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Edge's 100 Greatest Videogames

Edge Magazine (still the best videogame magazine out there) recently published its top 100 videogames of all time. It’s pretty interesting reading and, being Edge, there are a few questionable decisions. But this is what I love about Edge - they occasionally do some wild stuff, but always back it up with good, solid explanations.

Here’s the list along with my statistics.

Legend

Bold - Played, finished Italic - Played, didn’t finish Normal - Didn’t play.

The List

  1. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

  2. Resident Evil 4

  3. Super Mario 64

  4. Half Life 2

  5. Super Mario World

  6. Zelda: A Link to the Past

  7. Halo: Combat Evolved

  8. Final Fantasy XII

  9. Tetris

  10. Super Metroid

  11. Yoshi’s Island

  12. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  13. Ico

  14. Super Mario Kart

  15. Pro Evolution Soccer 6

  16. Street Fighter Anniversary

  17. GoldenEye 007

  18. Final Fantasy VII

  19. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

  20. Civilization IV

  21. Okami

  22. World Of WarCraft

  23. Metroid Prime

  24. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

  25. Sim City 2000

  26. Advance Wars

  27. Rez

  28. Perfect Dark

  29. Deus Ex

  30. Shadow Of The Colossus

  31. Katamari Damacy

  32. Project Gotham Racing 2

  33. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

  34. R-Type Final

  35. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty

  36. Battlefield 2

  37. StarCraft

  38. Virtua Fighter 5

  39. Secret Of Mana

  40. Wario Ware Inc: Minigame Mania

  41. Gran Turismo 4

  42. Rome: Total War

  43. Bomberman

  44. Super Monkey Ball

  45. Company Of Heroes

  46. Quake III

  47. Far Cry

  48. Puyo Pop Fever

  49. Animal Crossing

  50. Shenmue

  51. Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire

  52. Disgaea: Hour Of Darkness

  53. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2

  54. Chrono Trigger

  55. Counter-Strike

  56. Guitar Hero

  57. Soul Calibur

  58. Tempest 2000

  59. StarFox 64

  60. Pac-Man Vs

  61. Manhunt

  62. Jet Set Radio Future

  63. Lumines

  64. System Shock 2

  65. Darwinia

  66. F-Zero GX

  67. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved

  68. GTR2

  69. PilotWings 64

  70. Ridge Racers 2

  71. Ninja Gaiden Black

  72. Killer7

  73. Puzzle Bobble (aka Bust-a-Move)

  74. Thief: The Dark Project

  75. Burnout 2

  76. Ikaruga

  77. Football Manager 2007

  78. Doom II

  79. Secret of Monkey Island

  80. Virtua Tennis 3

  81. Robotron 2084

  82. Lemmings

  83. Nights

  84. Phantasy Star Online

  85. Silent Hill 2

  86. Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast

  87. Mr Driller

  88. Sega Rally Championship

  89. Tomb Raider

  90. Devil May Cry

  91. Super Smash Bros Melee

  92. Resident Evil

  93. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

  94. Gitaroo Man

  95. God of War

  96. Wipeout

  97. Tekken 3

  98. Sensible Soccer

  99. Psychonauts

  100. Crackdown

Statistics

Total played: 72 Total finished: 44

Number of sequels: 55

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