The EZA Top 100 Videogames!

  • 49. Metal Gear Solid V
    Don't have it, never played, not sure if I ever will.

    48. Metroid Prime
    I was very sceptical about bringing Metroid into 1st person but Retro did it right, I hope they are working on MP4 for Switch now.

    47. Grand Theft Auto V
    I love all GTA games since it went 3D, V is no exception.

    46. Portal 2
    Fun puzzle game with great humor.

    45. Resident Evil 2
    I so wish for a RE2make, just imagining RE2 getting the REmake treatment... >w< but I'm afraid that they will just make it another 3rd person shooter.
    The original is still great though.

    44. Star Wars: Knights of the old Republic
    Fantastic RPG and one of the best Star Wars games ever.

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    43. Deus Ex (2000) - 110 Points - 5 Votes - Highest Vote: #3 Exist 2 Inspire

    Developer: Ion Storm
    Publisher: Eidos
    Genre: Action RPG, stealth
    Platform(s): PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS

    Some time during the 2050's, the world is a dangerous place as terrorists, drug czars, and outlaw states rule, using violence and subterfuge as tools in their push for global conquest. A deadly virus dubbed "gray death" is running rampant throughout the world and the only known cure is a chemical known as "Ambrosia" manufactured by the VersaLife corporation. However Ambrosia supplies are scarce and world governments, particularly the United States, carefully monitor and control who receives this cure. As protest against these events, French terrorist organization "Silhouette" bombs the historic symbol of friendship between French and American people, The Statue of Liberty. In response to this attack, the United Nations Anti-Terrorist Coalition (UNATCO) organization is formed. Building a headquarters underground at Liberty Island, its mission is to attack terrorism and maintain peace around the world. JC Denton is a nano-enhanced agent who has been primed for UNATCO service. While JC's brother Paul is already an active agent, JC is beginning his first day of service when the National Secessionist Forces (NSF) suddenly raid a supply of Ambrosia at UNATCO headquarters.

    Deus Ex is a dark cyberpunk game that combines gameplay styles of first-person shooter and RPG, with elements of stealth and puzzle-solving. The player assumes the role of JC Denton, UNATCO anti-terrorist agent. Pitted against an elaborate global conspiracy, he must interact with characters, pick up weapons and complete objectives. While JC is essentially fixed within the mission-framework of the game, he can be customized in areas such as weapons, technical skills and physical prowess. Completing objectives rewards the player with skill points, which may be distributed to increase JC's proficiencies in eleven different disciplines. The player can choose to increase the damage JC inflicts with various types of weapons, improve his lock-picking or computer hacking abilities, etc. Each such discipline has four levels of proficiency.

    Other Votes: jipostus (4.), Sheria (5.), Axel (5.), BlazingBahamut (28.)

    Gameplay on Youtube

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    42. World of Warcraft (including all Add-Ons) (2005) - 110 Points - 6 Votes - Highest Vote: #2 Lotias

    Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
    Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
    Genre: MMORPG
    Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, OS X

    World of Warcraft is a MMORPG based in the Warcraft universe. The player creates a character choosing from 8 races and 9 classes. Most races start in their own part of the vast world. As the races move out from their starting locations, they can meet the other races if they choose to move out through the world. Both races and classes have unique abilities, skills, and spells to help them survive in the world.

    The game offers professions for players to learn, if they want. You have the choice of 2 major professions, such as Alchemy, Herbalism, Skinning, and Tailoring, as well as the ability to have unlimited minor professions, such as Fishing and Cooking. Progressing in these skills allows you to make more things or have better results from the skills. The gameplay is similar to most other MMORPG games, where you must go out into the world, complete quests, kill monsters, and level up your character. And, as often is the case, you also will want to find, make, or buy better equipment as you go along. There are multiple levels of equipment from normal to artifact based on rarity. The player can also join various guilds and parties.

    Other Votes: Demmue (13.), Karu (25.), Dogtype (9.), Joetown (16.), Browaarr (11.)

    Gameplay on Youtube

  • Why didn't I vote for Deus Ex? it seems like a big oversight on my list.

  • Definintely! I was considering if i should disqualify every list without a Deus Ex game on it but in the end i decided against it! :P

  • After creating the most recent Selective Creation thread on Shooters, I felt Deus Ex was about to pop, and lo and behold, here it is. I've never played it, but the retrospective was so enjoyable. I don't need to play it now, especially with the platforms, but I'm glad its here. As far as WoW, I'm also not shocked its here. This game is too massive, too huge in popularity not to be here. Its importance can not be understated, and because I've never played it, I'm sure others, especially those who have voted for it, can speak much better than I in explaining why it's so important.

  • I thought Deus Ex was on my list, but It's not. Apparently I am an idiot.

  • @TokyoSlim @bard91 You guys are killing me right now, just with two more solid votes the game could've been 15-20 spots better on the list! :sob:

  • @Exist-2-Inspire Sorry. I guess you can scrap it and we can start over. Otherwise we'll just have to factor it in as human error.


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    42. World of Warcraft
    I thought this would appear higher! (Even though I went with TBC expansion). After all WoW are one of those games that at least in my eyes defined a whole genre. I know like everquest and eve online have been out longer and still got loads of players and so on. For me however, this was how I really found MMO's to be a big thing that also seemed to blow up in a huge porportion. I started in early vanilla and played until early Cataclysm. I had played Warcraft 2 and 3 before and always liked the lore. Really getting into the world mae me fall for it. I spent hours and hours in this world, raiding and PvPing. I would also say that playing this helped me through the ruffest period in my life. Being able to shut out the world and live in Azeroth instead were something special. I could go on and on for hours about my adventures here, but I will leave it at I thought it was an amazing game and after killing Lich King I felt like the lore "were over" for me and it lost much of its charm and pride.

  • I thought that Deus Ex would be much higher than this, but... Well, it's not use to cry about it now.

  • @Exist-2-Inspire said in The EZA Top 100 Videogames Countdown!:

    @TokyoSlim @bard91 You guys are killing me right now, just with two more solid votes the game could've been 15-20 spots better on the list! :sob:

    Ooops, include me in this group. I think I had Deus Ex on a draft of my list but I forgot to include it on the one I emailed out. Textures are terrible in the game but the actual game is a masterpiece!

    World of Warcraft did make it on my final list. For a long time I was embarrassed to admit that I play this game but here we are 12 years later and I'm still playing the damn thing so it must be something special right? I've 4 or 5 individual characters that have more play time than I've put into most games. I think I have well over 2,000 hours into the game. Without even realizing it, it's become a major part of my gaming life. Sadly, I now only play for about one month a year when I get the itch but for the first five years I played this game daily.

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    41. Banjo-Kazooie (1998) - 111 Points - 6 Votes - Highest Vote: #4 jsackel

    Developer: Rare
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Genre: Jump N' Run, Action Adventure
    Platform(s): Nintendo 64, XBOX 360

    Banjo-Kazooie's fairy tale back story is reminiscent of Snow White's. A gnarled, ugly witch named Gruntilda asks her magical cauldron who is the fairest of them all. Of course, the pot's answer doesn't please the hag: he singles out Banjo's sister, Tooty. When Tooty turns up missing, Banjo and his birdie buddy Kazooie set out to find her.

    The worlds in Banjo-Kazooie are vast, and contain a variety of items to collect. Musical Notes, Puzzle Pieces ("Jiggies"), Mumbo Tokens, and Jinjoes are just some of the swag that Banjo must stuff in his backpack to complete his adventure. While some of the necessary items are simply stashed off the beaten path, others will require puzzle solving skills to turn up.

    Other Votes: NCartwright15 (23.), Dogtype (17.), Oscillator (9.), MiserablePerson (11.), bard91 (11.)

    Gameplay on Youtube

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    40. Journey (2012) - 112 Points - 7 Votes - Highest Vote: #5 tokeffee9

    Developer: thatgamecompany
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Genre: Adventure
    Platform(s): PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4

    n Journey the player controls a robed character through a vast desert with large areas that can be freely explored in any direction. No instructions are given, but a large mountain is shown in the far distance and the character moves towards it. The game does not have a HUD and provides no clear directions. There also are no hazards or obstacles that lead to death. The goal is to guide the character through a journey. The character can be moved around and is able to whistle, as a short burst or more powerful depending on how long the button is pressed. Whistling makes a symbol appear and it is used to activate glyphs in the environment. After a while the player also learns to fly by activating floating pieces of cloth in the environment. These lift the character into the air. It is then possible to float for a short time or glide down through the sand. Once "charged", it is possible to give a few short busts while in the air. Through the journey the flying abilities improve. When moving towards a platform, the character jumps on it automatically when it is low enough. The main challenge in the game is to find a way to progress, by activating bridges or finding a route.

    Other Votes: jsackel (22.), Alex840 (16.), Karu (8.), DanteThePyro (27.), Haru17 (15.), naltmank (12.)

    Gameplay on Youtube

  • Yayyyy Banjo made it, and in a pretty good position.

    Having played Journey a last week I have to say that I find it to be an odd choice, but I understand why some people may think highly of it, as it was a pretty good in its execution, but in mind it falls flat to other indy darlings like Undertale and Papers Please

  • Banjo may be on the small and simplistic side by today's standards, but it might be the most well-rounded and polished game ever. Characters, world design, music, atmosphere, engine, controls, all hit the sweet spot pretty much dead-on. Even if the gameplay isn't your cup of tea, there's no way the overflow of charm won't suck you in...unless you can't stand anything that's not a greybrown gorefest.

  • @Exist-2-Inspire said in The EZA Top 100 Videogames Countdown!:

    When we reach the Top 50 and Top 30 i will reduce the amount of games per post too

    Could you consider moving the next milestone to be, say, Top 20? Or even Top 10? I'm just thinking that going one-by-one the last 30 entries may be a little too slow-ish. It'll take a month, basically.

  • @Sentinel-Beach Yep i already decided to go down to one for the Top 20! (and it won't take that long, because i'm still going to post twice per day for the most part!)

  • I never owned Banjo Kazooie but I remember renting it a couple times.. I'd still like to get a copy of that to play through one day

  • Omg, how did I miss Journey?! This game is certainly one of my favorites, yet I completely forgot about it. Luckily it still made it in a good position. Thx for that allies.

  • I haven't played either Banjo-Kazooie nor Journey, as neither really appeals to me. However, Yooka-Laylee looks fascinating from a "Stand back and see how it does" standpoint. The list is now getting real interesting. I wonder how many more indie titles we'll get, and what the ratio is for pre and post 2000 games will be.

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    I was thinking of putting Journey on my list, but then as I JUST finished it (it was free on PS+) it felt like it was too fresh in my memory and I wanted some distance before I called a game up on my favourite list! I do love it by all means, but need more process time of it I think!