Unhealthy List Obsession


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Hi everyone.

It seems I've developed a bit of an obsession with people's 100-favourite-videogame lists. Really. In the past month of web-scouring, I've gathered around thirty different ones, and I keep going on at people I know to produce their own lists - even those who've not had a lot of experience with them, and those who don't even LIKE them. It's getting really bad. It's gotten so bad I've gotten to asking forumites for their lists too. And since this is the forum that I'm on the most, it's the forum where I'm starting. Could anyone PLEASE post their lists? I know you all have them, it's obvious (well, anyone who seems to collect gaming machines must do, which seems like a lot of people here). You don't even have to post them directly here, you could just PM them to me. If you want. Anyway, here's mine. Last revised on Saturday.

100-El Viento (MD)
99-Little Nemo, The Dream Master (NES)
98-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)
97-The Ninja (SMS)
96-Delta Warp (NGPC)
95-Yoshi's Island (SNES)
94-Super Fantasy Zone (MD)
93-Joy Mech Fight (NES)
92-Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
91-Truxton (MD)
90-Assault Suits Valken/Cybernator (SNES)
89-The Chaos Engine (Amiga)
88-BioMotor Unitron (NGPC)
87-Umihara Kawase (SNES)
86-Gauntlet II (Arcade)
85-The Simpsons (Arcade)
84-Splatterhouse II (MD)
83-Castlevania (NES)
82-Cannon Fodder (Amiga)
81-Skeleton Krew (Amiga)
80-Sin & Punishment (N64)
79-Super Robot Pinball (GBC)
78-Master of Darkness (SMS)
77-Cannon Spike (DC)
76-Earthworm Jim (MCD)
75-Gates of Zendicon (Lynx)
74-Super Gem Fighters Mini Mix (Arcade)
73-Valis III (MD)
72-Sexy Parodius (Arcade)
71-Mickey Mania (MCD)
70-The Firemen (SNES)
69-Dicing Knight (WS)
68-Aladdin (MD)
67-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (MD)
65-Super Spacefortress Macross II (Arcade)
64-Castlevania Bloodlines (MD)
63-Metroid Fusion (GBA)
62-SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millenium (NGPC)
61-Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap (SMS)
60-Pocky & Rocky (SNES)
59-Puzzle Bobble 2 (Arcade)
58-StarFox (SNES)
57-Skies of Arcadia (DC)
56-Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Arcade)
55-Blazing Lazers (PC-E)
54-Elevator Action Returns (Arcade)
53-Garou: Mark of the Wolves (Arcade)
52-Dynamite Headdy (MD)
51-Thunder Force III (MD)
50-Contra Spirits (SNES)
49-Bangai-o (DC)
48-Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (NES)
47-Secret of Mana (SNES)
46-Doukutsu/Cave Story (PC)
45-Comix Zone (MD)
44-Darkstalkers (Arcade)
43-Bubble Bobble (Arcade)
42-The Story of Thor (MD)
41-Time Pilot (Arcade)
40-Splatterhouse Wanpaku Grafitti (NES)
39-Streets of Rage 2 (MD)
38-Devil's Crush (PC-E)
37-Mega Man II (NES)
36-Contra Hardcorps (MD)
35-Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrows (DS)
34-Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins (GB)
33-Darius Gaiden (Arcade)
32-Decap Attack (MD)
31-Shining Force II (MD)
30-Sonic CD (MCD)
29-Crazy Taxi (DC)
28-Revenge of Shinobi (MD)
27-Soldier Blade (PC-E)
26-Gradius III (SNES)
25-OutRun 2 (Arcade)
24-Ninja Gaiden (NES)
23-Snatcher (MCD)
22-Kirby's Adventure (NES)
21-Soul Calibur (DC)
20-Pirates! (PC)
19-X-Men vs. Street Fighter (Arcade)
18-Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament (MD)
17-Chrono Trigger (SNES)
16-Sonic 3 & Knuckles (MD)
15-Power Stone 2 (DC)
14-Nectaris/Military Madness (PC-E)
13-F-Zero X (N64)
12-Alex Kidd in Miracle World (SMS)
11-Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES)
10-Ikaruga (DC)
9-Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
8-Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS)
7-Super Metroid (SNES)
6-Contra (Arcade)
5-Dracula X: Rondo of Blood (PC-E)
4-Metal Slug 3 (Arcade)
3-Little Big Adventure 2: Twinsen's Odyssee (PC)
2-Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (MD)
1-Gunstar Heroes (MD)


Feel free to comment on all that (such is the point of a forum), and there's no pressure, it'd just be nice to have a bit more for the collection. I think the list that EDGE did is the worst one in the whole world ever.
Thanking you all very muchly.
 

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I can't be bothered doing a crazy list like yours, but I'll pull a quick on off the top of my head.

My Top Five Video Game Franchises:

5. Metal Gear Solid
4. Zelda
3. God of War
2. Mario
1. Grand Theft Auto

Quick and dirty.
 

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Oh Mr. DCGM, whilst I appreciate your quickness (and indeed, your dirtiness), you and Darkman were the ones I was expecting/hoping for the most from...

That's the problem with obsessions, you tend to rely on people a lot more, and get hurt even more when you find you can't rely on them :eek:
 

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TwoHeadedBoy said:
Oh Mr. DCGM, whilst I appreciate your quickness (and indeed, your dirtiness), you and Darkman were the ones I was expecting/hoping for the most from...

That's the problem with obsessions, you tend to rely on people a lot more, and get hurt even more when you find you can't rely on them :eek:
Well I appreciate that you value my opinion. To be completely honest, though, I'm much more of a collector than an actual gamer. I know my username implies otherwise :)P ), but I really don't play as much as I should. I don't think I'd be able to pull out a list of my top 50 games and give each a somewhat accurate spot on the list...

I'll try to compile one in the next day or two, but it won't have many games pre-NES on it. I'm just too young to get into the older stuff (plus the lack of time/patience and money. Well, mostly that...)

If you could think of a list based on hardware, I could certainly give my opinion in that sense. Top 100 games is really rough, though.
 
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Man, this is crazy... I mean, I love video games, I play them all the time, I collect handhelds and have a half-dozen consoles attached to various TVs around the house at any given time, but listing my top 100 games? in order of preference?!? I wouldn't even know where to begin...

Just sitting down and trying to decide what my TOP FIVE games would be gives me a headache... :blink:

:lol:
 

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Yeah, it is hard to think up a list, but it is possible. Firstly I listed every system I've ever played on, then under each system, listed as many games that I could think of that I'd enjoyed on that system. This left me with a shortlist (of sorts) of exactly 281 games.

From this list, I eliminated any that I'd played once and enjoyed, but wouldn't find myself likely to play again. I also eliminated any that I'd originally only played because I felt I HAD to (ie. Mario 64, Resident Evil games, Zelda games, Final Fantasy VII). Then, I'd read over all the games, and any that I'd read the title of and not get an immediate image in my head, they were gone too. This left around 150 games.

After this, it was a case of deciding what was my all-time favourite game ever (Gunstar Heroes), and going from there. Sonic 2 was the first MegaDrive game I ever got and I pretty much know it backwards, so that had to go there, and Little Big Adventure is a game that I find myself going back to over and over again, even though I've finished it over a dozen times. After these three it was just choosing which games I liked more than any others, and going down the list until I'd gotten up to 100. This end process took a couple of hours, but the original shortlist I'd built up since mid-January.

That's the extent of the obsession y'see. VG101, the OPCFG and Flying Omelette have all done good, interesting lists, and I've got so many more I'm not even sure where most of them came from originally. If no-one can do a Top 100 list, a Top 20 or more will do me just fine :rolleyes:
 

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MY favorite games in no particular order:
Final Fantasy 1-7
Chrono Trigger
Mario Kart
All the SUper Mario games
All the 2D sonic games
F-Zero
Tetris, 2, Attack
Breath of fire
Reveira: The promised land
Destruction Derby 64
Bomberman
Brain Age
Halo
Goldeneye
Conker's Bad Fur Day
Gran Turisimo
Advance Wars
 

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I seriously don't see how someone could come up with a list like this for the following reasons:

- You would need to have played every console games every to fully decide on a list of your best games
- No one has that much money to even do that first part

I know I certainly haven't played enough games to even warrant a top 50 favourite games list, in that I have played more than 50 games but not enough of them have been good enough to make a list of them.
 

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Ganepark32 said:
I seriously don't see how someone could come up with a list like this for the following reasons:

- You would need to have played every console games every to fully decide on a list of your best games
- No one has that much money to even do that first part

I know I certainly haven't played enough games to even warrant a top 50 favourite games list, in that I have played more than 50 games but not enough of them have been good enough to make a list of them.

Ah, but you miss the point entirely here. My list is not what I think is THE BEST games ever, it is a list of MY FAVOURITE games ever. Hence the lack of Doom, Street Fighter II, Tetris, Elite and all the others that'd justifiably belong on a list of THE BEST games ever. Lists of favourite games are what I'm interested in, they're a lot more personal. Hence the large amount of Castlevania, Sonic and Treasure games on my list.

Kay?
 
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1. Outrun (Arcade)
2. Pole Position II
3. Powerdrift (Arcade)
4. Stunt Car Racer (Amiga)
5. Chaos Engine (Amiga)
6. Outrun II (Arcade and PSP)
7. Choplifter (Arcade)
8. Phoenix (Arcade)
9. Shadow of the Beast (Amiga)
10. Ghouls'n'Ghosts (Arcade, MD)

(I am sure I forgot a lot of games that I like more than the mentioned, but this list was prepared in 2 minutes).

EDIT: oh, yes: SWOS (Amiga), Street Fighter II Turbo (Arcade), Devils Crush (PCE), Tetris (Gambeboy), ...
 

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Thank you Mr. Chaos Engineer! It's a start at least, but yes, this is the kind of thing I'm talking about. Preferably longer, but yeah, this is the sort of thing I'm after. Cheers :)
 

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Okay, I'll bite. Limiting to 100 is extremely difficult. I could easily do a top 500, but this will have to do.

Edit: fine, it's in numerical order now... but really, the order of any game from position 10 to 70 could be changed around.

001 Paradroid (Commodore 64)
002 H.E.R.O. (Commodore 64)
003 Angband (PC)
004 Dropzone (Commodore 64)
005 Llamatron (Amiga)
006 Katamari Damacy (PS2)
007 Super Metroid (SNES)
008 Lacuna (GP32)
009 Metroid Prime (Gamecube)
010 Morrowind (PC)
011 Wizball (Commodore 64)
012 Zelda 3 (SNES)
013 Outrun 2006 (Xbox)
014 Soul Calibur (Dreamcast)
015 Super Mario World (SNES)
016 Zenji (Commodore 64)
017 Castlevania: SOTN (PS1)
018 Final Fantasy 6 (SNES)
019 Super Mario Bros 3 (NES)
020 Burnout 3 (Xbox)
021 Buggy Boy (Commodore 64)
022 Alter Ego (Commodore 64)
023 Culdcept (PS2)
024 Wonderboy in Monster Land (Arcade)
025 Nebulus (Commodore 64)
026 Wizkid (Amiga)
027 Mario Sunshine (Gamecube)
028 Tetris (Gameboy)
029 Oblivion (PC)
030 Mario 64 (Nintendo 64)
031 Minestorm (Vectrex)
032 Street Fighter 2 Turbo (SNES)
033 Gauntlet (Arcade)
034 Super Puyo Puyo (SNES)
035 Half Life 2 (PC)
036 Super Mario Bros 1 (NES)
037 Bubble Bobble (Arcade)
038 D.R.O.D. (PC)
039 Boulderdash (Commodore 64)
040 Cannon Fodder (Amiga)
041 Maniac Mansion (Amiga)
042 Galaga (Arcade)
043 Advance Wars (GBA)
044 Lazy Jones (Commodore 64)
045 Revenge of the Gator (Gameboy)
046 Shining Force (Megadrive)
047 Marble Madness (Arcade)
048 Head Over Heels (Amiga)
049 Commando (Arcade)
050 Pitfall 2 (Atari 2600)
051 D&D Collection (Saturn)
052 Archon (Commodore 64)
053 Ghosts n Goblins (Commodore 64)
054 Wonderboy 3 Dragon's Lair (Sega Master System)
055 Super Mario Kart (SNES)
056 Speedball 2 (Amiga)
057 Salamander (Commodore 64)
058 Bruce Lee (Commodore 64)
059 Kuru Kuru Kurin (GBA)
060 Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)
061 Ninja Spirit (Arcade)
062 Apidya (Amiga)
063 Ghouls n Ghosts (Megadrive)
064 Ninja Gaiden (Xbox)
065 Mega Lo Mania (Amiga)
066 Transformers (PS2)
067 Stunt Car Racer (Amiga)
068 Bionic Commando (Commodore 64)
069 Spy Hunter (Arcade)
070 Pooyan (Arcade)
071 Magic the Gathering (Dreamcast)
072 Retrograde (Commodore 64)
073 Rygar (Arcade)
074 Ninja Gaiden (NES)
075 Ultima I (Commodore 64)
076 Wario Ware (GBA)
077 Toki (Arcade)
078 Suikoden (PS1)
079 Slither Link (DS)
080 Raiden (Arcade)
081 Sonic the Hedehog (Megadrive)
082 New York Times Crosswords (DS)
083 Kabuki Quantum Fighter (NES)
084 Typing of the Dead (Dreamcast)
085 Picross (DS)
086 Ikaruga (Dreamcast)
087 Goemon 2 (SNES)
088 Final Fantasy 7 (PS1)
089 Zombies Ate My Neighbours (SNES)
090 X-Men Legends (Xbox)
091 Urban Chaos (Xbox)
092 DoDonPachi (Saturn)
093 RC Pro Am (NES)
094 Pang (Arcade)
095 Mashed: Fully Loaded (Xbox)
096 Crazy Taxi (Dreamcast)
097 Half Life (PC)
098 God Of War (PS2)
099. Shenmue (Dreamcast)
100. Parappa the Rappa (PS1)

Edit: TwoHeadedBoy -- I could easily have put nearly every game on your list onto mine. In particular Cybernator, Firemen and Elevator Action should really be there...
 

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daclassicgamingmaster said:
You....alphabetized them? :huh:
A little thing called a spreadsheet. A numerical rank borders on meaningless for me.
 
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Thank you Mr. GunPei2X, that's the kind of thing I'm after. I mean, obviously it'd be better if it wasn't alphabetized, but it's a start. Nice choices with Typing of the Dead, Toki and Zombies Ate My Neighbors, they were in my original shortlist...

I could've been really mean and asked people to do a top 365 - my original intention, which would allow for playing one game a day for a whole year. Thinking that there might have to be some list-fiddling involved so as to be able to play James Pond II: Robocod on Xmas Day and a Castlevania of some sort at Halloween.
 

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TwoHeadedBoy said:
I mean, obviously it'd be better if it wasn't alphabetized, but it's a start.
Okay, just for you, 'tis done (original post edited)...
 
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I concocted a top 50 list. I just think attempting to number them would be futile; I agree with what gunpei says about them mostly being changed around. So I'll save myself the torment of chosing one excellent game over another, and just list them.

Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
Super Mario Bros. 1 (NES)
Super Mario World: Yoshi’s Island (SNES)
Metroid (NES)
Chrono Trigger (SNES)
Super Mario RPG (SNES)
Shenmue (DC)
God of War (PS2)
Metal Gear Solid (PS1)
God of War II (PS2)
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS2)
The Legend of Zelda (NES)
Zelda: Windwaker (Cube)
Super Mario World (SNES)
Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
Shining Force III (Sega CD)
Panzer Dragoon Saga (Saturn)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)
Resident Evil 2 (PS1)
Zelda: Majora’s Mask (N64)
Resident Evil 4 (Cube)
Sonic The Hedgehog (Genesis)
Zombies Ate My Neighbors (SNES)
ToeJam and Earl (Genesis)
Super Bomberman (SNES)
Skies of Arcadia (DC)
Shinobi (SMS)
Alex Kidd (SMS)
Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
Phoenix Wright (The series as a whole)(DS)
Grandia II (DC)
Final Fantasy VII (PS1)
Pac-Man (Arcade)
Grand Theft Auto III (PS2)
Bubble Bobble (Arcade)
Bonk (PCE)
Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension (Famicom)
Pokemon Blue (GBC)
Half Life (PC)
Doom (PC)
Street Fighter (Arcade)
Crazy Taxi (DC)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2)
Okami (PS2)
Devil May Cry (PS2)
Orange Box (XB360)
Gunstar Heroes (Genesis)
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PS1)
Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

I'm afraid that's the best list I can come up with atm.
 

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Ack! Thank you both so much!
A strange grin is on my face. I'm headed up to Manchester tomorrow, hopefully the people I'm staying with will've finished their lists by the time I get there :lol:
 

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1. Sinistar (Arcade)
2. Another World (Amiga)
3. R-Type (Turbografx)
4. Comix Zone (Genesis)
5. Yar's Revenge (Atari 2600)
6. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Genesis)
7. The Warriors (PS2)
8. Earthworm Jim (SegaCD)
9. Yoshi's Island (SNES)
10. Super Hang-on (Genesis)
11. XY Bots (Arcade)
12. Joust (Arcade)
13. Bomberman 94 (Turbografx)
14. Canon Fodder (Amiga)
15. Grand Theft Auto III (PS2)
16. Snatcher (SegaCD)
17. Gorf (Arcade)
18. Pole Position (Arcade)
19. Ikaruga (Dreamcast)
20. Satan's Hollow (Arcade)
21. Twisted Metal 2 (Playstation)
22. Garou: Mark of the Wolves (Neo-Geo)
23. Sonic The Hedgehog (Genesis)
24. Pirates (Amiga)
25. Resident Evil 4 (Gamecube)
26. Ms. Pacman (Arcade)
27. Super Mario Brothers (NES)
28. Raiden (Turbografx)
29. Gradius (Turbografx)
30. Phoenix (Atari 2600)
31. Galaga 88 (Turbografx)
32. Gunstar Heroes (Genesis)
33. Destruction Derby 2 (Playstation)
34. Gunhed (Turbografx)
35. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
36. Stunt Car Racer (Amiga)
37. Doom II (PC)
38. Final Fantasy III (SNES)
39. Shenmue (Dreamcast)
40. Nam 1975 (Neo-Geo)
41. Border Down (Dreamcast)
42. Splatterhouse (Turbografx)
43. Marble Madness (Arcade)
44. Kid Chameleon (Genesis)
45. Crazi Taxi (Dreamcast)
46. Sonic The Hedgehog (Genesis)
47. Destruction Derby 2 (Playstation)
48. God of War (PS2)
49. Chrono Trigger (SNES)
50. Final Fight (Arcade)
 

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Thank you Shifty for your shifty list. I'm liking the amount of responses here, it's nice.
And the extra credit to all, yoho!

Mr. DCGM, I know you couldn't do a full list, but could I just ask if you meant for Donkey Kong Country or Super Mario Galaxy to be your Number One (of sorts)?
 
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