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

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  1. Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus

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    #200
    Spacestation Pheta
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    "An absolutely classic old school Mac game. This was simply amazing. Hours upon hours of fun."



    #199
    Star Wars Arcade
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    #198
    Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
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    Discuss Metroid Prime 2

    #197
    Twisted Metal 2
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    #196
    Gears of War
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    Discuss Gears of War

    #195
    Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
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    #194
    Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
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    Discuss Dragon Quest VIII

    #193
    Shadow Hearts
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    #192
    Tales of Symphonia
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    #191
    Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots
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    "...the Cold War Campaign, and the espionage missions that go with it - are brilliant."


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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 Chosen One

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    w000000000t! [face_dancing]

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

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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 Ex-Manager

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Master

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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 Manager Emeritus

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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 Jedi Master

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  10. Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus

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  11. Anakin_Sockwalker Jedi Master

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

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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 Jedi Master

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Chosen One

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Games and Community Reaper

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Master

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  20. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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

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    I've had so many hours of fun on Gears of War online. Awesome game.
  22. SoloCommand Manager Emeritus & GTA Coruscant Developer

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    RoN deserves to be higher.
  23. Hammurabi Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Youngling

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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 Pretty Ex-Mod

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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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