the medium.
Legacy- Do people still play it today.
Graphics-The smallest criteria but bonus points if the game has unique graphics.
All Platforms are eligible.
90. Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn
Masterfully blending the best elements of Dungeons and Dragons–Mythological Monsters, Magic, Standard Role Playing Archetypes–With the best storytelling Bioware has to offer, This game is the byword for Dungeon crawler.
89. Burnout 3: The Takedown
With Break neck speed, Devastatingly fun crash mechanics, and the tightest controls the genre had to offer, This is easily the greatest arcade driver of all time.
Building off of the incredible bones of their last game Limbo, The follow up is better in every conceivable way.
Brilliant puzzle design, meticulous eye for detail and one of the greatest endings I’ve ever witnessed.
Inside is in a league of it’s own.
After a decade of producing essentially remakes of 3, Rockstar finally perfected the formula and created one of the most robust sandbox games on the market.
Taking the best story elements of 4, the scope of San Andreas and the memorable characters of Vice City and including the biggest online component they’ve ever made, 5 is easily the grandest of all the GTA games.
Grand. Get it?
86. The Walking Dead
With it’s exceptional storytelling, Unforgettable characters, Amazing Score and almost impossible to make choices, Tell Tale redefined the action adventure genre with this game.
85. Geometry wars
Robotron 2084 on speed.
This amazing twin stick shooter was instrumental in making Xbox Live Arcade a success.
Microsoft was actually afraid this games success would lead to the end of physical media.
That’s how much of an impact it had.
84. Advance wars
4 Player Vs Mode
Create a map editor
One of the deepest but also easiest strategy games to understand, This tactical game was the most addictive handheld game not involving Pocket Monsters.
A brilliant subversion of not only RPG tropes but video games themselves.
The Goal is to NOT kill anything and every time you do, the game remembers.
Every decision has a consequence and since the game super saves your file, it always remembers your decisions.
Can’t just restart this one folks.
You gotta live with your actions.
The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker
Rodney Dangerfield’s Famous catchphrase No Respect could easily applied to this game at launch.
Some hated the Cartoonish Graphics
While others complained about the overuse of the sailing mechanic
But over time the game has been revalued and deemed a classic.
And rightly so.
This 4 Player Hack and Slash was the reason to go to the arcade.
The precursor to everything from GoldenEye, To Contra, To Halo.
Multiplayer games started here.
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