The EZA Top 100 Videogames!

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    73. Halo 2
    I LOVE the Halo universe. I mean I got almost all the books, statues and have spent hours just reading about the lore. A friend of mine were in one of the top clans in multiplayer and we used to link up xboxes and spend a weekend playing 4v4 and 2v2 games. As much as I loved this, I say that 1 and 3 are better. Awesome game but I decided to put my vote on the other games.

    70. StarCraft
    I do wonder how many hours I have spent on this game. However I never really got into the online scene until StarCraft 2. Blizzard really knows RTS games, but I enjoyed the multiplayed in the second game more.

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    69. Mario Kart 64 (1996) - 81 Points - 5 Votes - Highest Vote: #6 jsackel

    Developer: Nintendo
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Genre: Kart racing
    Platform(s): Nintendo 64

    Mario Kart 64 races eight familiar faces, including Mario, Bowser and Yoshi, on four progressively tougher four-track circuits. Wide curves and gentle banks mark the Mushroom Cup tracks. Your commute gets notably tougher on the Flower Cup, though. The player will have to dodge semis rumbling on Toad's Turnpike and bounding boulders on fogbound Choco Mountain! Star Cup tracks range from the icy surfaces of Sherbet Land to the lava lakes of Bowser's Castle. The true test of karting competence, though, comes on the four tracks in Special Cup. Zip through the dark caves and green hillsides of Donkey Kong's Jungle Parkway, cling to the sheer cliffs of Yoshi Valley and hustle over haunted Banshee Boardwalk before tackling the longest track in the game: neon-lit Rainbow Road.

    The game offers two camera angles and three engine sizes: 50cc, 100cc and 150cc. You can gain even more speed by mastering the power slide technique or grabbing Super Star power-ups. Each kart has distinctive handling, acceleration and top speed capabilities. Light karts like Princess's smoothly steer through tight corners, but run the constant risk of getting flattened by heavy karts, like Donkey Kong's. Shells that you fire at rival racers, Bananas that make them skid out and Lightning Bolts that make them small and very slow are just a few of the game's unique power-ups.

    Other Votes: Dogtype (23.), MiserablePerson (14.), SabotageTheTruth (19.), Faaip (13.),

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    68. Halo 3 (2007) - 81 Points - 5 Votes - Highest Vote: #3 Lotias

    Developer: Bungie
    Publisher: Microsoft
    Genre: First Person Shooter
    Platform(s): XBOX 360

    Halo 3 is the third game in the main Halo series. Like the rest of the series, it is a sci-fi/military-themed first-person shooter with an emphasis on vehicles and an extensive multiplayer mode in addition to the single-player campaign. As before, the series' signature shield system is used where, rather than health, you have a force field of sorts which loses power as you are attacked. You needn't pick up anything to refill it, only take cover for several seconds. If you can avoid being attacked, the shield will recharge on its own.

    Vehicles are again present. These are human and alien transport which can be driven or ridden in with another player or AI doing the driving. Halo 3 adds numerous new types of vehicles, notably a massive mobile command center called the Elephant and a human VTOL aircraft called the Hornet. Enemies with good timing can board a vehicle, kicking out the occupant. Also as before, you are limited to one weapon in hand (or one in each hand for some of the smaller guns) and one on back-up with both human and alien weapons available. Weapons can be fired or used to club someone for a melee hit. There are several new weapons, including the gravity hammer, which is a massive hammer for one-hit kills in close combat. When using a single weapon, your second trigger throws grenades, which have a new spike type in addition to the basic sticky and frag ones from previous games. Turrets are back, which are mounted guns with a new missile pod variant and the added ability to rip them off their moorings and carry them around in 3rd person view.

    Other Votes: Joetown (14.), Haru17 (20.), naltmank (27.), Hero of Lime (9.)

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  • Another two great entries! While I haven't played Mario Kart 64 specifically, I own the DS version, I once had Double Dash. I love this franchise (but not enough to put in my top 30: Not enough friends :cry: ) and I'm happy to see it here. As for Halo 3, I figured it would rank higher than 2, but I'm kind of surprised its ranked so soon after. Either way, its a good game with, in my opinion, the series' best multiplayer (Thaz rite I says it!) with Halo 5 being 2nd. Happy to see both here!

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    68. Halo 3 (2007) - 81 Points - 5 Votes - Highest Vote: #3 Lotias
    As I said, I LOVE this series and I think that 3 have the most solid multiplayer which I spent hours on! Also for ME this is where the story really finished! 4 and 5 are not "real" for me! :D

    Halo really spoke to me on so many levels. Futuristic, cool characters and a deep deep deep lore if you read stuff around the games. At the time I thought the graphics were some of the best I had seen and it all felt so smooth playing. The only downside are the damn flood level going after Cortana. But solid game which I have played through many many times

  • 8 of my picks have shown up already... Almost at that 1/3 status! Insert smugness here.

  • @Lotias First, I agree about 343's Halo: ESPECIALLY 5. That game, I view, was a trade-off: Such a deep focus on multiplayer and MLG that the campaign was such a fail. Hardly ANY Chief AND its namesake not even being present until the Legendary ending. The &^%$ !

    Second, I. Hate. The Flood. Hate 'em. The mission Cortana is a personal demon I come into contact with EVERY time I play the game. (Shudders violently)

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    @Brannox Yeah! I mean 4 were alright and a good bit of fun, but it started to loose much of its "halo-ness". I am so glad that I only watched a playthrough of Halo 5s campaign. The story never reaches Bungies potential.

    Yeah The Flood are beyond terrible! sometimes I have played halo 3 campaign up to that point, then just restart or jump over it just to avoid it haha

  • Halo 3 was great and I remember being obsessed with it. I played it a ton with my cousin. I would always go to his house to play the campaign with him; after that, we hopped into online multiplayer and played it split-screen.

  • @Oscillator I hear you about the locations. I really like the parallelism in Halo 2 (legit probably one of the best opening cutscenes), but if you miss a few lines then you won't understand the significance of High Charity or it getting infected with the flood. Playing 3 helped with that, I think (not for nothing, they're the same story really).

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    @Oscillator I hear you about the locations. I really like the parallelism in Halo 2 (legit probably one of the best opening cutscenes), but if you miss a few lines then you won't understand the significance of High Charity or it getting infected with the flood. Playing 3 helped with that, I think (not for nothing, they're the same story really).

    3 Is a far better story than 2. Not quite as straightforward as 1, but it's still pretty easy to tell what's going on. And the cinematics/setpieces are excellent.

    Gameplay's better than 2 as well. Less mechanical, more free, better balanced. But it's slow, and the addition of equipment was unnecessary. Paved the way for armor abilities in Reach...ugh.

    FPSes are best when they're stripped down and fast...though COD may take that too far. You have to have SOME depth...

  • Checked my list again, and now I'm feeling more confident than before: I say 15 games of mine will make the list. Even if I still have just one there now. This is a console-heavy place, after all.

  • 69. Mario Kart 64
    Great fun racer, I even want to say it's still my favorite Mario Kart.

    68. Halo 3
    Great Halo game.

  • Sorry team, I have another monster post talking about games 82-68. I simply can't keep up. As always, if you want me to expand on anything that I've said here, feel free to reply or to DM me.

    82. Undertale - Ooo, Undertale, I feel some ways about you. I love how this game has touched so many people, but I just can't get my head around the magnitude of the fan base's love for this game. I like Undertale fine - it's super charming and funny - but I think it has some major flaws. kind of sums up how I feel rather well. I respect those who love Undertale; it just didn't quite work for me. As always just message me if you want to talk more about it.

    81. Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner - I completely missed this game. I've never played non-Metal Gear Kojima game so this may actually be really cool to check out. Mostly it's fun to see games I know nothing about making it onto a Top 100 list!

    80. Dark Souls III - This is certainly the first of many souls-borne games on this list. I haven't played much of the souls games but I definitely respect them and I believe that they will remain some of the highest regarded games of all time. From what I've heard about DS3 I'm surprised it didn't rank higher than the other souls games (though maybe it did), and I believe that in a few years time DS3 will come out on top of the previous Dark Souls. Hopefully I can eventually muster up the strength to get into this series.

    79. Mass Effect 3 - Bravo @Inustar for being bold enough to proudly put ME3 as your favourite game of all time. So much controversy around this game, but regardless of anything else ME3 is a mechanically masterful game and deserves its spot among the best games of all time.

    78. Silent Hill 2 - Such a cool game. Such an artful game for the time. I personally don't have enough experience with Silent Hill 2 to be able to put in on my list but his game is incredibly important for the survival horror genre and arguably one of the best stories in the history of games.

    77. Final Fantasy X - The first of what is sure to be many Final Fantasy's to hit the list. I can't speak much to any Final Fantasy so I won't try to.

    76. Half-Life - A revolution in the FPS genre, an absolute classic, and an obvious addition to this list. All that needs to be said.

    75. Overwatch (Personal Ranking: 26 ) - I didn't think that Overwatch would make it onto my top 30, but as I made the list I kept having to admit that I like Overwatch more than many of the other games I hold dear. I have never enjoyed an online multiplayer game more than Overwatch. The art drew me in immediately and the rush has kept me there for over 150 hours. If any of you have wanted to get into Overwatch but don't have friends playing it feel free to add me on PC at DeweyDecibel#1564. We have a great group of people we play with regularly and would love to have you join us!

    74. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Such a good example of a reboot. The boss fights may have been problematic at launch but Human Revolution still honoured the pedigree of its predecessor. I'm interested to see if we'll be seeing the original surpass HR and how Mankind Divided and its sequel will be remembered in the future.

    73. Halo 2 - Another series I have barely touched. Halo 2 basically represents the birth of Xbox live and online FPS multiplayer. This is a very important game and absolutely deserves to be here.

    72. Katamari Damacy - I had so much fun playing this game. So much charm and absurdity! That said, I wasn't expecting to see it here so I'm pleasantly surprised.

    71. Super Metroid - I didn't have a SNES growing up so I missed Super Metroid, but it is definitely on my shortlist of games I need to play on my n3DS. I love watching the Super Metroid speedrun at each GDQ and am very excited to be an absolute scrub when I play it for the first time.

    70. StarCraft - I completely forgot about RTS games when doing my top 30, so I'm so glad others didn't. There is no question that Starcraft deserves to be in the top 100 - it is a masterfully balanced RTS and saw over 10 years as one of the biggest games in esports. I'm just curious to see whether we'll be seeing Warcraft 3 or even DOTA surpass it on this list.

    69. Mario Kart 64 - Mario Kart 64 is full of good memories. I continue to play this game with friends 20 years later. That said, I don't see it as the strongest game in the series, but it certainly is the game I remember most fondly.

    68. Halo 3 - I don't have much to say about Halo 3 either. I certainly recognise the significance of of every Halo game but they were never the games for me.


  • @DeweyDecibel Its all good. I enjoy reading them so know that your effort is not going unappreciated.

    Love & Respect to you as well.

  • I''m perfectly fine with both of these! I personally put the most recent Mario Kart as my choice for the franchise, since to me it's simply the most variety in both its track design and gameplay. Those graphics are a thing of beauty, and I like how they actually put effort into the remastered tracks (unlike the wii version) I will say that they butchered battle mode, though, which is clearly the best on 64.

  • I find Mario Kart 64 to be much more charming than Mario Kart 8 in all repects, especially the music and sound effects. I adore the whole 90's early 3D aesthetic. The gameplay is snappier too.

    And speaking of the soundtrack...

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  • Super Metroid
    A great game that I return to here and there. It didn't leave much of an impact on me though.

    I couldn't get into it personally. I was playing a lot of C&C and Warcraft and a friend of mine really wanted me to be into StarCraft but despite numerous attempts, it just never clicked.

    Mario Kart 64
    The best in the series in my opinion. I still play it regularly.

    Halo 3
    I enjoyed it, but as with all of the Halo games, they never amazed me.

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  • @Oscillator I can dig it. I know the popular opinion is that MK64 is the best in the series, and I totally understand why. It is pretty sublime!
    Actually, the game I played the most in the series was Mario Kart Wii, which I think is objectively one of the worst entries. There was just one summer where all of my friends would come over to play wiffle ball every day, and then after we'd play Mario Kart for like 6 hours as we drank Monin Italian sodas in my living room. I think it was like, the last summer before we started drinking with more consistency, so I remember it really fondly.