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.
•Ten Greatest Train Levels [Megabits of Gaming]It's more than just a staple of westerns (though I was disappointed not to see Red Dead Revolver on here). This list examines the times when its fun for your action game to be on rails.
•Top 10 Characters You Want As Your Head Of Security [Wiki Game Guides]Interesting choice of topic here; the list includes Professor Layton, Duke Nukem and Private Ramirez from Modern Warfare 2. Surprised not to see Agent 47, but I guess he's a lone operative and not much of a delegator. His methods are a little heavy-handed, too.
•Ten Most Depressing Deaths in Video Games [Gaming Bolt]Not "shocking," just "depressing." I was deeply moved by one of the endings to Fallout 3 but I don't know that I'd call it depressing. It's not on this list, but a lot of well-known thought-provoking demises are.
•Top 10 Greatest Football Games of All Time [Planet Xbox 360]Here's one I can argue about. I'd go with NCAA 12 over 11 although for comprehensive quality in its time, NCAA Football 2004 was still the best. Madden NFL 2004 is likewise the best version of that series. College Football USA 96 should be here instead of Madden '96. I'd have put Tecmo Bowl as well as Tecmo Super Bowl on this list. Mutant League Football needs to be here, too. NFL 2K4 was better than 2K1 and both are overshadowed, of course, by 2K5.
•Top 10 Non-First-Person Shooters [GamePro]That title doesn't mean "third-person shooter," it means "a game played in first person perspective that's about more than shooting." Maybe they should have said "first-person non-shooters?" My head hurts. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the inspiration for this roundup, which includes a game that rhymes with "Schmortal."