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The *Official* Top 200 Video Games countdown #1: The Game That ALWAYS Wins

Discussion in 'Games' started by Handmaiden Yané, Mar 1, 2008.

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  1. Handmaiden Yané

    Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    #200
    [hl=skyblue][link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spacestation_Pheta]Spacestation Pheta[/link][/hl]
    [image=http://image.photobucket.com/albums/v469/Handmaiden_Yane/250px-Spacestation_Pheta.png]

    [blockquote]"An absolutely classic old school Mac game. This was simply amazing. Hours upon hours of fun."[/blockquote]


    #199
    [hl=skyblue][link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Arcade]Star Wars Arcade[/link][/hl]
    [image=http://www.klov.com/images/11/1181242172201.jpg]
    [hl=limegreen][link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJZ2O6To4CI]Video footage[/link][/hl]

    #198
    [hl=skyblue][link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metroid_Prime_2]Metroid Prime 2: Echoes[/link][/hl]
    [image=http://www.vooks.net/images/normal_GCN_Metroid_Prime_2_Echoes_ss01.jpg]
    [hl=limegreen][link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZU4TWkNJqlY]Video footage[/link][/hl]
    [hl=orange][link=http://boards.theforce.net/Games_Board_and_Videogames/b10005/11447717/?290]Discuss Metroid Prime 2[/link][/hl]

    #197
    [hl=skyblue][link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twisted_Metal_2]Twisted Metal 2[/link][/hl]
    [image=http://www.absolute-playstation.com/gp2a/twisted_metal_black_lr_8.jpg]
    [hl=limegreen][link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeHoY1EgHjY]Video footage[/link][/hl]

    #196
    [hl=skyblue][link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gears_of_War]Gears of War[/link][/hl]
    [image=http://images.amazon.com/images/G/01/videogames/detail-page/gow-2-lg.jpg]
    [hl=limegreen][link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccWrbGEFgI8]Video footage[/link][/hl]
    [hl=orange][link=http://boards.theforce.net/games_videogames/b10005/24749557/p1/?115]Discuss Gears of War[/link][/hl]

    #195
    [hl=skyblue][link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_Emblem:_Path_of_Radiance]Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance[/link][/hl]
    [image=http://nievor.myweb.hinet.net/Auction_Pics/Game_Pics/NGC/Fire%20Emblem/fireemblem800x600.jpg]
    [hl=limegreen][link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEaPB9HZ2kw]Video footage[/link]
    [/hl]
    #194
    [hl=skyblue][link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_Quest_VIII:_Journey_of_the_Cursed_King]Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King[/link][/hl]
    [image=http://www.trustedreviews.com/images/article/inline/2805-1.jpg]
    [hl=limegreen][link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8puUMtjI9Hs]Video footage[/link][/hl]
    [hl=orange][link=http://boards.theforce.net/games_board_and_videogames/b10005/22796034/p1/?3]Discuss Dragon Quest VIII[/link][/hl]

    #193
    [hl=skyblue][link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_Hearts]Shadow Hearts[/link][/hl]
    [image=http://www.playfuls.com/images/boxshot/upload/Shadow_Hearts_ps2.jpg]
    [hl=limegreen][link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKod8_gsoEo&feature=related]Video footage[/link][/hl]

    #192
    [hl=skyblue][link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_Symphonia]Tales of Symphonia[/link][/hl]
    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/73/ToS_OVA.jpg]
    [hl=limegreen][link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mTi3HymC5U]Video footage[/link][/hl]

    #191
    [hl=skyblue][link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rise_of_Nations:_Thrones_and_Patriots]Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots[/link][/hl]
    [image=http://www2.fileplanet.com/images/130000/139827ss_sm2.jpg]

    [blockquote]"...the Cold War Campaign, and the espionage missions that go with it - are brilliant."[/blockquote]

    [hl=limegreen][link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZEmhxXuu5o]Video footage[/link][/hl]

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    *Notes*
    Highlighted in sky blue is a link to Wikipedia articles
    Highlighted in lime green is youtube video footage
    Highlighted in orange is a link to the JCC discussion thread of the video game (Some of the threads are locked, but those interested are invited to PM a mod to unlock the thread for discussion)

    I have included comments that were passed along to me, but I unfortunately forgot to include the name of the author as I was copying and pasting the comments.

    The original nominations thread is located [li
     
  2. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost star 8

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    w000000000t! [face_dancing]

    Haven't played any of them. :p
     
  3. Terr_Mys

    Terr_Mys Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Sadly, same for me, except for a few minutes of Gears of War.

    But great to see the countdown begin :D
     
  4. The_Face

    The_Face Ex-Manager star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I forgot to send in my votes. :(

    Just as well, I suppose. I can't think of 20 videogames I've played regularly anyway.
     
  5. The_Chim

    The_Chim Jedi Master star 6

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    Wow! Really good job Jen, it looks really nice. Professional even. I am glad to see you got this going.
     
  6. timmoishere

    timmoishere Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I didn't vote for Gears of War, but I'm surprise it's this low on the list.
     
  7. Anakin_Sockwalker

    Anakin_Sockwalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I thought GoW was fun, and am also surprised to see it that low on the list (though I did not vote for it either).
     
  8. Handmaiden Yané

    Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Thanks guys!


    I'm happy I finally posted it, too. :p




    Anyone care to guess how many games were cut from the Top 200 list? :p
     
  9. Anakin_Sockwalker

    Anakin_Sockwalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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  10. Handmaiden Yané

    Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ummm, a little higher...
     
  11. Anakin_Sockwalker

    Anakin_Sockwalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Well, then it has to be 2....right?
     
  12. Handmaiden Yané

    Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    :p


    I had to cut over 300 games from this list. :(

    I am considering posting a kind of "Honorable Mention" type list.
     
  13. Anakin_Sockwalker

    Anakin_Sockwalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hey, you just ruined a great +300 posts opportunity right there for me! [face_plain]





    :p
     
  14. The Great No One

    The Great No One Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    loved twisted metal 2, one of my all time fav games. gears of war is good two. decent places for them. find myself wondering what's ahead.

    :snoopy
     
  15. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Tales of Symphonia was epic. I'm very excited about the sequel coming to the Wii later this year.
     
  16. Darth_Omega

    Darth_Omega Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I should have gotten ToS when I had the chance, seems like a fun game, there's a 4 episode OVA out there but I don't think you can summarize the story in 4x30 minutes. :p

    Anyway I've only played Metroid Prime 2, its not as good as 1 far from it even though it had some improvements and Sanctuary Fortress was an awesome area. I'm surprised it made the list.
     
  17. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Rise of Nations is good fun, but that's the only one of those I've played (except Star Wars Arcade, of course.)

    Meant to pick up DQ8 and Shadow Hearts (well, the later ones in the series) but never got around to it. Be interested to hear from those who voted for them.

    Also cutting 300 games doesn't bode well for my lower picks. :(

     
  18. Tyi-Maet_Nefer

    Tyi-Maet_Nefer Jedi Master star 6

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    Rise of Nations is the only game I've played on that list. It's pretty good. By the way, does having "Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots" there mean that these were votes only for the expansion? Or that means it is inclusive of both? :D




    Yane, that list looks beautiful in colour. Good to see this, and good job!
     
  19. The_Crow

    The_Crow Jedi Master star 4

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    Great job, Yane :D
     
  20. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Interesting. Three of my top 20 are in the bottom 10. :oops:
     
  21. DarthBurns

    DarthBurns Jedi Master star 4

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    I've had so many hours of fun on Gears of War online. Awesome game.
     
  22. SoloCommand

    SoloCommand Manager Emeritus & GTA Coruscant Developer star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    RoN deserves to be higher.
     
  23. Hammurabi

    Hammurabi Jedi Master star 4

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    Rise of Nations is awesomesauce. Up until recently, it was the best blend of RTS gameplay with broader mechanics. A couple days ago I bought Sins of a Solar Empire, and it reminds me in some ways of Rise of Nations. It actually made me realize how strategy gaming really hasn't gone that far in the past few years. Rise of Nations remains excellent, and SoaSE continues in the same tradition in a lot of ways.
     
  24. rogue_wookiee

    rogue_wookiee Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Metroid Prime 2: Echoes shouldn't have made the list. Both Metroid Prime games are very overrated and this one features a craptastic multiplayer mode.

    That's the only one that I've played on the list thus far.

    300+ games cut is an interesting figure. It looks like there was an extremely high amount of participation from other forums and a lot of games got votes from a single person.
     
  25. TwiLekJedi

    TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    so, how many votes did a game need to be on the list? 2? 3? 10?? [face_worried]
     
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