On Saturday, We Improve The List Of History's Best 10 Video Games

On Saturday, Kotaku co-hosts a PAX panel during which we will inch closer to determining the best games ever made. The panel is Canon Fodder, season 2.

The panel will be co-hosted by me and video game consultant N'Gai Croal. Joining us for an hour will be 5th Cell's Jeremiah Slaczka, Bungie's Jaime Griesemer, Spy Party's Chris Hecker and a possible extra guest (things are in flux, OK?)

These guests, as well as 10 developers we've already worked with an advance, will each make one change to a list of the top 10 games of all time, working off the list as we left it at the end of Canon Fodder season 1.

The Season 1 list had started as GameRanking.com's 10 best-rated games of all time. But then we let more than 15 developers in succession make one change to it. Developers could either remove a game, replacing it with a new one - or they could swap the position of any two games.

Going out of PAX East and entering this weekend's PAX, the list looks like this:

1. The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time 2. Super Mario 64 3. Metal Gear Solid 4. Chrono Trigger 5. Portal 6. Half-Life 7. World of Warcraft 8. StarCraft 9. Super Metroid 10. Tetris

Bear in mind that that list has already been changed by developers who we have let take turns on the list since PAX East. We will reveal those turns and have our panellists make new ones of their own, live at PAX on Saturday at 6pm. Unicorn Theater.

Be there to witness the madness and to yell all of your favourites. Maybe you can influence our panellists and get your favourite game added to the list.


    Good list.
    I havent played WOW (and dont intend to) or Chrono Trigger (which i think i must!)

    No Shadow of the Colossus?

    Where is Melee? Or Street Fighter II for that matter?!?

    Solid list. Nice to see N64 titles for top 2 spots.

    Doh. Majora's Mask was much better than Ocarina (and Link's Awakening is/was the best of all).

      Yeah I HAVE to agree. Ocarina is pale in comparison to the genius of Majora's Mask. It's a shame the game didn't get the recognition it deserved coming out late in the consoles lifecycle and requiring the expansion pack.

    would be good to see a top 10 game list by year, does one exist?

    How could you make such a list and leave out CIVILIZATION?!

    Also Shadows of the Colossus >>>>>> many entries on that list.

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