Each week throws off several new video game lists ranging from the humorous to the trivial. What’s better? A list of those. Here’s a roundup of the rundowns out there.
•Fighting Games’ 25 Hottest Women [UGO]Chun Li’s the obvious No. 1, Cammy’s No. 2, Sophitia’s No. 12 and Ivy Valentine is No. 18. Totally forgotten is No. 20, Catwoman, from Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe.
•The Top 10 Superhero Games [The Kartel]DC Universe Online’s release this past week, with X-Men arcade a few weeks before that, provides the inspiration for this roundup. No. 1 is Batman: Arkham Asylum.
•Top 10 Greatest Modern Video Games Gadgets [Ranker]The Omni Tools from Mass Effect are an underrated No. 6; the Portal Gun is No. 1. Where is Red Faction’s Nano Forge?
•The 10 Best Melee Weapons [Site]This not-in-any-particular-order list ends with the Katamari – is that even a weapon? – and puts the Half-Life crowbar at an implied No. 4. Blasphemy! What about the pipe from Streets of Rage? Unbelievable swing-span, I could clean out hordes with that thing.
Ten Largest Worlds In Video Games [GamingBolt]The map for The Elder Scrolls 2: Daggerfall covered 62,394 square miles. That’s the size of the state of Georgia. In a 1996 video game. Fuel’s map was 5,560 square miles, as big as Connecticut. San Andreas, which seemed so grand when it released, is an honorable mention only at 13.9 square miles, dwarfed by the 240 square miles of real life Los Angeles in True Crime: Streets of L.A. Star Wars: Galaxies? I mean, galaxies? Just 200 square miles.