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The 100 greatest Games of all Time - Empire Voting

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100. Journey

99. Crash Bandicoot

98. Homeworld

97. Super Mario Galaxy 2

96. Team Fortress 2

95. League of Legends

94. Super Metroid

93. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

92. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

91. Duke Nukem 3D

90. Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines

89. Max Payne

88. Star Wars: Battlefront II

87. Left 4 Dead

86. Heavy Rain

85. Super Smash Bros. Brawl

84. Grim Fandango

83. Championship Manager

82. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

81. Dragon Age: Origins

80. Okami

79. System Shock 2

78. Counter-Strike

77. Age of Empires II: The Age Of Kings

76. Chrono Trigger

75. Gears Of War

74. Sid Meier's Civilization

73. Final Fantasy IX

72. Metroid Prime

71. Super Mario Galaxy

70. Dead Space

69. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

68. StarCraft

67. Elite

66. Planescape: Torment

65. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

64. Silent Hill 2

63. The Walking Dead

62. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn

61. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

60. Final Fantasy VIII

59. Kingdom Hearts

58. Warcraft III: Reign Of Chaos

57. Portal

56. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

55. The Elder Scolls III: Morrowind

54. Call of Juarez

53. Sonic the Hedgehog

52. Diablo II

51. Shenmue II

50. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

49. Resident Evil 2

48. Bioshock Infinite

47. The Secret of Monkey Island

46. Tomb Raider

45. Final Fantasy X

44. Super Mario Bros.

43. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

42. Resident Evil

41. Portal 2

40. Street Fighter II

39. Mario Kart 64

38. Tetris

37. Assassin's Creed II

36. Half-Life

35. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

34. Halo: Reach

33. Shadow of the Colossus

32. Doom

31. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

30. Mass Effect

29. Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow

28. Batman: Arkham Asylum

27. Resident Evil 4

26. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

25. Fallout 3

24. Super Mario Kart

23. The Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess

22. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

21. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

20. Super Mario World

19. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

18. Mass Effect 2

17. Deus Ex

16. Super Mario 64

15. Half-Life 2

14. BioShock

13. Dark Souls

12. Batman: Arkham City

11. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

10. Halo: Combat Evolved

9. Red Dead Redemption

8. Grand Theft Auto V

7. Shenmue

6. GoldenEye: 007

5. Metal Gear Solid

4. Final Fantasy VII

3. World of Warcraft

2. The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time

1. The Last Of Us

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I've played 33 of those and if you took out the franchise games (GTA, Metal Gear, Final Fantasy) it would be about 12.

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I wouldn't argue against The Last of Us. The gameplay, story and visuals are all up there. I think old games get too much credit in a lot of these lists because its the internet and people hate anything new.

I disagree. While The Last of Us does have good graphics and a decent story from what I played, the gameplay bored me so much that I haven't played it in almost a year.

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I've played/owned 56 of that list. Not really fussed about placements, I defo wouldn't put LOU first and I loved it but whatever. I do agree old games get far too much love due to rose tinted glasses. I mean honestly, Tetris? Who can play that for more than ten minutes without getting bored? It was heavily influential fair enough but it's not one of the best games ever.

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The vast majority of those games appear to have been released after the turn of the century, which suggests that many of the voters have a particular attachment to that era of gaming. I'm sure if you held a similar poll on a site visited predominantly by people who started playing games during, say, the early 1990s, it would look significantly different, just as you would if you asked people from two different generations what children's films they're most fond of. Yes, I'm generalising, but I wouldn't be surprised if a similar list compiled in ten years' time by the young teenagers of today was topped by something like Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 or Minecraft, whereas the likes of Okami, Deus Ex and Shenmue might not get a look-in.

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I've never played the Last of Us, but I'm pretty sure it being the greatest game ever is absolute bullshit.

I'd put it in my favourite game ever and I completed it over a year ago and my opinion has not waivered since.

Having said that, it is a fan vote and it's naturally going to be biased towards new games.

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Yeah fan votes are going to be biased towards more recent games. You can make strong arguments for most of those in the top 10, but gaming comes in too many shapes and sizes to make one all-encompassing list. It's like when greatest movies of all time lists wind up being 95% English-language films.

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