This Online Program Decides Your Favourite Video Games Of All Time

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This Online Program Decides Your Favourite Video Games Of All Time

It’ll legitimately take longer than writing and sorting your own personalised list, but if you have time to kill and like making really, really difficult choices, this online program will help you create your top 20 video games of all time list.

Its super fun. But it’s also a slow descent into madness. Be warned. Click here and leave your sanity behind.

How does the program work? Essentially it’s presented as a series of choices. It presents you with an endless array of choices: which game do you prefer? Then at the end it creates you a list of your preferences.

The choices become increasingly brutal. Take this one for example:


I sat here for like five whole minutes.

(I chose Super Metroid in the end.)

Then this one. This one was even worse.


I honestly don’t think I can pick between these two games. This made me break down into tears. I honestly put Metroid Prime, A Link To The Past and Dark Souls as my top three games of all time.

Bugger it, I went with A Link To The Past. That was brutal.

Next tough choice was this. This is basically my face-off for Game of the Year 2015.

Also — be warned. It takes a long time. For perspective — I was 55% of the way through and I had made a ridiculous 277 choices.

Things started to get a little easier towards the end, but there were still some humdingers thrown in there…

But then this fucking happened. No. Stop. Stop making me choose. No. GOD NO. PLEASE NO. WHY. WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?

Why are you doing this to me? Why do you want to hurt me. These choices are ripping apart the molecules of my goddamn humanity.

(I chose Metroid Prime. I hovered the mouse over A Link To The Past for a long time, then I rapidly switched it to Metroid Prime. I think I regret this decision.)

This was the point I sort of figured out that my top 3 would be Metroid Prime, A Link To The Past and Dark Souls.

The end game was near. I could almost sense the choices filtering into my list.

Here, in all it’s glory, was my final list.

1 Metroid Prime
2 Zelda: A Link to the Past
3 Dark Souls
4 Super Metroid
5 Super Mario World
6 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
7 Super Mario Galaxy
8 Halo: Combat Evolved
9 Bloodborne
10 Red Dead Redemption
11 Metal Gear Solid 3
12 Mass Effect 2
13 Journey
14 Super Mario Galaxy 2
15 Metal Gear Solid
16 Metal Gear Solid 4
17 Super Mario 64
18 Halo 3
19 Resident Evil 4
20 Metal Gear Solid 2
21 Metal Gear Solid V
22 Chrono Trigger
23 Assassin’s Creed II
24 Zelda: The Wind Waker
25 Star Wars: KOTOR
26 Shadow of the Colossus
27 Resident Evil
28 Portal 2
29 Resident Evil 2
30 Morrowind
31 Skyrim
32 Zelda: Twilight Princess
33 Uncharted 2
34 Tetris
35 Super Mario Bros. 3
36 Portal
37 The Last of Us
38 Perfect Dark
39 Splatoon
40 Okami
41 Mass Effect
42 Batman: Arkham City
43 Destiny
44 Oblivion
45 Grand Theft Auto V
46 Mario Kart 8
47 Phoenix Wright
48 GoldenEye 007
49 Minecraft
50 Final Fantasy VII
51 GTA: Vice City
52 Sonic the Hedgehog 2
53 Fallout 3
53 Life is Strange
53 Undertale
53 Mass Effect 3
57 Final Fantasy VI
57 Paper Mario: TYD
57 Tales of Symphonia
57 Xenogears
57 Pokemon X/Y
57 Smash Bros. Wii U
57 Planescape: Torment
64 The Witcher 3
65 DK Country 2
66 Zelda: Majora’s Mask
67 Call of Duty 4
67 Dragon Age: Origins
69 Super Mario Maker
70 Final Fantasy XII
70 Valkyria Chronicles
72 Banjo-Kazooie
72 Castlevania: SOTN
74 Smash Bros. Melee
74 Kingdom Hearts II
74 Age of Empires II
74 Pokemon Red/Blue
74 The Walking Dead
74 Final Fantasy VIII
74 Animal Crossing New Leaf
74 Diablo II
74 Demon’s Souls
74 Final Fantasy Tactics
74 Skies of Arcadia
74 Persona 4
74 999
74 Hearthstone
74 Suikoden II
74 Monster Hunter 4U
74 Warcraft III
74 Final Fantasy IX
74 Xenoblade Chronicles
74 Baldur’s Gate II
74 Phoenix Wright: Trials
74 Civilization V
74 Shenmue
74 Super Mario RPG
74 GTA: San Andreas
74 Binding of Isaac Rebirth
74 Fallout: New Vegas
74 Paper Mario
74 EarthBound
74 Team Fortress 2
74 Bayonetta 2
74 Mother 3
74 Silent Hill 2
74 Starcraft
74 Virtue’s Last Reward
109 Half-Life 2
110 BioShock
111 Ratchet & Clank 3
111 Dragon Quest VIII
111 Persona 3
111 Mega Man X
111 Final Fantasy X
111 Pokemon Gold/Silver
111 World Ends with You
111 Fire Emblem: Awakening
111 Cave Story
111 Deus Ex
111 Shovel Knight
111 Chrono Cross
111 BioShock Infinite
111 Borderlands 2
125 Half-Life
126 Kingdom Hearts
126 Final Fantasy IV
126 World of Warcraft

It’s weird. I think this is a good list that does a fairly good job of filtering my own personal tastes. I think if I were to sit down and create a list like this manually, it would look pretty similar.

There are a few exceptions. I think Bloodborne might be a little high, I think Super Mario World is also a little high. I’m surprised to see Splatoon at 39, but I really, really love that game. Towards the bottom end it all gets a little bit messy. There are games I haven’t even played here like Deus Ex and Kingdom Hearts (I know I know).

Regardless, this was a lot of fun. I recommend it. Post your lists below!

Comments

  • Maybe not perfect (needed options for pirates!, colonization, x-wing and total war), but given the limitations of the form system it’s not bad.

    1 The Witcher 3
    2 Zelda: The Wind Waker
    3 Persona 4
    4 Red Dead Redemption
    5 Civilization V
    6 Half-Life 2
    7 GTA: Vice City
    8 Mass Effect 2
    9 Fire Emblem: Awakening
    10 Okami

    • Yeah I can’t lie. I’m a dirty Pokemon lover.

      1 Pokemon Red/Blue
      2 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
      3 GoldenEye 007
      3 Diablo II
      5 Pokemon Gold/Silver
      6 Warcraft III
      7 Civilization V
      8 Zelda: A Link to the Past
      9 GTA: Vice City
      10 Final Fantasy Tactics
      11 Perfect Dark
      12 World of Warcraft
      13 Grand Theft Auto V
      14 Starcraft
      15 Team Fortress 2
      16 Smash Bros. Melee
      17 Minecraft
      18 Final Fantasy VI
      19 Skyrim
      20 Age of Empires II

      • Same here. Several great games went up against red and blue… several great games lost.

        Having said that, TLOU came out top of my list, which feels *about* right.

        • I have never played the Last of Us.

          If that is shocking to you, then so be it…

          (bonus points for getting the reference)

  • 1 GoldenEye 007
    2 Perfect Dark
    3 BioShock Infinite
    4 Half-Life
    5 Pokemon Red/Blue
    6 Half-Life 2
    7 The Last of Us
    8 Super Mario Bros. 3
    9 Age of Empires II
    10 DK Country 2

    Might have put Half Life 2 above Half Life, but both very enjoyable.

  • A lot of Nintendo classics in there Mark, good to see! My list would be very similar actually.
    Just waiting on the wii u to come down in price, sob, then Nintendo goodness will be mine again…oh yes

  • I’VE JUST BEEN GIVEN A CHOICE BETWEEN DARK SOULS AND BLOODBORNE AND I THREW MY PHONE OUT THE WINDOW INSTEAD πŸ™

    Edit: I’ve calmed down a bit. Here’s my list. I’m pretty confident in the first seven, though I’m questioning whether Phoenix Wright really deserves absolute top billing, and I think the wheels came off the algorithm a little bit after that (user error, probably).

    1. Phoenix Wright
    2. Dark Souls
    3. Metal Gear Solid
    4. Metal Gear Solid 2
    5. Phoenix Wright: Trials
    6. Bloodborne
    7. Demon’s Souls

    8. Life is Strange
    9. The Last of Us
    10. Final Fantasy X
    11. Shadow of the Colossus
    12. Zelda: OoT
    13. Zelda: LttP
    14. Mario Kart 8
    15. Metal Gear Solid 3

    • I’VE JUST BEEN GIVEN A CHOICE BETWEEN DARK SOULS AND BLOODBORNE AND I THREW MY PHONE OUT THE WINDOW INSTEAD πŸ™

      I know right!? I sat there for 30 minutes thinking about this twisted and horrific battle that has no good answer

    • If it’s so hard to choose, why not select, you know, the middle option which is you like them the same? That’s the point of the test.

  • “Heh, this’ll be easy. I don’t even care about most of the games that’ll pop up.”

    Battle 9: RE4 vs Paper Mario

    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF-

  • I’ve only played around 30 of the games on the list long enough to have a proper opinion of them, but it still managed to come up with a pretty accurate (80%ish) list.

    1 Metal Gear Solid V
    2 Final Fantasy VII
    3 Metal Gear Solid 2
    4 Metal Gear Solid
    5 Starcraft
    6 Final Fantasy X
    7 Oblivion
    8 Super Mario Bros. 3
    9 Super Mario World
    10 Grand Theft Auto V

  • I wouldve thought Super Metroid and HL2 would be higher, but pretty accurate otherwise.

    1 Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    2 World of Warcraft
    3 Bloodborne
    4 GTA: San Andreas
    4 Chrono Cross
    6 Super Metroid
    7 Final Fantasy VII
    8 GoldenEye 007
    9 Team Fortress 2
    10 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    11 Hearthstone
    12 Super Mario Bros. 3
    13 Metroid Prime
    14 Super Mario World
    15 GTA: Vice City
    16 Super Mario 64
    17 Half-Life 2
    18 Half-Life
    19 Mega Man X
    20 Metal Gear Solid 2

  • 1 Baldur’s Gate II
    2 Star Wars: KOTOR
    3 Pokemon Red/Blue
    4 Fire Emblem: Awakening
    5 World of Warcraft
    6 Phoenix Wright
    7 Grand Theft Auto V
    8 Resident Evil
    9 GTA: Vice City
    10 Resident Evil 2
    11 BioShock
    12 Uncharted 2
    13 Skyrim
    14 GTA: San Andreas
    15 Oblivion
    16 Fallout 3
    17 Dragon Age: Origins
    18 Resident Evil 4
    19 Pokemon X/Y
    20 Chrono Trigger

    A bit odd for some of mine. There’s a few games I really like that ended up low on my list because they just kept being compared to games I didn’t like that much or hadn’t played over and over. Same goes for a few of the games that made it in to my top 20 that I no doubt like but wouldn’t rank them there if I made my own list. No idea how pokemon x/y and dragon age ended up so high because I click other games against them that ended up lower. Same for San Andreas.

        • Yeah but I didn’t have a family PC that could run it that early. Our Pentium 75 just wasn’t able to cut it.

          • Things like that play a big part in what games we rate from the past, the first Diablo was one of the first games I really got hooked on and would use editors to create crazy items. We also used to lan it and then later play the PS1 port for multiplayer. Diablo 2 on the other hand I didn’t play until a few years after launch and only ever played through it on my own and so don’t have as fond memories.

          • Whereas we sessioned the hell out of D2, even though it was old, right after I bought my own PC for the first time. Was kind of amazing πŸ˜€

  • What is this even. I haven’t played like half the games on it, the Sims is not on there (and the Dragon Age sequels) and my SEVENTH game(s) are games I haven’t played because I couldn’t choose between them due to not having played them. GAAAAAAAH

      • I glazed over when JRPGs came along and misclicked once, leading to Journey being 3rd instead of 1st.

        The games on the list look like the sort you’d see in a GameFAQs top 200 poll.

  • It’s a shame there isn’t as much games on there (hah!). I have some favourites that should be in my own top ten that just aren’t there for selection. ANYWAYS, These games are somewhere in my all-time favourites, they’ll always hold a special place somewhere in my heart for the countless hours I’ve spent in them and vivid memories I have of them, from years since their release, till now. This was fun to use πŸ™‚

    1 Halo 3
    2 Halo: Combat Evolved
    3 Skyrim
    4 Fallout: New Vegas
    4 Borderlands 2
    6 Minecraft
    7 Portal 2
    8 Dragon Age: Origins
    9 Grand Theft Auto V
    10 Team Fortress 2

  • 28: Xenoblade vs DKC2. Wow, guy.

    215: SMB3 vs SMW. The eternal battle.

    Wondering how bad the inconsistencies are screwing things up as I go along. Up to battle 353, 89% sorted.

    • Huh, done already.

      1 Super Mario 64
      2 Metroid Prime
      3 Super Mario Bros. 3
      4 Super Mario World
      5 Resident Evil 4
      6 Paper Mario: TYD
      7 Paper Mario
      8 Super Metroid
      9 Perfect Dark
      10 Splatoon
      11 Zelda: The Wind Waker
      12 Smash Bros. Wii U
      13 Smash Bros. Melee
      14 Bayonetta 2
      15 GoldenEye 007
      16 DK Country 2
      17 Zelda: Majora’s Mask
      18 Banjo-Kazooie
      19 Zelda: A Link to the Past
      20 Okami
      21 Xenoblade Chronicles
      22 Shovel Knight
      23 Pokemon X/Y
      24 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
      25 Monster Hunter 4U
      26 Super Mario Galaxy
      27 Tetris
      28 Phoenix Wright
      29 Zelda: Twilight Princess
      30 Pokemon Red/Blue
      31 Super Mario Galaxy 2
      32 Mario Kart 8
      33 Starcraft
      34 Cave Story
      35 Skies of Arcadia
      35 Persona 4
      35 999
      38 Resident Evil
      39 Super Mario Maker
      40 Pokemon Gold/Silver
      41 Age of Empires II
      42 Minecraft
      43 Halo: Combat Evolved

      Wait how in the hell did Persona 4 and 999 end up so high, I never clicked on them at all :/
      Otherwise, pretty reasonable I guess.

  • 1 The Witcher 3
    2 Pokemon Red/Blue
    2 Diablo II
    4 Dark Souls
    4 Bloodborne
    6 Grand Theft Auto V
    7 Red Dead Redemption
    8 Dragon Age: Origins
    9 Assassin’s Creed II
    10 Oblivion
    11 Age of Empires II
    12 GTA: San Andreas
    12 World of Warcraft
    14 Final Fantasy VII
    15 Skyrim
    16 Pokemon Gold/Silver
    17 Fallout 3
    18 Demon’s Souls
    19 Perfect Dark
    20 Fallout: New Vegas

  • Rank Game
    1 Persona 4 Golden: Rise Best Girl Edition.
    2 Mass Effect 3
    3 Borderlands 2
    3 Mass Effect 2
    5 Bloodborne
    6 Final Fantasy VII
    7 The Last of Us
    8 Persona 3
    9 Journey
    10 Valkyria Chronicles
    11 Civilization V
    12 Fire Emblem: Awakening
    13 The Witcher 3
    14 Red Dead Redemption
    15 Demon’s Souls
    16 Okami
    17 Virtue’s Last Reward
    18 Starcraft
    19 Assassin’s Creed II
    20 Mass Effect

    I feel pretty happy with that list. Persona 4 Golden is just a masterpiece of JRPG goodness. I never got a direct ME2 vs ME3 choice, but I think I’m happy, considering the awesome multiplayer that ME3 had (plus the Citadel DLC was delicious). Borderlands 2 I got burned out on, but I had to acknowledge the many many hours of zany fun it gave me. Bloodborne for me is the best Souls game.

    Disappointed some games weren’t on the list, like FFXIII, Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd, The Last Ninja etc.

  • 1 Baldur’s Gate II
    2 Mass Effect 2
    3 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    4 Zelda: A Link to the Past
    5 Mass Effect
    6 Dragon Age: Origins
    7 Mass Effect 3
    8 Red Dead Redemption
    9 Fallout 3
    9 World of Warcraft
    11 Planescape: Torment
    12 Assassin’s Creed II
    13 Star Wars: KOTOR
    14 Super Mario 64
    15 Grand Theft Auto V
    16 Skyrim
    17 Half-Life
    18 Fallout: New Vegas
    19 Portal 2
    20 Portal
    21 Metal Gear Solid
    22 Borderlands 2
    23 Chrono Trigger
    23 Ratchet & Clank 3
    25 The Witcher 3
    26 DK Country 2
    27 Call of Duty 4
    28 GTA: San Andreas
    29 Banjo-Kazooie
    30 Deus Ex

  • Seems about right:

    1 Diablo II
    2 Super Metroid
    2 Starcraft
    4 Chrono Trigger
    5 Zelda: A Link to the Past
    6 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    7 Super Mario 64
    8 Mega Man X
    9 Zelda: Majora’s Mask
    10 GoldenEye 007

    Though to be honest of the top 10 it’s hard to put any of them in front of another… I guess that’s why this did it for me.

  • I wonder if you could populate this list with your own selection of games. Would be neat to go through and fill out your personal collection.

    Also infinitely maddening.

  • Shadow of the Colossus vs Team Fortress 2

    On one hand is a Video Game that I’ve only played from start to end once, but has made a lasting impression on me. On the other hand is a game that I pre-ordered the Orange Box specifically for and spent WAY too many hours on. YE GADS HOW DO YOU CHOOSE?!

    • Hahaha, so the first question I got was Shadow of the Colossus vs Team Fortress 2. Now that I’ve finished the quiz, this is what I got:

      1 Final Fantasy VIII
      2 Chrono Trigger
      3 Final Fantasy VI
      4 Dark Souls
      5 Demon’s Souls
      6 Metal Gear Solid
      7 Shadow of the Colossus
      7 Team Fortress 2
      9 Final Fantasy IV
      10 Valkyria Chronicles

      That’s kinda funny πŸ™‚

  • 1 World of Warcraft
    2 Morrowind
    2 Demon’s Souls
    4 Skyrim
    5 Fallout 3
    6 Oblivion
    7 Monster Hunter 4U
    8 Bloodborne
    9 Dark Souls
    10 Diablo II
    11 Red Dead Redemption
    12 Fallout: New Vegas
    13 Fire Emblem: Awakening
    14 Star Wars: KOTOR
    15 Borderlands 2
    16 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    16 Suikoden II
    18 Pokemon X/Y
    19 Shovel Knight
    20 The Witcher 3

  • 1 Dark Souls
    2 Half-Life 2
    3 Bloodborne
    4 World of Warcraft
    5 The Last of Us
    6 Portal 2
    7 Portal
    8 Metal Gear Solid
    9 GTA: Vice City
    10 Resident Evil 2
    11 Halo: Combat Evolved
    12 Warcraft III
    13 Grand Theft Auto V
    14 BioShock Infinite
    15 BioShock
    16 Diablo II
    17 GoldenEye 007
    18 Half-Life
    19 Journey
    20 Assassin’s Creed II
    21 Fallout: New Vegas
    22 Resident Evil
    23 Call of Duty 4
    24 Destiny
    25 GTA: San Andreas
    26 Dragon Age: Origins
    27 Demon’s Souls
    28 Halo 3
    29 Final Fantasy VIII
    30 Skyrim

  • I scrolled up and down the article about 10 times trying to find that little ‘click here’ pink link.

    • Same – even after I’d read your comment.

      Why can’t links just be placed at the bottom of the article?
      Is it part of the game?

  • 1 Half-Life 2
    2 Zelda: A Link to the Past
    3 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    4 Final Fantasy VII
    5 The Last of Us
    6 Half-Life
    7 Shadow of the Colossus
    8 GTA: Vice City
    9 Diablo II
    10 Banjo-Kazooie
    11 Pokemon Red/Blue
    12 BioShock
    13 Uncharted 2
    13 The Walking Dead
    15 GoldenEye 007
    16 Call of Duty 4
    17 Shovel Knight
    18 Portal
    19 Starcraft
    20 GTA: San Andreas
    21 Resident Evil
    22 Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    23 Super Mario 64
    24 Resident Evil 2
    25 Red Dead Redemption

    List would have been much different if they’d included more games. For some reason the walking dead is in there and I hate that game, never clicked it once.

  • To be honest, this list is surprisingly accurate. RE2 & SH2 are my top 2 of all time no doubt. Pokemon Gold/Silver is my favorite out of all the Pokemon games.

    Like @selz, I am disappointed by the lack of any Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat games in this list.

    1. Resident Evil 2
    2. Silent Hill 2
    3. Pokemon Gold/Silver
    4. Bioshock
    5. Pokemon Red/Blue
    6. Batman: Arkham City
    7. Metal Gear Solid 3
    8. Metal Gear Solid V
    9. Red Dead Redemption
    10. Kingdom Hearts

  • That’s about right.

    Rank Game
    1 Warcraft III
    2 Metal Gear Solid 4
    3 Smash Bros. Wii U
    4 Metal Gear Solid
    5 Starcraft
    6 Smash Bros. Melee
    7 Age of Empires II
    8 Skyrim
    9 Halo: Combat Evolved
    10 Fallout 3
    11 GTA: Vice City
    12 Final Fantasy VII
    13 Half-Life 2
    14 GoldenEye 007
    15 Diablo II
    16 Morrowind
    17 Final Fantasy VIII
    18 Undertale
    19 EarthBound
    20 Grand Theft Auto V
    21 Metal Gear Solid 2
    22 Oblivion
    22 Metal Gear Solid 3
    24 GTA: San Andreas
    25 Hearthstone
    26 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    27 World of Warcraft
    27 Chrono Cross
    29 Mass Effect 2
    30 Bloodborne
    31 Metal Gear Solid V
    32 Final Fantasy XII
    32 Zelda: Majora’s Mask
    32 Valkyria Chronicles
    35 Dark Souls
    36 Deus Ex
    37 Final Fantasy IV
    38 Zelda: A Link to the Past
    38 Cave Story
    38 Perfect Dark
    38 Civilization V
    38 Super Metroid
    38 Call of Duty 4
    38 Super Mario Galaxy
    38 Dragon Age: Origins
    46 Pokemon Gold/Silver
    47 Half-Life
    48 Final Fantasy VI
    49 Chrono Trigger
    49 Ratchet & Clank 3
    51 Portal
    51 World Ends with You
    53 Star Wars: KOTOR
    53 Xenogears
    53 Zelda: The Wind Waker
    53 Pokemon X/Y
    57 Super Mario 64
    57 Mario Kart 8
    57 Final Fantasy Tactics
    57 Resident Evil 2
    61 Zelda: Twilight Princess
    61 Skies of Arcadia
    61 Persona 4
    61 999
    65 Portal 2
    65 Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    65 Uncharted 2
    65 The Walking Dead
    69 Pokemon Red/Blue
    70 Dragon Quest VIII
    70 Persona 3
    70 Batman: Arkham City
    70 Mega Man X
    70 Final Fantasy X
    70 Kingdom Hearts II
    70 The Last of Us
    70 Halo 3
    70 Assassin’s Creed II
    70 Paper Mario: TYD
    70 Tales of Symphonia
    70 Planescape: Torment
    70 Mass Effect
    70 Minecraft
    70 Journey
    70 Suikoden II
    70 Monster Hunter 4U
    70 Okami
    70 Final Fantasy IX
    70 Kingdom Hearts
    90 Super Mario Galaxy 2
    90 Super Mario Bros. 3
    90 Tetris
    90 Life is Strange
    90 Mass Effect 3
    90 Super Mario World
    90 Animal Crossing New Leaf
    90 Phoenix Wright
    90 Metroid Prime
    90 Demon’s Souls
    100 Xenoblade Chronicles
    100 DK Country 2
    100 Fire Emblem: Awakening
    100 Super Mario Maker
    100 Banjo-Kazooie
    100 Baldur’s Gate II
    100 Castlevania: SOTN
    100 Phoenix Wright: Trials
    100 Shenmue
    100 Super Mario RPG
    100 Shovel Knight
    100 The Witcher 3
    100 Binding of Isaac Rebirth
    100 Resident Evil
    100 Fallout: New Vegas
    100 BioShock Infinite
    100 Resident Evil 4
    100 Splatoon
    100 Borderlands 2
    100 Shadow of the Colossus
    100 Team Fortress 2
    100 Red Dead Redemption
    100 Bayonetta 2
    100 Mother 3
    100 BioShock
    100 Destiny
    100 Virtue’s Last Reward
    127 Paper Mario
    127 Silent Hill 2

  • You all realise that you don’t have to choose between two favourite games at all, right?
    That’s why there’s the ‘I feel the same way about both’ option!

    The point of the super long test is to sort the list for you. If you are undecided about MGS2 and Borderlands 2, say so!
    Then, when you say you like Portal 2 more than MGS2, and then later say you like Borderlands 2 over Portal 2, the test can then apply the sort to the list, and can conclude objectively you must then like Borderlands 2 more than MGS2, without having to ask you directly!

    EDIT: Ya’ll are some nostalgic motherfuckers! It’s any wonder Disney is promoting the new Star Wars in the manner they are. It’s too strong a drug to ignore.

    • And here’s what happens when you hit ‘I feel the same about both’ for a large number of the list.
      I only had less than 20 ranking numbers in my whole list, lol.

      This is still probably the most accurate ranking. There’s no way I can actually objectively rank over 100 games without some being equal. The vast majority of that list I’ve never actually played anyway.

      Rank Game
      1 The Last of Us
      1 Red Dead Redemption
      3 Pokemon Gold/Silver
      3 Half-Life 2
      3 Grand Theft Auto V
      6 Mass Effect
      6 Portal 2
      6 Uncharted 2
      6 Mass Effect 2
      10 Mass Effect 3
      11 Deus Ex
      12 GTA: Vice City
      13 Portal
      13 The Witcher 3
      15 Sonic the Hedgehog 2
      16 Civilization V
      17 GTA: San Andreas
      18 Assassin’s Creed II
      19 Half-Life
      19 Pokemon Red/Blue
      21 Star Wars: KOTOR
      21 Pokemon X/Y
      21 Shenmue
      21 Shovel Knight
      21 World of Warcraft
      21 Chrono Cross
      27 World Ends with You
      28 Skies of Arcadia
      29 Age of Empires II
      30 Minecraft
      30 Journey
      32 Kingdom Hearts II
      32 Final Fantasy VII
      32 Tetris
      32 Fallout 3
      32 Life is Strange
      32 Skyrim
      32 Diablo II
      32 Mario Kart 8
      32 Final Fantasy Tactics
      32 Resident Evil 2
      32 Zelda: Twilight Princess
      32 Persona 4
      32 999
      32 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
      32 Kingdom Hearts
      32 Baldur’s Gate II
      32 Perfect Dark
      32 BioShock
      50 Phoenix Wright
      50 GoldenEye 007
      50 Morrowind
      50 Demon’s Souls
      50 Fire Emblem: Awakening
      50 Banjo-Kazooie
      50 Castlevania: SOTN
      50 Phoenix Wright: Trials
      50 Call of Duty 4
      50 Zelda: Majora’s Mask
      50 Oblivion
      50 Super Mario RPG
      50 Binding of Isaac Rebirth
      50 Metal Gear Solid 2
      50 Resident Evil
      50 Fallout: New Vegas
      50 BioShock Infinite
      50 Resident Evil 4
      50 Paper Mario
      50 Metal Gear Solid
      50 EarthBound
      50 Borderlands 2
      50 Shadow of the Colossus
      50 Metal Gear Solid 3
      50 Mother 3
      50 Silent Hill 2
      50 Starcraft
      50 Destiny
      50 Virtue’s Last Reward
      79 Chrono Trigger
      79 Ratchet & Clank 3
      79 Dragon Quest VIII
      79 Persona 3
      79 Batman: Arkham City
      79 Mega Man X
      79 Final Fantasy X
      79 Final Fantasy VI
      79 Paper Mario: TYD
      79 Tales of Symphonia
      79 Xenogears
      79 Zelda: The Wind Waker
      79 Super Mario Bros. 3
      79 The Walking Dead
      79 Undertale
      79 Final Fantasy VIII
      79 Super Mario World
      79 Animal Crossing New Leaf
      79 Metroid Prime
      79 Hearthstone
      79 Suikoden II
      79 Monster Hunter 4U
      79 Okami
      79 Warcraft III
      79 Final Fantasy IX
      79 Xenoblade Chronicles
      79 DK Country 2
      79 Super Mario Maker
      79 Zelda: A Link to the Past
      79 Cave Story
      79 Final Fantasy IV
      79 Metal Gear Solid V
      79 Dark Souls
      79 Super Metroid
      79 Super Mario Galaxy
      79 Dragon Age: Origins
      79 Bloodborne
      79 Final Fantasy XII
      79 Valkyria Chronicles
      79 Splatoon
      79 Team Fortress 2
      79 Bayonetta 2
      121 Smash Bros. Melee
      121 Metal Gear Solid 4
      121 Halo 3
      121 Smash Bros. Wii U
      121 Planescape: Torment
      121 Super Mario Galaxy 2
      121 Halo: Combat Evolved
      121 Super Mario 64

      • It’s wrong Edenist, Pokemon Blue/Red at 19 is a TRAVESTY! πŸ˜› I don’t always like to choose the middle option though.

        • Well I’ve got gold/silver at number 3, which actually still holds up as an awesome game today.

          I also try not to let nostalgia cloud my judgement in these cases. If I play a game now, will it still be as good as a modern game? In most cases, the answer is no. 10 year old me would say sonic 2 is the greatest thing ever. Current me (who still plays it currently) would have to disagree.

          • I wasn’t being serious at all mate so don’t stress XD

            You’re totally right in nostalgia creeping into the judgement, but I actually went with that instead of picking the better game. For me it was all about the impact it had at the time, and how it still affects me to this day. So sure, Pokemon Gold/Silver is a better game than the original Red/Blue but it didn’t influence me as much as the older game. Same could be said for GTA V being a MUCH better game than Vice City, and yet Vice City’s soundtrack has left a profound impression on my whole damn life. So yeah it’s a tough one! Definitely depends on how you approach it.

        • It’s actually got shared last place with both super smash bros, mario galaxy 2, both halo games and mgs4…… I think you’ll need to take a number πŸ˜‰

          • Yeah but it’s actually good!

            I’m actually rather surprised it made it to the top of my list. I’m fairly sure I would normally rate Perfect Dark above it.

          • They’re not bad games. They’re just not games that have ever really appealed to my taste, so I’ve never enjoyed them personally.

  • Some of my weirder personal favourites are obviously missing (ie. Danganronpa), and wtf I don’t know how Half-Life got there (imagine The Walking Dead is in its place), but otherwise, not bad.

    1. The Witcher 3
    2. Kingdom Hearts II
    3. Skyrim
    3. Mass Effect 2
    3. Virtue’s Last Reward
    3. Persona 4
    7. Kingdom Hearts
    8. BioShock Infinite
    9. Mass Effect 3
    10. Final Fantasy X
    10. Half Life
    12. Dragon Age Origins
    13. 999
    14. Assassin’s Creed II
    15. The Walking Dead
    16. Fallout 3
    17. The Last of Us
    18. Mass Effect
    19. Minecraft
    20. Journey

  • That was surprisingly accurate a list for me!

    1 Deus Ex
    2 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    3 Baldur’s Gate II
    4 GoldenEye 007
    5 Perfect Dark
    6 Morrowind
    7 The Last of Us
    8 BioShock
    9 Fallout 3
    10 Call of Duty 4
    11 BioShock Infinite
    12 Bloodborne
    13 Journey
    14 Zelda: The Wind Waker
    15 Half-Life 2

  • I clicked the middle option the whole way through just go see what would happen. Chrono Trigger, which is actually my favourite game of all time, ended up on top! What is this sorcery??!

  • My top ten. Pretty spot on in my opinion:
    1 Bloodborne
    2 Demon’s Souls
    3 GoldenEye 007
    4 Journey
    5 The Last of Us
    6 Uncharted 2
    7 Metal Gear Solid 4
    8 Destiny
    9 Virtue’s Last Reward
    10 Portal 2

    • How did you get Bloodborne and Demon’s Souls as your top two, but then no Dark Souls cracking the top ten?

      • I think Dark Souls slipped into my top 20. Was never as enamoured with Dark Souls as I was with Demon Souls and then Bloodborne. I think whatever was your first experience with a Souls game leaves the biggest impression. Cracking little app.

  • Mine seems pretty accurate!

    1 Minecraft
    2 Portal 2
    3 Half-Life 2
    4 Splatoon
    4 Team Fortress 2
    6 Portal
    6 World Ends with You
    8 Red Dead Redemption
    9 Skyrim
    10 BioShock
    11 World of Warcraft
    12 Batman: Arkham City
    12 Half-Life
    14 Pokemon Gold/Silver
    14 The Last of Us
    16 Borderlands 2

    Though, I think I would probably swap Portal 2 and HL2 around. And to be honest, I hadn’t really played a lot of what was in the list… no GTA, Metal Gear, Halo, Final Fantasy (gasp, I know!) etc. So I mostly clicked that I felt the same and ended up with a bunch of ties in my list.

  • Pretty much what I thought it would be except Majoras Mask and Witcher 3 would be flipped around. I just realised how many games I haven’t played…

    1 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    2 Final Fantasy X
    3 PokΓ©mon Red/Blue
    4 Final Fantasy VII
    5 Uncharted 2
    6 The Last of Us
    7 The Witcher 3
    8 Zelda: Majora’s Mask
    9 Metal Gear Solid V
    10 Mass Effect 2
    11 Fire Emblem: Awakening
    12 Dragon Age: Origins
    13 GTA: San Andreas
    14 Red Dead Redemption
    15 Mass Effect 3
    16 DK Country 2
    17 World Ends with You
    18 Kingdom Hearts
    19 Okami
    20 Final Fantasy VIII
    21 PokΓ©mon X/Y
    22 The Walking Dead
    23 Paper Mario
    24 Batman: Arkham City
    24 Skyrim
    26 Assassins Creed II
    26 Phoenix Wright
    28 Grand Theft Auto V
    29 PokΓ©mon Gold/Silver
    30 Super Mario Bros 3

  • My top 10 is pretty much spot on, 10 – 20 could be changed around a bit but its accurate.

    1 Persona 4
    2 Persona 3
    3 Final Fantasy X
    4 Phoenix Wright
    5 Halo: Combat Evolved
    6 Phoenix Wright: Trials
    7 999
    8 Virtue’s Last Reward
    9 Final Fantasy VII
    10 World Ends with You
    11 Star Wars: KOTOR
    12 Splatoon
    13 Shenmue
    13 GTA: San Andreas
    15 Half-Life 2
    16 Grand Theft Auto V
    17 Kingdom Hearts
    18 Pokemon Gold/Silver
    19 Skyrim
    20 Red Dead Redemption

  • This site made me choose between Half-Life and Metal Gear Solid 3. Too cruel. Decently accurate given the lack of games, would like to see a much larger version that would take an hour plus at minimum; someone get on that.

    This was my list in the end (without the games I haven’t played but had to vote for because I hate bioshock with a passion)

    1) MGS3
    2) Half-Life (probably equal with MGS3 but my favourite HL game was episode 2 which is never included in these lists So I place that at the top in my own list)
    3) Metal Gear Solid and Team Fortress 2
    4) Fire Emblem: Awakening (one of those games worth buying a whole system for IMO)
    5) Mass Effect
    6) The Walking Dead (assuming that’s the telltale game)
    7) HL2
    8) LoZ: OoT
    9) Portal 2
    10) Portal

    This list makes me think there should only be one entry per series which is considered to be the fan favourite of the individual amongst the series; that way you don’t get this collection of HL/HL2, MGS3/MGS, Portal 2/Portal on a single list. I understand that might piss off a few final fantasy fans for example but the resultant lists always look a little screwy.

  • 1 Final Fantasy Tactics
    2 Final Fantasy VI
    3 Chrono Trigger
    4 Zelda: A Link to the Past
    4 Cave Story
    4 Super Mario RPG
    7 Super Mario World
    8 Tales of Symphonia
    8 Zelda: The Wind Waker
    10 Mega Man X

    Pretty accurate except for Cave Story. It asked me about it once at the beginning and I said that I liked it as much as SMW, but it was never brought around again. Pretty sure it wouldn’t be so up there if I was given more choices with it. Funnily enough, I’m pretty sure it asked me over and over for each of the titles on my bottom 20 or something.

  • 1 Chrono Trigger
    2 Super Metroid
    3 Zelda: A Link to the Past
    4 Metroid Prime
    5 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    6 Diablo II
    7 Zelda: The Wind Waker
    8 Zelda: Majora’s Mask
    9 Skyrim
    10 Final Fantasy IX
    11 Final Fantasy X
    12 Final Fantasy VI
    13 Final Fantasy VII
    14 Final Fantasy IV
    15 Mario Kart 8
    16 Red Dead Redemption
    17 Zelda: Twilight Princess
    18 Starcraft
    18 Mass Effect 2
    20 Final Fantasy VIII

    Gee, do you think there’s a trend here?

  • Rank Game
    1 Journey
    2 Deus Ex
    3 Mass Effect 2
    4 Mass Effect
    5 The Last of Us
    6 Grand Theft Auto V
    7 Assassin’s Creed II
    8 Destiny
    9 Shadow of the Colossus
    10 Mass Effect 3
    11 GTA: San Andreas
    12 Portal
    13 Red Dead Redemption
    14 Half-Life 2
    15 Half-Life
    16 GTA: Vice City
    17 Dragon Age: Origins
    18 Tetris
    19 Minecraft
    20 Uncharted 2

    So, yeah. That sort of sums me up.

  • Dear God, What will become of me??? My top 10 are just time pits…

    1 Skyrim
    2 Splatoon
    3 World of Warcraft
    4 Super Mario 64
    5 Oblivion
    6 Grand Theft Auto V
    7 Mario Kart 8
    8 The Witcher 3
    9 Minecraft
    10 Zelda: A Link to the Past
    11 Civilization V
    12 Super Metroid
    13 Warcraft III
    14 GoldenEye 007
    15 Super Mario World
    16 Super Mario Bros. 3
    17 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    18 Hearthstone
    19 Age of Empires II
    20 BioShock

  • My list was pretty accurate to about 50, then it started into titles I hadn’t played enough of to formulate an accurate opinion or games I did play and didn’t think much of, or as highly of as society expects me to, I’m looking at you FF7 and Super Metroid languishing around the 60-70 mark.
    Top 5 though went something like
    1-TLoU
    2-Chronotrigger
    3-Kingdom Hearts 2
    4-Uncharted 2
    5-Phoenix Wright

  • 1 Resident Evil
    2 The Last of Us
    3 Bloodborne
    4 Resident Evil 2
    5 Metal Gear Solid
    6 Dark Souls
    7 Resident Evil 4
    8 Metal Gear Solid 3
    9 Metal Gear Solid V
    10 BioShock
    10 Silent Hill 2

  • 1 Super Metroid
    2 Deus Ex
    3 Civilization V
    4 Tetris
    5 Portal
    6 Journey
    6 Shovel Knight
    8 Mario Kart 8
    9 Zelda: A Link to the Past
    9 Cave Story
    11 GoldenEye 007
    11 Zelda: Ocarina of Time

  • My list seems pretty different to the others I’ve read so figured I’d post the relevant ones.

    1 Grand Theft Auto V
    2 Red Dead Redemption
    3 Mass Effect 3
    4 Fallout: New Vegas
    5 Portal 2
    6 Final Fantasy X
    7 Final Fantasy VII
    8 Skyrim
    9 Civilization V
    10 Portal
    11 Mass Effect
    12 Mass Effect 2
    13 World of Warcraft
    14 Deus Ex
    15 Hearthstone

    I feel like Deus Ex should be a touch higher, but otherwise out of the very limited choices it seems pretty accurate.

  • I lost my list after my firefox crashed, but here is what I remember:

    1. Final Fantasy VII
    2. Metal Gear Solid 3
    3. Valkyria Chronicles
    4. Pheonix Wright Trials
    5. Pokemon X/Y
    6. Mass Effect 2
    7. SSB Melee
    8. Fire Emblem Awakening
    9. GTA Vice City
    10. Civilisation V

    Having said that if I think about it FFX/FFXII/Uncharted 2 really should be in that top 10…they werent far outside from memory…

    What I dislike about this is there is basically no fighting games (a few Tekkens would actually be in my top 20), no racing games to speak of (NFS?? Forza?? GT??), pretty much no strategy other than Civ, no puzzle games etc…Also they miss key games from some series and add in too may from other series. For example, the original Mario brothers is not present, but MGS4 is? Needs to be less subjective.

  • My first 16.
    Rank Game
    1 Star Wars: KOTOR
    1 Planescape: Torment
    3 Dragon Age: Origins
    3 The Witcher 3
    5 Batman: Arkham City
    6 Mass Effect 2
    7 Baldur’s Gate II
    8 Portal
    9 Grand Theft Auto V
    9 Oblivion
    11 Skyrim
    11 Half-Life 2
    13 Age of Empires II
    14 Portal 2
    15 Deus Ex
    16 Mass Effect 3

  • My top 20 was pretty damn accurate. Though I’d probably swap Destiny out for Uncharted 2.

    1 Dragon Age: Origins
    2 Red Dead Redemption
    3 Star Wars: KOTOR
    4 Mass Effect 2
    5 Mass Effect
    6 Oblivion
    7 GTA: San Andreas
    8 Zelda: The Wind Waker
    9 Skyrim
    10 Fallout 3
    11 Mass Effect 3
    12 The Last of Us
    13 Half-Life
    14 Final Fantasy VII
    15 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    16 Final Fantasy IX
    17 Destiny
    18 BioShock
    19 Minecraft
    20 Diablo II

  • This is actually crazy spot-on.

    1 Fallout 3
    2 Half-Life 2
    3 The Last of Us
    4 Pokemon Red/Blue
    5 Half-Life
    6 Fallout: New Vegas
    7 Civilization V
    8 Portal 2
    9 Red Dead Redemption
    10 Assassin’s Creed II
    11 Destiny
    12 GoldenEye 007
    13 Grand Theft Auto V
    14 Pokemon X/Y
    15 Journey
    16 World of Warcraft
    17 Mass Effect 2
    18 Age of Empires II
    18 Team Fortress 2
    20 Hearthstone

  • Seems legit, pretty close to my ranking for only the games shown… some that would be up the top missing but still had to make tough choices!

    1 Super Mario World
    2 Red Dead Redemption
    3 Fallout: New Vegas
    4 Fallout 3
    5 World of Warcraft
    6 Portal
    7 Skyrim
    8 Star Wars: KOTOR
    9 Portal 2
    10 Mass Effect 2

  • It may not be immediately obvious, but I tend to favour RPGs.

    1 The Witcher 3
    2 Persona 4
    3 Dragon Age: Origins
    4 Tales of Symphonia
    5 Fallout: New Vegas
    6 Persona 3
    7 Skyrim
    8 Final Fantasy VII
    9 Oblivion
    10 Fallout 3
    11 Morrowind
    12 Mass Effect 2
    13 Xenoblade Chronicles
    14 Baldur’s Gate II
    15 Final Fantasy XII
    16 Final Fantasy X
    17 Planescape: Torment
    18 Star Wars: KOTOR
    19 Portal 2 <– The only game on the list that isn’t at least partly an RPG
    20 Final Fantasy VIII

    BTW it took 536 “battles” to come up with my list, rather than the stated maximum of 448. Probably because game preferences are not transitive. (I admit I had to look that up; initially I used “commutative”, which means something else.)

  • 1. Civilization V
    2 Hearthstone
    3 Grand Theft Auto V
    4 Bloodborne
    5 Super Mario Bros. 3
    6 Final Fantasy X
    7 Final Fantasy VIII
    8 Final Fantasy VII
    9 Shadow of the Colossus
    10 Red Dead Redemption

  • Hahaha! The program couldn’t calculate number 1!

    1 Halo: Combat Evolved
    1 Final Fantasy VII
    1 Dark Souls
    1 Resident Evil 4
    5 Suikoden II
    6 Halo 3
    6 Metal Gear Solid V
    8 Skyrim
    8 Metroid Prime
    10 World Ends with You
    11 Batman: Arkham City
    11 Mega Man X
    13 Chrono Trigger
    14 Half-Life 2
    14 Demon’s Souls
    16 Super Mario Bros. 3
    17 Super Metroid
    17 Call of Duty 4
    17 Bloodborne
    20 Grand Theft Auto V
    20 The Witcher 3
    20 Fallout: New Vegas
    20 Metal Gear Solid 3
    24 Warcraft III
    25 Mass Effect 3
    26 Mass Effect 2
    27 Dragon Age: Origins
    27 Zelda: Majora’s Mask
    29 Metal Gear Solid
    29 Shadow of the Colossus
    29 Red Dead Redemption
    32 DK Country 2
    33 Final Fantasy IX
    33 Kingdom Hearts
    35 Fire Emblem: Awakening
    35 Cave Story
    35 Deus Ex
    35 Final Fantasy IV
    35 Perfect Dark
    35 Super Mario Galaxy
    35 Final Fantasy XII
    42 Pokemon Gold/Silver
    43 Super Mario World
    44 Half-Life
    45 Journey
    46 Uncharted 2
    46 The Walking Dead
    46 Phoenix Wright
    49 Pokemon Red/Blue
    50 Final Fantasy VI

  • Wasn’t really all that surprised with mine, surprised however it was missing Counter Strike or the Battlefield series (My fav’s though is Day of Defeat, but that’s more due to the online community playing it):

    1 Fallout 3
    2 Skyrim
    3 Morrowind
    4 Oblivion
    5 Fallout: New Vegas
    6 BioShock Infinite
    7 GoldenEye 007
    8 Half-Life 2
    9 Resident Evil 2

  • 1 Dragon Age: Origins
    2 Planescape: Torment
    3 Warcraft III
    4 Baldur’s Gate II
    5 The Last of Us
    6 World of Warcraft
    7 The Witcher 3
    8 Binding of Isaac Rebirth
    9 Grand Theft Auto V
    10 Civilization V

    Given the list of games I’m fairly happy with my top 10.

  • 1 Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    1 Final Fantasy IX
    1 Bloodborne
    4 Kingdom Hearts
    4 Dark Souls
    4 Super Metroid
    4 Chrono Cross
    8 Final Fantasy X
    8 The Last of Us
    8 Pokemon Red/Blue
    11 Final Fantasy VII
    12 Ratchet & Clank 3
    13 Chrono Trigger
    14 Final Fantasy IV
    15 Kingdom Hearts II
    15 Demon’s Souls
    17 Pokemon Gold/Silver
    17 Uncharted 2
    19 Grand Theft Auto V
    19 Shovel Knight
    19 Binding of Isaac Rebirth
    22 Shadow of the Colossus
    23 Final Fantasy VI
    24 GTA: San Andreas
    25 Undertale
    26 GTA: Vice City
    27 Final Fantasy VIII
    28 Mega Man X

  • This was my top 20:
    1 Ratchet & Clank 3
    2 Age of Empires II
    3 Skyrim
    4 Mass Effect 3
    5 Half-Life 2
    6 Portal 2
    6 Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    8 Uncharted 2
    9 GoldenEye 007
    10 The Witcher 3
    11 Grand Theft Auto V
    12 BioShock Infinite
    13 Mass Effect
    14 Portal
    15 Batman: Arkham City
    16 Half-Life
    17 Kingdom Hearts II
    18 Smash Bros. Melee
    19 The Last of Us
    20 Halo 3
    I made a few mistakes as I was rushing it but it was pretty accurate

  • 1 Metal Gear Solid
    2 Persona 4
    3 Star Wars: KOTOR
    4 Zelda: A Link to the Past
    5 Shadow of the Colossus
    6 The Last of Us
    6 Morrowind
    6 Half-Life 2
    9 GTA: Vice City
    10 Uncharted 2
    10 The Walking Dead
    12 Zelda: Majora’s Mask
    13 Zelda: The Wind Waker
    14 The Witcher 3
    15 Deus Ex
    16 Red Dead Redemption
    17 Warcraft III
    17 Final Fantasy IX
    19 Metal Gear Solid 3
    20 EarthBound

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